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Douglass Adair Papers: Finding Aid
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This collection contains the papers of American historian and editor Douglas Adair (1912-1968), chiefly from the 1960s, including correspondence, lectures, research notes, professional and teaching papers, scholarly writings, and papers related to the Claremont colleges.
American historian and editor Douglass Greybill Adair 1912-1968) was born in New York City in 1912. He received a B.A. from the University of the South (1933), an M.A. from Harvard (1935), and a Ph.D. from Yale (1943). From 1936 to 1938 he was a research assistant with the Social Security Board, which he left to join the faculty of Yale as an instructor in the 1939-1940 term. He left Yale for a Princeton instructorship from 1941 to 1943. In 1943 he moved to the College of William and Mary, where he achieved the rank of Associate Professor. From 1946 to 1955 he was managing editor of the William and Mary Quarterly, which position he resigned to become Professor of History at Claremont Graduate School in 1955 until his death in 1968. Adair’s fields of interest included early American history, 18th century intellectual history, and the establishment of the United States Constitution.
Approx. 10,000 pieces in 28 boxes.
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