Register of the Ephraim Douglass Adams papers

Finding aid prepared by Oscar Barillas
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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Title: Ephraim Douglass Adams papers
Date (inclusive): 1908-1929
Identifier/Call Number: XX104
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence and leaflets relating to the administration and finances of Stanford University and to American participation in World War I. Correspondence mostly with Herbert Hoover. Includes a series of leaflets by E. D. Adams, entitled Why We Are at War with Germany, 1918. Includes photocopied correspondence.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930.


Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives


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Location of Originals

Original correspondence in: Stanford University Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

American historian; director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 1919-1925.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Ephraim Douglass Adams Papers consist of correspondence and speeches and writings. The correspondence includes his exchanges of letters with Herbert Hoover regarding the finances and other operations of Stanford University. The letters also concern The Commission for Relief in Belgium and the establishment of the Hoover Library at Stanford University. The correspondence series also includes a lengthy letter to Ray Lyman Wilbur in which Adams sets forth his views on the administration of Stanford University and the role of the faculty in the university. The speeches and writings series includes copies of a multi-part pamphlet entitled Why We are At War with Germany in which Adams explains his view of why America had to go to war with Germany in World War I. The speeches and writings series also contains a lengthy speech in which Adams gives his personal reminiscences of Herbert Hoover as an individual and as an administrator.

Arrangement Statement

The collection is arranged into 2 series: Correspondence and Speeches and writings

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Stanford University.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.


Correspondence, 1908-1927


Hoover, Herbert, 1908-1925

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Hoover, Lou Henry, 1917-1921

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Lutz, Ralph H., 1923-1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1915


Speeches and writings, 1918-1929

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Why We Are at War with Germany, parts I - X, 1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

"Snap Shots of Herbert Hoover", 1929