Register of the Fred Lyman Adair papers

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Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Fred Lyman Adair papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1942
Collection Number: 50009
Creator: Adair, Fred Lyman, 1877-
Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 envelopes, 2 phonorecords (5.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating primarily to activities of the American Red Cross in Belgium, 1918-1919, and to the America First Committee, 1940-1942.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Box 7 restricted. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fred Lyman Adair Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1950.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Access Points

America First Committee
American National Red Cross
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium
World War, 1914-1918--War work
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--United States
United States--Foreign relations
United States--Neutrality

Biographical Note

1877, July 8 Born, Anamosa, Indiana
1898 B.S., University of Minnesota
1901 M.D., University of Chicago
1918-1919 Physician with Red Cross in France and Belgium
1926-1929 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota
1929 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago
1930 Chairman, Committee on Prenatal Care, Hoover Conference on Child Health and Protection
1940 Author, Obstetric Medicine, Fetal and Prenatal Death
1940-1942 Member, America First Committee, Chicago Chapter

Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1918-1919


Biographical account of F. L. Adair's medical service in Belgium, 1918


Reports to the American Red Cross on medical care for children and expectant mothers, 1918


Red Cross pamphlets


Medical notes and hospital diagnosis forms


Newspaper clippings, 1918-1919


Postcards of Europe, 1918-1919


Passes and orders


Mementos, 1918-1919


Newspaper clippings, February 23, 1892 (about Lincoln's birthday) and May 1888 (about a tribute to Roscoe Conkling)

Box 2

America First Committee, 1940-1942




Organizational records


Campaign materials


Printed matter


Newspaper clippings

Box 3





Professional papers



Box 4

Biographical matter




Diplomas and certificates



Box 5


Box 6







Address cards

Box 7

Photographs and slides

Scope and Contents note

Box 7 is restricted.
Box 8

Photographs and slides

On shelf

Diplomas and certificates