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Finding Aid for the John Milton Adams Papers, 1936-1970
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Milton Adams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1970
    Collection number: 1293
    Creator: Adams, John Milton, 1905-
    Extent: 24 boxes (12 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John Milton Adams (1905- ) was a professor of pediatrics at UCLA (1950-72) specializing in immunology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The collection consists of Adams's professional correspondence, publications, and research files.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    Box 24 is restricted in accordance with UCLA Policy No. 603, Privacy of and Access to Information: Legal Requirements.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. J.M. Adams, 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Milton Adams Papers (Collection 1293). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462139 


    Adams was born on June 7, 1905 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; BS, Princeton, 1929; MD, Columbia, 1933; Ph.D, University of Minnesota, 1943; taught at University of Minnesota from 1939-50; professor of pediatrics at UCLA, 1950-72; specialist in immunology, multiple sclerosis, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA, 1950-64; director of American Board of Pediatrics from 1960-66; author of over 100 scholarly articles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Adams's professional correspondence, publications, and research files (including photographs and manuscripts).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Research files (Boxes 1-4, 12-14).
    2. Printed materials (Box 5).
    3. Correspondence files (Boxes 6-8).
    4. Research photographs and copies (Box 9).
    5. Publications (Boxes 10-11).
    6. Immunology (Box 15).
    7. Medical photographs, correspondence (Boxes 16-17).
    8. Printed articles, offprints, clippings, journals (Boxes 18-23).
    9. Notebooks (Box 23).
    10. Patient files, 1954-68 (Box 24) [RESTRICTED].

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Adams, John Milton, 1905- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Immunologists--Archival resources.
    Pediatrics--Research--Archival resources.