The E.D. Adams Papers, dating from 1730 to 1931 (1900-1931 bulk), include correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of some
of Adams' writings, research materials, and a small amount of Stanford administrative records. The correspondence is arranged
chronologically, but the letters for the years 1929 and 1930 are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Ephraim Douglass Adams was born in Decorah, Iowa, on December 18, 1865. Adams attended Grinnell College and graduated from
the University of Michigan in 1887, receiving a doctorate in 1890. He became principal of the high school in McGregor, Iowa,
in 1887-88, and after his graduate work he served in Washington on the staff of the Eleventh Census, 1890-91. He then joined
the history department of the University of Kansas, and eventually became professor of European History, resigning to accept
an appointment at Stanford in 1902.
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