Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-
Robert McCormick Adams Papers, circa 1943-1994 and undated
This accession consists of the papers of Robert McCormick Adams (RMA), the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The papers pertain mostly to his career outside of the Smithsonian, such as his teaching career, research and fieldwork, and his affiliation with various professional societies, organizations, and institutions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, research notes, lectures, photographs, appointment books, evaluations, reviews, newspaper clippings, journal articles, logs, and publications.
Restricted for 20 years, beginning from the execution year of the Agreement of Transfer (1999), until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 2/1/1999 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-131, Robert McCormick Adams Papers