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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 98-131

Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-

Robert McCormick Adams Papers, circa 1943-1994 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-
Title: Robert McCormick Adams Papers
Dates: circa 1943-1994 and undated
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 98-131
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the papers of Robert McCormick Adams, 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 field work, 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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Use Restriction

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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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-131, Robert McCormick Adams Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Miscellaneous Papers on Academic Position and Objectives, c. 1943-1993

Box 1 of 9

Smithsonian Institution - Personal, c. 1984-1993

Box 1 of 9

Correspondence - Family, c. 1952-1979

Box 1 of 9

Correspondence (RMA's Appointment as Provost of University of Chicago), 1982

Box 1 of 9

Agricultural Settlement on the Diyala Plains - Permanent File, c. 1950-1990

Box 1 of 9

Uruk, c. 1967-1976

Box 1 of 9

Lagash Survey, 1969

Box 1 of 9

Diyala Correspondence, 1959-1983

Box 1 of 9

City Invincible and Evolution of Urban Society: Correspondence & Reviews, 1966-1974

Box 1 of 9

Archeology: Science or Humanities, 1963-1968

Box 1 of 9

Gunde Shapur, 1968-1969

Box 1 of 9

Akkad Survey, 1955-1971

Box 1 of 9

Iraq, 1990-1994

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

RMA - Lectures & Papers, 1984-1994

Box 2 of 9

Correspondence and Photographs - Family, c. 1943-1957

Box 2 of 9

Smithsonian Events - Programs, 1994, Visitors' Sign-In Log, 1985-1994

Box 2 of 9

Address Book, undated

Box 2 of 9

Correspondence (to parents), 1945-1946

Box 2 of 9

Appointment Books, 1959-1969, 1973-1983

Box 2 of 9

Heartland of Cities - Comments, Correspondence, c. 1978-1993

Box 2 of 9

Evaluations, c. 1968-1986

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Harvard, c. 1976-1984

Box 3 of 9

American Anthropological Association, c. 1971-1983

Box 3 of 9

RMA - Personal - National Research Council - Division of Behavioral Science, c. 1982-1984

Box 3 of 9

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 1984

Box 3 of 9

RMA - Personal - American Academy of Arts and Sciences, c. 1972-1984

Box 3 of 9

MacArthur Foundation, c. 1979-1984

Box 3 of 9

Unpublished Lectures, Etc. - Chicago, c. 1962-1984

Box 3 of 9

Irrigation, c. 1955-1990

Box 3 of 9

Sumerian Agriculture, c. 1978-1990

Box 3 of 9

Frontiers, Change, Uncertainty, c. 1966-1984

Box 3 of 9

Peer Review, c. 1962-1985

Box 3 of 9

Universities and the Federal Government, c. 1979-1984

Box 3 of 9

NAS (National Academy of Sciences) - RRC (Report Review Committee), c. 1977-1984

Box 3 of 9

Social Sciences: Rationale & Relevance, c. 1972-1986

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

Science - Art, c. 1977-1980

Box 4 of 9

Scientific Revolutions, Evolution, and Organization, c. 1969-1979

Box 4 of 9

Trade, c. 1964-1978

Box 4 of 9

Urban Revolution & Evolution, c. 1967-1983

Box 4 of 9

Settlement Patterns, Regional Systems, c. 1962-1976

Box 4 of 9

Locational Analysis, c. 1968-1977

Box 4 of 9

Illicit Antiquities, c. 1968-1978

Box 4 of 9

NSF (National Science Foundation): Soc. Utility of Social Science, c. 1980-1982

Box 4 of 9

Change in Pre-Modern Economics, Societies, c. 1982-1983

Box 4 of 9

Old Course Notes and Examinations, c. 1963- 1985

Box 4 of 9

Scientific Exchanges: Polities and Policies, c.1971-1981

Box 4 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence A, c. 1985-1993

Box 4 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence B, c. 1985-1994: Robert J. Braidwood

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence C, c. 1955-1994: Donald T. Campbell, Paolo Costa

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence D, c. 1966-1994: I. M. Diakonoff

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence E, c. 1967-1994: Dale F. Eickleman

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence F, c. 1960-1993: Walter Fairservis, Robert A. Fernea, A. G. Frank, John M. Fritz

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence G, c. 1968-1994: Mac Gibson, Marny Golding, Grace Goodell, Oleg Grabar

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence H, c. 1967-1993: Chris Hamlin, John Hansman, Adnan Hardan

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence I, c. 1982-1986

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence J, c. 1970-1992: Thorkild Jacobsen, Greg Johnson

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence K, c. 1966-1993: F. Katz, Jack Kelso, Horst Klengel, P. Kohl

Box 5 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence L, c. 1972-1992: Lamberg-Karlovsky, Ira Lapidus, Curtis E. Larsen, Mogens Trolle Larsen, Heather Lechtman, M. Liverani

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence M, c. 1972-1993: Leon Marfoe, Abdullah H. Masry, William H. MacNeill, R. S. Merrill, Michael G. Morony, P. Mortensen

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence N, c. 1975-1994: Han J. Nissen

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence O, c. 1976-1992: Joachim Oelsner

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence P, c. 1957-1993: Fred Plog, Gregory L. Possehl, J. N. Postgate, Daniel T. Potts

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence Q, 1979

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence R, c.1969-1994: C. Redman, Colin Renfrew

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence S, c. 1970-1994: Robert M. Schacht, Elizabeth Stone

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence T, c. 1967-1994: Ramila Thapar, M. Tosi, Bruce G. Trigger, Ruth Tringham, John W. Turner

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence U, c. 1991

Box 6 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence V, c. 1960-1984

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence W, c. 1959-1994: Harvey Weiss, Robert Wenke, Donald S. Whitcomb

Box 7 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence X-Y, c. 1982-1993: Norman Yoffee

Box 7 of 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence Z, c. 1984-1992: Al Zagarell, Paul Zimansky

Box 7 of 9

Miscellaneous Eqp. Etc, c. 1966

Box 7 of 9

Climpop, c. 1976-1986

Box 7 of 9

RMA - Personal - National Academy of Sciences, c. 1970-1985

Box 7 of 9

Iraq - Miscellaneous Correspondence, c. 1956-1986

Box 7 of 9

Iraq - D. G. of Antiquities, c. 1957-1975

Box 7 of 9

Invitations Declined, Postponed, Canceled, Evaded, c. 1971-1985

Box 7 of 9

American Schools of Oriental Research, c. 1980-1985

Box 7 of 9

American Philosophical Society, c. 1974-1985

Box 7 of 9

Arab-Persian Gulf, c. 1970-1975

Box 7 of 9

Europeans and Others, c. 1983

Box 7 of 9

China, c. 1982

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

NAS - Council, c. 1981-1984

Box 8 of 9

National Geographic Society, c. 1978-1983

Box 8 of 9

UCSD (University of California, San Diego), c. 1981-1983

Box 8 of 9

Saudi Arabian Archeological Policy, c. 1974-1976

Box 8 of 9

Saudi Arabian Research Materials, c. 1974-1976

Box 8 of 9

Anthropology, c. 1966-1985

Box 8 of 9

Saudi Arabia - Miscellaneous, c. 1976-1980

Box 8 of 9

East Africa, c. 1978-1979

Box 8 of 9

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Social Science Prize, c. 1975-1979

Box 8 of 9

Oriental Institute - Miscellaneous, c. 1955-1984

Box 8 of 9

Chiapas, c. 1958-1960

Box 8 of 9

Goodchild, c. 1960, and undated

Box 8 of 9

Sociobiology, Reductionism, c. 1970-1980

Box 8 of 9

Photographs (Ceremonial - Copanaguastia - Prehistoric Sites), undated

Box 8 of 9

DDR Akademie Der Wisenschaften, c. 1977-1978

Box 8 of 9

Science in the DDR (East Germany?), c. 1977-1983

Box 8 of 9

RMA - Personal - SSRC Urbanization Symposium, c.1971-1973

Box 8 of 9

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, c. 1980-1984

Box 8 of 9

Iranian Revolution and American Scholarship, c.1979, and undated

Box 8 of 9

Radiocarbon Dating, c. 1973-1980

Box 8 of 9

Aarhus "ex Oriente Lux" Conference, c. 1980

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Charts and Negatives, Miscellaneous (Teotihucan, Lowland Maya, and unidentified), undated

Box 9 of 9

Aberta Illustrations, undated

Box 9 of 9

Miscellaneous Illustrations - Mainly Negatives from Publications Used in Surveys, undated

Box 9 of 9

Abu Sarifa, Illustrations, undated

Box 9 of 9

USSR/USA Archaeological Symposia, c. 1977-1985

Box 9 of 9

Illustrations for "The Evolution of Urban Society," undated

Box 9 of 9

Oriental Institute Search Committee, 1983

Box 9 of 9

Education Services, Inc., c. 1964-1976

Box 9 of 9

Lecture Notes - University of California, Department of Anthropology, c. 1955-1963

Box 9 of 9

Britannica, c. 1967-1976

Box 9 of 9

Herat Project, c. 1966, and undated

Box 9 of 9

Chihuahua, c. 1965-1969

Box 9 of 9

Smithsonian Institution, c. 1981

Box 9 of 9

Schmidt Map Photos, undated

Box 9 of 9

Stone - AOS (American Oriental Society) Symposium, 1981

Box 9 of 9

World Picture, Anthropological Frame (Preliminary notes, reference), undated

Box 9 of 9

NSF (National Science Foundation) - SOC74-12491, 1974-1977

Box 9 of 9

Iran, c. 1959-1979: Iran - KDS, Iran - Miscellaneous, Iran Government

Box 9 of 9

Arab Studies, c. 1979-1980

Box 9 of 9

Khuzestan Notes, c. 1963, and undated

Box 9 of 9

Card - "To Robert McCormick Adams...," 1983

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