Robert Martin Adams Papers,[ca. 1950-1966]

Collection Number: 14-12-3182

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Robert Martin Adams papers, [ca. 1950-1966]
Collection Number:
14-12-3182
Creator:
Robert Martin, Adams 1915-
Quantity:
.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, teaching materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Manuscripts include: "Winter Arches, a private book," an autobiographical account of his life until World War II; "Machiavelli without the Prince," in two manuscript versions; "Montaigne Incisions," an essay; and "Sun Goes Down Tide Goes Out," writings at the end of his life. Also, teaching materials, including ditto sheets given to students and a short play about the English Department.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of English.
Robert Martin Adams graduated from Columbia University, where he also received an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. He taught at Columbia, at the University of Wisconsin, and at Rutgers University before coming to Cornell University in 1950. At Cornell, he taught courses in the literature of the 17th century, the Renaissance and the modern period in the departments of English and Comparative Literature from 1950 to 1968. In 1968 he joined the faculty of UCLA. Professor Adams died in 1996.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Manuscripts include: "Winter Arches, a private book," an autobiographical account of his life until World War II; "Machiavelli without the Prince," in two manuscript versions; "Montaigne Incisions," an essay; and "Sun Goes Down Tide Goes Out," writings at the end of his life. Also, teaching materials, including ditto sheets given to students and a short play about the English Department.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Adams, Robert Martin,1915-
Machiavelli, Niccoláo, 1469-1527.
Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University. English Dept.

Form and Genre Terms:
Autobiographies.
Essays.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on use:
Copyright retained by donor. Any published use of materials requires permission of the donor, his heirs or assigns.
Cite As:
Robert Martin Adams papers, #14-12-3182. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Winter Arches, a private book, [1915-1940]
Box 1 Folder 2-3
Machievelli without the Prince
Box 1 Folder 4
Montaigne Incisions
Box 1 Folder 5
Sun Goes Down Tide Goes Out
Box 1 Folder 6
Teaching Materials, 1974 and undated