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]
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
14-12-3182
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.
Creator:
Adams, Robert M. (Robert Martin), 1915-1996.
Quanitities:
.3 cubic feet.
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.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Robert Martin Adams papers, #14-12-3182. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Restrictions on Use:

Copyright retained by donor.
Restrictions on Use:

Any published use of materials requires permission of the donor, his heirs or assigns.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Machiavelli, Niccolò€, 1469-1527.
Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592.
Cornell University. English Department
Cornell University -- : Faculty.
Form and Genre Terms:
Essays.
Autobiographies.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
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
1974