Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930

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American historian; director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 1919-1925.

From the description of Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, 1908-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866975

Ephraim Adams was professor of American history at Stanford University, 1902-1930, and head of the Department of History, 1908-1922.

From the description of Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, 1730-1931 (inclusive), 1900-1931 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702129499

Biographical Note

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.

Professor Adams taught European history for his first six years at Stanford, but in 1908, with the reorganization of the department, he took over recent American history, and especially British-American relations. Adams also became head of the department in 1908 and served in that capacity until 1922.

Adams' published works include The Control of the Purse in the United States Government (1894), The Influence of Grenville on Pitt's Foreign Policy (1904), British Interests and Activities in Texas (1910), The Power of Ideals in American History (1913), Great Britain and the American Civil War (1925).

Adams was collaborating with Charles Francis Adams, Jr. on the Life of Charles Adams, Sr., at the time of Charles Francis Adams, Jr.'s death in 1915. When E.D. Adams used some of the research materials gathered for this biography in his work Great Britain and the American Civil War it led to a major controversy (here called the Ford Controvery) with Worthington C. Ford, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

When Herbert Hoover assumed the direction of the wide-reaching operation of Belgian relief, Adams called to his attention the importance of preserving all the significant records of his administration. From this correspondence arose the project a War Library. Professor Adams directed the acquisition of materials throughout Europe after the war; these papers formed the original collections in the new Hoover War Library (later renamed the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace).

Adams died of pneumonia on September 1, 1930.

From the guide to the Ephraim Douglass Adams Papers, 1730-1931, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

Biographical/Historical note

Adams earned his A.B. (1917) and A.M. (1920) from Stanford University; during World War I he served with the 91st Infantry Division in France and Belgium.

From the guide to the Sidney F. Adams letters, 1917-1919, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Biographical/Historical Note

American historian; director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 1919-1925.

From the guide to the Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, 1908-1929, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Douglass, Esther W. Esther W. Douglass papers, 1864-1914. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Henry Carter Adams papers, 1964-1924 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn World War I collection, 1916-1918 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Robinson, Edgar Eugene, 1887-1977. Edgar Eugene Robinson papers, 1880-1986. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, 1908-1929 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930. Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, 1908-1929. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Stanford Oral History Project interviews, 1971-1995 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sidney F. Adams letters, 1917-1919 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Dmowski, Roman, 1864-1939. Central and Eastern Europe : typescript, 1917. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Stanford Oral History Project interviews, 1971-1995 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Douglass, Esther W. Esther W. Douglass papers, 1864-1914. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stanford University, Department of History, faculty photographs, circa 1910-1966 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Ephraim Douglass Adams Papers, 1730-1931 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn University of Michigan student portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1950, 1870-1920 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Slosson, Preston W. (Preston William), 1892-1984. Preston W. Slosson letter, 1924, to E. D. Adams. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Adams, Sidney F. Sidney F. Adams letters, 1917-1919. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sidney F. Adams letters, 1917-1919 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930. Ephraim Douglass Adams papers, 1730-1931 (inclusive), 1900-1931 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf American Historical Association. Pacific Coast Branch. American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch papers, 1903-1912. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Preston W. Slosson letter to E. D. Adams, 1924 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Condee, Newcomb. World War I collection, 1916-1918. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955, 1891-1928 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Adams, Sidney F. Sidney F. Adams letters, 1917-1919. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930. Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stanford University. Dept. of History. Stanford University, Dept. of History, faculty photographs circa 1910-1966. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Adams, Ephraim, 1818-1907. Ephraim Aadms papers, 1847-1905. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stanford University. Registrar's Office. Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955 (inclusive), 1891-1928 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Roman Dmowski typescript :Central and Eastern Europe, 1917 Hoover Institution Archives.
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associatedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. person
associatedWith Adams, Elisabeth Douglass. person
associatedWith Adams, Ephraim, 1818-1907. person
associatedWith Adams, Henry Carter, 1851-1921 person
associatedWith Adams, Sidney F. person
associatedWith Adams, Sidney F. person
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associatedWith American Historical Association. Pacific Coast Branch. corporateBody
associatedWith Condee, Newcomb. person
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associatedWith Dmowski, Roman, 1864-1939. person
associatedWith Douglass, Esther W. person
associatedWith Farrand, Max, 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Fester, Ruth. person
associatedWith Ford, Worthington C. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944. person
associatedWith Jameson, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Learned, H. Barrett. person
associatedWith Lucas, Charles Prestwood, Sir, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Lutz, Ralph Haswell, 1886-1968. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections collector corporateBody
associatedWith National Archives (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ritchey, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Robinson, Edgar E. person
associatedWith Russell, Agatha, Lady. person
associatedWith Slosson, Preston W. (Preston William), 1892-1984. person
associatedWith Stanford Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of History corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Registrar's Office. corporateBody
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associatedWith Stanford University. Stanford Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Treat, Payson J. (Payson Jackson), 1879-1972. person
associatedWith Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. person
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associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930. person
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. person
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Camp Lewis (Wash.).
California--Stanford
United States
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World War, 1914-1918--United States
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France
College teachers--Tenure
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Authors
College teachers
Historians
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Birth 1865-12-18

Death 1930

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