Leverett A. Adams Papers, 1919-61 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/24/25
Volume: 2.0 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Leverett Allen Adams (1877-1976), Professor of Zoology (1921-48) and curator of the Natural History Museum (1939-48), including publications by Adams (including Introduction to the Vertebrates, 2nd edition) and other zoologists; Adam's drafts for published material and speeches for WILL radio and other organizations; speeches by Frank C. Baker (curator of the Natural History Museum, 1917-39) in 1934, for WILL, on fossils and evolution; material for physiology and zoology courses; and personal and professional correspondence. Correspondents include Harlow Ades (Emory University); W. H. Burt (University of Michigan); Samuel Eddy (University of Minnesota); Robert K. Ender; Hiram Essex; F. G. Evans; William K. Gregory (Curator, American Museum of Natural History); Winfred Hughes; and John Wiley and Sons. Subject of correspondence and research material include job applications of students; publications; natural history museums; and animal physiology, particularly that of lower vertebrates, especially fish. This series also contains correspondence with Brazilian government biologists concerning Adam's research on fish in Latin America.