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George O. Adams radical literature collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: F335 Ad1

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of many types of printed material including pamphlets, broadsides, articles from newspapers, magazines, and other publications.

Topics include labor and unions, religion, socialism, the Townsend Plan, economics, communist party, cooperatives, revolution, anarchism, science, mysticism, and technocracy.

Articles, essays, speeches, and other literature are organized alphabetically by title of article or title of publication. The paper finding aid includes a full title listing that includes publisher and date information.

Dates

  • 1899-1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

George O. Adams was a carpenter who lived at various times in Pomeroy, Washington and Eugene, Oregon. He gathered radical literature including pamphlets, broadsides, articles from newspapers, magazines, and other publications.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 record storage box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

George O. Adams was a carpenter interested in the political issues of the day, and he gathered together the radical literature that makes up this collection. The collection (1899-1962) consists of many types of printed material including pamphlets, broadsides, articles from newspapers, magazines, and other publications about labor and unions, religion, socialism, economics, and anarchism, among other topics.

Arrangement

Collection is organized alphabetically by title.

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Related Materials

Special Collections and University Archives also holds additional collections related to the Townsend Plan.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1970s; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Title
Guide to the George O. Adams radical literature collection
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA