Frederick J. Adams papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains personal and professional papers of Frederick J. Adams, a professor of the Department of Architecture, and later the Department of City and Regional Planning at MIT. A small number of reports and administrative records of the MIT Department of City and Regional Planning, 1937-1969, and its successor, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, are included in the collection.
- Creation: 1931 - 1978
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Frederick Johnstone Adams (1901- 1979) studied at the Architectural Association School in London, 1921-1925, and received a BArch 1928, Columbia University. He was a city planner and professor of city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Architecture and the Department of City and Regional Planning, 1932-1964, where he was in charge of the first professional course in city planning at MIT and later served as head of the department, 1944-1957. Adams was also active in professional organizations including the American Institute of Planners, as a consultant, and served as chair of the Cambridge Planning Board.
0.6 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)
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- Adams, Frederick J. (Frederick Johnstone), 1901-1979 (Person)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of City and Regional Planning (Organization)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning (Organization)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture (Organization)
- American Institute of Planners (Organization)
- Guide to the Papers of Frederick J. Adams
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- 2021 October 25: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.
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