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Permission to publish from the John A.S. Adams papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
John Allan Stewart Adams is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the Department of Geology at Rice University. Adams attended the University of Chicago where he obtained four degrees (B.S., M.S., Ph. B., and Ph.D.) from the Department of Geology and he also received a Fulbright grant to study in Norway for two years. While at the University of Chicago, he was a two time All-American cross-country runner. Adams joined the Rice faculty as an associate professor of Geology and then became Chairman of the Department, served as a professor for thirty-four years, and was very popular with faculty and students. Adams produced numerous publications and garnered many awards and honors. He also served as: Principal Investigator on Lunar Samples, President of the Houston Philosophical Society, American Executive Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Councilman of the Geochemical Society, and consultant to Shell Development Company.
This collection contains papers from Adams’ professional career as a renowned geologist and professor at Rice University. Included are papers regarding his careers in consulting, teaching, recycling and writing; also included is Adams’ correspondence, membership in organizations and attendance at meetings.
This collection was donated to Fondren by John A.S. Adams and JoAnne Adams (his daughter) and received on July 24, 1992.