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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Consulting, 1951-1989

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Meetings and Organizations, 1970s

Series IV: Teaching, 1977-1987

Series V: Publications, 1954-1986

Series VI: Proposals, Grants and Contracts, 1962-1978

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John A.S. Adams Papers, 1951-1989 MS 048



creator Adams, John A. S. (John Allan Stewart), 1926-
Title: John A.S. Adams geology papers
Dates: 1951-1989
Abstract: 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.
Identification: MS 048
Quantity: 7 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers related to Adams’s careers in consulting, teaching recycling and writing. Also included is correspondence, membership in organizations and attendance at meetings.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the John A.S. Adams papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
Geology
syllabi
reports
minutes (administrative records)
notes
articles
Adams, John A. S. (John Allan Stewart), 1926-
Rice University. Department of Geology and Geophysics

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A.S. Adams geology papers, 1951-1989, MS 048, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Fondren by John A.S. Adams and JoAnne Adams (his daughter) and received on July 24, 1992.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Consulting, 1951-1989

Box Folder
1 1-4 Humble Consulting 1958-1971
5-7 Humble Consulting 1972-1978
Box Folder
2 1 Maine Nuclear Referendum Correspondence
- Subseries A: VHS videotapes
VHS Video Tapes: MNRC “The Loading” and “Out of State” 21 Sept 1987
VHS Video Tapes: MNRC/AdsTitcomb Fishing
VHS Video Tapes: Nova Co2 Greenhouse 1988
VHS Video Tapes: HL and P and STPP
VHS Video Tapes: Yes, Minister Whiskey Priest
VHS Video Tapes: MNRC “Father and Son” Al Giordano 14 Oct 1987
VHS Video Tapes: NOVA Greenhouse 1989
VHS Video Tapes: Unidentified tape
Compact Video Cassettes: Maine #1
Compact Video Cassettes: Maine #2
Compact Video Cassettes: 6 April 1988 FAC Meeting
Cassette Tape: Buck and Bob - Maine Tape
Box Folder
3 1 Uranium Resources Inc. – Comanche Peak (1 of 2) 1973-1982
2 Uranium Resources Inc. – Comanche Peak (2 of 2) 1973-1982
3 Comanche Peak Survey 2 June 6-7, 1973
4 Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) – New York Office – Health and Safety
5 Non-Humble Consulting (1 of 3) 1965-1977
6 Non-Humble Consulting (2 of 3) 1965-1977
7 Non-Humble Consulting (3 of 3) 1965-1977
Box Folder
4 1 Allen’s Creek Radon-222 Monitoring Proposal 1973-75 1973-1975
2 HL and P Survey. Austin County, TX Dec. 2, 1972
3 HL and P South Texas
4 Consulting 1954-1964
5 Utility Data Corporation – NURAD 1970-1974
6 Shell Consulting 1951-1958
7 Consulting 1983-1986
8 Asbestos Fibre Study – Expert Witness

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Series II: Correspondence

Box Folder
5 1 Hadi Ageli
2 A.C.S. Aguiar
3 K. Assaf
4 Tom F.W. Barth
5 Mohammed Baegi
6 P.M.C. Barretto
7 Candyce Beck
8 Alan Christopher
9 C
10 Jeremy Dahl
11 D
12 Farrington Daniels
13 E
14 George Edwards
15 Roberto Fainstein
16 Friesen
17 Laura M. Gammill
18 Gasparini
19 David Christian Gerlach
20 Ghosh
21 Alan Gregory
Box Folder
6 1 H
2 Sam Harrill
3 Hat
4 Knut Heier
5 Daniel Hicken
6 Myron Horn
7 Igor
8 I
9 Ingerson, Dr. Earl
10 J
11 Joel Kronefeld
12 Kriti
13 Kroner
14 K
15 A.A. Levinson
16 Leif Lovborg
17 Wayne M. Lowder
18 L
19 M (1 of 2)
20 M (2 of 2)
21 William Matthews
Box Folder
7 1 John Edward Oddo
2 Odin
3 J. Kenneth Osmond
4 Enio Pereira
5 Howard M. Prichard
6 P
7 Kalervo Rankama
8 Alexander B. Ronov
9 R
10 Jeremy R.D. Setter
11 Alan R. Smith
12 Schlaeffer, Carmen
13 S
14 T
15 David Todd
16 V
17 W
18 Chi-Sheng Wei
19 Dr. J.H. Whitaker, MCD
20 Alvin M. Weinberg
21 Z

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Series III: Meetings and Organizations, 1970s

Box Folder
8 1 China – Seminars on Radioactive Resources Exploration
2 Resources for the Future
3 International Atomic Energy Agency Panel. Vienna (1 of 2) March 5-10, 1973
4 International Atomic Energy Agency Panel. Vienna (2 of 2) March 5-10, 1973
5 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Workshop June 20-24, 1977
6 Geochemical Congress – Moscow July 20-25, 1971
7 Monaco Meeting
8 Kansas Remote Sensing Conference 1975
9 Short Course on Uranium Prospecting – South Africa Aug. 1976
10 Geochemical Society

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Series IV: Teaching, 1977-1987

Box Folder
9 1 Courses – Miscellaneous
2 Geology 322b – Mineral Resources Spring 1978
3 Geology 322b – Mineral Resources Spring 1979
4 Geology 322b – Mineral Resources Spring 1980
5 Geology 322b – Mineral Resources Spring 1981
6 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1977
7 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1978
8 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1979
9 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1980
10 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1981
11 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1982
12 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1983
13 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1984
14 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1985
15 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1986
16 Geology 321a – Environmental Fall 1987
17 Geology 322b Spring 1982
18 Geology 322b Spring 1983
19 Geology 322b Spring 1984
20 Geology 322b Spring 1986
Box Folder
10 1 Geology 455, 456
2 Geology 321a
3 Geology 200 Modernized
4 Geology 556b
5 Geology 322b – Economic Geology Spring 1977
6 Geology 322b Spring 1985
7 Geology 322b Spring 1987
Box Folder
11 1 Student Labs (1 of 2) 1962-1986
2 Student Labs (2 of 2) 1962-1986
3 Student Papers (1 of 2) 1962-1983
4 Student Papers (2 of 2) 1962-1983
5 Barium
6 Student Papers 1971-1979
7 Student Papers 1980 -1982
8 Student Papers 1983 -1984
9 Student Papers 1986 – 1987

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Series V: Publications, 1954-1986

Box Folder
12 1 4.4α (1 of 2)
2 4.4α (2 of 2)
3 Uranium Research/Speeches 1954, 1983
4 “Geologic Reexamination of the Threshold Hypothesis”
5 Harper and Row 1966-1969
6 Gamma Ray Spectrometry of Rocks
7 Articles by J.A.S. Adams 1954-1965
8 Articles by J.A.S. Adams 1966-1969
9 Articles by J.A.S. Adams 1970-1979
10 Articles by J.A.S. Adams 1980-1986
11 Articles by J.A.S. Adams n.d.
12 Articles by J.A.S. Adams: drafts
13 “Geochemistry of the Alkies”
14 AAPG Paper with Weaver: “Geochemical Facies”
Box Folder
13 1 Obsidians
2 “The uranium geochemistry of Lasser Volcanic National Park, California” 1955
3 SCIENCE (magazine) AAAS
4 Various articles
5 “Radon-222 emanation from zircons and stochastic considerations of discordant lead isotopic ages”
6 Thesis – 1951. “Some experiments with the diffusion of cations through geologically significant solids
7 National Radiation Environment (Book) (1 of 2)
8 National Radiation Environment (Book) (2 of 2)
9 Papers by J.A.S. Adams rejected for publication 1967, 1984
10 R.O.T.C.

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Series VI: Proposals, Grants and Contracts, 1962-1978

Box Folder
14 1 NSF Research Proposal Submitted Jan. 1, 1978
2 Shock Rock NASA Proposal 1969
3 Research Coporation 1971-1973
4 Lunar Radon – Rn222 Research (1 of 3)
5 Lunar Radon – Rn222 Research (2 of 3)
6 Lunar Radon – Rn222 Research (3 of 3)
7 Core research, correspondence, and proposal (1 of 2) 1962-1966
8 Core research, correspondence, and proposal (2 of 2) 1962-1966

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