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Adams Family papers

Identifier: 004

Content Description

The family's papers document grandfather Lewis Adams, co-founder of Tuskegee Institute, Charles P. Adams, founder of Grambling State University in Louisiana and other prominent members of the Adams family including author Chester Himes, and sociologist Joseph S. Himes. The items include a copy of the publication Today's Omaha Woman, which features an article on Charles P. Adams, III's sister and niece, JoAnne A. Lofton, and daughter Dhana Chandler. Additional materials consist of a family genealogical chart and photographs taken during a family reunion and visit to the Amistad Research Center in July, 1987. The papers also contain photocopies of the correspondence of Charles P. Adams from 1901 to 1903, found in the Booker T. Washington papers in the Library of Congress. Mr. Adams was a graduate of Tuskegee and founded the Allengreene Normal and Industrial Institute in Ruston, Louisiana. Lastly, a preservation report of the family house in Grambling, Louisiana, detailing restoration of both the furniture and the building itself is included, as well as one audiocassette of the Tuskegee Institute Choir.


  • Other: 1981-1997



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Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

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