Collection UR-SF 14 - Professor James Whyte Leitch Adams, Bell Chair of Education

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UR-SF 14


Professor James Whyte Leitch Adams, Bell Chair of Education


  • 1954-1980 (Creation)

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0.30 linear metres.

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Biographical history

Emeritus Professor James Adams was born in Stirling in 1909 and was educated at the University of St Andrews and Oxford. He served in the RAF during the Second World War and was appointed inspector of schools thereafter. From 1950 he was lecturer in Humanities at the University of Aberdeen until 1954, when he was appointed to the Bell Chair of Education at University College Dundee. Professor Adams retired in 1980 and died in May 1983.

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Scope and content

Much of the collection relates to the introduction of a new degree in Education and there is considerable liaison between various University departments and other educational institutions to this end. Other material relates to Adams' role as governor of the Sir John Leng Trust, including details of the Leng Gold and Silver Medals. The papers consist mainly of correspondence.


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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper.

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This collection was previously catalogued as RECS C/14.

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UR-SF 14

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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