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Henry Hitch Adams Papers, 1922-1975: Finding Aid

Published in April 1986

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 210
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Henry Hitch Adams Papers
  • Dates: 1922-1975
  • Size: 4 linear feet (10 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: Adams, Henry Hitch, 1917-2002
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Henry Hitch Adams was a historian and professor of English at Cornell University, the United States Naval Academy, and Illinois State University. The Henry Hitch Adams Papers consist of manuscript copies and supporting research files for five books authored by Adams, including Harry Hopkins: A Biography (1977), 1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis (1967), Years of Deadly Peril (1969) Years of Expectation: Guadalcanal to Normandy (1973), and Years to Victory (1973).

Biography of Henry Hitch Adams

Henry Hitch Adams was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 26, 1917. He graduated from the University of Michigan with an A.B. degree in 1939, received his M.A. in 1940, and his Ph.D. in 1942 from Columbia University. After service in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S. Owen, Adams served as an instructor in English at Cornell University from 1945 to 1951, as Assistant, Associate, and full Professor at the United States Naval Academy from 1951 until the 1967-1968 academic year, and as Head of the Department of English at Illinois State University beginning in 1968. After retiring in the early 1970's, Adams returned to Annapolis to continue his writing, and subsequently moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and Oklahoma. Henry Hitch Adams died on August 22, 2002.

Professor Adams was author, co-author, or editor of a number of works about the sea. His publications include: 1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis (1967), Dramatic Essays of the Neoclassic Age (1950), English Domestic or Homiletic Tragedy, 1575-1642 (1943), Harry Hopkins: A Biography (1977), Italy at War (1982), Seapower: A Naval History (1960), Techniques of Revision: Perfecting the Theme (1951), Witness to Power: The Life of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy (1985), Years of Deadly Peril (1969), Years of Expectation: Guadalcanal to Normandy (1973), and Years to Victory (1973).

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Description of Contents

The Henry Hitch Adams Papers, comprising 4 linear feet of documentation, span from 1922 to 1975 and document the authorship of several of Adams' works, specifically Harry Hopkins: A Biography, 1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis, Years of Deadly Peril, Years of Expectation: Guadalcanal to Normandy, and Years to Victory.

The collection consists of book manuscripts, book excerpts, news clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

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Arrangement

The Henry Hitch Adams Papers are organized by publication.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Henry Hitch Adams Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Henry Hitch Adams in June 1979. Accession No. 79-010.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

An additional manuscript of Harry Hopkins: A Biography is available at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, NY.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Hitch Adams Papers, MS 210

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo in April 1986. Finding aid written by Mary R. Catalfamo in April 1986 and revised by David D'Onofrio in October 2013.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Adams, Henry Hitch, 1917-
  • Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946
  • World War, 1939-1945

Genre Terms

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Excerpts
  • Faculty papers
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Harry Hopkins - Photographs, 1936-1943, 1976, undated

Includes photographs of Harry Hopkins; Barbara Hopkins; Diana Hopkins; Robert Hopkins (at the Casablanca Conference); Franklin D. Roosevelt and Admiral William D. Leahy aboard a Boeing Clipper; and General George Marshall, Sir Archibald Clark-Kerr, Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslave Molotov, and General Kliment Voroshilov at the Tehran Conference.

Box 1 Folder 2

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - Extract About Hopkins in Books, 1943-1975, undated

Box 2 Folder 1

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - Early and Miscellaneous, 1922-1939, undated

Box 2 Folder 2

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1933, 1933-1975, undated

Box 2 Folder 3

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1934, 1934-1942, undated

Box 2 Folder 4

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1935, 1935, undated

Box 2 Folder 5

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1936, 1936, undated

Box 2 Folder 6

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1937, 1937, undated

Box 2 Folder 7

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1938, 1938, undated

Box 2 Folder 8

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1939, 1939, undated

Box 3 Folder 1

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1940, 1940, undated

Box 3 Folder 2

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1941, 1941, undated

Box 3 Folder 3

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1942, 1942, undated

Box 3 Folder 4

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1943, 1943, undated

Box 4 Folder 1

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1944, 1944, undated

Box 4 Folder 2

Harry Hopkins - Research Materials - 1945-1946, 1945-1946, undated

Box 4 Folder 3-4

Harry Hopkins - Typescript Copy, undated

Box 5 Folder 1

Harry Hopkins - Photocopy, Partial, undated

Box 5 Folder 2

Harry Hopkins - Miscellaneous Pages, undated

Box 5 Folder 3-4

Harry Hopkins - Typescript, Partial, undated

Box 5 Folder 5

Harry Hopkins - Discards, undated

Box 6 Folder 1

Harry Hopkins - Proof Copy, undated

Box 6 Folder 2-3

1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis - Typescript Copy, undated

Box 6 Folder 4

1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis - Proof Pages, undated

Box 7 Folder 1

1942: The Year that Doomed the Axis - Proof Pages, undated

Box 7 Folder 2-3

Years of Deadly Peril - Proof Pages, undated

Box 8 Folder 1

Years of Deadly Peril - Proof Pages, undated

Box 8 Folder 2-3

Years of Deadly Peril - Typescript Copy, undated

Box 9 Folder 1

Years of Expectation - Proof Pages, 1972

Box 9 Folder 2-3

Years to Victory - Typescript Copy, 1973, undated

Box 10 Folder 1

Years to Victory - Proof Copy, 1973

Box 10 Folder 2

Years to Victory - Adams' Proof Copy, 1973

Box 10 Folder 3

Years to Victory - Adams' Set of Proof Pages, 1973

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