Guide to the Papers of Frederick J. Adams
MC.0307

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator -
Adams, Frederick J. (Frederick Johnstone), 1901-1979
Title
Frederick J. Adams papers
ID
MC.0307
Date [inclusive]
1931-1978
Extent
0.6 cubic feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
Frederick Johnstone Adams was a city planner and a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1932 to 1964. He helped establish the City and Regional Planning Program at MIT and was later head of the department, 1944-1957. This collection contains personal and professional papers of Frederick J. Adams, a professor of the Department of Architecture, and later the Department of City and Regional Planning at MIT. A small number of reports and administrative records of the MIT Department of City and Regional Planning, 1937-1969, and its successor, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, are included in the collection.

Citation

Frederick J. Adams Papers, MC 307, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Biography

Frederick Johnstone Adams (1901- 1979) studied at the Architectural Association School in London, 1921-1925, and received a BArch 1928, Columbia University. He was a city planner and professor of city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Architecture and the Department of City and Regional Planning, 1932-1964, where he was in charge of the first professional course in city planning at MIT and later served as head of the department, 1944-1957. Adams was also active in professional organizations including the American Institute of Planners, as a consultant, and served as chairman of the Cambridge Planning Board.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Revision Description

  2011, 2013

Access note

The collection is open for research.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Institute of Planners
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of City and Regional Planning

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, Frederick J. (Frederick Johnstone), 1901-1979

Subject(s)

  • City planning
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Faculty.
  • Urban planning

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Collection Inventory

Box

Department of Urban Studies correspondence and reports 1947-1974 

1

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Frederick Adams comments on Thomas Nutt's report on the Department of Urban Studies 1975 

1

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Biographical file 

1

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Press clippings 1938-1957 

1

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Photographs 1940-1970 

1

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American City Planning Institute Committee on Professional Education 1937 

1

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Health Organization of the League of Nations, Housing Commission Report 1939 

1

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American Public Health Association Committee on the Hygiene of Housing 1941 

1

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Rehousing vs. Rehabitation 1943 

1

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Shall We Ration Crowding? 1943 

1

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A Master Program for the Boston Metropolitan Area 1944 

1

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American Institute of Planners President's Report for 1949 by F. J. Adams 1950 

1

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The Social Responsibility of the Planning Profession 1951, 1953, 1973 

1

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Master Plan for Gandhidham 1951-1952 

1

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A Report on the Establishment of a School of Town and Country Planning in New Delhi, India 1954 

1

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Urban Planning Education in the United States 1954 

1

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Problems of Implementation of Urban Design 1956 

1

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United Nations Seminar on Housing and Community Development 1954 

1

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The Education of Planners, Part I: The Status of Planning and Planning Education 1956 

1

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Town and Regional Planning: New Steel Centres at Bhilai and Durgapur 1957 

1

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Techniques of Regional Planning as Applied to Metropolitan Areas 1958 

1

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Urban and Regional Planning in Greece 1957 

1

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Bangkok-Thonburi City Planning Project 1959 

2

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A Study of the Mayaguez-Ponce Region of Puerto Rico, Its Problems and Opportunities 1964 

2

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City Planning Instruction in the United States: The Pioneering Days, 1900-1930 1965 

2

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Correspondence (2 folders) 1931-1978 

2

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