ARTHUR S. ADAMS
Arthur S. Adams, Provost of Cornell University and President of the
University of New Hampshire, wrote this letter on his personalized letterhead in
1973. In it, he responds to the recipient's recommendation to elect Supreme
Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
Autograph letter signed "Arthur S. Adams" in blue ink. 1 page,
7¼x10½, on Adams' personalized stationery. Sept. 21, 1973. Addressed to
Mr. Nathan Smith, Woodbridge, New Jersey. In full: "Dear Mr. Smith, I
have your letter of September 17 in which you indicated your support of the
nomination of Justice Louis D. Brandeis for the Hall of Fame for Great
Americans. I shall give careful consideration to your letter when the time comes
for me to record my vote. Sincerely.". American educator Adams
(1896-1980) was Provost of Cornell University (1945-1948) and
President of the University of New Hampshire (1948-1950). A metallurgist,
Adams was the first University of New Hampshire president with a science
background. During World War II, he was called from a professorship and
assistant deanship at Cornell to serve as the Director of Field Administration
Training for the U. S. Navy's V12 program, which was instituted to prevent a
feared shortage of college-educated officers. He was also an elector for the
Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College in New York City.
Lightly toned, soiled and creased. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine
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