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Juliette Adams Papers

Identifier: MSS 0421

Content Description

This collection contains articles and books written by Mrs. Crosby Adams (Juliette Adams); scrapbooks of her teaching studio happenings, other musical happenings, and programs from the recitals of her students; published articles about Adams; and one folder of correspondence. Several of her scrapbooks contain her handwritten description of events, classes, and class participants.


  • 1887-1945, and undated


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Juliette Graves Adams (1858-1951), known professionally as Mrs. Crosby Adams, was a musician, teacher, author, composer, and lecturer. She married Crosby Adams and the couple lived in Oak Park, Illinois from 1893 to 1913. Mr. Adams was a musician as well, being a composer and accomplished choral director.

Juliette Adams was a pioneer in the field of Music Education and was internationally known. She wrote musical compositions for children that were published and sold throughout the United States. Adams was also an avid doll collector and composed many songs about dolls. Additionally, she was very inspired by the music of Edward MacDowell who had established an art colony at Peterborough, New Hampshire. Adams was a champion of his music and wrote a book about it. In 1913, the Adams moved to Montreat, North Carolina. Like MacDowell's home, their home became a gathering place for musicians and music teachers from all over the country, as a musical and nature retreat.


1.50 Linear Feet (1 box containing 8 scrapbooks, 10 books, and 7 folders.)

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Juliette Adams Papers
Suzanne Helms
July 2022
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Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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