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Robert Neal Adams Papers

Identifier: MSS 0046

Scope and Contents

Seven archival folders containing photographs, 1 videotape, and 5 cassette tapes. The photo collection consists of 33 black-and-white photographs taken during the 1930s and early 1940s. Included are photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Winston Churchill, King George and Queen Mary of England, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Will Rogers, Rudy Vallee, and Howard Hughes. In the taped interview Mr. Adams gives some insights into the Roosevelt administration. In addition, there are photos of Adams, some biographical material, and film negatives with explanatory notes. A typescript of an article by Dr. Pat Ryan (UNCG), who arranged for the gift of the collection to the UNCG Manuscript Collections, gives good background material.


  • 1933 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert Neal Adams was a news photographer in Washington, DC, during the 1930s and 1940s. He spent most of his years there as a photographer for Underwood and Underwood, then the leading picture syndicate. Adams also worked for the Washington Post, and later taught at the New York Institute of Photography.


0.50 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Robert Neal Adams was a news photographer in Washington, DC, during the 1930s and 1940s.

This collection contains mainly black and white photographs of such notable personages as the Roosevelts, Herbert Hoover, and Winston Churchill.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Neal Adams in 1950.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, January 2000. Encoded by Michelle Belden, March 2009.
Robert Neal Adams Papers
Michelle Belden
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US