Education: The Adams Papers

Of all the nation's first families, none has witnessed more of U.S. history than the Adamses. But for more than a century, scholars have had to wait for the entire collection (300,000 pages) of Adams papers to be opened. Last week, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Historical

Society and Harvard University, the trustees of the collection—Vice President Thomas B. Adams of the Sheraton Corporation and John Quincy Adams of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company—announced that the big day had come. With a ten-year gift of $250,000 from LIFE, a group of historians will edit the papers for the Harvard...

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