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Hans Christian Adamson collection, 1935-1968

Identifier: Mss .A3


  • 1935 - 1968

Restrictions on Access

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Biographical sketch

Hans Christian Adamson, writer, reporter; also worked for the American Museum of Natural History (Chairman, Public and Press Information, 1938-41; Special Consultant, Public Relations, 1946).


4.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

6 Linear Feet (14 volumes) : illustrated ; 29 cm.

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Michael Lerner, Nov. 1977.

General Note

Dates indicated in parentheses are publication dates (mss. are undated)

General Note

Collection includes galley proofs as well as typescripts of: Hell at 50 fathoms, Tragedy at Honda and Admiral Thunderbolt.

General Note

"Notes on raft experiences" (252-leaf holograph ms.) accompanied by a letter, addressed to friends Helen and Mike, dated (1945) and signed.

General Note

Each vol. in separate case, except for Eddie Rickenbacker and Notes on raft experiences, together in one case.

Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note

Eddie Rickenbacker / Hans Christian Adamson (1946) -- Keepers of the lights / Hans Christian Adamson (1955) -- The sportsman's game and fish cookbook / Helen Lyon Adamson and Hans Christian Adamson (1957) -- Admiral Thunderbolt / Hans Christian Adamson (1959) -- The galley cookbook / Helen and Hans Adamson (1961) -- Rebellion in Missouri, 1861 / Hans Christian Adamson (1961) -- Hell at 50 fathoms / Charles A. Lockwood, Hans Christian Adamson (1962) -- Blood on the midnight sun / Hans Christian Adamson and Per Klem (1964) -- Battles of the Phillippine Sea / Charles A. Lockwood, Hans Christian Adamson (1967) -- Tragedy at Honda / Charles A. Lockwood, Hans Christian Adamson (1974)

Scope and content

Consists of 13 v. (typescripts and galley proofs) of chiefly adventure novels written or co-authored by Hans Christian Adamson, as well as 1 holograph ms. (252 leaves), accompanied by a letter (l leaf).

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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New York NY 10024 USA
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