Frank R. Adams papers, 1908-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Adams, FrankR. (Frank Ramsay), 1883-1963
Title
FrankR. Adams papers
Dates
1908-1955 (inclusive)
Quantity
22.5 linear feet, (18 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 527
Summary
Frank Ramsay Adams (1883-1963) was a writer for magazines, film, and television. He also wrote music. The collection contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, sheet music, and selected publications.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

FrankAdams was born in Morrison, Illinois in 1883 and educated at the University of Chicago. He began a writing career as a newspaper reporter in Chicago. From 1918 to 1932 he was manager of the Playhouse Theater and owner of the Sylvan Beach Resort Co., Whitehall, Michigan. He had stories published in many magazines, including Smart Set, Cosmopolitan, Black Cat, and Illustrated Detective. He also wrote plays, musical comedies, motion picture scripts, and lyrics for popular songs ("I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?").

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Frank Ramsay Adams Papers consist of manuscripts of published and unpublished short stories, of musical comedies written with William M. Hough and Joseph E. Howard; of plays, motion picture scripts, treatments, continuities, and scenarios; a collection of published stories and books; published sheet music; scrapbooks; and correspondence. Major correspondents are: Chambrun and Margulies (agents), Cosmopolitan Magazine, Marian deForest (agent), First National Pictures, Fox Film Corp., William M. Hough, Joseph E. Howard, Miriam Meredith (agent), Frank A. Munsey Co., Paramount Famous Lasky Corp, Red Book Magazine, Paul R. Reynolds (agent), RKO Studios, Smart Set Magazine, Universal Pictures Corp., and Jerry Vogel (Vogel Music Co.).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], FrankR. Adams Papers, Ax 527, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Story Manuscripts—A
1 2 Story Manuscripts—A
1 3 Story Manuscripts—A
1 4 Story Manuscripts—B
1 5 Story Manuscripts—B
1 6 Story Manuscripts—C
1 7 Story Manuscripts—D
1 8 Story Manuscripts—D
1 9 Story Manuscripts—E
1 10 Story Manuscripts—F
1 11 Story Manuscripts—F
1 12 Story Manuscripts—F
1 13 Story Manuscripts—G
2 1 Story Manuscripts—H
2 2 Story Manuscripts—H
2 3 Story Manuscripts—I
2 4 Story Manuscripts—J-K
2 5 Story Manuscripts—L
2 6 Story Manuscripts—L
2 7 Story Manuscripts—M
2 8 Story Manuscripts—M
2 9 Story Manuscripts—N
2 10 Story Manuscripts—O
2 11 Story Manuscripts—P
2 12 Story Manuscripts—P
2 13 Story Manuscripts—P
2 14 Story Manuscripts—P
2 15 Story Manuscripts—R
3 1 Story Manuscripts—S
3 2 Story Manuscripts—S
3 3 Story Manuscripts—S
3 4 Story Manuscripts—S
3 5 Story Manuscripts—S
3 6 Story Manuscripts—T
3 7 Story Manuscripts—T
3 8 Story Manuscripts—U-V
3 9 Story Manuscripts—W
3 10 Story Manuscripts—W
3 11 Story Manuscripts—W
4 1 Unpublished Manuscripts—A
4 2 Unpublished Manuscripts—B
4 3 Unpublished Manuscripts—B
4 4 Unpublished Manuscripts—C
4 5 Unpublished Manuscripts—D
4 6 Unpublished Manuscripts—D
4 7 Unpublished Manuscripts—E
4 8 Unpublished Manuscripts—F
4 9 Unpublished Manuscripts—G
4 10 Unpublished Manuscripts—H
4 11 Unpublished Manuscripts—I-J-K
4 12 Unpublished Manuscripts—L
4 13 Unpublished Manuscripts—M
4 14 Unpublished Manuscripts—N-O
4 15 Unpublished Manuscripts—P
4 16 Unpublished Manuscripts—Q-S
5 1 Unpublished Manuscripts—S
5 2 Unpublished Manuscripts—T
5 3 Unpublished Manuscripts—T
5 4 Unpublished Manuscripts—U-V-W
5 5 Unpublished Manuscripts—W-Z
5 6 Early Musical Comedies, Manuscripts 1
5 7 Early Musical Comedies, Manuscripts 2
5 8 Early Musical Comedies, Manuscripts 3
5 9 Early Musical Comedies, Manuscripts 4
5 10 Early Musical Comedies, 5
5 11 Early Musical Comedies, Manuscripts 6
5 12 The Baby in the Ice-Box, Motion Picture Script
5 13 The Cape of Good Hope, Motion Picture Script
5 14 Happiness Preferred, Motion Picture Script
5 15 Malibu, Motion Picture Script
5 16 The Other Passport, Motion Picture Script
5 17 Paid to Laugh, Motion Picture Script
5 18 Peg O’ My Heart, Motion Picture Script
5 19 Portrait of Laura Bales, Motion Picture Script
5 20 Tarzan and his Mate, Motion Picture Script
5 21 Trade Winds, Motion Picture Script
6 1 The Big Broadcast of 1934, Motion Picture Script
6 2 The Goddess, Motion Picture Script
6 3 Lizzie Skerrit, Motion Picture Script
6 4 Sailor Beware, Motion Picture Script
6 5 The Virginia Judge, Motion Picture Script
6 6 Wagons Westward, Motion Picture Script
6 7 Win or Lose, Motion Picture Script
6 8 Motion Picture Treatments, Outlines
6 9 Motion Picture Treatments, Outlines
7 1 The Bell and the Shadow, Play
7 2 Black is White, Play
7 3 Burlesque, Play
7 4 Even Adam, Play
7 5 The Great Prophetstown Bank Robbery, Play
7 6 Fast and Grow Fat, Play
7 7 The Flypaper Salesman, Play
7 8 Forever Ago, Play
7 9 Friend Wife, Play
7 10 The Haunted Hat, Play
7 11 In Dutch, Play
7 12 Jaegerschmidt’s Golden Wedding, Play
7 13 The Lost Love Song, Play
7 14 The Lost Love Song, Play
7 15 The Man Outside, Play
7 16 Mister Man, Play
7 17 Molly and I, Play
7 18 O.D., Play
7 19 Peace Conference at the Hague, Play
7 20 Pot Boiler, Play
7 21 Princess April, Play
7 22 Ransom, Play
7 23 The School for Brides, Play
7 24 The Spanish Cavalier, Play
7 25 Static, Play
7 26 This Gleen Person, Play
7 27 Us Boys, Play
7 28 Vaudeville Act, Play
7 29 Vaudeville Act (Fairy Story), Play
7 30 Woman’s Weapons, Play
7 31 Yours Truly, Archie, Play
8 1 Correspondence: A
8 2 Correspondence: B
8 3 Correspondence: C
8 4 Correspondence: D
8 5 Correspondence: E
8 6 Correspondence: F
8 7 Correspondence: G
8 8 Correspondence: H-I-J-K
8 9 Correspondence: L
8 10 Correspondence: M
8 11 Correspondence: N-O
8 12 Correspondence: P
8 13 Correspondence: R
8 14 Correspondence: S
8 15 Correspondence: T-Z
8 16 Correspondence: American Society of Composers
8 17 Correspondence: Chambran and Marguiles
8 18 Correspondence: Ward Chapman
8 19 Correspondence: Century Play Company Inc.
8 20 Correspondence: Cosmopolitan
8 21 Correspondence: Marian deForest
8 22 Correspondence: First National Pictures Inc.
8 23 Correspondence: Harry Fox
8 24 Correspondence: William Fox Studios (Fox Film Corp.)
8 25 Correspondence: Charles K. Harris
8 26 Correspondence: Will M. Hough
8 27 Correspondence: Joseph E. Howard
8 28 Correspondence: Irvin S. Koll
8 29 Correspondence: Edward B. Marks Music Corp.
8 30 Correspondence: Miriam Meredith
8 31 Correspondence: Frank A. Munsey Co.
8 32 Correspondence: Music Publishers Holding Corp.
8 33 Correspondence: The National System
8 34 Correspondence: Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
8 35 Correspondence: Redbook
8 36 Correspondence: Paul R. Reynolds
8 37 Correspondence: RKO Studios
8 38 Correspondence: Service for Authors
8 39 Correspondence: Smart Set
8 40 Correspondence: Universal Pictures Corp.
8 41 Correspondence: Ida Verdon
8 42 Correspondence: Jerry Vogel
8 43 Correspondence: M. Witmark + Sons
8 44 Correspondence: The World (New York)
8 45 Correspondence: Unidentified
8 46 Outgoing Correspondence 1
8 47 Outgoing Correspondence 2
8 48 Outgoing Correspondence 3
8 49 Outgoing Correspondence, Personal 1944-1962
8 50 Outgoing Correspondence, Personal 1917-1943
8 51 Always Handmade Gift Enclosure Cards 1931-1963
9 Published and Unpublished Works, Books, Journals, Scrapbooks, and Note Cards
10 Published and Unpublished Works, Scrapbooks, Photos, Sheet Music, and Newspapers
10 Public Ownership League of America, Bulletins No. 1-3, 5-7
10 [Untitled]
10 Odds and Ends, Adams and Hough Musicals
11 Published Works, Magazines
12 Published Works, Magazines
13 Published Works, Magazines
14 Published Works, Magazines and Screenplays
15 Published Works, Magazines
16 Published Works, Magazines and Books
17 Published Works, Magazines
18 Published Works, Sheet Music

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Dramatists--United States
  • Lyricists--United States
  • Screenwriters--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Adams, Frank R. (Frank Ramsay), 1883-1963
  • Adams, Frank R. (Frank Ramsay), 1883-1963--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sheet music