Glen Adams Papers, circa 1930-2003

Overview of the Collection

Adams, Glen Cameron
Glen Adams Papers
circa 1930-2003 (inclusive)
5.7 linear feet, (4 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box)
Collection Number
The Glen Adams Papers consists of correspondence, prints, and newspaper clippings. These papers, which date from 1930 through 2003, also contains notes, photographs, and a dissertation.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 5095275922
Fax: 5095264785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Glen Adams was born June 19, 1912 in Fairfield, Washington. In 1935, while attending Eastern Washington University, Adams established Ye Galleon Press, a printing press dedicated to making rare or inaccessible books and manuscripts inexpensive and available to the public. He was named an honorary faculty member at Eastern Washington University in 1983, as well as being selected for the Washington State Centennial Hall of Honor and receiving an honorary doctorate in Letters from Gonzaga University in 1990. By 1990, Ye Galleon Press had published over 450 books focused on the history of the Pacific Northwest. Glen Adams died October 17, 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Glen Adams Papers contain notes, photographs, and business correspondence from Adams's time at Ye Galleon Press. These papers, which date from 1930 through 20013, also consist of personal correspondence and photographs, newspaper clippings, a certificate of honorary professorship from Eastern Washington University, and a dissertation written on contributions made by Adams and his press. This collection documents the life and works of Glen Adams, from his printmaking to his personal life.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Whitman College and Northwest Archives by Glen Adams and his estate. The accession number is retro-0730.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Printing presses

Corporate Names

  • Ye Galleon Press