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Adams, Samuel Hopkins,, 1871-1958


S.H. Adams, 1871-1958; Hamilton College Class of 1891; created the Average Jones stories, which Howard Haycraft pronounced, "well above the level of their era, both in conception and style" (Haycraft 1968, p. 100). Adams was an important member of the staffs of McClure's and Collier's magazines during the muckraking days and was active in exposing medical frauds and instrumental in bringing about the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906). Adams used fictional settings in a long series of books dealing with the American background and such issues as dishonest journalism (The Clarion, 1914) and the Harding administration scandals (Revelry, 1926).

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Alumni Biographical Material Files Collection

Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-182

Samuel Hopkins Adams books and memorabilia

Identifier: yhm-arc-2004-010
Dates: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1990

Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection

Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-049

Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection of Dibble and Brinkerhoff Correspondence

Identifier: yhm-arc-2001-002
Dates: 1803 - 1862