Description: "Robert McCormick Adams, an archaeologist and anthropologist, served as the Smithsonian’s ninth Secretary from 1984-1994, Prior to his work as Secretary, he was director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago in 1962-68 and 1981-83. Born in Chicago in 1926, Adams earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1957. He stayed on to teach at the university and in 1982 was named provost. Adams’ scholarly work focused principally on the agricultural and urban history of the Near and Middle East, and the geographical and archaeological study of settlement patterns."
Data and Document Types: artifacts, audio recordings, books, drawings, maps, manuscripts, photographs, records, video recordings
Topics: Agriculture, oral history, settlement patterns, urban history
Discipline: Anthropology, Archaeology
Region: Middle East
Country: Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Nature of Collection: Physical Collection located at the Smithsonian Institution