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Myron W. Adams Records
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Myron Winslow Adams (b. 1870 d. 1927) began his affiliation with Atlanta University in 1889 as a Professor of Greek. In 1896 he was promoted to Dean, a position he held for 27 years. President Edward Ware became seriously ill in 1919 and Adams was asked to serve as Acting President. He served in this capacity until 1923, when he was elected fourth President of the University. During his tenure, high school level classes were discontinued and course work in business and finance and summer sessions were added. Also significant during this period was the establishment of the cooperative plan with Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, known as the Atlanta University System. Under this plan, Atlanta University discontinued all undergraduate work and devoted its resources to graduate and professional education, while Morehouse and Spelman Colleges operated on the college level. Adams authored A History of Atlanta University (c. 1929).
The Myron W. Adams Records includes his reports to the University's Board of Trustees on such matters as budget, fund-raising, curricula, and improvements to buildings and grounds. Also, there are class schedules, course outlines, grade reports, examinations, and student rosters.
Atlanta University Presidential Records, 1856-1984