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Medicago lupulina L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
J. Dittes  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Mountain Meadow, on dry bare soil.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1268  Search this
Place:
T39N, R8E, northwest 1/4 section 26. North edge of Ash Creek (destroyed), southeast of the gravel pit (destroyed), about 1/8 mile east of the parking area on the east side of Elkins Lane, Ash Creek State Wildlife Area, about 4 miles (air) west of Adin, about 8 miles (air), Modoc, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Jul 2015
Common name:
black medick
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Medicago lupulina L.
Barcode:
01926192
USNM Number:
3710757
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a67b41b7-80b5-44c3-8a86-45f2bfaa118e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13657512

Lotus corniculatus L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
J. Dittes  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Mountain meadow, on dry bare soil.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1268  Search this
Place:
T39N, R8E, northwest 1/4 section 26. North edge of Ash Creek (destroyed), southeast of the gravel pit (destroyed), about 1/8 mile east of the parking area on the east side of Elkins Lane, Ash Creek State Wildlife Area, about 4 miles (air) west of Adin, about 8 miles (air), Modoc, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Jul 2015
Common name:
bird's-foot trefoil
birdfoot deervetch
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Lotus corniculatus L.
Barcode:
01926193
USNM Number:
3710756
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3261dd738-ac7d-4d8d-af81-728130f7ed3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13657519

Trifolium hybridum L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
J. Dittes  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Mountain meadow, on damp bare soil.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1268  Search this
Place:
T39N, R8E, northwest 1/4 section 26. North edge of Ash Creek (destroyed), southeast of the gravel pit (destroyed), about 1/8 mile east of the parking area on the east side of Elkins Lane, Ash Creek State Wildlife Area, about 4 miles (air) west of Adin, about 8 miles (air), Modoc, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Jul 2015
Common name:
alsike clover
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium hybridum L.
Barcode:
01926194
USNM Number:
3710751
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d45b6d2a-0abf-45fb-bb7b-fdce07e3e0e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13657532

Acmispon brachycarpus (Benth.) D.D. Sokoloff

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Foothill woodland, on red bare rocky soil.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
388  Search this
Place:
T19N, R6E, southwest 1/4 section 8. On the north side of Lumpkin Road, about 100 yards north of McCabe Creek, about 3 miles (air) west of Forbestown., Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
4 Jun 2016
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Acmispon brachycarpus (Benth.) D.D. Sokoloff
Barcode:
01926205
USNM Number:
3710734
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f9b4486f-3d21-4412-a2e4-72eac2e5a270
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13657642

Astragalus filipes A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
J. Dittes  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Sagebrush Scrub, on dry bare soil.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1271  Search this
Place:
T39N, R8E, northeast 1/4 section 19. About 120 yards west of dirt road, about 150 yards southwest of the intersection of County Road 87 and access Road to Pilot Butte Parking Area, northeast base of Pilot Butte, 3.8 miles (air) east of Lookout, 7.5 miles (air) west of Adin,, Modoc, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Jun 2016
Common name:
Basalt milkvetch
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Astragalus filipes A. Gray
Barcode:
01926206
USNM Number:
3710748
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c4ab6bfd-3f2c-44b6-8ec1-bea20b5d658d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13657705

Trifolium hybridum L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
J. Dittes  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Mountain meadow, on dry gray soil.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1274  Search this
Place:
T39N, R9E, northeast 1/4 section 30. Between the firest pond and the second going west, south of Ash Creek Canal (now filled in), south of Ash Creek, Ash Creek State Wildlife Area, 0.79 mile (air) south of County Road 87, 1.75 miles (air) west of Adin, Big Valley., Lassen, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Jul 2016
Common name:
alsike clover
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium hybridum L.
Barcode:
01926215
USNM Number:
3710744
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3203de44f-07af-4173-9501-5f6dd34884aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13659828

Astragalus rattanii var. jepsonianus Barneby

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Meadow in Chaparral.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
696  Search this
Place:
In the meadow, about 150 yards west of Barrel Spring Meadow, about 1/4 mile (air) west of Walker Ridge Road, about 3 miles (air) southwest of the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Brim Road, about 18 miles (air) west of Williams., Lake, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Apr 2015
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Astragalus rattanii var. jepsonianus Barneby
Barcode:
01908045
USNM Number:
3694805
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38556a10f-5a53-47b9-bea7-01d268164c5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13132982

Trifolium depauperatum var. amplectens

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Min. Elevation:
288  Search this
Place:
On the south side and below the high water line of the reservoir, about 2 1/2 miles (air) west of the Improved Parking Area and Cherokee Road, North Table Mountain, about 7 miles (air) north of Oroville., Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 May 2014
Common name:
balloon sack clover
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium depauperatum var. amplectens
Barcode:
01908034
USNM Number:
3696794
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cbaeb433-a1a2-41ea-a1e9-dae7c86e99d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13132101

Trifolium fucatum Lindl.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Min. Elevation:
23  Search this
Place:
Fallow rice field, on the west side of Faris Road, about 1/4 mile north of Gridley Road (west), about 4 miles (air) west of Gridley., Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
26 Mar 2015
Common name:
bull clover
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium fucatum Lindl.
Barcode:
01908042
USNM Number:
3694802
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ef5ec229-d7e0-4948-8cce-a4d7a2be4d2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13132740

Lupinus albifrons var. collinus Greene

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Chaparral.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
696  Search this
Place:
East of a small meadow, about 150 yards west of Barrel Spring Meadow, about 1/4 mile (air) west of Walker Ridge Road, about 3 miles (air) southwest of the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Brim Road, about 18 miles (air) west of Williams., Lake, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Apr 2015
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Lupinus albifrons var. collinus Greene
Barcode:
01908044
USNM Number:
3694804
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de338268-10a9-4740-ae92-a296216f71ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13132886

Acmispon americanus (Nutt.) Rydb. var. americanus

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Yellow Pine Forest.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1665  Search this
Place:
Meadow about 100 yards south of Philbrook Road, about 1 mile (air) west of Philbrook Reservoir, Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Jul 2014
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Acmispon americanus (Nutt.) Rydb. var. americanus
Barcode:
01908046
USNM Number:
3694806
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/396bd147c-211a-4146-b846-ffd8d660dc3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13133047

Trifolium longipes subsp. hansenii (Greene) J.M. Gillett

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Yellow Pine Forest.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1665  Search this
Place:
Meadow about 100 yards south of Philbrook Road, about 1 mile (air) west of Philbrook Reservoir, Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Jul 2014
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium longipes subsp. hansenii (Greene) J.M. Gillett
Barcode:
01908047
USNM Number:
3694807
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/343676c63-5524-4896-8f2c-54a6ff051093
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13133077

Astragalus rattanii A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Meadow in Chaparral.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
696  Search this
Place:
In the meadow on the west side of the drainage, Barrel Spring, about 1/4 mile (air) west of Walker Ridge Road, about 3 miles (air) southwest of the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Brim Road, about 18 miles (air) west of Williams., Lake, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Apr 2015
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Astragalus rattanii A. Gray
Barcode:
01908022
USNM Number:
3696782
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35b470ca9-57a0-4261-9183-23b3a8e9e822
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13128081

Trifolium bifidum var. decipiens Greene

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Meadow in Charparral.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
500  Search this
Place:
In a small meadow, on the south side of Brim Road, about 2 miles west of the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Brim Road, about 17 miles (air) west of Williams., Colusa, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Apr 2015
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium bifidum var. decipiens Greene
Barcode:
01908023
USNM Number:
3696783
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/336fec0a6-83cd-4967-bdf8-c5ea6863b5ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13128087

Trifolium bifidum A. Gray var. bifidum

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Meadow in Chaparral.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
500  Search this
Place:
In a small meadow, on the south side of Brim Road, about 2 miles west of the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Brim Road, about 17 miles (air) west of Williams., Colusa, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Apr 2015
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium bifidum A. Gray var. bifidum
Barcode:
01908024
USNM Number:
3696784
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb308d3e-0074-49fe-acbb-4b96ad116c66
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13128093

Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Yellow Pine Forest.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1638  Search this
Place:
West part of a large wet meadow (some bog), about 100 yards south of Philbrook Road, about 1 mile (air) west of Philbrook Reservoir., Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
13 Jul 2014
Common name:
cows clover
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm.
Barcode:
01908028
USNM Number:
3696788
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38574d2c3-2b36-401b-b0aa-7617bacd8ca8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13128145

Trifolium breweri S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Yellow Pine Forest.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1665  Search this
Place:
On the south side of Philbrook Road, about 1 mile (air) west of Philbrook Reservoir., Butte, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Jul 2014
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Trifolium breweri S. Watson
Barcode:
01908015
USNM Number:
3696775
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3766b83a3-b3a0-4db6-97ef-e026a5a1afc6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13120611

Pediomelum californicum (S. Watson) Rydb.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
L. Ahart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Chaparral  Search this
Min. Elevation:
696  Search this
Place:
North of the meadow, about 150 yards west of Barrel Spring Meadow, about 1/4 mile (air) west of Walker Ridge Road, about 3 miles (air) southwest of the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Brim Road, about 18 miles (air) west of Williams., Lake, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Apr 2015
Common name:
California Indian breadroot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Pediomelum californicum (S. Watson) Rydb.
Barcode:
01908018
USNM Number:
3696778
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37276f6e7-c234-4645-bfef-0a5005e6bad7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13120624

Joe Adams Papers

Creator:
Adams, Joe, 1922-  Search this
Morehead, Howard, 1926-2003  Search this
Names:
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Letters (correspondence)
Scrapbooks
Date:
1948-1980
Summary:
Photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting the career of Joe Adams, a Los Angeles radio announcer and movie and television actor, who later became Ray Charles's manager.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, certificates, magazines and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dating from 1947-1980. The materials document Adams's career in radio and film, as well as touching upon his military experience with the Tuskegee Airmen. Various documents and newspaper features depict Adams's relationship with a multitude of local and national celebrities; of particular note is the long list of musicians represented, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Public figures, including several former mayors of Los Angeles and members of law enforcement, also appear.

The collection also includes magazines featuring articles on Adams and other celebrities and public figures. Adams appears in many advertisements for a variety of products that sponsored his radio shows. There are photographs, programs and advertisements for the movies, shows and plays in which Joe Adams appeared, including Disc Jockey and Carmen Jones. There is correspondence from public relations employees during the Ray Charles tour and from other radio personalities and journalists. There are also several certificates given in appreciation for Adams's community service. Newspaper articles and photographs feature "Joe Adams Day," declared by the mayor of Los Angeles, and document Adams's overseas USO tour to entertain the men and women of the Armed Forces, which was also broadcasted on Armed Forces Radio.

Series 1, Photographs, circa 1947-1980; undated, documents Joe Adams's personal and professional life. The photographs are arranged by subject, including Adams's work in radio and film, his public appearances, celebrities, Joe Adams Day, his work with the military and his later years. There is some overlap among the subject categories. The majority of the photographs cannot be dated. Featured programs, places, organizations and celebrities include the 7th United States Infantry Division, Emma Adams, Jim Ameche, Armed Forces Radio, Milton Berle, Eugene Biscailuz, Ruth Bowen, Fletcher Bowron, Tom Bradley, Tommy Butler, California Artichoke Foundation, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Paul Compton, Billy Daniels, Disc Jockey, the movie, Egyptian Shriners, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Suzette Gomez, Amos Green, Lionel Hampton, Eddie Harbin, Shirley Haven, Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association, Lena Horne, Jamaica, the Broadway play, Joe Adams Day, Danny Kaye, KDAY radio, Korea, KOWL Radio, Joe Lewis, Julie London, Nellie Lutcher, Will Martin, Clarence Metcalf, Husky Miller, MGM Studios, Roy Milton, David "Fathead" Newman, One Night Stand radio program, Pantages Nightclub, Pigalle Nightclub, Pub of Pittsburg, Pa., Lillian Randolph, Willis Reed, "Sugar Ray" Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Timmie Rogers, Ruth Bowen Agency, Wylie "Captain Death" Seldon Jr., Lionel "Chico" Sesma, George "Geo" Shearing, Frank Sinatra, "Star of Stars" Charity Show, Barry Sullivan, The Trenier Twins, The Tuskegee Airmen, USO, Viscount Airlines, Ches Washington, Dinah Washington, and Ben Webster.

Series 2, Scrapbooks, circa 1947-1954; undated, consists of newspaper articles, photographs, advertisements, and playbills. The scrapbooks document Adams's start in radio, his permanent appointment to KOWL, his service in the military and the inner-city community, his unique perspective and his philanthropy. They contain newspaper advertisements for Adams's radio shows on KOWL and the Armed Forces Radio Broadcasts. The scrapbooks include advertisements for his television shows as well as events and benefits where Adams was the featured emcee. Ink drawings of Adams used to advertise various products also appear in the newspaper articles. There are news stories on Joe Adams Day, a bus accident involving Lionel Hampton, the release of Ray Charles's song "Georgia" (1979), and advertisements for the movies Carmen Jones and The Manchurian Candidate. Numerous photographs document Adams's broadcasts and musical performances domestically and abroad as well as his interactions with many celebrities in the musical world. Aside from some newspaper clippings that include the date of publication, the contents of the scrapbooks are not dated. Featured programs, places, organizations and figures include Emma Adams, Ira Adams, Don Allen, Armed Forces Radio, Pearl Bailey, George A. Baron, Count Basie, Harry Belafonte, Irvin Berman, Eugene Biscailuz, Manny Borun, Fletcher Bowron, Charley Browning, Carmen Jones, the movie, Ray Charles, Club de Lisa, Arthur Croghan, Clay Cunningham, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Warren Dorn, Billy Eckstine, Egyptian Shriners, Bob Ellis, Kay Francis, Robert D. Funk, Georgia (by Ray Charles), Lee Gillette, Golden Grooves radio show, Curley Hamner, Lionel Hampton, Hunter Hancock, Addie Hansen, Leon Helflin, Billie Holiday, H. Claude Hudson, Jamaica, the Broadway play, Al Jarvis, Herb Jeffries, Joe Adams Day, Leon King, KOWL Radio, June Kristy, Chuck Landis, Mauri Lyn, The Manchurian Candidate, MGM Studios, Husky Miller, Lucky Millinder, Tim Moor, Otto Preminger, Paul Price, Lillian Randolph, Leonard J. Roach, Caesar Romero, Nina Russell, Lionel "Chico" Sesma, Jerry Simons, Mike Thompson, Sonny Tufts, Sarah Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, Dinah Washington, Leon H. Washington Jr. and Artie Wayne.

Series 3, Other Materials, 1948-1980; undated, includes magazines, correspondence, certificates and newspaper articles. The magazine cover stories are dedicated to fashion or to public figures such as John F. Kennedy, but they each contain a feature on Joe Adams and his involvement in the broadcast industry and the jazz music scene. There are fashion photographic spreads using musical stars that Adams knew well such as Nat King Cole. Two certificates thank Adams for community service to the Hollywood Canteen and the Hollywood Junior Chamber of Commerce (the "Out of this World series" celebrity baseball game). The correspondence is from other members of the broadcasting industry and pertains to matters in and outside of the business realm. The series also contains publicity concerning Ray Charles's tour through South Africa and the story of how Adams came to be his manager. Aside from magazines and newspaper clippings where the date of publication is featured, the majority of these materials are not dated. Featured programs, places, organizations and figures include Ami Artzi, Eddie Chamblee, Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Band, Nat King Cole, Madi Comfort, The Cotton Club, Arthur Croghan, Hilary Falkow, Roberta Flack, Joe Greene, Hollywood Canteen, Hollywood Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lena Horne, Charlotte Moton Hubbard, Karen Hutchinson, Jamaica, the Broadway play, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Earl Jones, Danny Kaye, John F. Kennedy, Lew Lauria, Robert Lewis, Sonny Liston, Paul R. McClure, Ricardo Montalban, Willa Moultrie, Lee Harvey Oswald, Breau Palmer, and Jack Ruby.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1, Photographs, circa 1947-1980

Series 2, Scrapbooks, circa 1947-1954; undated

Series 3, Other Materials, 1948-1980; undated
Biographical / Historical:
Joe Adams was born on April 11, 1924. A native of Los Angeles, California, he wanted to work in radio at a very young age. Despite the racial discrimination that existed in the radio and television industry, Adams pressed on, practicing public speaking in vacant lots. He also gained confidence serving domestically as a pilot with the 332nd Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Group during World War II. After his time in the service, Adams was able to get occasional radio work at Hollywood stations such as KFWB, KPAS, KFOX, and KGFJ. In 1946, Adams got the chance to host a fifteen minute radio show at KOWL. He also married his wife, Emma Millhouse, that year.

Within two years, Joe Adams was hosting the number one-rated live radio show in Los Angeles, and the show had expanded from fifteen minutes to five hours. Adams was also able to sign on fifty-six sponsors for his show, a number previously unheard of. This was the beginning of a career that would last for more than twenty years.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Adams garnered success both on the radio, the small screen, and the big screen. He had two television shows, Adams Alley and Joe Adams Presents, made famous for the many music and film stars that Adams featured. Some of the celebrities Adams hosted included Jerry Lewis, Duke Ellington, The Trenier Twins, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Count Basie. Ellington played two themes for Adams's shows, "Take the 'A' Train" and "Smada" ("Adams" backwards). Both songs were written by jazz great, Billy Strayhorn. In 1954, Adams fronted a band that was part of the first USO tour to entertain troops stationed in Korea. Among the band members was actress-turned-singer, Shirley Haven.

Adams opened a nightclub, Pigalle, which was wildly popular in Los Angeles. In addition to being one of the first radio personalities to do a simulcast radio and live show by appearing live at the Paramount Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Adams was the first African American to be featured in an on-air, West Ccoast network radio show.

Adams appeared in nearly thirty movies, including the hit Carmen Jones (1954), where he played Husky Miller, and the original version of The Manchurian Candidate (1962). In 1958, Adams became the first African American to receive the Foreign Correspondents Award for Outstanding New Actors from the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. The Foreign Correspondents Award would later be called The Golden Globe. In 1957, Adams retired from radio and television to star in the Broadway play, Jamaica, with Lena Horne and Ricardo Montalban.

Adams made many famous friends during his career in broadcasting and film; one of the best known was Ray Charles. After inviting Adams on tour in 1959, Charles asked Adams to become his manager. Adams agreed (although to date, Adams humorously claims, he was never formally hired), and he managed Charles until the musician's death in 2004. Adams helped position Charles for fame through such venues as a long line of Pepsi commercials and the creation of both a Ray Charles studio and a company. Adams even arranged for Charles to tour in South Africa, and he served as both the producer of the Ray Charles Show and the wardrobe designer for Charles and his backup singers, the Raelettes.

Adams also acquired expertise outside the broadcasting and music business. He became a licensed commercial pilot and an authority in law. His philanthropy and his tireless work for African Americans and inner-city communities have been recognized by many organizations, from the Egyptian Shriners to the Urban League. Even his home town of Los Angeles has recognized Adams's efforts, making March 14th the official "Joe Adams Day."

Sources

The National Visionary Leadership Project. "Joe Adams." http://www.visionaryproject. org/adamsjoe (accessed June 20, 2008).

Ray Charles Official Website. "Joe Adams." http://www.raycharles.com/the_legacy_ joe_adams.html (accessed June 28, 2008).
Separated Materials:
The Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) holds artifacts related to this collection, including three jackets and one blue tuxedo worn by Joe Adams during his onstage career with Ray Charles and two scripts from the movie The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and the Broadway musical, Jamaica. See accession number 2005.3098.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Joe Adams.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Radio broadcasting  Search this
African American radio stations  Search this
Broadcasting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Joe Adams Papers, 1948-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0908
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Joe Adams Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0908
Online Media:

Aechmea penduliflora André

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Julian A. Steyermark  Search this
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
A. C. González  Search this
Place:
In Parcelamiento Guarumito, bordering small stream, 4 km (by air) west of La Fria, 15 km (by road) west of La Fria from Puente Grita., Tachira, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
14 Nov 1979
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Bromelioideae
Published Name:
Aechmea penduliflora André
Barcode:
03979990
USNM Number:
2910037
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32832cc91-2ac0-4a26-93df-15f14519f334
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15765492

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