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Object ID number 1998.29.001
Title Personal Papers and Miscellaneous Series
Date 1937-1991
Scope & Content

Orgnaizational or Biographical History Henry Judson Adams was born in Providence, Rhode Island, ca. 1908. He was a graduate of Classical High School in Providence in 1926. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University in 1930, a Masters of Arts from Brown University in 1932, and A Masters of Arts in Reading from the University of Hartford in 1963.

He began his career at Lockwood High Schoolin Warwick, R.I., as a history instructor and hockey coach, and served as president of the Teacher Association from 1932 to 1936. Next he taught history in Maplewood, N.J. and was president of that Teacher Association from 1939 to 1943. In 1943, he came to Ellsworth Memorial High School. He was also Secretary of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association from 1943 to 1953, Director of Connecticut Secondary School from 1943 to 1953, Director of Connecticut Secondary School Soccer Tournament, President of the New England Secondary Principal's Association, and Reading Consultant in area schools until his retirement in 1980.

He spent seventy years at YMCA Camp Belknap in Wolfeboro, N.H., first as a camper and later Assistant Director and Alumni Director. In later years, he also helped his friend Winston Abbott by contacting hundreds of businesses to retain reorders for Inspiration House Publishers.

He lived at 1810 Main Street in South Windsor with his wife, Ruth Sutcliffe Adams, who died in 1989. His three daughters, Karen (Ludwig), Marcia (Hittle), and Cynthia (White) all attended Ellsworth. After living in South Windsor for 50 years, he moved in 1993 to Schenectady, N.Y. near his daughter Karen. He died April 28, 1998, and was memorialized at a special service at the First Congregation Church of South Windsor.
Creator Adams, Henry Judson
Collection Henry Adams Collection
People Adams, Henry Judson
Subjects High school
High schools--Administration
Yearbooks
Search Terms Ellsworth Memorial High School
Year Range from 1937
Year Range to 1991
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