The Adam mss., ca. 1863-1930, consist of the letters and papers of French writer, literary revue editor, and salon hostess Juliette (Lambert) Adam, 1836-1936. Adam founded La Nouvelle Revue in 1879 and served as its editor until 1899. The majority of the collection dates from the 1880's and the years of her editorship of the revue.
The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Subjects; III. Writings by Adam; IV. Pictures. The collection is entirely in French.
Adam's letters frequently reveal both the changing culture and daily life in the France of the Third Republic. They also chronicle her intense interest and involvement in public affairs and in the promotion of international causes as well as of women's rights.
Three articles and drafts by Juliette Adam as well as several notes by her, seemingly relative to her memoirs, are present as are two printed portraits of her.
A brief inventory follows. A complete and detailed listing of the collection may be found in Rosemary Lloyd and Olga Amarie's publication Juliette Adam (Bloomington, IN: Lilly Library, Indiana University, 2007).