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Adams, Joseph Quincy

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1946 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Director

1881 – Born on March 23 in Greenville, South Carolina. A Shakespearean scholar and was the first director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

1900 – He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest College.

1901 – Earned an Master of Arts degree from the same institution.

1910 – He pursued a teaching career at several institutions, notably at Cornell University, where he also edited the journal Cornell Studies in English.

1931 – Adams married Helen Banks on the 29th of January .

         – Involved with the Folger Shakespeare Library from its foundation.

1934 – He became the Library’s temporary director.

1936 – Became the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

1946 – Died on November 10th from coronary disease.