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Raymond Adams

Class of 1920

Raymond Adams, you received your bachelor’s degree cum laude in 1920 and have spent the intervening forty years with wisdom,  energy, scholarship , and to good advantage, reflecting credit upon your Alma Mater.  A teacher at the University of North Carolina since you left Beloit, professor of English there since 1939, frequently chairman of the department, your interests have ranged far beyond the traditional confines of the teaching of English, into history, archaeology, typography, religion, antiquarian studies, and you have gained national and international recognition for your formation of, and many years presidency of the national Thoreau Society.  Your Alma Mater has been enriched upon several occasions with your lectures here, and is happy now to indicate some small measure of appreciation with this Distinguished Service Citation.