Hi I am no relation to this gentleman, but thought I would pass on this piece of history. Karl L Adams was President of Northern Illinois State Teachers College Dekalb 1934. There is mention of him and a full photo 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 in the "The Norther" 1934. This is what was written in the book. Education during the present crisis has had no more staunch a champion than President Karl L Adams. He has striven tirelessly to maintain the present status of our college and the opportunities which is affords to students of ability but of little means; he has worked constantly to maintain and to continue to raise the present level of education in Illinois..