Contents and Arrangement

Edmund (Mike) Keeley '48, 2011 August 9

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Keeley speaks about growing up abroad and being prevented from returning to Greece by the State Department in 1939; committing minor juvenile delinquencies; attending Princeton without prerequisite college board exams; incidents of Jewish discrimination in admissions; joining the Navy after freshman year; delayed graduation; the all-male environment; the required freshman Shakespeare course; volunteering for and teaching at the American Farm School; being the Vice President of Campus Club; working to dismantle bicker; winning the Grind Cup for highest GPA in Campus Club but hiding it out of embarrassment; serving as a faculty fellow in Stevenson Hall; helping to found the Republican Club and later regretting its creation; organizing Chapman Revercomb, Richard Nixon, and Hartley to speak to the Republican Club; the GI Bill; and serving on the disciplinary committee. He mentions Dean of Admissions Heermance, classmates Roger Saleeby, W.S. Merwin, and Galway Kinnell, Professor Willard Thorp, and President Dodds.


Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name.

Collection History


Appraisal has been conducted according to University Archives policies and procedures.

Processing Information

This finding aid was updated by Lynn Durgin in April 2016.

Access & Use

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The collection is open for research use.

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Credit this material:

Edmund (Mike) Keeley '48; Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, AC259, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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