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Kelley, Maurice, 1903-1996
Maurice Kelley Collection
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 2.7 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Contains correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of American educator and librarian, Maurice Kelley (Princeton Class of 1934).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter of American educator and librarian, Maurice Kelley (Princeton Class of 1934). Also included are correspondence of Kelley and Hamilton Cottier, with a journal (1935), concerning the Princeton Bibliographical Society; correspondence and newspaper reviews of Kelley's book about John Milton, This Great Argument (1941); general correspondence; a few personal photographs; and newspaper clippings about a bicycle trip taken by Kelley in 1940 to Canada over Benedict Arnold's trail. Includes letters written during World War II from students to Kelley, and material relating to his service as acting librarian of Princeton's Firestone Library (1951-1953). There is also a framed expression of appreciation from the library staff to Kelley upon his return to the English Dept. in 1953.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Kelley, Maurice, 1903-1996

Maurice Kelley (1903-1996) was a member of Princeton Class of 1934 and served as acting librarian of Princeton's Firestone Library from 1951 to 1953.

Collection History


This collection was the gift of Mr. Maurice Kelley (Class of 1934) in 1991 with an additional gift in 1993.

AM 92-33 and AM 1993-151.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '15 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Maurice Kelley Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4