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Kelley, Maurice, 1903-1996
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Maurice Kelley Collection
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 2.7 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): 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


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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184