McKelway, St. Clair, 1845-1915.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 8 linear feet (17 boxes, 2 packages).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, memorabilia and personal documents, photographs, and printed matter of McKelway and others. Correspondence, 1872-1948, is mainly concerned with educational matters, with some editorial correspondence and personal letters written by McElway and members of his family. Most of the writings, 1881-1915, are originals and copies of McElway'saddresses and speeches which deal with public affairs, educational issues and matters pertaining to Brooklyn. Other writings include editorials for the Brooklyn Eagle, book reviews and obituaries. Also, clippings, photographs,condolences received by McElway's wife at his death, personal documents, and manuscript of a novel entitled Didaschelle.
St. Clair McElway (1845-1915) was the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper from 1884 until 1915. In addition to his newspaper work, he gave numerous addressesand speeches and was a member of the New York Board of Regents from 1883 to 1915 (he became Chancellor in 1913).
Controlled Access Terms
- McElway, St. Clair, 1845-1915.
- Education -- New York (State)
- Newspaper publishing -- New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn.
- Publishers and publishing.
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
- Photographic prints.
- Newspaper publishing -- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Additional Creator Names
- Foster, Flora Hale.
- McElway, Virginia Brooks Thompson.
- University of the State of New York. Board of Regents.
- Brooklyn eagle (Brooklyn, N.Y.)