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Nicholas Kelley papers

Title
Nicholas Kelley papers, ca. 1845-1968, (bulk 1890-1968).
Author
Kelley, Nicholas, 1885-1965.
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Description
70 linear feet (166 boxes, 9 volumes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Awards.
  • Diaries.
  • Letterpress copybooks.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Nicholas Kelley, son of social reformer Florence Kelley, was a New York City lawyer and civic leader.
Call Number
MssCol 1627
Author
Kelley, Nicholas, 1885-1965.
Title
Nicholas Kelley papers, ca. 1845-1968, (bulk 1890-1968).
Summary
The collection consists of correspondence, case files, writings, diaries, memorabilia and photographs documenting Nicholas Kelley's personal and professional life, including his education at Harvard University; legal practice in New York City; government and business employment; engagement in legal, civic and social reform; club memberships; alumni activities; travels; and family life. Correspondence includes letters to and from classmates, friends, business colleagues, and associates in voluntary and professional organizations; family correspondence with his wife Augusta Maverick Kelley and their children; letters from members of the Lloyd, Maverick and O'Connor families; and genealogical papers. Professional activities are also reflected in letter books documenting his work at the Treasury Department, 1920-21, and private legal practice, 1921-1927; legal case files; and organization files documenting his chairmanship of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board and his work with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Citizens Union, the National Consumers' League, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and other groups. Writings cover legal and economic topics. Diaries are primarily appointment books. Also present are awards; certificates; and materials from his European travels, 1907-1928. Photographs include images of Kelley, family members, friends, professional colleagues, and Harvard classmates and activities.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Nicholas Kelley, son of social reformer Florence Kelley, was a New York City lawyer and civic leader. Kelley practiced arbitration and labor law and held several high-profile positions in government and business. He was an official in the U.S. Department of the Treasury (1918-1921), a vice president of the Chrysler Corporation (1937-1957), and chairman of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board in New York City (1941-1946). Kelley served on the boards of a number of legal, civic and social welfare organizations and educational institutions.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the Florence Kelley Papers and the Maverick Family Papers; Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library. Correspondence between Nicholas Kelley and his mother Florence Kelley is found in the Florence Kelley Papers.
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Occupation
Civic leaders.
Lawyers.
Added Author
Kelley, Augusta Maverick.
Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Chrysler Corporation.
Citizens Union of the City of New York.
National Consumers' League.
United States. Department of Justice. Alien Enemy Hearing Board.
United States. Department of the Treasury.
Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
LCCN
ms 74000532
Research Call Number
MssCol 1627
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