KELLEY, WILLIAM MELVIN, 1937-
William Melvin Kelley family papers

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zhrs


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kelley, William Melvin, 1937-
Title: William Melvin Kelley family papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1038
Extent: 12 linear ft. (12 boxes) and AV Masters: 1.25 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of African American author William Melvin Kelley and his family, including business and family correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2006.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], William Melvin Kelley family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Melvin Kelley (1937-2017), African American author. He is the son of newspaper editor William Melvin Kelley, Sr. (1894-1958) and the brother of chemist Sinah Estelle Kelley (1916- ).

William Melvin Kelley (1937-2017), African American author. He is the son of newspaper editor William Melvin Kelley, Sr. (1894-1958) and the brother of chemist Sinah Estelle Kelley (1916- ).

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of William Melvin Kelley, William Melvin Kelley, Sr., and Sinah Estelle Kelley. The papers include business and family correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Family papers
Box Folder Content
1 William Melvin Kelley, Sr., subject files
2 William Melvin Kelley, Sr., correspondence
3 William Melvin Kelley, Sr., writings and Sinah Kelley yearbook
4 Sinah Kelley, papers
5 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., business/personal
6 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., writings
7 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., writings, scrapbooks, printed material
8 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., family papers
9 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., writings
10 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., writings
11 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., mixed
12 William Melvin Kelley, Jr., notebooks containing manuscript writings; diaries/journals, 1979-1993; class and student notes from Sarah Lawrence, 1990-2008
Video Journals
AV1 - Video Journal, No. 1, February 18-24, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Video Journal, No. 2, February 26-March 23, 1989 (includes Elizabeth Catlett Mora) [original: VHS]
AV1 - Video Journal, No. 3, "Where Malcolm Died," "Sylvan Terrace, Harlem USA," "Elizabeth Catlett Mora, Childhood and Before," April 5, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Video Journal, No. 4, May 23, 1989-August 25, 1990 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Video Journal, No. 5, September 5, 1989-August 4, 1990 [original: VHS]
Family Tapes
AV1 - Family Tape No 1, January 27-February 3, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 2, February 3-5, 1989 (Baby Cherlonda turning 2) [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 3, March 12-April 18, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 4, April 18-May 20, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 5, May 22-July 3, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 7, August 10-September 10, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 8, October 14, 1989-January 13, 1990 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 9, February 3-July 1, 1990 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 10, September 11, 1990-February 17, 1991 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 11, March 31-July 28, 1991 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 12, June 19-September, 1991 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 13, October 30, 1991-June 4, 1992 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 14, August 1992-May 29, 1994; December 9-20, 1996 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 14 �: January 1997 (camera trouble) [original: VHS]
AV1 - Family Tape No 15: November 12, 1995 (Blossim's Party) [original: VHS]
Other
AV2 - Honky-Tonk Bud: An Urban Folk Legend, by Scott Laster Association, 1985 (10 minutes) and Excavating Harlem by Kelly/Bull Productions, May 1988 (20 minutes) [original: VHS]
AV1 - Image Continuum, No. 1, February 10, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Mora, Elizabeth Catlett, "Childhood and Before," April 5, 1989, by William M. Kelley [original: VHS]
AV1 - Spirit Women/Ghost Dancers, Aiki and D. Goring, by William M. Kelley, April 23, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV2 - New York City to Taos Pueblo New Mexico 87571 and Back Again, by William M. Kelley, April 21, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV2 - MS DL in Taos New Mexico 87571, June 1989 [original: VHS]
AV2 - Ten Paintings by Bill Hutson, November 2, 1991, by William M. Kelley (13 minutes) [original: VHS]
AV2 - Christmas 1991 at Edgecomb Avenue, by William M. Kelley, December 25, 1991 (11 minutes) [original: VHS]
AV1 - Etchitty & Manygoats, Navajo Craftswomen, April 1992, by Pete Manygoats [original: VHS]
AV2 - William Melvin Kelley reading at Temple University, Introduction by David Bradley, September 26, 1991 (68 minutes) [original: VHS]
AV2 - William Melvin Kelley, "Ebonics: Black English or Bad English, Clarification and Ramifications, January 13, 1997 [original: VHS]
Interviews
AV1 - Ryles, William, "American Roots and Childhood," April 9, 1989, interviewed by William M. Kelley [original: VHS]
AV2 - Sauerwein, Henry A., Jr., Director H. Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, "Ancestry and Childhood," by William M. Kelley, June 18, 1989 (59 minutes) [original: VHS]
AV2 - Grierson, Letitia, "Childhood in Scotland: Coming to America," by William M. Kelley, February 24, 1991 (38 minutes) [original: VHS]
AV2 - Travels with Brother Andre, August 28, 1990-November 17, 1991 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Prairie Flower in Harlem New York City, June 19-July 1991, by William M. Kelley [original: VHS]
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