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Melody Specht Kelly Papers, 1974-2009 | University Archives

By Amanda Montgomery, Hailey LaRock, and Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Melody Specht Kelly Papers, 1974-2009Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1974-2007
ID: 02/24/U0137
Extent: 22.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection contains six separate series.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2010. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Melody Specht Kelly Collection contains 20 boxes of state, institutional, and library-related documents such as memos, e-mails, correspondence, research articles, drafts of proposals, meeting agendas, institutional publications, committee reports, newspapers, and artifacts. The collection ranges from years 1974-2009.

Collection Historical Note

Melody Specht Kelly is an alumna of North Texas State University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1970. Throughout her undergraduate career, Melody Kelly was an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority. She received her Masters of Science in 1973, and a Masters of Art in 1976.

Kelly began her employment at the University of North Texas in 1974. From 1974 to 1982, Melody Kelly served as the Assistant Social Sciences Librarian, otherwise known as the Documents Cataloger. In 1982, Kelly was promoted to the Assistant Government Documents Librarian where she stayed until 1985 when she became the full Documents Librarian. In 1986, Kelly took a position as the Head of the Government Documents Department. Around 2001, Melody Kelly became the Associate Dean of the UNT Libraries until 2009 when she ended her tenure.

Throughout her extensive career, Melody Kelly has published work in several publications as well as attended many workshops, seminars, and conferences. While working for the Libraries, Kelly has additionally taught a considerable amount of courses at the University of North Texas and at the Texas Woman's University. She has been a consistent facilitator and consultant in the library and information services field as well as been active in state, university, and library organizations in a variety of positions.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 1996-007, 2001-009, 2002-01, 2009-036
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special collections department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Melody Kelly
Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 5: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Barcode: 642515
Item 1: "The UNT Libraries" T-ShirtAdd to your cart.
This item is a white t-shirt that says "The UNT Libraries"; "Symphony In B Flat".
Folder 1: Delta Zeta Sings, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sheet MusicAdd to your cart.
Box 23: Regalia, undatedAdd to your cart.
A black cap and gown with a hood of yellow, white, green and black.
Barcode: 702961
Box 102204Add to your cart.
Item 1: Five Plaques and Two CertificatesAdd to your cart.

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