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Lawrence "Larry" Kelly Papers, 1941-1987 | University Archives

By Leonard Martin and Catherine Keenan

Collection Overview

Title: Lawrence "Larry" Kelly Papers, 1941-1987Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1978-1987
ID: 02/17/U0136
Extent: 8.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged at the folder level by document type.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2002
Subjects: Anthropology -- United States, Depressions -- 1929, Indians of North America -- History, Interviews, Society for Applied Anthropology
Languages: English

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This collection contains court records, recordings, and transcriptions of interviews conducted by UNT history professor Lawrence C. Kelly. The interviews found within boxes 1-3 and 6-8 concern Kelly's anthropological research and the research of his peers on Native American communities during The Great Depression. The court cases in boxes 4 and 5 concern Native American affairs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Boxes 1-3 contain the recordings and transcriptions of interviews Professor Kelly had with numerous applied anthropologists between the late 1970s and the late 1980s. These interviews were focused on anthropological research conducted with various Native American communities during The Great Depression. Boxes 4-5 contain numerous transcripts of court cases involving Native American affairs. Boxes 6-8 contain anthropological research correspondence with the Society for Applied Anthropology as well as interview transcripts and correspondence with assorted anthropologists.

Collection Historical Note

Lawrence “Larry” C. Kelly was a former professor of history at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). Kelly’s professional specialization focused on Native American history and United States policies concerning Indigenous populations. Professor Kelly published a great many articles including; “The Indian Reorganization Act: The Dream and the Reality” (1975), “Anthropology and Anthropologists in the Indian New Deal” (1980), and “Federal Indian Policy” (1990). Kelly’s relationship with anthropologists was of mutual benefit; much of the professor’s published work drew from information gleaned in the interviews of professional anthropologists and Lawrence Kelly is frequently cited in accredited academic anthropological papers.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: Portions of this collection are restricted as noted in the Finding Aid. Please contact UNT Special Collections for more information.
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 hours notice prior to use.
Technical Access Note: Portions of this collection require special audio equipment to access materials such as the reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes. Please contact the UNT Special Collections Department for more information.
Related Materials:

Kelly, Lawrence C. 1983.The Assault on Assimilation: John Collier and the Origin of Indian Policy Reform. Olympic Marketing Corp.

Kelly, Lawrence C. 1990. Federal Indian Policy. New York: Chelsea House.

Kelly, Lawrence C. 1980. "Anthropology and Anthropologists in the Indian New Deal."Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 16 (1): 6-24.

Kelly, Lawrence C. 1975. "The Indian Reorganization Act: The Dream and the Reality." Pacific Historical Review 44 (3): 291-312. doi: 10.2307/3638029.

Preferred Citation: Lawrence "Larry" Kelly Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: Catherine Keenan processed an accretion to the collection in March 2017. This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.
Other Note: Lawrence "Larry" Kelly Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 3: TapesAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642141
Item 1: Charlotte N. Walkud, Arlington, Virginia, 1984-03-20Add to your cart.
Item 2: Lucy Kramer (Mrs. Felix Cohen), Washington D.C., 1984-03-25Add to your cart.
Item 3: Dr. George Taylor, Seattle Washington, 1985-04-11Add to your cart.
This interview is about foreign morale analysis division of office of war information.
Item 4: Sallie Wagner, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1985-06-18Add to your cart.
Item 5: Morris Burge, Potatque, New Mexico, 1985-06-19Add to your cart.
Item 6: David Mandelbaum, UC Berkley, California, 1984-04-22Add to your cart.
This interview concerns David's career in ocs and Edward Sapir.
Item 7: St. Clare and Elizabeth Drake, Asilomar, California, 1984-04-20-1984-04-21Add to your cart.
American Society for Ethnology.
Item 8: Douglas Ensinger, Columbia, Missouri, 1984-05-24Add to your cart.
Item 9: Philleo Nash, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 1978-07-27Add to your cart.
Item 10: Ruth Underhill, Denver, Colorado, 1978-06-04Add to your cart.
Item 11: David Rodnick Interview (1 of 2) Greenville, South Carolina, 1978-01-28Add to your cart.
Item 12: David Rodnick Interview (2 of 2), Greenville, South Carolina, 1978-02-28Add to your cart.
Item 13: Gordon MacGregor Interview, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1978-01-27Add to your cart.
Item 14: Solon T. Kimball, Gainesville, Florida, 1978-01-25Add to your cart.
Item 15: Mrs. William (Eleanor) Zimmerman, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1978-01-26Add to your cart.
Item 16: Dorothea Leighton, Berkeley, Califronia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: George Foster, Berkeley, California, 1983-08-15Add to your cart.
Item 18: Ward Goodenough, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-04-02Add to your cart.
Item 19: Side 1: Andrew Hunter "Bud" Whiteford, Side 2: Katherine Spencer Halpen, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1982-06-09-1982-06-11Add to your cart.
Item 20: Continuation of Abraham Halpern Interview, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Eliot Chapple Interview PT. 2, Nyack, New York, 1978-04-16Add to your cart.
Item 22: Ralph Beals, Palisades, California, 1980-04-08Add to your cart.
Item 23: Benjamin Paul, Stanford University, 1980-04-10Add to your cart.
Item 24: Ruth (Oscar) Lewis, Urbana, Illinois, 1978-06-03Add to your cart.
Item 25: F.R. Fryer, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1978-01-27Add to your cart.
Item 26: SI Fryer Interview, Tape #2, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1978-01-27Add to your cart.
Item 27: Laura Thompson, Ft. Lee, New Jersey, 1978-04-11Add to your cart.
Item 28: Conrad Arensberg, Columbia University, New York City, 1978-04-12Add to your cart.
Item 29: Charles Collier, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1980-05-06Add to your cart.
Item 30: Burleigh Gardner, 1978-06-01Add to your cart.
Item 31: Lucy Adams, San Francisco, California, 1978-03-13Add to your cart.
Item 32: Florence Kluckenhon, Seattle, Washington, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 33: Richardson and Chapple, Washington D.C., 1980-12-06Add to your cart.
Item 34: Frederick L.K. Richardson, Charolettesville, Virginia, 1980-03-15-1980-03-16Add to your cart.
Item 35: John Collier Jr., Denver, Colorado, 1980-03-21Add to your cart.
Society for Applied Anthropology.
Item 36: Mildred Warner, Dune Acres, Chesterton, Indiana, 1977-10-16Add to your cart.
Item 37: Frank Sneester, Boston University, Massachusetts, 1979-04-10Add to your cart.
This is a copy made from the original on March 2, 1979.The original was on side of Cora Du Bois interview. She requested the return of her tape. After this copy made original of Sneester was erased and the reel went to Du Bois.
Item 38: Alexander Leighton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978-04-10Add to your cart.
Item 39: Unknown Tape, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 40: Solon T. Kimball, 1978-01-25Add to your cart.
Item 41: Graham Taylor Interview, Cassette, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 42: Philleo Nash, Parts I and II, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 1978-07-27Add to your cart.
Item 43: Philleo Nash, Parts III and IV, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 1978-07-27Add to your cart.
Item 44: Francis Farmer Stevens, San Clemente, California, 1980-08Add to your cart.

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