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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

Browse by Box:

Box 1: Interview TranscriptsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642140
Folder 1: Restricted Portions of Interviews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Deleted Portion of William Fenton's InterviewAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Ruth Underhill Interview RestrictionsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: F.L.W. Richardson InterviewAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Mildred (Lloyd) Warner, 1977-10-16Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Solon Kimball, 1978-01-25Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Eleanor Zimmerman, 1978-01-26Add to your cart.
Folder 5: E. Reeseman (Si) Fryer, 1978-01-27Add to your cart.
Folder 6: David Rodnick, 1978-01-28Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Edward Spicer, 1978-03-10Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Helen (John H.) Provinse, 1978-03-11Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dorothea Leighton, 1978-03-12Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lucy Adams, 1978-03-13Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Florence (Clyde) Kluckhohn, 1978-03-15Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Alexander Leighton, 1977-10-27-1978-04-10Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Frank Sweetser, 1978-04-10Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Laura Thompson, 1978-04-11Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Conrad Arensberg, 1978-04-12Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Eliot Chapple, 1978-04-16Add to your cart.
Folder 17: William Fenton, 1978-04-19Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Tom Sasaki, 1978-04-22Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Robert Havighurst, 1978-05-30Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Fred Eggan, 1978-05-31-1978-06-02Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Burleigh Gardner, 1978-06-01Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Ruth (Oscar) Lewis, 1978-06-03Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Ruth Underhill, 1978-06-04Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Edward Kennard, 1979-07-08Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Gordon MacGregor, 1978-01-27Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Philleo Nash, 1978-07-27Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Morris Opler, 1978-09-09Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Charles Loomis, 1978-09-16Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Asael Hansen, 1979-04-10-1979-04-11Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Ernest Maes, 1979-10-18Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Walter Goldschmidt, 1979-10-21Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Frederick L.W. Richardson, 1980-03-15-1980-03-16Add to your cart.
Folder 33: John Collier Jr., 1980-03-21Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Ralph Beals, 1980-04-08Add to your cart.
Folder 35: John Adair, 1980-04-11Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Anne (Eastborn) Smith, 1980-05-05Add to your cart.

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