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W.P. Kellam collection

W.P. Kellam collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: W.P. Kellam collection
Creator: Kellam, William Porter, 1905-1993
Inclusive Dates: 1895-1993
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms2025
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Porter Kellam (1905-1993) was born in North Carolina and attended college at Duke University and Emory University. Kellam came to the University of Georgia in 1950 as the Director of the Library. His first project was to oversee the construction of the Main Library building. He served as president and chairman of the board of the United States Book Exchange, president of the Southeastern Library Association, president of Phi Kappa Phi and was an active Rotary club member in Athens. In 1982, the W. Porter Kellam Library Enrichment Fund was created to bring scholars to the University of Georgia.

Warren Boes was the director of the University of Georgia Libraries from 1973-1979. During this time, he oversaw the development and implementation of the MARVEL library materials management system.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and speeches regarding Mr. Boes and his administration of University of Georgia Libraries (1973-1979).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. P. Kellam collection, ms2025, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Academic libraries -- Administration.
Academic library directors -- Georgia.
Boes, Warren
Kellam, William Porter, 1905-1993
Printed ephemera.
Research libraries -- Administration.
Research library directors -- Georgia -- Athens -- History -- 20th century.
University of Georgia. Libraries

Related Collections in this Repository

For related material in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, see Porter Kellam collection, ms2483. For related materials located outside the UGA Libraries, see Duke University, Porter Kellam scrapbook.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Clippings , 1973-1978
12Clippings, 1978-1980
13Miscellaneous - Warren Boes controversy
14Speeches, correspondence, vita
15Speech - Episodes from the Professional Experiences of an Erstwhile Academic Libarian
21Correspondence and obituary, 1993
22Photographs, 1990