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Darwin Kelley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0765

Scope and Contents

This collection includes poems, letters, documents from Darwin Kelley and others in the United States and Germany ranging from 1917 to 1990 regarding the Civil War, World War II, and personal matters.


  • 1864-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Darwin Newton Kelley was born to Burr and Edna Kaufman Kelley on October 18, 1912. He was married to Mary Wilson on November 19, 1941 and they had four children, Kathy, Karol, Sylvia and Brooks. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned his BA in 1938 from Huntington College, his MA from University of Iowa in 1939, and his PhD in history from Indiana University in 1953. He taught in the Fort Wayne Community School Corporation for thirty-five years. He died November 2, 2008.

Sources: "Kelley, Darwin." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 4, 2013. "Kelley, Darwin." Indiana Births, 1880-1920. Accessed October 4, 2013. "Kelley, Darwin." U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current. Accessed October 4, 2013.

"Kelley, Darwin Newton." Obituary, Fort Accessed October 4, 2013. http://www,


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Darwin Kelley on 1977/11/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/10/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/04 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.