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Marcus P. Kiley (AC 1919) Papers, 1917-1977
2 records storage boxes (2 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Librarian and member of Amherst College Class of 1919. Collection includes notes from classes, papers and letters related to various library organizations, letters and other printed matter related to the Class of 1919, and a book of tributed to Kiley upon his retirement.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Kiley Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Kiley Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Marcus Kiley, a librarian and member of Amherst College Class of 1919, known as Mark to family and friends, was born in 1897 and grew up in Northampton, Mass. He graduated from Columbia University (BS in Library Science, 1927). Kiley was the assistant librarian of Amherst College, 1924-1929, and the Librarian of the University Club in New York City, 1929-1962. He retired in Amherst, Mass., and served as the secretary of his Amherst College Class of 1919 (from 1965 to1981), as well as secretary of the Amherst Historical Society, 1964-1968. Kiley married Ruth Butterworth in 1928. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Mark Kiley died on May 5, 1981.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

These are the personal and business papers of Marcus Kiley. They include notes from his classes at the School of Library Service, Columbia University, 1926-1927, and papers and letters related to his involvement in various library organizations. Also included are letters, invitations and other printed matter related to reunions and dinners of the Amherst College Class of 1919 from the 1950s through the 1970s. There is a book of tributes to Kiley upon this retirement as the Librarian of the University Club, New York City in April 1962.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Kiley Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Kiley Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Marcus P. Kiley (AC 1919) Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed:2003-2004
By:Andre Deckrow 2006, Student Assistant
Lauren Schmale 2006, Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE,
1928-1967


Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by corresponent, with general correspondence at the beginning.

Scope and content:

Series 1, CORRESPONDENCE, 1928-1967, consists of general correspondence, incoming and outgoing letters.

General correspondence
ca. 1928-1967

Box 1: folder 1
Belknap, Walter
1958-1963

Box 1: folder 2
Bingham, Millicent Todd
1964 Nov

Box 1: folder 3
Cameron, Donald F. ("Scotty")
1960-1963

Box 1: folder 4
Chapin, Samuel A.
1950

Box 1: folder 5
Cowles, Herbert T. and Katherine C.
1950-1967

Box 1: folder 6
Curran, Henry Hastings
1966 and n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Darrow, Whitney
1950-1967

Box 1: folder 8
Davis, Robert J.
1962-1963

Box 1: folder 9
Dennis, Dora and Richard
1949-1963

Box 1: folder 10
Downs, Bob and Betty
1955-1957

Box 1: folder 11
Drury, Winthrop
1961-1962

Box 1: folder 12
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1949 Jan-Feb

Box 1: folder 13
Ellenberger, J. S.
1965 Aug

Box 1: folder 14
Fries, Waldemar H.
1962

Box 1: folder 15
Gebhardt, John
1963-1966

Box 1: folder 16
Goodale, Alfred S.
1948-1949

Box 1: folder 17
Harrison, Joseph Leroy
1928-1950

Box 1: folder 18
Hausdorfer, Walter and Abigail
1949-1952

Box 1: folder 19
Howe, Ward Allan
ca. 1951-1956

Box 1: folder 20
Hubbard, John
1959-1962

Box 1: folder 21
Jackson, Stuart W.
1955-1957

Box 1: folder 22
Kiley, Ruth
n.d.

Box 1: folder 23
Kimball, Gladys A.
1960-1961

Box 1: folder 24
Maloney, John P.
1928-1962

Box 1: folder 25
Moore, Leonard Page
1957

Box 1: folder 26
Morgan, Whitney
ca. 1950-1955

Box 1: folder 27
Morsman, E. Kimball
1958-1963

Box 1: folder 28
O'Brien, John
1966

Box 1: folder 29
Piper, Carol S.
1952-1962

Box 1: folder 30
Prentice, E. Parmalee
1952-1956

Box 1: folder 31
Preston, John
1962-1967

Box 1: folder 32
Rodman, H. B.
1951-1954

Box 1: folder 33
Scott, Arthur L.
1955-1964

Box 1: folder 34
Shirley, Wayne
1958-1963

Box 1: folder 35
Series 2: AMHERST COLLEGE ALUMNI ACTIVITIES,
1927-1977


Series 2: AMHERST COLLEGE ALUMNI ACTIVITIES, 1927-1977 consists of documents related to Class of 1919 reunions, dinners, and the alumni fund.

Amherst College - General
1927-1964

Box 1: folder 36
Class of 1919
1952-1965

Box 1: folder 37
Alumni Fund
1958-1961

Box 1: folder 38
Class of 1919 - 40th reunion
1958-1959

Box 1: folder 39
Class of 1919 - 45th reunion
1959-1964

Box 1: folder 40
Class of 1919 - 46th reunion
1956-1965

Box 1: folder 41
Class of 1919 - 47th reunion
1965-1966

Box 1: folder 42
Class of 1919 - 48th reunion
1967-1971

Box 1: folder 43
Winter dinner, 1967
1960-1967

Box 1: folder 44
Winter dinner, 1968-69
1968-1969

Box 1: folder 45
Class of 1919 - 50th reunion
1967-1977

Box 1: folder 46
Dinner 1970
1969-1970

Box 1: folder 47
Fall reunion 1971
1967-1971

Box 1: folder 48
Fall reunion 1972
1971-1973

Box 1: folder 49
Fall reunion 1973
1973

Box 1: folder 50
Class of 1919 - 55th reunion
1969-1974

Box 1: folder 51
Fall reunion
1975

Box 1: folder 52
Class of 1919 - 58th reunion
1977

Box 1: folder 53
Series 3: CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS,
1948-1971


Arrangement:

The series is arranged alphabetically by organization, with special events and invitations at the end of the series.

Scope and content:

Series 3: CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, 1948-1971, consists of documents related to the various organizations in which Kiley was active.

Clubs and organizations - miscellaneous
1949-1966

Box 1: folder 54
American Library Association
1962-1963

Box 1: folder 55
Amherst Historical Society - correspondence
1970-1971

Box 1: folder 56
Archons of Colophon
1955-1969

Box 1: folder 57
Bibliographical Society of America
1948-1951

Box 2: folder 1
Grand Jury Association
1948-1961

Box 2: folder 2
Grolier Club
1951-1957

Box 2: folder 3
Melvil Dui Chowder and Marching Association
1958-1961

Box 2: folder 4
New England Library Association
1966 Aug 10

Box 2: folder 5
New-York Historical Society
1952-1957

Box 2: folder 6
New York Library Association
ca. 1952-1962

Box 2: folder 7
New York Library Club
1959-1961

Box 2: folder 8
Phi Gamma Delta
1952-1964

Box 2: folder 9
Special Libraries Association
1949-1962

Box 2: folder 10
Special events and invitations
ca. 1948-1962

Box 2: folder 11
Special events and invitations
ca. 1948-1966

Box 2: folder 12
Series 4: LIBRARIES,
1917-1971


Arrangement:

The series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and content:

Series 4: LIBRARIES, 1917-1971, includes material concerning Kiley's work in the Columbia University School of Library Service, and at the Forbes Library and the University Club Library. Also included is a bound volume of Tributes to Mark Kiley upon his retirement as University Club Librarian.

Columbia University School of Library Service - notes, etc.
ca. 1928-1929

Box 2: folder 13
Columbia University School of Library Service
ca. 1928-1961

Box 2: folder 14
Forbes Library (Northampton, Mass.)
1917-1964

Box 2: folder 15
Letters concerning Kiley's application to New York State Library School
1926 Jan-May

Box 2: folder 16
New York Public Library
1961-1963

Box 2: folder 17
University Club Library
1948-1971

Box 2: folder 18
University Club Library - Tributes to Mark Kiley upon his retirement as Librarian (1 bound volume)
1962 Apr

Box 2: folder 19
Libraries - miscellaneous
1949-1961

Box 2: folder 20
Series 5: PERSONAL AFFAIRS,
ca. 1931-1960 and n.d.


Series 5: PERSONAL AFFAIRS, ca. 1931-1960 and n.d., includes drawings and sketches, genealogical information, as well as insurance, legal documents, etc.

Insurance, legal documents, etc.
ca. 1931-1960

Box 2: folder 21
Birthday
1950

Box 2: folder 22
Genealogical information on the Kiel(e)y/Kiley family and the Butterworth family
n.d.

Box 2: folder 23
Drawings and sketches
n.d.

Box 2: folder 24
Series 6: PHOTOGRAPHS,
ca. 1962


Series 6: PHOTOGRAPHS, ca. 1962, consists of a number of photographs of Kiley taken in the early 1960s.

Photograph of Mark Kiley
ca. 1962

Box 2: folder 25
Series 7: MISCELLANEOUS,
ca. 1949-1962


Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and content:

Series 7: MISCELLANEOUS, ca. 1949-1962, includes news clippings and other printed matter.

Printed matter: "Katharine Brand Book Collection," Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, Staunton, Virginia, n.d.; "The Forgotten Medal of Gold," in: "Cargoes" 28, 1949 Oct.; "The Trinity Windows in the Dana Memorial Chapel," Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, 1955; "Princeton University Press: An Informal account of its Growing Pains..." by Whitney Darrow, 1951.
ca. 1949-1957

Box 2: folder 26
News clippings, miscellaneous
1956-1962

Box 2: folder 27

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1919.
  • Kiley, Marcus Philip, 1897-1981.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1919. Kiley.


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