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MC 242

Gettys, Luella, 1898-1975. Papers of Luella Gettys Key, 1922-1948: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 242
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Luella Gettys, 1898-1975
Title: Papers of Luella Gettys Key, 1922-1948
Date(s): 1922-1948
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, reviews, pamphlets, etc., of Luella Gettys Key, political scientist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 1249
The Luella Gettys Key papers were given to the Schlesinger Library in November 1968 by Margaret Gettys Hall.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 1977
By: Louise Schlepark

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Luella Gettys Key as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Luella Gettys Key Papers, 1922-1948; item description, dates. MC 242, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Luella Gettys graduated from Bryn Mawr College and in 1925 received her Ph.D in political science from the University of Illinois, where she was a Carnegie Fellow in International Law. Her thesis, a copy of which is in the collection, was on The Effect of Changes of Sovereignty on Nationality. In 1934 Key published a book, The Law of Citizenship; most of the material in this collection concerns the content, publication, royalties, sales and reviews of this book. On October 27, 1934, Key married V.O. Key. Also during this period Key worked for the Social Science Research Council in Washington, D.C.

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Administrative agencies--Reorganization
County government
Federal government--Canada
Reviews (criticism)
State governments
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958
Political scientists
Social Science Research Council (U.S.)