Gettys, Luella, 1898-1975. Papers of Luella Gettys Key, 1922-1948: A Finding AidArthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© 1977 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MC 242
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Luella Gettys, 1898-1975
Title: Papers of Luella Gettys Key, 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.
Processed: March 1977
By: Louise Schlepark
Accession numbers: 1249
The Luella Gettys Key papers were given to the Schlesinger Library in November 1968
by Margaret Gettys Hall.
Access. Collection is open for research.
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
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
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,
- 1. Pamphlets by Luella Gettys Key on the reorganization of state government in Nebraska
(1922), naturalization administration (1936), the county reorganization movement (1936),
and Canadian Federalism (1941).
- 2. Copy of contract for The Law of Citizenship, 1934; Correspondence (carbon copies and typed letters) between Luella Gettys Key,
University of Chicago Press and the Social Science Research Council concerning publication
and subsidization of The Law of Citizenship, 1934-1935; Correspondence between Luella Gettys Key and University of Chicago Press
about a revised edition of The Law of Citizenship, 1943, 1948; Copy of University of Chicago Press's copyright release of The Law of Citizenship, 1948.
- 3. Reviews (newsclippings and typescript copies) of Luella Gettys Key's The Law of Citizenship, 1948; Letters (typed letters, signed) to Luella Gettys Key about The Law of Citizenship, 1932-1935.
- 4. Typed letters, signed from Mary Ritter Beard thanking Luella Gettys Key for her hospitality,
April 12, 1941; typed letter, signed from Mary Ritter Beard discussing her own writing
and that of Luella Gettys Key, April 25, 1941; "Woman's Role in Society," by Mary
Ritter Beard with inscription (reprint, May 1947).
Bound carbon copy of Luella Gettys Key's thesis The Effect of Changes of Sovereignty on Nationality, 1925.
The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented
in this collection.
An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS)
and other automated bibliographic
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Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958
Social Science Research Council (U.S.)