Key, Luella Gettys. Papers, 1922-1948: A Finding AidArthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
© 1977 Radcliffe College
Call No.: MC 242
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Luella Gettys Key
Title: Papers, 1922-1948
Quantity: 1/2 file box
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.
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 LGK 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. In about 1936 LGK married V.O. Key. Also during
this period LGK worked for the Social Science Research Council in Washington, D.C.
- 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 (cc. and TL) between LGK, University of Chicago Press and the
Social Science Research Council concerning publication and subsidization of The Law of Citizenship, 1934-1935; Correspondence between LGK 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 ts. copies) of LGK's The Law of Citizenship, 1948; Letters (TLS) to LGK about The Law of Citizenship, 1932-1935.
- 4. TLS from Mary Ritter Beard thanking LGK for her hospitality, April 12, 1941; TLS from
Mary Ritter Beard discussing her own writing and that of LGK, April 25, 1941; "Woman's
Role in Society," by MRB with inscription (reprint, May 1947).
Bound cc. of LGK's thesis The Effect of Changes of Sovereignty on Nationality, 1925.
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958