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MC 242

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

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe College
March 1977

© 1977 Radcliffe College

Descriptive Summary

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.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 1977
By: Louise Schlepark

Acquisition Information:

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

Preferred citation for publication:

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.


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