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William A. Kelly papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.174

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a “Laboratory Manual for Historical Geology”, written by William Kelly. The manual is made up of nine parts: fossil preservation methods, fossil diagrams, directions for studying unknown specimens, exercise worksheets, fossil collection directions, outline of a Grand Ledge field excursion, a resume of Michigan’s historical geology, and a glossary.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

William Kelly began teaching at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in January 1926 in the field of geology. He was appointed full professor in July 1944. Before he joined the faculty at Michigan State, he earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alberta and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he taught until 1926. Kelly retired from MSU in 1961.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Legal Status

Copyright: As noted on manual.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

William A. Kelly Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Geahan
July 2009
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US