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William Gordon Kelly photograph album

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-197

Content Description

6.5" x 9.5" photograph album with blue cover and tan spine. Contains 200 photographs and a small amount of personal ephemera. The photographs document the life of of William G. Kelly and his family in Pontiac, Michigan. The photographs are neatly annotated and many are dated.


  • 1880-1951


Access to the Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

The collection is the physical property of Grand Valley State University, but all literary rights are retained by the original creators of materials, their estates, heirs, or third parties. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure appropriate permissions for publication beyond the bounds of fair use.

Biographical Notes

William Gordon Kelly of Pontiac, Michigan was born on September 8, 1924, the son of Harold V. Kelly. He graduated from Pontiac High School in 1941, and like his brother Eaton, served in the U.S. Navy. He married Betsey Beard Macleod on July 28, 1951.


1 Linear feet (1 flat box)

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Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Joshua Halpern on eBay, 2018.

Condition Description

Very loose adhesive on photos.

William Gordon Kelly photograph album, 1880-1951
Annie Benefiel
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States