Porter Kellam

Porter Kellam

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Kellam, William Porter, 1905-
Creator: W. Porter Kellam Conference. (1991 : 4th : University of Georgia)
Title: Porter Kellam
Dates: circa 1804-1991
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder B)
Coll. Number: ms2483

Biographical/Historical Note

"Charles F. McCay [was] Professor of Mathematics at The University of Georgia from 1833-1853, President of the University of South Carolina, and pioneer in the insurance industry."--"McCay Award Guidelines" from the UGA Dept. of Mathematics web site, http://www.math.uga.edu/about_us/mccay.html (Accessed August 19, 2009)

"W[illiam] Porter Kellam was born in North Carolina [in 1905]. He attended college at Duke University and Emory University, and he did additional graduate work at the University of Illinois. After a few years in teaching, he moved into library work. Kellam came to the University of Georgia in 1950 as the Director of the Library. His first project was to oversee the construction of the Main Library building, which was to provide a departure from traditional university library practices. All resources of the building were to be focused on bringing students and books together with as little interference as possible. He served as president and chairman of the board of the United States Book Exchange, president of the Southeastern Library Association, president of Phi Kappa Phi and was an active Rotary club member in Athens. He spoke on the radio, television, at seminars and lectures carrying the message of the meaning and importance of books. He also donated a large collection to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in memory of his son, a graduate of UNC, who tragically died at the age of 42. On December 20, 1982, Mr. and Mrs. David F. Bishop established the W. Porter Kellam Library Enrichment Fund to bring scholars and lecturers to the University of Georgia to address issues of interest to the Library faculty." -- "W. Porter Kellam Library Enrichment Fund," http://www.libs.uga.edu/development/endow/kellamfund.html (Accessed May 18, 2009)


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two boxes of Porter Kellam's research notes and correspondence relating to Charles McCay, Samuel Boykin, Jabez Young Jackson, and other university of Georgia alumni. Also included is one folder containing the proceedings of the 1991 Kellam Conference, and 1970 plans for the renovation of the UGA Main Library.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Academic librarians--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Academic libraries--Congresses.
Academic library directors--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Biography files.
Boykin, Samuel
College teachers--Georgia--Athens.
College teachers--South Carolina.
Correspondence
Jackson, Jabez Young, b. 1790
Kellam, William Porter, 1905- -- Congresses
Kellam, William Porter, 1905- -- Correspondence
Legislators--Georgia.
Legislators--United States.
Mathematics teachers--Georgia--Athens.
Mathematics teachers--South Carolina.
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889
Proceedings.
Research notes.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Porter Kellam collection, MS 2483. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

For related materials help outside the UGA Libraries, see Duke University, W.P. Kellam scrapbook.

For related materials held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, see also the W.P. Kellam collection, MS 2025.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Research re: Samuel Boykin - Old Botanical Garden
 
2Research re: Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry - Franklin College
 
3Research re: Charles F. McCay - family records
 
4Research re: Charles F. McCay - Athens, Georgia
 
5Research re: Charles F. McCay - Augusta, Georgia
 
6Research re: Charles F. McCay - South Carolina
 
BoxFolder
21Research re: Charles F. McCay - Baltimore, Maryland, 1869-1889
 
2Research re: Charles F. McCay - Gifts
 
3Research re: Charles F. McCay - Writings
 
4Research re: Charles F. McCay - Southern Mutual Insurance Co.
 
5Research re: Charles F. McCay - publications on insurance, 1848-1861
 
6Research re: Charles F. McCay - publications on insurance, 1869-1876
 
7Research re: Charles F. McCay - publications on insurance, 1877-1888
 
8Research re: Charles F. McCay - Nathaniel Bowditch, 1877-1888
 
BoxFolder
31Research re: Walter B. Hill, Jr.
 
2Research re: Ella May Thornton
 
3Research re: University of Georgia, Class of 1804
 
5Research re: William Williams - Athens, Georgia
 
5Research re: William Williams - Putnam County, Georgia
 
6Research re: William Williams - Tallahassee, Florida
 
7Material re: Jimmy Carter
 
BoxFolder
41Sampling of Christmas Cards, 1952-1974
 
2Correspondence Felix Hargrett, 1974-1988
 
3Journal of Library Administration - W. Porter Kellam Conference, 1991
 
OS Folder
1BMaps of Georgia
 
Plans for UGA Main Library renovation, circa 1970