Porter Kellam collection

Porter Kellam collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Kellam, William Porter, 1905-
Title: Porter Kellam collection
Dates: 1804-1991
Quantity: 1.75 Linear feet 3 boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
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.

Index Terms

Academic libraries--Congresses.
Academic library directors--Georgia.
Biography files.
Boykin, Samuel
College teachers--Georgia.
College teachers--South Carolina.
Jackson, Jabez Young, b. 1790
Kellam, William Porter, 1905- -- Congresses
Kellam, William Porter, 1905- -- Correspondence
Legislators--United States.
Mathematics teachers--Georgia--Athens.
Mathematics teachers--South Carolina.
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889
Proceedings (reports)
Research notes.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence
W. Porter Kellam Conference. (1991 : 4th : University of Georgia)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Porter Kellam collection, ms2483, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

For related materials held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, see also the W.P. Kellam collection, ms2025.

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Research - Samuel Boykin - Old Botanical Garden
2Research - Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry - Franklin College
3Research - Charles F. McCay - family records
4Research - Charles F. McCay - Athens, Georgia
5Research - Charles F. McCay - Augusta, Georgia
6Research - Charles F. McCay - South Carolina
21Research - Charles F. McCay - Baltimore, Maryland, 1869-1889
2Research - Charles F. McCay - Gifts
3Research - Charles F. McCay - Writings
4Research - Charles F. McCay - Southern Mutual Insurance Co.
5Research - Charles F. McCay - publications on insurance, 1848-1861
6Research - Charles F. McCay - publications on insurance, 1869-1876
7Research - Charles F. McCay - publications on insurance, 1877-1888
8Research - Charles F. McCay - Nathaniel Bowditch, 1877-1888
31Research - Walter B. Hill, Jr.
2Research - Ella May Thornton
3Research - University of Georgia, Class of 1804
5Research - William Williams - Athens, Georgia
5Research - William Williams - Putnam County, Georgia
6Research - William Williams - Tallahassee, Florida
7Material - Jimmy Carter
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, 1970