Nicholas Kelley papers ca. 1845-1968 1890-1968

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Nicholas Kelley papers, ca. 1845-1968, 1890-1968

Nicholas Kelley papers ca. 1845-1968 1890-1968

Nicholas Kelley was a New York City lawyer and civic leader. He served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1918 to 1921 and later specialized in arbitration and labor law. Kelley was vice president of the Chrysler Corporation from 1937 to 1957 and served on the boards of such civic and social reform organizations as the National Consumers' League and the Visiting Nurse Service. The collection consists of professional and family correspondence, personal documents and ephemera related to Kelley's education at Harvard, his career as a lawyer in New York City, as assistant secretary in the Treasury Department, and his involvement with legal and civic reform organizations.

70 linear feet; 165 boxes, 9 volumes

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Kelley, Nicholas, 1885-1965

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Nicholas Kelley (1885-1965) was a New York City lawyer and civic leader. He served as an official of the U.S. Treasury Dept. from 1918 to 1921. In his private law practice, Kelley specialized in corporate law and he also was a director of several companies, most notably the Chrysler Corporation from 1937 to 1957. He was active in civic associations, civil service reform groups, consumer leagues, and legal organizations. Florence Kelley (1859-1932), Nicholas Kelley's mother, was a social reformer...

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National Consumers' League

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Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. From the description of National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981678 The League was founded in 1898 to improve conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1912-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006759 The National Consumers' League was founded in 18...

United States. Department of the Treasury

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Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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Visiting Nurse Service of New York

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United States. Dept. of Justice. Alien Enemy Hearing Board.

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Chrysler corporation

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