Henry J. Kelley Papers,
Scope and Contents
The Henry J. Kelley Papers include correspondence, notes, drafts and offprints of publications and research reports. Henry Kelley's original folder titles were used when the collection was re-housed and inventoried in 2012. The majority of the collection consists topic based subject/research files, files on individuals (correspondence, resumes, and papers), teaching/course materials, and conference/professional organizational files. There are drafts and final copies of papers by Kelley and others on a range of aerospace and other engineering topics.
The collection also includes slides and transparencies, most of which depict equations, charts, graphs, and occasional text. For the most part, these visual materials are unidentified.
- 1948 - 1988
- Kelley, Henry J., b.1926 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
Henry J. Kelley was born in 1926. He was an aerospace engineer and authority on flight optimization. In 1958, he completed a Sc.D. from New York University. From 1948-1963, he worked for Grumman Aircraft as a researcher and as assistant chief of the Research Department. In 1963, he founded Analytical Mechanics Associates, which worked with NASA on parameterized steering approaches for Apollo mission planning. From 1978 until the time of his death in 1988, he served as a professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech (held Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Chair).
14.8 Cubic Feet (40 boxes)
The Henry J. Kelley Papers include correspondence, notes, drafts and offprints of publications, teaching materials, and research reports from 1948-1988.
With the exception of slides and transparencies, the collection was left in the order in which it was brought to Special Collections. It is unclear if this was Henry Kelley's original order. Kelley's original folder labels were maintained when the collection was rehoused in 2012. In the "Contents List" below, files are organized alphabetically to facilitate searching.
Although the slides are unidentified, most were grouped with rubber bands. Those groups were retained within the box of slides. Identified transparencies were left in their original groupings and are in Box 37. Unidentified transparencies are in Boxes 38-39.
Source of Acquisition
The Henry J. Kelley Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Henry J. Kelley Papers, Ms1988-021 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The collection was acquired in 1988 and minimal initial description was completed around that time. In 2012, materials were re-foldered and a folder-level inventory was created.
- A Guide to the Henry J. Kelley Papers, 1948-1988
- Special Collections Staff
- 2012 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2020-08-20: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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