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Marcus P. Kiley (AC 1919) Papers

 Collection — Box: Boxes 1-2
Identifier: MA.00162

Scope and Contents

These are the personal and business papers of Marcus Kiley. They include notes from his classes at the School of Library Service, Columbia University, 1926-1927, and papers and letters related to his involvement in various library organizations. Also included are letters, invitations and other printed matter related to reunions and dinners of the Amherst College Class of 1919 from the 1950s through the 1970s. There is a book of tributes to Kiley upon this retirement as the Librarian of the University Club, New York City in April 1962.


  • Creation: 1917-1977


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Kiley Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Kiley Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Marcus Kiley, a librarian and member of Amherst College Class of 1919, known as Mark to family and friends, was born in 1897 and grew up in Northampton, Mass. He graduated from Columbia University (BS in Library Science, 1927). Kiley was the assistant librarian of Amherst College, 1924-1929, and the Librarian of the University Club in New York City, 1929-1962. He retired in Amherst, Massachusetts, and served as the secretary of his Amherst College Class of 1919 (from 1965 to 1981), as well as secretary of the Amherst Historical Society, 1964-1968. Kiley married Ruth Butterworth in 1928. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Mark Kiley died on May 5, 1981.


2 Linear feet (2 records storage boxes)

Language of Materials



Librarian and member of Amherst College Class of 1919. Collection includes notes from classes, papers and letters related to various library organizations, letters and other printed matter related to the Class of 1919, and a book of tributed to Kiley upon his retirement.


This collection is organized into seven series:

  1. Series 1: Correspondence, 1928-1967
  2. Series 2: Amherst College Alumni Activities, 1927-1977
  3. Series 3: Clubs and Organizations, 1948-1971
  4. Series 4: Libraries, 1917-1971
  5. Series 5: Personal Affairs, circa 1931-1960, undated
  6. Series 6: Photographs, circa 1962
  7. Series 7: Miscellaneous, circa 1949-1962

Processing Information

Andre Deckrow (AC 2006) and Lauren Schmale (AC 2006)
Peter A. Nelson
Language of description
Script of description
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299