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  • Collection: Walter Harding and William M Kelley

A photo of William Melvin Kelley in Paris from 1968. He is equipped with a bodacious pair of sunglasses and a hat.

A letter to an BOOK magazine in New York City from a Geneseo student about Kelley's time spent as an instructor. The letter goes into students' initial expectations about what Kelley would be like, what he was actually like, and his extremely popular…

A glowing review by Walter Harding of "Dancers on the Shore", Kelley's second novel (which was a group of 16 short stories). It is partially due to Harding's enthusiastic reception of Kelley's work that he was able to lock him into a position at…

A photo of William Melvin Kelley in 2012

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A black and white photo of Jessica and Cira Kelley, William Melvin Kelley's two daughters, in Jamaica November 1974. This picture was posted to Jessica's instagram on April 11, 2019.

Kelley writes a friendly correspondence to Harding and discusses his thoughts on teaching at Geneseo.

In this New York Times review, "A Drop of Patience" is called terse and vivid.

A full spread in the Yearbook depicting Kelley and his students in their classroom. On the second page is a brief description of what the class was like, along with a short speech by Kelley taken during one of his lectures.

Walter Harding and William Kelley together at some sort of public function. An unknown woman (possibly Harding's wife) stands between them.

Letter written by Professor Harding to Barbara McCusker, a former student, who had inquired about Kelley's current situation. Harding provides her with the insight that Kelley only stayed at the school for one semester, gives her the reasoning that…
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