Title: Vera Kelsey Papers
ID: OGLMC 106
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
1892-1961; UND Class of 1914 and author
Audrey Vera Kelsey was born on January 10, 1892 in Winnipeg, Canada and raised in Grand Forks, ND. She attended grade school and high school in Grand Forks. She received her B.A. in sociology from UND in 1914. She then went to Brown University for her M.A. in sociology. She returned to UND as an Assistant in English from 1915 to 1917. She then became an Instructor in English at the University of Washington until 1920. At that time Vera traveled to China. From 1920 to 1925 she was a feature writer for the North China Daily News and also authored the first industrial survey of central China. She returned to America and continued writing freelance for different American magazines. She then took an interest in Latin America. She co-authored Four Keys to Guatemala and authored Seven Keys to Brazil, Brazil in Capitals, Maria Rosa and Six Great Men of Brazil. Besides writing about foreign countries, Vera wrote Red River Runs North!, a history of the Red River Valley, and several other mystery novels. She died on May 20, 1961 at the age of 69.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Donation; the acqisition records are unavailable.
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Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Vera Kelsey Papers. OGLMC 106, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in March 2014.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Vera Kelsey Papers contain manuscripts of several of her books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photocopies of Alumni Review articles about her, two short stories by Vera that appeared in Brazilian American, and a letter from Mrs. Harry Wood Andrews (the probable donor of the newspaper clippings) to the University of North Dakota.