Max H. Kele papers
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Brief Description: This collection consists of documents relating to the life of Max H. Kele.  These documents deal with his undergraduate and graduate studies, his career as a professor of history, and his academic research.  In addition to written documents there are also slides, microfilm, and videos that relate to his academic work, primarily used as teaching aids.  This collection portrays many aspects of academia, including research, teaching, and bureaucracy.  The collection illustrates how the study of history changed from the time Max H. Kele got his PhD at Tulane University in the 1960s through the early 1990s when he retired. Additionally, Kele worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities and his correspondence gives insight into NEH developmental grants. His research notes offer an in-depth analysis of the rise of the Nazi party in both Germany and Austria.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1077
Created by: Kele, Max H.
Volume: 16.0 Boxes
Acquired: 08/01/2001.
Arrangement: This collection consists of 16 boxes, four are 1 cubic foot and the other twelve are 0.5 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Kele, Max H. : Max H. Kele was born on August 3, 1936.  He served in the United States military from 1954-1957 as a member of the Atomic Energy Commision.  Max Kele obtained a B.A. at North Texas State University in 1964, an M.A. at Tulane University in 1964, and a Ph.D at Tulane University in 1969.  His graduate work focused on modern European history, specifically German history, and his Ph.D dissertation was titled Nazis and Workers: National Socialist Appeals to German Labor.  Max H. Kele worked as an assistant professor of history at the University of Florida from 1965-1975.  Next he worked as the Director of Humanities and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1975-1978.  For the remainder of his career, Max H. Kele worked as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a Professor of History at Bradley University.  During his career, he published two books and many articles.  He also worked as a panelist for proposal review at the National Endowment for the humanities.  In his personal life Max H. Kele was married and had two daughters.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to public.  No known restrictions.
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Myrna Kele  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Max H. Kele collection, Manuscripts Collection 1077, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118