Max H. Kele papers | Louisiana Research Collection

By Andrew Pellatt

Collection Overview

Title: Max H. Kele papers

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1077

Primary Creator: Kele, Max H.

Extent: 16.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection consists of 16 boxes, four are 1 cubic foot and the other twelve are 0.5 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 08/01/2001

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to public.  No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Myrna Kele

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Max H. Kele collection, Manuscripts Collection 1077, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

Processing Information: Finding aid information entered in Archon by Andrew Pellatt in 2013.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Slides, Microfilm, and Video],
[Box 2: Slides, Microfilm, Tapes, Film],
[Box 3: File Container],
[Box 4: List of Sources],
[Box 5: Academic Correspondence],
[Box 6: Correspondence: Jobs],
[Box 7: Correspondence: National Endowment for the Humanities],
[Box 8: Personal Items and Schoolwork],
[Box 9: Schoolwork: A-P],
[Box 10: Schoolwork: R-Z],
[Box 11: Research Notes: Rise of the NSDAP],
[Box 12: Research Notes 2],
[Box 13: The Holocaust],
[Box 14: Courses Taught: Before the 20th Century],
[Box 15: Courses Taught: 20th Century],
[Box 16: Exams],
[All]

Box 11: Research Notes: Rise of the NSDAP
Folder 1: Factors Attributing to Rise of NSDAP
Notes by Max H. Kele on the factors of the Weimer Republic that attributed to the rise of the National Socialist German Workers Party, NSDAP, in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Folder 2: Economics
Notes by Max H. Kele on the economy of the Weimer Republic and the economic issues that attributed to the rise of the NSDAP.  Also contain notes on early NSDAP party views and economic policy.
Folder 3: Weimer Economics, NSDAP Economic Theory, and NSDAP Party Meetings
Max H. Kele's notes on the economics of the Weimer Republic and how these policies were targeted by NSDAP economic rhetoric.  Contains notes detailing early party meetings and the proposed economic plans of the NSDAP in the 1920s.
Folder 4: NSDAP Policy, 1920s
Max H. Kele's notes on the policy advocated by the Nazi party in the 1920s.
Folder 5: Conclusion
The conclusion to Max H. Kele's notes on the rise of the NSDAP.  Notes focus on the rise in popularity of the Nazi party, especially the rise in political power as more party members gained seats in the Reichstag during the early 1930s, allowing them to consolidate power.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Slides, Microfilm, and Video],
[Box 2: Slides, Microfilm, Tapes, Film],
[Box 3: File Container],
[Box 4: List of Sources],
[Box 5: Academic Correspondence],
[Box 6: Correspondence: Jobs],
[Box 7: Correspondence: National Endowment for the Humanities],
[Box 8: Personal Items and Schoolwork],
[Box 9: Schoolwork: A-P],
[Box 10: Schoolwork: R-Z],
[Box 11: Research Notes: Rise of the NSDAP],
[Box 12: Research Notes 2],
[Box 13: The Holocaust],
[Box 14: Courses Taught: Before the 20th Century],
[Box 15: Courses Taught: 20th Century],
[Box 16: Exams],
[All]


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