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Ulysses Kay papers, 1938-1995

Series IV: Biographical Materials, 1940s-1995

This series contains materials that include biographical information on Kay. These materials document Kay's awards, catalogs of works, citations, commissions, honors, and professional activities. The series also includes biographical articles on Kay, condolence letters, curriculum vitae and résumés, obituaries, publishers' brochures, naval service records, school transcripts, and vital records.

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Box 82 Folder 5 Awards and Commissions, 1982, 1992

(Includes a handwritten list from 1982)

Box 82 Folder 6 Biographical Clippings and Articles, 1957-1972


(These are publishers' brochures which include biographical statements and information on Kay's published works. Most of these were printed by BMI.)

Box 82 Folder 7 Brochures, 1956-1987

Box 82 Folder 8 Brochures and Related Biographical Statements and Drafts, 1940s-1970s

Box 103 Citation and Award Certificates, 1976-1980s

Box 83 Folder 1 to 4 Condolence Letters on Kay's Death, 1995 (4 Folders), 1995

Curriculum Vitae and Résumés

Box 83 Folder 5 Summary of Training and Experience, 1940s

Box 83 Folder 6 Biography and Curriculum Vita, 1980s

Box 83 Folder 7 Curriculum Vitae, circa, 1957-1986

(Includes biographical statements, lists of works, résumés, etc.)

Box 83 Folder 8 Vita and Data Summary, 1968-1988

Box 84 Folder 1 Activities, circa, 1968-1974

(Includes formal report for Leham College, lists of performances for "Markings,", and photographs)

Box 84 Folder 2 Honorary Degrees, 1969, 1977-1978, 1969, 1977-1978

Box 84 Folder 3 Honors, 1969-1993

Box 84 Folder 4 Job Offers, 1969-1989

Box 84 Folder 5 Naval Service Records, 1942-1946

Box 84 Folder 6 Navy Band Reunion Flyer, 1961

(This is an invitation for the band to come to the Kays' home)

Box 84 Folder 7 Obituaries, 1995

Box 84 Folder 8 Reference Material, 1966 circa 1989-1990, 1966, 1989-1990

(This includes some material on Kay, as well as additional material on BMI, etc.)

Box 84 Folder 9 For Scrapbook, 1949-1954

(Primarily clippings on Kay and relatives)

Box 84 Folder 10 Transcripts, 1960s

(Includes Kay's transcripts and 1965 correspondence on his teaching activities)

Box 103 University of Rochester Diploma, 1940

Box 84 Folder 11 Vital Records (Ulysses and Barbara Kay)

Box 84 Folder 12 to 13 Miscellaneous, 1934, 1957-1992 (2 Folders), 1934, 1957-1992

(Includes biographical information and information on Kay's activities and catalog of works)