Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Keys mss., 1972-1982, consist of the papers and correspondence of writer Donald Keys pertaining to his work with the World Association of World Federalists. Donald Keys was born to Gilbert S. and Margaret Snell Keys on June 9, 1924, in Sierra Madre, CA. He attended Pasadena City College and the University of Southern California. From 1969-1982, Keys was the World Association of World Federalists' representative to the United Nations.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. World Association of World Federalists' (WAWF) Projects; III. Other Organizations. The first series is divided into two subseries: Individuals and Organizations; and Diplomatic Correspondence. Correspondents include: Judith Aitken, Siméon Ake, Peter Archer, Roger Archer, Foster Bailey, Joseph Biden, Jr., Hans Blix, George W. Blount, James F. Cairns, Andrew Clark, Christine Colt, Catherine Costa, Norman Cousins, Eric Cox, Alan Cranston, David Exley, Solomon Faddju, Richard Falk, John Faust, William Feeney, Robert Fleisher, Jack Malcolm Forbes, June Y. Gundersen, Morton Halperin, Fritz Heim, Ed Helm, Margaret Huntington, Alex Hyde, Mike Jeung, Shinichi Kato, Reginald S.H. Kazanjian, Ann Hallan Lakhdhir, York Langton, Rev. Norman Z. Leach, Karin Leonhardt, John Logue, Everett L. Millard, John G. Oakley, Glenn Olds, Daniel G. Partan, Elizabeth Perkins, Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, Victor Rice, Indar Jit Rikhye, Alfonso García Robles, Curtis Roosevelt, Florence Schott, Bill Sheehan, Charles B. Smith, Jr., Sally Thatcher, Philip Tory, Renee Wadlow, Christopher Wagner, Lucy Webster, Donald Wilson, Harry Wiseman.

The WAWF Projects' series includes materials from Donald Keys' time with the WAWF. It is divided into three subseries: Reports and Accompanying Records; Meetings and Conferences; and Speaking Engagements. The last series, Other Organizations, includes meeting minutes, resolutions, correspondence and memoranda of the Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights and Genocide Treaties, World Congress of Peace Forces, World Federal Authority Committee, and additional groups with which Keys was involved.

Acquired: 2003

Collection size: 5,000 items

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