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Created: April 2019
This collection comprises papers of Kevin Thomas Kelly (1910-1994), who was involved with Catholic intellectual life in Melbourne in the 1930's - 1950's. The papers document his early membership of the Campion Society; his role in establishing the Catholic Evidence Guild and introducing to Australia the Young Christian Workers (YCW), a movement founded by Belgian priest Joseph Cardijn (Juenesses Ouvriere Chretien J.O.C.). Also included are papers relating to the 'Catholic Worker' newspaper; the establishment of the Australian National Secretariat of Catholic Action (ANSCA); correspondence including with James and Srara Scullin, Jacques Maritain, Louise Massignon and Robert Kothen; and drafts of the first three chapters of his autobiography titled 'Ballarat', 'Bairnsdale' and 'Malvern'.
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Items from this collection should be cited as 'Papers of Kevin T. Kelly, National Library of Australia, MS 2891, [class/series/file/item number(s)]'.
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This consignment comprises five letters from James Scullin to Kevin Kelly, 1927-1937; two references for Kevin Kelly written by Scullin 1927 and 1936; postcard from Sara Scullin 1910; letter to Kevin Kelly from Sara Scullin, 1953; letter from Mrs James Scullin to Kelly regarding the death of James Scullin, 1953, and 'Canberra: The Australian Capital' by Scullin