The Benson Latin American Collection

Mary Ritchie Key Papers

Preliminary Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator Key, Mary Ritchie
Title Mary Ritchie Key Papers
Dates: ca. 1960s-1990s
Abstract Professional papers of linquist Mary Ritchie Key, who researched indigenous languages of Mexico and South America, and edited the Intercontinental Dictionary Series.
Accession No. 2004-49
OCLC Record No.
Extent approx. 120 linear feet
Language English
Repository Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Brief Biographical Sketch

Born in San Diego County, California, Dr. Mary Ritchie Key (1924-2003) was awarded a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. Key was a professor at UC Irvine from 1966 to her retirement in 1991, and continued her research throughout her retirement. She published more than 100 books, articles, and reviews, and was editor of the Intercontinental Dictionary Series.

See also: In Memoriam: Mary Richie Key, Professor of Linguistics, Emerita, Irvine, 1924–2003, at http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/inmemoriam/MaryRichieKey.htm


Scope and Contents Note

The professional papers of linguist Mary Ritchie Key include correspondence, research, field notes, linguistics journals, photographs, and other documents of her work as a researcher, professor, author, and editor.

The papers are currently uncataloged and access to the 120+ boxes is limited. Contact the Benson Collection for more information.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The Mary Ritchie Key Papers are currently unprocessed and access may be limited. Contact the Benson Collection for more information.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Mary Ritchie Key Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Key, Mary Ritchie -- Archives.
Comparative linguistics.
Indians of South America -- Languages -- Classification.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Mary Ritchie Key Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Mary Ritchie Key Papers

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1-120 Mary Ritchie Key Papers, ca. 1960s-1990s
The papers are currently uncataloged and access is limited. Contact the Benson Collection for more information.