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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: DeForest Kelley papers
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1999
    Collection number: 542
    Creator: Kelley, DeForest
    Extent: 12.7 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    DeForest Kelley papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Elizabeth Mensik-Ghysels, on behalf of the estate of Carolyn Kelley, 2004


    DeForest Kelley, born Jackson Deforest Kelley, was an American actor active in film from 1945 to 1998. He played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Star Trek television series and film franchise.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The DeForest Kelley papers span the years 1929-1999 and encompass 12.7 linear feet. The collection contains scripts and production material for six Star Trek films, television scripts for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, clippings, convention programs, correspondence, fanzines, financial and legal reccords, periodicals, and ten scrapbooks. Of interest are poems written by Kelley, mostly about mortality, and drafts of different poems by Kelley about the Star Trek phenomenon.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Subject files; 4. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    Kelley, DeForest , 1920-1999--Archives.