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Bruce Kellner Manuscript Collection

Identifier: 003-MS 479

Scope and Contents

Biographical information, obituary, manuscripts, correspondence, and event programs from plays Bruce Kellner either attended or performed in. The manuscripts within this collection included a variety of records that consisted of essays, poems, scripts for personal speeches, and published articles written by Bruce Kellner. Although not limited to personal writing, this collection also includes reviews and critiques on Kellner's published works and his performances in different plays. The collection was assembled by Priscilla Oppenheimer and donated to Archives and Special Collections in McNairy Library and Learning Forum in honor of Bruce Kellner.


  • 1950-2019


Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of Ganser Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives and Special Collections adheres to the provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and amendments, and follows the minimum standards of educational fair use established under Section 107. In applying these standards, Archives and Special Collections will copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work if the copy is to be used for the purpose of private study, scholarship or research. The department will not copy for the purpose of public performance. Physical condition permitting, the department will copy more than 10% of a copyrighted work only with the written permission of the copyright holder. Multiple copies are not permitted under fair use. For authored works created since 1978, copyright lasts from the creation of the work until 70 years after the author's death. The expiration term for corporate, anonymous, or pseudonymous works is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever occurs first. For works published before 1978, with a copyright notice, the maximum duration of copyright protection is 75 years. Works published before 1978 without a copyright notice are assumed to be in the public domain. Since March 1, 1989, a copyright notice is no longer necessary. Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


1.25 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Series 1. General Biographical Information Series 2. Manuscripts Series 3. Correspondence Series 4. Events

Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Custodial History

Belonged to Bruce Kellner or Priscilla Oppenheimer

Source of Acquisition

Priscilla Oppenheimer

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

MS91 Carl Van Vechten Memorial Collection of Arts and Letters

MS402 All Kinds of Blintzes Press Collection


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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US