Clarence M. Kelley Diploma Collection

Clarence M. Kelley, a Kansas City native, was best known in his roles as Chief of Police in Kansas City, Missouri (1961) and Director of the FBI (1973 Nixon appointment). He graduated from Northeast High School, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and earned the J.D. from the University of Kansas City Law School in 1940. The Leon E. Bloch Law Library was the recipient of six diplomas and two certificates awarded to Clarence Kelley.The collection was donated to the UMKC Law Library by Kelley’s widow, Shirley Dyckes, probably in 1997 following the death of her husband. The diplomas and certificates have been digitized and made available on the Internet.