Edward Kelly

Credit: Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections

Welcome to the Edward Kelly exhibit. Edward William Kelly received his degree from Loyola University Chicago in the 1920s after beginning his college career at John Carroll University near Cleveland, Ohio. Kelly made a name for himself by hitchhiking to California and India with friends on very limited budgets. He also worked on several ships during college and in his early career as an accountant and researcher.

This exhibit highlights Kelly's travel experiences and his early career after graduating from Loyola.

Follow the pages on the header bar or click the "next" button at the bottom of each page to learn more about Ed Kelly and his adventures.

This digital exhibit was created by Bryan Morey in 2019 using textual and photographic materials in Loyola University Chicago's University Archives & Special Collections, Loyola University Chicago's Cudahy Library, National Archives and Records Administration, the David Rumsey Map Collection, the Ancestry.com database, and the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command digital collections.