Guide to the Chester Verne Easum "The Second Reich: the Hohenzollern Empire, 1871-1918" (typescript) 1970
Cage 128

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Easum, Chester Verne
Title
Chester Verne Easum "The Second Reich: the Hohenzollern Empire, 1871-1918" (typescript)
ID
Cage 128
Date
1970
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Typescript of Chester Verne Easum's "The Second Reich: the Hohenzollern Empire, 1871-1918," with annotations.

Preferred Citation note

Chester Verne Easum, "The Second Reich: the Hohenzollern Empire, 1871-1918" (typescript), circa 1970

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Chester Verne Easum was born on March 30, 1894 in Clayton, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College in 1914. From there, he served as both principal and United States History teacher at Knoxville High School, Illinois between 1914 and 1915. In 1916, he traveled to England to study at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, but his studies were interrupted by the United States' entry into World War I.

During the war, Easum served in the American Expeditionary Force and Army of Occupation as a combat infantry officer, in addition to being an army school instructor. Following the war, he returned to the University of Oxford and received his second Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's degree. When he returned to the United States, he accepted a position as a United States and Modern European History instructor at the Culver Military Academy in Indiana.

In 1927, Easum attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Ph.D. candidate, receiving his degree in 1928. His scholarly interests were concentrated in German history and the history of World War I and World War II.

Easum later became a professor at the University of Wisconsin, teaching there until his retirement in 1964 as Professor of History Emeritus. He passed away on December 28, 1979.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item: "The Second Reich: the Hohenzollern Empire, 1871-1918" (photocopied typescript, with annotations), by Chester Verne Easum. The typescript is divided into eighteen chapters.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1975 by the author, Chester Verne Easum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany -- History -- 1871-1918

Subject(s)

  • Literature

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Bibliography

http://history.wisc.edu/people/memorial_resolutions/easum.htm

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