Guide to the Clarence Leslie Hix Papers 1903-1980
Cage 508

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Hix, Clarence Leslie
Title
Clarence Leslie Hix Papers
ID
Cage 508
Date [inclusive]
1903-1980
Extent
1867.0 items.
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Finance records, minutes, insurance and bond papers, hand books and photographs that deal with his work at Washington State University. Also, personal bills, real estate transactions, stocks, insurance papers, and personal papers of some family members which includes much memorabilia.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 508, Clarence Leslie Hix Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Clarence Leslie Hix was born in Filmore, Montana, on October 31, 1886. His family later moved to Spokane, Washington, where Clarence attended the old Spokane High School. After graduating high school, he came to Pullman as a freshman at Washington State College in 1905. Although he lived in a dormitory, he belonged to a local fraternity which became Sigma Phi Epsilon in 1912. He graduated in 1909 with a B.S. in civil engineering and with high honors. He also had a degree in mathematics. Hix taught mathematics at Pullman High School from 1909 until 1911. He then became a math instructor at Washington State College, from 1911 until 1919. He married Miss Hettie Cave in 1916. She was also a Washington State College graduate. She received a degree in Home Economics in 1915. Hix had a long career at Washington State College. He became Chief Accountant in 1919, and later worked in the Comptroller's office during World War II. After the war he was the retirement and insurance officer and in 1949 was appointed the budget officer, a position he held until his retirement in 1957.

Hix was also involved in campus organizations. He was elected treasurer of the Washington State University Alumni Association in 1920, and retained that position for 63 years. The alumni lounge was dedicated in his name in 1978. He was also the treasurer for Sigma Phi Epsilon for over half a century, and for this he received their highest honor, the Golden Heart. Hix served on numerous committees, boards, councils, and commissions on campus and in the Pullman community. He was a member of the Pullman Foundation and was the Blue Lion's Club secretary for many years. He died on November 17, 1983 at the age of 97.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Clarence Leslie Hix span the years 1930 through 1978.

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Arrangement note

The papers of Clarence Leslie Hix are arranged in two series. The first series consists of his work in Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Blue Lion's Club, Washington State University, and other councils and committees he had worked on. Included in this first series are nine Washington State University Farm Fact books, consisting of the revenues and expenditures of the University farm, spanning the years 1936 - 1957. These are placed in the oversized box. Oversize folder #74 contains fraternity and campus blueprints also belonging to the first series. This series contains finance records, minutes, insurance and bonds papers, handbooks and photographs, and all deal with his life work during his career at Washington State University. This series spans the years 1925 - 1973. The folders are ordered by the amount of material of each category, the largest starting off the series.

The second series is of a personal nature, and deals with Hix's personal bills, real estate transactions, stocks, and insurance papers. This series also contains some personal papers of his wife Hettie Hix, his son Richard Hix, and his in-laws, Marie and Glenn Glover. Marie was the sister of Hettie Hix. This series is the bulk of the collection, and included in it are photographs, newspapers clippings, handbooks, gamebooks, and old school papers. There is also a great deal of memorabilia, such as World War I and World War II maps and newspapers, and in the oversized box, there is a W.S.U. Evergreen from 1909, Richard Hix's R.O.T.C. buttons from WSU, ca. 1940, and of special interest, a satirical John F. Kennedy Coloring Book ca. 1960. This series spans the years 1903 - 1980, and the folders are ordered by importance; Clarence Hix's personal papers are first, followed by Hettie, Richard, family items, and then Marie and Glenn Glover. The oversized folder is placed in a drawer in the mapcase of the Archives.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1985

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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Clarence L. Hix were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Keith Lincoln of the Alumni Office, and were received on July 25, 1980 (MS80-25).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Faculty -- Archives
  • Washington State University--Miscellanea

Personal Name(s)

  • Hix, Clarence Leslie, 1886-1983 --Archives
  • Lincoln, Keith. waps

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Scrapbooks
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Clarence Hix Work Papers 

Box Folder

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; finance, records 1954-1969   33.0 items.

1 1

Alumni Board: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; records 1958-1959   83.0 items.

1 2

Alumni Board: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; records 1958-1959   29.0 items.

1 3

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; handbooks, photographs, miscellaneous 1925-1971   16.0 items.

1 4

Blue Lion's Club; New Sigma Phi Epsilon house 1916-1925   56.0 items.

1 5

Blue Lion's Club; mortgage bonds 1925-1941   25.0 items.

1 6

Blue Lion's Club; mortgage bonds 1926-1949   24.0 items.

1 7

Blue Lion's Club; insurance papers, bankbook 1925-1954   19.0 items.

1 8

Blue Lion's Club and Washington Alpha papers 1967-1973   14.0 items.

1 9

Wilson Compton Student Union Building Rules 1952   118.0 items.

1 10

Contract Manual - Office of Scientific Research and Development 1945   94.0 items.

1 11

Contract Manual - Office of Scientific Research and Developement 1945   123.0 items.

1 12

Washington State University; handbooks, pamphlets 1915-1946   10.0 items.

1 13

Washington State University; handbooks, pamphlets 1946-1968   10.0 items.

1 14

Washington State University; newspaper articles, photographs, miscellaneous 1938-1959   22.0 items.

1 15

Pullman Foundation Committee Papers 1949-1973   114.0 items.

1 16

Whitman County Council on Aging Papers 1977   49.0 items.

1 17

Friends of the Library; pamphlets 1945-1967   3.0 items.

1 18

Milwaukee - Puget Sound Pioneer's Club; meeting notes 

1 19

City of Pullman; collected papers about Pullman 1937-1970   18.0 items.

1 20

Papers, letters during Hix's position of Budget officer at Washington State University 1928-1957   64.0 items.

1 21

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Series 2: Clarence Hix and Family Personal Papers 

Box Folder

Clarence Hix; bills, receipts, statements 1903-1980   18.0 items.

1 22

Clarence Hix; real estate transactions 1915-1971   27.0 items.

1 23

Clarence Hix; Sterling Company Stocks and Bonds 1919-1923   7.0 items.

1 24

Clarence Hix; social security, insurance, medical 1954-1971   20.0 items.

1 25

Clarence Hix; list of owned items, assests 1920-1950   6.0 items.

1 26

Clarence Hix; awards, citations, congratulations 1918-1957   13.0 items.

1 27

Clarence Hix; school notebook 1905   9.0 items.

1 28

Clarence Hix; correspondence 1933-1957   5.0 items.

1 29

Clarence Hix; personal miscellaneous 1909-1968   13.0 items.

1 30

Hettie Hix; scrapbook 1920-1940   76.0 items.

1 31

Hettie Hix; scrapbook 1920-1940   39.0 items.

1 32

Hettie Hix; scrapbook 1920-1940   63.0 items.

1 33

Hettie Hix; calendar cutouts 1950-1955   55.0 items.

1 34

C. Richard Hix; personal miscellaneous 1933-1945   26.0 items.

1 35

Clarence and Hettie Hix; miscellaneous collections 1915-1960   93.0 items.

1 36

Photographs 1900-1976   38.0 items.

2 37

Postcards from family and friends 1909-1950   34.0 items.

2 38

Postcards from family and friends 1950-1979   34.0 items.

2 39

Postcard advertisements 1953-1958   2.0 items.

2 40

Traveling pamphlets, maps 1920-1955   22.0 items.

2 41

Newspapers clippings of Clarence Hix 1956-1978   26.0 items.

2 42

Family newspaper clippings 1935-1963   32.0 items.

2 43

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings 1935-1965   33.0 items.

2 44

Saved newspapers 1934-1958   4.0 items.

2 45

World War I and II memorabilia 1934-1946   17.0 items.

2 46

Math, games, and puzzle books 1920-1957   6.0 items.

2 47

Miscellaneous books 1929-1953   2.0 items.

3 48

Miscellaneous books 1903-1937   4.0 items.

3 49

Glenn and Marie Glover; old tax receipts and store notes 1912-1945   47.0 items.

3 50

Glenn and Marie Glover; real estate, stocks, and Kappa Alpha Theta notes 1916-1930   14.0 items.

3 51

Marie Glover; rcords, power of attorney, medicare 1958-1972   6.0 items.

3 52

Marie Glover; old school items, family items 1918-1948   5.0 items.

3 53

Marie Glover; party arrangements, notes 1927-1974   63.0 items.

3 54

Marie Glover; baby announcements, notes 1950-1958   20.0 items.

3 55

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Oversized box: Items belonging to both series 

Box Folder

Richard Hix; R.O.T.C. buttons from Washington State University 1940   34.0 items.

4 56

Richard Hix; boy scout buttons 1934   37.0 items.

4 57

Clarence Hix; travel kit 1920   1.0 item.

4 58

Washington State Farm Records 1936-1957   9.0 items.

4 59-67

John F. Kennedy Coloring Book 1960   1.0 item.

4 68

Clarence Hix; 2nd Lieutenant Document 1907   1.0 item.

4 69

Clarence Hix; Golden Grad Reunion Memento 1959   1.0 item.

4 70

Hettie Hix; Golen Grad Reunion Memento 1965   1.0 item.

4 71

Camp Roberts Trainer Book 1940   1.0 item.

4 72

Washington State University Evergreen 1909   1.0 item.

4 73

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Box Folder

Oversized Folder: Fraternity blueprints, campus blueprints, and Richard Hix army photo 1944-1956   20 items.

O.S. 74