Erich S. Klossner Literary Papers 1965-1985
Cage 707

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Erich S. Klossner
Title
Erich S. Klossner Literary Papers
ID
Cage 707
Date [inclusive]
1965-1985
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Abstract
The collection consists of poems written by Erich S. Klossner. The materials are mostly loose-leaf mimeographs or copies of single poems, but also include manuscripts for select works.

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Biographical/Historical note

Erich Stephan Klossner was born in Herman, MO, to William C Klossner and Wilhelmina Modro, 1895. He moved with his family to Pullman in 1902 and attended Washington State College from 1914 to 1918, graduating with a B.A. in Modern Languages. After graduating Klossner worked in Pullman until 1962, first as a florist and later with the U.S. Postal Service.

Erich S. Klossner was married in 1920 to Alma Hinrichs, with whom he had two children, Gordon and Wendell. Klossner was an active member of the Pullman community for most of his life, and was a member of writers organizations and Toastmasters International. He died circa 1989. More information on Klossner and his life can be found in the WSU Centennial Oral History Project collection (Archives 202).

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of poems written by Erich S. Klossner. The materials are mostly loose-leaf mimeographs or copies of single poems, but also include manuscripts for select works. Accompanying several of the poems are copies of newspaper clippings, certificates of awards, and other related items.

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Arrangement note

The items are arranged in a single alphabetical sequence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection of poetry and related papers was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1989 by Orville and Bertha Vogel (MS 1989-21).

Processing Information note

It was processed by Jeff Zundel in 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Literature
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Archives.
  • Poets, American -- Manuscripts.

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Collection Inventory

Box

Awards (copies of certificates and writing) 1965-1979 

1

Bibliographies undated 

2

Poems (typescripts and copies) 1966, 1985, undated 

3

"The Insatiable Quest" (manuscript, illustrated) undated 

4