Guide to the Paul Philemon Kies papers 1912-1971
Cage 736

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Kies, Paul Philemon, 1891-1971
Title
Paul Philemon Kies papers
ID
Cage 736
Date [inclusive]
1912-1971
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
This small collection consists of correspondence, printed items, and photographs related to Paul Kies which came into Ruth Slonim's possession after his death in 1971.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Paul Philemon Kies papers, 1912-1971

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Paul Philemon Kies was born at Highland, Illinois, in 1891. In 1915 he received a Master of Arts degree in German from the University of Nebraska and a degree in music from Lincoln Musical College. After teaching high school at Goodland, Kansas, Kies accepted a pastorate in Illinois for two years. He graduated from the Chicago Musical College in 1920, and taught English at Penn College in Iowa until 1924. He then accepted a teaching position at the State College of Washington in Pullman, Washington. In 1928 he received a doctorate in English from the University of Chicago. Kies worked at the State College of Washington until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1956. He died at Pullman in 1971. For more information about Paul Kies, see Roger B. O'Connor, "Paul P. Kies: Scholar" (typescript, Cage 4300, in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections).

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Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of correspondence, printed items, and photographs related to Paul Kies which came into Ruth Slonim's possession after his death in 1971. The correspondence in folder 1 includes letters from former students, colleagues, and friends.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.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

These materials were donated to the Washington State University Libraries with the papers of Ruth Slonim (MS 2007-10).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2009 by Ph.D. candidate Katy Fry.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Paul Philemon Kies papers (Cage 364)

Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection (Cage 308)

Paul Philemon Kies Photographs (PC 28)

"Paul P. Kies: Scholar" by Roger B. O'Connor (Cage 4300)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kies, Paul Philemon, 1891-1971 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence (mostly incoming), 1912-1968 

1 1

Articles written by Kies, 1949 and 1951 

2

Photographs (6 color slides, mostly of Washington State University), 1951 

3

Miscellaneous printed items, 1915-1967 

4

Ruth Slonim correspondence (outgoing and incoming) regarding Kies' final illness and death; Slonim's eulogy (typescript); Kies memorial service program; 1971 

5