Preliminary Guide to the Paul Beckett Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Beckett, Paul Louis, 1913-
Paul Beckett Papers
Date [inclusive]
3.0 Linear feet 3 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-10-24-2)
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Paul Louis Beckett (1913-1995) was a Professor of Political Science at Washington State University from 1947 to 1977. Dr. Beckett was born October 18, 1913, in Warren County, Illinois. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1935 at Monmouth College, a Master of Arts at the University of Illinois in 1938, and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1949.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of professional papers of Paul Louis Beckett. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1945 to 1980 pertaining to the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the International Studies Association, the Organization of the Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), the Comparative Administration Group (CAG), Public Affairs Conferences, the Western Political Science Association, and the Committee on State Government Organization. The collection also contains papers related to Beckett's work in Pakistan, including reports on the topics of public administration, public housing settlement, planning and departmental development organizations, and village aid. Additionally, the collection contains political science talk radio transcripts, and manuscripts and files for Beckett's book From Wilderness to Enabling Act: The Evolution of the State of Washington, published in 1968.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections from the WSU Libraries Humanities and Social Sciences unit in 2001(MS 2001-02).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Paul Beckett Papers (Cage 559)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.


  • Political science -- Study and teaching

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