Guide to the Paul Philemon Kies Papers 1908-1970
Cage 364

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Kies, Paul Philemon, 1891-1971
Paul Philemon Kies Papers
Cage 364
Date [inclusive]
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
0.5 Linear feet of shelf space
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Paul Philemon Kies, professor of English at Washington State College from 1924 to 1956.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Paul Philemon Kies Papers, 1908-1970

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 collection contains papers of Paul Philemon Kies, a Washington State College English professor from 1924 until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1956. Included in the collection are correspondence, muscial scores and lyrics, poetry, genealogical research, scholarly publications, text books and manuals, ledgers, and clippings from the years 1911-1970.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in five series.

Series 1:Correspondence, papers relating to Central Wesleyan College, and miscellanous papers, 1911-1970.

Series 2: Musical scores and performance programs, poetry and song lyrics, 1908-1947.

Series 3: Genealogy research, 1955-1963.

Series 4: Student papers, scholarly publications, textbooks and manuals, 1926-1967.

Series 5: Ledgers and assorted clippings, 1918-1950.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Paul Philemon Kies Papers, 1912-1971 (Cage 736); Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection (Cage 308).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives


  • Music, Performing Arts

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