Preliminary Guide to the Paul Brians Papers
MS.2008.13

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Brians, Paul
Title
Paul Brians Papers
ID
MS.2008.13
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1968-2007
Extent
3.5 Linear feet 3 records cartons, 1 manuscript case.
Location Note
(MASC staff use): 2-5-18-1.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Educator and author Paul Brians earned his B.A. from Pacific University (1964), and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University (1966, 1968). He joined the Washington State University English Department faculty in 1968 as an Assistant Professor, earned promotion to Associate Professor (1977), full Professor (1988), and retired in 2008. He was also a member of the faculty of the World Civilizations program. He is the author of several books, including Common Errors in English Usage (2003) and Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984 (1987). He has published many articles in a wide variety of scholarly and popular journals, and is a prolific photographer who has published and exhibited his photographs, and contributed several hundred items to the World Civilizations Image Collection, a digital collection hosted by the WSU Libraries.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of papers of Paul Brians, primarily professional materials related to his teaching and research, and his career as a member of the Washington State University English Department faculty, as well as some papers related to social activism during the 1970s. It includes correspondence, research files, and audiovisual materials (VHS, DVD).

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Paul Brians donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2008 (MS.2008.13).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Paul Brians Comics Collection, 1950-2004 (SC 3.3).

Community Free University Records, 1971-1999 (Cage 712).

Paul Brians Photographs, 1991-2007 (PC 139), and the World Civilizations Image Repository (digital collection).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.
  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources.

Personal Name(s)

  • Brians, Paul

Subject(s)

  • College teaching -- Washington (State)

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