Preliminary Guide to the Dorys C. Grover Papers 1965-2014

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Grover, Dorys Crow.
Preliminary Guide to the Dorys C. Grover Papers
Date [inclusive]
Date [bulk]
0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, 1 Box
(MASC staff use): 2-5-3-1
Collection materials are in English.
This collection consists of papers of Dorys Grover.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Dorys C. Grover Papers, 1965-2014 (MS.2014.11)

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

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Dorys Crow Grover was born in Pendleton, OR, in 1921. She earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University (1951), and later pursued graduate study at Washington State University, earning her Ph.D. in 1969. According to the Western Literature Association, Dr. Grover helped develop the field of western American literary studies, making notable contributions to scholarship on Vardis Fisher and others. After completing her doctoral degree, she had a long career as a professor of English at East Texas State University.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of Dorys Grover. It includes daybooks she kept as a graduate student in American Studies at Washington State University, 1965-1969, and a few from later dates, along with a small amount of correspondence, and a clipping of one of Grover's columns in the Pendleton Record. The correspondence includes two Christmas cards with photographs of WSU professor Paul Philemon Kies.

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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

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Dorys C. Grover donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2014 (MS.2014.11).

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Students.
  • Washington State University -- Students -- History -- Sources.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Grover, Dorys Crow -- Records and correspondence.


  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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