From “Historically Yours”, by Hannelore Sudermann:
Paul Philemon Kies, a popular professor of English, was one of the keenest collectors at Washington State College. When he wasn’t teaching, advising, or shooting photographs on campus, he was filling his office and home with rare books, autographs, letters, and photographs…
…He started his collecting habit with first edition books, which he bought to show students. That led him to rare book catalogues, which led him to the autographs.
Browse a few of the items from Kies’s collection below, part of a digital collection at WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.