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.

The full collection is available for viewing at the MASC website.

Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian, and Greg Matthews, Metadata Librarian, oversaw the digital collection creation. Jeff Kuure created the graphics. Lane Moran did the bulk of the scanning and metadata input, assisted by Mirra Moran and Hannah Robinson. The digital collection was organized by Doug Lambeth, Digital Projects Production Coordinator.

Browse or search the whole collection.