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Paul Robert Lieder Papers, 1913-1965
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and publications relating to Paul Robert Lieder's education and career at Smith College and elsewhere.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Paul Robert Lieder was born on September 18, 1889 in Brooklyn, New York to William J.A. and Agnes Betz Lieder. He attended Harvard University, where he earned his B.A. in 1910, his M.A. in 1912, and his PhD in 1915. While studying to gain his PhD, he worked as an instructor of modern languages at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1912-1915). In 1915 he came to Smith College as an instructor in English. In 1917, Lieder was appointed assistant professor at Smith. He also worked as a lecturer at Mount Holyoke in 1920, and from 1922 to 1923. In 1925 he gained full professorship at Smith College. In this same year, he joined the faculty of the summer school at Columbia University. Working with Robert M. Lovett of Chicago University and Robert K. Root of Princeton, Lieder authored British Poetry and Prose originally published in 1928 and revised in 1938. His research centered on English drama of the Restoration Period, as well as English poetry of the 19th century, Icelandic Literature, and the Scandinavian influence on 19th century English Literature. While at Smith, Lieder taught courses such as "Drama from 1660 to the present" and a Literary Criticism course for seniors. During his lifetime he was a member of many prestigious societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, the Modern Language Association of America, the American Dialect Association, and served as president of the Northampton Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Lieder retired from the Smith faculty in 1954, and was named a professor emeritus, an appointment which lasted until his death on May 14, 1956.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and publications relating to Lieder's education and career at Smith College and elsewhere.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Paul Robert Lieder Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The materials in the Paul Robert Lieder papers, which form part of 42. Faculty Biographical files, came to the College Archives from a number of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Biographical Material
1918-1965

Box 926: folder 1
Lecture Notes- English 14
n.d.

Box 926: folder 2
Lecture Notes- The Gothic Language
1913

Box 926: folder 3
Lecture Notes- Kittredge's Romances
n.d.

Box 926: folder 4
Photographs
1954

Box 926: folder 5
Publications
1920-1948

Box 926: folder 6
Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Macbeth"
1908

Box 926: folder 7
Syllabus of English Literature
1914

Box 926: folder 8

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