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Faris Oral History Collection


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Oral History Interviews

Supporting Material

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ID: RG009/02/

Creator: Faris, Paul

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The material was arranged in the order it was receieved.  Item numbers in Series I, Box 1 reflect the original organization system established by Paul Faris.  NOTE: Two folders of trustee/committee minutes collected by Faris are included in Board of Trustees files.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of oral history interviews and supporting material created by Paul Faris for the book Hendrix College: a centennial history by James E. Lester.

Biographical Note

Paul Page Faris was born 1905 October 20 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of of the Reverand Alfred Ranson Faris, a Methodist circuit rider, and Mary Alice Page Faris. He was raised in Sedalia, Missouri, and graduated in 1927 from Central Methodist College (now University) in Fayette, Missouri.  In 1928 he received an M.A. degree from the University of Missouri; later, he did graduate work at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University.  Faris joined the Hendrix faculty in 1928.  In addition to his teaching courses in English and photography, he was the college's publicity and publications officer, edited the college catalog and alumni quarterly, served as secretary of the Board of Trustees (1946-1961), and was the faculty sponsor of both the student newspaper and yearbook.  During World War II, he taught chemistry and technical subjects such as aircraft power plants and Morse code to Army and Navy personnel stationed on the campus.  He retired in 1971.  He died 1988 July 27 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock following a brief illness.

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