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Charles Edward Guardia was born December 19, 1916, in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and died September 1, 1972, in Pittsburg, Kansas. Guardia received a Bachelor in Arts degree and a Master in Arts degree both from Louisiana State University. After completing his first two degrees he then enrolled at Harvard University, eventually earning a second Master in Arts degree, as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy. Guardia, being a scholar of Elizabethan literature, attend Oxford University in Great Britain, eventually earning a post-doctoral degree. During World War II, he served in the Naval Intelligence division. After his time in the service, he was employed as an editor for the Prentice-Hall Publishing Co. in New York City. He started his teaching career in 1948 at Emerson University in Boston. The following year he began teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans, and worked there until 1954. In 1954 he began teaching English at the Kansas State College of Pittsburg, now Pittsburg State University. He taught there until his retirement in 1972. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, Pittsburg State University materials, research, written work, newspaper clippings, programs, and miscellaneous material.

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Education, Languages and Literature

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1 linear foot

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0166

Guardia, Charles E., collection, 1945-1972

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