Tracy, Paul E., 1889-1976.
- Papers, 1875-1976.
- ca. 5 ft.
- Humorist and poet, of Caldwell, Idaho; full name: Paul Eugene Tracy.
- Biographical sketch online
- Finding aid online
Chiefly poems and essays by Tracy, in ms. and published form; together with literary and personal correspondence, diaries, reminiscences, memorabilia, photos, and other papers. Many of the poems and essays concern the Owyhee region of south- western Idaho. Includes reminiscences of his childhood in the 1890s in Silver City, Idaho, the Chinese there, and his work as an electric linesman (1912-1914) during the construction of Arrowrock Dam in Idaho; memorabilia from student days at the College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho; letters written while attached to the 218th Aero Squadron in France and Germany during World War I (including service as the squadron's bandleader); and World War II letters from Tracy's son, William B. Tracy (b. 1923), a glider pilot working as instructor and mechanic for the Army Air Force's glider program at Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Lamesa, Texas. Correspondents include Dr. William J. Boone, Courtland Matthews, Marianne Moore (9 letters, 1927-1929), and Tom Trusky.
Gifts of Mr. Tracy and Mrs. Courtland Matthews, 1975.
Unpublished finding aid in the repository.
Forms part of: the Idaho Writers Archive.