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Donald M. Hines MA ’60

Donald Hines MA ’60, December 20, 1998, in Issaquah, Washington. His undergraduate degree was from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. In 1969 he received a PhD in folklore and American studies from Indiana University. He joined the faculty of Washington State University in 1968, where he became associate professor of folklore in the literary studies program. In 1973, he received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study the folklore of pioneers of the inland Pacific Northwest frontier, and he published several indices of resources on the subject. In 1981 he took a post as an English teacher at King Saud University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, where he remained for nine years. During this time, he returned regularly to Washington State to be with his family and to continue his folklore research. After his return from Saudi Arabia in 1990, he joined the faculty at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, where he taught English. He also taught English in the education department at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. His writings included Frontier Folksay: Proverbial Lore of the Inland Pacific Northwest and Tales of the Okanogans, both published in 1976; Tales of the Nez Perce, published in 1984; and Folk Humor of the Far West, published in 1985. He is survived by his wife; three sons; a brother and a sister; and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1999

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