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Reed Family Papers

Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.055

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers and biographic material, 1899-1946, of the Reed family of Floyd County, Virgina and Warren, Ohio. Included are personal letters and photographs, as well as  records relating to service of family members in WWI and WWII.  The correspondence series consists largely of personal letters written by Asa Daniel Reed to his future wife, Clarence Elizabeth Mangus (later Clarence Elizabeth Reed), during Reed's service in the U.S. Army.  Reed's assignments included posts in the Philippines during the U.S. occupation thereof, in Texas along the border with Mexico, and in Germany and France during World War I.  Interwar correspondences focus more on Clarence Reed's domestic life in Warren, Ohio.  During the World War II period, Asa and Clarence Reed received correspondences from their son, Eugene Mangus Reed, serving in the U.S. Army.  The biographic material series includes publications from the late nineteenth century on health remedies, as well as brief histories of the Ohio and Erie Railroads.  The series also contains Asa D. Reed's discharge papers from the U.S. Army, the baby book of Eugene Mangus Reed, and a photograph of Clarence Mangus.


  • Creation: 1899-1946
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1910-1946

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.66 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Organized into two series: Series 1: Correspondence, Series 2: Biographic Material. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information:


Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in January 2010 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.  Further arranged and described by Peter Klicker, SCRC staff, in February-March 2010.

Guide to the Reed Family Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter, Peter Klicker.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository