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MS Am 1091.1

Lamont, Corliss, 1902-, collector. Corliss Lamont papers concerning John Reed, 1910-1967: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1091.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lamont, Corliss, 1902-, collector.
Title: Corliss Lamont papers concerning John Reed,
Date(s): 1910-1967.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers assembled by Corliss Lamont, by and about American journalist and revolutionary John Reed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*67M-53. Manuscripts presented by Mr. Corliss Lamont, 315 West 116th Street, New York 25, New York; received 1967 July.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Corliss Lamont Papers Concerning John Reed, 1910-1967 (MS Am 1091.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Reed (1887-1920) was an American journalist and revolutionary. He graduated from Harvard College in 1910, joined the staff of The Masses in 1913, was a war correspondent in Mexico and Europe for Metropolitan Magazine, publicist for the Russian Revolution, and head of the American Communist Labor Party.


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Scope and Contents

Collection of papers by and about John Reed. The bulk of the material dates from the period after Reed's death in 1920. Papers include correspondence with Corliss Lamont and others, especially Reed's wife Louise Bryant and the Harvard Alumni John Reed Committee, concerning Reed and the acquisition of the Reed papers; manuscripts and letters by Reed; and a few clippings and photographs.

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