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MS Am 1453

Reed, John, 1887-1920. John Reed letters to Lincoln Steffens, 1909-1911: 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 1453
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Reed, John, 1887-1920.
Title: John Reed letters to Lincoln Steffens,
Date(s): 1909-1911.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the the American journalist and revolutionary John Reed to American author and editor Lincoln Steffens.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-174 - 43M-179. Purchased with the Sheldon Fund from Wormser, 1943 October 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Reed Letters to Lincoln Steffens, 1909-1911 (MS Am 1453). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Reed was an American journalist and revolutionary. He 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 Communist Labor Party. Steffens was an American author and editor.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes five letters from Reed to Lincoln Steffens when Reed was a Harvard student and then a young journalist; and one letter to Joseph Fels.

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