Transportation Archive: Robert Reed Collection Edit


MSS Coll Transpo: Reed
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  • 1900-1945 (Creation)


  • .5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (1 box); 10 folders Folder 1: two photogrphas; Folder 2: two photographs; Folder 3: one photograph; Folder one photographs; Folder 5: six photographs; Folder 6 one folder; Folder 7: one photograph, Folder 8: one photograph, Folder 9: twelve photographs, Folder 10: 12 photographs



  • Abstract

    The Robert Reed Collection, which is part of the Transportation Archive, consists of 41 photographs from train wrecks.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated by Miami alum. Robert Reed on 2/21/2002.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Robert Reed was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1937. He later received a B.A. from Miami University and master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. After college he taught at various schools including: St. Stephen’s School, Marymount University and George Washington University. Reed published several books: The Streamline Era, The New York Elevated, and his most popular book, Train Wrecks: A Pictoral History of Accidents on the Main Line. The premise of Train Wrecks is the focal point of this collection. Reed died on June 12, 2005.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection only contains one series: Photographs. The first eight folders in the collection are 8x10 images of train wrecks, with one wreck per folder. The last two folders contain smaller photos of multiple wrecks.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The collection does not circulate. Reproduction of materials in the collection is subject to the restrictions of copyright law. To use any materials not yet in the public domain, the researcher must obtain permission from the copyright holder.

  • Legal Status

    The Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries, owns the property rights to this collection.

  • Preferred Citation

    Transportation Archive: Robert Reed Collection, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries


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