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Bob Reed papers, 1936-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Reed, Bob, 1914-2005
Title
Bob Reed papers
Dates
1936-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.17 cubic feet (11 boxes) including 1 film reel, 4 videotapes and 24 audiocassettes plus 1 tube
Collection Number
3512
Summary
Veteran and political activist
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Lee "Bob" Reed (1914-2005) fought in the Spanish Civil War with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion until December 1938. He was on the City of Barcelona when it sank. He has been an active member of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and from ca. 1974 to 1978 was president of the Seattle Chapter of the U.S. Committee For a Democratic Spain. In 1984 Reed initiated the "Northwest to Nicaragua Ambulance Campaign," a fund-raising campaign which purchased three ambulances for Nicaragua. The project was sponsored by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3512-007: Bob Reed papers, 1936-1994Return to Top

6.96 cubic feet (10 boxes) including textual materials, 4 videotapes, 24 audiocassettes plus 1 tube

Scope and Content: Ephemera, military service documents, memorabilia, photographs, publications and film regarding the Spanish Civil War and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1936-39; notebook of biographical entries; supplemental folders of letters, general interest notebook; typed Seattle newspaper articles; list of volunteers prepared by Albert Ross; photographs of volunteers collected by Robert Reed 1936 -39, 1991-94; correspondence, newsletters, ephemera, video and audio tapes, and clippings regarding the activities of the Veterans of the International Brigades, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion of Canada and the Seattle Chapter of the Committee For a Democratic Spain, 1971-94.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Reed's rights transferred to the libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Robert Reed, 1/1/1983.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Spanish Civil War
1936-39
Box/Folder
1/1 3512-007
Military Service Documents
1/2 3512-007
Memorabilia
1/3 3512-007
Ephemera
1/4-1/5 3512-007
Publications
1/6 3512-007
Publications-drawings
1/7 3512-007
Photographs
1/8 3512-007
Clippings
Box
10 3512-007
Newspaper La Vanguardia Oversized
1936-38
Series 2: Northwest Volunteers In The Spanish Civil War
Scope and Content: Reed’s Research, Writings, Correspondence, Photographs, And Biographical Material On Veterans Including Reed's "notebook" And "folders"
Box/Folder
2 3512-007
Photographs from Reed Collection
undated
2 3512-007
Photographs from Brandeis University Collection.
undated
2 3512-007
Misc. Photographs
undated
2 3512-007
Negatives From Reed Collection
undated
2 3512-007
List - “American Volunteers In The Spanish War 1936-1939” By Adolph Ross
1993
2 3512-007
Ephemera - Iberica
1965
Box
2-3 3512-007
U. S. Committee For A Democratic Spain. Seattle
1974-76
Veterans Of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Box
3 3512-007
Correspondence
1974-82
3 3512-007
Chronological Files (containing Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, Ephemera;includes U.s. Commitee For A Democratic Spain. Seattle)
1971-75
4 3512-007
Chronological Files
1975-83
5 3512-007
Chronological Files (includes A “not Dated” Folder)
1984-94
6 3512-007
Annual Meetings
1976-82
6 3512-007
Subject Series (including Files On Veterans)
6 3512-007
Unsorted
7 3512-007
Northwest To Nicaragua Ambulance Campaign (containing Correspondence, Clippings, Ephemera, Writings, And Grant Proposals)
1985
Box
7-8 3512-007
Veterans Of The International Brigades Mackenzie-papineau Battalion Of Canada
1973-81
9 3512-007
Video Cassettes - Valb Events
1986-91
9 3512-007
Audio Cassettes - Interviews And Programs
tube
11 3512-007
Poster - U.s. Committee For A Democratic Spain
undated

Accession No. 3512-008: Bob Reed manuscript, 1936-1939Return to Top

.21 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Manuscript for "The Last Good Fight" by Hank Rubin. This autobiographical manuscript forms part of a collection being built by Bob Reed about Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War and who enlisted in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion (popularly known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade) of the Spanish Republican Army in 1936-1939. At time of deposit in summer 1996 the book was not yet published.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hank Rubin, 7/10/1996.