Guide to the Daniel Alden Reed Papers,
1914-1960.

Collection Number: 1907

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
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Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
May 10, 1991
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, November 2008
Date modified:
RMC Staff, March 2013

© 2008 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Daniel Alden Reed Papers, 1914-1960.
Collection Number:
1907
Creator:
Daniel A.(Daniel Alden), Reed 1875-1959.
Quantity:
89 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Newspapers, Legal Documents, Printed Materials, Photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence with constituents, colleagues, and others, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous materials concerning taxation, tariff policies, and other aspects of his work.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lawyer.
Daniel Alden Reed received an LL.B. from Cornell University in 1898 and became a lawyer in Dunkirk, New York, 1900-1903; attorney for New York State Excise Department, 1903-1907; football coach at Cornell University, 1909-1918; member, Special Food Conservation Mission to France and England, 1918-1919; member of Congress, 43rd New York District, 1919-1959; member House Ways and Means Committee, 1933-1959, chairman, 1953-1954; chairman of Subcommittee on Social Security, 1948; and delegate to Interparliamentary Union, 1938, 1948-1950, 1952.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence with constituents, colleagues, and others, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous materials concerning taxation, tariff policies, and other aspects of the work of the House Ways and Means Committee, congressional elections, the Supreme Court reorganization bill of 1937, the work of the Office of Price Administration, the Civilian Production Administration, the Economic Cooperation Administration, and other government agencies, legislation on employment, immigration, naturalization, labor, education, and the postal service, such public questions as socialized medicine, foreign aid, universal military training, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Indians in New York State, and veterans' affairs; correspondence with his secretaries, Frank S. Cisna and Carl Willingham; Interparliamentary Union correspondence and documents (1939-1958); diary concerning Reed's trip to England and France as a member of the Food Conservation Mission; photographs of wartime scenes; correspondence and printed material regarding the Korean War; letters concerning the promotion and expansion of chambers of commerce, notably those in New York State, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Massachusetts; drafts of speeches Reed made at chamber of commerce meetings, scrapbooks and notebooks (1915-1957), family letters, material pertaining to Washington social activities, financial records, and other personal papers; photographs, citations, certificates, and other materials.
In addition, personal and family letters of D. A. Reed and his wife, Georgia Ticknor Reed.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Reed, Daniel A.1875-1959.
Cisna, Frank S.
Nieman, Ellie.
Nieman, Howard.
Reed, H. Anson,
Snow, Rollin W.
Ticknor, B.
Willingham, Carl.
Cornell University--Athletics.
Food Conservation Mission.
Inter-parliamentary Union.
United States Postal Service.
United States.Congress.House.Committee on Ways and Means.
United States.Supreme Court.
United States.Office of Price Administration.
United States.Civilian Production Administration.
United States.Economic Cooperation Administration.

Subjects:
Taxation.
Tariff.
Elections.
Employment (Economic theory)
Full employment policies.
Viticulture.
Emigration and immigration law.
Naturalization--Law and legislation.
Naturalization--United States.
Labor laws and legislation.
Educational law and legislation.
Medicine, State.
Health insurance.
Economic assistance.
Military service, Compulsory.
Indians of North America.
Veterans.
Boards of trade.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Lawyers.

Places:
United States--Politics and government--20th century.
United States--Officials and employees.
St. Lawrence Seaway.
England.
France.
Korea.
New York (State)--Commerce.
Pennsylvania--Commerce.
Michigan--Commerce.
Massachusetts--Commerce.
United States--Social life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Diaries.
Greeting cards.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Daniel Alden Reed papers, #1907. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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