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Box 1-000498
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Record Group: 6 C
Record Sub-Group: 49
Records Title: UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of Speech and Dramatic Art; Loren Reid Papers
Dates: 1902-1995
Volume: 6 cubic feet, 7.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

(A02-81; A02-101)
This Sub-Group contains professional and personal papers, manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and monographs of Professor of Speech, Loren Reid. Included in this Sub-Group are personal, family and genealogical materials; material for coursework, files of lectures, speeches and meetings attended; manuscript and draft copies of his major monographs; study notes and original source material collected for writing projects; articles written by and about Reid; and clippings and photographs. There also are copies of the earliest publications from the Crippled Turtle Press, given to Reid by Dean Luther Mott. Throughout the collection there are personal notes of explanation prepared by Dr. Reid, which provide excellent assistance as well as insight into his personality.

Biographical Note:

Loren Dudley Reid was born in Gilman City, Missouri in 1905; his parents were Dudley and Josephine Tarwater Reid. His father edited the weekly Gilman City Guide. The family moved to Osceola, Iowa where Reid graduated from high school in 1922.

Reid received his BA from Grinnell College in 1927, and his MA and Ph.D. from Grinnell College in 1930 and 1933, respectively. He began his teaching career during the height of the Great Depression in 1933 as a high school speech teacher in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1935 he first became an instructor then an assistant professor at the University of Missouri in 1935. He moved to a position as an assistant then associate professor at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York in 1939, where he remained until 1944, when he returned to the University of Missouri as a full professor. He was chairman of the Speech Department from 1946 to 1951 and from 1965 to 1966.

Professor Reid was an energetic academic with many interests that ranged from railroads to mystery codes to British oratory, which made him well-liked as a visiting professor. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s he taught at many institutions, which gave him and his family the opportunity to visit different parts of the United States and to travel overseas as well. Additionally, he was a popular guest speaker, often delivering keynote addresses at commencement exercises and other affairs. He was instrumental in establishing speech as a serious field of study, and was a founding member and officer in more than one professional speech society, including the Speech Association of America. He served as editor or on the editorial board for many of the speech journals, was a prolific contributor to journals, magazines, and newspapers, and authored or co-authored numerous books.

He was married to Agusta Towner Reid in 1930, who taught English at the University of Missouri . They had four children, Ellen Jane, John Christopher, Stephen, and Don Anthony. Reid retired from the University in 1975; however, he continued to research, write, and lecture with as much zeal into the 1990s as he had in the 1930s.

Series Descriptions:

This Record Sub-Group is divided into eleven series.

Series One contains personal papers from among Professor Reid's mother, father, brother, and wife (assorted personal correspondence); there also is a folder containing extensive genealogical research on both the Tarwater and Reid families.
Note to Researcher: Series 1 contains some material that is restricted.

Series Two contains college term papers, class reunion keepsakes, including photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Series Three contains a variety of material pertaining to Professor Reid's activities in numerous speech associations.

Series Four contains notes and photographs for a history of the Speech Department that Professor Reid prepared, as well as lecture notes, handouts, syllabuses, clippings, etc. for one of his most popular courses, Speech 110, Great Speakers.

Series Five contains notes, drafts, final copies, clippings, and correspondence regarding, speeches, lectures, and articles by Professor Reid covering the period 1930s to 1990s.

Series Six contains items that display the range of Professor Reid's talents: articles he wrote 1960s to 1990s, notes he gathered for a book idea (The Art of Teaching), and finally research, notes, and correspondence for works he did publish (Professor on the Loose, 1982-1984 and Speech Teacher: A Random Narrative, 1990).

Series Seven contains British research and publications. Professor Reid and his wife spent five years reading, studying, and taking notes at the British Library. He was planning to write a comprehensive book about British orators; however, he never got around to it and hoped that someone might utilize these notes. He commented that, "many of these references would be found in only the largest libraries." Included in this Series also are several incomplete versions of his book Charles James Fox as well as final versions of the manuscript, notes for it, correspondence regarding it, photographs, and a variety of other materials pertinent to his interests in British orators.

Series Eight contains the first draft of a manuscript Professor Reid wrote, which consisted of excerpts from great orators. There also is a manuscript of his self-published book entitled, Reflections.

Series Nine contains reprints of many of Professor Reid"s published journal articles from 1930s to 1980s; they are arranged chronologically.

Series Ten contains Volumes 1 through 3 (1953-1955) of the Crippled Turtle Press publications, which were a gift to Professor Reid from Dean Frank Luther Mott of the School of Journalism. Also, there is a small box containing three reels of microfilm consisting of correspondence between C.J. Fox and Tallyrand.

Series Eleven contains books authored or co-authored by Professor Reid.

Series Outline:

1. Family Papers

2. Personal Memorabilia

3. Professional Associations

4. MU Coursework

5. Speeches and Articles

6. Articles and Research

7. British Research and Publications

8. Planned Projects

9. Reprints of Published Journal Articles

10. Crippled Turtle Press Publications

11. Books

Note to Researcher: Some of the records in this Sub-Group are restricted and cannot be made available to the public (see restrictions note at the end of this page).

Note to Researcher: Another substantial collection of Loren Reid's papers is located at the State Historical Society of Missouri, formerly in the Western Historical Manuscript Collection.

Inventory

Series One - Family Papers
Box 1

FF 1 - Genealogy Research, n.d.

FF 2 - Josephine Tarwater Reid (Loren Reid's mother), n.d.

FF 3 - Josephine Tarwater Reid's Original Letters, n.d. [Restricted]

FF 4 - Dudley Reid (Loren Reid's father), n.d.

FF 5 - Don Reid (Loren Reid's brother), n.d.

FF 6 - Agusta Towner Reid (Loren Reid's wife), n.d.

FF 7 - Personal Letter to Wife, 1938

FF 8 - Christmas Letters, 1942-1992

Series Two - Personal Memorabilia
Box 1 (cont'd)

FF 9 - Osceola High School Reunion Memorabilia, 1922-1992

FF 10 - Grinnell College Reunion Memorabilia, 1927-1998

FF 11 - Westport High School Reunion Memorabilia, 1936-1995

FF 12 - Grinnell College Papers, n.d.

FF 13 - Grinnell College Papers, n.d.

FF 14 - Grinnell College Papers, n.d.

FF 15 - University of Iowa Memorabilia, 1932

FF 16 - Photographs, Awards, Clippings, 1944-1986

FF 17 - Library Donation Records, n.d.

FF 18 - Photographs, n.d.

Series Three - Professional Associations
Box 1 (cont'd)

FF 19 - Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM), 1930s-1980s

FF 20 - New York Speech Association, 1942-1993

FF 21 - Central States Speech Association (CSSA), 1970s

FF 22 - Oklahoma Speech Association, 1950s-1960s

FF 23 - Central States Communication Association, n.d.

FF 24 - The Johnson Society of Kansas, 1970s

FF 25 - Illinois Speech and Theatre Association, 1974

FF 26 - Beginning Course in Speech, 1975

FF 27 - Book and Journal Donation Correspondence, 1974-1975

FF 28 - Personal Correspondence, 07-12/1987

Series Four - MU Coursework
Box 2

FF 1 - Department of Speech History, Notes, Photographs, Etc., 1937-1997

FF 2 - Speech 110 "Great Speakers" General Information, n.d.

FF 3 - "Great Speakers" Calhoun, n.d.

FF 4 - "Great Speakers" Lincoln, n.d.

FF 5 - "Great Speakers" Wilson, n.d.

FF 6 - "Great Speakers" Bryan, n.d.

FF 7 - "Great Speakers" Churchill, n.d.

FF 8 - "Great Speakers" Roosevelt, n.d.

FF 9 - "Great Speakers" Truman, n.d.

FF 10 - "Great Speakers" Kennedy, n.d.

FF 11 - "Great Speakers" ML King, Jr., n.d.

FF 12 - "Great Speakers" Black Orators, n.d.

FF 13 - Career Information and Brief Biography, ca. 1988

Series Five - Speeches
Box 2 (cont'd)

FF 14 - MU 125th Anniversary Speech, 04/1964

FF 15 - Elmer Ellis Reception, 1966

FF 16 - Commencement Speeches, 1936-1959 and Summer 1975

FF 17 - Speeches, 1930s-1940s

FF 18 - Speeches, 1969-1992

FF 19 - "Stage Fright," n.d

FF 20 - Monmouth College Speeches, 1965 and 1976

FF 21 - Selke Lecture, DeKalb, Illinois, 1970

FF 22 - "The Status and Strengths of the Profession," Concordia College,1973

FF 23 - "Tribute to Hugh Seabury," University of Iowa, 1974

FF 24 - Air Force Speech, Montgomery, Alabama, 1975

FF 25 - "Andersch Award" Speech, Ohio University, 1981

FF 26 - "Great Speakers" Speeches, 1982 and 1987

FF 27 - "On Being First" Speech Ghost Written By Reid, UMSL, 1967

FF 28 - Speeches and Articles, 1963-1978

FF 29 - Speeches and Articles, 1980s-1990s

Series Six - Articles and Research
Box 2 (cont'd)

FF 30 - Articles, 1980s

FF 31 -"John P. Ryan" Article, 1986

FF 32 - "Learning to Speak from Good Speakers" Article, 1990s

FF 33 - "Art of Teaching" - Correspondence and Notes, n.d.

FF 34 - "Art of Teaching" Notes, n.d.

FF 35 - "Art of Teaching" Notes, n.d.

FF 36 - "Art of Teaching" Notes, n.d.

FF 37 - "Art of Teaching" Notes, n.d.

FF 38 - "Art of Teaching" Notes, n.d.

FF 39 - "Art of Teaching" Notes, n.d.

FF 40 - "Art of Teaching" Manuscript, n.d.

FF 41 - "Art of Teaching" Manuscript, n.d.

FF 42 - "Great Moments in the House of Commons" Correspondence, Notes, and Draft, 1951

FF 43 - "James Winans" Research and Notes, 1940s-1950s

FF 44 - "James Winans" Correspondence, Speech, and Article, 1962, 1976, and 1980-1981

FF 45 - Speech Teacher: A Random Narrative - Letters from research to bound book, 1990

FF 46 - Professor on the Loose - Notes and Correspondence, 1982-1984

Series Seven - British Research and Publication
Box 3

FF 1 - Letters of Introduction for British Research and Note from Professor Reid, n.d.

FF 2 - Newspaper Notes 1790, 1792, 1795, 1801, 1802, 1806, 1822, n.d.

FF 3 - Newspaper Notes 1783, 1790, 1792, 1793, n.d.

FF 4 - Newspaper Notes 1803, 1807, 1816, n.d.

FF 5 - William E. Gladstone Notes, n.d.

FF 6 - William E. Gladstone Notes, n.d.

FF 7 - William E. Gladstone Notes, n.d.

FF 8 - Gladstone Midlothian Manuscript, n.d.

FF 9 - Gladstone Midlothian Manuscript, n.d.

FF 10 - Gladstone Midlothian Manuscript, n.d.

FF 11 - Gladstone Notes for Article, n.d.

FF 12 - Gladstone Article, 1953

FF 13 - John Bright Notes and Manuscript Draft, n.d.

FF 14 - John Bright Notes and Manuscript Draft, n.d.

FF 15 - John Bright Notes and Manuscript Draft, n.d.

FF 16 - John Bright Notes and Manuscript Draft, n.d.

FF 17 - British Public Address Notes, 1977

FF 18 - British Public Address Bibliography and Paper Draft, 1970

FF 19 - Lloyd George Notes, n.d.

FF 20 - Peel Notes, n.d.

FF 21 - Disraeli Notes, 1956 and 1967

FF 22 - Disraeli Notes, 1967

FF 23 - Disraeli Notes, n.d.

FF 24 - Churchill Notes, n.d.

FF 25 - Palmerston and Wilberforce Notes, n.d.

FF 26 - Sheridan and Erskine Notes, n.d.

FF 27 - Pitt Notes, n.d.

FF 28 - William Pitt Manuscript Draft, n.d.

FF 29 - Correspondence Concerning Permissions - Many Publications, 1975-1980

FF 30 - Correspondence Concerning Permissions - Many Publications, 1975-1980

FF 31 - British Photos - Assorted (House of Commons, Great Speakers, etc.), n.d.

FF 32 - Chatham Notes, n.d.

FF 33 - Chatham Notes, n.d.

FF 34 - Burke Notes, n.d.

Series Seven - British Research and Publication (cont'd)
Box 4

FF 1 - Charles James Fox Manuscript first version (incomplete), n.d.

FF 2 - Correspondence regarding Fox book, 1965

FF 3 - Charles James Fox Manuscript second version (incomplete), n.d.

FF 4 - Charles James Fox Notes, n.d.

FF 5 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 1 Used, n.d.

FF 6 - Notes for Fox book - Chapters 2 and 3 Used, n.d.

FF 7 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 5 Used, n.d.

FF 8 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 8 Used, n.d.

FF 9 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 9 Used, n.d.

FF 10 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 12 Used, n.d.

FF 11 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 15 Used, n.d.

FF 12 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 17 Used, n.d.

FF 13 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 18 Used, n.d.

FF 14 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 20 Used, n.d.

FF 15 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 21 Used, n.d.

FF 16 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 22 Used, n.d.

FF 17 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 23 Used, n.d.

FF 18 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 24 Used, n.d.

FF 19 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 25 Used, n.d.

FF 20 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 26 Used, n.d.

FF 21 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 28 Used, n.d.

FF 22 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 29 Used, n.d.

FF 23 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 30 Used, n.d.

FF 24 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 31 Used, n.d.

FF 25 - Notes for Fox book - Chapter 32 Used, n.d.

FF 26 - Charles James Fox book Chapter head quotes, n.d.

FF 28 - Notes for Fox book - Not Used, n.d.

FF 29 - Notes for Fox book - Not Used, n.d.

FF 30 - Notes for Fox book - Not Used, n.d.

FF 31 - Charles James Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 32 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 33 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 34 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 35 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 36 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 37 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 38 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 39 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 40 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 41 - Fox Manuscript, n.d.

FF 42 - Photographs and Slides, Assorted British, Many from Fox book, n.d.

FF 43 - Fox Quotes, n.d.

FF 44 - Sample pages for Fox book and Fox Article, "Chas. Fox and the London Press," n.d.

FF 45 - History Today Journal containing Fox article by Reid, 03/1969

Series Eight - Planned Projects
Box 5

FF 1 - Proposed Book of Excerpts, Proposal and Correspondence, 1984

FF 2 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 3 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 4 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 5 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 6 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 7 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 8 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 9 - Proposed Book of Excerpts Manuscript, n.d.

FF 10 - Reflections Manuscript, 1997

FF 11 - Reflections Manuscript, 1997

Series Nine - Reprints of Published Journal Articles
Box 5 (cont'd)

FF 12 - Published Journal Articles, 1930s-1940s

FF 13 - Published Journal Articles, 1950s

FF 14 - Published Journal Articles, 1960s

FF 15 - Published Journal Articles, 1970s

FF 16 - Published Journal Articles, 1980s

Series Ten - Crippled Turtle Press Publications
Box 5 (cont'd)

FF 17 - Crippled Turtle Press, Vol. 1, Nos. 1 and 2, 1953

FF 18 - Crippled Turtle Press, Vol. 1, Nos. 3 and 4, 1953

FF 19 - Crippled Turtle Press Vol. 1, Nos. 5 and 6, 1955-1956

FF 20 - Crippled Turtle Press Vol. 1, Nos. 7, 8, and Kappa Tau Alpha Address, 1951-1954

FF 21 - Crippled Turtle Press, Vol. 2, 1954

FF 22 - Crippled Turtle Press, Vol. 3 Nos 1 and 2 and Kappa Tau Alpha Address, 1955-1958

Located in small box in the back of Box 5:

3 MFR concerning Earl Grey's Papers, 2nd and Earl Correspondence between C.J. Fox and Talleyrand, n.d.

Series 11 - Books
Box 6

Charles James Fox: A Study of the Effectiveness of an Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Speaker (Ph.D. Dissertation), 1932

First Lessons in Speech Making, co-authored with H. Clay Harbarger, 1933

A Course Book in Public Speaking, co-authored with Wilbur E. Gilman and Bower Aly, 1937 and other editions

Speech Preparation, co-authored with Wilbur E. Gilman and Bower Aly, 1946

Teaching Speech in the High School, 1952 (includes a note from the author)

Teaching Speech, 1956 and other editions

Papers in British Oratory and Other Subjects: Collection of Published Speeches From Various Journals 19381957

Missouri Honor Awards For Distinguished Service in Engineering: The University of Missouri Bulletin Presented March 22, 1958, includes an essay by Reid, "The Engineering of Ideas"

American Public Address: Studies in Honor of Albert Craig Baird, essays edited by Reid, 1961

Speaking Well, 1962 and other editions

Charles James Fox: A Man For the People, 1969

Lectures on Revolutionary America Delivered By Several Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, 1976

Hurry Home Wednesday: Growing Up in A Small Missouri Town 1905-1921,1978

Finally It's Friday: School and Work in Mid-America 1921-1933, 1981

Professor on the Loose, 1992

Reflections, 1995

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