Wayne O. Reed [RG5086.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG5086.AM:  Wayne O. Reed, 1911-1974

Papers:  1942-1973

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Size:  3.5 cu.ft.; 1 box + oversize


BACKGROUND NOTE

Born at Douglas, Otoe County, Nebraska, on July 2, 1911, Wayne Otis Reed served as the Otoe County Superintendent of Schools before being elected as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1942.  Reed later served as the Deputy Commissioner of Education for the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C.  Wayne Otis Reed died in Washington, D.C., on October 28, 1974.


SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one box of papers and seventeen oversized scrapbooks relating to the career of Wayne Otis Reed.  The bulk of the collection relates to Reed’s work as the Nebraska Superintendent of Public Instruction, and later to his time as Deputy Commissioner of Education.  Materials include articles, reports, subject files, certificates, and scrapbooks dating from ca. 1942 to 1973.



Box 1

Folder

  1. Writings by Wayne O. Reed
  2. Public Statements by Wayne O. Reed, 1951-1969, Volume I
  3. Public Statements by Wayne O. Reed, 1951-1969, Volume II
  4. Public Statements by Wayne O. Reed, 1951-1969, Volume III
  5. Public Statements by Wayne O. Reed, 1951-1969, Volume IV
  6. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education Regional Conferences Report, October-November 1971
  7. Aviation and aerospace education
  8. School and politics
  9. Certificates and miscellany

Oversized scrapbook volume

  1. Election, 1946-1947
  2. Reading, 1939-1941
  3. Cooperative Study, 1939-1941
  4. Miscellaneous, 1939-1941
  5. School scrapbook (general information), 1949-1950
  6. General, 1947-1948
  7. Election, 1942-1943
  8. School year, 1941-1942
  9. General, 1941-1942
  10. General, 1946
  11. Legislature, 1947
  12. Legislature, 1949
  13. Legislative, Jan. 1, 1945 to Jan. 1, 1946
  14. General, Jan. 1, 1944 to Jan. 1, 1945
  15. General, Jan. 1, 1943 to Jan. 1, 1944
  16. General, Jan. 1, 1945 to Jan. 1, 1946
  17. General School scrapbook, 1942-1950

Subject headings:

Education — Nebraska

Nebraska. Department of Public Instruction

Schools — Nebraska

Reed, Wayne O., 1911-1974

United States. Department of Education

TMM     02-25-2022

 

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