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Merl E. Reed papers

Identifier: G1994-14

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The papers of Merl E. Reed, 1966-2000, reflect his career at Georgia State University as a historian of the American labor movement, as well as his extensive research on the university and include his complete manuscript on its history.


  • 1966-2000


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Biographical Note

Merl Elwyn Reed (1925-2016), a noted historian of the American labor movement, was a faculty member in the Department of History at Georgia State University (GSU), 1965-1994. He was instrumental in creating both a credit union and the Southern Labor Archives at the university. Following his retirement, he worked on a history of GSU's early years, published as


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Acquisition Information

Donated by Merl Reed, 1994-2009 (G1994-14, G2009-57, G2009-58).
Merl E. Reed
A Guide to His Papers in the Georgia State University Archives
William W. Hardesty
11 June 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia State University Archives Repository

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