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Maxine Reed papers

Guide to the Maxine Reed papers

Collection number: HMC-0443.
Creator: Reed, Maxine.
Title: Maxine Reed papers.
Dates: 1900-1994.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers primarily related to the Greater Anchorage Area Borough Consumers Commission.

Biographical note:
Maxine Reed was is a prominent member of the Anchorage community and the wife of Frank Reed, Sr. She was a member of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough (GAAB) Consumers Commission (1971-1972).

Collection description:
The collection consists of papers relating to Maxine Reed and to her work on the GAAB Consumers Commission. Included are a few personal papers, Consumers Commission records, and photographs.

Arrangement: The collection is divided into three series:
Series 1: Personal papers.
Series 2: GAAB Consumers Commission records
Series 3: Photographs

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not own copyright to the materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Maxine Reed papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Archives also holds the papers of Maxine Reed’s husband: Frank Reed.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives as part of the Frank Reed papers in 1994.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Michele Wellck in 1996. The collection guide was reformatted to meet current standards by Arlene Schmuland in 2013. Clippings and published materials were removed from the collection at that time. For a list of removed items, please contact the Archives.

Container list:
Series 1: Personal papers; 1930-1982. 0.05 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/1 Letter to Maxine Reed from Fred and Elizabeth Schiller 1930 March 4
1/2 Anchorage Woman’s Club memorial for Lucy Cuddy written by Maxine Reed 1982 April
1/3 Letter to Maxine Reed from Land for Alaskans 1978

Series 2: Greater Anchorage Area Borough. Consumers Commission records; 1971-1994. 0.1 cubic feet.

Box/Folder Description Dates
1/4 Minutes and agendas 1971 June-1972 May
1/5 Correspondence and memos 1971-1972
1/6 Testimony to Assembly about consumer protection 1972 February 7
Maxine Reed’s collection of Commission historical papers 1970-1972, 1993-1994

Series 3: Photographs; 1900-1958. 0.05 cubic feet.
Descriptions taken from captions where available.

Box/Folder Item Description Date
OSF1 1 “Legion Revue of 1922. Empress Theatre, Anchorage, Alaska. April 5th-6th 1923.” Logemann, Anchorage, Alaska. 1923
1/7 2 “Tent City, Palmer Colony” (aerial photo) 1935
1/7 3 “Wasilla, Alaska-Wasilla Lake on left, Lake Lucille on right” (aerial photo) 1935?
1/7 4 “Mt. Susitna, Anchorage” undated
1/7 5 “Kenai Lake-Seward Division-Gov’t Railroad-Oct. 20, 1918” 1918 October 20
1/7 6 Three people in early-20th century automobile undated
1/7 7 Unknown town undated
1/7 8-12 Unidentified scenery undated
1/7 13 People on bridge over river (cyanotype) undated
1/7 14 “Mountain sheep-McKinley National Park” undated
1/7 15 Field of purple and white flowers 1958
1/7 16 “Eklutna Lake cabin and visitor” (bear is peeking through window) undated
1/7 17 “Moonlight on Columbia River” (Mt. St. Helens identified on photo) 1900
1/7 18-19 Rocky seashore undated

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