Scope and Content of Collection
Index to Major Groups
Title: Howard A. Reed papers
Date (inclusive): 1909-2000
Collection Number: 89010
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
118 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
(48.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, notes, curricular material, conference papers and proceedings, and printed matter,
relating to the promotion of international education in the United States; Middle Eastern area studies, and especially Turkish
studies, in the United States; and activities of the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations in promoting
education for peace and international exchange programs for students.
Reed, Howard A. (Howard Alexander), 1920-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1989, with increments added in 1993 and 2000.
[Identification of item], Howard A. Reed papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
|1920 February 26
||Born, Izmir, Turkey
||BA in Modern European History and Languages, Yale University
||MA, Princeton University
||History department staff, Yale University
||PhD in History of the Near East and Oriental Studies, Princeton University
||Program specialist in International Training and Research, Ford Foundation (New York City and Beirut)
||Lecturer and researcher on Islam and the Middle East, Pendle Hill
||National director, American Friends Service Committee, Colleges and Projects Programs in U.S. and abroad
||Board member, Pendle Hill
||Associate director, The Danforth Foundation
||Director of International and Intercultural Studies, University of Connecticut at Storrs
||Professor of History (Middle Eastern, Islamic and Ottoman), University of Connecticut at Storrs
||Board member, American Research Institute, Turkey
||Program director, University of Connecticut, Storrs, International Studies Program
||Visiting scholar, Hoover Institution, researching modern Turkey
||Professor emeritus, University of Connecticut at Storrs
||Special consultant to four successive ministers of National Education of Turkey
Source: "Howard Alexander Reed."
Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2002
Scope and Content of Collection
The Howard A. Reed papers document the development of international education programs, in particular Middle East and Turkish
studies, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and across the United States. In addition the papers reflect Reed's work
with the American Friends Service Committee in promoting the research of peace through international exchange programs for
students, as well as his work as a consultant to ministers of National Education in Turkey. The papers consist of correspondence,
memoranda, reports, studies, notes, curricular material, conference papers and proceedings, meeting minutes, photographs,
printed matter, and sound recordings.
University of Connecticut file contains materials relating to the administrative and educational activities of the History Department of the University
of Connecticut at Storrs, where Howard Reed was a professor of Islamic, Middle East, and Ottoman history and director of the
Institute of International and Intercultural Studies. In 1978 Reed was awarded a $57,000 three-year federal grant to coordinate
a statewide international studies program for undergraduates. As director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program
(UISP) Reed was responsible for coordinating a mobile outreach program to community colleges, structuring the curriculum,
inviting guest speakers and lecturers, and promoting exchange programs with universities in other countries. The materials
relating to this program can be found in the
University of Connecticut file as well as the
Subject file and are in the form of grant applications, financial records, flyers, promotional materials, correspondence with participating
state colleges and universities, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter.
Subject file covers a wide variety of topics related to education and the Middle East. Brochures, correspondence, newsletters, and other
materials by Friends World College, a college based on Quaker principles and the promotion of peace and international studies,
are found in this series.
Reed co-founded the
Middle East Studies Association and Turkish Studies Association in North America. The Middle East Studies Association file includes correspondence about
the first MESA conference in 1967 and conference materials from subsequent meetings.
Materials relating to
Turkish Studies are in the collection in the form of Turkish newspapers, journals, conference papers and proceedings, and course materials.
Much of Reed's writings and research on Turkey, its history and education system, can be found in this series as well as in
National Education of Turkey consultant file, which includes mostly printed materials collected during Reed's time as a consultant to the Turkish minister of national
As the grandson of International College founder, Alexander MacLachlan, and son of one of its early presidents Cass Arthur
Reed, Reed's interest in international education was shaped by International College. The papers include research material
International College of Izmir, which was later relocated to Beirut, Lebanon. Highlights from these materials include copies of minutes from meetings
of Board of Trustees from the early years of the college and photographs of students from 1914 to 1920.
Index to Major Groups
Papers are arranged in the order in which they were received. Although the collection is not physically arranged, most materials
fall into the following groups.
|1-13, 20-21, 23, 28-38, 48-62, 64, 68-78, 85-86, 89-91
University of Connecticut file, 1965-1988. Includes memoranda, correspondence, reports, printed matter, conference materials, curricular material, photographs, and
sound recordings relating mainly to the development of international studies (primarily Middle East studies) at the University
of Connecticut at Storrs and subsequently other colleges and universities in the United States.
|14-20, 24-27, 39-46, 62-64, 70, 84, 87, 91-92, 94, 95
Subject file, 1959-1989. Includes correspondence, memoranda, conference materials, reports, sound recordings, newsletters, journals, brochures, and
other printed matter. Original folder titles retained in the description of collection materials
|66, 82-83, 111-112, 116
Middle East Studies Association file, 1966-1974, 1994. Includes conference materials, correspondence, and by-laws.
|78-81, 86, 88, 93
Turkish Studies file, 1920-1986Includes correspondence, curricular material, conference materials, meeting minutes, reports, and printed matter relating
to Turkish Studies programs and conferences in the United States and to education in Turkey.
National Education of Turkey consultant file, 1983-1999. Includes research materials in the form of magazines, journals, reports, articles, correspondence, and brochures relating
to the development of higher education in Turkey and to the Turkish economy.
International College file, 1909-1999. Includes research materials for Reed's study on the history of International College in Izmir and Beirut in the form of brochures,
yearbooks, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, photographs, postcards, and negatives.
|67, 70, 80, 84-85, 97-98, 114
Printed matter, 1967-2000. Includes newspapers, journals, monographs, clippings, and newsletters.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Education -- United States
Peace -- Study and teaching
Middle East -- Study and teaching
Turkey -- Study and teaching
American Friends Service Committee