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Guide to the James Reed Papers, 1907-1941 JL012
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  • Title: James Reed Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: JL012
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1941
    creator: Reed, James

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of reports and correspondence concerning the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and some material dealing with Reed's earlier activities, such as his association with the Celite Company in Los Angeles, Public Works and management activities in Philadelphia, and involvement in a project on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The collection covers the years 1907-1941.

    Biographical Note

    James Reed was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an officer of the Naval Construction Corps, he served at the Philadelphia, Puget Sound, and Mare Island Navy Yards, specializing in management and labor problems. For two years, while on special leave of absence, he acted as Assistant Director of Public Works for the city of Philadelphia. He resigned from the Navy in 1920 and managed various California corporations until his appointment as general manager of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District in 1933. James Reed was a consulting professor at Stanford University, in the Graduate School of Business.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] James Reed Papers, JL012, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of Mrs. James Reed to the Jackson Library of Business, 1943. Transferred to the Department of Special Collections in 1979.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Access Restrictions