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Perley Reed, Author, Poetry and Artwork

Collection Number: A&M 1776


Poem by the former Dean of Journalism at West Virginia University titled "The XX Club of Morgantown." The poem was composed to mark the 40th anniversary of the Club. The Marriage Certificate of Perley Reed and Elizabeth Dee Frost, telegrams recieved by Elizabeth and Perley, as well as newspaper clippings celebrating their engagment. Elizabeth's certificate of intitiation into The Delta Kappa Gamma Society in 1965. There are also 15 artworks by Reed, who was a hobbyist painter.

6 of the artworks are at the WVRHC, including:

Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau Oil on canvasboard, 30 x 24, 1966
A Soldier’s Farewell, Oil on canvasboard, 20 x 16, 1963
Matterhorn, Oil on canvasboard, 24 x 30, 1967
Romance in Old Paris, Oil on canvasboard, 24 x 16, 1957
Meditation, Oil on canvasboard, 20 x 16, 1961
Awakening, Oil on canvasboard, 24 x 18, 1962

9 of the artworks are in a room in Martin Hall;
photographs of these works are available (in a small collection folder).

Images of the artworks are available in digital format.


  • 1922-1965


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0.1 Linear Feet (1/2 in. (1 folder); (6 unboxed artworks); (9 offsite artworks))

132 Megabytes (2 digital files)

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West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:
Dr. Perley I. Reed, Author, Poetry and Artwork, 1922-1965
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US