Reed, Joseph Verner, 1902-

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Joseph V. Reed: publisher; from 1928-1929 founded Macgowan and Reed, Inc., publishers; from 1936-1938 was associated with theatrical productions; in 1946 founded Reed and Stevens, Inc., wall decorators; in 1949 founded Triton Press, devoted to art reproductions; in 1950 founded Triton Publicatons; from 1942-1945 served in the Special Services Division of the U.S. Army.

From the description of Joseph Verner Reed papers, 1862-1946 (inclusive), 1942-1946 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168901

American theater producer, author, publisher.

From the description of Papers, 1935. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 19969840

Joseph V. Reed: born in Nice, France, January 18, 1902; Yale Class of 1926; publisher; from 1928-1929 founded Macgowan and Reed, Inc., publishers; from 1936-1938 was associated with theatrical productions; in 1946 founded Reed and Stevens, Inc., wall decorators; in 1949 founded Triton Press, devoted to art reproductions; in 1950 founded Triton Publicatons; from 1942-1945 served in the Special Services Division of the U.S. Army. Reed died on November 25, 1973.

JOSEPH VERNER REED.

Founder, The Triton press, Inc., 601 West 26th Street, New York 1, N.Y., and owner, Triton Publications, 131 East 64th Street, New York 21; residence, Denbigh Farm, Quaker Ridge, Greenwich, Conn.

Reed was born in Nice, France, January 18, 1902; graduated from Yale (Class of 1926); was a cub reporter on the Chattanooga Times during 1927-28 and was with Brown Brothers Harriman & Company the following year. About that time he founded Macgowan & Reed, Inc., which presented during the next few years, Basil Sydney and Mary Ellis in "Children of Darkness," Jane Cowl in "Twelfth Night" and "Art and Mrs. Bottle," Leslie Banks and Nigel Bruce in "Lean Harvest" and "Springtime for Henry," and Edith Evans in "Lady with a Lamp." From 1936 to 1938 he was associated with Maurice Evans and Margaret Webster in theatrical production and in 1946 entered another field, when he founded and became a partner in Reed & Stevens, Inc.--wall decorations. In July 1949, Reed founded The Triton Press, Inc., which is devoted to color reproduction by collotype -- the photogelatin method of printing fine art and commercial subjects. Among their customers are the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Museum of Modern Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, and the Associated American Artists of New York. Triton Publications, which he also owns, was founded in February, 1950. This concern published and distributes fine art prints. During the period from May 1942 to August 1945 he was on active duty in the Army as a major in the Special Services Division.

Reed's book, The Curtain Falls, was published by Harcourt Brace in 1935. He is a director of the Hobe Sound (Fla.) Company, the parent company of the Jupiter Island Club at Hobe Sound, of which he and Mrs. Reed are co-managers. He is also a director of the Lighthouse of the New York Association for the Blind and the Greenwich Hospital (and a member of the corporation of the Greenwich Hospital Association and of the hospital building committee) and a member of the board of the Round Hill Church in Greenwich. In 1949 he served as chairman of the Greenwich Community Chest. Reed blongs to the Union Club of New York, the Round Hill and Field clubs of Greenwich, and the Seminole Golf Club of Palm Beach. Reed died on November 25, 1973.

Mrs. Reed, whose maiden name was Permelia Pryor, is the daughter of Samuel F. and Ruby Jacques Pryor. They were married in Greenwich on December 31, 1927. Their children were all born in New York, Lauren on July 23, 1929, Adrian Pryor on April 26, 1931, Nathaniel Pryor on July 22, 1933, Samuel Pryor on November 8, 1934 and Joseph Verner, Jr., on December 17, 1937.

(Taken from the Yale College, Class of 1926 Class Record.)

From the guide to the Joseph Verner Reed papers, 1862-1964, 1942-1946, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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creatorOf Reed, Joseph Verner, 1902-. Joseph Verner Reed papers, 1862-1946 (inclusive), 1942-1946 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Lincoln Kirstein papers, ca. 1914-1991 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. S. N. Behrman papers, 1912-1987. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn McGranery, James P. (James Patrick), 1895-1962. James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery papers, 1909-1975 (bulk 1943-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Myers family. Myers family papers 1908-1986 (inclusive). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. Papers, ca. 1914-1991. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Joseph Verner Reed papers, 1862-1964, 1942-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. Document signed : [London, 1567 Jun. 30]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sprague, Marshall. Papers, 1825-1994 (bulk 1930s-1980s). Pikes Peak Library District
referencedIn S. N. Behrman papers, 1912-1987 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Myers family papers, 1908-1986 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Reed, Joseph Verner, 1902-. Papers, 1935. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Correspondence : with Marian Anderson, 1963-1988. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery, 1909-1975, (bulk 1943-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. person
associatedWith Berman, Eugene, 1899- person
associatedWith Connecticut Commission on the Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. person
associatedWith Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. person
correspondedWith McGranery, James P. (James Patrick), 1895-1962. person
correspondedWith McGranery, Regina Clark, 1907-1975 person
associatedWith Myers family. family
associatedWith Myers family. family
associatedWith Sprague, Marshall. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
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Colorado--Chaffee County
Colorado--Summit County
Colorado--Park County
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