Reed, Thomas Walter, 1870-1950.

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From 1885 to 1950, Thomas Walter Reed was an eyewitness to much of the University of Georgia's history, as well as one of the best-loved members of the campus community. Retiring as registrar in 1945, he began to draft a monumental history of the University. As Reed presented his typescript draft to the University in 1948 he noted, "It is not such as I would call anything like a finished piece of work, but it may do some good to file it away." Even without revisions, Reed's history has long been a favorite of researchers in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Main Library. Digital Library of Georgia, History of the University of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/reed/ (Retrieved February 10, 2009)

From the description of Reed, Thomas Walter papers, circa 1900-1950. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 316802094

Thomas Walter Reed was the registrar of the University of Georgia for 36 years from 1909-1945. He was known for his love for the university, his ability to remember students' names and his passion for sharing the history of the university. Born on Sept. 20, 1870 in Atlanta, Reed entered UGA as a sophomore in Oct. 1885. He graduated with a master of arts degree in 1888 and a bachelor of law degree in 1889. In 1909, he was elected secretary of the Board of Trustees of UGA, and at the same time he became registrar and treasurer of the university. He remained registrar until his retirement in 1945 when he was designated registrar emeritus. Reed died on April 24, 1950. In the issue of The Red & Black following his death, an editor proposed that the men's dormitory be named in his honor. The Board of Regents approved the recommendation in July 1951. University of Georgia - Reed Hall Rededication http://www.uga.edu/news/reedhall/history.html (Retrieved July 6, 2009)

From the description of Thomas Walter Reed personal papers, 1883-1950. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 422640252

"Thomas Walter Reed was an eyewitness to much of the University of Georgia's history, as well as one of the best-loved members of the campus community. Retiring as Registrar in 1945, he began to draft a monumental history of the University." History of the University of Georgia, University of Georgia Online Archives. Digital Library of Georgia. http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/reed/credits.html (Retrieved July 23, 2008)

From the description of Thomas Walter Reed papers, 1885. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 435550074

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creatorOf Reed, Thomas Walter, 1870-1950. Thomas Walter Reed papers, 1885. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Reed, Thomas Walter, 1870-1950. Thomas Walter Reed personal papers, 1883-1950. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Reed, Thomas Walter, 1870-1950. The Lumpkin law school. University of Georgia, School of Law Library, Alexander Campbell King Law Library
creatorOf Reed, Thomas Walter, 1870-1950. Reed, Thomas Walter papers, circa 1900-1950. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
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associatedWith Barrow, David C. (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929. person
associatedWith Boys High School (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946 person
associatedWith University of Georgia corporateBody
associatedWith University of Georgia. School of Law. corporateBody
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Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia--Athens
Georgia--Athens
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College registrars--History
College registrars--Biography
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Death 1950

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