Colorado College Tutt Library

J. Juan Reid Papers, 1908-1981, Ms 0176

Finding Aid created February, 1983

Description: Consists of material collected by Reid to write his history of Colorado College. Drafts and corrected page proofs of that book are included. Collection also contains material about the history of athletics at Colorado College

Table of Contents

Biography
Scope and Content
Inventory

Biography

J. Juan Reid was born on February 19, 1908 in Jackson, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs in 1919.

Reid began his association with Colorado College in 1928 when he entered as a freshman. Active in student affairs he served on the student council for three years, was a member of Red Lantern (now Blue Key), president of Sigma Chi fraternity, and vice-president of the student body. An outstanding athlete, he earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball during his student days.

After graduating from college the college in 1932, he coached freshman football and B-squad basketball. He became head basketball and baseball coach and served as assistant football coach and finally head football coach in 1941. That year his football team won the Rocky Mountain conference championship with a 4-0 record in league play. In addition to coaching, Reid taught physical education as well as a course in coaching methods.

Reid married Margaret Killian '34 on October l2, 1934.

In May of 1942, he was commissioned lst Lt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps. As director of physical training at Buckley Field in Denver, he rose to the rank of captain (Feb. 1943) then major (Aug. 1944). At Buckley and Lowry fields in Denver, he was director of personnel services from 1944-1945. After his discharge in November 1945, he promptly returned to Colorado College.

Reid was Colorado College's Dean of Men from 1945 to 1968. His official and unofficial duties included directing personnel services, housing, student aid, immigration services and student discipline. Reid kept his ties with the athletic department as head basketball coach (1945-1948) and director of the department (1948-1957). He also coached golf, directed the annual Pikes Peak Invitational Golf Tournament, and chaired nine NCAA Hockey Championship tournaments and two NCAA Golf Championships.

In May 1957, Reid received his masters degree after extensive research on Colorado College's athletic policy. His thesis, "A Historical Study of Colorado College Athletic Policy, 1874-1957", is considered an authoritative work on the subject.

Reid left his position as Dean of Men in 1968 to become director of alumni affairs. After his retirement in 1975, he was commissioned to write the college's history, an effort that took painstaking research over several years. Published in December 1979, Colorado College: The First Century, 1874-1974, is the most comprehensive study of the College yet written.

After completing his first book, Reid started a second manuscript on the social history of Colorado Springs during the 1920's. The work was completed by his daughter, Judith Reid Finley '58. This memoir of his boyhood days, Growing Up In Colorado Springs - The 1920's Remembered, was published posthumously in a limited edition in 1981.

While Reid's life was devoted to Colorado College, he also became involved in many community activities. He served on the board of the Boys Club of the Pikes Peak Region, the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Pikes Peak Mental Health Clinic, the United Fund, and the Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region. His membership in other organizations include the El Paso County Pioneers Society, the Westerners Posse, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administration.

An accomplished chess player, Reid served two years as vice-president of the U.S. Chess Federation. He carries the distinction of having tied five international grand masters including Bobby Fischer.

On Reid's 71st birthday in 1979, he was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

J. Juan and Margaret Reid had three children, all Colorado College alumni: Judith Reid Finley '58, Robert '59, and John '63. Reid died on March 18, 1981.

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection consists of material compiled by Juan Reid to write Colorado College: The First Century, 1874-1974. Reid amassed most of the material during his years at Colorado College as a student, coach, athletic director, dean of men, and alumni director. While researching the history of Colorado College, he took extensive notes from sources such as the Tiger, the Nugget, the Colorado Collegian, C.C. Magazine, faculty and board of trustee minutes, and the Colorado Springs Sun and Gazette Telegraph. Reid also made elaborate charts and chronology tables outlining the social, academic, and athletic highlights of various periods. The first draft, corrected page proofs, and a draft used to prepare an index are all included in the collection.

The Reid collection also contains information about the history and policy of athletics at Colorado College. The scope of athletic material included Athletic Board Minutes, scores and records, Earl "Dutch" Clarke, and Reid's notes on athletic history.

The material in Reid's personal files includes items about the Colorado State Chess Association, retirement, and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Publishing data for both books is present in the personal files.

Reid compiled a slide show, Colorado College 100 Years, 1874-1974, for the college's centennial celebration. Correspondence pertaining to that show is part of this collection.

Reid's organization and filing system were kept intact in arranging the collection.

Inventory

I. COLORADO COLLEGE; THE FIRST CENTURY, 1874-1974

Box 1

First Draft (typed) 1 item

Final corrected page proofs  1 item

Draft (underlined) used to prepare index  1 item

Typed version of index  1 item

Corrected page proofs  1 item

Box 2

Folder 1  Colorado College Charter (2 c.)  2 items

Folder 2  James Dougherty, "The Beginnings of Colorado College"  1 item

Outline of the offices and presidents of Colorado College, 1874-1875  1 item

Folder 3  James Hutchinson Kerr, professor of science  3 items

Folder 4  Congregational Church  6 items

Folder 5  Rev. Thomas N. Haskell, correspondence, etc.  16 items

Folder 6  Edward Payson Tenney, correspondence, clippings, notes  27 items

Folder 7  "Edward Payson Tenney, Minister, Educator, Land Developer"  1 item

Tenney's defense statement, 1887  1 item

Colorado College Circular (1877-78)  1 item

Colorado College Land Endowment  1 item

Folder 8  Notes on Tenney (from the Gazette Telegraph), North Cheyenne Canon  11 items

Folder 9  History of Cutler Hall  5 items

Folder 10  Manly Ormes, "Colorado College History," Book of Colorado Springs  1 item

Folder 11  President William F. Slocum  6 items

Folder 12  Cajori, Florian; X-rays, Draft of Reid's article of College Bulletin, late 1980  7 items

Folder 13  Board of Trustee Minutes, 1874-1899  5 items

Folder 14  " " " " , 1901-1917  1 item

Folder 15  C.C. Tiger, 1900-1917 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 16  Board of Trustee Minutes, 1912-1923 (Reid notes)  2 items

Folder 17  Parson's Case, 1917  8 items

Folder 18  Faculty Minutes, Dunniway's Tenure, 1917-1923 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 19  Dr. William A. Bell - Forestry School  3 items

Folder 20  Colorado Collegian (Reid notes)  1 item

Colorado Springs Gazette notes, l890-1899  1 item

Folder 21  Dean Ruth Loomis, Tichnor, "South Hall", McGregor, and Bemis  1 item

Folder 22  History of Palmer Hall  12 items

Folder 23  Perkins Hall, razed October 1964 (metal box found in cornerstone)  4 items

Folder 24  Louis Soutter, founder of the art department (est. 1897)  2 items

Folder 25  Faculty Minutes, 1900-1917 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 26  President Clyde A. Dunniway  3 items

Folder 27  C.C. Tiger, 1912-1913 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 28  Nugget, 1925-1933 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 29  Faculty Minutes, Mierow's Administration, Sept. 1925-June 11, 1934 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 30  Board of Trustee Minutes, March 1925 - June 1934  1 item

Folder 31  "Street car and performance of side-show exotic dancers," (Correspondence with Bob Ormes)  2 items

Folder 32  President's Reports, 1930-1934, (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 33  Tiger, 1923-34 (Reid notes)  2 items

Folder 34  North Central Association Investigation, 1930  9 items

Folder 35  Shove Memorial Chapel  56 items

Folder 36  E. C. Van Diest  4 items

Folder 37  President Thurston J. Davies, 1934-1948 (3 photos)  21 items

Folder 38  Charlie Brown Hershey, Dean of C.C., 1923-1955; Head of Education Dept.  9 items

Folder 39  President's Reports - Davies, 1934-1945 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 40  " " ", 1945-Dec.1947  3 items

Folder 41  Board of Trustee Minutes, 1934-48 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 42  Faculty Minutes, 1934-48 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 43  Alumni News, 1934-48 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 44  Colorado College Observation, 1938-40 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 45  C.C. Tiger, 1934-47 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 46  Charts of Chronology, Davies Administration  1 item

Folder 47  Major William H. Gill, 1947- Aug 31, 1955 (11 photos)  29 items

Folder 48  Chronology, Gill's Administration, 1947-55  4 items

Folder 49  C.C. Magazine, Feb.1947-Nov.1955 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 50  C.C. Nugget, 1948-55 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 51  Faculty Minutes, Sept.10, 1942-June 1955 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 52  Chronology, 1947/48-1954/55  1 item

"Copy" - rough draft?  1 item

Outline  1 item

Folder 53  President's Reports, 1947/48-1954/55 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 54  Dr. Louis Tomlinson Benezet, 1955-1963  44 items

Folder 55  Faculty Minutes, Sept.19, 1955 - May 13, 1963 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 56  The Tiger, 1947/48-1954/55 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 57  The Tiger, 1955-1963 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 58  Board of Trustee Minutes, Aug.22, 1947 - Oct. 7, 1955 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 59  President's Reports, 1955-1963 (Reid notes)  14 items

Folder 60  Board of Trustee Minutes, Nov.15, 1955 - May 25, 1963 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 61  Chronology, Benezet's Administration  8 items

Folder 62  Chronology, Benezet's Administration, 1956-1963  17 items

Folder 63  C.C. Nugget, 1956-1963 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 64  C.C. Magazine, Feb.1956 - Dec.1964 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 65  Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Sept.1953-July 1969 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 66  Annual Report, Dean of Men, 1958-1964  6 items

Folder 67  Lloyd E. Worner  4 items

Folder 68  Chronology, 1963/64 - 1974  2 items

Folder 69  Colorado College Magazine, Fall 1963 May 1965 (Reid notes)  2 items

Folder 70  Faculty Minutes, 1963-1976 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 71  The Tiger, 1963-1968 (Reid notes)  3 items

Folder 72  " " , 1968-1975 (Reid notes)  2 items

Folder 73  Charts, 1963-1975  12 items

Folder 74  Board of Trustee Minutes, Oct.12, 1963 - June 7, 1975 (Reid notes)  1 item

Folder 75  President's Report, materials, etc., 1963-1975  18 items

Folder 76  The Colorado College Financial Report, 1972-73  1 item

Folder 77  Financial-Endowment additions, 1968-77  32 items

Folder 78  Social Policy - Residents (early 1960's?)  7 items

Folder 79  Symposium - All College, 1962-1970  16 items

Box 3 Folder 80  El Pomar Foundation  3 items

Folder 81  Choir  2 items

Folder 82  General Palmer  13 items

Folder 83  Health Center Study  12 items

Folder 84  Blue Key - Men's Honorary and Service Fraternity  9 items

Folder 85  Correspondence relating to Dean of Men's Office  3 items

Folder 86  Ford Independent Study Program  5 items

Folder 87  Colorado College Museum  7 items

Folder 88  Donors of Buildings (information about relatives)  17 items

Folder 89  Judge William S. Jackson-Letter to L.E.W. 1976  2 items

Folder 90  Dr. Kenneth J. Curran  4 items

Folder 91  H.E. Mathias  1 item

Folder 92  Honor System  3 items

Folder 93  "History of Four Women's Dormitories at at C.C.-From Inception to 1929," Mary F. Stewart  1 item

Folder 94  ROTC, Navy-Marine V-12, SATP  4 items

Folder 95  Chemistry at C.C., 1934-1974  2 items

Folder 96  "100 years of Political Science at C.C.," Nancy Vine  1 item

Folder 97  The Depression of the 1930's  2 items

Folder 98  Women's Educational Society  3 items

Folder 99  Friends of Tutt Library, Constitution and By-Laws  29 items

Folder 100  CCCA Constitution, Oct. 28, 1966  1 item

Folder 101  History of Drama  2 items

Folder 102  The Gadfly  8 items

Folder 103  Histories prepared for publication  22 items

Folder 104  Chronology of Events, 1806-1944; 1944-1951; 1960-1973.  4 items

Folder 105  Administration: Presidents, Librarians, Treasurers  3 items

Folder 106  Colorado College- pertinent facts, misc.  30 items

Folder 107  Miscellaneous (Van Diest)  24 items

II. Athletics at Colorado College, History, Policy, Etc.

Folder 108  History of C.C. Athletics, 1874-1957; Records of football, basketball, ice hockey  11 items

Folder 109  Athletic Policy Committee  38 items

Folder 110  Colorado College athletic policies  24 items

Folder 111  Athletic policy, 1951-1975 (mostly 1960-70)  93 items

Folder 112  Athletic Board Minutes, 1963-1968  59 items

Folder 113  Athletic Board Minutes, sports schedules (ca. 1970-75)  102 items

Folder 114  Athletic Department budget and policy (mostly 1975)  52 items

Folder 115  Footbal scores and history  73 items

Folder 116  "Football in the Gaslight Era"  2 items

Folder 117  Football- Game financial reports, 1953-56  30 items

Folder 118  Colorado Intercollegiate and Rocky Mountain Conference Football Standings, 1893-1955  13 items

Folder 119  Football and swim athletic records  3 items

Folder 120  Gerald C. Carle (1 photo)  22 items

Folder 121  Bully Vandergraff  2 items

Folder 122  Earl "Dutch" Clark  27 items

Folder 123  Mines, C.C. rivalry  20 items

Folder 124  C.C., Millsaps Games (NCAA Playoffs)  12 items

Folder 125  "Roosevelt Collins- An Uncommon Man"  1 item

Folder 126  Colorado College Association  21 items

Folder 127  Basketball scores and history  24 items

Folder 128  Basketball; 1946,'47,'48 (9 photos)  5 items

Folder 129  NCAA Golf Championships 3 1 items

Folder 130  Pikes Peak Intercollegiate Golf Tournaments  58 items

Folder 131  Hockey scores and history  24 items

Folder 132  Hockey records, 1945/46-1976/77  2 items

Folder 133  Soccer records, 1950-1978  34 items

Folder 134  Award - Van Diest  12 items

Folder 135  Program Committee - Sports Complex  13 items

Folder 136  Helms Athletic Foundation (1 neg., 2 photos)  12 items

Folder 137  Athletics, Historical articles, local newspaper clippings  66 items

Box 4

Folder 138  Athletic History Notes - I  52 items

Folder 139  Athletic History Notes - II  18 items

Notebook: "History of Colorado College Athletics, 1874-1957," by James Juan Reid

III. Personal Files

Folder 140  Mr. James Kaufman  23 items

Folder 141  Colorado City - Ramona  29 items

Folder 142  Colorado State Chess Association  61 items

Folder 143  Clippings, Gazette Telegraph, Centennial Edition, 1972  46 items

Folder 144  Miscellaneous newspaper clippings about history of Colorado Springs  55 items

Folder 145  "Speech Material"  48 items

Folder 146  Albuquerque High School Centennial  13 items

Folder 147  Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, newspaper clippings  14 items

Folder 148  Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, letters, memorabilia  18 items

Folder 149  Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, congratulatory letters  63 items

Folder 150  Retirement; notes, letters  84 items

Folder 151  Miscellaneous - comments on manuscript  6 items

Folder 152  The Book - post-publishing data, letters  83 items

Folder 153  Westview Press  44 items

Folder 154  Growing up in Colorado Springs - The1920's Remembered, correspondence and publishing data, 1981-82  5 items

IV. Colorado College 100 Years, 1874-1974, Slide Show

Folder 155  Letters, Jan. 1974 - April 1980  27 items

Miscellaneous  26 items

V. Bound Volumes  3 items

"Growing Up in the Twenties" (2 copies of manuscript)

"Colorado College: The First Century" (1 copy of manuscript)

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