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Reed, Mark, 1890-1969



  • Existence: 1890 - 1969

Mark W. Reed was born January 14, 1890 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He attended Massachusetts Institute Technology from 1910-1911 and worked as an architectural draftsman. In 1912, he graduated from Dartmouth College and in 1915 from Harvard Graduate School. In 1915, Reed worked as an editor at "Woman's Journal" in Boston before he became co-director at the Prairie Playhouse in Galesburg, Illinois in 1916.During World War I, Reed enlisted in the Army, which, hearing he had painted scenery for plays, sent him overseas to design camouflage for its big guns in the "Camouflage Corps." After the war he became a playwright. His publications include "Petticoat Fever" (1935), "Yes, My Darling Daughter" (1937). Reed died on January 8, 1969.

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Mark Reed plays

Identifier: MS-772
Overview Mark Reed (1890-1969), writer. Dartmouth College Class of 1912. The collection contains corrected typescripts of his plays "Yes, My Darling Daughter" and "Petticoat Fever,' as well as a photocopy of the play "That Man Wilson" and a photograph of Reed in his dormitory room at Dartmouth in 1912.