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Cynthia Reed papers

Call Number: RH MS P835


The Cynthia Reed papers are those of a longtime Wichita, Kansas resident who worked as a beautician in that city.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Cynthia Reed

Cynthia Griffin married Charlie H. Reed; the couple moved from Atlanta, Texas to Augusta, Kansas in 1922 and then, in 1933, to Wichita. After arriving in Kansas, Reed earned a beauty course degree and, in 1941, was licensed to practice Cosmetology and Hairdressing. Meanwhile, her husband worked for the U.S. Post Office. The couple had twin daughters and also served as a foster family.


5 folders

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Scope and Contents

The Cynthia Reed papers date from 1941 to 1954 and consist of clippings, a certificate, and a license, all of which are photocopies. Photographs from the Collection are located at RH MS-P P835; copy negatives are available for some images, these are noted within the collection description.

Physical Location

RH MS P835

Physical Location

RH MS-P P835

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Cynthia Reed, 1988.

Guide to the Cynthia Reed Collection
Cynthia Reed papers
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Support for the process of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Cynthia Reed Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P835, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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