Albert S. Manley papers

Identifier: ManleyA-RSCA-ORPR-US

Scope and Contents

The Albert S. Manley Papers consist of two copies of the galley proof of his manuscript for Complete Fencing, as well as the hand-corrected, typed manuscript and index. There is also a paste-up manuscript layout on card-stock paper with notations.


  • 1924 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Albert S. Manly was born in Chicago on July 19, 1924. He grew up in Chicago and Washington D.C. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and graduated from Columbia University.

Manley worked in the insurance industry for ten years before moving to Portland in 1961. He was owner and fencing master at the Fencibles Salle in Portland, and was part-time fencing instructor at Reed College for more than 20 years (1963-1983). He also taught fencing at Portland State University, Mt. Hood Community College, and the Multnomah Athletic Club, and was a volunteer tutor for disadvantaged foster children. He published: Complete Fencing in 1979, and retired in 1983.

Albert S. Manley died in Portland, Oregon, on June 18, 1989.


1 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box and 1 folio folder)




Albert S. Manley (1924-1989) taught fencing part-time at Reed for more than twenty years. His book, Complete Fencing, was published in 1979, and the galley proofs, typescripts, index, and layout of that book comprise this collection.

Physical Location

East Stacks Compact Shelving (near L17)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Albert S. Manley Papers are a gift from Albert S. Manley.

Processing Information

Processed by Mark Kuestner April, 2003.

Mark Kuestner
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Repository Details

Part of the Reed College Special Collections and Archives Repository

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland Oregon 97202-8199 United States