Arthur F. Scott presidential records

Identifier: CA-ScottA-RSCA-ORPR-US

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the presidential files of Arthur F. Scott, Reed College president from 1942-1945. The files contain correspondence, speeches, publications, and information about faculty, the Reed College Lecture series, program development, and other documents relating to Reed College and its history. The collection also contains information about National Defense and World War II.


  • 1942-1945 (based upon dates of presidency)


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is closed.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur F. Scott served as president of Reed from 1942 to 1945. Scott was born in 1989 in Cotesville, New Jersey. He attended Colby College and Harvard. In 1923, he joined the Reed Chemistry Department. He taught chemistry from 1923 to 1926 and again from 1937 to 1979. Scott acted as president of Reed during World War I. He oversaw the war aid effort at Reed, instituted blackouts, and created the Army Cadet meteorological program on campus. Scott, who was interested in radiochemistry, influenced the creation of the Reed Research Reactor, which was built in 1968.

[Information from the “Presidents of Reed” page on Reed’s website.]


3.75 Linear Feet (9 manuscript boxes.)




The collection contains the papers of Arthur F. Scott from his presidency at Reed College, from 1942 to 1945.


Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Location

Archives Main Shelving (L014), Range C Section 6.

Processing Information

Processed by unknown staff pre-2018.

Isabel Lyndon and Maxine Calle
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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