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Arts administrator

James Roger Reed, American arts administrator. Recipient Rittenhouse award Medical Library Association, 1971.


Reed, James Roger was born on June 23, 1944 in Berea, Ohio, United States. Son of John Frederick and Mildred Gant (Stites) Reed.


Bachelor, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1967. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1970.


English teacher Aztec (New Mexico) High School, 1967-1969. Research associate School Public Health University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1970-1971. Reference librarian Public Health Library, University Michigan, 1971-1972.

Library director Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 1972-1983. Co-manager Left Bank Books, 1983-1986. Executive director Craft Alliance, since 1986, instructor, since 1982.

Owner, property Simply Marbellous Hand Marbled Papers, St. Louis, since 1981. Reference librarian Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1984-1985.


Co-chairman Loop in Motion Arts Festival, University City, Missouri, since 1987. Board directors St. Louis Contemporary Jazz Society, since 1988. President University City Loop Special Business District, 1989-1990.

Missouri state coordinator 1993 Year American Craft, since 1990. Member American Crafts Council, American Association Museum, Craft Organization Directors Association.


Married Jean Marie Deken, January 2, 1981.

John Frederick Reed

Mildred Gant (Stites) Reed

Jean Marie Deken