John Reed's Portland: Connections in the John Wilson Special Collections


Wed, Nov 28, 2018 to
Sat, Dec 29, 2018

First come, first served.

June in the City

The exhibition is open during the John Wilson Special Collections' hours of operation.

John Silas “Jack” Reed (1887-1920) was a poet, journalist and social activist, born in southwest Portland. He was best known for his account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World. His book was the focus of an epic movie from 1981, Reds, which starred Warren Beatty as Reed and Diane Keaton as his wife Louise Bryant, also a Portlander for a few years.

The exhibition is in conjunction with the Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference in Portland, November 27-December 1, and is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

For more information, contact Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections Librarian,  at 503.988.6287 or

Target audience:

Adults, 50+

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