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Own a piece of Reed’s history! Created on the occasion of Reed's centennial, these products reflect the core values of Reed’s intellectual community and inspire us to keep alive the ideals that have become synonymous with Reed College. Edited by John Sheehy ’82, Comrades of the Quest: An Oral History of Reed College offers a rich portrayal of a band of young, iconoclastic West Coast intellectuals and the institution that nurtured them. Thinking Reed, with editors Roger Porter and Robert Reynolds and 33 alumni contributors, celebrates the careers of an amazing group of men and women and the extraordinary place where they first came into their own. A limited edition centennial poster, commissioned by renowned poster artist David L. Goines, evokes studying on the Great Lawn beneath the maple trees. And “Reed,” an episode of OPB’s Oregon Experience directed by Beth Harrington, explores the college’s legacy. All are available through Reed’s bookstore.

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  • Centennial Limited Edition Poster - Learn More
  • Reed College: OPB DVD - Learn More
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Comrades of the Quest: An Oral
History of Reed College

By John Sheehy ’82

Our Price: $34.95

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Constructed from the oral histories of past presidents, professors, alumni, and trustees, this book charts the colorful and often dramatic evolution of the Reed community over the college’s first century.

Product Details:
  • Hardbound
  • 400 pages
  • Oregon State University Press
  • Promotional price (through June 1, 2012) $29.95

Expected shipping date: Spring 2012

View the Comrades of the Quest website.

Buy as a set with Thinking Reed and save. $45.95.


Thinking Reed: Centennial Essays by
Reed Graduates

Edited by Professors Roger Porter and Robert Reynolds

Our Price: $19.95

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In this collection of essays marking the college’s centennial, 33 alumni reflect on their careers and the intellectual community at Reed that helped shape their accomplishments.

Product Details:
  • Hardbound
  • 400 pages
  • Reed College, 2011

Available now.

Buy as a set with Comrades of the Quest and save. $45.95


Centennial Poster by
David Lance Goines

Our Price: $50.00

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Renowned poster artist David Lance Goines visited campus and experienced Reed classes firsthand before designing and printing this limited edition commemorative poster. All proceeds from poster sales will directly support student financial aid.

Product Details:
  • Dimensions: 16.5" x 24"

Available now.


Oregon Experience: “Reed”

Oregon Public Broadcasting. Directed by Beth Harrington.

Our Price: $19.95

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As founding president William T. Foster’s “ideal college” gained national renown, it became a lighting rod for local criticism. How did Reed continue to be an open institution and avoid bowing to forces wanting to shut down political dialogue? This episode from OPB’s Oregon Experience explores Reed’s history of striving to live up to its founders’ ideals while continually confronting a wide range of public opinion.

Product Details:
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, 2011
  • 57 minutes
  • Closed captioned