• Creator Names Landis, Reed G. (Reed Gresham), 1896-1975.
  • Title Reed Landis papers [manuscript], ca. 1910s-1940s.
  • Physical description 9 linear ft. (16 boxes and 3 v.)
  • Collection summary Correspondence of Reed Landis with family and friends. Includes correspondence with his father, Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Topics include Reed Landis' service in the first Illinois Cavalry regiment along the Mexican border in 1917; service as a pilot and "ace" with the British Royal Flying Corps' 40 Squadron and the U.S. 25th Aero Squadron during World War I; work in civilian aviation with American Airlines; service as chairman of the American Legion; establishing an advertising business in Chicago, the Reed G. Landis Company; and service with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the children of Reed Landis (M1980.0012).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Kenesaw Mountain Landis photograph collection (1980.0211) and letters by Reed Landis in the Kenesaw Mountain Landis papers.
  • Names
    • Landis, Reed G. (Reed Gresham), 1896-1975 Archives.
    • Landis, Kenesaw Mountain, 1866-1944 Correspondence.
    • Landis family.
    • American Airlines, inc.
    • American Legion.
    • Reed G. Landis Company (Chicago, Ill.)
    • United States. Army. Air Service.
    • United States. Army Air Forces.
    • United States. Army History Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.
    • Illinois. National Guard.
    • Landis, Kenesaw Mountain, 1866-1944.
  • Subjects
    • Air pilots Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Families Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Veterans United States Societies, etc.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Aerial operations.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Great Britain.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Illinois Chicago.
    • World War, 1914-1918 Veterans United States.
    • World War, 1939-1945.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
  • Genre Correspondence. aat
  • Geographic name
    • England.
    • United States.