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Annias Reeves Papers

Identifier: ARL68

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and newspaper clippings acquired throughout Reeves' involvement in the American Legion; contains material that reflects the activities of the American Legion throughout the 1970s.


  • 1968-2002

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Annias Bill Reeves was born in Texas and came to Denver, Colorado in 1948 to go to college. He had started college in Texas at Prairie View, but did not have enough money. In Denver, he stayed with an aunt while he went to school and was drafted into the Korean War.

Reeves joined the Teamsters Union in 1959 and maintained membership until 1987. He worked in the truck repair department at Safeway where he was elected assistant steward. The Teamster Local 435 honored him with a 25-year service pin.

Reeves joined the American Legion, Wallace Simpson Post 29, in 1962. He was an active member in American Legion affairs holding both local and regional offices.

Since his retirement Reeves, has been busy with volunteer work at the Denver Medical Center (the VA Hospital) and he has been active at the Central Baptist Church of Denver as a deacon and an active servant on the deacon board.


1 box

1 oversize folio

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Repository

2401 Welton St.
Denver Colorado 80205