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Nell Donnelly Reed
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TitleNell Donnelly Reed
AbstractBiography of Nell Donnelly Reed (1889-1991), or Nell Reed, designer of women's clothing in the early and mid-1900s with the Donnelly Garment Company and the Nelly Don clothing label, "a stylish, feminine frock which was the foundation of a multi-million dollar business." Native of Parson, Kansas coming to Kansas City in 1906 as Mrs. Paul Donnelly and starting her own company before marrying senator James A. Reed in 1931, becoming the first woman on the board of the Midwest Research Institute, and donating 840 acres of land in Jackson County for the James A. Reed Wildlife Area, etc.
AuthorJane F. Flynn
SourceKansas City Women of Independent Minds
LocationMVSC 920.72 F64k
Local SubjectReed, Nell Donnelly
Donnelly Garment Company
Garment Industry
Item TypeBook Section
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Item ID106059
CONTENTdm number2836
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