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Ben Hibbs papers

Call Number: RH MS 191


Ben Hibbs was born in Fontana, Kansas in 1901. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism in 1923. He then edited several Kansas newspapers before becoming an editor at the Saturday Evening Post and then Reader's Digest. He was a friend of former President Dwight Eisenhower and edited his writings. Hibbs died in 1975 of leukemia. This collection of his papers contains correspondence, manuscripts, periodicals, writing samples, academic documents, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1918-1975


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights are retained by the Hibbs family. Permission to publish, distribute, or display materials must be obtained by the researcher.


13 Linear Feet (20 boxes + 1 oversize box)

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Physical Location

RH MS 191

Physical Location

RH MS R241

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Smokey Hill Booksellers, 1984.

Guide to the Ben Hibbs Collection
Ben Hibbs papers
Finding aid prepared by mt, 2008; revised by cl, 2010. Finding aid encoded by mt, 2008.
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Preferred citation
Ben Hibbs papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 191, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States