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Papers of Drew McLaughlin

Call Number: RH MS P266


The collection contains correspondence from Theodore Roosevelt, Kansas Senator Arthur Capper, William Allen White, Kansas Attorney General William Smith, and Herbert Hoover, as well as clippings and radio broadcasts concerning Mr. McLaughlin. Collection also contains a delegate medal owned by McLaughlin from the Republican National Convetion held in Kansas City in 1928.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1949


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Drew McLaughlin (1882-1967)

Drew McLaughlin, born in Hiawatha, Kansas in 1882, began his career as a newspaperman at the age of ten, with an apprenticeship on the Hiawatha World. He owned and operated the Sabetha Herald for five years, worked on the Topeka Capitol and the Salina Union, and in 1920 bought the Miami Republican at Paola, all local newspapers in Kansas towns. He was Kansas Editor of the Year in 1965.

McLaughlin was appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents in 1930, a position he held until 1954. He was also politically active, serving as a delegate to the 1928 National Republican Convention held in Kansas City and serving as chairman of the Miami County Republican Party. He was also on the Paola Board of Education. Drew McLaughlin died in 1967.


4 folders (32 items)

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Physical Location

RH MS P266

Physical Location

RH PH P463(f)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Marjorie McLaughlin, 22 July 1975 and 1977.

Related Materials

Personal papers of Drew McLaughlin, PP 131, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Guide to the Drew McLaughlin Collection
Papers of Drew McLaughlin
Finding aid prepared by pg, September 1975. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by cmp, 2021.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Papers of Drew McLaughlin, Kansas Collection, RH MS P266, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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