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Gladys Garrison papers

Call Number: RH MS 328


The Gladys M. Garrison papers consist primarily of letters and postcards received by her and by her Garrison and Havens family members who resided in the Kansas communities of Salina, LeRoy, and Greeley from the early 1900s.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1960


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Biography of Gladys M. Garrison

Gladys M. Garrison was born about 1903 at Minneapolis (Ottawa County), Kansas to Fred D. and Ida M. (Havens) Garrison. She had two older siblings--sister Fern Garrison, who married Herman Benton, and brother Glenn M. Garrison. Gladys's maternal grandparents, George M. and Caroline Havens, were residents of LeRoy (Coffey County), Kansas. Gladys's father was engaged in the real estate business as a member of the firm of Garrison, Studebaker & Ellis, which was established in Salina, Kansas in 1902.

In Gladys's early childhood, her family lived in McPherson, Kansas, where her father superintended the firm's real estate operations there and at Moline, Kansas. Later in Gladys's childhood, her family moved to Salina, where her father's siblings and his parents, Phillip M. and Sadie (Ecord) Garrison, resided. In later years, Gladys's parents moved to Greeley (Anderson County), Kansas, where Gladys lived during much of her adulthood.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

The Gladys M. Garrison papers contain letters and postcards received by her from family members and acquaintances in the period 1912 to 1960. The papers also contain letters and postcards received by her parents and by other Garrison family members, including her grandparents, Phillip M. and Sadie Garrison of Salina, Kansas. Postcards to the latter date from 1905. Letters to Gladys's parents include several from her mother's parents and sister, George and Caroline Havens and Clara Havens of LeRoy, Kansas. The papers contain one outgoing letter from Gladys Garrison--a letter written in childhood to her Havens grandparents.

Physical Location

RH MS 328

Guide to the Gladys M. Garrison Papers
Gladys Garrison papers
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Garrison, Gladys M, Papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 328, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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