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Pat Read papers

Call Number: RH MS 843


Lieutenant Colonel Lathrop B. (Pat) Read Jr. (1897-1974) was a native of Lawrence, Kansas. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, Read became a nationally known dealer in Native American handicrafts - an "Indian Trader" as he was called - with shops in Lawrence, Kansas, and New Mexico. Read also traveled the United States promoting and lecturing on Native American cultures. This collection contains business records, correspondence, and clippings which reflect his activities as a dealer and lecturer.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1959


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 3 folders)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 843

Physical Location

RH MS Q211

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lathrop B. (Pat) Read

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 208.

Guide to the Pat Read Collection
Pat Read papers
Finding aid prepared by jtf, 2007. Finding aid encoded by jtf, 2007. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2023.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Pat Read collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 843, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States