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Personal papers of Drew McLaughlin

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 131


McLaughlin was a member of the Kansas State Board of Regents from 1931-1938 and again in 1939-1955. This collection consists of McLaughlin's memoirs as a member of the Board, Twenty-four Enjoyable Years.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1955


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These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

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.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 131

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Papers of Drew McLaughlin, Kansas Collection, RH MS P266, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Guide to the Drew McLaughlin Collection
Personal papers of Drew McLaughlin
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Drew McLaughlin, University Archives, PP 131, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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