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Gervais F. Reed papers

Call Number: RH MS 1176


This collection includes political and financial correspondence related to the operation and ownership of the Garden City Telegram newspaper of Garden City, Kansas, held by Gervais Reed with Robert B. and L.F. Reed. The collection also contains photographs and newspaper pages from the 1930s through the 1990s.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1998


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 Gervais Fais Reed

Gervais Fais Reed was born in 1897 to Minnie Fais and Ira E. Reed of Colorado. He bought the Garden City Telegram in 1932 with Robert B. Reed and L.F. Reed of Eureka, Kansas. Reed was the business manager and publisher for the newspaper. The Hutchinson News Herald named him Man of the Year in 1950. Following the sale of the Telegram in 1954 he took an active role in city government, serving terms on the City Commission and as mayor.


1 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1176

Physical Location

RH MS R274

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Charles Courtsal, 2019; unknown donor.

Guide to the Gervais F. Reed Collection
Gervais F. Reed papers
Finding aid prepared by tw, 2010. Finding aid encoded by tw, 2010. Finding revised by cmp, 2023.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Gervais F. Reed papers, RH MS 1176, 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