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Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows a crowd of people at an anti-war rally on the grounds of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration attended by about 1,200 college students, was held to protest the United States involvement in Cambodia and to ask Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows students at an anti-war rally on the grounds of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration was attended by about 1,200 college students in protest to the United States involvement in Cambodia asking Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows a crowd of people at an anti-war rally on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration attended by about 1,200 college students, was held to protest the United States involvement in Cambodia and to ask Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Anti-war rally,Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally,Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows an anti-war rally on the steps of the state capitol in Topeka, Kansas. In the background, a banner reads "Pleading Kansas". The peaceful demonstration lead by university students was held protesting the United States' involvement in Cambodia asking Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Robert Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows students at an anti-war rally on the grounds of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration was attended by about 1,200 college students in protest to the United States involvement in Cambodia asking Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas

Anti-war rally, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows a crowd of people at an anti-war rally on the grounds of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration attended by about 1,200 college students, was held to protest the United States involvement in Cambodia and to ask Kansas Governor Robert Docking to call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Docking: the man  who knows Kansas

Docking: the man who knows Kansas
Date: 1972
A 1972 campaign brochure with Dockings's name printed on the cover in the design of a color wheel with a center that has the printed slogan "The man" in blue lettering. Inside the brochure, the political slogan is finshed with "who knows Kansas?" In this last and final re-election for governor, Docking reminds voters of the accomplishment he has achieved through the practice of fiscal responsibility and fairness for all Kansans.


Elect Robert Docking for Governor

Elect Robert Docking for Governor
Date: 1966
A 1966 campaign brochure that promotes Robert Docking as the Democratic candidate for governor who has an eye on the future of Kansas. Docking and the entire Democratic team of candidates have pledged to serve the voters for a vigourous two-party government in Kansas!


Governor Robert B. Docking

Governor Robert B. Docking
Date: Between 1967 and 1969
This color photograph was given to people visiting the governor's office. It shows Governor Robert B. Docking and the Kansas Capitol. Docking, a Democrat from Arkansas City, Kansas, served as governor from January 9, 1967 to January 13, 1975.


Governor Robert Blackwell Docking

Governor Robert Blackwell Docking
Creator: Stauffer Publications
Date: January 9, 1967
This black and white photograph shows Robert Blackwell Docking being sworn in as the thirty-eighth governor of Kansas. Docking, a World War II veteran and banker from Arkansas City, Kansas, was elected the thirty-eighth governor of Kansas in 1966. He successfully won re-election in 1968, 1970, and 1972. He served more terms than any Kansas Governor. A constitutional amendment approved during Docking's tenure, allowed a governor to serve only two four year terms.


Governor Robert Blackwell Docking

Governor Robert Blackwell Docking
Creator: Stauffer Publications
Date: November 3, 1970
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Robert Blackwell Docking celebrating his re-election as governor. Docking, a World War II veteran and banker from Arkansas City, Kansas, was elected the thirty-eighth governor of Kansas in 1966. He successfully won re-election in 1968, 1970, and 1972. He served more terms than any Kansas Governor, but a constitutional amendment approved during Docking's tenure allowed a governor to serve only two four year terms.


Governor Robert Docking

Governor Robert Docking
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photographs shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking with a man during an anti-war rally on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The governor spoke before a crowd of about 1,200 college students who were peacefully demonstrating against the United States' involvement in Cambodia. During the rally, the students asked that the Governor call for a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Governor Robert Docking

Governor Robert Docking
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking accepting petitions from college students during an anti-war rally on the steps of the state capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration lead by university students was held to protest the United States involvement in Cambodia and to ask that the governor call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. After the governor accepted the petitions for the special session, no further action was taken toward the request.


Governor Robert Docking

Governor Robert Docking
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photographs shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking during an anti-war rally on the steps of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The governor spoke before a crowd of about 1,200 college students who were peacefully demonstrating against the United States' involvement in Cambodia. During the rally, students asked that the governor call for a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. Governor Docking met with students and accepted their petitions for the special session, but no further action was taken toward the request.


Governor Robert Docking

Governor Robert Docking
Date: May 13, 1970
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking accepting petitions during an anti-war rally on the steps of the state capitol in Topeka, Kansas. The peaceful demonstration lead by university students was held to protest the United States' involvement in Cambodia and to ask that the governor call a special session of the legislature to consider an anti-war proposal. The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for Kansas citizens to fight outside the United States without a declaration of war by Congress. After the governor accepted the petitions for the special session, no further action was taken toward the request.


Governor Robert Docking and Robert Kennedy

Governor Robert Docking and Robert Kennedy
Date: 1968
A black and white photo of Governor Robert Docking and Robert Kennedy at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The image shows Robert Kennedy preparing for a speech since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Presidency. During March of 1968, Kennedy traveled to Topeka, Manhattan, and Lawrence, Kansas, to campaign for the presidential bid. To the left of Kennedy, Robert Docking the thirty-eighth Governor of Kansas, looks on.


Governor Robert Docking standing by a Christmas tree on the capitol grounds

Governor Robert Docking standing by a Christmas tree on the capitol grounds
Date: Between 1965 and 1969
This is a photograph showing Governor Robert Docking and a group of women standing by a Christmas tree on the capitol grounds in Topeka, Kansas.


Norbert Dreiling and Governor Robert Docking

Norbert Dreiling and Governor Robert Docking
Date: Bulk July 10, 1972-July 13, 1972
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Democratic Party chairman Norbert Dreiling and Kansas Governor Robert Docking at the Democratic Convention in Miami, Florida. Dreiling a lawyer from Hays, Kansas, served as the state's party chairman from 1966 to 1974 and was campaign chairman for all of Docking's general election wins.


Remember in November Docking stands for you!

Remember in November Docking stands for you!
Date: 1970
A 1970 campaign brochure with an eye on the cover and the slogan "Keep your eye on the future of Kansas". Inside, an image of Robert Docking is featured, along with a pop up image of him and the campaign slogan, "Docking stands for you". In his re-election for governor, Docking has listed his accomplishments during his previous administrations to reassure voters that he will keep an eye on the future of Kansas.


Remember in November re-elect Robert Docking governor

Remember in November re-elect Robert Docking governor
Date: 1968
A 1968 campaign brochure that promotes the re-election of Robert Docking for governor. As governor of Kansas, he has proven that Kansas needs tax reform not a tax increase! During his administration, he increased state aid to education, proved long-range financial planning, built a new law enforement training center and added more highway patrolmen, all withouth the need for highter taxes. When voters re-elect Governor Docking and a Democratic Legislator, Kansas voters will have a pledge of teamwork that will reorganize and streamline state government.


Richard Shank receiving an award from Governor Robert Docking

Richard Shank receiving an award from Governor Robert Docking
Date: 1967
This is a photograph of Richard Shank receiving an award from Governor Robert Docking on behalf of the Young Democrats club at Kansas State University. They received an award for being the best club in the United States. People in the photograph are (left to right) Governor Robert Docking, Richard Shank, and Richard Dietz.


Robert B. Docking to John and Karen Carlin

Robert B. Docking to John and Karen Carlin
Creator: Docking, Robert Blackwell, 1925-1983
Date: August 26, 1982
Former Governor Robert B. Docking writes to Governor John Carlin and his wife, Karen, offering suggestions on the 1982 gubernatorial campaign. Governor Docking advised Governor Carlin to run radio advertisements on Wichita and western Kansas radio stations just before and during the Kansas State Fair in an effort to do well in the traditional "fair poll" of candidates running for governor. He also suggested running an advertisement in the Wichita Eagle-Beacon the Sunday before the election listing everyone from Sedgwick County who served in the Carlin Administration and thanking them for their service. The letter includes Governor Carlin's handwritten annotations.


Robert Blackwell Docking

Robert Blackwell Docking
Date: June 21, 1972
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Robert Docking holding a canceled check from the Kansas Highway Commission for $39,313,608.61. The money was designated toward the repair and construction of highways in the state of Kansas.


Robert Blackwell Docking

Robert Blackwell Docking
Date: Between 1967 and 1975
This black and white photograph shows Robert Blackwell Docking, (1925-1983). A World War II veteran and banker from Arkansas City, Kansas, Docking was elected the thirty-eighth Governor of Kansas, (1966-1975). He served more terms than any governor before him. During his final term a constitutional amendment was enacted prohibiting a governor from serving only two four year terms. On October 8, 1983, one day before his fifty-eighth birthday, Docking passed away from a lengthy illness.


Robert Blackwell Docking

Robert Blackwell Docking
Creator: Warner Studio
Date: Between 1967 and 1975
This black and white photograph shows Robert Blackwell Docking, (1925-1983) sitting at his desk. A World War II veteran and banker from Arkansas City, Kansas, Docking was elected the thirty-eighth governor of Kansas staying in office from 1966 to 1975. He served more terms than any governor before him. During his final term a constitutional amendment was enacted allowing a governor to only serve two-four year terms.


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