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August "Gus" Bogina Jr. oral history transcript

August "Gus" Bogina Jr. oral history transcript
Date: February 16, 2018
Mr. Bogina, originally from Shawnee, Kansas, and now retired, worked as a consulting engineer during his career. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in engineering. He was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1974 and reelected to two additional terms, serving from 1975 through 1980; in 1980, he was elected to the Kansas Senate and reelected to four additional terms. He served as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee for eleven sessions, 1985 through 1995. This oral history interview of August "Gus" Bogina, former member of both the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Senate, is being conducted under the sponsorship of the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of establishing an archive of oral histories of Kansas state legislators who served prior to the year 2000. These interviews are funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. Professor Ed Flentje of Wichita State University is conducting this interview at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas, on February 16th, 2018.


Donna Whiteman

Donna Whiteman
Creator: Kansas Oral History Project, Inc.
Date: January 11, 2018
An interview with Donna Whiteman, a former majority leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. She was appointed to a vacant seat in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1983, first elected to the House in 1984 and reelected to three additional terms, serving from 1983 through 1991. She served as assistant minority leader in the House in the 1989 and 1990 legislative sessions and as majority leader in the 1991 legislative session. She resigned from the legislature in August of 1991 to accept an appointment as secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and served in that position through early 1995. The interview was conducted by Professor Ed. Flentje and this interview is one in a series completed in partnership with the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., and funding from the Kansas Humanities Council. The goal of the project is collecting, transcribing, and making available to researchers and the public, oral histories of various aspects of life in Kansas, particularly public policymaking.


Donna Whiteman oral history transcript

Donna Whiteman oral history transcript
Date: January 19, 2018
Donna Whiteman is a former majority leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. Ms. Whiteman is an attorney formerly in private practice in Hutchinson, Kansas. She graduated from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, in 1971, and from Washburn School of Law in 1981. She was appointed to a vacant seat in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1983, first elected to the House in 1984 and reelected to three additional terms, serving from 1983 through 1991. She served as assistant minority leader in the House in the '89 and '90 legislative sessions and as majority leader in the 1991 legislative session. She resigned from the legislature in August of 1991 to accept appointment as secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and served in that position through early 1995. This oral history interview is being conducted under the sponsorship of the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of establishing an archive of oral histories of Kansas state legislators who served prior to the year 2000. These interviews are funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. Professor Ed Flentje of Wichita State University is conducting this interview at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas, on January 19th, 2018.


Echoes from the Steel Rails: Richard Spain oral history

Echoes from the Steel Rails: Richard Spain oral history
Creator: Railroad Memories Video Productions
Date: 2019
In this video interview Richard Spain describes his upbringing in Oklahoma, his apprenticeship as a depot agent, and his experience working for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as a telegraph operator. He primarily discusses the time period 1950-1985 as railroad communication moves from the telegraph to the telephone and teletype and into computer controlled systems. This is one interview from the Echoes From The Steel Rails series produced by Railroad Memories Video Productions of Topeka, Kansas.


Ed Schwerdt Echoes from the Steel Rails interview

Ed Schwerdt Echoes from the Steel Rails interview
Creator: Railroad Memories Video Productions
Date: 2018
In this video interview Ed Schwerdt describes his family leaving Russia to work for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, growing up in the "Little Russia" community in North Topeka, Kansas, and following his parent's and grandparent's footsteps by working for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. While working for the railroad in Topeka, he served as the Secretary to the General Superintendent of Transportation and as Personal Secretary to the President of the Railroad, Fred Gurley. This is one interview from the Echoes from The Steel Rails series produced by Railroad Memories Video Productions of Topeka, Kansas.


Elton Margheim video interview on experiences in World War II

Elton Margheim video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Margheim, Elton
Date: November 26, 2006
Elton Margheim was inducted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served in the Twelfth Armored Infantry. Interviewed by Lynette Stenzel on Nov 26, 2006, Margheim talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Frank Stull American Legion #152 (Ness City) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Fred Kerr

Fred Kerr
Creator: Kansas Oral History Project, Inc.
Date: April 13, 2018
An interview with Fred Kerr, a former majority leader of the Kansas Senate. He is from Pratt, Kansas, and farms in Pratt County. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1963. The interview was conducted by Professor Ed. Flentje and this interview is one in a series completed in partnership with the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., and funding from the Kansas Humanities Council. The goal of the project is collecting, transcribing, and making available to researchers and the public, oral histories of various aspects of life in Kansas, particularly public policymaking.


Fred Kerr oral history transcript

Fred Kerr oral history transcript
Date: April 13, 2018
Fred Kerr is a former majority leader of the Kansas Senate. Mr. Kerr, from Pratt, Kansas, farms in Pratt County. He's a graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1963. This oral history is being conducted under the sponsorship of the Kansas Oral History Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of establishing an archive of oral histories of Kansas [state] legislators who served prior to the year 2000. These interviews are funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. Professor Ed Flentje of Wichita State University is conducting this interview at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas, on April 13, 2018.


Governor Bill Graves interview

Governor Bill Graves interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: February 13, 2004
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor William Preston "Bill" Graves discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 9, 1995 to January 13, 2003. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below.


Governor John Anderson interview

Governor John Anderson interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: December 15, 2003
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor John Anderson discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 9, 1961 to January 11, 1965. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'For the Benefit of the People': A Conversation with Former Governor John Anderson, Jr.," Kansas History, v30 (Winter 2007/2008).


Governor John Carlin interview

Governor John Carlin interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: February 12, 2004
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor John Carlin discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. Carlin was serving as Archivist of the United State at the time, and the interview was recorded at his Washington, D.C. office. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'Be Willing to Take Some Risks to Make Things Happen': A Conversation with Former Governor John Carlin." Kansas History, v31 n2 (Summer 2007/2008).


Governor Mike Hayden interview

Governor Mike Hayden interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: November 24, 2003
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor Mike Hayden discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 12, 1987 - January 14, 1991. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. A complete transcript of the interview, which was conducted at Cedar Crest on November 24, 2003, is available by clicking Text Version below. It and a subsequent interview conducted in 2008 are the basis for Beatty's article "'Being close to the People': A Conversation with Former Governor Mike Hayden," Kansas History, v32 n1 (Spring 2009). The 2008 interview is available on Kansas Memory as item 215796.


Governor William Avery interview

Governor William Avery interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: December 5, 2003
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor William Avery discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 11, 1965 to January 9, 1967. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'You have to like people': A Conversation with Former Governor William H. Avery," Kansas History, v30 (Spring 2007/2008).


Harold Lee Zimmerman video Interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Harold Lee Zimmerman video Interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Zimmerman, Harold Lee
Date: November 2, 2007
Harold Zimmerman enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1943 and served on the Joseph Simon, Alcoa Pennant, Scagway Victory , Marin Hills. Interviewed by Nancy L. Porter on Nov 2, 2007, Zimmerman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Zimmerman, usually called Lee, was born in Eudora Kansas on November 30, 1925. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1943. He provides good descriptions of life on his various ships. He also served during the Korean War. He is involved in the Zimmerman Steel Company, Lawrence. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wellman, Richard G.
Date: May 24, 2006
Richard "Dick" G. Wellman enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 on the USS Macomb & USS Hampton. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 24, 2006, Wellman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He grew up in Sterling, Kansas, and was a senior at Kansas State when Peal Harbor was attacked. The interview took place in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Banker, Dean Chase
Date: 19 June 2006
Corporal/Specialist Dean Chase Banker was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1944 and served until 1945 in the G Company, 274 Regiment, Combat Infantry 70th Division. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Jun 19, 2006, Banker talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Banker was born in Hays, Kansas but was raised in Russell, Kansas, where his father, Lewis Waldo Banker, owned the L. W. Banker Mercantile Store. Dean ran the store for a number of years after his father died. Dean was a German prisoner of war. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Bartels, H. James
Date: 29 June 2006
First Lieutenant H. James Bartels enlisted in the military in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Chemical Warfare Service, 90th Chemical Mortar Battalion. Interviewed by Judy Walker on Jun 29, 2006, Bartels talked about military experiences in the Second World War. Bartels was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. His parents were Adolph and Clara Heim Bartels. He attended school in Inman, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Bird, John Elijah
Date: 25 January 2007
Staff Sergeant John Elijah Bird enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1940 and served until 1945 in the 6th Engineers and 14th Air Force. Interviewed by Janet Johannes on Jan 25, 2007, Bird talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was attended grade school in Lincoln, Kansas, and five different high schools because his father was in the oil business. His parents were Henry and Lillian Howard Bird. His wife was Norma Jean Hornbeck. The interview took place in Plainville, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Arwood, Arnold
Date: December 29, 2006
Arwood enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served until 1944. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Dec 29, 2006, Arwood talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Lakin, Kansas, on September 10, 1916. The interview took place in Sterling, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Shepherd, Dale
Date: May 31, 2006
Dale Shepherd enlisted in the Merchant Marine in 1942 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 31, 2006, Shepherd talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in Raymond, Kansas, in 1923 and attended school in Alden, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Smith, David L.
Date: January 3, 2007
David Lee Smith was inducted into the United States Army in 1940 and served until 1962 in the Signal Corps. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan. 3, 2007, Smith talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born April 28, 1917, on a farm north of Lyons, Kansas. His father was Edward Smith. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Stockstill, William Stanley
Date: July 10, 2006
William S. Stockstill enlisted in the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1946 in the 13th Air Group, 489th Squadron. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jul 10, 2006, Stockstill talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born February 3, 1921, in Gore, Oklahoma. The family moved to Geneseo, Kansas, in 1934. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Vincent, Walter P.
Date: May 13, 2006
Walter P. Vincent was inducted into the Marine Corps in 1944 and served until 1945 in the 3rd Division, 21st Regiment, E Company. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 13, 2006, Vincent talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born in the Sterling, Kansas, Hospital on June 10, 1919, and grew up in Sterling. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Welch, Earl L.
Date: March 27, 2007
Earl Lee Welch was inducted into the Army (Air Force) in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 6th Bomb Group. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Mar. 27, 2007, Welch talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born September 25, 1920, in Turon, Kansas, where his parent operated a grocery store. His wife Wilma and his daughter Karen Wingfield were present during the interview, which took place in Hutchinson, Kansas. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Wiens, Loren E.
Date: January 3, 2007
Loren Wiens enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1946. Interviewed by Marian Poe on Jan 3, 2007, Wiens talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born on a farm in Rice County in 1927. He married Phyllis Shardean, also from Rice County, who served in the Navy also. An interview with her is part of this project (item number 213583). The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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