Oral History Project (2002-2004)
Between 2002 and 2004, former Dole Institute Director Richard Norton Smith and long-time Dole staffer Lahoma Yates conducted a series of oral history interviews with friends, relatives and colleagues of Senator Dole. The interviews span Senator Dole’s career and offer rare biographical insight.
The oral histories include, with few exceptions, a transcript, an audio recording, and a brief biography and photograph of the interview subject. These oral history transcripts may be read, quoted from, cited, and reproduced for purposes of research.They may not be published in full except with permission of the Dole Institute Archive.
Please use the following format to cite the oral history interviews:
Robert J. Dole Oral History Interviews, [Name of interview subject] interviewed by [Name of narrator], [date].
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive, University of Kansas.
The following is an alphabetical list of interviews currently available to researchers. New interviews frequently become available, so check this page for updates.
- Boyd, Marie - Wife of McDill “Huck” Boyd, friend of Senator Dole and longtime Republican Party supporter. January 30, 2004. 19 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Chesbro, Vern - Active member of Kansas Republican Party since the 1950s and friend of Senator Dole. November 3, 2003. 11 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Cooper, June - Volunteer for Dole campaigns, Republican chairman in Anderson County, Kansas and Republican National Committeewoman. April 12, 2004. 5 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Krueger, Nelson - TWA pilot, friend and staff member for Senator Dole on August 3, 2004. 33 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Krueger, Judy - Staff member for Senator Dole. August 3, 2004. 14 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Londerholm, Robert - Former Attorney General of Kansas and Dole supporter. November 4, 2003. 14 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Lungstrom, John - United States District Judge for the District of Kansas and longtime friend of Senator Dole. May 2003. 29 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Meyers, Jan - Congresswoman, State Senator and former staffer to Senator Dole. December 18, 2006. 19 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Mong, Rosemary - Congressman Walter Mong’s wife and friend of Phyllis Dole. June 12, 2002. 59 pages. Conducted by Richard Norton Smith.
- Mosier, Frank and Joan - Campaign staff members for Senator Dole. [Date unknown]. Conducted by Lahoma Yates. 21 pages.
- Mowry, Cathy - Active member of the Republican Party since 1964 and speaker for Senator Dole. March 18, 2004. 31 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Reece, Marynell Dyatt - Former Republican National Committeewoman and friend of Senator Dole. November 14, 2004. 18 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Roberts, Dixie - Longtime activist in the Republican Party and friend and supporter of Senator Dole. November 6, 2003. 10 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Schnacke, Don - Active member of the Kansas Republican Party, Republican State Chairman, and friend of Bob Dole. April 9, 2004. 10 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Smith, Glee - Kansas State Senator, friend and colleague of Senator Dole. President of the Kansas State Senate. February 26, 2004. 47 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates./li>
- Steele, Norma Jean - Senator Dole’s youngest sister. June 13, 2003. 63 pages. Conducted by Richard Norton Smith
- Tombs, Leroy - Friend of Senator Dole and lifelong Kansas Republican. January 20, 2004. 25 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Townsley, Russell - Editor of the Russell Daily News and friend of Senator Dole. June 12, 2004. Conducted by Lahoma Yates. [Audio only—no transcript]
- Vaughn, Shirley - Friend of Norma Jean Steele and former Dole campaign worker. June 22, 2004. 4 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Winn, Larry - Congressman Larry Winn, representative for the 3rd District of Kansas, including Johnson, Douglas and Wyandotte counties. February 18, 2004. 22 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates.
- Wohlford, Bill - Former Washington, D.C. administrative assistant and friend of Senator Dole. September 16, 2003. 44 pages. Conducted by Lahoma Yates