Docking, Robert Blackwell, 1925-1983
Robert Blackwell Docking; Kan. gov., Jan. 9, 1967 to Jan. 6, 1975; b. Oct. 9, 1925, Kansas City (Jackson Co.), Kan.; d. Oct. 8, 1983, Arkansas City
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Marvin Harder was a political science professor at the University of Kansas who also served as special assistant for policy review and coordination for Kansas Gov. Robert Docking. This collection is comprised of records pertinent to his service in the Docking administration, including clipping scrapbooks as well as files on issues related to education, professional negotiations, and state highways.
The collection primarily contains correspondence, legislation, and the like. Most of the correspondence deals with legislative matters and issues of concern to his constituency in the 44th District. There is also correspondence with state and national legislators, and with other political figures. And since the University of Kansas is part of the 44th District there is correspondence with university officials and students.
Norbert Dreiling, a native Kansan, served as chairman of the Kansas Democratic party from 1966-1974, at the time when Robert Docking was elected governor. This collection reflect Dreiling's activities in service to this organization.
This collection of papers of Virginia B. Docking, wife of Kansas Governor George Docking and mother of Kansas Governor Robert B. Docking, includes letters received by her from U.S. Presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson and their wives from 1955 to 1961. The collection also includes slides and an accompanying audio tape and script, presented March 11, 1978 by the Shawnee County Democratic Party at an event honoring Mrs. Docking.