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Norbert Dreiling papers

Call Number: RH MS 836


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.


  • Creation: 1961 - 1974


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Donor retains literary rights to unpublished materials.

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Norbert Dreiling

Norbert Dreiling was born April 7, 1925 in Gorham, Russell County, Kansas. After attending Fort Hays State University and Washburn University's law school, Dreiling began working as a lawyer in Hays, Kan., ending his career as senior partner in Dreiling, Bieker, and Hoffman.

Active in politics, Dreiling served as the Kansas Democratic Party's state chair from 1966-1974. He helped ensure Robert Docking, son of former Governor George Docking, was elected governor for four terms in a row from 1967-1975, defeating Republican Governor William Avery.

Dreiling also served in several civic organizations, including as a charter member of the Hays Kiwanis and of the Volga German Society of Hays. He was a Fort Hays State University Endowment Association trustee and served on Washburn's board of governors for the law school.

Dreiling married Donna Jean Myerly in 1948. Together they had four children, Mark, Curt, Jan, and Kathy. Norbert Dreiling passed away August 1, 2005.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Physical Location

RH MS 836

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Norbert Dreiling, 1976.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 212.

Guide to the Norbert Dreiling Collection
Norbert Dreiling papers
Finding aid prepared by jtf, 2006.
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Preferred citation
Norbert Dreiling Collection, RH MS 836, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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