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Alfred M. Landon oral interviews

Call Number: RH MS 819


Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, a prominent Kansas Republican, served as Governor of Kansas from 1933-1937 and ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States presidency in 1936. This collection includes audiotapes and transcripts of interviews with Governor Landon by Donald R. McCoy and Louis George Griffin from 1975-1976.


  • Creation: 1975 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Alfred Mossman Landon

Alf Landon was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1936. Before that presidential campaign, Landon was governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1936; he was a prominent Kansas Republican for much of his life. For a biography of Landon, see Donald R. McCoy, Landon of Kansas (Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1966).


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 36 reel-to-reel audiotapes)

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Physical Location

RH MS 819

Physical Location

RH Tape 33

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Donald R. McCoy and Louis George Griffin, 1976.

Related Materials

McCoy, Donald R. Landon of Kansas. Lincoln, Ne: University of Nebraska Press, [1966]. Available at Spencer Research Library at RH C573 and Ua C690 and at Watson, KU Law, and Robert J. Dole Archives Libraries at F686 .26.

Alfred M. Landon collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 3, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Alfred M. Landon Campaign Records, State Archives, Kansas Historical Society.

Alfred M. Landon Papers, Mansucripts Collection 10, State Archives, Kansas Historical Society.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 219.

Guide to the Alfred M. Landon Collection
Alfred M. Landon oral interviews
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2006; revised by cl, 2010. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2006. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018.
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Alfred M. Landon oral interviews, Kansas Collection, RH MS 819, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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