Laura Schlobohm Recording

Summary Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Schlobohm, Laura.
Laura Schlobohm Recording
June 8, 2006
0.5 Linear feet
Audiocassette recording of Laura Schlobohm in which she reminisces about working as an apprentice at the Emporia Gazette while a high school student.

Preferred Citation note

Laura Schlobohm Recording, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

Laura Schlobohm graduated from high school in Emporia, Kansas, and attended the College of Emporia. She became a teacher of English, Drama, Speech, and Debate and in 1969 was named one of the Kansas Speech Communication Association's outstanding teachers of the year. Laura taught at Reading High School for 2 years and at Osage High School for 26 years. In 1989 she was inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Hall of Fame and in 2006 was inducted into the Kansas Speech Communication Association (KSCA) Hall of Fame. Following retirement from teaching Laura served a 2-year term in the "Silver Haired Legislature" sponsored by the Kansas Department on Aging's Area Agency on Aging and served as a docent at the William Allen White House State Historical Site at Emporia, Kansas.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one audiocassette recorded by Beverley Buller on June 8, 2006. The recording took place at Red Rocks, William Allen White's historical home in Emporia, Kansas, which is operated by the Kansas State Historical Society. The occasion was one of a series of informal presentations known as "Stories on the Porch." Laura Schlobohm, a docent at the William Allen White House State Historic Site, was recorded as she told stories of that time period. Included are stories about being a teenage apprentice at the Emporia Gazette, memories of William Allen and Sallie White and their family, activities enjoyed by teenagers in the 1930s, and Laura's personal history.

The recording includes many unidentified voices asking questions or adding details to the stories being discussed. Train noises can be heard in the background and the recording ends before the session has concluded.

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Arrangement note

1 audiocassette in box.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives February 2007

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Many different collections contain information about and/or by William Allen White. The Emporia State University Archives also has the Loverne Morris Papers (NA1980.0002).

Separated Materials note


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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas State Historical Society.

Personal Name(s)

  • Buller, Beverley.
  • Sallie. White
  • White, William Allen, 1868-1944 -- Homes and haunts.
  • White, William Allen, 1868-1944.


  • Apprentices -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Historic buildings -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Historic sites -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Teachers -- Kansas.
  • Teenagers -- Kansas -- Emporia.

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Collection Inventory


1 audiocassette, 2006.