Story Collection Project

Jane Koger

Jane Koger
Southeastern Chase County
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith


Tim Burton

Tom Burton
Matfield Green
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith


John Whitte

John White
Council Grove
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith


John & Linda Cosgrove

John and Linda Cosgrove
Council Grove
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith

 

Frank Salas

Frank Salas
Council Grove
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith

 

John Vanier

John Vanier
Salina
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith


Paul Seeley

Paul Seeley
Eureka
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Bill Smith

 

Bill and Jeanne Hatcher

Bill and Jeanne Hatcher
Strong City
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Belle Grimsley

 

 Kenneth W. and Shirley A. McClintock

Kenneth W. and Shirley A. McClintock
Council Grove
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Belle Grimsley


 
Don and Peg Jenkins

Don and Peg Jenkins
Alta Vista
Interview Transcript -PDF

Interviewer: Louise Carlin

 

 

   

 

Ranching Impact Interviews

Koger on Patch Burning: 4:22
This episode features Jane Koger discussing the results of experiments on her ranch in Chase County with patch burning and the impacts with respect to the grass, the cattle and wildlife habitat.

Farmer-Rancher Concept: 5:50
This episode features discussions on the Farmer-Rancher dichotomy in the Kansas Flint Hills, including comments by both Paul Seeley, Eureka, Kansas rancher, and by John Cosgrove, farmer-rancher in the Council Grove area.

Vanier Comparison: 3:50
This episode features as interview with John K. Vanier, Brookville, Kansas, interviewed at his office in Salina, discussing the difference between pasture grazing cattle in the Flint Hills of Morris County compared to grazing in the shorter grass further west.

Seeley on Backgrounding
: 4:55
This episode features an interview with Paul Seeley, Eureka, Kansas rancher discussing the concept of backgrounding calves.

Cosgrove Buffalo Run
: 2:55
This episode features an interview with John Cosgrove, a rancher near Council Grove, Kansas, discussing a discovery that was made on his land, some years ago, when a river channel was being diverted.

Seeley Double Stocking One: 2:20
This episode features an interview with Paul Seeley, Eureka, Kansas rancher discussing the concept of "double stocking" cattle on the prairie pastures.

Seeley Burning One: 4:45
This episode features an interview with Paul Seeley, Eureka, Kansas rancher discussing the aspects of prairie burning.

 

Note: These are .MP3 downloads. You can save these on your portable music player or directly onto your computer. Each episode extracts a segment or two from one or more of the oral history interviews. Dr. Bill Smith, ESU School of Business, and Oral History Project Director, is the host of each episode.