Ashby-Gramer research collection relating to Senator Frank Church, 1850-1993.
- ca. 12 ft. and 350 tape cassettes
Research files compiled by LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer, co-authors of the book Fighting the Odds, the Life of Senator Frank Church (Washington State University Press, 1994); together with tape recorded interviews conducted by Ashby and Gramer with ca. 150 individuals (on ca. 350 tape cassettes), including Frank Church (1924-1984), his wife Bethine Church, family, friends, staffers, and colleagues, about Church's life and Senate career. Research files include photocopies of selected documents from the Church papers at Boise State University, arranged topically, with copies of some family documents dating back to the 1850s. Some of the tape-recorded interviews are transcribed or partially transcribed. The collection also includes an edited typescript of the book and photocopies of cited source documents, arranged by chapter.
Unpublished finding aid in the repository.
Access to certain interviews is restricted. Consult the archivists for details.
Gifts of Professor Ashby and Mr. Gramer.