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David Archie Dary

David Archie Dary, American journalism educator, author. Member Oklahoma History Society (board directors 1990-1993), Kansas State History Society (board directors 1972-1991), Western History Association, Westerners International (president 1986-1989), Western Writers American (president 1988-1992), Masons, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Background

  • Dary, David Archie was born on August 21, 1934 in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Son of Milton Russell and Ruth Engel (Long) Dary.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Humanities, Kansas State University, 1956. Master of Science in Journalism, Kansas University, 1970.

    Career

    • Reporter, editor Columbia Broadcasting System News, Washington, 1960-1963. Manager local news NBC News, 1963-1967. Director public affairs Kansas Republican State Committee, Topeka, 1968.

      Member faculty University Kansas, Lawrence, 1969-1989, professor journalism, 1970-1989. Director H.H. Herbert School Journalism, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1989-2000. Retired, 2000

      Consultant broadcast journalism, since 1967.

    Works

    • Cowboy Culture: A Saga of Five Centuries: 1st (First) Edition
    • The culture of the western United States, which many consider the epitome of American-ness, is in origin a synthesis of Anglo and Hispanic cultures which was created in Texas in the days of the Texas Republic and spread with the trail herds to what is now the western United States (and Canada).
    • The Oregon Trail: An American Saga
    • In today's world of jet airplanes and smooth highways, it is nearly impossible to imagine the hardships faced by the thousands of people who headed west along the great Oregon Trail.
    • More True Tales of Old-Time Kansas
    • "Rollicking, adventurous, touching" is how American West magazine described David Dary's first collection of stories, True Tales of Old-Time Kansas.

    Membership

    Member Oklahoma History Society (board directors 1990-1993), Kansas State History Society (board directors 1972-1991), Western History Association, Westerners International (president 1986-1989), Western Writers American (president 1988-1992), Masons, Kappa Tau Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Carolyn Sue Russum, June 2, 1956. Children: Catherine Lee, Carol Ann, Cynthia Kay, Cristina Sue.
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    Born August 21, 1934
    • 1956
      Kansas State University
    • 1970
      Kansas University
    • 1960 - 1963
      Reporter
      Washington, United States
    • 1963 - 1967
      manager, local news National Broadcasting Company News
    • 1968
      director, public affairs Kansas Republican State Committee
      Topeka, Kansas, United States
    • 1969 - 1989
      member, faculty University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1989
      director, H.H. Herbert School Journalism
      Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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