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DA 11


Linda Hall Daschle collection


Linda Hall Daschle




13.0 linear feet -- 10 records center boxes, photographs, audio-visual media




South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item. Linda Hall Daschle Collection. DA 11. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M .Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


The collection is composed of materials Linda Daschle gathered related to her career in aviation and her husband’s career in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Included are materials such as correspondence, awards, and recognition for her work in aviation. The remainder of the collection is comprised of materials such as campaign records, audio-visual media, and photographs from Tom Daschle’s political career.

Biographical Note

Linda Hall Daschle was born on May 15, 1955. She was the 1976 Miss Kansas, and married Congressman Thomas Andrew Daschle on April 21, 1984.

Daschle began her career in the aviation industry as a certified weather observer and worked her way up to the position of director of federal affairs for the Air Transport Association. She was the first woman to direct the Civil Aeronautics Board Office of Congressional, Community and Consumer Affairs in Washington, D.C. and in December of 1987 was also the first woman to be named vice president of federal affairs for the American Association of Airport Executives. President Clinton nominated Daschle in 1994 to be Deputy Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration. Her responsibilities included helping administer the FAA’s nearly nine billion dollar budget and assessing the FAA’s multibillion dollar Advanced Automation System. She was only the second woman to have held the post.

Linda Daschle also served as chair of the Oglala-Lakota College Foundation and also held committee positions on Women Against Violence, Families for the Homeless, Congressional Spouses Speaker’s Bureau, and the Aero Club of Washington.


The documents and plaques in this collection are arranged alphabetically. Artifacts and audio-visual media are arranged as necessary for proper storage.

Contents Note

The Linda Hall Daschle Collection is composed of records created and collected by Linda Daschle during her career in aviation and her husband’s career in the U.S. Congress. Included are awards and recognition that she received related to her work for various private and federal aviation associations and offices. Her collection also contains materials such as correspondence, press clips, and audio-visual recordings created during her career in the Federal Aviation Administration. Of note are letters from President Clinton and Vice President Gore, and remarks by Gore at the International Conference on Aviation Safety and Security in 1997.

Collected materials such as correspondence, trip schedules, weekly reports, and clippings from Tom Daschle’s political career are included, as well as numerous audio-visual recordings of his speeches, interviews, and other activities. The remainder of the collection is comprised of plans, materials, and clippings of Tom Daschle’s campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, particularly the races against Clint Roberts and James Abdnor.

Key Words

Abdnor, James, 1923-
Addresses, statements, etc.
Appointments and schedules
Campaign buttons
Campaign literature
Campaign management
Campaign paraphernalia
Civil Aeronautics Board (U.S.)
Congressional tributes
Daschle, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), Senator, 1947-
Daschle, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), Senator, 1947-, Speeches, addresses, etc.
Daschle, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), Senator, 1947-, Correspondence
Democratic Party (S.D.)
Lobbying--United States
Political advertising
Politicians--South Dakota
Politics and culture--South Dakota
Roberts, Clint
South Dakota--Politics and government
United States. Congress
United States. Federal Aviation Administration

Administrative Information

Legal Status

Materials and resources from the Linda Hall Daschle Collection are not in the public domain and copyright is largely held by the donor. Staff makes these materials available for private study, research, and teaching. Online material may be downloaded and printed without prior permission for these purposes, on condition that you attribute the Archives in all copies.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

This material was arranged and described by Ruby R. Wilson with assistance from Kathryn Gustafson.

Container List

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Linda Hall Daschle Collection Container List, DA 11.

436Audiocassette: Harding Distinguished Lecture - TAD. 1997 February 201997
435Audiocassette: Prairie Memories, Phil McHughundated
437Audiocassette: Tom Daschle 2 radio - 60sundated
124Biographical informationundated
12Campaign plan: 1986 Senate1986
82Certificate of Appreciation: Civil Aeronautics Board 1984 December 311984
93Certificate of Appreciation: Civil Aeronautics Board. 1984 December 311984
13Clippings: Dad Reigns Today in Daschle Home, Aberdeen American News, 1963-06-161963
14Clippings: Miscellaneous1985 circa
15Clippings and correspondence1986
16Collected material: 1980-11 to 1981-07 - Weekly reports, clippings, trip schedules1980-1981
17Collected material: 1981-08 to 1981-10 - Clippings, weekly reports, Ferraro South Dakota visit, trip schedules1981
18Collected material: 1981-11 to 1981-12 - Clippings, trip schedules, weekly reports, Daschle/Roberts campaign1981
19Collected material: 1982-01 to 1982-03 - Clippings, press releases, trip schedules1982
110Collected material: 1982-04 to 1982-05 - Clippings, trip schedules, Daschle/Roberts campaign1982
111Collected material: 1982-06 to 1982-08 - Clippings, trip schedules, Daschle/Roberts campaign1982
112Collected material: 1982-09 to 1982-10 - Clippings, speeches, Daschle/Roberts campaign, correspondence1982
84Commemoration: Airway Facilities Organization - Plaque. 1997 January 311997
23Commemoration: Award of Appreciation, American Association of Airport Executives - Plaque. 1993 January 101993
55Commemoration: Base with engraved plate - In appreciation of your service to aviation - Boeing 777-200 model airplane.undated
22Commemoration: Certificate of Honorary Service - Civil Aeronautics Board. 1983 September 221983
24Commemoration: Civil Aeronautics Board Office of Congressional Community and Consumer Affairs - Plaque. 1983 May 61983
25Commemoration: Civil Aeronautics Board Special Achievement Award. 1981 September 181981
92Commemoration: Civil Aeronautics Board wall plaqueundated
26Commemoration: Federal Aviation Administration - Aviation Safety Investigator, Deputy Administrator - Plaque. 1997 January1997
27Commemoration: Federal Aviation Administration - Deputy Administrator and Acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator - Plaque. 1997 January 311997
83Commemoration: Federal Aviation Administration - leadership and support Great Lakes Region - Plaqueundated
210Commemoration: Federal Aviation Administration Office of Air Traffic Systems Development - Acting Administrator, Plaque. 1997 January [Computer components part of display]1997
211Commemoration: Federal Aviation Administration Office of Financial Services, Federal Aviation Administration Spending and Workload Trends (FY 1997 thru Fy 2002) - Plaque. 1997 January 311997
52Commemoration: Handcrafted engraved Salisbury Pewter commemorative plate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seal and signature of Thomas C. Accardi Director, Flight Standards Service. January 19971997
54Commemoration: Handcrafted engraved Salisbury Pewter jewelry box, Treasury U.S. Customs Serviceundated
103Commemoration: Kansas Aviation Honor Award with the program attached to the back, Plaque. 1994 November 41994
212Commemoration: National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) President's Award, Plaque. 1994 September 271994
63Commemoration: National Transportation Safety Board, Plaque. 1997 January1997
76Congressman Tom Daschle buttons (2)undated
61Crazy Horse U.S. Postage Stamp: 1982 January 151982
125Federal Aviation Administration career: Awards and honors1995-2018
126Federal Aviation Administration career: Correspondence1996
127Federal Aviation Administration career: Legislation - Congressional Record. September1996
128Federal Aviation Administration career: Nomination1993
129Federal Aviation Administration career: Press clips1994-1996
130Federal Aviation Administration career: Remarks by Vice President Al Gore - International Conference on Aviation Safety and Security1997
131Federal Aviation Administration career: Resignation1997
74Federal Aviation Administration career: Swearing-in ceremony for David Russell Hinson and Linda Hall Daschle as Administrator and Deputy Administrator - Framed invitationsundated
132Federal Aviation Administration Chronology1926-1996
28Federal Aviation Administration DASHL DME Fix, Aberdeen Regional (ABR); Aberdeen, South Dakota, Plaque. 1997 January 311997
29Federal Aviation Administration LDASH Initial Approach Fix, Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl. (MSP); Minneapolis, Minnesota, Plaque. 1997 January 311997
73Federal Aviation Administration wall plaqueundated
101First Flight, Wright Brothers, 1903: Framed, matted stamps and enlarged replica, First day of issue May 22, 20032003
104Flight Certificate: Linda Daschle has flown aboard Air Force One as a guest of Bill Clinton, President of the United States of America.undated
51Flight Data Recorder (FDR) model encased in lucite. L-3 Donates 50,000th FDR; Smithsonian Institution; November 15, 20002000
81Framed Argus Leader, Sunday December 20, 1981 Who did Linda Hall Marry?1981
62Framed photograph: Al Gore, Linda Daschle, and Bill Clinton, signed by Gore and Clintonundated
102Framed photograph: Linda Daschle in front of a Boeing 777 airplaneundated
91Framed photograph: President John F. Kennedy arrives at Pierre Municipal Airport for the dedication of Oahe Dam on the Missouri River. 1962 August 171962
71Framed photograph of Civil Aeronautics Board signed and personalized. 1982 January 101982
53Glass paperweight engraved with the seal of Camp David Presidential Retreat.undated
95License plate: 1980 U.S. REP 11980
94License plate: 1987 U.S. SEN 2 (2)1987
114Novel: Book synopsis1997-1998
115Recognition: 1989 Miss America Pageant, page 401989
116Recognition: Aviation Week & Space Technology, 1987 October 26, Volume 127, Number 17, page 151987
117Recognition: Headquarters Intercom & Northwest Mountain Intercom, Federal Aviation Administration1994
118Recognition: Washingtonian, 1998 January, Volume 33, Number 4, page 1731998
120Recognition: Women in Aviation and Space, by Dr. Sandra H. Flowers and Michael H. Abbott, page 81995
119Recognition: Women in Aviation, 1995 Winter, Volume 7, Issue 1, cover photograph1995
86Re-elect Congressman Daschle postersundated
121Scheduling and scheduling memos1982 circa
56Spirit of St. Louis: Replica inside a glass globeundated
123Stationery: Congressman and Mrs. Tom Daschleundated
122Stationery and stickers: U.S. House of Representativesundated
72Eagle, The, The Elli and The Warrior: American Indian College Fund, Framed storyundated
75U.S. Congress tie tacksundated
85U.S. House of Representatives paperweightundated
433VHS: 1994 Aircraft and Airfield De-icing 1 address by Linda Daschle1994
410VHS: 2002 An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre and Frankie Hewitt's remarks2002
419VHS: 60 Minutes II, The Wizard of IT / Dean Kamen. 2001 February 62001
41VHS: A. San Francisco 8-90 B. China C. China1990
316VHS: ABC Good Morning America on NBC Today Show interviews with Linda Daschle, Child Safety Seats, December 18undated
33VHS: Administrator David Hinson speech, National Press Club Luncheonundated
318VHS: Air Traffic Controllers. 1996 February 221996
317VHS: Air Traffic Upgrade. 1996 October1996
310VHS: American Association of Airport Executives. 1989 May 151989
34VHS: AOPA Event 5-3 Hartranft video. 1993 October 27 (2 copies)1993
321VHS: AOPA Safety Filmsundated
35VHS: Aviation News Today, Linda Daschle, Acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. 1996 December 20 (2 copies)1996
38VHS: Aviation News Today: Daschle speech, Burnley interview. 1994 February 111994
39VHS: Aviation News Today. 1993 December 301993
37VHS: Aviation News Today. 1993 January 22 (2 copies)1993
47VHS: Clement and Barbara (Daschle) Vogelundated
413VHS: CNN Inside Politics interviews. April 10-11undated
429VHS: CNN Jeffords speech May 23, Dugout May 24undated
432VHS: CNN News briefing: Interview with Linda Daschle. December 2undated
422VHS: CNN Today Show, Good Morning America Profiles. 2001 June 52001
325VHS: Concession speech. 2004 November 32004
323VHS: Daschle Concession Speech CSPAN 3-042004
421VHS: Daschle Democrat Difference 4-29-022002
414VHS: Daschle Democrats Never Forgottenundated
43VHS: Daschle Meet the Press. 2000 August 62000
417VHS: Daschle Tribute from Senator Byrd. 1997 November 61997
42VHS: Dateline, 48 hours, Highway, Federal Aviation Administration, Ceo Bondundated
412VHS: Economic speech at Center for National Policy. 2002 January 42002
326VHS: Farewell floor speech. 2004 November 19 (4 copies)2004
320VHS: Federal Aviation Administration Outlook and Operations Forum. 1996 May 221996
322VHS: Fighter Jet videoundated
423VHS: Floor Exchange with Lott RE : Campaign finance reform. 1997 September 191997
427VHS: Inaugural dinner campaign for McGovern Library DWV. 2002 April 192002
313VHS: Interview with Linda Daschle for Aviation News Todayundated
36VHS: Introduction to Satellite Navigation Parts 1 and 2undated
431VHS: Kennedy History PBS (pt. 2)undated
31VHS: Linda Daschle of Federal Aviation Administration-John Holliman Report, RTV-CNN News Hour. 1995 September 41995
312VHS: Linda Daschle Red Cross PSA. 1992 April 301991
32VHS: Linda Daschle Tribute (3 copies)undated
315VHS: Linda Hall Daschle, A Salute to Managers luncheonundated
311VHS: Linda on CNN. 1993 November 221993
46VHS: McAuliffe for President - for Gridiron Clubundated
418VHS: Meet the Press. 1995 January 81995
428VHS: National Press Club speech. 2002 May 222002
426VHS: Nightline Profile. 2001 September 42001
324VHS: Nightline. 2004 October 112004
319VHS: PENA News Conference. 1994 September 21994
49VHS: SDSU - The Pride is on D.C.undated
420VHS: Sunday Morning, Tom Daschle. 2001 November 252001
314VHS: Swearing in ceremony of Linda Daschle as Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administratorundated
45VHS: Best of 1986: Political Campaign Commercials1986
44VHS: Best of 1988: Political Campaign Commercials1988
416VHS: Congress, The (Ken Burns film)undated
411VHS: Tim Russert Interview. 2001 August 42001
48VHS: Tom and Linda Daschle on CNN's Inside Politics. May 29 (3 copies)undated
430VHS: Tom's Adventure/Daschle returnsundated
415VHS: Tree lighting. 1997 December 101997
424VHS: Tribute to President Clinton. 2000 May 242000
434VHS: Untitled (no label)undated
425VHS: U.S. Senator Tom Daschle tour of South Dakota C-Span. 2002 August 202002
21World Flight 1997: The re-creation and completion of Amelia Earhart's flight around the world. 60th anniversary1997