Due to a water main break that occurred earlier this morning, the Dole Institute will be closed to the public today, Sept. 21, 2023, while KU resolves the issue. Please watch our website and social media accounts for more information on museum hours.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, "No Trade is Free: A Conversation with Ambassador Robert Lighthizer" has been canceled. This includes any pre or post-program events planned. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to see you at the Dole Institute soon. The Dole Institute will maintain its normal visiting hours this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archives and Special Collections is one of the largest Congressional archives in the country, documenting the lives and careers of Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole. Manuscripts, photographs, film, objects, and other unique materials document a wide range of topics central to the political, social, and cultural history of 20th century America and beyond.
The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board is a group of KU students united by common interests in community service, government, and politics. Together, we broaden our understanding of the U.S. and the world at large through discussions and events on all topics that intersect politics.
Robert “Bob” Joseph Dole found strength in a modest Midwestern background to overcome devastating war wounds and become a towering figure in American politics.
The Dole Institute is committed to universal accessibility in all programs and resources. We are in the process of making all of our web projects fully accessible. An accessible version of the material represented on this site will be made available upon request. Please contact us at email@example.com to request the material be made available in an accessible format, or for general assistance.