The Robert & Elizabeth Dole Dole Archive and Special Collections is one of the largest Congressional archives in the United States, with materials on a wide range of topics important to 20th-century American social and political history. Explore manuscripts, photographs, film, objects and other unique materials from Senator Dole’s life as well as his family, former staff, and associates. Visit the Dole Archives website to search and learn about Senator Dole’s collections.

In addition to resource materials and objects, the Archives offers educational opportunities for all levels of academics, curriculum supplements, group tours, and research travel grants and fellowships.

We look forward to aiding you in your research using the Dole Archives collections.

Honoring Our Veterans

Everyone has a story to tell. Share yours today.

The Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall at the Dole Institute proudly continues Senator Bob Dole’s commitment to honoring Kansas veterans past and present. Submit a profile and photo of a Kansan who served our country from World War II to today and your veteran will be featured digitally online via this portal, as well as in the halls of the Dole Institute alongside Senator Bob Dole and thousands of other Kansas service men and women.

An archive for all researchers

A wide variety of issues came through Congress during the twentieth century. The Dole Archives has made some archival materials available to view online that can be used in research across all disciplines. Explore topic guides in the subject areas of food and nutrition, international relations, major legislation, political figures, minority representation, American wars and conflicts, and more.

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 to request the material be made available in an accessible format, or for general assistance.