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Dole Archives


The Robert J. Dole Archive & 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.

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Archives Announcement

Dole Archives launches special online collection feature titled “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Robert J. Dole Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the release of our latest web exhibit: “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities.”

Features include an original exhibit dedicated to stories from Senator Bob Dole’s decades-long advocacy for people with disabilities; over 12,000 pages of ADA and disability-related documents digitized from our manuscript collections; and accompanying instructional materials for middle and high school teachers, created by the KU Council for Social Studies.

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