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Exhibit Preview Event – Congressman Dole’s Kansas

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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What was on Kansans’ minds in the 1960s?

Join Director of Museum and Archives Audrey Coleman and Dole Archives Curatorial Fellow Virgil Dean for a conversation commemorating the debut of the Dole Institute’s latest original exhibit, “Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968”, based on constituent letters Bob Dole received as a Congressman during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives.

This program is the first installment of a multi-part series presented in conjunction with the exhibit “Voices from the Big First”.

Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.

During the event, submit your questions for Dr. Dean to for the question-and-answer portion of the program.

A printable handout is available for this program here.

This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.

Virgil W. Dean

Virgil W. Dean, a native of Franklin County, Kansas, now living in Lawrence, has been researching and writing about Kansas and regional history for twenty-five years. For more than twenty of those years, he was editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains, the quarterly publication of the Kansas Historical Society. He now serves as consulting editor for the journal, which became a joint publication of the Kansas Historical Foundation and the Department of History at Kansas State University in January, and served as the tour scholar for the Kansas Humanities Council’s “The Way We Worked” project in 2012-2013.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole. “


February 9
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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