Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Welcome to the Dole Archives

The Dole Archives 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.

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


Manuscript Collections
Photograph Collections
Object Collection
Tours

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Explore our online collections database where you can access the full inventory of the Dole Archives, as well as a digital library of over 1,800 photos and documents.

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Oral Histories

View online interviews and transcripts from the Dole Institute Oral History Project.

History Day Research Topics

Find materials for History Day here!

Explore Digital Collections

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