Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Summary: In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. As a wounded WWII veteran who never fully regained use of his right arm, Bob Dole was an advocate for the disabled throughout his career and a major supporter of ADA.

Date Range: 1989-1995

Online materials: Speeches made by Senator Dole about the passage of the ADA; letters, memos, and statements from Senator Dole regarding changes to the government buildings in Washington, D.C. to meet the ADA accessibility standards; and explanations of the Act and its enforcement. 

Read more about Dole's role in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Additional materials: Constituent letters regarding making businesses ADA compliant, memos, and Senate testimony transcripts.

 

Title: Disabled Americans on the Capitol steps

Date: 1990

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 49, Folder 31, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Dole receives award for helping disabled

Date: 1986-05

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 48, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senator Bob Dole and former President Richard Nixon greeting disabled children, 1991

Date: 1991-4-24

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 38, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole speaking to leaders of organization for the disabled, 1969

Date: 1969-04-14

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 60, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo: to Senator Dole from Mo West

Date: 1989-5-25

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996, Box 210, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo: to Senator Dole from Mo West

Date: 1989-5-25

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996, Box 210, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo: to Senator Dole from Mo West

Date: 1989-5-25

Citation:Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996, Box 210, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Speech by Senator Dole on passage of ADA

Date: 1990-7-12

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996, Box 210, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bill, version of ADA

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 748, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Checklist: Are You In Compliance?

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 748, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet: Americans with Disabilities Act

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 748, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Common Questions About Title II of ADA

Date: 1994-11

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 748, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement by Senator Dole on Installation of Senate Closed Captioning Proceedings

Date: 1991-11-18

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 749, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to George White, Architect of the Capitol from Senator Dole

Date: 1994-12-29

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 749, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Dole Announces Old Senate Chamber Now Accessible to Disabled

Date: 1995-1-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 749, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Brochure: Congressional Special Services Office

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 749, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bill S. Res. Closed Caption Senate

Date: 1989-1-25

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 749, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Talking Points: Exclusion of People with HIV from Coverage under ADA

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 749, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Jesse Jackson, President National Rainbow Coalition

Date: 1989-7-18

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 750, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Speech by Senator Dole

Date: 1989-9-6

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 750, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Fact Sheet: Aids in the Workplace and Its Impact on Health Insurance

Date: 1989-1-1

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 752, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement by Senator Dole

Date: 1990-8-14

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 752, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet from National Organization on Disability

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 753, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to President Reagan from Senator Dole

Date: 1988-12-5

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 753, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from J. Edward Fox

Date: 1989-1-19

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 753, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bill S.933

Date: 1989-5-9

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 753, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Senator Dole's Support for ADA

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 603, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Importance of Empowering Disabled

Date: 1990-7-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 603, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press release: Dole and Kasten Call on White House to Provide Sign Language Interpreters for Deaf Tourists

Date: 1990-7-26

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 603, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: What You Need to Know About the Americans With Disabilities Act

Date: 1990

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 603, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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