Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Food For Peace

Summary: The Food for Peace Act’s purpose was to use America’s vast agricultural surplus to fight world hunger and expand international trade.  As a U.S. Congressman from the agriculturally-rich state of Kansas, Bob Dole was an avid supporter of the Food for Peace Act.

Date Range: 1963-1984

Online materials: Letters and memos to constituents and politicians that depict Bob Dole’s view of the Food for Peace Act, newsletters and press releases that detail the War on Hunger, outcomes of the act, and specific trade agreements with a various nations.

Learn more about Dole's role in Food for Peace.

Additional materials: Copyrighted publications such as Democracy’s Vaccine Against Communism is Food, statements of several politicians and experts regarding the extension of P.L. 480, and numerous letters, memos, and press releases.

 

Title: Bob Dole attending U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome

Date: 1965-11

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 142, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole with Dr. Sen discussing food shortages in India, 1965

Date: 1965-11

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 16, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole speaking at Committee on World Food Crisis

Date: 1960s

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Box 141, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senators Dole and McGovern at the U.N. World Food Programme Senate Hearing

Date: 2000-07-27

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

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Title: Dole and McGovern and others at the U.N. World Food Programme Senate Hearing US Senate hearing

Date: 2000-07-27

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

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Title: Constituent letter regarding the War on Hunger

Date: 1968-3-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senator Dole's response to constituent letter regarding War on Hunger

Date: 1968-6-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent letter regarding the Food for Freedom bill and Senator Dole's response

Date: 1966-03

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 92, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Kansas Association of Wheat Growers

Date: 1968-5-22

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from the American Association of University Women

Date: 1968-3-18

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senator Dole's response to letter from American Assocation of University Women

Date: 1968-3-20

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Senator Dole to constituent

Date: 1967-12-11

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Invitation to "Midwest Farmers in a Hungry World"

Date: 1967

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Kansas Associates from the Committee on World Food Crisis

Date: 1966-10-7

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 41, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter, Food for Peace

Date: 1964-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Hearing Set on Aid to Quake Stricken Skopje

Date: 1963-9-24

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Flour Authorization Issued to Viet-Nam

Date: 1964-1-28

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Proposed PL 480 Agreement with Poland

Date: 1964-1-24

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Amendment to PL 480 Agreement with Viet-Nam

Date: 1962-11-21

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Food for Peace Agreement with Paraguay

Date: 1963-9-17

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsletter, Food for Peace

Date: 1964-4

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo: Proposed Expansion to the Cooley Loan Program of P.L. 480

Date: 1964-4-27

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Extension of P.L. 480 and the Cooley Loan Program

Date: 1964-8-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Transcript of GTA Daily Radio Roundup

Date: 1964-11-11

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of the American Farm Bureau

Date: 1964-2-20

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 159, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of House Republican Policy Committee

Date: 1968-5-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 180, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Extension of P.L. 480

Date: 1968-3-26

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 180, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Orville Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture

Date: 1968-3-8

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 180, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Report on the War on Hunger, Vol. 3, No. 2

Date: 1968-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 180, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to Senator Dole from constituent and Dole's reply

Date: 1970-8-3

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 672, Folder 15, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Amended Act P.L. 480

Date: 1962

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 190, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Explanation of Dole Amendment to P.L. 480

Date: 1966-5-4

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 190, Folder 12, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: P.L. 480 and Housing

Date: 1965-11-15

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 191, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press Release: Shipment of Grain to India

Date: 1965-12-10

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 191, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Joint Resolution: Food for Peace Day

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 302, Folder 25, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Joint Resolution: Food for Peace Year

Date: 1979-5-16

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 302, Folder 25, 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: 1983-11-1

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 308, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter to President Reagan from Committee on Foreign Relations

Date: 1983-11-18

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 308, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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