Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Solidarity In Poland

Summary: Solidarity was the first non-communist party controlled by the Polish trade union federation in a Warsaw Pact country.  In 1989, President George H. W. Bush sent Senator Bob Dole to Poland as a diplomatic representative of the United States to meet with Lech Walesa, who founded Solidarity, and to solidify relations between Poland and the United States. 

Date Range:1981-1989

Online materials: Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Chronologies, Speeches, and Congressional Resolutions all referencing Solidarity and US – Polish relations.

Additional materials: Many more press releases, congressional memos, resolutions, news articles, and constituent correspondence dealing with Polish Solidarity.

 

Title: Bob and Elizabeth Dole with Lech Walesa in Poland

Date: 1989

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, Box 37, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole meets Polish President Lech, Walesa

Date: 1991

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, Box 37, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Gary Cooper "High Noon" Solidarity Poster

Date: 1989

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, Box 37, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Medal Given to Bob Dole as an honorary member of the Polish resistance

Date: 1996

Citation: Memorabilia Collection, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Hebrew Congregations - Committee Softens Armenian Genocide Resolution

Date: 1989

Citation: Republican Leadership, 1985-1996, Box 587, Folder 16, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bush Approves Sales of Wheat to the Soviet Union

Date: 1989-5-3

Citation: Republican Leadership, 1985-1996, Box 587, Folder 16, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement by Senator Dole on the Crisis in Poland

Date: 1981-12-28

Citation: Republican Leadership, 1985-1996, Box 593, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Chronology of the Polish Crisis

Date: 1982-1984

Citation: Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 186, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement by Senator Bob Dole

Date: 1981-12-28

Citation: Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 186, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Declaration on East-West Relations

Date: 1989-8-15

Citation: Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 351, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3402

Date: 1989-11-16

Citation: Senate Papers-Constituent Relations, 1969-1996, Box 68, Folder 14, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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