Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Object Collection

The object collection consists of items collected by Senator Dole throughout his lifetime.  Many of the objects are gifts from Heads of State and constituents, souvenirs from his time in Congress, and political memorabilia from all of his campaigns.

Date Range: 900 B.C.E to present with majority of items ranging from 1960 to 1996

Materials: Awards, Certificates, Ceramics, Desk Objects, Figurines, Keys to the City, Paintings, Plaques, Political Ephemera, Posters, Medals, Medallions, Textiles, Stamps, and other items given to Senator Bob Dole throughout his life and time in office

Restrictions and Use: Some items may not be available due to their fragile condition or a contractual agreement with the donor.

The object collections are not available to search online.  To learn more about the objects or to arrange an appointment contact  

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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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Legacies of '76: Online Exhibit and Resources
1976 Web Exhibit

Online resources and interactive features with historical material documenting Dole's 1976 Vice Presidential campaign.

History Day Research Topics

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