Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
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Welcome to the Dole Archives collections

The Dole Archives is one of the nation’s largest collections of papers and artifacts for a nonpresidential politician, containing the complete records of Bob Dole’s political and post-political career. These records document Dole’s role in government, politics, and domestic and international affairs of the latter half of the 20th century. The Archives also includes photo collections consisting of over 25,000 images, audiovisual materials, and an extensive collection of oral histories, as well as art, artifacts and textiles.

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Manuscript Collections
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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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Featured Digital Collection


Legacies of '76 includes online resources and interactive features with historical material documenting Bob Dole's 1976 Vice Presidential campaign.

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Research resources in the Dole Archives curated by topic