Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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Portal to the Dole Archives' online collection interface. Search or browse all of our finding aids and digital materials.
Learn more about the research grant opportunities that are offered by the Dole Archives. Find out how to apply or look at past recipients to see the exciting research that is being done here!
The Dole Institute is a bipartisan forum dedicated to public service and the open discussion of current and historical issues. Developed by Senator Dole and The University of Kansas, the Institute was officially dedicated in July 2003 and continues today in its mission of political and civic engagement.
Search the online catalog for all of KU Libraries for books, articles, databases and other resources.
Explore the wide range of government information available through the KU Libraries system, including government publications, databases, video archives and much more.
Home to the University of Kansas's University Archives, Kansas Collection and Special Collections, the Spencer Research Library has an outstanding collections of materials, ranging from the documents of ordinary life in Kansas, to stunning illuminated manuscripts, to exciting images of the University of Kansas.
The Center for Legislative Archives, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, preserves and makes available to researchers the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Through its public outreach programs, the Center uses these historical records to promote a better understanding of Congress and the history of American representative government.
A service of The Center for Legislative Archives, this provides a list of Congressional collections in archives from around the country - a valuable resource for Congressional research.
The guide provides a general overview of NARA's holdings of federal records at the record group level, and is intended to assist researchers in identifying which record groups may have material relevant to their research topics. Includes the records of the United States Senate.
A description of all of the Presidential Libraries in the country, along with links to each individual Library's web site.
Eisenhower was Senator Dole's political hero and a fellow Kansan. The Eisenhower Presidential Library's mission is to preserve and make available the history of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the times in which he lived, through dynamic outreach, creative onsite programs, relevant educational materials, and online resources.
Located in Independence, Missouri, the Harry S. Truman Library was the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act. It was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the public for exhibit and research.
The Kansas Historical Society is the state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state’s history to facilitate government accountability, economic development, and the education of Kansans. This is accomplished by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials and information pertaining to state government and Kansas history.
A fully searchable index of Congressional members from 1774 to the present. Includes detailed information about positions held and years served, as well as biographical information, details about locations of primary source research materials and more.
The people and activities of the U.S. House of Representatives have inspired numerous publications and millions of pages of records that tell their stories. Browse resources to help conduct research on congressional records, the institution of the House, its committees, and its Speakers. Access bibliographies, lists of standard reference volumes, and finding aids for official House Records to discover the history behind the House.
This portal provides access to current and historical legislative activities and is the primary congressional information system of the Library of Congress.
A directory of members of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). The ACSC encourages the preservation of material that documents the work of Congress, including the papers of representatives and senators, and supports programs that make those materials available for educational and research use.


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

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