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This will let you explore our online collections database where you can access the full inventory of the Dole Archive and Special Collections as well as a digital library of over 1,800 photos and documents.

Search tips:

  • The keyword search will return records containing all search terms entered.
  • Use quotation marks around words to search for a specific phrase (e.g., "food stamps").
  • Use a minus sign before the word you want to omit from your results (e.g., 'food -stamps' will not return any records with the word 'stamps' in the title or description).

Or, feel free to browse the Collections Database and Digital Library (will open in a new window). Here you can browse the inventory by collection name, subject, title, etc.

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.

Explore Research Topics
Student Researching at the Dole Archives

Research resources in the Dole Archives curated by topic

Explore Digital Collections

Browse the Dole Archives' Digital Collections

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