Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Race and American Politics, 1960s-1990s

Summary: These resources were assembled by Howard Graham, Associate Director for Academic Program in the Office of First-Year Experience, for UNIV 101 Research Projects to correspond with themes in the 2016 KU Common Book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Through the lens of Senator Dole's Congressional career, the primary sources in this topic guide touch on issues of civil rights, riots, and affirmative action.

Date Range: 1961-1996

Online materials: Magazine and newspaper articles, Dole Presidential campaign briefing materials, press releases from Dole's office and other organizations, constituent correspondence on civil rights, correspondence with civil rights leaders, Nixon campaign memorabilia, and correspondence with members of Congress.

Additional materials: Legislative material

 

Title: Correspondence and Excel magazine article, "Expanding the Republican Party," by Senator Dole

Date: 1987-11-12

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 35, Folder 14, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Nixon campaign poster, "Partners in Progress: Meet Some of the Blacks in the Nixon Administration"

Date: 1972

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 36, Folder 26, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Dole presidential campaign materials on Affirmative Action

Date: c. 1996

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 107, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Dole presidential campaign materials, "Clinton and Civil Rights – A Questionable Commitment"

Date: 1992-10-19

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 107, Folder 2, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press release,  "Affirmative Action: Statement of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole"

Date: 1995-07-19

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 167, Folder 15, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Dole presidential campaign materials about his record on civil rights/affirmative action

Date: 1995-05-29

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 167, Folder 15, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Dole presidential campaign materials on the Equal Opportunity Act of 1995

Date: c. 1995

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 167, Folder 16, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement of Milton Bins, Chairman of the Council of 100

Date: 1995-07-27

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 167, Folder 16, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: The Wall Street Journal article, "A New Civil Rights Agenda," by Senator Dole

Date: 1995-07-27

Citation: Robert J. Dole Presidential Campaign Papers, 1988-1996, Box 167, Folder 16, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent letter regarding rights for African Americans and Congressman Dole's reply

Date: 1961-03-13

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 47, Folder 9, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent letters against Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1966/H.R.14765

Date: July-August 1966

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 47, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: "Dear Colleague" letter from Congressman William C. Cramer and constituent letters regarding riots

Date: July-September 1966

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 47, Folder 11, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from the Kansas Catholic Conference for civil rights and Congressman Dole's reply

Date: 1968-04-12

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 48, Folder 3, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Constituent letter against civil rights and Congressman Dole's reply

Date: 1966-10-11

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 48, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Congressman Melvin Lair to President Lyndon B. Johnson regarding urban unrest in America

Date: 1967-08-31

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 98, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Telegrams from constituents regarding civil rights

Date: c. 1967-1968

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 98, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: "Dear Colleague" letter asking for Republican support on a press release and initiative, "Preventative Medicine in the Cities"

Date: 1967-08-02

Citation: Robert J. Dole House of Representatives Papers, 1960-1969, Box 98, Folder 10, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Draft statement on race relations with comments by Armstrong Williams

Date: 1993-12-03

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican Leadership Collection, 1985-1996, Box 628, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Press release from Joint Center for Political Studies, "Black Representation Doubles at Republican National Convention"

Date: 1972-08-08

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 36, Folder 26, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Newsclippings  about the Black GOP Strategy Conference

Date: 1971-11-20

Citation: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973, Box 36, Folder 26, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Coretta Scott King and Senator Dole's reply

Date: 1979-06-05

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996, Box 79, Folder 4, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Letter from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to Congressman Bob Dole including a copy of the telegram Kennedy sent to Governor Patterson of Alabama regarding the federal government's decision to send U.S. deputy marshalls to Montgomery to maintain order.

Date: 1961-05-21

Citation: Robert J. Dole VIP Letters, 1960-2008, Box 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Telegram from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Bob Dole urging defeat of the McCulloch amendment to the Voting Rights Bill.

Date: 1965-07-09

Citation: Robert J. Dole VIP Letters, 1960-2008, Box 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Telegram from President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Commission John Lewis to Congressman Bob Dole congratulating him on his reelection.

Date: 1962-11-07

Citation: Robert J. Dole VIP Letters, 1960-2008, Box 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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