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Welcome to the Dole Archives

The Congressional Archive of
Senator Robert J. Dole & Senator Elizabeth H. Dole

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ERA in the Heartland Exhibit Banner. Shows political buttons both for and against the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and the Dole Institute of Politics logo.


ERA In the Heartland: Ratification and Reconsideration in Kansas, 1973-1980.

Based on University of Kansas History and Journalism student Alexandra Haggar’s Honors thesis: “Rescind ERA: The Failed Efforts in Kansas to Rescind Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1980.”

Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room.

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What is a Congressional Archive?

A congressional archive houses political papers and records from a congressional member's time in office. The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archives & Special Collections is one of the largest congressional archives outside of the presidential library system. We also house career papers, photographs and materials from other points in Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole's lives in addition to their time in Congress.

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Dole Archives Education Program

Lessons, workshops, and instructional materials created for the Dole Archives Education Program, which use sources from the Research Topic guides

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Research Collections  

Search the full inventory of the Dole Archives, plan your visit to browse materials in-person, or learn more about research grants

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Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall

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Our Archives Contain

+ 1,500
Linear Feet of Manuscript Material
Years-worth of objects
Bob Dole holding a paper with a phone to his ear, Bob Dole with his fist in the air, Bob Dole holding a paper

young Elizabeth Dole speaking into many microphones, Elizabeth Dole standing inside the Dole Institute, Elizabeth Dole speaking at a podium in the United States Capitol