Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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
Photograph Collections
Object Collection
Audio/Visual 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.

Access our finding aids here

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.

History Day Research Topics

Find materials for History Day here!

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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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