Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Photograph Collections

The Dole Archives houses over 25,000 photographs relating to the life of Robert J. Dole .

The photo collection spans the dates 1900-present and contains images relating to Robert J. Dole's childhood and youth, family members and ancestors, military service, legal career as Russell Kansas County Attorney, four campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the eight years spent as congressman from Kansas' 6th and later 1st Congressional Districts (1961-1968), his subsequent 28 year Senate career (1968-1996), and the post-Senate years.

In addition to photographic prints, collections include negatives, slides, and digital images.

The Dole Archives also maintains the photographic records of Dole Institute events.

View a detailed inventory of the Dole Photograph collection.

Dole Institute Digital

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Search Collections

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

Research Topics
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Research resources in the Dole Archives curated by topic


Digital Collections