Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Additional Resources

Here is a selected list of external resources that may be useful to you in your research.
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The University of Kansas Libraries (KU Libraries)

KU Libraries Online Catalog

Search the online catalog for all of KU Libraries for books, articles, databases and other resources.

KU Libraries Government Information

Explore the wide range of government information available through the KU Libraries system, including government publications, databases, video archives and much more.

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Home to the University of Kansas's University Archives, Kansas Collection and Special Collections, the Spencer Research Library has an outstanding collections of materials, ranging from the documents of ordinary life in Kansas, to stunning illuminated manuscripts, to exciting images of the University of Kansas.



U. S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Center for Legislative Archives

Historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Through public outreach programs, the Center uses these historical records to promote a better understanding of Congress and the history of American representative government.

Guide to Congressional Collections

Provides a list of Congressional collections in archives from around the country - a valuable resource for Congressional research.

Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States

General overview of NARA's holdings of federal records at the record group level; intended to assist researchers in identifying which record groups may have material relevant to their research topics. Includes the records of the United States Senate.

Presidential Libraries

A description of all of the Presidential Libraries in the country, along with links to each individual Library's web site.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home

Eisenhower was Senator Dole's political hero and a fellow Kansan. The Eisenhower Presidential Library's mission is to preserve and make available the history of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the times in which he lived, through dynamic outreach, creative onsite programs, relevant educational materials, and online resources.

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Located in Independence, Missouri, the Harry S. Truman Library was the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act. It was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the public for exhibit and research.

Other Resources

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

A directory of members of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). The ACSC encourages the preservation of material that documents the work of Congress, including the papers of representatives and senators, and supports programs that make those materials available for educational and research use.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

A fully searchable index of Congressional members from 1774 to the present. Includes detailed information about positions held and years served, as well as biographical information, details about locations of primary source research materials and more.

This portal provides access to current and historical legislative activities and is the primary congressional information system of the Library of Congress.

Kansas State Historical Society

The Kansas Historical Society is the state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state’s history to facilitate government accountability, economic development, and the education of Kansans. This is accomplished by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials and information pertaining to state government and Kansas history.

United States House of Representatives - Records and Research

The people and activities of the U.S. House of Representatives have inspired numerous publications and millions of pages of records that tell their stories. Browse resources to help conduct research on congressional records, the institution of the House, its committees, and its Speakers. Access bibliographies, lists of standard reference volumes, and finding aids for official House Records to discover the history behind the House.





Legacies of '76 includes online resources and interactive features with historical material documenting Bob Dole's 1976 Vice Presidential campaign.

Research Topics
A student researcher reads through archival materials

Research resources in the Dole Archives curated by topic


Digital Collections