Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Dole Archives Staff

Audrey Coleman
Associate Director , & Director of Museums and Archives
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Audrey Coleman is Associate Director and Director of Museum and Archives at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. She is a member of the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board, KU’s Max Kade Center Advisory Board, and the Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau.  Coleman is a past President of Lawrence Central Rotary Club and lecturer for KU’s Undergraduate Honors Program. She previously served the Institute as Senior Archivist.

Coleman has recently published work in the Kansas History Journal and the online newspaper, Kansas Reflector. A Summer 2020 article in the Kansas Leadership Journal featured Senator Dole and the Dole Archives.

Sarah D'Antonio Gard
Senior Archivist
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Sarah holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and an M.S.I.S. with a specialization in Archives and Records Enterprise from The University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists in 2011.

Sarah is active in the Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section (CPS) and Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). She serves on ACSC’s Scholarship Committee and Digital Exhibit Taskforce, and serves as CPS newsletter editor.

When she's not archiving, Sarah can be found watching reality television with her husband and dog.

Public Education Coordinator
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A native Kansan, Julie was proud to join the Dole Institute in 2015. As the public education coordinator, she leads K-12 and family education programs at the Dole Institute of Politics, including on-site, outreach, and online initiatives.

Julie graduated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in biological research. Most recently, she was an education specialist at the Natural History Museum of Utah and traveled all over the state teaching outreach education programs to thousands of students every year. She is excited to share her passion for effective and innovative education utilizing primary sources from the Dole Archives and Special Collections.

Marla Schleuder
Digital Initiatives Coordinator
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Marla Schleuder, M. Arch., M.S.L.I.S., joined the Dole Institute in 2019 as the digital initiatives coordinator after working for KU Libraries as a library associate in technical services. A lifelong Kansan, her interest in library and archival services began in 2003, when she attended the opening ceremonies of the Dole Institute of Politics and served as an archival volunteer while still in high school.

She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas. In 2017, she completed a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a certificate of advanced study in Data Science, both from Syracuse University.

skye conley
Visitor Services Assistant
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Skye, a native Kansan and lifelong Jayhawk, joined the Dole Institute in fall 2020 as the first Visitor Services Assistant. He is additionally working as the Museum Outreach Assistant. Skye has previously volunteered, interned, or worked at a wide variety of institutions including the Independence Historical Museum & Art Center, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and the Jayhawk Experience at the Booth Family Hall of Athletics. Graduating in May 2021 from K.U. with an M.A. in Museum Studies and graduate certificates in American Studies and Historic Preservation, Skye successfully defended his Final Product on the exhibition and preservation of the ruins and rubble from the Oklahoma City Bombing. Additionally, he holds a B.A. in History from Pittsburg State University, where he graduated cum laude and with Departmental Academic Honors. An alumnus of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Skye continues to remain involved at the local and international levels.


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