The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics celebrates public service and promotes civil discourse and the legacy of Senator Bob Dole by providing public programming, research and educational opportunities, a museum gallery, and other offerings.


Hours

Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.

Call ahead for holiday hours.

Contact Information

2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-4900
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Location Type

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Site Info

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Research Library
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The Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections is one of the largest Congressional archives in the United States, with materials on a wide range of topics important to 20th-century American social and political history. Explore manuscripts, photographs, film, objects and other unique materials from Senator Dole’s life as well as his family, former staff, and associates. Visit the Dole Archives website to search and learn about Senator Dole’s collections.

In addition to resource materials and objects, the Archives offers educational opportunities for all levels of academics, curriculum supplements, group tours, and research travel grants and fellowships. Museum gallery features include the world’s largest stained-glass American flag, Kansas veterans WWII memory wall and World Trade Center beams. It is home to the Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections, which includes over 35 years of congressional papers, as well as objects and materials from the Senator’s entire life.

We look forward to aiding you in your research using the Dole Archives collections.

“In America we take pride in the past, but we live for the future. To the young people who will come here for inspiration as well as information, may you never stop reaching for the stars – whatever the difficulties.” – Senator Bob Dole, July 22, 2003, Dole Institute dedication

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