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Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Press Related Materials


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Journal Articles

Media Activities Plan



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Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Press Related Materials | Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

By Robert Lay, Catherine Riggs, Jeremy Denham, Jennifer Kirmer, Beth Nettels, Alex Rausch

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Title: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Press Related MaterialsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 01/006

Primary Creator: Dole, Robert J. (1923-)

Extent: 71.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: All series are arranged chronologically then alphabetically within each date range.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Clippings, manuscripts, press releases, correspondence and newsletters (114 boxes) document those functions of the Dole offices related to the media, 1961-1996. Arranged in 10 series - Columns, Journal Articles, Media Activities Plan, Newsletters, Op-Eds, Press Releases, Speeches, Subject Files, TV/Radio Files, and Newspaper Clippings - the records illuminate the communications of Senator Dole with constituents through newsletters (2 boxes), newspaper columns (1 box), and press releases (33 boxes). Records contained in Subject Files (28 boxes) concern subjects of interest to the Senator and his offices from 1964 to 1996, and also cover interactions between Dole's press secretaries and members of the media. The Newspaper Clippings series (36 boxes) includes articles and clippings relating to Bob Dole's extensive time in office, covering the years 1969 through 1996.

Administrative Information

Repository: Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: Some materials within the Dole Archive are restricted because of their sensitive nature or because they contain personal or confidential information. These records are protected by federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Examples of restricted records are personnel files, medical records, financial records, and any materials containing personal information such as addresses and social security numbers. Restricted materials are identified at the box and/or folder level within the finding aid. Questions about these materials may be directed to the Senior Archivist of the Dole Archives.

Use Restrictions: Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different kinds of materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archive are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. Senator Dole has not donated his copyright interest in his papers and other historical materials to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Permission to publish must be obtained from him or his designee. There are other materials in the library carrying a copyright interest that must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted materials.

Finding Aid Access:

View a full series list of this collection here (PDF will open in a new window): dole_archives_senate_papers_press.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Columns, 1976-1986],
[Series 2: Journal Articles, 1970-1989],
[Series 3: Media Activities Plan, 1977],
[Series 4: Newsletters, 1973-1986],
[Series 5: Op-Eds, 1979-1985],
[Series 6: Press Releases, 1961-1996],
[Series 7: Speeches, 1973-1994],
[Series 8: Subject Files, 1961-1996],
[Series 9: TV/Radio files, 1970-1988],
[Series 10: Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1996],