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Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files


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Appointment Log

Campaign Files

Caucus/Political Party Records

Guest Books


Job Recommendations/Patronage

Memos, Telephone Conversations, E-mails

Personal Finances

Save Files

Senator's Correspondence

Subject Files

Trip Files

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Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996 | Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

By Robert Lay, Catherine Riggs, Hannah Ballard, Jeremy Denham, Jennifer Kirmer, Melissa Morris, Alex Rausch, Margaret White

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Collection Overview

Title: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Personal/Political Files, 1969-1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 01/005

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

Extent: 266.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Where materials were originally arranged chronologically, this scheme has been preserved. Otherwise, materials are arranged alphabetically.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This series documents the Senator's political activities during his tenure in the Senate. As such, these files deal more directly with the Senator than those of the other series. Because of their non-legislative nature, these files contain little insight into the Senator's staff. The material is primarily concerned with his daily activities, meetings, correspondence, and issues of particular interest to him. Of the five series, the Personal/Political Files contain more of Senator Dole's personal views. The correspondence contained herein illuminates those whom Dole considered friends and allies, both within the Senate and without. Daily schedules and event invitations chronicle his comings and goings and the social circles in which he operated. In essence, the Personal/Political series describes Senator Dole's life as a U.S. Senator, but does not delve into the specifics of his work. They describe a man committed to building his party, and one who sought to use his influence to benefit his fellow Kansans and all Americans.

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_personal_political.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Appointment Log, 1968-1995],
[Series 2: Campaign Files, 1964-1996],
[Series 3: Caucus/Political Party Records, 1971-1985],
[Series 4: Guest Books, 1970-1995],
[Series 5: Invitations, 1966-1996],
[Series 6: Job Recommendations/Patronage, 1965-1984],
[Series 7: Memos, Telephone Conversations, E-mails, 1976-1995],
[Series 8: Personal Finances, 1966-1996],
[Series 9: Save Files, 1966-1988],
[Series 10: Senator's Correspondence, 1968-1995],
[Series 11: Subject Files, 1969-1996],
[Series 12: Trip Files, 1969-1994],