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Dole Photograph Collection


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Dole Family, circa 1900-2003

Pre-Congressional, 1940-1957

House of Representatives, 1960-1968

Senate, 1969-1996

Campaigns, 1976-1996

Dole Foundation for Employment of Persons with Disabilities, 1984 -1996

Post-Political Career, 1996-Present

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Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009 | Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

By Judy Sweets, Susan Alig, Sally Campbell, Amy Natale, Nathasha Alvarez

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Title: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1960-1996

ID: 03/012

Extent: 294.0 Boxes

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Archive of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics houses approximately 25,000 photographs relating to the personal life and political career of Robert J. Dole (1923- ). The photographs range in size from wallet-size to oversize and include both color and black and white. The photo collection spans the dates 1880-1996 and contains images relating to Robert J. Dole's childhood and youth, living family members and ancestors, military service, legal career as Russell Kansas County Attorney, four campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the eight years spent as congressman from Kansas' 6th and later 1st Congressional Districts (1961-1968), his subsequent 28 year Senate career (1968-1996), and the post-Senate years. Other individuals who appear in the photographs include American presidents and foreign heads of state, senators, legislators and dignitaries, as well as constituents and staffers. While the majority of the images in the photograph collection were donated by Senator Dole, several important smaller groups of personal photos were donated by his sisters, Norma Jean (Dole) Steele and Gloria (Dole) Nelson and friends of the Dole family. In addition to photographic prints, collections include negatives, slides, and digital images of Institute events.

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Repository: Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

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

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[Series 1: Dole Family, circa 1900-2003],
[Series 2: Pre-Congressional, 1940-1957],
[Series 3: House of Representatives, 1960-1968],
[Series 4: Senate, 1969-1996],
[Series 5: Campaigns, 1976-1996],
[Series 6: Dole Foundation for Employment of Persons with Disabilities, 1984 -1996],
[Series 7: Post-Political Career, 1996-Present],

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