Dole Institute of Politics/Dole Archives

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.

The center looks 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

Contact Information

2350 Petefish Drive

Lawrence, KS 66045

Phone: 785-864-4900


Location Type

Interpretive Signs

Site Info

AC / Heating

Group Tours



Research Library


Water Fountain

Wheel Chair Accessible