Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Accessibility at the Dole Archives

Throughout his career, Senator Dole advocated for the disabled, having been injured himself during World War II. Among his most notable accomplishments were the creation of the Dole Foundation in 1989, an organization that helps disabled people find employment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which he later described as one of his proudest achievements.

Here at the Dole Archives, we strive to honor his work by ensuring that we provide equal access to all people. Our building is ADA-compliant, and we have the following available for public use:

  • One electric scooter
  • One wheelchair
  • Hearing assistive technology (for tours or events)

If you would like to use these items, just let us know in advance so we can have it ready for you when you arrive!

Please feel free to contact us at doleinstitute@ku.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


Legacies of '76: Online Exhibit and Resources
1976 Web Exhibit

Online resources and interactive features with historical material documenting Dole's 1976 Vice Presidential campaign.

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Topics for Research in the Dole Archives

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