University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

Elizabeth DoleThe University of Kansas has announced that it has acquired the personal archives of Elizabeth Dole. The papers span Dole’s long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina.

The archive will become part of the Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections, which includes the papers of her husband, Robert J.  Dole, who represented the state of Kansas in the U.S. Senate and was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in 1996.

In announcing the donation of her papers to the University of Kansas, Dole said, “I am so pleased that my papers will be housed at the Dole Institute. The Institute has received outstanding support from the University of Kansas and has established itself as one of the nation’s foremost centers for political learning and research. We hope this will be a valuable resource for researchers, educators and scholars around the world.”

Dole is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.

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