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Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers

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Scope and Contents

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Election to and Exit from Chairmanship

Chairman's Files

Office Management

RNC Publications and Research

Oversize Manuscripts

Audio Visual Material



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Collection Overview

Title: Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, 1969-1973Add to your cart.

ID: 01/011

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

Extent: 59.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into four series based on the functions of Chairman Dole and the Republican National Committee: Election to and Exit from Chairmanship, Chairman’s Files, Office Management, and RNC Publications and Research. Based on the collection’s history, original order could not be verified, but all attempts were made to preserve the order of the collection as it came to the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Photographs, oversize manuscripts, and audio-visual materials have been housed separately from manuscript materials for preservation purposes, and where possible, removal forms link the items intellectually to the corresponding series and sub-series.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006

Subjects: Dole, Robert J., 1923-, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert J. Dole Republican National Committee Chairman Papers, which spans the years 1969-1973, contains correspondence, photographic and audio-visual materials, invitations, newspapers and clippings, speeches, itineraries, research, and publications from Senator Bob Dole’s tenure as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1971-1973.

The collection represents the efforts to re-elect President Richard Nixon, principles of the Republican Party, as well as the beliefs and attitudes of the citizens identifying as Republicans on a national level during the early 1970s. Chairman’s Files, the largest series in the collection, documents Dole’s efforts to support other Republican candidates in their elections; the Republican National Committee’s plans for the 1972 convention; Dole’s travel schedules and speeches; opposition research on Democratic candidates; as well as correspondence with constituents on a variety of issues from abortion, Vietnam, and civil rights to the Cold War and economic policy.

Materials pertaining to the Republican National Committee’s office management as well as publications are also included in the collection.

Collection Historical Note

The Republican National Committee was founded in 1856 and provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It organizes and runs the Republican National Convention, promotes the platform of the party, coordinates fundraising and election strategies.

Senator Bob Dole served as Chairman from 1971-1973. He succeeded Rogers C. B. Morton after Morton accepted the position as United States Secretary of the Interior under President Nixon. Initially, Republicans were uncertain about Dole assuming the chairmanship because of his inability to serve full time. In a show of support, twenty-eight Republican Senators sent President Nixon a telegram in December 1970, saying that Dole would make an outstanding National Chairman. Dole was officially elected on January 15, 1971, and served through the campaign season of 1972. He stepped down from the Chairmanship on December 11, 1972, in order to focus on his Senatorial re-election in 1974. Dole was succeeded as Chairman by George H.W. Bush, who was officially elected on January 19, 1973.

Subject/Index Terms

Dole, Robert J., 1923-
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Administrative Information

Repository: Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, however, some materials within the RNC Chairman Papers 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 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. Some of the documents and other historical materials in the Dole Archive are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way; however, there are other materials that carry a copyright interest that must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Dole 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.

Acquisition Method: This collection was originally donated in 1973 to the Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) in Topeka, Kansas. In late 2006, with the aid of Senator Dole and Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy, the records were transferred to the Dole Institute of Politics at The University of Kansas. They were partially processed under the tenure of Senior Archivist, Jean Bischoff, in early 2007, and processing was completed by Archivist Sarah D’Antonio from 2012-2013.

Finding Aid Access:

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


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[Series 1: Election to and Exit from Chairmanship, 1970-1973],
[Series 2: Chairman's Files, 1970-1973],
[Series 3: Office Management, 1969-1973],
[Series 4: RNC Publications and Research, 1970-1973],
[Series 5: Oversize Manuscripts, 1969-1971],
[Series 6: Audio Visual Material],
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Series 4: RNC Publications and Research, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Focus, Volume 3, Oct-70Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Los Angeles County Council Directory, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: European Republican National Committee, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: First Monday, August-December, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Monday [1 of 2], 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Monday [2 of 2], 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Republican National Committee Members Roster Book, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Vietnam: Toward a Full Generation of Peace, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Issue Pamphlets, Dole Report to Republication National Committee, Leaders Manual, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1972 Fact Book [1 of 6], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1972 Fact Book [2 of 6], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1972 Fact Book [3 of 6], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1972 Fact Book [4 of 6], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1972 Fact Book [5 of 6], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1972 Fact Book [6 of 6], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Answer Desk [1 of 2], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Answer Desk [2 of 2], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Campaign Seminars: Budgeting Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Campaign Seminars: Campaign Graphics, Direct Mail, Outside Advertising Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Campaign Seminars: Campaign Organization Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Campaign Seminars: Fundraising Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Campaign Seminars: Fundraising Dinner Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Campaign Seminars: Media Relations Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Campaign Seminars: Mobilizing Man Power Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Campaign Seminars: Opposition Research Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Campaign Seminars: Telephone Boiler Room Instructor's Manual, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Campaign Seminars, Campaign Organization - Fundraising Dinner, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Campaign Seminars, Media Relations - Opposition Research, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 35: GOP Nationalities News, July-November, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Guide for State and Local Media Relations, Senior Citizens Campaign Material, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Monday, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Pamphlets Related to Election, 1972Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Political Newsletters, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Promise and Performance, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Republican National Convention Program, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Republican National Convention Program, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Republican National Convention Rules, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Republican National Committee Press Releases, August 1-22, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: First Monday, January 1972-January 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Inaugural Guide, "The Spirit of '76", 1973Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: ResearchAdd to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Republican National Committee, Denver, Colorado [1 of 2], July 23-24, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Republican National Committee, Denver, Colorado [2 of 2], July 23-24, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Report on the Polls [1 of 2], March-August, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Report on the Polls [1 of 2], March-August, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Report on the Polls [1 of 2], November-December, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Report on the Polls [1 of 2], November-December, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Opinion Research Corporation Press Releases, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Research Division, File #1, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Research Division, File #2, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Research Division, File #3, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Research Division, File #4, 1971Add to your cart.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Research Division, File #5, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Research Division, File #6, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Research Division, File #7, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Research Division, File #8, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Research Division Reports [1 of 2], January-February, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Research Division Reports [2 of 2], January-February, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Research Reports [1 of 2], 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Research Reports [2 of 2], 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Research Division [1 of 2], January 7-March 31, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Research Division [1 of 2], January 7-March 31, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Research Division Reports [1 of 2], April-June, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Research Division Reports [2 of 2], April-June, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Research Division [1 of 2], July 18-October 11, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Research Division [1 of 2], July 18-October 11, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Research Reports, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Election to and Exit from Chairmanship, 1970-1973],
[Series 2: Chairman's Files, 1970-1973],
[Series 3: Office Management, 1969-1973],
[Series 4: RNC Publications and Research, 1970-1973],
[Series 5: Oversize Manuscripts, 1969-1971],
[Series 6: Audio Visual Material],
[All]


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