Richard D. and Janet Lee Rees Collection of 1976 Republican National Convention Material, 1976-1981
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Brief Description:

The bulk of the Richard D. and Janet Lee Rees Collection consists of objects and documents from the 1976 Republican National Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. The documents include newsletters, transcriptions, pamphlets, press releases, schedules, and reporter notebooks. Buttons and bumper stickers make up the majority of the memorabilia, however, some ephemera like streamers and balloons are also present in the collection. Most items reflect candidates from the Republican party - Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, Ronald Reagan - although some memorabilia from Democratic nominees Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale is present.

A small portion of the collection includes documents from 1981, when the Reeses traveled to Washington, D.C., and contacted Senator Dole’s office for a tour of the Capitol.

Held at:
Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections
The Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-1405
Email: dolearchives [at]
Record Series Number: 01/032
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 11/14/2016.
Arrangement: The collection is separated into two series: 1976 Convention and 1981 Capitol Tour. Documents were organized chronologically within their appropriate series. During processing objects were removed from the papers and housed according to format and size.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights/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.