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    Dole Institute of Politics Oral History Project

    Richard Norton Smith talked about the origins and purpose of the oral history project at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. He is a former director of the institute.

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    Trent Lott Oral History Interview

    Senator Trent Lott talked about his life and career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). He talked about the institution of the Senate and how it had…

    322 views
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    George McGovern Oral History Interview

    Former Senator George McGovern talked about his career, the life of the Senate, and his relationship with former colleague Senator Robert Dole, including their work on the McGovern-Dole…

    698 views
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    Dan Rostenkowski Oral History Interview

    Former Representative Dan Rostenkowski talked about his career serving Illinois, including 36 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He chaired the House Ways and Means Committee…

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    Bob Dole Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Dole was interviewed. Topics included his early years in the Senate and his experience as chairman of the Republican National Committee during the Watergate scandal. This…

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    Jack Kemp Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary Jack Kemp talked about his life and career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). He served in the House of Representatives while Dole…

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    Bob Dole Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Dole talked about his life and career. He talked about his early political career and running campaigns in 1960s Kansas. This never before aired interview with historian…

    232 views
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    James Baker Oral History Interview

    Former Secretary of State and of the Treasury James Baker talked about his career. He also talked about former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). Topics included the 1976, 1980, and 1988…

    787 views
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    George Mitchell Interview

    Former Maine Senator George Mitchell, who was the majority leader from 1989-1995, talked about his career. He also talked about his political and personal relationship with his…

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    Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History

    Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard…

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    Bob Dole Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Dole talked about his life and career. Topics included the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, his meeting with Saddam Hussein, the advice he gave President…

    646 views
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    Walter Mondale Oral History Interview

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale talked about his career and how the Senate has changed over the years. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS) and the…

    397 views
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    Bob Dole Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Dole talked about the Reagan presidency, his term as Senate Finance Committee chairman, and his decision to run for Senate majority leader. Topics included Social…

    204 views
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    Boston's Freedom Trail

    In October 2003, historian Richard Norton Smith led a group from Lawrence, Kansas to historic sites in New York and New England. While in Boston, the group visited different sites in…

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    Presidential History Tour: Calvin Coolidge

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to Calvin Coolidge’s birthplace, family home, summer White House, and burial site at Plymouth Notch,…

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    Presidential History Tour: Franklin Roosevelt

    As part of a history tour of presidential sites led by Mr. Smith, participants visited Franklin Roosevelt’s home at Hyde Park, New York.

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    Presidential History Tour: Theodore Roosevelt

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill estate at Oyster Bay, New York and talked about his life and political career.

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    Presidential History Tour: Franklin Pierce

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to the grave of President Franklin Pierce. Mr. Smith talked about the life, experiences, and accomplishments of…

    252 views
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    Presidential History Tour: Chester A. Arthur

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to the grave of President Chester A. Arthur. Mr. Smith talked about the life, experiences, and accomplishments…

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    Presidential History Tour: Ulysses S. Grant

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to the tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant. Mr. Smith talked about the life, experiences, and accomplishments of…

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