John J. Raskob Papers
Collection abstract: The Hagley Library's Papers of John J. Raskob document the life and accomplishments of one of the most prominent figures in pre-New Deal business and politics. Raskob had a lifelong business and personal association with Pierre S. du Pont, and contributed both to the reorganization of the DuPont Company as a modern corporation and to the remarkable success of General Motors. Raskob became involved in national politics through the struggle against Prohibition, and later became the chairman of the Democratic National Committee after heading Alfred Smith's unsuccessful presidential campaign. The papers also extensively document Raskob's domestic life in Wilmington, Maryland, and New York City, his finances and investments, and his varied business endeavors outside of DuPont and GM.
Collection size: 300 linear feet
Access: The collection is open for research. A finding aid for the collection is available online in four parts: I. Biographical essay (24 pages), II. Narrative description of collection contents (12 pages), III. Detailed inventory/folder list (425 pages), and IV. List of printed materials (35 pages)
Accession number: 473
Related collections/additional information:
John J. Raskob Photograph Collection (1984.248)
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