John J. Raskob papers

About this collection

John J. Raskob (1879-1950) was a prominent business and political figure in the early twentieth century. A top financial executive for both E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation, Raskob was heavily involved in politics, serving as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1928 to 1932. He was also a well-known Catholic noted for his charitable giving. The online collection is a small selection of items largely comprising correspondence and pamphlets dating from 1900 to 1950. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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Dick Alexander to John J. Raskob, 1934-11-10
Solicitation of interest in automobile technology, with account of Los Angeles social function attended by Raskob and Alexander., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dick Alexander to John J. Raskob, 1935-01-03
Letter regarding new automobile technology., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Frank P. Gravatt to John J. Raskob, 1929-09-09
Letter with marketing photographs., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile Club of America to John J. Raskob, 1910-03-23
Letter and application for membership., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Automobile Club of America: Its Objects, Characteristics and Advantages
Booklet outlining auto club's membership., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Elmer Thompson to John J. Raskob, 1920-05-20
Letter of invitation with marketing information and photographs., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Elmer Thompson to John J. Raskob, 1936-06-29
Letter and application for membership., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Elmer Thompson to John J. Raskob, 1936-07-02
Letter outlining the organization and objectives of the Automobile Club of America., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Automobile Club of America Bureau of Tours: Advantages of ACA Tourist Membership, Aims and Objects of the Bureau of Tours, History, Foreign Touring, Affiliations
Booklet of outlining membership benefits., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile Club of Delaware County to members, 1912-07-19
Notice outlining fines and traps to drivers of automobiles in New Jersey., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prospectus: International Automobile League Tire and Rubber Company
Informational pamphlet for stock options., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John J. Raskob to Board of Directors, Street and Sewer Department, City of Wilmington, Delaware, 1912-06-26
Letter regarding reckless ambulance driving., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Questionnaire: Motor Vehicle Allocation Study
Questionnaire regarding passenger car ownership, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Frank to John J. Raskob, 1948-05-06
Letter regarding U. S. Air Ride tires, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobiles at Pioneer Point Farm & Archmere
List of automobiles owned by John J. Raskob and Helena S. Raskob, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Original Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle
New Mexico certification of title of motor vehicle, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Kissel Kar: Add Six Months to Your Motoring Calendar
Advertising mailing with images of automobiles., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Postcard, Fiat to John J. Raskob, 1917-01-07
Advertising postcard, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
National Highway Twelve Cylinder Cars
Booklet about luxury car line with images., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aetna Life Insurance Company to John J. Raskob, 1931-07-13
Letter regarding an automobile collision., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
D. K. Shapiro to John J. Raskob, 1923-9-21
Letter regarding insurance claim, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ross E. Gorsuch to John J. Raskob, 1946-04-28
Letter regarding insurance policy, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John J. Raskob to Edwin Alderman, 1925-12-31
Letter regarding stock in du Pont and General Motors, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Henry T. Allen to John J. Raskob, 1928-11-14
Letter to John J. Raskob regarding his service in the 1928 Presidential campaign and concerning the state of the Democratic party., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Roswell C. McCrea to Members of the Academy of Political Science, 1920-11-22
Letter regarding annual meeting., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, John J. Raskob papers (Accession 0473), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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