John J. Raskob papers

Accession 0473

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Title: John J. Raskob papers
Dates: 1900-1956
Accession Number: 0473
Creator: Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950.
Extent: 300 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Biographical Note

John J. (Jakob) Raskob was born on March 19, 1879, in Lockport, New York. His parents, John and Anna Frances (Moran) Raskob, were the children of immigrants. By the time of Raskob's birth, his father had established a successful cigar-production business in the city. By his own account, Raskob enjoyed a comfortable and enjoyable childhood in Lockport, at that time a thriving city along the Erie Canal and an important transit point for Great Lakes shipping. Raskob's studies at Lockport's parochial and public schools were enlivened by participation in local theater, explorations of the local countryside and vineyards, and regular part-time work as a newspaper-delivery boy and in seasonal agriculture. Lockport had a well-established Catholic community, and Raskob took part in many of its religious and social activities. He stayed connected with classmates and fellow-parishioners for many years.

John J. Raskob graduated from high school and entered a local business school. In June of 1898, his father died after a brief illness (complicated by a misdiagnosis of typhoid fever). The family had some financial resources but young John was the eldest of four siblings and his sisters and brother were still in school, so he chose to abandon his education in order to support his family. Raskob began the secretarial career which would eventually put him in the world of du Pont family heir Pierre S. du Pont.

Raskob first began secretarial work--at the time a common profession for men--with a Lockport lawyer and family friend, John E. Pound. This work was occasional, however, and Raskob soon took permanent positions--first with the Holly Manufacturing Company in Lockport and then as a stenographer for Arthur Moxham, of the Lorain Steel Company (formerly the Johnson Company) in Lorain, Ohio, west of Cleveland on Lake Erie. He moved with Moxham to his employer's new company, Dominion Iron & Steel Company, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Moxham, the various Johnson Company enterprises, and the du Pont family had long-standing financial and personal connections. One of the most dynamic Johnson Company entrepreneurs was Tom Johnson, who as an unschooled but quick-witted 15-year-old had been employed by Pierre S. du Pont's uncle and guardian Alfred Victor du Pont as a bookkeeper, and had gone on to play a critical role in building the successful and innovative company. Pierre S. du Pont's inheritance of Johnson Company stock had been partly brokered by Tom Johnson and had brought the young industrialist a measure of financial independence. Tom Johnson also persuaded du Pont to take up the presidency of the Johnson Company in 1899 in order to oversee its reorganization and then liquidation following the sale of its steel assets to Federal Steel.

Perhaps Johnson's example was in mind when du Pont considered Raskob's application for a position as stenographer and bookkeeper in the summer of 1900. Both Moxham and Pound strongly recommended the young man, and du Pont hired Raskob in August. By this time, Pierre S. du Pont had completed the reorganization of the Johnson Company and its continuing liquidation had become a routine endeavor. DuPont had been refining a business model for bond-financed consolidation and reorganization of street railways and was ready to put the plan into practice. He expected to spend considerable time traveling in pursuit of a suitable market for this project and, as a result, believed it would be more proper to have a male secretary. By the time negotiations began to buy two street railways in Dallas, Texas, in March 1901, du Pont had already developed an appreciation for Raskob's insight and facility with numbers. He allowed his young secretary to take a role in the negotiations.

Raskob accompanied Pierre S. du Pont to Wilmington in 1902 after du Pont's unexpected succession to leadership of the family business that had alienated him a decade before. Pierre became one of the triumvirate of young du Ponts hastily formed after Alfred I. du Pont's impulsive bid to save the company from being sold to competitors following the death of company president Eugene du Pont. As private secretary to the new treasurer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Raskob assisted with the financial and organizational restructuring and powder-industry consolidation that consumed much of Pierre's efforts in his first few years at the new company.

In 1904, Raskob became Pierre S. du Pont's assistant in du Pont's new position as treasurer of the newly formed E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company and traveled extensively with his employer. DuPont and Raskob visited San Francisco in 1904 to transact urgent business with the California Powder Company. From December 1904 until May 1905, Raskob and du Pont, along with other young company executives, traveled to Britain and France and then to Valparaiso, Chile, to negotiate the purchase of nitrates for the company. This was Raskob's first experience with foreign travel, which he would enjoy to the last year of his life.

During these busy and productive years, Raskob moved his mother and siblings to Wilmington. The family lived together at various locations in the city, including homes on Adams Street and on Gilpin Avenue. Raskob attended a number of Catholic churches in Wilmington, and it was at St. Mary's Church on Union Street that he first encountered Helena Springer Green. Helena was well educated, descended from some of the first Catholic settlers of Maryland, and a music lover who played the organ at St. Mary's Sunday services. Family tradition holds that Raskob, in order to catch the eye of the young organist, paid a substantial bribe to the organ-bellows operator in order to take the boy's place near her and thereby effect an introduction. The couple were married on June 18, 1906, and the first of their thirteen children was born the following March.

During these early years Raskob carefully supplemented his salary through his first forays into the stock market. With his first-hand knowledge of prospects for the powder industry, he financed the first of his many investments in Eastern Dynamite and the new DuPont powder company through bank loans and personal loans from Pierre. These initial investments formed the basis of his eventual fortune. His growing wealth and close association with the du Pont family and the company brought Raskob an increasing (and perhaps unwelcome) social prominence in Wilmington, and he was frequently sought out to lend his name to city charities. His philanthropy grew with his wealth during this period; Raskob became an increasingly important benefactor to a number of local charities, particularly those involved in the relief of families and orphans, and to campaigns by various Catholic churches in the city. Raskob also gave widely, and discreetly, to needy individuals.

During his first ten years with the reorganized company, Raskob's primary role included supporting the endeavors and strategies of his employer. He was also open to new opportunities and pursued them as time and resources allowed. He was part-owner of the Bee Hive Company, a stationery and tobacco store that operated out of the new DuPont Building on Wilmington's Market Street, and also invested in a few small agricultural concerns in Delaware and Florida.

Raskob's fortunes continued to rise with the company and with Pierre S. du Pont's ascendancy within it. A period of diversification and reorganization in the company began around 1909, encompassed the divisive reorganizations of 1911 and 1914, and included the breakup of the company and division of its assets in accordance with anti-trust decrees of 1911 and 1912. Pierre S. du Pont's role at the company changed as well in this period; he unburdened himself of a number of day-to-day responsibilities by transferring them to Raskob, making him officially the assistant treasurer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company in 1911 and treasurer in 1914. During this time Raskob also served in directorships and other executive capacities in several other company subsidiaries as the company's interests diversified; these included the DuPont Fabrikoid Company and the DuPont Nitrate Company.

Despite the interpersonal and familial turmoil that influenced much of the top-level management strategy and operations of the company at this time, the decade following the antitrust divestiture was phenomenally profitable for the company and its stockholders. Raskob continued to add to his large holdings of stock in the powder company and then in the DuPont Securities Company (later called Christiana Securities Company), the holding company for du Pont family investment interests that he helped organize in 1915 after Pierre S. du Pont's purchase of T. Coleman du Pont's stock holdings. Raskob negotiated the financing of this transaction and in return was allowed to join the company as the only non-du Pont family member.

These and other investments provided a luxurious standard of living for the Raskob household, which by the middle of the decade included eight children. Raskob had moved his family out of the increasingly crowded and dirty city in 1910 to property he purchased in Claymont, Delaware, at the far end of the Market Street streetcar line. Further purchases of lots and parcels followed, and in 1916 Raskob demolished the existing residence on the site. On what he called the Archmere estate, Raskob began the design and construction of a grand Italianate villa. Construction lasted for almost two years, and the family took up residence in their new home in the spring of 1918. The household, which included large domestic and grounds staffs, was managed through Archmere Inc., a holding company that Raskob established in January 1916 and which financed the construction of the house, held most of the assets of the estate, and managed retirement and savings funds for the employees.

Raskob retained a number of important positions in the DuPont Company and its subsidiaries throughout this period. He served as treasurer and on the executive and finance committees of the E.I du Pont de Nemours Powder Company from 1914 until the 1918 reorganization; was director, treasurer, and member of the executive and finance committees of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from its incorporation in 1915; and was appointed a vice president in 1918. He held the positions of director and vice president of this company until 1946. From 1917 until 1920 he served as a director of the DuPont Engineering Company, which operated defense-contract production facilities at the Old Hickory powder plant near Nashville, Tennessee.

Through the pre- and post-war period, Raskob increasingly directed his entrepreneurial energies towards the nascent American automobile industry. While there were still periodic dramas and new directions at the old powder company as management and the company made the transition from explosives to chemicals, it was no longer a consuming day-to-day endeavor for either Raskob or Pierre S. du Pont. The automobile bug had bitten John Raskob in 1907, the year he retired his horse and buggy in favor of the first of a great many horseless carriages. He quickly identified the investment opportunities presented by this emerging industry, beginning his investments in automobile industry stocks from 1913. Raskob's involvement with and promotion of General Motors (GM) and its stock was a major factor in the company's transformation from a significant but financially vulnerable company into one of the historic giants of American industry.

Both Raskob and Pierre S. du Pont invested quickly and heavily in GM and reaped tremendous profits as the share price soared from 1914 to 1915. In the latter year, both men's relationship to the company changed radically because of an ownership dispute between William C. Durant, the founder of GM, and a voting trust of Boston banks that had controlled the company under a five-year financing agreement. Durant was eager to reassert full control over the company once again, and his efforts were supported by Lewis G. Kauffman, president of the Chatham and Phenix Bank of New York City. Pierre S. du Pont, Raskob, and the DuPont Company had all been valuable long-time clients of Kauffman and his bank, and Pierre was invited to join the board of GM, with Kauffman asserting that Durant's takeover was a done deal and GM's finances secure. Neither claim was true; and Pierre, accompanied by Raskob, was thrust into the midst of a contentious board meeting on September 16, 1915. Arguments over ownership and control were resolved through an eventual compromise wherein Pierre was called upon to name three neutral directors in order to break the deadlock between the Durant interests and the Boston bankers. Pierre's "neutral" directors were his brother-in-law Lammot Belin, the DuPont Company's J. Armory Haskell, and John J. Raskob. With this unexpected ascension, the curtain was raised on the second act of John Raskob's life: the corporate leadership of General Motors, which consumed his business energies and shaped his family life through the 1920s.

Raskob's and Pierre S. du Pont's first impulse was to reshape the corporate structure of a loosely consolidated GM along the lines of the DuPont Company. They came to this conclusion after a lengthy inspection of GM's facilities and offices in the fall of 1915. Durant was not, however, interested in diluting his own pervasive influence and control, as such restructuring would have done, despite his growing inability to administer the growing company during wartime expansion of production. As part of this expansion and corresponding restructuring, Durant had acquired a number of parts and supplies companies and had discovered and promoted Alfred P. Sloan, founder and president of one of these newly acquired subsidiaries, to lead the reincorporated General Motors Corporation.

Throughout this time of growth and profit at General Motors, Pierre S. du Pont was once again engaged with DuPont legal and operational affairs. Raskob represented Pierre's interests at GM then and throughout the critical period from mid-1917 when growing investor uncertainty threatened to precipitate a financial crisis at GM. Earlier attempts at securing liquidity had failed, so Raskob decided to approach the DuPont Company directly in an attempt to tap into its vast war profits. He proposed that the company purchase sufficient GM stock to stabilize the market and thus the positions of Raskob and Durant. The investment plan he drew up emphasized the potentially vast prospects for the United States automobile market as well as the potential market for DuPont's chemical, fabric, and paint products within GM's production facilities. The timeliness of presentation, coming as it did just as negotiations with the government for war-production contracts seemed stalled, helped to overcome initial reservations by some board members about the appropriateness and wisdom of such a dramatic departure from the company's traditional interests. Raskob's arguments were presented in Wilmington at DuPont finance and executive committee meetings on December 19 and 20, 1917. In response, the Company made the single largest corporate investment in an outside company in U.S. business to that time.

DuPont's $25 million bought much more than Durant and Raskob's financial security. The company obtained substantial control of GM and Chevrolet through its representation on the board of the corporation and through an equal say in selection of the directorates of subsidiaries. In the short term, dividends from GM stock and a privileged access for DuPont's Fabrikoid, pyralin, paint and varnish products helped avoid the potential dilution of profitability that DuPont's diversification efforts risked. More important for John Raskob's and Pierre S. du Pont's stories, DuPont took direct control over GM financial operations; Raskob became chairman of GM's finance committee, other members of which included Pierre, Irénée, and Henry F. du Pont. DuPont's interests were managed through the holding company DuPont American Industries, Inc., on whose executive committee Raskob served from 1918 until 1923.

By the end of 1918, Raskob had been appointed a vice president of GM and had resigned from the executive committee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. While he was still involved with the DuPont Company at many levels, this symbolized a shift in Raskob's allegiance and interests that was physically manifested in his increasing distance from his family in Wilmington. After GM's reorganization and refinancing in 1920, when Durant was cut loose from the company he had founded and Pierre S. du Pont, Alfred Sloan, and Raskob found themselves in charge, GM became a much more consuming business than the DuPont Company had been for several years. Raskob was required to spend a considerable amount of time in the company's New York offices. Residing in some style in an apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that he shared with Pierre S. du Pont, Raskob was liberated from the conservative social and cultural life of Wilmington and threw himself into an exploration of jazz-age Manhattan. He became an habitué of Broadway, gaining acquaintances on the more respectable end of bohemia and becoming friends with emerging Catholic business and political leaders of New York City.

During the 1920s, Raskob was increasingly influenced by such figures as William F. Kenny, who exemplified a particular, uniquely New York type: self-made, brash, unencumbered by his humble origins and Catholic faith, and impatient with the establishment and its prejudices. Perhaps envying a lack of compromise and a personal confidence that he himself still lacked despite all his successes, Raskob gradually became involved in the social networks of New York's Catholic entrepreneurs that were tightly enmeshed in, and had a pervasive loyalty to, the Democratic Party. At the same time, Raskob became firm friends with other business and banking leaders then resident in the city: Walter Chrysler, Owen Young, and Michael Meehan among them. This circle offered an intoxicating mix of friendship, finances, business, and politics.

In New York, Raskob indulged in his long-standing passion for the theater with visits to an astounding number of Broadway productions, and his hospitality to visiting executives from Detroit, Flint, and Wilmington almost always included tickets to the latest shows. Raskob had supported the theater in Wilmington, through his promotion and financing of the Playhouse Theater in the DuPont Building. In New York, his passion and pocketbook ensured that all the stage doors of the Great White Way were opened to him. Raskob dabbled in producing with the young star and agent Eddie Dowling; dined with Elizabeth Marbury and her lover, the famous designer Elsie de Wolfe; and enjoyed the hospitality of the infamous "Tiger Room," which William Kenny had built as a private retreat offering both entertainment and politics.

During these exciting years, Raskob worked closely with Pierre S. du Pont in implementing organizational restructuring at GM and heading off periodic crises caused by inventory slippages, stock forecasting, and the long shadow of Durant--who, it was widely rumored, wished to reassert leadership of GM and whose wily genius could never be discounted. Raskob helped develop financial strategies, including an executive bonus plan, that reduced the vulnerability the company to speculation and ensured the loyalty of top GM staff in an extremely competitive market for automobile executives. As the plan's most fervent booster, over the reservations of Sloan and other key figures, Raskob became known as the "millionaire-maker"; the company's market success translated into staggering dividends and bonuses for those covered by the plan through the Management Securities Company. Raskob also revolutionized the auto trade through the introduction of installment financing, first offered in 1919 through the Raskob-designed General Motors Acceptance Corporation.

General Motors responsibilities did not consume all of Raskob's time, resources, or inventiveness. Thanks to his connections with the entertainment world, he was well aware of the burgeoning motion-picture industry from its very earliest days. He participated in speculative technological ventures in this field as early as 1912, particularly the development of synchronized sound recording and playback in movie theaters. During the 1920s, with his broader interests and greater liquidity, Raskob played the stock market in a much edgier way. Through connections such as Michael Meehan, Raskob took part in a number of the most infamous trading syndicates of the mid- to late 1920s--including the extremely profitable RCA syndicate of 1929. At the same time Raskob steadily accumulated a very large block of stock in Warner Brothers, spawning recurring rumors of an imminent Raskob-led takeover of the company. Raskob's strategy with this investment is unclear; but in many letters boosting the stock to friends and business acquaintances he suggested that he simply saw it as a good speculative investment. The investment should also be considered in the context of his increasingly activist Catholicism during this time, the Catholic Church's growing concern over "decency," and the influence of the cinema on American's social attitudes. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Loretto Foundation, future Cardinal Francis Spellman, and the North American College of Cardinals were among the many individuals and groups for whom Raskob arranged Warner investments.

Indeed, Raskob was very publicly Catholic during the 1920s, and he supported and promoted Catholic causes in a variety of ways. He provided considerable financial support to the Calvert Associates publication Commonweal, which from its founding in 1924 led the struggle against populist anti-Catholic sentiment. In 1928, Raskob worked with the Bishop of Wilmington, Edward FitzMaurice, to establish the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Wilmington, Inc., a trusteeship organization of clergy and laity. The foundation secured the finances of the Diocese through a large gift from Raskob, which he specified was to be administered in a businesslike manner to promote Catholic education and parish needs in the Diocese. It was his model for financial organization within the American church; Raskob aggressively promoted the role of the laity in the church's public and financial life and often sharply criticized the manner in which local churches and dioceses approached their financial concerns through crisis and mendicancy.

Raskob's prominence as a leading American Catholic was recognized in his induction into a number of Catholic confraternities and societies, including the Order of Malta. In 1928, Pope Pius XI appointed Raskob to the honorary position of private chamberlain in the Papal Household in recognition of his support of Catholic institutions in the United States and his involvement in political and financial interests of the church in the United States and Mexico and at the Vatican.

The Raskob family was completed in 1922 with the birth of John and Helena Raskob's thirteenth child, Benjamin Green Raskob. The family still resided at Archmere, although a number of the older children attended Catholic boarding schools. The younger children lived at Archmere in classic American aristocratic style under the care of housekeepers and nurses and attended Catholic day schools in Wilmington. One such school, the Ursuline Academy, was another long-standing Catholic institution that enjoyed Raskob's philanthropy during the 1920s.

The Archmere Estate was coming under increasing pressure from residential and industrial development, and its proximity to the DuPont Company headquarters was less important to Raskob as his business and personal interests blossomed in New York City. In 1925 the family began to acquire land near Centreville, in rural Queen Anne's County, Maryland, first as a summer retreat but increasingly as a permanent residence. A number of Raskob's children, as well as Helena herself, suffered serious allergies and from asthma and other respiratory issues, and the industrialization of the Marcus Hook area just north of Archmere became a problem for them. These health issues, the elitist appeal of maintaining a country estate, and extortion threats against Helena Raskob and the children by thugs in Philadelphia eventually combined to create the family's decision to relocate to their Centreville property, which they named Pioneer Point Farms, year-round.

Raskob's emergence as a political figure was influenced by his immersion in New York's confident, entrepreneurial Catholic culture and his deepening friendship and respect for a number of key Catholic businessmen in the city. His oldest sons attended the Newman School in Lakewood, New Jersey, in the early 1920s, and at this prestigious institution's fundraising and social functions Raskob was introduced to a number of wealthy coreligionists outside of the automobile industry. William Kenny hosted a number of meetings of Newman School fathers at his Tiger Room, which was by no coincidence the central focus of post-Tammany Democratic Party organizing in New York City. At the same time, Raskob also become more active in the city's financial institutions, taking director's seats at the Bankers Trust Company and County Trust Company in early 1927, the American International Corporation later in the year, and the almost exclusively Catholic Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank in 1928.

Many of Raskob's new business partners and friends were longtime supporters of the "Happy Warrior," Alfred Emanuel Smith, one-time Bowery Boy turned governor of New York State. Raskob and Smith quickly became friends; when Smith decided to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1928, he selected Raskob as his campaign manager and urged the party to elect Raskob chairman of the Democratic National Committee (hereafter DNC).

Politics represented a new field of endeavor for Raskob. He had been involved in local and state races in Delaware, particularly since these were often du Pont family affairs, but the Smith campaign required of Raskob an unaccustomed public prominence. Along with Pierre S. du Pont and other du Pont family members, Raskob had developed strong political views on the issue of national Prohibition since the mid 1920s; and since Smith was known to be "wet," his candidacy was especially appealing to those who favored repeal.

Raskob's financial skills and personal resources played an important role in the 1928 campaign both nationally and in New York. Years later James A. Farley and the columnist Westbrook Pegler, among others, suggested that Raskob had been instrumental in persuading Franklin D. Roosevelt to seek the governorship in that year by ensuring the viability of Roosevelt's Warm Springs Foundation through a large donation. At the time, this may have seemed like a straightforward tactic to keep New York in the Democratic camp under a reliable leader, one who was somewhat unserious and amenable to the interests of his political patrons. If Pegler and Farley's claims were true, then Raskob's importance to the evolution of American political history in the 20th Century should not be overlooked; although since Raskob may have placed Roosevelt on the path to a presidency and a power that he would come to fear and despise, the irony cannot be ignored.

Raskob's political involvement precipitated a management crisis at GM. Alfred Sloan's stated concern was that Raskob's public allegiance to Smith would imply the support of GM; that would be risky politically, given the company's size and prominence, and Sloan may have feared that Raskob's position might precipitate a politically motivated antitrust investigation. Sloan was also concerned that corporate political partisanship might alienate potential purchasers. Sloan's insistence that "General Motors is not in politics," stated at an address in Flint and published and distributed to GM shareholders and the press, made Raskob's ouster inevitable; the board quickly accepted his resignation as chairman of the finance committee. Out of loyalty to the friend who had first drawn him into the business, and perhaps seeing an opportunity to make his own long desired break with corporate life, Pierre S. du Pont resigned his position as chairman of the board. Both men remained on the board of GM, and Raskob rejoined the finance committee after the Smith campaign ended, but neither man was ever really key to the company's successes thereafter. Pierre S. du Pont effectively retired from active business life and became increasingly engaged with his horticultural projects at Longwood and his interests in social and educational reform, projects that did not require Raskob's assistance or advice.

The year was one of tragedy for Raskob, as well as transition. On July 5, 1928, William Frederick Raskob II--John and Helena's second eldest child--was killed in an automobile accident just outside Centreville as he returned with schoolfriends from Yale University. Bill Raskob was a bright and beloved sportsman and scholar, and his sudden death was hard for the family to bear. That it came at the height of Raskob's social, political, and economic prominence was even more poignant. In memory of their son the Raskobs created the Bill Raskob Foundation, with an initial funding of one million dollars, to provide grants and loans to needy and deserving college students and prospective students.

For the next four years, Raskob concerned himself primarily with building the DNC as a permanent organization, preparing for a 1932 Smith candidacy and a campaign to repeal Prohibition. Repeal remained a thorny issue for the national party. Many Southern Democrats were adamantly opposed not only to the idea of repeal in itself but also to Raskob's attempts to craft a national policy that could be seen to favor regional and religious interests. Many members of Congress were cautious about the professionalization of the party, which had not formerly been a permanent organization with a fixed headquarters, and resented incursions upon their ideological independence in matters of policy.

The political and popular fixation on Prohibition was abruptly ended by the Crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. Formerly important issues and aspects of the Prohibition debate such as the undermining of respect for the law, rights of states to self-govern, and the replacement of consumption taxes with income taxes were largely swept away as the U.S. polity demanded relief and resolution of an unprecedented level of want and poverty. Political figures who tried to continue the pre-Depression arguments became increasingly marginal, and proponents of traditional laissez-faire remedies within the domestic economy were eclipsed by individuals and organizations willing to propose populist and progressive programs to combat the nation's ills.

Raskob weathered the Crash and the onset of Depression. His speculative investments, while profitable, were a small part of his assets, which had from the earliest days been concentrated in steady performers and large industrial concerns and in holding companies such as Christiana with relatively staid but secure portfolios. General Motors and DuPont were the foundation of Raskob's wealth, and he had often stated his opposition to buying on margin, shorting stock, and other risky strategies that caused such hardship in the immediate post-Crash market.

It was Raskob's bad luck, however, to have made his famous statement that "[e]veryone ought to be rich" immediately before the Crash, in an article in the August 1929 Ladies Home Journal. In this article, Raskob had laid out proposals for working- and middle-class wealth building through cautious and rational investment strategies. In many ways, these proposals reflected the practice of his Archmere and Pioneer Point Farms employee savings programs and Raskob-designed employee investment plans at DuPont and General Motors as well as the extraordinarily lucrative Managers Securities Company. Raskob had long been rumored to be working on perfecting a national "workingman's investment fund," and the magazine article suggested the likely philosophy of such a scheme. In other circumstances, Raskob's reputation as the "millionaire-maker" of GM would have given this plan quite a deal of credibility; but in the aftermath of Wall Street's panic and widespread ruin of small investors, Raskob was popularly criticized as a "plunger" and speculator, a pied piper leading widows and workers to financial disaster. The rumor that Raskob avoided deeper losses in his investment portfolio through a complex series of stock sales and repurchases to and from Pierre S. du Pont, in order to provide tax-deductible paper losses to offset the share value lost, also proved damaging and became a weapon used by his political enemies against Raskob a decade later.

The Depression marginalized Raskob's political concerns. Like many others in trade and industry, he was inclined towards laissez faire economic policy, supported entirely local or philanthropic relief programs, and tentatively proposed technocratic solutions to perceived consumption and production problems. His insistence on continuing to promote Prohibition repeal as a Democratic Party priority and on lobbying for another Smith candidacy in the 1932 presidential election left him increasingly out of step with the national party. The pro-Roosevelt faction led by James A. Farley ruthlessly outmaneuvered Raskob during the run-up to and proceedings of the party's 1932 national convention. Along with his skillful choreographing of support for Roosevelt, Farley disrupted Raskob's plans for the DNC succession. With the committee now increasingly central and important, Raskob intended to place his loyal lieutenant Jouett Shouse in the chairman's seat. The Roosevelt faction exercised the traditional prerogative of the official candidate, however, and placed Farley in that position. While Raskob publicly declared his support for Roosevelt during the early stages of the New Deal, he became thoroughly disenchanted with politics; and whatever political aspirations he might have had (many friends and fans had touted him as a potential secretary of the Treasury) were wiped out with the emergence of the Roosevelt ideology.

His political ascendancy halted and his greatest business successes behind him, Raskob entered the Roosevelt era curiously rootless. Along with his work for the DNC, Raskob had also been an influential figure in the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA). The AAPA was the preeminent national organization of Prohibition opponents, strongly backed by Pierre S. du Pont and other du Pont family members and company executives, and Raskob had been part of its vigorous campaign of lobbying state legislatures, promoting repeal ballots, and publicizing the injustices of the Volstead Act. Roosevelt swiftly moved to effect an end to national Prohibition without alienating dry Democrats or diverting energy away from his economic reform agenda, and the AAPA quite suddenly had the victory it had been working toward--although it was a victory without laurels which did not advance the political philosophy which underlay the AAPA's opposition to Prohibition. Raskob remained unwillingly enmeshed in DNC financial issues, primarily in lengthy attempts to secure promised campaign underwriting funds from a number of party backers who had been put in straitened circumstances by the Depression. Some of these individuals spent many years attempting to avoid their obligations, a circumstance that was troubling for Raskob personally because he had provided substantial campaign loans to the DNC secured by the promises of the individual underwriters. Farley appeared to feel little obligation to assist Raskob in this matter, and that may have influenced his increasing alienation from the party.

Raskob was also occupied by the troubled prospects for his most visible and enduring legacy, New York City's Empire State Building. While the building symbolized business optimism in the darkest days of Depression, it placed a tremendous drain on Raskob's fortune and ran the risk of bringing him close to financial ruin. Raskob had envisioned the skyscraper in more prosperous times, and he had invited a number of his closest friends and associates to invest in what must have seemed at the time a sure thing. Al Smith was almost entirely dependent on his investments in the building and his position of chairman of the building's holding company. A convoluted sequence of refinancing and bond issues kept the concern viable for a number of years, but rental income never met projections and maintenance; repair and improvements were constant drains. By 1938, the Empire State Building appeared to be on the verge of bankruptcy, since the bonds and promissory notes that financed the building's operations and serviced its debt were essentially fictions agreed upon by the partners and investors. If stock fell into unfriendly hands, the liquidation and sale of the building would be inevitable. Raskob went one last time to his mentor and friend Pierre S. du Pont, who had been one of the original investors in the building but had since the Depression become less certain of Raskob's advice concerning investment strategy and who had divested his investments into various holdings without seeking the advice of his one-time protégée.

In response to appeals from Raskob and Smith, among others, du Pont agreed to sell to the partnership a very large annuity-bearing life-insurance policy held jointly with his wife Alice Belin du Pont. The two received in return periodic cash payments from the Empire State partners, and the policy provided a valuable asset and much needed income for the building. With the du Ponts' help, the building weathered its last storm; in the pre-war recovery of New York business and real estate, it became as profitable an enterprise as Raskob had originally conceived it to be. The Empire State Building became the core of Raskob's wealth in his last years as well as the foundation of his enduring charitable legacy.

From 1932, Raskob's business interests were much less monumental in scope, if not in form. Even at the height of his involvements with the DuPont Company and GM, Raskob had always been aware of and active in a large number of smaller scale, diverse ventures in New York State, Delaware, and further afield. Many of these enterprises took advantage of Raskob's knowledge of and involvement in the product and production chain of the chemical and automobile industries, and they were also typically characterized by support of investment or occupational interests of old friends, relatives, and acquaintances. From his earliest years with the DuPont Company, Raskob endeavored to find positions in Wilmington and New Jersey for old schoolfriends from Lockport, coworkers from Lorain, and family members from New York State and Indiana. As his wealth grew and his interests diversified, he gladly supported friends' business ventures--including insecticide factories in New York State, auto dealerships, and floor-product companies, among many others--as long as the old friends in charge could convince him that the enterprises were on some kind of sound footing and had reasonable market prospects and management competency. From the early 1930s, Raskob began to apply this critical but faithful model of support to his adult sons, John Jakob, Jr. and Robert Pierre Raskob, in their attempts to make their own business careers.

A confluence of disparate circumstances and coincidences combined from the 1930s on to interest Raskob more and more in investment opportunities, particularly mining and ranching, in the southwestern states. Raskob's eldest son, John, Jr., moved to Nevada with his young family after brief terms with a number of GM subsidiary companies, and Raskob was interested in his son's business success and ability to provide for his family. Raskob's young acquaintance Acquin Feeney was also speculating in Nevada at this time, and Raskob saw Feeney, a friend of his son's, as a potentially reliable business partner. Since the 1920s, Raskob had been involved in a number of groups advocating monetary policy based on the silver standard and had struck up a friendship with Key Pittman, U.S. Senator from Nevada, who owned extensive mining interests in his home state. Speculation in precious metals became increasingly attractive with the government's entry into the silver market during the early years of the Depression, while mining businesses also provided a hedge against taxation because investment losses in this field were tax-deductible. Raskob was convinced that a number of formerly marginal or outright abandoned mines could be made profitable because of improvements in refining technology, and in 1934 he began to purchase mining claims for the newly incorporated Raskob Mining Interests, Inc., managed by his oldest sons and Feeney. The mining concern was run as a family operation until 1938-1939, and then Raskob brought in seasoned mining professionals to manage the business as it expanded through the wartime years.

While he was building a portfolio of silver mines, Raskob also engaged in ranching and real-estate development in New Mexico, Arizona, and California. In the late 1920s, Raskob had formed a friendship with Thomas D. Campbell, the "Wheat King" of Montana. Campbell was a lively, self-made man, wealthy and adventurous, with political and business interests in New York. He was reputedly the first man to mechanize and industrialize farming in the western states. In 1936, Raskob and Campbell formed an investment partnership to purchase and develop extensive land grants in the southwestern states for ranching and farming. Raskob was also interested in development of the Palm Springs area in California and purchased a great deal of property in this area during the late 1930s.

Raskob, like many others in the business world, was initially supportive of Roosevelt's economic reforms in the early stages of the New Deal. While he had been upset and offended by Roosevelt's political maneuverings during the lead-in to the 1932 Chicago convention and disappointed with the treatment of political protégées such as Al Smith and Jouett Shouse, Raskob expressed some measure of admiration for Roosevelt the man, particularly for his struggle against polio. In some of his dealings with Roosevelt as New York's governor, Raskob often seemed to express a mixture of appreciation and a sense of an obligation owed. But as the New Deal seemed to take on a sense of class struggle, Raskob's opinion hardened in accordance with those of his mentors and business acquaintances. They expressed their alienation from the new political order in the formation of the American Liberty League in 1934.

The League initially portrayed itself as a nonpartisan group interested in educating the electorate on issues of economic freedom, individual and property rights, and constitutional government. Many of the group's positions closely reflected the theoretical underpinnings of the Alliance Against the Prohibition Amendment, and many of the League's leaders had been officers and major supporters of the repeal movement. The League's ideological position placed them in opposition to many of Roosevelt's and Congress's initiatives--particularly as the government became, in their view, increasingly confiscatory and statist. By the time of the 1936 election, the League was obliged to support actively the Republican candidate for President, Alf Landon. Earlier, the League had confined itself to producing numerous publications, providing analysis and editorial comment for national and local newspapers, and organizing and broadcasting speeches by League members. Raskob had as high hopes for the League in 1936 as he had had for his friend Al Smith in 1928, and he was just as surprised by the outcome of the election. Raskob also endured a vitriolic response by the public and by politicians to the League's attempts to influence the election. The founders and members of the organization were portrayed and perceived as representatives of America's hereditary privileged elites, quite out of touch with the economic realities of everyday Americans. The public's response to the League was in part genuine and spontaneous, in part skillfully manipulated and orchestrated by Democratic Party operatives both locally and nationally.

After the public's response to the Liberty League's agenda, Raskob never again took part in any prominent political issues; he continued to support quietly a number of organizations that opposed the Roosevelt administration and the expansion of federal government power in general. His enthusiasm for politics was also sapped by what he perceived as a retaliatory inquiry ordered by the Internal Revenue Service against Pierre S. du Pont and himself, which alleged that the two had conspired to offset investment losses after the Wall Street crash by manipulating income-tax deductions from stock trades.

Throughout the 1940s, Raskob continued to develop his mining and ranching interests, which by 1947 included silver mines in Mexico as well as grazing and mineral rights in New Mexico and Arizona. He also developed earlier investments in the aeronautical industry, becoming enthusiastic about plans to develop and market rudderless aircraft suitable for personal use and local commuting.

During World War II, all of Raskob's sons, as well as several of his son-in-laws, served in the U.S. armed forces. His youngest son, Benjamin, saw service at Guadalcanal in the Pacific. Raskob divided his time between New York and his various business enterprises in the southwest. Helena Raskob stayed in Arizona for longer periods, and there were no Raskob children at home, so Raskob rarely visited Pioneer Point Farms. He even considered selling the property to the government for war use. After the war, though, the farm again became a central place for the family, a popular summer gathering place for Raskob's children and increasing number of grandchildren. In his final decade of life, Raskob took great pleasure in the time he spent there with friends and family. He still resided mainly in New York City, managing his business and financial interests from his splendid office in the Empire State Building. Having weathered the difficulties of the 1930s, the building was by the postwar period an obvious success, and upon his death it was the core asset of Raskob's estate. Empire State stock was also integral to the founding of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities.

Raskob died at home on October 15, 1950, and was buried in Wilmington. Family lore holds that Pierre S. du Pont and his brother-in-law, R.R.M. "Ruly" Carpenter were not at the service in St. Peter's Cathedral in Wilmington. When the family emerged from the church after the funeral mass, they were greeted by the sight of those elderly captains of industry, once the family patriarch's closest business associates who had built two of the world's greatest companies with Raskob's advice and acumen, struggling along behind a broken-down automobile as it was pushed or towed to the door of the church. The automobile, it was noted by all, was not a General Motors model.

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Scope and Content

The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century. Raskob played a crucial role in the creation of these two industrial giants. His papers trace the transformation of these companies into modern decentralized corporations and the relationship between business strategy and corporate structure. The Raskob Papers also describe the relationship between DuPont and G.M. in the years between 1915 and 1950.

The papers also describe Raskob's political career. His election as head of the Democratic National Committee at Alfred E. Smith's request in 1928 is documented as well as the role he played in raising money for Smith's presidential campaign. The papers document Raskob's work with the American Liberty League. There is also considerable documentation on the role that Raskob played in the construction and management of the Empire State Building during the 1930s and 40s. The collection also provides an interesting perspective on business opposition to the New Deal.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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1 'A' Correspondents: Single Letters, 1910-1950 [Alphabetical file of single letters from various individuals, organizations and companies. Topics include business offers, personal and domestic issues, household purchases and improvements, requests for employment and financial assistance, and political opinions] ; 80 items
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2 Aaronson, Elizabeth, 1934-1948 [Correspondence with mother of daughter-in-law Minerva Aaronson, mostly travel and meeting arrangements] ; 6 items
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3 Aaronson, Minerva E., 1937-1953 [Letter from John J. Raskob (hereafter Raskob) to Mrs. Aaronson-Miller, discussing health of Minerva Aaronson; letter in appreciation of gift from Raskob. Correspondence between 1947-1953 mostly concerns Raskob's financial support of children of Minerva and Raskob Jr. after their separation, and Raskob's visits with his grandchildren] ; 13 items
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4 Abbot, Anita W., 1936 [Concerning visits; general family news and health matters related to Raskob's sickness and convalescence] ; 4 items
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5 Abele Family, 1901-1933 [Invitation for Raskob to be best man at cousin Charles' wedding; Raskob's responses discussing his business activities and involvement with Dallas Consolidated Electric Street Railway Company; investment advice. Also includes correspondence with aunt, Katherine Abele concerning sale of family property in Lockport, NY; correspondence with cousin Charles' wife Louise Noll Abell and her son Kenneth Abell, concerning employment opportunities] ; 15 items
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6 Abercrombie & Fitch Co., 1921-1940 [Receipts for sporting goods for William Raskob, Jr.; bills and receipts for Christmas gifts for friends and family, and related correspondence] ; 11 items
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7 Academy of Political Science, 1918-1947 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's membership; announcements of meetings and events of the Academy; annual reports of the President for 1922 and 1924, 1928; agendas for meetings on various topics, including war preparedness and post-war economic recovery, international trade relations, domestic public policy and labor relations; text for Raskob's 1926 speech to annual meeting, "The Development of Installment Purchasing," and related press clippings collected by General Motors Corporation Department of Publicity; text of address to Academy by Philadelphia Mayor J. Hampton Moore, on the city's welfare services] ; 100 items
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8 Adair, Betty, 1917-1918 [Correspondence with child of acquaintances] ; 4 items
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9 Adamson, Henry, 1935-1936 [Condolences upon Raskob's illness] ; 2 items
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10 Addicks, Ida Carr, 1912-1922 [Correspondence with resident of Claymont, DE. Topics include organization of voluntary fire department for Claymont and recommendation to buy General Motors stock. Addicks was the original owner of part of the Archmere property] ; 5 items
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11 Advertising Club of New York, 1930-1937 [Invitations to attend club functions, including receptions for Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and for Alfred E. Smith] ; 3 items
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12 Aeolian Company., 1924-1939 [Correspondence with and solicitations from piano and organ dealer, builders of organs for Pierre S. du Pont (hereafter PSdP) at Longwood and for Irénée du Pont's Cuban residence, Xanadu; product announcements and brochure for the Aeolian organ at the Duke University Chapel] ; 14 items
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13 Aero Supply Manufacturing Co., 1929-1941 [Financial statements, investment reports and related correspondence concerning Raskob's participation in an investment syndicate holding shares in Aero Supply, a manufacturer of parts and supplies for the airplane manufacturing industry. Includes correspondence concerning agreements and proposed mergers with other aerospace companies; concerning structuring of share offers; production and financial status reports; correspondence and press clippings concerning Raskob's acquisition of majority interest in company; concerning relocation of company facilities to Corry, PA; concerning diversification of products into the domestic appliance market, including the 'Electro-Tub' washing machine] ; 100 items
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14 Aetna life Insurance Co., 1919-1949 [Insurance claims filed against Raskob for automobile accidents involving cars insured under his policies with Aetna] ; 35 items
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15 Ahuja, Elias, 1905-1939 [Correspondence with the DuPont Company's Chilean representative Elias Ahuja. Includes accounts of Raskob and PSdP's 1905 trip to Valparaiso; Raskob family news; correspondence concerning Ahuja's foreign vacation with John Raskob Jr.; seasonal greetings and Ahuja's congratulations on Raskob's business and family accomplishments] ; 125 items
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16 Ainsworth Manufacturing Corporation, 1929 [Correspondence concerning purchase of shares; financial reports and stock analyst reports; stock syndicate agreements; correspondence between participants in the Checker Cab Co. syndicate] ; 90 items
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17 Akers, Matt L. & Frank G., 1920-1931 [Requests for meetings] ; 7 items
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18 Alavoine & Co., 1928-1929 [Bills for imported lamps] ; 2 items
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19 Alberti, Albert A., 1916-1925 [Invitations to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company officers' functions] ; 5 items
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20 Albertoni, Mary, 1943-1950 [Letters from companion of Raskob's cousin Mrs. Joseph [?] Shomers, mostly requests for loans and acknowledgements of Raskob's responses and gifts] ; 50 items
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21 Albright, Horace, 1937 [Advice on destinations for trip to Western US from former superintendent of Yellowstone National Park] ; 3 items
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22 Alderman, Edwin A., 1925-1931 [Advice to the President of the University of Virginia regarding purchase of stock in DuPont and General Motors; proposal to elicit PSdP's interest in founding a school of social sciences at the University; investment advice to Alderman's widow] ; 13 items
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1006 Alexander Hamilton Institute, 1913-1929 [Correspondence concerning courses and publications offered by management training organization] ; 14 items
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25 Alexander Publishing Co., 1934-1935 [Solicitation for subscription to the Alexander Tax Letter'] ; 5 items
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23 Alexander, James A., 1914-1920 [Invitations to functions and congratulations on appointments from the President of New York's National Bank of Commerce] ; 6 items
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24 Alexander, Richard, 1934-1935 [Solicitation of interest in automobile technology, with account of Los Angeles social function attended by Raskob and Alexander] ; 3 items
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26 Alleghany Corporation, 1929-1944 [Receipts for stock purchases and notices to stockholders in the Alleghany Corporation, a holding company for railroad securities organized by O.P. and M.J. Van Sweringen] ; 13 items
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27 Allemann, Louis and Theresa, 1917-1949 [Correspondence with wife of the Wilmington Playhouse's former manager. Mostly responses to requests for loans and investment advice] ; 15 items
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28 Allen, C. Loomis, 1901 [Correspondence with former co-worker from Lorain, OH] ; 3 items
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29 Allen, F.D. and Maude Chapin, 1922-1923 [Correspondence with acquaintances, concerning their relocation to California, and F.D. Allen's employment prospects] ; 5 items
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30 Allen, Frederick Hobbes, 1930-1935 [Copy of letter from Allen to Governor Roosevelt concerning economic and political situation in Germany; proposals for income tax savings strategy] ; 4 items
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31 Allen, Henry T., 1930-1935 [General Allen's congratulations on Raskob's work for the Democratic Party; investment advice, including Raskob's summary of his 1928 investment strategy] ; 4 items
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32 Allen, Margaret, 1912-1937 [Correspondence with widow of Robert Allen (see file 34). Mostly seasonal greetings and accounts of Allen children's health and education, acknowledgements of payments received from trust established by Raskob on Robert Allen's death in 1919. Also includes trust agreements and supplements, and correspondence with Wilmington Trust Company concerning managements of fund] ; 74 items
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33 Allen, Raymond H. (Mrs.), 1929 [Requests for meetings] ; 2 items
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34 Allen, Robert, 1900-1918 [Correspondence with friend from Lockport, NY. Includes discussion of work with Johnson Company, the Dallas Consolidated Electrical Street Railway Co., and other business endeavors by PSdP; Raskob's move to Wilmington, DE, and accounts of his family and household] ; 43 items
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35 Allied Power and Light Corporation, 1930-1935 [Annual reports, notices of stockholders meetings, notices of share offerings, and other shareholder correspondence] ; 10 items
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36 Alloway, Harry, 1924-1931 [Dunning letters to Alloway, staff member of the Wall Street Journal] ; 14 items
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37 Altman, B. & Co., 1911-1950 [Bills for interior decoration products and services, with related correspondence] ; 35 items
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38 American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1909-1930 [Notices of membership dues for Philadelphia organization; receipts for publications; notifications and programs of addresses by politicians, diplomats and scholars on topics including foreign relations, social reform, and philanthropy] ; 35 items
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39 American Anthropological Society, 1927-1929 [Receipts for purchases of erotic literature published by the Society] ; 3 items
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40 American Arbitration Association, 1927-1940 [Notifications concerning Raskob's founding membership; summaries of discussions at meetings; invitations to Association events and meetings] ; 15 items
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41 American Association for Labor Legislation, 1930-1935 [Letters supporting lobbying in favor of Senator Wagner's unemployment prevention and surveying legislation and Roosevelt's social security legislation; announcements and programs for meetings; correspondence concerning membership] ; 20 items
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42 American Banker's Association, 1909-1920 [Programs and publications from the American Banker's Association's 1909 and 1910 conferences] ; 15 items
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43 American Blue-Book of Biography, 1922-1928 [Solicitations from biographical encyclopedia] ; 5 items
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44 American Cigarette Tobacco Corporation, 1925-1936 [Share offer to tobacco farmers and other investors; correspondence concerning corporate organization and financing] ; 10 items
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45 American Economic Association, 1911-1917 [Correspondence concerning membership dues] ; 7 items
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46 American Economic Foundation, 1948-1949 [Publications and memoranda from organization promoting simplified education in economics] ; 8 items
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47 American Exchange National Bank, 1909-1931 [Cover letters and receipts for deposits to one of Raskob's first business accounts; correspondence concerning payments on notes and loans used for stock purchases; bank publications and business reviews, newsletters and memos; statements and check stubs] ; 1,000 items
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48 American Express Co., 1917-1948 [Receipts and correspondence concerning insurance of goods shipped from Europe] ; 19 items
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49 American Federation of Investors, 1937-1941 [Publications of Chicago-based anti-tax group; acknowledgements of donations] ; 10 items
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50 American Federation of Labor, 1928-1930 [Arrangements for meeting; copies of publications] ; 3 items
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51 American Forestry Association, 1921-1948 [Solicitations for membership] ; 10 items
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52 American Foundation, Inc., 1925-1935 [Correspondence from organization promoting U.S. membership in international World Court, including publication Foreign Relations Bulletin] ; 15 items
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53 American Graphophone Company, 1916-1918 [Correspondence concerning investments in company; 1916 auditors report; notices of share offers] ; 51 items
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54 American Industrial Chemical Company, 1924 [Correspondence concerning the unauthorized use of Raskob's name in incorporation documents] ; 9 items
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55 American Institute for Economic Research, 1939 [Bulletins announcing publications by Institute on current economic and political events] ; 15 items
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56 American Insurance Union, 1920 [Application for reinstatement of insurance policy] ; 1 item
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57 American International Corporation, 1927-1934 [Records relating to Raskob's service as director of investment company. Includes annual reports, auditors reports, and correspondence concerning investment prospects in Europe, employee profit-sharing plans, and dividends] ; 90 items
File
58 American Irish Historical Society, 1930-1948 [Solicitations for donations] ; 3 items
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59 American Laundry Machine Company, 1917-1936 [Receipt and acknowledgment for payment for washing machine] ; 6 items
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60 American Legion, 1920-1949 [Solicitations for donations; announcements and invitations] ; 18 items
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61 American Liberty League: Correspondence, 1934 [Includes correspondence concerning drafts of League charter and statement of purpose; list of supporters and pledges; executive committee reports on League organization and budget, media and public relations strategy. July 1934 folder includes correspondence between Raskob, Jouett Shouse and Alfred Sloan, concerning naming of the League and establishment of principles and objectives, and reports on solicitations of potential members. August 1934 folder includes invitations to League fundraising meetings and responses; report of conferences with leaders of industrial groups, concerning recruitment of supporters and financial support. December folder includes minutes of Executive Committee meeting, considering the restatement of the aims and purposes of the League; correspondence between Raskob and E.F. Hutton concerning proposals to appoint Al Smith as Chairman of the Executive Committee]
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61 American Liberty League: Correspondence, 1935 [Includes correspondence with J. Howard Pew and PSdP concerning organizational problems and philosophical differences between members of the Executive Committee; attempts to secure pledges from several underwriters, including Walter Chrysler; correspondence with Rauol Desvernines concerning the investigation by the League's National Lawyers Committee into the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act]
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61 American Liberty League: Correspondence, 1936 [Includes folder of correspondence with Hooven Letters, Inc., regarding distribution of fundraising letter written by Raskob, production matters and invoices; responses to fundraising letter, including many hostile and sarcastic letters and complaints regarding the source of addresses; responses to Al Smith's address to the Washington dinner of the Liberty League; summaries of contributions raised through letter; April 1936 updates on fulfillment of loan agreements; correspondence concerning organizing for the 1936 presidential election and support for anti-New-Deal candidates; October letter by Raoul Desvernines to Sinclair Lewis, responding to Lewis' allegations of Liberty League fascism]
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61 American Liberty League: Correspondence, 1937-1941 [Correspondence concerning wrapping-up of League financial affairs and deposit of its records at the Library of Congress]
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61 American Liberty League: Publicity [Pamphlets, bulletins, news releases and press clippings concerning Liberty League proposals and activities. Includes mostly complete run of Bulletin of the American Liberty League, August 1935-February 1938; miscellaneous form letters and lists of members and meeting attendees; drafts and transcripts of Raskob's remarks before the National Business Conference, October 1935; pamphlets by the American Federation of Investors; National Lawyers Committee of the American Liberty League report on the constitutionality of the Potato Act of 1935; press clippings, including editorials on liberty league activities and reviews of Governor Smith's speech to the Washington dinner of the League, January 1936]
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62 American Linen Fiber Company, 1911-1924 [Records relating to performance of investment syndicate and activities of Company, including solicitations for development of flax products suitable for use in automobile tires] ; 80 items
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63 American Manufacturers Export Association, 1928 [Invitation to directorship of Association] ; 3 items
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64 American Museum of Natural History, 1928-1938 [Solicitations for membership, newsletters and invitations to museum events] ; 15 items
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65 American National Petroleum Company, 1922-1923 [Receipts for purchase of stock; reports on test drillings and geological surveys] ; 9 items
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66 American Nitrogen Company, Ltd., 1917-1918 [Notices of shareholders meetings] ; 3 items
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67 American Olympic Committee, 1932-1936 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's appointment as treasurer of Committee; publications of national committees; letters from potential sponsors and donors; position of Committee on boycott of Munich Olympics as proposed by American Jewish organizations] ; 8 items
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68 American Peace Society, 1927-1929 [Solicitations for membership and invitations to events] ; 7 items
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69 American Red Cross, 1916-1940 [Acknowledgements for donations to fundraising campaigns for relief of U.S. soldiers and European refugees] ; 20 items
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70 American Shipping Company, 1927-1928 [Receipts for imported glassware] ; 7 items
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71 American Surety Company of New York, 1918-1933 [Receipts for purchases of shares in insurance company; shareholder correspondence and notices of meetings; financial reports; correspondence regarding appointment to board of trustees, with reports to trustees on Company finances and business operations] ; 110 items
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72 American Taxpayers League, 1926-1938 [Bulletins and reports from tax reform and repeal movement. Most reports concern efforts to influence income, inheritance and corporate tax regulatory activities of states' legislatures and the federal government] ; 75 items
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73 American Vacuum Cleaner Company, 1908 [Receipts for purchase of vacuum cleaner] ; 9 items
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74 American Veterans Association, 1931-1935 [Requests for donations] ; 6 items
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75 American Woman's Realty Corporation, 1927-1945 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's investment in fund for the construction of club premises for the American Woman's Association, a national women's business organization] ; 25 items
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76 Anaconda Copper Mining Company, 1930-1942 [Receipts for purchases of shares, notices to stockholders, notices of dividends and annual reports] ; 25 items
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77 Anders, Carl and Beatrice, 1937-1940 [Correspondence with friends of Raskob family in Niagara Falls, NY. Includes responses to requests for investment advice and acknowledgment of cash gifts] ; 6 items
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78 Anders, Howard S., 1922-1927 [Request for loan and correspondence concerning repayments] ; 14 items
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83 Anderson Galleries, 1933-1935 [Cover letters for auction catalogs and notices of sales] ; 3 items
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79 Anderson, C. Edgar, 1930-1931 [Correspondence concerning Anderson's investments in Warner Brothers] ; 12 items
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80 Anderson, C. Monroe, 1930 [Request for loan] ; 4 items
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81 Anderson, Emily, 1936-1937 [Requests for letters of recommendation] ; 4 items
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82 Anderson, Lois (Mrs. John Anderson), 1937-1938 [Correspondence concerning development of oil business ventures] ; 3 items
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84 Andrews, Thomas C., 1930-1948 [Advice on improving popularity of Al Smith in southern states] ; 2 items
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85 Antero Mining Company, 1907-1909 [Notices to stockholders and receipts for purchases of shares; geological surveys and reports on development of mine] ; 13 items
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86 Anti-Saloon League of Michigan, 1928 [Copies of letter to R.N. Holsaple, Superintendant of the League, discussing Raskob's opinion on temperance and the reasons behind his support for the anti-Prohibition movement, particularly relating to respect for law and the threat of Bolshevism] ; 4 items
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87 Apartment (120 East End Ave., NYC), 1928-1941 [Rental and lease agreements between Raskob and Vincent Astor; inventories of furnishings moved from Archmere to NY apartment; correspondence concerning purchase and importation of furnishings and antiques; inventory of furnishings, fixtures and antiques, with dates of purchase and source of acquisition; receipts for rental payments, gifts to building employees, and repairs] ; 50 items
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88 Apartment (Carlton House, NYC), 1919-1931 [Correspondence and other records related to the joint rental of New York apartment by Raskob and PSdP; receipts for rent, furnishings, antiques and paintings, and services associated with apartment, as well as business expenses and social functions; account balances from Ritz-Carlton restaurant and hotel for rent, meal and other services, 1920-1922] ; 100 items
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89 Appleton & Co., 1907-1912 [Announcements of publications and invoices for purchases, including Catholic Encyclopedia and Great Masters of the Louvre] ; 25 items
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91 Applications, 1905-1950 [Applications for employment in Raskob's businesses and households, and requests for recommendations and referrals for positions in DuPont and General Motors, four boxes organized alphabetically. Includes some letters from acquaintances, former employees, and Lockport and Wilmington residents. Letters include form-letter denials and referrals, and date mostly from the mid-thirties] ; 1,120 items
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92 Archmere Academy, 1937-1938 [General correspondence re. donations and school matters] ; 13 items
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93 Archmere, Inc. (Supplemental) [17 oversize ledger books, minute books, and other bound volumes. Includes cash and expenses journals, 1916-1933; Archmere, Inc. minute books 1916-1935, 1936-1944 and 1944-1949; general ledgers, 1934-1949; stock certificate books; 1913 appraisal and inventory of contents of Raskob residence]
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Accounts Payable [Ledger sheets, 1918-1942, detailing payments for household operating expenses, household payroll, and other expenses] ; Box 1 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Accounts Receivable [Bills and notes of amounts due to Archmere, Inc., 1916-1931, for payments for personal and household purchases; furnishings; landscaping and construction expenses for the new Archmere residence; livestock and produce sales; children's expenses and allowances. Also includes 1949 analysis of notes and accounts receivable from Helena Springer Raskob and the Raskob children] ; Box 2 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Annual Reports [Corporate annual reports for 1917 and 1921-1928 filed with the State of Delaware. Reports include summaries of investment totals and share valuations] ; Box 3 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Assets and Liabilities [Financial reports and ledger pages, 1917-1947. Includes payments for construction and landscaping at Archmere; domestic expenses for domestic operations; statements of cash and hand and income from dividends and stock sales. Later statements include income and expenses related to notes and loans paid to various family members] ; Box 3-4 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Budget Sheets [Annual budgets for domestic operations, including maintenance of Archmere mechanical plant, repairs to rental and tenant housing at Archmere; garden and livestock supplies; domestic expenditures including servant's wages, household supplies and food] ; Box 4 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Cash Forecasts [Forecasts for cash on hand, investment income, and tax and household expenses] ; Box 4 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Contracts and Agreements [Contracts and agreements between Archmere, Inc. and Raskob family members concerning establishment of holding company and its financial operations; agreements between Archmere, Inc. and contractors working on the Raskob family residence; agreements and correspondence concerning facilities maintenance, including the Welte-Mignon Studios, related to the installation of pipe organ at Archmere; rental agreements and leases; agreements between companies, state and county agencies and Archmere concerning access to utilities and easements. Also includes memo describing organization and functions of household staff at Archmere] ; Box 4 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Correspondence [Correspondence with Archmere, Inc., arranged chronologically. Includes negotiations and arrangements with contractors involved in construction of the Archmere residence; balance sheets for the Christiana Securities Company sent to Archmere, Inc. as shareholder; receipts and payments on notes between Raskob and Archmere, Inc. and for stock sales and purchases; 1917 memo concerning valuation of residence for insurance purposes; concerning repairs and rental to tenant housing and other properties; concerning payments into the employee savings fund; concerning Raskob's investment in the Tallahassee Pecan Company; 1939 correspondence concerning loans of Christiana Securities stock to Raskob to be used as a surety bond in the tax-evasion complaint by the U.S. government; concerning sale of Empire State Inc. stocks by Archmere, Inc.; concerning settlement of family loans prior to the dissolution of Archmere, Inc] ; Box 5 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Employee Investment & Savings Fund [Records of employee accounts with the Archmere, Inc. employee savings and investment fund, including correspondence with employees concerning payments and withdrawals; memoranda and financial reports concerning investments and operations of the fund; fund balances and ledgers for individual employees] ; Box 6-9 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: General Subject Files [Folders of correspondence and memoranda on various topics, arranged alphabetically by folder title. Topics include landscaping, construction and facilities maintenance at Archmere and tenant housing, including powder and dynamite orders from the DuPont Company, bills for plantings and landscaping by Lewis & Vanentine, and correspondence concerning electrification of Archmere with Garrett, Miller & Co.; statements of accounts with Bankers Trust Company, Francis I. du Pont & Co., Burnet & Co. and others, with receipts for stock purchases, sales and loans; receipts for purchases of books from Butler & Co.; concerning Archmere, Inc.'s investments in various Raskob family business enterprises, including Chemurgic Industries, Inc.; concerning the planned dissolution of Archmere, Inc. in 1949, and proposals for the liquidation of Archmere Inc., and Pioneer Point Farms, Inc.; dividends paid to shareholders and dividends received by Archmere through its investments; undated inventory of furnishings at Archmere; financial statements, reports from various companies, and receipts for share purchases by Archmere, Inc., from companies including Warner Brothers, Inc., and Kennecott Copper Co.; receipts from the Philadelphia National Bank and related correspondence] ; Box 10-12 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Income Tax Papers [Records related to preparation of income taxes for Archmere Inc., tax returns and related correspondence. Also includes assessments and receipts for payment of county and state taxes; correspondence with the U.S. Treasury concerning protests of assessments, with related court filings and financial statements; correspondence with John Raskob Jr. concerning valuation of Archmere's investments in Loughrey Systems, Inc., and engineering consultant's evaluations of Loughrey technology; correspondence and minutes of meetings concerned with the winding-up of Archmere's aircraft manufacturing division and the sale of its assets to General Aircraft Corporation] ; Box 13-14 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Operating Expense Statements [Monthly summaries of expenditures, arranged chronologically, including domestic employees' wages; landscaping and construction expenses; household expenses and maintenance. kitchen and laundry supplies. Includes lists of employees in various categories and occupations] ; Box 15 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Payroll Sheets [Monthly payroll records for Archmere, Inc. employees, including corporate staff, domestic and estate staff, 1917-1924] ; Box 16 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Acquisition of Property [Correspondence concerning negotiations for purchase of lots and properties in Claymont further to the planned construction of the Archmere residence, including the main property and adjoining lots purchased to protect rights-of-way and views. Includes correspondence with the Pennsylvania Railroad, concerning planned improvements to railroad rights-of-way crossing the Raskob properties; legal opinion concerning blocking plans to construct a steelworks in Claymont, and other correspondence with William and Edward Worth, the Pennsylvania Railroad and others, concerning construction of industrial facilities in Claymont; correspondence and blueprints concerning improvements and alterations to rights-of-way on Myrtle Avenue and installation of water and sewage systems in Claymont; correspondence concerning conveyancing, surveyors reports; maps blueprints and related material] ; Box 17 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Building Specifications & Contracts [Construction specifications, bonds and agreements between Raskob, the architectural company McClure & Harper, and various contractors and bidders, including pricing, completion schedule and descriptions of work to be completed during construction of Archmere residence. Separate agreements for various aspects of the construction including exterior stonework, plumbing and plumbing fixtures, HVAC, patio skylight, roofing, tiling, decorative carving and marble work, kitchen equipment, and elevators] ; Box 17-18 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Correspondence, General [Folders of correspondence on particular topics or with specific contractors working on construction of the Raskob residence at Archmere, with amendments to specifications and agreements, correspondence regarding billing, billing disputes, and punch lists. Correspondents include the American Bridge Company; the American Car & Foundry Company; Henry Keck, concerning the stained glass skylight at Archmere; Lloyd Emory, concerning construction of a river-wall and wharf; C.C. Hendricksen, concerning billing disputes over roofing; Realty Construction Co.; E.R. Schollenberger, mostly bills for plumbing and heating work; M. Welte & Sons and Welte-Mignon Corporation, concerning installation of organ at Archmere, with lists of available music and description of organ stops in the Welte Philharmonic Pipe Organ] ; Box 19 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Correspondence, McClure & Harper [Correspondence with architects McClure & Harper, arranged chronologically, 1916-1919. Includes special orders and revisions to specifications and agreements with contractors; miscellaneous contractors' bills and expense claims. 37 B&W prints of the Woodsedge residence and construction progress at Archmere, and 17 glass plate negatives showing interiors and views of Archmere, were transferred to the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department] ; Box 20 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Correspondence, Vitale [Correspondence between Raskob and landscape architect Feruccio Vitale, concerning Vitale's work at Archmere. Includes initial report and proposals from Vitale, 1916; orders for plants, equipment and professional services; bills and expense claims; correspondence concerning selection and maintenance of plantings and trees at Archmere] ; Box 21 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Payroll [Payroll reports for workers engaged in landscaping and construction work at Archmere] ; Box 21 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence - Plans and Blueprints [Plans and blueprints showing various aspects of design and construction of the Raskob residence at Archmere, the garage, and various other site features. Detailed inventory of blueprints is available in the HML archives department] ; 24 oversize rolls
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Superintendant's Daily Reports [Daily reports, April 1916-November 1917, on construction activities and progress on various aspects of work at Archmere, submitted to McClure & Harper, includes weather and temperature reports and counts of contractors' employees on-site] ; Box 22 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Residence-Vouchers [Invoices, receipts for payments and related correspondence for construction services, equipment and supplies. Arranged alphabetically by vendor] ; Box 23 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Sale of Archmere Property [Includes correspondence with concerning Raskob's proposals to finance construction of a new home for the Monastery of the Visitation, a Wilmington, DE religious order, including proposals by the Academy to purchase and adapt the Archmere residence for this use; correspondence from realtors concerning parties interested in purchasing Archmere, including several religious orders, a naval preparatory school, sanitarium; arrangements with Wisconsin's St. Norbert College and the Premonstratensian Fathers for financing of the purchase of Archmere and the establishment of the Archmere Academy Catholic school] ; Box 24 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Subsidiary Company [Records related to the operations and finances of the Massachusetts subsidiary of Archmere, Inc. concerned with developing and manufacturing a simplified private airplane for leisure and business use, headed by Raskob's son-in-law Joseph T. Geuting, Jr. Folders include requests for draft board deferments for employees of subsidiary and related companies; correspondence with accountants, Patterson & Ridgway and with insurers John C. Paige & Co.; payroll records; bills of sale and other agreements concerning aircraft, equipment and tools; correspondence concerning Raskob's investment in the venture and progress reports; State of Massachusetts tax matters; correspondence and agreements concerning liquidation of subsidiary. Other related records in file 889: General Aircraft Corporation] ; Box 25 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Trial Balances, 1934-1948 [ledger sheets] ; Box 26 of 27
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93 Archmere, Inc.: Vouchers [Bills, receipts and other expenses for general supplies and repairs, legal services and professional services, corporate, real estate and other taxes, and other expenses of Archmere, Inc] ; 27 of 27
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94 Ardis, John T., 1925-1938 [Correspondence with former General Motors employee] ; 2 items
File
95 Arizona Comstock Corporation, 1935 [Letters concerning estimates of investments needed to start production at gold and silver mine; estimates of production capacity and summaries of operations; summaries of the operational and financial history of the corporation and its properties; correspondence between Raskob and John Raskob Jr. concerning proposed investments in the Corporation and other mining interests] ; 10 items
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97 Armstong, Lady Margaret, 1930-1941 [Solicitations for donations to various Catholic charities] ; 11 items
File
96 Armstrong, Charlotte, 1917-1932 [Correspondence concerning application for employment] ; 7 items
File
98 Army and Navy Club of America, 1921-1928 [Correspondence concerning offers of membership in New York club, with Raskob's letters declining, and list of founder and life members] ; 9 items
File
99 Army Ordnance Association, 1920-1941 [Membership notices and renewals; announcements and schedules of meetings and events; publications and pamphlets concerning Association's goals and interests in issues of industrial war-readiness and promoting peacetime military production] ; 40 items
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100 Art Club of Philadelphia, 1910-1931 [Correspondence concerning orders for books] ; 40 items
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101 Associated Charities, Wilmington, 1916-1931 [Acknowledgments for donations; reports on recipients of funds, mostly Wilmington, DE families requesting temporary financial assistance; notice of organizational name-change to the Family Society] ; 25 items
File
102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1920-1927 [Includes correspondence 1920-1927 soliciting Raskob's membership, with membership button, members' handbook and list of members from Wilmington; reports on Association lobbying activities and support for 'Wet' candidates in elections, invitations to local meetings, and solicitation for membership in local chapter] ; Box 1 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-1928, 1928 [Folder for 1928 includes Raskob's acceptance of invitation to join Board of Directors; correspondence concerning selection and solicitation of Board members and directors; employment and salary agreement for Henry Curran as president of the Association; Raskob's letter to P. Callaham, May 25, outlining Raskob's reasoning behind his opposition to Prohibition, later published in a pamphlet "Dear Fellow Citizen" with letters to recipients of pamphlet and Association supporters, and other correspondence concerning distribution; summary of opinions of pamphlet recipients; results of statewide Delaware questionnaire on Prohibition, with press release summarizing results; Eastern Shore Declaration, from the 1925 Home Rule Convention for the Eastern Shore of Maryland, opposing the Volstead Act, child labor legislation, and desegregation of education; correspondence with the Constitutional Liberty League; Commissioner of Prohibition's report on enforcement, March 1928, and AAPA Research Department report on Prohibition enforcement; July 16 letter from the Anti-Saloon League of New York concerning allegations of a 'whispering campaign' against the Al Smith candidacy; miscellaneous correspondence with supporters and opponents of Prohibition, including federal and local politicians, organizations and individuals; press clippings and summaries of articles on Prohibition] ; Box 1 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-1929, 1929 [Acknowledgements for contributions; summaries of articles on Prohibition; Moderation League, Inc.: survey of arrests for public drunkenness in major US cities; correspondence between Raskob and the Anti-Saloon League of Michigan; PsDP's proposals on Prohibition; arrangements for meetings with Webster Spates, Senior Attorney for the Bureau of Prohibition; transcript of PSdP's statement before a U.S. Congressional committee; annual report of the U.S. Attorney General on Prohibition enforcement; list of AAPA finance committee members; summaries of lobbying activities, committee proceedings; Constitutional Liberty League publication on Massachusetts's repeal of the 18th amendment, and AAPA correspondence discussing the repeal in MA; December 6 letter discussing organization of 'wet' candidates in Delaware; memoranda on organization of finance and membership departments of the AAPA; list of Democratic Party contributors to the Association] ; Box 1 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-1930, 1930 [Correspondence concerning reorganization of Association and its finances; concerning House Judiciary Committee hearings on repeal; summary of published articles on Prohibition; list of AAPA board of directors and by-laws; correspondence concerning support for political candidates, and lobbying for the proposed 21st amendment and for state repeal; concerning support of candidates in Delaware elections; correspondence concerning Prohibition debate by the Wilmington Waiter's Association, an African-American organization] ; Box 1 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-1931, 1931 [Summary of Prohibition positions of Los Angeles newspapers; correspondence with the Democratic Anti-Prohibition League of California; concerning Democratic party positions on Prohibition in various parts of the country; correspondence concerning impact of Depression on finances and donations; lists of periodicals with articles on Prohibition, press clippings, reports] ; Box 2 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-1932, 1932 [Correspondence with the 'Beer for Prosperity' campaign, and Labor's National Committee for Modification of the Volstead Act; correspondence with state anti-Prohibition organizations; summary of 1932 elections; 1932 financial statements] ; Box 2 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1933 [Correspondence concerning ratification of State's constitutional conventions decisions on Prohibition; financial and membership statements; AAPA statements, speeches and press releases concerning Congressional hearings on the 18th amendment and the repeal process in various states; concerning employment opportunities for AAPA employees after the dissolution of the Association] ; Box 2 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-1934-1935, 1934-1935 [Miscellaneous publications and correspondence] ; Box 2 of 3
File
102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment-Pamphlets [Miscellaneous publications by the AAPA and others on issues of Prohibition and Prohibition enforcement. Includes multiple copies of Raskob's letter 'Dear Fellow Citizen'; anti-Prohibition tract 'Prohibition and the Bible', by George Kilpatrick; membership lists, 1929; September 1933 speech of Jouett Shouse before a Virginia repeal rally; "Dry America;" "Scandals of Prohibition Enforcement;" "Theory of Prohibition" by Stanford Cobb; "Canada Liquor Crossing the Border;" "The Last Outposts of Prohibition in Canada", report on enforcement and bootlegging in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; AAPA Annual Reports, 1932 and 1933; Clement Street's "Liberty and the 18th Amendment;" "ABC Plan for True Temperance" by Lewis Rosenstiel; Repeal Associates Inc. pamphlet "Hitler is in Favor!;" C.Y. McMullen's "The Truth About National Prohibition;" flyer for debate at the Wilmington Waiter's Association, participants including Louis A. Redding and other African-American leaders in Wilmington; New York Times for March 20, 1932, front-page article on Prohibition after the defeat of the Beck-Linthicum amendment] ; Box 3 of 3
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102 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1920-1938 [Correspondence of organization working for the repeal of the Volstead Act, arranged chronologically. Two boxes contain correspondence with organization, of which Raskob was a member 1920-1927, and director 1928-1934 , organized chronologically, and a third box contains pamphlets published by the Association] ; 800 items
File
104 Atlantic City Steel Pier Company, 1929-1945 [Brochures and newsletters for New Jersey tourist attraction and exhibition center. Includes illustrations of 1929 General Motors exhibition at the Pier] ; 5 items
File
105 Atlas Powder Company, 1915-1927 [Annual Statements for 1925 and 1926 and shareholder notices concerning payment of dividends, warrant issues, and amendments to certificate of incorporation] ; 7 items
File
106 Atwater, James & Son, 1901 [Correspondence concerning rental and sale of Jakob Raskob's property in Lockport, NY] ; 27 items
File
107 Austin, Chellis A., 1919-1925 [Correspondence with president of the Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company, NY. Includes invitations to meetings and dinners, and requests for investment advice concerning General Motors] ; 31 items
File
108 Austin, Harry A. and Gladys, 1917-1937 [Correspondence concerning the construction and operation of the General Motors Building in Detroit, including comparative operating revenues and expenses. Also includes discussion of reorganization at General Motors and Austin's forced resignation] ; 44 items
File
109 Austin, Herbert, 1925-1938 [Correspondence with the founder of Britain's Austin Motor Company, concerning visit by John J. Raskob Jr., and sympathy on the death of Bill Raskob] ; 6 items
File
111 Automobile Club of America, 1910-1950 [Announcements and newsletters; notices of dues and receipts] ; 28 items
File
112 Automobile Club of Delaware County, 1912-1913 [Notices from club concerning speed traps and other traffic law enforcement activities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey] ; 5 items
File
113 Automobile Sales Corp., 1916-1918 [Correspondence with Cadillac dealership concerning sale and delivery of new automobiles] ; 23 items
File
114 Automobiles, 1901-1950 [Miscellaneous correspondence, catalogs, application for gasoline rations, insurance and title applications, and other automobile-related matters. Includes lists of automobiles at Pioneer Point Farms, summons for traffic violations and reports of accidents] ; 50 items
File
110 Auto-Strop Razor Company, 1908-1910 [Orders for razor and blades] ; 7 items
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115 'B' Correspondents: Single Letters, 1904-1950 [Alphabetical file of single letters from various individuals, organizations and companies. Topics include business offers, personal and domestic issues, household purchases and improvements, requests for employment and financial assistance, and political opinions. Includes letter from Gutzon Borglum, enclosing 2 B&W prints and 3 postcards of work in progress on Mount Rushmore, and letter to Bernard Baruch regarding Baruch's opposition to inclusion of Thomas Jefferson on the memorial] ; 210 items
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116 Babson, Roger W., 1915-1922 [Response to inquiry from president of Babson's Statistical Organization soliciting Raskob's views on the economic impact of the end of World War I] ; 6 items
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117 Babson's Reports, 1916-1945 [Subscription offers from investment report newsletter] ; 3 items
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118 Bachrach, Inc., 1932-1934 [Correspondence concerning photograph portraits of Raskob and Raymond Sullivan] ; 5 items
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119 Backus, Cecil B., 1929-1937 [Request for contribution to Wilmington Boy Scouts] ; 5 items
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120 Backus, Standish & Lotta, 1916-1925 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's appointment as director of the General Motors Corporation; arrangements for meetings of GM directors; concerning Backus' appointment as president of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company] ; 29 items
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121 Bacon, Walter, 1917-1946 [Correspondence with resident of Claymont, Delaware concerning local land-use and other issues] ; 18 items
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123 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., 1908-1935 [Orders for stationery and gifts] ; 75 items
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122 Bailey, H. Clifford, 1920-1930 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's funding of Bailey's enrollment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and relating Bailey's educational and employment progress] ; 60 items
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124 Baird, Robert S., 1913 [Cover letter for prospectus of the National Properties Company] ; 3 items
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125 Baker, Frank, 1917-1919 [Solicitations for orders of New York Times pictorial publications] ; 25 items
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126 Baker, Frederic W. and Margaret, 1919-1935 [Correspondence with neighbor in Claymont, Delaware, concerning civic improvements and rights-of-way in Claymont, advice on investments, and other matters] ; 21 items
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127 Baker, George F. Jr., 1918-1936 [Correspondence with the chairman of First National Bank, topics mostly concerning social functions and invitations] ; 25 items
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128 Baker, James M., 1935-1936 [Acknowledgements of gifts received from the U.S. Ambassador to Siam, and recollections of Raskob's visit to Siam during his world tour of 1935] ; 2 items
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129 Bald Peak Colony Club, 1939-1940 [Invitations to New Hampshire country club] ; 4 items
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135 Baldwin Business College, 1948-1950 [Prospectuses for business school founded by Raskob's former teacher Howard Baldwin (see file 131)] ; 10 items
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130 Baldwin, Eben N., 1913-1917 [Acknowledgements of payments on loan] ; 13 items
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131 Baldwin, Howard, 1932-1937 [Letters from Raskob's business school teacher, mostly solicitations for Baldwin's proposed business school in Texas] ; 8 items
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132 Baldwin, James V. and Catherine, 1925-1933 [Correspondence with Chevrolet dealer in Los Angeles, concerning arrangements for vacation to Hawaii, and in appreciation of hospitality to Raskob's family members] ; 14 items
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133 Baldwin, Joseph Clark III, 1936-1940 [Invitations to functions of the American Committee for the French Exposition in Paris, and the American Design Award Luncheon, from New York assemblyman Baldwin] ; 7 items
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134 Baldwin, Leroy W., 1914-1938 [Correspondence with the president of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad Company, mostly seasonal greetings and acknowledgements of gifts] ; 35 items
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136 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., 1909-1942 [Proceedings of stockholders meetings, 1944, 1946 and 1947; Annual Report, 1942; other stockholder communications; routine announcements and correspondence concerning tickets and trips] ; 20 items
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137 Bamberger, Loeb & Co., 1914-1918 [Correspondence with stockbroker concerning sales and purchases of stocks in various tobacco and mining concerns] ; 100 items
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138 Bank Miscellany, 1906-1947 [Annual reports and financial statements from various U.S. banks including Brooklyn Trust Company, First Wisconsin Group, the Cleveland Trust Company, Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company, New Haven Bank; account books from unidentified accounts, including account used mainly for loans and gifts for college tuition, and other gifts and financial support, 1931-1932; pamphlets and announcements; solicitations for accounts] ; 50 items
File
139 Bank of Lake Placid, 1923 [Records of bank account] ; 3 items
File
140 Bank of New York, 1922-1938 [Announcements and financial statements] ; 10 items
File
141 Bank of the United States, 1929-1932 [Financial statements, announcements; records of purchases of bank stock by Raskob, and correspondence concerning liquidation of company] ; 40 items
File
142 Bankers & Shippers Insurance Co. of New York, 1919-1923 [Announcements of meetings of board of directors] ; 9 items
File
143 Bankers Club of America, 1915-1944 [Club news and announcements, financial statements, and correspondence concerning membership] ; 30 items
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144 Bankers Trust Company, 1916-1950 [Records of banking and investment accounts with the Bankers Trust Company for Raskob, Helena S. Raskob, Archmere, Inc., Pioneer Point Farm, Radelco Corporation, Regent Corporation, and the Bill Raskob Foundation. Includes account statements, check stub books and canceled checks, deposit slips and other transaction records, mostly complete, for these accounts. Correspondence includes cover letters for deposits and receipts for same; requests for payments related to purchases of stock and participation in County Trust Co. and General Motors syndicates; orders for sale and purchase of General Motors, DuPont Company, and other stocks and securities; transfer of money between accounts and purchase of foreign currency; invitations to meetings; Bankers Trust Co. newsletters, bulletins and publications; recovery of collateral and payments on notes and loans; correspondence with Seward Prosser, Albert Tilney, and other Bankers Trust Co. executives concerning business and social matters, Raskob's election to the board of directors of Bankers Trust, board meetings and other matters. Bulk of material dated 1928-1933, later dates of correspondence include war loan subscription information; wire transfer requests and receipts; annual reports and statements] ; 1,000 items
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145 Bankhead, John H., 1930-1931 [Political advertisements and correspondence concerning Warner Brothers investments with Democratic senatorial candidate John H. Bankhead] ; 6 items
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146 Barksdale, Hamilton M., 1909-1917 [Memorandum on proposed employee profit sharing plan at the DuPont Company; acknowledgements of publications received] ; 9 items
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147 Barnes, Julius H., 1930 [Proposal for General Motors advertising on highway danger 'lighthouses.'] ; 10 items
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148 Barnett, A.S.E., 1930 [Request for appointment from Alabama state legislature candidate] ; 3 items
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149 Barr, Lockwood, 1927-1938 [Correspondence with manager of General Motors publicity department] ; 10 items
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150 Barrett, John M., 1928 [Correspondence concerning purchase of a box at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City] ; 5 items
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151 Barrett, William J., 1936-1939 [Invitations to National Recovery Administration alumni events; Union League club questionnaire on current events and political predictions] ; 6 items
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152 Barron, Clarence W., 1920-1927 [Pamphlets by Wall Street Journal editor Clarence Barron, topics including political and economic outlook; philanthropy; Wall Street Sermons on Prohibition] ; 8 items
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153 Barry, Homer, 1915-1918 [Orders for stationery] ; 6 items
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154 Barry, Michael P., 1930-1932 [Acknowledgments of correspondence] ; 8 items
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155 Barry-Doyle, R., 1924-1931 [Solicitations for donations from New York City clergyman; request for letter of introduction for Adrian Conan Doyle, son of the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] ; 8 items
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156 Barton, Bruce, 1922-1940 [Solicitations in support of Berea College; correspondence concerning 1932 Democratic Presidential nomination, Barton's 1937 Congressional campaign as a Republican, and in support of Wendell Wilkie for the 1940 Presidential campaign] ; 20 items
File
157 Barton, Joseph C., 1935-1950 [Seasonal greetings and acknowledgments; correspondence concerning mining interests in Mexico] ; 16 items
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158 Baruch, Bernard, 1928-1950 [Correspondence with the financier and government advisor concerning wagers and financing for local campaigns in the 1928 elections] ; 21 items
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159 Baruch, Sailing and Leonora, 1929-1931 [Seasonal greetings and general correspondence with Bernard Baruch's brother] ; 17 items
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160 Bassett, Harry H., 1919-1926 [Correspondence with general manager and VP of the Buick Motor Company. Topics include specifications for the Raskob family omnibus and other automobiles ordered by Raskob; production and profitability figures for 1921; seasonal greetings and general correspondence; business operations of the Wilmington Automobile Company; Bassett's response to Raskob's solicitation to join General Motors] ; 73 items
File
161 Bast Fibers, Inc., 1930-1935 [Memoranda and correspondence concerning operations and finances of Bast Fibers, Inc., a company founded to develop and market innovative flax and other textile processing technology. Helena S. Raskob was the initial investor in Bast, in part due to her interest in flax propagation at Pioneer Point. Raskob took an increasing financial and operational interest in the company until its failure to develop the promised technology and increasing unprofitability led to the liquidation of the company. Records include financial reports and bank statements; stock transfer books and certificates; minutes of shareholders and directors meetings; correspondence with company scientists and managers concerning progress in developing new procedures and technologies; correspondence concerning settlement of company debts and winding-up of Bast Fibers; expense reports for Bast employees Allan McQueen and Johannes Kuchenmeister; diary of operations, development and production; tax matters, including memoranda and records detailing tax implications of dissolution of Bast. See also file 201, Billwiller Patent] ; 750 items
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162 Bath Club, 1930-1940 [Correspondence concerning membership and events at Miami Beach country club] ; 15 items
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163 Batten, George W., 1916-1919 [Correspondence concerning proposed position for Inez Batten as governess and companion to Helena M. Raskob] ; 10 items
File
164 Battle, George Gordon, 1928-1938 [Correspondence with New York City lawyer and political leader. Topics include financial assistance to Democratic Party organizers; support for the League of Nations; letters of support for the appointment of Harlem Star editor Anthony Ferguson as U.S. Deputy Marshal; concerning proposed boycott of 1936 Berlin Olympics and outline for plan to aid religious refugees from Nazi Germany] ; 30 items
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165 Baxter, Helen H., 1922 [Invoices for children's dressmaking] ; 4 items
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166 Bayard, Thomas Francis, 1915-1930 [Correspondence with Delaware lawyer and U.S. senator Thomas Bayard regarding the Caesar Rodney Memorial Association (see also file 1892); Democratic Party organization in Delaware and mobilization of support for the Al Smith ticket, including exchange of correspondence concerning allegations of Bayard's lack of cooperation with State Democratic leaders] ; 24 items
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167 Bayne, Jasper & Nanette, 1923-1939 [Personal correspondence with friends concerning visits and social occasions] ; 27 items
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168 Beal, Thomas P., 1923-1928 [Invitation to the Massachusetts Bankers Association annual dinner] ; 4 items
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169 Beck, James M., 1918-1934 [Solicitation for investment in Welte-Mignon Piano Company] ; 3 items
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170 Beckley, Pendleton, 1927-1931 [Correspondence with lawyer from Bankers Trust Company's Paris, France office] ; 4 items
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171 Beckman, Quitman, 1935-1937 [Acknowledgements of Raskob's donations to the Catholic ministry at Princeton University] ; 6 items
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172 Bedford, Alfred Cotton, 1919-1922 [Correspondence with chairman of Standard Oil, concerning meetings of the International Chamber of Commerce] ; 17 items
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174 Bee Hive Company, 1906-1922 [Business and financial records of the DuPont Building stationery store, tobacconist and news ageny owned by Raskob and Irénée du Pont. Includes statements of Raskob's account with store and acknowledgements of payments; financial statements and ledger entries; correspondence concerning acquisition of store from McIntyre and Co.; requests for employment references and correspondence with store managers and staff concerning bonuses and profit sharing plan payments] ; 95 items
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173 Bee, William E., 1919 [Acknowledgment of gift of golf club] ; 3 items
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175 Beehler, William, 1908 [Orders for umbrellas and umbrella handle catalogs] ; 7 items
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176 Behrend, Ernst, 1934-1936 [Acknowledgments of gifts and get-well-soon messages] ; 7 items
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177 Bekeart, Phil, 1904-1936 [Correspondence with sporting-goods merchant and gold-rush historian Philip B. Bekeart of San Francisco. Topics include recollections of visits and accounts of activities of mutual friends; development of Raskob's mining interests] ; 27 items
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178 Belin, Charles A., 1906-1923 [Correspondence with PSdP's brother in law Charles Belin, concerning the nitrate business in Valparaiso, Chile; impact of the 1908 recession; proposed listing of DuPont Company securities] ; 14 items
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179 Belin, Ferdinand Lammot and Frances, 1915-1922 [Travel and meeting arrangements, letters of appreciation for visits and gifts, DuPont Company and other business and investment matters] ; 17 items
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180 Belin, Gaspard d'Andelot Jr., 1917-1930 [Appointments and seasonal greetings] ; 4 items
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181 Belin, Paul B., 1919-1925 [Solicitations for Bankers' Trust business] ; 5 items
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182 Bell, William B., 1935-1949 [Correspondence with the President of the American Cyanamid Company. Includes invitations to meetings of the Economists' National Committee on Monetary Policy; acknowledgement of receipt of Brown's pamphlet How to Share the Wealth (copy in file 1644)] ; 6 items
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183 Belle Mead Pony Farm, 1913 [Catalog of Shetland ponies] ; 5 items
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184 Bender, William Jr., 1938-1939 [Quotations and anecdotes] ; 2 items
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185 Bendix, Vincent, 1931-1934 [Social invitations and seasonal greetings; invitation to join the anti-New Deal group, Committee for the Nation (file 455)] ; 4 items
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186 Benedict, Harry I., 1929-1935 [Arrangements for meeting with boyhood friend from Lockport; request for loan] ; 18 items
File
187 Benitez, Mamerto, 1930 [Correspondence concerning legal troubles of former employee] ; 11 items
File
188 Benjamin, Alfred H., 1929-1932 [Letters from the president of the Alfred Benjamin Import Corporation, a wholesale meat supplier, on various political and economic subjects, with acknowledgements by Raskob. Topics include protectionist tariffs and their effects on employment, and the causes of the Depression] ; 8 items
File
189 Bennett, James Harry, 1930-1935 [Solicitations for Raskob's support of Democratic Party organization in Monmouth County, NY] ; 4 items
File
190 Benson, Alden R., 1922-1924 [Correspondence with Delaware Secretary of State] ; 2 items
File
191 Bent, Jane, 1937 [Letters requesting help in dealing with alleged stock swindle] ; 3 items
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192 Benton, William B., 1935-1937 [Correspondence with William Benton, of the Benton & Bowles, Inc. advertising agency and vice president of the University of Chicago. Includes requests for meetings to discuss business proposals, and list of radio programs produced by Benton & Bowles] ; 7 items
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193 Benziger, August and Gertrude, 1924-1949 [General correspondence and seasonal greetings from proprietor of the Grand Hotel, Brunnen, Switzerland] ; 14 items
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194 Benziger, Marieli and Rita, 1948-1950 [Solicitations for donations from daughters of August Benziger (file 193), founders of the Popes Children for War Relief. Includes reports on activities and newsletters from charity and photostat of letter to the Benzigers from Pope Pius] ; 5 items
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195 Berger, H.H. and Co., 1910-1913 [Orders for fruit and vegetable seeds and bulbs] ; 4 items
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196 Bernardini, Philip, 1933-1934 [Correspondence with Archbishop of Sydney, Australia] ; 3 items
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197 Berry, George L., 1928-1933 [Correspondence with the president of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union of North America, concerning the Smith campaign, Raskob's financial support of the former Secretary of Labor William B. Wilson, and Berry's attempts to enter the beer bottle label printing business] ; 6 items
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198 Bertrand, Alphonse N., 1928-1929 [Requests for stock advice and employment referrals] ; 7 items
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199 Bewley, William, 1901-1947 [Correspondence with William Bewley, a friend of Raskobs from Lockport, NY. Topics include Bewley's early business ventures in Lockport and Raskob's support and investments in them; Bewley's political career as New York State Republican assemblyman; visits and vacations with the Bewleys; repayments of loans made by Raskob, investment advice and reports on investments made by Raskob on behalf of Bewley; career with General Motors, particularly concerning promotion of the GM employee savings and investment plan; correspondence concerning the income tax suit against Raskob and PSdP; news and events in Lockport] ; 200 items
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200 Biechler, E.G., 1931-1935 [Correspondence concerning John Raskob Jr.'s employment with Frigidaire in Dayton, OH] ; 9 items
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201 Billwiller Patent, 1929-1930 [Correspondence concerning the development and patenting of a process for improved production of yarns from vegetable fibers and for production of cellulose for industrial uses. Includes negotiations for Raskob's purchase of the patents for the process; investigations into the process by Allan McQueen, on behalf of Raskob, and for use by DuPont; investigations into the validity of the patent; bills for legal and other services related to the investigation] ; 250 items
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202 Binder, Walter J., 1936-1950 [Condolences during Raskob's illness in 1936. See also file 587, Delaware Floor Products, for business correspondence between Raskob and Binder] ; 7 items
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203 Binger, Walter D., 1921-1930 [Business offers related to civil engineering and construction projects in New York City] ; 8 items
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204 Bingham, Lois, 1936 [Inquiries and best wishes related to Raskob's 1936 illness and convalescence] ; 4 items
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205 Bingham, Robert W., 1928-1929 [Correspondence with the editor of the Louisville, KY Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. Arrangements for meetings; analysis of 1928 Presidential campaign] ; 13 items
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206 Bishop, Arthur G., 1918-1928 [Correspondence with the president of the Genesee County Savings Bank, concerning purchase of Chevrolet stock on behalf of General Motors] ; 24 items
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207 Bishop's Service, 1919-1926 [Confidential reports on individuals and companies from the Bishop's Service mercantile agency. Reports on Phelps Cree, Robinson, Hall & Co., and the Napon Rayon Co] ; 6 items
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208 Bissell, George P., 1911-1938 [Receipts from broker for share purchases and sales, mostly Chevrolet Motor Company and General Motors Corporation, and inquiries regarding stocks available for sale in DuPont Company and subsidiaries; correspondence concerning subscription to fund for the purchase of collection of artworks by Howard Pyle] ; 30 items
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209 Bitting, Clarence R., 1922-1937 [Includes memorandum from Fisher Body Corporation executive concerning plans to place Wills Company into receivership; correspondence concerning promotion of the domestic sugar industry and the sugar industry in Clewiston, Florida] ; 8 items
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210 Bixby, R.W., Inc., 1920-1938 [Inquiries from executive recruitment company concerning possible placement of clients in Raskob business interests] ; 6 items
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211 Black, George, 1919-1932 [Invitations to meetings of Wilmington Police associations and boards from the Wilmington chief of police] ; 5 items
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212 Black, Starr & Frost-Gorham, Inc., 1931-1948 [Sale offers and jewelry catalogs] ; 8 items
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213 Blackley, Ollie S., 1928 [Offer for sale of violin once belonging to Raskob's father] ; 9 items
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214 Blasius & Sons, 1906-1908 [Receipts for player piano rolls and repair services] ; 6 items
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215 Blatz, William C., 1912-1923 [Requests for organizational and financial assistance with building committee of Ursuline Academy; wedding invitation; Raskob's letter of introduction to the Beach Club casino in Palm Beach] ; 15 items
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216 Blind Brook Club, Inc., 1927-1950 [Notices of membership meetings for Port Chester NY golf club; annual reports; nominations; invitations to club events and golf tournaments] ; 50 items
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217 Block, David, 1930-1931 [Letters from Atlantic City, NJ merchant expressing support for Raskob's anti-Prohibition position] ; 2 items
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218 Block, Harold B., 1930-1931 [Requests for advice regarding Warner Brothers investments] ; 7 items
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219 Block, Paul, 1929-1935 [Acknowledgements for copies of editorials and articles sent to Raskob by the publisher of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Newark Star Eagle, and other Ohio and Minnesota newspapers] ; 19 items
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220 Boca Raton Club, 1932-1944 [Minutes of membership and directors' meetings; club tariffs, membership lists, and by-laws; building and facilities plan; correspondence concerning reservations and membership fees] ; 30 items
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221 Boehm, M.S., 1918 [Correspondence concerning purchase of Canadian World War I photography collection] ; 6 items
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222 Bohne, Thomas S., 1930 [Two photographic prints of Raskob presenting trophy at the Orphan's Race Meeting at Idle Hour Stock Farm, Lexington KY] ; 5 items
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225 Bond Club of New York, 1920-1938 [Correspondence concerning meetings and publications] ; 20 items
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223 Bond, Alice, 1927-1929 [Telegrams concerning schedules for meetings and visits] ; 3 items
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224 Bond, Richard and Rachael, 1929-1940 [Christmas and birthday cards; arrangements for social engagements and visits; inquiries after mutual friends and general family news; concerning Raskob's loans to assist the Bond's son to attend Valley Forge Military Academy and other financial assistance] ; 43 items
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226 Bongard, R.R., 1936-1949 [Acknowledgment of gifts and arrangement for meeting] ; 3 items
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227 Bonschur and, 1922-1936 [Orders for spectacles for Robert Pierre Raskob and Elizabeth Holmes Raskob; invoices for repair of Raskob's glasses] ; 15 items
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228 Bonwit Teller & Co., 1920-1924 [Invoices for ladieswear and lingerie; inquiries concerning account and charges] ; 20 items
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229 Book of the Month Club, 1927-1932 [Subscription and account information, catalogues and notices of sales] ; 8 items
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230 Books, 1901-1949 [Publishers catalogues, orders for trade, rare and limited edition books, and correspondence with publishers. Includes encyclopedias, religious works, self-help and business-related titles, and historical topics, questionnaires for biographical works and vanity publications] ; 75 items
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231 Bordeaux, James A., 1929 [Letters in support of Raskob's position on Prohibition] ; 3 items
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232 Boren, Wallace, 1935-1936 [Layouts and drafts of anti-tax advertisements with receipts and expenses submitted by Boren, of the J. Walter Thompson Company, a leading advertising agency. Includes records related to the development of 'tax-axe' logo for proposed Tax Reduction League] ; 100 items
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233 Bornemann, Rudolph, 1935 [Crank mail concerning General Motors operations in Germany] ; 4 items
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234 Borton, Everett E., 1926-1929 [Correspondence with attorney concerning purchase and mortgage of property on West Brandywine Ave., Wilmington] ; 14 items
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235 Bostick, Harry E., 1934 [Cover letter for photographs from a meeting of the Palm Springs Trap and Skeet Club] ; 3 items
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236 Boston Travel Society, 1908-1910 [Brochures for round-the-world tours] ; 4 items
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237 Bowe Carriage Co., 1910-1912 [Invoices for repair of carriage] ; 4 items
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238 Bowers, Claude G., 1929-1933 [Correspondence with journalist and historian Claude Gernade Bowers, editorial writer of the New York World and trustee of Monticello. Includes recommendation for a Democratic Party-funded purchase of the Indianapolis News, and solicitations for donations to Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation] ; 6 items
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239 Bowes, Edward, 1937-1939 [Acknowledgements of gifts received by Raskob] ; 3 items
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240 Bowman, John McEntee, 1929-1931 [Appeals from the president of the Biltmore, New York for involvement and donations to groups and causes including the Marshall Stillman Movement, an employment program for ex-prisoners, and testimonial dinners for Sir Thomas Lipton and William Muldoon] ; 9 items
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241 Bowman, Lynn, 1927-1940 [Correspondence with acquaintance from Lorain, OH, recollecting Raskob's involvement in YMCA activities during his residency there] ; 5 items
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242 Bowser, S.F. & Co., 1910 [Invoices for installation of oil tank at the Raskob residence] ; 5 items
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243 Boy Scouts of America, 1916-1939 [Fund raising campaign appeals for Boy Scout troops in Wilmington and the Eastern Shore or Maryland, and acknowledgements of donations] ; 25 items
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246 Boydston, Tom D., 1929-1936 [Correspondence with Boydston, a Bartelsville, OK accountant. Mostly Raskob's responses to Boydston's business and financial proposals; requests assistance in securing employment; comments on political news. Includes press clippings from the Magazine of Business, June 1929, concerning Raskob's proposal to create investment trusts for working-class men; concerning accusations of stock speculation made against Raskob by Senator Robinson of Indiana] ; 20 items
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244 Boys Club of Wilmington, 1936-1940 [Fundraising appeals and newsletters] ; 8 items
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255 Boys Clubs of America, 1936-1937 [Fundraising appeals, newsletters and brochures from Boys Clubs in Philadelphia and New York, including correspondence with J. Howard Pew concerning Boys Club anniversary celebrations] ; 10 items
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247 Bradbury, Charles L., 1942-1949 [Correspondence with the vice-president of Raskob Mining Interests, Inc] ; 5 items
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248 Bradford, Taliaferro C., 1908-1940 [Correspondence with Bradford, an automobile dealer, and later, real estate broker. Topics concern purchase and maintenance of vehicle by Raskob; employment references for Bradford and his employees; notices of farm property for sale] ; 40 items
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249 Bradley, E. Gertrude, 1918-1939 [Correspondence with friend from Lockport (?). Topics concern Bradley's personal finances, including repayments of loans made by Raskob and his advice concerning sale and purchase of stock; payments made by Raskob for household and educational expenses on behalf of Bradley and her family; general family news and inquiries re. Lockport friends and acquaintances; advice on vacation locations and driving routes for vacation trips] ; 100 items
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250 Bradley, Kate, 1919-1922 [Correspondence with sister of E. Gertrude Bailey (see file 249) concerning purchase and sale of General Motors stock] ; 9 items
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251 Brady, William A., 1914-1949 [Correspondence with William Brady, head of Wm. A. Brady's Theatrical Enterprises, of New York, and the World Film Corporation, a movie production and distribution company. Topics include management and programming for the Wilmington Playhouse; invitations to plays and sporting events in Wilmington and New York] ; 90 items
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252 Brahany, Thomas W., 1923-1926 [Correspondence concerning memberships and activities in clubs, including list of guests at Gridiron Club meeting, February 1923] ; 6 items
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253 Branch, A.J., 1911-1912 [Correspondence concerning employment reference] ; 4 items
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254 Branch, Herbert C., 1930-1932 [Request for autographed photograph of Raskob, and related correspondence] ; 10 items
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255 Branham, Adolphus D., 1930 [Correspondence concerning organization of Democratic Party members in St. Louis, MO] ; 8 items
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256 Brasch, George M., 1930 [Correspondence with wholesale jewelry and watch making company] ; 6 items
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258 Brazelton, Terrill, 1929 [Correspondence concerning request for a meeting] ; 5 items
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257 Brazilian Technological Fund, Inc., 1948 [Includes list of guests at reception for the Brazilian ambassador; bulletin concerning opposition to foreign petroleum companies by Brazilian nationalists and communists] ; 6 items
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259 Breckenridge, Henry and Aida, 1932-1934 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's chairmanship of the DNC; support for Aida Breckenridge's candidacy for membership of New York's Beer Control Board; Colonel Breckenridge's nomination for the U.S. Senate as Constitutional Party candidate] ; 8 items
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260 Bremer, M. Stephen and Patsy, 1946-1951 [Correspondence between Raskob, his daughter Patsy Virginia, and son-in-law. Topics mostly concern estate, tax and investment matters. See also file 1923, Patsy Virginia Raskob] ; 40 items
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261 Brentano's Inc., 1919-1949 [Invoices and receipts for books and periodicals ordered by Raskob for gifts and personal use] ; 10 items
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262 Breslin, Joseph A., 1927 [Letters of introduction for Raskob's friends and associates to Monsignor Breslin, of the Collegio Americano del Nord, Rome] ; 4 items
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263 Brewer, Charles B., 1929-1932 [Correspondence with D.C. area attorney, probably related to DNC matters] ; 6 items
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264 Brewer, H.K. and Co., 1935-1936 [Orders for business cards and stationery] ; 2 items
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265 Brian, Guy and Marie, 1948 [Wedding invitation and correspondence with acquaintances] ; 3 items
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266 Bright, Joseph E., 1929-1933 [Correspondence concerning creation of an endowment for Jesuit colleges in the United States; concerning the national debt] ; 17 items
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267 Brill & Scott, 1932-1934 [Solicitation from estate counselors concerning Raskob's estate planning] ; 7 items
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268 British Canadian Asbestos Co., 1908-1910 [Correspondence and agreements concerning participation in business syndicate and the liquidation of the company's assets. Raskob participated in the syndicate with R.R. Carpenter, Irénée du Pont, and William Winder Laird] ; 32 items
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269 Broadman, Joseph, 1930-1940 [Solicitations for support of the Broadman Library, a collection of publications, clippings and pamphlets related to the Great War and its aftermath] ; 15 items
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270 Broderick, J.J., 1927-1940 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's financial support for the education of Broderick's children; requests for assistance in finding employment; comments on Raskob's political activities] ; 40 items
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271 Brookings Institution, 1934-1938 [Invitations to lectures and other events; publication catalogs; arrangements for meetings with Harold Moulton, president of the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. public policy think-tank] ; 14 items
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272 Brooks, Walter H., 1930-1940 [Proposals for business media ventures, including joint takeover of the Pathe company by DuPont and Warner Brothers, and advertising support for Father Charles Coughlin's radio sermons; 1940 letter alleging Roosevelt administration plan to oppose appropriations for the House Un-American Activities Committee (Dies Committee)] ; 10 items
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273 Brophy, Arthur J., 1937-1938 [Letters in support of renewed nomination of Al Smith for Democratic presidential candidate] ; 7 items
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274 Broseco Corp., 1930-1937 [Records related to management and investments of DuPont Company and General Motors executive Donaldson Brown's holding company (see also File 278 and Accession 1334, Donaldson Brown Papers: Series I). Includes lists of securities held; receipts for stock sales and purchases; 1930 plan of reorganization for the General Motors executive investment plan, Managers Securities Company, and related correspondence from Alfred P. Sloan; annual reports for Kennecott Copper Corporation, United States Sugar Corporation, and others] ; 75 items
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275 Brosseau, A.J., 1926-1936 [Correspondence with the president of Mack Trucks, Inc., mostly arrangements for meetings and congratulatory messages on appointments and announcements] ; 17 items
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276 Brown, Charles C., 1914-1916 [Invitations to social events; correspondence concerning Brown's recuperation from illness] ; 9 items
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277 Brown, Edmond Warren, 1930-1936 [Economic proposals and medical advice] ; 5 items
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278 Brown, Frank Donaldson, 1917-1948 [Includes memoranda concerning DuPont Company and General Motors finances, Finance Committee activities, and stock market performance; 1925 National Credit Office confidential report on Durant Motor Company finances; Raskob's opposition to the proposed new Buick 30 Series; Alfred Sloan's and Brown's responses to Fred Kent's proposed Economic Council for national economic planning; correspondence concerning employee and management shareholding plans; memo and corporate statement on employee relations and collective bargaining] ; 60 items
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279 Brown, H. Fletcher and Florence, 1916-1935 [Correspondence with DuPont Company vice-president and wife, concerning support for various charitable causes in Wilmington, including services to soldiers, the YWCA, PSdP's school-building program, and the Red Cross; 1921 report on effects of industrial curtailment; report on pension needs of University of Delaware staff, with proposed retirement system and list of University staff] ; 35 items
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280 Brown, John Draper, 1927-1948 [Invitations and congratulatory messages] ; 3 items
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281 Brown, Lewis H., 1935-1950 [Correspondence with the president of the Johns Mansville Corporation, an asbestos products company. Topics include proposal of Brown to membership in New York's Metropolitan Club; support for Georgia Democratic congressman Edward Eugene Cox in the 1948 elections and Republican senator Robert A. Taft in 1950] ; 17 items
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282 Brown, Robert C. and Ada, 1930-1948 [Birthday and Christmas greetings] ; 3 items
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283 Brown, Walter Stewart, 1909-1913 [Correspondence with the architectural firm of Brown & Whiteside, concerning plans for construction at Archmere] ; 20 items
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284 Bruce, Howard, 1931-1939 [Invitations to meetings and social engagements by Bruce, business executive, racehorse owner and Democratic Party of Maryland delegate; solicitations of support for candidate to Maryland and Congressional political offices. Also includes transcripts of Bruce's radio debates on unemployment relief and recovery from recession, delivered in NBC's America's Town Meeting of the Air series] ; 10 items
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285 Bruce, William Cabel, 1929-1931 [Correspondence with former U.S. Senator for Maryland, concerning support for Raskob's chairmanship of the DNC] ; 7 items
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286 Bruhn, Bruno, 1928-1929 [Forwarded pamphlet on Franco-German relations] ; 4 items
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287 Brush, Matthew C., 1924-1939 [Correspondence with Brush, president of American International Corporation. Mostly market predictions; congratulatory messages and acknowledgments; Brush's expressions of gratitude for Raskob's financial and investment advice; the effect of opposing political loyalties upon their friendship; invitation to a directorship in W. Averell Harriman's Aviation, Inc.; invitations to participate in syndicates proposed by Sir Harry McGowan, founder of ICI, and to meetings and events with McGowan] ; 100 items
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288 Bryan, James M., 1909-1911 [Bids for painting Raskob's houses on Bayard and Woodlawn Avenues] ; 5 items
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289 Brys, Blanche, 1948-1950 [Thank-you letters from employee for Christmas bonuses] ; 2 items
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290 Buck, M.J., 1930-1934 [Proposal for Prohibition reform and business offer] ; 2 items
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291 Buck, Walter H., 1931-1932 [Invitations to meetings of the Southern Maryland Society; Baltimore Evening News editorial welcoming the Raskob family as residents of the Eastern Shore; request to solicit Howard Bruce's interest in membership of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment] ; 10 items
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292 Buckner, E.G. and Susan, 1911-1926 [Correspondence with DuPont Company executive. Includes account of Buckner's business trips to South America and Europe, with Raskob's summaries of DuPont Company business activities, including the anti-trust suit, construction of the DuPont Hotel and the Playhouse, and other issues; arrangements for purchase of Chevrolet Motor Company shares] ; 18 items
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293 Buick Motor Co., 1919-1946 [Includes notifications of Buick shipments via various railroad companies; Raskob's specifications, orders and invoices for automobiles] ; 50 items
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294 Bulkley, Edwin M., 1928 [Invitation to Bankers Trust Company anniversary dinner; legal memorandum concerning the estate of Conrad Hubert, founder of the Eveready Company] ; 4 items
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295 Bumgardner, Eleanor, 1948-1949 [Request for photograph of Al Smith; news of mutual acquaintances] ; 5 items
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296 Bumstead, Dale, 1912-1913 [Arrangements for purchase of DuPont Company shares] ; 20 items
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297 Bunnell, Sterling H., 1901-1924 [Correspondence with former Moxham & Co. employee, includes Raskob's letter of reference on behalf of his brother; membership and organization of the National Security League; solicitations for charitable donations; accounts of business opportunities in post-war Russia, including potential for General Motors exports; orders for purchase of General Motors stock and debentures] ; 65 items
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298 Burbank, Luther Society, 1912-1914 [Subscriptions to Luther Burbank Society and notifications of publications of Luther Burbank's works on agriculture and horticulture] ; 20 items
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299 Burgess & Chester, 1907 [Bid for construction work of Bayard Avenue residence] ; 4 items
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300 Burke, Anthony, 1935-1938 [Notes from Palm Springs acquaintance; recommendations for restaurants and hotels in Europe] ; 6 items
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301 Burke, Eugene S. Jr., 1926-1939 [Letters of introduction and requests for papal audiences] ; 14 items
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302 Burnet, W. Everit, 1946-1949 [Correspondence with broker and receipts for sales and purchases of stocks. Invitations to meetings of the Newcomen Society in North America and the Economic Club of New York] ; 9 items
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303 Burnham, Butler & Co., 1907-1908 [Solicitations and offers from broker for sale and purchase of DuPont Company stocks] ; 21 items
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304 Burnham, M.E. Roy, 1921-1936 [Requests for loans and other financial assistance, business offers from Burnham, Vice President of the Welte-Mignon Organ Corp] ; 20 items
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305 Burns, John A., 1930-1931 [Requests for advice on Warner Brothers Co. investments] ; 9 items
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306 Burroughs Adding Machine Company, 1947 [Service agreements for equipment and receipt for equipment service] ; 5 items
File
307 Burton, Irwin and Maradel, 1933-1950 [Correspondence with family friends from Milford, DE. Includes general family news and arrangements for visits; business matters concerning Burton's Chevrolet dealership; accounts of visits with Raskob and Geuting family members] ; 50 items
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308 Burton, Wingfield, 1911-1912 [Inquiry concerning available positions with the DuPont Company; Christmas greetings] ; 3 items
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309 Bushell, Clara M., 1904-1908 [Correspondence with cousin in Buffalo, NY. Topics include investment advice and arrangements for purchase of DuPont Company stock; accounts of visits with Raskob and William F. Raskob; general family news] ; 15 items
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310 Business Advisory and Planning Council, 1934-1940 [Records of the U.S. Department of Commerce's advisory committee. Includes confidential bulletins, drafts of publications, and position papers on matters affecting the interests of U.S. businessmen, including: industrial relations; trade regulation and policy; unemployment relief and taxation; corporate accounting. Also includes memoranda on meetings, minutes, and attendance records. Raskob served on the council 1934-1935, and served on its executive committee as well as the committee studying the social and economic desirability of decentralization of industry to rural areas of the United States] ; 150 items
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311 Business Historical Society, 1930-1933 [Invitations to membership, brochure and membership list] ; 2 items
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312 Business Offers, 1909-1944 [Business proposals, solicitations for investment or participation in various manufacturing, trade, and investment concerns, and other appeals for Raskob's involvement or financial assistance in diverse established and proposed businesses and speculative ventures; real estate, ranching, mining and prospecting proposals, and rural and urban development offers; requests for assistance in procuring contracts with General Motors, DuPont Company, and others; requests for assistance with marketing of inventions; sales of fine art, jewelery, and rare book collections] ; 2,325 items
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313 Butler, Charles W., 1932-1933 [Solicitation to participate in financing construction in Philadelphia by the Waldorf Building Corporation] ; 6 items
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314 Butler, Elizabeth G., 1914-1915 [Acknowledgments of gifts and occasional greetings] ; 3 items
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315 Butler, G. Lacy, 1936 [Requests for financial assistance] ; 3 items
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316 Butler, Perham Hampton, 1939-1949 [Crank mail] ; 5 items
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317 Butler, Walter L., 1915-1938 [Correspondence between Raskob and Butler. Predominantly vivid accounts of Butler's extensive travels in Europe and the world, his romantic entanglements, and encounters with the American émigré population in Paris during the 1920s. Includes numerous postcards from France, India, Japan, and other locations. Raskob's responses include detailed accounts of social engagements with Butler and other friends in Wilmington, New York, and Florida, during the same period, encounters with mutual friends and acquaintances, details of his domestic life, and his business activities and travel. Also includes early correspondence between Raskob and Dacia Thompson (file 2250)] ; 200 items
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318 Button, William H., 1916-1920 [Invitation to vacation with the Raskobs at Hot Springs; invitations to New York Union League Club events; solicitations to purchase General Motors and DuPont Company stocks] ; 23 items
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319 Byrd, Harry Flood, 1932 [Personal thanks from Byrd for Raskob's services to the Democratic Party] ; 2 items
File
320 Byrne, William J., 1926-1937 [Business offers, political and economic program proposals, metaphysical and spiritual speculations, and crank mail] ; 50 items
File
321 'C' Correspondents: Single Letters, 1906-1950 [Alphabetical file of single letters from various individuals, organizations and companies. Topics include business offers, personal and domestic matters, household purchases and improvements, requests for financial assistance and donations, and political issues and opinions] ; 240 items
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322 Cabana, Oliver Jr., 1929-1930 [Request for meeting and invitation to Erie County, NY Democratic Party organizational meeting] ; 4 items
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323 Cable, P.M., 1904-1905 [Correspondence concerning cost of construction for railroad freight cars and total numbers of railroad freight cars in operation in the United States] ; 6 items
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324 Cadillac Motor Car Co., 1914-1956 [Request for donation of car for the use of General George R. Dyer (file 702) in his war production coordinating work; customer referrals; correspondence concerning automobile orders, specifications and customizations; promotional circulars and advertising] ; 75 items
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1982 Caesar Rodney Equestrian Statue Committee, 1916-1923 [Correspondence concerning fundraising for the erection of a commemorative statue of Caesar Rodney in downtown Wilmington, including appeals for individual and corporate donations, and acknowledgements for donations received] ; 25 items
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325 Calderon, J.G., 1914-1915 [Acknowledgments of congratulatory message] ; 3 items
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326 Caldwell, J.G. & Co., 1928-1937 [Receipts for jewelry purchases] ; 9 items
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327 Caldwell, Robert J., 1928-1937 [Investment advice and valuation of stocks] ; 17 items
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328 Callahan, Howard T., 1904 [Commiserations on the death of father of family friend] ; 3 items
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329 Callahan, John A., 1922-1934 [Correspondence with VP of Martin-Parry Corp., an automobile body producer, mostly arrangements for meetings and introductions] ; 33 items
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330 Cambridge Associates, 1930-1936 [Requests for statements to be included in Cambridge Associates publications] ; 12 items
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331 Camden, Johnson N., 1930 [Letter of reference for horse trainer, and account of trip to procure horses for breeding at Pioneer Point Farm] ; 4 items
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332 Cameron, Violet Root, 1930-1932 [Proposal for genealogical investigation of Raskob and Moran families] ; 5 items
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333 Cammerer, Arno B., 1933-1937 [Letters of appreciation to the director of the National Park Service concerning Raskob's visits to Carlsbad Caverns, Yosemite, and other national parks and sites] ; 8 items
File
334 Campbell, Harry T & Sons Co., 1931-1933 [Proposals for construction services at the Mother of Sorrows Church in Centreville] ; 3 items
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335 Campbell, Thomas D., 1936-1952 [Records related to the partnership between Raskob and Campbell, the "Wheat King," president of the Campbell Farming Corporation, of Harding, Montana. Campbell was a pioneer of large-scale mechanized farming in Montana. The Campbell-Raskob partnership was involved in the development of the La Joya, Belen, and San Pedro land-grants in New Mexico, including mining options and grazing leases to ranchers. Records include bids for fencing; reports on progress of fencing and other ranch management projects; Campbell's expenses related to project management; management of partnership and La Joya Development Company accounts, allotment of expenses between the two entities, and distribution of Raskob's disbursements; incorporation of the La Joya Development Company, financial statements and expense accounts for employees; expenses related to county tax assessments and titles, and correspondence concerning federal tax deductions related to the partnership; credits for land development and deferred grazing under the Agricultural Conservation Program. Folder for 1946 correspondence includes copies of original partnership agreements and supplemental agreements. Also includes tax returns, financial statements and trial balances for partnership] ; 600 items
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336 Campbell, Trueman Ward, 1915-1933 [Business offer and request for introduction to William Brady, manager of the Playhouse Theater] ; 4 items
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337 Cannon, J.A., 1930-1932 [Correspondence concerning publication of a pamphlet opposing Prohibition] ; 5 items
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338 Cantey & Cannon, 1922 [Cover letter and analytical report on General Motors stock] ; 3 items
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339 Cappeau's Drugstore, 1929-1935 [Correspondence concerning prescriptions placed with Wilmington drugstore] ; 3 items
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340 Capper, Arthur, 1927-1928 [Correspondence with the Republican U.S. Senator for Kansas] ; 4 items
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341 Cardinal's Committee of the Laity, 1937-1939 [Invitations to events and solicitations to Catholic businessmen for donations to appeal for charitable fund] ; 9 items
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342 Caresend Corp., 1927-1930 [Records of stock purchases and related correspondence and financial records of Caresend Corp., a holding company organized in Wilmington for Frank Donaldson Brown (file 277) and managed by Frank Garey] ; 50 items
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344 Carlton Club (Philadelphia), 1906 [Orders for purchase and delivery of cigars] ; 8 items
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343 Carlton, Newcomb, 1927-1934 [Correspondence with the president of the Western Union Telegraph Company, mostly concerning Raskob's use of telegraph services, with some personal correspondence] ; 12 items
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346 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1934-1939 [Cover letter and response for literature sent to Raskob by the organization] ; 2 items
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347 Carnegie Institute, 1928-1936 [Correspondence with Samuel Harden Church, former vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and president of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute. Topics include Church's solicitations for investment advice regarding General Motors; suggested strategies for organizing the national anti-Prohibition movement; transcript of Church's May 31, 1933 radio address calling for repeal; his proposals to form a national Liberal Party as a third party, including a Liberal Party platform statement; copy of telegram from Church to President Roosevelt concerning company unions and the impact of the National Labor Relations Act] ; 75 items
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345 Carnegie, Andrew, 1908-1909 [Drafts and correspondence between Raskob and Andrew Carnegie outlining models for employee ownership and profit sharing in American industry, also described as Labor and Capital Partnerships. Includes clipping from Wall Street Journal, March 20, 1909] ; 7 items
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348 Carney, Helen T., 1924-1950 [Correspondence with Inez Raskob's nurse, mostly concerning Inez's condition and treatments in various institutions. Also includes some general family news, including accounts of the impacts of the deaths of Bill Raskob and of Raskob's servant Larry [?]; records of payments and gifts of stock. Also includes clipping from Catholic News, June 3, 1930, describing Raskob's first encounter with William Kenny and Terence McManus, which led to his affiliation with Governor Al Smith] ; 45 items
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349 Carpenter, Horace T., 1920-1927 [Correspondence with artist, mostly concerning social calls and the purchase of a painting of Caesar Rodney. Horace Carpenter served as Superintendant/curator of Independence Hall in Philadelphia] ; 22 items
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350 Carpenter, Robert Ruliph Morgan and Margaretta, 1909-1939 [Correspondence with 'Ruly' Carpenter, head of the DuPont Company's Manager Development Department, later appointed to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Topics include social affairs; condolences on the death of Catherine Lorena Raskob; proposals to finance a purchase of the Wilmington Every Evening newspaper; solicitations for donations, including letter of October 30th 1925 summarizing the amount of Raskob's charitable donations for the year at $100,000; business offers, referrals and references; concerning purchase of a yacht; 1937 correspondence concerning offshoring of assets and purchase of land in U.S. and abroad, out of concern over potential government financial policies, including summary description of Raskob's holdings in the Southwestern U.S.; Raskob's defense of his statement to the 1934 DuPont board of directors in support of President Roosevelt's fiscal policies and challenging Carpenter to organize a group of industrial leaders to provide anti-communist advocacy and education, and responding to Carpenter's criticism of the effect of New Deal policies on availability of domestic and farm labor; charter statement and subscription offer for stock in the proposed sports complex at Wilmington Park] ; 50 items
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351 Carpenter, Walter S. Jr., 1920-1939 [Correspondence with Walter Carpenter, member of DuPont's Executive Committee member, company treasurer and later, president. Carpenter also served on the General Motors board of directors. Correspondence mostly concerns general DuPont Company financial and organizational matters, including choice of financial agents for stock issues, testimony before the SEC on director's salaries] ; 50 items
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352 Carrara, Louis and Nora, 1939-1948 [Two telegrams with arrangements for travel] ; 2 items
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353 Carrier Engineering Corp., 1931 [Correspondence concerning installation of air conditioning in Raskob's private railway car] ; 4 items
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354 Carroll Club, 1948 [Invitations to club functions and receipts for tickets] ; 6 items
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355 Carson, Martha E., 1929-1946 [Correspondence with Martha Carson, of New York and Pittsburgh, and her husband, Robert Carson. Includes invitations to social engagements; accounts of trips and functions; investment advice; political issues including Mrs. Carson's campaign for the Pittsburgh Congressional seat, and Raskob's accomplishments with the Democratic Party] ; 30 items
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356 Carter, Amon G., 1928-1930 [Correspondence with the president of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram concerning gifts of produce from Carter's Shady Oak Farm] ; 10 items
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357 Cartier, Inc., 1924-1948 [Notifications and invitations to view new products, invoices for gifts and purchases, and proposed designs for jewelery] ; 11 items
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358 Cassidy, Lewis C., 1948 [Correspondence with Cassidy, an official at the U.S. Department of Justice, concerning Cassidy's support of the Dewey presidential campaign and Cassidy's offer to write a biography of Raskob] ; 4 items
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359 Catholic Clergy and Organizations, 1910-1950 [Alphabetical file of correspondence with individual Catholic clergy, church orders and organizations, church schools, missions and Catholic publications. Topics are mostly requests for donations and financial advice; financial and organizational support for missions, relief work, orphanages and Catholic education] ; 1,000 items
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360 Catholic Club of the City of New York, 1904-1949 [Notifications of club events and correspondence concerning membership and club dues; monthly club newsletter Catholic Club Bulletin, 1904-1909, listing committee membership and proceedings, applications for membership, notifications of events, and additions to library] ; 50 items
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361 Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Wilmington, Inc., 1927-1930 [Press clippings, drafts of agreements, and correspondence between Raskob and Bishop Edmond Fitzmaurice of Wilmington (see file 815), concerning the establishment and incorporation of a charitable and educational diocesan fund, funded by Raskob's initial gift of $500,000 and promise of matching funds up to the same amount. Also includes lists of pledges and donors; acknowledgements of Raskob's donations to the Catholic Foundation, and to parochial schools including schools in the St. Anne's, St. Elizabeth's and Christ Our King parishes] ; 50 items
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362 Catholic University of America, 1924-1940 [Appeals for donations; invitations, commencement programs and schedules for University events. Also includes correspondence with University Rectors Thomas Shahan and Morris Sheehy concerning political issues and support for Democratic presidential candidates; request for DuPont Company endowment of chair in chemistry; criticism of social reformer and economic populist Father Charles Coughlin; University fundraising campaigns] ; 75 items
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363 Catlin, Donald C., 1927-1931 [Business offers and proposals for mining and chemical engineering processes and partnerships] ; 5 items
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364 Cauthorn, Joseph L. and Janis, 1937 [Acknowledgements for gifts given by Raskob to the business manager of the San Francisco News; accounts of social events and parties] ; 5 items
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365 Central Trust Co. of New York, 1914-1915 [Receipts for exchanges and transfers of General Motors Company stock] ; 7 items
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366 Centre Association for Catholics, 1933-1940 [Invitations to events, solicitations for membership and donations, and other correspondence from Catholic educational and social organization affiliated with the Catholic Club of New York (file 360)] ; 22 items
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367 Centreville National Bank, 1952 [Bank statements and canceled checks from Helena Raskob's expense account, mostly payroll and other payments to staff at Pioneer Point Farms] ; 100 items
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368 Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 1907-1910 [Catalog and order for publication] ; 10 items
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1913-1950 [Correspondence between Raskob and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and affiliated organizations; Chamber of Commerce local and national periodicals, publications and papers on various economic and political topics. Raskob became a director of the Wilmington chamber in 1913, and a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce in 1927] ; 2,000 items
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1913-1919 [Invitations and announcements of meetings of the Wilmington and Philadelphia organizations; meeting agendas and proposed motions, including referendums on national legislative proposals such as the Seamen's Act of 1916, proposed increases in taxation of munitions manufacturers. Also includes 1914 Delaware Year Book, with by-laws, summary of activities, and membership lists in various commercial and industrial sections of the local chamber; 1919 recommendations for the improvement of the postal service in Wilmington; annual summary reports of Wilmington chamber activities, 1916-1919; invitation to the 1919 International Trade Conference organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with program and lists of foreign and U.S. delegates]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1920-1921 [U.S. Chamber of Commerce bulletins and newsletters; solicitation for support of bond issue to improve Wilmington's B&O bridge; notifications of hearings on improvements to Wilmington's waterfront, widening of the C&O Canal, and the revision of the city charter; bulletin #2 of the Committee on American Ideals; invitation to serve on the American Committee of Production of the International Chamber of Commerce, with membership list; resolutions of the first annual meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce; invitations to local and national Chamber events, including visits from foreign delegates; October 1921 press release by Joseph Defrees, president of the U.S. Chamber, on the railroad strikes. Publications and newsletters include: General newsletter, weekly nos. 493-545; Legislative newsletter, weekly nos 1-33, 63-65; miscellaneous special bulletins on crop production outlook and trade conditions; reports and transcripts of speeches on various economic and political issues; reports on referendums in local Chambers of Commerce on local transportation regulation, tariff principles, and proposals to establish a national department of public works]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1922 [Notices of meetings of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, including appointments of directors, special events and speeches; correspondence concerning activities and meetings of the American Committee on Production of the International Chamber of Commerce (other directors included Owen Young, Gerard Swope, and Charles Schwab), with minutes of January meeting appointing Raskob to the chairmanship of the American Committee's automobile section; results of referendums, open letters, and position papers on topics including veterans' bonuses, tariff proposals, trade with Russia and other programs; abstracts of national Chamber of Commerce directors' meetings; Raskob's letters to prospective International Chamber members; minutes and statements of the Industrial Relations Committee, with reports on labor unrest in the railroad industry and the anthracite coal strike. Publications include Weekly Business Statistics, an index of national productivity and prices in various industrial categories, federal reserve and stock price data; letters and press releases on the labor situation in the railroad and mining industries, with updates on negotiations between employers and unions; General newsletter, nos 546-597, mostly complete; Legislative newsletter, nos 34-80; miscellaneous addresses and reports on veterans' bonuses, immigration policies, and tariffs]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1922-1923 [Mostly press releases and reports from the Federal Fuel Administration and other agencies concerned with enforcing Interstate Commerce Commission regulations on coal price-fixing and distribution in response to the Pennsylvania anthracite coal strike of 1922. Raskob served on the Office of the Federal Fuel Distributor's Advisory Committee on Industry, responsible for attempting to maintain prices and report on stockpiling and industrial needs. General Survey Reports of the Federal Fuel Distributor include tonnage of coal shipped; coal production in various categories; railroad company maintenance of coal cars; coal prices; state production and shipping, assessments of labor situation; exports and imports]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1923-1925 [Records include minutes from committees including Industrial Relations; arrangements for the 11th annual meeting of the U.S. Chamber; reports and statements concerning the veterans' bonus bill and proposed increases in the income tax rates, including copies of correspondence between Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, Senator James Couzens and others; International Chamber membership lists and committee rosters; Raskob's appointment to the U.S. Chamber's Advisory Committee to the Finance Department, with minutes of December 1924 meeting; concerning lapsed members and prospects for the International Chamber; concerning U.S. Chamber publication, Nations Business]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1926-1927 [Arrangements for meetings of the U.S. and International Chambers of Commerce, agendas, and committee rosters; recruitment letters and prospect lists; program for 15th annual meeting; abstracts of U.S. Chamber board of directors meetings; agendas and minutes of meetings for the Department of Finance; correspondence with Wilmington Chamber manager Gerrish Gassaway concerning proposals to establish an airport in Wilmington and design of new highways in the city; Raskob's appointment as director of the U.S. Chamber. Also includes weekly business statistics; General newsletter, nos 816-866, partially complete, and Legislative newsletter, nos. 1, 5, 9, 11; This Week's Work no. 52 and vol. II nos 6, 9-12, 15 and 17]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1928-1929 [Includes position statement on Boulder Dam project; Department of Finance and Manufacturer's Department reports and meeting minutes; 16th annual report of Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber; correspondence concerning U.S. Chamber's conference on the Federal Reserve Bank; arrangements for meetings on employee relations; report of the Committee on Economic Changes, surveying postwar economic trends in the U.S.; report on the Amsterdam meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce; invitation to December 5th 1929 economic conference called by President Hoover. Also includes miscellaneous general and legislative newsletters, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce publications on international trade]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1930-1931 [Announcements of meetings; invitations to Wilmington Chamber meetings; Department of Commerce reports on economic depressions in France and England]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1932-1939 [Includes transcripts of addresses by Assistant Secretary of Commerce John Dickinson, 1934; invitations to U.S. and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce meetings and conferences; correspondence concerning subscriptions to Wilmington Chamber. Also includes General newsletter nos. 1094-1115 and 1212-1245; Legislative weekly reviews, 1933 nos. 1, 12-22, 32, 1938 nos. 9-24, 1939 nos 1-38; Washington Review fortnightly summary of government business policy, vol. I, nos. 1-22, vol. V, nos. 13-23, vol. VI, nos. 1-25, and vol. VII, nos. 1-13; miscellaneous publications, mostly on the National Labor Relations Act]
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369 Chamber of Commerce, 1940-1950 [Miscellaneous publications, many on war production, including General newsletter, nos. 1287-1290; Legislative weekly review, 1942 nos. 50-58; Washington Review vol IX, nos. 10-14; Business Action weekly newsletter of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Vol 6 nos. 38 and 42-51, vol 7 nos]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Advisory Committee [Report of the meeting of the Department of Manufacture's Advisory Committee, October 1927. Includes agenda and minutes of meeting, notes on discussions of manufacturing trends, studies of labor turnover and competition from prison labor in various industries]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Agriculture [Reports on farm legislation, 1927-1929, including travel report for U.S. Chamber agricultural service staff and members; summary of regional Chamber projects; reports on production of cotton and other agricultural products]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Banking and Currency Study [1929 report, drafts and supplements of the 1927 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Banking and Currency Study groups, discussing the operations and organization of the Federal Reserve Banks, with recommendations for improvements in open-market operations and reserve requirement regulations. Also includes minutes and reports to the December 1927 Executive Committee meeting]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Civic Development [1927 civic development program summary, with recommended programs for city and road planning, zoning, public service provision, with list of related Chamber of Commerce publications. Also includes 1928 report on automobile parking in business districts]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Department of Manufacture [Agendas for meetings, proposed program and progress reports, 1927-1929, for departmental activities, including development of reports on retirement plans, employee relations, uniform cost accounting, and labor turnover. Also includes statistical report on trends in foremanship courses in the United States]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Field Reports [Travel reports for Chamber of Commerce field staff, November 1927-June 1928, listing addresses, conferences, and visits to local Chambers; field staff newsletter the Dotted Line, vol II, nos. 25-29; undated report (1928?) on GMAC foreign operations and lending rates, with summaries of operations of Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Montevideo, Alexandra and other GMAC branches]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject [1927 and 1928 individual and associate membership lists. Also includes 16th annual report of the board of directors. Files-Membership Lists]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Organization [Statements on the origins and organization of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with 1927 organizational chart]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Service Departments [Monthly progress reports on major projects of service departments, October 1927-June 1928]
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369 Chamber of Commerce: Subject Files-Taxation [Reports and position papers on federal and local taxation]
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370 Chamberlain Metal Weather Strip Co., 1910-1911 [Correspondence concerning construction work at Woodsedge, a Raskob family residence in Claymont] ; 12 items
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371 Chambers, Clark T., 1927-1934 [Offers of property for sale in New York and Long Island] ; 5 items
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372 Champion, Albert, 1924-1926 [Acknowledgements of gifts received from the president of the A.C. Spark Plug Company] ; 4 items
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373 Chandler, Frank W. and Edith, 1941-1949 [Requests for payment and collateral on loans secured against Chandler's Desert Highlands, Inc. stock; correspondence concerning Chandler's rehabilitation from a stroke, Chandler's real estate partnership with Raskob, and opinions on tourism and development in the Palm Springs area] ; 45 items
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374 Chandler, Irving A., 1917-1950 [Business proposals, mining speculations in New Mexico and Mexico, ranch property in Texas, and other ventures] ; 23 items
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375 Channing, J. Parke, 1921 [Receipt for transcript of address by W.R. Ingalls to the Engineers Club of Philadelphia, "Some Phases of the Economic Outlook," on the distribution of income in 1916] ; 3 items
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376 Chanosky, Adolph, 1938 [Account of vacation at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado, and Raskob's objections to Chanosky's involvement in a news story about his stay at the Broadmoor published in the Wichita Kansas Beacon] ; 9 items
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377 Chapin, Roy D., 1927-1929 [Acknowledgements of gifts of publications concerning the automobile industry from the President of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce] ; 4 items
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378 Chase Nat'l Bank, 1918-1932 [Monthly account statements and canceled checks; invitations to bank meetings and banquets; arrangements for loan and receipts for payments] ; 50 items
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379 Chatham Phenix Allied Corp., 1929-1947 [Records of Raskob's stock holdings in the investment affiliate of the Chatham Phenix National Bank and Trust Co. (see file 380)] ; 15 items
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380 Chatham Phenix National Bank and Trust Co., 1913-1928 [Chronological file of correspondence between Raskob and the Chatham Phenix bank. Includes notices of dividends on bank shares; receipts for sales and purchases of stock; receipts for 1916 purchase of Chevrolet motor stock, with note payable to bank to finance purchase; requests for extension and renewal of notes; acknowledgements of deposits; acknowledgement of Raskob's election to board of directors, 1917, notices of meetings and agendas; financial statements and reports; March 9, 1923 letter of resignation from board at Chatham Phenix due to Federal Reserve Board ruling on potential Clayton Act conflicts due to Raskob's directorship at the Seaboard National Bank. Also includes statements, deposit slips, and check stub book] ; 200 items
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381 Chatterley, Harry Y., 1917 [Descriptions of works by the American genre painter and portraitist Richard Creifelds] ; 4 items
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382 Checker Cab Co., 1928-1932 [Financial records, reports and memoranda related to Raskob's investment in the Checker Cab Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer and marketer of taxicabs in New York, Philadelphia and other cities. Checker Cab also operated large fleets of taxicabs in those cities through subsidiary companies. File is organized chronologically and includes annual reports and financial statements; press clippings concerning Checker Cab's business operations, taxicab regulation and competition between taxicab companies in New York; memoranda concerning financial and investments strategies for Raskob and other investor's holdings in Checker; lists of stockholders; summaries of business operations and proposals for marketing and production strategies; investment reports and newsletters discussing Checker Cab Co. stock; acknowledgements and receipts for stock trades, and correspondence concerning sales and trades of stocks between Raskob, J.A. Sisto, Matthew Robinson and other major stockholders; correspondence concerning regulation of taxicab operations in New York City, mileage, revenue and profitability of cab operations, comparisons of bookings and revenue between different models of cabs, and agreements with operators; financial statements from subsidiary taxicab operating companies including Yellow Cab, Parmalee Transportation, and the Chicago Yellow Cab Co., with estimates for Checker Cab unit production; correspondence concerning competition from Ford and General Motors Corporation in taxicab production and operations] ; 500 items
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384 Cherry Island Marsh Co., 1904-1909 [Statements concerning plans for construction of a bulkhead along the Delaware river by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] ; 2 items
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385 Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., 1938-1943 [Correspondence concerning advertising campaigns; request for proxy vote in support of company management] ; 3 items
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385 Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing, 1932-1941 [Invitations to events and race meeting schedules; committee and board reports and minutes. Association] ; 25 items
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386 Chester, Colby M., 1935-1950 [Letter of congratulations from Chester, president of General Foods Corporation, upon Raskob's appointment as chair of the National Business Conference Committee; invitation to testimonial dinner for Herbert Hoover] ; 2 items
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387 Chester, John J. Jr., 1930 [Correspondence concerning return of jewelery stolen from Elizabeth Raskob while staying in Palm Beach in 1929] ; 8 items
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388 Chevrolet Motor Company, 1916-1948 [Shareholder announcements and notices of meetings and dividends; letters of introduction to dealers and executives; receipts for automobile purchases and chauffer services; correspondence concerning purchase and sale of stock, with 1921 stockholder list; correspondence concerning establishment of dealership franchise in Providence, RI] ; 50 items
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389 Chicago & Northwestern Railway, 1928-1936 [Stockholder announcements and receipts for share purchases] ; 15 items
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390 Chicago Real Estate Bond Exchange, 1933 [Reports concerning unauthorized use of Raskob's likeness in advertising materials] ; 12 items
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391 Childs, C.F. & Co., 1938-1944 [Newsletters and memoranda from government securities trader] ; 10 items
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392 Christian, Frank S. & Mitzi, 1949-1950 [Correspondence concerning visits to Pioneer Point Farm by acquaintances of Raskob] ; 8 items
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393 Christiana Securities Company, 1921-1941 [Records of Raskob's investments and directorship of the private investment company created by P.S., Irénée, and Lammot du Pont as a vehicle for the retention of a controlling interest in the DuPont Company. Includes bound collection of annual reports, 1915-1946; monthly balance sheets and other financial statements; notices to stockholders and directors regarding calculation of dividends, announcements of meetings, and other corporate issues; records of stock transactions; bank account transaction reports and cancelled checks, including dividend payment checks to shareholders. Some correspondence concerns appointments of management and staff, plans for consolidation, financial statements and operational issues at the Wilmington, DE Newspaper News-Journal after the acquisition and merger of several Delaware newspapers by the company in 1920: also includes 1936 memo assessing options for political allegiance of newspaper; 1933 correspondence concerning the proposed issuance of new classes of stock backed by DuPont Company common stock as a vehicle for liquidity for the estates of deceased shareholders; ongoing correspondence concerning Raskob's availability for and attendance at director's meetings; 1940 stockholder list. Also includes an apparently unrelated compilation of clippings of liquor and cigarette advertisements from newspapers forwarded to Raskob] ; 1,000 items
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394 Christiansen, F.W., 1937-1939 [Proposal for investment in tourist resort in Bryce Canyon, UT] ; 4 items
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395 Christy, Leslie V., 1915-1928 [Letters of appreciation from General Motors employee] ; 9 items
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396 Chrysler, Walter, 1916-1936 [Correspondence with the automobile industry executive, topics including Chrysler's assistance with Raskob's acquisitions of various Buick automobiles; parties and social events; recommendations for club memberships] ; 37 items
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397 Churchill, C.W., 1923-1928 [Correspondence with Buick Motor Company sales director concerning acquisition of various models of Buick automobiles] ; 30 items
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399 City Building Commissions, 1913-1916 [Records related to plans for the construction of a new county courthouse and municipal building in downtown Wilmington. Includes city and county resolutions concerning authorization of construction and financing through bond issues; draft and final programs for architect's bids and selection competition, with facility specifications, site plans and views; correspondence with architects and with project advisor Warren Laird of the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture; notices and agendas for meetings of the building commission; correspondence concerning selection of craftsmen and financing of buildings' sculptural and decorative elements, and related correspondence with New York sculptor Charles Keck] ; 100 items
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398 City Club, 1914-1919 [Records related to the establishment and management of Wilmington's City Club, Raskob's presidency of the institution. Includes nominations for membership; announcements and invitations to club events; financial statements; membership lists, members account balances, and list of regular patrons; correspondence concerning club rules and management, operation of the club's roof garden, and change of club premises from the DuPont Company building; postcard with interior and exterior views of City Club at the DuPont building location, and broadsheet advertising City Club and facilities at the DuPont building] ; 75 items
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400 Civic Forum, 1922-1936 [Invitations to lectures on public affairs and political events; announcements and schedules of events] ; 25 items
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401 Clair, Birdie M., 1931-1941 [Requests for financial assistance and related correspondence] ; 13 items
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402 Clark, Arthur H. Company, 1909-1910 [Correspondence concerning orders for publications] ; 15 items
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403 Clark, Brisco B., 1929-1930 [Correspondence concerning sale of property in Centreville] ; 9 items
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404 Clark, Emory W., 1915-1918 [Acknowledgement of meeting and gift] ; 2 items
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405 Clark, Frederick B., 1948 [Invitation to meeting and acknowledgement of gift] ; 2 items
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406 Clark, Harry C., 1916-1936 [Solicitations for investment advice and acknowledgements of gifts; correspondence concerning availability of real estate for purchase in Palm Beach] ; 25 items
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407 Clark, James T. Jr., 1932-1940 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's cancellation of Clark's debt] ; 9 items
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408 Clark, Nathan, 1900-1913 [Correspondence with Lockport, NY acquaintance] ; 4 items
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409 Clarke, Lewis Latham, 1916-1934 [Arrangements for meetings and invitations to social events from the president of the American Exchange National Bank; acknowledgements for Raskob's participation in underwritings and bond sales] ; 22 items
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410 Clausen, C.A., 1934-1936 [Requests for meetings] ; 4 items
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411 Claymont Board of Education, 1919-1923 [Correspondence concerning plans for new school construction in Claymont, DE] ; 8 items
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412 Claymont Community League, 1922 [Proposals for the elimination of mosquitoes in Claymont, DE] ; 3 items
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413 Claymont Land Company, 1930-1936 [Corporate and financial records for company established in 1930 to hold the Archmere property after the Raskob family's move to Maryland and prior to Archmere's sale to the Premonstratensian Fathers. Includes annual corporate tax returns; financial statements; annual corporate reports to the State of Delaware; minute book; stock transfer book] ; 25 items
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414 Claymont Property Owners League, 1922 [Correspondence with community group regarding complaint over obstruction of river access] ; 15 items
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415 Claymont Trust Company, 1923-1931 [Canceled checks, check stub books, and bank statements for Archmere, Inc.'s account with the Claymont Trust Company. Most payments recorded are for household operating and personnel matters] ; 25,000 items
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416 Clement, Horace J., 1927-1945 [Application for employment and arrangement for Clement's interview for the position of secretary to Raskob; ledger sheets for various accounts and notices of payments; arrangements for transportation, theater tickets and other services for Raskob; memoranda concerning share purchases and sales] ; 50 items
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417 Clerkin, Dora Odessa McHugh, 1906-1936 [Requests for financial assistance from Lockport, NY acquaintance] ; 25 items
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419 Cleveand & Buffalo Transit Co., 1901 [Request for ferry service rate and timetable information] ; 4 items
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420 Cleveland Trust Company, 1930-1933 [Copies of Business Bulletin published by Cleveland Trust Co., 1930-1933, featuring economic analysis and business forecasts] ; 14 items
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418 Cleveland, Treadwell, 1931 [Request for employment from NY journalist] ; 4 items
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421 Clews, James B., 1931 [Arrangements for rental of box at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City] ; 7 items
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422 Cline, C.M., 1936-1948 [Seasonal greetings and correspondence concerning Raskob's health after his illness of 1936] ; 11 items
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423 Clothier, Robert C., 1921 [Letter of introduction and arrangements for meetings] ; 6 items
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424 Cloud Club, 1930-1942 [Acknowledgements of subscriptions; invitations to club events and correspondence concerning membership; lists of membership candidates; notifications of construction progress; brochure and prospectus for the private club located in the Chrysler Building] ; 20 items
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425 Club Borgo, 1924 [Correspondence concerning club membership] ; 6 items
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426 Club de Montmartre, 1923-1928 [Correspondence concerning membership at Palm Beach club; membership list and 1925 balance sheet] ; 7 items
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427 Club St. Regis, 1929-1930 [Invitations to events at NYC club] ; 5 items
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428 Clubs, 1911-1948 [Correspondence concerning offers of membership, honorary memberships, and resignations, in various clubs and associations, with brochures, membership lists and literature from sporting and hunting clubs, yachting and country clubs, and commercial associations. Includes lists of Raskob's club memberships and dues, 1932-1936] ; 100 items
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429 Clymer, Ernest F., 1930-1932 [Correspondence concerning life insurance matters and Prohibition] ; 7 items
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430 Cochran, Henry J., 1936-1949 [Commiserations concerning Raskob's illness in 1936; birthday greetings] ; 3 items
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431 Cochran, Thomas, 1920-1932 [Letter of introduction; congratulations on birth of Benjamin Raskob] ; 4 items
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432 Cockrell, Ewing, 1930-1949 [Correspondence with Missouri judge and director of the United States Federation of Justice. Letter from 1930 addresses need for rural organization by Democratic Party. Later correspondence concerns disarmament and international justice organizations] ; 5 items
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433 Cody, Francis X. and Gwendolyn, 1924-1935 [Includes business proposal; request for financial assistance from Gwendolyn Cody; requests for loans by Francis Cody in order to hire private detective to find Gwendolyn Cody] ; 12 items
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434 Cole, Frank C., 1932-1938 [Notifications for dental appointments] ; 6 items
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435 Coleman, A.J., 1935 [Letters soliciting Raskob's interest in an unspecified business proposal, and suggesting actions to be taken against Republican Senator Arthur R. Robinson] ; 4 items
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436 Coleman, J.D. Stetson, 1950 [Correspondence concerning 1950 election, including Dunn Survey report] ; 4 items
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437 Coley,William B., 1929-1932 [Correspondence with New York doctor concerning cancer treatment for Wilmington physician Dr. John Palmer (file 1774)] ; 25 items
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439 College of Mount St. Vincent, 1935-1947 [Correspondence concerning the funding of a scholarship at the College in memory of Inez Yvonne Raskob. Also includes semester bills for Inez Yvonne and Margaret Lucy Raskob] ; 28 items
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438 College of the City of New York, 1930 [Invitation to present a lecture at the College's Business Policy Forum, and Raskob's letter declining invitation] ; 4 items
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440 Collier, Joseph A., 1928 [Letters of complaint concerning alleged blacklisting by Chicago Chevrolet dealerships] ; 6 items
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441 Collier, P.F. & Son Co., 1906-1929 [Orders for publications, and correspondence concerning invitations to speak on the Collier's Radio Hour] ; 11 items
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442 Collins, Aaron L., 1929-1933 [Solicitations for investments advice concerning General Motors and Aero Supply Company] ; 6 items
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443 Collins, Howard B., 1931-1937 [Offers by art dealer for sale of antique prints, mostly views of Lockport, NY] ; 8 items
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444 Collins, James M., 1930-1935 [Letter in support of Raskob during 1930 Congressional Hearings on lobbying under Senator Arthur Robinson and solicitations for investment advice] ; 24 items
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445 Collins, John R., 1932-1938 [Correspondence with Pennsylvania State Government official, concerning business proposals and State Republican victories in the 1938 election] ; 10 items
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446 Collins, Mary, 1932-1939 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's financial support of Collins children through college, and arrangements for visit with Raskob in New York] ; 9 items
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447 Collins, Robert H., 1919-1920 [Correspondence with President of Cadillac Motor Car Co. concerning orders, shipping and modifications and repairs to automobiles] ; 25 items
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448 Columbia, 1916-1932 [Invitations to University events, anniversaries and University exhibitions; acknowledgements of donations] ; 10 items
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449 Columbia Yacht Club, 1930-1942 [Invitations to club events; minutes of club meetings, financial statements, and fundraising appeals; notifications of Raskob's election to various club offices; club newsletter, "The Burgee"; correspondence and news clippings concerning relocation of the club premises ordered by NY Park Commissioner Robert Moses] ; 100 items
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450 Columbus Hall Association, 1925-1938 [Notices of stockholder's meetings, annual reports and financial statements for the corporation operating the premises of the Wilmington chapter of the Knights of Columbus] ; 10 items
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451 Colville, Frank M., 1924-1936 [Correspondence with Lockport schoolmate, including recollections of mutual acquaintances, samples of verse and editorial writings by Colville, and seasonal greetings] ; 22 items
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452 Comerford, Lizzie and M.J., 1902-1913 [Correspondence with cousin Elizabeth Comerford and her husband Michael J. Comerford, mostly notices of family news and arrangements for visits and vacations; correspondence concerning sickness and death of Elizabeth Comerford] ; 30 items
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453 Commercial Trust Co., 1918-1921 [Requests to purchase shares in Commercial Trust Co., a Philadelphia financial institution; notice of election to board of directors, meeting announcements, and shareholder notices; correspondence concerning attendance at board meetings and Raskob's resignation, and Federal Reserve Bank inquiries regarding Raskob's interlocking directorships] ; 40 items
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454 Committee for Constitutional Government, 1941-1949 [Bulletins and fundraising solicitations from the conservative activist organization founded by Norman Vincent Peale, Frank Gannett, and former Democratic Congressman Samuel Pettingill. Includes Committee pamphlets on anti-union and anti-communist topics, 'state socialism,' 'right to work' policies, and Roosevelt's tax policy. Also includes receipt for Raskob's note paid to the Committee to finance publications] ; 10 items
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455 Committee for the Nation, 1933-1936 [Publications, memoranda and press releases from the Committee for the Nation to Rebuild Prices and Purchasing Power, an industrialists' and agriculturalists' lobbying group promoting reflationary monetary policy, monetarist currency management, and opposition to the gold standard. Includes copies of letters and memoranda to President Roosevelt from the Committee concerning establishment of a free-market in gold, opposition to deflationary policies; memoranda to Committee members on topics including promotion of production through increases in prices of commodities and finished goods, relief of frozen bank deposits, and the establishment of a free market in gold] ; 50 items
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456 Committee on Recent Economic Change, 1932-1936 [Reports of committee founded by Herbert Hoover to investigate relief of cyclical unemployment, and to gather and report on related economic and labor statistics. As a committee member, Raskob received drafts for comment of reports on various topics intended for publication by the Committee, including monetary policy and economic trends, public works and unemployment relief. Includes draft of 1932 report, Economic tendencies in the United States] ; 25 items
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457 Commonweal, 1928-1937 [Correspondence with publishers of the Catholic magazine Commonweal, including records of Raskob's extensive financial contributions toward the establishment of the magazine. Raskob pledged a subscription of $25,000 to Commonweal in 1928, initiating and, in part, organizing a large fundraising campaign for the magazine] ; 250 items
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458 Commonweal: Correspondence, 1923-1927 [Includes Raskob's application for membership in Calvert Associates, Inc.; request for an appointment with Raskob for Michael Williams, editor of Commonweal, related to requesting financial support for the magazine; list of invitees to planned fundraising dinner for Commonweal, list of attendees]
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458 Commonweal: Correspondence, 1928 [Includes correspondence with Michael Williams, concerning editorial philosophy of journal, budget and staff, and suggestions for topics of address to March 20th fundraising dinner; copy of article on Raskob's funding of the Wilmington diocese; records of income from subscriptions, advertising and sales, and publication expenses; lists of attendees at March 20 fundraising dinner organized by Raskob, with invitations and responses; follow-up fundraising letters and responses; updates and other memoranda on fundraising campaign; correspondence and publications concerning persecution of the catholic church in Mexico under the Calles government]
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457 Commonweal: Correspondence, 1929 [Correspondence concerning monitoring of anti-catholic propaganda during the 1928 election campaign; memoranda and financial statements related to Calvert Associates publicity campaign promoting facts about the catholic church in America; memoranda on fundraising campaign progress; financial report to subscribers; correspondence with Williams concerning Raskob's increasing discontent with Commonweal's fundraising efforts]
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457 Commonweal: Correspondence, 1930-1938 [Updates on fundraising campaign, financial statements, and receipts for subscriptions; invitations to Calvert Associates and Commonweal events; correspondence concerning taxable status of donations and subscriptions]
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458 Como Mines Company, 1934-1936 [Records of purchases of Nevada-based mining company stock by Raskob for his own holdings and also on behalf of Raymond Sullivan, Harold Seer, Frank Garey, Marion Gervais and others. Also includes 1935 annual report of Como and notices related to bankruptcy proceedings] ; 25 items
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459 Compania Minera de Mexcala, 1946-1952 [Records related to the operations and financing of a Mexican gold-mining venture organized by Raskob and business partners including Hugh Drum, Raymond Sullivan and others. Compania Minera de Mexcala, S.A. was established to operate mines formerly owned by the Mexican mining companies Compania Minera Concepcion, Carmen y Anexas, S.A. and Compania Minera Jesus y Anexas, S.A., which had been formed in the early 1940's to work gold, silver, and copper mining claims near the town of Mexcala, about 250 miles South of Mexico City in the province of Guerrero. Individual mines comprising the claims, including the Alianza, Carmen, Refugio and Lucero, were supposed to hold extremely large reserves of precious metals which had not yet been exploited. Despite heavy capitalization by Raskob, and the construction of large-scale ore-processing facilities, the project never realized its supposed potential. In part this was due to conflicts between the Mexican staff and management, inability to locate rich reserves of ore at the site, and bitter labor disputes. Raskob was intimately involved in the management of this venture as president of the company, and all aspects of the operation are richly documented] ; 3,000 items
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459 Compania Minera de Mexcala: Correspondence, Bradbury [Progress reports on drilling for gold at Raskob's San Pedro property in New Mexico from mining engineer Charles Bradbury, later general manager, director and vice president of Compania Minera de Mexcala; proposals for expansion of operations around San Pedro to neighboring claims held by Bradbury; correspondence concerning political conditions in Mexico relating to proposed development of copper and gold deposits in Mexcala; transcript of telephone conversation between Hugh Drum and Bradbury concerning status of installation of mining equipment at Mexcala, negotiations with local government regarding tax assessments and property titles; dispute between Raskob and Bradbury concerning recapitalization of Mexcala project through sale of Radelco Corporation stock and the effect on Bradbury's financial stake, with discussion of Bradbury's physical and mental health; correspondence concerning Thomas Campbell's interest in the San Pedro, New Mexico mine; status reports on mining operations and disruption by labor agitators at the Mexcala site; resignation by Bradbury from positions of director and general manager of Compania Minera de Mexcala, and related correspondence concerning severance and Bradbury's opinions of Raskob's leadership, and Raskob's allegations of mismanagement by Bradbury as the cause of the failure of the mining venture] ; Box 1
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459 Compania Minera de Mexcala: Correspondence, Drum [Correspondence, memoranda and transcripts of phone conversations between Hugh Drum, Raskob, Charles Bradbury and others concerning operations and management of the mining operations at Mexcala, Mexico. Topics include acquisition of visas and work permits; shipping and receipt of machinery and equipment; organization of a company union and other labor relations issues; status of negotiations for extraction and export permits and other legal issues with the Mexican government; Drum's memorandum on his visit to Mexcala, with opinions on problems in management and personnel, Bradbury's mental status, and mining operations] ; Box 1
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459 Compania Minera de Mexcala: Correspondence, Financial [Daily, weekly and monthly reports on mill and mine operations, 1950-1951, including total production and ore processing, production costs, payroll, operating and administration expenses; statements of accounts, assets and liabilities. Also includes correspondence between Drum and Thomas Saunders concerning difficulties in obtaining rail cars for transportation of ore to smelting facilities, and concerning closing or continuation of operations at Mexcala after the death of Raskob; correspondence concerning relations between Comp. M. de M. and Franco Urrias' Carmen Company, original owners of the Mexcala mining properties, financial and corporate status of Carmen, and related matters] ; Box 1
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459 Compania Minera de Mexcala: Correspondence, General, 1947 [Correspondence between Compania M. de M. directors, managers and vice-presidents. Topics include establishment of corporation, financial and organizational aspects in the absorption of Compania Minera Concepcion, Carmen y Anexes and Compania Minera Jesus y Anexes S.A. and transition of their directors and staff, original owners of the Mexcala facilities; corporate strategy regarding enlargement of facilities and production; Charles Bradbury's accounts of visits to the Mexcala mine and other mining and smelting facilities; 1947 memorandum on the effect of the Bretton Woods Agreements on gold prices in the United States; concerning the attitude of the Mexican government toward foreign capital and the development of industry in Mexico; correspondence with Bankers Trust Company and Thomas Saunders concerning arrangements with the Bank of Mexico on Raskob's behalf for favorable currency exchange conditions] ; Box 1
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, General, 1948 [Topics include acquisition of cyanide mill equipment, motors and generators from the Denver Equipment Company and the Diesel Motor Company of Port Washington, and shipping of equipment to the Mexcala site; acquisition of aerial tramway equipment; hiring of administrative and engineering personnel in Mexico; negotiations with Mexican power companies for power supply at the mine site; relations between members of management and executives, particularly with Manuel Franco Urias, former mine manager; accounts of visits to Mexico by Raskob and Hugh Drum, notes on meetings, and related records; four snapshots and three 5x7 prints of facilities and construction progress at mine site; clippings from Mexican newspapers announcing the formation of Compania Minera de Mexcala] ; Box 1
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, General, 1949-1952 [General correspondence 1949-1951, bulk from 1950. Topics include assaying, valuation and export of gold produced at the Mexcala mine; financial statements and operating expenses, productivity and progress reports] ; Box 2
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Misc. [Correspondence between Raskob, Thomas Saunders, Bradbury and others, 1948-1950. Topics include organizational structure of company; negotiations with provincial governor regarding extraction taxes and other levies; mine operations and equipment maintenance; accounts of Hugh Drum's visits to the Mexcala; dispute with mining union and attempts to station military detachment at mine in response to sabotage and agitation; reorganization of management after resignation of Bradbury, and refocusing of production toward copper ore at the Carmen mine site after disappointing gold finds throughout the claim; correspondence concerning inquiries into initial claims of mining engineers and surveyors and allegations that the claims were known to be mined out prior to their sale to Raskob and partners; book of 12 snapshots of mine facilities] ; Box 3
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Numbered [Correspondence 1949-1950, individually numbered and arranged consecutively. Topics include negotiations with labor unions concerning labor conditions in Mexcala; reports on productivity and mining operations; status of negotiations with state agencies concerning subsidies on production and extraction taxes; dispute over legitimacy of meeting minutes and resolutions] ; Box 3
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Saunders [Correspondence between Raskob and Thomas B. Saunders, 1948-1950. Majority of file comprised of transcripts of conversations between Raskob, Saunders, and Drum concerning operational and personnel issues, including managing issues raised by Bradbury's resignation; assessments of productive potential at Mexcala mining sites; settlement of labor disputes; strategies for reducing production and closing mines] ; Box 3
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Swift [Correspondence with Erbey Swift, the Company's legal counsel in Mexico, 1947-1949, mostly concerning land title to property parcels in the Mexcala holdings and indebtedness with Compania Minera Concepcion] ; Box 4
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Tax Matters [Memoranda and press clippings concerning Mexico's proposed 15% tax on exports and regulations on gold mining and refining; memoranda on takeover of Compania Minera Concepcion properties by the newly organized Compania Minera del Mexcala and related production tax concessions] ; Box 4
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Taylor [Correspondence between Raskob and Vernon F. Taylor. Topics include Taylor's initial proposal to Raskob to invest in the Mexcala mining properties; negotiations and counter-proposals for Raskob's acquisition of Taylor's interests in Compania Minera Concepcion; organization and stock holdings in Compania Minera del Mexcala; Raskob's letter of February 1950 summarizing history of venture and its disappointing results] ; Box 4
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Correspondence, Urias [Correspondence and translations of letters from Manuel Franco Urias, president and manager of Compania Minera Concepcion; Urias' accounts of negotiations with regulatory agencies and government representatives concerning fees and taxes on mining operations; transcript of Urias' speech at the inauguration of the Mexcala cyanide mill, recounting the discovery and initial development of the mining claims there] ; Box 4
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Bankers Trust [Statements, transaction receipts, and canceled checks from the Compania's account with Bankers Trust Company. Includes Raskob's reports to company treasurer R.J. Gould, with itemized disbursements for operational expenses, travel and transportation, repayments on loans from Radelco and the Raskob Foundation, and other aspects of the enterprise; invoices for cyanide mill equipment from Denver Equipment Co., for aerial tramway equipment from Morse Bros Machinery Company, and for professional and engineering services] ; Box 4
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Car Permits [Records related to acquisition of railroad cars and export permits for shipment of equipment and supplies to the Mexcala mine and mill. Includes lists of equipment shipped as of July 31st 1948; list of payments made to Denver Equipment Company; correspondence concerning gaining preferential treatment from Mexican and U.S. railway operators and authorities] ; Box 5
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Carmen Co. [Memoranda and correspondence concerning organization and operations of Compania Concepcion, Carmen y Anexas. Includes recommendations for reorganization of corporate structure and board membership after takeover of facilities by Comp. Minera del Mexcala; assessments of Carmen's executives, including Manuel Urias, from Archibald Burns, a major Carmen shareholder; accounts and minutes of Carmen corporate affairs and board meetings] ; Box 5
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Compania [Receipts and letters of acknowledgments for Raskob's payments to Compania Minera del Mexcala, reimbursements of expenses, and stock transactions] ; Box 5
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Cost Estimates [Records related to the acquisition and operating costs of ore-processing facilities at Mexcala. Includes mineralogical reports and assessments of mine reserves by Charles Bradbury and correspondence with Raskob concerning establishment of venture; cost estimates for construction and operations of cyanide mills and related facilities; productivity estimates and projected revenue] ; Box 5
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Financial Matters [Records and correspondence concerning financial organization of company, including requests for capital and receipts for payments and loans from Radelco and the Raskob Foundation; organization of transfer of assets from Carmen company to new venture; initial capitalization of company] ; Box 5
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Financial Statements [Weekly financial statements, itemized income and expenses, with cover letters and related correspondence, and 1949 auditors' report] ; Box 5
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Maps and Charts [Mexcala mining holdings and facilities, including mine workings, plans for ore-processing facilities, survey maps of mining claims in area] ; Box 634 folded oversize maps and charts
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Misc. [Includes minutes of stockholders' meetings; transfer of Jesus company holdings to Carmen company; report on corporate structure and finances, mining property and concessions of Compania Minera Concepcion and Compania Minera Jesus y Anexas; corporate chart of Compania Minera del Mexcala] ; Box 6
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, New Capital [Agreements and other records related to loans to Compania Minera from the Raskob Foundation and from Radelco Corporation. Includes minutes of July 1948 Directors' meeting, approving loan request and conditions; assignment of shares to stockholders; promissory notes] ; Box 6
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Reports [Weekly mine and mill progress and productivity reports, with personnel payrolls, meters of shafts and tunnels advanced, production of ores by site, mill operations and other aspects of mining and processing operations; ore production reports; management committee reports; geologist's and mine engineer's reports, including 1946 report by Robert Sayles to Vernon Taylor on gold and silver deposits in the Compania Minera Concepcion companies Carmen mine and the Anderson report of 1944] ; Box 7
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459 Compania Minera del Mexcala: Subjects, Trips [Records of expenses, vouchers, and correspondence related to arrangements for visits to Mexico by Raskob, Hugh Drum, and others on Compania Minera del Mexcala business] ; Box 7
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460 Comstock Union, Ltd, 1935 [Minutes of meetings, financial records, and correspondence related to Raskob's involvement in venture attempting to extract precious metals from the famed Comstock Lode in Virginia City, Nev. Includes correspondence concerning appointment of Acquin Feeney as manager of the business, with Feeney's assessments of personnel and management; drilling reports; recommendations for closing down operations and liquidating corporation; Feeney's request to investigate mining opportunities in Mexico on Raskob's behalf] ; 50 items
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461 Concord Country Club, 1927-1932 [Invitations, event programs, and membership matters; correspondence with Irénée du Pont concerning financial reasons for resignation from club and reorganization of organization as Brinton Lake Club] ; 20 items
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462 Congress of American Industry, 1934-1935 [Drafts of position papers annotated by Raskob, briefing material, and committee membership lists from joint National Association of Manufacturers/ U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference of business leaders. Raskob served as chair of drafting committee and the committee on social security at the conference held in 1934 for the purpose of recommending a program to accelerate business recovery. Topics of papers include: agricultural policy; labor relations and the Wagner Act; unemployment relief; trade regulation] ; 50 items
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463 Congressional Country Club, 1922-1932 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's membership in Washington D.C.-area country club. Includes Raskob's recommendations for new members; club brochure, with illustrations and membership list; letters to members, appeals for subscriptions, and invitations to club events and golf tournaments] ; 30 items
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464 Conn, George C., 1924-1930 [Request for advice on transportation industry investments; comments on Raskob's address on the five-day week, discussing the Rhode Island five-day week regulations of the late 1890s] ; 8 items
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465 Connable, Frank, 1917-1938 [Correspondence with DuPont Company vice-president Connable. Topics include investment advice; chain letters; offer of charter use of Connable's yacht; investment advice regarding General Motors stock] ; 22 items
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466 Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., 1935-1949 [Solicitations from insurance company] ; 4 items
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467 Connelly, John J., 1903-1923 [Donations to Wilmington clergyman] ; 9 items
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468 Connolly, Harry J. and Marion, 1948-1950 [General correspondence with acquaintances] ; 6 items
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469 Connolly, Laurette, 1929-1930 [Requests for investment advice regarding Warner Brothers and AT&T stocks] ; 14 items
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470 Connolly, William J., 1936-1939 [Certificates of title to automobiles owned by Raskob] ; 2 items
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471 Conrad, Henry C., 1913-1922 [Correspondence with associate justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Topics include raising ducks at Archmere; electric lighting of tennis courts; invitation to unveiling of Delaware marker at Valley Forge park; acknowledgment of gift of print of New Castle County courthouse] ; 20 items
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472 Consolidated Indemnity & Insurance Co., 1928-1934 [Receipts for share purchases; shareholder correspondence; correspondence related to claims in bankruptcy proceedings] ; 30 items
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co., 1935-1944 [Correspondence, financial reports, and memoranda on operations related to Raskob's investment options in a consolidated group of Comstock Lode silver mines owned by Zeb Kendall. Raskob's interests in the mining operation were managed by Robert Pierre Raskob, John Raskob, Jr. and Acquin Feeney. Other investors included Nevada U.S. Senator Key Pittman] ; 300 items
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co.: Correspondence, 1935 [Correspondence with Robert Raskob, John Raskob Jr. and Acquin Feeney concerning mining operations and progress of shafts and drilling; solicitations to A.J. Weinig, of the Colorado School of Mines, to take a position with the company; correspondence with Nevada's U.S. Senator Key Pittman, concerning Pittman's support for the company, government policy's affecting the price of silver, Pittman's position as director; with Consolidated's President Zeb Kendall, concerning Raskob's stock purchases in the Company, reorganization of Kendall-owned predecessor companies, and listing of the company stocks on the San Francisco exchange]
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co.: Correspondence, 1935-1936 [Includes consulting reports from A.J. Weinig; operational and development updates from Robert Raskob and John Raskob Jr., with responses from Raskob including discussion of his dissatisfaction with frequency and clarity of updates; correspondence between Key Pittman, Raskob, and the SEC concerning problems in registration of Consolidated securities, and potentially inadequate preliminary investigations of the mining claims; clippings from the San Francisco Chronicle on Raskob's mining enterprises]
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co.: Correspondence, 1936-1937 [Including announcements of SEC approval of Consolidated's registration; inquiries and reports on ore reserves in various locations; reports on share trading and decline in price on rumors of Raskob not choosing to exercise controlling options; correspondence between Raskob, his sons, and other business partners concerning continuation of his involvement in the company; correspondence with the U.S. Post Office Inspector, concerning mail fraud charges against persons using Consolidated Virginia as a reference in a fraudulent stock sale, with Raskob's reply providing a summary of the history and organization of the Company and his investments in it; correspondence concerning sales of Raskob's holdings in Consolidated; personal correspondence with sons regarding their business performance]
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining [Correspondence concerning insurance matters; sales of stock; accounts payable. Co.: Correspondence, Misc]
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co.: Financial Statements [Monthly financial reports, assets and liability statements, and budget projections, August 1935-March 1936]
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co.: Stock Distribution [Includes 1936 prospectus for stock offering and copy of by-laws; correspondence concerning Raskob's participation rights; lists of stock owners; concerning Senator Key Pittman's participation, including copy of trust voting agreement]
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473 Consolidated Virginia Mining Co.: Tunnel Reports [Daily reports on tunnel footages and total lengths; descriptive reports on tunnel work and ore findings]
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474 Continental American Life Insurance Co., 1922-1944 [Letters to policy holders; dividend payment records; solicitations for new business] ; 25 items
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475 Continental Life Insurance Co., 1913-1917 [Letters to policy holders; dividend payment records; solicitations for new business] ; 25 items
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476 Continental Shares, Inc., 1929-1940 [Financial statements and reports of investment company; dividend notices; correspondence concerning purchase and sale of Continental Shares stock by Raskob; shareholder letters, 1931, concerning call for emergency meeting of shareholders to discuss alleged illegal transactions between the corporation and Cyrus Eaton, of Otis & Company] ; 50 items
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477 Conway, Carle C., 1936-1937 [Invitations from the leader of Continental Can Company, to events at the University Club, NYC, in honor of Ernest T. Weir, chairman of the National Steel Corporation, and Benjamin Fairless, president of the United States Steel Corporation] ; 3 items
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478 Cook, Thomas & Son, 1920-1950 [Invoices for tickets, itineraries for trips and cruises] ; 25 items
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480 Coolidge Fund, 1928-1930 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's subscriptions to Coolidge Fund for the Clark School for the Blind and Deaf, a project of First Lady Grace Coolidge] ; 22 items
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479 Coolidge, Calvin, 1929 [Invitations to January 1927 and January 1929 White House dinner; letter to Coolidge concerning media coverage of Raskob's proposed workingmen's investment trust] ; 4 items
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481 Cooper, Curtis C. and Nell, 1923-1948 [Correspondence with former General Motors executive. Includes general news of family and mutual acquaintances; accounts of Raskob's ranching and mining investments in Arizona and New Mexico] ; 48 items
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482 Cooper, Curtis Calvin Jr., 1939-1949 [Invitation to dude ranch operated by son of Curtis and Nell Cooper; birth announcement] ; 6 items
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483 Cooper, Hugh L., 1921-1930 [Cover letters for reports on navigation, power and shipping by hydraulic engineer and dam builder Hugh Cooper] ; 5 items
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484 Cooper, Mollie M., 1911-1913 [References for former Raskob children's nurse; receipts of loan payments to Cooper for continuing education purposes] ; 10 items
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485 Copeland, Charles, 1904-1931 [Notices of DuPont Company bonus stock awards and employee stock purchases by Raskob; liberty loan subscriptions; purchases of Chevrolet Motor Company stock by Copeland] ; 31 items
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486 Copeland, Royal S., 1925-1932 [Correspondence with U.S. Senator for New York Royal Copeland, mostly concerning appointments to the Naval Academy requested by Raskob on behalf of Dr. W.H. Kraemer (file 1286)] ; 4 items
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487 Coppage L.R., 1905-1906 [Acknowledgements of gifts] ; 2 items
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488 Corbaley, Varina J., 1905-1934 [Correspondence with aunt of Helena S. Raskob. Early correspondence, 1905-1915 deals with settlement in the Elkton orphan's court of a legal dispute concerning Corbaley's trusteeship of a relative's estate, Raskob's financial support of Corbaley related to the judgment against her, and his attempts to secure housing and employment for her. Correspondence from 1916-1920 on is mostly related to Raskob's funding of Corbaley's genealogical research on the Green family, including progress reports, requests for reimbursement of expenses, and disputes over project book keeping and funding. Copies of documents related to Green family genealogy are found in file 976. Correspondence after 1920 is predominantly requests by Corbaley for increases in her allowance and Raskob's remonstrations regarding her living expenses, with records from 1931 concerning Raskob's execution of Corbaley's will and settlement of her outstanding debts] ; 400 items
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489 Corbin, Edythe Patton, 1929 [Request for assistance with repair of Cadillac] ; 3 items
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490 Corbin, Elbert A., 1914-1916 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's investments in the Cedar Valley Oil Company of Jonesville, VA] ; 9 items
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491 Corcoran, John P., 1942-1944 [Correspondence between John 'Jack' Corcoran and Frank Garey, mostly concerning payments on loans from Archmere, Inc., and including some accounts of activities on Helena Raskob's Arizona ranch] ; 50 items
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492 Corey, William C., 1920-1930 [Correspondence with Wilmington leather manufacturer on various social and political topics] ; 9 items
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493 Corn Exchange National Bank, 1914-1920 [Includes subscription offer for Liberty Loans; offer for sale of farm property in Middletown, DE] ; 4 items
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494 Cosden Oil Co., 1929-1936 [Correspondence and business records related to formation and activities of an investment syndicate in the Cosden Oil Co., a petroleum extraction and refinement company operating in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and other states, headed by Cosden & Company founder Joshua S. Cosden, the preeminent figure in the history of the petroleum industry in Oklahoma. Partly as a result of declining revenues and state industrial regulations, Cosden Oil Co. went into receivership in 1931 and was reorganized as the Cosden Oil Corporation in 1932] ; 500 items
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494 Cosden Oil Co.: Correspondence, 1929 [Includes solicitations from Raskob to join investment syndicate, investors included P.S. du Pont, Walter Chrysler; J.A.Sisto, and Harold Talbott, Jr.; syndicate agreement; inquiries and receipts for sales and purchases of stock between members, and reports on syndicate finances; status reports on exploration and extraction activities; press clippings and analyst reports; Delaware incorporation certificate for Cosden & Co. Inc., and Cosden Oil Co.; Cosden Oil Co. reports to stockholders and other notices]
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494 Cosden Oil Co.: Correspondence, 1930-1931 [Statements of trading accounts and records of stock sales and purchases; reports on oil extraction and exploration; correspondence from Cosden Oil Co. receivers, concerning payments to creditors and lawsuits against the company, with lists of liens and creditors; letters from receivers to stockholders, concerning reorganization of company, and memoranda from stockholder's protective committee]
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494 Cosden Oil Co.: Correspondence, 1932-1933 [Financial statements and agreements with creditors; correspondence regarding negotiations of reorganization plan; receiver's fees and legal fees related to reorganization; organization of Cosden Oil Corporation as successor to Cosden Oil Co.; correspondence and legal memoranda related to complaint from creditor Merrick Drilling Company; correspondence concerning negotiations with Conoco]
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494 Cosden Oil Co.: Correspondence, 1933-1936 [Financial statements and correspondence related to operations of the reorganized company]
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494 Cosden Oil Co.: Reorganization [Memoranda and correspondence concerning negotiation of the Cosden Oil Co. plan of reorganization]
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494 Cosden Oil Co.: Statistics [Financial statements; consolidated income statements, including operating revenue, refinery and production expenses; monthly asset and liability statements; memoranda on corporate organization and history]
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495 Cotter, Joseph P., 1950 [Requests for employment assistance] ; 4 items
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496 Coughlin, John J., 1928-1932 [Letter alleging anti-Catholic discrimination against school principal in the New Jersey public school system] ; 6 items
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497 Coulter, W.J., 1902 [Correspondence with employee of the Lorain Street Railway Company] ; 5 items
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498 Council on Foreign Relations, 1931-1935 [Solicitations for subscriptions to Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations; invitations to meetings and addresses; invitation to membership, with by-laws and member list, 1931] ; 13 items
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499 County Improvement Corporation, 1932-1944 [Invitations to stockholders and directors' meetings; miscellaneous financial statements; correspondence concerning value of shares held by Raskob in the Corporation, the managers of the County Trust Building in New York, and holdings of other directors including Orie Kelly and Al Smith; stockholder letters concerning the sale of the building and dissolution of the Corporation] ; 20 items
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500 County Trust Company of New York, 1927-1940 [Business records of the County Trust Company, relating to Raskob's directorship of the banking and trust company, 1927-1934, and records of his personal accounts with the bank. Also includes correspondence, court filings and legal memoranda related to Raskob's efforts to settle dispute over underwriting of Al Smith's 1928 campaign by Timothy Mara] ; 500 items
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500 County Trust Company of New York: Correspondence [Correspondence for 1927 includes acknowledgments of Raskob's appointment to the board of directors; receipts for purchases of stock in County Trust Company; monthly earnings and disbursement statements, and other financial statements, 1927-1931; Raskob's payments to County Trust for interest payments on loans for share purchases in Safe-T-Stat syndicate; notices of meetings and shareholder correspondence; acknowledgements of Raskob's payments to Dr. Raymond P. Sullivan, and account statements for Sullivan; 1929 rental schedule for proposed County Trust building on 8th Avenue, and status reports on construction of building; 1930 shareholder list; status reports and newsletters on new business campaigns; receipts for purchases of County Trust Company stock, 1932, with summary of purchases and sales, and receipts for payment on Democratic Party notes]
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500 County Trust Company of New York: Country Trust v. Mara & Kenny [Correspondence between Raskob and Democratic Party campaign underwriters Timothy J. Mara and Patrick Kenny, court filings and related correspondence. Includes discussion of circumstances behind Raskob's endorsements of Mara and Kenny's demand notes with the County Trust Company used to pay guarantees to financing of the Smith campaign; proceedings in lawsuit by County Trust against Mara and Kenny for recovery of debts; 1934 complaint by County Trust to the New York State Supreme Court, after initial jury trial's finding that the original notes were not valid; Appellant's brief and reply brief; respondent's brief; correspondence concerning attempts to locate and serve Kenny, and determination of his financial status]
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500 County Trust Company of New York: Demand Loans [Announcements of interest rates on demand loans held by Raskob; interest statements on Raskob's $1 million call loan with County Trust]
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500 County Trust Company of New [Cancelled checks, monthly statements, and check stub books 1929-1934 for personal account. York: Statements and Check Stubs]
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501 County Trust Company Syndicate, 1929-1933 [Financial records, agreements, and correspondence between members of County Trust Company stock syndicates, including Raskob and William English, managers, and subscribers including Vincent Astor, Alfred E. Smith, and William F. Kenny. Includes correspondence on subscriptions and renewals of participation agreements, distribution of stocks, and liquidation of individual participant's holdings; correspondence with John J. Pulleyn and George LeBoutillier concerning fulfillment of requirements of syndicate agreements; bank statements, cancelled checks, and statements of syndicate finances] ; 500 items
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502 Courtney, Jesse S., 1929-1930 [Requests for financial assistance] ; 8 items
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503 Cox, James M., 1929-1932 [Correspondence with newspaper publisher and former governor of Ohio, concerning Raskob and Al Smith's purchase of the Miami Biltmore hotel, opinions on the Roosevelt and the 1932 Democratic Party national convention] ; 9 items
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504 Coyle, M.E., 1939-1950 [Correspondence with General Motors executive, concerning the state of the post-war automobile industry; letters of introduction; automobile orders] ; 22 items
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505 Coyne, William, 1906-1930 [Correspondence with DuPont Company vice-president and sales director William Coyne. Topics include general family and company news; discussion of business and investment opportunities; securing of cipher-code patent; list of DuPont Company employees buying non-GM automobiles; letters of introduction] ; 75 items
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506 Crabbs, George D., 1927-1948 [Correspondence with president of the Philip Carey Manufacturing Company, concerning construction of the Cincinnati railroad terminal; concerning investments in Delaware Floor Products; dispute over repayment of joint note to the Wilmington Trust Company, including Raskob's 1931 complaint regarding the calling of the loan, and Crabbs' attempts to repay his portion; agreements for liquidation of Crabbs' stock holdings and estate, schedule for repayment of creditors, and establishment of irrevocable trust for Crabbs and his wife; correspondence with Raskob concerning assignment of life insurance policies] ; 100 items
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507 Crabtree, J.A. & Co., Ltd., 1932-1933 [Request for business information from British electrical accessory manufacturer] ; 5 items
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508 Craig, John S., 1941 [Agreements for the mortgage of 'Little Flower' property in Nevada County, California] ; 25 items
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509 Crane, Jasper E., 1921-1948 [Correspondence with DuPont Company executive. Early correspondence relates to Crane's position as the DuPont Company's European Manager, and includes reports on English dyestuff industry, and accounts of termination of DuPont's business relation with [?] Lukens, and Lukens' business and personal difficulties. Correspondence from the 1930's mostly relates to Crane's political, anti-new deal, and anti-communist activities] ; 30 items
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510 Cressinger, Eva A., 1915-1922 [Arrangements for the distribution of the estate of Raskob's aunt, Ellen Allen, operations and tax status of trusts established in Allen's will, and payments to Raskob's cousin Eva Cressinger] ; 50 items
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511 Crichton, Alexander F., 1927-1928 [General correspondence concerning yachting and motoring] ; 2 items
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512 Criscuolo, Luigi, 1933-1935 [Business offer, general greetings and correspondence concerning Catholic orders in the United States] ; 8 items
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513 Croatan Country Club, 1924-1930 [Membership and financial reports of Virginia hunting and country club; membership and subscription solicitations, and reports on hunting and fishing activities] ; 25 items
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514 Cromwell, James H.R., 1930-1934 [Requests for introduction to Lammot du Pont and news release announcing formation of the Sound Money League, an organization supporting the establishment of a central bank for the United States] ; 5 items
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515 Cronan, James P. and Gertrude, 1918-1928 [Requests for payments on loan; Raskob's offer of job opportunities at General Motors Acceptance Corporation] ; 45 items
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516 Cross, E.L., 1917 [Solicitations for support of 'Delaware School Journal' by the Superintendant of Free Schools for New Castle County] ; 10 items
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517 Cross, James H., 1932-1936 [Unspecified business offers] ; 10 items
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518 Cross, Willard S., 1920-1927 [Requests for loan from Lockport acquaintance; investment advice] ; 8 items
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519 Cross, William E., 1926 [General correspondence and accounts of trips and vacations] ; 8 items
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520 Crowley, E. Chase, 1915-1934 [Request for introduction to Pennsylvania Railroad vice-president George LeBoutillier and related correspondence] ; 10 items
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521 Crowther, Samuel, 1919-1930 [Correspondence between Raskob and popular freelance journalist Samuel Crowther, including outlines and proposals for magazine and newspaper articles; draft, comments and corrections to interview with Raskob published in the American Bankers Association Journal, 1928; proposal for Ladies Home Journal article, "Why Everyone Should be Rich," and correspondence concerning response to article; concerning proposed book by Raskob and Crowther on popular investment and ownership] ; 75 items
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522 Cuban Cane Sugar Corporation Syndicate, 1915-1916 [Records concerning Raskob's participation in a Cuban sugar cane farming and refining business. Includes prospectus and Raskob's initial subscription agreement in partnership with P.S. du Pont for $200,000 of preferred shares; notices and correspondence regarding participation of the DuPont Securities Company in the syndicate, including opinions and requests for interests in Raskob and P.S. du Pont's subscription from DuPont Company executives and du Pont family members; syndicate members notices and calls for payments; notices concerning distribution of profits] ; 50 items
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523 Cuban National Syndicate, 1929-1940 [Reports and financial statements for proposed Cuban commercial and real estate development syndicate] ; 19 items
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524 Cuddihy, R.J., 1926-1933 [Correspondence with the treasurer of the magazine Literary Digest, concerning securing a French-language tutor for Raskob; acknowledgements for gift of book on public speaking, clippings and other published material] ; 10 items
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525 Cullman, Howard, 1928-1950 [Correspondence with the New York Port Authority commissioner and chairman, and New York Democratic Party organizer Howard Cullman. Includes invitations to Democratic Party functions and engagements with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Lehman and others; 1930 correspondence concerning rumors of Raskob's support of anti-speculation legislation; organization of a citizen's council in support of Herbert Lehman's gubernatorial campaign] ; 43 items
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526 Cummings, Helen, 1949 [Acknowledgements for flowers] ; 2 items
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527 Cunard Line, 1923-1937 [Plans of the Cunard Line steamships Berengaria and Mauretania, and requests for reservations and accommodations on transatlantic crossings] ; 27 items
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528 Cunning, Mary B., 1936-1945 [Investigation of identity of anonymous request for investment assistance and disposition of $1000 enclosed with request] ; 13 items
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529 Cunningham, Gretchen D., 1929-1939 [General correspondence and requests for investments advice, particularly regarding Warner Brothers stock; correspondence concerning Democratic Party organization in California and the William G. McAdoo senatorial campaign; opinions on taxation and the gold standard; Cunningham's appointments in the Roosevelt administration and NRA; concerning Roosevelt's relations with public relations executive Ivy Ledbetter Lee; concerning chances for Roosevelt's re-election and relations between Roosevelt administration members, state and federal politicians] ; 75 items
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530 Cunningham, Lawrence and Eva, 1934-1936 [Records and correspondence related to medical treatment, death, and estate settlement of Raskob's chauffeur Larry Cunningham. Includes medical bills paid by Raskob, lists of stocks owned by Cunningham, and personal references for Cunningham's widow] ; 35 items
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531 Cunningham, Roy N., 1927-1931 [Tour and vacation arrangements with Franco-Belgique Tours] ; 10 items
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532 Curley, Arthur J., 1940-1941 [Employment references and resumes] ; 10 items
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533 Curley, Charles F., 1916-1930 [Correspondence with Wilmington attorney Charles Curley, concerning assessment of Raskob's city and county taxes; charitable donations to St. Peter's Orphan Asylum and St. Francis Hospital; transfer of Raskob's property on 18th and Van Buren to Archmere, Inc] ; 27 items
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534 Curran, Henry H., 1931 [General correspondence with New York City politician] ; 3 items
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535 Curtice, Harlow H., 1934-1948 [Status of orders for Buick automobiles] ; 28 items
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536 Curtin, John J., 1929-1932 [Account of Smith campaign in New Hampshire; request for expediting of yarn order for local manufacturer] ; 6 items
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537 Curtis Publishing Com., 1905-1941 [Saturday Evening Post subscriptions and related correspondence] ; 7 items
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538 Cushman, J. Clydesdale, 1926-1935 [Inquiry regarding rental rates at the New York Ritz apartment tower; transcript of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. real estate firm President J. Cushman's 1932 address on New York City's office building rental situation] ; 6 items
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539 Cushman, James Stewart, 1929 [Invitation to speech by New York Police Commissioner Grover Whalen on organized vice and speakeasies] ; 3 items
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540 Cyphers Incubator Co., 1913 [Orders for poultry incubation equipment for use at Woodsedge] ; 6 items
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541 'D' Correspondents: Single Letters, 1911-1950 [Alphabetical file of single letters from various individuals, organizations and companies. Topics include business offers, personal and domestic issues, household purchases and improvements, requests for employment and financial assistance, and political opinions. Includes Christmas greeting from movie actress Dolores Del Rio, Raskob's proposal to H. Drummond-Hay that the Canadian government should revise its tax laws in order to attract wealthy Americans to take up citizenship] ; 192 items
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542 Dahlberg, B.G., 1929-1930 [Invitations to tour sugar manufacturing facilities and correspondence concerning investments in the Celotex Company] ; 6 items
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543 Dahlstrom Metallic Door Co., 1918-1919 [Estimates, invoices and receipts for doors at Archmere] ; 15 items
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544 Dairymen's Supply Co., 1913 [Invoices for milk separator] ; 5 items
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545 Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1929-1946 [Invitation to Chamber event and copies of Chamber publications on post-war economic and industrial trends] ; 4 items
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546 Dankewich, K.F., 1945-1946 [Invoices for upholstering services] ; 5 items
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547 Danzebaker, William H, 1914-1918 [Correspondence concerning household services and coal delivery] ; 3 items
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company, 1927-1929 [Records related to the organization, financing and operations of a linoleum plant in Wilmington, Del operated by the J. Frank Darling Company of Brooklyn, NY. Records are continued in File 587, Delaware Floor Products Co] ; 350 items
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company: Correspondence, 1920-1925 [Includes correspondence relating to Raskob's interests in the proposed organization and financing of the Wilmington Sugar Refining Company, liquidation and receivership of project and the purchase of proposed refinery location by group of investors interested in establishing a linoleum manufacturing plant. Correspondence with investors Thomas Latta, William Bancroft Miller, and William S. Stiles mostly concerns settlement with Refining Company shareholders and procurement of financing for securities in the proposed Wilmington Linoleum Company]
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company: Correspondence, 1926 [Continuing correspondence relating to the financial organization of the proposed linoleum company; concerns from DuPont Company sales executives over Raskob's involvement in project after complaints from paint and finishing product clients in the linoleum industry; proposals and estimates for plant construction from the J. Frank Darling Company; dispute with W. Bancroft Miller over compensation for Miller's involvement in the project]
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company: Correspondence, 1927 [Includes letters from the Darling Company to various linoleum and flooring companies denying business connection with the DuPont Company; settlement of claims and liens against the Wilmington Sugar Refining Company; bids and quotations for construction, and progress reports on construction and installation of machinery; correspondence concerning financial organization and dispute over working capital requirements; receipts for stock purchases and payments on loans made by Raskob]
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company: Correspondence, 1928-1929 [Reports on plant operation, sales and productivity; Darling's letter of apology to Raskob regarding poor forecasting of working capital requirements, and Raskob's response; correspondence and minutes of meetings, concerning new common stock offers and loans; sales literature for Darling Company's 'Duralin' product; quarterly production and sales report, with analysis; reports and memoranda concerning reductions in expenses and requests for resignations from directors and personnel; reports on meetings of floor-covering manufacturers, with proposals for stabilization of production and marketing; correspondence and memoranda concerning bankruptcy of the Darling Company and the reorganization of its plant as Delaware Floor Products Company (file 587)]
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company: Minutes [Minutes of Board of Directors meetings, 1927-1928, mostly concerning new stock issues and financial organization]
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548 Darling, J. Frank Company: Reports and Agreements [Monthly and annual financial reports; sales reports and client lists. Includes treasurer's report, 1927, detailing initial organization and capitalization of the company, capitalization schedule, and monthly balances and sales reports; monthly financial statements, May-July 1928; agreements for the takeover of the Wilmington Refining Company property,]
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549 Darrach, Henry, 1918-1921 [Correspondence concerning production of Green family genealogy. See also files 488 and 976] ; 7 items
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550 D'Auby, Ted, 1933-1934 [Correspondence with acquaintance in Montana, with account of Raskob's motoring trip in Montana and Idaho, and D'Auby's acknowledgement of gift] ; 3 items
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551 Davey, Martin L., 1926-1929 [Correspondence with Ohio congressman concerning reorganization of federal government bureaucracy, including press clippings and Congressional Record transcripts; solicitations from Davey's tree-surgery company] ; 9 items
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552 Davidson, R. Meade, 1931-1935 [Solicitations for investment in broadcasting networks] ; 5 items
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553 Davie, Preston, 1927 [Invitation to golf outing at Tuxedo Park, with list of participants; invitation to dinner at Metropolitan Club, NYC] ; 7 items
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554 Davis, Arlene, 1949 [Arrangements for reception for participants in ladies' cross country air race] ; 6 items
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555 Davis, Arthur Vining, 1923-1927 [Acknowledgements for Raskob's proposals of ALCOA chairman Arthur V. Davis for membership at the New York Yacht Club and the Metropolitan Club] ; 4 items
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556 Davis, Collamore & Co., 1927-1937 [Orders for glassware] ; 3 items
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557 Davis, Edgar B., 1920-1929 [Invitations to meetings to discuss the U.S. rubber industry] ; 3 items
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558 Davis, G. Richard, 1930-1935 [Proposal for construction work at General Motors Building] ; 3 items
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559 Davis, Harvey Nathaniel, 1940 [Transcript of address by the president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on the contribution of engineers to modern standards of living] ; 2 items
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560 Davis, John M., 1927-1938 [Reports and transcripts of addresses by the president of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Includes report on sources of New York City's food supply; receipts of complimentary railroad passes; invitations to golf outings and social events; report on electrification of New Jersey suburban rail lines; 1932 Chamber of Commerce list of fields of business activities engaged in by the U.S] ; 21 items
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561 Davis, John W., 1930-1938 [Letters of introduction and invitation to join the English Speaking Union] ; 7 items
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562 Day, Joseph P., 1929-1933 [Letters of introduction and solicitation for donation to Catholic youth services organization] ; 7 items
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563 Day, William L., 1918-1928 [Correspondence with general manager of General Motors Truck Company, concerning proposed takeover of GM's Philadelphia truck dealership by Walter Kidd, of the Wilmington Auto Company; investment advice from Raskob concerning Day's GM holdings, with Raskob's analysis of GM securities structure, financial strategy, and dividend outlook, and P.S. du Pont's opinion on stock stability] ; 12 items
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564 Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., 1920-1923 [Invitation to plant opening; acknowledgement for copies of advertising material] ; 4 items
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565 Dayton Wright Co., 1922-1923 [Correspondence concerning orders for automobile] ; 25 items
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566 De Armond, Ann B., 1918-1931 [Investment advice and correspondence concerning the health of DeArmond's father] ; 11 items
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567 Dean, Philip S., 1935 [Letter of reference and related correspondence] ; 6 items
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568 Dean, William Homewood, 1916-1930 [Business offers and letters of reference for construction supervisor at Archmere] ; 11 items
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569 Deane, Albert Lytle and Claire C., 1926-1937 [Early correspondence until 1934 mostly accounts of General Motors business activities and stock performance. Most material after 1934 relates to the Deane's activities within the Roosevelt administration as the Federal Housing Administration's Deputy Administrator, and his promotion of the 'Deane Plan' for the elimination of employment through progressive payroll taxation. Includes drafts of parts of plan; correspondence with economists, representatives, and business leaders; correspondence between Raskob and the Deanes concerning support for the plan, including Raskob's letter of recommendation to the Department of Commerce's Committee on Economic Security; press clippings on the Deane Plan; correspondence concerning Raskob's political influence] ; 27 items
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570 Deary, Ida Ashford, 1928-1933 [Letters in support of Smith candidacy] ; 2 items
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571 DeBaum, W.E., 1918-1919 [Employment reference for construction engineer; pamphlet by DeBaum on management of suburban housing development construction] ; 7 items
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573 Decker Portrait Illustrations, 1924 [Request for portrait from press photography agency] ; 5 items
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572 Decker, E.W., 1919-1925 [Christmas greetings from the president of the Northwestern National Bank] ; 6 items
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574 DeCrow, David A., 1915-1923 [Correspondence with Lockport acquaintance. Includes invitations to Lockport events; inquiries concerning General Motors stock activity; business activities of the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation and the Holly Manufacturing Company, concerning proposed joint ventures with General Motors] ; 50 items
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575 Deer, Ida, 1930-1935 [Solicitations for purchase of holly] ; 7 items
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576 Defenders, Inc., 1937 [Press clippings and circular letters from anti-New Deal, anti-communist group] ; 10 items
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577 DeLamater, Walter A., 1931-1933 [Invitations to events from the commander of the 71st Infantry Division of the New York National Guard] ; 4 items
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578 Delano, Frederic A., 1929-1931 [Notification of appointments of directors at the Stable Money Association] ; 2 items
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579 Delaware Aeronautical Company, 1917-1919 [Business records of company established by Raskob, PSdP and Irénée du Pont, as a flying school to train pilots for U.S. military service. Records from 1917 include weekly reports on training activities of students and school operations, income and expenses statements, and correspondence with school manager Harry Atwood; student and employee rosters and applications from prospective students. Alphabetical correspondence file includes certificate of incorporation; inventory of Company property, December 1917; balance sheets and invoices for outfitting of school; invoices for services and equipment, and correspondence with suppliers and aircraft manufacturers. Records from 1918 mostly concern the post-war winding-up of the corporation and notifications to applicants of school's closure. File also includes corporate minute book; payroll records and employee time-book; account ledgers, check stub books and cancelled checks] ; 1,000 items
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580 Delaware Apple Company, 1915-1923 [Reports on crops and conditions at Delaware apple farm; subscriptions and investments by Raskob and Helena Raskob] ; 10 items
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581 Delaware Automobile Association, 1910-1926 [Membership and subscription matters; circular letters and bulletins concerning lobbying for traffic legislation and regulation in Delaware; notices of speed traps and Raskob's 1910 speeding violation; correspondence between Raskob and the Association concerning traffic and automobile regulation] ; 30 items
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582 Delaware Barber, 1913-1918 [Correspondence concerning store receipts and meetings of] ; 8 items
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583 Delaware Citizen's Association, 1928-1936 [Reports from the successor organization to Service Citizens of Delaware (file 2066), concerned with education reform and infrastructure in Delaware] ; 15 items
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584 Delaware College, 1916-1927 [Acknowledgments for donations to the predecessor organization to the University of Delaware; invitations to meetings, commencements, and conferences; reports and appeals for endowment funds; letters of thanks from Delaware College president Dr. Samuel C. Mitchell; correspondence concerning funds for construction of chapter house for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity] ; 27 items
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585 Delaware Commission for the Blind, 1912-1945 [Appeals for donations] ; 10 items
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586 Delaware Electric & Supply Co., 1917-1919 [Estimates for work and invoices for plumbing and heating supplies and services; punch lists for plumbing work at Archmere] ; 25 items
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587 Delaware Floor Products Co., 1928-1950 [Continuing business records of the J. Frank Darling Company (see also file 548). Includes correspondence concerning recapitalization, receivership, and dissolution of the Darling Company, and reorganization into Delaware Floor Products Co.; business reports from the companies; financial statements and minutes from meetings] ; 700 items
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588 Delaware, 1927 [Appointment of Raskob to the distribution committee of the Equitable Trust Company's Delaware Foundation] ; 6 items
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589 Delaware Horse Show Association, 1907-1921 [Programs and tickets for equestrian events, announcements of events and requests for subscriptions] ; 50 items
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590 Delaware Hospital, 1920-1942 [Notifications of trustee's meetings and correspondence concerning attendance at meetings; invitations and requests for subscriptions to fundraising events, and requests for donations; correspondence concerning plans for new hospital building] ; 35 items
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591 Delaware Motor Sales Co., 1917-1935 [Correspondence concerning orders for Cadillacs and bills for vehicle maintenance] ; 25 items
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592 Delaware Safety Council, 1918-1939 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's chairmanship of the health committee of the Delaware State Council of Defense; bulletins and meeting reports of the Delaware Safety Council, mostly concerning public safety education and legislation, traffic safety and legislation, including Raskob's comments and opinions on Delaware House Bill 194, establishing a motor vehicle operator's license, and parking regulation in downtown Wilmington; minutes of Safety Council meetings, 1927; collection of testimonial letters regarding traffic light installations by the Automatic Safety Corporation] ; 50 items
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593 Delaware School Auxiliary Association, 1925-1928 [Audit reports by the DuPont Company Audit Department of the trust established by PSdP for the improvement of public education in Delaware] ; 8 items
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594 Delaware Stamp Machine Co., 1907-1910 [Business records of company formed by Raskob, William Coyne and others, to assume liabilities of inventor and DuPont Company employee Irving Eyer and to develop and market his hand stamping machine. Includes agreement for transfer of hand stamping machine patent no. 815,805 to Wilmington Trust Company; sales figures and reports on stamping machine production and marketing; correspondence concerning loans to Eyer and planned legal action against him by the partnership] ; 50 items
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595 Delaware State Democratic Committee, 1930-1936 [Includes copies of telegrams related to alleged improper campaign financing in the Senatorial race between Josiah Marvel and Thomas Bayard; payments to voting registration checkers and for expenses related to checking electoral rolls; summary of Raskob's contributions to local and national Democratic Party organizations, 1928-1930] ; 50 items
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596 Delaware State Fair, 1912-1924 [Correspondence concerning subscriptions to Delaware State Fair, Inc., and organization of the fair's financing and program] ; 50 items
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597 Delaware State Highway Department, 1920-1931 [Proposals for the establishment of a State highway organization, prepared by Raskob and Charles Warner; correspondence concerning highway and traffic regulation legislation, and the enactment of the State Highway Department enabling bill; memoranda on improvements to Delaware roads, including Philadelphia Pike and Rodney] ; 50 items
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598 Delaware State Motor Vehicle Department, 1908-1947 [Raskob's applications for motor vehicle licenses and registrations] ; 13 items
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599 Delaware Trust Co., 1944-1955 [Check stub books, canceled checks, and transaction slips for Helena S. Raskob's account with the Delaware Trust Co. bank] ; 4,000 items
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600 Delco-Light Products, 1922-1925 [Invitation to sales conference and request for financial reference] ; 7 items
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601 Delzona Corp., 1955-1956 [Bank statements and canceled checks from Helena S. Raskob's holding company] ; 300 items
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1928 [Includes drafts and transcript of Raskob's speech to the DNC, accepting the position of chairman and supporting the candidacy of Smith for President. Acceptance speech folder also includes anti-Hoover cartoons from the Young Republican, published in Philadelphia; cartoon from Chicago Tribune, Sept. 4th, on Raskob's denunciation of Republican prosperity; pencil sketches by Merril Richardson. 4 Correspondent files for 1928 include William Armstrong's report on the Democratic popular vote in the Presidential election; letters of congratulation on appointment; letters discussing the impact of the Ku Klux Klan, anti-Catholic groups and Protestant preachers on the Smith candidacy, including letter from Frank Clark offering affidavit concerning alleged assassination plot against Smith, and clippings provided by John DeVille on anti-Smith preaching; concerning distribution of campaign finds in various cities and states; November 10 DNC campaign expenses, itemizing payments to interest groups and city organizations; correspondence concerning support for Smith in agricultural areas, including correspondence with John Merrifield outlining opposition to Hoover amongst Michigan farmers; correspondence with A. Gilmartin refers to collection of anti-Catholic literature compiled by the DNC and transferred to Commonweal magazine (see file 457), now in the archives of Catholic University of America (http://libraries.cua.edu/achrcua/anticath.html.); correspondence with Arthur Jones concerning voter intimidation by the Phelps-Dodge Corporation; July 14th article from Philadelphia's Evening Bulletin concerning Raskob's resignation from the Union League; correspondence concerning opposition to Smith by 'dry' Democrats in the South] ; Box 1
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1929 [Includes transcript of address by Frederick Allen, on agricultural policy; proposal by Alexis Bertus for Democratic Party immigration policy; correspondence from Nathaniel Bowie, G.B. Foster, and others concerning criticism of Raskob, the 'wet' platform, and concerns for national party unity by Texas Democratic Congressman John Box, and Democratic Party organization in the South; acknowledgements of donations and subscriptions from individuals and local committees to pay off the 1928 campaign deficit of $1.5 million; appeals for financial assistance from local Democratic organizations and committees; congratulatory letters and telegrams on the appointment of Jouett Shouse as chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee; anti-Republican party broadsides from the Missouri Agricultural League (May 1929); numerous plans and recommendations for dealing with campaign debt, many suggesting the establishment of a magazine or periodical, and summaries of receipts from state's organizing committees; correspondence with local and national Women's Democratic Clubs, including April 1929 edition of Bulletin, the organ of the National Women's Democratic Club; May-June correspondence with the Democratic State Committee, concerning organization for voter registration and distribution of absentee ballots; correspondence and news clippings concerning Methodist bishop James Cannon, Jr.'s opposition to Smith and Raskob] ; Box 2-3
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1930 [Correspondence concerning state-level organization; correspondence and news clippings concerning opposition to Raskob's chairmanship from Southern and 'wet' Democrats; correspondence concerning possibility of Roosevelt gaining Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1932. August-October folder includes correspondence concerning local nominees and organization for the 1930 elections, particularly the Pennsylvania gubernatorial and Delaware senatorial contests; concerning financing of organizing efforts among African-Americans and ethnic groups. November-December folder includes telegrams and letters of congratulations for Democrat victories in the 1930 election; investigation of alleged vote-rigging in Delaware (LeCates letter, November 1.)] ; Box 4-5
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1931 [Includes plan for fund-raising for the DNC, prepared by the John Price Jones Corporation, February 1931, and related correspondence, and revised plan, August 1931; correspondence and press clippings concerning criticisms of Raskob's leadership made by Texas Governor Dan Moody and North Carolina Senator Morrison; correspondence concerning potential presidential candidates; recommendations for Prohibition reform, particularly State's control of liquor traffic as proposed by Raskob; correspondence and press clippings concerning discussion of Prohibition reform policies by the DNC; transcript of proceedings of the March 5th meeting of the DNC, and related correspondence particularly concerning the response to Raskob's keynote address on party policies; report from John Biggs, July, 1931, concerning fraudulent voter registration in Delaware; correspondence concerning Democratic Party policies on tariffs and agriculture] ; Box 6-8
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1932 [Includes solicitations from individuals and companies with proposals for publicity and campaign advertising products and strategies for the 1932 presidential campaign; concerning foreign policy of the Democratic Party; comments and recommendations regarding policy on Prohibition, selection and nomination of a presidential candidate, and other issues; concerning organization and attendance at the Democratic Convention in Chicago; transcripts of speeches and radio addresses by various political figures, concerning party organization and relations with southern Democrats; transcript of DNC Annual Meeting, January 9th, including Raskob's speech to launch the 1932 'Victory Campaign,' bids from cities for selection as convention host, and allocation of state's delegates with debate concerning the proposed reduction of southern state's delegates; correspondence with supporters of a Smith candidacy; transcript of May 16th radio address by Al Smith, on reorganization of federal government finances; invitations to dinner for Owen D. Young, president of the General Electric Company; manual for the July Democratic Convention and correspondence concerning revisions, with annotated copy by Raskob sent to Clarence Cannon (July 5); correspondence with Baruch, Harry Flood Byrd and others concerning the nomination of Roosevelt by the Convention; concerning the Democratic Party victories in the November elections; regarding Raskob's election-eve radio address; letters of appreciation and responses concerning Raskob's chairmanship of the DNC and his contribution to the 1932 campaign; requests for appointments and government positions from supporters and party members; correspondence between Senator Joe Robinson, Raskob, PSdP and 'Ruly' Carpenter concerning the confirmation of Lammot Belin as ambassador to Poland] ; Box 9-11
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1933 [Correspondence concerning requests for appointments; settlement of local organization's outstanding financial claims from 1928 and 1932 campaigns] ; Box 11
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602 Democratic National Committee, 1934-1950 [Includes 1934 correspondence with DNC chairman James Farley, concerning Raskob's support for the Roosevelt administration, and transcript of address by Farley on the history of the DNC. Correspondence from 1936-1938 reflects Raskob's growing disillusionment with the 'New Deal,' including June 1936 correspondence with the Republican National Committee's Delaware representative C. Douglass Buck, concerning support for the Republican presidential candidacy of Al Landon; solicitations for support and contributions to the anti-Roosevelt 'Jeffersonian Democrats'; correspondence concerning finances and activities of Jeffersonian Democrats and Al Smith's anti-Roosevelt speeches and publications] ; Box 11
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602 Democratic National Committee: Correspondence [Individual files of correspondence with: Joseph Filoramo, concerning claims for 1928 campaign expenses; Representative A.J. Sabath, concerning claims for reimbursement of expenses associated with Smith's organizing campaign among naturalized European immigrants, including statements of 1928 campaign expenditures; Mary Salisbury, mostly receipts for Raskob's loans to the DNC and financial statements, also including two books of tickets to the 1932 Chicago Democratic National Convention; concerning Raskob and Al Smith's trip to Lockport, NY, with transcript of speech by Raskob] ; Box 12
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602 Democratic National Committee: Correspondence, Gerard, James W. [Correspondence with the treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. Includes financial statements and statements of monthly expenses; receipts for payments to creditors; correspondence concerning payments on loans; financial statements from State's organizing committees] ; Box 12
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602 Democratic National Committee: Correspondence, Shouse, Jouett [Correspondence with Shouse, as chairman of the DNC Executive Committee, organized chronologically. Topics include organization and activities of local and national committees, campaign and Committee financing, and media relations, including news clippings and copies of editorials. Includes draft of rural precinct organization plan, April 1928; congratulatory telegrams on the appointment of Shouse; Bulletin May 1929 with Raskob's profile of Shouse; arrangements for meetings and coordination of public speaking, correspondence and editorial activities; correspondence concerning support for Colored League Division organizational activities under William Gaston; July 1929 correspondence concerning disputes with southern Democrats, and acquisition of list of Missouri Democratic Party supporters; August, 1929 proposal to employ Nellie Tayloe Ross as head of Women's Division, and correspondence concerning selection of nominees to Executive Committee; December 1929 correspondence concerning alleged Klan affiliation and fraudulent securities sales by Senator Arthur Robinson of Indiana; drafts of Raskob's response to attacks by Senator Joseph Robinson, concerning the encouragement of stock speculation among working class investors; January 1930 correspondence concerning proposed purchase of Washington Post; Shouse's request for financial assistance from Raskob, March 1930; congratulatory telegrams after the 1930 elections; January 21, 1931 letter from Shouse concerning Raskob's proposal to discuss Prohibition policy at National Committee meeting, and related correspondence and responses; correspondence concerning stock syndicate arrangement between Raskob and Shouse; Washington Herald editorial of March 20, 1931, alleging Shouse's active support of Owen Young as Presidential candidate; correspondence of early September 1931 alludes to origins of political differences between Raskob and Roosevelt; 1932 correspondence concerning Victory Fund strategy] ; Box 13-14
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602 Democratic National Committee: Questionnaire on Prohibition [Responses to Raskob's 1931 questionnaire surveying Democratic Party member's opinions on Prohibition and reform of the 18th amendment] ; Box 15
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602 Democratic National Committee: Underwriting [Lists of contributors to DNC, financial reports on expenditures and appropriations from fundraising groups and local committees; correspondence concerning repayments of notes and loans made by Raskob to the DNC] ; Box 15
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602 Democratic National Committee: Victory Fund Campaign [Correspondence concerning establishment and operations of nationwide fundraising campaign for the 1932 elections. Includes correspondence concerning recruitment of organizing committee and State's committees, particularly New York and Delaware; correspondence with New York State committee members, with membership list; text and samples of leaflets and brochures; proposals for the formation of 'National Army of Democratic Women'; progress reports and memoranda concerning assignments and funds received; arrangements for events and transcripts and drafts of addresses; correspondence and memoranda concerning organization, recruitment and operations of the 'Minute Men of the Democratic National Committee.'] ; Box 16
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603 Dempsey, S. Wallace, 1926-1932 [Correspondence with New York's U.S. Representative Stephen Wallace Dempsey. Dempsey represented the Congressional district which included Lockport, and had also been the lead prosecutor of the United State's antitrust complaint against Standard Oil. Correspondence mostly concerns requests for Raskob's support in attempts to promote improvements to inland waterways; development of automobile patents bequeathed to Dempsey by the aeroplane inventor Glenn Curtiss, founder of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation] ; 10 items
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604 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, 1924-1928 [Notices of director's meetings and board appointments; Annual Reports, 1924, 1926 and 1927; itinerary for special stockholders trip along the Denver-Salt Lake line] ; 20 items
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605 Deppe, W.P., 1933 [Crank mail alleging patent infringement by General Motors] ; 4 items
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606 Deputy, Harry M., 1929-1949 [Correspondence with Delaware State Senator Harry Deputy. Topics include Deputy's investments in DuPont and Warner Brothers stock; Raskob's lobbying of Deputy concerning 'Dry' bill introduced into the Delaware House by Rep. Hyman; support for the Roosevelt nomination within the Delaware Democratic Party; requests for help in securing political appointments] ; 28 items
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607 Desert Highlands, Inc., 1936-1950 [Records of land development partnership with Frank Chandler (see also file 373), Raymond Cree, movie producer Noll Gurney and others, near Palm Springs, CA. Correspondence includes acquisition of land parcels and title issues; proposals for development of spa resort and residential subdivision; accounts of business and real estate activity in the Palm Springs area; payments on Raskob's loans to the project; antisemitism in Palm Springs business activities; 1944 correspondence concerning health and rehabilitation of Chandler, and inquiries from parties interested in purchasing the Desert Highlands property] ; 300 items
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608 Desvernine, Raoul E., 1935-1949 [Arrangement for social engagements with Raskob, Desvernines, Al Smith, Raymond Sullivan and others in Raskob's New York circle; congratulations on Desvernine's appointment as president of the Crucible Steel Company of America; letter from Desvernine to Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg, discussing common ground between the Republican party and anti-New Deal Democrats; arrangements for meetings with Raskob, PSdP and Irénée du Pont, possibly concerning the organization of the American Liberty League] ; 30 items
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609 Detroit Athletic Club, 1919-1930 [Membership information; invitations and announcements of club events; annual and financial reports] ; 25 items
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610 Detroit Cadillac Motor Car Co., 1919-1923 [Bills and receipts for automobile purchases and service] ; 11 items
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611 DeVille, John B., 1928-1932 [Correspondence concerning the health of Father DeVille, a settlement house pastor in Gary, IN] ; 4 items
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612 DeWitt, Stanley C., 1901-1938 [Correspondence between Raskob and friend from Nova Scotia. Topics include social and romantic life in Nova Scotia during Raskob's employment with Arthur Moxham, and general family news and anecdotes] ; 35 items
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613 Diamond Match Co., 1931-1932 [Annual and financial reports; brokers' reports and memoranda concerning effect of proposed match tariff on domestic match company profitability] ; 10 items
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614 Diamond State Telephone Company, 1902-1922 [Dispute over telephone contract for Raskob's Bayard Ave. home, and other billing inquiries] ; 17 items
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615 Dietrick, Will A., 1901-1902 [Correspondence concerning improvements to the tennis courts at the Lorain, OH tennis and croquet club, and invitations to visits and vacations] ; 9 items
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616 Dilley, Arthur Urbane, 1927-1947 [Invoices and orders for rugs and tapestries for Raskob's New York residence, and related correspondence; offers for sale of paintings, including seascape by Frederick J. Waugh, requests for referrals and introductions] ; 45 items
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617 Disabled American Veterans of the World War, 1929-1934 [Appeals for donations to veteran's charity; newsletters and lobbying appeals on veteran's issues] ; 15 items
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618 Dixon, Edward C., 1924-1931 [Correspondence with the president of Bartlett Tours, Inc. Topics include referrals of Raskob's acquaintances to Dixon's company; travel itineraries; accounts of Walter Butler's travels (see also file 317)] ; 20 items
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619 Dixon, Frances, 1921-1938 [Correspondence concerning investments made by Raskob on Dixon's behalf, and requests for financial assistance after the stock-market crash] ; 20 items
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620 Dobrecic, Nicholas M., 1929-1949 [Christmas greetings from the Archbishop of Antivari, Catholic Primate of Serbia, with photographs and postcards] ; 20 items
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621 Dodd, Catherine Filene, 1930 [Invitations to theater and dinner from fiance of Jouett Shouse] ; 3 items
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622 Dodd, Meade & Co., Inc., 1910-1918 [Orders for encyclopedias, yearbooks, and other publications] ; 20 items
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623 Dodge, F.W. Corporation, 1932 [Solicitation for subscription to newsletters and statistical reports on the construction industry] ; 5 items
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624 Doehler, H.H., 1922 [Christmas greetings from the president of the Doehler Die-Casting Co] ; 4 items
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625 Doherty, Henry L., 1931-1937 [Correspondence concerning Raskob's participation and support for 'birthday balls' for President Roosevelt, organized to raise funds for rehabilitation of polio victims] ; 14 items
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626 Doherty, Mabel H., 1919-1920 [Acknowledgements for gift of flowers from Standish Backus's secretary] ; 4 items
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627 Dolan, H.S., 1928-1929 [Notice of mass in support of Al Smith and requests for meetings from the pastor of St. Mary's Church, Batavia NY] ; 4 items
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628 Dolan, John E. Jr., 1909 [General family news and arrangements for visits with cousin; business proposals] ; 15 items
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629 Dolan, T.P., 1929-1932 [Crank mail concerning disappearance of manuscript of Dolan's biography of Coolidge] ; 7 items
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630 Dole, Frank M., 1900-1939 [Correspondence with Lockport, NY friend, with general news of mutual acquaintances, theatrical shows and social engagements; accounts of romantic lives; accounts of business developments in Lorain and Lockport; mutual advice on romantic and employment matters, including several offers by Raskob of positions for Dole on PSdP's and DuPont Company staff. Very frequent correspondence between 1900-1903, mostly absent between 1904-1917, and then sporadic] ; 150 items
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631 Dole, William and Edith (Raskob), 1918-1921 [Records related to the settlement of the estate of Raskob's brother-in-law William Dole, following Dole's death in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Includes estate and income tax returns and related bank and investment records; records of stock holdings and transactions, insurance policies, and accounts with merchants; arrangements for the transfer of stocks and securities to Edith Dole; death announcements and letters of condolence] ; 300 items
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632 Domestic Electric Co., 1926-1929 [Response to invitation to trade show, and requests for refrigerator service] ; 4 items
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633 Donahue, Stephen J., 1932-1934 [Invitations to events from the auxiliary Bishop of New York] ; 10 items
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634 Donaldson, R. Golden, 1935 [Correspondence concerning device for treatment of arthritis invented by Charles Kettering of General Motors] ; 5 items
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635 Donaldson, William A., 1901-1915 [Arrangements for the transfer of William Raskob from the Johnson Company to DuPont; congratulations on Raskob's marriage] ; 27 items
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636 Donnelly, John Francis, 1931-1941 [Correspondence with clergyman. Mostly requests for donations to various causes and charities, including sending a group of nuns on a trip to the 1939 World's Fair] ; 9 items