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Marcus Raskin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2297
This collection contains correspondence, articles, lecture notes, essays, biographical data, and subject and research files. These materials represent the personal papers of Marcus Raskin, the materials he created and collected with the Institute for Policy Studies and as a professor at The George Washington University. The materials date from 1949-2013.

Dates

  • 1949-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1959 - 1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Extent

20 Linear Feet (19 record center boxes, 2 document boxes)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence, articles, lecture notes, essays, biographical data, and subject and research files. These materials represent the personal papers of Marcus Raskin, the materials he created and collected with the Institute for Policy Studies and as a professor at The George Washington University. The materials date from 1949-2013.

Biographical note

Marcus Raskin (b. 1934-2017 ) is the co-founder of the progressive think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies, located in Washington, DC and an author of numerous books and articles. In 1961 Harvard sociologist David Riesman recommended Raskin, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, to McGeorge Bundy, the National Security Advisor to the newly elected president, John F. Kennedy. Raskin served as Bundy’s assistant on national security affairs and disarmament as a member of the Special Staff of the National Security Council. In 1963, Raskin left government service and founded, with fellow government worker Richard Barnet, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Much of Raskin’s initial work with IPS focused on opposing the Vietnam War. He co-authored The Viet-nam Reader with Bernard Fall in 1965, which was used in dozens of teach-ins across the country.

Marcus Raskin is the author and co-author of more than twenty books and countless articles related to the progressive movement including topics such as as anti-war, liberalism, anti-nuclear movement, and pro-environment.

He is also a professor of public policy at The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

Arrangement

Organized into 9 series: Biographical data; Writings (by Marcus Raskin and collected by him); Lectures, conferences, and seminars; Institute for Policy Studies; PATHS; Correspondence; People; Subject and research files, and The Liberal Project.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Other Finding Aid

http://library.gwu.edu/ead/ms2349.xml Institute for Policy Studies Marcus Raskin files

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marcus and Lynn Raskin, 2011 September 26 (2011.064)

Collection Information note

The existing series were generated using folder titles provided by the donor under the assumption that the content accurately reflects what is in the folder. Box 19 contains drafts of unprocessed manuscripts.

Creator

Title
Folder inventory to the Marcus Raskin papers, 1952-2013
Status
folder_inventory
Author
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2011
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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