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Institute for Policy Studies Marcus Raskin files

 Collection
Identifier: MS2349

Scope and Contents

This collection contains handwritten and typed drafts, revised drafts, correspondence, syllabi, government papers, and personal papers. The documents date between 1959 and 2009.

Dates

  • 1959-2009

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.

Biographical / Historical

Marcus Raskin (b. 1934- ) 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.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains handwritten and typed drafts, revised drafts, correspondence, syllabi, government papers, and personal papers. These materials represent the personal papers of Marcus Raskin, the materials he created and collected with the Institute for Policy Studies, as a professor at The George Washington University and his time working for the National Security Council. The materials date from 1959-2009.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: Governement papers, Speeches and publications and Correspondence and personal papers.

Physical Location

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

Other Finding Aids

https://library.gwu.edu/ead/ms2297.xml. The Marcus Raskin papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Institute for Policy Studies, 2016 (2016.031)
Title
Guide to the Institute for Policy Studies Marcus Raskin files, 1959-2009
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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