Institute for Policy Studies Marcus Raskin files
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.
- Creation: 1959-2009
- Institute for Policy Studies (Organization)
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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.
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Language of Materials
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.
Organized into three series: Governement papers, Speeches and publications and Correspondence and personal papers.
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Institute for Policy Studies, 2016 (2016.031)
- Guide to the Institute for Policy Studies Marcus Raskin files, 1959-2009
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English