Finding aid prepared by Seth Newell
Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged by subject.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
2013ms0440: [identification of item], Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton,1975-1976, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
1.0 Cubic feet
Congressman Rogers C. B. Morton was born on September 19, 1914, in Kentucky. He served eight years in the United States House of Representatives (1963-1971) and as Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1969-1971) after aiding in the election of Richard M. Nixon (1968). Nixon appointed Morton Secretary of the Interior in 1971. Morton continued in his role following the resignation of Nixon under President Gerald Ford (1971-1975), until he was appointed to Secretary of Commerce in 1975. Morton left the Cabinet to direct the President Ford Election Committee in 1976, and served in that position until after the Republican National Convention. Morton retired from public life in 1977; he died at his home on April 19, 1979.
Longtime Republican activist Angela Raisch served as Rogers C.B. Morton's secretary during his White House career.
The Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton (1975-1976; 1.01 cubic feet; 3 boxes) ) comprises photographs, address lists, a datebook, and a drawing that document Rogers C.B. Morton's career as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Commerce, and manager of President Ford's Re-election Committee. It is organized into three series: President Gerald Ford Cabinet, President Gerald Ford Re-Election Committee, and Photographs. The Photographs series composes the bulk of the collection. Angela Raisch collected these items while working as Morton’s secretary during his time in the White House. Notable items include a datebook (Box 1, Folder 4) detailing Morton's daily schedule from 1975-1976, a drawing of Morton's likeness added to Mount Rushmore with a note from Bill Byrnes (Box 3, Item 6), and address lists containing contact information for White House personnel and people associated with Ford's re-election campaign. Notable photographs depict Morton with Richard Nixon (Box 2, Item 24) and Morton on the campaign trail in 1976 (Box 2, Item 29).
84M1, Rogers C.B. Morton papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
The President Gerald Ford Cabinet series (1975-1976; .22 cubic feet; 3 items) comprises White House personnel address lists and Morton's daily schedules.
The President Gerald Ford Re-election Committee series (1976; .23 cubic feet; 3 items) documents address lists for Ford's re-election campaign and an article about Morton's life following Ford's failed re-election.
The Photographs series (circa 1975-1976; .55 cubic feet; 36 items) mostly consists of professional headshots. Also includes photographs of professional travels and artistic depictions of Morton.