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Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton, 1975-1976

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Seth Newell

Title

Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton

Date

1975-1976

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by subject.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2013ms0440: [identification of item], Angela Raisch collection on Rogers C.B. Morton,1975-1976, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

1.0 Cubic feet

3 boxes

Abstract

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.

Biography/History

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.

Scope and Content

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).

Subjects

  • Photographs
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
  • Mermoud, Frank
  • Morton, Rogers C. B., (Rogers Clark Ballard), 1914-1979
  • Raisch, Angela
  • Political campaigns--United States
  • Public policy and politics

Related Material

84M1, Rogers C.B. Morton papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Series I. President Gerald Ford Cabinet, 1975-1976
0.22 Cubic feet
Scope and Content Note:

The President Gerald Ford Cabinet series (1975-1976; .22 cubic feet; 3 items) comprises White House personnel address lists and Morton's daily schedules.

White House and presidential phone directories, 1975
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
1976 schedule, 1976
[Box: 1, Folder: 2-3]
Datebook, 1976
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Series II. President Gerald Ford Re-Election Committee, 1976
0.23 Cubic feet
Scope and Content Note:

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.

President Gerald Ford re-election staff and supporters information, 1976
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
President Gerald Ford re-election Republican committees information, 1976
[Box: 1, Folder: 6-7]
Post-political career newspaper clipping, 1976
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Series III. Photographs, circa 1975-1976
0.55 Cubic feet
Scope and Content Note:

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.

Headshot of Morton, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 1]
Morton party of exiting of helicopter at Rogue River, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 2]
Morton and daughter, Anne, looking at map, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 3]
Bronze plague for Hellgate Canyon, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 4]
Barbeque provided by Pacific Power and Light Company, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 5]
Governor Tom McCall addressing group at Hellgate, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 6]
Headshot of Morton with hard hat, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 7]
Headshot of Morton, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 8]
Headshot of Morton, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 9]
Headshot of Morton, candid, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 10]
Professional portrait of Morton, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 11]
Headshot of Morton, chewing on eyeglasses, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 12]
Morton and wife, portrait, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 13]
Morton, casual and with a pipe, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 14]
Headshot of Morton, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 15]
Headshot of Morton, similar to photo 14 except with hand in frame, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 16]
Headshot of Morton while speaking, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 17]
Headshot of Morton in front of microphones, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 18]
Headshot of Morton, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 19]
Headshot of Morton, casual, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 20]
Headshot of Morton, in suit and speaking, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 21]
Morton giving speech from Secretary of the Interior podium, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 22]
Morton at bat on baseball field., undated
[Box: 2, Item: 23]
Richard Nixon speaking with Morton, Morton's wife and daughter, and unidentified men, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 24]
Headshot of Morton, similar to photo 17, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 25]
Headshot of Morton speaking, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 26]
Professional headshot of Morton, glossy, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 27]
Professional headshot of Morton, flat and with copy of signature, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 28]
Morton with Ford for President hat and unidentified women., undated
[Box: 2, Item: 29]
Headshot of Morton, eyes wide with glasses on, undated
[Box: 2, Item: 31]
Polictical cartoon of Morton fleeing White House in life boat., undated
[Box: 2, Item: 32]
Morton with a Ford for President hat, speaking to another person., undated
[Box: 2, Item: 33]
Morton and unidentified men with hands on their hearts, undated
[Box: 3, Item: 30]
Photo of Christmas tree outside of Capitol Hill, with a thank you note on cardboard frame, undated
[Box: 3, Item: 34]
Collage of Morton on Primary Night., 1976
[Box: 3, Item: 35]
Drawing of Morton's likeness added to Mount Rushmore, with a note from Bill Byrnes, undated
[Box: 3, Item: 36]