The American Inspiration Collection, On Exhibit Through Election Day at Raab

The collection, which can be browsed online, is a reminder of our shared journey, showing important moments in the history of our nation.  It is meant to help inspire us as Americans.  High resolution images are available.

Among the documents:

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Fights for Civil Rights;
  • Douglas MacArthur’s “Duty, Honor, Country” Speech;
  • JFK’s Original Letter to the United Negro College Fund;
  • Susan B. Anthony Letter Honoring Her Commitment to the Women Who Helped Her;
  • Abraham Lincoln’s War-date Letter Seeking to Help the Troops;
  • Dwight Eisenhower Letter Sketching Out the Future of America;
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Signed Words of Wisdom;
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Letter on American Patriotism.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 30, 2018 – The Raab Collection, the nation’s leading dealer in important historical documents, announced today that it will be exhibiting a collection of important historical documents focusing on moments of American inspiration, with the goal of highlighting our shared American experience. There are original, unpublished letters signed by, among others, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Washington, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln.

“These documents represent some of the most inspirational moments in the history of the American experience, and they show what we have accomplished as a nation together,” said Nathan Raab, President of the Raab Collection.

The rare collection will be on display at Raab offices in Greater Philadelphia for one week, beginning Tuesday, October 30.

About The Raab Collection: The Raab Collection has handled many of the most important historical documents to reach the market and worked with the families of famous Americans in the sale and preservation of their family treasures, among them Neil Armstrong, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison, and Ronald Reagan. Nathan Raab, a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, is also a contributor to Forbes.com.

Learn more about these documents at the exhibit site.

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