Raab Announces the Acquisition of the Archive of Ronald Reagan’s Close Confidant and Spokeswoman

Archive documents Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s lives from the 1960s through the 2000s

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 11, 2016 – The Raab Collection, the nation’s leading dealer in important historical documents, announced today that it has acquired and will be offering for sale scores of pieces from the archive of long-time confidant and adviser Nancy Clark Reynolds, who maintained correspondence with Reagan, Nancy, President George H. W. Bush and many others over the course of decades.  The archive gives unique insight into President Reagan.


Among the pieces in the archive: •    His Inaugural photograph, signed, perhaps the only such photograph to reach the market •    Reagan’s handwritten diagram of his hometown, where he lived and the first house and he called home (above); •    An original, signed transcript of great debate with Robert Kennedy, along with his bio, with a notation in his hand; •    A quotation of Thomas Jefferson, in the hand of President Reagan, on the benefits of marriage and heaven; •    A note from Nancy on her father’s death, saying how much she will miss him; •    Several letters and draft statements in the hand of Reagan on education, religion, and others; •    20 letters of Nancy to “the other Nancy,” ranging from the White House years through to the 2000s; •    Over 100 original photographs, many signed and inscribed by the President and First Lady and stretching decades


The Raab Collection has handled many of the great Reagan-related archives to reach the market, including having worked directly with members of the immediate Reagan family.

About The Raab Collection:  The Raab Collection has handled many of the most important historical documents to reach the market and worked with the families of famous Americans in the sale and preservation of their family treasures, among them Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 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.  To learn more visit www.raabcollection.com or follow @raabcollection on Twitter.

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