This collection consists of 517 paper copies (in 3-ring binders) of speeches and presentation by Lee Iacocca ranging from 1978-2011. Topics include automotive industry, restiorations of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island, education, diabeties and other fund-raising and charity works. This collection does not contain any company records, publications, photographs or audio-visuals. The typescript of speeches often include Lee Iacocca's personal notes, additions and corrections.
Named by CNN as the fifth most influential business leader of the past 25 years and the 18th greatest CEO of all time, Iacocca graduated from Lehigh University in Industrial Engineering in 1945 and won a scholarship to Princeton University where he got a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1946. He is especially remembered as the “father of the Ford Mustang,” chairman of Chrysler Corporation and heading-up the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.