The papers of Nelson G. Kraschel consist of four linear feet of manuscripts arranged chronologically, dating from 1932 to 1950. Much of the material has to do with Kraschel's political campaigns and others in which he was involved. This includes items such as speeches, correspondence, mailing lists, campaign literature, and convention resolutions. There are also folders concerning his political foes and allies alike, including George W. Patterson, Dan Turner, Lester J. Dickinson, George A. Wilson, Henry A. Wallace, and Guy M. Gillette. Some of the documented issues from his terms as governor and lieutenant governor concern farm debt and tenancy, the 1938 Maytag strike, and banking legislation.