Query from his son David, via Mike Andriatch: David had a letter from Van De Wetering ca1985, making reference to documents they submitted to Albany at the time of naming the building after Rakov. He wanted to know if we have those documents. I did not find them, am going to scan and send him some other items I have on his father.
Update: I found a couple of nice 1950s negatives of Rakov, one with him seated with two students, another in his office. Scanned and emailed to his son David.