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Subseries 1. Republican National Committee, 1975-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1 contains correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, reports, and other records pertaining to Elsie Hillman’s activities with the Republican National Committee. Appointed in 1975, Hillman served as Republican National Committeewoman for Pennsylvania until 1996. During this time she was involved in multiple initiatives within the party including being a member of both the Standing Committee on Rules and the Subcommittee for Minority and Ethnic Participation. In addition to files detailing her activities within the Republican Party, there are a number of records which cover a particular topic of importance or interest as well as her retirement as Republican National Committeewoman in 1996.

Section: Correspondence, 1975-2001


Box 1
Folder 1 1975-1980
Folder 2-3 1992
Folder 4-5 1993
Folder 6 1994
Folder 7 2001

Section: Subject Files, 1971-1996

Folder 8 18th National Republican Women's Convention Conference, Correspondence, 1972
Folder 9 18th National Republican Women's Convention, Memoranda and Guest Lists, 1972
Folder 10 18th National Republican Women's Convention, Press Releases and Mailings, 1972
Folder 11 18th National Republican Women's Convention, Related Conference Materials, 1972
Folder 12 Appointment to National Committee, Congratulatory Correspondence, 1975
Folder 13 Appointment to National Committee, Newspaper Clippings, 1975
Folder 14 Atwater, Lee, 1989-1991
Folder 15 Baker, Howard, 1977
Folder 16 Baker, Jim, 1978
Folder 17 Ban on Gays in the Military, 1993
Folder 18 Budget and State Election Reports, 1995
Folder 19 Crisp, Mary, 1977-1978
Folder 20-22 Demographic Shift Research, 1984-1998

Box 2
Folder 1 Directory of National, State, and Local Personnel, c. 1988-1992
Folder 2-5 Election '88 Kick-Off, Event Binder Materials, 1988
Folder 6 Election '88 Kick-Off, Voter Incentive Project, 1988
Folder 7 Election Reform, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1981-1982
Folder 8 Electoral Gains and Losses, 1972
Folder 9 Equal Rights Amendment Boycott, Newspaper Clipping, 1978
Folder 10 Fact Sheet, Women in the Republican Party, 1977
Folder 11 Flat Tax Reform, 1984
Folder 12 Fundraising Group List, c.1970s
Folder 13 Gerrymandering, 1986
Folder 14 GOP Development, Newspaper Clippings, Newsletters, and Magazine Articles, 1976-1988
Folder 15 Halloween Love Project, 1985
Folder 16 Highlights of the Reagan Administration, Briefing Book, 1983

Box 3
Folder 1 International Coalitions, 1982
Folder 2 Jesse Jackson and PUSH, 1978
Folder 3 Laxalt, Paul, 1984-1986
Folder 4 Lincoln Day Packet, 1977
Folder 5 Lincoln Day, Notes, c. 1970s
Folder 6 Lott, Trent, 1998
Folder 7 Memoranda, 1976
Folder 8 Memoranda, 1986-1988
Folder 9 Moderate Republicans, Magazine Articles, 1983-1984
Folder 10 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Pittsburgh AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, 1992
Folder 11 Newspaper Clipping on Placement on Ballot for National Committee, 1992
Folder 12 North American Free Trade Act, 1993-1994
Folder 13 Notes, On Women Candidates, 1994
Folder 14 Operation Open Door, Press and Memoranda, 1985
Folder 15 Panama Canal, Memorandum on Panama Canal Resolution, 1977
Folder 16 Panama Canal, Newspaper Article Packets, 1977-1978
Folder 17 Panama Canal, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1977-1978
Folder 18 Panama Canal, Reports, Research, and Related texts, 1977
Folder 19 Panama Canal, Republican Mailings and Writings, 1976-1977
Folder 20 Political Action Committees and Campaign Finance Reform, 1983-1984
Folder 21 Reagan, Maureen, 1980-1984
Folder 22 Republican Biography of Hillman, 1995
Folder 23 Republican Moderates, Articles and Strategic Goals, 1992-1993
Folder 24 Republican National Committee Advisory Councils Committee Directories, 1979

Box 4
Folder 1 Republican National Committee Northeast Meeting, 1971
Folder 2 Republican National Finance Committee, Invitation to Serve on Women's Committee, 1971
Folder 3 Republican National Leadership Conference, 1972
Folder 4 Republican Party History Pamphlets, 1956-1980s
Folder 5 Republican Party Pamphlets, 1970s-1978
Folder 6 Republican Spirit Booklet, 1988
Folder 7 Republican Women's Leadership Forum, Schedule of Events, c. 1980s
Folder 8 Ripon Society, 1971-1972
Folder 9 Ripon Society, "A Free Zone for the West Bank," 1978
Folder 10 Ripon Society Forum, 1975-1977
Folder 11 Rumsfeld, Donald, 1985-1986
Folder 12 Ryan White Care Act and AIDS Funding, Letters of Support Written to Congress, 1996
Folder 13 Schweiker, Richard, Newsletters and Bulletins, 1971-1975
Folder 14 Schweiker, Richard, Newsletters and Bulletins, 1976-1978
Folder 15 Speech Cards, 1990
Folder 16 Speech notes, On the Republican National Committee, 1982
Folder 17 Tax Law Reform, 1985
Folder 18 Team 100, Issues Survey, 1994
Folder 19 Thousand Points of Light, Conceptual Documents, 1989-1990

Box 5
Folder 1 Thousand Points of Light, Points of Light Booklets, 1990-1991
Folder 2 Thousand Points of Light, Requests for Points of Light Considerations, 1991-1992
Folder 3 Transformation in American politics Study, 1987
Folder 4 Whittlesey, Faith Ryan, 1977-1986
Folder 5 Winter Meeting Materials, 1986
Folder 6 Women Who Win Workshop, Slideshow Script, 1990
Folder 7-8 Women Who Win Workshop, Workshop Guide, 1990

Section: Standing Committee on Rules, 1975-1988

Folder 9 Committee Membership Roster, 1987
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1975
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1976
Folder 12 Draft, Chapter of Book "Party Rules," 1984
Folder 13 Draft, Rule No. 32, 1987
Folder 14 Final Report of the Select Committee on Contests, 1987
Folder 15 Final Report of the Standing Committee on the Rules of the Republican Party, 1988

Box 6
Folder 1 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1976
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1983-1987
Folder 3 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1988
Folder 4 Memoranda, 1976
Folder 5 Memoranda, 1986-1987
Folder 6 Memoranda, 1988
Folder 7 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1976
Folder 8 Notes, 1975-1976
Folder 9 Notes and Articles, 1986
Folder 10 Party Rules and Platform Pamphlets, 1970s-1980s
Folder 11 Press Releases and Pamphlets, 1975-1976
Folder 12 Proposed Rules as Recommended by the Standing Committee, 1981-1984
Folder 13 Remarks and Testimonials, 1976
Folder 14 Rules Committee Resolutions and Drafts, 1975-1976

Section: Subcommittee for Minority and Ethnic Participation, 1981-1988

Folder 15 Black PAC, Letter concerning support for Jesse Helms, 1986
Folder 16 Correspondence, 1985
Folder 17 Correspondence, 1986-1987
Folder 18 Correspondence, 1988
Folder 19 Final Reports of the Subcommittee on Minority and Ethnic Participation, 1986-1988
Folder 20 Freedom Republicans, 1984-1985
Folder 21 Interview Questions, c. 1985-1987
Folder 22 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1985

Box 7
Folder 1 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1986
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1987
Folder 3 Motion by Elsie Hillman to Create an Advisory Committee, c. 1985-1987
Folder 4 National Hispanic Assembly, 1985
Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1981-1984
Folder 6 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1985
Folder 7 Newspaper Clippings, Articles, and Research Materials, 1986-1987
Folder 8 Notes, 1985
Folder 9 Polling Data and Minority Subcommittee Questionnaire, 1984
Folder 10 Publication, Black Politics 1980: A Guide to the Republican National Convention, 1980
Folder 11 Publication, Ethnic Voters and National Issues: Coalitions in the 1980s, 1982
Folder 12 Publication, Tax Welfare and Policy Options: Implications for Minorities and the Poor, 1986
Folder 13 Resolution Establishing Subcommittee, 1984
Folder 14 Report on Redistricting, 1985
Folder 15 RNC News Liaison News Summary, 1985
Folder 16 Survey, Joint Center for Political Studies Survey on Black Political Attitudes, 1984-1985

Section: Retirement as Republican National Committeewoman, 1995-1996

Folder 17 Correspondence, A-B, 1996
Folder 18 Correspondence, C-D, 1996
Folder 19 Correspondence, E-G, 1996

Box 8
Folder 1 Correspondence, H-K, 1996
Folder 2 Correspondence, L-O, 1996
Folder 3 Correspondence, P-S, 1996
Folder 4 Correspondence, T-Z, 1996
Folder 5 Correspondence, Unidentified, 1996
Folder 6 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Attendees List, 1996
Folder 7 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Breakfast Tickets and Tables Sold Lists, 1996
Folder 8 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Correspondence and Notes, 1996
Folder 9 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Host Committee List, 1996
Folder 10 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Invitation, 1996
Folder 11 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Program Planning Memoranda, 1996
Folder 12 Elsie Hillman Breakfast, Table Arrangements and Potential Host Committee Members, 1996
Folder 13 Letter announcing decision not to seek another term as RNC Committeewoman, 1996
Folder 14 Letter from Henry Hillman to Family on Elsie's Retirement, 1996
Folder 15 Newspaper Clippings, 1995-1996
Folder 16 Proclamation, from Allegheny County Commissioners, 1996
Folder 17 Proclamation, from Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, 1996
Folder 18 Proclamation, from Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, 1996
Folder 19 Remarks and Poem on Retirement, Made to Republican State Committee, 1996
Folder 20 Resolution, Williamsport Lycoming County Council of Republican Women, 1996
Folder 21 Saluting Elsie Hillman Dinner, 1996