Summary Information
Title: Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series X. Re-election Campaign for Governor
Collection Number: AIS.1998.30.10
Creator: Thornburgh, Dick

Collection Dates: 1982
Extent: 40.0 linear feet

Language: English

Abstract:
The re-election campaign was officially kicked off in March 1982. Dick Thornburgh knew he still had goals to achieve, especially an economic development plan. Democrat three-term U.S. Congressman, Allen Ertel, of Williamsport, announced his candidacy for Governor in February 1982, and was joined by James Lloyd for Lieutenant Governor. Although the first statewide poll showed Thornburgh and Scranton with a 56-33 percent lead, Reagan's waning popularity in view of the economic recession was a danger sign for Republican candidates. After the election, the number of GOP Governors nationwide fell from twenty-three to sixteen and only three Republicans, in the largest states most affected by the recession, won. Of those Thornburgh's winning margin was by far the largest. The campaign files here document the Thornburgh administration's accomplishments to date, with related backup material and TV ads. The campaign news clippings monitor the progress of the campaign as do the MOR (Market Opinion Research) polls. The files are divided as follows: Campaign Plans and Announcement; Achievements Binders; Achievement Ads and Backup Information; Campaign Positions; Opposition Research, Potential Candidates; Opposition Research, Ertel and Lloyd; Campaign in Progress; Events; Press Files; News Clippings; and Post Election and Inaugural. There are four scrapbooks that contain some material not available elsewhere, particularly some staff notes and memoranda. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.
Sponsor:

This finding aid is available on line as result of a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania grant to the University of Pittsburgh and with collaboration of the Archives Service Center and the Digital Research Library.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

June 30, 2004
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Nancy Watson
Revision Description:
July 1, 2006:
Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002

Subject Terms

Topics
  • Economic development projects -- Pennsylvania
  • Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Factory and trade waste -- Environmental aspects
  • Industrial promotion -- Pennsylvania
  • Organized crime -- United States
  • Political campaigns -- Pennsylvania
  • Pollution -- Law and legislation
  • Public schools -- Pennsylvania
  • School improvement programs -- Pennsylvania
  • Tourism -- Pennsylvania
  • Urban renewal -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.
  • Pennsylvania. Governor. -- Elections, 1982

Personal Names
  • Ertel, Allen E.
  • Lloyd, James R., 1950-
  • Scranton, William W. (William Warren), 1947-
  • Thornburgh, Dick
  • Thornburgh, Ginny (Judson)

Locations
  • Pennsylvania -- Economic conditions
  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Government
  • Personal papers
  • Politics

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Dick Thornburgh, February 27, 1998

Preferred Citation:

Dick Thornburgh Papers, 1932- , AIS.1998.30, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Nancy Watson, Curator of the Thornburgh Papers, Holly Mengel, Project Archivist, and a team of graduate students. Processing was made possible by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2002.

Processing Information:

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Holly Mengel in 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 3608599

Copyright:

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Collection Inventory

Series X. Re-election Campaign for Governor 1982

Scope and Content Notes:

The Re-election Campaign began in earnest early in the fall of 1981. At that point three of the first years as Governor had passed and there were many agenda items, which had been checked off. "Neil Peirce, in a piece entitled 'Pennsylvania's Thornburgh: Extraordinary Governor,' stated [Thornburgh's] belief that 'political capital can be made of unadorned good management' and took note of 'the Thornburgh style - the calm, deliberate method he brought to Three Mile Island and now applies to virtually every problem ... If such a steady-as-you-go management is proving popular in Pennsylvania, why not elsewhere?'" (Evidence draft, p. 513). In spite of such praise and record of accomplishments, Thornburgh knew he still had goals to achieve, especially an all-important economic development plan, and knew at the outset there would be no landslide in the forthcoming election.

Three-term U.S. Congressman, Allen Ertel, of Williamsport announced his candidacy for governor in February 1982, and was quickly endorsed by the Democratic State Committee, as was James Lloyd for Lieutenant Governor. Ertel's announcement speech "stated, falsely in both cases, that the state 'had the second highest unemployment rate in the nation' and that 'while the federal government has cut income taxes, the Thornburgh administration has raised them.' Such exaggerations and falsehoods were to characterize much of his campaign" ( Evidence, p. 178). The nation was in recession at the time and Pennsylvania's unemployment rate reached as high as 11.3 percent in September 1982. "We consistently responded to Ertel's near-exclusive focus on the economy by noting the national character of our economic quandary, reminding voters that Pennsylvania was not 'an island of unemployment in a sea of prosperity'" ( Evidence, p. 179).

Thornburgh's re-election campaign was kicked off in March 1982, and at each stop accomplishments of the first term were emphasized. Included in the list were: "an end to corruption, an end to 'credit-card government,' a reduction in the bloated bureaucracy, a refusal to raise taxes and the revitalization of PennDOT ... In addition to continuing to work for better management, tax restraint and economic recovery, [Thornburgh] pledged to reform the welfare system, end the state's liquor monopoly and fight the burdensome and expensive twice-a-year auto inspections" ( Evidence, p. 179). Television ads, available here online, primarily reviewed the record of Thornburgh's first term.

Important endorsements were forthcoming and the first statewide poll, on October 1, conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, showed Thornburgh and Scranton with a 56-33 percent lead. However, Reagan's popularity was waning nationally in view of the economic recession and this was a danger sign for Republican candidates. "The Wall Street Journal weighed in with a piece describing [Thornburgh] as 'one of the political phenomena of this recession year' and having run 'a clean, efficient and economical state government.' The article included an interesting observation from Julius Uehlein, state AFL-CIO president: 'If it weren't for the economic issue, I imagine [Thornburgh] would be invincible'" ( Evidence, p. 185). When all was said and done, virtually every major newspaper endorsed the Thornburgh-Scranton campaign across the state.

Keeping in mind the Democrats' 678,000-voter registration advantage and a relentless attack by Ertel during this period of severe economic decline and increasing unemployment, there was reason for the Thornburgh camp to feel uneasy, despite its significant accomplishments. Perceptions of Thornburgh's achievements were seriously affected by national discontent and a Democratic tide swept the country that year. "Nationwide, the number of GOP governors tumbled from twenty-three to sixteen as Democrats defeated nine incumbents ... and only three Republicans [in the largest states most affected by the recession] won ... Of the three, [Thornburgh's] winning margin was by far the largest" ( Evidence, p. 189).

The campaign files here well document the message of accomplishment, with related backup material and TV ads proclaiming the facts. Also of note is the detailed opposition research, particularly about Allen Ertel. The campaign news clippings specifically monitor the progress of the campaign, it's ups and downs, odd incidents, endorsements, and ultimately the election results. The MOR (Market Opinion Research) polls are of particular interest as the campaign regularly tracked the race with its own polls. The files are divided as follows: Campaign Plans and Announcement; Achievements Binders; Achievement Ads and Backup Information; Campaign Positions; Opposition Research, Potential Candidates; Opposition Research (Ertel and Lloyd); Campaign in Progress; Events; Press Files; News Clippings; and Post Election and Inaugural.

Of special interest to researchers will be the four scrapbooks assembled after the campaign, which track it in content as well as in the media. These were undertaken at the request of the candidate, immediately post election, and, in fact, contain some material not available elsewhere, particularly some staff notes and memoranda. These are colorful and informative and include issues, media coverage, internal campaign staff comments and notes, as well as campaign ephemera. These campaign scrapbooks have been reformatted for preservation purposes. All collection scrapbooks are enumerated in Section 21 here.

Subseries 1. Campaign Plans and Announcement

Scope and Content Notes:

These files include various memos and reports by the Thornburgh staff, including Rick Stafford (RAS) and Jim Seif (JMS) and regarding the campaign. Included here is the Eddie Mahe report, an analysis by an outside consultant of re-election organization and strategy. Here also is the official announcement of Thornburgh's bid for reelection.


Box 124
Folder 1 Rick Stafford (RAS) memos November 9, 1981-July 20, 1982
Folder 2 Jim Seif (JMS) memos September 15, 1981-July 28, 1982
Folder 3 Eddie Mahe's report on organizational aspects of Thornburgh-Scranton Campaign June 3, 1982
Folder 4 Voter registration proposal May 12, 1982
Folder 5 Announcement speech and news releases February 28-March 3, 1982

Subseries 2. First Administration Achievements

Scope and Content Notes:

These files are collections of statements and facts assembled by the Thornburgh campaign, which document the achievements of the first term administration. Some of the topics included, for example, are: transportation, education, economic development, Three Mile Island, human services, farmers, women and minorities. For archival purposes, the files have been removed from their original binders and placed in folders. The term "binders," however, has been preserved in the titles, indicative of the original order. "Bullets" in effect describes a crisp, clean statement of an accomplishment, and has been retained here as used by the campaign.

Folder 6-8 Achievements binders 1978-1982
Folder 9-10 First Update to achievements binders April 9, 1982
Folder 11-13 Bullets May 3-July 28, 1982

Subseries 3. Achievement Ads and Backup Documentation

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain specific "backup" information regarding campaign issues and controversies, as well as the campaign platform and ads scripts. Issues have a further breakdown here relevant to constituencies (for example: women, or blacks), and geography (Philadelphia or Northwest, Pennsylvania, for example). The seven specific sections of these files are as follows: Achievement Ads and Media; Campaign Platform; Major Issues; Constituencies; Geographic Issue Background; Reports, News Releases, and Clippings; and Campaign Controversies. Materials in these files include, for example: memos, news clippings and reports.

Section: Achievement Ads and Media

Folder 14 General election media, scripts for television spots and advertisements 1982
Folder 15 Television scripts 1982

Box 125
Folder 1 Ads, scripts, drafts and staff memos regarding print media and direct mailings 1982
Folder 2 Ads/Scripts backup references August-September, 1982
Folder 3 Bailey Deardourff consultants, media and advertising 1982
Folder 4 Press kits 1982

Section: Campaign Platform

Folder 5 1982 Platform September, 1981-1982

Section: Major Issues

Folder 6 Integrity in Government 1979-1982
Folder 7-8 Budget and taxes 1980-1982
Folder 9-10 Size and efficiency in government January, 1981-October, 1982
Folder 11-13 Economic development March, 1980-May, 1982

Box 126
Folder 1-3 Economic development: memos June, 1982-October, 1982
Folder 4 Transportation: memos, clippings, and correspondence October, 1981-October, 1982
Folder 5 Transportation: PennDOT news releases, Districts 1-4 1979-1982
Folder 6 Transportation: PennDOT news releases, Districts 5-43 1979-1982
Folder 7 Education: clippings and memos January, 1979-November, 1981
Folder 8 Crime June, 1979-December, 1982

Box 127
Folder 1-2 Crime June, 1979-December, 1982
Folder 3 Human services: memos, clippings, and news releases December, 1981-October, 1982
Folder 4 Human services: health February, 1979-November, 1982
Folder 5 Human services: welfare June, 1979-December, 1981
Folder 6 Human services: welfare memos, clippings, news releases and correspondence March 9, 1982-August 2, 1982
Folder 7 Human services: senior citizens and aging December, 1979-September, 1982
Folder 8 Human services: handicapped 1982
Folder 9 Energy and environment: memos and clippings November, 1979-August, 1982
Folder 10-11 Three Mile Island (TMI): backup references, correspondence, memos, and clippings April, 1979-July, 1981
Folder 12 Three Mile Island (TMI): clippings April, 1979-May 25, 1982
Folder 13 Liquor Control Board (LCB) July, 1982

Section: Constituencies

Folder 14-15 Blacks November, 1977-January, 1982

Box 128
Folder 1 Blacks: correspondence, news releases, and clippings February-October, 1982
Folder 2-3 Ethnics and other minorities November, 1979-October, 1982
Folder 4 Women July, 1979-July, 1982
Folder 5 Senior citizens July, 1980-October, 1982
Folder 6-7 Farmers January, 1979-December, 1982
Folder 8 Veterans May, 1979-September, 1982
Folder 9 Sportsmen March, 1980-July, 1982
Folder 10 Labor January, 1981-August, 1982
Folder 11 Arts in Pennsylvania April-June, 1982
Folder 12 Consumers March-September, 1982
Folder 13 Firefighters September, 1982
Folder 14 Local Government June, 1982

Section: Geographic Issue Background

Folder 15 Allegheny County 1982
Folder 16 Philadelphia County 1982
Folder 17 Northeast 1982
Folder 18 Northwest 1982
Folder 19 Harrisburg area 1982
Folder 20 Rest of Southeast 1982
Folder 21 Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton 1982

Section: Reports, News Releases, and Clippings

Folder 22-23 Policy reports 1980-1981

Box 129
Folder 1-2 Major news releases and speeches March 7, 1979-November 18, 1981
Folder 3 Abortion: news releases and clippings 1980-1982
Folder 4 Thornburgh general files: favorable clippings January, 1980-May, 1981

Section: Campaign Controversies

Folder 5 Scanlon gag order: memos, clippings, correspondence September, 1981-May, 1982
Folder 6 Women, Infants, Children (WIC): Legislative, Budget and Finance Committee report January 22, 1982
Folder 7 Women, Infants, Children (WIC): memos, correspondence, remarks by Secretary Muller, transcripts of remarks to Legislature by Representative Itkin, and clippings April, 1980-September, 1981
Folder 8 Salaries: memos, news releases and clippings February, 1979-November, 1980
Folder 9 Gay Pride: proclamation, pro and con clippings June, 1982
Folder 10 Bond counsel: reports, memos and clippings 1981-1982
Folder 11 PSEA: Truth Squad press kits (Ertel and Thornburgh/Scranton) and backup memos 1981-1982
Folder 12-13 PSEA: clippings, news releases 1981-October, 1982
Folder 14 Wives and girlfriends May, 1979
Folder 15 Robert Ging (former DER staff attorney) controversy: news releases and clippings January, 1982

Box 130
Folder 1 Foreign travel: news releases and clippings 1980
Folder 2 Thornburgh/Scranton feud: clippings 1981
Folder 3 Graterford: news releases, clippings, and Paul Critchlow memo November, 1981-February, 1982
Folder 4 Public relations empire: memos, correspondence, and clippings July, 1978-August, 1981
Folder 5 Travel: US News and World Report article March 15, 1982

Subseries 4. Campaign Positions

Scope and Content Notes:

These files represent specific campaign positions and issues related to various constituencies and differing geographic areas. Some of the topics included, for example are: transportation, integrity in government, education, economic development, crime, women, fire fighters, minorities and farmers. They are grouped as follows: General Issues, Constituencies, and Geographic Areas.

Section: Issues

Folder 6 Integrity in Government April 14, 1982
Folder 7 General positions 1980-1982
Folder 8 Budget and taxes March-September, 1982
Folder 9 Size and efficiency in government, articles September 12, 1982
Folder 10 Economic development 1982
Folder 11 Transportation March-May, 1982
Folder 12 Education February-September, 1982
Folder 13 Crime March-September, 1982
Folder 14 Human services, protest and March flier March 23, 1982
Folder 15 Human services, health March 19, 1982-April 6, 1982
Folder 16 Human services, welfare March 19, 1982-April 9, 1982
Folder 17 Energy February 1, 1982-March 23, 1982
Folder 18 Environment February 22, 1982-April 21, 1982
Folder 19 Liquor Control Board (LCB) January, 1981-March 9, 1982

Section: Constituencies

Folder 20 Blacks March-September, 1982
Folder 21 Ethnics and other minorities September , 1981-June, 1982
Folder 22 Women 1982
Folder 23 Senior Citizens March, 1982
Folder 24 Farmers 1979-1982
Folder 25 Veterans 1982
Folder 26 Sportsmen September, 1981-October, 1982
Folder 27-28 Labor February, 1982-October, 1982
Folder 29 Business 1982
Folder 30 Profile of PA's 17th District Congressional candidates 1982
Folder 31 Democrats February-July, 1982

Box 131
Folder 1 Firefighters April-September, 1982
Folder 2 Local government April-June, 1982
Folder 3 Small business April-September, 1982
Folder 4 Law enforcement groups 1982
Folder 5 Consumer 1982
Folder 6 Federal February-April, 1982
Folder 7 People file February-March, 1982

Subseries 5. Opposition Research, Potential Candidates

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain research on potential candidates. State Auditor General Al Benedict early was perceived as a likely candidate for governor and thus there is more opposition research regarding his record. Other potential candidates include: James Manderino, Steve Douglas, Pete Flaherty, Bill Green, and others. These files primarily consist of correspondence and news clippings.

Section: Al Benedict

Folder 8 Auditor General's office: administration (budgets, etc.) 1980
Folder 9 Auditor General's office: general information 1976-1981
Folder 10 Biography 1980
Folder 11 Blacks and minorities 1979-1981
Folder 12 Campaign ads 1982
Folder 13 Complaints and tips: lack of responsiveness by Auditor General Office 1979-1980
Folder 14 Democratic Party relations 1980
Folder 15 Senator Duffield 1980
Folder 16 Liquor Control Board (LCB) audits: report regarding Thornburgh and Benedict 1976-1980
Folder 17 Negative material regarding Benedict 1980
Folder 18 PSEA 1980
Folder 19 Relations with the press 1980
Folder 20 Lenora Smith (Auditor General chief counsel) 1978-1980
Folder 21 State Hospital closings May, 1980
Folder 22 Veterans groups June 25, 1981
Folder 23 Welfare fraud 1980
Folder 24 Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, summaries 1977-1981
Folder 25 Correspondence with Governor Thornburgh 1979-1981
Folder 26 Benedict correspondence with Thornburgh administration 1979-1981
Folder 27 Personnel reports 1979
Folder 28 List of employees, list of Democratic Party contributors 1980
Folder 29 Employees/Party contributor clippings 1977-1982
Folder 30 Campaign expense report 1980
Folder 31 Benedict vs. Kury race 1980

Box 132
Folder 1 Benedict vs. Kury radio debate January-May, 1980
Folder 2-5 Clippings 1979-1982

Section: Other Potential Candidates

Folder 6 Richard Caliguiri 1979-1981
Folder 7 Robert P. Casey, former Auditor General 1972-1982
Folder 8 Joseph Chilzer (1982 Gubernatorial candidate) 1982
Folder 9 Steve Douglas (1982 Gubernatorial candidate) 1982
Folder 10 Bob Edgar 1979-1981
Folder 11 Pete Flaherty 1978-1980
Folder 12 Dick Fuerle (1982 Libertarian candidate) 1982
Folder 13 Bill Green 1980-1981
Folder 14 Alvin J. Jacobson 1982
Folder 15 Craig Lewis 1981
Folder 16 James Manderino 1981
Folder 17 Michael O'Pake 1980-1981
Folder 18 Ed Rendell 1980-1981
Folder 19 Milton J. Shapp 1978-1981
Folder 20 Cyril Wecht 1980-1981
Folder 21 Edward Zemprelli 1979-1981
Folder 22 Mark Zola (Socialist Workers' Party) 1982
Folder 23 Articles on miscellaneous candidates: Philadelphia Magazine "Guide to the 1981 Political Machine" and Philadelphia Inquirer "Pennsylvania Legislators Junkets" April, 1981-February, 1982

Subseries 6. Opposition Research, Ertel and Lloyd

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain extensive research on the two actual candidates for the 1982 election: Allen Ertel (Governor) and James Lloyd (Lieutenant Governor). They contain research on many of the same areas of the Thornburgh "achievements": economic development, budget and taxes, energy and environment, women, farmers, and others. The Ertel files are divided into six sections: Research binders, General issues, Constituencies, Miscellaneous issues, Personal and political history, and 1982 Campaign. The James Lloyd files include research on key issues, such as welfare reform, education, campaign expenses, and Senate voting record. They are divided into three sections: General issues, Personal and political history, and 1982 Campaign.

Section: Allen Ertel (D), Governor

Section: Research Binders

Folder 24 Research binder, Volume 1: Personal and campaign conduct, Government and economic issues and constituencies 1982

Box 133
Folder 1-2 Research binder, Volume 2: Human Service issues and constituencies, Miscellaneous, Lloyd, Appendices 1982
Folder 3-4 Research binder annotated by Thornburgh, Volume 1: Personal and campaign conduct, Government and economic issues and constituencies 1982
Folder 5-6 Research binder annotated by Thornburgh, Volume 2: Human Service issues and constituencies, Miscellaneous, Lloyd, Appendices 1982

Section: Major Issues

Folder 7 Integrity in government 1982
Folder 8-9 Budget and taxes 1977-1980
Folder 10 Size and efficiency in government 1978-1982
Folder 11-17 Economic development 1980-1982

Box 134
Folder 1-2 Economic development 1980-1982
Folder 3-4 Transportation 1977-1982
Folder 5-6 Education March-October, 1982
Folder 7-8 Crime 1977-1982
Folder 9 Human services 1982
Folder 10 Human services: health and welfare backup 1977-1980
Folder 11 Human services: health 1982
Folder 12 Human services: welfare reform March-September, 1982
Folder 13 Human services: aging March, 1982
Folder 14-15 Energy and environment 1977-1982
Folder 16 Three Mile Island (TMI): research binder backup references 1980-1982
Folder 17 Three Mile Island (TMI): opposition research on Allen Ertel and Three Mile Island (TMI) 1978-1982
Folder 18 Three Mile Island (TMI): Allen Ertel testimony before Energy, Conservation and Power May 1, 1982
Folder 19 Three Mile Island (TMI): memos and correspondence 1979-1982
Folder 20 Three Mile Island (TMI): press releases, Congressional Record, and analyses 1982
Folder 21 Three Mile Island (TMI): clippings May, 1979-July, 1982
Folder 22 Liquor reform 1982

Section: Constituencies

Folder 23-24 Blacks: opposition research binder backup references 1977-1982
Folder 25 Ethnics and other minorities 1980-1982
Folder 26 Women 1977-1982

Box 135
Folder 1 Senior citizens 1977-1982
Folder 2-3 Farmers 1977-1982
Folder 4 Veterans 1980-1982
Folder 5 Sportsmen 1982
Folder 6-7 Labor 1976-1982
Folder 8 Business 1978-1982
Folder 9 Firefighters 1978-1982
Folder 10 Religion 1980
Folder 11 Local government and housing 1982
Folder 12 Consumer July-August, 1982
Folder 13 Office of Employment Statistics (OES) August-September, 1982

Section: Miscellaneous Issues

Folder 14 Abortion February-July, 1982
Folder 15 Defense: National security 1978-1982
Folder 16 Foreign relations 1978-1982
Folder 17 Federal, state, local relations (including Federalism, federal budget, and Federal Dollars for Pennsylvania) 1980
Folder 18 Consumerism March-April, 1982
Folder 19 Centralia 1981-1982
Folder 20 Ertel on the Issues, general 1978-1982

Section: Personal History

Folder 21 Biographies 1982
Folder 22 Family 1982
Folder 23 Friends 1982
Folder 24 District Attorney elections March-November, 1976
Folder 25 District Attorney performance 1982
Folder 26 Legal practice 1976

Section: Congressional Record

Folder 27 Congressional elections: Allen Ertel campaign material, and clippings 1976-1980
Folder 28 Congressional elections: Rippon clippings 1978
Folder 29 Congressional performance and voting records: memos and correspondence 1980-1982

Box 136
Folder 1 Congressional performance and voting records: ratings, and key votes 1977-1982
Folder 2 Congressional performance and voting records: voter groups ratings (Congressional Quarterly) 1977-1982
Folder 3 Congressional performance and voting records: flood control legislation clippings 1978-1982
Folder 4 Congressional performance and voting records: clippings 1976-1982
Folder 5-10 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes 1977-1982
Folder 11 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, business and labor 1977-1980
Folder 12 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, Congress and the government 1977-1980
Folder 13 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, defense and foreign policy 1977-1980

Box 137
Folder 1 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, domestic affairs 1977-1980
Folder 2 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, economy and budget 1977-1980
Folder 3 Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, energy and the environment 1977-1980
Folder 4-9 Congressional performance and voting records: Congressional Record binders 1977-1982
Folder 10 Congressional performance and voting records: Congressional Record, arranged by topics 1977-1982

Box 138
Folder 1 Congressional Quarterly 1982
Folder 2 Associations, memberships, and awards 1977-1982
Folder 3 Contributors 1976-1980
Folder 4 Personal finances 1974-1981
Folder 5 Expenses in office 1977-1981
Folder 6 Employees 1976-1982
Folder 7 Foreign travel 1977-1981
Folder 8 Media relations 1981-1982
Folder 9 Personality 1982

Section: 1982 Campaign

Folder 10 Announcement February, 1982
Folder 11-12 Campaign contributors and campaign expense reports January 1, 1982-October 18, 1982
Folder 13 Campaign expenses 1980-1982
Folder 14 Campaign staff 1982
Folder 15 Campaign supporters 1972-1982

Box 139
Folder 1 Campaign supporters: endorsements 1982
Folder 2 Campaign supporters: Shapp-related 1980-1982
Folder 3 Campaign supporters: other 1982
Folder 4 Campaign supporters: Republicans for Ertel 1980-1982
Folder 5 Campaign supporters: parallel to Governor leader 1982
Folder 6 Campaign detractors 1982
Folder 7 Campaign scheduling events (past/present/future/debate) 1982
Folder 8 Mailings: franking 1980-1982
Folder 9 Poll results 1982
Folder 10-11 Press releases 1982
Folder 12 Misrepresentations (1982 campaign and prior) 1979-1982
Folder 13-14 Campaign organization 1978-1982
Folder 15 Schedules September-October, 1982
Folder 16 Position papers 1982
Folder 17 Media spots May-August, 1982
Folder 18 Public appearance transcripts June-October, 1982
Folder 19 Correspondence May-October, 1982
Folder 20 Airplane Issue July, 1977-September, 1982
Folder 21 Ertel handouts 1982
Folder 22 Ertel record 1981-1982
Folder 23 Negative clippings July-October, 1982

Box 140
Folder 1 Lloyd clippings 1979-1982
Folder 2-9 Ertel clippings 1967-1981
Folder 10 Binder: Sunbury Daily Item clippings 1980-1982
Folder 11 Binder: Allen Ertel Congressional Record 1977-1980
Folder 12-13 Binder: Sunbury Daily Item, clippings 1967-1977
Folder 14-15 Binder: Williamsport Sun Gazette, clippings 1978-1981

Section: James Lloyd (D), Lieutenant Governor

Section: Issues


Box 141
Folder 1 Lloyd bullets May-October, 1982
Folder 2 Integrity in government 1980
Folder 3 Budget and taxes 1981-1982
Folder 4 Size and efficiency in government 1981-1982
Folder 5-7 Economic development 1979-1982
Folder 8 Transportation 1979-1982
Folder 9 Education 1979-1982
Folder 10 Human services: welfare reform 1979-1982
Folder 11 Human services: aging 1979-1982
Folder 12 Abortion 1979-1982

Section: Personal and Legislative History

Folder 13 Biography 1979
Folder 14 Senate voting record: memos and analyses 1979-1982
Folder 15 Senate voting record: missed votes 1979-1982
Folder 16-19 Senate voting record: Legislative journal, Senate 1979-1982

Section: 1982 Campaign

Folder 20 Announcement: Gubernatorial announcement January, 1982
Folder 21 Announcement: media monitoring 1982
Folder 22 Campaign expenses 1980-1982
Folder 23 Campaign schedules 1982
Folder 24 Correspondence (including from Governor Thornburgh) 1980-1982
Folder 25 Clippings January-October, 1982
Folder 26 Miscellaneous memos and campaign issue material 1982

Subseries 7. Campaign in Progress

Scope and Content Notes:

These files are the major and inclusive working files of the Governor Thornburgh Committee, or GTC that led the Thornburgh-Scranton re-election bid in 1982. These files contain staff memos and correspondence, organizational information, fundraising and finances information, voter groups and county files, speeches, and volunteer information. The extensive sections including endorsements and questionnaires are particularly interesting. They give us a clear picture of both the organizations and persons supporting Thornburgh-Scranton a second time, as well as a succinct summary of the candidates' responses on key issues. The endorsements and questionnaires are organized chronologically and alphabetically. All binder material has been entitled as such, referencing the original order, but has been placed in folders for preservation purposes. Also here are Ginny Thornburgh's campaign files, as she once again was a loyal and devoted campaign voice on her husband's behalf.

The sixteen sections are as follows: Staff List and Memoranda; Correspondence; Miscellaneous Campaign Files; Organization; County Files; Fundraising; Voter Groups; Endorsements; Speeches; Questionnaires and Responses; Debate Issue; Controversies and Critics; Volunteers and Phone Banks; Ginny Thornburgh's Files; Ephemera; Volunteer Printout.

Section: Staff Lists and Memoranda


Box 142
Folder 1 Campaign staff lists 1982
Folder 2 Memos: Waldman 1981-1983
Folder 3 Memos: Asher and Brownell 1982
Folder 4 Memos: Critchlow July 6, 1982
Folder 5 Memos: Dunkle March 8, 1982-December 28, 1982
Folder 6 Memos: Meloy July 29, 1982-October 22, 1982
Folder 7 Memos: Phenicie September 29, 1982-November 9, 1982

Section: Correspondence

Folder 8 General correspondence and Thornburgh notes August 13, 1982-November 3, 1982
Folder 9 Asher March 24, 1982-October 13, 1982
Folder 10 Asher incoming January 25, 1982-December 31, 1982
Folder 11 Dunkle January 18, 1982-October 29, 1982
Folder 12 Asher/Dunkle field July 12-23, 1982
Folder 13 Hoffman May 13, 1982-October 1, 1982
Folder 14 Governor Thornburgh February 22, 1982-November 21, 1982
Folder 15 Governor Thornburgh to Legislative candidates 1982
Folder 16 Governor Thornburgh greetings 1982
Folder 17 Committee correspondence, fundraising, general instructions and schedules 1982

Section: Miscellaneous Campaign Files

Folder 18 Budget 1982
Folder 19 Forms and instructions 1982
Folder 20 Stationery 1982
Folder 21 Offers to help February 6, 1981-October 15, 1982
Folder 22 Pennsylvania Republican leaders 1981-1982
Folder 23 Published articles 1982
Folder 24 Miscellaneous: PSEA letter, The Baron Report, and media time listings 1982
Folder 25 Press releases: miscellaneous March-April, 1982
Folder 26 Legislative photo sessions 1982

Section: Organization

Folder 27 Regional field representatives July-August, 1982
Folder 28 Regional field representatives: Anne Anstine January-April, 1982
Folder 29 Regional field representatives: Richard Bartlett 1982
Folder 30 Regional field representatives: Jean Kistler April-August, 1982
Folder 31 Regional field representatives: Patricia Raugh 1982
Folder 32 Western region counties 1982
Folder 33 Western region regional coordinators 1982
Folder 34 Western region regional coordinators: Syed Ali-Zaidi 1982
Folder 35 Western region regional coordinators: George Loranger 1982
Folder 36 Western region regional coordinators: Philip English 1982

Box 143
Folder 1 Western region regional coordinators: Thomas Murray 1982
Folder 2 Western region county coordinators 1982
Folder 3 Western region field meetings 1982
Folder 4-7 Western region office (Meloy): outgoing correspondence 1977-1982
Folder 8 Western Pennsylvania rally October 27, 1982
Folder 9 Coordinators' seminar April 24, 1982

Section: County Files

Folder 10 County coordinators 1982
Folder 11 County budget list 1982
Folder 12 County coordinators' meetings July 16, 1982
Folder 13 County coordinators' handouts 1981-1982
Folder 14 Adams 1982
Folder 15 Allegheny 1982
Folder 16 Armstrong 1982
Folder 17 Beaver 1982
Folder 18 Bedford 1982
Folder 19 Berks 1982
Folder 20 Blair 1982
Folder 21 Bradford 1982
Folder 22 Bucks 1982
Folder 23 Butler 1982
Folder 24 Cambria 1982
Folder 25 Cameron 1982
Folder 26 Carbon 1982
Folder 27 Centre 1982
Folder 28 Chester 1982
Folder 29 Clarion 1982
Folder 30 Clearfield 1982
Folder 31 Clinton 1982
Folder 32 Columbia 1982
Folder 33 Crawford 1982
Folder 34 Cumberland 1982
Folder 35 Dauphin 1982
Folder 36 Delaware 1982
Folder 37 Elk 1982
Folder 38 Erie 1982
Folder 39 Fayette 1982
Folder 40 Forest 1982
Folder 41 Franklin 1982
Folder 42 Fulton 1982
Folder 43 Greene 1982
Folder 44 Huntingdon 1982
Folder 45 Indiana 1982
Folder 46 Jefferson 1982
Folder 47 Juniata 1982
Folder 48 Lackawanna 1982
Folder 49 Lancaster 1982
Folder 50 Lawrence 1982
Folder 51 Lebanon 1982
Folder 52 Lehigh 1982
Folder 53 Luzerne 1982
Folder 54 Lycoming 1982
Folder 55 McKean 1982
Folder 56 Mercer 1982
Folder 57 Mifflin 1982
Folder 58 Monroe 1982

Box 144
Folder 1 Montgomery 1982
Folder 2 Montour 1982
Folder 3 Northampton 1982
Folder 4 Northumberland 1982
Folder 5 Perry 1982
Folder 6 Philadelphia 1982
Folder 7 Pike 1982
Folder 8 Potter 1982
Folder 9 Schuylkill 1982
Folder 10 Snyder 1982
Folder 11 Somerset 1982
Folder 12 Sullivan 1982
Folder 13 Susquehanna 1982
Folder 14 Tioga 1982
Folder 15 Union 1982
Folder 16 Venango 1982
Folder 17 Warren 1982
Folder 18 Washington 1982
Folder 19 Wayne 1982
Folder 20 Westmoreland 1982
Folder 21 Wyoming 1982
Folder 22 York 1982

Section: Fundraising

Folder 23 Treasurer authorization and campaign expense statements 1981-1982
Folder 24 Fundraising mailings 1981-1982
Folder 25 Fundraiser proposal form 1981-1982
Folder 26 Major fundraisers 1981-1982
Folder 27 Other fundraisers 1981-1982
Folder 28 Campaign contributions procedures 1981-1982
Folder 29-30 Campaign contributions lists 1981-1982
Folder 31 Seif and Ethics Commission: transcript of interview regarding use of Governor's Home for fundraising March 17, 1983

Section: Voter Groups

Folder 32 Plans, strategy and voter opinion analysis (AFSCME) 1982
Folder 33 Mailings and status reports 1982
Folder 34 Miscellaneous: PSEA letter, The Baron Report, and media time listings 1982

Section: Endorsements

Folder 35 Non Philadelphia or Pittsburgh endorsements 1982
Folder 36 Endorsement lists 1982
Folder 37 Albion News October 27, 1982
Folder 38 Allegheny County Republican Heritage Groups June 14, 1982
Folder 39 Altoona Mirror October 30, 1982
Folder 40 Ardmore Main Line Times October 28, 1982
Folder 41 Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties October 7, 1982
Folder 42 Athletes for Thornburgh/Scranton Committee October 14, 1982
Folder 43 Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association July 20, 1982
Folder 44 Boilermakers Local No. 154, Fred Gualtieri, business manager March 2, 1982
Folder 45 Beaver County Times October 29, 1982
Folder 46 Bowser, John, former executive director, Urban Coalition October 22, 1982
Folder 47 Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Scotty Campbell, secretary/treasurer August 9, 1982
Folder 48 Bucks County Courier Times October 25, 1982
Folder 49 Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committees: Concerned Business People for Thornburgh/Scranton September, 1982
Folder 50 Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committees: Small Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committee September, 1982
Folder 51 Centre Daily Times October 24, 1982
Folder 52 Chester, Delaware County Daily Times October 26, 1982
Folder 53 Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee September 22, 1982
Folder 54 Doylestown Daily Intelligencer October 29, 1982
Folder 55 Dykes, John, business manager, Streetcleaners Local 427 February 25, 1982
Folder 56 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee May 24, 1982
Folder 57 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Basic Education May 27, 1982
Folder 58 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Higher Education June 9, 1982
Folder 59 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Retired Educators October, 1982
Folder 60 Erie Metro Times-News October 31, 1982
Folder 61 Erie Times-News October 24, 1982
Folder 62 Evans, Samuel, chairman of Family of Leaders September 16, 1982
Folder 63 Family of Leaders Executive Committee September 16, 1982
Folder 64 Farmers for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee July 8, 1982
Folder 65 Fireman's Association of Pennsylvania July 8, 1982; September 11, 1982

Box 145
Folder 1 Fireman's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania June 26, 1982
Folder 2 Fondy, Albert, president, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers September 7, 1982
Folder 3 Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania Lodge September 7, 1982
Folder 4 Fraternal Order of Police, Philadelphia Lodge, No. 5 September 23, 1982
Folder 5 Friends and Family of Three Mile Island (TMI) May 19, 1982
Folder 6 Greensburg Tribune Review October 24, 1982
Folder 7 Hanover Evening Sun October 29, 1982
Folder 8 Harrisburg Patriot-News October 17, 1982
Folder 9 Harrisburg PA Beacon October 27, 1982
Folder 10 Hatboro Today's Spirit October 25, 1982
Folder 11 Hispanic-American Council, Inc. of Erie March 3, 1982
Folder 12 Indiana Gazette October 28, 1982
Folder 13 International Longshoremen's Local No. 1291, Alex Talmadge, president February 25, 1982
Folder 14 Jackson, Reverend Jesse October 22, 1982
Folder 15 Jenkintown Globe October 28, 1982
Folder 16 Jenkintown Montgomery County Record October 26, 1982
Folder 17 Jenkintown Times Chronicle October 28, 1982
Folder 18 Johnstown Tribune-Democrat October 17, 1982
Folder 19 Keystone State Chapter of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors April 17, 1982
Folder 20 Keystone State Fire Chiefs Association May 15, 1982
Folder 21 Lancaster New Era October 15, 1982
Folder 22 Lebanon Sunday Pennsylvanian October 24, 1982
Folder 23 Lewistown Sentinel October 21, 1982
Folder 24 Love, Ruth, columnist October 31, 1982
Folder 25 Milton Standard October 29, 1982
Folder 26 National Rifle Association, Institute for Legislative Action October 27, 1982
Folder 27 National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, Henry Nicholas, president October 15, 1982
Folder 28 Oreland Springfield Sun October 28, 1982
Folder 29 Pecora, Thomas, business manager, Construction General Laborers and Material Handlers Local No. 1058 July 29, 1982
Folder 30 Pennsylvania Builders Association July, 1982
Folder 31 Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers September 23, 1982
Folder 32 Pennsylvania Food Merchants, Al Vicks, president July 2, 1982
Folder 33 Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association March 30, 1982
Folder 34 Philadelphia Daily News October 8, 1982
Folder 35 Philadelphia Exclusive October 29, 1982
Folder 36 Philadelphia Inquirer October 20, 1982
Folder 37 Philadelphia Times Northeast October 20, 1982
Folder 38 Philadelphia Tribune October 22, 1982
Folder 39 Pittsburgh Courier October 30, 1982
Folder 40 Pittsburgh Post Gazette October 26, 1982
Folder 41 Pittsburgh Press October 24, 1982
Folder 42 Pocono Record October 25, 1982
Folder 43 Polish American Citizens League of Pennsylvania October 23, 1982
Folder 44 Polish American Congress of Pennsylvania February 23, 1982; September 20, 1982
Folder 45 Pottstown Mercury October 26, 1982
Folder 46 Raia, Vic, state commander, American Legion February 23, 1982
Folder 47 Republican College Council March 27, 1982
Folder 48 Scranton Scrantonian October 31, 1982
Folder 49 Scranton Times October 27, 1982
Folder 50 Scranton Tribune October 26, 1982
Folder 51 Second Macedonia Baptist Church September 21, 1982
Folder 52 Seniors for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee undated
Folder 53 Sharon Herald October 25, 1982
Folder 54 Smith, Jim, columnist June 25, 1982
Folder 55 Smith, Nate, chairman of the Board, Operation Dig February 24, 1982
Folder 56 Sportsmen for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee September, 1982
Folder 57 Stipanovich, Nick, business representative, Pittsburgh Building Trades Council July 30, 1982
Folder 58 Street, Pennsylvania State Senator October 22, 1982
Folder 59 Sullivan, Reverend Leon October 19, 1982
Folder 60 Sunbury Daily Item October 21, 1982
Folder 61 Tallarico, Joe, president, Mail Handlers Local and Allied Printing Trades Council July 29, 1982
Folder 62 Teamsters Joint Council No. 40, James Beros, president October 20, 1982
Folder 63 Teamsters Joint Council No. 53, John Morris, president April 26, 1982
Folder 64 Teamsters Joint Council No. 341, Ted Zilch, president, and Joe Radan, secretary/treasurer September 27, 1982
Folder 65 Teamsters Joint Council No. 500, William O'Farrell, president August 19, 1982
Folder 66 Teamsters 250, Steve Missonak, secretary/treasurer September 24, 1982
Folder 67 Titusville Herald October 28, 1982
Folder 68 Transport Workers Union of Philadelphia Local 234, Dominic DiClerico, president October 5, 1982
Folder 69 Travel and Hospitality Industry Committee for the Reelection of Thornburgh/Scranton September 21, 1982
Folder 70 Tullio, Louis, Democratic Mayor of Erie October 21, 1982
Folder 71 Tunkhannock New Age-Examiner October 29, 1982
Folder 72 Uniontown Herald Standard October 27, 1982
Folder 73 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union No. 2274, Frank W. Miller, president April 2, 1982
Folder 74 United Italian-American Political Alliance October 22, 1982
Folder 75 Veterans February 26, 1982
Folder 76 Veterans Political Action Council April 15, 1982; September 16, 1982
Folder 77 Warren Times-Observer October 28, 1982
Folder 78 Washington Observer-Reporter October 26, 1982
Folder 79 WCAU-AM radio October 18, 1982
Folder 80 WCAU-TV undated
Folder 81 Whitmer, Gil, official, Operating Engineers July 30, 1982
Folder 82 Wilkes-Barre Times Leader November 1, 1982
Folder 83 Williams, Carmen J., business manager, Painters Local 327 July 29, 1982
Folder 84 Williamsport Sun Gazette October 29, 1982
Folder 85 Williamsport Sunday Grit October 17, 1982
Folder 86 Willow Grove Guide October 28, 1982
Folder 87 York Daily Record October 27, 1982

Section: Speeches

Folder 88 Governor Thornburgh Announcement Speech March 2-3, 1982
Folder 89 GOP speech (standard) 1982
Folder 90 Surrogate proposal and plans for speech 1982
Folder 91 Surrogate speech and background 1982
Folder 92 Miscellaneous speech to Luzerne County GOP September 12, 1982
Folder 93 Election Night Remarks November 2, 1982
Folder 94 Inaugural Address, Harrisburg, PA January 18, 1983

Section: Questionnaires and Responses

Folder 95 Questionnaires and responses: lists 1982
Folder 96 AAA August 2, 1982
Folder 97 Allegheny County League of Women Voters March 31, 1982
Folder 98 American Association of University Women August 13, 1982
Folder 99 Association for Retarded Citizens September 8, 1982

Box 146
Folder 1 Bucks County Council for Exceptional Children October 7, 1982
Folder 2 Butler County Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life October 7, 1982
Folder 3 Carnegie Area Concerned Citizens April 22, 1982
Folder 4 Catholic Conference September 8, 1982
Folder 5 Common Cause September, 1982
Folder 6 Commonwealth Association of Students October 4, 1982
Folder 7 Corry Area Chamber of Commerce September 30, 1982
Folder 8 Harrisburg Area Women's News September 17, 1982
Folder 9 League of Women's Voters of Pennsylvania: Primary March 25, 1982
Folder 10 League of Women's Voters of Pennsylvania: General August, 1982
Folder 11 Non-public School Action Committee April 23, 1982
Folder 12 Patriot October 26, 1982
Folder 13 Penn Lines/Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association August, 1982
Folder 14 Pennsylvania Farmers' Association July 9, 1982
Folder 15 Pennsylvania Federation, Council for Exceptional Children October 6, 1982
Folder 16 Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association September 21, 1982
Folder 17 Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation April 8, 1982
Folder 18 Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers, Pittsburgh chapter September 9, 1982
Folder 19 Pennsylvanians for Biblical Morality April 9, 1982
Folder 20 Pro-Life Coalition September 8, 1982
Folder 21 Respect for Life September 8, 1982
Folder 22 United Press International (UPI) May 4, 1982
Folder 23 Valley Forge Council of Republican Women April 1, 1982
Folder 24 Veterans Political Action Committee: Primary April 14, 1982
Folder 25 Veterans Political Action Committee: General August, 1982
Folder 26 Congressional Quarterly undated
Folder 27 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), possibly not sent May 7, 1982
Folder 28 Unanswered questionnaires 1982
Folder 29-30 Binder of questionnaires and responses March 25, 1982-August 13, 1982

Section: Debate

Folder 31 Debate April-October, 1982

Section: Campaign Controversies and Critics

Folder 32 Support groups and letters to editor 1982
Folder 33 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1982
Folder 34 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) 1982
Folder 35 Hoffman tape recording 1982
Folder 36 Ertel income tax disclosure 1982
Folder 37 Ertel tax break vote February-June, 1982
Folder 38 Milton Shapp September-October, 1982
Folder 39 Tony May August 4, 1982
Folder 40 Governor Thornburgh campaign disclosure April-September, 1982
Folder 41 Jacobson Gubernatorial challenge 1982
Folder 42 Bureau of Travel Development newsletter 1982

Section: Volunteers and Phone Banks


Box 147
Folder 1 Phone bank plans 1982
Folder 2 Bratas proposal (possibly not used) 1982
Folder 3 Statistics, charts, and forms 1982
Folder 4 Miscellaneous 1982
Folder 5 County voter registration tapes 1982
Folder 6 Western region: phone bank plans 1982
Folder 7 Western region: Meloy memos 1982
Folder 8 Western region: Allegheny County business sites 1982

Section: Ginny Thornburgh Files

Folder 9 Campaign Correspondence 1982
Folder 10 Campaign speech 1982
Folder 11 General file 1982

Section: Ephemera

Folder 12 Brochures, bumper stickers and buttons 1982

Section: Volunteer Printout

Folder 13 Governor Thornburgh Committee volunteer computer printout, used for Inaugural 1982-1983

Subseries 8. Events

Scope and Content Notes:

The Re-election campaign events are separated into two sections: the Thornburgh/Scranton campaign events and the Governor Thornburgh Committee (GTC) campaign events. The Thornburgh/Scranton events cover the primary and general election of 1982. The date range is April 1980-February 1983. The events include press conferences, receptions, interviews, ceremonies, meetings, rallies, and tours.

The Governor Thornburgh Committee (GTC) events contain attendance lists and background information prior to a meeting with particular associations, organizations, or companies. The events consist of receptions, breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners hosted by the GTC. The files contain information following the time of this re-election campaign, and also regarding the subsequent 1983 Primary election and the 1984 and 1985 General elections. The overall date range is September 1982-November 1985.

Section: Thornburgh/Scranton Campaign Events


Box 148
Folder 1 1980 Primary Election Telephone Calls, Harrisburg April 22, 1980
Folder 2 1980 General Election Telephone Calls and Election Day Candidate Information November 4, 1980
Folder 3 1981 Primary Election Telephone Calls, Harrisburg May 18, 1981
Folder 4 1981 General Election Telephone Calls and Election Day November 3, 1981
Folder 5 1982 Primary Election Telephone Calls and Interviews, Harrisburg March 1, 1982, May 13-18, 1982
Folder 6 1982 General Election: GOP Candidates Photos and Interviews, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Norristown, and Philadelphia July 15-26, 1982, August 10, 1982, September 1982, November 2, 1982
Folder 7 Thornburgh/Scranton (T/S) Altoona Campaign Headquarters: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Altoona October 12, 1982
Folder 8 1982 Press Announcement, Altoona March 3, 1982
Folder 9 Robert Asher, Republican Chairman, Breakfast, Harrisburg July 21, 1983
Folder 10 Athletes Endorsement, Pittsburgh October 14, 1982
Folder 11 1982 Press Announcement, Erie March 3, 1982
Folder 12 1982 Press Announcement, Johnstown March 3, 1982
Folder 13 1982 Press Announcement, Philadelphia March 2, 1982
Folder 14 1982 Press Announcement, Pittsburgh March 2, 1982
Folder 15 1982 Press Announcement at Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Airport, Avoca March 3, 1982
Folder 16 Allegheny County Campaigning: GTC Rally and Campaigning at St. Bede's Polling Site, Pittsburgh October 27, 1982, November 2, 1982
Folder 17 Building and Construction Trades: Meeting, Pittsburgh June 16, 1982
Folder 18 Business Leaders: Luncheon, Harrisburg June 28, 1982
Folder 19 Butler County Headquarters: Visit, Butler October 27, 1982
Folder 20 Clearfield County Headquarters: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Clearfield September 10, 1982
Folder 21 Democrats for Thornburgh/Scranton: Press Announcements, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia September 22, 1982
Folder 22 Educators: Visit and Breakfast, Harrisburg May 23, 1982, May 24, 1982
Folder 23 Erie County Headquarters: Ribbon-Cutting, Erie October 21, 1982
Folder 24 Fraternal Order of Police Endorsement: Press Announcement, Philadelphia September 23, 1982
Folder 25 Farmers Endorsement, Press Availability and Luncheon Tribute to Dick Thornburgh, Elizabethtown and Harrisburg July 8, 1982, October 8, 1982
Folder 26 Firefighters Endorsement, Press Conference, and Luncheon, Carlisle September 11, 1982
Folder 27 "Join the Champs" Party: Reception and Rally, McKeesport August 10, 1982
Folder 28 Labor Leaders Endorsement, Luncheon, Meeting, and Press Announcement, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh February 25, 1982, June 16, 1982, July 29, 1982
Folder 29 Labor Rally: Italian Market Tour and Dinner, Philadelphia April 22, 1982, October 19, 1982, October 30,1982
Folder 30 Lancaster County Rally and Tour, Lancaster October 29, 1982
Folder 31 Lawrence County Headquarters: Visit, New Castle October 28, 1982
Folder 32 Lehigh Valley Rally, Allentown October 29, 1982
Folder 33 John Morris, President of Teamsters: Meeting, Harrisburg January 13, 1982
Folder 34 Henry Nicholas Endorsement, Philadelphia October 15, 1982
Folder 35 Northampton County Rally, Easton October 29, 1982
Folder 36 Northeast Rally and Press Conference, Avoca November 1, 1982
Folder 37 PA Dental Association: Meeting, Harrisburg June 8, 1982
Folder 38 PA Farmers Union Board of Directors: Meeting, Harrisburg July 23, 1982
Folder 39 PA Federation of Teachers Endorsement and Press Availability September 6, 1982, September 23, 1982
Folder 40 Perry County: Buffet and Rally, New Bloomfield September 2, 1982
Folder 41 Polish-American Citizens League Endorsement, Harrisburg September 20, 1982
Folder 42 Polish Rally, Philadelphia October 28, 1982
Folder 43 Republican State Committee Endorsement: Reception and Meeting, Harrisburg March 12, 1982, March 13, 1982
Folder 44 Small Business Endorsement and Tour, McKees Rocks September 30, 1982
Folder 45 Teamsters Endorsement and Meeting with John Morris, President, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia October 20, 1982, June 17, 1982
Folder 46 Transport Workers Union Endorsement, Philadelphia October 6, 1982
Folder 47 Travel Endorsement, Harrisburg September 21, 1982
Folder 48 Lou Tullio Endorsement, Erie October 21, 1982
Folder 49 United Transportation Union: Luncheon, Seven Springs August 6, 1982
Folder 50 Veterans: Meeting, Harrisburg February 26, 1982
Folder 51 York County Rally, York October 31, 1982
Folder 52 1983 Inaugural information, Harrisburg January 18, 1983
Folder 53 1983 Inaugural Committee Reception, Harrisburg February 24, 1983

Section: Governor Thornburgh Committee (GTC) Campaign Events


Box 149
Folder 1 Asian-Pacific Association: Reception and Dinner, Philadelphia September 11, 1982
Folder 2 Bachelors Barge Club: Dinner, Philadelphia March 31, 1982
Folder 3 Herb Barness 1982
Folder 4 Bear, Stearns, and Company: Breakfast, New York, NY May 25, 1982
Folder 5 Remo Butera Luncheons, Philadelphia June 18, 1982, September 23, 1982
Folder 6 Peter Carlino Reception, Blue Bell June 17, 1982
Folder 7 Centre County Reception, State College March 22, 1982
Folder 8 Clarion County 1982
Folder 9 Dairy Farm Filming, Mechanicsburg September 30, 1982
Folder 10 Craig Dare Reception, Horsham May 16, 1982
Folder 11 Dauphin County and Republican Committee Breakfast and Visit, Harrisburg September 25, 1982
Folder 12 Erie County Reception, Erie August 11, 1982
Folder 13 Sam Evans and Family of Leaders Rally, Philadelphia October 26, 1982
Folder 14 Filming Thank You Notes August 30, 1982, October 18, 1982
Folder 15 Gerald Ford: Western Kick-off Dinner with Gerald Ford, Pittsburgh March 22, 1982
Folder 16 Richard Fox: Dinner, Penn Valley June 17, 1982
Folder 17 Chris Gleason: Luncheon, Johnstown July 17, 1981
Folder 18 Dr. Joseph Haller: Reception, Hollidaysburg October 12, 1982
Folder 19 Hershey Dinner, Hershey March 2, 1982
Folder 20 Ober Hess: Brunch, Gladwyne September 19, 1982
Folder 21 Hispanic Community: Reception, Philadelphia June 29, 1982
Folder 22 Harold Horn: Reception, Paradise June 25, 1982
Folder 23 Indiana County: Reception and Dinner, Indiana August 5, 1982
Folder 24 Insurance Federation of PA: Breakfast and Remarks, Philadelphia April 1, 1982
Folder 25 Jefferson County: Reception and Dinner, Punxsutawney September 10, 1982
Folder 26 Juniata County: Breakfast, Mifflintown September 2, 1982
Folder 27 John Kaufman: Reception, Ambler September 19, 1982
Folder 28 Bruce Kauffman: Reception, Gladwyne April 18, 1982
Folder 29 Charles Kirkwood-Northeast: Fundraiser, Shawnee-On-Delaware July 22, 1982
Folder 30 Henry Kissinger: Reception and Dinner, Philadelphia September 23, 1982
Folder 31 Malcolm Lazin: Dinner and VIP Reception, Philadelphia March 18, 1982
Folder 32 Lehigh and Northampton Counties: Reception and Dinner, Allentown June 12, 1982
Folder 33 Charles Lockhart: Reception, Washington, D.C. June 24, 1982
Folder 34 Lycoming County: Reception, Williamsport September 27, 1982
Folder 35 Mario Mele: Meeting and Luncheons, Philadelphia January 21, 1982, March 18, 1982
Folder 36 Nathan Mao: VIP Reception and Dinner, Chambersburg May 27, 1982
Folder 37 Sam McCullough and Joe Welch: Buffet Reception, Wyomissing May 28, 1982
Folder 38 Northeastern PA: Dinner, Old Forge September 14, 1982
Folder 39 Northwest Regional Campaign Committee: Reception and Dinner, Warren September 9, 1982
Folder 40 John O'Hara: Reception, Ardmore April 18, 1982
Folder 41 PA Food Merchants Association: Meeting, Harrisburg October 14, 1982
Folder 42 PA Medical Society: Reception, Harrisburg July 26, 1982
Folder 43 Philadelphia Club: Luncheon, Philadelphia October 1, 1982
Folder 44 Mrs. Vivian Piasecki and Mrs. Ann P. Curran: Luncheon, Villanova February 1, 1982
Folder 45 Pittsburgh: Reception and Dinner, Pittsburgh September 30, 1982
Folder 46 Radio Spots: Radio Commercial Taping, Harrisburg October 7, 1982
Folder 47 Ronald Reagan: Luncheon, Philadelphia May 14, 1982
Folder 48 Don Rose and Ernie Buckman: Breakfast, Sewickley June 26, 1982
Folder 49 Evans Rose: Fundraising Reception, Pittsburgh May 23, 1984
Folder 50 Ken Ross and Ed Lewis: Luncheon, Pittsburgh May 6, 1982
Folder 51 Ralph Scalera: Reception and Buffet, Beaver July 29, 1982
Folder 52 Schuylkill County: Reception, Ashland August 13, 1982
Folder 53 Richard Schweiker: Press Availability, Reception, and Dinner, Hershey October 18, 1982
Folder 54 W.W. Scranton, II: Reception, Scranton September 14, 1982
Folder 55 Seminar and Luncheon, Harrisburg April 24, 1982
Folder 56 David Shakarian: Luncheon, Harrisburg September 20, 1982
Folder 57 Susquehanna Valley: Luncheon, Shamokin Dam September 2, 1982
Folder 58 Joseph Walker, Jr.: Receptions and Luncheon, New York, NY May 6, 1982, May 25, 1982
Folder 59 Harold Yoh: Reception, Bryn Mawr May 16, 1982
Folder 60 1982 General Election Night Festivities, Philadelphia November 2, 1982
Folder 61 Victory Gala: Reception and Dinner, Harrisburg December 14, 1982
Folder 62 Ginny Thornburgh Campaign Staff Dinner, Harrisburg November 12, 1982
Folder 63 1983 Primary Election Telephone Calls, Harrisburg May 16, 1983
Folder 64 1984 General Election: Voting and Interviews, Harrisburg and Dauphin November 6, 1984
Folder 65 1985 General Election: Voting, Harrisburg November 5, 1985

Subseries 9. Press Files

Scope and Content Notes:

These materials relate to media items and are in nine sections, as follows: Announcements; Correspondence; Endorsements; Allen Ertel; Issues and Controversies; Media; Voter Groups; Governor Thornburgh Committee News Releases; and News Clippings. The materials include, for example: letters, campaign endorsements, campaign contributions, television spots, transcripts, news releases and newspaper clippings. The files are an interesting mix of both important campaign issues and also the inevitable controversies.

Section: Announcement


Box 150
Folder 1 Formal announcement of candidacy for reelection for Governor March 2-3, 1982
Folder 2 Biography of Dick Thornburgh March 2, 1982
Folder 3 Campaign Announcement Q & A's, Pittsburgh, PA March 2, 1982
Folder 4 News Stations Transcripts regarding Campaign Announcement, Hershey, PA March 2, 1982
Folder 5 KYW Transcript regarding Campaign Announcement March 2, 1982
Folder 6 Campaign Announcement Q & A's, Johnstown, PA March 3, 1982

Section: Correspondence

Folder 7 Sample letters requesting contributions 1979-1982
Folder 8 Letters from Martha Bell Schoeninger, Republican State Committee Chairman March-June, 1982
Folder 9 Letters to the editors regarding errors in newspaper articles August-October, 1982
Folder 10 Letters to and from Paul Critchlow, Campaign Press Officer February, 1982-January, 1983

Section: Endorsements

Folder 11 Press Conference with Philadelphia Labor Leaders regarding endorsement of Thornburgh February 23, 1982
Folder 12 Letters and news releases announcing endorsements of Thornburgh 1982
Folder 13 Material regarding U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger and Presidents Ford and Reagan endorsing Thornburgh February-September, 1982
Folder 14 Newspaper clippings regarding endorsements of Thornburgh 1982

Section: Allen Ertel (D), Candidate for Governor

Folder 15 Ertel's news releases and correspondence February-October, 1982
Folder 16 Appearances: press conferences, speeches, and TV spots June-October, 1982
Folder 17 Endorsements March-July, 1982
Folder 18 Thornburgh's Press Office research regarding Ertel's record March-October, 1982
Folder 19 Newspaper clippings on Ertel 1982

Section: Issues and Controversies

Folder 20 Thornburgh's Positions on Issues 1982
Folder 21 Bond Counsel Correspondence and Clippings July, 1981
Folder 22 Campaign expenses 1981-1982
Folder 23 Economic development newsletters 1979-1982
Folder 24 Governor's first administration news releases regarding economic development 1979-1981
Folder 25 Economic development memos, correspondence, and reports 1980-1982
Folder 26 Economic development news clippings 1982
Folder 27 Foreign travel 1980-1981
Folder 28 Gag Order 1979-1981
Folder 29 Gay Pride 1979
Folder 30 Ging Controversy 1982
Folder 31 Graterford Prison 1981
Folder 32 Frank Hoffman Taping 1982
Folder 33 Manderino, PA Representative James 1979-1982

Box 151
Folder 1 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) memos and news releases 1980-1982
Folder 2 PSEA news clippings 1981-1982
Folder 3 Correspondence with PSEA March-August, 1982
Folder 4 PSEA lawsuit 1982
Folder 5 Personal finances disclosure 1982
Folder 6 Public Relations Empire 1981-1982
Folder 7 Rendell (Philadelphia's D.A.) Investigation 1982
Folder 8 Salaries 1980
Folder 9 Milton Shapp, former Governor 1982
Folder 10 Three Mile Island (TMI) 1979-1982
Folder 11 Thornburgh Scranton Feud 1982
Folder 12 Wives and girlfriends patronage 1979
Folder 13 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program 1981-1982

Section: Media

Folder 14 Thornburgh's Accomplishments 1982
Folder 15 Questions and Answers April-September, 1982
Folder 16 Correspondence regarding Debates 1982
Folder 17 Newspaper clips and press conference regarding debates 1982
Folder 18 Public Relations and Advertising Consultant Agreement 1982
Folder 19 Campaign Brochure Material 1982
Folder 20 Radio Campaign Ads 1982
Folder 21 Television Campaign Ads 1982
Folder 22 Surrogate Speech Kits 1982
Folder 23 Press Kits 1982
Folder 24 Governor's Press Kit 1982
Folder 25 Inaugural Press Kit January 17-18, 1983

Section: Voter Groups


Box 152
Folder 1 Voter Group Campaign Report 1982
Folder 2 Blacks for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 3 Concerned Business People for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 4 Democrats for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 5 Educators for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 6 Farmers for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 7 Labor Leaders for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 8 Small Business for Thornburgh 1982

Section: Governor Thornburgh Committee News Releases

Folder 9 February, 1982
Folder 10 March, 1982
Folder 11 April-May, 1982
Folder 12 June-July, 1982
Folder 13 August-September, 1982
Folder 14 October, 1982

Section: News Clippings

Folder 15 General Campaign Clips February-September, 1982
Folder 16 Positive news stories 1980-1982

Subseries 10. News Clippings

Scope and Content Notes:

There are numerous newspaper clippings from the 1982 campaign in two sections. The first section contains daily and weekly clippings generated by the campaign. The date range is April through November 1982. The second section contains news clippings, arranged by month, from the Governor's Office. The date range is November 1981 through January 1983. The combination of these two groups of news clippings completely documents the progress of the campaign.

Section: Campaign clippings


Box 153
Folder 1-21 April-November, 1982

Section: Governor's office clippings


Box 154
Folder 1-2 November-December, 1981
Folder 3-14 1982
Folder 15 January, 1983

Subseries 11. Post Election and Inaugural

Scope and Content Notes:

These materials begin with "Election Results," always important for a campaign. The next section, entitled "Post Election," includes news releases, cabinet changes, notes and memoranda. Thirdly is "Correspondence," an array of letters, cards, mailgrams and notes from a variety of people, organizations, VIPs, and foreign dignitaries. Lastly, there are files relating to the Inaugural, for example: newspaper articles, press kit, and Ginny Thornburgh's inaugural file.

Section: Election Results/Election Night


Box 155
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Election Calendar December 1, 1978
Folder 2 Governor Thornburgh Primary Petitions February 24, 1982
Folder 3 Primary Ballot Position May, 1982
Folder 4 Absentee Ballot Request May, 1982
Folder 5 Election Results including chart of results in 10 largest states November, 1978
Folder 6 1982 Primary Election Results July 9, 1982
Folder 7 1982 General Election Results and transcripts November, 1982
Folder 8 Thornburgh - Tax Returns - copies 1982
Folder 9 Legislations' Election Results November, 1982
Folder 10 Memo re election night October, 1982

Section: Post Election

Folder 11 Congratulatory Telephone Calls October 28, 1982
Folder 12 Gifts and Flowers November, 1982
Folder 13 Routing Notes November 11-December 17, 1982
Folder 14 Governor Thornburgh Volunteer Thank You Notes December 12, 1982 -January 11, 1983
Folder 15 Department of State Post Election Notice November 11, 1982
Folder 16 ABKR (Alan B.K. Rabinowitz) Congratulatory Letter Memo December 1, 1982
Folder 17 Second Term Cabinet notes and press release, January 1983

Section: Congratulatory Letters

Folder 18 Congratulatory letters VIP's November 3, 1982-January 14, 1983
Folder 19 ABKR (Alan B.K. Rabinowitz) Christmas Card Memo November 17, 1982
Folder 20 From Governors November 3, 1982-January 20, 1983
Folder 21 Foreign November 4, 1982-January 19, 1983
Folder 22 Out of State November 1-December 21, 1982
Folder 23 Federally Elected Officials November 3, 1982-January 17, 1983
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Elected & Appointed Officials November 3, 1982-January 19, 1983
Folder 25 Judges November 3, 1982-January 21, 1983
Folder 26 Lawyers November 3, 1982-January 14, 1983
Folder 27 Local Government November 3-16, 1982
Folder 28 GOP October 20-November 22, 1982
Folder 29 Chambers November 3-8, 1982
Folder 30 Colleges November 3, 1982-January 25, 1983
Folder 31 Labor November 3-18, 1982
Folder 32 Veterans November 3-9, 1982
Folder 33 Media November 4-23, 1982
Folder 34 Groups November 3, 1982
Folder 35 Individuals November 3, 1982-January 18, 1983

Section: Inaugural

Folder 36 Inaugural miscellaneous January 18-20, 1983
Folder 37 Ephemera 1983
Folder 38 Inaugural news clippings January, 1983
Folder 39 Inaugural press kit January 17-18, 1983
Folder 40-41 Inaugural binder January 17-18, 1983
Folder 42 Ginny Thornburgh's Inaugural file January, 1983

Subseries 12. Market Opinion Research (MOR)

Scope and Content Notes:

These files were used and maintained by campaign staff and include data up to January 1984. At the time of the reelection campaign in 1982 national issues and economic discontent were negatively affecting state elections. Perceptions of the Governor's achievements were seriously affected, accounting for these careful polls during the reelection period and continuing for a year thereafter. At this time, too, Thornburgh's national electoral potential was being discussed and polls such as these were instructive.


Box 156
Folder 1 Analysis and statistical summary May, 1982
Folder 2 Statistical Summary June, 1982
Folder 3 Survey and voting intentions August, 1982
Folder 4 Issues and perceptions August, 1982
Folder 5 Background information August, 1982
Folder 6 Summary tables and data September, 1982
Folder 7 Data October, 1982
Folder 8 Study data, analysis and National GOP report November, 1982
Folder 9 Analysis December, 1982
Folder 10 Overview January-May, 1983