Summary Information
Title: Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series XII. Director, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Collection Number: AIS.1998.30.12
Creator: Thornburgh, Dick

Collection Dates: 1987-1988
Extent: 36.25 linear feet

Language: English

Abstract:
Dick Thornburgh became Director of Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP) in June 1987 and held this position until he was unexpectedly named Attorney General of the United States by President Reagan in July 1988. Thornburgh was the first IOP director who had been an elected public official and enjoyed the opportunity to encourage students to consider careers in politics and government. During his time with IOP, Thornburgh served as an advisor to students, selected and arranged for Institute Fellows, initiated fundraising for programs, wrote articles, in addition to planning IOP workshops, programs and conferences. Also here are other materials relating to Thornburgh's board of trustees positions and concurrently his association with his law firm, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart. Within this series are Ginny Thornburgh's files as Harvard's Coordinator of Programs for Persons with Disabilities. There are twelve sections of files: Speeches; Pre Directorship IOP research; News Releases; Harvard, John F. Kennedy School and IOP; Director's Files; Events; Schedules; Correspondence; Clippings and Articles; Boards and Memberships; Kirkpatrick and Lockhart; and Ginny Thornburgh at Harvard. 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

Corporate Names
  • Harvard University.
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government. Institute of Politics.
  • Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.

Personal Names
  • Thornburgh, Dick
  • Thornburgh, Ginny (Judson)

Locations
  • Pennsylvania -- Economic conditions

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Education
  • 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

Processing Information:

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 XII. Director, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

Thornburgh served as the Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government from June of 1987 until August of 1988. When unexpectedly named Attorney General of the United States by President Reagan in July 1988, he resigned after but one year in Boston.

As Thornburgh's second term as Governor of Pennsylvania was coming to an end, Thornburgh was faced with the necessity of finding a job, since Pennsylvania law limits Governors to two four-year terms. The task, as it turned out, was not a difficult one as Thornburgh received three notable opportunities. U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz asked him to become the administrator of the Agency of International Development (AID) and U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese asked him to be director of the FBI. Thornburgh turned down both of these offers stating, "I had no strong desire to take on the important AID responsibility toward the end of the Reagan administration, and the ten-year term of the FBI appointment called for a commitment I was not ready to make" ( Evidence, p. 196).

The third opportunity presented an intriguing prospect for Thornburgh and was the offer he ultimately accepted. In November 1986 he had attended a conference at the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He shortly thereafter received a call from retiring director Jonathan Moore during which Thornburgh was asked if he was interested in the directorship. He was interviewed and subsequently named director in January 1987. The announcement of his appointment called Thornburgh "a very successful governor and practicing politician who, like President John F. Kennedy, whom the Institute memorializes, has a deep personal commitment to public life and government as a high calling." After moving to Boston to take on this new position, he also rejoined his former law firm, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, which had opened an office in Boston.

IOP, for Thornburgh, was a "unique and fascinating place" ( Evidence, p. 197). It gave him a chance, as the first director that had been an elected public official, to encourage students to consider careers in politics and government. As he told the Harvard University Gazette in an introductory interview, he could "instill in students more enthusiasm for the electoral process and a recognition that 'holding public office ... is an honorable profession'... If during my tenure here I can divert a dozen or so of the best and brightest Harvard students from careers in investment banking into the electoral process, I'd consider it a job well done" ( Evidence, p. 197).

Thornburgh was involved in all facets of IOP including serving as advisor to students, selecting and arranging for Institute Fellows each semester, initiating fundraising for programs, writing articles, in addition to planning IOP workshops, programs and conferences. The files include: speeches, pre-Directorship research about IOP, news releases, Thornburgh's director files, events and schedules, correspondence, clippings and articles.

In addition to these specific IOP files researchers should note that we have other material from the same year in time although not directly related to IOP. There are files relating to Thornburgh's boards of trustees positions and concurrently his association with his law firm, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart during this same year in Boston. Here as well are files about Ginny Thornburgh's work at Harvard as Coordinator of Programs for Persons with Disabilities. These files are related to the IOP files only in that they were produced in the same short time period, making it relevant to group these separate yet simultaneously produced materials together.

There are twelve sections here: Speeches; Pre Directorship IOP research; News Releases; Harvard, John F. Kennedy School and IOP; Director's Files; Events; Schedules; Correspondence; Clippings and Articles; Boards and Memberships; Kirkpatrick and Lockhart; and Ginny Thornburgh at Harvard.

Subseries 1. Speeches

Scope and Content Notes:

As Director of the Institute of Politics, Thornburgh's speeches have been preserved and digitized, as is true for all the positions he has held. These files not only contain the speeches but any drafts and additional notes that may exist. In their digital state the speeches are searchable online for topics of interest and provide invaluable content related to the issues with which Thornburgh was involved during this year from June 1987 through July 1988.


Box 710
Folder 1 "A Revitalized Concept of Public Service," Spring Meeting of the National Academy of Public Administration, Philadelphia, PA June 4, 1987
Folder 2 "Responsibilities, Opportunities ... and Love," Harrisburg Academy Commencement, Wormleysburg, PA June 10, 1987
Folder 3 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve our Nation," Ohio League of Young Republicans, Dayton, OH August 1, 1987
Folder 4 "Reflections on Governing: Some Principles of Leadership," Annual Conference of Governmental Research Association, Boston, MA August 18, 1987
Folder 5 "Jobs and Competition in the 1980s," Southern Republican Exchange, Columbia, SC August 22, 1987
Folder 6 "Republicans and the Constitution: Principles to Serve our Nation," Pennsylvania Republican Leadership Council, Philadelphia, PA September 26, 1987
Folder 7 Testimony of Dick Thornburgh Before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate September 28, 1987
Folder 8 Presidential Campaign Question and Answer September, 1987
Folder 9 "Reflections on Governing: Some Principles of Leadership," Board of Trustees of Florida Taxwatch, Inc., Tallahassee, FL October 14, 1987
Folder 10 "Reflections on Governing: Some Principles on Leadership," 1987 Human Resource Management Conference, West Virginia Chapter International Personnel Management Association, Morgantown, WV November 2, 1987
Folder 11 "Reflections on Governing: Some Principles of Leadership," Management Education Leadership Program of Digital Equipment Corporation, Bedford, MA November 5, 1987
Folder 12 "The Three Mile Island Experience: Ten Lessons in Emergency Management," A Conference on Energy Strategies in the Northeast, Cambridge, MA November 6, 1987
Folder 13 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve our Nation," Illinois Republican Party, Peoria, IL November 7, 1987
Folder 14 "The State's Role in an Era of Economic Transition: The Pennsylvania Experience," The Public Management Club of Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA November 9, 1987
Folder 15 93rd Annual Meeting of the National Civic League, Inc., Boston, MA November 16, 1987
Folder 16 "A Revitalized Concept of Public Service," 68th Annual Dinner of the Children's Welfare Association, Erie, PA December 6, 1987
Folder 17 "Responsibilities and Opportunities ... Beginning the Journey," A Graduation Address to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA December 13, 1987
Folder 18 "Wanted: An Environment For Jobs and Economic Growth for America," Pittsburgh Rotary Club, Pittsburgh, PA January 27, 1988
Folder 19 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve our Nation," Lincoln Day Dinner of the Idaho Republican Party, Boise, ID February 11, 1988
Folder 20 "Reflections on Governing: Some Principles of Leadership," 18th Annual County Government Officials Conference, Center for Governmental Services, Auburn University, Auburn, AL February 18, 1988
Folder 21 Service of Morning Prayers at the Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA February 23, 1988
Folder 22 "The Three Mile Island Experience: Ten Lessons in Emergency Management," Seminar on Command Control, Communication, and Intelligence, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA February 25, 1988
Folder 23 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," Lincoln Club of Orange County, Irvine, CA March 7, 1988
Folder 24 "Challenges Facing State and Local Governments: The National Picture," Keynote Speech to 'Preparing for the Year 2000: Future Policy Directions for Florida,' Conference Sponsored by Florida International University, North Miami Campus, Miami, FL March 18, 1988
Folder 25 "A Revitalized Concept of Public Service," Centennial Banquet of Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA March 19, 1988
Folder 26 "Educating for Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World: An Agenda for the Future," Paul H. Masoner Education Lecture, University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA March 22, 1988
Folder 27 "The State's Role in an Era of Economic Transition: The Pennsylvania Experience," Annual Conference of the National Conference For Urban Economic Development, Washington, DC April 11, 1988
Folder 28 Chicago Tribune Charity Dinner, Chicago, IL April 15, 1988
Folder 29 "Responsibilities and Opportunities ... Beginning the Journey," A Graduation Address to York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA (with draft) May 14, 1988
Folder 30 NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Annual Civil Rights Institute to Commemorate the 34th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, New York, NY May 17, 1988
Folder 31 "Jobs and Economic Growth: Dealing with the Threat of the Federal Deficit," Annual Dinner of the Allentown-Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, Allentown, PA May 18, 1988
Folder 32 Graduation Address to the Graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA June 5, 1988
Folder 33 "Fighting Corruption and Mismanagement: A 'Must' for Better and More Efficient Government," Annual Dinner of the Better Government Association, Chicago, IL June 20, 1988
Folder 34 "Toward a Revitalization of Public Service," Taft Institute Seminar on American Government and Politics, Marywood College, Scranton, PA July 1, 1988

Subseries 2. Pre-Directorship Institute of Politics Research

Scope and Content Notes:

Prior to Thornburgh's arrival as Director of the Institute of Politics in June 1987, he methodically researched IOP's history, policies, and programs to enable him, as the adage states, to "hit the ground running." Many of these materials were prepared for Thornburgh by Rick Stafford (RAS), who had served in the Thornburgh Gubernatorial administration. Stafford put together briefing binders, status reports and work plans which include the history of IOP and analyze new directions the Institute could take under Thornburgh's leadership. Also included are Thornburgh's notes on IOP, correspondence related to his job search, as well as potential reorganization plans for IOP.

Folder 35 History reports, articles and publication listings 1972-1987
Folder 36 Thornburgh's post-governorship job search October, 1986-January, 1987
Folder 37 Thornburgh's "chron" file, including clippings and correspondence January 15-May 7, 1987
Folder 38 Thornburgh's notes in preparation for directorship of IOP February-July, 1987
Folder 39 IOP briefing binder on programs, administration and tasks, prepared by Rick Stafford February 24, 1987
Folder 40 IOP briefing binder, prepared by Rick Stafford, with background materials and Harvard articles February, 1987
Folder 41 Rick Stafford's report on the IOP February 23, 1987

Box 711
Folder 1 Clippings, notes, correspondence and schedules in preparation for directorship February-July, 1987
Folder 2 IOP work plan for Thornburgh, prepared by Rick Stafford May 4, 1987
Folder 3 IOP reorganization plan: memo by assistant director Mary McTigue May 28, 1987
Folder 4 IOP Status report of important tasks for director, prepared by Rick Stafford June 4, 1987

Subseries 3. News Releases

Scope and Content Notes:

The news releases issued by the Institute of Politics (IOP) during Thornburgh's year as Director are arranged here in chronological order from 1987-1988. These releases pertain both to Thornburgh and others more generally to IOP events. All have been digitized and are available here online.

Folder 5 1987-1988

Subseries 4. Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Institute of Politics Files

Scope and Content Notes:

These file relate to all three "institutions" with which Thornburgh was associated and are in four relevant sections: Harvard materials are arranged in a general chronological order and include news articles, newsletters and Harvard publications, as well as information on major Harvard "personalities" in preparation for meetings.

John F. Kennedy School of Government (JFK School) materials deal with information from the 50th anniversary of the school, curricula reviews and information, possible courses of interest to Thornburgh, and memoranda from Graham Allison, dean of the Kennedy School.

Institute of Politics (IOP) administration and organization files include information on budget, fundraising, organization of the office's materials, concept papers on various political topics, information on prospective visiting fellows, materials from committees, and IOP publications and brochures.

Files from the Institute of Politics (IOP) programs, conferences, and workshops are arranged in a general chronological order and include materials on those in which Thornburgh participated or helped plan. Examples include "The Public, the Soviet and Nuclear Arms Conference," "Latin American Debt Conference," " Program for Newly-Elected Members of Congress," and the "ARCO Forum on Public Affairs." Please note that the archives include a complete set of the ARCO Forum posters.

Section: Harvard University Material

Folder 6 Harvard personalities: briefing sheets for meetings June, 1987
Folder 7 Center for Business and Government, Public and Private Careers Project, uniting public and private sectors to solve U.S.'s major problems August-December, 1987
Folder 8 Center for Business and Government, Privatization Study Group, for privatization of state-owned enterprises August, 1987-January, 1988
Folder 9 Harvard Political Review Spring, 1987-November, 1988
Folder 10 Guidebook to Harvard University, the Crimson Key Society's 350th Anniversary Edition, published by the President and Fellows of Harvard College 1986
Folder 11 Miscellaneous Harvard publications, including Update, State, Local and Intergovernmental Report, and Harvard Magazine 1986-1988
Folder 12 Articles and news clippings 1987-1988
Folder 13 "Future of IOP, politics bright, says new director Thornburgh," Harvard University Gazette article June 11, 1987

Section: John F. Kennedy School of Government Material

Folder 14 "50 years" anniversary newsletter and published book 1986
Folder 15 "From Harrisburg to Harvard: Richard Thornburgh welcomed to IOP," John F. Kennedy School of Government Bulletin article Spring, 1987
Folder 16 John F. Kennedy School of Government Bulletin Spring-Summer, 1988
Folder 17 Public Opinion, Politics and the Press, course taught by Gary Orren at the KSG, memoranda on development and syllabus July-October, 1987
Folder 18 Architectural information on JFK/IOP building, sent by Sheila Sheridan, director of special projects and construction 1986
Folder 19 Allison, Graham, dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, memoranda to Thornburgh July, 1987-March, 1988
Folder 20 Curriculum review, committee to review the School's degree programs and all courses offered for credit November, 1987-January, 1988
Folder 21 Fundraising "flap" November, 1987
Folder 22 Catalogue of programs and courses of study 1987-1988

Section: Institute of Politics Administration and Organization Files

Folder 23 General and miscellaneous clippings, memoranda, correspondence, and memorabilia February, 1986-April, 1988
Folder 24 Budget, notes, memoranda and calculations 1987-1988
Folder 25 Letter to and research on Walter Annenberg, chairman of Triangle Publications and president of the Annenberg Fund, in effort to receive funding December, 1987-May, 1988
Folder 26 Records Management report on the assessment and organization of IOP files and materials, by Nancy Watson, consultant to director Thornburgh May-September, 1987
Folder 27 Mailing lists 1987-1988
Folder 28 Concept papers on topics related to politics 1987-1988
Folder 29 Fellows: notes, memoranda and correspondence to, from, and about visiting Fellows 1987-1988

Box 712
Folder 1 Prospective Fellows for Fall term 1987: schedules, plans and notes 1986-1987
Folder 2 Visiting Fellows for Spring term 1988: schedules, correspondence, plans and notes October, 1987-February, 1988
Folder 3 Visiting Fellows for Fall term 1988: schedules, correspondence, plans and notes May-August, 1988
Folder 4 Fellows' Orientation Week program and information packet September 14-18, 1987
Folder 5 Fellows: "pool" of possible candidates August, 1987
Folder 6 Advisory Committee on Women in Politics October-November, 1988
Folder 7 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): student programs binder and reports on spring semester 1988 June 14, 1988
Folder 8 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): recommendation letters, correspondence to and from Thornburgh, internal committee correspondence, and memoranda 1987-1988
Folder 9 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): study groups, participants, topics, leaders, and evaluations 1987-1988
Folder 10 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): externships, lists of extern match-ups, and coordination of opportunities for students 1988
Folder 11 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): internships and job opportunities for undergraduates 1987
Folder 12 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): Summer in Washington Program for undergraduates and newsletters regarding events Summer, 1988
Folder 13 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): Summer stipends awards program, recipient list, and news releases Summer, 1988
Folder 14 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): Summer in Boston program, meetings, and activity lists Summer, 1987
Folder 15 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): Summer in Boston program, application for coordinator position, and newsletters with activities information Summer, 1988
Folder 16 Student Advisory Committee (SAC): Students' resumes, recommendation letters, graduates' forwarding address lists, and notes 1988
Folder 17 Senior Advisory Committee: meeting binder November 30, 1987
Folder 18 Senior Advisory Committee: contact lists and correspondence July, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 19 Senior Advisory Committee: letter from Thornburgh requesting a leave of absence to serve as U.S. Attorney General August 11, 1988
Folder 20 Newsletters and related correspondence November, 1987-Winter, 1988
Folder 21 What's Happening newsletter October-December, 1987
Folder 22 Publications and brochures, includes 25th anniversary booklet, sent to Thornburgh while Attorney General 1987-1991
Folder 23 Proceedings 1966-1988

Box 713
Folder 1 Correspondence regarding The Electronic Commonwealth: The Impact of New Media Technologies on Democratic Politics August 8-12, 1988
Folder 2 Invitation from Dunster House, Senior Common Room, for Thornburgh to join and information about the Houses of Harvard 1987-1988
Folder 3 Women's Clearinghouse and advisory committee to promote more women candidates for public office December, 1987-June, 1988

Section: Institute of Politics Programs, Conferences and Workshops

Folder 4 Status reports on programs and special projects July-October, 1987
Folder 5 Campaign '88, 15-week PBS program on 1988 Presidential Campaign candidates, interviews hosted by Marvin Kalb June, 1987-1988
Folder 6 Campaign '88, 15-week PBS program on 1988 Presidential Campaign candidates, fundraising lists and correspondence regarding funding July-September, 1987
Folder 7 Arco Forum of Public Affairs: program, schedules of activities, correspondence, articles, and news clippings July, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 8 Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-elected Mayors November-December, 1987
Folder 9-10 The Public, the Soviet and Nuclear Arms Conference: memos, reports, and correspondence June, 1987-August, 1988
Folder 11-12 Left, Right and Center Conference: drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and invitations to public officials (conference cancelled due to lack of funding) February 25-27, 1988
Folder 13 Presidential Transition Project May-June, 1988
Folder 14 Latin American Debt Conference: correspondence to country leaders June, 1988
Folder 15 Women Leaders Workshop September 8-13, 1988
Folder 16 Program for Newly-Elected Members of Congress: correspondence regarding 1988 program and final report from 1986 program December 8-14, 1988

Subseries 5. Director Thornburgh's Files

Scope and Content Notes:

Thornburgh served as Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) from June 1987 to July 1988 when he was named Attorney General of the United States. He was involved in all facets of IOP, including serving as an advisor to students, arranging for Institute Fellows each semester, fundraising for programs, writing articles, as well as planning IOP workshops, programs and conferences. In his autobiography, Where the Evidence Leads, he refers to specific enjoyment in the direct connection with students and his opportunity to stimulate interest in public service and politics.

Director's files, arranged chronologically by category, include material more "personal" to Dick Thornburgh, his correspondence to various outside persons, his telephone log, unpublished articles that he wrote (including several regarding a Balanced Budget Amendment), his files on the earlier potential directorship of FBI, and his resignation letter from IOP.

Folder 17 Thornburgh's notes and to-do lists July, 1987-August, 1988
Folder 18 Correspondence to Thornburgh thanking him for his work and recommending him for other public appointments June, 1987-June, 1988

Box 714
Folder 1 IOP memoranda and notes to Thornburgh June, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 2 Correspondence from Thornburgh to students and staff of IOP July-September, 1987
Folder 3-17 Thornburgh's correspondence to outside persons June, 1987-August, 1988
Folder 18 Thornburgh's telephone log June, 1987-March, 1988
Folder 19 "Center for the Study of Elected Politicians: A Draft Concept Paper," by Richard L. Thornburgh ca. March, 1988

Box 715
Folder 1 "Center for the Study of Elected Politicians: A Draft Concept Paper:" notes, background, and follow-up materials May, 1987-May, 1988
Folder 2 Study of elected politicians: research by Neustadt and Fenno undated
Folder 3 "The Case for a Constitutionally Mandated Balanced Budget," unpublished article by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 4 "Add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Deficit Reduction Package," unpublished article by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 5 "At Long Last ... Isn't it Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?" unpublished article by Thornburgh and Richard D. Lamm ca. 1987
Folder 6 "At Long Last ... Isn't it Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?" unpublished article by Thornburgh (different than previous paper) ca. 1987
Folder 7 "The Graham-Rudman-Rollings Act of 1832" and a Balanced Budget Amendment, unpublished articles by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 8 "Ethics in Government: Prosecution and Prevention," unpublished article by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 9 "Merit Selection ... and Retention: The Only True Basis for Judicial Reform," unpublished article by Thornburgh undated
Folder 10 "Welfare Reform: The Pennsylvania Experience," unpublished article by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 11 "Rust Belt Resurgence: The Pennsylvania Experience," unpublished article by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 12 Unpublished article by Thornburgh regarding political parties and the 1988 Campaign ca. 1987
Folder 13 "Judgment in Berlin: A Book Review," unpublished article by Thornburgh ca. 1987
Folder 14 Thornburgh's unpublished op-ed regarding Reverend Jesse Jackson's bid for candidacy in 1988 presidential election June, 1988
Folder 15 "Mayors and Challengers are talking about jobs," by Dave Runkel, Governing, and articles regarding Governor Casey's economic development partnership and legislative agenda 1987
Folder 16 Directorship of FBI offered to Dick Thornburgh: correspondence and news releases April-May, 1987
Folder 17 Thornburgh's student advisees 1987-1988
Folder 18 Windt, Ted, "Speech Writing in Campaigns for Governor," chapter written after consultation with Thornburgh and Rick Stafford (RAS) October, 1987
Folder 19 Bell, Peter, "Graduate Training Programs in Public Policy Supported by the Ford Foundation," research regarding potential foundation's funding January, 1981
Folder 20 Citizens for a Balanced Budget Amendment (bi-partisan group working to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Thornburgh Co-Chairman): correspondence and proposals July-December, 1987
Folder 21 Republican Governor's Association gubernatorial races briefing 1988
Folder 22 News clippings regarding personal items of interest (including 10th Anniversary of TMI Nuclear Accident) 1988-1989
Folder 23 Thornburgh for President or VP, memoranda and notes, 1987-1988
Folder 24 IOP ephemera, invitations, notes and cards 1987-1988
Folder 25 Thornburgh's letter of resignation as director of IOP July 25, 1988

Subseries 6. Events

Scope and Content Notes:

During his tenure as Director of the Institute of Politics Thornburgh participated in many and diverse events, both in Boston and around the country. Events are Harvard related, many specifically IOP related, some political in nature and others deriving from Thornburgh's reputation generally, at the invitation of various organizations. The events consist of meetings, visits from students and politicians, and speaking opportunities. Included in these files and of research interest are Thornburgh's remarks, background information, correspondence and often Thornburgh's annotated memos, reports and meeting notes. The researcher will find that these files effectively document both the varied responsibilities and involvements of the Director as well as the events deriving from Thornburgh's political and legal career. These are filed alphabetically by the name of the organization or person with whom he met. Of interest also may be schedules that are included in a following section, and that specifically enumerate Thornburgh's appearances and IOP events, day by day.


Box 716
Folder 1 Abt, Clark, Luncheon, Morgantown, WV November 2, 1987
Folder 2 Academy of Music, 131st Anniversary Concert and Ball, Philadelphia, PA January 23, 1988
Folder 3 Allegheny County Republican Legislative Campaign Fund Reception, Pittsburgh, PA January 27, 1988
Folder 4 Allentown-Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, 82nd Annual Dinner, Allentown, PA May 18, 1988
Folder 5 Americans for Generational Equity, Conference, Washington, D.C. September 12, 1988
Folder 6 Arias, Oscar, President of Costa Rica, Press Conference, Boston, MA June 8, 1988
Folder 7 Arterton, Chris, Dean of the Graduate School of Political Management, Meeting, Boston, MA September 2, 1987
Folder 8 Atkinson, Robert, Researcher, Study on Technology Policy, Boston, MA April, 1988
Folder 9-10 Australian-American Friendship Week, Australia April 27-May 8, 1988
Folder 11-13 Balanced Budget Amendment, Press Conference, Washington, D.C. December 3, 1987
Folder 14 Barone, Michael, Co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, and member of the editorial page staff for The Washington Post, Dinner, Boston, MA April 13, 1988
Folder 15 Better Government Association, Anniversary Dinner, Chicago, IL June 20, 1988
Folder 16 Blaine House Conference on Economic Development, Augusta, ME September 22, 1987

Box 717
Folder 1 Bok, Derek, President of Harvard University, Luncheon in Honor of Loret Miller Ruppe, Director of the Peace Corps October 23, 1987
Folder 2-3 Bork, Judge Robert, Testimony before the Judiciary Committee of US Senate regarding Nomination as Associate Justice for the US Supreme Court Washington, D.C. September 28, 1987
Folder 4 Boston Study Group, Dinner, Guest Speaker, Boston, MA February 9, 1988
Folder 5 Charlie Brennan Show, WNTN-Radio, Boston, MA March 9, 1988
Folder 6 Brookline Savings Bank, Corporators' Annual Dinner, Brookline, MA April 21, 1988
Folder 7 Bush, George, Endorsement for President, Lancaster, PA April 19, 1988
Folder 8 Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, Board of Directors Luncheon, Jackson, NH November 13, 1987
Folder 9 Business Expo '87 and Mechanics Fair, Dinner, Worcester, MA October 13, 1987
Folder 10 Caledonia County Republican Dinner, St. Johnsbury, VT November 13, 1987
Folder 11 Caligiuri, Mayor Richard, Funeral Service, Pittsburgh, PA May 10, 1988
Folder 12 Carnegie Foundation, Meeting, New York, NY June 28, 1988
Folder 13 Carnegie Mellon University Commencement, Presented Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Brief Remarks, Pittsburgh, PA May 15, 1988
Folder 14 Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, Opening Ceremony, Tour, and VIP Luncheon, Pittsburgh, PA December 11, 1987
Folder 15 Carnegie Mellon University, SUPA, Visit to Rick Stafford's Class, Pittsburgh, PA April 14, 1988
Folder 16 Cattani, Dick, Chief Editor of Christian Science Monitor, Editorial Board Meeting, Boston, MA February 10, 1988
Folder 17 Cavanagh, Richard, Executive Dean, JFK School, Meeting, Boston, MA November 9, 1987
Folder 18 Center for Excellence in Government, Telephone Interview, Boston, MA March 2, 1988
Folder 19 Central PA Legislative Dinner, Harrisburg, PA February 16, 1988
Folder 20 Chayet, Neil and Martha, Dinner, Boston, MA January 14, 1988
Folder 21 Chicago Tribune Charities, Conference, Luncheon Speaker, Chicago, IL April 15, 1988
Folder 22 Children's Welfare Association, Dinner, Erie, PA December 6, 1987
Folder 23 Chinese Embassy, Dinner, Washington, D.C. August 4, 1987
Folder 24 Chinitz, Dr. Benjamin, Director of Research, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Boston MA March, 1988
Folder 25 Citywide Development Corporation, Dinner, Dayton, OH September 30, 1987
Folder 26 Clinger, Congressman William F., Fundraiser Press Conference and Luncheon, State College, PA June 13, 1988
Folder 27 "Congress to Congress" Inter-American Legislative Exchange Program, USIA, Cambridge, MA August 3, 1987
Folder 28 County Government Officials Conference, 18th Annual, Keynote Speaker, Auburn, AL February 18, 1988
Folder 29 Dawkins, Pete, Campaign for US Senate, Reception, Philadelphia, PA December 3, 1987
Folder 30 Davis, Professor and Mrs., Lunch, Cambridge, MA October 22, 1987
Folder 31 Digital Management Education's Leadership Program, Keynote Speaker, Bedford, MA November 5, 1987

Box 718
Folder 1 Disabled American Veterans, Photo Session and Award Reception, Pittsburgh, PA April 26, 1988
Folder 2 Eagleton Institute of Politics, State of the States Symposium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ December 17, 1987
Folder 3 Earl, Governor Anthony, former governor of WI, Visit, Cambridge, MA April 20, 1988
Folder 4 Elbaor, Dave, Visit, Cambridge, MA December 15, 1987
Folder 5 Energy Strategies for the NE, Executive Training Program for Legislative Leaders, Cambridge, MA November 6, 1987
Folder 6 Ethics Resource Center, Inc., Conference, Keynote Address, Philadelphia, PA April 14, 1988
Folder 7 Expo II: Experience Politics-A Course for the Future, Peoria, IL November 7, 1987
Folder 8 Federal Home Loan of Pittsburgh, Speaker, State College, PA June 23, 1987
Folder 9 Ferrazzi, Keith, Yale Student, Visit, Cambridge, MA December 8, 1987
Folder 10 Florida International University, Conference, Speaker, North Miami, FL March 18, 1988
Folder 11 Florida Tax Watch, Inc., Board Meeting, Speaker, Tallahassee, FL October 14, 1987
Folder 12 Georgia State Senatorial Political Action Committee (PAC), Fundraiser, Atlanta, GA June 6, 1988
Folder 13 Gershenberg, Aaron, Kennedy School of Government (KSG) Trip, Japan, Meeting, Cambridge, MA May 27, 1988
Folder 14 Governor Thornburgh Committee Receptions, Fundraiser, Philadelphia, PA June 16, 1988
Folder 15 Governmental Research Association, Conference, Speaker, Boston, MA August 18, 1987
Folder 16 Guillory, Ferrel, Associate Editor for The News and Observer in Raleigh, NC, Visit, Cambridge, MA June 8, 1987
Folder 17 Harrisburg Academy Commencement, Speaker, Harrisburg, PA June 10, 1987
Folder 18 Harvard Club of Birmingham, Luncheon, Birmingham, AL June 3, 1988
Folder 19 Harvard Club of Central and SE Ohio, Luncheon, Columbus, OH May 25, 1988
Folder 20 Harvard Club of Chicago, Dinner, Chicago, IL June 17, 1988

Box 719
Folder 1 Harvard Club of Fairfield County, Dinner Meeting, Stamford, CT June 10, 1988
Folder 2 Harvard Club of Hingham, Dinner, Cohasset, MA June 7, 1988
Folder 3 Harvard Club of Louisiana, Dinner, New Orleans, LA June 2, 1988
Folder 4 Harvard Club of New York, Luncheon, New York, NY April 14, 1988
Folder 5 Harvard Club of St. Louis, Dinner, St. Louis, MO May 25, 1988
Folder 6 Harvard Club of Texas, Seminars, Houston and Dallas, TX March 3, 1988
Folder 7 Harvard Club of West Coast Florida, Dinner, St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL February 18, 1988
Folder 8 Harvard Club of Western PA, Cocktails, Pittsburgh, PA December 10, 1987
Folder 9 Harvard Presidential Conventions '88, Cambridge, MA April 22, 1988
Folder 10 Harvard University Business School, Advanced Management Program, Luncheon, Boston, MA November 9, 1987
Folder 11 Harvard University Business School, Public Management Club, Speaker, Cambridge, MA November 9, 1987
Folder 12 Harvard University Department Administrators, Dinner, Cambridge, MA October 6, 1987
Folder 13 Harvard University Dunster House, Dinner, Cambridge, MA March 9, 1988
Folder 14 Harvard University Eliot House, Dinner, Cambridge, MA November 9, 1987
Folder 15 Harvard University Energy and Environmental Policy Center, Energy Strategies for the NE, Meeting, Cambridge, MA November 6, 1987
Folder 16 Harvard University, Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard/Radcliffe, Table Talks Series, Service of Morning Prayers, Cambridge, MA February 23, 1988
Folder 17 Harvard University Governing Boards, Meeting, Cambridge, MA July, 1988
Folder 18 Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Institute on Writing, Thinking, and Citizenship Education, Panel Discussion, Cambridge, MA July 22, 1987
Folder 19 Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Seminar For Superintendents, Luncheon, Cambridge, MA July 13, 1987
Folder 20 Harvard University, John F Kennedy (JFK) School, Barone Center for Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Dinner, Cambridge, MA June 9, 1987
Folder 21 Harvard University, JFK School, Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence, Guest speaker at Graduate Seminar, Cambridge, MA February 25, 1988
Folder 22 Harvard University, JFK School Commencement, Cambridge, MA June 9, 1988
Folder 23 Harvard University, JFK School, Council of State Governments, Meeting, Cambridge, MA December 8, 1987
Folder 24 Harvard University, JFK School, Dean's Dinner, Cambridge, MA September 15, 1987
Folder 25 Harvard University, JFK School, Executive Session on Community Policing, Meeting, Cambridge, MA November 5-7, 1987
Folder 26 Harvard University, JFK School, Faculty Meeting, Cambridge, MA September 17, 1987
Folder 27 Harvard University, JFK School, Faculty Seminars, Cambridge, MA March-April, 1988
Folder 28 Harvard University, JFK School, Graduate Faculty Advisors Meeting, Cambridge, MA September 14, 1987
Folder 29 Harvard University, JFK School, Mason Fellows, Cambridge, MA July 27, 1987
Folder 30 Harvard University, JFK School, Mason Fellows, Mexico City, Mexico March 25, 1988-April 3, 1988
Folder 31 Harvard University, JFK School, National Security Program, Cambridge, MA April 19, 1988
Folder 32 Harvard University, JFK School, Public Policy and Public Administration Graduate Students, Breakfast, Cambridge, MA October 9, 1987
Folder 33 Harvard University, JFK School, Public Policy Lecturer, Cambridge, MA August 24, 1987
Folder 34 Harvard University, JFK School, Senior Staff Meeting, Cambridge, MA November 10, 1987

Box 720
Folder 1 Harvard University, JFK School, State and Local Government Program, Meeting, Cambridge, MA 1987-1988
Folder 2-4 Harvard University, JFK School, State and Local Government Program, Prosecutors, Cambridge, MA 1987-1988
Folder 5 Harvard University, JFK School, Visiting Committee Meeting, Cambridge, MA March 20, 1988
Folder 6 Harvard University, JFK School, 1987 Welcoming Ceremony, Cambridge, MA September 17, 1987
Folder 7 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP Advisees Party, Cambridge, MA October 26, 1987
Folder 8 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Black Politics at South Forum, Cambridge, MA ca.1987
Folder 9 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP "Brown Bag Lunches," Cambridge, MA 1987-1988
Folder 10 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Christmas Party, Cambridge, MA December 15, 1987
Folder 11 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Conference for Newly-Elected Mayors, Cambridge, MA October 13, 1987
Folder 12 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, "Conference of Mayors," Cambridge, MA November 28, 1987
Folder 13 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Fellows Events, Cambridge, MA 1987-1988
Folder 14 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Gail Sheehy Forum and Reception, Cambridge, MA August 8, 1988
Folder 15 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, "The Independent Counsel," Cambridge, MA February 29, 1988
Folder 16 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP Mid-Career Program, Cambridge, MA July 15, 1987
Folder 17 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, New York Fellows, New York, NY April 14, 1988
Folder 18 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Panel on Polling, Cambridge, MA April 20, 1988
Folder 19 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Public Affairs Internship Workshop, Cambridge, MA December 8, 1987
Folder 20-21 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Senior Advisory Committee Meetings, Cambridge, MA February 26, 1988, December 9, 1988
Folder 22 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Senior Executive Fellows, Cambridge, MA October 22, 1987
Folder 23 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Study Group Dinners, Cambridge, MA 1987-1988
Folder 24 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, US-Japan Relations, Symposium, Cambridge, MA October 19, 1987
Folder 25 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, Women Fellows Reunion, Cambridge, MA April 24, 1988
Folder 26 Harvard University, JFK School, IOP, "Women in Leadership," Conference, Cambridge, MA June 23, 1988

Box 721
Folder 1 Harvard University, Law School Republicans, Cambridge, MA November 5, 1987
Folder 2 Harvard University, Law School, State and Local Taxation and Finance Class, Guest speaker, Cambridge, MA November 10, 1987
Folder 3 Harvard University, Memorial Church Prayer Service, Cambridge, MA February 23, 1988
Folder 4 Harvard University, Nieman Foundation, Cambridge, MA September 16, 1987
Folder 5 Harvard University, Winthrop House Dinner, Cambridge, MA March 23, 1988
Folder 6 Hawke, Bob, Prime Minister of Australia, Dinner, Washington, D.C. June 22, 1988
Folder 7 Heritage Foundation, Board Meeting and Public Policy Seminar, Hershey, PA June 23, 1987
Folder 8 High School Student Conference, Cambridge, MA December 4, 1987
Folder 9 Houghton, Peter, Vice President of Sun Banks, Meeting, Cambridge, MA July 21, 1987
Folder 10 Hurford, Christopher, Consul General of Australia, Meeting, Cambridge, MA August 2, 1988
Folder 11 Hyde, Richard, former Chaplain at Dartmouth College, Meeting, Cambridge, MA May 27, 1988
Folder 12 Idaho Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, Boise, ID February 11, 1988
Folder 13 International Institute of Women Political Leaders Organizational Conference, Reception and Dinner, Cambridge, MA March 24, 1988
Folder 14 International Organ Transplant Forum, Honorary Committee, Pittsburgh, PA September 8-11, 1987
Folder 15 Institute of Health Policy Analysis, Interview, Cambridge, MA November 20, 1987
Folder 16 Ivy League Schools Public Relations Officers, Luncheon, Cambridge, MA June 24, 1988
Folder 17 Janeway, Michael, former IOP student, Lunch, Cambridge, MA ca. September 25, 1987
Folder 18 January Group, Breakfast, New York, NY September 10, 1987
Folder 19 Japanese Chamber of Commerce of New York, New York, NY February 29, 1988
Folder 20 John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Luncheon, Cambridge, MA June 28, 1988
Folder 21 Jopling, Michael, British American Parliamentary Group, Meeting, Cambridge, MA February 2, 1988
Folder 22 Josephson Institute for the Advancement of Ethics, Cambridge, MA and Washington, D.C. 1988
Folder 23 KDKA-TV, Primary Election Night, Pittsburgh, PA April 26, 1988
Folder 24 Kennedy, Ted, US Senator, Tribute, Cambridge, MA November 30, 1987
Folder 25 Labson, Mike, Chairman of the Projects Committee, Meeting, Cambridge, MA October 30, 1987
Folder 26 Lakis, Steve, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Cambridge, MA January 12, 1988
Folder 27 Lawyers' Reception for Dick Thornburgh, Lincoln, MA October 4, 1987
Folder 28 Levi, Edward H., Former US Attorney General, Breakfast, Cambridge, MA March 8, 1988
Folder 29 Lincoln Club of Orange County, Irvine, CA March 7, 1988
Folder 30 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Dinner, Cambridge, MA September 20, 1987
Folder 31 Livingston, Congressman Bob, Fundraising Reception, Alexandria, LA May 22, 1987
Folder 32 Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Luncheon, Boston, MA November 4, 1987
Folder 33 Massachusetts Republican Party, Essex County Key Club Committee, Breakfast, Danvers, MA April 20, 1987
Folder 34 Massachusetts Republican Party Leadership, Luncheons, Cambridge, MA September, 1987
Folder 35 McEnteer, James, Ph.D. Student at the University of Texas, Visit, Cambridge, MA May 13, 1988
Folder 36 McTigue, Mary, IOP Assistant Director, Reception, Cambridge, MA October 30, 1987
Folder 37 Middlesex Club, Luncheon, Canton, MA December 4, 1987
Folder 38 Military Order of the Purple Heart, State Convention, Monroeville, PA June 19, 1987
Folder 39 Mondale, Walter, Dinner, Cambridge, MA November 10, 1987
Folder 40 Moolenaar, John, Student, Meeting, Cambridge, MA February 28, 1988
Folder 41 National Academy of Public Administration, Philadelphia, PA June 4, 1987
Folder 42 National Academy of Public Administration, Banquet, Washington, D.C. November 20, 1987

Box 722
Folder 1 NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Civil Rights Forum, New York, NY May 17, 1988
Folder 2-3 National Association of Counties, Wingspread, WI November 16, 1987
Folder 4 National Association of Regional Councils, Conference, Hartford, CT May 23, 1988
Folder 5 National Association of State Boards of Education, Leadership Conference, Cambridge, MA August 8, 1987
Folder 6 National Broadcast Editorial Association, Convention Panelist, Boston, MA June 20, 1988
Folder 7 National Civic League, Inc., Meetings, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, and Washington, D.C. 1987-1988
Folder 8 National Coil Coaters Association, Luncheon, Chicago, IL October 1, 1987
Folder 9 National Conference on Civic Renewal, National Civic Renewal Project, Boston, MA November 16, 1987
Folder 10 National Council for Urban Economic Development, Conference, Washington, D.C. April 11, 1988
Folder 11 National Council for Urban Economic Development, Conference, Washington, D.C. April 11, 1988
Folder 12 National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Dinner, Cambridge, MA March 24, 1988
Folder 13 NGA, Federalism Advisory Committee, Meeting, Washington, D.C. March 14, 1988
Folder 14 New England Circle, Discussion Leader, Boston, MA October 8, 1987

Box 723
Folder 1 New England Council, Inc., Board of Director's Retreat, Luncheon, Newport, RI June 20, 1987
Folder 2 New England Council, Inc., Annual Conference, Panelist, Boston, MA November 19, 1987
Folder 3 New England Mutual Life Insurance Co., Luncheon, Cambridge, MA October 5, 1987
Folder 4 New England Republican Council, Luncheon, Boston, MA November 14, 1987
Folder 5 Ohio League of Young Republicans, Luncheon, Dayton, OH August 1, 1987
Folder 6 Pennsylvania (Eastern Campaign Swing), Speaker for GOP Candidates, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, D.C. April 9-11, 1988
Folder 7 PA Governor's School for International Studies, Luncheon, Cambridge, MA October 29, 1987
Folder 8 PA Manufacturers' Association, Board of Directors, Dinner, Philadelphia, PA September 28, 1987
Folder 9 PA Manufacturers' Association, Meeting and Luncheon, New York, NY December 11-12, 1987
Folder 10 PA Republican State Committee, Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA September 26, 1987
Folder 11 PA Society Sons of the Revolution, Centennial Banquet, Philadelphia, PA March 19, 1988
Folder 12 Peres, Shimon, Foreign Minister of Israel, Guest Speaker, Cambridge, MA September 21, 1987
Folder 13 Pew Memorial Trust: Funding for the National Organization on Disability (NOD), Philadelphia, PA June 27, 1988
Folder 14 Polsby, Nelson, Political Science Author and Speaker at Dinner, Cambridge, MA December 8, 1987
Folder 15 Republican Club of Greater Boston, Guest Speaker, Boston, MA November 19, 1987
Folder 16 Republican Governors Association, Conference, Sante Fe, NM November 21-24, 1987
Folder 17 Republican Party of New Mexico, Convention, Fundraising Dinner, Albuquerque, NM July 8, 1988
Folder 18 Republican Party of Wisconsin, Convention, Banquet, Madison, WI June 11, 1988
Folder 19 Republican State Committee Spring Dinner, Philadelphia, PA April 11, 1988
Folder 20 Rostenkowski, Congressman Dan, Breakfast, Cambridge, MA February 9, 1988
Folder 21 Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, Speaker, Pittsburgh, PA January 27, 1988
Folder 22 Ryan, Representative Matt, PA Campaign, Delaware County, PA April 9, 1988
Folder 23 Sawyer, William, Dinner, Boston, MA May 22, 1988
Folder 24 Schlesinger, Arthur, Former Harvard Graduate and Professor, Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities, City University of New York, Dinner, Cambridge, MA February 26, 1988
Folder 25 Southern Republican Exchange, Remarks, Columbia, SC August 22, 1987
Folder 26-28 Southern Republican Exchange, Background Material, Columbia, SC January 8, 1988

Box 724
Folder 1 Soviet Initiative Program, Cambridge, MA September 29, 1987
Folder 2 Suffolk University Law School, Commencement, Boston, MA June 5, 1988
Folder 3 Super Tuesday, Results, Cambridge, MA March 9, 1988
Folder 4 Taft Institute for Two-Party Government, Teacher Seminar on American Government and Politics, Luncheon, Maplewood College, Scranton, PA July 1, 1988
Folder 5 Thiemann, Dean, Harvard Divinity School, Lunch, Cambridge, MA October 28, 1987
Folder 6 Thornburgh Administration Cabinet, Reunion, Hershey, PA October 27, 1987
Folder 7 TODAY Show Party, Representing The Rehabilitation Institute, Pittsburgh, PA ca. May 19, 1987
Folder 8 Toledo Area Governmental Research Association, Joint Lecture Series with the University of Toledo, Luncheon and Evening Addresses, Toledo, OH November 17, 1987
Folder 9 Union Club of Boston, Luncheon, Boston, MA June 22, 1988
Folder 10 University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Paul H. Masoner Education Lecturer, Pittsburgh, PA March 22, 1988
Folder 11 University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Speaker and recipient of Bicentennial Medal of Distinction February 23, 1988
Folder 12 Verdier, Jim, Harvard University, JFK School, Public Budgeting Class, PA Welfare Reform Budget Initiative, Cambridge, MA March 23, 1988
Folder 13 Virginia Republican Party Leadership Conference, Richmond, VA June 6, 1987
Folder 14 WTAE-TV General Election Analysis, Pittsburgh, PA November 3, 1987
Folder 15 Walsh, Jack, Meeting, Cambridge, MA January 11, 1988
Folder 16 Watson, Will, Wedding, Martha's Vineyard, MA June 24-26, 1988
Folder 17 West Penn Hospital, Dept of Medicine Annual Dinner, Pittsburgh, PA June 18, 1987
Folder 18 West Virginia Chapter International Personnel Management Association, Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV November 2, 1987
Folder 19 "We the People 200," Constitution Day Gala Dinner, Philadelphia, PA September 17, 1987
Folder 20 Wharton School Graduation, University of PA, Graduation Address, Philadelphia, PA December 13, 1987
Folder 21 Wheeler, Jack, Radio Show, Ginny Thornburgh's Notes on Program, Cambridge, MA February 26, 1987
Folder 22 Wirth, Senator Tim, Luncheon, Cambridge, MA February 8, 1988
Folder 23 Women Executives in State Government, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA October 6, 1987
Folder 24 World Affairs Council of Boston, Board Member, Boston, MA June, 1987-June, 1988
Folder 25 World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Board Member, Pittsburgh, PA August, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 26 Wurf, Mildred, Trustee of Wurf Fund, Visit, Cambridge, MA February 29, 1988
Folder 27 York College of Pennsylvania, Commencement, York, PA May 14, 1988

Subseries 7. Schedules

Scope and Content Notes:

These schedule files consist of six folders of Dick Thornburgh's personal schedules from June 1987- June 1988. These files include Mr. Thornburgh's daily, long-range, and monthly schedules, as well as staff meeting agendas. The schedules together with the IOP event files well document the activities and participation of Thornburgh while serving as Director of IOP.

Section: Daily Schedules

Folder 28 October 5, 1987-December 31, 1987
Folder 29 January, 1988-August, 1988

Section: Long Range Schedules

Folder 30 May 31, 1987-November 16, 1987
Folder 31 February 15, 1988-September 5, 1988

Section: Monthly Schedules

Folder 32 October, 1987-July, 1988

Section: Staff Meeting Agendas

Folder 33 September 2, 1987-August 10, 1988

Subseries 8. Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

The correspondence from Mr. Thornburgh's IOP office is labeled incoming and outgoing and is in alphabetical order by last name of sender or addressee. The correspondence covers the year that Mr. Thornburgh was Director of the Institute of Politics, June 1987-July 1988. There is personal correspondence, business correspondence, correspondence related to Harvard University, and correspondence related to his law firm, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart


Box 725
Folder 1-22 A-K: Incoming and Outgoing June, 1987-July, 1988

Box 726
Folder 1 Kirkpatrick and Lockhart: Incoming and Outgoing June, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 2-26 L-Z: Incoming and Outgoing June, 1987-July, 1988

Subseries 9. Clippings and Articles

Scope and Content Notes:

This portion of files from Thornburgh's Directorship of IOP primarily includes news clippings and articles from June 1988-July 1989. There are also occasional reports and subjects such as: judicial reform, budget and the economy, Republicans, "people," and speeches by others.

These are divided into five sections as follows: First, "General Topics" arranged in alphabetical order, including national as well as Pennsylvania issues; Second, entitled "Thornburgh bashing." Although enjoying the challenges of his new position at Harvard, "Pennsylvania matters did not entirely escape my attention at this time. Governor Casey and his team were seeking to discredit our accomplishments and to focus more attention on their own agenda ... In June 1987, the [Casey] administration undertook a concerted effort, at taxpayers' expense, to document 'deficiencies' incurred during my tenure. Eventually, even the Philadelphia Inquirer took Governor Casey mildly to task. These and other negative reactions finally brought an end to the "Thornburgh bashing" ( Evidence, p .198). A goodly number of these articles are annotated by Thornburgh and/or his staff; Third, are "Political Topics" more national in scope including polls, fundraising, Democrats and Republicans, the 1988 Presidential campaign, and candidates such as Dukakis, Reagan, and Bush. Throughout his career Thornburgh followed national politics and issues and habitually kept such clippings; Fourth are the "Republican Rumbles," prepared and distributed by the Pennsylvania Republicans and which effectively covered the political scene in the Commonwealth from May, 1987-July, 1988; Fifth are "IOP articles and clippings" specifically relating to IOP's events and activities and the Director himself. They represent a good overview of the challenges and opportunities for Thornburgh during what unexpectedly was a very brief tenure in Boston.

Section: General Topics


Box 727
Folder 1 Abortion 1987-1988
Folder 2 Books 1987-1988
Folder 3 Budget and Economy 1987-1988
Folder 4 Good Government, Management, and Public Service 1987-1988
Folder 5 International Issues 1987-1988
Folder 6 Judicial Issues and Merit Selection 1987-1988
Folder 7 National Issues 1987-1988
Folder 8 Pennsylvania: annotated articles, clippings and reports, including chapter on Pennsylvania Economy from Osborne book “Economic Competitiveness: The States Take the Lead,” 1987-1988
Folder 9 People 1987-1988
Folder 10 Philadelphia Convention Center 1987-1988
Folder 11 Speeches by others 1987-1988

Section: Thornburgh bashing

Folder 12 Thornburgh bashing-articles June 8, 1987-September 16, 1987
Folder 13 Articles regarding Governor Casey 1988
Folder 14 Annotated articles regarding Thornburgh Administration Legacy and INC magazine article, July 1987 1987-1988
Folder 15 Pennsylvania Report 1987-1988
Folder 16 Articles about Governors Thornburgh and Casey 1987
Folder 17 Articles about Governors Thornburgh and Casey 1988

Section: Political Topics


Box 728
Folder 1 Republican State Committee of PA 1988
Folder 2 GOP PA Fundraising '88 Elections 1988
Folder 3 Reagan and the White House 1988
Folder 4 Republicans 1988
Folder 5 Democrats 1988
Folder 6 LA Times Poll pre Democratic Convention '88 1988
Folder 7 1988 Presidential Campaign 1988
Folder 8 Bush articles on background qualifications for presidency 1988
Folder 9 Dukakis articles about his Governorship and candidacy for president 1988
Folder 10 Republican Convention August, 1988

Section: Republican Rumbles

Folder 11-15 May-July, 1987

Box 729
Folder 1-5 August-October, 1987
Folder 6-7 March, 1988
Folder 8 April 5-15, 1988

Box 730
Folder 1 April 18-29, 1988
Folder 2-6 May-July, 1988

Section: IOP Articles and Clippings

Folder 7 January 15-May 28, 1987
Folder 8-14 June-December, 1987
Folder 15-23 1988
Folder 24 undated

Subseries 10. Boards and Memberships, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

After Thornburgh concluded his two terms as Governor in January 1987, a number of opportunities were presented to him in which he could exercise his expertise in the area of law and his vast governmental experience. In this portion of the collection we have, broken down into 13 sections, the various companies and organizations that Thornburgh actively participated in as a member of their respective boards of directors. The companies include: Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), Merrill Lynch, and Rite Aid. Academic institutions include: Carnegie Mellon University's School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA), University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), and University of Pittsburgh's Campaign for Third Century. Continuing with his ongoing interest in those with disabilities, Thornburgh held a board of director's position for the National Organization on Disability. The Foundations and other organizations he served include: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR), Princess Grace Foundation, Ronald Reagan Foundation, National Civic League, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

These files are organized in alphabetical order according to organization or company. Within each organization the material is arranged in chronological order. The researcher will find a variety of articles, correspondence, memos, invitations, letters, reports, pamphlets, meeting minutes and notes, and news releases.

Researchers should note that these "Boards and Memberships" files are related to the IOP files only in that they were produced in the same time period during which Thornburgh was also Director of the Institute of Politics. The same is true with Dick Thornburgh's "K & L" files and the "Ginny Thornburgh at Harvard University" files. Since the time at IOP spans only a year, it is convenient to include these separate yet simultaneously produced materials here.


Box 731
Folder 1 Federalism & Balanced budget issues: Correspondence and reports April, 1987-July 14, 1988
Folder 2 ARCO Dedication in France February, 1988
Folder 3 Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) Correspondence and memos to Thornburgh August-December, 1987
Folder 4 Correspondence, memos, and articles January-August, 1988
Folder 5 ARCO Contributors Committee December 23,1987-January 20, 1988
Folder 6 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration September, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 7 Board of Directors Meeting October 21,1987
Folder 8 Board of Directors Meeting November 18, 1987
Folder 9 Board of Directors Meeting January 20, 1988
Folder 10 Board of Directors Meeting February 17, 1988
Folder 11 Annual Stockholders/Board Meeting April 8-May 12, 1988
Folder 12 Audit Committee Meeting May 12-July 21, 1988
Folder 13 Executive Compensation Committee January 20-February 10, 1988
Folder 14 Letter of Resignation to Board July 25, 1988
Folder 15 General Information Reports December, 1987-February, 1988
Folder 16 Proxy Statement January 13, 1989

Box 732
Folder 1 Board of Visitors Meeting Materials September 29-October 20, 1987
Folder 2 SUPA articles, correspondence & pamphlets January 27-March 21, 1988
Folder 3 Commission on Presidential Debates: correspondence and memos January 1, 1987-February 18, 1988
Folder 4 Council on Foreign Relations: articles, correspondence, invitations and pamphlets June 13-August 4, 1988
Folder 5 Merrill Lynch news release regarding Thornburgh joining Board & Management Newsletter December 7-8, 1987
Folder 6 Board Membership requirements September-December, 1987
Folder 7 Correspondence to Thornburgh (annotated) December, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 8 Memos to Thornburgh (annotated) December, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 9 News Releases March-July, 1988
Folder 10 Management newsletter and articles December, 1987-August, 1988
Folder 11 Financial summaries and analyses (annotated) November, 1987-May, 1988
Folder 12 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Issues: forms, reports & memos April-June, 1988
Folder 13 Board of Directors conference call December 16, 1987

Box 733
Folder 1 Merrill Lynch Board of Directors Meeting notes January 25, 1988
Folder 2 Merrill Lynch Board of Directors Meeting notes February 22, 1988
Folder 3 Merrill Lynch Board of Directors Meeting notes April 27, 1988
Folder 4 Merrill Lynch Board of Directors Meeting notes June 6, 1988
Folder 5 Thornburgh Resignation Letter to Board July 25, 1988
Folder 6 Proxy Statement January 3, 1989
Folder 7 Correspondence, memos and news releases November 7, 1986-June 30, 1988
Folder 8 Correspondence January, 1987-August, 1988
Folder 9 Articles, correspondence, memos and reports December,1985-February, 1988

Box 734
Folder 1 Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation: brochure and itinerary of Thornburgh's visit April-November, 1987
Folder 2 Articles, annual report, news releases and memos 1987-1988
Folder 3 Annual Stockholders/Board Meeting material October 7, 1987
Folder 4 Board Meeting: Financial material and Thornburgh's notes July 6, 1988
Folder 5 Thornburgh's resignation letter to the Board of Directors July 25, 1988
Folder 6 Program materials March, 1988
Folder 7 Correspondence and memos March, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 8 Correspondence, memos and reports March-June, 1987
Folder 9 Commonwealth Foundation December, 1987-July, 1988
Folder 10 Mid-Atlantic Legal Foundation January, 1986-May, 1987
Folder 11 Smith Richardson Foundation August, 1986-September, 1987
Folder 12 Twentieth Century Club July, 1987-March, 1988

Subseries 11. Kirkpatrick and Lockhart (K & L), 1987-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

In addition to becoming Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP), Thornburgh also rejoined his former law firm, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart (K & L), which had opened an office in Boston. He also served on a number of university, company and organization boards of trustees. His balancing of these varied commitments continued until he was asked to serve as Attorney General of the United States in July 1988. He resigned from IOP and again from K & L in August of 1988, just over a year after starting at IOP and rejoining K & L.

The Kirkpatrick and Lockhart files are divided into two sections. The first of these is firm administrative files from 1987-1988, memoranda to partners, and material from meetings and events. The second section contains Thornburgh's personal files, including memoranda to and from him, personal and professional correspondence, notes, telephone logs and schedules. Many of these materials are annotated by Thornburgh.

Researchers should be aware that the K & L files are related to the IOP files only in that they were produced in the same time period. The same is true with the "Boards and Memberships" files and the "Ginny Thornburgh at Harvard University" files. Because the time at IOP spans only a year, it is relevant to group these separate yet simultaneously produced materials together.

Section: Kirkpatrick and Lockhart (K & L) Administrative Files

Section: Informational Materials and Memoranda to Partners and Lawyers


Box 735
Folder 1 Fact sheet and informational booklet on firm February, 1987
Folder 2-4 Memos to partners and lawyers January, 1986-July, 1988
Folder 5 Memoranda regarding Harrisburg office January, 1987-March, 1988
Folder 6 Newsletters, calendars, news clippings and articles, and financial summaries 1987-1988

Section: Partners Meetings

Folder 7-16 Memos, reports and agendas 1987-1988

Section: Reports and Newsletters

Folder 17 New Matter Report: informational packets regarding clients December, 1987-June, 1988
Folder 18 "Washington Watch" newsletter 1987

Section: Clients and Cases


Box 736
Folder 1 Bethlehem Steel January-September, 1987
Folder 2 Children's Rehabilitation Center October, 1987-May, 1988
Folder 3 Christos Painting April-July, 1988
Folder 4 Cranston Securities Company February, 1987
Folder 5 Ecogen 1986-1987
Folder 6 Edison Electric Institute (EEI) March, 1987
Folder 7 General Carbide Corporation July-September, 1987
Folder 8 Glimcher-Zamagias Group August-October, 1987
Folder 9 Koppers April, 1988
Folder 10 Nuclear matters February-March, 1987
Folder 11 Quadrex Group April-November, 1987
Folder 12 St. Barnabas, Inc. March-April, 1987

Box 737
Folder 1 United Medical Management January-August, 1987
Folder 2 West End Health Center March, 1988

Section: Events

Folder 3 Press conference: Thornburgh to join law firm February 2, 1987
Folder 4 Washington, DC office trip February 11-12, 1987
Folder 5 Boston reception honoring Thornburgh March 3, 1987
Folder 6 1987 Summer Associate orientation April 4, 1987
Folder 7 Miami reception honoring Thornburgh April 28, 1987
Folder 8 Partner and spouse weekend March 14-17, 1987
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting May 15, 1987

Section: Thornburgh's Partner Files

Folder 10 Internal K & L memoranda regarding Thornburgh's return (annotated) January-February, 1987
Folder 11-12 K & L memoranda to Thornburgh regarding cases and clients February, 1987-March, 1988
Folder 13 Memoranda from Thornburgh regarding cases and clients February-September, 1987
Folder 14 Partner correspondence to Thornburgh February, 1986-July, 1988
Folder 15 Client-related correspondence to and from Thornburgh January-November, 1987
Folder 16 Thornburgh correspondence to outside persons February, 1987-April, 1988

Box 738
Folder 1 Thornburgh correspondence to outside persons regarding rejoining K & L February, 1987
Folder 2 Thornburgh correspondence: personal recommendation letters March-June, 1987
Folder 3 Thornburgh correspondence with media February-June, 1987
Folder 4 Thornburgh personal correspondence February-April, 1987
Folder 5 Thornburgh correspondence to members of the Thornburgh Governor administration February 18, 1987
Folder 6 Thornburgh biographies February, 1987
Folder 7 Petition for reinstatement to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court 1987
Folder 8 Telephone log January-August, 1987
Folder 9 Personal notes 1987-1988
Folder 10 Miscellaneous personal materials, including magazine articles, notes and memoranda 1987-1988
Folder 11 1987 Calendars 1987
Folder 12 Daily schedules February, 1987-April, 1988
Folder 13 Long range schedules February, 1987-May, 1988
Folder 14-15 Bound schedule books 1987-1988
Folder 16 Letter of resignation from K & L as a result of appointment as Attorney General of the United States July 25, 1988
Folder 17 Firm memorandum regarding Thornburgh's resignation and appointment as Attorney General of the United States August 2, 1988
Folder 18 K & L Bulletin: announcement of Thornburgh's appointment as Attorney General of the United States August, 1988

Subseries 12. Ginny Thornburgh, Coordinator of Programs for Persons with Disabilities at Harvard University, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

While her husband, Dick Thornburgh, was serving as Director of the Institute of Politics, Ginny Thornburgh worked at Harvard University as the first disability coordinator, with the official title "Coordinator of Programs for People with Disabilities." She extended her long-standing personal commitment to disabled persons to a professional job, as an advocate for all disabled (physical, mental, or sensory) students, staff and faculty at the university.

While there, she oversaw and edited the university's first guide to services for persons with disabilities, "Resources for Persons with Disabilities," in 1989. This guide is available here online.

Researchers should be aware that the "Ginny Thornburgh at Harvard University" files are related to the IOP files only in that they were produced in the same time period. The same is true with Dick Thornburgh's "Boards and Memberships" and "K & L" files. Because the time at IOP spans only a year, it is convenient to group these separate yet simultaneously produced materials together.

Folder 19 Bio, articles and memoranda announcing appointment and about her work February-May, 1988
Folder 20 "Resources for Persons with Disabilities," Ginny Thornburgh and Sunny Macmillan, editors, published by Harvard University 1989