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Series II. Personal and Political Files, Bulk, 1974-2010 1932-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Series II contains correspondence, personal writings, and other records relating to Rep. Murtha's personal life and political activities. This includes correspondence with prominent political and civic figures, personal correspondence with friends and family, trip files, and some records relating to his own Congressional campaigns. Additionally, there are records and drafts relating to Rep. Murtha's own memoir From Vietnam To 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security, published in 2003.

Subseries 1. Personal/VIP Correspondence, 1974-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1 contains correspondence sent by other parties including members of Congress, military officials, and other high-ranking government officials including the President, as well as colleagues and friends from both the Washington D.C. and the Johnstown area.

Box 28 Members of Congress, Others (VIP), 1977-1984

Box 29
Folder 1-6 Members of Congress, Others (VIP), 1985-1990
Folder 7-10 Members of Congress (House), 1975-2008
Folder 11 Members of Congress (Senate), 1981-2008
Folder 12 Administration and Other Government Officials, 1977-2009
Folder 13 Department of Defense Officials, 1974-2009
Folder 14 Birthday Notes from Department of Defense Officials, 1987-2009
Folder 15 State (Pennsylvania) Officials, 1990-2008
Folder 16 30th Anniversary, 2004
Folder 17-19 Congratulations - Election, 2004-2008
Folder 20 Murtha Personal Acknowledgments, 2003-2005
Folder 21 Friends and Acquaintances, 1984-2010
Folder 22 Others (VIP Correspondence), 1974-2009
Folder 23 Family-related, 1980-2001
Folder 24 Family and Distant Relatives, 1987-2005
Folder 26 Cards - Friends and Family, 1990-2008
Folder 27 Get Well Cards and Notes - Staff, Congress, Defense Officials, December 2009

Box 30
Folder 1 Abshire, David, Center for Study of Presidency, December 9, 2005
Folder 2 Albright, Madeleine, Secretary of State, 1997-1999
Folder 3 Aspin, Les, Secretary of Defense, 1993
Folder 4 Aquino, Corazon, President of the Philippines, October 13, 1986
Folder 5 Architzel, David, Vice Admiral (Navy), March 25, 2009
Folder 6 Azerbaijan, Ambassador of, February 1, 2001
Folder 7 Becker, Scott A. - CEO Conemaugh Health System, October 29, 2007
Folder 8 Bonner, Jo, Congressman, June 25, 2009
Folder 9 Boorda, Jeremy Michael, Admiral (Navy), 1995-1996
Folder 10 Bush, George Herbert Walker, President, 1986-1992
Folder 11 Bush, George Walker Bush, President, 2001-2005
Folder 12 Carter, President James "Jimmy", 1976-2005
Folder 13 Carter, Marshall, September 23, 2003
Folder 14 Casey, George, General (Army), 2004-2008
Folder 15 Cheney, Richard "Dick," Secretary of Defense, 1990
Folder 16 Chiarelli, Peter, General (Army), March 19, 2009
Folder 17 China, Ambassador of, June 27, 2008
Folder 18 Clark, Vern, Admiral, 2000-2005
Folder 19 Clinton, William "Bill" Jefferson, President, 1993-2006
Folder 20 Cody, Richard, General (Army), 2005, 2008
Folder 21 Cohen, William "Bill," Secretary of Defense, 1997-2001
Folder 22 Colombia, Ambassador of, September 25, 2007
Folder 23 Conway, James, General - Commandant of USMC, November 28, 2006
Folder 24 Cox, Christopher, August 2, 2005
Folder 25 Cox, Jamie, Major, May 2001
Folder 26 Craddock, General Bantz (Army), February 22, 2005
Folder 27 Cronin, Daniel re: George Cronin, November 14, 2009
Folder 28 Cyrpus, Ambassador of, January 7, 2005
Folder 29 Daley, Peter, State Representative, February 25, 2005
Folder 30 Danzig, Richard, Undersecretary of the Army, 1996-2001
Folder 31 Dalton, John, Secretary of the Navy, 1995-1998
Folder 32 Dicks, Congressman Norman "Norm", October 31, 2003
Folder 33 Dobbin, Edmund Reverend, President of Villanova University, March 23, 2004
Folder 34 Dominski, Tori, 2006
Folder 35 Doolitte, Congressman John, November 2008
Folder 36 Dozier, Kimberly, 2008
Folder 37 Duarte, Jose Napoleon, President of El Salvador, August 27, 1984
Folder 38 Dukakis, Michael re: Presidency, 1987-1988
Folder 39 Egypt, 2004-2008
Folder 40 El Salvador, Ambassador of, 1984
Folder 41 Eshoo, Congresswoman Anna, 2005-2009
Folder 42 Fil, Major General Joseph (Army), February 1, 2007
Folder 43 Foley, Thomas, Speaker, 1989-1993
Folder 44 Ford, Gerald, President, 1975-1976, 1992
Folder 45 Gates, Robert, Secretary of Defense, 2007-2009
Folder 46 Gawelek, MaryAnn, Seton Hill University, undated
Folder 47 Geren, Pete, Secretary of the Army, June 16, 2009
Folder 48 Germany, Ambassador of, September 4, 2003
Folder 49 Gettysburg Foundation, 2007-2008
Folder 50 Gingrich, Newt, Speaker, 1990
Folder 51 Glass, Brent, PA Historical and Museum Commission re: Photo, March 27, 1996
Folder 52 Gore, Vice President Albert, 1993-2000
Folder 53 Gray, General Albert M. (Army), 1988-1991
Folder 54 Griffin, General Ben (Army), August 17, 2006
Folder 55 Hagee, General Michael - Commandant of USMC, 2003-2009
Folder 56 Haig, Alexander, Jr., Secretary of State, 1981-1982
Folder 57 Hamre, John, Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1993-2005
Folder 58 Hardy, Commissioner Joseph, October 7, 2004
Folder 59 Harvey, Francis, Secretary of Army, 2004-2006
Folder 60 Hayden, Michael, Lt. General - NSA Director, April 22, 2005
Folder 61 Helmly, Lt. General James, 2004-2005
Folder 62 Hesselbein, Frances, December 31, 2005
Folder 63 Hillman, Elsie, September 19, 2003
Folder 64 Humphrey, Vice President Hubert, 1968
Folder 65 Hwan, Chun Doo, President of Republic of Korea, May 10, 1985
Folder 66 Israel, Ambassador of, May 2009
Folder 67 Johnson, Admiral Jay L. (Navy), 1997-2000
Folder 68 Jonas, Tina, Undersecretary of Defense, 2007-2008
Folder 69 Jones, General Jim (Marines), 1999-2009
Folder 70 Keating, Tim - Boeing, February 10, 2009
Folder 71 Kelley, General Paul, 2003
Folder 72 Kennedy, Senator Ted, July 22, 2009
Folder 73 Kern, Paul, July 12, 2009
Folder 74 Kimballs July 10, 2008
Folder 75 Kleinfield, Klaus - Alcoa, February 6, 2009
Folder 76 Korea, Ambassador of, November 14, 2005
Folder 77 Knoll, Lt. Governor Catherine Baker, 2003-2008
Folder 78 Krulak, General Charles C. - Commandant of USMC, 1991-1999
Folder 79 Larson, Congressman John, 2007-2009
Folder 80 Leighty, Lt. Colonel James, June 2009
Folder 81 Mahoney, Congressman Tim, November 24, 2008
Folder 82 Maurer, Bill, 2000, 2004
Folder 83 Mauz, Admiral Henry (Navy), 2005
Folder 84 McCormack, John William, May 30, 1974
Folder 85 McNerney, James, Jr. - Boeing, March 19, 2009
Folder 86 Medvedev, Dr. Emile - University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 1993
Folder 87 Merrill, Philip - Export-Import Bank, 2004
Folder 88 Michaud, Congressman Michael, June 16, 2009
Folder 89 Molnar, Catherine, July 15, 2004
Folder 90 Mondale, Vice President Walter, 1977-1982
Folder 91 Moo-hyun, Roh, President of Republic of Korea, May 31, 2003
Folder 92 Moore, Greg - Golden Gate National Parks, June 13, 2004
Folder 93 Moore, Powell, 2004, 2008
Folder 94 Moseley, General T. Michael, 2005-2006
Folder 95 Mullen, Admiral Michael, 2005-2009
Folder 96 Mundy, General Carl (USMC), 1991-1999
Folder 97 Murtha, Brian [Restricted], June 25, 2008
Folder 98 Murtha, Kitty, 2004
Folder 99 Murtha, Patrick (son), 1980, 1984, 1992
Folder 100 Myers, Richard, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2002-2005
Folder 101 Nerella, Ven, October 8, 2009
Folder 102 Nixon, President Richard, 1974, 1992
Folder 103 Nunez, Juan, May 20, 2003
Folder 104 Obama, President Barack, 2009
Folder 105 Odierno, General Raymond (Army), September 21, 2009
Folder 106 O'Neill, Christopher "Kip", 2001
Folder 107 O'Neill, Thomas "Tip," Speaker, 1976-1989
Folder 108 Ozal, Turgut, President of Turkey, November 18, 1990
Folder 109 Pace, General Peter, 2005-2006
Folder 110 Pack, Sandra, Assistant Secretary of the Army, November 13, 2003
Folder 111 Pascrell, Congressman Bill, January 13, 2009
Folder 112 Pelosi, Nancy, Speaker, 2001-2009
Folder 113 Perry, William, Secretary of Defense, 1995-1997, 2006
Folder 114 Petraeus, General David, April 9, 2009
Folder 115 Podesta, Tony, June 2, 2009
Folder 116 Powell, Colin, Secretary of State, 1993, ca. 2003
Folder 117 Reagan, President Ronald, 1981-1988
Folder 118 Rendell, Governor Ed, 2009
Folder 119 Riley, Governor Bob, January 30, 2009
Folder 120 Rice, Condoleeza, Secretary of State, 2007
Folder 121 Roosevelt, Congressman James, 1984-1985
Folder 122 Rumsfeld, Donald, Secretary of Defense, 2003-2006
Folder 123 Saakashvili, Mikheil, President of Georgia, November 2004
Folder 124 Saudi Arabia, Ambassador of, 2004-2005
Folder 125 Schultz, Lt. General Roger, Director of Army National Guard, October 3, 2005
Folder 126 Schwarzkopf, General Norman, 1991
Folder 127 Schweiker, Governor Mark, May 2, 2005
Folder 128 Sestak, Congressman Joseph, 2007
Folder 129 Shalikashvili, John M., Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1996-1997
Folder 130 Sharon, Ariel, 2005
Folder 131 Sheehan, Ed, January 27, 2009
Folder 132 Sheehan, Jack, November 18, 2004
Folder 133 Shelton, General Hugh, 1997-2005
Folder 134 Shinseki, General Eric K., 1999-2002
Folder 135 Shultz, George, Secretary of State, 1984-1987
Folder 136 Shuster, Congressman Bud, 2000-2003
Folder 137 Skelton, Congressman Ike, May 19, 2003
Folder 138 Simon, Senator Paul, September 12, 2003
Folder 139 Spain, Ambassador of, January 26, 2004
Folder 140 Steinbrenner, George, July 26, 2004
Folder 141 Stevens, Senator Ted, 2005-2006
Folder 142 Sullivan, General Gordon, 1992-2008
Folder 143 Surma, John P., February 12, 2009
Folder 144 Syria, Ambassador, April 27, 2005
Folder 145 Taiwan, Ambassador of, July 23, 2004
Folder 146 Thornburgh, Dick, June 11, 2008
Folder 147 Tilelli, General John, 2000, 2008
Folder 148 Tornberg, David, June 6, 2006
Folder 149 Turkey, Ambassador of, August 18, 2003
Folder 150 Udall, Congressman Mark, February 16, 2007
Folder 151 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, September 5, 2003
Folder 152 Vila, Anibal, Governor of Puerto Rico, February 9, 2005
Folder 153 Villaraigosa, Antonio, Mayor of Los Angeles, August 11, 2005
Folder 154 Welch, Congressman Peter, 2007-2010
Folder 155 Westner, Joe, 2009
Folder 156 Wilson, Charles "Charlie" - letter and annotated copy of Charlie Wilson's War movie script, March 24, 2008
Folder 157 Wojnaroski, Ed, November 15, 2004
Folder 158 Wrabley, Ray - University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 2009
Folder 159 Williams, Larry, September 14, 2003
Folder 160 Willey, Dick,
Folder 161 Wright, James "Jim," Speaker, 1982-1985
Folder 162 Wright, Major General Jessica - PA National Guard, 2004-2009
Folder 163 Wu, Congressman David, undated
Folder 164 Ya'alon, Moshe, Lt. General Chief of the General Staff, Israel, March 26, 2005
Folder 165 Yarmuth, Congressman John, April 24, 2008
Folder 166 Young, John J., Undersecretary of Defense, 2002-2009
Folder 167 Young, Congressman C.W. Bill, 2004

Box 31
Folder 1 Presidential Inauguration Invitations, 1977-2005
Folder 2 Presidential Invitations, 1977-1986
Folder 3 Presidential Christmas Cards, 1974-2009
Folder 4 JPM Normandy Trip - Thank You Notes, August 2004
Folder 5 Committee Assignments - Member Requests, 2004-2005
Folder 6 Steering and Policy Committee Member Requests and Assignments, 2006-2007
Folder 7-8 Requests for Service on Non-Congressional Committees, 2003-2009
Folder 9 Judgeship Correspondence, 1996-1997
Folder 10 Dear Colleague re: Iraq/sign on to JPM Resolution, December 6, 2005
Folder 11 Dear Colleague re: Iraq, December 15, 2005
Folder 12 Dear Colleague re: Iraq, December 2005
Folder 13 Dear Colleague to Democratic members with Tribune-Democrat Op-Ed article, January 10, 2006
Folder 14 Dear Colleague transmitting JPM's letter to the President, February 1, 2006
Folder 15 Dear Colleague with JPM's recommendations to President re: Iraq War, February 28, 2006
Folder 16 Dear Colleague - Administration Claims versus Facts re: Iraq, March 14, 2006
Folder 17 Dear Colleague - Iraq, May 18, 2006
Folder 18 Dear Colleague - with Counterpoint on H.R. 1268 for plan in supplemental for a Report to Congress about Iraq, May 27, 2005
Folder 19 Dear Colleague - Iraq, July 12, 2006
Folder 20 Dear Colleague - JPM/DeLauro joint letter to Dr. William Winkenwerder Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, May 12, 2006
Folder 21 Dear Colleague re: Member Requests for Defense Appropriations, February 15, 2007
Folder 22 Dear Colleague re: Emergency War Supplemental, March 19, 2007
Folder 23 Dear Colleague - Military Readiness, March 19, 2007
Folder 24 Dear Colleague - H.R. 1591- US Troops Readiness, Veterans Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, March 22, 2007
Folder 25 Dear Colleague re: 2008 Defense Appropriations, August 10, 2007
Folder 26 Dear Colleagues - Various, 2006-2007
Folder 27 Anonymous Letter re: War in Iraq, ca. 2003
Folder 28 Saylor, Robert H. Correspondence, 2005-2006
Folder 29 Iraq - Selected Articles and Photos of Mail, 2005-2006
Folder 30 Telephone and Mail Logs of Response to Iraq War Statement, 2005
Folder 31 Phone Messages, Correspondence re: Iraq War Statement, 2005
Folder 32 Items JPM saw and returned, November 2005
Folder 33 Correspondence re: Iraq War Statement, 2005
Folder 34 News Clippings, Personal Notes, Speech Notes re: Iraq War Statement, 2005
Folder 35 Iraq Correspondence - JPM Personally acknowledged, 2005-2006
Folder 36 Selected letters in response to JPM Iraq War Statement (Pro and Con), 2005-2006
Folder 37 Correspondence re: Iraq, 2006
Folder 38 Correspondence, Memos, News Clippings re: Iraq War Position/Media, 2005-2006
Folder 39 Iraq and Related Faxes, Correspondence - Recorded, no action, 2006
Folder 40 Gift File, 1983
Folder 41 Globes Gifted, 2005-2006
Folder 42 Review of the Offices of JPM by Edward Mitchell Communications, March 2003
Folder 43 Various Office and Personal Surveys, 1981
Folder 44 Ethics Ruling, 1981
Folder 45 Subpoena (US versus Wilkes), September 2007
Folder 46 US versus Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Chessani, US Marine Corps, 2007-2008
Folder 47 Justin Sharratt versus Murtha, 2008-2010
Folder 48 US versus Lt. Corporal Stephen Tatum, US Marine Corps, November 2007
Folder 49 Ethics Inquiry - Representative Dan Flood, 1979
Folder 50 Ethics - Dividing Ethics Committee functions during an investigation, 2007
Folder 51 Rulings, 1996-1997
Folder 52 Budget - Projections/Miscellaneous, 2006-2007
Folder 53 Iraq and Afghanistan - Trip Files and Correspondence, 2004-2006
Folder 54 Democratic National Convention Tickets, 1988-2004
Folder 55 Correspondence (from desk drawer), 1976-1982
Folder 56 Memos (from desk drawer), 1981-1983
Folder 57 Articles (from desk drawer), 1985
Folder 58 Correspondence, Memos, Information (from desk drawer), ca. 2003
Folder 59 JPM Personal Memos and Information (from desk drawer), 2005-2009
Folder 60 Correspondence, Information, Schedules re: Appropriations, Defense (from H-140 desk), 2009-2010
Folder 61 "A Strategy for Success in Afghanistan-One Tribe at a Time" - Major Jim Gant (from H-140 desk), 2009

Subseries 2. Personal, Bulk, 1974-2009 1932-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 2 contains papers found in Rep. Murtha's desk, cabinets, and closets in his office in Washington, D.C. and including his military records, passports, biographical information, lists of achievements and awards, letters and information on family history, and personal journals wherein he recalls events and stories often pertaining to his foreign trips.


Box 32
Folder 1 Biographical Information, 1968-2004
Folder 2 Biographical Information - News Clippings, Correspondence, Memos, Notes, 2001-2007
Folder 3 Tribute to Jack and Joyce, 30 and 50 years, ca. 2004
Folder 4 National Journal, May 15, 2010
Folder 5 Murtha's Funeral Arrangements, 2010
Folder 6-7 Awards, 1974-1993
Folder 8 Awards - News Clippings, News Releases, Website Printouts, 1994-2002
Folder 9 Awards Memo, 1992
Folder 10 Distinguished American Award Air Force Association (Nation's Capital Chapters), 1989
Folder 11 Outstanding Veteran of 1989, American Academy of Physician's Assistants (Veteran's Caucus), 1989
Folder 12 Man of Steel Award - Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute, May 15, 1989
Folder 13 Iron Mike Award, Marine Corps League, September 6, 1990
Folder 14 Semper Fidelis Award - Marine Corp Command and Staff College, February 23, 1991
Folder 15 Army Reserve Association of PA Award, 99th Army Reserve Command, March 9, 1991
Folder 16 Legislator of the Year Award - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, March 21, 1991
Folder 17 JPM List of Awards, 1972-1980
Folder 18 Environmental Excellence Awards, April 22, 1992
Folder 19 Human Rights Distinguished Award, October 31, 1976
Folder 20 Labor Awards, 1980, 1998
Folder 21 Natural Resources (Coal) Awards, 1992
Folder 22 Miscellaneous Awards, 1974-2001
Folder 23 Park and Recreation Awards, 1993
Folder 24 Education Awards, 1976, 1990-2001
Folder 25 Security Awards, 1987-1988
Folder 26 Defense Awards, 1985-1993
Folder 27 Political Awards - Governmental Action Awards, 1991
Folder 28 Military Awards, 1973-2000
Folder 29 Biographical Information - University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate Nomination, 2005
Folder 30 Nomination for John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award - Anna Eshoo, 2006
Folder 31 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award - News article reactions, 2006
Folder 32 CRS Selected Facts about Congress, particularly 93rd, 103rd, 108th Congress, 2003
Folder 33 CRS Report for Congress Members who have served more than 30 years, 2004
Folder 34 JPM Years of Service, 2005-2007
Folder 35 CRS Reports re: Congress and Colleagues, 2006-2007
Folder 36 Update re: Members who has served more than 30 Years, 2007-2009
Folder 37 JPM House Seniority Rankings, 1990-2005
Folder 38 News Clippings (Personal), 1952-1977
Folder 39 Ramsey High School Yearbook (Copy), 1950
Folder 40 Kiskiminetas Bulletin and Camp Kis-ket-o'-min Bulletin, 1952
Folder 41 Personal Records, 1932-2012
Folder 42 Military Records, 1968, 1991-1996
Folder 43 Military Records, 1978-1979
Folder 44 Military/Medical Records, undated
Folder 45 Official Military Personnel File - Colonel John. P Murtha, Jr., undated
Folder 46 "Combat Intelligence in Vietnam" by JPM, Marine Corps Gazette - Marines and Vietnam Research, 1968, 1998
Folder 47 Passports, 1978-2009
Folder 48 Memberships, 1974-2010
Folder 49 John P. Murtha, Sr. Honorable Discharge, 1945
Folder 50 Civil War Letter, 1988
Folder 51 Family History, 1994
Folder 52 Family File, 1989
Folder 53 Car Wash Bookkeeping, 1977-1980
Folder 54 Personal Journal, 1979
Folder 55 Personal Journal Transcripts, 1981-1982
Folder 56 Personal Notes/Journal, 1991
Folder 57 Personal Notes inc. Mother Theresa Story, undated
Folder 58 Personal Notes, undated
Folder 59 Personal Notes/Items (from desk drawer), undated

Box 36
Folder 1 Archives Forms and Locations, 1974-2010
Folder 2 ARTS Caucus-Art Competition, 2004
Folder 3 Biographical Directory 111th, 2009
Folder 4 Casework Summary, undated
Folder 5 Checks Returned, 2004-2007
Folder 6 Congressional Youth Leadership Council-Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors, 2008
Folder 7 Democratic Steering and Policy Committee - 111th Congress 12th District, 2008-2009
Folder 8 Financial Disclosure Statements, 1994-2001
Folder 9 Groundbreakings Attended, 2005-2006
Folder 10 Harry M. Fox, Correspondence, 1993-2006
Folder 11 Inauguration Day, 2009
Folder 12 'The House: The History of the House of Representatives' Interview by Historian Robert V. Remini, 2006
Folder 13 Hugya, John, Resume, 2006
Folder 14 iTownHall, 2009
Folder 15 Jane Phipps, Correspondence, Memos, 2001-2009
Folder 16 JPM Submitted Congressional Record, 2008
Folder 17 Library of Congress - Books Returned - Staff, 2000-2007
Folder 18 Library of Congress - Books Returned - JPM - Member, 2000-2010
Folder 19 Library of Congress - Books outstanding, 2007-2010
Folder 20 Lists of 12th Congressional District Officials, 2002-2005
Folder 21 Majority Leader Race, November 2006
Folder 22 Maps - 12th Congressional District, 2007
Folder 23 Meeting Summary, 2007
Folder 24 Murtha, Joyce - Biography, Award, 2005-2006
Folder 25 Painting as gift-in-kind, Letter, 2009
Folder 26 Pickard China purchase, 2005
Folder 27 Prison - Abu Ghraib, 2004
Folder 28 Quilts of Valor, 2005
Folder 29 Sikorsky Strike, 2006
Folder 30 Team Meeting Notices, 2005-2010
Folder 31 Threatening Communications/Correspondence, 2004-2008
Folder 32 Veterans Affairs - Tapes, 1993-2002
Folder 33 Veterans Vision Publication - JPM article, 2006
Folder 34 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund book excerpt, 2006
Folder 35 Voter Registration Lists - 2003 Requests - New 12th District, 2003
Folder 36 Voter Registration Lists - 2001 Requests, 2001
Folder 37 Guest Book - Election Night Lunch at Centre Town Mall, 1996
Folder 38-40 Guest Book (DC Office), 1979-2010

Box 37
Folder 1 News Clippings - International Activities, 1983-1987
Folder 2 News Clippings, Correspondence, Memos, Information - International Activities, 1993-2001
Folder 3-4 News Clippings, News Releases, Notes - International Activities, 1991-1998
Folder 5 News Clippings - Military Position, Election, Majority Leadership Campaign, 2006
Folder 6 Speech Material, 2002-2004
Folder 7 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Speech, November 11, 2004
Folder 8 Distinguished Public Service Award Speech, 2006
Folder 9 Press Club Speech, September 17, 2007
Folder 10 Murtha Newsletters, 1994-1995, 2005
Folder 11 News Clippings - 12th District, 2005-2006
Folder 12 Introductions, 2002
Folder 13 News Clippings - Defense Contracts, Murtha's Brother, 2005
Folder 14 News Clippings - JPM, 2004-2006
Folder 15 JPM Interview with Robert Remini (The House), March 14, 2005
Folder 16 Wiretapping statement, 2005
Folder 17 Political Cartoons, undated
Folder 18 Torture - Speech, Information, 2005
Folder 19 Statistics/Count of Letters/Calls/Emails re: Iraq War Statement, 2005
Folder 20 Iraq Position Papers, 2003-2005
Folder 21-23 Interview Transcripts - Iraq, 2004-2006
Folder 24 World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Speech, April 20, 2006
Folder 25 Press Citations (Appearances) after speaking out on Iraq (Various), 2005-2006
Folder 26 Press Citations (Appearances) before speaking out on Iraq (New York Times), 1982-2005
Folder 27 Press Conference on Iraq Transcript, September 16, 2003
Folder 28 Comments at Conference on Naval Forward Presence and the National Military Strategy, November 18, 1992
Folder 29 4-R (Redeploy, Replace, Reallocate, Reconstitute) Handout for Speech, April 20, 2005
Folder 30 State of the Union - Personal Notes re: Administration, 2002-2004
Folder 31 JPM "Tribute to the Troops" Speech, undated
Folder 32 "Why I'm Concerned that the Army is Broken: The Facts Speak for Themselves" Speech, December 1, 2005
Folder 33 Tribune-Review article re: Iraq/Murtha: "We have become the enemy", January 1, 2006
Folder 34 News Clippings re JPM Spending, 1997, 2006
Folder 35 Marine Corps Gazette, November 1999
Folder 36 Waynesburg College Commencement, 2004
Folder 37 Heinz History Center - History Makers Gala Program, April 4, 2008
Folder 38 Press Files, 2003
Folder 39-41 Memos re: Press - Cindy Abrams to JPM, 2004-2005
Folder 42 News Clippings, 2004

Box 38
Folder 1 Issues Forum re: Veterans, 2003
Folder 2 Iraq Letter for Tribune-Democrat Response, 2003
Folder 3 JPM to Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Correspondence, 2003
Folder 4 Marine Corps Ball Speech, 2003
Folder 5 President Letter - Drafts, information for letter to President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld, 2003-2004
Folder 6 Iraq Strategy - News Clippings, Information, 2003-2005
Folder 7 Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review Department of Defense Detention Operations, August 2004
Folder 8-9 Abu Ghraib Prison and Detention Facility Investigations Report, 2004
Folder 10 Notes, 2004
Folder 11 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Speech, 2004
Folder 12 Detainee Amendment Editorials - Compendium of News Clippings from Senator McCain, 2005
Folder 13 Torture - Background information, articles, correspondence, and support of McCain Amendment, 2005
Folder 14 Rangel, Congressman Charles - War Views, 2005
Folder 15 JPM Notes - Statement on Iraq, 2007
Folder 16 Document Request, 2008
Folder 17 Nathan Cantanese Files re: Haditha, 2006-2008
Folder 18 Matthew Mazonkey Files re: Haditha, 2006-2008
Folder 19 Jane Phipps Files re: Haditha, 2008
Folder 20 SSgt. Frank D. Wuterich - Haditch Attorney Communication, 2006
Folder 21 JPM Court Case - SSgt. Frank Wuterich, 2006
Folder 22 Haditha - JPM Comments, News Clippings, 2005-2006
Folder 23 John Hugya Files re: Haditha - Response Letters, News Clippings, 2006

Box 39
Folder 1-8 News Clippings - Haditha, May-November 2006
Folder 9 Haditha - Campaign Calendar and Press, 2006
Folder 10 Mary Kay Voytko Files re: Haditha - News Clippings, 2007
Folder 11 Mark Critz Files Re: Haditha, 2006

Box 40
Folder 1 Majority Leader Race, 2006
Folder 2 JPM Funeral Articles/News Clippings, 2010
Folder 3 Iraq Letters - Pro, 2005-2006
Folder 4 Correspondence, Speeches, Notes, 2007-2009
Folder 5 Website - Correspondence, Images, Notes, 2007-2008
Folder 6 Dear Colleague - Shared Sacrifice, October 16, 2007
Folder 7 Presidential Election Releases and Talking Points, 2008
Folder 8 JPM Stories (Personal Journal) - Written down by Matt and Patrick for future book, 2009
Folder 9 National Press Club Remarks, September 2007
Folder 10 Interviews - Matthew Mazonkey Notes, 2007-2009
Folder 11 Hidden Costs Speech - Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 7, 2008
Folder 12 Hidden Costs of Iraq Research/Background Information, 2007
Folder 13 Center for American Progress (CAP) Speech, May 1, 2008
Folder 14 Center for American Progress (CAP) Speech, December 10, 2008
Folder 15 Iraq War - Final Votes, Articles for Roll Call, 2005-2007
Folder 16 Iraq War - JPM Personal Speech Notes and Edits, undated
Folder 17 Iraq - Articles/News Clippings and Information, 2005-2007
Folder 18 Iraq Statement Notes, undated
Folder 19 Iraq - Compendium of Information, ca. 2007
Folder 20 Speeches, 2004-2007
Folder 21 Iraq - JPM Articles/News Clippings of Interest - Haditha, Military, 2007
Folder 22 Pelosi-Murtha Press Conference, September 16, 2003
Folder 23 College Lectures, 2009

Subseries 3. Trip Files, 1975-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 3 contains briefing books, reports, photographs, and correspondence pertaining to Rep. Murtha’s extensive foreign travel. Files are chronological and focus on the country or state to which he traveled as well as a separate set of reports generated by his frequent traveling companion, LTC Charles Horner, who served in various capacities for the Department of Defense throughout the 1990s and 2000s.


Box 33
Folder 1 Vietnam, 1975
Folder 2 Vietnam Congressional Mission - News Clippings and Information, 1975
Folder 3 Saigon Post Newspapers, 1975
Folder 4 Vietnam News Clippings and Photos, 1975
Folder 5 Trip Notes - Southeast Asia (for tape recordings), August 18-28, 1978
Folder 6 Annotated Trip Notes - Southeast Asia (for tape recordings), August 18-28, 1978
Folder 7 Briefing Book - Congressional Delegation Visit to Vietnam and Laos, August 1978
Folder 8 Germany NATO Trip - Notes, 1979
Folder 9 Personal Journal/Trip Notes, 1981-1988
Folder 10 Observation El Salvador Correspondence, News Clippings, Photos, Personal Journal, March 26-29, 1982
Folder 11 El Salvador, 1982
Folder 12 Nicaragua and El Salvador - Notes, 1982
Folder 13 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Egypt, Lebanon, November 4-9, 1982
Folder 14 Trip Notes - Egypt, Lebanon, November 4-9, 1982
Folder 15 Honduras, 1983
Folder 16 Congressional Delegation (Codel) O'Neill, 1983
Folder 17 El Salvador - Father Hesburgh - Tape Transcript, 1984
Folder 18 El Salvador Appropriations - Tape Transcript, ca. 1984
Folder 19 El Salvador - Trip Notes, 1984
Folder 20 El Salvador - Presidential Inauguration of Jose Napoleon Duarte, May 31 - June 1, 1984

Box 34
Folder 1 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, August 28-31, 1984
Folder 2 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Air Force Bases, May 30 - June 1, 1986
Folder 3 Luanda, Angola, June 27-28, 1987
Folder 4 Observation El Salvador Elections, March 20, 1988
Folder 5 Observation El Salvador Elections, March 1988
Folder 6 El Salvador Report, September 21-24, 1990
Folder 7 Yugoslavia, 1992
Folder 8 Codel Murtha Itinerary, January 11-16, 2004
Folder 9 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Austria, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, April 12-15, 2004
Folder 10 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Hobson - Jordan, Belgium, Iraq, August 30 - September 2, 2005
Folder 11 Military Bases, April 9-13, 2007
Folder 12 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, Belgium, November 20-27, 2007
Folder 13 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, Belgium, November 20-27, 2007
Folder 14 Defense Trip - Philadelphia, PA, December 10, 2007
Folder 15 Congressional Delegations (Codel), 2007
Folder 16 Congressional Delegation Notes, 2007-2008

Box 35
Folder 1 Afghanistan, January 30 - February 3, 2008
Folder 2 Afghanistan Briefing Book, 2009
Folder 3 San Francisco - El Presidio, March 1-3, 1990
Folder 4 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Dallas and San Antonio, TX, January 25-27, 1990
Folder 5 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Whitten - Europe, January 15-22, 1990
Folder 6 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Saudi Arabia, September 6-8, 1990
Folder 7 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Saudi Arabia, November 8-12, 1990
Folder 8 Saudi Arabia, 1990-1991
Folder 9 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - El Salvador, January 14, 1991
Folder 10 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Saudi Arabia, February 14-18, 1991
Folder 11 Secretary of the Army - Trip to Greensburg, PA, March 2, 1991
Folder 12 Defense Project Visits - Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, March 4, 1991
Folder 13 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Bolivia, Panama, Peru, Colombia, August 3-7, 1991
Folder 14 Bahrain and Germany, March 20-23, 1992
Folder 15 Raytheon Visits - Massachusetts, March 30, 1992
Folder 16 Fort Campbell, May 6, 1992
Folder 17 Various Trip Itineraries, 1992
Folder 18 Fort Hood, Fort McPherson, Fort Bragg, December 7-9, 1994
Folder 19 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Pelosi - Middle East, 2003
Folder 20 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Pelosi/Murtha/Hobson - Middle East, February 27-March 3, 2003
Folder 21 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, Germany, August 16-20, 2003
Folder 22 Congressional Delegation (Codel) Murtha - Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, Germany, August 16-20, 2003
Folder 23 News Editorials - Iraq War, 2004
Folder 24 Trip Reports (Persian Gulf), 1990
Folder 25-26 Trip Reports, 1988-2003

Subseries 4. From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security, 2003-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 4 contains several drafts of the memoir Rep. Murtha wrote with John Plashal and published in 2003, including the updated foreword for the second edition printed in 2006 as well as some records related to book press and publication.


Box 39
Folder 12 News Clippings re: Book "From Vietnam to 9/11", 2003
Folder 13 Book File, 2003-2006
Folder 14 Book Tour Information, 2003
Folder 15 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Book Event, 2003
Folder 16 Book Press and Correspondence, 2003-2004
Folder 17-18 Book Drafts - Chapters, undated
Folder 19 Book Epilogue and Drafts, undated
Folder 20-22 Book Draft, undated
Folder 23 Book Draft - Updated Epilogue, undated

Subseries 5. Campaign and Political files, 1974-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 5 contains materials developed through the “Murtha for Congress” committee and are related to his numerous campaigns for U.S. Congress.


Box 41
Folder 1 Federal Election Commission - Correspondence, Information, 1974-1976
Folder 2 Outdoors/Sportsman, ca. 1975
Folder 3 Re-election Campaign, 1976
Folder 4 Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) Amendments, 1976
Folder 5 12th District Statistics, 1976
Folder 6 JPM Support Ads for 12th District Events, 1988
Folder 7 JPM Support Ads for 12th District Events, 1989
Folder 8 JPM Support Ads for 12th District Events, 1990
Folder 9 Correspondence, July 2006
Folder 10-14 Correspondence, Memos, Information, News Clippings, August 2006
Folder 15 Murtha and Hugya Schedules, August 2006
Folder 16 Correspondence, October - December 2006
Folder 17 Diana Irey Research, 2006
Folder 18 Diana Irey Research - Washington County Budget Documents, 1997-2000
Folder 19 Diana Irey Research - Washington County Stoffel Estate Court Documents, 2004
Folder 20 Diana Irey Research - Originals - Tax Increase Index of Meetings , 1996
Folder 21 Diana Irey Research - Campaign Litigation, 1995
Folder 22 Diana Irey Research Statement of Financial Interest, 1997-2006
Folder 23 Votebuilder.com Reports, 2008
Folder 24 Flyers and Brochures, 2008
Folder 25 Photo Printouts, 2008
Folder 26 Stickers, 2008