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Series II. Campaigns, 1953-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

Series II contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, and numerous other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in political campaigns throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Beginning in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 Presidential Campaign, Hillman was involved in every Presidential campaign until the year 2000. In addition to presidential campaigns, she was integral in the campaigns of state political figures including Senator H. John Heinz III, Governor Dick Thornburgh, Allegheny County Commissioner Barbara Hafer, and Governor Tom Ridge, among others.

Subseries 1. Dwight D. Eisenhower (For President) 1956, 1953-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1 contains correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the presidential campaigns of Dwight D. Eisenhower. A supporter of Eisenhower from an early age, Hillman was an “Ike Girl” and volunteer during the 1952 Presidential Election. In 1956, she again campaigned for Eisenhower, operating an “Ikemobile” and had the opportunity to greet the President during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh in 1956. Also included in this subseries is correspondence relating to a prank that Ronald L. Becker Jr. played on Hillman, informing campaign planners that she was an “elderly spinster who has assumed the name of one of Pittsburgh’s most prominent families.”

Folder 10 Inaugural Guides with Clipping, 1953
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1956
Folder 12 Newspaper Clippings, 1956

Subseries 2. Richard M. Nixon (For President) 1972, 1972-1973

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 2 contains correspondence, leaflets, newspaper clippings and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in Richard M. Nixon’s reelection campaign. As a prominent member of the Republican leadership in Allegheny County, Hillman was integral in organizing local support for Nixon’s run for the presidency. Also included are documents relating to arrangements made for the subsequent Presidential Inauguration in 1973.

Folder 13 Campaign Bumper Stickers, 1972
Folder 14 Correspondence, 1972
Folder 15 Inauguration Plans, 1972-1973
Folder 16 Labor for Nixon, 1972
Folder 17 Leaflets and Mailings, 1972
Folder 18 List of Campaign Workers and Campaign Map, 1972
Folder 19 Local Campaign Funding, 1972
Folder 20 Memorandum on Nixon Visit, 1972
Folder 21 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1971-1972
Folder 22 Reelect the President, Press Releases and Announcements, 1972
Folder 23 Reports, 1972

Subseries 3. Gerald R. Ford (For President) 1976, 1975-1976

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 3 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, polling data and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in Gerald R. Ford’s 1976 Presidential Campaign. A member of the President Ford Committee, Hillman worked to ensure that Ford won the Presidential nomination, defeating Ronald Reagan. More information on the activities surrounding the President Ford Campaign can be found in the section on the 1976 Republican National Convention.


Box 27
Folder 1-4 Articles and Article Packets, 1975-1976
Folder 5 Citizen Rights of Eminent Domain Organizations, Mailings, 1976
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1975-1976
Folder 7 Counties Comprising Western Pennsylvania Ford Finance Committee, 1976
Folder 8 Fact Sheets, 1975-1976
Folder 9 Memoranda, 1975-1976
Folder 10 Newsletters, 1975-1976
Folder 11-12 Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1976
Folder 13 Polling Data, 1975-1976
Folder 14 President Ford '76 Factbook, 1976
Folder 15 President Ford Committee, List of Committee Chairmen, 1976
Folder 16 President Ford Committee, List of County Chairmen, 1976

Box 28
Folder 1-2 Press Releases, 1976
Folder 3 Reagan, Ronald, 1975
Folder 4 "Special Assignments," Handwritten List, 1976

Subseries 4. George H. W. Bush (For President and Vice President) 1980, 1978-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 4 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s role in George H.W. Bush’s Presidential and later Vice-Presidential campaign in the 1980 election. A friend, relative, and long-time supporter of Bush, Hillman played an integral role in Bush’s upset victory over Reagan in the Pennsylvania Presidential Primary. Bush dropped out of the Presidential race later in the primary season, and was later selected to be the Vice-Presidential nominee for the Republican Party Ticket. Also included are invitations, schedules, and other materials relating to the subsequent Presidential Inauguration.

Folder 5 Allegheny County Campaign Info Sheet, 1980
Folder 6 Announcement, Hillman Endorsement of Bush, 1979
Folder 7 Anderson, John, 1977-1980
Folder 8 Article Packets, 1979-1980
Folder 9 Booklet, "A Conversation with George Bush," 1980
Folder 10 Bush, Barbara, 1980
Folder 11 Bush Biographical Information, 1979
Folder 12 Bush Campaign Organization, Notes, c.1979-1980
Folder 13 Bush Family, Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1981
Folder 14 California Delegation, c.1980
Folder 15 Campaign Contributions and Financing, 1978-1980
Folder 16 Campaign Mailings and Artifacts, 1979-1980
Folder 17 Campaign Operations, Notes, 1980
Folder 18 Campaign Staff Resumes and Letters of Introduction, 1979
Folder 19 Carter, James, 1976-1979
Folder 20 Congratulatory Correspondence, 1980
Folder 21-23 Correspondence, 1978-1979

Box 29
Folder 1-4 Correspondence, 1980
Folder 5-11 Counties and Congressional Districts, Notes and Contacts, 1979-1980
Folder 12 Crane, Phillip, 1978-1979
Folder 13 Democratic Primaries, Newspaper Clippings, 1980
Folder 14 George Bush Breakfast, Correspondence, 1979-1980
Folder 15 George Bush Breakfast, Memoranda and Budget Documents, 1979-1980
Folder 16 George Bush and Ted Welch Meeting, 1980
Folder 17 George Bush for President Reports, 1980
Folder 18 GOP Presidential Primary Candidates, Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles, 1979-1980
Folder 19 Inaugural Commemoratives, Hall-Schuman and Associates, 1981
Folder 20 Inaugural Committee, Correspondence, 1981
Folder 21 Inaugural Concerts, Invitation, 1981

Box 30
Folder 1 Inaugural Events, Ticket Order Forms, 1981
Folder 2 Inaugural Gala, Invitation and Program, 1981
Folder 3 Inaugural Reception in Honor of Governors and Special Distinguished Guests, Invitation, 1981
Folder 4 Inaugural Reception in Honor of Vice President-Elect and Mrs. Bush, Invitation, 1981
Folder 5 Inaugural Schedule [HLH and EHH], 1981
Folder 6 Inaugural Train Dinner, Menu, 1981
Folder 7 Inauguration Ceremonies Program, 1981
Folder 8 Inauguration Commemorative Invitation, 1981
Folder 9 Incomplete List of Volunteers, c.1980
Folder 10 Invitations to Bush for President Events, 1979-1980
Folder 11 Issues Packets, 1979-1980
Folder 12 Jewish Voters, 1980
Folder 13 Kennedy, Ted, c.1978-1979
Folder 14 Letter to Prospective Steering Committee Members, 1979
Folder 15 Letter to Thornburgh Coordinators, 1979
Folder 16 Lewis, Drew, 1979-1980
Folder 17 List of State Chairmen and Contacts, 1979-1980
Folder 18 Map highlighting flaws of Carter Administration, 1980
Folder 19 Materials Sent to Hillman on Electoral Candidates, 1979-1980
Folder 20 Memoranda, 1979-1980
Folder 21 Mock Conventions and Elections, 1980
Folder 22 Montana Republican Party Pamphlet, 1980
Folder 23 National Campaign Contact List, 1980
Folder 24 "National Challenge" Guidelines, 1980
Folder 25-26 Newsletters, 1979-1980
Folder 27-29 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1978-1980

Box 31
Folder 1 New York Magazine, "George Bush: A Republican for All Factions," 1980
Folder 2 New York Times, Profile "Bush on the Move," 1980
Folder 3 Notes, c. 1979-1980
Folder 4 Outreach to African Americans, 1979-1980
Folder 5 Partial Chronology of Campaign, 1979
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Bush Campaign 20th Reunion, 2000
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Primary, Congratulatory Correspondence, 1980
Folder 8-9 Pennsylvania Primary, Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1980
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Primary, Unofficial Vote Count and List of Electors, 1980
Folder 11 Pennsylvania Steering Committee, Member list, 1980
Folder 12 Pennsylvania Steering Committee, Requests, 1979
Folder 13 Phone Bank Volunteer List, 1979-1980
Folder 14 Pittsburgh Airport Visit, 1980
Folder 15 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Clipping of Bush Stuck by Political Pin, September 5, 1980
Folder 16 Pittsburgh Reception for George Bush, Correspondence, 1979
Folder 17 Pittsburgh Reception for George Bush, Press Release and Guest List, 1979
Folder 18 Polling Data, 1980
Folder 19 Post-Election Study, 1977
Folder 20 Press Releases and Event Announcements, 1979-1980
Folder 21 Primary and Caucus Calendars, List of County Contacts, 1980
Folder 22 Primary Election Process Guide, 1980
Folder 23 Reagan, Maureen, c.1980
Folder 24 Reagan, Ronald, Campaign Activities, 1978-1980
Folder 25-26 Reagan, Ronald, Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles, 1975-1980

Box 32
Folder 1 Reagan, Ronald, Partial List of Supporters and Fact Sheets, 1978-1980
Folder 2 Reagan, Ronald, Pennsylvania Activity, 1980
Folder 3 Reagan, Ronald, Political Action Committees, 1978-1980
Folder 4 Reagan, Ronald, Reagan for President, 1978-1980
Folder 5 Scheduling, 1980
Folder 6 Snelling, Richard, 1980
Folder 7 State Campaign Organizational Chart and Roster, 1979
Folder 8 State Contacts and Interest Groups, 1979-1980
Folder 9 State Republican Leadership Lists and Notes, 1978-1980
Folder 10 Steering and Finance Committee Rosters, 1979
Folder 11 Trilateral Commission, Newspaper Clippings, 1980
Folder 12 Vice Presidential Inaugural Reception Booklet, 1981
Folder 13 Voter Prioritization for the 14th Congressional District, 1979-1980
Folder 14 Westmoreland County Republican Committee Presidential Dinner, Program, 1980

Subseries 5. John Connally (For President) 1980, 1978-1980

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 5 contains mailings, correspondence, and other materials relating to Elsie Hillman’s interest in the Presidential Campaign of former Texas Governor John Connally in the 1980 Presidential Primaries. While Hillman pledged her support to George H.W. Bush, she took an interest in Connally’s activities in the primaries as a potential alternative should Bush drop out. Connally stopped campaigning early in the primary race.

Folder 15 Campaign Mailings, 1978-1980
Folder 16 Correspondence, 1979-1980
Folder 17 Newsletters and Press Releases, 1979
Folder 18 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1977-1979
Folder 19 Notes, 1979-1980

Subseries 6. George H. W. Bush (For President and Vice President) 1984, 1983-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 6 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to Elsie Hillman’s role in the Vice-Presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush, and Presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan. Also included in this subseries are Inaugural invitations, newspaper clippings and other materials.

Folder 20 Campaign Bumper Sticker, 1984
Folder 21 Correspondence, 1983
Folder 22 Fernandez, Ben, Invitation announcing candidacy for Republican Nomination, 1983
Folder 23 Inaugural Ball Invitation, 1985
Folder 24 Inaugural Ceremony Invitations, 1984-1985

Box 33
Folder 1 Inaugural Commemoratives, Golden Eagle Folder, 1984-1985
Folder 2 Inaugural Commemoratives, Handkerchiefs, 1985
Folder 3 Inaugural Events, American Conservative Union Super Bowl Celebration Invitation, 1985
Folder 4 Inaugural Events, Citizens for America Invitations, 1985
Folder 5 Inaugural Events, Governor DuPont Open House Invitation, 1985
Folder 6 Inaugural Events, Jefferson Inaugural Freedom Ball Invitation, 1985
Folder 7 Inaugural Events, National Black Republican Council Celebrity Gala Invitation, 1985
Folder 8 Inaugural Events, Salute to President Reagan Dinner Invitation, 1985
Folder 9 Inaugural Events, Senator Heinz Open House Invitation, 1985
Folder 10 Inaugural Events, Taste of America Invitation, 1985
Folder 11 Inaugural Events, Toasting America Reception Invitation, 1985
Folder 12 Inaugural Gala Program, 1985
Folder 13 Inaugural Inner Circle Reply Memoranda, 1985
Folder 14 Inauguration, Eagle and Presidential Trustee Folder, 1985
Folder 15 Inauguration, Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Gift Note, 1985
Folder 16 Inauguration, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1984-1985
Folder 17 Inauguration, Pre-Inaugural Ball Invitation, 1985
Folder 18 Inauguration, Schedule and Registration Information, 1985
Folder 19 Magazine Articles and Newsletters, 1983-1984
Folder 20 Memoranda, 1983
Folder 21 Newspaper Clippings, 1983-1984
Folder 22 Polling information on Re-election, 1983-1984
Folder 23 Speeches delivered by Hillman, c. 1983-1984
Folder 24 Talking Points Book Prepared by Republican National Committee, 1984
Folder 25 Vice Presidential Debates, 1984
Folder 26 Visit of Vice President Bush to New Castle, Pa, 1984

Subseries 7. George H. W. Bush (For President) 1988, 1985-1989

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 7 contains correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, and other records relating to Hillman’s role in the Presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush in 1988. As chair of the Pennsylvania for Bush Campaign, Hillman was integral in winning the state of Pennsylvania for Bush. Also included in this subseries are Inaugural invitations, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

Folder 27 Biography of U.S. Senator Dan Quayle, 1988
Folder 28 Biography of Vice President George H.W. Bush, 1988
Folder 29 Bush, Barbara, Visit to Pittsburgh, Information on Sites Visited, 1988
Folder 30 Bush, Barbara, Visit to Pittsburgh, Planning Notes, 1988
Folder 31 Bush, Barbara, Visit to Pittsburgh, Information on Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Voters, 1988
Folder 32 Bush, Barbara, Visit to Pittsburgh, Tentative Schedule and Newspaper Clippings, 1988
Folder 33 Bush Pennsylvania Steering Committee List, 1987
Folder 34 Bush-Leblonde, Dorothy, Visit to Pittsburgh, 1988
Folder 35 Campaign Appearances and Broadcasts, Schedules and Itineraries, 1988
Folder 36 Campaign Artifacts, Bush State Committee Folder and Campaign Button, 1988
Folder 37 Campaign Mailings, Posters on Issues, 1988 1988
Folder 38 Campaign Strategy, Notes, c. 1988
Folder 39 Congratulatory Correspondence, 1988
Folder 40 Correspondence, 1988
Folder 41 County Coordinators, 1988

Box 34
Folder 1 County Plans, 1988
Folder 2 Delegate Selection, Correspondence, 1988
Folder 3 Delegate Selection, Memoranda, 1987-1988
Folder 4 Delegate Selection, Notes and State Districts Maps, 1988
Folder 5 Delegate Selection, Press and Delegate Campaign Materials, 1988
Folder 6 Delegate Selection, Previous Convention Delegate Lists, 1976-1984
Folder 7 Delegate Selection, Selection Project Contact List, 1987
Folder 8 Delegate Selection, State Delegate and Alternate Lists, 1988
Folder 9 Dukakis, Book prepared by Republican National Committee, 1988
Folder 10 Events Scheduling Binder, 1988
Folder 11 Inaugural Ball, Invitation, 1989
Folder 12 Inaugural Ball for Young Americans, Invitation, 1989
Folder 13 Inaugural Ceremony Invitations, 1989

Box 35
Folder 1 Inaugural Commemoratives Catalogs, 1989
Folder 2 Inaugural Commemoratives, Farewell Card from Ronald and Nancy Reagan, 1989
Folder 3 Inaugural Dinner, Invitation, 1989
Folder 4 Inaugural Events, American Presidential Pageant, Tickets, 1989
Folder 5 Inaugural Events, American Tribute to Democracy, Tickets, 1989
Folder 6 Inaugural Events, Celebration for Young Americans, Invitation and Tickets, 1989
Folder 7 Inaugural Events, Jefferson Inaugural Freedom Ball, Invitation, 1988
Folder 8 Inaugural Events, National Prayer Service Invitation, 1989
Folder 9 Inaugural Events, Reception honoring John H. Sununu, Invitation, 1989
Folder 10 Inaugural Events, Reception hosted by Congressman Jim Leach, Invitation, 1989
Folder 11 Inaugural Events, Salute to the First lady, Invitation and Tickets, 1989
Folder 12 Inaugural Events, Vice-Presidential Reception, Invitation, 1989
Folder 13 Inaugural Events, Women in Business Luncheon, Invitation, 1989
Folder 14 Inaugural Gala, Invitation, 1989
Folder 15 Inaugural Gala, Pre-Reception Invitation, 1989
Folder 16 Inaugural Opening Celebration, Invitation and Tickets, 1989
Folder 17 Inaugural Parade, Information of Parade Breakdown, 1989
Folder 18 Inaugural Parade, Invitation, 1989
Folder 19 Inaugural State Committee, Memoranda, 1988-1989
Folder 20 Inauguration, Correspondence, 1988-1989
Folder 21 Inauguration, Newspaper Clippings, 1989
Folder 22 Inauguration, Phone Directory, 1988
Folder 23 Inauguration, Schedule and Ticket Pick-Up Information, 1989
Folder 24 Inauguration, Senatorial Trust Packet, 1989
Folder 25 Inauguration, State Designations List, 1989
Folder 26 Inauguration, Ticket Order Forms and Travel Information, 1988-1989
Folder 27 Inauguration Requests, Bands and Ticket Requests, 1988-1989
Folder 28 Inauguration Requests, Fireworks, 1988-1989
Folder 29 Inauguration Requests, Marching Bands, 1988-1989
Folder 30 Keystone Victory Tour Schedule, 1988
Folder 31 Korb, Lawrence, 1987
Folder 32 Law Enforcement, List of Endorsements and Sample Mailing, 1988
Folder 33 Lincoln Day Dinner Visits, 1988
Folder 34 Meeting on Ethnic Outreach, Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, 1988
Folder 35-36 Memoranda, 1988

Box 36
Folder 1 National Voter Coalitions Roster, 1988
Folder 2 Pennsylvania Campaign Operational Information and Calendar, 1988
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Electors List, 1988
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Media and Get Out The Vote Plan [G.O.T.V], 1988
Folder 5 Pennsylvania Political Plan, 1988
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Veterans for Bush, Executive Committee Contact List and Sample Mailing, 1988
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Voter Outreach Materials, 1988
Folder 8 Pike County, Ad-Book Request, 1998
Folder 9 Polling Information, Article Packets, 1987
Folder 10 Polling Information, Reports, 1987
Folder 11 Polls, Opinion Digest Polls, 1985-1986
Folder 12 Presidential Elector Certificate, 1988
Folder 13 Presidential Electors, 1988
Folder 14 Press Materials, Article Packets, 1978-1988
Folder 15 Press Materials, Bush Excerpts and Remarks, 1988
Folder 16 Press Materials, Bush Statements on Campaign Issues, 1988
Folder 17 Press Materials, Dukakis, 1988
Folder 18 Press Materials, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1987-1988

Box 37
Folder 1 Press Materials, Pennsylvania Campaign, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1988
Folder 2 Press Materials, State Committee Press Kit, 1988
Folder 3 Press Releases, Talking Points on Senator Dan Quayle, 1988
Folder 4 Press Releases and Press Updates, 1987-1988
Folder 5 Quayle, Marilyn, Visit to Pittsburgh, 1988
Folder 6 Report, Demographics of Targeted Counties, 1988
Folder 7 Report, "Minimum Winning Coalition Analysis," 1987
Folder 8 Republican Platform Booklet, 1988
Folder 9 Riverboat Reception Proposal, 1988
Folder 10 Rizzo, Frank, Letter to Voters, Drafts, 1988
Folder 11 RNC Opposition Research Booklet, 1987
Folder 12 Senior Citizens for Bush, Meeting Minutes, 1988
Folder 13 Speakers, Calendar and Surrogate Speaker Facts, 1988
Folder 14-16 Speakers, Requests, 1988
Folder 17 Speakers, Roster, 1988
Folder 18 Speech Cards and Notes, 1988
Folder 19 Speech Surrogates and Module Speeches, 1988
Folder 20-21 Victory '88 Binder, 1988

Box 38
Folder 1 Victory '88 Budget and Staffing Binder, 1988
Folder 2 Victory '88 Fundraising Event, Sample Invitation, 1988
Folder 3 Voter Coalitions, Black Voters, Article Packets, 1988
Folder 4 Voter Coalitions, Catholics for Bush, 1988
Folder 5 Voter Coalitions, Drug-Free America, 1988
Folder 6 Voter Coalitions, Hispanics for Bush, 1988
Folder 7 Voter Coalitions, Labor Contact Lists, 1988
Folder 8 Voter Coalitions, Lawyers for Bush, 1988
Folder 9 Voter Coalitions, Women, 1988

Subseries 8. George H. W. Bush (For President) 1992, 1990-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 8 contains correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, and other records relating to Hillman’s involvement in George H.W. Bush’s campaign for reelection in 1992.

Folder 10 Allegheny County Volunteers and Candidates, Contact Lists, 1992
Folder 11 Autumn Leaf Festival Appearance, 1992
Folder 12 Bumper and Campaign Stickers, 1992
Folder 13 Bush-Quayle '92 Spring Meeting, Minutes and Notes, 1991
Folder 14 Campaign Staff Resumes, 1992
Folder 15 Campaign Strategy Binder, 1992
Folder 16 Citizens for Bush, 1992
Folder 17 Congressional Meeting, Agenda, c. 1992
Folder 18 Concordia Club, Speaking Engagement, 1992
Folder 19 Copy of Campaign Strategy, "Mike Smith for Senate," 1991
Folder 20-28 Correspondence, 1992
Folder 29 County Coordinators, Contact Lists, 1992
Folder 30 Dispelling Myths of the Bush Record, 1992
Folder 31 Duquesne Luncheon, 1992
Folder 32 Electoral College, Notes, 1992
Folder 33 Electoral System, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1992

Box 39
Folder 1 Environmental Record, Newspaper Clippings and Reports, 1990-1992
Folder 2 Finances, Expense list for "Victory '92" program, 1992
Folder 3 Finances, Finance Meeting Minutes and Expense List, 1992
Folder 4 Finances, National and State Finance Committees, 1992
Folder 5 Finances, Regional Funding Goals and Fundraising Fact Sheets, 1992
Folder 6 Fundraising Event Invitations, 1991
Folder 7 Fundraising Meeting Minutes, 1991
Folder 8 Gleason, Christopher, 1990-1991
Folder 9 GOP Riverfront Rally, Mailings and Flyers, 1992
Folder 10 Handwritten Note on Bill Clinton, 1992
Folder 11 Indiana County Lincoln Day Dinner, 1992
Folder 12 Letters of Condolence upon Loss of Campaign, 1992
Folder 13 List of Retirements for the 1992 Election Cycle, 1992
Folder 14 Mailings, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 1992
Folder 15 Mailings, Bush-Quayle Volunteers, 1992
Folder 16 Mailings, Campaign Bulletins, 1992
Folder 17 Mailings, Churches, 1992
Folder 18 Mailings, County Contacts, 1992
Folder 19 Mailings, Drafts to members of Bush-Quayle Network, 1992
Folder 20 Mailings, Ethnic Voters, 1992
Folder 21 Mailings, Mailing List for Announcement of Pennsylvania Bush Campaign, 1992
Folder 22 Mailings, Mailing List for Campaign Bulletins, 1992
Folder 23 Mailings, Past Contributors, 1992
Folder 24-29 Memoranda, 1992

Box 40
Folder 1 National Voter Coalition Rosters, 1992
Folder 2 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1990-1992
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Campaign Leadership, County Contact Phone Lists, 1992
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Campaign Leadership, Meeting Minutes and Planning Materials, 1992
Folder 5 Pennsylvania Campaign Leadership, Targeted Counties and Delegation Profiles, 1992
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Campaign Leadership Organization, Notes, 1991-1992
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Campaign Map, 1992
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Statewide Survey Results, 1992
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Voter Coalition Leaders, Contact Lists, 1992
Folder 10 Pittsburgh Luncheon, Fact Sheet, 1992
Folder 11 Polling, Notes, 1992
Folder 12 Polling, Proposed Poll, 1992
Folder 13 Preliminary Campaign Organizational Notes, 1991
Folder 14 Press Kit, County to County Media guide, 1992
Folder 15 Press Kit, Fact Sheets, 1992
Folder 16 Press Kit, Media Updates, 1992
Folder 17 Press Kit, "President Bush on the Issues" Statements, 1992
Folder 18 Press Kit, Speech Cards, 1992
Folder 19 Press Kit, Speech Notes and Talking Points, 1992
Folder 20 Press Release for Pennsylvania Bush-Quayle Leadership Announcement, 1992
Folder 21 Press Releases and Media Updates, 1992
Folder 22 Republican National Committee Northeast Regional Meeting, Agenda and Notes, 1992
Folder 23 Republican National Committee Northeast Regional Meeting, Communications Department Information, 1992
Folder 24 Republican National Committee Northeast Regional Meeting, Contact Lists, 1992
Folder 25 Republican National Committee Northeast Regional Meeting, Election Data, 1992
Folder 26 Republican National Committee Northeast Regional Meeting, Minutes and Polling Data, 1992
Folder 27 Republican National Committee Northeast Regional Meeting, Talking points, notes, and articles, 1992
Folder 28 Republican National Convention Delegation, Correspondence, 1991-1992
Folder 29 Republican National Convention Delegation, Delegate and Alternate Lists, 1992

Box 41
Folder 1 Republican National Convention Delegation, Delegate Correspondence and Profiles, 1991-1992
Folder 2 Republican National Convention Delegation, Delegate Profile Reports, 1991-1992
Folder 3 Republican National Convention Delegation, Delegate Selection Procedures, 1991-1992
Folder 4 Republican National Convention Delegation, Delegate Totals and Delegates at Large Reports, 1992
Folder 5 Republican National Convention Delegation, Memoranda, 1991-1992
Folder 6 Republican National Convention Delegation, Notes and Reports, 1992
Folder 7 Republican National Convention Delegation, Primary Candidate Withdrawal Form, 1992
Folder 8 Republican State Committee, Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1992
Folder 9 Satellite Program, Remarks by Richard Bond and Bob Teeter, 1992
Folder 10 Script for Bush Event Co-Chaired by Pete Love, 1992
Folder 11 Southwest Caucus, Meeting Minutes and Notes, 1992
Folder 12 State Campaign Leadership Directory, 1992
Folder 13 State Caucus Meetings, Agendas and Notes, 1992
Folder 14 State Caucus Meetings, Attendance Rosters, 1992
Folder 15 State Caucus Meetings, Memoranda, 1992
Folder 16 State Caucus Meetings, Travel Booking Materials, 1992
Folder 17 State Minimum Vote Analysis Report, 1992
Folder 18 State Party Building Program Guidelines, 1992
Folder 19 State Primaries, Notes, 1992
Folder 20 State Republicans for Clinton-Gore, List of Names, 1992
Folder 21 State Republicans for Clinton-Gore, Newspaper Clippings, 1992
Folder 22 Statement of Support for Bush by Hillman, 1992
Folder 23 Visit by Governor Bill Weld, 1992
Folder 24 Voter Coalitions, African-Americans, 1992
Folder 25 Voter Coalitions, Croatian, 1991-1992
Folder 26 Voter Coalitions, Democrats for Bush, 1992
Folder 27 Voter Coalitions, General, 1991-1992
Folder 28 Voter Coalitions, Gulf War Veterans, 1992
Folder 29 Voter Coalitions, Healthcare, 1991
Folder 30 Voter Coalitions, Jewish, 1992
Folder 31 Yeakel for Senate Campaign Information, 1992

Subseries 9. George W. Bush (For President) 2000, 1997-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 9 contains correspondence, memoranda, mailings, newspaper clippings and other materials relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the Presidential Campaign of George W. Bush in 2000. Coming out of retirement, she took part in Bush’s Presidential Exploratory Committee and helped to plan campaign events and visits of Bush family members including former First Lady Barbara Bush.


Box 42
Folder 1 Announcement, Hillman to be Honorary State Chair of Presidential Exploratory Committee, 1999
Folder 2 Biography of Governor George W. Bush, 1999
Folder 3 Bush, Barbara, Brunch Event Planning Documents, 2000
Folder 4 Bush, Barbara, Brunch Invitations, 2000
Folder 5 Bush, Barbara, Brunch List of Key Contacts and Guest List, 2000
Folder 6 Bush, Barbara, Magazine Article, 2000
Folder 7 Bush Breakfast, Event Booking Notes and Invoices, 1999
Folder 8 Bush Breakfast, Event Proposal and Planning Notes, 1999
Folder 9 Bush, George H.W., Visit to Pennsylvania, 1999
Folder 10 Campaign Bumper Stickers, Pamphlets, and Postcards, 1999-2000
Folder 11 Campaign Updates, The Bush Report, 1999-2000
Folder 12 Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations, Military Trip Report, 1999
Folder 13 Contribution Request Addresses, 1999
Folder 14 Correspondence, 1998-1999
Folder 15 County Leadership Lists, c.1999
Folder 16 Fundraising, Calendar of Events, 1999
Folder 17 Fundraising, Guidelines and Rules, 1999
Folder 18 Fundraising, Mailing Instructions and Sample Letters, 1999
Folder 19 Fundraising, Presidential Exploratory Committee Fundraising Packet, 1999
Folder 20 Fundraising, Reception Event, Invitation, 1999
Folder 21 Fundraising, Sample Forms, 1999
Folder 22 GOP Debate, Excerpts, 1999
Folder 23 Governor Bush Luncheon, Resumes and Bios of Attendees, 1999
Folder 24 Inaugural Commemoratives Booklet, 2000-2001
Folder 25 Inaugural Events, Baker Botts Open House Reception, Invitation, 2001
Folder 26 Inaugural Events, Baker Botts Reception Honoring George H.W. Bush, Invitation, 2001
Folder 27 Inaugural Events, Inaugural Salute to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Invitation, 2001
Folder 28 Inaugural Events, Republican Leadership Council Celebration, 2001
Folder 29 Inaugural Events, Scheduling and Registration, 2000-2001
Folder 30 Inauguration Ceremony Invitation, 2001
Folder 31 McCain, John, 2000
Folder 32 Memoranda, 1999-2000

Box 43
Folder 1-4 Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles, 1997-2000
Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles, Women's Issues, 2000
Folder 6 Non-Allocable Party Building Programs Guidelines, 2000
Folder 7 Presidential Exploratory Committee, List of Contributors [incomplete], 1999
Folder 8 Press Kit, Education Talking Points, 2000
Folder 9 Press Kit, George W. Bush Speech Summary and Talking Points, 1999
Folder 10 Press Kit, Social Security Talking Points, 2000
Folder 11 Press Kit, Talking Points Packet, 2000
Folder 12 RNC Analysis of Speech by Gore, 2000
Folder 13 Women's Committee for Finance, Contact List, 1999
Folder 14 Women's Committee for Finance, List of Fundraising Events, 1999
Folder 15 Women's Committee for Finance, Speeches by Bush on Key Issues, 1999

Subseries 10. William W. Scranton (Pa Governor) 1962, 1962-1963

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 10 contains records related to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the 1962 Gubernatorial campaign of William Warren Scranton. Hillman, with the help of her friend and fellow party member, Wendell Freeland, helped to organize a rally at the Civic Arena in downtown Pittsburgh. The rally was a success, as indicated by a congratulatory telegram sent by Scranton. This subseries also contains an invitation and ticket to the Gubernatorial Inaugural Ball.


Box 44
Folder 1 Inaugural Ball Invitation and Ticket, 1963
Folder 2 Newspaper Clippings, 1962-1963
Folder 3 Rally at Civic Arena, Newspaper Clippings and Telegram of Congratulations from Scranton, 1962

Subseries 11. Richard Thornburgh (Pa Governor) 1978, 1977-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 11 contains correspondence, notes, and other records related to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the 1978 Gubernatorial campaign of Richard L. Thornburgh. Hillman acted as co-chair of Thornburgh’s primary campaign for governor, playing a key role in helping win him the candidacy and later the governorship.

Folder 4 Campaign Expenses, 1978
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1978-1979
Folder 6 County Map and Primary Voting Totals, 1978
Folder 7 Handwritten notes, 1978
Folder 8 Hempfield Township Dinner Honoring Thornburgh, Program, 1977
Folder 9 Inauguration Ceremony, Correspondence, 1978
Folder 10 Memoranda and County Contact List, 1977-1978

Subseries 12. H. John Heinz III (U. S. Congress) 1971, 1971

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 12 contains correspondence, press statements, newspaper clippings, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in H. John Heinz III’s campaign for U.S. Congress in 1971. Hillman chaired Labor for Heinz, and was successful in organizing and leveraging labor and union support for Heinz’s Congressional Campaign.

Folder 11 Campaign Finances and Contributions, 1971
Folder 12 Campaign Leaflets and Newsletters, 1971
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1971
Folder 14 List of Building Trades and Federal Regulation on Campaign Support, 1971
Folder 15 Newspaper Clippings and Newsletters, 1971
Folder 16 Political Climate Report for the 18th Congressional District, 1971
Folder 17 Press Statements by Labor Leaders in Support of Heinz, 1971
Folder 18 Proposal for Role of the Candidate's Wife, 1971
Folder 19 Telephone Survey for the 18th Congressional District, 1971

Subseries 13. H. John Heinz III (U. S. Senate) 1982, 1977-1982

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 13 contains correspondence, media production, and speech notes relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in H. John Heinz III’s 1982 Senatorial Campaign. Hillman served on the state steering committee for Heinz for Senate. ( Never a Spectator, 115)

Folder 20 Campaign Update and Planning Session Notes, 1982
Folder 21 Correspondence, 1982
Folder 22 John Heinz for Senate Committee, Media Production Costs, 1977
Folder 23 Nomination Speech delivered by Hillman to Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, 1982

Subseries 14. Tom Ridge (Multiple Campaigns), 1982-1997

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 14 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, planning documents, memoranda, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s support in Tom Ridge’s 1982 Congressional Campaign, as well as his 1994 and 1998 Gubernatorial Campaigns.

Folder 24 Congressional Campaign, 1982
Folder 25 Congressional Campaign, Newspaper Clipping, 1989
Folder 26 Gubernatorial Campaign, Breakfast for Tom Ridge, 1993
Folder 27 Gubernatorial Campaign, Chester County Council of Republican Women, Speech notes, c.1993-1994
Folder 28 Gubernatorial Campaign, Correspondence, 1993-1994
Folder 29 Gubernatorial Campaign, "Empowerment Projects" Packet, 1994
Folder 30 Gubernatorial Campaign, "First for Ridge" Lapel Pin Graphic, c. 1993
Folder 31 Gubernatorial Campaign, Inaugural Committee Contributions Guide, 1998-1999
Folder 32 Gubernatorial Campaign, Inaugural Events Committee List and Itinerary, 1994-1995
Folder 33 Gubernatorial Campaign, Inaugural Gala Concert Planning Documents, 1994-1995

Box 45
Folder 1 Gubernatorial Campaign, Mailings, 1993-1994
Folder 2 Gubernatorial Campaign, Memoranda, 1993-1994
Folder 3-5 Gubernatorial Campaign, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1993-1998
Folder 6 Gubernatorial Campaign, Reception to Honor Governor-Elect Tom Ridge, List of Invitees, 1994

Subseries 15. Barbara Hafer (Multiple Campaigns), 1980-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 15 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, surveys, notes, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in Barbara Hafer’s numerous political campaigns. Much of the material covers her campaign for Allegheny County Commissioner in 1983, and for Governor in 1990. Also included are records related to her campaigns for State Treasurer in 1996, Lieutenant Governor in 1986, as well as Republican Party of Allegheny County Vice-Chair, and an exploratory campaign for Governor from 2001-2002.

Folder 7 County Commissioner Campaign, Budget Requirements, 1983
Folder 8 County Commissioner Campaign, Campaign Mailings, 1983
Folder 9 County Commissioner Campaign, Contact List, 1983
Folder 10 County Commissioner Campaign, Correspondence, 1983
Folder 11 County Commissioner Campaign, Letters from Elsie Hillman and Teresa Heinz in Support of Hafer, 1983
Folder 12 County Commissioner Campaign, List of County Appointments, 1984
Folder 13 County Commissioner Campaign, Memoranda, 1983
Folder 14 County Commissioner Campaign, Newspaper Clippings, 1983-1984
Folder 15 County Commissioner Campaign, Phone Messages, 1983
Folder 16 County Commissioner Campaign, Press Material, 1983
Folder 17 County Commissioner Campaign, Promissory Note to Hafer Campaign, 1983
Folder 18 Exploratory Gubernatorial Campaign, 2001-2002
Folder 19 Gubernatorial Campaign, Campaign Planning Notes, 1990
Folder 20 Gubernatorial Campaign, Correspondence, 1989-1990
Folder 21 Gubernatorial Campaign, County Coordinators Phone List, 1990
Folder 22 Gubernatorial Campaign, Fundraising Event Guide, 1990
Folder 23 Gubernatorial Campaign, Guest List for Hafer Reception, 1990
Folder 24 Gubernatorial Campaign, Hafer Finance Plan Notes, 1990
Folder 25 Gubernatorial Campaign, List of Key Contacts, 1990
Folder 26 Gubernatorial Campaign, Lutherans Jail Roth Press Release, 1989
Folder 27 Gubernatorial Campaign, Memoranda, 1990
Folder 28 Gubernatorial Campaign, Newspaper Articles and Magazine Clippings, 1989-1990
Folder 29 Gubernatorial Campaign, Republican Primary Leadership Committee, 1990
Folder 30 Gubernatorial Campaign, Statement of Elsie Hillman in support of Hafer, 1990
Folder 31 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Campaign, Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1985-1986
Folder 32 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Campaign, Survey Results, 1985
Folder 33 Republican Committee of Allegheny County Vice-Chair Campaign, 1980
Folder 34 State Treasurer Campaign, 1996

Subseries 16. Elmer McClung (Pittsburgh City Council) 1986, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 16 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s interest and involvement in the campaign of Elmer McClung for Pittsburgh City council in 1986. When the city Democratic Party failed to produce any African-American candidates, Elsie pushed for McClung, an African-American Republican from East Liberty, to be a candidate on the Republican ticket.


Box 46
Folder 1 1985 Republican City Platform, 1985
Folder 2 Candidate Resume, 1985
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1985-1986
Folder 4 Handwritten Notes, 1985
Folder 5 Media Campaign Budget and Press Release Draft, 1985
Folder 6 Newspaper Clippings, 1985-1986

Subseries 17. Various Campaigns, 1966-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 17 contains records relating to campaigns in which Elsie Hillman either had interest in or was actively involved in. These include various mayoral, gubernatorial, congressional, as well as campaigns for Pittsburgh City Council, County Executive, and judicial posts. Also in this subseries is a list of contributions made to both the campaigns of Tom Ridge and Barbara Hafer.

Folder 7 Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, 2013
Folder 8 Atkinson, Eugene (US Congress), Correspondence and Memoranda, 1982
Folder 9 Atkinson, Eugene (US Congress), Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1982
Folder 10 Baker, Howard (Presidential), 1979-1980
Folder 11 Clinger, Bill (US Congress), 1985
Folder 12 Cossetti, Joseph (Pittsburgh Mayoral), 1977
Folder 13 Dole, Robert (Presidential), Newspaper Clippings, 1996
Folder 14 Dole, Robert (Presidential), Thank You Card Signed by Phone Bank Workers, 1996
Folder 15 Fleck, Dan (County Commissioner), 1991
Folder 16 Holtzman, Marc (US Congress), Correspondence, 1985-1986
Folder 17 Holtzman, Marc (US Congress), Mailings, 1985-1986
Folder 18 Holtzman, Marc (US Congress), Press, 1984-1986
Folder 19 Hunt, William R. (County Commissioner), Correspondence, 1970-1971
Folder 20 Hunt, William R. (County Commissioner), Press, 1970-1971
Folder 21 Jacob, Ted (Republican County Chair), 1979
Folder 22 Jacob, Ted (US Congress), 1978
Folder 23 Jacob, Ted (US Congress), 1982
Folder 24 Lewis, Drew (Gubernatorial), Correspondence, 1973-1974
Folder 25 Lewis, Drew (Gubernatorial), Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1973-1974
Folder 26 Lewis, Drew (Gubernatorial), Nomination Acceptance Remarks and Primary Proposal, 1973-1974
Folder 27 Maddoff, Michelle (City Council), 1975
Folder 28 Maddoff, Michelle (City Council), 1978
Folder 29 Markowitz, Bernie (State General Assembly), 1972
Folder 30 Markowitz, Harry (State General Assembly), 1966
Folder 31 McCullough, Patricia (Judiciary), 2005
Folder 32 McGregor, Jim (Judiciary), 1973-1975
Folder 33 McGregor, Jim (State Senate), 1971
Folder 34 Nixon, Richard M. (Presidential), 1960
Folder 35 Nixon, Richard M. (Presidential), 1968
Folder 36 Peirce, Robert (Clerk for County Courts), 1971
Folder 37 Pittsburgh City Council Races, 1999
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Mayoral Sticker Campaign, 1973
Folder 39 Roddey, Jim (County Executive), Congratulatory Correspondence, 1999
Folder 40 Roddey, Jim (County Executive), Mailing and Campaign Card, 1999
Folder 41 Roddey, Jim (County Executive), Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1999

Box 47
Folder 1 Santorum, Rick (US Congress), 1990
Folder 2 Santorum, Rick (US Congress), Invitation to Fundraising Reception, 1991
Folder 3 Schweiker, Richard (US Senate), Correspondence, 1973-1974
Folder 4 Schweiker, Richard (US Senate), Press and Mailings, 1974
Folder 5 Scranton, William Jr, (Gubernatorial), 1986
Folder 6 Scranton, William Jr, (Gubernatorial), 2005-2006
Folder 7 Shafer, Raymond P. (Gubernatorial), "Allegheny Armpit" Invitations, 1967
Folder 8 Shafer, Raymond P. (Gubernatorial), Inaugural Events Correspondence, 1966-1967
Folder 9 Shafer, Raymond P. (Gubernatorial), Inaugural Events Initiations, Schedules and Travel Documents, 1966-1967
Folder 10 Shafer, Raymond P. (Gubernatorial), Notes on the Allegheny Armpit Club, 1967
Folder 11 Shanaman, Susan (Auditor General), 1984
Folder 12 Sneath, Henry (Pittsburgh Mayoral), 1985
Folder 13 State Elections, List of Nominees, 1974
Folder 14 Swartz, Lee (Judicial), 1983-1984
Folder 15 Tabor, John (Pittsburgh Mayoral), 1969
Folder 16 Tabor, John (State Secretary of Internal Affairs), 1966
Folder 17 Thomas, Stan (Pennsylvania General Assembly), 1977-1980
Folder 18 Contributions Made to Ridge and Hafer Campaigns, 1993-2001