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Series IV. Media and Press Relations, 1970-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IV contains documentation of public and media opinion of Rep. Murtha. This includes news clippings and releases, as well as the files of William Allen and Brad Clemenson, who acted as Press Secretaries for Rep. Murtha during his career. Additionally there is a significant amount of scrapbooks which are compilations of press relating to Rep. Murtha or related projects throughout his time in Congress in addition to collected speeches, statements, and writings.

Subseries 1. News Clippings, 1975-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1 contains news clippings related to Rep. Murtha and topics and issues of interest. Additionally, there are two boxes of newspapers; A selection of issues of the Tribune-Democrat from 1977 and a selection of full-sized regional newspapers kept by Rep. Murtha and his staff


Box 196
Folder 1 Ted Humes, 1975-1976
Folder 2-4 Johnstown Flood, July 1977
Folder 5-6 Abscam Investigation, 1980
Folder 7 12th District, July 1980
Folder 8-9 Somerset-DC, 1981
Folder 10 Primary Election, 1982
Folder 11-12 Somerset-DC, 1982
Folder 13-17 Somerset-DC, 1985
Folder 18 Washington News, 1986

Box 198
Folder 1 Floods, 1989
Folder 2 Tornadoes, 1994-1998
Folder 3-4 Blizzards, 1994-1996
Folder 5 Flood Control and Clean Up, 1996
Folder 6 FEMA and Flood Assistance, 1996
Folder 7-9 Floods, 1996-1997
Folder 10 Brownsville Sewage, 2005-2006
Folder 11 Bullskin Township Sewer, 2005-2006
Folder 12 Centerville Sewer, 2004-2006
Folder 13 Centerville Mainline Sewage Project, 2004-2006
Folder 14 Derry Township Sewer, 2004
Folder 15 Ebensburg Sewer, 2004
Folder 16 Menallen Township Sewer, 2005
Folder 17 Monongahela Sewer, 2005-2006
Folder 18 Mount Pleasant Sewage, 2004-2006
Folder 19 North Apollo Sewer, 2005
Folder 20 North Belle Vernon Sewer, 2004-2006
Folder 21 Perry Township, 2005-2006
Folder 22 Rostraver Township Sewer, 2004-2006
Folder 23 Sewickley Township Sewer, 2005-2006
Folder 24 Waynesburg Sewer and Water, 2005-2006
Folder 25 Yough Sanitary Authority Sewer, 2006
Folder 26 Sewer Projects, 2004-2006
Folder 27 12th District Sewage, 2004-2006
Folder 28 Cambria-Somerset Quemahoning Pipeline, 2005-2006
Folder 29 Canton Township, 2006
Folder 30 Deemston Water, 2004-2005
Folder 31 Ebensburg Water, 2004-2005
Folder 32 Franklin Township Water, 2005
Folder 33 Kiski Valley Water Pollution Control Authority, 2003, 2005
Folder 34 Unity Township Water, 2005-2006
Folder 35 Water Projects, 2003-2005
Folder 36-37 Sewer and Water Projects, 2001-2004

Box 199
Folder 1-29 News Clippings, July 1990-December 1992
Folder 30 Middle East Crisis, 1990-1991
Folder 31 Feed the Children, February 1991
Folder 32-35 News Clippings, April-December 1990
Folder 36-41 News Clippings, January-November 1991

Box 201
Folder 1-7 News Clippings, January-July 1996
Folder 8-19 News Clippings, 1995
Folder 20-31 News Clippings, 1994
Folder 31-43 News Clippings, 1993

Box 201
Folder 1-6 News Clippings, 1999
Folder 9-13 News Clippings, 1998
Folder 14-25 News Clippings, 1997
Folder 26-30 News Clippings, August-December 1996

Box 203
Folder 1 Carmen Scialabba Biography, undated
Folder 2-12 News Clippings, 2001
Folder 13 News Clippings - Tim Holloway, 1998
Folder 14 News Clippings - Bill Choby, 1993-2001
Folder 15-20 News Clippings, 2000
Folder 21-24 News (Media) Clippings, 2001
Folder 25 News (Media) Clippings, 2000
Folder 26 News (Media) Clippings, 1999
Folder 27 News (Press) Clippings, 1998
Folder 28 News (Press) Clippings, 1997
Folder 29 News (Press) Clippings, 1992-1996
Folder 30 News (Media) Clippings, 1970s

Box 204
Folder 1-9 News Clippings, January-July 2003
Folder 10-22 News Clippings, 2002

Box 205
Folder 1 Iraq Elections, 2005
Folder 2 Troop Levels (Iraq), 2005-2006
Folder 3 Cost - Iraq, 2006
Folder 4 Investigations, 2006
Folder 5 Iraq War Clippings, 2006
Folder 6 Military Draft, 2004
Folder 7 Armor/Technology, 2004-2005
Folder 8 Military Community Support, 2004-2006
Folder 9 Military Deployments, 2004-2006
Folder 10 Military - Civilian Transition, 2005
Folder 11 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), 2005
Folder 12 County Veterans, 2005
Folder 13 Military Crime, 2005
Folder 14 Detainee, 2005
Folder 15 Military Academies, 2005-2006
Folder 16 Military Cemeteries, 2005-2006
Folder 17-22 Iraq General News Clippings, February-July 2006
Folder 23 Iraq War News Clippings, 2003-2006
Folder 24 Iraq War - Donald Rumsfeld, 2006
Folder 25-26 Iraq War - Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal, 2004
Folder 27 Iraq War - Fallen Soldier, 2004-2006
Folder 28 Iraq War - Injured Soldier (Local), 2005-2006
Folder 29 Iraq War - Kidnapping, 2004
Folder 30 Memorials, 2004-2006
Folder 31-36 Media/News Clippings, July-December 2004
Folder 37 Iraq Editorials, 2005-2006
Folder 38-40 Iraq Columns, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor, November 2005
Folder 41-43 Iraq Columns, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor, December 2005
Folder 44-46 Iraq Columns, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor, January 2006
Folder 47-50 Iraq Columns and Letters to the Editor, February-March 2006
Folder 51-52 Iraq Columns and Editorials, 2005-2006

Box 206
Folder 1-2 Press Interviews re: Iraq, November 2005-June 2006
Folder 3-17 News Clippings, 2005
Folder 18-34 News Clippings, 2006
Folder 35 JPM Media Interests, 2006

Box 207
Folder 1-2 News Clippings, December 2006
Folder 3-10 News Clippings, November
Folder 11-18 News Clippings, October 2006
Folder 19-20 News Clippings, September 2006
Folder 21 News Clippings, August 2006
Folder 22 News Clippings, April 2006
Folder 23-24 News Clippings, March 2006
Folder 25 News Clippings, February 2006
Folder 26-27 News Clippings, January 2006

Box 208
Folder 1-7 News Clippings, 2008
Folder 8 News Clippings, April 2009
Folder 9 News Clippings, November 2009
Folder 10 News Clippings, February 2010
Folder 11-12 Murtha Surgery and Death, February 2010
Folder 13 News Clippings, January-February 2010
Folder 14 News Clippings, 2007
Folder 15 News Clippings - Bridges, 2007
Folder 16-28 News Clippings, 2007
Folder 29 Press Correspondence, 2006-2007
Folder 30 News Releases, 2006-2007
Folder 31 Political Cartoons, ca. 2006
Folder 32-33 News Clippings, 2006
Folder 34-38 News Clippings, 2005
Folder 39-44 News Clippings, 2004
Folder 45-49 News Clippings, August-December 2003
Box 322 Tribune-Democrat, 1977
Box 323 Collected Regional Newspapers, 1972-2010

Subseries 2. Press Secretary Files, 1972-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 2 contains polls, news releases, statements, and other records of Rep. Murtha's Press Secretaries. Most of the records were created by William "Bill" Allen and Brad Clemenson, two staffers who acted as Press Secretary under Rep. Murtha. Tasked with dealing with public opinion, press, and media inquiries there are a large number records relating to research on a particular topic or issue. Given that the press secretaries often had other responsibilities there are a handful of non-press related records as well.


Box 187
Folder 1 Black Lung Background Information, 1972-1975
Folder 2-4 News Releases and Radio Spots, February-December 1974
Folder 5 News Releases - Miscellaneous Memos, Correspondence, Statements, 1974
Folder 7 News Releases, Notes, Memos, 1974
Folder 8 JPM Statements re: Veteran Pensions, Drafts, Special Discharge Review, 1974-1978
Folder 9 Veterans Pensions - Statement, JPM Statement in American Legion Magazine, ca. 1974-1977
Folder 10 Speeches, Drafts, Biographical Information, ca. 1974-1977
Folder 11-12 Newsletters and Releases, 1975
Folder 13 Memos - William Allen to JPM, 1975
Folder 14 Energy Mailing Lists, 1975
Folder 15 News Release (Punxsutawney), 1975-1982
Folder 16 News Releases and Radio Spots, 1976
Folder 17 Washington Reports, 1976
Folder 18 Route 219 Hearings - Testimonies, Correspondence, 1974-1976
Folder 19 Route 219 - Correspondence, Information, 1975
Folder 20 Instant Poll #1 - Energy Conservation, 1975
Folder 21 Instant Poll #2 - Budget Cuts, 1975
Folder 22 Instant Poll #3 - Korea, ca. 1975
Folder 23 Instant Poll #4 - Korea, ca. 1975
Folder 24 Instant Poll #5 - District of Columbia Statehood, Nuclear Weapons, ca. 1975
Folder 25 Newsletter Information, 1975-1979
Folder 26 Route 219, 1976
Folder 27 Revenue Sharing Information - JPM and Other Statements, 1976
Folder 28 Instant Poll #1 - Angola, House Sessions, 1976
Folder 29 Instant Poll #2 - Campaigns, Daylight Savings, 1976
Folder 30 Instant Poll #3 - Nuclear Power, 1976
Folder 31 Instant Poll #4 - United Nations, 1976
Folder 32 Press Day Questions - Correspondence, Agenda, 1977
Folder 33 Instant Poll #2 - Environment, 1977
Folder 34 Instant Poll - Postal Service, 1977
Folder 35 Instant Poll - Mandatory Air Bags, 1977
Folder 36 Instant Poll #1 - Unionization of Armed Services, 1977
Folder 37 Instant Poll Forms, 1977
Folder 38-39 Weather/Flash Flood Warning Systems - Correspondence, Information, Press Files, 1977-1978
Folder 40 Press Schedules, Files, 1976-1980
Folder 41 Bulk Mailings on Legislative Topics, Questionnaires, 1977-1980

Box 188
Folder 1 Update Reports, 1978
Folder 2 American Legion Magazine, 1978
Folder 3 News Releases re: Workshops, 1978
Folder 4 Bulk Mailing and Questionnaire Drafts, Examples, 1978
Folder 5 Instant Poll, 1978
Folder 6 Statements, Information - Vietnam Veterans, 1978
Folder 7 Black Lung Intern Research Project, 1978
Folder 8 Coal Roads - News Releases and Information, 1978
Folder 9 Instant Poll #1 - Priorities, 1978
Folder 10 Instant Poll #2 - Illegal Aliens, 1978
Folder 11 Instant Poll #3 - Taxes, 1978
Folder 12 Instant Poll #4 - Government Spending, 1978
Folder 13 Borough Speech - Notes, ca. 1978
Folder 14 News Release - Abandoned Mine Lands, Cambria and Indiana County, ca. 1978
Folder 15 Press Release - Energy, Coal - Drafts and Information, ca. 1978
Folder 16 News Releases - Drafts, Background Information, ca. 1978
Folder 17-18 News Releases, 1978-1980
Folder 19 News Release - Homer City/Coal Gasification, 1979
Folder 20 News Release - Ebensburg Reserve Center, 1979
Folder 21 News Release - Steel, 1979
Folder 22 Bethlehem Statement, 1979
Folder 23 News Release - Train Derailment (Punxsutawney Spirit), 1979
Folder 24 News Release - Steel (Bob John), 1979
Folder 25 News Release - Specialty Steel (Armstrong County), 1979
Folder 26 News Release - Update #1, 1979
Folder 27 News Release - Homer City II (Indiana and Johnstown), 1979
Folder 28 News Release - Homer City, 1979
Folder 29 News Release - Steel Trading (Pittsburgh Press/Tribune), 1979
Folder 30 News Release - Somerset/Trains, 1979
Folder 31 News Release - Ameritec (JT and UCC), 1979
Folder 32 News Release - Reaction to Carter Energy Speech, 1979
Folder 33 News Release - Homer City/Foster-Waegler, 1979
Folder 34 News Release - Agriculture, 1979
Folder 35 News Release - Coal, 1979
Folder 36 News Release - Update #2, 1978-1979
Folder 37 Radio Show (Weekly Report/Washington Report) - Correspondence, Questionnaires, 1978-1979
Folder 38 News Release - Bob John - Coal, 1979
Folder 39 News Release National Park Service - Don Matthews, 1979
Folder 40 News Release - Flood/Small Business Association Loans - Johnstown, 1979
Folder 41 News Release - Gasoline, 1979
Folder 42 News Release - Questionnaire, 1979
Folder 43 Defense Newsletter, Energy Newsletter, 1979
Folder 44 August Recess - Schedules and News Releases, 1979
Folder 45 News Release - Steel, Coke, Coal, 1979
Folder 46 Press Day - Correspondence, Notes, Agenda, 1979
Folder 47 News Release - Update #3, 1979
Folder 48 Agriculture Newsletter, 1979
Folder 49 Update, 1979
Folder 50 Phone Poll #1, ca. 1979
Folder 51 Phone Poll #2, 1979
Folder 52-53 Instant Polls, 1979
Folder 54 Questionnaire, 1977-1979
Folder 55 News Release Drafts and Research Information, 1979
Folder 56-57 Instant Poll #3, ca.1979
Folder 58 Older Americans - Bulk Mailings and Information, ca. 1979
Folder 59 Report to the People #1, 1979
Folder 60 Bulk Mailings - Newsletter Drafts and Information, 1979
Folder 61 Radio Shows - Transcripts and Questions, ca. 1979
Folder 62 News Releases - Drafts, Background Information, ca. 1979

Box 189
Folder 1 Press Information - "Steel at the Crossroads", January 31, 1980
Folder 2 Instant Poll - Jobs, 1980
Folder 3 August Recess - News Releases and Statements, 1980
Folder 4 Speech Materials, 1980
Folder 5 Newsletter Draft, ca. 1980
Folder 6 Newsletter, ca. 1980
Folder 7 Speech Drafts and Research Information, Press Files, 1979-1980
Folder 8 Scheduling and News Releases, 1980
Folder 9 News Releases, Statements, Weekly Columns, 1980
Folder 10 Schedules, Press Files, 1980
Folder 11 News Releases - Drafts, ca. 1980
Folder 12 Radio Spot Scripts and News Releases, January-May 1981
Folder 13 Radio Scripts, June-August 1981
Folder 14 News Clippings - 12th District, August-December 1981
Folder 15 News Releases, 1981
Folder 16 News Releases, 1981
Folder 17 News Releases - Drafts, ca. 1981
Folder 18 Newsletter - Drafts, Information - Mailing Schedule, 1981-1982
Folder 19 Radio Spot Scripts, 1981-1982
Folder 20 Congressional Record Excerpts, 1981-1982
Folder 21 Speeches, Introductions, Notes, 1981-1982
Folder 22 News Releases, 1981-1982
Folder 23 News Releases and Dear Friend Letters, 1981-1982
Folder 24 Letters to Colleagues and Open Letters to Constituents, 1981-1982
Folder 25 House of Representatives Vases, February 26, 1982
Folder 26 News Clippings - 12th District, January-March 1982
Folder 27 Newsletters, Releases, Memos - Campaign and 12th District, March-April 1982
Folder 28 Briefing Book, April 1982
Folder 29 News Clippings - 12th District, April-May 1982
Folder 30 News Clippings - Campaign and 12th District, March-May 1982
Folder 31 Newspaper Clippings - 12th District, Press Releases, Briefings, November-December 1982
Folder 32 News Clippings, 1982
Folder 33 News Clippings - Campaign and 12th District, 1982
Folder 34 News Clippings, Press Files, Campaign Information, Voter Turnout, 1982

Box 190
Folder 1 District Vote Tally, 1982
Folder 2 White House Press Secretary, 1982
Folder 3 News Clippings and Photos - Campaign, 1982
Folder 4 Phone Poll, 1982
Folder 5 Phone Calls, 1982
Folder 6 News Releases, 1982
Folder 7 (Lanier) Campaign Press Releases and Machine Instructions, Form Letters, ca. 1982
Folder 8 News Clippings - 12th District, 1982-1983
Folder 9 12th District News Clippings, Press Releases, Briefings, December 1982-February 1983
Folder 10 News Releases - Drafts, Background Information, ca. 1982-1984
Folder 11 Congressional Delegation to China - Japan - Taiwan - Hong Kong - Press Secretary Information, 1983
Folder 12 American Wind Symphony Orchestra - Special concert invitation and planning, June 1983
Folder 13 News Releases, 1983
Folder 14 Various Correspondence, Memos, Information - William Allen, 1983
Folder 15 Notes, Drafts of Various Speeches and Press Releases, 1982-1983
Folder 16 JPM Statement re: Mass Transportation, April 27, 1983
Folder 17 Capitol Close-up - Memos, Drafts, Information, 1983
Folder 18 Planning and Invitation - Neoplan Bus breakfast - Mass Transportation, 1983
Folder 19 Rural Electrification Administration Information, 1983
Folder 20 Various Correspondence, Memos, Information - William Allen, February 1983
Folder 21 News Release Drafts, Information, 1983
Folder 22 News Releases re: JPM Radio Response to President Reagan and Vietnam War Veterans Remarks - Drafts, Memos, May 1983
Folder 23 Westinghouse Synthetic Fuels Division Statements, Drafts, ca. 1983
Folder 24 News Clippings and News Releases - 12th District, 1983
Folder 25 News Release - Rebuilding Western PA, July 1983
Folder 26 News Clippings - Westmoreland, 1983
Folder 27 Steel Caucus Releases, 1983
Folder 28 Various Correspondence, 1983
Folder 29 Questionnaires, 1983
Folder 30 Memos re: Recommendations, Notes, 1983

Box 191
Folder 1 Investment Tax Credit Correspondence, Memos, Information, 1983
Folder 2 Independent Truckers - Legislation re: Highway Use Tax, 1983
Folder 3 Dear Colleague - letters re: Synthetic Fuels, 1983
Folder 4 Urban Mass Transportation Administration - Correspondence, Memos, 1983
Folder 5 Newsletters, 1983
Folder 6 Bethlehem Steel - Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) Meeting Notes, 1983
Folder 7 Various Notes, 1983
Folder 8 Newsletters - Drafts, Information, 1983
Folder 9 Jobs in Somerset County (Research), 1983
Folder 10 District Meeting Briefing Book, 1983-1984
Folder 11 News Clippings - 12th District, 1983-1984
Folder 12 Various Questionnaires (Other Members of Congress), 1983-1988
Folder 13 Johnstown Corporation - Kunkle Remarks, August 1, 1984
Folder 14 Notes, Drafts, Information re: Various Speeches, Press, August 1984
Folder 15 News Clippings re: Murtha's Son, August 1984
Folder 16 News Clippings - Various Press Files - Type Requests, September-August 1984
Folder 17 News Releases, 1984
Folder 18 Newsletters, Correspondence, Memos, Questionnaires - Campaign, 1984
Folder 19 News Clippings - Campaign, 1984
Folder 20 Newsletters and Releases - Drafts, Memos, Supplemental Information, 1984
Folder 21 Speeches and Introductions - Hospital, Norwin Rotary, Kennametal Management Group, 1981
Folder 22 Campaign Rally Speeches and Introductions, News Clippings, 1984
Folder 23 Transportation - Route 219 - Notes, Legislative Information, 1984
Folder 24 News Clippings, 1984
Folder 25 News Release - Latrobe, 1984-1985
Folder 26 12th District Projects, Grants, Funding Information, Notes, 1984-1986
Folder 27 GTE Luncheon - Introduction, Notes, January 20, 1985
Folder 28 Westmoreland County Airport Extension Project Groundbreaking Speech, March 30, 1985
Folder 29 United Autoworkers Dinner - Monroeville - Speech, March 30, 1985
Folder 30 Speeches - Temple University Hospital Administration Student, Coal Group Roundtable Discussion, March 1, 1985
Folder 31 Letter for John Mitchell Day - Coal Miners, April 1, 1985
Folder 32 Somerset County Borough Association Meeting Introduction and Notes, April 27, 1985
Folder 33 Union Cemetery Memorial Introduction, May 27, 1985
Folder 34 Norwin High School Commencement, June 1, 1985
Folder 35 Bacharach Instrument Management Club - Introduction and Notes, August 6, 1985
Folder 36 Penelec Political Education Program - Introduction and Notes, August 8, 1985
Folder 37 Latrobe Area Hospital Human and Health Services Grant Preservation, August 9, 1985
Folder 38 All-American Amateur Baseball Association Banquet - Elmer Little - Introduction and Notes, Congressional Record Remarks, August 11, 1985
Folder 39 Radio Response to President Reagan - Drafts, Information, September 7, 1985
Folder 40 Coal Award Acceptance Speech, October 21, 1982
Folder 41 Various Introductions and Information, January-August 1985
Folder 42 News Clippings, Releases, Information, 1985

Box 192
Folder 1 Nicaraguan Debate Briefing Book, June 1985
Folder 2 Newsletter - Drafts, Information, October 1985
Folder 3 Newsletter - Drafts, Information re: Labor, 1985
Folder 4-5 News Releases, 1985
Folder 6 Newsletters - Drafts, Information, 1985
Folder 7 Various daily schedules, 1985
Folder 8 Hidden Valley Representatives Meeting - Housing America Foundation, Notes, Information, 1985
Folder 9 Correspondence, Information re: Elderly, Social Security, Medical Care, 1985
Folder 10 News Clippings re: Elderly, Social Security, Medical Care, 1985
Folder 11 Articles, Information re: China, Economy, 1985
Folder 12 Newsletter - Drafts and Information - Elderly, Economy, 1985
Folder 13 News Releases, 1985-1986
Folder 14 News Clippings and Press Files, March-July 1986
Folder 15 Radio Response to President Reagan - Drafts, Information, February 15, 1986
Folder 16 Radio Democratic Response to President Reagan - Drafts, Information, February 15, 1986
Folder 17 Greater Norwin Jaycees Citizen of the Year - Introduction Notes and Information, March 22, 1986
Folder 18 Remarks, Information - Luncheon for National Park Director William Mott, June 20, 1986
Folder 19 Philippines Presidential Election - Statement, Information, February 1986
Folder 20 Press Files - Correspondence, Notes, Information, February-March 1986
Folder 21 Press Files - Correspondence, Notes, Information, April-May 1986
Folder 22 Newsletter Draft re: Steel and Coal Issues, Budget, April-June 1986
Folder 23 Press Files - Correspondence, Notes, Information, June-July 1986
Folder 24 12th District, Interior Issues - Correspondence, Information, July-August 1986
Folder 25 News Clippings, Releases, Statements - 12th District - Johnstown, August-October 1986
Folder 26 Speeches/Remarks - Notes, Drafts, Information, August 1986
Folder 27 News Clippings, Releases, Information - Johnstown Office, April-October 1986
Folder 28 Correspondence - Press Secretary, Congressmen, Media, Fundraiser Lists, Speech Introductions, October 1986

Box 193
Folder 1-2 News Releases, 1986
Folder 3 JPM Statement re: Need for Steel Industry - Notes, 1986
Folder 4 Social Security 'Notch' Babies, 1986
Folder 5 Various Correspondence, Memos, Notes, 1986
Folder 6 Legislative Information - HR 5591 and HR 5512, 1986
Folder 7 Hydroelectric Relicensing Legislation/PA Rural Electric Association, 1986
Folder 8 Transportation Information - Route 219, 1986
Folder 9 Various News Releases and Related Correspondence and Notes Information - Photos, 1986
Folder 10 Governor Robert P. Casey Meetings, 1987
Folder 11 Newsletters - Drafts, Information, 1987
Folder 12 News Release - Labor, 1987
Folder 13 Volkswagen Project Information, 1987
Folder 14 News Releases, 1987
Folder 15 News Briefings, ca. 1987
Folder 16 Newsletters - Drafts, Information, 1987-1988
Folder 17 Background Research - Health Care Costs, Economy, 1987
Folder 18 Newsletter - Drafts, Notes, Information, 1987
Folder 19 JPM Awards - National Security Industrial Association Annual Public Service Award and US Marine Corps Iron Mike, 1988
Folder 20 Child Care - Articles and Information, 1987-1988
Folder 21 Newsletter/News Release and News Clippings - 12th District - Johnstown Office, 1987-1988
Folder 22 Johnstown Corporation/LARS Ceremony - Itinerary, Planning, Information, June 24, 1988
Folder 23 News Clippings, Releases, Memos - 12th District - Johnstown, March-April 1988
Folder 24 Articles and Information - Various Topics, March-June 1988
Folder 25 News Clippings, Releases, Memos - 12th District - Johnstown, May-June 1988
Folder 26 News Releases, News Clippings - 12th District - Johnstown, 1988
Folder 27 News Releases, Steel Briefing, Correspondence, 1988
Folder 28 District Questionnaires, ca. 1988
Folder 29 Newsletters and Releases - Drafts, Information, ca. 1988

Box 194
Folder 1-2 Legislative Journal Excerpts - Tuscano, 1967-1968
Folder 3 Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1972
Folder 4 Congressional Record Statements, February-November 1974
Folder 5-7 News Releases, June-December 1974
Folder 8 Correspondence - Emil Vavrek, 1974-1993
Folder 9-10 Democratic Candidates Newsletters, 1975-1979
Folder 11 Press Calendars, 1978
Folder 12 Campaign Issues - Speeches and Correspondence, 1978
Folder 13 Whip Issues Summaries and Special Report, 1978
Folder 14 News Clippings and News Releases, August-September 1979
Folder 15 Press Files, 1979-1980
Folder 16-19 News Clippings - 12th District, January-October 1980
Folder 20-23 Press Files - Campaign, 1980
Folder 24 News Clippings - ABSCAM Investigation, 1980
Folder 25 Press Releases - ABSCAM Investigation, 1980
Folder 26-27 News Clippings - 12th District - Campaign, 1982
Folder 28 News Clippings, News Releases - 12th District, 1982
Folder 29 News Clippings - 12th District - Campaign, 1982
Folder 29 News Clippings - 12th District - Campaign, 1982
Folder 30 Press Files - Campaign, 1982
Folder 31 News Clippings - 12th District - Campaign, 1982

Box 195
Folder 1-2 PA State House of Representatives - Press Releases and News Clippings, 1970-1972
Folder 3 PA State House of Representatives - News Clippings, 1971
Folder 4 News Clippings - Harry Fox, 1974
Folder 5 Press Files - Speeches and Democratic Study Group Issue Reports, 1974
Folder 6 Campaign Form Letters and Statements, 1974
Folder 7 Newsletters and Issue Mail, 1974-1975
Folder 8 Press Files - Ad Ideas, 1974-1977
Folder 9 Speeches and Statements - Campaign, 1976
Folder 10 Press Files - Campaign, 1976, 1980
Folder 11 Press Files - Party and Other Correspondence, 1979-1980
Folder 12-16 Press Files - Campaign, 1980
Folder 17 Press Files - Campaign Radio Spots, ca. 1980
Folder 18-24 Press Files - Democratic Primary, 1982

Box 197
Folder 1 Kiski Bulletin, February 1987
Folder 2-4 News Clippings, August-October 1988
Folder 5 Press Correspondence, News Clippings, October-December 1988
Folder 6 News Clippings, November 1988
Folder 7-8 Press Files, 1988-1989
Folder 9-19 News Clippings, 1989-1990
Folder 20-21 Press Files, 1989-January 1990
Folder 22-28 News Clippings, June-October 1990
Folder 29-30 Press Files, 1990
Folder 31 Press Files and News Clippings, 1990

Box 200
Folder 1 Press Secretary Calendar, 1992-1993
Folder 2-13 News Clippings, 1994
Folder 14 Press Releases and Memos, 1994
Folder 15-22 News Clippings, 1995
Folder 23 Press Releases and Memos, 1996
Folder 24-29 News Clippings, January-June 1997
Folder 30 Press Releases and Memos, 1997
Folder 31 Newsletters, 1992-2001

Subseries 3. Scrapbooks, 1974-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 3 contains scrapbooks created by Rep. Murtha's staff documenting achievements or moments in his career. Most of them primarily contain news clippings, news releases, statements, and other materials.

Volume 1 News Clippings - Special Election 12th District - Saylor's Seat, January-February 1974
Volume 2 News Clippings - Special Election 12th District - Saylor's Seat, January-February 1974
Volume 3 News Clippings, March-December 1974
Volume 4 News Clippings and Releases - Campaign, October-November 1974
Volume 5 News Clippings and Releases, December 1974-April 1975
Volume 7 Radio Scripts, Comments, and Correspondence, January-March 1975
Volume 8 Radio Scripts, 1975-1976

Box 124
Volume 1 News Clippings and Releases, October 1975-August 1976
Volume 2 News Clippings and Releases, April-September 1976
Volume 3 News Clippings and Releases - Campaign, September-November 1976
Volume 4 News Clippings and Releases, September-February 1976
Volume 5 News Clippings and Releases, March-August 1977
Volume 6 News Clippings and Releases, August 1977-March 1978

Box 215
Volume 1 Weekly Columns and Radio Scripts, November 1977-October 1978
Volume 2 News Clippings and Releases, Correspondence, March-August 1978
Volume 3 News Clippings and Releases, Correspondence - Campaign, March-November 1978
Volume 4 News Clippings and Releases, August-December 1978, January-March 1979
Volume 5 News Clippings and Releases, April 1979-January 1980
Volume 6 News Clippings and Releases, Correspondence, November 1980-August 1981
Volume 7 News Clippings - Primary Campaign, May 1982
Volume 8 News Clippings and Releases - Primary Campaign Issues, 1982

Box 216
Volume 1 News Clippings and Releases, Memos, and Schedules, July-August 1991
Volume 2 News Clippings, January-September 1991
Volume 3 News Clippings and Releases, Memos, and Schedules, September-October 1991
Volume 4 News Clippings, November-December 1991
Volume 5 News Clippings, October-December 1991
Volume 6 News Clippings and Releases, December 1991-February 1992
Volume 7 News Clippings and Releases, March-May 1992
Volume 8 News Clippings and Releases, May-August 1992

Box 217
Volume 1 News Clippings, November 1989-April 1990
Volume 2 News Clippings, March-April 1990
Volume 3 News Clippings, April 1990
Volume 4 News Clippings, April-May 1990
Volume 5 News Clippings, May 1990
Volume 6 News Clippings, May-June 1990

Box 218
Volume 1 News Clippings, May-July 1990
Volume 2 News Clippings, August 1990
Volume 3 News Clippings, September 1990
Volume 4 News Clippings, September-November 1990
Volume 5 News Clippings, October 1990-April 1991
Volume 6 News Clippings, April-July 1991

Box 219
Volume 1 News Clippings and Releases, and Memos, September-December 1992
Volume 2 News Clippings and Releases, December 1992-January 1993
Volume 3 News Clippings, January-March 1993
Volume 4 News Clippings, February-June 1993
Volume 5 News Clippings and Releases, March-June 1993
Volume 6 News Clippings, April-June 1993
Volume 7 News Clippings and Releases, June-July 1993
Volume 8 News Clippings, July-August 1993
Volume 9 News Clippings, 1993

Box 220
Volume 1 News Clippings - Redistricting, 1971-1992
Volume 2-3 Special Election, 1973-1974
Volume 4 News Clippings and Releases, August-October 1993
Volume 5 News Clippings and Releases, and Memos, October 1993-January 1994
Volume 6 News Releases and Correspondence, 1998
Volume 7 Democratic Press Secretary Manual, 1998
Folder 1 News Clippings - Flood Insurance, 1979-1984
Folder 2 News Clippings - Storm Management, 1977-1991
Folder 3 News Clippings - Flood Plain Management 1977-1989
Folder 4 News Clippings - Act 166 (SB 143) and Act 167 (SB 144), 1978-1979
Folder 5 News Clippings - Other Legislation Funding, 1977-1982

Box 221
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1973
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1974
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1975

Box 222
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1976
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1977
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1978
Volume 4 News Clippings, 1979

Volume 223
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1980
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1981
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1982
Volume 4 News Clippings, 1983

Box 224
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1984
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1985
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1986
Volume 4 News Clippings, 1987

Box 225
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1988
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1989
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1990
Volume 4 News Clippings, 1991

Box 226
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1992
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1993
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1994
Volume 4 News Clippings, 1995

Box 227
Volume 1 News Clippings, 1996-1997
Volume 2 News Clippings, 1998
Volume 3 News Clippings, 1999, 2002, 2003
Volume 4 News Clippings, 2000-2001

Subseries 4. Speeches, Statements, Remarks, 1974-1992

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 4 contains speeches, notes, statements, remarks of Rep. Murtha given either to the press or the public at events and ceremonies throughout his career. Additionally, there are records relating to Rep. Murtha's own television show "Capitol Commentary" in which he reviews national and regional issues, current events, and interviews guests on a frequent basis.


Box 209
Folder 1 St. Joseph Day Dinner, March 19, 1974
Folder 2 St. Francis College - Order of the Arrow Speech, April 15, 1974
Folder 3 Exchange Club Speech, April 16, 1974
Folder 4 Youghiogheny Valley Democrat Club, April 17, 1974
Folder 5 Richland Senior High School Class - "A Freshman in Congress," April 19, 1974
Folder 6 District No. 2 Constitutional Convention, April 19, 1974
Folder 7 United Mineworkers of America, April 19, 1974
Folder 8 Jefferson County Grange, Ramseytown, PA Speech, April 26, 1974
Folder 9 Farmers - Jefferson County Grange, Ramseytown, PA Speech, April 26, 1974
Folder 10 Loyalty Day Banquet - Post 83 Veterans of Foreign Wars Speech, May 4, 1974
Folder 11 Ecumenical Breakfast Westmont Presbyterian Church Speech, May 11, 1974
Folder 12 Rustic Lodge - Apollo Ridge Senior High School Class Speech, May 17, 1974
Folder 13 Railroad Reorganization, May 17, 1974
Folder 14 North Star High School Boswell Speech, May 28, 1974
Folder 15 Railroad Reorganization, May 1974
Folder 16 Memorial Day, May 1974
Folder 17 Johnstown Flood Memorial, May 1974
Folder 18 Windber Community Building Dedication Speech, June 30, 1974
Folder 19 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Political Science Department Speech, July 5, 1974
Folder 20 Burrel Township Building Dedication Speech, July 12, 1974
Folder 21 Lilly Medical Center Dedication, July 14, 1974
Folder 22 Flag Presentation Johnstown Flood Museum, July 28, 1974
Folder 23 Cambria County Junior Miss Pageant, August 7, 1974
Folder 24 Kiski Consolidated-Jackson County Reunion, August 10, 1974
Folder 25 Central Pennsylvania Fireman's Convention Speech, August 16, 1974
Folder 26 AFL-CIO Railroad Workers Cresson American Legion Speech, August 16, 1974
Folder 27 Central District Fireman's Convention Speech, August 16, 1974
Folder 28 Pennsylvania Department Reserve Officer's Association Speech, September 21, 1974
Folder 29 Speech re: Route 219 Hearing, September 27, 1974
Folder 30 93rd Congress Achievements and Prospects, 1974
Folder 31 Denver National Education Association (NEA) Speech, 1974
Folder 32 Firemen - Speech Materials, 1974
Folder 33 Head Start Program Speech, 1974
Folder 34 Cancelled Speeches, 1974
Folder 35 Inflation Speech, 1974
Folder 36 Mentally Retarded [Disability] Speech, 1974
Folder 37 Sons of Italy Speech at Rustic Lodge, Indiana, PA, 1974
Folder 38 Speech Outlines, 1974
Folder 39 Veterans Speech, 1974
Folder 40 Speech Information, 1974
Folder 41 Basic Campaign "Yes Congress" Rough Draft, ca. 1974
Folder 42 Retired Men's Club, January 2, 1975
Folder 43 Greater Somerset Chamber of Commerce Speech, February 11, 1975
Folder 44 Hollidaysburg Area High School Commencement, May 10, 1975
Folder 45 Energy Speech and Background Material, June 9, 1975
Folder 46 Advanced Communication Officers Graduation, Quantico - Speech, Notes, June 13, 1975
Folder 47 Paden City Speech, June 23, 1975
Folder 48 University of Pittsburgh, September 16, 1975
Folder 49 West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women, September 20, 1975
Folder 50 Democratic Dinner Speeches, 1975
Folder 51 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Speech, 1975
Folder 52 West Virginia Veterans Speech, 1975
Folder 53 Veterans Speech, April 8, 1976
Folder 54 Pittsburgh Veterans (not given), April 1976
Folder 55 Coal Speech, 1976
Folder 56 Graduation Speech, 1976
Folder 57 Columbus Day Speech, 1976
Folder 58 Speech Materials, 1976
Folder 59 Speech Notes, 1976
Folder 60 Saint Francis College Speech, May 8, 1977
Folder 61 Energy Speech and Information - Energy Forum, Seven Springs, PA, May 13, 1977
Folder 62 Energy Speech, June 24, 1977
Folder 63 Dental Association, September 1977
Folder 64 Achievements of 95th Congress Speech, 1977
Folder 65 Graduation Speech Material, 1977
Folder 66 Soil Survey Speech, 1977
Folder 67 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Speech, 1977
Folder 68 Veterans Memorial Day Speech, 1978
Folder 69 Steel Day/Bethlehem Steel, undated
Folder 70 Energy Speech, undated

Box 210
Folder 1 Bell of Pennsylvania Speech, January 17, 1978
Folder 2 Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner - New Philadelphia, Ohio, May 13, 1978
Folder 3 Commencement Speech - Mt. Alyosius Junior College, May 13, 1978
Folder 4 Senior Citizens Speech, August 31, 1978
Folder 5 Methane Gas Speech, September 26, 1978
Folder 6 American Institute of Banking Speech, October 30, 1978
Folder 7 Abex Corporation Speech, November 20, 1978
Folder 8 New Growth Arts Festival Speech, 1978
Folder 9 Girl Scout Speech, 1978
Folder 10 Memorial Day Speech - Veteran's Speech, 1978
Folder 11 Tip O'Neill Speech, 1978
Folder 12 Speech Materials - Wright, Honorable Jim, 1978
Folder 13 Speech Materials - Italian-American Affairs, ca. 1978
Folder 14 Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Party Speech, ca. 1978
Folder 15 St. Francis Speech, ca. 1978
Folder 16 Roderick - US Steel Speech, ca. 1978
Folder 17 Small Business Speech, ca. 1978-1979
Folder 18 Coal Group Testimony, May 7, 1979
Folder 19 Armed Forces Day Speech, May 20, 1979
Folder 20 Memorial Day Speech, May 28, 1979
Folder 21 Clarksburg Sesquicentennial, June 30, 1979
Folder 22 Amway Group Speech, June 1979
Folder 23 Somerset County Speech, July 4, 1979
Folder 24 Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Speech, July 14, 1979
Folder 25 Dedication of Lilly Clinic, August 27, 1979
Folder 26 United Mine Workers Credit Union Opening and Holmes Safety Association, October 13, 1979
Folder 27 Chamber of Commerce Dinner - Welcome New Executives to Johnstown, November 16, 1979
Folder 28 Hospital Association, December 10, 1979
Folder 29 Barnes and Tucker Coal Press Conference (Indiana), December 12, 1979
Folder 30 Sister Mary Aubrey Shaffer - Wilbur Mills, 1979
Folder 31 Guide for Speechhunters and Speechmakers, 1979
Folder 32 Cambria County Borough Association Speech, c. 1979
Folder 33 Quarterly Meeting of the South Central Association of County Commissioners, April 7, 1980
Folder 34 Forest Hills High School Basketball Team Speech, April 11, 1980
Folder 35 National Association of Accountants Dinner, Johnstown, PA, April 18, 1980
Folder 36 Synthetic Fuels Plant Announcement, April 25, 1980
Folder 37 Notes - Meeting with PA Chapter District VI - National Association of Postmasters, May 17, 1980
Folder 38 Travers, Vice Admiral Biography for Armed Forces Day Banquet, May 18, 1980
Folder 39 91st Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony of Johnstown Flood of 1889, May 31, 1980
Folder 40 Somerset Memorial Day Presentation, May 31, 1980
Folder 41 Statements to 12th District Organizations, July 1980
Folder 42 Remarks for Dedication of Beaver Run Dam, August 5, 1980
Folder 43 Indiana County Speech Outline, October 12, 1980
Folder 44 Economic Speech - Brockville, October 16, 1980
Folder 45 Draft Speech for Boswell - Shaping America's Future, October 28, 1980
Folder 46 Outline for Remarks/Seminar - American Steel Industry/An Uncertain Future, JARI-UPJ, November 20, 1980
Folder 47 Talking Points on Synthetic Fuel, November 23, 1980
Folder 48 Honorable John Brademas Speech, December 5, 1980
Folder 49 Speech for Congressman Jim Jones, December 9, 1980
Folder 50 National Association of Life Underwriters, Sunnehanna Country Club, December 17, 1980
Folder 51 ABSCAM Speech, c. 1980
Folder 52 Introduction of Jack Ham - Penn's Wood Council Meeting of Boy Scouts, February 16, 1981
Folder 53 35th Anniversary of Charter of the Lion's Club of Cresson, Gallitzin, and South Fork, March 23, 1981
Folder 54 Speech - Armed Forces Comments, May 13, 1981
Folder 55 Armed Forces Comments, May 13, 1981
Folder 56 Main Street Urban Development Action Grant Dedication - Remarks, July 17, 1981
Folder 57 Energy Speech, July 20, 1981
Folder 58 Diamond Jubilee Banquet of Miners Hospital Spangler, September 26, 1981
Folder 59 Cambria County Township Elected Officials (Ebensburg), October 17, 1981
Folder 60 Remarks, Theme Idea, Information, etc. - Elders Ridge Graduation, December 18, 1981
Folder 61 Elders Ridge Graduation, December 18, 1981
Folder 62 Small Business Administration Interview, ca. 1981
Folder 63 Remarks/Notes - Building Trades Council Meeting, January 11, 1982
Folder 64 Polish Speech, January 31, 1982
Folder 65 Pennsylvania Farmer's Association Remarks, March 11, 1982
Folder 66 Lion's Club Speech, March 19, 1982
Folder 67 Irwin Rotary Speech, August 30, 1982
Folder 68 Testimony to Committee on Armed Services - Sale of US Autos with Overseas Military Exchange System, December 2, 1982
Folder 69 Outline Speech Remarks - Westmoreland County Association of Township Supervisors, April 29, 1983
Folder 70 St. Vincent Graduation Speech, May 7, 1983
Folder 71 Lion's Club Speech, May 27, 1983
Folder 72 Memorial Day Speech - Greensburg Vietnam Veterans, ca. 1983
Folder 73 Gold Star Mothers Speech, May 8, 1984
Folder 74 Johnstown Lions Club Speech, August 17, 1984
Folder 75 Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA), October 9, 1984
Folder 76 Laurel Management Dinner Speech, ca. 1984
Folder 77 12th Annual Consumer Merit Award Dinner to Sol Chick Chaikin - Speech, Drafts, Notes, Information, May 13, 1986
Folder 78 Saint Francis College Graduation Speech, 1986
Folder 79 Dedication of "Hue City" Speech, July 12, 1990
Folder 80 Dedication of "Hue City" Speech Draft, July 1990
Folder 81 Minute Man of the Year Speech, 1992
Folder 82 Balanced Budget Inflation Speech, undated
Folder 83 Food Marketing Institute, undated
Folder 84 George Mason University Speech, undated
Folder 85 Greater Johnstown Committee Speech Notes, undated
Folder 86 Victor Borge - Speech, undated
Folder 87 Speech Cards and Notes, ca. 1980s

Box 211
Folder 1-12 Weekly Columns, 1975-1986

Box 212
Folder 1 TV Show - Dr. Vincent McKelvey, US Geological Survey, April 1977
Folder 2 TV Show - John O'Leary, June 3, 1977
Folder 3 TV Show - Congressman Claude Pepper, September 21, 1977
Folder 4 TV Show - Congressman Joseph Gaydos, December 1, 1977
Folder 5 TV Show - Majority Leader Jim Wright, 1977
Folder 6 TV Show - Energy Secretary Jim Schlesinger, April 27, 1979
Folder 7-8 TV Show - Senator Richard Schweiker, May 23, 1979
Folder 9-10 TV Show - Secretary of Defense Harold Brown, June 20, 1979
Folder 11 TV Show - Majority Leader Jim Wright, July 24, 1979
Folder 12-14 TV Show - Vice President Mondale, August 21, 1979
Folder 15-16 TV Show - Congressman Robert Giamo, October 11, 1979
Folder 17-18 TV Show - Congressman Claude Pepper, November 7, 1979
Folder 19-20 TV Show - Dr. John Sawhill, December 11, 1979
Folder 21 TV Show - Majority Leader Jim Wright, May 4, 1981
Folder 23 TV Show - Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, June 16, 1981
Folder 24 TV Show - Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo, July 28, 1981
Folder 25 TV Show - Congressman Jake Pickle, September 10, 1981
Folder 26 TV Show - Congressman Tom Daschle , October 1, 1981
Folder 27 TV Show - Congressman Adam Benjamin, November 6, 1981
Folder 28 TV Show - Congressman Nick Rahall, December 8, 1981
Folder 29 TV Show - Congressman Dick Gephardt, ca. 1981
Folder 30 TV Show - William Peace - Westinghouse, January 22, 1982
Folder 31 TV Show - Bob Peabody, March 14, 1982
Folder 32 TV Show - Bill Hoffman, March 16, 1983
Folder 33 TV Show - Chairman James Jones, April 13, 1983
Folder 34 TV Show - Majority Leader Jim Wright, May 25, 1983
Folder 35 TV Show - Congressman Sonny Montgomery, July 22, 1983
Folder 36 TV Show - General Richard Scott, August 18, 1983
Folder 37-38 TV Show - Dr. Glenna Crooks, September 18, 1983
Folder 39-40 TV Show - Congressman Jack Kemp, October 24, 1983
Folder 41 TV Show - Congressman Milt Jacques, October 28, 1983
Folder 42 TV Show - James Beggs, November 14, 1983
Folder 43 TV Show - Congressman Richard L. Ottinger, December 6, 1983
Folder 44 TV Show Questions and Answers, c.1979-1983
Folder 45 Images used in TV Show, 1983
Folder 46 TV Show - Jack Sheehan, Johnstown Corporation, January 16, 1985
Folder 47 TV Show - Chairman William (Bill) Gray, February 19, 1985
Folder 48 TV Show - Congressman Jospeh McDade, March 20, 1985
Folder 49 TV Show - Dr. John W. Burnside, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, April 23, 1985
Folder 50 TV Show - Domenic J. LaPonzina, May 24, 1985
Folder 51 TV Show - Jeffrey Miller, June 19, 1985
Folder 52 TV Show Ideas, Coast Guard and Drugs Summary, June 1985
Folder 53 TV Show - Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, July 22, 1985
Folder 54 TV Show - Congressman Dick Gephardt, July 30, 1985
Folder 55 TV Show Narration, August 1985
Folder 56 TV Show - Deputy Director Denis Galvin, National Park Service, October 22, 1985
Folder 57 TV Show - Lynn Williams, President of United Steelworkers of America, November 20, 1985
Folder 58 TV Show - Congressman Charles B. Rangel, December 10, 1985
Folder 59 Press Release Memos re: WJAC TV Show Airings, December 10, 1985
Folder 60 TV Show Memos, ca. 1985
Folder 61 TV Show - Untitled Segment for Untitled Show, undated