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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