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Summary Information

Title: Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series III. Pittsburgh Civic Activity
Collection Number: AIS.1998.30.03
Creator: Thornburgh, Dick

Collection Dates: 1960s-1970s
Extent: 5.0 linear feet

Language: English

While advancing his career in law, Thornburgh also became a recognized civic leader by involving himself in various Pittsburgh and Allegheny County organizations and community groups. In 1969, Thornburgh was appointed Chairman of the Allegheny County Regional Planning Council for the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, which later was named the Governor's Justice Commission. Researchers should note the unavoidable overlaps in time and occasional content with files in "Early Legal Career," "Politics," "Campaign for Congress," " Constitutional Convention," and "U.S. Attorney." Files here are in four sections: "Organizations, Events and Committees"; "Governor's Justice Commission"; "Japanese Friendship Tour"; "Research and Reports." The files generally consist of speeches, news releases, reports, correspondence, notes and memorabilia. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.