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Summary Information

Title: Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series IV. Politics
Collection Number: AIS.1998.30.04
Creator: Thornburgh, Dick, 1932-

Collection Dates: 1960s-1970s
Extent: 4.38 linear feet

Language: English

Dick Thornburgh's participation in rebuilding the Republican Party became pronounced after the 1964 presidential election, resulting in his article "The Republican Party in the City of Pittsburgh: A Tentative Analysis and Some Recommendations," available here online. Subsequently, Thornburgh was appointed to the GOP Platform Committee, became increasingly involved in political organizations, wrote other articles, and participated in many campaigns at the local and state levels. At the national level, Thornburgh was active with the John Lindsay campaigns for Congress and Mayor of New York, and Nelson Rockefeller's campaign for the presidential nomination in 1968. These varying campaign files provide an excellent look at politics of the time, particularly in Allegheny County. Those interested in campaigns of this period should also refer to "Campaign for U.S. Congress, 1966." The files here are in five sections: GOP Committees and Activities; Research and Notes on Politics; Campaigns; John Lindsay Campaigns; and Rockefeller for President. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.