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Subseries 5. Rockefeller for President

Scope and Content Notes:

Shortly after Dick Thornburgh's participation in Pennsylvania's Constitutional Convention (see extensive files here in Section 6) the national political scene in 1968 included New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, contesting former Vice-President Nixon. The Rockefeller forces had recruited Thornburgh as their Western Pennsylvania chairman. These files are organized into the "Presidential Campaign Scene in 1968," "Campaign fact sheets, mailings and handouts" and "Western Pennsylvanians for Rockefeller for President." The material consists of reports, correspondence, campaign handouts, mailings, Rockefeller speeches, news releases, position papers, and annotated notes that together well represent national politics in action at the local level.

Section: Presidential Campaign Scene in 1968

Folder 9 "Metropolitan Areas and Key Counties in the Presidential Election of 1964," by the Republican National Committee June, 1965
Folder 10 "Presidential '68," in Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report September 29, 1967
Folder 11 Correspondence, Notes, and Clippings on 1968 Presidential Campaign 1968
Folder 12 Humphrey for President, Campaign Mailings 1968
Folder 13 Nixon for President, Campaign Mailings 1966-1968
Folder 14 GOP Truth Squad Information for 1968 Presidential Campaign October, 1968
Folder 15 McCarthy for President, Campaign Mailings 1968
Folder 16 Wallace for President, Campaign Mailings 1968

Section: Campaign Fact Sheets, Mailings and Handouts

Folder 17 Fact Sheets and Information on Rockefeller 1964-1968
Folder 18 Campaign Mailings 1968
Folder 19 Media and Handouts 1968
Folder 20 Memoranda 1968
Folder 21 "News from Rockefeller for President" 1968
Folder 22 Rockefeller's Speeches and Position Papers 1968
Folder 23 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings 1968

Section: Western Pennsylvanians for Rockefeller for President


Box 21
Folder 1 Pennsylvanians for Rockefeller News Releases 1968
Folder 2 Western Pennsylvanians for Rockefeller News Releases May-August, 1968
Folder 3 Western Pennsylvania for Rockefeller, Correspondence and Notes 1968
Folder 4 Rockefeller for President Committee, Correspondence, News Releases, and Notes 1968
Folder 5 Endorsements for Rockefeller 1968
Folder 6 Anti-Rockefeller Correspondence 1968
Folder 7 Letter from Rockefeller to Thornburgh June 11, 1968
Folder 8 Campaign Correspondence 1967-1968
Folder 9 "The Case for Nelson Rockefeller," by Dick Thornburgh 1968
Folder 10 Campaign Headquarters Notes 1968
Folder 11 Campaign Headquarters Staff and Volunteers 1968
Folder 12 Young Republicans and Pennsylvania Students for Rockefeller, James Seif Correspondence and Notes 1968
Folder 13 Resumes for Campaign Headquarters Staff 1968
Folder 14 Campaign Supplies 1968