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Subseries 11. Chron Files and News Clippings

Scope and Content Notes:

The 1978 campaign chron files contain news clippings that follow the campaign virtually day by day. They date January, 1977-November 7, 1978, and are arranged chronologically by month and day.

The chron files illuminate the progress of the campaign in great detail, and include for example: event schedules, political issues, debate materials, press releases, and news clippings. There also are brochures, invitations, speech drafts, correspondence, polls and memos throughout. There is a useful alphabetical index to scheduled events at the beginning of this section, listing all the persons and organizations with whom candidate Thornburgh met throughout the campaign. At the end of each month, there also is a folder containing personal schedules of both Ginny Thornburgh and Bill Scranton.

The news clippings are in three sections: Primary Election, General Election, and Post-Election/Transition. These news clippings include those about other candidates as well as Thornburgh/Scranton on the campaign trail and derive from both urban and rural newspapers statewide. The post election clippings cover Republican Party activities, Gettysburg ceremonies honoring Mamie Eisenhower, and items relating to the future Thornburgh administration cabinet and inaugural preparations.

Section: Chron Files


Box 103
Folder 1 Index to Schedules 1977-1978
Folder 2 November 28, 1976
Folder 3 January 24-March 20, 1977
Folder 4 March 22, 1977, March 31, 1977
Folder 5-8 April 11-26, 1977
Folder 9 April 28-May 6, 1977
Folder 10-15 May 9-27, 1977
Folder 16 May 31-June 5, 1977
Folder 17-20 June 6-27, 1977
Folder 21 June 27-July 2, 1977
Folder 22-25 July, 1977
Folder 26-27 August 15-31, 1977

Box 104
Folder 1-3 September 1-24, 1977
Folder 4 September 25-October 1, 1977
Folder 5-12 October, 1977
Folder 13 October 30- November 5, 1977
Folder 14-19 November,1977
Folder 20 November 27- December 3, 1977

Box 105
Folder 1-5 December, 1977
Folder 6-15 January, 1978
Folder 16-44 February, 1978

Box 106
Folder 1-29 March, 1978
Folder 30-46 April 1-18, 1978

Box 107
Folder 1-11 April 19-30, 1978
Folder 12-31 May, 1978
Folder 32-56 June, 1978

Box 108
Folder 1-31 July, 1978
Folder 32-43 August 5-21, 1978

Box 109
Folder 1-10 August 22-31, 1978
Folder 11-39 September, 1978

Box 110
Folder 1-31 October, 1978
Folder 32-39 November, 1978
Folder 40-43 Ginny Thornburgh's Schedules February-November, 1978
Folder 44 Bill Scranton's Schedules June-November, 1978

Section: News Clippings

Section: Primary Election


Box 111
Folder 1-9 March-December, 1977
Folder 10-19 January-April, 1978

Box 112
Folder 1-2 May 1-16, 1978

Section: General Election

Folder 3-15 May 17-July, 1978

Box 113
Folder 1-14 August-October 19, 1978

Box 114
Folder 1-12 October 20-November 7, 1978

Section: Post-Election

Folder 13-20 November 8-24, 1978

Box 115
Folder 1-11 November 25-December, 1978

Box 116
Folder 1-8 January 1-16, 1979

Section: Ginny Thornburgh

Folder 9 March, 1978-November, 1978