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Subseries 1. Speeches

Scope and Content Notes:

Speeches, available online, are arranged chronologically and titles include: speech title (when designated), group or event to which it was delivered, and location. Thornburgh delivered these U.S. Attorney speeches at various professional, political, and community occasions. Related information will be found here in "Events." The speech files contain both final copies of the delivered speeches and Thornburgh's drafts, where they existed.


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Folder 1 "The Continuing American Revolution," Pittsburgh Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Pittsburgh, PA September 17, 1969
Folder 2 "Are We Really Serious About the Crime Problem?" University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Pittsburgh, PA March 19, 1970
Folder 3 "Role of the Federal Government in Drug Abuse: Research, Education and Law Enforcement," Seminar on the Drug Abuse Problem in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA May 16, 1970
Folder 4 "Metropolitan Government - Would you Repeat the Question, Please?" University of Pittsburgh's Intercollegiate Conference on Government, Pittsburgh, PA October 22, 1970
Folder 5 "Why Worry about Gambling...?" Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh, PA January 21, 1971
Folder 6 "The Threat of Organized Crime in Western PA," Crawford Country Bar Association, Meadville, PA April 22, 1971
Folder 7 "Some Observations on Our System Under Stress," McKean County Bar Association Law Day April 30, 1971
Folder 8 Memorial Day Program, McKeesport, PA May 31, 1971
Folder 9 "Today's Youth - the Not-So-Silent Majority," United Mental Health, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA June 7, 1971
Folder 10 "One Nation...Indivisible?" New Horizons for Faith Series, Pittsburgh, PA July 4, 1971
Folder 11 "Crime and the Business Community," Pittsburgh Chapter National Association of Accountants, Pittsburgh, PA September 15, 1971
Folder 12 "Organized Crime and Legitimate Business," Credo Club, Pittsburgh, PA February 22, 1972
Folder 13 "The Criminal Justice System in Greater Pittsburgh Today," Public Forum "What About Pittsburgh?", Pittsburgh, PA February 24, 1972
Folder 14 "Toward a Safer Community - the Matter of Police Protection," Association of Borough Mayors of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA April 22, 1972
Folder 15 "One Nation...Indivisible?" Flag Day Observances, Oakmont and McKeesport, PA June 18, 1972
Folder 16 "Restoring Respect for American Institutions - Actions Speak Louder than Words," South Hills Area School Districts' Summer Conference, Seven Springs, PA July 30, 1972
Folder 17 "The Threat of Organized Crime in Western PA," Beaver County Boroughs Association, Monaca, PA September 27, 1972
Folder 18 "Responsibilities of Elected Officials Regarding Crime and Law Enforcement," Allegheny County Association of Township Officials, Sewickley, PA October 14, 1972
Folder 19 "Organized Crime and Legitimate Business," Beaver County Chapter National Association of Accountants, Beaver Valley, PA November 16, 1972
Folder 20 "The Outlook for Criminal Justice in Allegheny County," Public Affairs Forum, Pittsburgh, PA January 18, 1973
Folder 21 "Toward a Safer Community - the Matter of Police Protection," Allegheny County Boroughs Association, Sewickley, PA May 25, 1972
Folder 22 "What's Left Undone...by Whom?" First Annual Conference on Police Ethics, Pittsburgh, PA May 15, 1973
Folder 23 "The Professional Policeman," Allegheny County Police Training Academy, Allison Park, PA June 1, 1973
Folder 24 "Some Bits and Pieces of My Mind," Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA June 7, 1973
Folder 25 "One Nation...Indivisible?" Queen Aliquippa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Youghiogheny Country Club, PA June 16, 1973
Folder 26 Hearings of the Government Study Commission City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA October 10,1973
Folder 27 Hearings of the Government Study Commission City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA October 15, 1973
Folder 28 "Integrity...the Missing Ingredient," Western PA Safety Council, Pittsburgh, PA January 22, 1974
Folder 29 "The Problem of the Individual in our Mass Society," Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA April 16, 1974
Folder 30 "Challenges to Our System," Pittsburgh Branch of the American Association of University Women, Pittsburgh, PA May 11, 1974
Folder 31 "The Threat of Organized Crime in Western PA," Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce, Meadville, PA May 16, 1974
Folder 32 "The Professional Policeman," Allegheny County Police Training Academy, Allison Park, PA May 24, 1974
Folder 33 "Challenges to Criminal Justice," Western PA Chapter Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Pittsburgh, PA June 14, 1974
Folder 34 "Why Worry about Gambling...?" Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA July 17, 1974
Folder 35 "Challenges to Our System: the Crisis of Integrity," Washington County Branch of the PA Economy League, Washington, PA October 30, 1974
Folder 36 "Mother's Milk Gone Sour: the Problems of Political Financing," Building Owners and Managers Association of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA November 11, 1974
Folder 37 "Picking up the Pieces," Republican Party in Allegheny County, PA December 11, 1974
Folder 38 "To the Graduate: a Plea for the Healthy Skeptic," LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, PA May 11, 1975
Folder 39 "Cash and Carry Politics: a Challenge to Our System," PA Economy League, Inc., Beaver Falls, PA May 22, 1975
Folder 40 "The American Dream: What Does America Have to Look Forward to?" May 26, 1975
Folder 41 Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling, Philadelphia, PA May 29, 1975
Folder 42 "The Threat of Organized Crime in Western PA "We Are all Victims" " 1969-1975
Folder 43 "A Meet Person Learned in the Law: Changing Priorities in the United States Attorney's Office" 1969-1975
Folder 44 "Partisan Politics and Law Enforcement" 1969-1975