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Subseries 7. Campaign in Progress

Scope and Content Notes:

These files are the major and inclusive working files of the Governor Thornburgh Committee, or GTC that led the Thornburgh-Scranton re-election bid in 1982. These files contain staff memos and correspondence, organizational information, fundraising and finances information, voter groups and county files, speeches, and volunteer information. The extensive sections including endorsements and questionnaires are particularly interesting. They give us a clear picture of both the organizations and persons supporting Thornburgh-Scranton a second time, as well as a succinct summary of the candidates' responses on key issues. The endorsements and questionnaires are organized chronologically and alphabetically. All binder material has been entitled as such, referencing the original order, but has been placed in folders for preservation purposes. Also here are Ginny Thornburgh's campaign files, as she once again was a loyal and devoted campaign voice on her husband's behalf.

The sixteen sections are as follows: Staff List and Memoranda; Correspondence; Miscellaneous Campaign Files; Organization; County Files; Fundraising; Voter Groups; Endorsements; Speeches; Questionnaires and Responses; Debate Issue; Controversies and Critics; Volunteers and Phone Banks; Ginny Thornburgh's Files; Ephemera; Volunteer Printout.

Section: Staff Lists and Memoranda


Box 142
Folder 1 Campaign staff lists 1982
Folder 2 Memos: Waldman 1981-1983
Folder 3 Memos: Asher and Brownell 1982
Folder 4 Memos: Critchlow July 6, 1982
Folder 5 Memos: Dunkle March 8, 1982-December 28, 1982
Folder 6 Memos: Meloy July 29, 1982-October 22, 1982
Folder 7 Memos: Phenicie September 29, 1982-November 9, 1982

Section: Correspondence

Folder 8 General correspondence and Thornburgh notes August 13, 1982-November 3, 1982
Folder 9 Asher March 24, 1982-October 13, 1982
Folder 10 Asher incoming January 25, 1982-December 31, 1982
Folder 11 Dunkle January 18, 1982-October 29, 1982
Folder 12 Asher/Dunkle field July 12-23, 1982
Folder 13 Hoffman May 13, 1982-October 1, 1982
Folder 14 Governor Thornburgh February 22, 1982-November 21, 1982
Folder 15 Governor Thornburgh to Legislative candidates 1982
Folder 16 Governor Thornburgh greetings 1982
Folder 17 Committee correspondence, fundraising, general instructions and schedules 1982

Section: Miscellaneous Campaign Files

Folder 18 Budget 1982
Folder 19 Forms and instructions 1982
Folder 20 Stationery 1982
Folder 21 Offers to help February 6, 1981-October 15, 1982
Folder 22 Pennsylvania Republican leaders 1981-1982
Folder 23 Published articles 1982
Folder 24 Miscellaneous: PSEA letter, The Baron Report, and media time listings 1982
Folder 25 Press releases: miscellaneous March-April, 1982
Folder 26 Legislative photo sessions 1982

Section: Organization

Folder 27 Regional field representatives July-August, 1982
Folder 28 Regional field representatives: Anne Anstine January-April, 1982
Folder 29 Regional field representatives: Richard Bartlett 1982
Folder 30 Regional field representatives: Jean Kistler April-August, 1982
Folder 31 Regional field representatives: Patricia Raugh 1982
Folder 32 Western region counties 1982
Folder 33 Western region regional coordinators 1982
Folder 34 Western region regional coordinators: Syed Ali-Zaidi 1982
Folder 35 Western region regional coordinators: George Loranger 1982
Folder 36 Western region regional coordinators: Philip English 1982

Box 143
Folder 1 Western region regional coordinators: Thomas Murray 1982
Folder 2 Western region county coordinators 1982
Folder 3 Western region field meetings 1982
Folder 4-7 Western region office (Meloy): outgoing correspondence 1977-1982
Folder 8 Western Pennsylvania rally October 27, 1982
Folder 9 Coordinators' seminar April 24, 1982

Section: County Files

Folder 10 County coordinators 1982
Folder 11 County budget list 1982
Folder 12 County coordinators' meetings July 16, 1982
Folder 13 County coordinators' handouts 1981-1982
Folder 14 Adams 1982
Folder 15 Allegheny 1982
Folder 16 Armstrong 1982
Folder 17 Beaver 1982
Folder 18 Bedford 1982
Folder 19 Berks 1982
Folder 20 Blair 1982
Folder 21 Bradford 1982
Folder 22 Bucks 1982
Folder 23 Butler 1982
Folder 24 Cambria 1982
Folder 25 Cameron 1982
Folder 26 Carbon 1982
Folder 27 Centre 1982
Folder 28 Chester 1982
Folder 29 Clarion 1982
Folder 30 Clearfield 1982
Folder 31 Clinton 1982
Folder 32 Columbia 1982
Folder 33 Crawford 1982
Folder 34 Cumberland 1982
Folder 35 Dauphin 1982
Folder 36 Delaware 1982
Folder 37 Elk 1982
Folder 38 Erie 1982
Folder 39 Fayette 1982
Folder 40 Forest 1982
Folder 41 Franklin 1982
Folder 42 Fulton 1982
Folder 43 Greene 1982
Folder 44 Huntingdon 1982
Folder 45 Indiana 1982
Folder 46 Jefferson 1982
Folder 47 Juniata 1982
Folder 48 Lackawanna 1982
Folder 49 Lancaster 1982
Folder 50 Lawrence 1982
Folder 51 Lebanon 1982
Folder 52 Lehigh 1982
Folder 53 Luzerne 1982
Folder 54 Lycoming 1982
Folder 55 McKean 1982
Folder 56 Mercer 1982
Folder 57 Mifflin 1982
Folder 58 Monroe 1982

Box 144
Folder 1 Montgomery 1982
Folder 2 Montour 1982
Folder 3 Northampton 1982
Folder 4 Northumberland 1982
Folder 5 Perry 1982
Folder 6 Philadelphia 1982
Folder 7 Pike 1982
Folder 8 Potter 1982
Folder 9 Schuylkill 1982
Folder 10 Snyder 1982
Folder 11 Somerset 1982
Folder 12 Sullivan 1982
Folder 13 Susquehanna 1982
Folder 14 Tioga 1982
Folder 15 Union 1982
Folder 16 Venango 1982
Folder 17 Warren 1982
Folder 18 Washington 1982
Folder 19 Wayne 1982
Folder 20 Westmoreland 1982
Folder 21 Wyoming 1982
Folder 22 York 1982

Section: Fundraising

Folder 23 Treasurer authorization and campaign expense statements 1981-1982
Folder 24 Fundraising mailings 1981-1982
Folder 25 Fundraiser proposal form 1981-1982
Folder 26 Major fundraisers 1981-1982
Folder 27 Other fundraisers 1981-1982
Folder 28 Campaign contributions procedures 1981-1982
Folder 29-30 Campaign contributions lists 1981-1982
Folder 31 Seif and Ethics Commission: transcript of interview regarding use of Governor's Home for fundraising March 17, 1983

Section: Voter Groups

Folder 32 Plans, strategy and voter opinion analysis (AFSCME) 1982
Folder 33 Mailings and status reports 1982
Folder 34 Miscellaneous: PSEA letter, The Baron Report, and media time listings 1982

Section: Endorsements

Folder 35 Non Philadelphia or Pittsburgh endorsements 1982
Folder 36 Endorsement lists 1982
Folder 37 Albion News October 27, 1982
Folder 38 Allegheny County Republican Heritage Groups June 14, 1982
Folder 39 Altoona Mirror October 30, 1982
Folder 40 Ardmore Main Line Times October 28, 1982
Folder 41 Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties October 7, 1982
Folder 42 Athletes for Thornburgh/Scranton Committee October 14, 1982
Folder 43 Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association July 20, 1982
Folder 44 Boilermakers Local No. 154, Fred Gualtieri, business manager March 2, 1982
Folder 45 Beaver County Times October 29, 1982
Folder 46 Bowser, John, former executive director, Urban Coalition October 22, 1982
Folder 47 Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Scotty Campbell, secretary/treasurer August 9, 1982
Folder 48 Bucks County Courier Times October 25, 1982
Folder 49 Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committees: Concerned Business People for Thornburgh/Scranton September, 1982
Folder 50 Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committees: Small Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committee September, 1982
Folder 51 Centre Daily Times October 24, 1982
Folder 52 Chester, Delaware County Daily Times October 26, 1982
Folder 53 Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee September 22, 1982
Folder 54 Doylestown Daily Intelligencer October 29, 1982
Folder 55 Dykes, John, business manager, Streetcleaners Local 427 February 25, 1982
Folder 56 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee May 24, 1982
Folder 57 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Basic Education May 27, 1982
Folder 58 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Higher Education June 9, 1982
Folder 59 Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Retired Educators October, 1982
Folder 60 Erie Metro Times-News October 31, 1982
Folder 61 Erie Times-News October 24, 1982
Folder 62 Evans, Samuel, chairman of Family of Leaders September 16, 1982
Folder 63 Family of Leaders Executive Committee September 16, 1982
Folder 64 Farmers for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee July 8, 1982
Folder 65 Fireman's Association of Pennsylvania July 8, 1982; September 11, 1982

Box 145
Folder 1 Fireman's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania June 26, 1982
Folder 2 Fondy, Albert, president, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers September 7, 1982
Folder 3 Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania Lodge September 7, 1982
Folder 4 Fraternal Order of Police, Philadelphia Lodge, No. 5 September 23, 1982
Folder 5 Friends and Family of Three Mile Island (TMI) May 19, 1982
Folder 6 Greensburg Tribune Review October 24, 1982
Folder 7 Hanover Evening Sun October 29, 1982
Folder 8 Harrisburg Patriot-News October 17, 1982
Folder 9 Harrisburg PA Beacon October 27, 1982
Folder 10 Hatboro Today's Spirit October 25, 1982
Folder 11 Hispanic-American Council, Inc. of Erie March 3, 1982
Folder 12 Indiana Gazette October 28, 1982
Folder 13 International Longshoremen's Local No. 1291, Alex Talmadge, president February 25, 1982
Folder 14 Jackson, Reverend Jesse October 22, 1982
Folder 15 Jenkintown Globe October 28, 1982
Folder 16 Jenkintown Montgomery County Record October 26, 1982
Folder 17 Jenkintown Times Chronicle October 28, 1982
Folder 18 Johnstown Tribune-Democrat October 17, 1982
Folder 19 Keystone State Chapter of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors April 17, 1982
Folder 20 Keystone State Fire Chiefs Association May 15, 1982
Folder 21 Lancaster New Era October 15, 1982
Folder 22 Lebanon Sunday Pennsylvanian October 24, 1982
Folder 23 Lewistown Sentinel October 21, 1982
Folder 24 Love, Ruth, columnist October 31, 1982
Folder 25 Milton Standard October 29, 1982
Folder 26 National Rifle Association, Institute for Legislative Action October 27, 1982
Folder 27 National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, Henry Nicholas, president October 15, 1982
Folder 28 Oreland Springfield Sun October 28, 1982
Folder 29 Pecora, Thomas, business manager, Construction General Laborers and Material Handlers Local No. 1058 July 29, 1982
Folder 30 Pennsylvania Builders Association July, 1982
Folder 31 Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers September 23, 1982
Folder 32 Pennsylvania Food Merchants, Al Vicks, president July 2, 1982
Folder 33 Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association March 30, 1982
Folder 34 Philadelphia Daily News October 8, 1982
Folder 35 Philadelphia Exclusive October 29, 1982
Folder 36 Philadelphia Inquirer October 20, 1982
Folder 37 Philadelphia Times Northeast October 20, 1982
Folder 38 Philadelphia Tribune October 22, 1982
Folder 39 Pittsburgh Courier October 30, 1982
Folder 40 Pittsburgh Post Gazette October 26, 1982
Folder 41 Pittsburgh Press October 24, 1982
Folder 42 Pocono Record October 25, 1982
Folder 43 Polish American Citizens League of Pennsylvania October 23, 1982
Folder 44 Polish American Congress of Pennsylvania February 23, 1982; September 20, 1982
Folder 45 Pottstown Mercury October 26, 1982
Folder 46 Raia, Vic, state commander, American Legion February 23, 1982
Folder 47 Republican College Council March 27, 1982
Folder 48 Scranton Scrantonian October 31, 1982
Folder 49 Scranton Times October 27, 1982
Folder 50 Scranton Tribune October 26, 1982
Folder 51 Second Macedonia Baptist Church September 21, 1982
Folder 52 Seniors for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee undated
Folder 53 Sharon Herald October 25, 1982
Folder 54 Smith, Jim, columnist June 25, 1982
Folder 55 Smith, Nate, chairman of the Board, Operation Dig February 24, 1982
Folder 56 Sportsmen for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee September, 1982
Folder 57 Stipanovich, Nick, business representative, Pittsburgh Building Trades Council July 30, 1982
Folder 58 Street, Pennsylvania State Senator October 22, 1982
Folder 59 Sullivan, Reverend Leon October 19, 1982
Folder 60 Sunbury Daily Item October 21, 1982
Folder 61 Tallarico, Joe, president, Mail Handlers Local and Allied Printing Trades Council July 29, 1982
Folder 62 Teamsters Joint Council No. 40, James Beros, president October 20, 1982
Folder 63 Teamsters Joint Council No. 53, John Morris, president April 26, 1982
Folder 64 Teamsters Joint Council No. 341, Ted Zilch, president, and Joe Radan, secretary/treasurer September 27, 1982
Folder 65 Teamsters Joint Council No. 500, William O'Farrell, president August 19, 1982
Folder 66 Teamsters 250, Steve Missonak, secretary/treasurer September 24, 1982
Folder 67 Titusville Herald October 28, 1982
Folder 68 Transport Workers Union of Philadelphia Local 234, Dominic DiClerico, president October 5, 1982
Folder 69 Travel and Hospitality Industry Committee for the Reelection of Thornburgh/Scranton September 21, 1982
Folder 70 Tullio, Louis, Democratic Mayor of Erie October 21, 1982
Folder 71 Tunkhannock New Age-Examiner October 29, 1982
Folder 72 Uniontown Herald Standard October 27, 1982
Folder 73 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union No. 2274, Frank W. Miller, president April 2, 1982
Folder 74 United Italian-American Political Alliance October 22, 1982
Folder 75 Veterans February 26, 1982
Folder 76 Veterans Political Action Council April 15, 1982; September 16, 1982
Folder 77 Warren Times-Observer October 28, 1982
Folder 78 Washington Observer-Reporter October 26, 1982
Folder 79 WCAU-AM radio October 18, 1982
Folder 80 WCAU-TV undated
Folder 81 Whitmer, Gil, official, Operating Engineers July 30, 1982
Folder 82 Wilkes-Barre Times Leader November 1, 1982
Folder 83 Williams, Carmen J., business manager, Painters Local 327 July 29, 1982
Folder 84 Williamsport Sun Gazette October 29, 1982
Folder 85 Williamsport Sunday Grit October 17, 1982
Folder 86 Willow Grove Guide October 28, 1982
Folder 87 York Daily Record October 27, 1982

Section: Speeches

Folder 88 Governor Thornburgh Announcement Speech March 2-3, 1982
Folder 89 GOP speech (standard) 1982
Folder 90 Surrogate proposal and plans for speech 1982
Folder 91 Surrogate speech and background 1982
Folder 92 Miscellaneous speech to Luzerne County GOP September 12, 1982
Folder 93 Election Night Remarks November 2, 1982
Folder 94 Inaugural Address, Harrisburg, PA January 18, 1983

Section: Questionnaires and Responses

Folder 95 Questionnaires and responses: lists 1982
Folder 96 AAA August 2, 1982
Folder 97 Allegheny County League of Women Voters March 31, 1982
Folder 98 American Association of University Women August 13, 1982
Folder 99 Association for Retarded Citizens September 8, 1982

Box 146
Folder 1 Bucks County Council for Exceptional Children October 7, 1982
Folder 2 Butler County Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life October 7, 1982
Folder 3 Carnegie Area Concerned Citizens April 22, 1982
Folder 4 Catholic Conference September 8, 1982
Folder 5 Common Cause September, 1982
Folder 6 Commonwealth Association of Students October 4, 1982
Folder 7 Corry Area Chamber of Commerce September 30, 1982
Folder 8 Harrisburg Area Women's News September 17, 1982
Folder 9 League of Women's Voters of Pennsylvania: Primary March 25, 1982
Folder 10 League of Women's Voters of Pennsylvania: General August, 1982
Folder 11 Non-public School Action Committee April 23, 1982
Folder 12 Patriot October 26, 1982
Folder 13 Penn Lines/Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association August, 1982
Folder 14 Pennsylvania Farmers' Association July 9, 1982
Folder 15 Pennsylvania Federation, Council for Exceptional Children October 6, 1982
Folder 16 Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association September 21, 1982
Folder 17 Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation April 8, 1982
Folder 18 Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers, Pittsburgh chapter September 9, 1982
Folder 19 Pennsylvanians for Biblical Morality April 9, 1982
Folder 20 Pro-Life Coalition September 8, 1982
Folder 21 Respect for Life September 8, 1982
Folder 22 United Press International (UPI) May 4, 1982
Folder 23 Valley Forge Council of Republican Women April 1, 1982
Folder 24 Veterans Political Action Committee: Primary April 14, 1982
Folder 25 Veterans Political Action Committee: General August, 1982
Folder 26 Congressional Quarterly undated
Folder 27 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), possibly not sent May 7, 1982
Folder 28 Unanswered questionnaires 1982
Folder 29-30 Binder of questionnaires and responses March 25, 1982-August 13, 1982

Section: Debate

Folder 31 Debate April-October, 1982

Section: Campaign Controversies and Critics

Folder 32 Support groups and letters to editor 1982
Folder 33 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1982
Folder 34 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) 1982
Folder 35 Hoffman tape recording 1982
Folder 36 Ertel income tax disclosure 1982
Folder 37 Ertel tax break vote February-June, 1982
Folder 38 Milton Shapp September-October, 1982
Folder 39 Tony May August 4, 1982
Folder 40 Governor Thornburgh campaign disclosure April-September, 1982
Folder 41 Jacobson Gubernatorial challenge 1982
Folder 42 Bureau of Travel Development newsletter 1982

Section: Volunteers and Phone Banks


Box 147
Folder 1 Phone bank plans 1982
Folder 2 Bratas proposal (possibly not used) 1982
Folder 3 Statistics, charts, and forms 1982
Folder 4 Miscellaneous 1982
Folder 5 County voter registration tapes 1982
Folder 6 Western region: phone bank plans 1982
Folder 7 Western region: Meloy memos 1982
Folder 8 Western region: Allegheny County business sites 1982

Section: Ginny Thornburgh Files

Folder 9 Campaign Correspondence 1982
Folder 10 Campaign speech 1982
Folder 11 General file 1982

Section: Ephemera

Folder 12 Brochures, bumper stickers and buttons 1982

Section: Volunteer Printout

Folder 13 Governor Thornburgh Committee volunteer computer printout, used for Inaugural 1982-1983