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Subseries 9. Press Files

Scope and Content Notes:

These materials relate to media items and are in nine sections, as follows: Announcements; Correspondence; Endorsements; Allen Ertel; Issues and Controversies; Media; Voter Groups; Governor Thornburgh Committee News Releases; and News Clippings. The materials include, for example: letters, campaign endorsements, campaign contributions, television spots, transcripts, news releases and newspaper clippings. The files are an interesting mix of both important campaign issues and also the inevitable controversies.

Section: Announcement


Box 150
Folder 1 Formal announcement of candidacy for reelection for Governor March 2-3, 1982
Folder 2 Biography of Dick Thornburgh March 2, 1982
Folder 3 Campaign Announcement Q & A's, Pittsburgh, PA March 2, 1982
Folder 4 News Stations Transcripts regarding Campaign Announcement, Hershey, PA March 2, 1982
Folder 5 KYW Transcript regarding Campaign Announcement March 2, 1982
Folder 6 Campaign Announcement Q & A's, Johnstown, PA March 3, 1982

Section: Correspondence

Folder 7 Sample letters requesting contributions 1979-1982
Folder 8 Letters from Martha Bell Schoeninger, Republican State Committee Chairman March-June, 1982
Folder 9 Letters to the editors regarding errors in newspaper articles August-October, 1982
Folder 10 Letters to and from Paul Critchlow, Campaign Press Officer February, 1982-January, 1983

Section: Endorsements

Folder 11 Press Conference with Philadelphia Labor Leaders regarding endorsement of Thornburgh February 23, 1982
Folder 12 Letters and news releases announcing endorsements of Thornburgh 1982
Folder 13 Material regarding U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger and Presidents Ford and Reagan endorsing Thornburgh February-September, 1982
Folder 14 Newspaper clippings regarding endorsements of Thornburgh 1982

Section: Allen Ertel (D), Candidate for Governor

Folder 15 Ertel's news releases and correspondence February-October, 1982
Folder 16 Appearances: press conferences, speeches, and TV spots June-October, 1982
Folder 17 Endorsements March-July, 1982
Folder 18 Thornburgh's Press Office research regarding Ertel's record March-October, 1982
Folder 19 Newspaper clippings on Ertel 1982

Section: Issues and Controversies

Folder 20 Thornburgh's Positions on Issues 1982
Folder 21 Bond Counsel Correspondence and Clippings July, 1981
Folder 22 Campaign expenses 1981-1982
Folder 23 Economic development newsletters 1979-1982
Folder 24 Governor's first administration news releases regarding economic development 1979-1981
Folder 25 Economic development memos, correspondence, and reports 1980-1982
Folder 26 Economic development news clippings 1982
Folder 27 Foreign travel 1980-1981
Folder 28 Gag Order 1979-1981
Folder 29 Gay Pride 1979
Folder 30 Ging Controversy 1982
Folder 31 Graterford Prison 1981
Folder 32 Frank Hoffman Taping 1982
Folder 33 Manderino, PA Representative James 1979-1982

Box 151
Folder 1 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) memos and news releases 1980-1982
Folder 2 PSEA news clippings 1981-1982
Folder 3 Correspondence with PSEA March-August, 1982
Folder 4 PSEA lawsuit 1982
Folder 5 Personal finances disclosure 1982
Folder 6 Public Relations Empire 1981-1982
Folder 7 Rendell (Philadelphia's D.A.) Investigation 1982
Folder 8 Salaries 1980
Folder 9 Milton Shapp, former Governor 1982
Folder 10 Three Mile Island (TMI) 1979-1982
Folder 11 Thornburgh Scranton Feud 1982
Folder 12 Wives and girlfriends patronage 1979
Folder 13 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program 1981-1982

Section: Media

Folder 14 Thornburgh's Accomplishments 1982
Folder 15 Questions and Answers April-September, 1982
Folder 16 Correspondence regarding Debates 1982
Folder 17 Newspaper clips and press conference regarding debates 1982
Folder 18 Public Relations and Advertising Consultant Agreement 1982
Folder 19 Campaign Brochure Material 1982
Folder 20 Radio Campaign Ads 1982
Folder 21 Television Campaign Ads 1982
Folder 22 Surrogate Speech Kits 1982
Folder 23 Press Kits 1982
Folder 24 Governor's Press Kit 1982
Folder 25 Inaugural Press Kit January 17-18, 1983

Section: Voter Groups


Box 152
Folder 1 Voter Group Campaign Report 1982
Folder 2 Blacks for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 3 Concerned Business People for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 4 Democrats for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 5 Educators for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 6 Farmers for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 7 Labor Leaders for Thornburgh 1982
Folder 8 Small Business for Thornburgh 1982

Section: Governor Thornburgh Committee News Releases

Folder 9 February, 1982
Folder 10 March, 1982
Folder 11 April-May, 1982
Folder 12 June-July, 1982
Folder 13 August-September, 1982
Folder 14 October, 1982

Section: News Clippings

Folder 15 General Campaign Clips February-September, 1982
Folder 16 Positive news stories 1980-1982