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Subseries 1. Speeches

Scope and Content Notes:

The 1978 Campaign for Governor speeches are chronologically ordered. They include all major speeches given by Dick Thornburgh and testimony presented to various committees of the State Legislature. In addition to a "clean copy" of each speech, there also may be one or more drafts with notes, comments and changes. In addition, there may be "background material," with related newspaper articles, and speeches or notes on the same subject. Full text of all speeches and testimony is available here online.


Box 56
Folder 1 "Government and its Citizens: Partners in Justice Law Day," Annual Law Day Luncheon of the York County Bar Association, York, PA May 2, 1977
Folder 2 "Healthy Skepticism: The Graduate's Challenge," Point Park College, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, PA May 14, 1977
Folder 3 Testimony of Richard Thornburgh on Organized Crime and Official Corruption, Judiciary Committee of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA May 19, 1977
Folder 4 Graduation Address to the Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA June 5, 1977
Folder 5 Statement before House Consumer Affairs Committee, House of Representatives, regarding Pennsylvania Antitrust Act, clean copy October 28, 1977
Folder 6 "The Republican Challenge in Pennsylvania," Republican City Committee Dinner Meeting, Bethlehem, PA November 1, 1977
Folder 7 "Wanted: An Environment for Jobs and Economic Growth in Pennsylvania," Pittsburgh Rotary Club, Pittsburgh, PA December 14, 1977
Folder 8 Speech announcing his Candidacy for the 1978 Republican Nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, PA January 10, 1978
Folder 9 "State Government and the Appropriate Climate for Business and Industry in Pennsylvania," Central Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Accountants, State College, PA January 18, 1978
Folder 10 "The Role of the Governor," Penn State University Political Science Seminar, Middletown, PA March 17, 1978
Folder 11 "The Need for a State Energy Policy," Pennsylvania 1978 Consumer's Energy Conference, Hershey, PA April 4, 1978
Folder 12 "Facing Up to the Highway and Bridge Crisis in Pennsylvania," Thornburg Bridge, Allegheny County, PA April 7, 1978
Folder 13 "Pennsylvania's Great Northwest," Conewango Club, Warren, PA April 10, 1978
Folder 14 Pennsylvania League of Cities, Philadelphia 79th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA April 17, 1978
Folder 15 "Proposals for Ethics Legislation," Testimony to Special Senate Subcommittee on Ethics, Harrisburg, PA April 19, 1978
Folder 16 "Creating a Climate for Jobs in Pennsylvania," Thornburgh for Governor Committee Lawyers' Luncheon, Pittsburgh, PA April 25, 1978
Folder 17 "Education: An Investment in Pennsylvania's Future," a policy statement, Hershey, PA May 2, 1978

Box 57
Folder 1 "The Challenge of Crime in Pennsylvania," a policy statement, Philadelphia, PA May 9, 1978
Folder 2 "Growth, Opportunity, and Security: Commitment to Pennsylvania Human Services," Scranton, PA May 15, 1978
Folder 3 Position papers: Candidacy announcement, "The Role of Governor," "Highway and Bridge Crisis," "Creating a Climate for Jobs," "Education: Investment in Pennsylvania's Future," "Challenge of Crime," "Growth, Opportunity, Security: Human Services" undated
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Mayor's Association National Convention, Grantsville, PA July 18, 1978
Folder 5 Testimony of Thornburgh and Scranton on Ethics Legislation, Sub-committee on Ethics of the State Government Committee of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA August 29, 1978
Folder 6 "Pennsylvania At Work: A Labor Day Policy Statement" September 4, 1978
Folder 7 "Making Pennsylvania Proud Again: What People of the Commonwealth May Expect of a Thornburgh-Scranton Administration" September 15, 1978
Folder 8 "Visions for a Better Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association, Pittsburgh, PA September 29, 1978
Folder 9 Governor-elect Richard Thornburgh's remarks, Pennsylvania Society Dinner, New York, NY December 9, 1978
Folder 10 Inaugural Address, State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA January 16, 1978