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Subseries 3. Endorsements, Responses and Articles

Scope and Content Notes:

The 1978 Campaign for Governor files include all major endorsements of Dick Thornburgh and William Scranton during the campaign, both Primary and General election periods. The endorsements are by newspapers, organizations or individuals and are alphabetically ordered. They represent a compelling perspective on Thornburgh's campaign and its targeted issues. A chronological index to the endorsements can be found at the end of the General Election endorsement lists, which well illustrates the increasing momentum preceding victory.

The responses and articles are a chronological collection of files, including correspondence and questionnaires, sent to candidate Thornburgh by groups, associations, newspapers, or individuals, requesting his views. Some focus on a single issue, others on multiple issues a Governor would likely encounter. All inquiries were carefully researched by campaign staff and became the basis of benchmarks for goals and accomplishments during Thornburgh's eight years as Governor.

Lastly, there are articles from the 1978 Campaign for Governor, in which Thornburgh's positions on issues are presented and published, usually at the request of the publication.

The topics and dates for these materials are divided as follows: Endorsements, primary election: April 18, 1978 - May 12, 1978; Endorsements, general election: September 28, 1978 - November 6, 1978; Responses, primary election: January 21, 1978 - May 11, 1978; Responses, general election: June 19, 1978 - November 1, 1978; Articles, primary election: December 15, 1977 - April, 1978; and Articles, general election: September, 1978 - October 17, 1978.

Section: Endorsements, Primary and General

Folder 5 Primary 1978 1978
Folder 6 General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, A-E 1978
Folder 7 General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, F-O 1978
Folder 8 General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, P-R, includes PSEA 1978
Folder 9 General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, P-R, includes PSEA 1978
Folder 10 General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, S-Z 1978
Folder 11 Democrat candidate for Governor, Peter Flaherty, endorsements 1978
Folder 12 Index of campaign endorsements, primary and general 1978

Section: Responses, Primary and General

Folder 13 Gun control letter 1978
Folder 14 PSEA questionnaire January 21, 1978
Folder 15 Citizens Crime Commission of Philadelphia February 23, 1978
Folder 16 Common Cause of PA questionnaire February 28, 1978
Folder 17 PA Chapter of National Organization of the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORMAL) March 13, 1978
Folder 18 Walt Whitman Democratic Club in Philadelphia (gay rights) March 13, 1978
Folder 19 The American Legion, regarding views on capital punishment March 13, 1978
Folder 20 United Press International Questionnaire March 30, 1978
Folder 21 League of Women Voters of PA April 1978
Folder 22 Philadelphia Journal Questionnaire April 1, 1978
Folder 23 West Penn AAA Motor Club April 4, 1978
Folder 24 People Concerned for the Unborn Child, Pittsburgh chapter April 4, 1978
Folder 25 PA Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (PAHRA) questionnaire April 5, 1978
Folder 26 PA Social Services Union questionnaire April 5, 1978
Folder 27 People Concerned for the Unborn Child April 6, 1978
Folder 28 Homophiles of Penn State April 6, 1978

Box 59
Folder 1 Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers questionnaire April 10, 1978
Folder 2 LAND questionnaire April 12, 1978
Folder 3 PA Pro-Life Federation, Pittsburgh April 12, 1978
Folder 4 PA Catholic Conference questionnaire April 12, 1978
Folder 5 PA Chamber of Commerce: "What Actions by the Government Would Be Most Helpful to Stimulate Jobs in PA" April 12, 1978
Folder 6 Allentown Morning Call Candidate Survey April 12, 1978
Folder 7 Delaware Valley Citizens for Life April 15, 1978
Folder 8 Westinghouse Electric Corporation April 18, 1978
Folder 9 Common Cause questionnaire April 21, 1978
Folder 10 PA Coalition for Gay Rights April 21, 1978
Folder 11 Philadelphia County Podiatry Society (Medicaid system) April 21, 1978
Folder 12 PA Chiropractic Society April 21, 1978
Folder 13 Retired Public Employees of PA questionnaire April 21, 1978
Folder 14 Hospital Association of PA April 21, 1978
Folder 15 Horsham Township Chamber of Commerce questionnaire April 22, 1978
Folder 16 Citizens Concerned for Human Life, Altoona April 24, 1978
Folder 17 Dauphin County Citizens' Alliance questionnaire regarding tax reform April 24, 1978
Folder 18 County Commissioner Nancy Shukaitis, Monroe, PA, regarding Tocks Island Project April 25, 1978
Folder 19 PA Young Republicans questionnaire April 25, 1978
Folder 20 PA International Trade Conference April 28, 1978
Folder 21 York County Farmers' Association questionnaire April 28, 1978
Folder 22 Clarence McKee, letter regarding the Liquor Control Board (LCB) April 28, 1978
Folder 23 Bicycling Federation of PA questionnaire April 29, 1978
Folder 24 Philadelphia Inquirer questionnaire April 29, 1978
Folder 25 Philadelphia Bar Association, letter regarding merit selection for judges May 1, 1978
Folder 26 West Deer Township May 3, 1978
Folder 27 Mon Valley Progress Council, Inc. May 4, 1978
Folder 28 Crawford County Senior Citizens Council May 5, 1978
Folder 29 PA Federation of Fraternal and Social Organizations regarding position on slot machine legislation May 5, 1978
Folder 30 WCAU questionnaire May 6, 1978
Folder 31 Senior Citizens Advisory Council May 8, 1978
Folder 32 Sierra Club questionnaire May 10, 1978
Folder 33 Western PA Public Health Council May 10, 1978
Folder 34 Homeowners Tax Relief Association of PA May 10, 1978
Folder 35 Lackawanna-Luzerne Consumer Council May 10, 1978
Folder 36 U.E. Political Action Committee, 506, Erie May 10, 1978
Folder 37 PA Environmental Council May 11, 1978
Folder 38 Miscellaneous responses, primary March 29, 1978-May 1, 1978
Folder 39 Governor Milton Shapp, letter regarding raiding lottery fund and Thornburgh's response 1978
Folder 40 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 1978
Folder 41 Gun control letter undated
Folder 42 PA Farmers' Association questionnaire June 19, 1978
Folder 43 "Dear Friend" letter expressing concern over ceiling Shapp placed on Medicaid costs in PA hospitals June 20, 1978
Folder 44 National Association of Social Workers June 29, 1978
Folder 45 Veterans Political Action Council questionnaire June 30, 1978
Folder 46 PA AAA Federation questionnaire, July 6, 1978
Folder 47 Midtown Square Action Council, regarding Thornburgh's plans to live in Governor's Mansion July 13, 1978
Folder 48 PA Council on Aging July 22, 1978
Folder 49 National Federation of Independent Business questionnaire July 23, 1978
Folder 50 American Institute of Planners questionnaire July 29, 1978
Folder 51 Tri-County Flood Recovery Coordinating Committee regarding Act 51 August 1, 1978
Folder 52 PA AFL-CIO, "Right to Work" laws August 2, 1978
Folder 53 The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown August 2, 1978
Folder 54 Robert Graham/Robert Culp, letter August 7, 1978
Folder 55 J. W. deGroot, Jr., regarding gun control position August 11, 1978
Folder 56 Metropolitan Citizens Organization of Allegheny County, regarding liquor license and organized crime August 12, 1978
Folder 57 Mon Valley United Health Services August 15, 1978
Folder 58 Berks County Mental Health Association August 18, 1978
Folder 59 PA Rural Electric questionnaire August 19, 1978
Folder 60 Americans United for Separation of Church and State August 21, 1978
Folder 61 PA Alliance of Drug and Alcohol Organizations August 21, 1978
Folder 62 Citizens for Animals regarding dog law and dog law enforcement August 21, 1978
Folder 63 Politically Responsible Nurses questionnaire August 28, 1978
Folder 64 Common Cause of PA questionnaire August 29, 1978
Folder 65 PA Association of Area Agency on Aging September 5, 1978
Folder 66 Matthew Moore, Pittsburgh, PA, letter regarding Landlord-tenants bill September 6, 1978
Folder 67 Margaret A. Ellis, letter regarding Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and women's issues September 7, 1978
Folder 68 Thomas E. Colgan regarding corrections September 8, 1978
Folder 69 CALL-CHRONICLE NEWSPAPERS, views on state's highway problems September 11, 1978
Folder 70 The Editor, Pittsburgh Press September 12, 1978
Folder 71 Local 234, Transport Workers Union, regarding Department of Labor appointees and mass transit workers' strike in Philadelphia September 13, 1978
Folder 72 PA Association for Gifted Education regarding education of mentally gifted children September 13, 1978
Folder 73 PA Chapter of Wildlife Society questionnaire September 14, 1978
Folder 74 National Association of Social Workers September 15, 1978
Folder 75 PA Restaurant Association questionnaire September 15, 1978
Folder 76 PA Association for Retarded Citizens questionnaire September 15, 1978
Folder 77 PA Coalition Against Rape questionnaire September 18, 1978
Folder 78 The Evening Sentinel issue survey September 18, 1978
Folder 79 PA Society of Architects September 18, 1978
Folder 80 Lancaster County Restaurant Association, Marlin Thomas, president September 22, 1978
Folder 81 PA Forestry Association September 22, 1978

Box 60
Folder 1 The Philadelphia Inquirer, regarding tourism September 24, 1978
Folder 2 Board of County Commissioners, New Castle regarding highway and bridge problems and Beaver Valley Expressway missing sections September 25, 1978
Folder 3 Western PA Surface Coal Mine Operators Association regarding law and order in strike situations September 25, 1978
Folder 4 Mid-Monongahela Valley Council of Governments September 25, 1978
Folder 5 Americans for Democratic Action questionnaire September 25, 1978
Folder 6 PA Newspaper Publishers' Association (PNPA) September 28, 1978
Folder 7 Pittsburgh Press questionnaire September 29, 1978
Folder 8 PA Social Services Union (PSSU) regarding public employees' right to strike October 3, 1978
Folder 9 The Times-Sun, West Newton October 4, 1978
Folder 10 PA Science Teachers Association October 5, 1978
Folder 11 State Board of Public Welfare October 5, 1978
Folder 12 PA Rehabilitation Association questionnaire October 5, 1978
Folder 13 PA Society of Land Surveyors October 5, 1978
Folder 14 PA Catholic Conference, questionnaire October 12, 1978
Folder 15 Dr. C. F. Kay, Bryn Mawr, letter regarding abortion October 12, 1978
Folder 16 Bucks County Pro Life October 12, 1978
Folder 17 Phil Carter, letter regarding issues of concern to blacks October 17, 1978
Folder 18 United Steelworkers of America, District 15 regarding jobs, economy and barrier free design for the handicapped October 17, 1978
Folder 19 Mr. and Mrs. James Mizner, letter regarding practice of licensing nurses in PA October 17, 1978
Folder 20 Members of SOS and Concerned Citizens concerning Warrendale as potential site for facility for criminally insane October 23, 1978
Folder 21 Hertzfeld Associates, Inc. regarding diabetes October 23, 1978
Folder 22 The Democrat, Barbara Reese, questionnaire October 24, 1978
Folder 23 PA Association of Child Care Administrators questionnaire October 25, 1978
Folder 24 PA Commission for Women October 26, 1978
Folder 25 Juvenile Justice Center questionnaire October 26, 1978
Folder 26 Associated Press essay by Jim Burns regarding what Pennsylvanians expect from their next governor, and Thornburgh's ability to meet those expectations October 27, 1978
Folder 27 The Sentinel questionnaire, Carlisle, PA October 27, 1978
Folder 28 Thomas R. Terry, chief juvenile probation officer regarding problems of juvenile justice November 1, 1978
Folder 29 Alphabetical INDEX by person or organization of all campaign responses (primary and general), January 21, 1978-November 1, 1978
Folder 30 Researcher responses 1978
Folder 31 Responses requested but unanswered 1978
Folder 32 PA Public Health Association (unanswered) 1978

Section: Articles, Primary and General

Folder 33 "Interview - Richard Thornburgh," Weekly Bulletin, Dillsburg, PA December 15, 1977
Folder 34 "A New Agenda for Leadership," Apparel News February, 1978
Folder 35-36 "What Makes Dick Run?" The Smaller Manufacturer March, 1978
Folder 37-38 PA Fireman Magazine, article based on remarks by Thornburgh April, 1978
Folder 39 "A Conversation with Dick Thornburgh," Dear Pennsylvanian Letter April, 1978
Folder 40-41 "Questions and Answers from Dick Thornburgh" April, 1978
Folder 42 "Questions and Answers from Dick Thornburgh," conversations with Thornburgh by Rick Stafford April, 1978
Folder 43 "Questions and Answers from Dick Thornburgh:" Thornburgh responses and likely responses by campaign opponents April, 1978
Folder 44 Key Notes, regarding credit unions September, 1978
Folder 45 Apparel News, October, 1978 issue, regarding the economy and a climate for jobs September 25, 1978
Folder 46 Trunk Line, October, 1978 issue, "A Republican Newsletter," "Philadelphia Schools and PA Government" September 25, 1978
Folder 47 Evening and Sunday Bulletin, four articles, "Why I Can Lead," "The Corruption Issue," "PA's Growth Prospects," and "Taxation and Finance" October 9, 1978
Folder 48 TEANTEAY, Publication of Traffic and Transportation Association of Pittsburgh, November, 1978 issue, regarding roads, highways and bridges October 17, 1978