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Subseries 4. Campaign in Progress

Scope and Content Notes:

These files are in effect the essential working files of the campaign. They are divided into sections as follows: Organization, Volunteers, County Files, Scheduling, Media, Contributors, Correspondence, and Chron files.

Many files are labeled either "Primary" or "General" referring to either the Primary election period-between Thornburgh's candidacy announcement and the Primary election (January-May, 1978) -or the General election period-from the Primary up to the General election (June-November, 1978).

The Organization files refer to the organization of the campaign, and include for example: lists of staff, the many committees of Thornburgh supporters (Farmers for Thornburgh/Scranton, for example), and campaign petitions and legal opinions.

The Volunteers files document the particularly active volunteer organization, including lists of volunteers, phone bank schedules and letters of thanks to those who participated in the winning campaign. The strength and success of the volunteer effort was a major component in Thornburgh's victory.

The County files contain information on each Pennsylvanian county with notes regarding local issues of concern that the Thornburgh/Scranton campaign would address when in the area.

The Scheduling files include both Dick Thornburgh and Ginny Thornburgh's schedules, as well as invitations, background information, and letters of regret. There is no better place to see the intensity of the commitment demanded of candidates and their families.

The Media files include information on the media organizations in Pennsylvania that played a vital part in the campaign. There are Thornburgh and Scranton bios and accomplishments, as well as TV and radio ad scripts, newspaper clippings, and sample press kits.

The Contributors files include information on the contributions made to the Thornburgh-Scranton campaign. They include press releases announcing contributions made to date, fund raising information and finance letters. The success of the fundraising was a critical campaign component.

There are four separate groupings of correspondence files. The first, "correspondence and subject files," was generated from 1977 through 1978, in Thornburgh's office at Kirkpatrick and Lockhart. Most of the pre-campaign correspondence was necessarily handled through his office, although as the election progressed more was handled by campaign staff. There is also a section of law firm subject files, related to his legal work.

The second and third sections of correspondence are to and from groups, or to and from individuals. This covers the period from Thornburgh's candidacy announcement (January, 1978) through the election (November, 1978).

The fourth, "Thornburgh correspondence," is both campaign-related and personal. The letters are all from Mr. Thornburgh, unlike the first two groups, which include both letters to Thornburgh as well as responses from him. This section covers only March 28, 1977 through October 28, 1977.

Campaign Ephemera files include the familiar brochures and handouts from both the Primary and General Election. These relate to both Dick Thornburgh and to the campaign of Pete Flaherty. Also included are buttons, bumper stickers, complete newspapers from both the primary and general elections, and other miscellaneous items.

Section: Organization


Box 61
Folder 1 Campaign staff, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 2 Campaign staff, General June-November, 1978
Folder 3 Finances: Budget matters for Primary 1978, Expense Analysis and Expenditures January-May, 1978
Folder 4 Office matters and memos 1977-1978
Folder 5 Regarding Election Law Violations 1977, legal opinions, memos and correspondence 1977-1978
Folder 6 Impoundment petition, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 7 Elections Bureau, Department of State: correspondence, regulations, calendar 1978
Folder 8 Stationery samples 1977-1978
Folder 9 Primary mailings and forms January-May, 1978
Folder 10 General mailings and forms June-November, 1978
Folder 11 Thank you letters 1977-1978
Folder 12 Lists, memos, mailings to Thornburgh and Thornburgh-Scranton County Chairmen from Thornburgh and staff 1977-1978
Folder 13 County Chairman manual 1977-1978
Folder 14 GOP Committee Chairmen 1978, lists, correspondence, memos 1977-1978
Folder 15 GOP Committee person instructions, Registration Project 1977 1977-1978
Folder 16 Physicians for Thornburgh-Scranton, Physicians/Republican County Commissioners 1977-1978
Folder 17 Republican County Commissioners for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 18 PSEA for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 19 Youth for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 20 Dentists for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 21 Farm and Rural Families for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 22 Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 23 Highway Industry Committee for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 24 Women for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 25 Regional Advisory Committees 1977-1978
Folder 26 Delaware Valley Regional Advisory Committee 1977-1978
Folder 27 Primary contributors, address lists January-May, 1978
Folder 28 County Commissioners, address lists 1977-1978
Folder 29 Delegates and alternates list 1977-1978
Folder 30 Farmers, address lists 1977-1978
Folder 31 "Friends," address lists 1977-1978
Folder 32 Philadelphia persons (from Sam Line), address lists 1977-1978
Folder 33 Republican County Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen, address lists 1977-1978
Folder 34 Teachers, address lists 1977-1978
Folder 35 Washington DC names, address lists 1977-1978
Folder 36 "Coffees" meetings: campaign tactic for meeting public and gaining dedicated supporters 1977-1978
Folder 37 Telephone bank, instructions and suggested conversations 1977-1978

Box 62
Folder 1 Telephone bank, operation, plan, memos 1977-1978
Folder 2 "Get out the Vote" effort 1977-1978
Folder 3 Resumes, staff 1977-1978
Folder 4 Resumes, non-staff, recommendations, offers of help 1977-1978
Folder 5 "Thornburgh for Governor" committee mailings and brochures 1977-1978

Section: Volunteers

Folder 6 Pittsburgh primary efforts: plans and lists of names January-May, 1978
Folder 7 Master alpha file for Pittsburgh area volunteers, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 8 County volunteer chairperson or research department list, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 9 Master mailing list, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 10 Allegheny County Republican Committee, list used to recruit volunteers, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 11 Dorothy Larsen, Pittsburgh office volunteers, Primary January-May, 1978

Box 63
Folder 1 Petitions, incomplete, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 2 All committee members, address cards, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 3 Organization and instructions, General June-November, 1978
Folder 4 Pittsburgh alpha list, General June-November, 1978
Folder 5 Thank you lists, Pittsburgh, General June-November, 1978
Folder 6 Pittsburgh area labels, General June-November, 1978
Folder 7 Oakmont phone bank lists, General June-November, 1978
Folder 8 Coffee and tea attendees, General June-November, 1978
Folder 9 Volunteer thank you letters, General June-November, 1978
Folder 10 Volunteer lists and phone bank schedules 1977-1978
Folder 11 Campaign schedules for volunteering and campaigning 1977-1978
Folder 12 Card file of Allegheny County volunteers, yellow tabs, Volunteers of 1978 not reached in 1982 1977-1982
Folder 13 Card file of Allegheny County volunteers, salmon dividers, Volunteers of 1978 reached in 1982 1977-1982

Section: County Files

Folder 14-15 West Pennsylvania Counties, Primary, Bob Antonelli January-May, 1978

Box 64
Folder 1-2 Southwest Counties, General, Bill Green June-November, 1978
Folder 3-4 Miscellaneous Counties, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 5-6 Allegheny County, Primary, Districts 1-8 January-May, 1978
Folder 7-9 Allegheny County, General, Municipalities A-M, Fernsler June-November, 1978

Box 65
Folder 1-2 Allegheny County, General, Municipalities N-W, Fernsler June-November, 1978
Folder 3 County data and memos, incomplete 1977-1978
Folder 4 Adams County 1977-1978
Folder 5-6 Allegheny County 1977-1978
Folder 7 Armstrong County 1977-1978
Folder 8 Beaver County 1977-1978
Folder 9 Bedford County 1977-1978
Folder 10 Berks County 1977-1978
Folder 11 Blair County 1977-1978
Folder 12 Bradford County 1977-1978
Folder 13 Bucks County 1977-1978
Folder 14 Butler County 1977-1978
Folder 15 Cambria County 1977-1978
Folder 16 Cameron County 1977-1978
Folder 17 Carbon County 1977-1978
Folder 18 Centre County 1977-1978
Folder 19 Chester County 1977-1978

Box 66
Folder 1 Clarion County 1977-1978
Folder 2 Clearfield County 1977-1978
Folder 3 Clinton County 1977-1978
Folder 4 Columbia County 1977-1978
Folder 5 Crawford County 1977-1978
Folder 6 Cumberland County 1977-1978
Folder 7 Dauphin County 1977-1978
Folder 8 Delaware County 1977-1978
Folder 9 Elk County 1977-1978
Folder 10-11 Erie County 1977-1978
Folder 12 Fayette County 1977-1978
Folder 13 Forest County 1977-1978
Folder 14 Franklin County 1977-1978
Folder 15 Fulton County 1977-1978
Folder 16 Greene County 1977-1978
Folder 17 Huntingdon County 1977-1978
Folder 18 Indiana County 1977-1978
Folder 19 Jefferson County 1977-1978
Folder 20 Juniata County 1977-1978
Folder 21 Lackawanna County 1977-1978
Folder 22 Lancaster County 1977-1978
Folder 23 Lawrence County 1977-1978
Folder 24 Lebanon County 1977-1978

Box 67
Folder 1 Lehigh County 1977-1978
Folder 2 Luzerne County 1977-1978
Folder 3 Lycoming County 1977-1978
Folder 4 McKean County 1977-1978
Folder 5 Mercer County 1977-1978
Folder 6 Mifflin County 1977-1978
Folder 7 Monroe County 1977-1978
Folder 8 Montgomery County 1977-1978
Folder 9 Montour County 1977-1978
Folder 10 Northampton County 1977-1978
Folder 11 Northumberland County 1977-1978
Folder 12 Perry County 1977-1978
Folder 13 Philadelphia County 1977-1978
Folder 14 Pike County 1977-1978
Folder 15 Potter County 1977-1978
Folder 16 Schuylkill County 1977-1978
Folder 17 Snyder County 1977-1978
Folder 18 Somerset County 1977-1978
Folder 19 Sullivan County 1977-1978
Folder 20 Susquehanna County 1977-1978
Folder 21 Tioga County 1977-1978

Box 68
Folder 1 Union County 1977-1978
Folder 2 Venango County 1977-1978
Folder 3 Warren County 1977-1978
Folder 4 Washington County 1977-1978
Folder 5 Wayne County 1977-1978
Folder 6-7 Westmoreland County 1977-1978
Folder 8 Wyoming County 1977-1978
Folder 9 York County 1977-1978
Folder 10 Regional Field Staff, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 11 Regional Field Staff, Primary reports January-May, 1978
Folder 12 Regional Field Staff, General June-November, 1978
Folder 13 Regional Field Staff, General reports June-November, 1978
Folder 14 Organizational press releases, statewide and regional (persons named to assist with the campaign) 1977-1978
Folder 15 Political activities, distribution of materials 1977-1978
Folder 16 Media Monitor reports 1977-1978
Folder 17 County maps 1977-1978
Folder 18 County Chairman's manual, Primary January-May, 1978

Box 69
Folder 1 County statistics, party registration and election results for Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 2 Allegheny County, extra material 1977-1978

Section: Scheduling

Folder 3 Memos, scheduling guidelines, George Whitmer, Eddie Mahe, examples from other campaigns October 19, 1977; June 19, 1978
Folder 4 Thornburgh sample letters/forms 1977-1978
Folder 5 Fairs, festivals, General June-November, 1978
Folder 6 Debate requests, General June-November, 1978
Folder 7 Ginny Thornburgh (VJT) schedules and remarks at GOP committee events 1978
Folder 8 Ginny Thornburgh (VJT): memos and schedules, list of appearances, 1977 early campaign speech 1977-1978
Folder 9 Bill Scranton (WWS III): schedules and form letters 1977-1978
Folder 10 Thornburgh schedule logs November 14, 1977-October 30, 1978
Folder 11 1977 Schedule and calendar 1977
Folder 12 Thornburgh's schedules April 28, 1977-January 31, 1978
Folder 13 Thornburgh's schedules January 31, 1978-November 6, 1978
Folder 14 Thornburgh weekly schedules, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 15 Thornburgh monthly schedules (long range planning), Primary July, 1977-May, 1978
Folder 16 Thornburgh long range schedules, General June-November, 1978
Folder 17 Thornburgh alpha list of scheduled appearances (by organization) 1977-1978

Box 70
Folder 1-5 Thornburgh regrets May, 1977-May 16, 1978
Folder 6 Thornburgh miscellaneous thank you letters, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 7-11 Thornburgh regrets May 17-November 7, 1978

Section: Media


Box 71
Folder 1 TV ads 1977-1978
Folder 2 Thornburgh and Scranton biographies (includes Coral Scranton) 1977-1978
Folder 3 Family bios, speeches, correspondence, Thornburgh's Linden Avenue house memo 1977-1978
Folder 4 Thornburgh bios, accomplishments 1977-1978
Folder 5 Clippings: negative stories 1977-1978
Folder 6 Statewide Monitoring System 1977-1978
Folder 7 Thornburgh appearance requests: radio/TV/Newspapers 1977-1978
Folder 8 Correspondence, memos of Thornburgh and Paul Critchlow with press/reporters/special contacts 1977-1978
Folder 9 Correspondence of Assistant Press Secretaries Curt Ashenfelter and Patty McCormick 1977-1978
Folder 10 Radio actualities transcripts 1977-1978
Folder 11 Radio ad transcripts 1977-1978
Folder 12 Printing costs, samples, correspondence (buttons, brochures, etc.), non-electric ad information 1977-1978
Folder 13 Mailing lists: news clips, press releases, long range schedules 1977-1978
Folder 14 Newspaper ads 1977-1978
Folder 15 Original lists for mailing labels: GOP chairmen, State Senators, Legislators, United States Congressional leaders, Thornburgh-Scranton chairmen, public opinion leaders 1977-1978
Folder 16 Original lists for mailing labels: Dailies, weeklies, TV and radio stations, other Pennsylvania media 1977-1978
Folder 17 Sample press kit for announcement 1977-1978
Folder 18 Sample press kit for Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 19 Sample press kit for Early General June, 1978
Folder 20 Sample press kit for General June-November, 1978
Folder 21 Surrogates: general information, memos and suggestions 1977-1978

Box 72
Folder 1 Surrogates: master kit for speakers 1977-1978
Folder 2 Surrogates: actual speakers, memos regarding possible speakers 1977-1978
Folder 3 Surrogates: suggestions for speeches 1977-1978
Folder 4 Surrogates: requests fulfilled 1977-1978
Folder 5 Surrogates: requests pending 1977-1978
Folder 6 Sample surrogate kit, General June-November, 1978
Folder 7 Press and surrogate kits sent 1977-1978
Folder 8 Newspaper endorsements and thank you letters: General June-November, 1978
Folder 9 Lists of major Pennsylvania media, with addresses and phone numbers 1977-1978

Section: Contributions

Folder 10 Plans and budgets: Primary (Evans Rose) and General (Jay Waldman) 1977-1978
Folder 11 Financial disclosure: memos and clippings 1977-1978
Folder 12 Press releases regarding campaign contributions January-December, 1978
Folder 13 Press releases regarding campaign contributions January-December, 1978
Folder 14 Press releases regarding campaign contributions January-December, 1978
Folder 15 Evans Rose, memos to and from, re contributions 1977-1978

Box 73
Folder 1 Farrell Rubenstein, memos and correspondence to and from, miscellaneous campaign staff expense lists 1977-1978
Folder 2 Fundraising: names, event lists, organization lists, contacts, Primary and General 1977-1978
Folder 3 1978 and 1982 Contributors list, 150 dollars and larger 1977-1978
Folder 4 Letters and mailings requesting financial support 1977-1978
Folder 5-6 Thornburgh's to-do lists and phone calls-to-make lists, annotated notes 1977-1978
Folder 7 Contributions to Thornburgh campaign: miscellaneous correspondence regarding finances, fundraising events, enclosing contributions 1977-1978
Folder 8 Finance letters from Thornburgh, Woznisky, Rubenstein 1977
Folder 9 John Woznisky: letter and memos 1978

Section: Correspondence

Section: Correspondence and Subject Files, Alphabetical"

Folder 10 A 1977-1978

Box 74
Folder 1 B 1977-1978
Folder 2 C 1977-1978
Folder 3 D 1977-1978
Folder 4 E 1977-1978
Folder 5 F 1977-1978
Folder 6 G 1977-1978
Folder 7 H 1977-1978
Folder 8 I 1977-1978
Folder 9 J 1977-1978

Box 75
Folder 1 K 1977-1978
Folder 2 L 1977-1978
Folder 3 M 1977-1978
Folder 4 N 1977-1978
Folder 5 O 1977-1978
Folder 6 P 1977-1978
Folder 7 Q 1977-1978
Folder 8 R 1977-1978
Folder 9 S 1977-1978
Folder 10 T 1977-1978

Box 76
Folder 1 U 1977-1978
Folder 2 V 1977-1978
Folder 3 W 1977-1978
Folder 4 X, Y, Z 1977-1978
Folder 5 Law Firm materials 1977-1978
Folder 6 "Why Worry about Gambling ... Why not Concentrate on Something Important?" Law and Psychology Review paper by Governor Thornburgh 1977-1978
Folder 7 American Bar Foundation 1977-1978
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Bar Association 1977-1978

Section: Correspondence, Groups, Alphabetical"

Folder 9 A January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 10 B January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 11 C January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 12 E January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 13 F January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 14 G January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 15 H January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 16 I January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 17 M January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 18 N January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 19 P January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 20 R January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 21 S January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 22 U January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 23 W January, 1978- November, 1978

Section: Correspondence, Individuals, Alphabetical"

Folder 24 A January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 25 B January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 26 C January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 27 D January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 28 E January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 29 F January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 30 G January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 31 H January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 32 I January, 1978- November, 1978

Box 77
Folder 1 J January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 2 K January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 3 L January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 4 M January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 5 N January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 6 O January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 7 P January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 8 R January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 9 S January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 10 T January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 11 V January, 1978- November, 1978
Folder 12 W, X, Y, Z January, 1978- November, 1978

Section: Thornburgh Campaign and Personal Correspondence, Chron"

Folder 13-16 March 28, 1977-October 4, 1977

Box 78
Folder 1-6 October 7, 1977-October 28, 1978
Folder 7 Personal correspondence, chron file March 28, 1977-May 26, 1977

Section: Campaign Ephemera


Box 79
Folder 1 Campaign events, ephemera and notes 1978
Folder 2 Brochures and handouts, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 3 Brochures and handouts, General June-November, 1978
Folder 4 Issue-related brochures and handouts, Primary and General 1977-1978
Folder 5 Pete Flaherty's political brochures and handouts 1977-1978
Folder 6 Campaign buttons, stickers, bumper stickers: Primary and General 1977-1978
Folder 7 Campaign ephemera 1977-1978
Folder 8 Complete Newspapers for Primary and General "wins" 1977-1978