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Collection Inventory

Series IX. Campaign for Governor of Pennsylvania 1978

Scope and Content Notes:

"The opportunity to run for governor in one's home state comes to few people in their lifetime and I was understandably intrigued by the possibility [considering] my long-time interest in public service" (Evidence draft, p. 259). And so it was that upon returning to Pittsburgh in March 1977, following the two years in Washington serving as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division, Thornburgh set out to seek Pennsylvania's governor's office in the following year's election. With the generous encouragement of his law firm, Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchison, which he rejoined, the balance of 1977 was spent assessing his chances.

A state the size of Pennsylvania is a daunting challenge to statewide candidates. Major hurdles were the financing required and the all-important campaign staff and organization. Thornburgh was lucky in having a college classmate, Evans Rose, Jr., who actually enjoyed fund raising and who successfully did so for this campaign and many other endeavors to follow. His choice of Jay Waldman as Campaign Manager was what Thornburgh describes as a "leap of faith." His "savvy intelligence and strategic insights ... [and] absolute loyalty" ( Evidence, p. 76) proved to be remarkable then and over the years that followed. By fall, the hard core campaign organization also included Paul Critchlow, a former political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, as Press Secretary; Rick Stafford, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Graduate School of Urban Affairs, to head the research team; Jim Seif, who first helped with the 1966 Campaign for U.S. Congress, to take on scheduling; and Murray Dickman, a classmate of Rick's, described by Thornburgh as "our utility infielder" ( Evidence, p. 76). These names resound throughout the files from this successful campaign, as well as for the years as Governor, and ongoing.

The Primary effort included accepting virtually all speaking invitations extended, testifying before a state House subcommittee on crime and corruption in the [Governor] Shapp administration, meeting with GOP leaders around the state, and attending festivals, GOP picnics with new "Thornburgh for Governor" buttons, county dinners, and candidate forums. There was always the hope for increasing press coverage for this lesser-known candidate, whose odds in 1977 were twenty to one according to a Philadelphia Magazine article.

The official kick off of the campaign came on a snowy Pittsburgh day, January 10, 1978, which was followed by a three-day blitz of the state. Thornburgh's remarks reviewed the unfortunate number of criminal convictions or other wrong-doing of state officials, and further noted: "It is a time for state government to learn to live within its means ... We must recognize that there are limits to our resources. We cannot try to do everything lest we do all things badly. We must do those things which are important and do them well" ( Evidence, p. 81). All campaign speeches and position papers are available here online.

By the time of the primary election on May 16, 1978, Thornburgh was one of five principal Republican candidates. These were: Pennsylvania State House leader Robert Butera of Montgomery County; Pennsylvania Senate Leader Henry Hager of Williamsport; former Philadelphia District Attorney Arlen Specter; and David Marston, former U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The two "fringe candidates" ( Evidence, p. 82) were: Andrew Watson, former chairman of the state's Constitutional Party, and Alvin Joseph Jacobson. A series of detailed and meticulously researched position papers were released, endorsements began to proliferate, but at the last, the consensus was that the primary election was "too close to call."

It was not until after two o'clock on the morning after the primary that victory was declared and William W. Scranton III was found to hold the number two spot on the Republican ticket. On the Democrat side the victors were Pete Flaherty, popular former Pittsburgh Mayor, and the "improbable Robert P. Casey, the Pittsburgh schoolteacher who soon became known, with our assistance, as 'the wrong Bob Casey'" ( Evidence, p. 85).

As the general election got underway, the comprehensive Bob Teeter poll conducted after the Primary showed Flaherty with a thirty-two-point lead - 55 percent to 23 percent! This stunned the campaign, which knew Thornburgh was underdog, but not by such an almost insurmountable deficit. Flaherty was described as an "easy going, unassuming former Pittsburgh mayor whose cost-cutting measure had included 'turning in the mayor's Cadillac for a Dodge' [and Thornburgh was seen as] the 'steely-eyed prosecutor ... big time crime buster ... [and] cold-blooded crusader'" ( Evidence, p. 89). Hard work was ahead as the campaign entered the summer of 1978 and schedulers booked Thornburgh everywhere they could. There were long days of breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, picnics, rallies, news conferences, editorial board meetings, and one-on-one sessions. "Ginny and I confided that our bottom-line goal was simply to avoid a humiliating defeat" ( Evidence, p. 90).

However, Jay Waldman presented to Dick Thornburgh, on July 7, a "strategic campaign plan that we were to follow to victory" ( Evidence, p. 90), one embracing an "Eastern [Pennsylvania] strategy." This was scrupulously followed as the campaign slowly but surely gathered major endorsements, Thornburgh became increasingly recognized in voter-rich eastern Pennsylvania, his carefully researched and strategic issues found their marks, and Flaherty's cost cutting image came under question: "Did Flaherty Save Pittsburgh, or Bring it to its Knees?"

As underdog, Thornburgh had agitated for debates and agreed upon two dates in the fall. Needless to say the stakes were high as the election neared and Thornburgh's research team prepared a massive binder of responses to every question that might conceivably be raised. Also included are likely responses of Flaherty and Thornburgh's potential responses to even those, all of which are included in the collection, for both debates.

On October 10, the date the first debate was taped, "Flaherty surprised everyone by appearing in his shirtsleeves, apparently to enhance his 'man of the people' image ... our team was, on the whole, satisfied with the outcome. Most stories identified [Thornburgh] as the aggressor and highlighted Flaherty's admission regarding tax increases" ( Evidence, p. 96).

Meanwhile the candidates for Lieutenant Governor were coming under scrutiny. Bill Scranton was out on the campaign trail, well informed, and serving as a real asset to the election efforts. Democrat Bob Casey, the Pittsburgh schoolteacher, with precisely the same name as the Auditor General who sought primary selection as candidate for Governor, was creating major controversy for the Flaherty campaign: "'Like what do we need special teachers for the hearing-disabled. Put those kids at the front of the classroom if they can't hear'" ( Evidence, p. 97).

A significant endorsement came from the Philadelphia Daily News on October 25th, the date of the second debate. "Flaherty wore his suit coat this time ... no new ground was broken ... [and] as one observer noted: 'Overall, we would guess that Thornburgh gained the most from the televised debate ... Most viewers probably were impressed by Thornburgh's ease and confidence as he presented his arguments'" (Evidence draft, p. 314).

Best of all was the post-debate news that the Pittsburgh Post Gazette had endorsed the Thornburgh/Scranton ticket and two days later, "the new Gallup poll showed that the margin among likely voters had shrunk to 4 percent - Flaherty 49 percent, Thornburgh 45" ( Evidence, p. 97). Momentum was further evident, on October 29, by a "triple play" with all three of the remaining newspapers in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia endorsing Thornburgh/Scranton. By the beginning of November, Thornburgh/Scranton had twenty-five newspaper endorsements from across Pennsylvania, and Flaherty had only two. All the endorsements, for both tickets, are included in the archive and serve as a fascinating account of the campaigns and the candidates as Election Day neared.

"As the campaign drew to a close, Ginny and I shared a plane back to Pittsburgh with reporters Tom Ferrick, Jr. from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bob Dvorchak from the Associated Press. Both had been with us through thick and thin ... I asked them who they expected to win. One of them replied, 'Well, you've run a helluva race. You've made up a lot of ground and given Pete a real run for his money. But I don't think you're going to make it.' 'That's about how I see it,' I responded. But Ginny and I knew how far we had come and hoped against hope that we could pull off a victory" ( Evidence, p. 99).

Anticipating a long election night wait, the news at 8:30 P.M. that "Walter Cronkite has just called you a winner" dumbfounded Thornburgh as he dressed at home. The family was gathered up for the trip to campaign election headquarters, where "pandemonium reigned. By 9:30, all three networks had called the election in our favor, and at 10:35, Pete Flaherty called to concede and offer his congratulations ... The dimensions of the victory were astonishing ... [and] our upset captured a good deal of national attention" ( Evidence, p. 100).

In addition to the campaign documents and ephemera, there are detailed files in the collection regarding the vigorous post-election transition period, directed by Rick Stafford. Not only was there the matter of careful selection of the cabinet, in itself a challenging task, but also the opportunity to create study teams to assess issues, problems and needs in the various departments of state government. The study team reports are included in the collection and provide significant insight into priority areas identified for the new administration.

The inaugural plans and events are fully documented in the collection and include a video of the inauguration which is available here online. Thornburgh's inaugural address, he states, "... was to be the most important that I had ever delivered and I spent an uncommon amount of time preparing it" (Evidence draft, p. 333).

Thornburgh further states, "I set out what I felt to be the 'spirit of Pennsylvania.' ... While I noted 'a saddening loss of belief in the ability of government and its leaders to serve the people,' I stated that people wanted to believe in their government. What was needed, I said, was 'strong, effective and forthright leadership.' This I promised to provide, together with hard work, integrity, frugality, and 'a sense of humanity that is blind to race and roots, to sex and color, but is mindful of political injustice and human need'" ( Evidence, p. 104).

There are twelve sections of detailed campaign files: Speeches and Testimony; News Releases; Endorsements, Responses, and Articles; Campaign in Progress; Issue Research; Opposition Research; Planning Documents and Memoranda; Campaign Name Files; Dickman Files and Polls; Candidate Thornburgh's Files; Chron Files and News Clippings; Transition and Inaugural.

Of special interest to researchers will be the five scrapbooks assembled after the campaign, which track it in content as well as in the media. These were undertaken at the request of the candidate, immediately post election, and, in fact, contain some material not available elsewhere, particularly some staff notes and memoranda. These are both colorful and informative and include issues, media coverage, internal campaign staff comments and notes, as well as campaign ephemera. These scrapbooks have been reformatted for preservation purposes. All collection scrapbooks are enumerated in Section 21.

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

Subseries 2. News Releases

Scope and Content Notes:

The 1978 Campaign for Governor news releases are chronologically ordered. They include all news releases issued during the years 1977-1979, ranging from those preceding Thornburgh's official announcement of his candidacy, January 10, 1978, on through the post-election period as Governor-elect. Some release files include related background or supplemental material. There are a few undated news releases from the campaign and one folder containing releases apparently not issued. Full text of all news releases is available here online.

Folder 11 March 31, 1977-October 27, 1977
Folder 12 January-March, 1978
Folder 13 April, 1978
Folder 14 May-June, 1978
Folder 15 July-August, 1978
Folder 16 September, 1978

Box 58
Folder 1 October, 1978
Folder 2 November, 1978
Folder 3 December, 1978-undated and unreleased
Folder 4 Unreleased 1977-1978

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

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

Subseries 5. Issue Research

Scope and Content Notes:

The Issue Research section is arranged into four groups as follows: Gubernatorial Debates; Research System; Issues; and Background Binders. These files consist of materials gathered and generated by campaign staff to provide Thornburgh with the necessary background for debates and to be generally knowledgeable about all issues of concern to Pennsylvanians. Rick Stafford headed this all-important research team.

The Gubernatorial Debates section is arranged chronologically by each of the two debates. The first occurred on October 10, 1978, and the second on October 25, 1978. These folders contain incredibly detailed materials in preparation for any conceivable question Thornburgh might be asked. They further include the likely responses by Thornburgh's opponent, Pete Flaherty, and even suggestions for Thornburgh's response to them. These files are remarkable and contain an all-inclusive review of all the important campaign issues.

The Research System files are arranged chronologically. Materials pertain to the complex research system developed and maintained by Rick Stafford's team. Included are filing systems information, memoranda, calendars, correspondence, schedules and notes.

The Issues files are broken down into thirty-eight topics relevant to Pennsylvania at the time of the '78 campaign. They are arranged alphabetically, from abortion to labor to workmen's compensation. Issue materials include, for example: newspaper clippings, reports, research papers, published materials, and staff notes.

The Background Binders include a broad range of research on issues, state government departments, and policies. The post-election policy binder was known informally as the "promise binder." This binder referenced all the commitments enumerated during the campaign and which served as a benchmark for future administration accomplishments. For preservation purposes, these materials have been removed from their original binders and placed in acid-free folders. These files present a valuable picture of Pennsylvania preceding Thornburgh's administration.

Section: Gubernatorial Debates (2)


Box 80
Folder 1 Debate I: Index and Part I for Debate binder, final form October 10, 1978
Folder 2 Debate I: Preparation: letters and memos October 10, 1978
Folder 3 Debate I: Background on media panelists: Karen Stone, Bob Dvorchak, Dave Leherr October 10, 1978
Folder 4 Debate II: Index and Rick Stafford briefing, formal additions to Debate I binder October 25, 1978
Folder 5 Debate II: Preparation: letters and memos October 25, 1978
Folder 6 Debate II: Researchers' analyses of Debate I October 25, 1978
Folder 7 Debate II: Research update October 25, 1978
Folder 8 Debate II: Transcript October 25, 1978
Folder 9 Thornburgh debate binder: Revised for Debate II October 25, 1978
Folder 10 Flaherty material from Thornburgh's binder 1977-1978
Folder 11 Documentation on Flaherty's positions 1977-1978
Folder 12 Memos from Tom Meglen to Rick Stafford regarding Flaherty's positions 1977-1978
Folder 13 Rick Stafford Strategy Development 1977-1978
Folder 14 Issue research 1977-1978
Folder 15 Briefing material prepared by Rick Stafford and researchers 1977-1978

Section: Research System

Folder 16 Correspondence from Rick Stafford requesting research materials 1977-1978
Folder 17 Preliminary filing system categories October 1, 1977 and November 21, 1977
Folder 18 Filing system categories and later revisions December 23, 1977
Folder 19 Subject directory for filing system and dated additions February 6, 1978 - September 1, 1978
Folder 20 Subject directory and updates: index to Pittsburgh office filing system 1977-1978
Folder 21 Memoranda and notes from Rick Stafford and Thornburgh to research volunteers regarding background papers 1977-1978
Folder 22 Rick Stafford's calendar and Thornburgh's annotated long range schedules 1977
Folder 23 Rick Stafford's agendas, goals, organization, to do lists, drafts and task forces 1977-1978
Folder 24 Research and development services and products by Rick Stafford: Outlines and formats 1977-1978
Folder 25 Research Department/Information Service responsibilities memo from Edith Souder 1977-1978
Folder 26 Research effort: Pittsburgh office guides to issues, assignment logs 1977-1978
Folder 27 Rick Stafford notes regarding research meetings at Thornburgh's home June, 1978
Folder 28 Rick Stafford's notes regarding research meetings 1977-1978
Folder 29 Questions and answers for candidates for primary response book 1978
Folder 30 Correspondence regarding offers of help with research 1977-1978

Box 81
Folder 1 Research memoranda from Bruce Weinrod to Thornburgh June, 1977 - July, 1977
Folder 2 "A Suggested Research Approach for Richard L. Thornburgh, Republican Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania," by Michael A. Poling September 1, 1977

Section: Issues

Section: Abortion

Folder 3 Correspondence and newsletters 1977-1978
Folder 4 Material from the Pro-Life Federation 1977-1978

Section: Aging

Folder 5 Correspondence and memoranda 1977-1978

Section: Agriculture

Folder 6 Land policy program for Pennsylvania by the Office of State Planning and Development March, 1978
Folder 7 Memoranda 1977-1978

Section: Arts

Folder 8 Correspondence, memoranda, and background research 1977-1978

Section: Attorney General

Folder 9 Articles and editorials 1977- 1978

Section: Blacks and Minorities

Folder 10 Spanish speaking community 1977-1978
Folder 11 Correspondence and memoranda 1977-1978
Folder 12 Analysis of Minority Business Program and Department of Commerce from Mark Lewis September 21, 1978
Folder 13 "People" power and EMAK group material from Morgan Doughton October, 1978
Folder 14 Memoranda, platform material, statistics, positions 1977-1978
Folder 15 Campaign meetings, notes, lists January, 1978-August, 1978

Section: Budgets and Taxes

Folder 16 Butera positions 1977-1978
Folder 17 Budget reform position papers from Raymond Pepe, Walt Plosila, Stumpf, Lopus September, 1976-June, 1978
Folder 18 Platform proposals; Michel on PA budget; budget priorities, Dempster statistics 1977-1978
Folder 19 Pennsylvania taxes 1977-1978
Folder 20 Correspondence, brochures, articles, clippings 1977-1978

Section: Crime/Corruption

Folder 21 Corruption and public officials in Pennsylvania 1977-1978
Folder 22 "Report to Senator Richard Tilghman, Chairman of Senate Minority Appropriations Committee," revised edition, regarding political corruption in state government 1974
Folder 23 Background papers regarding crime and public safety 1977-1978
Folder 24 Articles written by Clifford Karchmer and Marilyn Walsh 1977 -1978
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Crime Commission: correspondence and notes 1977-1978

Section: Drugs and Alcohol

Folder 26 Correspondence, memoranda, and background research 1977-1978

Section: Economy

Folder 27 Platform outlines of problems and proposals 1977-1978

Box 82
Folder 1 Tourism, housing, and neighborhood revitalization 1977-1978
Folder 2 Steel and coal 1977-1978
Folder 3 Business climate 1977-1978
Folder 4 Facts, notes, outlines, problem statements and goals 1977-1978
Folder 5 Background reports including Pennsylvania Industrial Development Association material from Victor Diehm 1977-1978
Folder 6 "Growth and Balance: the States' Views," White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development 1977-1978
Folder 7 "The Vital Impact of Travel on Economy of Pennsylvania," by PA Travel Industry Advisory Council 1977-1978

Section: Education

Folder 8 House of Representatives research memos 1977-1978
Folder 9 "The Financing of Higher Education by Commonwealth" by Mike Myers 1977-1978
Folder 10 Correspondence, clippings, and memos 1977-1978
Folder 11 Basic and higher education 1977-1978
Folder 12 Research and surveys 1977-1978
Folder 13 Platform binder material 1977-1978

Section: Efficiency in State Government

Folder 14 Memos, recommendations, and clippings 1977-1978

Section: Energy/Public Utilities Commission

Folder 15 Staff reports and suggested programs 1977-1978
Folder 16 Out of office reports and clippings 1977-1978
Folder 17 Background reports on Governor's Energy Council, Governor's Science Advisory Commission, Pennsylvania State University, League of Women Voters, and 1977 Power Conference 1977-1978

Section: Environment

Folder 18 Staff reports, background reports, and clippings 1977-1978

Section: Governor's Review of Government Management

Folder 19 The Governor's Review 1972
Folder 20-21 The Governor's Review (two copies) (annotated) 1975

Box 83
Folder 1 Analyses of Government Review 1972 1977-1978
Folder 2 Analyses of Government Review 1975 1977-1978

Section: Gun Control

Folder 3 Correspondence October, 1977-May, 1978
Folder 4 Correspondence May-November, 1978
Folder 5 Articles and research 1968-4978
Folder 6 Clippings 1977-1978

Section: Health/Mental Health and Retardation

Folder 7 Staff memos and reports (Pennhurst) 1977-1978
Folder 8 Costs/Medicaid 1977-1978
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council: Research for questionnaire 1977-1978
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society Reports 1977-1978
Folder 11 Housing and construction 1977-1978
Folder 12 Human services and welfare 1977-1978

Section: Jones Commission

Folder 13 Report on Governor's Study on Public Employee Relations 1977-1978
Folder 14 Testimony on Act 195 submitted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association and information on Act 111 1977-1978

Section: Justice

Folder 15 Merit Selection for Judges 1977-1978
Folder 16 Governor's Justice Commission 1977-1978
Folder 17 Articles 1977-1978

Section: Labor

Folder 18 Prevailing Wage Tax, Injunctions, and MILRITE 1977-1978
Folder 19 Pennsylvania State Government Employment 1977-1978
Folder 20 Department of Labor and Industry research, Thornburgh's notes, and department brochures 1977

Section: Legislative Reports and Statistics

Folder 21 League of Women Voters, Republican Minority (Hager), MacNett letter June, 1978

Section: Liquor

Folder 22 Correspondence and reports 1977-1978

Section: Multiple Issues

Folder 23 Reports, memos, and clippings by Plosila and others 1977-1978

Section: Pennsylvania Facts and Statistics


Box 84
Folder 1 Research and Memoranda 1977-1978

Section: Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council

Folder 2 Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council 1977-1978

Section: Pennsylvania Problems

Folder 3 Thornburgh's notes on the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Meeting with the President October, 1977
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Statistical Digests 1977-1978
Folder 5 Northeast Pennsylvania Issues 1977-1978
Folder 6 Northwest Pennsylvania Issues 1977-1978
Folder 7 Southeast Pennsylvania Issues (Bodine Issue Seminars) 1977-1978
Folder 8-9 Columns by William Ecenbarger of United Press International (UPI) regarding Pennsylvania problems 1970-1978

Section: Philadelphia

Folder 10 Correspondence 1977-1978
Folder 11 Primary research by Bea Cromwell 1977-1978
Folder 12 Reports and annotated articles 1977-1978
Folder 13 Mayor Frank Rizzo 1977-1978
Folder 14 Staff memos and briefing 1977-1978
Folder 15 Urban gardening 1977-1978
Folder 16 Memoranda and reports 1977-1978
Folder 17 Articles and newspaper clippings (annotated) 1977-1978

Section: Pittsburgh

Folder 18 "A Decade in Retrospect," Pennsylvania Economy League Report 1977

Section: Platform

Folder 19 "Republican White Papers: Briefing Papers on State Government in Pennsylvania," prepared by House Research Staff for Legislative Candidates June, 1978
Folder 20 Binder research 1977-1978
Folder 21-22 Republican platforms: 1962-1974 1977-1978
Folder 23 "Common Sense and Clean Government for a Change in Pennsylvania: a Republican Proposal," by Republican State Committee of PA 1978

Section: Regulation

Folder 24 Insurance 1977-1978
Folder 25 Public Utilities Commission and Banking 1977-1978

Section: Public Utilities Commission/Banking

Folder 26 Background Research 1978

Section: Shapp Record

Folder 27 Thornburgh/Scranton spending cap plan 1978
Folder 28 Editorials and responses to Thornburgh/Scranton spending cap July, 1978-September, 1978

Box 85
Folder 1 Memos, notes, reports, and information regarding Proposition 13 1977-1978
Folder 2 Other Pennsylvania proposals 1977-1978
Folder 3 Clippings 1977-1978
Folder 4 Newsletters 1977-1978
Folder 5 Reports and annotated articles 1977-1978

Section: Tax Limitation

Folder 6 Allegheny Valley Expressway 1977-1978
Folder 7 Bridges 1977-1978
Folder 8 Correspondence 1977-1978
Folder 9 Mass transportation 1977-1978
Folder 10 Pennsylvania aviation 1977-1978
Folder 11 PennDOT finances 1977-1978
Folder 12 "Macing and Extortion in the PA Department of Transportation," prepared by the PA Crime Commission July, 1978
Folder 13 Rail 1977-1978
Folder 14-16 Reports, notes, and articles 1977-1978
Folder 17 Safety 1977-1978
Folder 18 Turnpike 1977-1978
Folder 19 Waterways 1977-1978
Folder 20 Transit research, PAT, SEPTA, and other transit 1977-1978

Section: Unemployment Compensation

Folder 21 Memoranda and articles 1977-1978

Section: Veterans

Folder 22 Background Research 1977-1978

Section: Women's Issues

Folder 23 Memoranda and correspondence 1977-1978

Section: Workmen's Compensation

Folder 24 Memoranda and articles 1977-1978

Section: Youth

Folder 25 Correspondence and reports 1977-1978

Section: Background Binders


Box 86
Folder 1 Index for issue background binders 1977-1978
Folder 2 Issue background binder no. 1 1977-1978
Folder 3 Issue background binder no. 2 1977-1978
Folder 4 State government binder by department 1977-1978
Folder 5 State issue background binder 1977-1978
Folder 6 Staff notes on issue research 1977-1978
Folder 7 Post-election policy binder 1978
Folder 8 Republican State Committee platform 1978

Subseries 6. Opposition Research

Scope and Content Notes:

The Opposition Research section is arranged in three groups, as follows: 1978 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidates; Pennsylvania Politicians; and Other Pennsylvania Politicians. Folders are arranged by the name of the politician or candidate. Much of the material here consists of newspaper clippings and the date range is 1977 -1978, though some material dates back to the late 1960s depending on the politician's career. Annotations by Thornburgh are evident throughout these materials.

The 1978 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidates section is organized by candidate. The bulk of the material pertains to Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Pete Flaherty, Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1970 to 1977. For all candidates the files include newspaper clippings, but also, for example: biographical sketches, campaign literature, reports, Thornburgh staff research, and press releases. In addition to Pete Flaherty, these files include the other major Democrat and Republican figures that ran in the '78 gubernatorial primary. Candidates for Lieutenant Governor include William W. Scranton, III (R) and Robert P. Casey (D).

A note to the researcher: you will see the name Robert P. Casey twice in this section. In an unusual circumstance, two men with the identical name ran for office in the Primary. The "real" Bob Casey ran for Governor and the other for Lieutenant Governor, capitalizing on the name and reputation of former Auditor General Casey, who opposed Pete Flaherty in the primary, and who years later was a successful candidate for Governor in '86. The Thornburgh campaign successfully identified the '78 Lieutenant Governor candidate, Robert P. Casey, as the "wrong Bob Casey." The endorsement of Thornburgh/Scranton by high school teacher Casey's school newspaper, the Taylor Allderdice "Forward," was a notable campaign event which generated considerable media coverage across the state in the final weeks before the election.

The Pennsylvania Politicians section include some major Pennsylvania political players, who may have considered running for governor or were thought likely to run, but didn't. The bulk of these materials are newspaper clippings but also included are newsletters and campaign literature.

The Other Pennsylvania Politicians section is arranged alphabetically. Politicians included here were active figures in Commonwealth politics, whether currently campaigning for public office, or not. The materials collected vary from person to person but primarily consist of newspaper clippings.

Section: Candidates for Governor

Section: Pete Flaherty (D) Candidate Gubernatorial Race, 1978"


Box 87
Folder 1 The research effort regarding Flaherty's record by Thornburgh staff member Tom Darr and volunteers 1977-1978
Folder 2 Biographical and personal 1977-1978
Folder 3 Nancy Flaherty (wife) 1977-1978
Folder 4 Jim Flaherty (brother) 1977-1978
Folder 5 City Council Record 1977-1978
Folder 6 1969 Mayor Campaign 1977-1978
Folder 7 Mayor of Pittsburgh, statistics, problems, reports 1977-1978
Folder 8 Political analysis 1977-1978
Folder 9 Population figures for the City of Pittsburgh during Flaherty's first term as the Mayor of Pittsburgh 1977-1978
Folder 10 City of Pittsburgh Bond Ratings 1977-1978
Folder 11 Pittsburgh economy and business 1977-1978
Folder 12 Employment in Pittsburgh 1977-1978
Folder 13 Pittsburgh finances 1977-1978
Folder 14 City pensions 1977-1978
Folder 15 Arts 1977-1978
Folder 16 Blacks 1977-1978
Folder 17 Education 1977-1978
Folder 18 Emergency medical services 1977-1978
Folder 19 Fire insurance rating 1977-1978
Folder 20 Housing record 1977-1978
Folder 21 Human services 1977-1978
Folder 22 Juvenile Justice Center 1977-1978
Folder 23 Labor 1977-1978

Box 88
Folder 1 Senior citizens 1977-1978
Folder 2 Transportation: Roads and inland waterways 1977-1978
Folder 3 Pittsburgh bridges 1977-1978
Folder 4 East Street 1977-1978
Folder 5 Condition of city parking garages 1977-1978
Folder 6 Lawsuit with Allegheny Contracting Industries 1977-1978
Folder 7 Pittsburgh Convention Center 1977-1978
Folder 8 Opposition to programs and ideas 1977-1978
Folder 9 U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on nomination of Thornburgh as Assistant Attorney General June 17, 1975
Folder 10 U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on nomination of Flaherty as Deputy Attorney General March 22, 1977
Folder 11 Flaherty as attorney general 1977-1978
Folder 12 Flaherty's addresses and press breakfasts as Deputy Attorney General 1977-1978
Folder 13 Mayor Flaherty's appointments to City of Pittsburgh positions and lists of his supporters and non-supporters in Pittsburgh government 1977-1978
Folder 14 Flaherty's relationship with the Democratic Party 1977-1978
Folder 15 Quotes of Mayor Richard Caliguiri, Democrat, City of Pittsburgh regarding Flaherty 1973-1978
Folder 16 Flaherty's Platform Positions 1977-1978
Folder 17 Campaign commercials 1977-1978
Folder 18 Contributor lists 1977-1978
Folder 19 Flaherty campaign finances 1977-1978
Folder 20 Editorials 1977-1978
Folder 21 Composite of editorials and statements 1977-1978
Folder 22 "Facts you should know about Pete Flaherty," produced by Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978
Folder 23 "The Flaherty Myth," Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania 1977-1978
Folder 24 Background on Flaherty in preparation for debate 1977-1978
Folder 25 Articles and clippings regarding Flaherty in preparation for debate 1977-1978
Folder 26 Campaign statements 1977-1978
Folder 27 Transcripts of radio and public appearances 1977-1978
Folder 28 Flaherty's Opinion on the Idea of a Popularly Elected Attorney General 1977-1978

Box 89
Folder 1 Eugene Atkinson and Harvey Thieman, Pennsylvania Politicians, and their connections to Flaherty 1977-1978
Folder 2 Thornburgh Staff Research on Flaherty for Campaign Strategy 1977-1978
Folder 3 "Statistical Report," by the Pittsburgh Department of Police 1976-1977
Folder 4 "Toward a Safer Community," Governor's Justice Commission, Allegheny Regional Planning Council 1977-1978
Folder 5 Report of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development 1956, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975
Folder 6 "Housing Need and Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh," report by Carnegie Mellon University, School of Urban and Public Affairs May, 1975
Folder 7 Reports on Pennsylvania Southwest Associations 1974-1975
Folder 8 Opposition research binder on Flaherty and Casey, part 1 1977-1978
Folder 9 Opposition research binder on Flaherty and Casey, part 2 1977-1978
Folder 10 Opposition research binder on Flaherty and Casey (partial) 1977-1978
Folder 11 "Sewage System: Plan and Program, City of Pittsburgh," by the Department of City Planning and the Department of Public Works January, 1970
Folder 12 "Report of the Housing Inadequacies Task Force to the Reappraisal and Development Commission" May 17, 1971

Box 90
Folder 1 John F. Casey Company and Port Authority of Allegheny County vs. Pete F. Flaherty, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Court of Common Pleas, Docket No. 3676 January 6, 1972
Folder 2 John F. Casey Company and Port Authority of Allegheny County vs. Pete F. Flaherty, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Court of Common Pleas, Docket No. 3676 January 6, 1972
Folder 3 "Reorganization Advisory Committee Report to the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, part 1" (regarding Flaherty and education) October 24, 1972
Folder 4 "Toward a Living Renaissance: a Report of the Allegheny County Human Service Commission" November, 1974
Folder 5 "The Fiscal Condition of the City of Pittsburgh, 1969-1976" by Michael L. Myers, Research Analyst 1969-1976
Folder 6 "1976 Six Year Development Program of the City of Pittsburgh," City of Pittsburgh, Pete Flaherty, Mayor (annotated) 1976
Folder 7 "Comprehensive Six-Year Development Program," City of Pittsburgh, Pete Flaherty, Mayor (annotated) 1976
Folder 8 "1977-1982 Proposed Program, City of Pittsburgh," Richard S. Caliguiri, Mayor August, 1977
Folder 9 "Six Year Development Program, City of Pittsburgh," Richard S. Caliguiri, Mayor 1977
Folder 10 "A Decade in Retrospect: a Review of Pittsburgh's Fiscal Experience," by the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. 1968-1978
Folder 11 "Performance Evaluation Community Development Block Grant Program, City of Pittsburgh," by the Housing Department, Urban League of Pittsburgh April, 1978
Folder 12 "Bridge Closing Impact Study," by the Port Authority of Allegheny County June, 1978
Folder 13 "Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: an Investment Research Report," by Butcher and Singer, Inc. 1978
Folder 14-17 Clippings 1965-1974

Box 91
Folder 1-18 Clippings 1974-November, 1978

Section: Robert Butera ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 19 Campaign brochures, invitations, newsletters and speeches 1977-1978
Folder 20 Thornburgh's staff research 1977-1978
Folder 21 Campaign contributions: fiscal disclosure 1977-1978
Folder 22 Clippings and news service lists 1977-1978

Box 92
Folder 1 Opposition research and analyses by Thornburgh Staff 1977-1978
Folder 2 Summary of information on Robert Butera 1977-1978
Folder 3 "Butera For Governor" Committee and Campaign Literature 1977-1978
Folder 4 Biographies, research and clippings 1977-1978
Folder 5 House of Representatives: bills 1977-1978
Folder 6-19 Clippings 1962-1976

Section: Arlen Specter ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 20 Campaign literature, platform, newsletters, and memos 1977-1978
Folder 21 Correspondence with Thornburgh and Thornburgh's staff memos 1977-1978
Folder 22 Opposition research by Thornburgh Staff 1977-1978
Folder 23 Press releases and advertisements 1977-1978
Folder 24 News service lists and clippings 1965-1978

Box 93
Folder 1 Clippings regarding Specter's politics 1967
Folder 2 Clippings regarding mayoral candidacy 1969-1970
Folder 3-13 Clippings 1968-1978
Folder 14 Gubernatorial race: candidate profile and updates 1978
Folder 15 Gubernatorial primary: clippings 1978

Section: Henry Hager ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 16 Biographical material, newsletters, speeches 1977-1978
Folder 17 News clippings service lists and clippings January, 1978-May, 1978
Folder 18-19 Clippings 1977-1978

Section: David Marston ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 20 Biographical material, memos and correspondence 1977-1978
Folder 21 News service lists, clippings and editorials 1976-1978

Box 94
Folder 1-7 Clippings 1972-1978
Folder 8 Clippings regarding statements by Marston 1977-1978
Folder 9 Clippings regarding editorials 1977-1978

Section: Ernest Kline (D) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 10 Biography and Clippings 1969-1970
Folder 11-17 Clippings 1969-1978

Section: Robert P. Casey (D) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 18 Speech, brochures, newsletters, news service lists, clippings 1970-1978
Folder 19-23 Clippings 1977-1978

Section: Andrew Watson ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"


Box 95
Folder 1 Clippings 1977-1978

Section: Alvin Joseph Jacobsen ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978"

Folder 2 Clippings 1977-1978

Section: Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

Section: William Scranton, III ( R ) Candidate Lieutenant Governor Race, 1978"

Folder 3 Thornburgh's staff research and memos 1977-1978
Folder 4 Documents for Thornburgh's staff research 1977-1978
Folder 5 Biographies and brochures 1977-1978
Folder 6 Platform and campaign material 1977-1978
Folder 7 News releases, responses and speech drafts 1977-1978
Folder 8 Filing of primary campaign expenditures and contributions 1977-1978
Folder 9 Schedules 1978
Folder 10 Post Gazette editorial board with Casey October 4, 1978
Folder 11 Briefing for Roy Fox Show with Casey October 10, 1978
Folder 12 News service lists, clippings September, 1977-August, 1978
Folder 13 Clippings September 1, 1978-November 9, 1978

Section: Robert P. Casey (D) Candidate Lieutenant Governor Race, 1978"

Folder 14 Research prepared by Nancy Watson 1977-1978
Folder 15 Scranton/Casey name phenomenon 1977-1978
Folder 16 Background, clippings 1977-1978
Folder 17 News service lists and clippings May 17, 1978-November 4, 1978
Folder 18 Clippings 1977-1978
Folder 19 Casey/Scranton clippings 1977-1978

Section: Pennsylvania Politicians

Section: H. John Heinz, III "

Folder 22 Clippings 1976-1978

Section: Frank L. Rizzo

Folder 23 Clippings and campaign literature 1975-1978

Section: Richard S. Schweiker

Folder 24 Clippings and senate newsletters 1969-1978
Folder 25 Jim Seif application correspondence December, 1969-January, 1970

Section: Milton J. Shapp

Folder 26 Clippings 1975-1978
Folder 27 Presentation by the Staff of the Senate Minority Appropriations Committee July 11, 1977

Section: Other Pennsylvania Politicians


Box 96
Folder 1 Peter Atigan 1977-1978
Folder 2 Al Benedict 1977-1978
Folder 3 James Carter 1977-1978
Folder 4 William Clinger, Jr. 1977-1978
Folder 5 William Coleman 1977-1978
Folder 6 John Dellafina 1977-1978
Folder 7 Charles Dougherty 1977-1978
Folder 8 Emmet Fitzpatrick 1977-1978
Folder 9 George Gekas 1977-1978
Folder 10 Helen Gillette 1977-1978
Folder 11 Bill Goodling 1977-1978
Folder 12 K. Leroy Irvis 1977-1978
Folder 13 Donald Jameson 1977-1978
Folder 14 Wayne Kelly 1977-1978
Folder 15 William Klenk 1977-1978
Folder 16 Franklin Kury 1977-1978
Folder 17 Thomas Leonard 1977-1978
Folder 18 Ronald Lench 1977-1978
Folder 19 James McGregor 1977-1978
Folder 20 William Moorehead 1977-1978
Folder 21 W. Crawford, Murdock 1977-1978
Folder 22 Gary Myers 1977-1978
Folder 23 Thomas Nolan 1977-1978
Folder 24 Robert Peirce 1977-1978
Folder 25 Bud Shuster 1977-1978
Folder 26 William Spingler 1977-1978
Folder 27 Richard Sprague 1977-1978
Folder 28 Dennis Stevens 1977-1978
Folder 29 Delores Tucker 1977-1978
Folder 30 Bob Walker 1977-1978
Folder 31 Pete Wambach 1977-1978
Folder 32 Jennifer Wesner 1977-1978
Folder 33 Faith Whittlesey 1977-1978
Folder 34 Primary/Republicans: comparison of positions 1977-1978
Folder 35 Consumer Party 1978
Folder 36 Socialists Workers Party 1978
Folder 37 Lieutenant Governor candidates 1978
Folder 38 Candidates for General Assembly 1978
Folder 39 Candidates for State Senate 1978
Folder 40 Candidates for Congress 1978

Subseries 7. Campaign Memoranda and Planning Documents

Scope and Content Notes:

The valuable files grouped here contain materials that Thornburgh kept close at hand during the campaign. They include campaign planning and strategy documents from outside consultants, which are particularly interesting since they date early in 1978 when the campaign was just taking shape. Also notable are the media planning documents from Garth Associates and Bailey, Deardourff, both of whom participated significantly in the campaign media effort. There are name files regarding politicians, polls, and polling results. Significant communication during the campaign and among staff was via memoranda that relate interestingly to campaign planning and organization as well as to other active political figures.

Section: Planning Documents


Box 97
Folder 1 Campaign Staff, lists, position descriptions, charts 1977-1978
Folder 2 Garth Associates to Rick Stafford, research plan and clippings January 16, 1978
Folder 3 Bailey, Deardourff and Associates, Inc. correspondence to staff, regarding campaign plans 1977-1978
Folder 4 Eddie Mahe Correspondence to staff and memo: "Thoughts on Organization" 1977-1978
Folder 5 1978 Campaign Plan for Richard L. Thornburgh, Campaign for the Governor of Pennsylvania, Submitted by Eddie Mahe, Jr. February 8, 1978
Folder 6 POLITICON: Robert J. Colonna, National Direct Mail Services, Inc., correspondence from Colonna to Thornburgh 1977
Folder 7 The Agency, correspondence from Harkins and Uhre to Thornburgh 1977
Folder 8 Larry Dunn, "Proposed Campaign Plan to Elect Governor Thornburgh" 1977
Folder 9 V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "Research Design for 1978 Governor's Race" September, 1977
Folder 10 Patrick H. Caddell, "Working paper on Political Strategy" December 10, 1976
Folder 11 Michael A. Poling, "Suggested Research Approach" September 1, 1977
Folder 12 Time Allocation, memos of Jay Waldman (JCW) and Jim Seif (JMS) to Thornburgh 1977
Folder 13 Republican National Committee research manuals: opposition research and campaign research techniques October, 1969

Section: Staff Memoranda

Folder 14 From Paul Critchlow 1977-1978
Folder 15 From Pat Crawford July 28, 1978-September 25, 1978
Folder 16 From Jim Seif (JMS) April 27, 1977-October 22, 1978
Folder 17 To Jim Seif (JMS) from Thornburgh (RLT) December 7, 1977-August 29, 1978
Folder 18 Waldman memoranda, Primary election 1977-1978
Folder 19 Waldman memoranda, General election 1978
Folder 20 Thornburgh binder of memoranda, General election 1978

Box 98
Folder 1 From Rick Stafford (RAS) November 25, 1977-June 2, 1978
Folder 2 To Rick Stafford (RAS) from Thornburgh (RLT) September 20, 1977-September 6, 1978
Folder 3 Rick Stafford (RAS) notes 1977-1978
Folder 4 From Thornburgh (RLT) "to file" May 9, 1977-July 24, 1978
Folder 5 From Thornburgh (RLT) to various staff members September 6, 1977-September 18, 1978
Folder 6 To Jay Waldman (JCW) from Thornburgh (RLT) November 30, 1977-June 13, 1978
Folder 7 Regarding Schweiker October 11, 1977-January 11, 1978
Folder 8 Regarding Specter October 11, 1977-January 28, 1978
Folder 9 From other staff members: John Thornburgh (JKT), Murray Dickman (MGD) (polls), John Kelly, Bob Antonelli, John Casey, H. W. Turner, Ginny Thornburgh (VJT), Rodger Morrow, Tom Darr, and Bill Scranton (WWSIII) January 5, 1978-September 14, 1978

Subseries 8. Campaign Name Files

Scope and Content Notes:

These files contain correspondence, clippings, and other material pertaining to individuals that were of particular interest during the campaign. There is an interesting mix of names from President Carter, to Governors Scranton and Shapp, to Tony Grosso, a racketeer Thornburgh had previously convicted and who now claimed to support his candidacy. Grosso's campaign "participation" was inappropriate and alarming but peculiarly colorful.

Folder 10 Bob Butera 1977-1978
Folder 11 President Jimmy Carter 1977-1978
Folder 12 Joseph Cosetti 1977-1978
Folder 13 Pete Flaherty 1977-1978
Folder 14 President Gerald Ford 1977-1978
Folder 15 Tony Grosso 1977-1978
Folder 16 Henry Hager 1977-1978
Folder 17 Senator John Heinz 1976-1978
Folder 18 Elsie Hillman 1977-1978
Folder 19 Jim Knepper 1977-1978
Folder 20 Bert Lance 1977-1978

Box 99
Folder 1 Drew Lewis 1977-1978
Folder 2 David Marston 1977-1978
Folder 3 Judge Frank Montemuro 1977-1978
Folder 4 Richard Schweiker 1977-1978
Folder 5 Hugh Scott 1977-1978
Folder 6 Governor William W. Scranton, Jr. 1977-1978
Folder 7 William W. Scranton, III 1977-1978
Folder 8 Governor Milton J. Shapp 1977-1978
Folder 9 Jim Thompson 1977-1978
Folder 10 Other Pennsylvania names 1977-1978
Folder 11 Philadelphia names 1977-1978
Folder 12 Committee of Seventy 1977-1978
Folder 13 GOP Pennsylvania names 1977-1978

Subseries 9. Dickman Files and Polls

Scope and Content Notes:

These files are those which Murray Dickman (MGD) kept during the campaign. They include polls and polling data, name files, documents relating to the campaign, and election rules and regulations. Even in 1978, polls were a critical component of a successful campaign, which makes these files of particular interest.

Folder 14 Campaign and election rules and regulations 1977-1978
Folder 15 Organization lists 1977-1978
Folder 16 V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "An Overview of Political Attitudes in Pennsylvania" October, 1977
Folder 17 V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "Pennsylvania Aggregates, Statewide and Republicans Only" October, 1977
Folder 18 V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "Preliminary Cross-tabulation results of Pennsylvania statewide survey" October, 1977
Folder 19-20 Campaign manual for county coordinator 1977-1978
Folder 21 Butera, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 22 Hager, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 23 Marston, Primary January-May, 1978

Box 100
Folder 1 Specter, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 2 Lieutenant Governor candidates, Scranton and Whittlesey, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 3 Events and clippings, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 4 Republican State Committee: correspondence, minutes, and annotated clippings 1970-1976
Folder 5 Republican State Committee: correspondence, minutes, and annotated clippings 1977
Folder 6 Republican State Committee: correspondence, minutes, and annotated clippings 1978
Folder 7 Republican State Committee, address lists and information on individuals 1978
Folder 8 Republican Governor's Association: speeches, newsletters, and articles 1977-1978
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Teenage Republicans: letters and GOP newsletters (annotated) 1977-1978
Folder 10 Polls 1977
Folder 11 Polls 1976-1977
Folder 12 Philadelphia Mayoral Poll September, 1978
Folder 13 Primary Polls 1978
Folder 14 General Election Polls 1978
Folder 15 "Pennsylvania Statewide Analysis," prepared for the Thornburgh-Scranton for Governor Committee by Market Opinion Polls August-October, 1978

Subseries 10. Candidate Thornburgh's Files

Scope and Content Notes:

These files are campaign documents kept by Thornburgh. Most all materials have been marked with red pen, typical of Thornburgh's personal annotating. Naturally, the candidate's own files will have particular interest to researchers, especially his record of election results! Included here are Thornburgh's notes from phone conversations, speech notes, his schedules, research on opposition candidates, and other more "personal" ephemera.

Section: Thornburgh Binders

Folder 16 Thornburgh (RLT) schedules: Primary January 31, 1978-May 14, 1978
Folder 17 Thornburgh (RLT) schedules: General May 31, 1978-election day
Folder 18 Republican candidates: Primary January-May, 1978

Box 101
Folder 1-2 Contributors February 21, 1978-November 20, 1978
Folder 3 Thornburgh County files 1977-1978
Folder 4 Position papers: Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 5-6 Pete Flaherty opposition research 1977-1978
Folder 7 Policy information, formerly "Promise Binder" December, 1978

Section: Personal Campaign Files

Folder 8 Inspirational ideas and quotes 1884-1978
Folder 9 "Constitutional Revision in Pennsylvania," inscribed on January 23, 1978 by George D. Wolf 1969
Folder 10 "Constitutional Revision in Pennsylvania," gift in 1978 1969
Folder 11 "Key to the Keystone State: Pennsylvania," prepared by League of Women Voters 1974
Folder 12 FBI Directorship and Thornburgh 1977
Folder 13 Articles of interest regarding politics 1977-1978
Folder 14 Campaign research 1977-1978
Folder 15 Notes and information on Campaign '78 1977-1978
Folder 16 Transitions, 1977 and 1978, K&L cards April 1, 1977; January 1, 1979
Folder 17 Correspondence, memos, advice, Primary and General 1977-1978
Folder 18 "Special Issues" correspondence regarding legal issues and cases 1977-1978

Box 102
Folder 1 Business cards 1977-1978
Folder 2 Thornburgh telephone memoranda March 28, 1977-October 2, 1978
Folder 3 Thornburgh telephone notes and election results by county February 27, 1978-November 9, 1978
Folder 4 Thornburgh telephone notes November 9, 1978-March 30, 1979
Folder 5 Specter and Thornburgh appearances, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 6 Thornburgh notes, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 7 Thornburgh notes, General June-November, 1978
Folder 8 Endorsements, Primary January-May, 1978
Folder 9 Endorsements, General June-November, 1978
Folder 10 Dickman memo regarding Survey July 18-24, 1978
Folder 11 Pete Flaherty opposition research, negative articles and data 1978
Folder 12 Official election results, 1978 Governor's race vs. 1974 Senate race November 22, 1978
Folder 13 Election results, unofficial, letters drafted to State Senators and Representatives 1978
Folder 14 PA Society event during transition, clippings December 10, 1978
Folder 15 1978 Christmas cards December, 1978
Folder 16 MacLeod interview with Thornburgh (UPI) 1979

Subseries 11. Chron Files and News Clippings

Scope and Content Notes:

The 1978 campaign chron files contain news clippings that follow the campaign virtually day by day. They date January, 1977-November 7, 1978, and are arranged chronologically by month and day.

The chron files illuminate the progress of the campaign in great detail, and include for example: event schedules, political issues, debate materials, press releases, and news clippings. There also are brochures, invitations, speech drafts, correspondence, polls and memos throughout. There is a useful alphabetical index to scheduled events at the beginning of this section, listing all the persons and organizations with whom candidate Thornburgh met throughout the campaign. At the end of each month, there also is a folder containing personal schedules of both Ginny Thornburgh and Bill Scranton.

The news clippings are in three sections: Primary Election, General Election, and Post-Election/Transition. These news clippings include those about other candidates as well as Thornburgh/Scranton on the campaign trail and derive from both urban and rural newspapers statewide. The post election clippings cover Republican Party activities, Gettysburg ceremonies honoring Mamie Eisenhower, and items relating to the future Thornburgh administration cabinet and inaugural preparations.

Section: Chron Files


Box 103
Folder 1 Index to Schedules 1977-1978
Folder 2 November 28, 1976
Folder 3 January 24-March 20, 1977
Folder 4 March 22, 1977, March 31, 1977
Folder 5-8 April 11-26, 1977
Folder 9 April 28-May 6, 1977
Folder 10-15 May 9-27, 1977
Folder 16 May 31-June 5, 1977
Folder 17-20 June 6-27, 1977
Folder 21 June 27-July 2, 1977
Folder 22-25 July, 1977
Folder 26-27 August 15-31, 1977

Box 104
Folder 1-3 September 1-24, 1977
Folder 4 September 25-October 1, 1977
Folder 5-12 October, 1977
Folder 13 October 30- November 5, 1977
Folder 14-19 November,1977
Folder 20 November 27- December 3, 1977

Box 105
Folder 1-5 December, 1977
Folder 6-15 January, 1978
Folder 16-44 February, 1978

Box 106
Folder 1-29 March, 1978
Folder 30-46 April 1-18, 1978

Box 107
Folder 1-11 April 19-30, 1978
Folder 12-31 May, 1978
Folder 32-56 June, 1978

Box 108
Folder 1-31 July, 1978
Folder 32-43 August 5-21, 1978

Box 109
Folder 1-10 August 22-31, 1978
Folder 11-39 September, 1978

Box 110
Folder 1-31 October, 1978
Folder 32-39 November, 1978
Folder 40-43 Ginny Thornburgh's Schedules February-November, 1978
Folder 44 Bill Scranton's Schedules June-November, 1978

Section: News Clippings

Section: Primary Election


Box 111
Folder 1-9 March-December, 1977
Folder 10-19 January-April, 1978

Box 112
Folder 1-2 May 1-16, 1978

Section: General Election

Folder 3-15 May 17-July, 1978

Box 113
Folder 1-14 August-October 19, 1978

Box 114
Folder 1-12 October 20-November 7, 1978

Section: Post-Election

Folder 13-20 November 8-24, 1978

Box 115
Folder 1-11 November 25-December, 1978

Box 116
Folder 1-8 January 1-16, 1979

Section: Ginny Thornburgh

Folder 9 March, 1978-November, 1978

Subseries 12. Transition and Inaugural

Scope and Content Notes:

This portion of the collection is comprised of files that cover the Governor-elect's transition period from the general election in November 1978 until the Inauguration in January 1979, the time for what Thornburgh called "administration-building tasks." The contents are organized into seven sections: Election Results; Post Election Mail; "The Transition"; Study Team Organization; Study Team Reports; Cabinet Nominations; and Inaugural.

The election results are detailed and identify the varying regions and constituencies which voted for Thornburgh/Scranton, and evaluations of the results, many with Thornburgh annotations. Also are included field reports from campaign workers around the state. In the next section there is Post Election mail that includes letters and notes of congratulations, offers of help, and correspondence from persons seeking jobs in the new administration.

"The Transition" identifies the specific period of time between the November victory of Governor elect Thornburgh and his subsequent Inauguration in January. This section contains binders of information prepared by the outgoing Shapp administration, plans and security issues, agendas, and lists of Thornburgh's transition team, led by Rick Stafford. The next group, Study Team Organization, has files related to the selection of and schedules for experts to come and evaluate departments and issues and prioritize concerns for the incoming administration. Their Study Team Reports follow.

A key additional responsibility of the transition team was assistance with the challenging process of identifying potential cabinet members for the Thornburgh administration. There were many suggestions, recommendations and research made available for consideration by Governor-elect Thornburgh in this all-important task.

The final section specifically relates to the Inaugural, the plans, celebrations and myriad of arrangements. Materials for example include: memos, schedules, invitations, events, Ginny Thornburgh's Inaugural file, a family inaugural scrapbook by Ann Thornburgh, and ephemera. Included, too, is a volume of photographs from the Inaugural and related events, published subsequently by the Republican Party. After the thrills and joys of the Inaugural, the new Governor was ready!

Section: Election Results


Box 117
Folder 1 Primary Election Results 1978
Folder 2 1978 Republican State Committee of PA Post Primary Statistics by County 1978
Folder 3 County Results-Primary 1978 1978
Folder 4 "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State Bureau of Elections and Commissions, Primary Election '78 - Official Results" by Barton A. Fields, Secretary of Commonwealth July 31, 1978
Folder 5 General Election Results and Official Certificate of Election 1978-1979
Folder 6 Murray Dickman Post Election Results November 22, 1978
Folder 7 Post election field reports by Kit Donahue, et al November-December, 1978
Folder 8 Registered Pennsylvania Voters 1978
Folder 9 PA State Legislative and Senatorial campaigns 1978
Folder 10 U.S. Congressional Races 1978
Folder 11 Pre 1978 Election Results (annotated by Thornburgh and staff) 1978

Section: Post Election Mail

Section: Primary


Box 118
Folder 1 Memo regarding post election Mail Handling system December 18, 1978
Folder 2-5 Letters of congratulations to Thornburgh (including replies) May-July, 1978
Folder 6 Letters of congratulations to Ginny Thornburgh (including replies) May, 1978
Folder 7 Letters of congratulations to PA Legislature June 8 -15, 1978
Folder 8 Letters of congratulations including offers of help May-June, 1978

Section: General

Folder 9 Mailgrams November 8, 1978
Folder 10 Name List of Congratulatory Correspondence November, 1978
Folder 11-12 Letters addressed to "Dick and Ginny" November, 1978
Folder 13 Cards addressed to "Dick and Ginny" November, 1978
Folder 14 Personal Congratulations November, 1978
Folder 15 Correspondences with special enclosures November 8, 1978-January 4, 1979
Folder 16 Congratulatory Telegrams November 8, 1978
Folder 17 Thank you letters to volunteers November-December, 1978

Box 119
Folder 1-2 Correspondence November-December, 1978
Folder 3 Letters, mailgrams and telegrams November-December, 1978
Folder 4 Christmas cards and congratulations November-December, 1978
Folder 5 Federal Officeholders, Governors, and Presidents November, 1978
Folder 6 State Senators November, 1978
Folder 7 State Representatives November, 1978
Folder 8 Judges November, 1978
Folder 9 Municipal and County Officials November, 1978
Folder 10 Newspaper editors and media persons November, 1978
Folder 11 State Committee November, 1978
Folder 12 County Chairman and Committees November, 1978
Folder 13 Local Committees November, 1978
Folder 14 GOP and Thornburgh Organizations (African American, Women, Youth) November, 1978
Folder 15 Congratulations with Enclosed Contributions October-December, 1978
Folder 16 Names for Study Teams and Transition November-December, 1978
Folder 17-18 General Offers of Help November-December, 1978
Folder 19 Correspondence from State Officials and Secretaries November 10-December 1, 1978
Folder 20 Constituent letters of congratulations with subject concerns November, 1977-December, 1978

Box 120
Folder 1 Letters Thornburgh sent to supporters (name and address lists included) November, 1978
Folder 2 Letters to union members thanking them for notes of congratulations November-December, 1978
Folder 3 Chamber of Commerce December 6, 1978
Folder 4 Organizations November-December, 1978
Folder 5 Special Interest Groups November-December, 1978
Folder 6 Correspondences to Ginny October-December, 1978

Section: The Transition

Folder 7 Copies of Mail Sent to Transition Team regarding issues and offers of help November, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 8 Governor Shapp transition binder, Government Operations November, 1978
Folder 9 Governor Shapp transition binder, "Government Operations," prepared for Governor-elect Thornburgh November, 1978
Folder 10 Plans and Memos December 27, 1978
Folder 11 New York Times Economic Magazine advertisement by the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce December 7, 1978
Folder 12 Security Information undated
Folder 13 Transition Team Members November 30, 1978-January 1, 1979
Folder 14 Meeting Notes/Agendas November, 1978-February, 1979
Folder 15 Staff Memos November-December, 1978
Folder 16 Budget/Expenses June, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 17 Schedule Matters and Invitations November, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 18 Governor's Office: Organizational outline (annotated) undated

Section: Study Team Organization

Folder 19 Study Team Name Lists and Job Descriptions November, 1978-February, 1979
Folder 20 Agriculture November, 1978-February, 1979
Folder 21 Commerce/Banking/Insurance/Securities Commission August, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 22 Energy/Environment November, 1978-December, 1978
Folder 23 Labor and Industry October, 1977-January, 1979
Folder 24 Personnel May-December, 1978
Folder 25 Personnel: Letters and Memos regarding labor and public employee issues December, 1978
Folder 26 Community Affairs: Historical and Museum, Arts, PPTN November, 1978
Folder 27 Health, Welfare and Drug Abuse and Aging March-December, 1978
Folder 28 Education: PHEAA, PHEFA, School Building Authority, State Tax Equal November-December, 1978
Folder 29 Transportation: Highways and Bridges and PA Turnpike December, 1978
Folder 30 Justice: State Police, Civil Defense, Military Affairs, Probation and Parole, H.R.C., Judicial Branch November 13, 1978

Box 121
Folder 1 Finance & Budget 1978
Folder 2 Revenue and Budget Transition Memos November-December, 1978
Folder 3 Revenue and Budget Memo regarding Deficiency in Governor's Office Appropriation December 27, 1978
Folder 4 PA Commission for Women November 21, 1978
Folder 5 Rick A. Stafford (RAS) Notes 1977-1978
Folder 6 Rick A. Stafford (RAS) Daily Log November 11, 1978
Folder 7 Daily Staff Log (phone log) November-December, 1978
Folder 8 Phone Logs November 9, 1978
Folder 9 Thornburgh's phone call notations (annotations) November-December 1978
Folder 10 Governor's Review of Government Management, Inc. February-August, 1975
Folder 11 PA Public Television Proposal: "Transition: A Governor Takes Office" September, 1978-February, 1979
Folder 12 Rick A. Stafford (RAS) Plans and Notes November, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 13 Letters, Memos, Articles (annotated) November, 1978-December, 1979
Folder 14 Correspondence to Thornburgh Governor Elect re study teams November-December, 1978
Folder 15 Shapp Letters regarding Judicial Appointment (including Governor Elect's response) December, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 16 Former Governor Leader Administration Transition Reports and news releases 1955-1958
Folder 17 Clips from AP and UPI December, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 18 Clips - Editorials December, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 19 Clips- By Newspaper or Region December, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 20 Employee "Package" for Governor undated
Folder 21 Memo regarding Public School Employer Retirement System December 19, 1978
Folder 22 Federal Funding Report of Region III Federal Regional Council November 18, 1978
Folder 23 Transition Briefing Paper on Pennsylvania by Mid-Atlantic Federal Regional Council January, 1979

Section: Study Team Reports


Box 122
Folder 1 Agriculture October-December, 1978
Folder 2 Budget November 28, 1978-December 22, 1978
Folder 3 Commerce & Business (annotated) December, 1978
Folder 4 Community Affairs (annotated) December 21, 1978
Folder 5 Education March, 1976-November, 1978
Folder 6 Education October, 1977-December, 1978
Folder 7 Environment: Transition Draft Report-revision December 28, 1978
Folder 8 Environment: Goals and Report to Transition Team December, 1978
Folder 9-10 Environment-DER (Department of Environmental Resources) (annotated) December 13-18, 1978
Folder 11 Justice December 20, 1978
Folder 12-13 Labor and Industry (annotated) December, 1978

Box 123
Folder 1 Personnel (annotated) December 8, 1978
Folder 2 Transportation (annotated) December 15, 1978
Folder 3-4 Welfare & Health (annotated) August-December, 1978

Section: Cabinet Nominations

Folder 5-7 Cabinet Recommendations October-December, 1978
Folder 8 Cabinet Nominations November 4, 1978-January 5, 1979
Folder 9 Cabinet appointments: clippings January 1979
Folder 10 Robert Wilburn: Speech to Indiana County Chamber of Commerce November 8, 1978

Section: Inaugural

Folder 11 Correspondence and memos December, 1978
Folder 12 Press arrangements, advisories schedules and news release December, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 13 Inauguration Oath of Office memo December 13, 1978
Folder 14 Inaugural Committee Press Kit January, 1979
Folder 15 Inaugural Day schedules, events, speech January 16, 1979
Folder 16 Clippings January 17-18, 1979
Folder 17 Inaugural headlines and activities compiled by Ann Thornburgh January, 1979
Folder 18 Inaugural related ephemera and invitations January, 1979
Folder 19 Ginny Thornburgh's Inaugural File January, 1979
Folder 20 Post Inaugural Scheduling November, 1978-January, 1979
Folder 21 Inaugural Book: "Inauguration Day 1979" January, 1979