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Series XI. Governor of Pennsylvania, 1979-1987

Scope and Content Notes:

Simply noting the 691 linear foot extent of this Governor section should serve as an alert to the importance and depth of these files. Thornburgh's eight years as the 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, 1979-1987, are what many people recall most, or perhaps the handling of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident which occurred a mere 71 days after Thornburgh's inauguration on January 16, 1979.

Thornburgh's inaugural address (video here online) describes his goals and concludes by stating that he sees a Pennsylvania where "the scope for new jobs and industry matches the breadth of talents and skills of our diverse people ... the prospects for growth and opportunity equal the power of our resources ... the dreams and the hopes for the future are as great as the pride in our past [and] the character of its leadership reflects the compassion and wisdom of its people" (Evidence draft, p. 334). After eight years as Governor, including a re-election campaign in 1982, Thornburgh left office with a remarkable legacy of accomplishment.

Understandably, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident is a major subject in these gubernatorial files. This unique and notable emergency brought worldwide attention to the leadership of Pennsylvania's Governor Thornburgh and his new administration, with problems "that no governor, anywhere, had ever had to face" ( Evidence, p. 112). Not only is there a section specifically entitled TMI, but also other detailed files which include the accident itself, the legal aftermath, emergency preparedness, cleanup problems and plans, energy and environmental concerns, and health and economic issues. See the following additional sections: Governor and Staff; Press Secretary; General Counsel; and Office of Policy Development (TMI and Plosila). The importance and depth of the files on Three Mile Island cannot be over-emphasized. Of special note, too, are available case studies on Three Mile Island. The facts of Thornburgh's overall accomplishments are well summarized in The Thornburgh Years: A Legacy of Excellence:

"Thornburgh brought a combination of tough-mindedness and compassion to the governorship. He moved aggressively to restore fiscal integrity, to cut waste and drastically reduce the state's bloated bureaucracy, while improving the delivery of services.

"For eight straight years, Thornburgh's budget proposals held spending increases to less than the rate of inflation. To combat the corruption and mismanagement which had plagued Pennsylvania in the 1970s, Thornburgh imposed a tough new code of conduct for state officials. He cut regulatory red tape, and pioneered programs to assist new and expanding businesses [via the Ben Franklin Partnership].

"He reformed the state's runaway welfare system, removing hundreds of thousands of able-bodied recipients from the rolls while increasing funds for job training and aid for those truly unable to work. He won passage of some of the toughest anti-crime legislation in the nation, including mandatory sentences for repeat and violent offenders.

"Thornburgh moved effectively to generate economic growth and create new jobs. He implemented widely acclaimed and imitated job retraining programs and initiatives to promote the service and high technology enterprises of the future.

"Employment in the state reached an all-time high in 1986, [despite the loss of the steel industry in the early 1980s.] His 'Excellence in Education' initiatives are improving all aspects of the state's education system. And Thornburgh cut personal and business taxes by over $1 billion!"( The Thornburgh Years, A Legacy of Excellence, p 3).

Over the years Thornburgh was recognized nationally by respected columnists such as David Broder of The Washington Post who noted in 1985 that Thornburgh's "changes in taxes, education, welfare, unemployment compensation and economic development programs are beginning to produce visible evidence of economic transition" ( Legacy, p. 18). His fellow governors elected him to the Executive Committee of the National Governors' Association (NGA) and to chair the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) and the Republican Governors Association (RGA). President Reagan appointed Governor Thornburgh to the Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR), and to the Advisory Board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) and praised him as "a man of merit, a leader who has certainly earned my respect and the admiration of people across the political spectrum. He is a man of principle, impeccably honest, and cool under pressure" ( Legacy, p. 18).

When Thornburgh left office, in January 1987, he had a 72 percent approval rating and his fellow governors, Republican and Democrat, placed him among the most effective big-state governors in the nation. "[Ginny and I] departed [Harrisburg] somewhat sadly, to be sure, but with a real sense of accomplishment and a genuine excitement about what the future might hold for us and for our family" (Evidence draft, p. 365).

Also included in this section are the files of First Lady, Virginia Judson Thornburgh, known to all as Ginny. It was common to hear the Thornburghs referred to as the Governor and Ginny. As Dick Thornburgh states in his book: "Ginny, of course, continued working on the issues closest to her heart throughout my terms as governor, engaging in advocacy for persons with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania ... She also served, by appointment of President Reagan, on the President's Commission on Mental Retardation" ( Evidence, p.195). Files reflecting her activities exist not only with Governor Staff Files but also in the Press Office Files. For sure, Ginny was not a saver like her husband, and her files accordingly are slim. However, together her files, at least in small measure, reflect the daily participation of this notable "First Lady of Pennsylvania" in the actions and achievements of the administration.

Researchers should note that the files in this section are widely annotated by the Governor with his notable red pen, something increasingly unique in our now highly computerized society. Drafts of speeches and issue papers are also to be found. Of particular note regarding all issues are the files from the Office of Policy Development (OPD). Every subject of note will be found in these extensive files. Walt Plosila was the first Director, and later Harold Miller, both of whose files are invaluable. In addition, the "OPD Analysts Reports" cover many subjects in great detail (an overall list is available online). There also is a separate OPD TMI. It will be prudent when researching the OPD files to use the finding aid search capability on selected topics of interest.

Furthermore, the depth of this collection, throughout, is notable. "Events," just for example, contain not only invitations, correspondence, and schedules, but also significant background on the organization, the issues involved, and the participants. The "Weekly Reports" are a useful system of reporting to the Governor of both successes and problems in response to a "no surprises" admonishment by Governor Thornburgh to his cabinet, thus providing much insight to each department's goals and accomplishments. The successful travel campaign, "You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania," is included in the files and A-V items. Lastly, the foreign trips are intriguing and relate in several cases to Pennsylvania's economic development efforts, one to Russia has interesting mention of nuclear preparedness issues relating to TMI and Chernobyl, and others are good-will visits sponsored by the National Governors Association and the United State Information Agency (USIA). These files generally include the Governor's personal diaries with his reflections and comments as well as extensive background material and colorful ephemera.

In conclusion, the Governor files are both lengthy and rich in content. All speeches, news releases, transcripts, and Executive Orders are available here online, in addition to selective reports and other digitized text. The files are divided into 26 sections, as follows, each with significant and informative introductory notes: Speeches; News Releases; Transcripts; Executive Orders; Administrative Achievements; Office of Budget and Administration; Three Mile Island (TMI); Office of Policy Development TMI; Office of Policy Development (OPD), Plosila; Office of Policy Development, Miller; Office of Policy Development Analysts Reports; Press Secretary; General Counsel; Governor, Staff and Ginny Thornburgh (VJT); Committees and Commissions; National Governor Organizations (NGA, CONEG, and RGA); Appointive Positions (EXIM Bank, and ACIR); Departmental Weekly Reports; Scheduling; Events; Foreign Trips; County Books; Correspondence; News Clippings; Transition '87; and Reports (available here online).

Subseries 1. Speeches and Testimony

Scope and Content Notes:

There are 761 speeches that were given by Governor Dick Thornburgh during his two term, eight year, tenure as Governor of Pennsylvania, 1979-1987. All of these speeches are available here online. These speeches are varied in content, in the occasion of delivery, and in many cases drafts are included in the collection. It is fair to say that virtually all noteworthy topics are included in these speeches, many in great detail. Searching on topics of specific interest, or dates, or organizations and/or cities is all possible and will be fruitful.

Included in this group of speeches is testimony, since such occasions merited prepared remarks similar to speeches. Since "testimony" is included in the relevant titles, researchers can readily search on that word, if testimony items are of particular interest.


Box 157
Folder 1 Inaugural Address, Harrisburg, PA. January 16, 1979
Folder 2 1979-1980 Budget Address Before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA March 7, 1979
Folder 3 PA Association of Intermediate Units/State Board of Education, Grantville, PA March 8, 1979
Folder 4 "Dinner of Champions," Jaffa Mosque, Altoona, PA March 10, 1979
Folder 5 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Wilkes-Barre, PA March 17, 1979
Folder 6 Capitol Prayer Breakfast, Harrisburg, PA March 20, 1979
Folder 7 Bank Leumi Le-Israel, Philadelphia, PA March 22, 1979
Folder 8 Travel Industry Legislative Reception and Dinner, Hershey, PA March 26, 1979
Folder 9 "A Report to the People on the Three Mile Island (TMI) Incident," Harrisburg, PA April 6, 1979
Folder 10 University of Pittsburgh Engineering Alumni Dinner, Pittsburgh, PA April 19,1979
Folder 11 Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulations regarding Three Mile Island (TMI), Washington D.C. April 23, 1979
Folder 12 Lancaster Association of Commerce and Industry, Lancaster, PA April 24, 1979
Folder 13 Friends of Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, PA April 27, 1979
Folder 14 Ripon Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA April 28, 1979
Folder 15 Shippensburg State College and Lincoln University Commencements, Shippensburg and Lincoln, PA May 5 & 6, 1979
Folder 16 35th Annual Dinner Meeting of the West Branch Manufacturers' Association, Williamsport, PA May 9, 1979
Folder 17 Testimony to Select Committee on Three Mile Island (TMI), PA House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA May 10, 1979
Folder 18 "Retrenchment and Reform: Realities of the Eighties," American Society for Public Administration, Central PA Chapter, Hershey, PA May 16, 1979
Folder 19 County Maintenance Managers, Department of Transportation, Mechanicsburg, PA May 16, 1979
Folder 20 Testimony: President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, Middletown, PA May 17, 1979
Folder 21 Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia, PA May 26, 1979
Folder 22 Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Wilkes-Barre, PA May 29, 1979
Folder 23 Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA June 4, 1979
Folder 24 Annual AFL-CIO Convention, Philadelphia, PA June 5, 1979
Folder 25 Opportunities Industrialization Centers, Washington D.C. June 12, 1979
Folder 26 Eastern Regional Council on Welfare Fraud, Harrisburg, PA June 18, 1979
Folder 27 Associated Press Managing Editors, White Haven, PA June 22, 1979
Folder 28 Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce, Johnstown, PA July 12, 1979
Folder 29 Testimony: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Washington D.C. July 16, 1979
Folder 30 American Correctional Association, 109th Annual Congress, Philadelphia, PA August 20, 1979
Folder 31 AG Progress Days August 22,1979
Folder 32 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA September 17, 1979
Folder 33 Philadelphia Distinguished Republican Award Reception and Dinner, Philadelphia, PA September 25, 1979
Folder 34 Legislative Agenda for 1979-1980, Harrisburg, PA October 2, 1979
Folder 35 6th Annual Pennsylvania Conference on Aging, Philadelphia, PA October 3, 1979
Folder 36 "Priorities for Progress in PA," PA Congressional Delegation, Pennsylvania Day, Washington DC October 17, 1979
Folder 37 Pennsylvania Public Executive Directors' Conference, Valley Forge, PA October, 26, 1979
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Distinguished Republicans Award, Pittsburgh, PA October 31, 1979
Folder 39 National Association of Realtors, New Orleans, LA (TMI & energy) November, 9, 1979
Folder 40 American Legion, Dedication of the World War I Doughboy Statue, Wormleysburg, PA November 11, 1979
Folder 41 National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employee's Union, National Association of Hospital Workers, New York, NY December 8, 1979
Folder 42 Pennsylvania Society Dinner, New York, NY December 8, 1979
Folder 43 Eisenhower Convocation, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA January 22, 1980
Folder 44 Governor's Coal Conference, Harrisburg, PA January 23, 1980
Folder 45 West Virginia Republican Legislative Task Force, Charleston, WV January 29, 1980
Folder 46 United Steelworkers of America: 22nd Annual Statewide Legislative Conference, Philadelphia, PA January 30, 1980
Folder 47 Budget Address Before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 5, 1980
Folder 48 Keystone Bituminous Coal Association, Hershey, PA February 12, 1980
Folder 49 Lebanon Valley College, Founders Day, Annville, PA February 19, 1980
Folder 50 Lincoln Dinner, Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA February 28, 1980
Folder 51 "Report to the People Dinner," Citizen's Crime Commission, Philadelphia, PA March 25, 1980
Folder 52 Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Chadd's Ford, PA April 2, 1980
Folder 53 75th Anniversary Rotary International Dinner, Altoona, PA April 9, 1980
Folder 54 75th Anniversary Ceremony, Villanova College of Engineering, Philadelphia, PA April 15, 1980
Folder 55 Amen Corner's 54th Annual Dinner Honoring Retiring President, The Honorable Hubert I. Teitelbaum, Pittsburgh, PA April 23, 1980
Folder 56 Pennsylvania Environmental Council Dinner, Philadelphia, PA April 24, 1980
Folder 57 Presidential Inauguration, College Misericordia, Dallas, PA May 3, 1980
Folder 58 St. Francis College Commencement, Loretto, PA May 4, 1980
Folder 59 31st Annual Engineering and Science Day, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA May 8, 1980
Folder 60 Governor's Conference on Crime and the Elderly, Philadelphia, PA May 15, 1980
Folder 61 Allen High School, Allentown, PA May 15, 1980
Folder 62 "Salute to the Lehigh Valley the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania," Bethlehem, PA May 15, 1980
Folder 63 Teleconference Script, P.P.T.N. Taping, Harrisburg, PA May 16, 1980
Folder 64 Clarion State College Commencement Address, Clarion, PA May, 18, 1980
Folder 65 Advertising Campaign Reception, Economic Development Advertising Agency, Camp Hill, PA May 20, 1980
Folder 66 75th Anniversary Dinner, Manufacturers Association of Erie, Erie, PA May 21, 1980
Folder 67 Penn State University Commencements, University Park, PA May 31, 1980

Box 158
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Bankers Association, 1980 Annual Convention, Washington, DC June 3, 1980
Folder 2 Pottstown Senior High School Commencement Address, Pottstown, PA June 9, 1980
Folder 3 Anti-Defamation League, Bonsai B'rith, Americanism Award, Pittsburgh, PA June 12, 1980
Folder 4 National Republican Legislation Association Executive Committee, New York, NY July 9, 1980
Folder 5 Human Relations Tribute Dinner of the Soviet Jewry Council, Philadelphia, PA September 7, 1980
Folder 6 Annual Gridiron Dinner and Show, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association, Harrisburg, PA September 15, 1980
Folder 7 102nd Annual Founder's Day, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA October 12, 1980
Folder 8 PA Rail Policy Seminar, Altoona, PA October 23, 1980
Folder 9 "Pennsylvania Transportation Conference: Governor Dick Thornburgh on Transportation and the Economy," State College, PA November 7, 1980
Folder 10 Pennsylvania State Conference on NAACP Branches, Philadelphia, PA November 8, 1980
Folder 11 The National Municipal League Keynote Address, 86th National Conference on Government, Houston, TX November 15, 1980
Folder 12 Salute to Pennsylvania's Contribution to Aviation Research, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA December 4, 1980
Folder 13 "East is East and West is West, But It's ALL Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Society, New York, NY December 13, 1980
Folder 14 College of the Electors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA December 15, 1980
Folder 15 Induction Into Office of Judges of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA December 16, 1980
Folder 16 "God Bless America," God Bless America Rallies, Harrisburg, PA December 19, 1980
Folder 17 1981 General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA January 6, 1981
Folder 18 Pennsylvania Farm Show Opening, Harrisburg, PA January 11, 1981
Folder 19 Opening of Harrisburg Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center , Harrisburg, PA January 13, 1981
Folder 20 38th Graduating Cadet Class, Pennsylvania State Police, Hershey, PA January 29, 1981
Folder 21 1981-1982 Budget Address before the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 3, 1981
Folder 22 David L. Lawrence Center, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Pittsburgh, PA February 7, 1981
Folder 23 Golden Triangle Association (GTA), Pittsburgh, PA February 11, 1981
Folder 24 Johnstown Chamber of Commerce, Johnstown, PA March 19, 1981
Folder 25 White House Conference on Aging, Hershey, PA March 23, 1981
Folder 26 Tri-County United Way, Camp Hill, PA March 27, 1981
Folder 27 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Pittsburgh, PA April 6, 1981
Folder 28 Shenango Valley Urban League 13th Annual Banquet, West Middlesex, PA April 20, 1981
Folder 29 Hazlett Memorial Awards for Excellence in the Arts in Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA May 5, 1981
Folder 30 United Way Of Pennsylvania, Camp Hill, PA May 6, 1981
Folder 31 "Merit Selection of Judges, What It Is and What It Isn't," Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA May 16, 1981
Folder 32 Philadelphia Gridiron Show, Philadelphia, PA May 29, 1981
Folder 33 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention, Philadelphia, PA June 2, 1981
Folder 34 Jewish National Fund, Downingtown, PA June 10, 1981
Folder 35 Yale Club, Gotham Luncheon, New York, NY June 11, 1981
Folder 36 Williamsport Chamber of Commerce, Williamsport, PA June 22, 1981
Folder 37 Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers, Pittsburgh, PA June 27, 1981
Folder 38 American Legion, Pittsburgh, PA July 11, 1981
Folder 39 95th Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Commissioners, Pittsburgh, PA August 3, 1981
Folder 40 Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Camp Hill, PA September 19, 1981
Folder 41 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA September 21, 1981
Folder 42 Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association, Harrisburg, PA October 1, 1981
Folder 43 National Association of Governors, Highway Safety Representatives, Hershey, PA October 13, 1981
Folder 44 Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries, Harrisburg, PA October 15, 1981
Folder 45 75th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Capitol, Harrisburg, PA October 19, 1981
Folder 46 Testimony before a Joint Hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Senate Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Washington, DC October 20, 1981
Folder 47 Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana, PA October 21, 1981
Folder 48 Brandywine Valley Association, Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, PA October 26, 1981
Folder 49 Pennsylvania State Grange, 109th Annual Session, Altoona, PA October 27, 1981
Folder 50 Republican State Committee, Pittsburgh, PA October 28, 1981
Folder 51 65th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh, PA November 5, 1981
Folder 52 Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pittsburgh, PA November 6, 1981
Folder 53 Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Washington, PA November 6, 1981
Folder 54 Pennsylvania Education Congress Teacher of the Year Awards, Harrisburg, PA November 13, 1981
Folder 55 5th Annual AG-Industry Banquet, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lancaster, PA November 18, 1981
Folder 56 75th Annual Anniversary of the Manufacturers Association of York, York, PA November 30, 1981

Box 159
Folder 1 Coalition of North East Governors' Economic Summit, Saratoga Springs, NY December 6, 1981
Folder 2 Governor Brendan Byrne Roast, Saratoga Springs, NY December 7, 1981
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Transportation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA December 9, 1981
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Society, New York, NY December 12, 1981
Folder 5 Graphic Arts Association, Reception & Dinner, Philadelphia, PA December 15, 1981
Folder 6 Public Officials Reception Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh, PA December 17, 1981
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Farm Show Opening, Harrisburg, PA January 10, 1982
Folder 8 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Birthday Celebration, Harrisburg, PA January 14, 1982
Folder 9 Greater Pittsburgh Development Corporation, Awards of Excellence, Pittsburgh, PA January 28, 1982
Folder 10 1982-1983 Budget Address before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 9, 1982
Folder 11 Bucks County GOP Dinner March 5, 1982
Folder 12 Polish-American Citizens League of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA March 14, 1982
Folder 13 Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Harrisburg, PA March 24, 1982
Folder 14 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Trade Fair on Minority Business Enterprises, Harrisburg, PA March 27, 1982
Folder 15 Fireman's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania, Carlisle, PA March 27, 1982
Folder 16 Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast, Harrisburg, PA March 30, 1982
Folder 17 Pennsylvania State Fish and Game Protective Association, 100th Anniversary Reception, Levittown, PA April 8, 1982
Folder 18 Annual Tourism Legislative Dinner, Hershey, PA April 13, 1982
Folder 19 Bus Association of Pennsylvania, 33rd Annual Driver of Distinction Awards, Harrisburg, PA April 14, 1982
Folder 20 National Federation of Independent Businesses, Harrisburg, PA April 19,1982
Folder 21 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Hershey, PA April 19, 1982
Folder 22 Hospital Association of Pennsylvania's 5th Annual CEO Invitational Forum Breakfast, Hershey, PA April 23, 1982
Folder 23 Cambria County GOP Dinner, Johnstown, PA April 29, 1982
Folder 24 Pennsylvania International Trade Conference and Awards Dinner, Hershey, PA May 3, 1982
Folder 25 Chester County Republican Committee, Downingtown, PA May 6, 1982
Folder 26 Delaware County Republican Committee, Springfield, PA May 10, 1982
Folder 27 Franklin County GOP, Chambersburg, PA May 27, 1982
Folder 28 Mining and Mechanical Institute, Freeland, PA June 3, 1982
Folder 29 International Management and Development Institute, Semi Annual Meeting, Washington, DC June 7, 1982
Folder 30 Catholic War Veterans of the United States, Williamsport, VA June 11, 1982
Folder 31 Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Tamiment, PA June 12, 1982
Folder 32 Small Business Procurement Opportunity Conference, Harrisburg & Pittsburgh, PA June 22, 1982
Folder 33 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, Tamiment, PA June 22, 1982
Folder 34 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monroeville, PA June 24, 1982
Folder 35 Pennsylvania AAA Federation, Hershey, PA June 30, 1982
Folder 36 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association, Champion, PA July 8, 1982
Folder 37 Pennsylvania American Legion, Philadelphia, PA July 15, 1982
Folder 38 Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Philadelphia, PA July 27, 1982
Folder 39 United Transportation Union, Mid-Atlantic Region, August 6, 1982
Folder 40 Fraternal Order of Police, Erie, PA August 11, 1982
Folder 41 Keystone State Games, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA August 13, 1982
Folder 42 First National Convention of the Vietnam Veterans Organization, Philadelphia, PA August 16, 1982
Folder 43 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA September 20, 1982
Folder 44 First Annual Conference on Travel, Harrisburg, PA September 21,1982
Folder 45 GOP Fundraising Dinner and Reception, Lancaster, PA October 7, 1982
Folder 46 Holocaust Conference, Philadelphia, PA October 25, 1982

Box 160
Folder 1 Inaugural Address, Harrisburg, PA January 18, 1983
Folder 2 National Prayer Breakfast, Harrisburg, PA February 3, 1983
Folder 3 1983-1984 Budget Address Before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 8, 1983
Folder 4 Testimony before the Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee February 9, 1983
Folder 5 Pennsylvania Timber Conference, Hershey, PA February 23, 1983
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Harrisburg, PA March 23, 1983
Folder 7 Testimony submitted to the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources of the Committee on Governmental Operations, U.S. House of Representatives, Lancaster, PA March 25, 1983
Folder 8 Youngstown State University Commencement Ceremony, Youngstown, OH March 26, 1983
Folder 9 Centre County GOP Fundraising Luncheon and Reception, Boalsburg, PA March 28, 1983
Folder 10 American Federation of Teachers, National Quest Conference, Washington D.C. April 8, 1983
Folder 11 National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, Annual Convention, Coronado, CA April 11, 1983
Folder 12 Michigan House Republican Caucus, Lansing, MI April 28, 1983
Folder 13 U.S. Savings Bond Drive, Harrisburg, PA May 2, 1983
Folder 14 Widener University Commencement, Chester, PA May 21, 1983
Folder 15 Susquehanna University's 125th Commencement, Selinsgrove, PA May 22, 1983
Folder 16 National Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA June 1, 1983
Folder 17 West Virginia Republican State Committee, Charleston, WV June 3, 1983
Folder 18 Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA June 4, 1983
Folder 19 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Philadelphia, PA June 16, 1983
Folder 20 Disabled American Veterans, Valley Forge, PA June 24, 1983
Folder 21 GOP Speech July 8, 1983
Folder 22 Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police, Monroeville, PA July 13, 1983
Folder 23 Pennsylvania American Legion, Pittsburgh, PA July 14, 1983
Folder 24 Pennsylvania American Legion, 65th Annual State Convention, Pittsburgh, PA July 14, 1983
Folder 25 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA September 19, 1983
Folder 26 "States and Small Business: Issues, Initiatives and Innovation," 5th National Conference on States and Small Business, Minneapolis, MN October 13, 1983
Folder 27 "Turning the Tide," Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, Pittsburgh, PA October 17, 1983
Folder 28 20th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, Scranton, PA October 18, 1983
Folder 29 "Pennsylvania is Ready," 1984-1985 Budget Address Before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 7, 1984
Folder 30 "The Deficit Dilemma--Beyond the Dollars and Cents," Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Phoenix, AZ March 1, 1984
Folder 31 Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Camp Hill, PA March 21, 1984
Folder 32 Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks regarding Senate Bill 2171: Uniform Patent Procedures Act of 1993, Washington, DC March 27, 1984
Folder 33 Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast, Harrisburg, PA April 24, 1984
Folder 34 "Competence and the New Economy," University of Pittsburgh Commencement, Pittsburgh, PA April 29, 1984
Folder 35 Statement on "Bethlehem Steel Corporation/United Steelworkers of America, Section 201 Complaint," before the United States International Trade Commission, Washington, DC May 9, 1984
Folder 36 Hempfield Area Senior High School Commencement, Greensburg, PA June 4, 1984
Folder 37 Commission for Women, 20th Anniversary Celebration, Harrisburg, PA June 5, 1984
Folder 38 United States Conference of Mayors, Philadelphia, PA June 19, 1984
Folder 39 "Making a Difference," National Conference on Building Partnerships for Quality Education in Rural America, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC June 29, 1984
Folder 40 "State Strategies to Improve the Climate for Innovation and Economic Growth," Testimony before Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Washington, DC August 9, 1984
Folder 41 Testimony Before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding Three Mile Island (TMI), Washington DC August 15, 1984
Folder 42 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA September 17, 1984
Folder 43 Pennsylvania Farm Show Opening, Harrisburg, PA January 13, 1985
Folder 44 Master Farmer Luncheon, Harrisburg, PA January 15, 1985
Folder 45 1985-1986 Budget Address Before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 5, 1985
Folder 46 "A Partnership in Progress," Wilkes College, Second Annual College and Industry Seminar, Wilkes-Barre, PA March 14, 1985
Folder 47 Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Lancaster, PA March 18, 1985
Folder 48 Faith Whittlesey Roast, Washington D.C. March 27, 1985

Box 161
Folder 1 Franklin Institute, Aviation Dinner and Medal Day Awards Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA April 17, 1985
Folder 2 "The Three Mile Island Experience: Ten Lessons in Emergency Management," Duke University, Durham, NC April 18, 1985
Folder 3 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Hershey, PA April 22, 1985
Folder 4 Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Pittsburgh, PA May 4, 1985
Folder 5 "A Future in Pennsylvania," Gannon University Commencement, Erie, PA May 5, 1985
Folder 6 Sub-Committee on the Constitution of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington D.C. May 7, 1985
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, Annual Governmental Affairs Conference, Harrisburg, PA May 10, 1985
Folder 8 Testimony before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding Three Mile Island (TMI), Washington D.C. May 22, 1985
Folder 9 Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA May 27, 1985
Folder 10 "PA's Economic Future: Strategies and Incentives for Development," American Experience 1985 Lecture, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA May 29, 1985
Folder 11 The George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA June 20, 1985
Folder 12 67th Annual Convention of the American Legion, Philadelphia, PA July 10, 1985
Folder 13 Testimony Before a Hearing on Tax Reform of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, DC July 17, 1985
Folder 14 Testimony Before a Hearing on Tax Reform of the United States Senate Committee on Finance, Washington, DC July 25, 1985
Folder 15 "Turning the Tide," National Forum and Annual Meeting of the Education Commission of the States, Philadelphia, PA July 26, 1985
Folder 16 "Innovation for Economic Growth," NGA Sponsored Conference, Pittsburgh, PA July 30, 1985
Folder 17 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA October 9, 1985
Folder 18 State Conference of NAACP Branches, Pittsburgh, PA October 25, 1985
Folder 19 "Roots of Realignment: A Restatement of Republican Principles," Chubb Fellowship Address, Yale University, New Haven, CT November 7, 1985
Folder 20 70th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Opening, Harrisburg, PA January 12, 1986
Folder 21 1986-1987 Budget Address Before the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA February 4, 1986
Folder 22 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," Albany Republican Committee, Colonie, NY March 25, 1986
Folder 23 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," Massachusetts Republican Convention, Worchester, MA April 12, 1986
Folder 24 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," North Carolina Republican Party Spring Gala, Winston-Salem, NC April 18, 1986
Folder 25 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," Maine Republican State Convention, Portland, ME April 27, 1986
Folder 26 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," Chester County GOP, Downingtown, PA May 14, 1986
Folder 27 "May You Live In Exciting Times," Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA May 18, 1986
Folder 28 "Some Straight Talk About Pennsylvania and Its Economy," Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Washington D.C. June 2, 1986
Folder 29 "Unconventional Wisdom In Politics and Government," Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, New York, NY June 20, 1986
Folder 30 "The Republican Message: Principles to Serve Our Nation," Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee, Tampa, FL August 12, 1986
Folder 31 "The Three Mile Island Experience: Ten Lessons in Emergency Management," International Conference on Industrial Crisis Management, New York, NY September 5, 1986
Folder 32 Annual Gridiron Show and Dinner, Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondence Association, Harrisburg, PA September 15, 1986
Folder 33 "The Tide Is Turning," Association of School Administrators, Pittsburgh, PA September 16, 1986
Folder 34 "Process and Purpose: The State's Role in an Era of Economic Transition," Annual Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Address, Council of State Planning Agencies, Key Biscayne, FL September 25, 1986
Folder 35 "Unconventional Wisdom In Politics and Government," Dinner Honoring Lt. Gov. Bill Scranton Republican Candidate for Governor, Pittsburgh, PA October 8, 1986
Folder 36 "Unconventional Wisdom In Politics and Government," Pennsylvania Business Roundtable, Harrisburg, PA October 8, 1986
Folder 37 Testimony Before New Jersey General Assembly regarding Balanced Budget Amendment, Trenton, NJ October 21,1986
Folder 38 NAACP Conference, Downingtown, PA October 25, 1986
Folder 39 United Veterans Council of Philadelphia, 37th Memorial Luncheon, Philadelphia, PA November 11, 1986
Folder 40 "Unconventional Wisdom in Politics and Government," Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Millersville University, Millersville, PA December 4, 1986
Folder 41 Holiday Message December 17, 1986
Folder 42 Chanukah Message December 23, 1986
Folder 43 "Adieu," 170th Opening Session of the General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA January 6, 1987
Folder 44 71st Annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA January 11, 1987
Folder 45 Farewell Address to Pennsylvania January 17, 1987
Folder 46 "Testimony on Welfare Reform," Before Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation Subcommittee, Ways and Means Committee, Washington, DC March 11, 1987
Folder 47 "Economic Development and Competitiveness in the 1980's," Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, Nashua, NH March 14, 1987
Folder 48 "Reflections on Being Governor: Some Principles of Leadership," Alumni Seminar Carnegie-Mellon University School of Urban and Public Affairs, Washington D.C. March 24, 1987
Folder 49 "The States Role in the Era of Economic Transition: The Pennsylvania Experience," The School of Urban and Public Affairs Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA April 16, 1987
Folder 50 "Unconventional Wisdom in Politics and Government," Western Pennsylvania Chapter American Corporate Counsel Association, Pittsburgh, PA April 21, 1987
Folder 51 House Wednesday Group May 3, 1987
Folder 52 "Human Services Choices for Pennsylvanians," 87th Founders Day Dinner of St. Barnabus, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA May 3, 1987
Folder 53 "Toward a New Conventional Wisdom in Politics and Government," 96th Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Yale Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (with speaking copy) May 20, 1987
Folder 54 "The Challenge of the Future," Environmental Law Seminar May 28, 1987

Subseries 2. News Releases

Scope and Content Notes:

The collection includes all news releases issued during Thornburgh's governorship. Selected news releases (3,677) have been digitized and are available here online, and arranged chronologically. Virtually all noteworthy events and issues are reflected in the releases, making them a particularly valuable source of searchable, online information.

The news releases online cover major topics, and actions of the Governor and associated with the Thornburgh administration. The topics that have been excluded are: News Advisories (schedule related), Appointments, Bill Signings, and Vetoes. These topics generally lack sufficient research content. Bill Signings, for example, generally are simply lists of bill numbers, without any informative background. New Advisories reflect schedule changes of interest only to the media, at the time, and provide no event details.

Researchers should note that the "title" of each news release, although not a full sentence, has the precise wording of the release itself. The abbreviations and acronyms, commonly used, will appear on the abbreviations list available for the collection, should they be unfamiliar.


Box 162
Folder 1 News Releases January-March, 1979
Folder 2 April-May, 1979
Folder 3 June-September, 1979
Folder 4 October-December, 1979

Box 163
Folder 1 January-March, 1980
Folder 2 April-June, 1980
Folder 3 July-September, 1980
Folder 4 October-December, 1980

Box 164
Folder 1 January-March, 1981
Folder 2 April-June, 1981
Folder 3 July-September, 1981
Folder 4 October-December, 1981

Box 165
Folder 1 January-March, 1982
Folder 2 April-June, 1982
Folder 3 July-September, 1982
Folder 4 October-December, 1982

Box 166
Folder 1 January-March, 1983
Folder 2 April-June, 1983
Folder 3 July-September, 1983
Folder 4 October-December, 1983

Box 167
Folder 1 January-March, 1984
Folder 2 April-June, 1984
Folder 3 July-September, 1984
Folder 4 October-December, 1984

Box 168
Folder 1 January-March, 1985
Folder 2 April-June, 1985
Folder 3 July-September, 1985
Folder 4 October-December, 1985

Box 169
Folder 1 January-March, 1986
Folder 2 April-June, 1986
Folder 3 July-September, 1986

Box 170
Folder 1 October-December, 1986
Folder 2 January, 1987

Subseries 3. Transcripts

Scope and Content Notes:

The Dick Thornburgh collection includes 229 transcripts, almost all of which are available here online. These frequently are the only account of a press conference, informal remarks, or other presentation for which there were spontaneous remarks. Thus, these transcripts have particular importance and can be readily searched. Those excluded are from TV programs for which we did not have permission.

Included, to name but a few, are: Three Mile Island news conferences, debriefing following Soviet Union trip regarding Soviet Jewry, other foreign trips and trade missions, presentations before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Senate subcommittees regarding TMI cleanup, budget related news conferences, and topics such as strikes, energy policy, health care cost containment, budget surpluses, bill signings, anti-crime initiatives, vehicle inspections, and the lottery.


Box 171
Folder 1 January-March, 1979
Folder 2 April-June, 1979
Folder 3 July-December, 1979
Folder 4 January-June, 1980
Folder 5 July-December, 1980
Folder 6 January-June, 1981
Folder 7 July-December, 1981
Folder 8 1982
Folder 9 1983
Folder 10 1984-1986

Subseries 4. Executive Orders

Scope and Content Notes:

The Dick Thornburgh collection includes all 76 Executive Orders issued by Governor Thornburgh during his two terms as Governor. All are available here online and readily searchable.

Many important task forces, commissions and policy initiatives were enacted by executive order, for example: Economic Development and Human Resources Committees of the Cabinet, Office of Policy Development, Governor's Energy Council, Code of Conduct, Task Force for Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Governor's Commission on Financing of Higher Education, Governor's Small Business Council, and Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.

Folder 11 Governor Executive Orders 1979
Folder 12 1980
Folder 13 1981
Folder 14 1982
Folder 15 1983
Folder 16 1984
Folder 17 1985
Folder 18 1986
Folder 19 1987

Subseries 5. Administration Policies and Achievements

Scope and Content Notes:

While Governor of Pennsylvania, Thornburgh and his staff found it useful to record and monitor both the "promises" made to constituencies during campaigns and the ensuing actions to accomplish these goals. The policy statements and issues of the '78 campaign had been meticulously and thoughtfully researched to address major concerns and problems of the Commonwealth and its citizens, and thus served as the foundation for the actions of the administration.

These files consist of many different monitors of accomplishments, most kept directly by staff, but some kept and collected by different departments and councils at the state level, such as the Insurance Department or the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In every case the commitment of both staff and departments was to turn promises and goals into reality-achievements that would fulfill needs and be a source of pride. Researchers should be aware that many of these files include the famous "red pen" annotations of the Governor, with his questions, comments, and suggestions.

The files of administration policies and achievements (note that the terms "accomplishments" and "achievements" are used interchangeably in the files) are divided into the following sections: 1) Post-campaign "Promise Books," from1979; 2) Office of Policy Development (OPD) Policy binders, 1979-1980, which identify policies and monitored progress; 3) Back-up research "binders" for achievements, arranged alphabetically by topic and location, dating during Thornburgh's first term, 1978-1982; 4) General achievements, arranged chronologically by year 1979-1987, which include background research memos, and Zingers (succinct "nuggets" of achievement information); 5) Zingers and bullets, from 1985 and 1986; 6) Achievements arranged alphabetically by topic and region, 1979-1987; 7) Achievements binders,1980-1984, containing detailed investigation of areas of concern, and assessment of the changes, positive and negative, that occurred during the Thornburgh years; 8) and The Thornburgh Years: A Legacy of Excellence, 1985-1987 (a publication, privately financed, documenting the administration's achievements and distributed to the public). The related files for Legacy contain research as well as correspondence, proofs, and departmental achievement reports.

Section: Post-Campaign 1978 "Promise Books


Box 172
Folder 1 "Promise binder" from 1978 Campaign 1978
Folder 2 Achievements binder derived from 1978 campaign "Promise Binder" (annotated) 1979
Folder 3 "Priorities for Progress in Pennsylvania", a "Promise Binder" October, 1979

Section: Office of Policy Development (OPD) Policy Binders, 1979-1980

Folder 4 March 9-25, 1979
Folder 5 March 26-April 13, 1979
Folder 6 April 16-27, 1979
Folder 7 April 30-May 11, 1979
Folder 8 May 14-25, 1979
Folder 9 May 28-June 8, 1979
Folder 10 June 11-22, 1979

Box 173
Folder 1 June 25-July 6, 1979
Folder 2 July 7-27, 1979
Folder 3 July 30-August 24, 1979
Folder 4 July 6-September 5, 1979
Folder 5 May 16, 1980
Folder 6 1980-1981
Folder 7 Departmental Legislative Priorities binder, alpha topic list, Aging-Education 1981-1982
Folder 8 Departmental Legislative Priorities binder, alpha topic list, Energy Council-Minorities 1981-1982
Folder 9 Departmental Legislative Priorities binder, alpha topic list, Department of Public Works-Department of Transportation and Miscellaneous Priorities 1981-1982

Box 174
Folder 1-4 Early Administration Projects/Special Study Committees binder 1980-1981

Section: Achievements and background, 1981-1982

Folder 5 Achievements book 1980
Folder 6 Achievements of administration's first two years 1981
Folder 7 Achievements questionnaire 1981
Folder 8 Administration priorities undated
Folder 9 Administration progress letter 1980
Folder 10 Aging 1981
Folder 11 Agriculture 1981
Folder 12 Budget, State Policy Initiatives prepared for NGA 1980
Folder 13 Campaign 1978 1978
Folder 14 Campaign commitments on crime 1978
Folder 15 Corruption in state administration 1971-1978
Folder 16 Crime 1982
Folder 17 Economic development 1981
Folder 18 Energy 1981
Folder 19 Legislative achievements 1978-1981
Folder 20-21 Northeast Pennsylvania 1981
Folder 22 Other states, spending increases 1980-1981
Folder 23 Pennsylvania Republican platform 1978
Folder 24 Regulatory reform 1981
Folder 25 Southwest Pennsylvania 1981
Folder 26 Steel achievements 1979-1982
Folder 27 Thornburgh innovations 1981-1982

Box 175
Folder 1 Transportation 1978-1982
Folder 2 Waste cutting undated
Folder 3 Weekly reports 1981

Section: Zingers! and bullets, 1979-1986

Folder 4 Zingers! 1981
Folder 5 Zingers! and bullets 1979-1986

Section: Achievements, arranged chronologically by year, 1979-1986

Folder 6 1979
Folder 7 1980
Folder 8 1981
Folder 9 1982
Folder 10 1985
Folder 11 1986
Folder 12 Administration achievements, final draft January, 1987
Folder 13 Correspondence, memos, notes (annotated) 1979-1986

Section: Achievements, arranged alphabetically by topic and region, 1979-1987

Folder 14 Advanced technology 1982-1987
Folder 15 Agriculture 1982-1986
Folder 16 Arts 1987

Box 176
Folder 1 Ben Franklin Partnership 1982-1988
Folder 2 Bond ratings and debt statistics 1985
Folder 3 "Choices for Pennsylvanians," interim summary and final report 1985-1986
Folder 4 Crime, corrections and corruption 1986
Folder 5 Department of Environmental Resources (DER) 1985-1986
Folder 6 Education 1979-1986
Folder 7-9 Education, "Turning the Tide: An Agenda for Excellence in Public Schools" 1984-1985
Folder 10 Energy assistance 1985
Folder 11 Erie County 1986
Folder 12 Federal money to Pennsylvania 1985
Folder 13 Governor's Energy Council 1979-1987
Folder 14 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1985
Folder 15 Legislative Accomplishments 1979-1987
Folder 16 Massachusetts article on welfare and unemployment 1985
Folder 17 Mental health and mental retardation (MH/MR) 1985
Folder 18 Minorities and women 1985
Folder 19 Philadelphia 1985
Folder 20 PIDA loans 1980-1986
Folder 21 Polls 1987

Box 177
Folder 1 State government 1986-1987
Folder 2 Taxes 1985
Folder 3 Tourism, commerce expansion 1984
Folder 4 Transportation, CONRAIL 1985
Folder 5 Unemployment 1985-1987
Folder 6 Welfare 1979-1986
Folder 7 Workers' compensation 1986

Section: Achievements binders, 1980-1986

Folder 8 Volume 1: Aging-Criminal justice 1980-1981
Folder 9 Volume 1: Economic development-Education 1980-1981
Folder 10 Volume 1: Energy-Environment 1980-1981
Folder 11 Volume 2: Executive Management-Fiscal affairs and taxation 1980-1981
Folder 12 Volume 2: Health-Mental health and mental retardation, (MH/MR) 1980-1981
Folder 13 Volume 3: Military-Regulation 1980-1981
Folder 14 Volume 3: Research and development-Miscellaneous 1980-1981
Folder 15 County Achievements: Adams-Crawford Counties 1980-1981

Box 178
Folder 1 County Achievements: Cumberland-York Counties 1980-1981
Folder 2 Topic list, Integrity in government-Geographic areas (annotated), work-in-progress February, 1982
Folder 3 1982 binder, topic list, Integrity in Government-Transportation September, 1982
Folder 4 1982 binder, topic list, Crime-Local government September, 1982
Folder 5 1983-1984 binder, topic list, Zingers!-Budget and finance (annotated) 1983-1984
Folder 6 1983-1984 binder, topic list, Taxes-1981 1983-1984
Folder 7 1983-1984 binder, topic list, Community conservation-Miscellaneous 1983-1984
Folder 8 November 1, 1985 binder, topic list, Agriculture-Women November 1, 1985
Folder 9 November 12, 1985 binder, topic list, Budget and taxes-Arts November 12, 1985
Folder 10 Final achievements binder October 20, 1986

Section: The Thornburgh Years: A Legacy of Excellence


Box 179
Folder 1 Background research and information on achievements 1985-1986
Folder 2 Background research and publication proofs 1985-1986
Folder 3 Correspondence regarding statistical information, proofs, copy and production estimates 1986
Folder 4 Department achievements: Aging-Insurance 1986
Folder 5 Administration achievements: Labor and Industry-Commission for Women 1986
Folder 6-7 Administration achievements, collected for publication, consolidated by region 1986
Folder 8 Additional material on crime August, 1986
Folder 9 Accomplishments of the Pennsylvania General Assembly 1979-1982
Folder 10 End of administration articles December, 1986
Folder 11 The Thornburgh Years: A Legacy of Excellence final copy 1986

Section: Departmental achievement reports, 1986-1987

Folder 12 Achievement reports 1979-1986

Subseries 6. Office of Budget and Administration

Scope and Content Notes:

"Within two days after the inauguration, Bob Wilburn [Secretary of Budget and Administration], and his budget office aides came to the Governor's Home to discuss the state's financial condition. Estimates of the deficit looming at the end of the fiscal year (which was to end on June 30) ranged from $20 million to $175 million ... Wisely, nearly all states [including Pennsylvania] have a constitutional requirement that each year's budget be balanced ... I was later to become a zealot in the effort to secure passage of a balanced budget amendment to the federal constitution ... I have always thought that matching revenues with expenditures is a large part of what accountability in government is all about" ( Evidence, p. 109). Overall, through reprogramming and attention to top priorities, in addition to cost cutting measures, responsible and balanced budgets were submitted and passed in a timely manner each of the eight years of Thornburgh's years as Governor.

The Office of Budget and Administration (OBA) oversaw the creation of yearly budgets for every agency, department and commission and "maintains a continuing evaluation of the progress and effectiveness of state programs in meeting program objectives" ( Pennsylvania Manual, 1980-1981, p. 293). The files included in this collection are detailed and fully document both the organization and the results of a meticulous and successful budgetary process. They are the foundation beneath the many policy initiatives and accomplishments of the Thornburgh administration.

The first group of files is organized by department, agency or commission, and includes materials relating to the requests for funds, OBA's recommendations, and notes from hearings for each department. There are also documents relating to departments' accomplishments and goals, and the funding thought necessary to achieve those goals.

The OBA also kept material unique to each fiscal year. This second group of material includes, for example: Governor's Budget Address and drafts, binders entitled, "Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations Prior to the Submission of the Executive Budget," and copies of the Governor's Executive Budget and Budget in Brief for each fiscal year. Included, too, is information from the Governor's Budget Review meetings, news releases regarding budget matters, and other documents unique to each fiscal year.

The Office of Budget and Administration files are arranged as follows: 1) Department and agency requests, related OBA recommendations and hearing notes, arranged alphabetically by agency or department, for fiscal years 1979-1987; 2) Fiscal year budget materials, arranged chronologically by fiscal year from 1979-1987, with materials relating to the executive budget, briefing binders, and budget address materials for each year.

Section: Department and Agency requests, OBA recommendations and hearing notes, fiscal years 1979-1987


Box 180
Folder 1 Office of Administration 1985-1986
Folder 2 Auditor General: department of 1979-1987
Folder 3 Attorney General's Office 1982-1987
Folder 4 Board of Probation and Parole 1979-1987
Folder 5 Bureau of Corrections 1983-1987
Folder 6 Civil Service Commission 1979-1987
Folder 7 Commission for Women 1982-1987
Folder 8 Office of the Consumer Advocate 1985-1986
Folder 9 Council on the Arts 1984-1985
Folder 10 Crime Commission 1980-1986
Folder 11 Crime Victims Compensation Board 1982
Folder 12 Department of Aging 1979-1987
Folder 13 Department of Agriculture: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1987
Folder 14 Department of Agriculture: hearing notes 1979-1985
Folder 15 Department of Banking 1980-1986
Folder 16 Department of Commerce: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1987

Box 181
Folder 1 Department of Commerce: hearing notes 1979-1987
Folder 2 Department of Community Affairs: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1987
Folder 3 Department of Community Affairs: hearing notes 1979-1985
Folder 4-7 Department of Education: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1986
Folder 8 Department of Education: Budget presentation to the Governor January, 1982

Box 182
Folder 1 Department of Education: Budget presentation to the Governor January, 1983
Folder 2 Department of Education: hearing notes 1979-1987
Folder 3-4 Department of Environmental Resources: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1986
Folder 5 Department of Environmental Resources: hearing notes 1979-1985
Folder 6 Department of General Services: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1987
Folder 7 Department of General Services: hearing notes 1979-1985
Folder 8 Department of Health: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1983

Box 183
Folder 1 Department of Health: department requests and OBA recommendations 1983-1987
Folder 2 Department of Health: hearing notes 1979-1985
Folder 3 Insurance Department 1979-1987
Folder 4 Department of Justice 1979-1982
Folder 5 Department of Labor and Industry: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1987
Folder 6 Department of Labor and Industry: hearing notes 1979-1985
Folder 7 Department of Military Affairs 1979-1987
Folder 8-10 Department of Public Welfare: department requests and OBA recommendations 1979-1987

Box 184
Folder 1 Department of Revenue 1979-1987
Folder 2 Department of State 1979-1987
Folder 3-4 Department of Transportation 1979-1987
Folder 5 Fish Commission 1980-1987
Folder 6 Game Commission 1980-1987
Folder 7 General Counsel, Office of 1982-1985
Folder 8 Governor's Action Center 1985-1986
Folder 9 Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse 1979-1982
Folder 10 Governor's Energy Council: department requests and OBA recommendations 1981-1986

Box 185
Folder 1 Governor's Energy Council: hearing notes 1980-1985
Folder 2 Governor's Office 1979-1987
Folder 3 Governor's Office of Policy Development 1985-1987
Folder 4-5 Historical and Museum Commission 1979-1987
Folder 6 Horse Racing Commission 1979-1982
Folder 7 Human Relations Commission 1979-1987
Folder 8 Judiciary 1979-1984
Folder 9 Legislature 1979-1981
Folder 10 Lieutenant Governor's Office 1979-1987
Folder 11 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1979-1987
Folder 12 Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund 1986-1987
Folder 13 Milk Marketing Board 1980-1986

Box 186
Folder 1 MILRITE Council 1983-1987
Folder 2 MILRITE Council: Budget presentation to the Governor January 13, 1983
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency 1980-1986
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 1979-1986
Folder 5 Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) 1979-1987
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency 1983-1987
Folder 7 Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System 1980-1985
Folder 8 Pennsylvania State Police 1979-1987
Folder 9 Professional and Occupational Affairs 1979-1980
Folder 10 Public Employee Retirement Study Commission 1985-1987
Folder 11 Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Commission 1979-1987
Folder 12 Public Utilities Commission (PUC) 1979-1987
Folder 13 Securities Commission 1979-1985
Folder 14 Tax Equalization Board 1981-1985
Folder 15 Treasury Department 1979-1987
Folder 16 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 1984-1987
Folder 17 Welfare Department: extensive notes by Governor Thornburgh 1979-1986

Section: Fiscal year budget materials, 1979-1987

Section: Fiscal Year 1979-1980


Box 187
Folder 1 Budget study group 1979-1980
Folder 2 Budget overview 1979-1980
Folder 3 Capital budget 1979-1980
Folder 4 Legislative process 1979-1980
Folder 5 Governor's Budget Address March 7, 1979
Folder 6 Budget in Brief 1979-1980
Folder 7 Press coverage of budget 1979-1980

Section: Fiscal Year 1980-1981

Folder 8 General budget overview and Democrat Response to Governor's Budget 1980-1981
Folder 9 General Fund financial statement 1980-1981
Folder 10 Notes for Cabinet meeting 1980-1981
Folder 11 Legislators' proposals 1980-1981
Folder 12 Republican Leadership meeting February 4, 1980
Folder 13 Drafts and final copy of Governor's Budget Address February 5, 1980
Folder 14 News releases concerning budget 1980-1981
Folder 15 Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations prior to submission of the Executive Budget binder (includes contents list) 1980-1981
Folder 16 Budget in Brief 1980-1981
Folder 17 Governor's Executive Budget, volume 2 (missing volume 1) 1980-1981
Folder 18 Governor's Budget Briefing Book 1981-1982

Section: Fiscal Year 1981-1982


Box 188
Folder 1 General budget overview 1981-1982
Folder 2 House Democratic budget proposals and analysis of House Democratic Caucus "Statement of Policy" 1981-1982
Folder 3 Governor's Budget Address February 3, 1981
Folder 4 Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations prior to submission of the Executive Budget binder (includes contents list) 1981-1982
Folder 5 Budget in Brief 1981-1982
Folder 6 Governor's Executive Budget, volume 1 1981-1982
Folder 7 Governor's Executive Budget, volume 2 1981-1982

Section: Fiscal Year 1982-1983

Folder 8 Budget Reviews of Agencies' Budget Requests binder (includes content list) 1982-1983

Box 189
Folder 1 Governor's Budget Address February 9, 1982
Folder 2-3 Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations prior to submission of the Executive Budget binder (includes contents list) 1982-1983
Folder 4 Budget in Brief 1982-1983
Folder 5-6 Governor's Executive Budget 1982-1983

Section: Fiscal Year 1983-1984

Folder 7 Attendees for Governor's Budget Review meetings 1983-1984
Folder 8 Budget overview and general options 1983-1984
Folder 9 HAND-UP, "Housing Assistance Needed by Distressed and Unemployed Pennsylvanians: A Plan to Provide Emergency Loans to Unemployed Homeowners and Economically Distressed Family Farmers to Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure" 1983-1984
Folder 10 Coal Conversion Opportunities 1983-1984
Folder 11 Drafts of Governor's Budget Address 1983-1984
Folder 12 News release on Governor's budget proposal February 8, 1983
Folder 13-14 Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations prior to submission of the Executive Budget binder (includes contents list) 1983-1984

Box 190
Folder 1 Draft of Budget in Brief 1983-1984
Folder 2 Budget in Brief 1983-1984
Folder 3 Governor's Executive Budget printer's mark-up 1983-1984
Folder 4-5 Governor's Executive Budget 1983-1984
Folder 6-7 Post July 1, 1983 budget negotiations and supplemental material 1983-1984

Section: Fiscal Year 1984-1985

Folder 8 Attendees for Governor's Budget Review meetings 1984-1985
Folder 9 Budget overview and general options 1984-1985
Folder 10 Revenue projections 1984-1985
Folder 11 Options for using available lottery revenues 1984-1985
Folder 12 News releases concerning budget 1984-1985
Folder 13 "Pennsylvania is Ready," draft and final copy of Governor's Budget Address February 7, 1984
Folder 14 Governor's Briefing Book 1984-1985
Folder 15 Governor's Briefing Book 1984-1985

Box 191
Folder 1-2 Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations prior to submission of the Executive Budget binder (includes contents list) 1984-1985
Folder 3 Draft of Budget in Brief 1984-1985
Folder 4 Budget in Brief 1984-1985
Folder 5-6 Governor's Executive Budget 1984-1985

Section: Fiscal Year 1985-1986

Folder 7 Budget Review meetings for departments and agencies 1985-1986
Folder 8 Budget overview and general options 1985-1986
Folder 9 Drafts and notes regarding the Governor's Budget Address 1985-1986
Folder 10 "Pennsylvania is Working," Governor's Budget Address February 5, 1985
Folder 11 Governor's Briefing Binder 1985-1986
Folder 12 Budget Review Meetings, vol I 1985-1986
Folder 13 Budget Review Meetings, vol II 1986

Box 192
Folder 1 Senate remarks following Governor's Budget Address February 5, 1985
Folder 2 News releases concerning budget 1985-1986
Folder 3 Budget Review Meetings for Departments and agencies: Health, PHEAA, Military Affairs and Transportation 1985-1986
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Tax Compendium for the Department of Revenue 1985-1986
Folder 5 Budget in Brief 1985-1986
Folder 6-7 Governor's Executive Budget 1985-1986

Section: Fiscal Year 1986-1987

Folder 8 Budget overview and general options 1986-1987

Box 193
Folder 1 News releases concerning budget 1986-1987
Folder 2 "Pennsylvania is Proud Again," drafts and final copy of Governor's Budget Address February 4, 1986
Folder 3 Democrats' Response to Governor's Budget Address February 4, 1986
Folder 4 Summary of Initiatives, Policy Issues and Appropriations prior to submission of the Executive Budget binder (includes contents list) 1986-1987
Folder 5 Budget Review packages for departments and agencies binder 1986-1987
Folder 6 Drafts of Budget in Brief 1986-1987
Folder 7 Budget in Brief 1986-1987
Folder 8 Governor's Executive Budget 1986-1987
Folder 9 Governor's Executive Budget 1986-1987

Subseries 7. Three Mile Island (TMI)

Scope and Content Notes:

In the early hours of Wednesday, March 28, 1979, Governor Thornburgh received a telephone call from the state director of emergency management, Colonel Oran Henderson. It was news of a problem that, in Thornburgh's words, "no governor, anywhere, had ever had to face" ( Evidence, p.112). The Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant, located in the middle of the Susquehanna River near the state's capitol, Harrisburg, had suffered an accident. Answers to the question of what precisely had happened and especially the question of what effects the accident would have for public safety were unclear. The immediate task to simply get the facts proved much easier said than done.

Governor Thornburgh, inaugurated only seventy-one days before the accident, had previously had only a "cursory briefing" from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and a passing reference to Three Mile Island (TMI) and the other nuclear power facilities in Pennsylvania. Immediately Thornburgh assembled a group of staff and other trusted associates whom he referred to as an "ad-hocracy" ( Evidence, p.113). Included were Jay Waldman, Paul Critchlow, Rick Stafford and Bob Wilburn.

The primary assignment to the ad-hocracy was to determine exactly what was happening, especially in view of the contradictory statements being issued by officials from Metropolitan Edison (the utility company), federal regulators (NRC) and other groups. Further complicating the matter, Thornburgh recalls the "self-appointed experts and dubious eyewitnesses [that] continued to feed us unsubstantiated stories about dead animals, along with exaggerated warnings and evacuation schemes" ( Evidence, 114). News of a China Syndrome potential, of a possible need for evacuation of thousands of persons within five or even ten miles of TMI, and of the delay in ascertaining the facts was a challenge beyond description to the Governor and his administration.

Ultimately, with the invaluable assistance of Harold Denton and his team from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the facts ascertained that "while some of the reactor fuel heated to the point of melting, a disastrous 'meltdown' was never close to occurring. Detectable amounts of radiation escaped into our air, water and even milk, but these amounts were limited enough that their impact, if any, on public health remains debatable to this day. And a massive evacuation of the up to 200,000 people residing in the area, with its potential for panic, injury and even loss of life, would have been far more dangerous and damaging than was the accident itself" ( Evidence, p. 112). Subsequent evaluations of the handling of the accident praised Governor Thornburgh and, for example, "Neal Pierce, in a later piece entitled 'Pennsylvania's Thornburgh: Extraordinary Governor,' took note of the Thornburgh style - the calm, deliberate method he brought to Three Mile Island and now applies to virtually every problem" ( Evidence, p. 123).

A significant TMI 25th Anniversary program was held at the National Museum of American History on March 26, 2004. The attendant exhibit and much technical information is available on their website. Also, the C-Span Video Library regarding Three Mile Island documents the entire event from that date including remarks of Governor Thornburgh and the other panelists.

The files included in this section were collected both during and after the accident to monitor, document and assess the facts of the accident and its implications on public health, energy concerns, cleanup needs and costs, and effects on the Pennsylvania economy. All of this material is in a general chronological order within ten separate sections, much of it is annotated by both Governor and staff. Researchers must note that there is substantial material relating to Three Mile Island (TMI) contained elsewhere in the collection, such as in the Press Secretary files, Office of Policy Development files (OPD), General Counsel files, in addition to files of the Governor and his staff. Of particular interest will be the videos of the early press conferences, and audio items, all available here online. The types of materials in the files include, for example: memoranda, news clippings, news releases, correspondence, reports, topic background, wire stories from the early days of the accident, press statements and advisories, transcripts of news conferences, public statements by the Governor and others, reports on the future of nuclear energy, staff and cabinet notes and drafts, and emergency and evacuation plans. The research potential for this TMI topic is huge.

The TMI files are divided into ten sections as follows: 1) Daily chronological files March 28-April 8, 1979; 2) "The Accident," March-November, 1979, including materials from NRC, the Pennsylvania Commission on TMI, the Pennsylvania House Select Committee, and United States Senate Subcommittees; 3) Early news wires from Associated Press and United Press International, and news clippings, March-September, 1979; 4) News releases, transcripts and statements by Thornburgh and Scranton, 1979-1985; 5) Staff and TMIA files, 1980-1985; 6) Reports: NRC's Rogovin Report, and Governor Thornburgh's Cleanup Plan, 1981; 7) President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI), also known by the chairman's name, Kemeny, a group of files from 1979 which consist largely of depositions, testimony, public hearing proceedings, and a final report; 8) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), whose files consist of investigation information and Harold Denton's news conference transcripts; 9) "Governor's Commission to Study and Evaluate the Consequences of the Incident at Three Mile Island" (TMI), files that are kept in chronological order, April 1979-1982, and document various topics related, directly or indirectly, to Three Mile Island (TMI), from Reports of the Commission's Legal Subcommittee to reports of similar nuclear concerns at the Peach Bottom nuclear plant facility, also in Pennsylvania; 10) "Ad-hocracy committee" member, Robert C. Wilburn's Three Mile Island files, arranged chronologically, 1979-1980. His specific task was to investigate what emergency actions and plans were in place for any kind of large-scale crisis, and which, in this case, would have been needed in a mass evacuation.

Section: Chron files, March 28-April 8, 1979


Box 194
Folder 1-12 March 28-April 8, 1979
Folder 13-14 Chronological work file of Governor Thornburgh (annotated) March-May, 1979
Folder 15 Press Office memoranda to Capitol correspondents regarding statements by officials involved in Three Mile Island (TMI) March 30-April 9, 1979

Section: The Accident, March-November, 1979

Folder 16 Agriculture Department April-May, 1979
Folder 17 Department of Community Affairs April, 1979
Folder 18 Department of Education, Report of Daily Events March 28-April 5, 1979
Folder 19 Department of Environmental Resources (DER) March-June, 1979
Folder 20 Governor's Action Center, role during Three Mile Island (TMI) crisis March-April, 1979
Folder 21 Health Department March-September, 1979
Folder 22 Insurance Department May, 1979
Folder 23 Military Affairs March-April, 1979
Folder 24 Pennsylvania State Police: 20-mile radius evacuation plan April 17, 1979

Box 195
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Commission on Three Mile Island April, 1979
Folder 2 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) April, 1979
Folder 3 Public Utility Commission (PUC) March-April, 1979
Folder 4 Federal assistance April-July, 1979
Folder 5 Hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Washington, D.C. April 4, 1979
Folder 6 Governor Thornburgh's testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation of the Committee on Environment and Public Works April 23, 1979
Folder 7 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) April-November, 1979
Folder 8 Pennsylvania House Select Committee on TMI April-May, 1979
Folder 9 State Legislature, correspondence from Representatives regarding emergency preparedness plan, Three Mile Island (TMI) task force formulation and requests for federal aid March-May, 1979
Folder 10 Congressional correspondence to Governor Thornburgh regarding radiation effects and possible area evacuation April, 1979
Folder 11 General correspondence March-June, 1979
Folder 12 General Public Utilities Corporation (GPU) April-August, 1979

Section: News wires, and news clippings, March-September, 1979

Folder 13 UPI news wires, originals March 30, 1979
Folder 14 AP news wires, originals March 30, 1979
Folder 15 Governor Thornburgh's personal set of news wire stories (annotated) March 28-April 6, 1979
Folder 16-17 News wires March 31-September 28, 1979

Box 196
Folder 1-4 Governor's Press Office Clippings March 28-April 27, 1979
Folder 5 New York Times clippings April 1-9, 1979

Section: News releases, transcripts and statements by Governor Thornburgh and Lieutenant Governor Scranton, 1979-1985

Folder 6-7 1979-1980
Folder 8 Binder prepared for Governor Thornburgh's testimony before a joint hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Senate Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Washington DC October 20, 1981
Folder 9 1981
Folder 10 Lowell Briggs interview with Governor Thornburgh on Three Mile Island (TMI) March 19, 1981
Folder 11-14 1982-1985

Section: Staff and Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA), 1980-1985


Box 197
Folder 1-4 News clippings, correspondence, news releases and reports 1980-1982
Folder 5 World's Fair, "Energy Turns the World," Knoxville, TN, request for usage and release of Governor Thornburgh's comments on PBS program "National Nuclear Debate" 1982
Folder 6-8 News clippings, correspondence, news releases and reports 1983-1985
Folder 9 Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA), correspondence and news releases June, 1980

Section: NRC (Rogovin) and Cleanup Plan Reports, 1980-1981


Box 198
Folder 1 "Three Mile Island (TMI): A report to the Commissioners and to the Public" by the Rogovin Special Inquiry Group of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) January 24, 1980
Folder 2 "Governor Dick Thornburgh's Proposal to Finance the Cleanup of Three Mile Island (TMI)," includes "Digest of Reactions" to proposal July 9, 1981

Section: President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (Kemeny), 1979

Folder 3 Correspondence, transcripts, news releases and notes 1979
Folder 4 Jay Waldman's (JCW) testimony before President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI) April 26, 1979
Folder 5 Official transcript of proceedings, Public Hearing August 2, 1979
Folder 6 Deposition of Governor Thornburgh for the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (held in Governor's office) August 17, 1979
Folder 7 Governor Thornburgh's testimony and transcript of proceedings, Public Hearing of President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI) August 21, 1979
Folder 8-9 "The Need For Change: The Legacy of Three Mile Island (TMI)," Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI); does not include Supplemental Views chapter October, 1979

Box 199
Folder 1 Supplemental Views chapter to "The Need For Change: The Legacy of Three Mile Island (TMI)," Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI) October, 1979
Folder 2 "The Need For Change: The Legacy of Three Mile Island," Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI), includes Supplemental Views chapter October, 1979

Section: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), 1979

Folder 3 Investigation into the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island (TMI) accident by the Office of Inspection and Enforcement August, 1979
Folder 4 Harold Denton news conference transcripts April 2-3, 1979

Section: Governor's Commission to Study and Evaluate the Consequences of the Incident at Three Mile Island (TMI), 1977-1982

Folder 5 Executive order and memos April-October, 1979
Folder 6 Legal aspects of the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident, report of the Legal Subcommittee, Harrisburg, PA December, 1979
Folder 7 "Report of the Governor's Commission on Three Mile Island" February 26, 1980
Folder 8 Department of Environmental Resources (DER) Bureau of Radiological Health Plan for Nuclear Power Generating Station Incidents September, 1977
Folder 9 State/Metropolitan Edison Radiation Emergency Interface Plan ca. 1974
Folder 10 Arnold, Larry, "Tomorrow's Disaster at Three Mile Island (TMI)," Harrisburg magazine August, 1978
Folder 11 Three Mile Island (TMI) related letters of thanks and commendation 1979
Folder 12 Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant incident June, 1979
Folder 13 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee's Report of the hearings concerning Three Mile Island (TMI) January 18, 1980
Folder 14 Administration report to House Select Committee on Three Mile Island (TMI) regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) resolutions June 3, 1980
Folder 15 Major news stories, one year later March, 1980
Folder 16 Governor's Energy Council: Pennsylvania Energy Policy and Summary July, 1981

Box 200
Folder 1 Three Mile Island (TMI) articles and pamphlets 1979-1982
Folder 2 Nuclear energy articles and pamphlets undated

Section: Three Mile Island (TMI) files of Robert C. Wilburn, 1979-1981

Folder 3 Bob Wilburn's notes April, 1979
Folder 4-11 March, 1979-1981
Folder 12 Congressional Task Force on Three Mile Island (TMI), memo September 18, 1980

Section: TMI Cleanup [New Material Added]


Box 1009
Folder 1 TMI Briefing Book (1 of 4), July 1981
Folder 2 TMI Briefing Book (2 of 4), July 1981
Folder 3 TMI Briefing Book (3 of 4), July 1981
Folder 4 TMI Briefing Book (4 of 4), July 1981
Folder 5 TMI Cleanup: memos and reports, January-July 1981
Folder 6 TMI Cleanup: memos and reports, August-December 1981
Folder 7 TMI correspondence and editorials (1 of 3), 1981
Folder 8 TMI correspondence and editorials (2 of 3), 1981
Folder 9 TMI correspondence and editorials (3 of 3), 1981
Folder 10 TMI cleanup: Benko re NARUC, November 1981-March 1982
Folder 11 TMI cleanup: Benko re NARUC, 1982
Folder 12 TMI cleanup, 1982-1986
Folder 13 GPU Chronology, March 1979-October 1982

Subseries 8. Office of Policy Development, Three Mile Island (TMI)

Scope and Content Notes:

The Office of Policy Development (OPD) had a significant role regarding the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident, one that continued for all remaining years of Governor Thornburgh's term in office, 1979-1987. OPD's role, as it turned out, was to monitor the subsequent research, controversies, legal issues and public concerns regarding the cleanup and potential restart of the undamaged Unit 1 reactor. In this OPD was remarkably successful, meaning that these files are an essential component to understanding the impact of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the complexities of contending with the aftermath.

The OPD files contain virtually every topic having to do with cleanup and restart of nuclear plants, and addressed by major public figures, citizens, associations and corporations. For example, these files contain materials from politicians and governors criticizing or supporting restart and cleanup, results of cancer studies conducted from TMI air samples, studies from other states on the regulation of nuclear power and plants, correspondence from citizens to Governor Thornburgh, proposed and adopted legislation concerning licensing and operation of nuclear plants, and memoranda to and from members of Governor Thornburgh's staff. There is a major amount of material generated by the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission), the PUC (Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission), GPU (General Public Utilities Corp, owner of TMI), and Met-Ed (Metropolitan Edison, operator of the plant).

Governor Thornburgh undertook leadership of the assessment of cost and responsibility for the prospective cleanup of the damaged reactor after the accident, in the absence of initiative by the utility, the industry, or from the federal government. The necessary research into issues of financial responsibility and feasible options for the cleanup is well represented in these files. Ultimately Thornburgh's "Cost-Sharing Plan," was put forth in July 1981 and proposed that the prospective cost of the cleanup be shared by all parties, including the State of New Jersey. In fact, the cleanup ultimately was not completed until August 1993, fourteen years after the accident.

The files also contain an extensive grouping of news clippings and news wire stories, arranged chronologically by year, 1979-1986. These well represent the period of the accident itself as well as ongoing concern about issues related to the cleanup and potential restart of the Three Mile Island plant that continued for years.

In addition, there is much material relating to the legal cases concerning the cleanup and restart controversies. Most of these cases are between individuals or groups and Met-Ed and/or the NRC. There is also material relating to the licensing and safety inspections of other nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania. Researchers should note that the legal cases following the accident and related to the cleanup and restart are well documented in the Office of Legal Counsel files here.

In general, researchers should note that Three Mile Island (TMI) is a major subject in the Governor files. In addition to OPD files there is substantial material relating to Three Mile Island (TMI) contained in other sections of the collection, such as: Press Secretary files, Three Mile Island files, and Office of General Counsel files, in addition to files of the gubernatorial staff, such as Rick Stafford and Walt Plosila.

The Office of Policy Development (OPD) files on Three Mile Island (TMI) are organized into five groups as follows: 1) Topic files, arranged alphabetically, which include many major organizations, companies, individuals, legislation, and issues that concern the cleanup of Three Mile Island units, investigations into the accident and the plant's possible reopening. Files contain, in general, news releases, correspondence, reports, memoranda and news clippings; 2) News wires from Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI), arranged chronologically, 1979-1984; 3) News clippings, arranged chronologically by year, relating to cleanup and restart, 1979-1986; 4) Legal materials, including court cases and testimonies, depositions and affidavits, arranged by docket number. Researchers should note many of the topic files also contain overlapping legal materials, but kept separate as originally ordered; 5) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG) reports, arranged by NUREG number, which document safety and technical issues relating to nuclear energy and the construction of nuclear power plants.

Section: Topic files, alphabetical, 1979-1986


Box 201
Folder 1 Index to Three Mile Island (TMI) files, alphabetically arranged and updated by OPD over years 1982-1984
Folder 2 Aamodt, Norman and Marjorie, petition for Certiorari, TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-Unit 1) restart litigation January 9, 1986
Folder 3 Accident: news releases and statements issued by Governor Thornburgh 1979-1984
Folder 4 Administrative Law Judge Smith disqualification January-February, 1985
Folder 5 Air and Water Pollution Patrol, correspondence to Governor Thornburgh March-November, 1982
Folder 6 American Nuclear Society (ANS), meetings and membership mailings 1981-1985
Folder 7 American Public Power Association (APPA), correspondence to Congressman Richard Ottinger, chairman for Subcommittee on Energy, Conservation and Power October-December, 1981
Folder 8 American Society of Utility Investors: testimony by member I. J. Aligood and publications 1983-1984
Folder 9 Amortization: matter concerning GPU and PUC and memoranda between Bob Benko and Frank Wright September, 1983
Folder 10 Andrezeski, Senator, author of bill S.B. 1014 July 1, 1981
Folder 11 Anniversary of Three Mile Island (TMI) news clippings 1983-1985
Folder 12-13 Anti-nuclear correspondence, petitions, and requests to Governor Thornburgh 1980-1985
Folder 14 Arizona Public Service Commission, letter to Governor Thornburgh regarding the industry's participation in the cleanup of Three Mile Island (TMI) October 9, 1981
Folder 15 Arthur Young study: "Analysis of Strategic Options to Finance Continuing Electrical Power Service in the Jersey Central Power and Light Company Franchise Area" April, 1981
Folder 16-18 Atomic Safety Licensing Board (ASLB) and Atomic Safety Licensing and Appeal Board (ASLAB), correspondence, Governor's staff memoranda, and legal materials regarding TMI (Three Mile Island) restart proceedings 1981-1984

Box 202
Folder 1 Babcock and Wilcox, design for nuclear power plants, NUREG-1066 1984
Folder 2 Background information on Three Mile Island (TMI) accident (includes news clippings, testimony and briefing materials) 1979-1986
Folder 3-4 Bankruptcy of GPU: news clippings, memos and notes, including GPU Financial Recovery Program 1980-1982
Folder 5 Bath County hydroelectric project: correspondence January-April, 1982
Folder 6-7 Beaver Valley Power Station Unit No. 1: memoranda, correspondence and notes from the NRC 1984-1985
Folder 8 Ben Franklin Partnership: meeting agenda November 3, 1984
Folder 9 Berwick nuclear power plant: news clippings 1981-1984
Folder 10 Bond, Governor Christopher of Missouri: correspondence regarding dioxin problem in Missouri February, 1983
Folder 11 Bouquard, Marilyn, "Nuclear Accident Recovery Act," proposed legislation and correspondence June, 1982
Folder 12 Building Trades endorsement of Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing approach to Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup October, 1981
Folder 13 California Energy Commission: state role in regulation of nuclear power plants 1981-1982
Folder 14-15 Cancer studies done by the Pennsylvania Department of Health 1985
Folder 16 Cawley, Commissioner James H. of the PUC 1981-1982
Folder 17 Chambers of Commerce: Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup and funding 1981-1982
Folder 18 Civil penalties imposed on plant operators by the NRC: correspondence between Governor King of Maine and Governor Thornburgh June-July, 1982
Folder 19 Cheating incident: Three Mile Island (TMI) operators cheating on tests required by the NRC and Charles Husted incident 1981-1985

Box 203
Folder 1 Cleanup Act: nuclear accident legislation January, 1982
Folder 2 Cleanup agreement and contract between DER and GPU 1983-1986
Folder 3 Cleanup safety allegations 1983
Folder 4-11 Cleanup cost 1979-1986
Folder 12 Cleanup: federal government's role 1981-1986
Folder 13 Cleanup: Research and Development value, including information on federal role 1980-1983

Box 204
Folder 1-4 Cleanup of TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2): testimonies on status, schedules, costs and estimates 1980-1986
Folder 5 Cleanup: statements and proposals undated
Folder 6 Cleanup funding: use of state bonds undated
Folder 7 Clinch River nuclear reactor news clippings 1982-1983
Folder 8 Comptroller General of the United States, "Three Mile Island (TMI): A Financial Fallout" July 7, 1980
Folder 9 CONEG, Committee on Energy to examine Governor Thornburgh's proposal for cleanup 1981
Folder 10 Congressional Delegation of Pennsylvania to the President of the United States: correspondence to President, news releases, clippings, and memoranda regarding rate increases and funding 1981
Folder 11 Conservation: WWSIII news release regarding legislation requiring participation in cleanup of TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) costs by other electric utilities October 20, 1982
Folder 12 Constitutional issues September-October, 1981
Folder 13 Consumer Advocate and GPU settlement December, 1981-April, 1982
Folder 14 Contact lists and cards of concerned citizens and key players regarding the Three Mile Island accident 1980-1982 and undated
Folder 15 Contract: Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup, drafts and memoranda 1982
Folder 16 Contract: Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup, 1983-1984 reimbursement, defueling contract and correspondence 1983
Folder 17 Contract: Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup, 1984-1985 Contract: indenture of trust and correspondence 1984
Folder 18 Core removal program, includes Westinghouse plan for TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) 1980-1984
Folder 19 Correspondence: miscellaneous regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) between Governor's staff and outside parties 1981-1985
Folder 20 Cleanup proposals in 1981, briefing book compiled in preparation 1979-1981

Box 205
Folder 1 Cost sharing approach: "Financing the Cleanup of Three Mile Island (TMI): A Working Paper for Decision Making Purposes" January 18, 1981
Folder 2-7 Cost sharing approach: Draft outlines and financial research March-November, 1981
Folder 8 Cost sharing approach: finalization and unveiling July, 1981
Folder 9 Cost sharing approach: press kits July 9, 1981
Folder 10 Cost sharing approach: statement of Governor Thornburgh, Middletown, PA July 9, 1981
Folder 11 Cost Issues examination status May 22, 1981
Folder 12 NGA's Criminal Justice and Public Protection Committee endorsement of Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing plan August 10, 1981
Folder 13 Critical milestones related to Three Mile Island (TMI), chart of years 1981-1985
Folder 14 Dauphin County Commissioners: concern regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) emergency preparedness 1983-1984
Folder 15 Denton, Harold, director of Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation for the NRC, testimony before U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production and memorandum to NRC commissioners 1984-1985
Folder 16 Department of Environmental Resources: plant design and hardware issues and license applications 1985
Folder 17 Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant (San Obispo, CA) ruling August 22, 1981
Folder 18 Dieckamp, Herman, President of GPU, news clippings, correspondence, speeches 1982-1984
Folder 19 Digest of reactions to Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing approach to finance Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup September, 1981
Folder 20 Dioxin problem in Missouri: correspondence 1983
Folder 21 Department of Energy (DOE), FEPC TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) study group meetings March 28-29, 1983
Folder 22 DOE participation in Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup 1981
Folder 23-25 DOE correspondence and memoranda regarding financing the clean up 1982-1984
Folder 26 DOE Research and Development program undated
Folder 27 Dosimetry: plant facilities and cleanup methods 1982-1984
Folder 28 Duke Power Company: article in Evening News, "Help in Three Mile Island (TMI) 'mess' sought by Carolina Utility Chief" July 6, 1982
Folder 29 Duquesne Light: perspective on Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing cleanup program 1982-January, 1984

Box 206
Folder 1 Edison Electric Institute (EEI): progress report statement and board meeting material 1981
Folder 2 Edison Electric Institute (EEI): task force on nuclear institutional issues March, 1981
Folder 3 Edison Electric Institute (EEI): task force on Three Mile Island (TMI) 1982
Folder 4-5 Edison Electric Institute (EEI): voluntary cost sharing resolution plan 1983-1984
Folder 6 Electric rates of privately owned United States utilities 1981
Folder 7 Emergency operations staffing: NRC order and briefing 1983
Folder 8 Emergency preparedness: memos and speech materials and publications 1983-1985
Folder 9 U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy, Conservation and Power: testimony of Governor Thornburgh September 22, 1981
Folder 10 Energy Research Institute: draft of by-laws 1981
Folder 11 Energy Systems Research Group: prepared testimony of David Nichols and Paul D. Raskin September 15, 1981
Folder 12 US Senate Committees of Energy and Natural Resources and Environment and Public Works: Governor Thornburgh October 20, 1981
Folder 13 US Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee: statements, legislation and correspondence on cleanup funding 1982
Folder 14 Environmental Coalition on Nuclear Power: bulletins 1981-1982
Folder 15 Environmental Impact Statements (PEIS): decontamination and disposal of radioactive waste 1984
Folder 16 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitoring, "Environmental News" reports November, 1981-February, 1985
Folder 17 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI): cleanup and cost sharing 1984
Folder 18 Executive correspondence to President on Three Mile Island (TMI) from national departments and agencies March-August, 1981
Folder 19 Federal Appeals Court ruling on A-Power siting October 7, 1981
Folder 20 Field, Herb: memo and Op-Ed article 1983
Folder 21 Florio, Congressman James: cleanup legislation 1982

Box 207
Folder 1 Friends and Family of Three Mile Island (TMI): newsletters and correspondence with Governor Thornburgh 1979-1983
Folder 2 General Accounting Office (GAO): "GAO Report to the Congress of the U.S.: Areas Around Nuclear Facilities Should be Better Prepared for Radiological Emergencies" March 30, 1979
Folder 3 General Accounting Office (GAO): news clippings, correspondence regarding cleanup funding and cleanup reports August, 1981-January, 1983
Folder 4 Gallo, Ernest: memo regarding financial aspects of Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup April 21, 1983
Folder 5 Ginna nuclear plant (near Rochester, NY) accident December, 1981-January, 1982
Folder 6 Goodling, Representative William: news clippings regarding bill to fund Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup September 29, 1981
Folder 7 Government Accountability Project (GAP) regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup, includes Richard Parks affidavit March, 1983
Folder 8 Governor's Advisory Panel for Health Research Studies at Three Mile Island (TMI): correspondence with Governor Thornburgh April 6, 1984
Folder 9 Governor's Commission on Three Mile Island (TMI): memoranda, news releases and "Legal Aspects of Three Mile Island (TMI):" report of the Legal Subcommittee to Governor's Commission on Three Mile Island (TMI) 1979-1983
Folder 10 Governor's Conference between Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia (staff memo from Bob Benko) June 16, 1983
Folder 11-14 Governor's letters and correspondence 1981-1984
Folder 15 Governor's Russia trip, conversations regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) and nuclear energy November-December, 1979
Folder 16-19 GPU news releases regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) 1981-1984

Box 208
Folder 1-2 GPU news releases regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) 1985-1986
Folder 3 GPU annual and statistical reports, financial statements and shareholder reports 1983-1985
Folder 4 GPU newsletters, employee magazine, bulletins and brochures 1981-1985
Folder 5 GPU news clippings, wire stories, book and magazine articles and advertisements 1981-1985
Folder 6-7 GPU press kits 1981-1985
Folder 8 GPU correspondence with Governor Thornburgh 1981-1985
Folder 9 GPU correspondence with Governor's Office staff, and articles, reports, and notices sent to his staff 1980-1986
Folder 10 GPU: Governor's staff memoranda 1981-1985
Folder 11 GPU: Governor's staff notes circa. 1980
Folder 12 GPU: correspondence with NRC, PUC, DER 1982-1984
Folder 13 GPU employees, statements, testimony, speeches and reports 1981-1985
Folder 14 GPU legal documents 1983-1985
Folder 15 GPU: Pennsylvania Management and Operations study September, 1980

Box 209
Folder 1 GPU: "Pennsylvania Public Opinion Relating to the Situation at Three Mile Island (TMI)" June 9, 1981
Folder 2 GPU: "Costs and Benefits of Electric Utility Conservation Programs: A Case Study of Met-Ed and Penelec" May, 1982
Folder 3 GPU: "TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) Recovery Program Estimate" December 30, 1982
Folder 4 GPU: Rickover report, "An Assessment of the GPU Nuclear Corporation Organization and Senior Management and Its Competence to Operate TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1)" November 19, 1983
Folder 5 GPU: "Assessment to the Risks and Safe Operation of TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) and from TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) and its Cleanup" August 27, 1984
Folder 6 GPU: "Study of Local and State Reactions to New Information about Three Mile Island (TMI)" November, 1984
Folder 7 GPU: "Radiological Environmental Monitoring Report for Three Mile Island (TMI)" 1985
Folder 8 GPU: Stier report, "TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) Reactor Coolant Inventory Balance Testing" September 5, 1985
Folder 9 GPU: miscellaneous material on corporation, reorganization and restart 1979-1982
Folder 10 GPU v. Babcock and Wilcox trial, NUREG-1020 October, 1983
Folder 11-16 GPU: Correspondence from GPU to NRC April-July, 1985

Box 210
Folder 1-2 GPU: Correspondence from GPU to NRC August-September, 1985
Folder 3 Gross receipts tax and H.B. 1040: legislation to stop Three Mile Island (TMI) related taxes from being taxed 1981-1982
Folder 4 H.B. 1040: legislation to stop Three Mile Island (TMI) related taxes from being taxed 1982
Folder 5 Hatfield, US Senator Mark: opposition to federal participation of cleanup at Three Mile Island (TMI) October, 1982
Folder 6 Hazardous waste transportation: reports by U.S. Comptroller General and risk assessment manual by the U.S. Department of Transportation 1980-1982
Folder 7 Health care studies 1984-1985
Folder 8 Health department: measures to monitor and research health effects 1981-1985
Folder 9 Heinz, US Senator John: bill for federal government to fund 25 percent of Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup (S.B. 1606) 1981-1982
Folder 10 Hochendoner, Larry: proposal to finance TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) cleanup through continuation of Deferred Energy Surcharge 1982
Folder 11 Indian Point nuclear plant able to reopen after improving emergency plans July, 1983
Folder 12 INPO: evaluations of TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) after accident 1981-1985
Folder 13 Internal Revenue Service, requests regarding tax consequences of proposed voluntary contributions by electric utility companies to cleanup Three Mile Island (TMI) 1983-1984
Folder 14 Issues related to Three Mile Island (TMI) restart and cleanup 1982-1983
Folder 15 Jackson, Reverend Jesse: opposition to Three Mile Island (TMI) restart 1984
Folder 16 Japanese effort in cleanup and agreement to conduct research and development work for nuclear power in Japan 1983-1984
Folder 17 Jersey Central Power and Light: responsibility in accident 1982-1984
Folder 18 Johnson, PUC Commissioner Michael: statement on the Met-Ed and Penelec rate cases January, 1982
Folder 19 Jones, PUC Commissioner Clifford: correspondence from and news clippings 1982
Folder 20 Keaton report: supposed GPU influence on drafts of report May, 1984
Folder 21 Keystone Alliance: disagreement with cost sharing proposal by Governor Thornburgh 1987
Folder 22 Kron, Phil, vice president of City Bank: financing the impact of Three Mile Island (TMI) 1981-1982
Folder 23 Krypton: differences in off-site air sample readings 1980-1984
Folder 24 Kuhns, William, Chairman and CEO of GPU: statement before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production, Committee on Science and Technology May 22, 1984

Box 211
Folder 1 Law suits related to Three Mile Island (TMI) 1980-1985
Folder 2-5 Leak rate: alleged falsification of leak rate data at TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) 1980-1985
Folder 6 Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce: cost sharing program to cleanup Three Mile Island (TMI) 1981-1983
Folder 7-8 Legislation: nuclear legislative reports, memos regarding Pennsylvania legislation and reports regarding national legislation 1982-1984
Folder 9 Legislative Budget and Finance Committee of Pennsylvania: report on survey of state agencies regarding activity intended to protect persons and property from dangers associated with nuclear power plants 1981
Folder 10 Letters to Governor: mixed comments on cost sharing proposal to fund Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup August, 1981

Box 212
Folder 1 Letters to Governor: noncommittal on cost sharing proposal July-August, 1981
Folder 2 Letters to Governor: non-support of cost sharing proposal July-August, 1981
Folder 3 Letters to Governor: support of cost sharing proposal (includes editorials, media, and support of corporations, governors, organizations, universities and others) July-August, 1981
Folder 4 Lloyd, Senator James: bill providing for rate changes following nuclear accidents August, 1981
Folder 5 MacLeod, Gordon K.: criticizing Thornburgh for being "too cool" during the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident October, 1982
Folder 6-9 Management integrity: issues before NRC and investigation into plant management 1984-1986
Folder 9 MacNeil-Lehrer Report: Governor Thornburgh's appearance March-May, 1982
Folder 10 McClure, Senator James: bill to establish supplemental insurance by the Secretary of Energy to pay costs following damage to nuclear power plants July-October, 1981
Folder 11 Media, news releases, radio spots, TV commentary and magazine articles 1981-1982
Folder 12 Meese, Edwin, presidential counselor: letter to Governor Thornburgh regarding federal role in financing Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup October 19, 1981
Folder 13 Meetings, agendas, briefings, contact lists, notes by Rick Stafford 1981-1984
Folder 14 Mellow, Senator Robert: criticism of Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing plan February 23, 1982
Folder 15-17 Memoranda to Governor's staff from Bob Benko 1980-September, 1981

Box 213
Folder 1-9 Memoranda to Governor's staff from Bob Benko October, 1981-December, 1984

Box 214
Folder 1-2 Memoranda to Governor's staff from Bob Benko 1985-1986
Folder 3 Memoranda and correspondence with outside parties to and from Bob Benko 1983-1984
Folder 4 Memoranda to Governor's staff from Rick Stafford 1981
Folder 5 Memoranda and correspondence from Rick Stafford to outside persons 1981-1982
Folder 6 Memoranda to and from Thomas Rees, Deputy General Counsel 1981-1984
Folder 7 Memoranda and correspondence to and from Governor's staff members 1979-1984
Folder 8 Metropolitan Edison: annual reports, decontamination plan, program estimates, clippings and news letters 1979-1984
Folder 9 Metropolitan Edison indictment: legal materials relating to Docket # 50-289 1984
Folder 10 Middletown Council: concerns about unsafe practices at Three Mile Island (TMI) 1981-1983
Folder 11 MILRITE: support for Governor's proposal for cost sharing cleanup July-October, 1981
Folder 12 Mondale, Walter, democratic presidential contender: unwillingness to support Three Mile Island (TMI) restart 1984
Folder 13 National Energy Research Institute (NERI): correspondence with Westinghouse-Electric 1981

Box 215
Folder 1 New Jersey energy rate increases to help finance Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup 1982-1983
Folder 2 New York petition of nuclear power plants to contribute revenue May 1, 1984
Folder 3 NGA, Criminal Justice and Public Protection Committee, Subcommittee on Nuclear Power, resolution support for national plan to fund cleanup 1981
Folder 4 Newsletters from various organizations regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) 1981-1982
Folder 5 Notes by Thornburgh and staff undated
Folder 6 Nuclear power plant licensing report by NRC 1979-1981
Folder 7-9 Nuclear insurance 1981-1984
Folder 10 NRC: memoranda, news releases, biographies and federal register 1982-1985
Folder 11 NRC: computer printout including Three Mile Island (TMI) accident references 1967-1982
Folder 12 NRC: testimony of James Asselstine, commissioner of NRC: before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs June 4, 1985
Folder 13 Nuclear Safety Analysis Center, Analysis of TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) Accident and Supplement July, 1979

Box 216
Folder 1 Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee: reports to President Reagan 1981
Folder 2 Nuclear Symposium: petition filed by TMIA February, 1983
Folder 3 Oare, J. Richard: candidate for State Senate, concern over embrittlement of steel shell protecting radioactive core at Three Mile Island (TMI) October, 1982
Folder 4 Ontario Hydro project 1981
Folder 5 O'Pake, Senator Michael: criticism of Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing cleanup plan October, 1981
Folder 6-7 Ottinger, Richard chairman of Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power, Committee on Energy: transcripts of testimony and meetings May-September, 1981
Folder 8-10 Ottinger subcommittee: Governor's appearance before, and related background correspondence and research September 22, 1981
Folder 11 Ottinger subcommittee: research and preparation of Governor's Office staff for hearings September, 1981

Box 217
Folder 1-2 Palladino, Nunzio, chairman of the NRC: opening of Three Mile Island (TMI) and role of the NRC 1981-1984
Folder 3 Peach Bottom nuclear plant: pipe cracks and actions taken to fix problem August-September, 1983
Folder 4 PEMA: Emergency preparedness fund 1981-1985
Folder 5 PEMA: Disaster Operations Plan 1981
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association: Thornburgh urging support for cost sharing cleanup plan June-July, 1982
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Utility Law Project: notice of statewide Pennsylvania utility consumers conference partly sponsored by the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project September, 1982
Folder 8 People Against Nuclear Energy (PANE): newsletters urging closing of Three Mile Island (TMI) March, 1981-March, 1984
Folder 9 Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) case versus PUC, Employment and Economic Recovery Rider information, and news clippings regarding rate increases 1983-1985
Folder 10 Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) Safety Evaluation report at Limerick nuclear plant, NUREG-0991 1983-1985

Box 218
Folder 1 Point Pleasant pumping station, "Environmental Assessment Report and Findings" and subsequent trial on pumping and alternative water supply 1982-1985
Folder 2 Polar Crane: steps taken to correct functioning of component that is part of polar crane braking system September-November, 1984
Folder 3 Potassium iodide March, 1981-November, 1982
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (PP&L): rate requests to PUC and requirements by PEMA 1982-1985
Folder 5 PPTN, Three Mile Island TV program and news release 1983
Folder 6 President's nuclear policy: revival of nuclear power usage and removal of governmental barriers to wider use of nuclear energy August, 1981
Folder 7 President's phone call and statement on Three Mile Island (TMI) October, 1981
Folder 8 Pressurized thermal shock: media reports of steel vessels around radioactive cores could crack due to radiation exposure September, 1982
Folder 9 Price-Anderson Act: limiting liability from nuclear energy accident and mandating public and private insurance coverage for damages 1979-1984
Folder 10 Processed water, plans to dispose of 2.1 gallons at TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) July, 1986
Folder 11 PSEF: as third party to fund Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup undated
Folder 12 Psychological stress: studies and workshops and U.S. Court of Appeals order for NRC to investigate 1982-1985
Folder 13 Psychological stress: studies and workshops and U.S. Court of Appeals order for NRC to investigate 1982-1985
Folder 14 Pennsylvania Energy Research Institute, Inc., draft of by-laws March 23, 1981
Folder 15 Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC): requests to meet with Governor Thornburgh and information on safety concerns with the restart of Three Mile Island (TMI) 1981-1983
Folder 16 PUC: opinions and orders, Governor's Office staff memoranda, public correspondence, voting reports and legal cases 1981-1985

Box 219
Folder 1-4 PUC: opinions and orders, Governor's Office staff memoranda, public correspondence, voting reports and legal cases 1981-1985
Folder 5 PUC: ratings February 17, 1981
Folder 6 Questions and Answers on health and safety and cleanup and costs, prepared for Three Mile Island (TMI) anniversaries over the years 1981-1984
Folder 7 Rail shipments and safety issues 1986
Folder 8-9 Rate requests: legal materials, memos and correspondence to cover costs of Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup and other nuclear plants' operational needs 1981-1986

Box 220
Folder 1 Rate requests: legal materials, memos and correspondence to cover costs of Three Mile Island (TMI) cleanup and other nuclear plants' operational needs 1981-1986
Folder 2 Referendum on Three Mile Island (TMI): results from Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties May 18, 1982
Folder 3 Replacement power costs: memoranda and news advertisements April, 1985
Folder 4 RGA endorsement of Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing plan and resolution to urge others to support August, 1981
Folder 5 Resolution, S.R. 93. asking for a delay in the restart of Three Mile Island (TMI) and letter to Governor from Senator John Shumaker December, 1983-April, 1984
Folder 6 Report on Three Mile Island (TMI) House of Representative resolutions May-June, 1980
Folder 7-8 Restart: memos and correspondence 1981-1982
Folder 9 Restart: status of review and correspondence 1983
Folder 10 Restart: memoranda and correspondence 1983
Folder 11 Restart: internal memoranda and legal cases 1984
Folder 12 Restart: memos, news releases and outside correspondence 1985
Folder 13 Restart: memos and correspondence 1986
Folder 14 Restart: letters to Governor Thornburgh 1981-1986

Box 221
Folder 1-2 Restart: letters to Governor Thornburgh 1981-1986
Folder 3 Rickover, H.G.: report and assessment of management at Three Mile Island (TMI) November 19, 1983
Folder 4 Risk assessment: collected materials regarding undated
Folder 5 Ritter, Representative Don: stance on Governor's cost sharing cleanup plan July-October, 1981
Folder 6 Rood, Mick: news clippings and editorials criticizing Thornburgh's cost sharing plan and outcomes 1982
Folder 7 S.B. 1606: providing a national program of financial participation of electric utilities in the cost of decontamination of Three Mile Island (TMI) 1982
Folder 8 Safety Advisory Board (SAB): correspondence and member lists 1983-1984
Folder 9 Safety evaluation by the NRC on steam generator tube repair September, 1983
Folder 10 Sandia National Laboratories report: misinterpreting consequences of nuclear power reactor accidents 1982
Folder 11 Shanaman, Susan: views on cleanup and issues support for Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing plan 1981-1982
Folder 12 Shoreham nuclear plant: Thornburgh administration's refusal to testify at public hearing February, 1983
Folder 13 Simpson, Senator: answers to questions posed by Senator Simpson, correspondence and thanks for supporting Governor Thornburgh's cost sharing plan June, 1982
Folder 14 Socio-Economic Impacts study and Study on Economic Effects on Electrical Consumers 1979-1980

Box 222
Folder 1 Socio-Economic Impacts related correspondence and memoranda and background 1979-1981
Folder 2 Specter, Senator Arlen: correspondence and memoranda regarding Governor Thornburgh's testimony before Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development of the Senate Appropriations Committee January, 1982
Folder 3 Specter bill: S.B. 1226 May 20, 1981
Folder 4 Stafford, Senator, chairman of the U.S. Committee on the Environment: letters and testimonies before committee 1982
Folder 5 Statistics on electric rates and public utility long-term debt 1980-1981
Folder 6 Status of Unit 1 and Unit 2 steam generator tubes and restart efforts 1982
Folder 7 Steam generator tubes, leaks, investigation, and repair 1983-1985
Folder 8 Sternglass, Dr.: assertion that infants died as result of Three Mile Island (TMI) April, 1982
Folder 9 Stier report: investigation of allegations of safety and management deficiencies at TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) September-November, 1983
Folder 10 Stockman, David, of OMB: interview and statement regarding federal bonds for cleanup August-October, 1981
Folder 11 Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment: individual testimonies and cleanup program estimates by GPU December, 1982-April, 1983
Folder 12 Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation: statement of Dick Thornburgh April 23, 1979
Folder 13 Superfund: memo regarding possible money to use for cleanup of Three Mile Island (TMI) September 16, 1982
Folder 14 Supreme Court memo from Bob Benko regarding nuclear ban May 10, 1983
Folder 15 Susquehanna nuclear plant 1982-1985
Folder 16 Systematic Assessment of Licensee Performance (SALP) of NRC and TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) scores 1985
Folder 17 Taliaferro, Linda, commissioner of PUC: statement, opinion and analysis presented to PUC January, 1982
Folder 18 Testimony of Governor Thornburgh before the NRC (draft) August 15, 1984
Folder 19 Testimonies of Harrisburg, PA Fire Chief Donald Konkle and Mayor Stephen Reed before British Nuclear Inquiry Group, Suffolk, England November 29, 1984
Folder 20 Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals legal materials regarding management integrity and safety in restart May-September, 1985

Box 223
Folder 1 Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals legal materials regarding management integrity and safety in restart May-September, 1985
Folder 2-3 TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) Advisory Commission of the NRC 1980-1984
Folder 4 Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA): letters to Governor Thornburgh, statements, and Governor's responses 1981-1985
Folder 5 Three Mile Island (TMI) hearing before Ottinger Subcommittee May 1, 1981
Folder 6 Three Mile Island (TMI) assignments and status May 18, 1981
Folder 7 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) restart hearing of the NRC, Harrisburg, PA November 9, 1982
Folder 8 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) status reports October, 1985-September, 1986
Folder 9 TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) cleanup progress reports of GPU March, 1983
Folder 10-11 Udall, Congressman Morris: ability to get federal legislation to fund cleanup 1981-1984
Folder 12-13 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): correspondence with Governor Thornburgh, memos, articles and legal material 1981-1985

Box 224
Folder 1 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): correspondence with Governor Thornburgh, memos, articles and legal material 1981-1985
Folder 2 Unit 1 (TMI-1): Facility Operating License and Evaluation by INPO May-September, 1983
Folder 3 U.S.-Asia Institute to allow U.S. companies to borrow money from Japan at lower interest rates promoting industry and trade relations March-April, 1982
Folder 4 Voluntary contributions from states to aid in cleanup June, 1983-March, 1984
Folder 5 Walker, Charles E. Associates: draft of bill for federal participation of electric utilities in cleanup November 25, 1981
Folder 6 Walker, US Representative Robert: amendment to NRC authorization bill that bans any intentional dumping of radioactive wastes into the Susquehanna River from Three Mile Island (TMI) reactor 1981
Folder 7 Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS): Pacific Northwest network of public and private electric utilities, criticism in the media February, 1982
Folder 8 Waste: high-level 1981-1983
Folder 9 Waste: low-level 1981-1984
Folder 10 Waste: nuclear, policy analysis, location of, classification of, and management 1981-1984
Folder 11 West Valley: shipments of nuclear waste back to plants of origin February-August, 1984
Folder 12 Westinghouse: proposal of decommissioning of Shippingport Atomic Power Station 1982-1983

Section: AP news wires, 1979-1984

Folder 13-15 1979-1984
Folder 16 1979-1981

Box 225
Folder 1-2 1982-1983

Section: UPI news wires, 1979-1983

Folder 3-7 1979-June, 1982

Box 226
Folder 1-5 July, 1982-1985

Box 227
Folder 1-3 1985-1987

Section: Newspaper clippings, 1979-1987

Folder 4 Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant, licensing, Docket Nos. 50-277 and 50-278, 1982-1986, Facility Operating License and Amendment to License November, 1982-August, 1986
Folder 5 TMI-2 Cleanup and Costs, Docket No. 50-320, 1982 September, 1982
Folder 6 Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Docket Nos. 50-275 and 50-323, 1984: ASLB authorizing issuance of full power license for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant November, 1982-August, 1986
Folder 7 Beaver Valley Unit 1, Docket No. 50-334, 1985: Safety Evaluations March-April, 1985
Folder 8-11 TMI-1 Restart, Docket No. 50-289, 1979-1985 1979-1983
Folder 12 Licensee Comments on Commissioner Gilinsky's Tentative Conclusion and Response to Commission Order August-October, 1983
Folder 13 TMI-1 Restart, Docket No. 50-289, 1979-1985 1984
Folder 14 Material relating to the Dieckamp mailgram January 28, 1985

Box 228
Folder 1-2 TMI-1 Restart, Docket No. 50-289, 1979-1985 January 30-April 30, 1985
Folder 3 Material relating to Charles Husted and NRC cheating incident March-May, 1985
Folder 4-5 TMI-1 Restart, Docket No. 50-289, 1979-1985 May-December 17, 1985
Folder 6 Commonwealth of PA, Norman and Marjorie Aamodt, UCS, and TMIA v. NRC and Met-Ed, Three Mile Island Restart, Docket Nos. 85-3301, 85-3302, 85-3310, 85-3315 (consolidated), 1984-1985: Petition for a Review of an Order of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Appendix for the Petitioner, Volume 1 July, 1984

Box 229
Folder 1 Commonwealth of PA, Norman and Marjorie Aamodt, UCS, and TMIA v. NRC and Met-Ed, Three Mile Island Restart: Petition for a Review of an Order of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Appendix for the Petitioner, Volume 2 July, 1984
Folder 2-3 Commonwealth of PA, Norman and Marjorie Aamodt, UCS, and TMIA v. NRC and Met-Ed, Three Mile Island Restart May 29-June 24, 1985
Folder 4 Brief for Intervenor-Respondents Met-Ed, et. al June 24, 1985
Folder 5 Appendix for Respondents NRC et. al and Intervenor Respondents Met-Ed et. al June 24, 1985
Folder 6 Commonwealth of PA, Norman and Marjorie Aamodt, UCS, and TMIA v. NRC and Met-Ed, Three Mile Island Restart June 25-August 25, 1985

Box 230
Folder 1 Commonwealth of PA, Norman and Marjorie Aamodt, UCS, and TMIA v. NRC and Met-Ed, Three Mile Island Restart August 27-October 7, 1985
Folder 2 TMIA v. NRC case before the Supreme Court, A-235 September 24-October 2, 1985
Folder 3 Commonwealth of PA v. NRC and Met-Ed et. al, Docket No. 85-3239 May 16-28, 1985
Folder 4 UCS v. NRC and Met-Ed et. al, Docket No. 85-3242 May 20-23, 1985
Folder 5 TMIA v. NRC, Docket No. 85-3244 (related case, Docket No. 85-3283), 1985 May, 1985
Folder 6 James J. Shumaker, et. al v. NRC, Docket No. 85-3283 May-July, 1985

Section: Legal cases and materials regarding Three Mile Island, 1979-1986

Folder 7 "Beyond Defense-In-Depth: Cost and Funding Of State and Local Government Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support Of Commercial Nuclear Power Stations," NUREG-0553 October, 1979
Folder 8 Potential Impact of Licensee Default on Cleanup of TMI-2," NUREG-0689 October-November, 1980
Folder 9 GPU v. Babcock and Wilcox Lawsuit Review and Its Effect on TMI-2, NUREG-1020 October, 1983
Folder 10 "Comparison of Implementation of Selected Three Mile Island (TMI) Action Plan Requirements on Operating Plants Designed by Babcock and Wilcox," NUREG-1066 April-May, 1984
Folder 11 "Comparison of Licensing Activities for Operating Plants Designed by Babcock and Wilcox," NUREG-1110 December, 1984-January, 1985
Folder 12 "Evaluation of Catch-Per-Unit-Effort Indices Used in Aquatic Monitoring Programs at Nuclear Power Plants," NUREG-1598 July, 1982
Folder 13 "Container Assessment--Corrosion Study of HLW Container Materials," NUREG-2317 April, 1982
Folder 14 "Document Review Regarding Hazardous Chemical Characteristics of Low-Level Wastes," NUREG-4433 January-March, 1986

Subseries 9. Office of Policy Development, Walt Plosila

Scope and Content Notes:

The Office of Policy Development (OPD), originally named the Office of Policy and Planning, was established by Executive Order of the Governor on September 18, 1979. Its role was to assist in establishing policies relating to economic development, human services, public safety and other areas, to work closely with Committees of the Cabinet, and to respond to issues which involved more than one agency or programmatic area. Their primary duties were broadly issue related, for example: to develop new program initiatives and suggest changes to existing programs, to assess feasibility of ideas and proposed changes, to assess effectiveness of policies, and monitor federal actions affecting the Commonwealth. In other words, OPD can be seen as a foundation under all policies and achievements and, in this case, an invaluable resource.

Walt Plosila served as Director of the Office of Policy and Development, 1979-1983. His files are arranged in alphabetical order by topic. It is fair to say they are voluminous. The files contain, for example: memos, correspondence, reports, policies, background information, and news clippings. Topics, just for example, include: Ben Franklin Partnership (with which Plosila was a primary participant), coal, energy, housing, PUC, PSEA, steel, "Choices," block grants, boarding homes, environment, PEMA, rails, community affairs, low level waste, children, and Liquor Control Board (LCB). Researchers should note that related topics are separated due to the alphabetical order. For example, an issue such as the environment would relate to other topics such as: mines, coal, low level waste, etc. Or the topic "energy" would involve those same, and other, topics. Being creative and persistent will definitely pay off.


Box 231
Folder 1 A-95 "Review Process" 1979-1982
Folder 2-3 Abortion 1979-1982
Folder 4 Acid Rain 1980-1982
Folder 5-6 Act 195: "Public Employee Relations Act" 1978-1981
Folder 7 Action Grant Information Book: US Department of Housing and Urban Development May, 1978
Folder 8 Action Housing 1979
Folder 9 ADA (Americans for Democratic Action), March, 1980
Folder 10 Adidas 1981
Folder 11 Adjutant General March 19, 1979, May, 1980
Folder 12 Administration Rules and Responsibility 1978-1980
Folder 13 Adoption 1979-1982
Folder 14 Advanced Technologies Policies 1982
Folder 15 Advertising 1979-1981
Folder 16 Aerosol April 14, 1979
Folder 17 Affirmative Action 1979-1981
Folder 18 Africa, South 1979
Folder 19 AFL-CIO 1978-1982
Folder 20 AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) 1978-1982
Folder 21 Agency Shop for Public Employee Unions 1980
Folder 22 Agent Orange 1981-1982
Folder 23 Aging 1979
Folder 24-28 Agriculture 1978-1981

Box 232
Folder 1-3 Agriculture Land Preservation 1979-1982
Folder 4 Agriculture Land Study June 2, 1980
Folder 5 Air: Clean Air Act 1981
Folder 6 Alaskan Pipeline 1980, 1982
Folder 7 Alcohol 1979-1980
Folder 8 Arts, State Commission 1979-1982
Folder 9 Asbestos 1979-1980
Folder 10 Associated Press May 14, 1979
Folder 11 Athletic Commission, State 1979
Folder 12 Atlantic Richfield January 22, 1980
Folder 13 Attorney General, Elected 1978-1980
Folder 14 Austin, PA Representative Robb January 3, 1980
Folder 15 Auto Inspections: news clippings, editorials, transcript 1980-1982
Folder 16 Auto Registration February 15, 1980
Folder 17-18 Auto Industry 1980-1982
Folder 19 Auto Industry: "Auto Summit Meeting" January 14, 1981
Folder 20 Aviation 1979-1982
Folder 21 Background Briefing documents on gas tax, elected Attorney General, institution system, budget, economic development, education, and welfare reform May 8, 1980
Folder 22 Baker, US Senator Howard: "I can unify the party; that's my stock in trade," The Christian Science Monitor December 19, 1979
Folder 23-25 Banking 1979-1983
Folder 26 Bankruptcy 1980
Folder 27 Baptist Ministries: American Baptist Ministers' Fellowship of Philadelphia 1979
Folder 28 Barr, Joe, Jr. 1982
Folder 29 Barringer Knitting Mills: Closing January 14, 1980
Folder 30 Baxter, Brian T. July 30, 1979
Folder 31 Beaver County 1980
Folder 32 Beaver Valley Expressway 1979
Folder 33 Bell, PA Senator Clarence D. June 24, 1980
Folder 34 Bell of PA October 17, 1980, December 5, 1980

Box 233
Folder 1-4 Benedict, Auditor General Al 1978-1982
Folder 5-7 Ben Franklin Partnership-Advanced technology (includes BFP Guidelines) 1981-1983
Folder 8 Ben Franklin Partnership North East Tier: Proposal for two year funding July 14, 1983
Folder 9 Bikeways 1978-1980
Folder 10 Bill Analysis Format February, 1979
Folder 11 Billboard Blight War 1978-1980
Folder 12 Bingo 1980-1982
Folder 13 Blacks 1979-1982
Folder 14 Blacks: news clippings, leadership and concerns 1980-1982
Folder 15 Blacks, "American Foundation for Negro Affairs" October 6, 1980
Folder 16 Blacks: Central Connecticut Business League, Inc July, 1980
Folder 17 Blacks: Interests of the Black Caucus February 11, 1980
Folder 18 Blacks: Minority Contractors' Program December 21, 1981
Folder 19 Blacks: National Conference on a Black Agenda 1980
Folder 20 Blacks: Urban League of Philadelphia October 13, 1979, April 14, 1981

Box 234
Folder 1 Black Lung 1978-1982
Folder 2 Black Music Association February, 1979
Folder 3-5 Block Grant Advisory Committee 1982
Folder 6-10 Block Grants 1981-1982
Folder 11 Block Grants: Adult Services, Aging, Education, Public Welfare 1982
Folder 12 Block Grants: Audits 1982
Folder 13 Block Grants: Community Action and Affairs 1982
Folder 14 Block Grants: Community Services 1981
Folder 15 Block Grants: Economic Development 1981
Folder 16 Block Grants: Education 1981
Folder 17-18 Block Grants: Health and Human Services 1981-1982
Folder 19 Block Grants: New Federalism 1982
Folder 20 Blue Laws 1977-1979
Folder 21-23 Blue Route: I-476 1979-1980
Folder 24 Blue Shield May, 1981

Box 235
Folder 1-10 Boarding Homes 1979-1980
Folder 11-12 CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) 1978-1981

Box 236
Folder 1 CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act): State Manpower Services 1978-1979
Folder 2 CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act): Title I-VI 1978-1979
Folder 3 Chaplaincies: PA Council of Churches September 10, 1979
Folder 4 Charitable Organizations, Commission on ca. 1979
Folder 5-7 Chester County 1980-1982
Folder 8-9 Child Abuse 1978-1980
Folder 10 Child Adoption Reform 1978
Folder 11 Commonwealth Child Development Committee 1979
Folder 12 Child Support 1979
Folder 13 Child Transportation Safety 1979-1982
Folder 14 Child Welfare 1980
Folder 15 Children Services 1978-1980
Folder 16 Children and Youth Services 1978-1981
Folder 17 Choices for Pennsylvanians: Council on Development of Choices for the '80's 1980-1981
Folder 18-20 Choices 1979-1981

Box 237
Folder 1-10 Choices 1980-1982
Folder 11 Cigarettes: Cigarette Smuggling and Taxes 1979-1981
Folder 12 Citizen Participation and Advocacy 1978-1979
Folder 13 Civil Air Patrol 1979

Box 238
Folder 1 Civil Service 1978-1980
Folder 2 Civil Tensions 1982
Folder 3 Clean Air Act 1978-1981
Folder 4 Clean and Green Act 1979
Folder 5 Climate Center 1982
Folder 6 CLIME (Clinton and Lycoming Industrial Marketing Effort) 1981-1982
Folder 7 Clinton County Labor Management Committee 1979-1980
Folder 8-14 Coal 1979-1982

Box 239
Folder 1-2 Coal 1979-1982
Folder 3 Coal: Anthracite Health and Welfare Fund 1979
Folder 4-5 Coal: Manpower 1978-1981
Folder 6 Coal Severance Taxes 1980-1982
Folder 7-8 Coastal Zone Management Program and Final Environment Impact Statement 1980
Folder 9 Code of Conduct 1980
Folder 10 Commodore Business Machines, Inc. 1981
Folder 11 Common Cause (Campaign Finance) 1979-1982
Folder 12 Community Action 1979-1982
Folder 13-17 Community Affairs, Dept of 1978-1982
Folder 18 Community Affairs, Dept of: Community Development Block Grant Technical Assistance Project 1979-1980
Folder 19 Community Colleges: Financing 1982

Box 240
Folder 1-2 Community Conservation 1979-1982
Folder 3 Community Development April 5, 1979
Folder 4 Community and Economic Development 1982
Folder 5 Community Living 1979-1982
Folder 6 Community Living: "Family Life Demonstration Project: A Family Systems Approach to the Prevention of Unwanted Adolescent Pregnancy and Premature Sexual Activity" 1982
Folder 7 Community Pride 1979-1981
Folder 8 Community Services Administration 1979-1982
Folder 9 Community Services of PA 1978-1981
Folder 10 Correspondence: Acknowledgements 1979-1982
Folder 11-12 Crime 1981-1985
Folder 13 Deinstitutionalization, other states 1975-1976
Folder 14 Deinstitutionalization, other states 1977-1978
Folder 15 Deinstitutionalization, Pennsylvania 1969-1978
Folder 16 Deinstitutionalization, Pennsylvania 1979
Folder 17 Deinstitutionalization, articles 1979
Folder 18 Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 1979-1982
Folder 19 Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 1979-1982
Folder 20 Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: "Preliminary Draft of the Integrated Work Program- FY 1982-1984" January 20, 1981
Folder 21 Democrats and Democratic National Committee 1980-1982
Folder 22 Demographic Perspectives on the North East 1980, 1982
Folder 23 Dental Council and Licensing Board, State April 26, 1979
Folder 24 Deregulation: Transportation 1978-1980
Folder 25 Desegregation 1979-1980
Folder 26 Developmental Disabilities 1979-1982
Folder 27 Diabetes Plan 1978, 1982
Folder 28 Dial-a-Scandal (Telephone Hotline for Employees and Private Citizens to Pass On Tips of Waste, Mismanagement, or Fraud Within the State Government) August 6, 1979
Folder 29 Dinamo (Development of Interstate Navigability on the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers) 1981
Folder 30 Disabled: Federal Tax Deduction 1980
Folder 31 Disaster Relief 1979-1981
Folder 32 Discount Card Program 1979

Box 241
Folder 1 Displaced Homemakers 1979-1980
Folder 2 Distinguished Daughters of PA 1980
Folder 3 District Judge 1978, 1980
Folder 4 Divorce 1979-1980
Folder 5 Divorce, No-Fault 1978-1982
Folder 6 Divorce Reform 1979-1980
Folder 7 Dog licenses 1980
Folder 8 Domestic Investments in PA July 19, 1982
Folder 9 Drexel University Winter/Spring, 1983, January, 1982
Folder 10 Drinking Age 1979
Folder 11 Drug Abuse ca. 1979
Folder 12 Drug and Alcohol Abuse 1979-1980
Folder 13 Drugs and Drug Enforcement 1978, 1980-1981
Folder 14 Drunk Driving 1981-1982
Folder 15 Elderly (Crime and) November 17, 1980
Folder 16 Emergency Assistance Program 1979-1980
Folder 17 Emergency Energy Assistance 1979-1981
Folder 18 Emergency Medical Services 1979, 1982
Folder 19 Employee Assistance 1979
Folder 20 Employment 1979-1982
Folder 21 Employment Security, Bureau of 1979
Folder 22 Energy: Background Information 1978-1979
Folder 23 Energy 1978-1982
Folder 24 Energy 1978-1982
Folder 25 Energy 1978-1982
Folder 26 Energy 1978-1982
Folder 27 Energy 1978-1982
Folder 28 Energy 1978-1982

Box 242
Folder 1 Energy Assistance 1979, 1981-1982
Folder 2 Energy Discounts 1979
Folder 3 Energy: Fusion 1980
Folder 4 Energy: Nuclear 1979-1980
Folder 5-9 Enterprise Zones 1980-1982
Folder 10 Enterprise Zones: Urban Jobs and Enterprise Zone Act 1980-1981
Folder 11 Environment 1978-1981
Folder 12 Environment: Department of Environmental Resources reorganization 1979
Folder 13 Environmental Council 1979-1982
Folder 14 Environmental Hearing Board 1979
Folder 15 Environmental Master Plan 1979-1982
Folder 16 Environmental Protection Agency 1979-1981
Folder 17 Environmental Quality Board 1979-1980
Folder 18 Furloughs 1980, 1982
Folder 19 The Future: Northwest PA Futures Committee 1979-1981
Folder 20 The Future: Task Force on the Future of Illinois 1978-1979
Folder 21 Gambling 1978-1982
Folder 22 Game Commission 1979-1981
Folder 23 Gas 1979-1982
Folder 24-25 Gasohol 1979-1980
Folder 26 Gas Rationing 1979

Box 243
Folder 1-2 Gas Tax (SWAP) 1979-1981
Folder 3 General Counsel 1981
Folder 4 General Fund 1982
Folder 5 General Services, Dept of 1979-1982
Folder 6 General Services, Dept of: "Study of 28 Commonwealth Owned Central Heating Plants" 1979-1981
Folder 7 Generations Together: "Senior Citizen School Volunteer Program" 1981-1982
Folder 8 Generic Drugs: "Model Drug Product Selection Act" 1979
Folder 9 Ginseng (Endangered Species) June, 1979
Folder 10 "Golden Keystone" Discount Program 1980
Folder 11-12 Governor 1978-1982
Folder 13 Governor's Action Center 1979
Folder 14 Governor's Annual Work Force 1982
Folder 15-17 Governor's Energy Council 1979-1981
Folder 18 Governor's Home 1979-1981
Folder 19-20 Governor's Office 1979

Box 244
Folder 1 Greene County 1980-1981
Folder 2 Growth Management Programs 1979, 1981
Folder 3 Gun Control 1980-1981
Folder 4 Gypsy Moths 1979-1982
Folder 5 Highway and Interstate Restoration 1981
Folder 6-8 Historic Preservation 1979-1981
Folder 9 Historic Preservation: Revolving Funds Report 1981-1982
Folder 10-14 Horse Racing 1979-1983
Folder 15-16 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) 1978-1983

Box 245
Folder 1-2 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) 1978-1983
Folder 3-4 HUD-701: Comprehensive Planning Assistance 1978-1981
Folder 5-8 Housing 1979-1982
Folder 9 Housing Policy 1979-1982
Folder 10 Labor and Industry 1979-1982
Folder 11 Lancaster Blind Center May 31, 1979
Folder 12 Lancaster County 1979-1981
Folder 13 Land and Water Conservation March 6, 1981
Folder 14 Land Policy June, 1982
Folder 15 Land Use Policy 1979-1982
Folder 16 Larsen, Rolf, Supreme Court Justice 1981-1982
Folder 17 Larson, Tom, State Transportation Secretary regarding PennDot 1979
Folder 18 Lashinger, Joseph, PA Representative February 6, 1981

Box 246
Folder 1 LEAA (Law Enforcement Assistance Administration) 1978-1980
Folder 2 Legislative Initiatives in Office of Legislative Affairs 1979-1981
Folder 3-5 Legislature 1978-1982
Folder 6 League of Cities 1979
Folder 7 Leonard, Thomas, Campaign for Controller 1981
Folder 8 LERTA (Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act): Philadelphia 's Economic Development Corporation February 26, 1981
Folder 9 Lewis, Andrew (Drew), US Secretary of Transportation 1981-1982
Folder 10 Lewis, Craig, PA State Senator 1981-1982
Folder 11 Lewistown: Mifflin County Industrial Development Corp May 2, 1979
Folder 12 Liaison Meetings May 5, 1980
Folder 13 Libraries 1979-1982
Folder 14 Lieutenant Governors, National Conference of 1979
Folder 15 Life Cycle Costing 1979-1980
Folder 16 LIFT Program (Low Income Families Together) August, 1982
Folder 17 Liquefaction (Liquid Fuels) October 17, 1979, October 8, 1981
Folder 18-22 Liquor Control Board 1978-1981

Box 247
Folder 1 Anti-Litter Bill 1979
Folder 2 "Loans that deny the right to fail" May, 1979
Folder 3 Lobbyists 1979-1980
Folder 4 Local Turn Back, Roadways April, 1981
Folder 5 Locks and Dams 1981-1982
Folder 6 Long Term Care 1980
Folder 7 LORL (Legislative Office for Research Liaison) 1978-1979
Folder 8-9 Lottery 1978-1982
Folder 10 Lourie, Norman V, Deputy Secretary of Welfare 1979
Folder 11-13 Low Level Waste 1982
Folder 14-15 Main Street Project 1980-1982
Folder 16 MINERS for JOBS 1980
Folder 17 Mines and Energy Management 1978-1979
Folder 18 Minimum Wage 1981
Folder 19 Minnesota 1981

Box 248
Folder 1 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 1979-1980, 1982
Folder 2 NACO (National Association of Counties) May 22, 1979
Folder 3 Nanticoke Coal Gasification Project 1979-1980
Folder 4 National Affairs, Bureau of 1979
Folder 5 National Association of State Budget Officers ca. 1979
Folder 6 National Conference of State Legislatures 1978-1979, 1982
Folder 7 National Economy January 30, 1979
Folder 8 National Guard 1978-1981
Folder 9 National Municipal League 1980
Folder 10 National Service System 1979
Folder 11 National Site Classification System June 10, 1982
Folder 12 Natural Resources, Dept of (Federal) 1979
Folder 13 Navigation Commission 1979-1980
Folder 14 Neighborhood Assistance Act 1980-1982
Folder 15-17 Northeast-Midwest Institute 1979-1981

Box 249
Folder 1 O'Brien, Dennis, State Representative: Background Material for PIDC (Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation) Mortgage Loan Program 1981
Folder 2 Occupational Disease Program March 26, 1979
Folder 3 Occupational Information Grants June 21, 1979
Folder 4 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 1979
Folder 5-6 Office of State Planning and Development (OSPD) 1978-1979
Folder 7 Ohio Colors 1978, 1980
Folder 8 Ohio River Basin Commission 1981
Folder 9 Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) 1979-1982
Folder 10-11 Oil 1979-1981
Folder 12 Oil City: Ice Control Structure 1982
Folder 13 O'Pake, PA Senator Michael regarding Ethics Problem 1981
Folder 14 100,000 Pennsylvanians: Privately funded advertising for economic development and tourist promotion December 29, 1980
Folder 15 Open Records 1979
Folder 16 Operation Dig: Quest and Invest Preparatory Project 1979
Folder 17 Organized Crime 1978
Folder 18 Orientation for New Legislators 1977-1978
Folder 19 OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 1978, 1980
Folder 20 Palmer Industries 1978, 1980
Folder 21 Paperwork Management 1978-1981
Folder 22 Parking 1979, 1981
Folder 23 Patronage, Democrat 1979-1982
Folder 24 "Penn News," Commonwealth Employee Newspaper Vol.1, No. 5 and Vol.1, No. 8 February, 1979, May, 1979
Folder 25 Penn's Landing 1979-1981
Folder 26 Pennsylvania Statistics 1981-1982
Folder 27 Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Vocational Education 1981
Folder 28 "PA Association Elementary School Principals," Vol. VI, No. 4 April 12, 1978
Folder 29 PA Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities June 17, 1980
Folder 30 PA Association of Retarded Citizens (PARC) 1979
Folder 31 PA Automotive Association 1979
Folder 32 PA Bankers Association May 23, 1980
Folder 33 PA Builders Association 1979-1980
Folder 34 PA Builders and Contractors Association 1979-1980
Folder 35 "PA Bulletin" 1979-1980

Box 250
Folder 1 "PA Business Survey" 1980-1981
Folder 2 PA Citizens Survey 1980
Folder 3 PA Catholic Conference May, 1980, 1981
Folder 4 PA Chamber of Commerce 1978-1980
Folder 5 PA Chemical Industry Council March 19, 1981
Folder 6 PA Council of Churches July 6, 1981, February 11, 1982
Folder 7 PA Council on the Arts 1979, 1982
Folder 8-10 PennDOT 1978-1982
Folder 11-12 PA Economy League 1978-1981
Folder 13 PA Electric Association 1980
Folder 14-15 PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 1979-1980
Folder 16 PA Energy Development Authority (PEDA) March 17, 1981
Folder 17 PA Farmer Association 1979-1980
Folder 18 PA Federation of Women's Club May 9, 1979
Folder 19 PA Gas Association May 21, 1980
Folder 20 Pennsylvania Grange 1978-1980
Folder 21 PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) 1979-1982
Folder 22 PA Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) 1978-1981
Folder 23 PA Humanities Council April 28, 1981, May 1, 1981

Box 251
Folder 1-6 Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council (PIC) 1978-1982
Folder 7-8 PA Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) 1978-1982
Folder 9 PA League of Cities 1979-1980
Folder 10 PA Medical Society June 9, 1980
Folder 11 PA Newspaper Publishers Association May 14, 1979
Folder 12 PA Planning Association 1979-1981
Folder 13 PA Planning Conference October 3-5, 1982
Folder 14 PA Power and Light 1979, 1981
Folder 15-16 PA Public Television 1979-1982
Folder 17 PA Rural Electric Association February 17, 1981, August 25, 1982

Box 252
Folder 1 PA School Boards Association 1978-1979
Folder 2-4 PA State Education Association (PSEA) 1978-1982
Folder 5-11 PA Science and Engineering Foundation (PSEF) 1981-1982
Folder 12 PA Society of Association Executives 1979
Folder 13 PA State Association of Twp Commissioners June 22, 1982
Folder 14 PSSU (PA Social Services Union) 1981-1982
Folder 15 PA State Citizen Survey 1980

Box 253
Folder 1 Pensions 1978-1982
Folder 2 People-to-People International December 10, 1979
Folder 3 Per Capita Tax: Report of Study September 7, 1978
Folder 4 Performance Auditing for State and Local Programs ca. 1980
Folder 5 Perry, Andrea, VP of Mid-Atlantic Region of National Alliance of Businesses June 17, 1982, August 24, 1982
Folder 6 Personal Income: Reports on regional income 1979
Folder 7 Personnel Study 1978, 1980-1981
Folder 8 Personnel System Reform 1978-1980
Folder 9 Petroleum January 12, 1982
Folder 10 Pharmacists 1980
Folder 11-14 Philadelphia 1978-1982
Folder 15 Philadelphia Convention Center 1982
Folder 16 Philadelphia Council for Labor and Industry July 1982
Folder 17 Philadelphia Council of Neighborhood Organizations 1978-1982
Folder 18 Philadelphia: Past, Present, Future 1982
Folder 19-21 Philadelphia Schools 1978-1982

Box 254
Folder 1-3 Philadelphia Schools 1978-1982
Folder 4-6 Property Taxes 1978-1982
Folder 7-10 Proposition 12: Property Tax Reform 1978-1981

Box 255
Folder 1 Proposition 13: Property Tax Reform in CA 1978-1979
Folder 2 Public Administration 1979
Folder 3 Public Employees 1979-1980
Folder 4 Public Financing 1979-1981
Folder 5 Public and Private Partnerships October 20, 1982
Folder 6 Public School Building Authority 1979
Folder 7 Public School Employees Retirement System 1979
Folder 8 Public Service Research Council May, 1979
Folder 9 Public Transportation 1979-1980
Folder 10-13 Public Utility Commission (PUC) 1978-1982
Folder 14 Public Works 1982
Folder 15 Puerto Rico Governor's Office September 23, 1982
Folder 16 Quemahoning Project: Industrial Site Development Program May 1, 1979
Folder 17 Questionnaires (campaigns) 1978-1982
Folder 18 Radar 1979
Folder 19 Rail Policy 1980-1981
Folder 20 Rail Policy Seminar October 22-24, 1980

Box 256
Folder 1-3 Rails 1978-1982
Folder 4 Rails: Railroad Task Force for the NE Region 1978
Folder 5 Radioactivity 1979-1980
Folder 6 Rape 1980, 1982
Folder 7 Raystown Dam 1979-1980
Folder 8 Reading, PA 1979-1980
Folder 9 Reagan, President Ronald 1980-1982
Folder 10 Real Estate 1980
Folder 11 Ride Sharing: Park-n-Ride or Carpools 1980
Folder 12 Right-to-Work 1979, 1981
Folder 13 Riots 1980
Folder 14 Ripon Society: 1st Transatlantic Conference with the Bow Group of Britain's Conservative Party February, 1982
Folder 15 Rizzo, Frank, Former Philadelphia Mayor 1979-1982
Folder 16 ROTC September 14, 1979
Folder 17 Rural Abandonment Mine Program 1982
Folder 18 Rural Development 1979-1982
Folder 19 Rural Development Council 1980-1982
Folder 20 Rural Transportation 1979-1981
Folder 21 Sales Tax 1981-1982
Folder 22 Saratoga, USS: Aircraft Carrier 1979-1982
Folder 23 Saving and Loans 1979-1980
Folder 24 Saxton Nuclear Plant May 13, 1980
Folder 25 Scaife, Richard M., Financier and Philanthropist 1981

Box 257
Folder 1 School: Private 1980-1981
Folder 2 School Buildings, Surplus 1981-1982
Folder 3 School Boards: "Information Legislature Service," Vol. XVI, No. 33 August 18, 1978, 1981
Folder 4 School Code 1979-1980
Folder 5 School Districts June 25, 1982
Folder 6 School Desegregation 1978
Folder 7 School Employees 1978
Folder 8 School Improvement Plan 1980
Folder 9 School Subsidies 1979-1980
Folder 10 Scranton, PA 1979-1981
Folder 11 SEARCH, Inc (System for Electronic Analysis and Retrieval of Criminal Histories) 1979
Folder 12 Secretary of State: Dismissal of Dr. Ethel Allen 1979
Folder 13 PA Securities Commission 1978-1980
Folder 14 State Vehicles February 22, 1978, December 17, 1979
Folder 15 State Workman's Insurance Fund (SWIF) October 27, 1980
Folder 16-20 Steel 1978-1982

Box 258
Folder 1 Steel Petitions: Trade Policy 1982
Folder 2 US Steel Plant and St. Joe Zinc 1979
Folder 3 Steel: Wheeling-Pittsburgh Project 1978-1979
Folder 4 Sting Operations against 5 Philadelphia Public Officials 1980
Folder 5 Stony Creek Valley 1980
Folder 6 Storm Water Management: Coordinating the Implementation of Flood Plains and Storm Water Laws 1978-1979
Folder 7 Storm Water Management 1978-1981
Folder 8 Strategic Planning July 19, 1982
Folder 9 Street, PA Senator Milton T. 1979-1982
Folder 10 Street Lighting Projects: Phase I Report January, 1979
Folder 11 Strikes 1979, 1981-1982
Folder 12 Studded Tires 1978-1980
Folder 13 Study Teams, Creation of Special February 14, 1979
Folder 14 Sub-State Regions 1978-1979
Folder 15 Substance Abuse April 14, 1981
Folder 16 Sugar Price Support Program August 20, 1982
Folder 17 Sulf-X: Sulfur Dioxide October, 1979
Folder 18 Sunbelt 1980-1982
Folder 19 Sunbelt v. Frostbelt 1978
Folder 20 Sunday Trading/Blue Laws 1978
Folder 21-22 Sunset Laws 1978-1982
Folder 23 Sunshine Act: PA Open Meeting Law 1978-1980
Folder 24 Sun Ships, Inc 1981
Folder 25 Superior Court 1979-1980
Folder 26 Supreme Court 1978-1981
Folder 27 Surface Transportation 1978
Folder 28 Surveillance: Site Selection Handbook Questionnaire June, 1980
Folder 29 Susquehanna River Basin Commission: Flood Control 1979-1981

Box 259
Folder 1 Synthetic Fuels 1979-1981
Folder 2-4 Unemployment Compensation 1978-1982
Folder 5 Unemployment 1978-1982
Folder 6 Minority Unemployment 1978-1979
Folder 7 Union League September 24, 1979
Folder 8 Unions 1978-1981
Folder 9 United Mine Workers 1980-1981
Folder 10 United Steel Workers 1982
Folder 11 United Way 1978, 1980-1982
Folder 12 Upper Delaware River Citizen Advisory Council April 30, 1979
Folder 13 Urban Coalition 1981
Folder 14 Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG) 1978-1982
Folder 15 Urban Institute 1982
Folder 16 Urban League 1979-1982
Folder 17 US Chamber May 13, 1981
Folder 18 User Fees: NGA Inland Waterways 1982
Folder 19 Utilities 1978-1982
Folder 20 Utility Tax Reform 1978-1979

Box 260
Folder 1 Valley Forge National Park 1980
Folder 2 Van Pooling 1979-1980
Folder 3 Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission 1978, 1981
Folder 4 Velda US, Inc. 1980-1981
Folder 5 Vendors 1979
Folder 6-7 Veterans 1979-1982
Folder 8 Veterans Affairs 1978-1979
Folder 9-10 Vocational Education 1979-1982
Folder 11 Volkswagen 1978-1982
Folder 12-13 Volunteerism 1979-1982

Box 261
Folder 1 Vote Profiles, Critical 1977-1978
Folder 2 Voter Registration 1978-1979
Folder 3 Voting October 18, 1979
Folder 4-7 Washington Office (PA) 1978-1981
Folder 8-10 Waste (Government) 1978, 1981
Folder 11 Waste Cutter Accomplishments 1980
Folder 12 Waste Disposal and Facilities 1981
Folder 13-14 Waste Watchers 1978-1982
Folder 15-18 Water 1978-1982

Box 262
Folder 1-3 Water 1978-1982
Folder 4 Water Policy and Initiatives 1981
Folder 5 Regional Long-Term Water Supply Projects 1981
Folder 6 Water Resources Initiatives 1981
Folder 7 Water Quality Projects Municipal Sewerage Needs 1981
Folder 8 Point Pleasant Water Project 1980
Folder 9 Water Problems in PA 1979
Folder 10 Water and Sewer Grants 1978
Folder 11 Weatherization: Low- Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) 1979-1982
Folder 12 Welfare Act 148 Crisis: "Michael Amendment" 1979
Folder 13 Welfare Act 148 Crisis 1980
Folder 14 Welfare Fraud 1979-1980, 1982
Folder 15 Welfare Improvement Act 1979
Folder 16 Welfare Programs 1979
Folder 17 Welfare Reform 1980-1983

Box 263
Folder 1 Westinghouse 1980
Folder 2 West Virginia 1979-1981
Folder 3 White House 1981
Folder 4 White Papers: Council of Government 1980
Folder 5 Whittlesay, Faith R., Republican Candidate for Lt. Gov 1978
Folder 6 Wilkes-Barre, PA 1978-1979
Folder 7 Williamsport, PA 1980-1982
Folder 8 Willow Grove Naval Air Station July, 1978
Folder 9 Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 1978, 1981-1982
Folder 10 Work Incentive Program (WIN) 1982
Folder 11 Windfall Profits: Tax Act of 1980 1979-1980
Folder 12 Wineries 1980-1982
Folder 13 Wiretapping 1979-1982
Folder 14 Work Supplementation Program December 28, 1981
Folder 15-16 Workfare 1979-1982
Folder 17 Work sharing November 3, 1980
Folder 18 Workmen's Compensation 1978-1979
Folder 19 Workshops, Summer Management May, 1980
Folder 20 Year End Encumbrances 1979
Folder 21 York County 1980-1981
Folder 22 Youth 1978-1981
Folder 23 Youth Employment 1979-1980, 1982
Folder 24 Youth Hostels 1979-1980
Folder 25 Zemprelli, PA Senator Edward 1980-1981
Folder 26 Zimmerman, Leroy, PA AG 1979-1982
Folder 27 Zingers (accomplishments) 1980-1982
Folder 28 Zoning: Enterprise Zones Analysis July 29, 1980

Subseries 10. Office of Policy Development, Harold Miller

Scope and Content Notes:

The Office of Policy Development (OPD), originally named the Office of Policy and Planning, was established by Executive Order of the Governor on September 18, 1979. Its role was to assist in establishing policies relating to economic development, human services, public safety and other areas, to work closely with Committees of the Cabinet, and to respond to issues that involved more than one agency or programmatic area. Their primary duties were broadly issue related, for example: to develop new program initiatives and suggest changes to existing programs, to assess feasibility of ideas and proposed changes, to assess effectiveness of policies, and monitor federal actions affecting the Commonwealth. In other words, OPD files here can be seen as a foundation under all policies and achievements and are an invaluable resource.

These files, of Harold Miller, Analyst and then Policy Development Director, are voluminous (see also OPD, Plosila) and cover most major issues. The files are organized by the following major topics: Criminal Justice, Human Services, Education and Training, and Economic and Community Development. Specific topics within those areas include, for example: Liquor Control Board, Health care costs, transportation, environment, and welfare reform, to name only a few. The files consist of memoranda, relating information between Governor Thornburgh and Harold Miller, and some from and to Bob Benko, prior Director. Included, in addition, are: analysts reports, letters, books, notes, brochures/pamphlets, statistical data and newspaper clippings. Material within folders is generally chronologically arranged. Again, it must be emphasized that research materials on all topics is extensive and invaluable.

Criminal Justice files include, for example, the following subjects: mandatory sentencing, juvenile offenders, victim services, arson, corrections initiatives and pardons policy.

Human Services files include, for example, the following subjects: homeless initiatives, low-income energy assistance, mortgage assistance, juvenile justice initiatives, teenage pregnancy, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), long-term care, hospice care, health care cost containment program, handicapped initiatives including closing of Pennhurst facility, Act 148 relating to dependant and delinquent youth, and social programs funded through federal block grant program (for example: education, preventative health care, alcohol and drug and mental health issues).

Education and Training files include various programs, reforms and training initiatives, many in response to the declining SAT scores in the Commonwealth, which at that time was the sixth-largest public school system in the country. Reforms focused on both students and teachers as well, including library reforms. Also in light of the steel industry's demise, Thornburgh put in place CJT, or Customized Job Training, which was intended to provide Pennsylvania workers with new or upgraded skills needed by employers.

Economic and Community Development files consist of programs offered by state government to assist in developing the community work base. Programs such as PIDA (PA Industrial Development Authority) assisted established businesses financially. PMBDA (PA Minority Business Development Authority) directed financial assistance toward minority entrepreneurs through the Department of Commerce. Both of these programs were mandated under the Sunset Act of 1981-142. This Act functioned as an ongoing reviewing process, determining the programs' continuing value to the public. Material covering other programs includes SOICC (State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee), SJTCC (State Job Training Coordinating Council), POICC (Pennsylvania Occupational Information Coordinating Council), and NOICC (National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee).

Welfare Reform files are extensive and incredibly detailed. Thornburgh states about this subject of both fiscal and humanitarian concern: "Although editorial and interest-group mutterings about our welfare reform measures continued into the 1990s, only halfhearted efforts were undertaken to repeal or modify 'Thornfare' and restore the status quo ante. Indeed, our 'radical' reforms looked pretty tame compared to bipartisan welfare reform legislation enacted by the Republican-controlled Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1996" ( Evidence, p. 150). There are the following sections: general files, Pennsylvania welfare programs compared to other states' programs, general assistance, H.B.633, H.B.2044, H.B.2340, S.B.363 (Thornfare II), H.B.720, S.B.301, S.B.83, Act 75, S.B.968, H.B.1720, and memos from Walt Plosila.

Other Subjects include, for example: transportation, environment, racial segregation, South Africa and apartheid, low-level waste (LLW), Centralia, Limerick nuclear facility, Chernobyl's nuclear accident in Russia, Chesapeake Bay cleanup, Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) meeting and issue files, gender-based auto insurance, federal aid to Pennsylvania, state employees and teacher pension systems, and Committee on Constitutional System (CCS) and efforts regarding a federal balanced budget amendment.

It is worth noting that there are particularly extensive files on the Liquor Control Board (LCB) and Thornburgh's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to transfer the system into private hands.

Section: Criminal Justice Files

Section: Criminal Justice


Box 264
Folder 1 House Democratic Crime Package September 21, 1981
Folder 2 "1983-84 Governor's Executive Budget and the Criminal Justice System," (includes additional statistics regarding criminal justice expenditures) 1982-April, 1983

Section: Crime Prevention

Folder 3 Crime prevention legislation (H.B. 312) by Representatives Piccola and Hoeffel, providing funding for local crime prevention officers October, 1981-June, 1983
Folder 4 Thornburgh Programs to Halt Growth in Drug Abuse and Drug Crimes, article in Narcotics Control Digest, Vol. 13 No. 9 April 27, 1983

Section: Victim Services

Folder 5 "A Proposal for the Comprehensive Provision of Victim/Witness Services in Pennsylvania," prepared by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) August, 1982-January, 1983

Section: Arson

Folder 6 Anti-arson policy, initiatives and legislation by the Thornburgh administration April, 1981-February, 1982
Folder 7 "Arson Control in Pennsylvania," Report of the Governor's Interagency Task Force on Arson, and endorsement of administration's anti-arson legislation December, 1981-February, 1982

Section: Dangerous Juvenile Offenders (DJO)

Folder 8 "Analysis of S.B. 578, P.N. 642," legislation transferring violent juveniles to criminal court so they are not protected by the Juvenile Act March 3, 1984
Folder 9 Newspaper clippings November, 1984-August, 1985
Folder 10 Draft of proposed Dangerous Juvenile Offenders Bill (S.B. 838), initiative of the Thornburgh administration January 20, 1985
Folder 11 Criticisms of S.B. 838, permitting fingerprints, photographs, and history record information to be maintained in a central repository operated by the State Police March-July, 1985
Folder 12 "Questions and Answers regarding Governor Thornburgh's Proposal to Crackdown on Dangerous Juvenile Offenders" (S.B. 838) and updates May 22-September 9, 1985
Folder 13 Testimony of Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Jay Cochran and DPW Secretary Walter Cohen before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee regarding S.B. 838, drafts and revisions August 22-September 20, 1985
Folder 14 "Talking Points for the Governor's Dangerous Juvenile Offenders Legislation (S.B. 838)" August, 1985
Folder 15 Proposed Amendments to S.B. 838, prepared by the Thornburgh administration October 22, 1985
Folder 16 "Break the Chain of Juvenile Crime," by Dick Thornburgh, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and related correspondence December, 1985-April, 1986
Folder 17 "A Review of Selected Juvenile Justice Statutes in Other States" undated
Folder 18 "The Impact of H.B. 1861 on the Criminal Justice System in Pennsylvania," legislation automatically transferring violent juveniles to criminal court so they are not protected by the Juvenile Act undated

Section: Development of Mandatory Sentencing Proposal

Folder 19 "The Challenge of Crime in Pennsylvania," a policy statement by Richard Thornburgh May 9, 1973
Folder 20 Newspaper clippings 1973-1982
Folder 21 "Staff Report on the Use and Impact of Mandatory Sentencing in Pennsylvania," by Sam McClea September, 1976
Folder 22 "Presentation of Research on Sentencing in Pennsylvania" by Select Committee on the Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Corrections (PAPPC) before the House Judiciary Committee's public hearings on sentencing reform September 21, 1977
Folder 23 "Sentencing in Pennsylvania: A Study of Sentences Imposed on First and Repeat Felony Offenders and Offenders who Use a Weapon in the Commission of their Offense," by the Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole, and Correction May, 1978
Folder 24 "Estimation of Individual Crime Rates from Arrest Records," by Alfred Blumstein and Jacqueline Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University July-November, 1978
Folder 25 Report on parole outcomes after inmate release, published by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency 1978-1979
Folder 26 Criminal Justice Luncheon at Governor's home with Thornburgh to discuss enabling legislation for the first Pennsylvania elected Attorney General, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and sentencing reform April 29, 1980
Folder 27 "Problems with the Proposed Sentencing Guidelines," Edward Rendell's proposed legislation imposing mandatory minimum prison sentences for major felonies committed on public transportation (H.B. 2762) and for repeat offenders (S.B. 303) June, 1980-January, 1981
Folder 28 Insanity Defense Issues February, 1981
Folder 29 Questions and Answers regarding the Crime Package February-May, 1981
Folder 30 Analysis of the parole abolition proposal and principal mandatory sentencing bills in legislature (S.B. 303 and S.B. 80) March 24, 1981
Folder 31 Thornburgh administration's planned crime announcement to declare support for mandatory sentencing, and "white paper" draft regarding administration's positions regarding crime April 28, 1981
Folder 32 Thornburgh announces proposal of an anti-crime package to be introduced into State legislature April 28, 1981
Folder 33 Conversion of eight of the Department of Public Welfare's institutions into a prison May 21, 1981
Folder 34 "Seeking Responsible Sentencing Policy: Prison Impact Statements," by Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University, and his testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary May, 1981
Folder 35 Parole reform and mandatory sentencing proposals by Thornburgh Administration May-September, 1981
Folder 36 Background material for deciding on the elements of a Mandatory Sentencing Proposal, and summaries of impacts of proposal over time July 20, 1981
Folder 37 Thornburgh administration editorial on crime for the Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association, prepared by Harold Miller July 31, 1981
Folder 38 "Final Draft for Review and Approval: Sentencing in Pennsylvania: A Review of 1977 Sentencing Patterns," Technical Report I prepared by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing September 11, 1981
Folder 39 Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing September 11, 1981
Folder 40 Thornburgh announces anti-crime legislation September 16, 1981
Folder 41 Correspondence 1981-1983
Folder 42 Meeting with Justice Robert Nix to discuss impacts of mandatory sentencing on the court system of Philadelphia July 14, 1982
Folder 43 "Impact on State Prison Populations of Parole Abolition and Mandatory Sentencing Bills" undated

Section: Legislative Action on Mandatory Sentencing Proposal (H.B. 1804)


Box 265
Folder 1 Drafts of Mandatory Sentencing Bill (H.B. 1804) April-June, 1981
Folder 2 Summary of H.B. 1804 and amendments August-September, 1981
Folder 3 Meetings to discuss administration's crime package, consisting of two bills: one to abolish parole system and one to institute mandatory sentences (H.B. 1804) September-November, 1981
Folder 4 Public Hearings on H.B. 1804 before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee, testimonies of various persons and related correspondence October 15, 1981
Folder 5 Testimony of Harold D. Miller on H.B. 1804, before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee October 15, 1981
Folder 6 Remarks for the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee by Ronald J. Marks, Commissioner, regarding H.B. 1804 October 15, 1981
Folder 7 Amendments to H.B. 1804 October, 1981
Folder 8 Transcript of legislative debates in the House of Representatives on H.B. 1804, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Legislative Journal, No. 74 November 24, 1981
Folder 9 Correspondence 1981-1982
Folder 10 Newspaper clippings 1981-1983
Folder 11 Mandatory Sentencing Bill legislation with amendments (H.B. 1804), also includes S.B. 1081, S.B. 1082, H.B. 1803, and H.B. 650 1981-1983
Folder 12 Analysis of Mandatory Sentencing bills (H.B. 1804 and S.B. 1084) and legislators' votes March 5, 1982
Folder 13 "Comparison of H.B. 1804 to previous Mandatory Sentencing Statutes" undated

Section: Prison Construction for New Inmates under Mandatory Sentencing Law

Folder 14 Possible Conversions of Pennsylvania welfare institutions into correctional prison facilities April-October, 1981
Folder 15 Conversion of the Marcy State Hospital into a correctional prison facility April-November, 1981
Folder 16 Legislative Districts of Potential and Proposed Prison Sites May 28, 1981
Folder 17 H.B. 1645 (authorization of public improvement projects): legislation, amendments, legislators' votes, and legislative debates June, 1981
Folder 18 Proposal to construct a prison facility at Graterford June-November, 1981
Folder 19 "Concept Paper for New Correctional Facilities," and "Bureau of Correction: Concept for a Total System" concept papers for new prison locations and construction, prepared by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Correction June, 1981-April, 1982
Folder 20 Conversion of Retreat State Hospital into a correctional facility August-October, 1981
Folder 21 Possibility of using surplus federal lands for potential prison sites August-November, 1981
Folder 22 Proposal to convert Cresson Center into a correctional facility September, 1981-October, 1982
Folder 23 Possible Pittsburgh Prison sites October-November, 1981
Folder 24 Proposal to construct a prison facility at the Shenandoah Industrial Park in Schuylkill County October, 1981-December, 1982
Folder 25 Newspaper clippings 1981-1982
Folder 26 Correspondence 1981-1983

Box 266
Folder 1 Correspondence 1981-1983
Folder 2 Program options and cost estimates of new prison construction March 18, 1983
Folder 3 Prison Capacity Timeline undated
Folder 4 Fairview [State Hospital] as an Undesirable Site for a Correctional Institution undated

Section: PA Committee for Effective Justice, Mandatory Sentencing Advertising Campaign

Folder 5 Committee memoranda to administration regarding the advertising efforts and various firm's proposals February-May, 1982
Folder 6 "A Presentation for the Public Education/Mandatory Sentencing Committee" advertising proposal by Packer, Previc, Oesterling and Smith, and firm's research on the public's attitudes toward the mandatory sentencing bill (H.B. 1804) March 24, 1982
Folder 7 "Public Information Campaign for Pennsylvania Mandatory Sentencing Law" and "Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Public Information Advertising for Mandatory Sentencing Law," reports prepared by Ketchum Advertising March 26, 1982, April 28, 1982
Folder 8 Advertising agreement between the Committee and Ketchum Advertising March-April, 1982
Folder 9 Advertisements and newspaper articles corresponding to mandatory sentencing advertising campaign March-September, 1982
Folder 10 Committee meetings and agendas for discussion of mandatory sentencing (includes Thornburgh administration's responses to Ketchum's proposals) March, 1982-February, 1984
Folder 11 Brochures intended for convicted offenders and parolees regarding mandatory sentencing July-September, 1982
Folder 12 Correspondence 1982-1983
Folder 13 "Pennsylvania's Public Education Campaign on Mandatory Sentencing, Project Summary: 'Commit a Crime with a Gun and You've Shot 5 Years of Your Life," prepared by George F. Grode and David McCorkle January 21, 1983
Folder 14 Fundraising efforts to fund mandatory sentencing advertising campaign July 1, 1983

Section: Implementation of Mandatory Sentencing Law

Folder 15 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James Dennison and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Kenneth Cannon regarding non-compliance with mandatory sentencing law August, 1982-January, 1985
Folder 16 Preliminary statistics and results of mandatory sentencing law implementation November 3, 1982-June 8, 1983
Folder 17 Newspaper clippings 1984-1986

Section: Evaluation of Mandatory Sentencing Law

Folder 18 "The Deterrent Effects of Pennsylvania's 5-year Mandatory Sentencing Law on Robberies and Assaults with Firearms," prepared by Robert Morelli of the Bureau of Statistics and Policy Research of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency April-May, 1984
Folder 19 Five Year Mandatory Minimum Cases in Philadelphia, statistical numbers and trends June 7, 1984
Folder 20 Uniform Crime Data report on New York cases of robbery and assault, and its comparison to Pennsylvania trends regarding mandatory sentencing June 8, 1984
Folder 21 Mandatory Sentences reported to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (PCS), prepared by the PCS March, 1985
Folder 22 "Sentencing in Pennsylvania: 1984 Report," published by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing July 1, 1985

Section: Creation of a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Folder 23 Memoranda and materials regarding S.B. 132, creating a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and defining its responsibilities November 28, 1973-1979
Folder 24 Final results of a Nagel Study by the Athyn Group, on the Pennsylvania Reorganization of Corrections project 1975-1976
Folder 25 Legislative bill analysis and other analyses of H.B. 1820, creating a Department of Corrections November, 1979-January, 1980
Folder 26 Differences between H.B. 1820 and the administration's plans and drafts for the creation of a Department of Corrections November, 1979-June, 1980
Folder 27 Testimonies of Harvey Bartle, III, Ronald Marks, and Rendell Davis before the Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections of the House Judiciary Committee, regarding H.B. 2822 (creating a cabinet-level Department of Corrections) July 30, 1980
Folder 28 Memoranda and materials regarding S.B. 579 (creating a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections) February-March, 1981
Folder 29 Revisions and amendments needed to be made to legislation regarding the creation of a Department of Corrections (S.B. 579, S.B. 536, H.B. 680, H.B. 1223) April, 1981-September, 1982
Folder 30 Newspaper clippings June-July, 1982

Section: Parole Reform Proposal (H.B. 1803)


Box 267
Folder 1 Parole reform proposals and possible models for Pennsylvania law October, 1979-March, 1980
Folder 2 Correspondence 1979-1982
Folder 3 Summary of the Thornburgh administration's proposed changes in parole February-March, 1981
Folder 4 Clarification of technical wording (regarding early release for good behavior) in the "Governor's Parole Reform Bill" (H.B. 1803 and H.B. 536) April-June, 1981
Folder 5 H.B. 1803 (establishing a Board of Probation and Parole) August-September, 1981
Folder 6 Amendments to H.B. 1803, and analysis of bill and amendments September, 1981-September, 1983
Folder 7 Data on inmate releases and inmates serving sentences under the "Youthful Offender Act" October 1, 1981, October 15, 1981
Folder 8 Testimony of Harold Miller, Ronald Marks, Michael Stiles, and others before the Pennsylvania House Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections, regarding H.B. 1803, the Governor's Parole Reform Bill March 10, 1982
Folder 9 "Good Time" conduct system to "reduce parole eligibility date" adopted by Virginia and its comparison with Pennsylvania's parole reform legislation March, 1982
Folder 10 Newspaper clippings 1982-1983
Folder 11 "Special report for the 1983 Client Employment and Income Survey: Welfare Dependency" for use regarding parole clients December 12, 1983
Folder 12 Statistics on Funding for Board of Probation and Parole December 12, 1984

Section: Board of Pardons' Executive Clemency Policies

Folder 13 Newspaper clippings 1980-1982
Folder 14 Data analyses of clemency procedures and the effects of the Governor's stricter clemency review standards used by the Pardons Board 1980-1983
Folder 15 "A Study of Recidivism Among Individuals Granted Clemency in Pennsylvania," by Phillip Author of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency May 25, 1982

Section: Miscellaneous Corrections Initiatives

Folder 16 Regulations and possible revisions on the restriction of pre-release for inmates in state correctional facilities May 15, 1981-August, 1984
Folder 17 Correspondence 1981-1984
Folder 18 "Thornburgh supports prisons," Letter to the Editor by Robert C. Wilburn, Secretary of Budget and Administration, regarding state responses to provide for increasing prison overcrowding August-September, 1982
Folder 19 Analysis of S.B. 1361 (relating to child and senior victims and witnesses and disposition of sex offenders) December 30, 1982-November 27, 1984
Folder 20 ACIR (Advisory Commission for Intergovernmental Relations) press release: "Commission says 'no' to expanded federal role in local jails," and other jail-related recommendations June-July, 1983
Folder 21 Correctional facilities expansion initiative of the Thornburgh administration September-December, 1983
Folder 22 Intensive Parole Proposal by the Board of Probation and Parole January, 1984-January, 1985

Section: Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing's Guidelines


Box 268
Folder 1 Initial sentencing guidelines proposed by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and other materials regarding sentencing October 25, 1980-January 23, 1982
Folder 2 "Report on the Potential Impact of the Proposed Initial Guidelines on Incarceration Rates and Incarceration Lengths in Pennsylvania," a report by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing November 6, 1980
Folder 3 Testimony of Richard H. Glanton to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (PCS), regarding proposed sentencing guidelines of the PCS December 10, 1980
Folder 4 Summary of Final Sentencing Guidelines October 17, 1981-January 22, 1982
Folder 5 Governor's position on PCS's sentencing guidelines November 16, 1981
Folder 6 Impact of final sentencing guidelines, prepared by the PCS March 29, 1982
Folder 7 Correspondence August, 1982

Section: Corrections/Mental Health

Folder 8 Meeting material and memoranda of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Mental Health Corrections Task Force June 2, 1905
Folder 9 Correspondence of and Report to the Governor of the PCCD Mental Health Corrections Task Force 1980-1983
Folder 10 Mental Health Corrections Task Force's efforts to improve mental health services in the Pennsylvania Bureau of Correction September, 1981-July 30, 1982
Folder 11 Testimony and memoranda regarding "Guilty, But Mentally Ill" bill (S.B. 171) January-November, 1982
Folder 12 Fiscal impact analysis of S.B. 171 May-June, 1982
Folder 13 S.B. 853 (provides authorization for construction of a 25-bed forensic mental health unit at the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh) June 15, 1983-April 25, 1984
Folder 14 Reports, memoranda and correspondence regarding Muncy State Correctional Institution June 20, 1983-March 29, 1985

Section: Governor's Panel on Graterford

Folder 15 Newspaper clippings 1980-1983
Folder 16 "The Report of the Governor's Panel to Investigate the Recent Hostage Incident at Graterford State Correctional Institution," prepared by the Graterford Panel, and responses of the administration August, 1982
Folder 17 Funding the recommendations of the Graterford Panel October-December, 1982
Folder 18 "State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: Feasibility Study, Final Report" to provide a plan for addition of 500 cells for inmates November 30, 1982
Folder 19 Memoranda regarding the specific recommendations of the Graterford Panel report March, 1983
Folder 20 Correspondence regarding U.S. Department of Justice's investigation of conditions at Graterford state penitentiary September 12, 1983-April 26, 1984

Section: Sentencing Reform/Earned Time Initiative

Folder 21 Sentencing Reform and Earned Time Proposal Legislation April 21, 1982-January 23, 1986
Folder 22 Crime Package II November 1, 1983
Folder 23 Anti-Crime Initiatives May-August, 1984
Folder 24 Proposal to Allow Minimum Sentences Up to the Statutory Maximum February 19, 1985
Folder 25 Draft Release for Crime Initiative September 20, 1985
Folder 26 Questions and Answers on Earned Time Sentencing Reform Initiative September 23, 1985
Folder 27 Sentencing Reform Announcement September 25, 1985

Section: Human Services

Section: Long-Term Care


Box 269
Folder 1 Pennsylvania State Long-Term Care Plan 1982
Folder 2 Long-Term Care Program Revision Request 1982-1983
Folder 3 Pre-Admission Assessment Program May-July, 1983
Folder 4 Pennsylvania State Long-Term Care Plan and Notes 1983

Section: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAD)

Folder 5 Fact sheets, comparisons of Pennsylvania to other states, questions and answers, and updates February 4-October, 1985
Folder 6 "Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Proposed Plan: 1985-1986 Program Year," by Walter W. Cohen, Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare and notes and correspondence 1985-1986

Section: Teenage Pregnancy

Folder 7 Research regarding Teen Programs March 21, 1981-August 18, 1985
Folder 8 Development of Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood Initiative August 17, 1984-September 16, 1985
Folder 9 "Improving Services to Pregnant Teenagers and Teen Parents: 1985-86 Budget and Policy Brief," Commonwealth of Pennsylvania October 8, 1984-February 25, 1985
Folder 10 Correspondence and notes regarding family planning services in Pennsylvania November, 1984-February 7, 1986
Folder 11 Correspondence and notes regarding prenatal care program December 20, 1984-May 12, 1986
Folder 12 Labor and Industry grants regarding employment, job training and welfare for teenage mothers March 4, 1985-January 7, 1986
Folder 13 "Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting," by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and requests for program proposals March 5, 1985-April 8, 1986
Folder 14 Evaluations of Department of Education Grants for Pregnant and Parenting Teenager Programs May-September, 1985
Folder 15 Research and notes on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome June 19, 1985-July 10, 1986
Folder 16 Six Month Implementation Report on Governor Thornburgh's Initiative to Improve Services to Pregnant Teenagers and Teenage Parents in Pennsylvania February-March, 1986
Folder 17 H.B. 295 (requires investigation of the problem of teenage pregnancies and parenting in Pennsylvania) July 14, 1986

Section: Human Services Development Fund

Folder 18 Analysis of the 1982-1983 Adult Services Block Grant Pre-Expenditure Plans: Summary September 28, 1982
Folder 19 County Human Services Block Grant Pilot April 1-August 9, 1983
Folder 20 Comprehensive Human Services Block Grant October 18, 1983-July 1, 1984
Folder 21 Human Services Development Fund March-April, 1984
Folder 22 Summary of County Plans for the Human Services Development Fund September 11, 1984
Folder 23 Discussion Topics for Human Services Directors Meeting March 3, 1986
Folder 24 "Analysis of Human Services Development Fund," prepared by the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation March 7, 1986

Section: Hospice

Folder 25 Hospice Task Force of Pennsylvania State Government: agendas, minutes, plans and position paper April 29, 1980-June 3, 1982

Section: Vital Statistics

Folder 26 Correspondence regarding closing Vital Records Branch Offices March-May, 1982
Folder 27 Child Abuse Report and correspondence April, 1983-July 2, 1984

Section: Agent Orange

Folder 28 "Agent Orange Fact Book," prepared for the Adjutant General, Major General Richard M. Scott by Department of Military Affairs November, 1981
Folder 29 Pennsylvania Vietnam Herbicides Information Commission (VHIC) background and reports July-August, 1982
Folder 30 Minutes and meeting material for the Pennsylvania Vietnam Herbicides Information Commission August 6, 1982-March 14, 1984

Section: Social Security Income: Moratorium/Advocacy


Box 270
Folder 1 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Cutoff Moratorium August 18, 1982-February 3, 1986
Folder 2 Social Security Income (SSI) Advocacy Program November 28, 1983-January 13, 1984
Folder 3 Lifting of Moratorium on Termination of Social Security Income (SSI) January 10, 1985-February 3, 1986
Folder 4 Social Security Administration Medical Improvement Regulations June 14, 1985-January 2, 1986

Section: Handicapped Initiatives

Folder 5 Commitment to and positions on Mental Retardation May 15, 1978-October 28, 1981
Folder 6 National/International Year of Disabled Persons July 23, 1980-February 19, 1982
Folder 7 "Pennsylvania's Initiatives for the Handicapped: Interim Report," by the Governor's HRC of the Cabinet September, 1982
Folder 8 National Organization on Disability Newsletter March 30, 1983
Folder 9 Chronology of the Pennhurst Case 1978-1983

Section: Early Intervention

Folder 10 Attendant Care Project December 22, 1982-February 6, 1985
Folder 11 "Governor's Task Force on Special Needs Children: Final Report and Recommendations" and notes and reviews 1982-1983
Folder 12 Testimony on H.R. 133 (Early Intervention for Handicapped Infants and Preschool Children) January, 1983-January, 1985
Folder 13 Fiscal Analysis of Early Intervention April 8, 1983-January 4, 1984
Folder 14 Handicapped Services for Infants and Pre-School Aged Children May, 1983
Folder 15 House Education Committee Hearings on Early Intervention Programs November 14, 1983
Folder 16 House Resolution 133 on Early Intervention Services and the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) December 1, 1983
Folder 17 Funding Programs January 18-May 7, 1984
Folder 18 Early Intervention Meetings: Minutes and Reports May 7, 1984-October 27, 1986
Folder 19 Early Intervention Interdepartmental Cooperative Agreement May 23, 1984-January 7, 1985
Folder 20 Early Intervention Programs in Pennsylvania October 22, 1984
Folder 21 House Education Committee Report on Early Education January 29, 1985

Section: Mortgage Assistance


Box 271
Folder 1 Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance January 19-March 18, 1983
Folder 2 Urban Affairs and Housing Mortgage Foreclosure Public Hearing, Senator T. Milton Street, Chairman September 27, 1983
Folder 3 H.B. 500 (Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program) 1983
Folder 4 Irvis Mortgage Assistance Proposal June, 1983-January, 1984
Folder 5 Revisions to Irvis Mortgage Assistance Law January 19, 1984

Section: Homeless Initiatives

Folder 6 Housing Assistance Needed by Distressed and Unemployed Pennsylvanians (HAND-UP): Demand/Cost Estimates and Budget and Policy Brief April, 1983
Folder 7 Emergency Food and Shelter and Commodities Program May 31, 1983-January 12, 1984
Folder 8 Shelter Program Options June 9-December, 1983
Folder 9 Emergency Food and Shelter Proposals October-November, 1983
Folder 10 "Going Hungry in America," Report by Senator Edward M. Kennedy to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the United States Senate regarding Pittsburgh, PA December 22, 1983
Folder 11 Implementation of 1983/1984 Shelter Program December 29, 1983-January 31, 1984
Folder 12 H.B. 249 (Provides for a House Committee to study the problems of the chronic homeless): correspondence and testimony July-November, 1984
Folder 13 County Assistance Office (CAO) Homeless Projects December 8, 1984-May 2, 1986
Folder 14 Emergency Shelter Fiscal Summary and Social Services Grant Funds 1984
Folder 15 Assistance to Families with Children in Foster Care February 26, 1985-June 13, 1985
Folder 16 Draft for Low-Income Facilities Team (LIFT) Program May 20, 1985
Folder 17 Comments on LIFT Program by B. Brown & M. Keating May 27, 1985
Folder 18 LIFT Program Forms June 10, 1985
Folder 19 Summaries of LIFT June 12, 1985
Folder 20 Alternative Homeless Proposals June-November, 1985
Folder 21 1985-1986 Emergency Shelter Program November, 1985-January 13, 1986
Folder 22 Implementation of Homeless Assistance Program November, 1985-April, 1986
Folder 23 Correspondence regarding the LIFT Program 1985
Folder 24 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program 1985-1986
Folder 25 Status of the LIFT Program January 13, 1986
Folder 26 Funding Proposals for Homeless, 1986/1987 May 19, 1986

Section: Juvenile Justice Initiatives


Box 272
Folder 1 Clippings regarding Juvenile Legislation 1979-1982
Folder 2 Correspondence regarding the Norristown Secure Juvenile Unit January-February, 1980
Folder 3 Correspondence regarding Securing Juvenile Detention Facilities June 17, 1980-October 29, 1981
Folder 4 DPW Overview of Juvenile Justice Issues July 10, 1980
Folder 5 Response to 'Committee of 15' Recommendations September-October, 1980
Folder 6 Legislation and Correspondence regarding Juvenile Justice Reform June 19, 1981-May 22, 1984
Folder 7 Correspondence from Philadelphia population regarding Byberry State Hospital July, 1981
Folder 8 Juvenile Secure Care Facilities in Philadelphia September, 1981-September, 1982
Folder 9 Tabor Children's Services, Inc. November 18, 1981
Folder 10 Juvenile Transfer Legislation December 30, 1981-September 16, 1982
Folder 11 Schuylkill County Site for Secure Juvenile Units March 11, 1982
Folder 12 Juvenile Justice Legislation in New Jersey September 2, 1982
Folder 13 1983 Proposals for Secure Care Expansion May-September, 1983
Folder 14 Weaversville Youth Detention Facility March, 1984-1985
Folder 15 YDC/YFC Accomplishments, 1979-1985 1985

Section: Act 148 Changes (Mandates State Reimbursement to Counties for Services to Dependent and Delinquent Youth)

Folder 16 1978 County Plans: Funds by Source and County and Cost Center 1978
Folder 17 1979 County Plans: Funds by Source and County 1979
Folder 18 Actual Spending: Chart for 1979-1981 1979-1980
Folder 19 Memos, correspondence and fact sheet March 20-July 29, 1980
Folder 20 Act 148 Modifications April 24-November 10, 1980
Folder 21 Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1980-1981 July, 1980
Folder 22 "A Report on Special State Grants to Counties for New Services for Children and Youth under Act 148 of 1976," by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, and summary July-September, 1980
Folder 23 Briefing and Updates on Act 148 Shortfall August 11-October 24, 1980
Folder 24 Mandated Child Welfare Services Defined August 19, 1980
Folder 25 Preparation for meeting on Act 148 October 1, 1980
Folder 26 Act 148 Task Force Committee Formation October 17, 1980-February 2, 1981
Folder 27 IV-D Funds October-November, 1980
Folder 28 Act 148 Impact Survey November 24, 1980
Folder 29 H.B. 1436 (appropriation for county child welfare services) December, 1980
Folder 30 United Way Position Paper on PA's Children and Youth Programs December, 1980
Folder 31 1980 County Plans: Funds by Source and County 1980
Folder 32 Fiscal Year 1980-1981 Plans 1980-1981
Folder 33 Allocation of Act 148 Funds February, 1981
Folder 34 Act 148 Task Force Report May 26, 1981
Folder 35 Court Ordered Reimbursement: County Child Welfare Program September 3, 1982
Folder 36 "Analysis and Evaluation of Act 148 of 1976," Pennsylvania Management Internship Team Project June 20, 1983

Section: Block Grant Advisory Committee

Folder 37 Budget Office Block Grant: Directives and Memos June-October, 1981
Folder 38 "Governor's Statewide Block Grant Advisory Committee Interim Report," prepared by Norman P. Hetrick, Chairman, and correspondence February, 1982-March, 1983
Folder 39 Block Grant briefing papers and summaries August 2-September 14, 1982
Folder 40 Block Grant Impact Statements for Governor Dick Thornburgh September 1, 1982
Folder 41 Block Grant Management Directive December 6, 1982
Folder 42 "Governor's Statewide Block Grant Advisory Committee Final Report," prepared by Norman P. Hetrick, Chairman November-December, 1983
Folder 43 Human Services Block Grant March, 1984
Folder 44 Human Services Development Fund: Case examples and instructions and requirements March-April, 1984
Folder 45 "Citizen's Guide to Block Grants," prepared by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Pennsylvania Council on Aging 1984

Section: Health Care Cost Containment


Box 273
Folder 1 Governor's HMO Conferences, Hershey, PA 1979-1984
Folder 2 H.C.C.C. Task Force Reports regarding Rising Health Care Costs, Curbing Commonwealth Expenditures for Hospital Services, Options for Stimulating Consumers to Use Medical Care Services More Effectively and Efficiently, and Alternative Delivery Systems October-August 10, 1981
Folder 3 Cabinet Members Remarks at H.C.C.C. Task Force Meeting November-December 3, 1981
Folder 4 Veto of S.B. 838 and Certificate of Need (CON) Regulation (requesting repeal of CON being obtained before proceeding with new health facilities or services) February 20, 1982
Folder 5 Draft of Final Report of H.C.C.C Task Force regarding Hospital Costs January 29, 1983
Folder 6 Governor's Task Force on H.C.C.C. Report on Hospital Costs March 3, 1983
Folder 7 HMO Feasibility Study March 7, 1983, December 20, 1983
Folder 8 Recommendations of the H.C.C.C. Task Force March 27, 1983
Folder 9 H.C.C.C. Task Force Report on Hospital Cost Containment March, 1983-February 23, 1984
Folder 10 Pre-paid Capitation Arrangements for Medical Assistance Recipients August-September, 1983
Folder 11 Health Care Cost Containment Coordination February-March, 1984
Folder 12 "Medical Assistance Cost Containment," by Walter W. Cohen and Gerald F. Radke March, 1984
Folder 13 Status Report on the Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on H.C.C.C. April 20, 1984
Folder 14 Administration Strategies to Control Health Care Cost in PA April, 1984-January, 1985
Folder 15 Health Care Facilities Act (Act 136 of 1980) April 30, 1984
Folder 16 Healthcare Cost Containment Initiatives to be Included in Governor's Fiscal Year 85-86 Budget January 17, 1985
Folder 17 Revised press release regarding Health Care Cost Containment July 29, 1985
Folder 18 "Promoting Health Care Containment Through HMO Development in PA," by Dick Thornburgh for inclusion in Pennsylvania Association of HMO's August Newsletter July 30, 1985
Folder 19 "Cap" on Hospital Capital Investments Approved under CON Law August 14, 1985
Folder 20 Controls on Hospital Capital Investments in Other States September 13, 1985
Folder 21 Uncompensated Health Care September 24, 1985
Folder 22 Questions and answers regarding H.C.C.C Strategy October 21, 1985
Folder 23-24 "Health Care in America: Managing Medicine," Media and Society Program at Columbia University School of Journalism April 20, 1986

Section: Education and Training

Section: Basic Education Improvements


Box 274
Folder 1 Education Study Team Report December 8, 1978
Folder 2 Statewide High School for Those Gifted in Math & Science January 16, 1981-March 22, 1982
Folder 3 Correspondence 1981-1982
Folder 4 Progress Report on the PA School for the Sciences July 21, 1982
Folder 5 Back To School Press Kit August, 1982
Folder 6 Clippings 1982-1983
Folder 7 "Achieving Excellence: An Education Agenda for the 80's" July-September, 1983
Folder 8 "Turning the Tide: An Agenda for Excellence in PA Public Schools" October, 1983

Section: Basic Education Funding

Folder 9 PSEA on Basic Education Funding January 28, 1981-October, 1982
Folder 10 State Support of Public Schools June, 1982
Folder 11 NEA Statistics of Per Pupil Expenditures June, 1982-June, 1986

Section: Teachers

Folder 12 Teacher's Salaries January 14, 1981
Folder 13 Reform of Teacher Education and Certification in PA February, 1981-July, 1986
Folder 14 Teacher Reduction and School Enrollments October 4, 1981
Folder 15 Teacher Strikes and 180 Days of Instruction October-December, 1981

Section: Education Mandate/Block Grant

Folder 16 State Board Regulations Cost Study December 14, 1979
Folder 17 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Mandates Review April 15, 1980-August 18, 1981
Folder 18 Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) Analysis of School Mandates April, 1980-July 22, 1981
Folder 19 Correspondence regarding School Mandates August 24-August 25, 1981
Folder 20 Announcement of Education Mandate Recommendations October 27, 1981
Folder 21 State Education Block Grant Proposal January 19-April 20, 1982
Folder 22 "Toward A New Partnership in Public Education: Pennsylvania's Strategy for Giving Greater Flexibility to Local Schools," a Budget and Policy Brief February 9, 1982
Folder 23 "Recommendations for Relief From Burdensome State Mandates," by the Pennsylvania Department of Education February, 1982
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Economy League School Mandate Study January 4, 1983
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Department of Education's information folder on mandates undated

Section: Special Education

Folder 26 Funding, allocations, cost analysis, and data 1977-1982
Folder 27 Delaware County Intermediate Unit No. 25 and Rose Tree Media School District v. Pennsylvania Department of Education November 6, 1980
Folder 28 Pennsylvania Department of Education Special Education Proposals February 1-October 16, 1981
Folder 29 Funding Formula June 9, 1981-February 1, 1982
Folder 30 Secretary Scanlon's proposed testimony before the House and Senate Education Committees regarding Special Education Funding September 22, 1981
Folder 31 Clippings 1981
Folder 32 Interim Report on Special Education Finance Committee undated

Section: Higher Education

Folder 33 Restructuring the state system of higher education November 17, 1980-January 23, 1981
Folder 34 Higher Education Financing in PA and other states January, 1981-June, 1986
Folder 35 Financing Community Colleges April 20-June 9, 1982
Folder 36 "Governor's Commission on the Financing of Higher Education: Final Report," prepared by Robert E. Kirby, Chairman April, 1985

Section: Library Improvements/Access Pennsylvania

Folder 40 "Access Pennsylvania: An Agenda for Knowledge and Information Through Libraries," Department of Education September 3, 1985

Section: Customized Job Training (CJT)


Box 275
Folder 1 Proposal to create a Customized Manpower Training Program in state government June 10-October 8, 1981
Folder 2 "Customized Job Training in Pennsylvania: A Progress Report" July 1, 1982-June 30, 1985
Folder 3 Program guidelines, agenda, and updates 1982
Folder 4 Press Meeting (overview of program, award announcements and statewide marketing of program) June 22, 1983
Folder 5 Updates and guidelines on the Program, 1983-1984 July 20, 1983
Folder 6 System for Announcing Customized Job Training Grant Awards July, 1983
Folder 7 Analysis of the First Year of PA's Customized Job Training Program November 29, 1983
Folder 8 Data on Customized Job Training projects August 20, 1984-February 5, 1986
Folder 9 Endorsement Letters August 21, 1984-September 16, 1985
Folder 10 Customized Job Training Legislation May-December, 1985
Folder 11 Funding guidelines and revisions May-June, 1985
Folder 12 "A Program Audit of Customized Job Training in Pennsylvania," conducted by the staff of the House Appropriations Committee June, 1985
Folder 13 Summary of Amendments to the Draft Customized Job Training September 27, 1985
Folder 14 Customized Job Training Program November 12, 1985
Folder 15 Working Paper undated
Folder 16 Questions and Answers regarding Customized Job Training Program undated
Folder 17 New industry training service in Pennsylvania brochure undated
Folder 18 PA Customized Job Training Program One Year Status Report undated

Section: Voc-Ed Reform

Folder 19 State Advisory Council's concerns regarding vocational education November 22, 1978
Folder 20 Background research on problems of vocational education and potential changes to be made January 27, 1981-March 1, 1982
Folder 21 Merging Vocational Education Programs June 17-July 28, 1981
Folder 22 Critiques of the background research on problems of vocational education July 10, 1981-February 17, 1982
Folder 23 Options for Improving Job Placement of Vocational Education Graduates January 13, 1982
Folder 24 "1976-1980 Career Follow-Up of Secondary Vocational Completers in Pennsylvania," prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Education November 29, 1983
Folder 25 Reports and research on the vocational education system in Pennsylvania September, 1984-October, 1985
Folder 26 Possible revisions in vocational education system 1984
Folder 27 Comments From Schools on Vocational Education Plans prepared by Inter-Agency Task Force April 17-19, 1985
Folder 28 Plans for reorganizing and strengthening the vocational education system in Pennsylvania July, 1985-September, 1986
Folder 29 Drafts of Press Release regarding vocational educational reform September, 1985-October, 1985
Folder 30 Rationale for Technical Institutes undated
Folder 31 The Role of Vocational Education in Economic Development undated
Folder 32 "Investing in our Children: Business and Public Schools," a statement by the Research and Policy Committee of the Committee for Economic Development undated

Section: Job Training Coordination


Box 276
Folder 1 Plans for an employment and training program October 12-December 23, 1982
Folder 2 Federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and a Comprehensive Job Training System of Pennsylvania December 9-15, 1982
Folder 3 Job Training Partnership Act summary fact sheet and reports February 8, 1983
Folder 4 Work Registration Program July-September, 1984
Folder 5 Comparison of U.S. JTPA Performance with JTPA Performance in PA during Program Year, 1984 1984
Folder 6 "Report on an Evaluation Study of Government Funded Job Training Programs in Pennsylvania," by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee January, 1986

Section: Unemployment Compensation Crisis

Folder 7 "Background: Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Crisis," prepared by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania March, 1980
Folder 8 "Guide to Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law Changes," prepared by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1980
Folder 9 Maximum weekly benefit amount of unemployment compensation for a single person in each state July 19, 1982
Folder 10 "The Unemployment Compensation Problems: A Proposal to Restore Solvency to PA UC Fund," prepared by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania April, 1983
Folder 11 Improvements in Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system during the Thornburgh administration undated

Section: State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC)

Folder 12 Meeting and Conferences January, 1983-September, 1984
Folder 13 Correspondence and Press Releases July 13, 1983-November 19, 1985
Folder 14 Work Plan, Interagency Agreement and Updates August 30, 1983-September 11, 1984
Folder 15 SOICC/State Job Training Coordinating Council (SJTCC) Task Force on Labor Market and Occupational Information October 14-25, 1983
Folder 16 "PA Occupational Information System: Three Year Work Program," draft prepared by SOICC February, 1984
Folder 17 Proposal Submitted to the Executive Director of the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee for an ICDM Special Purpose Grant by SOICC August, 1984
Folder 18 "Pennsylvania Occupational Information System Labor Demand-Supply Relationship Component," Prepared by the Department of Labor and Industry and the Office of Employment Security with Pennsylvania State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee September 25, 1984
Folder 19 Pennsylvania Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (POICC) update regarding products related to economic development and job training November 7, 1984

Section: Economic and Community Development

Section: General Economic Development

Folder 20 Apparel Industry: Status of Apparel Industry Recommendations 1979-1982
Folder 21 Industrial Parks: Sites and Buildings Update January 19, 1981
Folder 22 Federal Product Liability Legislation April 10, 1981-June 3, 1985
Folder 23 Government Work Stoppages Report and Comparison January 27-February 9, 1982
Folder 24 Domestic Investments in Pennsylvania June 22-July 19, 1982
Folder 25 "Sources of Job Growth: A New Look at the Small Business Role," by Catherine Armington and Marjorie Odle of Brookings Institution September 9, 1982
Folder 26 Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Data on Layoffs and Plant Closings October 27,1982-February, 1983
Folder 27 Proposal for a Community Economic Recovery Program January 7, 1983
Folder 28 Employee Investment in Pennsylvania Businesses January 28, 1983
Folder 29 "Taxes Affecting Business: A Comparison of Pennsylvania with Selected States," prepared by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce August 29, 1984
Folder 30 Commerce Department Plant Closing Task Force February 4, 1985, February 28, 1985
Folder 31 "Report to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate on Progress of Programs funded by the Pennsylvania Economic Revitalization Fund (PERF) and Administered by the Department of Commerce" March 1, 1986
Folder 32 Employment and Unemployment Changes in PA undated
Folder 33 Changes made to the Corporation Bureau undated

Section: Economic Development Policies and Reports

Folder 34 "Economic Development in Pennsylvania: A Status Report and Blueprint for the Future," by Dick Thornburgh, Governor April, 1983
Folder 35 "Pennsylvania's Economic Development and Community Conservation Strategy Budget and Policy Brief," prepared by Commonwealth of PA 1984-1985
Folder 36 "PA Economic Revitalization Tax Credit Guidelines: Program Description and Application Form," by James Scheiner, Secretary of Revenue and James Pickard, Secretary of Commerce October, 1985

Section: Advanced Technology

Folder 37 Correspondence April 24, 1972-December 31, 1985
Folder 38 Research papers regarding scientific, technical and engineering organizations in Pennsylvania 1975-1980
Folder 39 News clippings March 25, 1980-April 22, 1985
Folder 40 Pennsylvania Science and Engineering Foundation (PSEF) October 27, 1980-April 12, 1982
Folder 41 "New Urban Development Policies: Are Enterprise Zones the Answer?" by Neal R. Peirce, Syndicated columnist, Washington Post Writers Group December 9, 1980
Folder 42 National Science Foundation (NSF) Progress Report September 3-October 14, 1981
Folder 43 "California's Technical Future: Emerging Economic Opportunities in the 1980's," submitted by SRI International March, 1982

Box 277
Folder 1 "Advanced Technology Policies for the Commonwealth of PA," prepared by Geoffrey Stengel, Secretary of Department of Commerce and Walter Plosila, Director of Office of Policy and Planning August 5, 1982
Folder 2 Implementation of Advanced Technology for Pennsylvanians August 12, 1982
Folder 3 "Choices for Pennsylvanians: Status Report," a working paper of the Pennsylvania State Planning Board August 16, 1982
Folder 4 "Advanced Technology Industries: Current Situation and Future Growth Prospects," draft summary by the Office of Policy and Planning August 19, 1982
Folder 5 "Advanced Technology Development in the York Pennsylvania Area," draft working paper by the Office of Policy and Planning October 7, 1982
Folder 6 "Investing in Pennsylvania's Future: Governor Thornburgh's Education Proposal to Promote Advanced Technology in the Commonwealth," prepared by Robert C. Wilburn, Department of Education February, 1983
Folder 7 Ben Franklin Partnership: Progress Report and Programs March 1, 1983-April 30, 1986
Folder 8 State Planning Board for Choices for Pennsylvania 1983
Folder 9 "Business Services for Small Advanced Technology Companies," prepared by Advanced Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1984-1985
Folder 10 "Ben Franklin Partnership: Linking Higher Education, Government and Business for Economic Growth," Information Service, No. 34, published by National Council for Urban Economic Development November, 1985
Folder 11 "Final Report of State Science Engineering and Technology Program," prepared by Governor's Office of Policy and Planning undated
Folder 12 "An Advanced Technology Policy for The Commonwealth of PA: A Document Addressing Pennsylvania's Approach to Economic Diversification for the 80's," prepared by Geoffrey Stengel, Department of Commerce, and Walter Plosila, Office of Policy and Planning undated
Folder 13 Thornburgh Administration Initiatives and Accomplishments In Advanced Technology undated

Section: Appalachian Report Commission (ARC)

Folder 14 Correspondence May 26, 1981-April 7, 1986
Folder 15 Memos and speeches June 22, 1981-April 10, 1986
Folder 16 Conference on Jobs and Skills for the Future sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Jackson, MI April 11-13, 1983
Folder 17 ARC Governors' Quorum Meeting, Washington, DC February 25, 1986

Section: Venture Capital/Pension Funds

Folder 18 Analysis of Pension Fund Management 1981-1982
Folder 19 "Pennsylvania Public Pension Funds for Economic Development," by Robert W. Coy, MILRITE Council, and related correspondence September 28, 1981-May 13, 1983
Folder 20 Implementation of MILRITE Venture Capital Study March 31, 1983-July 2, 1984
Folder 21 Analysis of MILRITE Council's Study on Pension Fund Investment in Economic Development Projects in PA May-June, 1983

Section: PA Industrial Development Program (PIDA)/PA Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA)

Folder 22 Joint State Government Committee Report on PIDA October 15, 1980-September 15, 1983
Folder 23 Plans for restructuring PIDA February 26-April 10, 1981
Folder 24 PIDA Job Survey March, 1983
Folder 25 PIDA and PMBDA Sunset Performance Audit Reports September 8-October 1, 1986

Section: Infrastructure Improvements

Folder 26 Infrastructure expenditure and questionnaire responses August 20, 1982-January 31, 1984
Folder 27 Jobs Created by Infrastructure Spending September-October, 1982
Folder 28 Infrastructure Spending in Other States February 4, 1983

Section: Securities Commission Changes

Folder 29 Correspondence August, 1984-April, 1985
Folder 30 Letter to VENTURE Magazine from Dick Thornburgh May 24, 1985

Section: Enterprise Zone Program


Box 278
Folder 1 Research and correspondence regarding the concept of Enterprise Zones 1979-1982
Folder 2 Community Conservation Incentive Program September-October, 1981
Folder 3 Legislation for State Enterprise Development Area Program December 23, 1981-January 12, 1983
Folder 4 Tax Incentives for Enterprise Development Areas March 30, 1982-January 6, 1983
Folder 5 Initiative for Enterprise Development Area Program: reports and memos April 21-October, 1982
Folder 6 State Agencies' Commitments to Enterprise Development Area Program June 30-October 4, 1982
Folder 7 "Enterprise Development Area Program: A State Community Development Initiative," prepared by Shirley Dennis, Secretary of Department of Community Affairs (DCA) October, 1982
Folder 8 "Enterprise Development Area Program: A State Community Development Initiative Final Guidelines," prepared by Shirley Dennis, DCA February, 1983
Folder 9 Selection of Enterprise Development Areas May 24-October 7, 1983
Folder 10 Progress and Status Reports on Enterprise Development Area Program March 27, 1984

Section: Housing Policy

Folder 11 Development of Housing Policy 1979-1981
Folder 12 Establishment of the PA Housing Task Force and minutes from meetings June 18, 1981-December 23, 1982
Folder 13 Analysis of the Final Report of the Governor's Task Force on Housing March-June, 1983
Folder 14 Recommendations of Governor's Task Force on Housing June-July, 1983
Folder 15 Implementation of Selected Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Housing March 29, 1984

Section: Neighborhood Assistance Act

Folder 16 Regulations, analysis, legislation, and approved projects December 5, 1980-January 25, 1982

Section: State Assistance to Distressed Communities

Folder 17 Community PRIDE Program August 24, 1979-November 3, 1980
Folder 18 Community Conservation and Community Services Block Grant information October, 1979-August 27, 1986
Folder 19 "The States and Distressed Communities: ACIR Information Report," by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (includes Thornburgh administration reviews for 1980-1982) June 29, 1981-November 8, 1982

Section: Historic Preservation

Folder 20 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: A New Departure," by Larry E. Tise, Executive Director of the PHMC May 21, 1981

Section: Eximbank Advisory Committee


Box 279
Folder 1 Round Table Discussion on State Exim Banks, Washington, DC January 18, 1984
Folder 2 Charter of the Advisory Committee of the Exim Bank of the United States February 3-7, 1984
Folder 3 Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee November 28, 1984
Folder 4 National Governor's Association Policy Positions, 1984-1985 1984-1985
Folder 5 Correspondence 1985-1986
Folder 6 Exim Bank of the U.S. Advisory Committee Meeting April 5, 1985
Folder 7 Weekly Reports and Exim Bank Information for Standard and Poor's May, 1985
Folder 8 Summary of Westinghouse Study of the Net Impact on the Government of Exim Bank Financing, Prepared by Wharton Economics June 17, 1985
Folder 9 Material for Exim Bank Meeting June 26, 1985
Folder 10 Exim Bank Advisory Committee Meeting June 28, 1985
Folder 11 Memos regarding meetings June-December, 1985
Folder 12 Summary of Exim Bank Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation July 2, 1985
Folder 13 Economic Development Committee Meeting with the Governor and Exim Bank Officials September 11, 1985
Folder 14 Summary of Exim Bank Advisory Meeting (Thornburgh did not attend) September 20, 1985
Folder 15 Exim Bank Advisory Committee Meeting Materials November 8, 1985
Folder 16 Economic Development Committee luncheon with officials of Exim Bank of the United States December 9, 1985
Folder 17 Possible Pennsylvania companies which could be included in Exim Bank's competitiveness survey December 19, 1985-January 6, 1986
Folder 18 Exim Bank Advisory Committee June 23, 1986

Section: Pennsylvania Economic Revitalization Fund (PERF)

Folder 19 Correspondence to and from local groups regarding PERF programs August 20, 1980-December 6, 1984
Folder 20 Staff Paper for Appropriation Committee Hearing regarding the Impact of Governor's Budget on Economic Development and Relief February 24, 1983
Folder 21 Initial Proposal for Economic Development Bond Issues January-February, 1984
Folder 22 Analysis of legislation and plans to implement legislation February 7-May 7, 1984
Folder 23 Senate Bill 547 (Bond Issue) for Thornburgh's approval February 22, 1984

Box 280
Folder 1 Agricultural Loan Legislation February 22-June 15, 1984
Folder 2 Implementation of Economic Development Bond Issue March, 1984
Folder 3 Economic Development Bond Issue Concept Papers and correspondence March-April, 1984
Folder 4 Employee Ownership and Business Retention Program Legislation April 9-August 7, 1984
Folder 5 Youth Conservation Corps Legislation April 25-May 28, 1984
Folder 6 Legislation regarding Acquisition and Upgrading of Vocational Education and Engineering Equipment April 26, 1984
Folder 7 Business Infrastructure Legislation April 30-June 1, 1984
Folder 8 Administration's original version of Bond Issue Legislation April-June, 1984
Folder 9 Economic Revitalization Fund Legislation May 1-June 19, 1984
Folder 10 Small Business Incubators Legislation May 1-July 29, 1984
Folder 11 Recreational Improvement and Rehabilitation Act Legislation May 14-June 13, 1984
Folder 12 Minority Economic Development Act Legislation May 23-June 5, 1984
Folder 13 Pennsylvania Capital Loan Fund Act Legislation May, 1984
Folder 14 Drafts of Bond Issue Legislation May-June, 1984
Folder 14 Status of Negotiations on Economic Development Bond Issue Legislation and Implementation May, 1984-March, 1985
Folder 15 Engineering Equipment Act Legislation June 13, 1984
Folder 16 Suggestions for amendments to Bond Issue Legislation June, 1984
Folder 17 House of Representatives press conference and press release on Bond Issue legislation June, 1984
Folder 18 First and second printing of Bond Issue Legislation June, 1984
Folder 19 House and Senate Debates on Bond Issue Legislation June, 1984
Folder 20 House Majority Leader James Manderino's Statements on Bond Issue June-November, 1984
Folder 21 Economic Development Committee (EDC) of the Cabinet Meeting Agenda and Talking Points regarding Economic Development Bond Issue July 26, 1984
Folder 22 Legislative summaries of Bond Issue Legislation July, 1984
Folder 23 Instructions and guidelines for funding the Acquisitions of Vocational Instruction Equipment Act August-October, 1984

Box 281
Folder 1 Engineering Equipment Guidelines November, 1984
Folder 2 Updates to PERF "Resource Book" and Economic Development Bond Issue Binders December 2, 1984-March 19, 1984
Folder 3 Family Farm Assistance and Development Program December 3, 1984-June 4, 1985
Folder 4 Newspaper clipping 1984-1985
Folder 5 Information regarding the announcement of Bond Issue Projects January 7-March 6, 1985
Folder 6 House Democrats Criticism of Implementation of PERF legislation January-October, 1985
Folder 7 Criticisms of PERF from Outside Groups February 6, 1985-March 4, 1986
Folder 8 Reports to the General Assembly regarding progress of programs funded by PERF February 25-March 1, 1985
Folder 9 Business Infrastructure Development and Capital Loan Fund Program Client Surveys prepared by the Office of the Budget March 1, 1985
Folder 10 PERF Program Regulations May 10-27, 1985
Folder 11 Interest Rates on PERF Loans September, 1985
Folder 12 Status and Progress Reports on Implementation of Economic Development Bond Issue September-October, 1985
Folder 13 House Democrat Proposals to restructure PERF January-March, 1986
Folder 14 Renaissance Communities/PERF Legislation Compromise Agreements March 17-June 26, 1986
Folder 15 Reports to the General Assembly regarding progress of programs funded by PERF March, 1986

Section: Renaissance Communities Program

Folder 16 Minority Economic Development Guidelines May 29, 1984-September 5, 1985
Folder 17 Status of the Implementation of the Bond Issue June 18-November 28, 1984
Folder 18 Conservation Corps Guidelines June 19, 1984-September 5, 1985

Box 282
Folder 1 Funding Strategies and Cash Flow Estimates July 5, 1984-April 16, 1985
Folder 2 Recreational Improvement and Rehabilitation Program Guidelines July 26-October 12, 1984
Folder 3 Seed Capital Challenge Grant Program Guidelines August 6, 1984-April 16, 1985
Folder 4 Family Farm Assistance Program Guidelines and Regulations August 9, 1984-December 3, 1985
Folder 5-6 Business Infrastructure Development Program Guidelines August 16, 1984-October 9, 1985
Folder 7 Legislative Correspondence and Memos regarding the Economic Development Bond Issue August 21, 1984-January 31, 1985
Folder 8 Impact of Deficit Reduction Act on Economic Development Bond Issue August-November 6, 1984
Folder 9 Small Business Incubator Program Guidelines September 19, 1984-January 2, 1986
Folder 10 Capitol Loan Fund Policy and Guidelines October 7, 1984-February 27, 1985
Folder 11 Employee Ownership Assistance Program Guidelines October 16, 1984-September 9, 1985
Folder 12 IDB Documentation and Record Keeping Process November 21, 1984
Folder 13 Seed Capital Fund Applications from Western, Northeastern and Southeastern Pennsylvania February 26-March 21, 1985

Section: Welfare Reform

Section: General Files


Box 283
Folder 1 Statistical Reports for Case Openings and Closings 1977-1978
Folder 2 Principal Handicaps of Handicapped Employees March, 1980
Folder 3 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Legislative Journal 1980-1982
Folder 4 Newspaper Clippings regarding Welfare Reform 1980-1983
Folder 5 Welfare Reform Correspondence 1980-1984
Folder 6 Pennsylvania--A Welfare Haven, evidence provided by Walt Plosila March 10, 1982
Folder 7 Quality Control Error Rates in Welfare Reform March 17, 1982
Folder 8 Cash Assistance Statistics February, 1983
Folder 9 Number of Welfare Recipients February-April, 1983
Folder 10 "Pennsylvania Trends in the Average Number of Persons Dependent on Public Assistance," prepared by the Department of Public Welfare June, 1983
Folder 11 Questions and Answers regarding Welfare Reform October 4, 1983
Folder 12 Disability Advocacy Program September, 1984-December, 1985
Folder 13 Cash Assistance Applications for Persons Discharged from Institutions January-February, 1985

Section: PA Welfare Programs Compared to Other States

Folder 14 "Public Welfare: A Comparison of Pennsylvania with the Nation," Summary February 28, 1979
Folder 15 Public Assistance Programs in Michigan June-October, 1984
Folder 16 Oregon's Welfare Program May 5, 1982
Folder 17 1982 Update on "Public Welfare: A Comparison of Pennsylvania with the Nation" July 16, 1982
Folder 18 AFDC in Pennsylvania and other states 1982-1984
Folder 19 Information comparing General Assistance Benefits for Pennsylvania and Contiguous States September 21, 1983
Folder 20 Welfare Benefits in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware July 5, 1984
Folder 21 Massachusetts Employment and Training Program 1985-1986

Section: General Assistance (GA)

Folder 22 Costs January, 1979-March, 1981
Folder 23 Program Presentation Outline September 25, 1980
Folder 24 General Assistance Survey regarding Length of Time on Rolls January 6, 1981
Folder 25 OES Priority for General Assistance Recipients March-November, 1981
Folder 26 Statistics and Data April 17, 1981
Folder 27 "Where to Go to Get the Dough: A Refugees Guide to General Assistance," by Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc. May, 1983
Folder 28 Differences between General Assistance and AFDC-CU undated

Section: H.B. 633 (PA Employables Program)

Folder 29 Sections 405.1 and 405.2 August 7, 1979

Section: H.B 2044

Folder 30 "Money, Work, and Crime: A Summary of the Findings of the Transitional Aid Research Project (TARP)," by Peter Rossi, Richard Berk and Kenneth Lenihan June, 1979-June, 1980
Folder 31 "Welfare Reform: A Budget and Policy Brief" March, 1980
Folder 32 "Review of PA H.B. 2044 of the Commonwealth of PA Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee," by the Public Enterprise Research Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania May 30, 1980
Folder 33 "Report on H.B. 2044: Consequences for the General Assistance Population," prepared by the Department of City and Regional Planning, Regional Science Department, Urban Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania May 30, 1980
Folder 34 Testimony by Charles J. Lieberth, Helen O'Bannon and Governor Dukakis before the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee regarding H.B. 2044 June-September, 1980
Folder 35 Housing Assistance Access for GA Recipients affected by H.B. 2044 July 9, 1980
Folder 36 "An Analysis of the Impact of Reduced General Assistance Caseload under H.B 2044," by Willard C. Richan July, 1980
Folder 37 Residency Requirements for Public Assistance Applicants July-August, 1980
Folder 38 Impact of H.B. 2044 on Community Services Program August 15, 1980

Box 284
Folder 1 Abortion Amendments to H.B. 2044 August-September, 1980
Folder 2 Representative Laughlin's Proposal for SSI as an Amendment to Welfare Reform Bill August, 1980-June, 1981
Folder 3 Cost of H.B. 2044 Amendments proposed by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee September 22, 1980
Folder 4 S.B. 579 (amends Welfare Code and provides eligibility for chronically and transitionally needy persons) as amended by the House of Representatives September 24, 1980
Folder 5 Fact Sheet on Welfare Reform (S.B. 579/H.B. 2044) September 26, 1980
Folder 6 Child Welfare Amendments to H.B. 2044 September, 1980
Folder 7 Coppersmith Amendments September, 1980
Folder 8 Department of Public Welfare Amendments September, 1980
Folder 9 Grant Increase Amendments September, 1980
Folder 10 Hawkins Amendments September, 1980
Folder 11 House Health and Welfare Committee Amendments September, 1980
Folder 12 Lloyd Amendments September, 1980
Folder 13 Office of Policy and Planning Amendments September, 1980
Folder 14 Price Amendments September, 1980
Folder 15 Prisoner/Mental Patient Amendments September, 1980
Folder 16 Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee Amendments September, 1980
Folder 17 Snyder Amendments September, 1980
Folder 18 Tax Credit Amendment September, 1980
Folder 19 H.B. 2044 as amended by the PA Senate September-October, 1980
Folder 20 October version of H.B. 2044 October 3, 1980
Folder 21 Criticism of H.B. 2044 by Senate Democrats Zemprelli and Smith October 10, 1980
Folder 22 Suggestions of Roxanne Jones (Philadelphia Citizens in Action) regarding Welfare Reform, including correspondence, memos, and meeting information October, 1980-January, 1981
Folder 23 Helen O'Bannon's Legislative Proposals for H.B. 2044 November 28, 1980
Folder 24 S.B. 579: Summary of Key Provisions and Amendments January 13, 1981
Folder 25 Paper by Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions, New School for Social Research, Social Policy Research Institute undated
Folder 26 Questions and Answers regarding Welfare Reform (H.B. 2044) undated

Section: H.B. 2340 (Statewide Community Conservation and Employment Incentive Grant Program)

Folder 27 Proposal and amendments June-September, 1980

Section: S.B. 301 (Thornfare II)

Folder 28 Coordination of steps to be taken in implementation of bill 1980-1981
Folder 29 "Welfare Reform and Jobs Development: A Budget and Policy Brief" January, 1981
Folder 30 House Bill 363 February 2, 1981
Folder 31 House Democratic Health and Welfare Committee Hearings and corresponding testimony February 25, 1981
Folder 32 Welfare Reform Briefing Book and Updates February-March, 1981
Folder 33 Welfare Rights Organization (WRO) Criticism of Bill and Responses February-April, 1981
Folder 34 Amendments to H.B. 363 February-April, 1981
Folder 35 "Welfare Reform: An Alternative Approach that Develops Permanent Jobs and Stimulates the Pennsylvania Economy," by Senator T. Milton Street and Thornburgh Administration responses March 4, 1981

Section: H.B. 720 ("Welfare Reform Law")


Box 285
Folder 1 Correspondence 1979-1981
Folder 2 Senator Philip Price's Welfare Reform Proposal December, 1980-March, 1981
Folder 3 Analyses of Proposed Amendments January-April, 1981
Folder 4 H.B. 720 and Status of Welfare Reform Legislation February 27, 1981
Folder 5 Amendments to H.B. 720 March-October, 1981
Folder 6 Workfare Amendments April, 1981-March, 1982
Folder 7 Senate Amendments to H.B. 720 May-July, 1981
Folder 8 Summary of Federal Welfare Conformity Bill's impact on welfare October 8, 1981
Folder 9 Summary of proposal and position of Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee October 8, 1981
Folder 10-11 H.B. 720 Conference Committee Report October, 1981-March, 1982
Folder 12 Analysis and Questions and Answers for First H.B. 720 Conference December, 1981-May, 1982
Folder 13 Newspaper Clippings regarding H.B. 720 Conference Committee Report 1982
Folder 14 Cost/Savings of Federal Welfare Conformity Bill (Fiscal Notes) 1981-1983
Folder 15 Federal Conformity Act: Pennsylvania's request for a waiver 1981-1983
Folder 16 Analysis of H.B. 720 January 22, 1982
Folder 17 PA House of Representatives Voting Roll call January-April, 1982
Folder 18 Implementation of Welfare Reform Law April-June, 1982
Folder 19 Recommendations of the PA State Welfare Rights Organization June, 1982
Folder 20 Amendments resulting from Federal Conformity Bill undated
Folder 21 Summary of Welfare Reform Law undated
Folder 22 Options for Second Conference Committee Report undated

Section: S.B. 301 (Lloyd Tax Credit Bill)


Box 286
Folder 1 S.B. 301 and correspondence February, 1981

Section: S.B. 83 (Price Tax Credit Bill)

Folder 2 S.B. 83 and correspondence January-July, 1981
Folder 3 Comparison of S.B. 83 with the Thornburgh Administration's Employment Incentive Payment Proposal undated

Section: Act 75

Folder 4 Data on Welfare Recipients and Workfare October, 1981-April, 1982
Folder 5 Employment Incentive Payment Program January, 1982-May, 1983
Folder 6 Welfare Reform Regulations April-June, 1982
Folder 7 Status of Welfare Reform Implementation April-July, 1982
Folder 8 Conflicts with Federal Conformity Requirements August, 1982-March, 1983
Folder 9 Dot Forney's Concerns with Welfare Reform August-November, 1982
Folder 10 Program Analysis of Act 75 to determine social and economic impact upon the transitionally needy November 28, 1982
Folder 11 Welfare Reform Implementation November, 1982-January, 1983
Folder 12 Draft proposal of a follow-up study of General Assistance to the Transitionally Needy as specified by Act 75 1982-1983
Folder 13 Evaluations of the Impact of Welfare Reform February 23, 1983
Folder 14 Data on the Impact of Welfare Reform February-September, 1983
Folder 15 James Price et al v. Walter Cohen and the PA Department of Public Welfare June 21, 1983
Folder 16 Act 75 Administrative Status November 28, 1983
Folder 17 Sandra A. Fisher et al v. PA Department of Public Welfare April-May, 1984
Folder 18 Provision of 48 months of full-time employment April-June, 1984
Folder 19 Lutheran Coalition on Public Policy regarding unmet needs from Act 75 December, 1984-March, 1985
Folder 20 Pennsylvania's Initiatives to Assist the Needy October, 1985-May, 1986
Folder 21 Summary of Budgetary Initiatives relating to Welfare Reform undated
Folder 22 Transitionally Needy: Medical assessment form to determine chronically or transitionally needy status January 7, 1983
Folder 23 Transitionally Needy: Interviews with General Assistance Transitionally Needy recipients held September 1 and 2 September 19-21, 1983
Folder 24 Transitionally Needy: Labor and Industry Services June 18, 1984
Folder 25 Transitionally Needy: "A Study of Act 75: The Impact of Welfare Reform" June, 1984
Folder 26 Transitionally Needy: Examples of cases that were misfiled November, 1984-January, 1985
Folder 27 Transitionally Needy: "A Report on the status of employment and training programs for the transitionally needy and other chronically unemployed persons in North Philadelphia," by Senator Roxanne H. Jones July, 1985
Folder 28 Transitionally Needy: General Assistance for Drug and Alcohol Clients July-December, 1985
Folder 29 Transitionally Needy: Job training program and requests for proposals and grants 1985-1986
Folder 30 Workfare: Legislation and Analysis 1979-1986
Folder 31 Workfare: Comparisons with other States October, 1980-March, 1981
Folder 32 Workfare: Correspondence October, 1980-October, 1982
Folder 33 Workfare Analysis March 11, 1981
Folder 34 Workfare: Cost Estimates May, 1981
Folder 35 Workfare: Review of the Work Supplementation Program December 28, 1981
Folder 36 Workfare Clippings 1981-1983
Folder 37 Workfare: PA Local Government Conference Criticisms September 22, 1982
Folder 38 Workfare: Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) Fact Sheet September, 1982
Folder 39 Workfare: Status of the Review of the Community Work Experience Program Regulations by the General Assembly October 15, 1982
Folder 40 Workfare: CWEP Project Operators' information and implementation kit 1982
Folder 41 Workfare: Fact sheet on benefits to local governments 1982-January, 1983
Folder 42 Workfare: Summary of the CWEP Performance Audit December, 1983
Folder 43 Workfare: 2nd Annual Performance Audit of CWEP December, 1984-February, 1985
Folder 44 Workfare: Thornburgh's op-ed regarding CWEP February, 1986

Box 287
Folder 1 Workfare: Employment Placement Programs June 11, 1986
Folder 2 Workfare Options Modified by the Gruppo Amendment undated
Folder 3 Grant Increases: Cost estimates and fiscal notes for cash assistance recipients 1979-1982
Folder 4 Grant Increases: Cost Analysis 1980-1982
Folder 5 Grant Increases: Impact on Food Stamps September 1, 1982
Folder 6 Grant Increases: Criticism May-September, 1982
Folder 7 Tax Credit: Research and Analysis 1979-1981
Folder 8 Rendell Tax Credit Proposal February-March, 1981
Folder 9 Tax Credit Program November, 1980-July, 1981
Folder 10 Tax Credit Program April-July, 1982

Section: S.B. 969

Folder 11 Topics for Governor's discussion with the Speaker of the House October 21-25, 1983

Section: H.B. 1720

Folder 12 Regulations regarding general eligibility, allowances and benefits and general verification provisions June-November, 1982
Folder 13 Opinions of interested groups on H.B. 1720 November-December, 1983
Folder 14 Fiscal Notes for H.B. 1720 December, 1983
Folder 15 Potential Amendments December, 1983-January, 1984
Folder 16 Letters to Governor Thornburgh regarding H.B. 1720 September, 1984-December, 1985

Section: Memos from Walt Plosila

Folder 17-22 1979-1981

Section: Other Subjects

Section: PennDOT


Box 288
Folder 1 Transportation Achievements April 6, 1979-October 8, 1982
Folder 2 Papers by Secretary Larson and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) October, 1980-January 21, 1981
Folder 3 Transportation Partnership District January 30, 1985

Section: Rural Transportation/Paratransit

Folder 4 Interdepartmental Task Force on Rural Transportation: minutes, proposals, and recommendations August 7, 1979-May 1981
Folder 5 "Report to the Governor of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Rural Transportation," by Task Force Members January 1, 1981
Folder 6 Act 10 (Pennsylvania Rural and Intercity Common Carrier Surface Transportation Assistance Act) February 9-June 24, 1981
Folder 7 Drafts and final version of executive order on Development and Coordination of Rural Transportation Services April 22-August 24, 1981

Section: Child Passenger Restraints

Folder 8 Research and reports on Child Transportation Safety July, 1979-March, 1980
Folder 9 Child Highway Safety Task Force: legal and legislative tasks, minutes, and proposed legislation 1979-1980
Folder 10 "Preventing Childhood Death and Injury on Pennsylvania Highways: Opportunities and Responsibilities for State Government," Final Report of the Governor's Interagency Task Force on Highway Safety for Children, correspondence, analyses, and recommendations August-December, 1980
Folder 11 S.B. 592 (Child Passenger Protection Act), amendments and correspondence June 16, 1981-November 30, 1982

Section: Drunk Driving

Folder 12 Working paper regarding drunk driving and recommendations for the creation of a task force June 22-September 2, 1981
Folder 13 Pre-Governor Task Force on Drunk Driving Activities: Alcohol Highway Safety Advisory Committee (AHSAC) July 31-December 11, 1981
Folder 14 Executive order creating Governor's Task Force on Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and other Controlled Substances and appointments to task force October 13-December 9, 1981
Folder 15 Agendas and minutes from meetings of Governor's Drunk Driving Task Force December 21,1981-November 10, 1982
Folder 16 Newspaper clippings 1981-1982
Folder 17 Comparison of Senate Bill 1373 to Current Law and Drunk Driving Task Force Proposals March 30-April 12, 1982
Folder 18 Correspondence to and from the Governor regarding drunk driving March-July, 1982
Folder 19 Governor's Drunk Driving Task Force Proposed Legislation April 14-May 27, 1982
Folder 20 H.B. 2533 (Drunk Driving Legislation): Final legislation and presentation May 4-June 2, 1982
Folder 21 Federal Drunk Driving Legislation and comparisons with Pennsylvania's May 15, 1982-February, 1983
Folder 22 Governor's DUI Task Force Reports regarding Public Information and Education, Enforcement and Alcohol Safety Programs August 20, 1982
Folder 23 Governor's Drunk Driving Task Force Recommendations September 17, 1982
Folder 24 Final Report of Governor's Drunk Driving Task Force October 14, 1982
Folder 25 Analysis of H.B. 2533 and amendments October 25-November 22, 1982

Box 289
Folder 1 Briefing Materials on H.B. 2533 November 22-23, 1982
Folder 2 Thornburgh's bill signing message December, 1982
Folder 3 Final report of the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving November, 1983

Section: Rail

Folder 4 Pennsylvania Rail Policy Seminar Material and Report October 23-24, 1980

Section: Coal

Folder 5 Governor's Coal Conference, Hershey, PA and following correspondence and memos June 23, 1980-August 19, 1981
Folder 6 Miners for Jobs: Correspondence and Memos July 18-December 3, 1980
Folder 7 Thornburgh-Scranton Administration Coal Revitalization Efforts August-November, 1980
Folder 8 Newspaper clippings 1980
Folder 9 Governor's Coal Conference: 18 Month Report July 23, 1981
Folder 10 Data and information on coal in Pennsylvania and the nation January 20, 1982-July 7, 1986
Folder 11 Coal Marketing October, 1984

Section: Conrail

Folder 12 Correspondence, notes, memos and testimony regarding the sale of Conrail May, 1984-August, 1986
Folder 13 Newspaper clippings 1984-1986

Section: High Speed Rail

Folder 14 H.B. 305 (High Speed Inner City Rail Passenger Commission) and related correspondence and memos February 24, 1980-September 14, 1984

Section: Axle Tax

Folder 15 Draft letter regarding proposed changes March, 1985
Folder 16 Background information and memos August, 1983-March, 1986

Section: Acid Rain

Folder 17 Newspaper clippings 1983-1986

Section: Asbestos

Folder 18 Correspondence, memos and clippings November, 1984-November, 1985

Section: Chesapeake Bay

Folder 19 Correspondence, memos, notes and clippings June 15, 1982-August 28, 1986

Section: Methyl Isocynate Transportation

Folder 20 Briefing, correspondence, memos and clippings December 19, 1984-October 8, 1985

Section: Low-Level Waste


Box 290
Folder 1 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Decision Memorandum December 6, 1982
Folder 2 "Go It Alone Option," regarding PA's ability to withdraw from compact 1982-1985
Folder 3 Minutes of CONEG meeting regarding the Environment and LLW July-August, 1983
Folder 4 "Where We Stand," by League of Women voters August, 1983
Folder 5 "Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal," prepared by Pennsylvania Radwaste Working Group September, 1983
Folder 6 County Representatives and Commissioners Positions and Resolutions on LLW September-October, 1983
Folder 7 Low Level Radioactive Waste, Disposal Plan of Action November 23, 1983
Folder 8 Petition file regarding regulations on cask safety and shipper's liability November 29, 1983
Folder 9 Draft responses to Governor's correspondence concerning LLW site November, 1983-January, 1984
Folder 10 Canadian Storage Methods December 6, 1983
Folder 11 "New York State Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Study: Preliminary State Energy Office Staff Findings" December, 1983-January, 1984
Folder 12 LLW Storage Task Force December, 1983-January, 1984
Folder 13 U.S. Ecology's proposed amendments to the Northwest Compact January 11, 1984
Folder 14 Letter to the Honorable Morris K. Udall, Chairman on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States House of Representatives, from Governors Bryan, Riley and Spellman regarding compacts March 23, 1984
Folder 15 Suggestions from Inventive Processing Company regarding the disposal of Low Level Nuclear Waste August 21, 1984
Folder 16 Department of Energy's and Office of Policy Development's comments regarding the DOE's "Low-Level Waste Compact Viability Report" September 11-October 11, 1984
Folder 17 Appalachian (Mid-Atlantic) States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact and updates September 13-October 3, 1984
Folder 18 Justice Department Memo regarding synopsis of reservation to four compacts September 19, 1984
Folder 19 Review of points raised in Bacas' letter and analysis of H.B. 2251 (amends Solid Waste Management Act of 1980) October 3, 1984
Folder 20 Low-Level Waste Management Program National Status Report October 19, 1984
Folder 21 "Elements of a Future National Low-Level Waste Management System," Draft for review prepared by NGA and National Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Program November 30, 1984
Folder 22 Maryland's proposed amendments to the Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Policy Compact December 19, 1984
Folder 23 Delaware's comments on Compact regarding LLRW Policy Compact December 21, 1984
Folder 24 Comparison of Appalachian (Mid-Atlantic) Compact with Northwest, Rocky Mountain, Central Interstate, and Southeast Compacts December 24, 1984
Folder 25 Pennsylvania's Options and Strategies for Implementing the LLW Compact December 24, 1984
Folder 26 Babcock and Wilcox's proposed LLW Volume Reduction Facility in Parks Township December 27, 1984-August 22, 1985
Folder 27 Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact (and correspondence) December 27, 1984
Folder 28 Slosky/Brown Amendments to the Udall Amendments to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act December, 1984
Folder 29 Correspondence 1984-1985
Folder 30 Newspaper Clippings 1984-1985
Folder 31 LLRW Disposal Rough Screening Criteria January 11, 1985
Folder 32 Processes for LLW site and operator selection January 14, 1985
Folder 33 "Nuclear Legislative Status Report," regarding Price Anderson Act, Licensing Reform, Low-Level Waste Compacts and Nuclear Plant Internal Security January 30, 1985
Folder 34 Sierra Club correspondence and memos January-November, 1985
Folder 35 U.S. Justice Department Comments regarding LLRW Compact February 7-8, 1985
Folder 36 S.B. 417 (provides for an Appalachian States Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact) February 27, 1985
Folder 37 Negotiations on Post-1986 Access to LLW Disposal Facilities February 28, 1985
Folder 38 Testimony of Nick DeBenedictis before the House Conservation Committee regarding the importance of the Appalachian LLRW Compact March 28, 1985
Folder 39 Status of Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plant Interim LLRW March, 1985
Folder 40 Testimony of Frank Wright before the Pennsylvania State Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on proposed Appalachian LLRW Compact April 10, 1985
Folder 41 Delaware's Comments on S.B. 417 May 22, 1985
Folder 42 Information regarding Regional and State LLW Representatives Meeting held on May 29-30, 1985 June 3, 1985
Folder 43 Senator Musto's suggested amendments to S.B. 417 June 11, 1985
Folder 44 Requested Materials Relating to Federal Legislation on LLRW Compacts June 11, 1985
Folder 45 DER Staff's Preliminary Working Paper prepared for discussion at Public Advisory Committee Meeting on LLRW and comments June 14-September 6, 1985
Folder 46 Views and amendments regarding H.R. 1083 (provides framework for development of solutions to statement delaying final consent to proposed LLW compacts) June 17-October 4, 1985
Folder 47 DER Press Release on Municipal Waste Initiative June 17, 1985
Folder 48 S.B. 417 as amended and passed by Pennsylvania State Senate June 25, 1985

Box 291
Folder 1 Draft "Comparison of Proposed LLW Compacts" July 1, 1985
Folder 2 Testimony of Nick DeBenedictis before Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the U.S. House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Udall Committee) July 23, 1985
Folder 3 Procedures for contacting the Northwest Interstate Compact Committee August 6, 1985
Folder 4 Meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) and Public Advisory Committee On the Low-Level Waste Enabling Legislation August 22, 1985
Folder 5 Budget Office Comments on Fiscal Aspects of LLW Enabling Legislation Draft August 22, 1985
Folder 6 "Low Level Radioactive Waste: An In-Depth Study pursuant to House Resolution 24," by the Conservation Committee of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Representative Camille George, Chairman) August 26, 1985
Folder 7 Radiological Health Regulations Package August 28, 1985
Folder 8 Water quality criteria and threshold levels for the priority pollutants and other toxics (with corresponding tables) August, 1985
Folder 9 CONEG and NGA briefing on Low Level Waste Compacts and transition bills status report September 13-18, 1985
Folder 10 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) October 9, 1985
Folder 11 Testimony for Pennsylvania House of Representatives Hearings on the Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact (S.B. 417) October 10, 1985
Folder 12 Amendments to S.B. 417 and summary of major changes October 29-December 13, 1985
Folder 13 Final Site Selection for LLW Facility November 11, 1985
Folder 14 Report of the Committee of Conference on S.B. 417 December, 1985
Folder 15 Governor's Program Bill regarding the low-level radioactive waste management act 1985
Folder 16 Draft of Screening Criteria developed by LLW Public Advisory Committee January 9, 1986
Folder 17 Briefing book regarding negotiations on Post-1986 access to LLW disposal facilities March, 1986
Folder 18 Draft Process for Siting a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility June-December, 1986
Folder 19 Paper on Disposal Technology undated
Folder 20 LLW Contacts for Compact undated
Folder 21 "A Media Resource Notebook on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal and Management," by Pennsylvania State University Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources undated
Folder 22 Class C Low-Level Waste undated

Section: Centralia

Folder 23 "Problems in the Control of the Centralia Mine Fires," report by the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior August 15, 1980
Folder 24 Correspondence September, 1980-February, 1985
Folder 25 "Socioeconomic Impact Analysis: Centralia Mine Fire Abatement Alternatives," final report by Robins and Associates December 12, 1980

Box 292
Folder 1 Newspaper clippings 1981-1985
Folder 2 Centralia Task Force material and reports 1981-1986
Folder 3 Memos and corresponding reports 1981-1986
Folder 4 "Hazardous Gas Monitoring System for Centralia, PA," by the Giangarlo Scientific Company Inc. October 8, 1982
Folder 5 Executive Summary Engineering Analysis and Evaluation of the Centralia Mine Fire, prepared by GAI Consultants, Inc. 1983
Folder 6 Centralia Relocation Project April, 1984-May, 1985
Folder 7 Background information and notes undated

Section: Environmental Concerns

Folder 8 Thornburgh Administration Efforts regarding Drought February 10, 1980
Folder 9 Commonwealth Water Policy and Initiatives February 2, 1981
Folder 10 Water Bond Issue July-September, 1981
Folder 11 Toxic Waste and Prosecution Unit (TWIP) 1981-1982
Folder 12 Cogeneration Projects (encourages development of small scale energy production facilities) May, 1984-1986
Folder 13 Solid Waste Resource Recovery Options March 25, 1985
Folder 14 Radon July 30, 1986
Folder 15 Environment Achievements undated

Section: Chernobyl

Folder 16 Material regarding nuclear power and Chernobyl before and after the accident 1981-1986
Folder 17 Information on the Chernobyl Accident April 29, 1986-May, 1986
Folder 18-19 News Clippings April, 1986

Box 293
Folder 1-7 News Clippings May-September, 1986

Section: Limerick

Folder 8 News clippings 1981-1986
Folder 9 Report to Lt. Governor Scranton, III from the Pennsylvania Electric Utility Efficiency Task Force (Volumes I and II) March, 1983
Folder 10 Memos and Information regarding Safety Analysis of Limerick Generating Stations, Units 1 and 2 (Docket Nos. 50-352 and 50-353) January, 1984-August, 1986
Folder 11 Memos July, 1984-August, 1985
Folder 12 Weekly Reports August, 1984-December, 1985
Folder 13 Limerick Unit No. 2, Nuclear Generating Station Investigation, Docket No. I-840381 August, 1984-May, 1986

Box 294
Folder 1 "Technical Specifications, Limerick Generating Station, Unit No. 1, Docket No. 50-352," issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission October, 1984
Folder 2 "Energy Development Plan," adopted by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Board of Directors December, 1984-December, 1985
Folder 3 Safety Evaluation Reports related to the operation of Limerick Generation Station, Units 1 and 2 (Docket Nos. 50-352 and 50-353), Supplements 2, 3 and 6, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1984-1985
Folder 4 Direct Testimony of C. Hoff Stauffer, Chairman of the Board of ICF Inc., regarding Limerick Unit No. 2 Generating Station Investigation (Docket No. I-840381) February 14, 1985
Folder 5 Surrebuttal Testimony of C. Hoff Stauffer regarding Limerick Unit No. 2 Generating Station Investigation (Docket No. I-840381) March 27, 1985
Folder 6 Main Brief of the Staff of the Governor's Energy Council before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regarding Limerick Unit No. 2 Investigation (Docket No. I-840381) (includes annotated drafts) April -May, 1985
Folder 7 Reply Brief of the Governor's Energy Council Staff regarding Limerick Unit No. 2 Nuclear Generating Station Investigation (Docket No. I-840381) May 7, 1985
Folder 8 Brief of the Governor's Energy Council Staff (Advanced Form) regarding Limerick Unit 2, Nuclear Generating Station Investigation (Docket I-840381) May 15, 1985
Folder 9 Recommended Decision of Allison K. Turner, Administrative Law Judge, regarding Limerick No. 2, Nuclear Generating Station Investigation (Docket No. I-840381) July 12, 1985
Folder 10 Philadelphia Electric Company Rate Case (Docket No. R-850152) September, 1985-June, 1986
Folder 11 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Opinion and Order regarding Limerick Unit 2, Nuclear Generating Station Investigation (Docket I-840381) December 5, 1985
Folder 12 Testimony of J.W. Wilson regarding Philadelphia Electric Company Rate Case (Docket No. R-850152) January-February, 1986
Folder 13 Report of House Select Committee to Investigate Limerick II Pursuant to House Resolution 257 undated
Folder 14 Testimony regarding Docket Nos. 50-352 and 50-353 undated

Section: Agriculture


Box 295
Folder 1 Correspondence and Articles 1984-1986
Folder 2 Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFA) January 30-August 4, 1986
Folder 3 Avian Influenza 1986

Section: Apartheid

Folder 4 Publications November, 1982-June, 1985
Folder 5 Articles on Apartheid December 21, 1984-September 10, 1985
Folder 6 Correspondence 1985-1986
Folder 7 PA's Policy on South Africa June 8, 1905

Section: Liquor Control Board (LCB)

Folder 8 "Summary Comparison of Current System and Private Off-Premise Retail Proposal," Report of the Liquor Control Study Team and related studies October, 1980
Folder 9 Impact of the Private Retail Liquor System on Alcohol Abuse; State Store Project 1980-1984
Folder 10 Thornburgh Liquor Reform Proposal January, 1981
Folder 11 Liquor Control Board Proposal March 11, 1981
Folder 12 Wharton ABC Studies of Private Liquor System April 13, 1981
Folder 13 Governor's Liquor Reform Proposal June 19, 1981
Folder 14 U.C. Costs regarding Liquor Reform Proposal July 2, 1981
Folder 15 Agency Liquor Stores August 20, 1981
Folder 16 Senator Street's "Alternative Approach " to Liquor Reform September 29, 1981
Folder 17 Wine Institute Proposals and Winery Legislation September-November, 1981
Folder 18 Employment concerns for liquor clerks November 2, 1981
Folder 19 "Impact on State Revenues of Governor Thornburgh's Proposal for a Private Retail Liquor System," by Governor's Office of Budget and Administration November, 1981
Folder 20 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board News Release regarding new marketing program to upgrade product selection August 24, 1982
Folder 21 Greenleaf Liquor Legislation November 8, 1982
Folder 22 Conversion to a Private Liquor Distribution System-Issues and Current Legislation March 15, 1983
Folder 23 Governor's Statements on Maintaining Wholesale Liquor Operations March 24, 1983
Folder 24 Wine Lobby Proposal April 21, 1983
Folder 25 Franchising Liquor Stores May 13, 1983
Folder 26 Draft of a "Proposed Strategy For Total Divestiture of The Commonwealth's State Controlled Liquor System June 1, 1983
Folder 27 Liquor Control Board Transition to A Private Retail Franchise Liquor System September 6, 1983
Folder 28 Lobbyist Paul Baker's Comments on Liquor Control September 7, 1983
Folder 29 Liquor Decontrol September 17, 1983
Folder 30 Fiscal Balance Sheet September 22, 1983
Folder 31 Summary of S.B. 833 (promote free-market system by eliminating all state proprietary interest in the marketing of liquor products) September 30, 1983
Folder 32 State Liquor Tax Systems October-November, 1983
Folder 33 Summary of S.B. 607-617 to amend the 1951 Liquor Code (Senator Greenleaf) October-November, 1983
Folder 34 S.B. 281 (Allowing Liquor Control Board to Conduct Special Sales) November 4, 1983
Folder 35 Excise Taxes Equivalent to 15% November 4, 1983
Folder 36 Poor Liquor Control Board Practices November 10, 1983
Folder 37 Synopsis of Liquor and Wine Divestiture Plan November 10, 1983
Folder 38 Tax Projections November 10, 1983
Folder 39 Proposed Education Programs To Be Funded By Proceeds of Liquor Franchise Sales November 15, 1983
Folder 40 Responses to questions regarding the Liquor Divestiture Plan November 21, 1983
Folder 41 Liquor Proposal Booklet November 22, 1983
Folder 42 Liquor De-Control November 28, 1983
Folder 43 S.B. 1169 (Liquor Control Board Reform Act) November 29, 1983
Folder 44 1983 State Store Revitalization Plan November, 1983
Folder 45 Lobbyist Raymond Kasser's Comments on Liquor De-Control November- December, 1983
Folder 46 CONEG Resolution on Drinking Act December 5, 1983
Folder 47 Liquor Control Board Personnel Complement Survey December 8, 1983
Folder 48 Final Draft of Amendments to H.B. 667 December 12, 1983
Folder 49 Estimated Operating Results from fiscal year Period 5, Periods 1-5 and Periods 1-13 December 15, 1983

Box 296
Folder 1 Governor's Plan For Transition to a Private Liquor System: Talking Points and Updates 1983-1984
Folder 2 1983-1984 Rebudget Summary 1983-1984
Folder 3 Correspondence 1983-1985
Folder 4 Memoranda 1983-1985
Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings 1983-1985
Folder 6 Proposed Amendments to the Governor's Liquor and Wine Proposal January 11, 1984
Folder 7 Comparative Data on Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) Arrests, Alcohol Related Traffic Fatalities, and Other Alcohol Related Social Problems January 18, 1984
Folder 8 Information On Liquor Divestiture For Mario Mele, Greenleaf and Corman January 20, 1984
Folder 9 Questions and Answers Concerning the Proposed Private Liquor System January 20, 1984
Folder 10 Responsibilities of Alcoholic Beverages Commission (ABC) and Liquor Code Enforcement Bureau Under H.B. 667 February 14, 1984
Folder 11 Department of the Auditor General's Projected Revenue Losses from a Private Liquor System February 23, 1984
Folder 12 Analysis of the Touche-Ross Study of the Liquor Control Board February 24, 1984
Folder 13 "A Plan to Retain State Stores in a Modernized System," presented by Senators Frank O'Connell, Edward Zemprelli, Robert Mellow and James Rhodes February-March, 1984
Folder 14 State Alcohol Profile Information System (SAPIS) Tables March 14, 1984
Folder 15 Out-of-State Liquor And Wine Purchases March 20, 1984
Folder 16 Response to Representative Wilson's Concerns With Some Details of the Governor's Liquor and Wine Divestiture Plan March 22, 1984
Folder 17 Questions from Representative Mayernik regarding a private liquor system May 7, 1984
Folder 18 Response to Secretary Elizabeth Dole's Questions about DUI Funding May 17, 1984
Folder 19 Reduction in Alcohol-Related Fatal Accidents May 21, 1984
Folder 20 Private Liquor Systems Update May 30, 1984
Folder 21 Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) Annual Report August 3, 1984
Folder 22 "21 or Else Mandate Angers States" and "Merits of Lower Age Debated" by Elaine Knapp, editor, State Government News August, 1984
Folder 23 Financial Statements for fiscal year 1983-1984 September 20, 1984
Folder 24 Additional Information on Enforcement Activities of the Liquor Control Board October 25, 1984
Folder 25 Impact of Sunset of Executive Agencies (Agency Termination) October 25, 1984
Folder 26 Restrictions on Beer Distribution November 27, 1984
Folder 27 Restrictions of Happy Hour Practices December 11, 1984-January 24, 1985
Folder 28 Liquor Materials for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells December 12, 1984
Folder 29 Background Research and Updates regarding Liquor Control Board 1984
Folder 30 Liquor Law Enforcement in Other States 1984
Folder 31 Proposed Legislation by Senator Greenleaf to Transfer the Liquor Control Board's Licensing and Enforcement Responsibilities February-March, 1985
Folder 32 "Legislative and Finance Committee, Sunset Performance Audit of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Volumes 2, 3 and 4," reports by Price Waterhouse and Deloitte, Haskens and Sells; and comments February, 1985
Folder 33 National Liquor Sales April 4, 1985
Folder 34 Impact of Sunset on the Liquor Control Board April 9, 1985
Folder 35 Draft Testimony by Frank Wright, Secretary for Policy and Planning, to the PA State Senate, Law and Justice Committee, on the Liquor Control Board Sunset Audit April 11, 1985
Folder 36 Liquor Control Board Sunset Audit Testimony of Frank Wright, James Scheiner, Richard Dario, Luceille Fleming, and David Kerr before the PA State Senate, Law and Justice Committee April 11, 1985
Folder 37 Senator Schumaker's Request for Additional Information at LCB Hearing of April 11 April 16, 1985
Folder 38 Governor's Requirements for Acceptance of a Continuation of the Liquor Control Board Under the Sunset Law April-December, 1985
Folder 39 Liquor Control Board Happy Hour Proposal Amendment to 40 PA Code, Chapter 13 June 5, 1985
Folder 40 Suggested Amendments to S.B. 770, Tournaments and Contests Conducted by LCB Licensees June 20, 1985
Folder 41 Draft Legislation to Transfer the Liquor Control Board's Licensing and Enforcement Responsibility June, 1985
Folder 42 Senator Kelley's Licensing and Enforcement Amendment to S.B. 964 July 15, 1985
Folder 43 Drunk Driving Incentives Grants July 15, 1985
Folder 44 Senate Law and Justice Committee Draft Liquor Control Board Report August 22, 1985
Folder 45 Update on Liquor Control Board Sunset Issues September 18, 1985
Folder 46 Liquor Control Board Performance Report-Fiscal Year 1984-1985 September 18, 1985
Folder 47 Analysis of Senate Law and Justice Committee's Liquor Control Board Sunset Report October 8, 1985
Folder 48 Liquor Amendments to H.B. 1112 October 8, 1985
Folder 49 H.B. 1384: Sale of wine in food stores October 18, 1985
Folder 50 "Wine in Food Stores? A Research Report," by PA Food Merchants Association October, 1985
Folder 51 H.B. 1384: Sale of wine in food stores October-November, 1985

Box 297
Folder 1 S.B. 757 November 19, 1985
Folder 2 Restrictions on Wine Manufacturers Owning or Having an Interest in the Wine Wholesale Business December 6, 1985
Folder 3 Summary of Amendments to Liquor Legislation December 9, 1985
Folder 4 Legislation 1985
Folder 5 Liquor Control Board -Articles 1985
Folder 6 Administration's Reform Efforts 1986
Folder 7 The Government Liquor Monopoly undated
Folder 8 Liquor Control Board White Paper undated
Folder 9 Interstate Price Comparisons undated
Folder 10 Comparison of Liquor Control Board with Lottery undated
Folder 11 H.B. 133 undated
Folder 12 Senate Law and Justice Committee Substitute Report undated

Section: Advisory Committee for Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR)

Folder 13 President Reagan's Proposal and Plans for Federalism August, 1981-May, 1982
Folder 14 National Governor's Association correspondence and material regarding Federalism August, 1981-May, 1986
Folder 15 Newspaper Clippings regarding Federalism September, 1981-August, 1982
Folder 16 Federalism in Pennsylvania October, 1981-May, 1982
Folder 17 ACIR publications regarding Federalism 1981-1982
Folder 18 Background research, publications and speeches commenting on Federalism February, 1982-September, 1984
Folder 19 ACIR information bulletins, agendas, speeches, testimony and hearing material February, 1982-August, 1986
Folder 20 "Fiscal Discipline in the Federal System: The Experience of the States and Reform at the National Level," working draft and technical appendix by Gary Anderson October-November, 1986

Section: Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG)


Box 298
Folder 1 News releases, proposals and meeting material 1980-1981

Section: State Budget

Folder 2 Comparisons of Pennsylvania's budget and spending to other states' May, 1980-October, 1982
Folder 3 Human Services Funding January, 1981-September, 1982
Folder 4 Impact of the State Budget on Local Government February, 1981
Folder 5 Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) December, 1981-June, 1982
Folder 6 Newspaper clippings April-July, 1982
Folder 7 State spending increases and efforts to reduce the Commonwealth's debt June-August, 1982
Folder 8 Democratic Budget Proposal May 23-24, 1983
Folder 9 National Association of State Budget Officers regarding federal regulatory relief November-December, 1985

Section: State Employees

Folder 10 Comparison of Pennsylvania to Fortune 500 and other states September, 1982-May, 1983

Section: Federal Aid to Pennsylvania

Folder 11 "Federal Aid to Pennsylvania: Analysis of State Performance with Recommendations for Improvement," by H. Sheldon Parker, Jr., Chairman of Select Committee on Federal-State Affairs, House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and memos 1974-1983
Folder 12 Pennsylvania's position of military spending 1982-1983
Folder 13 Summary and Analysis of the AFSCME Report, "State of the States" March 4, 1983
Folder 14 Census Bureau Study of Federal Taxes Compared to Federal Aid May-August, 1983
Folder 15 Impact of Federal Finances on Pennsylvania June, 1984-July, 1985

Section: Business Taxes

Folder 16 Pennsylvania Economy League Study "Taxes Paid by Industry" August 25, 1980
Folder 17 ARCS Phase in Legislation: Briefing Materials October-December, 1981
Folder 18 Study and Summary of Federal Taxes Compared to Federal Aid May 10, 1982-July 7, 1986

Section: Executive Management

Folder 19 Review of Boards and Commission November, 1979
Folder 20 Reorganization Status Report January 13, 1981
Folder 21 A Preliminary Investigation Into False Identification Fraud in Commonwealth Programs February 22, 1982
Folder 22 Bureau of Management Services Projects April 6, 1983

Section: Implementation of Federal Jobs Bill


Box 299
Folder 1 Federal Job Bill and Analysis January, 1983-May, 1983
Folder 2 Historic Preservation Projects March-October, 1983
Folder 3 Implementing the Federal Jobs Bill in Pennsylvania April, 1983-November, 1984
Folder 4 Family Support Services Program April, 1983-June, 1984
Folder 5 In-Home Services Program April, 1983-April, 1985
Folder 6 Funds for dislocated workers under the Federal Jobs Bill May-June, 1983
Folder 7 Land and Water Conservation and Small Business Administration Parks and Recreation Area Programs May-October, 1983
Folder 8 Status of implementation of Jobs Bill Programs June-July, 1983
Folder 9 Use of Jobs Bill Money June-August, 1983
Folder 10 Child Day Care Grant June, 1983-March, 1984
Folder 11 Small Communities "Jobs Bill" Program July, 1983
Folder 12 Weatherization Allocations August-December, 1983
Folder 13 Library Construction Projects Awards September-October, 1983
Folder 14 Institutional Conservation Program undated

Section: State Agency Mandate Reduction


Box 300
Folder 1 Operation Repeal (abolishment of selected boards and commissions) April 10, 1981
Folder 2 Agency Mandate Report regulations August 14, 1981-May 4, 1982
Folder 3 Administrative Circular 81-79, Agency Mandate Report of Instructions, and associated reports and correspondence September, 1981-January, 1982
Folder 4 Correspondence to local governments and school boards requesting identification of burdensome mandates August 24, 1981-January 12, 1982

Section: Banking Deregulation

Folder 5 Research on Interstate Banking and implications on Pennsylvania 1983-1985
Folder 6 Interstate Banking proposals and comments by Governor's Office March-August, 1984
Folder 7 Updates and Status Reports on Interstate Banking January, 1984-October, 1985
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Bankers Association legislation proposals and reports July, 1984-August, 1985
Folder 9 Community Reinvestment July, 1985
Folder 10 S. B. 1075 (provides for reciprocal interstate banking), summaries, analysis, and amendments August, 1985-June, 1986
Folder 11 Testimony regarding Intrastate Banking before the House of Representatives Business and Commerce Committee September 20, 1985

Section: Insurance Investment Law Changes

Folder 12 Initial efforts and proposals for reform of Pennsylvania's insurance investment laws November, 1983-February, 1984
Folder 13 Senate Bills 934 (Property and Casualty Company Investments) and 935 (Life Company Investments) March-October, 1985
Folder 14 Insurance Industry and Economic Development November 15-December 20, 1985

Section: Oil Overcharge Fund


Box 301
Folder 1 S.B. 1277 (establishes special fund for moneys received by the Commonwealth as a result of oil overcharge settlements) November, 1985-September, 1986
Folder 2 H.B. 2099 (Amends Act 122 of 1986: Energy Conservation and Assistance Act) August-December, 1986

Section: DER (Department of Environmental Resources) Initiatives

Folder 3 "Developing a State Revolving Fund to Finance Pennsylvania's Sewerage Needs," prepared by Department of Environmental Resources (DER) January, 1986
Folder 4 "Addressing Pennsylvania's Shortfall of Disposal Capacity for Municipal Waste: The Governor's Resource Recovery Initiative and Mandatory Deposit Legislation," prepared by DER January-March, 1986
Folder 5 H.B. 366 (Solid Waste Facility Siting and Hazardous Waste Fund) March, 1986
Folder 6 S.B. 1211 (Municipal Waste Planning and Recovery Act) March, 1986
Folder 7 Municipal Waste Regulations regarding Chemotherapeutic Drugs July, 1986
Folder 8 Superfund Program Reauthorization July-August, 1986
Folder 9 Toxic Waste Investigations and Prosecutions Unit October 30, 1986
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Facilities Plan November, 1985-July, 1986
Folder 11 H.B. 1934 (creating a new state radon program) March-October, 1986
Folder 12 Water Facilities Loan Board May-August, 1986
Folder 13 Procedures and Criteria for Issuing Certificates of Public Necessity for Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities September 10, 1986

Section: Exports

Folder 14 Background research on creation and use of export trading companies in Pennsylvania November, 1984
Folder 15 Governor's Export Initiatives for Pennsylvania Farm Products August, 1985-August, 1986
Folder 16 Export Programs in Other States September, 1985-April, 1986
Folder 17 Research on Export Finance Project September, 1985-April, 1986
Folder 18 Export Finance Program for Pennsylvania December, 1985-May, 1986
Folder 19 U.S. Department of Commerce's State Agenda for Exporting (SAFE) Program January-April, 1986
Folder 20 Philadelphia Export Network (PEN) January-June, 1986
Folder 21 Cooperation with U.S. International Trades Administration January-August, 1986
Folder 22 Foreign Sales Corporations March-April, 1986

Section: 86-'87 Economic Development Initiatives

Folder 23 Mon Valley Economic Revitalization Program October 8, 1985-May 7, 1986
Folder 24 Enterprise Zone Programs December 13, 1985-January 14, 1986
Folder 25 Renaissance Community Initiatives for Rural Pennsylvania February-October, 1986
Folder 26 Pennsylvania Capital Loan Fund April-June, 1986
Folder 27 Shenango County Initiatives April-June, 1986
Folder 28 Business Outreach Initiative April-July, 1986
Folder 29 1985-1986 Rebudget July-October, 1986
Folder 30 Pennsylvania Economic Development Association August, 1986

Section: Committee on the Constitutional System (CCS)


Box 302
Folder 1 Meeting brochures and invitations 1980-1985
Folder 2 Report of third meeting September 9-10, 1983
Folder 3 Workbook for Constitutional Review binder, folder 1 February 24, 1984
Folder 4 Workbook for Constitutional Review binder, folder 2 February 24, 1984
Folder 5 Item Veto workshop January 10, 1985
Folder 6 Second Workbook supplement binder February 22, 1985
Folder 7 Members meeting in Washington DC, binder March 8-9, 1985
Folder 8 Norman Ornstein rebuttal regarding balanced budget amendment April 5, 1985
Folder 9 Correspondence April-November, 1985
Folder 10 Notice of Directors meeting and mission statement July 11, 1985
Folder 11 Governor's article regarding balanced budget amendment for publication by the American Constitutional Bicentennial August 20, 1985
Folder 12 Member meeting in Washington DC, binder September 13, 1985
Folder 13 Supplement to member meeting in Washington DC, binder September 14-15, 1985
Folder 14 Post meeting memo September 23, 1985
Folder 15 Statement and recommendations, and possible outreach program for CCS March-November, 1986
Folder 16 Bicentennial of U.S. Constitution signing 1987
Folder 17 Campaign financing research undated

Subseries 11. Office of Policy Development, Analysts' Reports

Scope and Content Notes:

The Office of Policy Development (OPD), originally named the Office of Policy and Planning, was established by Executive Order of the Governor on September 18, 1979. Its role was to assist in establishing policies relating to economic development, human services, public safety and other areas, to work closely with Committees of the Cabinet, and to respond to issues that involved more than one agency or programmatic area. Their primary duties were broadly issue related, for example: to develop new program initiatives and suggest changes to existing programs, to assess feasibility of ideas and proposed changes, to assess effectiveness of policies, and monitor federal actions affecting the Commonwealth. In other words, OPD files can be described as a foundation under all policies and achievements of the Thornburgh administration and serve as an invaluable resource.

The staff analysts' reports are here in chronological order, 1979-August 1986. The Tables of Contents from the original binders are available here online, enabling the reports to be topically searchable. It is fair to state that these background issue files are invaluable. These, together with OPD TMI; OPD, Plosila; and OPD, Miller, total 125 cubic feet. By quantity alone their worth will be evident to researchers, but the quality of the reports and other materials is remarkable. The analysts' reports are chronologically arranged by month, March 1979-August, 1986. Please note that the in 1986 the analysts' reports are further organized into three divisions: Economic Development, Human Services, and Planning.


Box 303
Folder 1 Tables of Contents 1979-1986
Folder 2-3 March 13-May 31, 1979
Folder 4-5 June 1-September 10, 1979
Folder 6 July 23-August 8, 1979

Box 304
Folder 1-2 June 16, 1978-August 12, 1979
Folder 3-4 August 13-October 22, 1979
Folder 5-6 October 22-December 18, 1979
Folder 7-8 December 19, 1979-February 11, 1980

Box 305
Folder 1-2 February 13-March 31, 1980
Folder 3-4 April, 1980
Folder 5-6 May, 1980
Folder 7-8 June, 1980

Box 306
Folder 1 July, 1980
Folder 2 August, 1980
Folder 3 September, 1980
Folder 4-5 October, 1980
Folder 6 November, 1980
Folder 7 December, 1980

Box 307
Folder 1 January, 1981
Folder 2-3 February, 1981
Folder 4-5 March, 1981
Folder 6 April, 1981
Folder 7-8 May, 1981

Box 308
Folder 1-2 June, 1981
Folder 3-5 January, 1982
Folder 6 February, 1982
Folder 7-8 March, 1982

Box 309
Folder 1 April, 1982
Folder 2-3 May, 1982
Folder 4 June, 1982
Folder 5 July, 1982
Folder 6-7 August, 1982

Box 310
Folder 1-2 September, 1982
Folder 3-4 October, 1982
Folder 5-6 November, 1982
Folder 7-8 December, 1982

Box 311
Folder 1-2 January, 1983
Folder 3-4 February, 1983
Folder 5-6 March, 1983
Folder 7-8 April, 1983

Box 312
Folder 1-3 May, 1983
Folder 4-6 June, 1983
Folder 7-9 July, 1983

Box 313
Folder 1-2 August, 1983
Folder 3-4 September, 1983
Folder 5-6 October, 1983
Folder 7-8 November, 1983

Box 314
Folder 1-2 December, 1983
Folder 3-6 January, 1984
Folder 7-8 February, 1984

Box 315
Folder 1-3 March, 1984
Folder 4-5 April, 1984
Folder 6-8 May, 1984

Box 316
Folder 1-2 June, 1984
Folder 3-5 July, 1984
Folder 6-7 August, 1984

Box 317
Folder 1-2 September, 1984
Folder 3-5 October, 1984
Folder 6-7 November, 1984

Box 318
Folder 1-2 December, 1984
Folder 3-5 January, 1985
Folder 6-8 February, 1985

Box 319
Folder 1-3 March, 1985
Folder 4-9 April, 1985
Folder 10-12 May, 1985

Box 320
Folder 1-4 June, 1985
Folder 5-8 July, 1985
Folder 9-12 August, 1985

Box 321
Folder 1-6 September, 1985
Folder 7-11 October, 1985
Folder 12-16 November, 1985

Box 322
Folder 1-4 December, 1985
Folder 5-10 January, 1986
Folder 11-14 February, 1986

Box 323
Folder 1-9 March, 1986
Folder 10-11 April, 1986

Box 324
Folder 1-4 April, 1986
Folder 5-7 May, 1986
Folder 8-13 June, 1986

Box 325
Folder 1-6 July, 1986
Folder 7-11 August, 1986

Subseries 12. Press Secretary

Scope and Content Notes:

One of Thornburgh's first tasks as governor was to appoint a director of communications and chief spokesman for the administration, a job more commonly called press secretary. Paul Critchlow accepted this "all-important role" ( Evidence, 76). He was a former political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and wrote one of the first Philadelphia area stories on Thornburgh's anti-corruption activities while U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh. Critchlow had been press secretary during the 1978 gubernatorial campaign and served as press secretary to the Governor until 1984. At that time Dave Runkel became press secretary for the remainder of Thornburgh's term as Governor and subsequently served in the same capacity when Thornburgh was Director, Institute of Politics, and Attorney General of the United States.

The press secretary had many critical responsibilities vital to the success of the Thornburgh administration, but chief among them was overseeing the activities of the press office. The office's main function was to monitor opinion of the administration, as seen through public media (newspapers, magazines, editorials, etc.). Thornburgh writes, "The press office would examine the media implications [of every proposed policy position]-who was likely to support us, who would oppose us and whether any of that mattered. Particular attention was given to our supporters in the press, to avoid surprising or disillusioning them" ( Evidence, p.108).

There are four sections of these files. The first is an alphabetically arranged general file (called the Press Office file) of events, people, and topics, all of which were either interesting or important to the policies of the Thornburgh administration, or became a "hot item" which required careful monitoring. Just for example, an issue of particular interest was the status of the Liquor Control Board (LCB), a "highly politicized" state agency that controlled the retail sale of liquor and wine. Files were kept on the public's opinion of the LCB, the activities of the agency and the attempts by the administration to "sound the death knell of the dinosaur" ( Evidence, p.167). Other topics documented are, for example: the Capitol Expansion project, the hostage situation at Graterford State Correctional Institution in 1981, Economic Development, and Balanced Budget Amendment.

The press office also served as a point of contact for Thornburgh to communicate with the public via news releases regarding all major issues and events, and occasional op-ed pieces written by Thornburgh for local media organizations. The general files also include administration related newspaper or magazine articles and other media-related items. Researchers should note that all issue related news releases are available here online and searching on topics of interest will be fruitful.

The second section of files relates specifically to the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (TMI) and its lengthy and difficult aftermath. The accident occurred on March 28, 1979, a mere seventy-one days after Thornburgh and his administration entered office. The "worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power" ( Evidence, 112), TMI had no precedent. In the frightening and uncertain days and weeks immediately following the accident, the press office played a major role in disseminating information, and interacting with hundreds of press from around the world. Critchlow was a member of the small "ad-hocracy" selected by Thornburgh to get the facts and to ascertain when and how best to convey them to Pennsylvanians in the area, and concerned citizens everywhere. The press office did a masterful job and discussions of the handling of the accident continued throughout Thornburgh's eight years in office.

The press office Three Mile Island files are arranged in five sections as follow: 1) Media files that include daily clippings from the week of the accident, editorials, news releases, AP and UPI wire stories, and coverage in national magazines such as Time and Newsweek; 2) Staff files, arranged chronologically, which contain notes, memos, news clippings, and correspondence from March-December 1979, and illustrate the careful monitoring of the accident by Thornburgh's staff; 3) Extensive topic files, arranged chronologically, 1979-1980, which are an important and interesting array of materials from both during and after the accident, including, just for example: news releases, transcripts, correspondence with the White House and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), studies on milk, school closing information, surveys, op-ed pieces, and testimonies by the governor's staff; 4) Cleanup Plans and Aftermath, 1981-1984, which include newspaper articles, plans for the cleanup of the nuclear accident, and questions for the future of nuclear energy in our country; 5) Plant restart, 1985-1986, with information and articles relating to the reopening of undamaged Unit 1 reactor, 6-7 years after the accident.

Researches should note that files on Three Mile Island (TMI) are included in many other sections of the collection, whether from offices (General Counsel, Office of Policy Development), or individuals (Governor, Richard Stafford, Robert Wilburn), or the principal TMI section by that name. The videos of the news conferences from the week of the accident are available here online as well as an audio of Thornburgh's speech on April 6, 1979, advising that all could, finally, return to their homes safely.

Thirdly, the Press Office also kept some files of correspondence, by Governor Thornburgh and other staff members, which are included in these files. The correspondence is arranged chronologically by year.

The fourth section of files regarding First Lady Ginny Thornburgh were kept by the Press Office, arranged alphabetically by topic. These contain, for example: articles, news releases, reports, and various other annotated notes and letters. Much of the material concerns Ginny's activism on behalf of persons with disabilities and related issues. These files, at least in part, indicate the degree of daily participation of this notable "First Lady of Pennsylvania" in the actions and achievements of the administration.

Section: Press Office Files


Box 326
Folder 1 Articles, favorable clippings and editorials 1979-1980
Folder 2 Balanced Budget amendment 1985-1986
Folder 3 "The Case for a Constitutionally Mandated Balanced Budget Amendment," Governor Thornburgh's Op-Ed article August, 1985
Folder 4 1984 Budget, Philadelphia Mayor Bill Green correspondence to Governor Thornburgh 1983
Folder 5 Fox, Tom, "Thornburgh Enjoys that Big Surplus," Op-Ed article on budget for The Philadelphia Inquirer February 24, 1985
Folder 6-8 Capitol expansion project, memoranda, articles and correspondence 1982-1986
Folder 9 Casey, Robert 1986
Folder 10 Chernobyl 1986
Folder 11 "Conversations with the Governor," scripts 1984-1986
Folder 12 "Conversations with the Governor," guests, program plans, correspondence 1984-1986
Folder 13 Deficit dilemma March-September, 1984
Folder 14 Deficit dilemma, "The Governors respond to deficit dilemma," Patriot News October 6, 1985
Folder 15 "Economic Development in Pennsylvania: A Status Report and Blueprint for the Future," by Governor Thornburgh April, 1983
Folder 16 Economic development, "The Pennsylvania of the Future: Strategies for Dealing with the Challenge of an Economy in Transition," by Governor Thornburgh April 8, 1983
Folder 17 "Economic development in Pennsylvania: A Strategy that is Working," speech by Thornburgh July 31, 1983
Folder 18 Economic development, memoranda, news releases, correspondence, clippings 1984-1986

Box 327
Folder 1 Economic development, memoranda, news releases, correspondence, clippings 1984-1986
Folder 2 Economic development, advertising 1985
Folder 3 Economic development, Strategy 21 1985
Folder 4 Economic development, praise 1985-1986
Folder 5 Economic development, clippings 1985-1986
Folder 6 Economic development, clippings, news, memoranda 1986
Folder 7 Economic development and job training, responses to Democrats' proposals, clippings, news releases, memoranda 1986
Folder 8 Economic development, report on the progress of programs funded by Pennsylvania Economic Revitalization Fund (PERF) March 1, 1986
Folder 9 Election of 1986
Folder 10 Freshie Foods 1986
Folder 11-12 Governors of other states, clippings and correspondence 1980-1985
Folder 13 Governor interviews 1979-1980

Box 328
Folder 1 Graterford, clippings, news releases, notes by Thornburgh and others (annotated) 1981
Folder 2 Graterford: The Report of the Governor's Panel to Investigate the Recent Hostage Incident at Graterford State Correctional Institution July, 1982
Folder 3 Heinz, Senator John, clippings, correspondence 1979-1982
Folder 4 "Issues and Answers," transcript of ABC News interview by Bob Clark August 3, 1980
Folder 5 Kukovich, Allen 1981-1983
Folder 6 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, "A system gone bad: a look at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board," a six-part Philadelphia Inquirer series, by William Lambert and Mike Leary November 9-14, 1980
Folder 7 Liquor Control Board (LCB), Ten Year Report 1970-1980
Folder 8 Liquor Control Board (LCB), The Bulletin, "Complaints ignored too long," Op-Ed article by Dick Thornburgh February 4, 1981
Folder 9 Liquor Control Board (LCB), KYW-TV news editorials 1981-1983
Folder 10 Liquor Control Board (LCB), clippings 1981-1986
Folder 11 Liquor Control Board (LCB), correspondence 1983-1985
Folder 12 Liquor Control Board (LCB), media coverage and ads 1983-1984
Folder 13 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, questions and answers 1983
Folder 14 Liquor Control Board (LCB), correspondence between Critchlow and David McCorkle, director of public and governmental relations for Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) 1983
Folder 15 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, news releases 1983-1986

Box 329
Folder 1 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, clippings 1984
Folder 2 Liquor Control Board (LCB), correspondence with Gary F. DiVito 1985
Folder 3 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, clippings and editorials 1985
Folder 4 "End the State Liquor Monopoly Now!" Op-Ed piece by Thornburgh March, 1985
Folder 5 "The Year to End the State Stores," Op-Ed piece by Thornburgh, Philadelphia Inquirer April 3, 1985
Folder 6 Liquor Control Board (LCB), testimony of Frank Wright on Sunset Audit of the Liquor Control Board (LCB) May 17, 1985
Folder 7 Liquor Control Board (LCB), Ethics Commission petition 1985
Folder 8 Liquor Control Board (LCB), Xpress Truck Lanes, Public Utilities Commission order, correspondence 1985
Folder 9 Liquor Control Board (LCB), Senator Kelly's proposal for the private sale of wine August 20, 1985
Folder 10 Liquor Control Board (LCB), Sunset Review report on the future of board September 18, 1985
Folder 11 Liquor and drunk driving November, 1985
Folder 12 Liquor Control Board (LCB), testimonies 1985
Folder 13 Liquor Control Board (LCB), polls 1985
Folder 14-16 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, memoranda, correspondence and testimonies 1985-1986
Folder 17 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, clippings and editorials 1986
Folder 18 Liquor Control Board (LCB) reform, memoranda, plans, correspondence 1986

Box 330
Folder 1 Liquor Control Board (LCB), Sunset Act, current Liquor Control Board (LCB) status in Pennsylvania November, 1986
Folder 2 Manderino, Jim, news wires, correspondence, research 1981-1986
Folder 3 Mansion, Governor's, clippings, correspondence, memor,anda 1980
Folder 4 Memorabilia, Paul Critchlow 1979
Folder 5 Memorabilia, Lt. Governor Scranton 1979
Folder 6-9 Memorabilia, Thornburgh 1979-1986
Folder 10 Positive memorabilia and correspondence to Thornburgh 1983-1984
Folder 11 Nard, Jack 1979-1980
Folder 12 Policy Review, "Back to Work with Dick Thornburgh," by Bob Goldberg 1986
Folder 13 Politics 1986
Folder 14 Reener, Kenneth 1985-1985
Folder 15 Rendell, Ed 1982-1986
Folder 16 Scranton, Lt. Governor, campaign for Governor, platform policies, clippings, correspondence 1986

Box 331
Folder 1 Scranton, Lt. Governor, campaign for Governor, news releases 1986
Folder 2 Scranton/Casey debate 1986
Folder 3 Thornburgh administration 1979
Folder 4 Thornburgh, Governor Dick, bios 1982-1986
Folder 5 Thornburgh, Governor Dick, comments and pictures 1979
Folder 6 Thornburgh, Governor Dick, statements 1979
Folder 7-9 Thornburgh, Governor Dick, news clippings 1979
Folder 10 Thornburgh, Governor Dick, miscellaneous press files 1979
Folder 11 Thornburgh security issues 1986
Folder 12 UPI Third Year interview December 16, 1981
Folder 13 Zingers! 1985-1986

Section: Three Mile Island (TMI) Files

Section: Media

Folder 14-20 News clippings March 28-April 3, 1979

Box 332
Folder 1-27 News clippings April 4-30, 1979

Box 333
Folder 1 Newspaper Editorials March-May, 1979
Folder 2 Arranged sets of Newspaper Editorials 1979-1981
Folder 3 Favorable Newspaper Editorials 1978-1980
Folder 4 Governor's Press Office news releases March, 29-April 9, 1979
Folder 5 News release sets March-July, 1979
Folder 6-18 Associated Press (AP) News Wires March 27-April 17, 1979
Folder 19-29 United Press International (UPI) News Wires March 28-April 11, 1979

Box 334
Folder 1 United Press International (UPI) News Wires April 13-17, 1979
Folder 2 "A Nuclear Nightmare," Time (cover story) April 9, 1979
Folder 3 "Now Comes the Fallout," Time April 16, 1979
Folder 4 "Nuclear Accident," Newsweek (cover story) April 9, 1979
Folder 5 "The Energy Tangle," Newsweek (cover story) April 16, 1979
Folder 6 Sandman, Peter and Mary Paden, "At Three Mile Island," Columbia Journalism Review (cover story) July-August, 1979
Folder 7 "Crisis: Three Mile Island," The Washington Post, special report (cover story) 1979
Folder 8 "Lessons from Atomic Scare," U.S. News and World Report April 16, 1979
Folder 9 Latham, Aaron, "Hollywood vs. Harrisburg," Esquire (cover story) May 22, 1979
Folder 10 "Fallout Begins from Atomic Accident," State Government News (cover story) May, 1979

Section: Staff Files

Folder 11-20 Articles, clippings, correspondence, memoranda (annotated by staff) March-December, 1979
Folder 21 Press officer statements and testimony, Paul Critchlow and other 1979

Section: Topic Files, 1979-1980"

Folder 22 Arnold, Larry, "Tomorrow's Disaster at Three Mile Island (TMI)," Harrisburg magazine August, 1978
Folder 23 Investigation and background research on Three Mile Island (TMI) 1976-1978
Folder 24 Timeline of Three Mile Island (TMI) incident and related events March 28-April 1, 1979
Folder 25 Press conference transcripts, complete set March 28-April 9, 1979
Folder 26 Notes on Metropolitan Edison (Met Ed) press conference March, 1979
Folder 27 Notes on accident March, 1979
Folder 28 Absenteeism March, 1979
Folder 29 Property sales and values, relating to Three Mile Island (TMI) March, 1979
Folder 30 Clipping sets during accident March 29-30, 1979

Box 335
Folder 1 Correspondence with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) March 29, 1979
Folder 2 Governor Thornburgh's answer concerning future of nuclear energy in the United States, quote from transcript March 29, 1979
Folder 3 "The People's Business," transcript March 30, 1979
Folder 4 Staff telephone logs and messages during Three Mile Island (TMI) accident March, 1979
Folder 5 School closings April 1, 1979
Folder 6 Boston Globe article (unnamed) April 2, 1979
Folder 7 Requests for interviews with Governor Thornburgh March-September, 1979
Folder 8 Plant status report and update April 2, 1979
Folder 9 Milk safety and sales April 3, 1979
Folder 10 Gailey, Phil, "Pennsylvania Governor's Problem was Simply Finding Facts," Washington Star April 4, 1979
Folder 11 Correspondence with other states April 4, 1979
Folder 12 Memoranda to Capitol correspondents April 4-11, 1979
Folder 13 White House news release re: nuclear impact on food safety April 6, 1979
Folder 14 Governor Thornburgh, "A Report to the People on the Three Mile Island (TMI) Incident" April 6, 1979
Folder 15 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairman Hendrie press conference, transcript April 31, 1979
Folder 16 Three Mile Island (TMI) survey, conducted by the Office of Policy Development (OPD) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) July-September, 1979
Folder 17 Sandman, Peter, "At Three Mile Island (TMI)," Columbia Journalism Review Summer, 1979
Folder 18 President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI), correspondence and Jay Waldman's testimony before commission April-August, 1979
Folder 19 President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI), public hearing transcript August 21, 1979
Folder 20 "The Need for Change: The Legacy of Three Mile Island (TMI)," President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI), final report October 30, 1979
Folder 21 Socio-Economic Impact study of Three Mile Island (TMI), by Office of Policy Development (OPD) December 14, 1979
Folder 22 "After Three Mile Island (TMI), Dick Thornburgh Remains Steady-As-You-Go Governor," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Neil Peirce March 24, 1980
Folder 23 "Three Mile Island (TMI) and Energy," Op-Ed article, New York Times, by Governor Thornburgh March 27, 1980
Folder 24 Letter to the Editor, New York Times, by Governor Thornburgh April 27, 1980
Folder 25 "Health Effects of the Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island (TMI)," Health Physics, vol. 40: 151-161, by Joseph Fabrikant May, 1980

Section: Clean Up Plans and Aftermath

Folder 26-27 News clippings 1981
Folder 28 Plans for cleanup of Unit 1 1981
Folder 29 Letters of support 1981
Folder 30 Selected speech and testimony 1981-1982
Folder 31 Martin, Daniel, excerpts from book, Three Mile Island (TMI): Prologue or Epilogue?, regarding incident, cleanup and future of nuclear energy in the United States August 12, 1981
Folder 32 News clippings August 31, 1981
Folder 33 Tokuhata, George, critique of chapter 14 of Killing Our Own, by Harvey Wasserman, et al. (chapters included) 1982
Folder 34 News Clippings 1984

Section: Plant Restart, 1985-1986"

Folder 35-37 News releases 1985-1986

Section: Letters and Memos, 1979-1987


Box 336
Folder 1-9 Governor Thornburgh 1979-1987

Box 337
Folder 1-4 Paul Critchlow 1980-1984
Folder 5-7 Jesse Lewis 1979-1982
Folder 8-11 Therese Mitchell 1982-1986
Folder 12 Mike Moyle 1984
Folder 13-14 Roland Page 1979, 1982
Folder 15-18 David Runkel 1984-1987
Folder 19-21 James Wiggins 1981-1983
Folder 22 Terry Williamson 1985
Folder 23-24 Kirk Wilson 1982
Folder 24 Kirk Wilson 1983

Section: Virginia (Ginny) Judson Thornburgh (VJT), 1979-1986

Folder 25 "Access Pennsylvania: A Guide For Travelers With Disabilities," State Commerce Department 1985
Folder 26 Access Sabbath (making religious institutions accessible to handicapped persons) 1981-1983
Folder 27 AM-Philadelphia 1980-1983
Folder 28 Aurora Club 1986
Folder 29 Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) Reservoir to River Run 1985-1986
Folder 30 Biographies 1981-1985
Folder 31 Book review of Cara: Growing with a Retarded Child, by Martha Moraghan Jablow 1982
Folder 32 Cemetery Project 1984
Folder 33 "The Chemical People," a WITF/Community Action project on school-age drug and alcohol abuse 1983
Folder 34 Christmas 1981-1985
Folder 35-36 Clippings 1979, 1982-1986
Folder 37 Commencement speeches 1979-1984
Folder 38 Community foundations 1985
Folder 39 Family information 1984-1986
Folder 40 Pennsylvania "Family of the Year" award presented by the Association for Retarded Citizens of Pennsylvania May, 1985
Folder 41 Ginny Thornburgh Foundation 1981
Folder 42 Gender gap 1983

Box 338
Folder 1 Handicapped interest 1979-1986
Folder 2 Juvenile Law Award of the Juvenile Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association October 6, 1986
Folder 3 Knights of Columbus "Measure Up" campaign for retarded persons January 27, 1984
Folder 4 Korea invitation 1985
Folder 5 March of Dimes 1984
Folder 6 Jim McGowan event 1986
Folder 7 "More Women Candidates" Steering Committee 1983
Folder 8 National Adoption Exchange 1982
Folder 9 Peter Thornburgh article ca. 1982
Folder 10 Polk Center Cemetery 1985
Folder 11 President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) 1978-1985
Folder 12 Retarded Citizens Association of Dauphin County 1983-1984
Folder 13 Special Olympics 1985-1986
Folder 14 Vidalia onions wager with Georgia 1983
Folder 15 Women's issues 1983
Folder 16 "You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania" campaign 1985
Folder 17-22 Correspondence, news releases, notes, and miscellaneous 1981-1986

Subseries 13. Office of General Counsel

Scope and Content Notes:

A major function of the Office of General is not only to provide legal advice to the Governor but also to direct the legal activities of the executive branch. Thus these files contain much information on cases that stemmed from one of the most potentially destructive legal situations in the history of the state, the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (TMI). These materials provide a unique view of the crisis from an entirely legal and legislative perspective, something not to be found in other areas of the collection. Here, we witness the results of the TMI disaster in materials such as (among others): funding agreements, cleanup problems and contracts, restart pleadings, allegations, reimbursement cost estimates, Radiation Act Amendments, and materials regarding the potential suing of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. These legal files augment the political, environmental, and other more general files in other sections of the collection.

In addition to files related to Three Mile Island, there are Acts and Vetoes and legislative summaries, and some additional non-TMI issues. Materials generally include: memoranda, correspondence, news clippings and articles, audits, conference notes, and legal documents. The files are organized in four sections as follow: 1) Legislative Acts and Vetoes, which contain both bound volumes of Laws of Pennsylvania listing all of Pennsylvania's Acts and Vetoes for the years 1979-1986, and files of summaries, backup and related material that pertain to those Acts and Vetoes; 2) Other issues, which document the Surplus Land Disposition, the Reorganization and Sunset Review, and the AT & T matter of 1980-1982. These files date from 1980-1986; 3) Legislative Summaries from legislative sessions 1979-1980, 1981-1982, 1983-1984, and 1985-1986. These files document all legislative activity in the state, including which bills awaited the Governor's signature which were being discussed in the legislature; 4) Three Mile Island (TMI) files, from years 1979-1986. These files document the incident at Three Mile Island (TMI), from a legal perspective. Pleadings have been kept separately from other material. Subsequent files are then maintained in the original topics of the Office of General Counsel, including miscellaneous files and correspondence. Please see finding aid for specific grouping.

Section: Legislative Acts and Vetoes, 1979-1986

Section: Summaries and Backup Material for Laws of Pennsylvania, 1979-1986"


Box 339
Folder 1 Listing of Acts 1-132 and Vetoes 1-2 1979
Folder 2-5 Acts 1-132 and Vetoes 1-2 1979
Folder 6 Listing of Acts 1-244 and Vetoes 1-12 1980
Folder 7-11 Acts 1-94 1980

Box 340
Folder 1-5 Acts 94A-244 and Vetoes 1-12 1980
Folder 6 Listing of Acts 1-176 and Vetoes 1-3 1981
Folder 7-9 Acts 1-125 1981

Box 341
Folder 1-2 Acts 126-176 and Vetoes 1-3 1981
Folder 3 Listing of Acts 1-335 and Vetoes 1-3 1982
Folder 4-9 Acts 1-200 1982

Box 342
Folder 1-4 Acts 201-335 and Vetoes 1-3 1982
Folder 5 Listing of Acts 1-93 and Veto 1 1983
Folder 6-10 Acts 1-93 and Veto 1 1983

Box 343
Folder 1 Listing of Acts 1-245 and Vetoes 1-10 1984
Folder 2-10 Acts 1-200 1984

Box 344
Folder 1-2 Acts 201-245 1984
Folder 3 Vetoes 1-10 1984
Folder 4 Listing of Acts 1-120 1985
Folder 5-9 Acts 1-102 1985

Box 345
Folder 1-2 Acts 103-120 1985
Folder 3 Listing of Acts 1-128 (does not include Acts 129-213 and Vetoes 1-6) 1986
Folder 4-8 Acts 1-93 and Veto 1 1986

Box 346
Folder 1-5 Acts 94-213 1986
Folder 6 Vetoes 1-6 1986

Section: Laws of Pennsylvania, 1979-1986"


Box 347
Folder 1 1979
Folder 2-3 1980
Folder 4 1981
Folder 5-6 1982

Box 348
Folder 1 1983
Folder 2-3 1984
Folder 4 1985
Folder 5-7 House/Senate Bills through Act 128-1986, Slip Laws 1986

Section: Other Issues, 1980-1986

Section: Surplus Land Disposition, 1981-1986"


Box 349
Folder 1-2 Plans 1981-1986

Section: Reorganization, Sunset Review, Legislative Priorities, 1980-1984"

Folder 3 Plans presented to Legislature by Governor Thornburgh 1980-1984

Section: AT&T Issue

Folder 4 Memoranda 1973
Folder 5-8 Memoranda, correspondence, tax audits, conference notes, news clippings, news wires 1980-1984
Folder 9 History and chronology of issue July 9, 1982
Folder 10 Franchise tax liability of AT&T, memoranda to and from Robert Liken, chief counsel July 8-27, 1982
Folder 11 George Ball matter July-September, 1982
Folder 12 Memoranda from Kenneth Henderson, special assistant to the Secretary of Revenue October 25-27, 1982
Folder 13 Attorney General Zimmerman letter: AT&T 1979 and Future Years November 24, 1982

Section: Legislative Summaries, 1979-1986

Folder 14-15 1979-1980 session April 20, 1979-November 17, 1980
Folder 16 1981-1982 session January 26, 1981-February 1, 1982

Box 350
Folder 1 1981-1982 session February 9-November 29, 1982
Folder 2-5 1983-1984 session January 31, 1983-November 26, 1984
Folder 6-8 1985-1986 session January 28, 1985-November 24, 1986
Folder 9 1985-1986 session, annotated by Governor Thornburgh March 17-November 24, 1986

Section: Three Mile Island (TMI), 1979-1986

Folder 10 1979 pleadings 1979
Folder 11 1981 pleadings 1981
Folder 12 Pleadings regarding restart: Judge Smith disqualification December, 1984-January, 1985

Box 351
Folder 1-6 Restart Pleadings January, 1982-December, 1983
Folder 7 Three Mile Island (TMI) partial settlement proposal regarding restart June 9, 1983
Folder 8 Criminal proceedings regarding restart November, 1983-March, 1984
Folder 9 Restart Pleadings January-April, 1985
Folder 10 PEMA Emergency Funding order by Judge Rambo February 29, 1984
Folder 11 Correspondence regarding PEMA Emergency Funding March-July, 1984
Folder 12 Grand Jury indictment regarding PEMA Emergency Funding November 7, 1983
Folder 13 TMI-2: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) draft and responses February-March, 1984
Folder 14 Charles Husted Issue: Pleadings May, 1985
Folder 15 Charles Husted Issue: Motion to disqualify law firm Shaw, Pittman, Potts, and Trowbridge April-May, 1985
Folder 16 Charles Husted Issue: Appeal material and news clipping 1982-1986
Folder 17-18 Pleadings January-June, 1984

Box 352
Folder 1-6 Pleadings July, 1984-June, 1985
Folder 7 TMI-1: Brookhaven questionnaire on feasibility of independent nuclear accident board September-October, 1984
Folder 8 TMI-1: Senate Labor Committee report 1983-1984
Folder 9 TMI-1: "The Risks to Safe Operation of TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) posed by Cleanup Operations at TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2)" August 9, 1984
Folder 10 TMI-1: Rickover report regarding Association of GPU organization and senior management November 9, 1983
Folder 11 TMI-1 Correspondence: Emergency planning April 11, 1984
Folder 12 TMI-1: Requests to the governor from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) February-March, 1984
Folder 13 TMI-1: Articles and clippings 1981-1984
Folder 14 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) NRC investigatory reports June 6, 1984
Folder 15 TMI-1: Management evaluations June, 1983
Folder 16 TMI-1: Restart schedule issues 1979-1983
Folder 17 Ability to sue the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): Legal materials 1979
Folder 18 Ability to sue the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): Notes 1982
Folder 19 Ability to sue the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): Supporting cases 1961-1979
Folder 20 Restart, Judge Smith Disqualification: Correspondence December, 1984-January, 1985
Folder 21 Restart, Judge Smith Disqualification: Articles and clippings January, 1985

Box 353
Folder 1 Restart, Judge Smith Disqualification: Legal materials 1981-1984
Folder 2 1985-1986 Three Mile Island (TMI) Funding Agreement October 1, 1984
Folder 3 1985-1986 Three Mile Island (TMI) Cleanup Contract: Trust agreement February 16, 1982
Folder 4 1985-1986 Three Mile Island (TMI) Cleanup Contract: Correspondence July, 1984-January, 1985
Folder 5 1985-1986 Three Mile Island (TMI) Cleanup Contract October 1, 1984-February, 1985
Folder 6 1983-1984 Contract renewal: Nuclear liability policies 1973-1974
Folder 7 1983-1984 Contract renewal: Excess Nuclear Transport and Disposal policies 1975-1980
Folder 8 1983-1984 Contract renewal: E G & G contract with GPU March, 1980
Folder 9 1983-1984 Contract renewal: Legal materials August 17, 1982
Folder 10 1982-1983 contract December, 1982-February, 1984
Folder 11 1983-1984 contract October 1, 1983
Folder 12 1983-1984 Contract renewal: Insurance November 11, 1983
Folder 13 1983-1984 Contract renewal: Correspondence 1983-1985
Folder 14 1983-1984 contract reimbursement estimates February-March, 1984
Folder 15 1983-1984 Contract renewal: Indenture of Trust June 21, 1984
Folder 16 1984-1985 contract reimbursement estimates December, 1984-February, 1985
Folder 17 Federal report on TMI-2 cleanup September, 1984
Folder 18 Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA) Submission to Department of Justice November, 1984
Folder 19 Statement by Richard Parks, senior startup engineer at TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) regarding Cleanup Problems and Allegations March 23, 1983
Folder 20 Cleanup problems and allegations: GPU materials April, 1983
Folder 21 Cleanup problems and allegations: Correspondence June 2, 1983
Folder 22 Parks and King allegations regarding TMI-2 (Three Mile Island-2) November, 1983
Folder 23 Radiation Protection Act, H.B. 2612, Amendments August 5, 1982
Folder 24 Three Mile Island (TMI) Contract, reimbursement estimates: Progress reports March-May, 1983
Folder 25 Three Mile Island (TMI) Contract reimbursement estimates February, 1983-April, 1984
Folder 26 Restart Pleadings Emergency preparedness deficiencies for TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) June 25, 1984
Folder 27 Three Mile Island (TMI) legislation November, 1981-April, 1982
Folder 28 UCS correspondence and article 1981-1985
Folder 29 PUC proceedings January 8, 1982
Folder 30 DER legislation February 8, 1982
Folder 31 Final PEIS statement and correspondence March, 1982-January, 1983

Box 354
Folder 1 Hartman allegations July, 1983
Folder 2 Trust agreement November 1, 1983
Folder 3 Steam tube generator 1983-1985
Folder 4 Nuclear waste correspondence May 24, 1984
Folder 5 Babcock and Wilcox, "Comparison of Implementation of Selected Three Mile Island (TMI) Action Plan requirements on operating plants" June, 1984
Folder 6 Nuclear legislation June 28, 1984
Folder 7 Pleadings, notes, memoranda regarding August 20, 1984 presentation to the NRC August 15, 1984
Folder 8 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1) Diablo Canyon plant, memorandum and order August 16, 1984
Folder 9 TMIA petition to revoke license of GPU August 27, 1984
Folder 10 Keaten report August 30, 1984
Folder 11 Liability of successor corporation 1984
Folder 12 Correspondence with Aamodt family January-February, 1985
Folder 13 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1), Operator Training program April-June, 1985
Folder 14 Statement of Dick Thornburgh before the NRC May 22, 1985
Folder 15 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1), Restart certification May 29, 1985
Folder 16 TMI-1 (Three Mile Island-1), Davis-Beese plant July, 1985
Folder 17 Memorandum from Thomas Rees, Deputy General Counsel, regarding presentation to the NRC on role of state in nuclear regulations, NRC licensing proceedings, and Three Mile Island (TMI) restart August 15, 1985
Folder 18 ASLB decision on "Dieckamp Mailgram" August 20, 1985
Folder 19 Budget briefing undated
Folder 20-24 Correspondence 1981-1985

Subseries 14. Governor, Staff and Ginny Thornburgh (VJT) Files

Scope and Content Notes:

The files here are divided into eight sections: Governor, Rick Stafford, Jim Seif, Walter Baran, Jim Scheiner, Washington Office, Frank Wright, Ginny Thornburgh (VJT). The Governor's files are those kept in part for convenience and reflect topics generally covered elsewhere in addition. The staff files are small in number, regretfully. It should be noted that the work of many additional and principal staff and cabinet members is reflected in other sections of the collection, just for example: Weekly Reports, or the files regarding from the Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet, or regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) where Bob Wilburn's files are of particular note. Governor Thornburgh's wife, Ginny, was an active and effective partner in the affairs of the Commonwealth, particularly regarding issues related to persons with disabilities, and the Thornburgh archive is enriched by her files, albeit comparatively few in number.

Governor Thornburgh Files. As a governor who was also a prolific reader and monitor of topics and events, it is not surprising that Thornburgh kept files, which here are an alphabetical group of topics of interest to him, both professionally and personally. It should be noted that while these topics, which range from agriculture to Liquor Control Board (LCB) and Three Mile Island (TMI) and many others, appear together in this section, they are not to be seen, by any means, as inclusive of the Governor's interests or of subjects of singular importance to his administration. There are two main groups of topics: those having to do with governmental and administration interests, such as economic development, welfare reform, budget, etc.; and those more "personal" to Thornburgh: special correspondence, memorabilia and notes, etc. Most materials have been annotated by Thornburgh.

While most of these topics can be found in other areas of the collection, a few files are unique subjects. For example, there are no other files regarding a potential Thornburgh candidacy for the 1985 Senate race against incumbent Senator Arlen Specter. Specter was seen as a legislator "never a favorite among conservatives" and who "had alienated some of the far right in Washington with his positions on ... volatile issues" ( Evidence, p.190). Ultimately, Thornburgh decided not to run for the seat, even though initial polls suggested he could win a primary election. As he writes in his autobiography: "I ... felt that a primary challenge would be intensely divisive and would be a substantial distraction from my efforts to complete a successful second term" ( Evidence, 190).

Richard A. Stafford Files. Regarding the first campaign for Governor in 1978, Thornburgh writes of Stafford: "To head our research effort, we were fortunate enough to sign on Rick Stafford, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Graduate School of Urban and Public Affairs. Rick was a tireless worker and an imaginative thinker, and his relaxed style and sense of humor often eased tense situations" ( Evidence, p.76). Stafford, with Paul Critchlow, Jim Seif, and Murray Dickman, acted as what Thornburgh calls the "hard core of our campaign roster" ( Evidence, p.76).

After the 1978 election, Stafford assumed the role of transition director, the files for which appear in the Campaign for Governor, 1978, section of the archive. Stafford was then appointed Secretary of Legislative Affairs, a title that he would hold for three years, during Thornburgh's first term in office.

The Office of Policy Development (OPD) would provide Stafford, called by Governor Thornburgh "the majordomo of our internal think tank," ( Evidence, p.108) information and research on policy issues. Stafford would then "assess the issues, the views of relevant departments and agencies, and related history and experience in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. This review would result in a 'pure' policy recommendation or set of options" ( Evidence, p.108). During the 1979 Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident, Stafford was a member of what Thornburgh called his "adhocracy." Their primary duty was to determine exactly what was happening among the contradictory statements being issued by officials from Metropolitan Edison, federal regulators and other groups. Stafford's Three Mile Island (TMI) files here are his personal documentation of the accident and its aftermath.

Stafford left the administration in 1983 but returned in 1985 to serve as Executive Assistant to the Governor, a vital position left vacant by Jay Waldman, who at that time joined a Philadelphia law firm.

Stafford's files are divided into six sections:

Secretary of Legislative Affairs files, 1979-1983. There are two separate alphabetical groups of policy issues and topics. The files all contain notes, correspondence, memoranda, and reports. Thirdly are the Three Mile Island (TMI) files, 1979-1982, with a listing of important reports and correspondence, along with a separate alphabetical listing of topics, commissions, and reports. Much material in Stafford's files is annotated by staff, Stafford, and the Governor.

Executive Assistant to the Governor files, 1985-1987. Files include two separate groups, the first an alphabetical listing of policy issues and topics, much like his files as Secretary of Legislative Affairs. The second is a group of "Stafford's files," which appear to be more "personal," in the sense that they contain notes and reminders, as well as annotated correspondence and memoranda.

Lastly, as Executive Assistant to the Governor, Stafford supervised preparation of reports for the incoming Casey Administration. These include briefing material prepared by the Thornburgh staff to provide, in effect, a status report for the Commonwealth.

James M. Seif files. When Thornburgh was elected governor in 1978, he selected Jim Seif to serve as his administrative assistant. Seif's duties included the all-important responsibility for scheduling. It was an appointment founded on years of personal relationship with Seif, who first met Thornburgh during the latter's bid for a U.S. Congress seat in 1966. Seif was also one of eighteen prosecutors in Pittsburgh, along with Jay Waldman, when Thornburgh served as U.S. Attorney, 1969-1975. Seif then served alongside Jay Waldman as special assistant to Thornburgh during his term as Assistant Attorney General in Washington D.C.,1975-1978, and was in charge of scheduling during the 1978 Gubernatorial campaign.

Seif's files clearly demonstrate the variety of roles that Seif served as administrative assistant to Governor Thornburgh. The first four groupings of material contain correspondence files, including correspondence from Seif to outside persons and correspondence that Seif wrote for Governor Thornburgh's signature, detailed telephone logs, staff memoranda and correspondence, and scheduling material, the area for which Seif had primary responsibility. The fifth group is "Thornburgh notes and annotated clippings," files which are a collection of notes, clippings and materials that Thornburgh annotated and sent to Seif "to file." Because of the miscellaneous nature of this material and non specific purpose, Seif simply created the "Thornburgh to file" file, humorously, which is arranged here by year. The final group is an alphabetical arrangement of a broad array of administration issues.

Walter Baran files. Walter Baran was asked to join the Thornburgh gubernatorial administration as Secretary of General Services, and was the first Polish-American to serve as a Pennsylvania cabinet member. He was one of the four cabinet appointees who served the entire eight years of Thornburgh's two terms as Governor. Secretary Baran's actions and accomplishments as Secretary are best noted in the Weekly Reports section of this archive, as well as in files related to a cost cutting team effectively headed by Baran, the reports for which from 1979-1982, and 1986, are all available here online. Baran received an "Award for Distinguished Service to State Government" from the National Governors Association (NGA) in 1982.

In addition, Baran was involved early in the planning of a major Capitol addition. As Thornburgh states in his autobiography, "plans [were developed] for a handsome series of structures that provided ... a beautiful environment but also badly needed new office to replace the crowded and, in some cases, unsafe legislative quarters. The legislature approved the funding and the project began" ( Evidence, p. 142). However, a "bogus 'granite-gate' scandal' over purchases from the same quarry that had supplied the stone from the original Capitol" erupted ... although ultimately the New York Times architecture critic called it "perhaps the most ambitious work in the Classical mode in the United States in a generation ... a design that manages at once to enrich the original capitol building" ( Evidence, p. 143). Baran's friends subsequently prepared for him an extensive and inclusive scrapbooks of clippings and articles from this ambitious and remarkable project, which have been copied and made available here in this archive.

James I. Scheiner files. Scheiner served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, 1987-1983. He and Secretary Thomas Larson were a remarkable and successful team in turning around this major department and restoring professionalism and esteem to its actions. His files here well enumerate the department's successes. In addition, the Weekly Reports elsewhere in the archive, well document additional and detailed accomplishments. Scheiner was one of several cabinet members whose accomplishments led from one leadership position to another within the Thornburgh administration. Thus Scheiner was named Revenue Secretary, in 1983, and "turned in an outstanding performance in this vital position" ( Evidence, p. 160). The 1987 department management letter, 1987, enumerates the accomplishments of the department under Scheiner's leadership. His files here, however, relate to the Department of Transportation and include, for example: memoranda, progress reports, department initiatives, and a case study entitled "Revitalization of PennDOT: A Case Study in Effective Public Management." In addition, the PennDOT annual reports are all available here online.

Washington Office for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania files. Thornburgh established a Washington Office for Pennsylvania in 1980. See the news release announcing the new office on January 28, 1980, and related executive orders, all available here online. The files from this office include for example: events, Thornburgh testimonies in D.C., correspondence between the Governor and members of Congress, and the President, and memoranda.

Frank Wright files. Here are correspondence files, 1983-1986, from the period when he served as Secretary of Policy and Planning.

Ginny Thornburgh files. As has been indicated elsewhere, this remarkable First Lady, who contributed so notably to successes of the Thornburgh administration, did not keep extensive files. Therefore, this small collection represents only in small measure the extent of her accomplishments. There are four sections of the First Lady's files: trips, topics, schedules, and clippings. In topics there is, for example: correspondence, articles Ginny Thornburgh has written, and topics of vital importance to her such as the President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR), to which she was appointed by President Reagan. Please note that there is additional material regarding Ginny Thornburgh in the press secretary's files in this archive.

The first section, from the trips on behalf of the Commonwealth by Governor and Mrs. Thornburgh, includes destinations such as China, England, Germany, Israel, Korea and Russia. There is information about their schedules, letters and notes between individuals with whom they met during these trips, and articles regarding the activities and topic-centered meetings in each country. The files are arranged alphabetically by country. These relate significantly to the Governor's foreign trip files.

The second section includes, among other items, programs of importance to Mrs. Thornburgh. One, for example, is Operation Crossroads-Africa, a not-for-profit program, founded in 1957, that served as a model for the Peace Corps. The program sent many young Americans overseas to serve those less fortunate. Also here are files relating to the Ginny Thornburgh Foundation Scholarships. As a recognition of Ginny's exceptional work with persons with disabilities, the foundation was created. The opportunity to award scholarships to students in Special Education continues and is a tribute highly valued by Ginny. This file primarily consists of correspondence between Ginny and the recipients of these scholarships.

The third section contains Mrs. Thornburgh's schedules relating to visitors from other countries. These files are arranged in chronological order beginning in 1979 through 1986. The final section includes news clippings about her activities, 1979-1987. There also are scrapbooks with clippings and memorabilia about Ginny's work as "First Lady" which were created by her mother, and are invaluable in documenting her work during these governor years.

Of note, too, are Ginny Thornburgh files in the press office files in this archive, arranged alphabetically by topic. Files typically include, for example: articles, news releases, reports, and various other annotated notes and letters. Due to Ginny's activism on behalf of persons with disabilities, much material on related issues appears in these files. These files are a great resource for anyone interested in the disability field, notable activism by the governor's wife, other interests such as women's rights, and roles that Mrs. Thornburgh assumed during her years as "First Lady," 1979-1987.

Section: Governor

Section: Alphabetical files


Box 355
Folder 1 Abortion 1978-1982
Folder 2 Accomplishments (including Goldberg article "Back to Work with Dick Thornburgh" 1986
Folder 3 Advanced Technology 1979-1981
Folder 4 Affirmative Action 1972-1986
Folder 5 Aging 1980-1986
Folder 6 Agriculture 1979-1987
Folder 7 Agriculture News Bulletin: bound 1979-1986
Folder 8 Arts 1977-1987
Folder 9 Balanced budget clippings 1985-1987
Folder 10-11 Balanced budget: deficit 1983-1987
Folder 12 Balanced budget amendment and deficit 1985-1987
Folder 13 New Jersey General Assembly Government Committee Balanced Budget testimony, Trenton, NJ October 21, 1986
Folder 14 Banking 1979-1987
Folder 15 Ben Franklin Partnership and Advanced Technology; Ben Franklin Progress Reports 1983-1985

Box 356
Folder 1 Ben Franklin Partnership: articles, reports, memoranda and zingers 1980-1988
Folder 2 Bills: signed or vetoed November, 1979-January, 1987
Folder 3 Biographical material: Governor Thornburgh 1983-1987
Folder 4 Biographical material: honorary degree list for Governor and Ginny Thornburgh 1987
Folder 5 Block grants 1981-1984
Folder 6-10 Budget 1979-1988
Folder 11 Budget and credit rating 1979-1986
Folder 12 Office of Budget and Administration (OBA) 1982-1986
Folder 13 Business Roundtable: Donald Mazziotti remarks 1986-1987
Folder 14 Cabinet memoranda 1979-1982
Folder 15 Cabinet resignations and end of administration correspondence 1987
Folder 16 Capitol addition 1986-1987

Box 357
Folder 1 Capitol budget 1986
Folder 2 Capitol history 1958-1987
Folder 3 Capitol police 1979
Folder 4 Centralia 1981
Folder 5 CETA, state conference sponsored by the State Employment and Training Council of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg July 22, 1981
Folder 6 Charlie Thornburgh epitaph, "First dog" of Pennsylvania undated
Folder 7 Choices for Pennsylvanians 1979-1985
Folder 8 Coal 1979-1983
Folder 9 Commerce Department 1978-1986
Folder 10 Commerce Department clippings November 21-30, 1979
Folder 11 Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 1979-1984
Folder 12 Comptroller Operations 1983

Box 358
Folder 1 Conrail 1981-1985
Folder 2 Constitution: United States bicentennial 1985-1986
Folder 3 Corporate Advisory Committee 1981
Folder 4 Corporation issues 1983-1984
Folder 5 Correspondence: distinguished persons 1979-1986
Folder 6 Correspondence: April Fool's Day letters March 31-April 1, 1981
Folder 7 Corrections 1982-1983
Folder 8 Cost reduction 1981-1986
Folder 9 Council of State Governments 1985
Folder 10 Crime Commission 1982-1985
Folder 11 Crime and delinquency 1983-1984
Folder 12 Customized job training 1983-1984
Folder 13 Daycare 1986
Folder 14 Deficit dilemma 1984-1985
Folder 15 Disaster area law: published booklet of state laws 1974
Folder 16 Divestiture and apartheid 1984-1986
Folder 17 Economic development 1979-1987
Folder 18 Economy: economic development and employment 1982-1986

Box 359
Folder 1 Economic development research and article, "The Pennsylvania Experience: The States Role in Era of Economic Transition," Economic Development Commentary, vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 1988 1982-1988
Folder 2 Economic Development Committee (EDC) 1981-1985
Folder 3 Economy 1980-1986
Folder 4 Economy, including Osborne chapter: "Economic Competitiveness, Pennsylvania" 1986-1987
Folder 5 Education 1979-1986
Folder 6 Higher education 1981-1986
Folder 7 Education in Pennsylvania: includes information on "Turning the Tide" 1982-1986
Folder 8 Education: Pennsylvania State Educators Association (PSEA) "Flap" 1981-1982
Folder 9 Elected Attorney General 1979-1981
Folder 10 Election results: candidates 1979-1986
Folder 11 Employment 1981-1985
Folder 12 Energy 1980-1984
Folder 13 Environment 1981

Box 360
Folder 1-2 Department of Environmental Resources (DER) 1979-1986
Folder 3 Ethics Commission 1978-1982
Folder 4 Extraditions 1986
Folder 5 Analysis of 1981-1982 federal budget 1981-1982
Folder 6 Federal dollars to Pennsylvania undated
Folder 7 Federal government issues: federalism 1980-1985
Folder 8 Fish and Game Commission 1981
Folder 9 Foreign policy issues 1981-1987
Folder 10 Gambling 1983-1984
Folder 11 General Counsel 1979-1985
Folder 12-13 General Services 1980-1986

Box 361
Folder 1 GOP events and appearances 1979-1985
Folder 2 Governor's Action Center 1979-1986
Folder 3 Governor's Home 1979-1987
Folder 4 Governor's Schools 1984
Folder 5 Great Lakes policy issues 1984
Folder 6 Gridiron Programs 1979-1987
Folder 7 Harness racing 1980
Folder 8 Health 1979-1983
Folder 9 Heritage Affairs 1982
Folder 10 History: publications undated
Folder 11 Hudson Institute 1980-1981
Folder 12 Human Resources Committee (HRC) 1982-1986
Folder 13 Infrastructure spending 1982-1983
Folder 14 Insurance 1981-1986
Folder 15 Jails 1980
Folder 16 Jobs and job training 1985-1986
Folder 17 Judicial nominations and issues 1982
Folder 18 Kirkpatrick and Lockhart (K and L) strategic planning May 1-2, 1984
Folder 19 Labor and Industry (L and I) 1981-1982
Folder 20 Legal and judicial issues (federal) 1979-1985
Folder 21 Legislative initiatives and updates 1979-1982
Folder 22 Legislators and disciplinary action 1980
Folder 23 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1979-1987

Box 362
Folder 1 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1979-1987
Folder 2 Lottery 1983-1987
Folder 3 Memberships 1979-1984
Folder 4 Memorabilia and special items: general (including charming correspondence from "Miss Handick," Thornburgh's grammar school teacher 1980-1986
Folder 5 Memorabilia and special items: regarding staff 1981-1987
Folder 6 Mental health and mental retardation (MH/MR) 1980-1983
Folder 7 Military Affairs 1979-1987
Folder 8 Milk Marketing Board 1981
Folder 9 Pennsylvania MILRITE Council: Budget presentation to the Governor January 14, 1982
Folder 10 Minorities 1978-1987
Folder 11 National Agenda for the '80s 1981-1986
Folder 12 Organ Donor card October 10, 1986
Folder 13 PIDA 1986
Folder 14 "Palace guard," governor's office staff 1979-1986 and undated

Box 363
Folder 1 Pardons 1981-1986
Folder 2 Patronage 1977-1980
Folder 3 Pay raises 1979
Folder 4 Pennsylvania: "An Analysis of Political Attitudes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," prepared for the Pennsylvania Survey Consortium July, 1979
Folder 5 Pennsylvania articles and memos 1981-1986
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Bulletin 1979
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency 1979-1984
Folder 8-9 Pennsylvania: other state comparisons 1980-1987
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Electoral College 1980
Folder 11 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1982-1986
Folder 12 Pennsylvania history 1910-1987

Box 364
Folder 1 Pennsylvania State Police 1979-1986
Folder 2 Pennsylvania's 300th birthday March 25-27, 1981
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Tax Commission 1981-1982
Folder 4 Personnel reform 1980
Folder 5 Philadelphia 1979-1986
Folder 6 Pittsburgh 1980-1986
Folder 7 Police corps 1984
Folder 8 Political articles and memos 1979-1986
Folder 9 Politics: Election eve 1979 telephone logs and Thornburgh notes November 6, 1979
Folder 10 Politics: Reagan and Bush Campaign 1980 1979-1980
Folder 11-16 Politics: Reagan and Bush Campaign 1980: correspondence arranged alphabetically by name 1979-1980
Folder 17 Polls 1979-1986
Folder 18 Private Sector Initiatives Task Force information 1986
Folder 19 Probation and parole 1979-1980

Box 365
Folder 1 Project Vote: court documents, and memoranda May-September, 1984
Folder 2 Project Vote: correspondence and clippings June, 1980-1986
Folder 3 Public Utility Commission (PUC) 1983-1986
Folder 4 Reorganization: executive 1980
Folder 5 Reorganization: Governor's Office 1979
Folder 6 Revenue 1979-1986
Folder 7 Right to Know 1986
Folder 8 Saturn Corporation 1985
Folder 9 Seat belts 1984-1985
Folder 10 Sentencing and parole 1979
Folder 11 Sewage and privatization 1984-1985
Folder 12 Small business undated
Folder 13 Software center 1984
Folder 14 Steel 1983-1986
Folder 15 Steel Procurement Act 1986
Folder 16 Sunbelt and Rustbelt 1979-1982
Folder 17 Tax Commission and tax issues 1982
Folder 18 Tax reform and tax issues 1979-1986
Folder 19 Tax reform: includes briefing book for Governor's appearance before the Senate Committee on Finance regarding tax reform 1985-1987
Folder 20 Tax reform: includes briefing book for Governor's appearance before the Senate Committee on Finance regarding tax reform 1985-1987
Folder 21 Three Mile Island (TMI) news clippings and news releases 1979

Box 366
Folder 1-7 Three Mile Island (TMI) news clippings and news releases 1979-1987
Folder 8 Three Mile Island (TMI) and Chernobyl 1979-1986
Folder 9 Three Mile Island correspondence and articles pre- and post-accident 1979-1982
Folder 10 Tourism 1979-1981
Folder 11 "You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania" campaign 1985-1992
Folder 12 Transportation (PennDOT) and Turnpike Commission 1979-1988
Folder 13 Transportation articles (PennDOT) 1979-1980
Folder 14 Transportation: initiatives meetings (PennDOT) and gas tax (SWAP) 1980-1981
Folder 15 Unemployment 1986
Folder 16 Union contracts 1982
Folder 17 Unpublished articles by Thornburgh 1979-1987
Folder 18 Washington DC office 1962-1986
Folder 19 Welfare reorganization 1979

Box 367
Folder 1 Women 1985-1986
Folder 2 Workmen's Compensation 1984
Folder 3 Workmen's Insurance Fund 1981

Section: U.S. Senate related

Folder 4 U.S. Senate race: letters to Arlen Specter (most from Governor Thornburgh), news releases mentioning Specter and economic data regarding Pennsylvania, sent to Specter 1980-1986
Folder 5 U.S. Senate race: letters from Arlen Specter and staff, most to Governor Thornburgh 1980-1986
Folder 6 U.S. Senate race: Specter on unemployment, letter from Governor Thornburgh regarding Specter statements on Pennsylvania not improving economically (May 12, 1986), and other letters 1983-1986
Folder 7 U.S. Senate race: Specter clippings, miscellaneous 1980-1986
Folder 8 U.S. Senate race: "U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Reports to You," reports from Washington DC 1982-1985
Folder 9 U.S. Senate race: Specter articles 1985
Folder 10 U.S. Senate race: Specter and PSEA, memo from Murray Dickman (MGD) regarding interview that Specter had with PSEA March 18, 1980
Folder 11-16 U.S. Senate race clippings July-December, 1985
Folder 17-18 U.S. Senate race: positive correspondence from others regarding Governor Thornburgh running July-December, 1985; early 1986
Folder 19 U.S. Senate race: correspondence from Governor Thornburgh and supporter lists 1985-1986
Folder 20 U.S. Senate race: negative correspondence from others regarding Governor Thornburgh running 1985-1986
Folder 21 U.S. Senate race: Specter poll, Market Opinion Research (MOR) to Pennsylvania State Committee 1980
Folder 22 U.S. Senate race: Thornburgh notes and memos regarding his potential candidacy, includes Decision Making Information poll, "Flash Results, Pennsylvania Statewide for Governor Thornburgh" (annotated) 1985
Folder 23 U.S. Senate race: draft of speech of intention not to run for Senate November 11, 1985

Section: Richard A. Stafford

Section: Secretary for Legislative Affairs, 1979 - 1983, alphabetical topics (1)


Box 368
Folder 1-2 Abortion legislation 1978-1982
Folder 3 Abortion: analysis from Donna Malpezzi and Raymond Pepe 1978-1982
Folder 4 Abortion newspaper clippings and articles 1978-1982
Folder 5 Abortion: Rick Stafford (RAS) notes 1978-1982
Folder 6 Abortion: incoming correspondence 1980-1982
Folder 7 Agent Orange: position paper and fact book 1981-1982
Folder 8-10 Department of Aging 1979-1982
Folder 11 Department of Agriculture management review 1981

Box 369
Folder 1 Department of Agriculture 1979-1982
Folder 2 Anton, Fred, President of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (PMA) 1981
Folder 3 APSCUF (Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties) 1982
Folder 4 Arson 1982
Folder 5 Attorney General 1979-1982
Folder 6 Aviation 1982
Folder 7 Auditor General 1981-1982
Folder 8 Department of Banking 1979-1980
Folder 9 $100 Million bond issue 1979
Folder 10 Bridge bill 1982
Folder 11 Budget 1979-1980, 1982-1983
Folder 12-14 Business Council of Pennsylvania 1979-1982
Folder 15 Chamber of Commerce 1982
Folder 16 "Choices for Pennsylvanians: Toward an Economic Development and Community Conservation Strategy: Analysis of Impacts of State and Federal Programs on Economic Development and Community Conservation in Pennsylvania," attachments 1- 7 June, 1980

Box 370
Folder 1 "Choices for Pennsylvanians: Toward an Economic Development and Community Conservation Strategy: Analysis of Impacts of State and Federal Programs on Economic Development and Community Conservation in Pennsylvania," attachments 8-26 May-November, 1980
Folder 3-4 Choices for Pennsylvanians/Housing and Urban Development 1979-1980
Folder 5 Collective bargaining in the Public Sector, Acts 195 and 111 1978-1982
Folder 6 Commonwealth Compensation Commission 1979
Folder 7 Department of Commerce (including tourism) 1978-1982

Box 371
Folder 1 Department of Commerce: Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority 1977-1980
Folder 2-3 Department of Community Affairs 1979-1982
Folder 4 Bureau of Consumer Protection January-February, 1979
Folder 5 Department of Corrections 1981
Folder 6 Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission March 16, 1979
Folder 7 Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission March 21, 1979
Folder 8 Drug and alcohol abuse: Governor's Council 1978-1981
Folder 9-10 Department of Education 1979-1982
Folder 11 Department of Environmental Resources (DER) 1978-1981
Folder 12 Department of Environmental Resources (DER): management review 1981
Folder 13 Fish Commission September 5, 1979
Folder 14 Governor's office 1978-1979
Folder 15 Lieutenant Governor's office 1979-1981

Box 372
Folder 1 Department of General Services 1978-1981
Folder 2 Department of Health 1978-1982
Folder 3 Historical and Museum Commission 1980
Folder 4 Horse Racing Commission January 11, 1979
Folder 5 Human Resources Committee and the Department of Labor and Industry: Memorandum of Understanding, projections, Social Service Block Grant 1982-1984
Folder 6 Independent Regulatory Review Commission 1980-1983
Folder 7 Institutions and facilities owned by Commonwealth (including state hospitals) 1980
Folder 8 Department of Insurance 1979-1980
Folder 9 Judicial center (proposed) June 11, 1981
Folder 10 Department of Justice 1978-1980
Folder 11 Governor Thomas Kean (New Jersey) 1982
Folder 12 Department of Labor and Industry 1979-1982
Folder 13 Legislative relations 1978
Folder 14 Liquor Control Board (LCB): reform 1980-1981
Folder 15 Liquor Control Board (LCB): proposal supporters 1981
Folder 16 Liquor Control Board (LCB): Report of the Governor's Study Committee October, 1979
Folder 17 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1978-1981

Box 373
Folder 1 Life/Jobs (coalition designed to foster cooperative spirit between labor and industry groups) May, 1981
Folder 2 Lobbyist Registration February 5, 1982
Folder 3 Local Road Turnback Program May-June, 1980
Folder 4-5 Local Tax Reform 1981-1982
Folder 6 Local Tax Reform: proposals 1981
Folder 7 Lottery Fund 1981-1982
Folder 8 Memoranda to and from Rick Stafford 1979-1982
Folder 9 Department of Military Affairs 1979-1982
Folder 10 MILRITE Council 1978-1982
Folder 11 Natural Gas Deregulation August-September, 1982
Folder 12 No-fault Insurance 1981-1982
Folder 13 Office of Budget and Administration (OBA) 1978-1981
Folder 14 Office of Budget and Administration: hiring and firing processes 1978-1979
Folder 15 Office of Budget and Administration: personnel system 1978-1979
Folder 16 Office of Budget and Administration: personnel/summer jobs 1979
Folder 17 Off-track betting January 8, 1982
Folder 18 Office of State Planning and Development (OSPD) 1978-1979
Folder 19 Office of State Planning and Development: reports 1978
Folder 12 Office of State Planning and Development: Economic Development Act 1979

Box 374
Folder 1 Oil taxes: Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association 1980-1981
Folder 2 Oil taxes: refinery draft undated
Folder 3 Oil taxes: Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) 1980-1981
Folder 4 Oil taxes: Citizens-Labor Energy Coalition (CLEC) 1981
Folder 5 Oil taxes: Gulf Oil 1981
Folder 6 Oil taxes: Sun Oil 1981
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 1980
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency 1980-1981
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Crime Commission (including 1980 "Decade of Organized Crime Report") 1979-1980
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Planning Council February 28, 1979
Folder 11 Pennsylvania economy: U.S. Chamber report May 13, 1981
Folder 12 Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association (PNPA) April 22, 1981
Folder 13 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 1979-1980
Folder 14 Pennsylvania war on drugs December 19, 1982
Folder 15 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) 1982
Folder 16 Parole/reform 1980-1981
Folder 17 Philadelphia Hospital 1981-1982
Folder 18 Philadelphia schools 1981
Folder 19 Philadelphia schools: 180 day policy 1980-1981
Folder 20 Program Policy Proposals: aging September 5, 1979
Folder 21 Program Policy Proposals: agriculture September 5, 1979
Folder 22 Program Policy Proposals: banking September 5, 1979
Folder 23 Program Policy Proposals: state civil service September 11, 1979
Folder 24 Program Policy Proposals: commerce September 7, 1979
Folder 25 Program Policy Proposals: community affairs September 6, 1979
Folder 26 Program Policy Proposals: education September, 1979
Folder 27 Program Policy Proposals: Emergency Management Agency September 5, 1979
Folder 28 Program Policy Proposals: State employees' retirement system September 5, 1979
Folder 29 Program Policy Proposals: Energy Council September 12, 1979
Folder 30 Program Policy Proposals: environmental resources September, 1979
Folder 31 Program Policy Proposals: Fish Commission September 5, 1979
Folder 32 Program Policy Proposals: Game Commission September 4, 1979
Folder 33 Program Policy Proposals: General Services September 5, 1979
Folder 34 Program Policy Proposals: Health September 6, 1979
Folder 35 Program Policy Proposals: Historical and Museum Commission September 5, 1979
Folder 36 Program Policy Proposals: Insurance September 7, 1979
Folder 37 Program Policy Proposals: Justice September 6, 1979

Box 375
Folder 1 Program Policy Proposals: Labor and Industry September 10, 1979
Folder 2 Program Policy Proposals: Liquor Control Board September 5, 1979
Folder 3 Program Policy Proposals: Milk Marketing Board August 29, 1979
Folder 4 Program Policy Proposals: Military Affairs September 5, 1979
Folder 5 Program Policy Proposals: State Police September, 1979
Folder 6 Program Policy Proposals: probation and parole September 5, 1979
Folder 7 Program Policy Proposals: professional and occupational affairs September 4, 1979
Folder 8 Program Policy Proposals: Revenue September 6, 1979
Folder 9 Program Policy Proposals: Pennsylvania Securities Commission September 5, 1979
Folder 10 Program Policy Proposals: State Department September 5, 1979
Folder 11 Program Policy Proposals: State Tax Equalization Board September 4, 1979
Folder 12 Program Policy Proposals: Pennsylvania Public TV Network Commission September 4, 1979
Folder 13 Program Policy Proposals: Transportation September 5, 1979
Folder 14 Program Policy Proposals: Public Utility Commission August 28, 1979
Folder 15 Program Policy Proposals: Public Welfare September 10, 1979
Folder 16 Program Policy Proposals: Commission for Women September 5, 1979
Folder 17 Program Policy Guidelines 1982-1983
Folder 18 Program Policy Proposals Responses from Robert Wilburn October, 1979
Folder 19 Pittsburgh Locks and Dams: Ports and Waterways Seminar August 28, 1980
Folder 20 Port of Philadelphia 1980-1981
Folder 21 Prison Conversion Sites May 28, 1981
Folder 22 Private Sector Initiatives Task Force 1982
Folder 23 Probation and Parole 1979-1980
Folder 24 Public Utility Commission (PUC) 1979-1982
Folder 25 Public Welfare 1978-1981
Folder 26 Reorganization of State Government for Thornburgh's Second Term November 5, 1982
Folder 27 Department of Revenue 1981-1979
Folder 28 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) January-June, 1980

Box 376
Folder 1 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) July-December, 1980
Folder 2 Sustain the War Against Potholes (SWAP) Campaign 1980-1981
Folder 3 State Workman's Insurance Fund (SWIF) 1981
Folder 4 School Retirement System for Public School Employees April 3, 1979
Folder 5 Small Business Advisory Council 1978-1981
Folder 6 Department of State 1978-1979
Folder 7 State issues memoranda (annotated) 1981-1982
Folder 8 State Police 1979
Folder 9 State-wide Banking: Banking Legislation undated
Folder 10 Sub-chapter-S Legislation June 8, 1982
Folder 11 Superior Court (Pennsylvania) 1979
Folder 12 Three Mile Island (TMI): "accident files" March-April, 1979
Folder 13 Three Mile Island (TMI): memoranda and the "Report of the Governor's Commission on Three Mile Island" 1980
Folder 14-17 Three Mile Island (TMI) (annotated) 1981-1982
Folder 18 Three Mile Island (TMI): newspaper clippings, memoranda, news releases 1985
Folder 19 Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 1979

Box 377
Folder 1 Department of Transportation: Maintenance Superintendents (PennDOT) 1979
Folder 2-4 Department of Transportation PennDOT) 1979-1982
Folder 5 Transportation Management Review (PennDOT) 1981
Folder 6 Truck weight/length (H.B. 2137) 1980-1982
Folder 7 Turnpike Extension (H.B. 2137): veto June, 1982
Folder 8 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) reports undated
Folder 9-10 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) memos, reports, articles July, 1978-1979

Box 378
Folder 1-9 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) memos, reports, articles October, 1979-1983
Folder 10-11 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) binder August 23, 1979
Folder 12 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) and Labor and Industry briefing binder October 4, 1979
Folder 13 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) binder October 5, 1979

Box 379
Folder 1 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) and Labor and Industry briefing binder October 31, 1979
Folder 2 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery binder November 21, 1980
Folder 3 Unemployment compensation (U.C.): history of Pennsylvania's U.C. fund undated
Folder 4 Urban infrastructure management 1980-1981
Folder 5 Usury legislation January-April, 1981
Folder 6 Utilities 1981-1982
Folder 7 Video gaming devices: licensing December, 1981-June, 1982
Folder 8 Washington office March, 1979-January, 1981
Folder 9-10 Water problem January-December, 1981
Folder 11 Welfare reform January, 1981-December, 1982
Folder 12-13 Workmen's compensation October, 1979-February, 1982

Section: Welfare Reform [New Material Added]


Box 1010
Folder 1 Welfare Reform Briefing Book by Walt Plosila, February 2, 1981
Folder 2 Welfare Reform Binder Updates, February 10, 1981
Folder 3 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1979
Folder 4 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1980
Folder 5 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1981
Folder 6 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, January-February 1982
Folder 7 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, March-December 1982
Folder 8 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1983
Folder 9 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1984
Folder 10 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1985
Folder 11 Welfare Reform: articles, reports, memoranda, many annotated by Governor, 1986-1987

Section: Secretary for Legislative Affairs, 1979 - 1983, alphabetical topics (2)


Box 380
Folder 1-3 1979 Department progress reports 1979
Folder 4 Abortion 1982
Folder 5 Appointment names March, 1979
Folder 6 Auditor General 1980
Folder 7 Block grants September, 1982
Folder 8 Business Council of Pennsylvania/"Choices for Pennsylvanians" 1980-1981
Folder 9 Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 1979-1980
Folder 10 DCA/PIC August, 1979
Folder 11 Commerce 1979-1980
Folder 12 Crime Commission July, 1982
Folder 13 Drugs and alcohol 1980-1981
Folder 14 Education April, 1981
Folder 15 Education: 180-day policy December, 1981
Folder 16 Department of Environmental Resources (DER) 1979-1981
Folder 17 Health 1979-1980
Folder 18 Hiring, firing and confirmations 1978-1979
Folder 19 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1980-1981
Folder 20 Local State Aid 1980-1981
Folder 21 Local tax reform and aid to local governments 1980-1982
Folder 22 Military affairs February, 1981
Folder 23 Oil and gas 1980-1981
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Arts Commission April, 1979
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency 1980-1981
Folder 26 Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA)/"Choices for Pennsylvanians" June, 1981
Folder 27 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 1980-1981
Folder 28 Public Utility Commission (PUC) 1979
Folder 29 Personnel 1979
Folder 30 Personnel system 1978-1979
Folder 31 Philadelphia schools 1981
Folder 32 Philadelphia state hospitals April-November, 1981
Folder 33 Philadelphia wage tax 1982
Folder 34 Port of Philadelphia October-December, 1980
Folder 35 Ports and waterways/locks and dams May-October, 1980

Box 381
Folder 1 Private Sector Initiatives Task Force March-August, 1982
Folder 2 Probation and Parole October, 1979
Folder 3 Public welfare January, 1979-April, 1981
Folder 4 Revenue November, 1978-April, 1981
Folder 5 Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) April, 1980-December, 1982
Folder 6 SEPTA meeting July 29, 1981
Folder 7 Sustain the War Against Potholes (SWAP) Campaign 1980-1981
Folder 8 State Workman's Insurance Fund (SWIF) October-December, 1981
Folder 9 School integration and busing March, 1980
Folder 10 State boards, legislators and acts March-July, 1979
Folder 11 State police 1979-1981
Folder 12 Quota system for State police November, 1981
Folder 13-14 Transportation, correspondence, reports, clippings, memos June, 1979-September, 1982
Folder 15 Unemployment compensation (U.C.) March-November, 1980
Folder 16 Usury legislation February-June, 1981

Section: Three Mile Island (TMI) files, 1978-1986

Folder 17 Articles and reports 1978-1979
Folder 18 Reports on nuclear issues (not specifically on Three Mile Island (TMI)) 1980-1981
Folder 19 General Public Utilities (GPU) reports on economic recovery September-November, 1980
Folder 20 Metropolitan-Edison (Met-Ed) report on TMI-2 recovery program July, 1981

Box 382
Folder 1 Correspondence to Governor and staff offering opinions of actions and plans regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) April, 1979-January, 1982
Folder 2 Advisory Committee for Atomic Energy Development and Radiation Control, memos regarding March, 1980
Folder 3 Concerned Citizens group, memos regarding 1979-1982
Folder 4 Clean-up costs: research, memos, notes and reports 1979-1981
Folder 5 Clean-up costs: research, memos, notes and reports 1982
Folder 6 Core removal, memos regarding March-April, 1982
Folder 7 Edison Electric Institute (EEI), memos regarding September-December, 1982
Folder 8 Emergency Preparedness Plan: memos and articles 1986
Folder 9 Executive Order: notes 1982
Folder 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 1980
Folder 11 General Public Utilities (GPU) and Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), memos and reports regarding 1980-1982
Folder 12 Governor's testimony: notes and correspondence re. Issues and actions 1982
Folder 13 National Governor's Association (NGA) Low Level Waste Task Force: memo and minutes 1980-1982
Folder 14 Nuclear policy positions 1979
Folder 15 Nuclear questions and issues, memos regarding 1979-1981
Folder 16 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), memos regarding 1979-1982
Folder 17 Pennsylvania Health Department memos regarding Three Mile Island (TMI) 1979-1980
Folder 18 Public Utility Commission (PUC), memos regarding 1979-1982
Folder 19 Resolutions: legislative April, 1979-June, 1981
Folder 20 Select House Committee on Three Mile Island (TMI): memo and report 1980
Folder 21 Socio-Economic Impact study research and memoranda 1979-1981
Folder 22 Three Mile Island (TMI) Restart: memos 1981
Folder 23 Three Mile Island (TMI) Commission: memos and reports 1980
Folder 24 Three Mile Island (TMI) interviews and articles, notes and memos 1980-1981
Folder 25 Union of Concerned Scientists: memos 1982-1986
Folder 26 Venting: memo and correspondence 1979
Folder 27 Miscellaneous notes on Three Mile Island (TMI) 1980-1983

Section: Executive Assistant to the Governor, 1985-1987, alphabetical topics


Box 383
Folder 1 Abortion 1986
Folder 2 Allegheny International 1986
Folder 3 Administration accomplishments 1986
Folder 4 Achievements Book October 23, 1986
Folder 5 Agency Shop 1986
Folder 6 Affirmative action 1986
Folder 7 Bond allocations May 20, 1986
Folder 8-9 Budget 1985-1987
Folder 10 "Campaign" to promote and foster business and businesses 1986
Folder 11 Business successes in Pennsylvania and state efforts to strengthen: presentation to Eastman Kodak 1986
Folder 12 Computer Technologies Associates scandal (Dwyer and Asher) 1986
Folder 13 Cabinet meeting agenda November, 1986-January, 1987
Folder 14 Capital budget issue 1985-1986
Folder 15 Scranton/Casey debate briefing binders 1986
Folder 16 Scranton/Casey debate repudiations May 30, 1986
Folder 17 Robert P. Casey: gubernatorial campaign 1986
Folder 18 Code of Conduct 1986
Folder 19 Harold M. Covert and Associates, Inc. 1986
Folder 20 Correspondence to and from H. William DeWeese 1986
Folder 21 Department of General Services (DGS) 1986

Box 384
Folder 1 Department of General Services (DGS) 1986
Folder 2 Federal tax reform legislation 1986
Folder 3 Finance 1986
Folder 4 Food: Federal Temporary Emergency Food "background" 1985
Folder 5 Food: Federal Temporary Emergency Food "what happened" 1985
Folder 6 Food: Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program 1986
Folder 7 Greene County: construction 1986
Folder 8 Gridiron: Governor's monologues 1979-1985
Folder 9 H. John Heinz, Senator 1986
Folder 10 High Speed Rail Feasibility Study August 5, 1986
Folder 11 Judicial reform and merit selection 1985-1986
Folder 12 Legislative pay, pension, benefits, practices 1986
Folder 13-15 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1985-1987
Folder 16 Liability insurance 1986
Folder 17 Midfield Terminal 1986

Box 385
Folder 1 Mon Valley 1985-1986
Folder 2 Personal finances: Allen Ertel 1982
Folder 3 Personnel 1986
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) 1986
Folder 5 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) 1986
Folder 6 Philadelphia Convention Center 1986
Folder 7 Philadelphia issues 1986
Folder 8 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County 1986-1987
Folder 9 Pennsylvania State Police: commission investigation (Lt. Russell Clanagan) 1986
Folder 10 Scheduling 1986
Folder 11 Salaries 1986
Folder 12 William Scranton III: Campaign '86 news releases 1986
Folder 13 William Scranton III: Campaign '86 newspaper clippings 1986
Folder 14-16 William Scranton III: Campaign '86 1986
Folder 17 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: economic development research 1986
Folder 18 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: economic development 1986

Box 386
Folder 1 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: opposition research 1986
Folder 2 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: schedules 1986
Folder 3 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: Strategy 21 1985-1986
Folder 4 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: policy issue process 1986
Folder 5 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: education 1985-1986
Folder 6 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: environment 1986
Folder 7 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: job training, vo-tech 1985
Folder 8 William Scranton III: Campaign '86: community development 1986
Folder 9 South Africa: divestiture 1986
Folder 10 Arlen Specter, Senator 1985
Folder 11 Security issues 1986
Folder 12 Steel industry 1986
Folder 13 Tax reform 1986
Folder 14 Thornburgh years: administration accomplishments and history 1986
Folder 15 Three Mile Island (TMI) 1986

Section: Executive Assistant to the Governor, 1985-1987, general files

Folder 16 Articles regarding Jay C. Waldman 1986
Folder 17 Treasurer December 22, 1986
Folder 18 Turnpike 1985-1986
Folder 19 Turnpike: Capital Financing Report December 17, 1985
Folder 20 Venture capital 1986
Folder 21 Waste 1986
Folder 22 LeRoy S. Zimmerman December 11, 1986
Folder 23-24 Alphabetical Christmas mailing list A-J 1985
Folder 25 Boards and Commissions name list in zip code order 1985
Folder 26 Coded file name list in zip code order 1985

Box 387
Folder 1 Management meeting notes 1985-1986
Folder 2 Notes and drafts 1983-1986
Folder 3 Barry Stern, agendas for time RAS away
Folder 4 Issues notes to and from Governor and Stafford 1986
Folder 5 Press: The Executive Television Workshop, Inc. 1986
Folder 6 Appointments 1986
Folder 7 Legal July 11, 1985
Folder 8 Correspondence 1985-1986
Folder 9 Correspondence 1986-1987
Folder 10 Memoranda to and from Rick Stafford 1986-1987
Folder 11 Memorandum from Rick Stafford, "Planning the 1986 Transition" and National Governors' Association (NGA) report, "The Departing Governor: Transition Out of Office" 1986
Folder 12 Memorandum regarding the transfer of the Governor Thornburgh papers by Nancy Watson January 26, 1986
Folder 13 Newspaper clippings 1985-1986
Folder 14 Tickle file 1986

Section: Executive Assistant to the Governor, 1985-1987, Reports prepared for Casey Administration

Folder 15 Memoranda for Governor-elect Casey regarding cabinet agencies and organization of the Governor's Office January, 1987
Folder 16 Office of General Counsel: Litigation Report 1986
Folder 17-18 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 1986
Folder 19-20 Transition binder prepared for Governor elect Casey 1986
Folder 21 Memoranda from Thornburgh administration to Casey administration 1986-1987

Box 388
Folder 1 "Transition agendas," memoranda from departments regarding initiatives during Thornburgh administration and transition to Casey administrations December, 1986

Section: James M. Seif

Section: Correspondence

Folder 2-3 Regarding speeches, reports, and organizations February-October, 1979
Folder 4-12 To outside persons January, 1979-August, 1983

Box 389
Folder 1-3 To outside persons, for Governor Thornburgh's signature 1979-1982

Section: Telephone Logs

Folder 4-13 February, 1979- August, 1982

Section: Memoranda and correspondence


Box 390
Folder 1 To and from Lt. Governor Scranton (WWSIII) 1979-1981
Folder 2 To Jay C. Waldman (JCW) 1979-1982
Folder 3 To Rick Stafford (RAS) 1979-1981
Folder 4 To and from Paul Critchlow 1978-1983
Folder 5 To Murray G. Dickman (MGD) 1979-1984
Folder 6 To Walt Plosila 1979-1982
Folder 7 To Maria Keating 1981
Folder 8 To Jesse Lewis 1981
Folder 9 To Governor's Office 1979
Folder 10 To Farrell Rubenstein 1979-1983
Folder 11 To George Seidel 1979-1981
Folder 12 To Robin Ross 1980-1982
Folder 13 To Cabinet members 1981-1984

Section: Scheduling systems

Folder 14-15 Staff meetings and memoranda 1979-1983
Folder 16 Scheduling systems, memos, forms and clips 1979-1983
Folder 17 Memos, notes and informal correspondence 1979-1983

Box 391
Folder 1 Schedule logs, memos, forms and tallies 1979-1983
Folder 2 Weekly reports, scheduling system 1979-1985

Section: Thornburgh annotated notes and clippings

Folder 3-9 1979-1985

Section: Alphabetical issues

Folder 10 Abortion 1981
Folder 11 Advertising 1980-1981
Folder 12 Alcohol abuse 1980-1981
Folder 13 Archives 1983
Folder 14 Auto emission 1981
Folder 15 Ben Franklin Partnership 1980-1984
Folder 16 Block grants 1981
Folder 17 Bonds/bond market 1980-1982
Folder 18 Booz-Allen, management consultants: general 1979-1980
Folder 19 Booz-Allen, management consultants: work file 1979

Box 392
Folder 1 Budget: other states 1980-1983
Folder 2 Budget: Pennsylvania 1981-1984
Folder 3 Budget: Federal 1981-1984
Folder 4-5 Budget and Administration 1979-1981
Folder 6 Cabinet 1979-1982
Folder 7 Centralia 1981-1984
Folder 8 Choices for Pennsylvanians 1980-1981
Folder 9 Christmas gifts 1979-1983
Folder 10 Clipping service 1981-1983
Folder 11 Coal 1981
Folder 12 Coat of arms undated
Folder 13 Code of Conduct 1980-1981
Folder 14 Commission for women 1981
Folder 15 Commissions 1980
Folder 16 Contributions 1980-1981
Folder 17 Corporations bureau 1980-1983

Box 393
Folder 1 Corporations bureau 1980-1983
Folder 2 Corrections, Bureau of 1978-1979
Folder 3 Cost Reduction Study Team 1979-1983
Folder 4 Credit rating: Pennsylvania 1982-1983
Folder 5 Crime 1982-1983
Folder 6 Death penalty 1971-1981
Folder 7 Defense 1980-1981
Folder 8 Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 1979
Folder 9 Document signing 1981
Folder 10 Drunk driving 1982-1984
Folder 11 Economic development 1980-1985
Folder 12 Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet 1980-1984
Folder 13 Economy: Pennsylvania 1980-1983
Folder 14 Education 1980-1983
Folder 15-16 Energy 1979-1983
Folder 17 Enterprise zones 1980-1981
Folder 18 Erie Civic Center 1979

Box 394
Folder 1-2 Erie Lackawanna Train Station, Scranton 1981-1982
Folder 3 Ethics Act 1979
Folder 4 Executive board 1979
Folder 5 Executive compensation 1981
Folder 6 Executive Secretariat: one year report 1980
Folder 7 FAXPAK 1980
Folder 8 Federal aid 1983
Folder 9 Fire Commissioner 1980-1982
Folder 10 Flag code 1979-1981
Folder 11 Gas tax 1979-1981
Folder 12 Gasohol 1981
Folder 13 General Braddock school merger 1981
Folder 14 General Counsel, Office of 1981
Folder 15 General instrument 1980-1982
Folder 16-18 Governor's Action Center 1981-1984

Box 395
Folder 1-2 Governor's Action Center 1981-1984
Folder 3 Governor's Washington office 1978-1984
Folder 4 Governor's Energy Council 1980-1983
Folder 5 Graterford 1982
Folder 6 Gun control 1980
Folder 7 Harrisburg Train Station 1981
Folder 8 Human Resources Committee of the Cabinet (HRC) 1980-1985
Folder 9-10 Human Resources Committee of the Cabinet (HRC) 1980-1985
Folder 11 Hazardous wastes 1980-1981
Folder 12 Industrial policy 1983
Folder 13 International Registration Plan 1981
Folder 14 Interstate 80 detour 1980-1981
Folder 15 Labor relations 1980-1981
Folder 16 Legal services 1981
Folder 17 Liquor Control Board (LCB) 1981-1985
Folder 18 Lottery 1980
Folder 19 Marcy State Hospital 1981-1982
Folder 20 Merit selection 1980-1981
Folder 21 Minority business 1980-1981
Folder 22 Minority hiring 1980-1983

Box 396
Folder 1 Montage project 1978-1981
Folder 2 National Governors' Association (NGA) 1979-1984
Folder 3 National Governors' Association (NGA) endowment 1980
Folder 4 National Organization for Victim Assistance 1980
Folder 5 New Federalism 1981-1982
Folder 6 No Fault insurance 1984-1985
Folder 7 Nuclear power--general 1981
Folder 8 Nurses 1980-1981
Folder 9 Office of Budget and Administration (OBA) 1981
Folder 10 Oil Franchise tax 1981
Folder 11 Organized crime 1980-1981
Folder 12 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 1980-1985
Folder 13 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) 1981
Folder 14 PIDA loans 1982
Folder 15 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) 1982
Folder 16 Pennsylvania Science and Engineering Foundation (PSEF) 1982
Folder 17 "Palace guard" 1983
Folder 18 Patronage 1980-1981
Folder 19 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency 1981-1983
Folder 20 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 1983
Folder 21 Pennsylvania Council on the Blind 1980-1981
Folder 22 Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee 1978
Folder 23 Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Advisory Commission 1980-1983
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1981-1982
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Manual: correspondence 1979-1983
Folder 26-28 Pennsylvania Manual--distribution, Volumes 104-106 1979-1984

Box 397
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Securities Commission 1981
Folder 2 Pennypack watershed 1981-1982
Folder 3 Pension benefits 1980
Folder 4 Philadelphia schools 1981-1982
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Convention/Exposition Center 1982
Folder 6 Presidential campaign, 1980
Folder 7 Press Office 1981-1982
Folder 8 Private Sector Initiatives Task Force 1982
Folder 9 Probation and Parole, Board of 1978
Folder 10 Public Utility Commission (PUC) 1978
Folder 11-12 Publication, Bureau of, Department of General Services (DGS) 1980-1983
Folder 13 Radioactive waste 1984
Folder 14 Reorganization 1979-1981
Folder 15 Republican agenda (proposed) 1982
Folder 16 Republican organizations: Allegheny County GOP 1979
Folder 17 Republican organizations: College Republicans 1979
Folder 18 Republican organizations: Cumberland County Governor's Club 1980
Folder 19 Republican organizations: New Leadership Fund 1976-1979
Folder 20 Republican organizations: Republican Congressional Committee 1980
Folder 21 Republican organizations: Republican National Committee 1979-1981
Folder 22 Republican organizations: Republican State Committee 1978-1982

Box 398
Folder 1-2 Republican organizations: Republican State Committee 1978-1982
Folder 3 Republican organizations: Ripon Society 1979-1982
Folder 4 Route 209 1979-1980
Folder 5 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 1979-1982
Folder 6 Savings bond drive 1982
Folder 7 Scheduling 1983
Folder 8 State Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) 1980-1981
Folder 9 Security-Executives Services Detail 1974-1982
Folder 10 Security-Secret Service Review 1980
Folder 11 Senate, U.S. 1983
Folder 12 Signature authorizations 1979-1983
Folder 13 Small business 1981
Folder 14 Small Issue Revenue Bonds 1981
Folder 15 Special education 1981
Folder 16 State seal undated
Folder 17 Steel industry 1980-1982
Folder 18 Switchboard 1980-1984
Folder 19 Synthetic fuels 1981
Folder 20 Three Mile Island (TMI) 1984
Folder 21 Taxes/tax reform 1980-1985
Folder 22 Telephone etiquette seminar 1980

Box 399
Folder 1 Tercentenary 1980-1981
Folder 2 Thornburgh family 1979
Folder 3 Thornburgh, Ginny 1981-1982
Folder 4 Tourism 1978-1983
Folder 5 Trade 1985
Folder 6 Transition 1978-1979
Folder 7 Truck weights 1979-1983
Folder 8 Unemployment 1982-1984
Folder 9 Unemployment compensation 1964-1983
Folder 10 Vocational education 1981-1982
Folder 11 Volunteerism 1981-1983
Folder 12 Water referendum 1981
Folder 13 Weekly reports, memos regarding 1979-1985
Folder 14 Welfare 1980-1983
Folder 15 Western Pennsylvania Conservancy 1980
Folder 16 YMCA Youth and Government/model legislation 1979-1984
Folder 17 Young American Medals for Bravery and Service 1981-1982
Folder 18 Young Presidents Organization 1981-1983

Section: Walter Baran, Secretary of General Services

Folder 19 Capitol Addition clipping binder prepared for Secretary Baran, Part 1 1986-1987

Box 400
Folder 1 Capitol Addition clipping binder prepared for Secretary Baran, Part 2 1986-1987
Folder 2 Correspondence, articles, memoranda and notes 1979-1987

Section: Jim Scheiner, Deputy Secretary for Administration, PennDOT

Folder 3 Memorandum from Thomas Larson and report, "Past and Present Personnel Practices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)," and material regarding employees involved in criminal arrests and indictments March-December, 1979
Folder 4 Memoranda from Thomas Larson to Scheiner, regarding department goals April 5, 1979
Folder 5 PennDOT reports on funds, progress for the 1980s, management objectives, integrated information systems, and IBM project management system 1981-1983
Folder 6 PennDOT report, "Department Initiatives," Office of the Secretary July-September, 1982
Folder 7 "Productivity Improvements in State Transportation Agencies: The Pennsylvania Experience," PennDOT report by Thomas Larson and Jim Scheiner January, 1983
Folder 8-10 PennDOT report, "Department Initiatives," Office of the Secretary 1984, 1986
Folder 11 Poister, Ted, "Revitalization of PennDOT: A Case Study in Effective Public Management" December, 1986
Folder 12 "Directory of Services," PennDOT ca. 1986
Folder 13 Poister, Ted, "Transforming PennDOT: A Case Study in the Continuing Drive for Excellence" July 15, 2002

Section: Washington Office

Folder 14 Visitors register 1980-1987
Folder 15 Official opening of office January 28, 1980
Folder 16 Executive order 1981-4 regarding representation in Washington and other items February 9, 1981
Folder 17 "Women in the Arts" exhibit in Washington June 24, 1982
Folder 18 Internal memoranda regarding budget, defense contract awards, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and other PA issues, annotated by Thornburgh 1981-1984
Folder 19 Correspondence from Governor Thornburgh to U.S. Congress members and President Reagan 1983-1984
Folder 20 Correspondence to Governor Thornburgh from other governors, corporations and organizations 1983-1985
Folder 21 Testimonies given by Governor Thornburgh in Washington DC 1983-1985
Folder 22 Office 5th anniversary January 25, 1985

Section: Frank Wright, Secretary of Policy and Planning, 1983-1987

Folder 23 Frank Wright Correspondence 1983-1984
Folder 24 Frank Wright Correspondence 1985
Folder 25 Frank Wright Correspondence 1986

Section: Virginia Judson Thornburgh (Ginny)

Section: Trips


Box 401
Folder 1 China and Japan 1980-1983
Folder 2 China II 1983-1986
Folder 3 England 1982-1984
Folder 4 Germany 1984
Folder 5 Israel 1979-1983
Folder 6 Korea 1985
Folder 7 Russia 1979
Folder 8 Soviet Jewry (including speech text) 1980-1983

Section: Topics

Folder 9 Articles written by Ginny Thornburgh January 23, 1983
Folder 10 Articles about Ginny Thornburgh 1979-1980
Folder 11 Chaplaincy Program in Commonwealth Institutions 1979-1985
Folder 12 Churches 1979-1985
Folder 13 Governor's Home Brochures 1980
Folder 14 The Governor's Home and holiday greeting cards 1979-1985
Folder 15 Hi-Tech for the Handicapped 1983-1986
Folder 16 McLane, Susan 1979-1985
Folder 17 Legal Rights of Mentally Retarded 1980-1985
Folder 18 Open Doors for the Handicapped 1979-1985
Folder 19 The President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) 1980-1985
Folder 20-23 The President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) meeting materials 1982-1985

Box 402
Folder 1 Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson and Hutchison January 31, 1979-April 22, 1985
Folder 2 Operations Crossroads-Africa June 1, 1976-July 10, 1986
Folder 3-4 Ginny Thornburgh Foundation 1979-1986
Folder 5 United Nations-UNICEF correspondence letters and article 1981-1985
Folder 6 Washington, DC: guest lists 1980-1985
Folder 7 White House correspondence, letters and invitations 1981-1984
Folder 8 Wheaton College (Ginny Thornburgh (VJT) class of 1961) 1979-1986
Folder 9 Wilson College, awarding of Honorary Degree 1979-1986

Section: Schedules

Folder 10 -13 1979-1982

Box 403
Folder 1-4 1983-1987

Section: Clippings

Folder 5-10 1979-1981

Box 404
Folder 1-8 1982-1987

Subseries 15. Committees and Commissions

Scope and Content Notes:

There are three primary sections here: Human Resources Committee of the Cabinet (HRC); Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet (EDC), for which there are fourteen cubic feet of material; and Boards and Commissions.

The Human Resources Committee. The Human Resources Committee of the Cabinet (HRC) was established on July 15, 1981, by Executive Order (available here online). It's functions, for example, were to coordinate human resource programs and projects from an interdepartmental perspective, to identify and promote implementation of ideas for more integrated delivery of human services, to administer handicap initiatives throughout the Commonwealth, to communicate relevant information about human resource programs to affected citizens and groups, and to provide a forum for public input. The files here relate to the Governor's monthly meetings with the Committee, 1981-1986.

Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet (EDC). Governor Thornburgh, by Executive Order, established the Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet, on September 23, 1980 (Executive Order available here online). The committee's primary functions included planning and coordinating state and federal program resources, assistance for selected economic development projects, supervising and directing related projects and necessary financial assistance, and monitoring progress.

The files of this committee are arranged in three sections. The first are the monthly meeting files which are arranged chronologically, 1980-1986.

Second are the alphabetical files listing the company and county in alphabetical order, 1980-1986. These files follow the economic development of a particular company, organization, or county and contain, for example: correspondence, memos, reports, background material, and/or news clippings. Some of the topics, for example, are: advertising campaign, advanced technology, agriculture, Allegheny County, Erie Civic Center groundbreaking, gypsy moth, health care, housing, Mon-Valley, Philadelphia Ports Corporation, steel, and transportation.

Thirdly are CLIME files, Clinton-Lycoming Industrial Marketing Effort, containing in-depth information regarding economic development and marketing in Clinton and Lycoming counties, 1980-1986. These files include, for example: correspondence, memos, reports, activity and update logs, background material, proposals, and news clippings of activities within Clinton and Lycoming counties. There are reports which contain Department of Community Affairs (DCA) funded projects, expenditures, and economic development strategies for these two counties. Topics range from more general to others very specific, for example: Little League Museum, Williamsport Area Community College, Williamsport - the city and its Chamber of Commerce. The activity logs contain in-depth information on expenditures from the following departments: Commerce (PIDA, Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority), Community Affairs, Education, Labor and Industry, and Transportation.

Boards and Commissions. There are five folders of the Governor's state boards and commissions, 1979-1987. These folders contain information regarding judicial actions, reviews and confirmations of these state boards and commissions. They contain up-to-date information (for this period) regarding the members of the statewide boards and commissions.

Section: Human Resources Committee of the Cabinet (HRC)


Box 405
Folder 1-25 1981-1986

Section: Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet (EDC)

Section: Meeting Chron Files


Box 406
Folder 1 Meeting September 21, 1979
Folder 2 Meeting with Brooks Robinson April 18, 1980
Folder 3 Meeting with Brooks Robinson June 23, 1980
Folder 4 Meeting July 25, 1980
Folder 5 Private Meeting September 23, 1980
Folder 6-16 Meetings October 31, 1980-July 26, 1982

Box 407
Folder 1-12 Meetings September 24, 1982-June 28, 1984

Box 408
Folder 1 Meeting July 27, 1984
Folder 2 EDC: Special Meeting with Allegheny County Commissioners August 20, 1984
Folder 3-10 Meetings September 14, 1984-May 22, 1986

Section: Alphabetical Files


Box 409
Folder 1 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (A-B-E) Airport 1984-1985
Folder 2 Abex Wheel-Johnstown June, 1983
Folder 3 Abbotts Dairies August-September, 1984
Folder 4 Abundance Petroleum Proposal June 16, 1983
Folder 5 Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) July, 1983 and November, 1984
Folder 6 Acorn Development Proposal November, 1982
Folder 7 Acorn 1984-1985
Folder 8-10 Advanced Technology-High Tech 1980-1985
Folder 11 American Foundation for Negro Affairs (AFNA) January-February, 1984
Folder 12 Agricultural Development 1983-1984
Folder 13 Agricultural Land Policy for prime land October 8, 1982
Folder 14 Agricultural Transportation Task Force 1983
Folder 15 Agriculture 1983-1984
Folder 16 Air International 1983
Folder 17 Allegheny County 1984-1986
Folder 18 Allegheny County, Funding 1984, 1986
Folder 19 Allegheny County Community College-EDA Applications 1983
Folder 20-21 Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp 1981-1982, 1984
Folder 22 Allegheny Power System 1982
Folder 23 Allied Corporation September 16, 1983
Folder 24 American City Corporation 1984
Folder 25 American Electronic Laboratories, Inc. August 13, 1985
Folder 26 American Financial Systems, Inc. November 18, 1983
Folder 27 Amore Company 1984
Folder 28 Anchor Hocking, Connellsville 1983
Folder 29 A and P Stores 1982
Folder 30 Appalachian Foundations 1984
Folder 31 Apparel Industry 1983, 1985
Folder 32 Arbor, Inc. 1983

Box 410
Folder 1 Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 1983
Folder 2 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC): Policies/Funding 1981-1983
Folder 3 ARC Conference Spring, 1984
Folder 4 Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) April 29, 1985
Folder 5 Armed Forces May 17, 1983
Folder 6 Armco, Inc. 1983-1985
Folder 7 Armour Meat Packing 1984
Folder 8 Astra Foods ca.1982-1983
Folder 9 AT and T 1982
Folder 10 Atlas Chain ESOP 1983
Folder 11 Atlas Chain and Precision Products Co. 1983
Folder 12 Associate Metals 1982
Folder 13 Auto Emissions 1982
Folder 14 Aviation 1982-1984
Folder 15 Avtex Fibers, Inc. September 21, 1983 and April 1, 1985
Folder 16 Axle Tax March, 1985
Folder 17 Aydin Corporation 1983
Folder 18 Babock and Wilcox Co., Tubular Products Group 1983, 1985
Folder 19 Joseph A. Bank Clothier, Inc. 1983
Folder 20 Baumgardner Oil Co. 1983
Folder 21 Beaver County Community College 1982-1983
Folder 22 Bell Telephone Laboratories 1983
Folder 23-25 Enterprise Development 1983

Box 411
Folder 1 Bethlehem Steel 1982-1986
Folder 2 Bethlehem Steel-Bethforge/Ladle Metallurgy Facilities March 14, 1986
Folder 3 Bureau of Human Resources Conference (BHR) March, 1984
Folder 4 Birch Studies April 30, 1985
Folder 5 Blacks: African-American Proclamation Convention June 6, 1983
Folder 6 Black Box Company 1982-1984
Folder 7 Black and Decker 1984-1985
Folder 8 Bloomsburg Urban Development 1985
Folder 9 BMY Corporation 1984
Folder 10 Boards and Commissions (Nominations) 1983
Folder 11 Bottle Bill 1984-1985
Folder 12 Boyerstown Project July 3, 1986
Folder 13 Bradford Coal Company July 29, 1985
Folder 14 Bradford Library, University of Pittsburgh March 26, 1985
Folder 15 Bridge Bill 1982
Folder 16 Bridge Restoration Program #1 1982
Folder 17 Bridge Restoration Program #3 December 15, 1982
Folder 18 Bristol Borough July 2, 1985
Folder 19 Brockway, Inc. (NY) 1985
Folder 20 Brockway/ Washington County 1983, 1985
Folder 21 B.T. Industrial Supplies, Inc. 1983
Folder 22 Budd Company 1986
Folder 23 Business Council of PA 1982-1986
Folder 24 Business Council of PA: 1985 Update on Competitive Positions 1985
Folder 25 Business Development Credit Corporation December, 1984
Folder 26 Business Editors Luncheon August, 1984

Box 412
Folder 1 C.A. Electronics, Inc. September 21, 1984
Folder 2 Mayor Richard Caliguiri's Project 1984
Folder 3 Campbell, Inc 1983
Folder 4 Cardo Automotive June, 1985
Folder 5 Carnegie Mellon University's DOD Software Engineering Institute 1984-1985
Folder 6 Caterpillar 1986
Folder 7 Centralia 1984-1986
Folder 8 Charles of the Ritz Group, Ltd. 1982-1985
Folder 9 Check Presentations 1981, 1985
Folder 10 Chesapeake Bay 1983
Folder 11 Chessie 1981-1982
Folder 12 Chester-Workplace of the Future 1985
Folder 13 Chester County Consortium for the Economic Development December 13, 1983
Folder 14 Cheyney Nursing Program April 8, 1985
Folder 15 Cheyney Nursing School Project October 4, 1982
Folder 16 Cheyney State Acquisition April 20, 1983 and September 18, 1984
Folder 17 Chivalette, Frank: Selinsgrove State Farm Request 1984
Folder 18-19 The Competition: Advertising Campaign 1981-1987
Folder 20 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) July, 1983
Folder 21 The Computer Company December 27, 1986
Folder 22 Conshohocken Plant September 16, 1983
Folder 23 Control Data 1982-1985
Folder 24 Control Data Business and Technology Centers March 1, 1985

Box 413
Folder 1 Cooperative Extension Service November 9, 1983
Folder 2 Copperweld Plant Closing 1984
Folder 3 Corporations (Fortune Listing) January 9, 1984
Folder 4 County Payroll Data 1984
Folder 5 CPC North America: Shamokin Area Industrial Corp (SAIC) 1982-1983
Folder 6 Crawford County Briefing November 7, 1983
Folder 7 Creeger Brick January-February, 1986
Folder 8 Crucible Plant in Midland 1982
Folder 9 Concept Training, Inc. (CTI) August 31, 1984
Folder 10 Culbro Manufacturing Co. June 18, 1986
Folder 11 Delaware Bay May 30, 1984
Folder 12 Delaware County Community College July, 1982
Folder 13 Delaware County EDC-Delco Development 1983, 1985
Folder 14 Delaware River Port Authority 1982-1985
Folder 15 Disabled Persons May 23, 1983
Folder 16 Disaster Loans May 24, 1983
Folder 17 Dislocated Worker Conference 1983
Folder 18-19 Dislocated Workers Program 1983-1985
Folder 20 Displaced Workers Proposals December 9, 1983
Folder 21 Downington Privatization 1985
Folder 22 Dravo Corporation 1984-1985
Folder 23 Duquesne, City of 1986
Folder 24 General Economic Development Climate 1984-1985
Folder 25 National Economic Development Climate 1984
Folder 26 Pennsylvania Economic Development Climate 1984-1985
Folder 27 Economic Development Committee of the Cabinet 1979-1980, 1983, 1985
Folder 28 Economic Development Council of north east PA June 19, 1984
Folder 29 Economic Development Initiatives 1986-1987
Folder 30 Economic Development Review Committee 1984
Folder 31 Economic Development Topics: Articles 1986
Folder 32 Economic Development Topics: Gubernatorial Management of State Economic Development Policy/ Ford Foundation October 18-20, 1984
Folder 33 Economic Development Topics: Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA): Placement Profile 1984
Folder 34 Economic Development Topics: Ohio's Economic Development Incentives March 1984
Folder 35 Economic Development Topics: Private-Public Partnership to the Test October 18, 1984
Folder 36 Economic Development Topics: Thornburgh Administration Strategy for Economic Development (History of Economic Development) March, 1985
Folder 37 Elcast Forging Co. September 21, 1984 and October 2, 1984
Folder 38 Elk County Bridge June, 1986
Folder 39 Elwood City 1984-1986
Folder 40 Erie Civic Center Dedication June 1, 1983
Folder 41 Erie (Greater) Economic Development Corporation 1980-1983
Folder 42 Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP Program) 1982-1983
Folder 43 Exim Bank Luncheon December 13, 1985

Box 414
Folder 1 FAA Automated Flight Centers July 5, 1983
Folder 2 Fairchild-Weston, Inc. 1982
Folder 3 Fairless Steel-Bucks Co April 19, 1983
Folder 4 Fairmount Park November 21, 1984
Folder 5 The Fantus Company 1984-1985
Folder 6 Fluid Packaging Company, Inc., (Lakewood, NJ) March, 1985
Folder 7 Fox-Morris Outplacement Professionals 1983
Folder 8-9 Frankford Arsenal 1979-1986
Folder 10 Greene County 1980-1981
Folder 11 Griffith Custer Steel 1984
Folder 12 Grove City Industrial Development Corporation October, 1983
Folder 13 Grove Manufacturing June, 1982
Folder 14 Grumman Corporation-Postal Service Contract 1985-1986
Folder 15 Guardian Life (Lehigh County) October, 1984
Folder 16 Guilford Transportation 1986
Folder 17 Gypsy Moth Advisory Committee 1984-1986
Folder 18 Gypsy Moth Task Force 1982
Folder 19 Hale Pumps March 23, 1984
Folder 20 Hammermill Paper 1984-1985
Folder 21 Harley-Davidson 1984-1985
Folder 22 HARSCO (defense contractor) May 21, 1986
Folder 23 Hazardous Waste 1983 and January 24, 1985
Folder 24 Health Care for the Unemployed April 20, 1983
Folder 25 Health Care Cost Containment March, 1983 and 1984
Folder 26 Henderson Group 1986
Folder 27 Hershey Foods Corporation (HERCO) July, 1983
Folder 28 Homer Research Labs 1985-1986

Box 415
Folder 1 IBM July 16, 1984
Folder 2 IBC Corporation August 17, 1983
Folder 3 Ifo Sanitar April 4, 1985
Folder 4 Industrial Competitiveness Act June 18, 1984
Folder 5 Industrial Real Estate Review May, 1985
Folder 6 Infrastructure Bank 1984
Folder 7 Inroads-Philadelphia Annual Report 1984
Folder 8 Institute for Loss Control Studies February 29, 1985
Folder 9 Jones and Laughlin Steel 1982-1986
Folder 10 Jones and Laughlin/Alpo Development Proposal November 23, 1983
Folder 11 Jantic Corporation 1986
Folder 12 Japan August 2, 1985
Folder 13 Japanese Banking December, 1985
Folder 14 Japanese Loan Program 1982-1984
Folder 15 Jet Broom, Inc. 1984
Folder 16 Jet Plastica November 14, 1983
Folder 17 John Rudy Park December 29, 1983
Folder 18 Judicial System, PA October 3, 1983
Folder 19 Keebler March 28, 1983
Folder 20 Kelsey-Hayes ca. 1984
Folder 21 Keidanren Delegation June, 1984
Folder 22 Kentucky Economic Development Spring, 1985
Folder 23 Ketron, Inc November 1, 1984
Folder 24 Keystone, Inc./ Cameron County July 28, 1983
Folder 25 Keystone/ Synfuels Project and Kellog Rust, Inc 1985
Folder 26 Liberty Electronics September 24, 1985
Folder 27 Lincoln Properties 1985
Folder 28 Machine Tool Industry, National 1984
Folder 29 Mack Truck Company 1985-1990
Folder 30 Mesta Machine Company 1981-1984
Folder 31 MILRITE-Private Placement Accounts 1983-1984
Folder 32 Mon Valley 1983-1985
Folder 33 Mon Valley Executive Commission Meetings February, 1984 and December 30, 1985
Folder 34 Mon Valley Renaissance 1984-1985
Folder 35 Murata Erie N.A., Inc. May 3, 1984
Folder 36 Mushroom Industry 1984-1985

Box 416
Folder 1 Nabisco December, 1985
Folder 2 Narco Avionics November 22, 1983
Folder 3 NASA Bioprocessing Research Center 1984-1985
Folder 4 National Association of Attorneys General May 16, 1983
Folder 5 National Association of Manufacturers June 22, 1983
Folder 6 National Development Council 1983
Folder 7 New England Energy March, 1986
Folder 8 North American Cerutti Corporation May 7, 1984
Folder 9-10 North American Silica Company 1982-1986
Folder 11 Oberg Manufacturing July 11, 1985
Folder 12 Oglevee Associates October, 1984
Folder 13 Oregon Food Share Projects August 22, 1984
Folder 14 Parkway East Industrial Park 1983-1984
Folder 15 Pennsylvania Business Survey October, 1984-April, 1986
Folder 16 Pennsylvania Wire Rope June, 1984
Folder 17 Pfaltzgraff, George W.: Groundbreaking for Meadowbrook Village February 5, 1985
Folder 18 Philadelphia Marine Center 1985-1986
Folder 19-20 Philadelphia Port Corporation 1982-1986
Folder 21 Philadelphia Port Corporation: Reports and "Destination Philadelphia" 1982-1985

Box 417
Folder 1 Philadelphia Ports-Hog Island 1984 and October, 1985
Folder 2 Pier 124-Philadelphia 1984
Folder 3 Pilot's Association (Delaware Bay and River) June 13, 1985
Folder 4 Piper Aircraft Corporation 1984
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Provision and Parking, Inc. June 21, 1985
Folder 6 Plain and Fancy, Lancaster, PA December, 1983
Folder 7 Plumwood Developers March 6, 1986
Folder 8 Point Pleasant Canoe 1984-1985
Folder 9 PQ Corporation-Report undated
Folder 10 Pure Carbon 1985
Folder 11 Quadrus and Friends December 20, 1984 and January 3, 1985
Folder 12-13 Thornburgh-Letters sent by 1982-1983
Folder 14 Three Mile Island 1983-1985
Folder 15 Venture Capital 1983-1986
Folder 16 Westinghouse Productivity Center August 23, 1982
Folder 17 Weston: "The Weston Way" Summer, 1983
Folder 18 Wilkes-Barre February 4, 1986

Section: CLIME- Clinton-Lycoming Industrial Marketing Effort

Folder 19 Proposal For a Plan to Improve Economic Development in the CLIME Area: Includes Schedules, Meetings, and Senator Hager's Speech 1980
Folder 20 Background Information for CLIME 1980-1981
Folder 21 Handwritten Notes 1981-1985
Folder 22 News Clippings 1980-1985

Box 418
Folder 1-4 Memos and Correspondence 1980-1985
Folder 5 Report: " Clinton-Lycoming Industrial Marketing Effort 'CLIME': An Action Project of the Economic Development Committee" published by EDC of the Cabinet; DCA and DOT Funded Projects, Tourism and Revenue, Bond, and Mortgage Expenditures 1980-1986
Folder 6 Report: "PA Resident Civilian Labor Force Series for County and CETA Prime Sponsor Areas 1970-1979" prepared by Research and Statistics Labor Market-Analysis Section June, 1980
Folder 7 Report: "Economic Development Program for Clinton-Lycoming Industrial Marketing Effort 'CLIME' ", Volumes 1 and 4 1981
Folder 8 " Clinton-Lycoming Industrial Marketing Effort 'CLIME' " DCA Marketing Presentation published by Ketchum Communications July 23, 1982
Folder 9 "Getting Down to Business in Clinton County, PA," report prepared by Industrial Development Corporation of Clinton County, PA ca. 1984
Folder 10 Summary and Update Reports and Expenditures 1981-1985

Box 419
Folder 1 Activity Logs: Commerce (PIDA) 1981-1986
Folder 2 Activity Logs: Community Affairs 1981-1983
Folder 3 Activity Logs: Educational Activities 1982
Folder 4 Activity Logs: Labor and Industry 1981-1986
Folder 5 Activity Logs: Transportation 1982-1985
Folder 6 Little League Museum: Memos, Correspondence, Reports, and Articles June-August, 1981
Folder 7 Williamsport Area Community College: proposal, course titles, catalog, correspondence, and reports 1982
Folder 8 Williamsport Area Community College: memos and correspondence 1982
Folder 9 Williamsport Area Community College: " A Strategic Planning Model" September, 1982
Folder 10 Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner June 22, 1981
Folder 11 Williamsport: reports, handwritten notes, and news clippings 1980-1985
Folder 12 Memos, correspondence, and news clippings 1980-1981
Folder 13 Williamsport: memos and correspondence 1985

Section: Boards and Commissions

Folder 14 Judicial actions 1979-1987
Folder 15 Review of State Boards and Commissions 1979
Folder 16 Statewide Confirmation of Boards and Commissions 1986
Folder 17 Confirmation of Boards and Commissions: State Universities, Licensing Boards, Hospitals, and Schools 1986

Box 420
Folder 1 Complete alphabetical listing of all members of the boards and commissions, all years of administration 1986

Subseries 16. National Governor Organizations

Scope and Content Notes:

National Governors Association (NGA). While governor, Dick Thornburgh participated in the National Governors Association, an organization in which governors participated in discussion of issues of common concern at both state and federal levels. Dick Thornburgh writes that his principal focus in the NGA was the federal deficit, although he actively dealt with issues of transportation, technology, and educational standards, among others. About his interest in federal budgets, however, he writes, "I became convinced that a balanced-budget amendment to the United States Constitution was the only answer to the federal deficit," ( Evidence, p.175) and he continued to lobby in NGA meetings until the NGA finally called for a federal balanced-budget amendment in 1985.

Dick Thornburgh viewed his participation at NGA as an important chance to also network with many in the federal government which provided practical benefits to the problems in Pennsylvania. The relationships he developed "helped ensure that when Pennsylvania's issues warranted federal consideration, they received it" ( Evidence, 176). This, he points out, was particularly helpful in 1981-1983, during the major recession during which Pennsylvania needed and received federal aid.

The NGA met twice a year, regularly, at a winter meeting and a summer meeting. The winter meeting was held in Washington D.C., every year that Thornburgh was governor. The summer meetings, held either in July or August, were held at varying locations around the country, such as Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Maine, among others. In addition to these biannual meetings, Thornburgh attended Executive Committee meetings periodically, as well as other committee meetings that were held more sporadically.

The files are grouped by meeting to which they pertain, chronologically ordered, 1979-1986. The familiar contents for each meeting consist of both briefing binders and meeting files, though other items from the meetings are also included. The term "binder" has been preserved, as a guide to the original order of these materials, although literally they have been removed for preservation purposes. In many cases, multiple folders are required for a single "binder."

Republican Governors Association (RGA). During Thornburgh's terms as governor he was active in the Republican Governors Association. In his recent autobiography, Thornburgh calls his membership in this important, for it "gave me an opportunity to work on broader issues and to enter some important national networks" ( Evidence, p.175). The RGA was, for Thornburgh, particularly significant during his period as chairman of the Association, to which he was elected in December, 1984, and his subsequent period as campaign chairman in 1986. The organization, at the time Thornburgh was elected chairman, was in his words, "somewhat moribund and its treasury bare" ( Evidence, p.176). That soon changed, however, with Thornburgh's hiring of a new executive director and the instigation of an annual dinner. The first of these was attended by the President and RGA raised nearly a million dollars, which allowed it to invest both in candidates and other growth opportunities.

These files contain meeting files with briefing binders, in which the material pertains specifically to RGA meetings, in chronological order. There also is gubernatorial candidates information (filed alphabetically by state, annual briefing binders (arranged chronologically), and background files (arranged chronologically), which include correspondence and contributions information, as well as research on the status of gubernatorial races.

Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG). The Coalition of Northeastern Governors was created in 1976 and today is a non-partisan association of governors of the eight northeastern states-Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Thornburgh belonged and served as chairman for a period of time during his terms as governor of Pennsylvania although Pennsylvania is not today a part of this group as it was during Thornburgh's terms, 1979-1987. At that time it played an important role in the ability of Pennsylvania to network with states that shared similar interests and concerns. CONEG met once or twice a year to discuss matters of common concern and also to join forces in presenting their agendas at a political level (Republican Governors' Association) or national level (National Governors' Association). The topics that the group discussed were varied and included, for example: social, political, environmental, and economic issues, ranging from acid rain to public transportation and welfare.

These files are separated into two chronological groups: meeting files and briefing materials. The meeting files contain both briefing materials and/or notes and memorabilia regarding a specific meeting, with both pre- and during-meeting items. Briefing files contain only "briefing binders," material that was presented to Thornburgh before he attended the CONEG meetings.

Section: NGA

Folder 2 1979 meeting files, annotated material, and ephemera 1979
Folder 3-4 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 25-27, 1979
Folder 5 Committee on National Resources and Environmental Management, Washington, DC February 26, 1979
Folder 6-7 NGA Summer Meeting, Louisville, KY July 8-10, 1979
Folder 8 Governor's testimony on National Governors' Association (NGA) Nuclear Policy and Three Mile Island (TMI), Louisville, KY July 8-10, 1979
Folder 9-10 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 24-26, 1980
Folder 11 Committee on International Trade and Foreign Relations, Washington, DC February 24-26, 1980
Folder 12 Community and Economic Development Committee Meeting, Harrisburg, PA June 24, 1980

Box 421
Folder 1-2 NGA Summer Meeting, Denver, CO August 3-5, 1980
Folder 3 Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Denver, CO August 4, 1980
Folder 4 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Technology, Denver, CO August 4, 1980
Folder 5 Committee on Community and Economic Development, Denver CO August 3, 1980
Folder 6 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC September 23, 1980
Folder 7 Appalachian Regional Commission Meeting, Washington, DC February 3, 1981
Folder 8 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 22-24, 1981

Box 422
Folder 1-4 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 22-24, 1981
Folder 5 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC May 12, 1981
Folder 6-8 NGA Summer Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ August 9-11, 1981

Box 423
Folder 1 NGA Summer Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ August 9-11, 1981
Folder 2 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Technology, Dick Thornburgh as "Lead Governor" November 30, 1981
Folder 3-4 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 21-23, 1982
Folder 5 Criminal Justice Committee regarding American Prisons, Washington, DC February 21, 1982
Folder 6-7 NGA Summer Meeting, Afton, OK August 8-10, 1982
Folder 8 Criminal Justice and Public Protection Committee, Afton, OK August 8, 1982
Folder 9 Committee on International Trade and Foreign Relations, Afton, OK August 8-10, 1982
Folder 10 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Technology, Afton, OK August 9, 1982
Folder 11 Committee on Executive Management and Fiscal Affairs, Afton, OK August 9, 1982
Folder 12 "December of Decision: A Look Ahead at Pressures and Issues in Federal-State Relations," submitted to the Executive Committee Meeting by Governor George Busbee of Georgia, Park City, UT November 12, 1982
Folder 13-14 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 27-March 1, 1983

Box 424
Folder 1-2 National Task Force on Education for Economic Growth, Washington, DC February 26, 1983
Folder 3 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Technology, Washington, DC February 28, 1983
Folder 4 Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Protection regarding Illegal Drug Trafficking, Washington, DC February 27, 1983
Folder 5 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC May 23, 1983
Folder 6-9 NGA Summer Meeting, Portland, ME July 31-August 2, 1983

Box 425
Folder 1 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Technology, Portland, ME August 1, 1983
Folder 2 Appalachian Regional Commission, Portland, ME June 30, 1983
Folder 3 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC October 21, 1983
Folder 4 Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington DC January 31, 1984
Folder 5-7 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 26-28, 1984
Folder 8 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Communication Meeting, Washington, DC February 27, 1984
Folder 9 Committee on International Competitiveness Meeting, Washington, DC February 28, 1984
Folder 10 Committee on International Trade and Foreign Relations Meeting, Washington, DC February 27, 1984
Folder 11 Special Governors Work Session on the Federal Budget, Washington, DC February 25, 1984
Folder 12 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC June 11, 1984
Folder 13-14 NGA Summer Meeting, Nashville, TN July 29-31, 1984

Box 426
Folder 1 NGA Summer Meeting, Nashville, TN July 29-31, 1984
Folder 2 Briefing binder for Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Communication meeting July 29, 1984
Folder 3 Executive Committee Meeting, Nashville, TN July 29, 1984
Folder 4 Reports from various committees at NGA Summer Meeting, Nashville, TN July 29-31, 1984
Folder 5 Task Force on Technological Innovation, Nashville, TN July 29, 1984
Folder 6 Tax Reform Meeting, Harrisburg, PA November 28, 1984
Folder 7-9 Executive Committee Meeting and Task Force on Tax Reform, Hilton Head Island, SC November 29, 1984
Folder 10 Advisory Committee on Tax Reform, Washington, DC December 13, 1984
Folder 11 Committee on Low-Level Nuclear Waste, Colorado Springs, CO January 10-11, 1985
Folder 12 Executive Committee Meeting and Plenary Session of Republican Governors' Association (RGA) and Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), Washington, DC February 24, 1985

Box 427
Folder 1-2 Executive Committee Meeting and Plenary Session of Republican Governors' Association (RGA) and Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), Washington, DC February 24, 1985
Folder 3-5 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 24-25, 1985
Folder 6 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC May 7, 1985
Folder 7 Economic Development Project Study Group Meeting, Harrisburg, PA July 24, 1985
Folder 8 Center for Policy Research and Committee on Economic Development and Technological Innovation Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA July 30, 1985
Folder 9-11 NGA Summer Meeting, Boise, ID August 4-5, 1985

Box 428
Folder 1 Committee of Transportation, Commerce and Communication, Boise, ID August 5, 1985
Folder 2 Task Force on School Readiness to Meet the New Standards, Columbia, SC November 27, 1985
Folder 3-4 Executive Committee Meeting and Seminar for Governors and Corporate Chief Executives, "The Governor as Public Manager and Chief Executive," Lake Tahoe, NV December 5-6, 1985
Folder 5-6 White House Workshops for Governors, Washington DC February 22, 1986
Folder 7-9 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 22-25, 1986

Box 429
Folder 1-4 NGA Winter Meeting, Washington, DC February 22-25, 1986
Folder 5 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Communication, Washington, DC February 24, 1986
Folder 6-9 Task Force on School Readiness to Meet the New Standards, Pittsburgh, PA (annotated) March 31, 1986

Box 430
Folder 1-2 Executive Committee Meeting, Washington, DC June 24, 1986
Folder 3-5 NGA Summer Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC August 23-26, 1986
Folder 6 Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Communication Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC August 24, 1986
Folder 7 Federalism interview briefing for Christian Science Monitor, Hilton Head Island, SC August 25, 1986
Folder 8 Governors of the American States, Commonwealths and Territories 1986
Folder 9 Policy Positions 1985-1986
Folder 10 State Government: The Journal of State Affairs, vol. 53, no. 3, "Politics and the American Governors," National Governors' Association Center for Policy Research Summer, 1980

Section: RGA

Section: Meeting files


Box 431
Folder 1 Harrisburg, PA October 25, 1979
Folder 2-3 Austin, TX November 18-20, 1979
Folder 4 Briefing for meeting in Philadelphia, Washington, DC November 16-18, 1980
Folder 5 Philadelphia, PA November 16-18, 1980
Folder 6 New Orleans, LA November 22-24, 1981
Folder 7 Kansas City, MO November 13-15, 1982
Folder 8-9 Chicago, IL November 12-15, 1983
Folder 10-11 Des Moines, IA December 2-4, 1984

Box 432
Folder 1 Des Moines, IA December 2-4, 1984
Folder 3 Washington, DC January 21, 1985
Folder 4 Washington, DC May 22, 1985
Folder 5 Washington, DC June 27, 1985
Folder 6 Boise, ID August 5, 1985
Folder 7 Meeting with President, Washington, DC October 17, 1985
Folder 8-9 Claymont, DE December 7-10, 1985
Folder 10 "White House Briefing" Meeting, Washington DC October 7, 1986
Folder 11-12 Parsippany, NJ December 7-9, 1986

Section: Gubernatorial Candidates Information

Folder 13 Briefing binder and background information February 22, 1982
Folder 14 Briefing binder and background information March 8, 1984
Folder 15 Briefing binder and background information April 26, 1985

Box 433
Folder 1 Briefing binder and background information April 26, 1985

Section: Annual Briefing Binders

Folder 2 Updates April 11, 1983
Folder 3 Briefing binder 1984
Folder 4 Updates 1985
Folder 5 Briefing binder 1986

Section: Background Files

Folder 6 Reprints of gubernatorial inaugural address speeches 1979
Folder 7 Fundraising meeting invitations June-November, 1979
Folder 8 Correspondence 1979-1980
Folder 9 Statements and clippings 1985
Folder 10-11 Contributions and thank you notes 1980
Folder 12 Campaign staff duties and consultant research 1981-1982
Folder 13 Fundraising plans and analyses 1983
Folder 14 Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania 1983
Folder 15 Republican County Chairmen luncheons 1980-1983
Folder 16-17 Status of gubernatorial races and correspondence among Association members 1984
Folder 18 News releases issued by and about Governor Thornburgh 1984-1986
Folder 19 Status of gubernatorial races 1985-1986
Folder 20 Chairman of Republican Governors Association (RGA) files, research and consultant information 1985-1986
Folder 21 "RGA Report" newsletter 1983-1985
Folder 22 "Pennsylvania Political Report" 1985-1986
Folder 23 Reagan Stage II: State and Local Revolution 1986

Section: CONEG

Section: Meeting files


Box 434
Folder 1 Harrisburg, PA January 7, 1979
Folder 2 Providence, RI October 27, 1979
Folder 3 Washington DC February 4, 1981
Folder 4 Philadelphia, PA May 7, 1981
Folder 5 Update material October 2, 1981
Folder 6 Harrisburg, PA November 20, 1981
Folder 7 Saratoga Springs, NY December 6, 1981
Folder 8 Providence, RI January 23, 1983
Folder 9 Washington DC February 28, 1983
Folder 10 Nashville, TN July 30, 1984
Folder 11 Danbury, CT January 30, 1985
Folder 12 Boise, ID August 5, 1985

Box 435
Folder 1 Annual Meeting, Bretton Woods, NH August 28, 1985
Folder 2 Mail ballot September 3, 1986

Section: Briefing binders

Folder 3 Impact on the North Eastern Region and Federal Accomplishments of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) December, 1978
Folder 4 Boston, MA August, 1979
Folder 5 Nashville, TN July, 1984
Folder 6 Hartford, CT October, 1984
Folder 7 Jackson Village, NH October, 1984
Folder 8 Task Force on Infrastructure, NY November, 1984
Folder 9 Executive Committee Meeting December, 1984

Box 436
Folder 1-2 Danbury, CT January, 1985
Folder 3 Washington DC February, 1985
Folder 4 Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) Directory and Policies 1985
Folder 5 Annual Meeting, Bretton Woods, NH August, 1985
Folder 6 Advisory Committee, Washington DC December, 1985
Folder 7 Environment Committee Meeting, Newark, NJ January, 1986
Folder 8 Annual Conference, Rye Brook, NY July, 1986

Subseries 17. Appointive Positions

Scope and Content Notes:

Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR). In 1983, Governor Thornburgh was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. This commission, Thornburgh writes in his book, had consistently focused on "safe" issues and took up "safe" tasks in the federal government, such as improving federal management and improving the communication between governments at the federal, state and local levels ( Evidence, p.176). However, when Thornburgh was elected to the commission in the summer of 1983, and following discussions and actions at NGA, he "took the governors' resolution [on a balanced budget matters]" to ACIR that summer ( Evidence, p. 176). A study done by ACIR, completed after Thornburgh left office, confirmed his convictions and found "significant evidence that constitutional rules, including those that require expenditures and revenues to be in balance, can be effective instruments for influencing fiscal behavior" ( Evidence, p.176). Unfortunately, this idea has not gained the two-thirds majority support it requires to be sent to states for ratification.

The commission met often, two to four times per year while Thornburgh was in office, most often in Washington D.C., to discuss issues and concerns that arose when dealing with government at many levels.

The ACIR files are arranged in three sections. First are the meeting briefing binders, which in some cases contain "red pen" annotations by Thornburgh. These are arranged chronologically by meeting. Secondly there are files relating to the Presidential Commission. Lastly, there are files, some which are not associated with any particular meeting, but contain news clippings about ACIR, mailings regarding ACIR policy on various subjects, and proposals about potential research areas to be considered for discussion by the commission.

EXIM Bank. In the early spring of 1985, Governor Thornburgh was named to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) by the bank's president and chairman, William H. Draper III, to represent the interests of state governments. EXIM Bank became an official independent U.S. Government agency in 1945 and finances exports and imports and oversees the exchange of commodities between the United States and foreign countries through loans, guarantees and insurance programs. The advisory committee is comprised of members broadly representative of all economic, import and export areas, including production, commerce, finance, agriculture, labor, services and state government. Thornburgh was appointed to advise the bank on this last concern from 1985-1986, when he left the governorship.

At his first Advisory Committee meeting on April 5, 1985, Thornburgh specifically asked the bank to "place special emphasis on expanding the role of small business in America's export market" (news release available here online). In addition to a more general promotion of state government interests (on a national scale), the Governor also advised specifically on behalf of his constituency, recommending a 15 percent increase in funding for programs to expand Pennsylvania's exports and attract foreign investment in his 1985-86 budget proposal.

These files are divided in chronological order by meeting and each meeting contains briefing binders and meeting files, such as pamphlets and charts, all annotated in red pen by Thornburgh. The materials in the binders have been placed in folders for preservation purposes.

Section: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR)

Section: Meeting Briefing Binders


Box 437
Folder 1-2 Washington, DC September 22-23, 1983
Folder 3-4 Washington, DC December 8-9, 1983
Folder 5 Executive summary report, Washington DC December 8-9, 1983
Folder 6 Phoenix, AZ March 2-3, 1984
Folder 7 Washington, DC June 7-8, 1984

Box 438
Folder 1 Washington, DC June 7-8, 1984
Folder 2 Annapolis, MD September 23-24, 1984
Folder 4 Washington, DC March 8-9, 1985
Folder 5 Washington, DC June 6-7, 1985
Folder 6 Washington, DC September 20-21, 1985
Folder 7 Washington, DC December 4, 1985

Section: Presidential Commission

Folder 8 Correspondence and Presidential Commission 1983-1985

Section: Research and Newspaper clippings

Folder 9 Newspaper clippings and press coverage December 1983-February 21, 1984
Folder 10 Study and position materials for Study on Metropolitan Transit in the 1980's May 16, 1984
Folder 11 Summaries, proposals and outlines for potential research topics, collected by the commission February 20, 1985

Section: (Export-Import Bank) EXIM Bank


Box 439
Folder 1 Advisory Committee meeting, Washington DC April 5, 1985
Folder 2 Advisory Committee meeting, Washington DC June 28, 1985
Folder 3 Advisory Committee meeting, Washington DC November 13, 1985
Folder 4 Luncheon meeting, Harrisburg, PA December 13, 1985
Folder 5 Annual Exporters' Conference, Washington DC March 25, 1986
Folder 6 Advisory Committee meeting, Washington DC June 23, 1986
Folder 7 Advisory Committee meeting, Washington DC September 19, 1986
Folder 8 Advisory Committee meeting, Washington DC November 14, 1986

Subseries 18. Departmental Weekly Reports

Scope and Content Notes:

Throughout his two terms, 1979-1987, Governor Thornburgh required weekly reports of his cabinet. These reports were to outline significant contacts, activities, issues, problems and accomplishments of each department. These eased considerably the task of coordination of departments and in furtherance of overall administration objectives. Underlying these administrative reports was Governor Thornburgh's determination that there be "no surprises." He did not want to be presented with unfamiliar news in the press or by someone he might meet up with, whether with good news or bad. This "system" effectively enabled the Governor and his principal aides to have full knowledge of departmental challenges and successes. Thornburgh's "red pen" trademark reflecting his consistent and persistent attention to detail is widely evident here. These files will provide the researcher with a valuable in depth and "behind the scenes" view of departmental actions, goals and achievements in a succinct and useful form.

The departments are arranged alphabetically and exist in three groups as follows:1979-1982, 1983-1986, and 1986-1987. The fourth group of files consists of responses to the Governor's questions for Dick Thornburgh's entire two terms. Here are the Governor's questions/comments on weekly reports sent to each department for response the following week. They are remarkable and clearly demonstrate how one can effectively both lead and monitor the issues and goals of an administration.

Section: 1979-1982


Box 440
Folder 1-5 Aging 1979-May, 1982

Box 441
Folder 1 Aging June-December, 1982
Folder 2-5 Agriculture 1979-June, 1981

Box 442
Folder 1-3 Agriculture July, 1981-December, 1982
Folder 4-5 Banking 1979-1980

Box 443
Folder 1-2 Banking 1981-1982
Folder 3-4 Budget and Administration 1980-1982

Box 444
Folder 1-4 Commerce 1979-1982
Folder 5-6 Community Affairs 1979-1980

Box 445
Folder 1-4 Community Affairs January, 1981-December, 1982
Folder 5 Economic Development Committee April, 27-May 20, 1982

Box 446
Folder 1-5 Education January, 1980-May, 1982
Folder 6 Education 1979

Box 447
Folder 1 Education June-December, 1982
Folder 2-3 Environmental Resources 1979-1982
Folder 4-5 General Services 1979-1981

Box 448
Folder 1 General Services 1981
Folder 2 Governor's Energy Council September, 1980-1981
Folder 3-4 Governor's Human Resources Committee of Cabinet 1981-1982
Folder 5-7 Health 1979-1980

Box 449
Folder 1 Health 1982
Folder 2 Insurance 1979-1982
Folder 3 Justice 1979-1980
Folder 4-6 Labor and Industry 1979-June, 1981

Box 450
Folder 1-3 Labor and Industry July-December, 1982
Folder 4 Lieutenant Governor 1979-1982

Box 451
Folder 1 Military Affairs 1979-1982
Folder 2 Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 1981-1982
Folder 3 Public Welfare 1979-1982
Folder 4-5 Revenue 1979-1981

Box 452
Folder 1 Revenue 1982
Folder 2 State Police 1979-1982
Folder 3-6 State 1979-June, 1981

Box 453
Folder 1-3 State July, 1981-December, 1982
Folder 4 Transportation 1979

Box 454
Folder 1-5 Transportation January, 1980-June, 1982

Box 455
Folder 1-2 Transportation July, 1982-December, 1982
Folder 3-5 Washington Office 1980-1982

Section: 1983-1986


Box 456
Folder 1-4 Aging January 6, 1983-December 26, 1985

Box 457
Folder 1-5 Agriculture January 6, 1983-June 27, 1985

Box 458
Folder 1 Agriculture July 3, 1985-December 26, 1985
Folder 2-4 Banking January 6, 1983-December 26, 1985

Box 459
Folder 1-5 Commerce January 6, 1983-July 26, 1985

Box 460
Folder 1-3 Commerce August 1, 1985-August 28, 1986

Box 461
Folder 1-5 Community Affairs January 6, 1983-July 25, 1985

Box 462
Folder 1-2 Community Affairs July 31, 1985-July 31, 1986
Folder 3 Corrections June 13, 1985-December 26, 1985

Box 463
Folder 1-3 Education January 6, 1983-December 27, 1984

Box 464
Folder 1-4 Education January 3, 1985-December 26, 1985

Box 465
Folder 1 Education January 9, 1986-September 25, 1986
Folder 2 Energy Council January, 1983-December, 1986
Folder 3 Environmental Resources January 6, 1983-October 7, 1983

Box 466
Folder 1-4 Environmental Resources October 13, 1983-July 25, 1985

Box 467
Folder 1-2 Environmental Resources August 1, 1985-December 25, 1986
Folder 3 General Services January 6, 1983-December 29, 1983

Box 468
Folder 1-3 General Services January 5, 1984-January 2, 1986

Box 469
Folder 1-4 Health January 6, 1983-December 26, 1985
Folder 5 Human Resources Committee January, 1983-September 11, 1986

Box 470
Folder 1 Insurance January 6, 1983 - December 26, 1985
Folder 2-5 Labor and Industry December 30, 1982-December 27, 1984