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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