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Subseries 2. Pre-Directorship Institute of Politics Research

Scope and Content Notes:

Prior to Thornburgh's arrival as Director of the Institute of Politics in June 1987, he methodically researched IOP's history, policies, and programs to enable him, as the adage states, to "hit the ground running." Many of these materials were prepared for Thornburgh by Rick Stafford (RAS), who had served in the Thornburgh Gubernatorial administration. Stafford put together briefing binders, status reports and work plans which include the history of IOP and analyze new directions the Institute could take under Thornburgh's leadership. Also included are Thornburgh's notes on IOP, correspondence related to his job search, as well as potential reorganization plans for IOP.

Folder 35 History reports, articles and publication listings 1972-1987
Folder 36 Thornburgh's post-governorship job search October, 1986-January, 1987
Folder 37 Thornburgh's "chron" file, including clippings and correspondence January 15-May 7, 1987
Folder 38 Thornburgh's notes in preparation for directorship of IOP February-July, 1987
Folder 39 IOP briefing binder on programs, administration and tasks, prepared by Rick Stafford February 24, 1987
Folder 40 IOP briefing binder, prepared by Rick Stafford, with background materials and Harvard articles February, 1987
Folder 41 Rick Stafford's report on the IOP February 23, 1987

Box 711
Folder 1 Clippings, notes, correspondence and schedules in preparation for directorship February-July, 1987
Folder 2 IOP work plan for Thornburgh, prepared by Rick Stafford May 4, 1987
Folder 3 IOP reorganization plan: memo by assistant director Mary McTigue May 28, 1987
Folder 4 IOP Status report of important tasks for director, prepared by Rick Stafford June 4, 1987