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.