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Subseries 2. News Releases

Scope and Content Notes:

The Thornburgh archive includes paper copies of news releases from the entire Department of Justice during Thornburgh's three years as Attorney General. However, only those news releases published by the Office of the Attorney General and some fewer from departments within the Department of Justice (DOJ) issuing news related to the actions and decisions of Attorney General Thornburgh are available for online use, 425 total. Some of the departmental releases are from, for example: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Civil Division, Criminal Division, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, and the Office of Justice Programs. The White House, itself, also issued some relevant news releases that also are included online.

These news releases provide a wide variety of detailed and interesting information regarding white-collar crime, war on drugs, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), rule of law, savings and loan scandal, organized crime, the arrest of Manuel Noriega, the indictments of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and statistics regarding grants to states for the war on drugs. These news releases also contain statements, addresses, and remarks by Thornburgh before Congress, conferences, or councils, some which are not included in the formal speech files online.

The date range of the releases is July 1988-August 1991. The releases are filed chronologically by month, and in a few cases half-month. When searching the releases it is advisable to use the abbreviations list for the DOJ departments that is available here.


Box 748
Folder 1 July, 1988
Folder 2 August 1-31, 1988
Folder 3 September 1-15, 1988
Folder 4 September 16-30, 1988
Folder 5 October 1-15, 1988
Folder 6 October 16-31, 1988
Folder 7 November 1-15, 1988
Folder 8 November 16-31, 1988
Folder 9 December 1-15, 1988
Folder 10 December 16-31, 1988
Folder 11 January 1-15, 1989
Folder 12 January 16-31, 1989
Folder 13 February 1-15, 1989
Folder 14 February 16-28, 1989
Folder 15 March 1-15, 1989
Folder 16 March 16-31, 1989
Folder 17 April 1-15, 1989
Folder 18 April 16-30, 1989
Folder 19 May 1-15, 1989
Folder 20 May 16-31, 1989
Folder 21 June 1-15, 1989
Folder 22 June 16-30, 1989
Folder 23 July 1-15, 1989
Folder 24 July 16-30, 1989
Folder 25 August 1-15, 1989
Folder 26 August 16-31, 1989
Folder 27 September 1-15, 1989
Folder 28 September 16-30, 1989
Folder 29 October 1-15, 1989
Folder 30 October 16-31, 1989
Folder 31 November 1-15, 1989
Folder 32 November 16-30, 1989
Folder 33 December 1-15, 1989
Folder 34 December 16-31, 1989
Folder 35 January 1-15, 1990
Folder 36 January 16-31, 1990
Folder 37 February 1-6, 1990
Folder 38 February 7-15, 1990
Folder 39 February 16-28, 1990

Box 749
Folder 1 March 1-13, 1990
Folder 2 March 13-15, 1990
Folder 3 March 16- 25, 1990
Folder 4 March 26-31, 1990
Folder 5 April 1-15, 1990
Folder 6 April 16-30, 1990
Folder 7 May 1-5, 1990
Folder 8 May 6-10, 1990
Folder 9 May 11-15, 1990
Folder 10 May 16-25, 1990
Folder 11 May 26-31, 1990
Folder 12 June 1-10, 1990
Folder 13 June 11-15, 1990
Folder 14 June 16-25, 1990
Folder 15 June 26-30, 1990
Folder 16 July 1-15, 1990
Folder 17 July 16-25, 1990
Folder 18 July 26-31, 1990
Folder 19 August 1-8, 1990
Folder 20 August 9-20, 1990
Folder 21 August 21-31, 1990

Box 750
Folder 1 September 1-11, 1990
Folder 2 September 12-20, 1990
Folder 3 September 21-30, 1990
Folder 4 October 1-10, 1990
Folder 5 October 11-15, 1990
Folder 6 October 16-24, 1990
Folder 7 October 25-31, 1990
Folder 8 November 1-15, 1990
Folder 9 November 16-30, 1990
Folder 10 December 1-15, 1990
Folder 11 December 16-31, 1990
Folder 12 January 1-15, 1991
Folder 13 January 16-31, 1991
Folder 14 February 1-10, 1991
Folder 15 February 11-20, 1991
Folder 16 February 21-28, 1991

Box 751
Folder 1 March 1-10, 1991
Folder 2 March 11-15, 1991
Folder 3 March 16-31, 1991
Folder 4 April 1-15, 1991
Folder 5 April 16-24, 1991
Folder 6 April 25-30, 1991
Folder 7 May 1-10, 1991
Folder 8 May 11-21, 1991
Folder 9 May 22-31, 1991
Folder 10 June 1-10, 1991
Folder 11 June 11-19, 1991
Folder 12 June 20-30, 1991
Folder 13 July 1-15, 1991
Folder 14 July 16-25, 1991
Folder 15 July 26-31, 1991
Folder 16 August 1-10, 1991
Folder 17 August 11-31, 1991