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Subseries 24. News Clippings

Scope and Content Notes:

There are four sections of news clippings included in the Thornburgh archives.

During Dick Thornburgh's two terms as Governor, his staff collated and distributed daily newspaper clippings for the administration. These clippings from around the state, and nationally, enabled his team to keep their "finger on the pulse" of events and essentially document all the administration's positions and issues as presented by the media to the reading public. There is no doubt that every topic of note can be referenced here, as long as the researcher has at least an approximate date for a topic. For example, one could search the news releases available here online, and with the dates of notable events or actions of the administration, follow up with perusal of these clippings. It is also possible, for example, to have a date from speech or event files, and follow up with these clipping files. The Governor was generally well covered in the news, so events of note are usually found in the clippings and augment the background in the event files, for example.

These daily clippings are in chronological order and grouped by month. It is important to note that this section includes clippings that cover the transition period at the conclusion of Thornburgh's second term, January-June 1987.

The second section consists of Republican Rumbles, clippings collated and distributed by the PA House of Representatives, spanning the entire two terms. These present issues and subjects in the media of specific interest to the Republican Party. Some of the newspapers included here are not regularly included in the daily clippings from the governor's office. These cover the entire eight years of the Thornburgh administration.

Next, there are ethnic clippings distributed by the Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Advisory Commission. The date span of these files, although incomplete, ranges from January 1980 to December 1984, arranged by year.

Lastly there are The Editors Speak, a publication of Mid-Atlantic Newspaper Services, a business affiliate of Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association (PNPA). Clearly editorial opinion differs in content and intent from daily news reporting and therefore is of additional interest. The date range is 1979-1986, arranged by year.

Section: Governor's Office Clippings, 1979-1987


Box 627
Folder 1-7 January-April, 1979

Box 628
Folder 1-6 May-June, 1979

Box 629
Folder 1-6 July-September, 1979

Box 630
Folder 1-7 September-November, 1979

Box 631
Folder 1-7 December, 1979-February 20, 1980

Box 632
Folder 1-5 February 21-April 10, 1980

Box 633
Folder 1-7 April 11-June 20, 1980

Box 634
Folder 1-6 June 22-October 17, 1980

Box 635
Folder 1-6 August 21-October 17, 1980

Box 636
Folder 1-7 October 18-December 19, 1980

Box 637
Folder 1-7 December 20, 1980-February, 1981

Box 638
Folder 1-6 March-April, 1981

Box 639
Folder 1-6 May-June, 1981

Box 640
Folder 1-6 July-August, 1981

Box 641
Folder 1-6 September-October 16, 1981

Box 642
Folder 1-5 October 18-November, 1981

Box 643
Folder 1-5 December, 1981

Box 644
Folder 1-7 January, 1982

Box 645
Folder 1-6 February, 1982

Box 646
Folder 1-6 March, 1982

Box 647
Folder 1-5 April, 1982

Box 648
Folder 1-7 May, 1982

Box 649
Folder 1-6 June, 1982

Box 650
Folder 1-7 July-August 10, 1982

Box 651
Folder 1-6 August 11-September 14, 1982

Box 652
Folder 1-6 September 15-October 18, 1982

Box 653
Folder 1-6 October 19-November 20, 1982

Box 654
Folder 1-6 November 21-December, 1982

Box 655
Folder 1-7 January-February, 1983

Box 656
Folder 1-6 March-April, 1983

Box 657
Folder 1-6 May-June, 1983

Box 658
Folder 1-5 July-August, 1983

Box 659
Folder 1-6 September-December, 1983

Box 660
Folder 1-7 December, 1983-February 18, 1984

Box 661
Folder 1-6 February 22-April, 1984

Box 662
Folder 1-6 May-July, 1984

Box 663
Folder 1-7 August-October, 1984

Box 664
Folder 1-6 November, 1984-January, 1985

Box 665
Folder 1-6 February-April 15, 1985

Box 666
Folder 1-6 May-July 15, 1985

Box 667
Folder 1-7 July 16-October, 1985

Box 668
Folder 1-6 November, 1985-January, 1986

Box 669
Folder 1-6 February-April, 1986

Box 670
Folder 1-6 May-July, 1986

Box 671
Folder 1-6 August-October, 1986

Box 672
Folder 1-5 November, 1986-January, 1987
Folder 6 Selective List of Governor's Office Clippings 1979-1985

Section: Republican Rumbles


Box 673
Folder 1-9 January-May, 1979

Box 674
Folder 1-9 June-October, 1979

Box 675
Folder 1-8 November, 1979-March, 1980

Box 676
Folder 1-7 March-June, 1980

Box 677
Folder 1-8 July-October, 1980

Box 678
Folder 1-8 November, 1980-February, 1981

Box 679
Folder 1-6 March-May, 1981

Box 680
Folder 1-6 June-August, 1981

Box 681
Folder 1-6 September-November, 1981

Box 682
Folder 1-6 December, 1981-February, 1982

Box 683
Folder 1-6 March-May, 1982

Box 684
Folder 1-6 June-August, 1982

Box 685
Folder 1-6 September-November, 1982

Box 686
Folder 1-6 December, 1982-February, 1983

Box 687
Folder 1-6 March-May, 1983

Box 688
Folder 1-6 June-August, 1983

Box 689
Folder 1-8 September-December, 1983

Box 690
Folder 1-8 January-April, 1984

Box 691
Folder 1-8 May-August, 1984

Box 692
Folder 1-8 September-December, 1984

Box 693
Folder 1-8 January-April, 1985

Box 694
Folder 1-6 May-July, 1985

Box 695
Folder 1-6 August-October, 1985

Box 696
Folder 1-6 November, 1985-January, 1986

Box 697
Folder 1-6 February-April, 1986

Box 698
Folder 1-5 May-July 10, 1986

Box 699
Folder 1-7 July 11-October, 1986

Box 700
Folder 1-7 November, 1986-February, 1987

Box 701
Folder 1-5 March-May, 1987

Section: Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission, "Ethnic News," 1979-1984

Folder 6-7 1980-1981

Box 702
Folder 1-3 1982-1984

Section: The Editor's Speak," 1979-1986

Folder 4-11 1979-1986