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Subseries 14. News Clippings

Scope and Content Notes:

While Thornburgh served as Attorney General it was the practice of the Department of Justice to clip and distribute daily articles about the department and actions of the Attorney General. These were referred to as AMs and PMs, and were regularly provided twice daily. In these clippings researchers will find articles on virtually every topic of concern or relevance to the department during Thornburgh's tenure in office.

There are two sections of AMs and PMs, the first being "News Summaries" that include a one-sentence summarization of each article, including the name of the newspaper or publication source. The second section consists of the newspaper clippings themselves. These are in chronological order, August 1, 1988-August 16, 1991, generally excluding holidays and weekends. It should be noted that the "news summaries" have been digitized and are available here online to serve as an invaluable index. This enables researchers to search on topics of interest, when the relevant dates may not have been known, thus providing far greater access to this remarkable resource.

The next section here is "Burrelles." These again are bound news clippings, including TV transcripts, which were provided from outside the Department of Justice by this media organization. These clippings are filed in chronological order, though there are some overlapping dates.

Lastly there is a small section of Pennsylvania newspaper clippings. As former Pennsylvania Governor, Thornburgh's interest in his state persisted and clippings were accumulated by him, dating here 1989-1990.

Section: Summaries: AM/PM News


Box 869
Folder 1 August-September, 1988
Folder 2 October-November,1988
Folder 3 December, 1988-January, 1989
Folder 4 February-March, 1989
Folder 5 April-May, 1989
Folder 6 June-July, 1989
Folder 7 August-September, 1989
Folder 8 October-November, 1989
Folder 9 December, 1989-January, 1990
Folder 10 February-March, 1990

Box 870
Folder 1 April-May, 1990
Folder 2 June-July, 1990
Folder 3 August-September, 1990
Folder 4 October-November, 1990
Folder 5 December, 1990-January,1991
Folder 6 February-March, 1991
Folder 7 April-May,1991
Folder 8 June-July, 1991
Folder 9 August 1-16, 1991

Section: Daily Clippings: AM/PM News


Box 871
Folder 1-12 July 12-August 12, 1988

Box 872
Folder 1-12 August 15-September 23, 1988

Box 873
Folder 1-12 September 26-November 4, 1988

Box 874
Folder 1-10 November 7-December 9, 1988

Box 875
Folder 1-9 December 12, 1988-January 10, 1989

Box 876
Folder 1-7 January 11-February 3, 1989

Box 877
Folder 1-10 February 6-March 10, 1989

Box 878
Folder 1-9 March 13-April 7, 1989

Box 879
Folder 1-8 April 10-May 5, 1989

Box 880
Folder 1-8 May 8-June 15, 1989

Box 881
Folder 1-8 June 16-July 14, 1989

Box 882
Folder 1-7 July 17-August 10, 1989

Box 883
Folder 1-8 August 11-September 11, 1989

Box 884
Folder 1-8 September 12-October 11, 1989

Box 885
Folder 1-8 October 12-November 15, 1989

Box 886
Folder 1-8 November 16-December 20,1989

Box 887
Folder 1-8 December 21, 1989-January 24, 1990

Box 888
Folder 1-7 January 25-February 26, 1990

Box 889
Folder 1-8 February 27-March 30, 1990

Box 890
Folder 1-8 April 2-May 4, 1990

Box 891
Folder 1-8 May 7-June 7, 1990

Box 892
Folder 1-7 June 8-July 2,1990

Box 893
Folder 1-7 July 3-27, 1990

Box 894
Folder 1-8 July 30-September 11, 1990

Box 895
Folder 1-7 September 12-October 18, 1990

Box 896
Folder 1-8 October 19-November 26, 1990

Box 897
Folder 1-8 November 27, 1990-January 11, 1991

Box 898
Folder 1-8 January 14-March 5, 1991

Box 899
Folder 1-8 March 6-April 16,1991

Box 900
Folder 1-8 April 17-May 30, 1991

Box 901
Folder 1-10 May 31-July 11, 1991

Box 902
Folder 1-9 July 12-August 16, 1991

Section: Burelles


Box 903
Folder 1-8 October, 1988-March 29, 1989

Box 904
Folder 1-9 March 29-August 16, 1989

Box 905
Folder 1-10 August 18, 1989-January 6, 1990

Box 906
Folder 1-12 January 7-July 13, 1990

Box 907
Folder 1-10 July 12-November, 1990

Section: Pennsylvania Clippings

Folder 11 September, 1989-March, 1990