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Subseries 1. Speeches and Testimony

Scope and Content Notes:

All 195 speeches delivered by Attorney General Thornburgh have been digitized and are available here online. These speeches cover virtually every major topic encountered during Thornburgh's three years at the Department of Justice, 1988-1991. The detail and issue background included makes them a very valuable source for researchers. In many cases, the collection also contains drafts and interesting "as delivered" copies.


Box 739
Folder 1 Remarks of Dick Thornburgh Attorney General of the United States Following His Taking the Oath of Office, Washington, DC August 12, 1988
Folder 2 "Federalism and Law Enforcement," Second Annual Lawyers' Convention of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Washington, DC September 9, 1988
Folder 3 "Reinvigorating Government," Carnegie Mellon University School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA), Pittsburgh, PA September 29, 1988
Folder 4 Philadelphia Bar Association, Washington, DC September 30, 1988
Folder 5 Department of Justice Employees, Washington, DC October 7, 1988
Folder 6 United States Attorneys' Conference, Charleston, SC October 8, 1988
Folder 7 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, Portland, OR October 17, 1988
Folder 8 Appeal of Conscience Foundation, New York, NY October 18, 1988
Folder 9 Dedication Ceremony of Franklin and Marshall College's Stager Hall, Lancaster, PA October 20, 1988
Folder 10 Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Conference, San Diego, CA October 25, 1988
Folder 11 University of Florida Blue Key Banquet, Gainesville, FL October 28, 1988
Folder 12 Oceans '88 Conference, Baltimore, MD October 31, 1988
Folder 13 Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, PA November 14, 1988
Folder 14 New England Council's 63rd Annual Dinner Meeting, Boston, MA November 16, 1988
Folder 15 Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania Society, New York, NY December 10, 1988
Folder 16 Inauguration Sabbath Services the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC January 13, 1989
Folder 17 20th Annual Ecumenical Service Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Atlanta, GA January 16, 1989
Folder 18 West Virginia Bar Association's Mid-Winter Meeting, Charleston, WV February 3, 1989
Folder 19 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, concerning Fraud in the Savings and Loan Association Area, Washington, DC February 9, 1989
Folder 20 Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC February 16, 1989
Folder 21 Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL February 21, 1989
Folder 22 Economic Club of New York, NY, New York February 22, 1989
Folder 23 Washington Institute of the National Council of Jewish Women, Washington, DC March 13, 1989
Folder 24 Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith, Washington, DC March 14, 1989

Box 740
Folder 1 Annual Meeting of Special Agents in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration, Phoenix, AZ March 20, 1989
Folder 2 "Three Mile Island," National Press Club, Washington, DC March 28, 1989
Folder 3 Pittsburgh World Affairs Council, Pittsburgh, PA April 11, 1989
Folder 4 Foundation for Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA April 20, 1989
Folder 5 Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Los Angeles, CA April 24, 1989
Folder 6 Seventh International Drug Enforcement Conference, Miami, FL April 26, 1989
Folder 7 House Judiciary Committee concerning Department of Justice Appropriation Authorization, Washington, DC May 2, 1989
Folder 8 Fifth and Eleventh Judicial Circuits, New Orleans, LA May 8, 1989
Folder 9 1989 Graduating Class of the University of NC School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC May 14, 1989
Folder 10 American Law Institute, Washington, DC May 19, 1989
Folder 11 1989 National Law Center, The George Washington University, Washington, DC May 21, 1989
Folder 12 Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, concerning the Role of the American Bar Association in the Judicial Selection Process, Washington, DC June 2, 1989
Folder 13 TX Police Association, Fort Worth, TX June 13, 1989
Folder 14 Houston Lawyers Association Dinner, Houston, TX June 13, 1989
Folder 15 Caucus on International Narcotics Control, United States Senate, concerning United States International Drug Control Policy, New York, NY June 19, 1989
Folder 16 Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Washington, DC June 22, 1989
Folder 17 Operation Push Annual Conference, Chicago, IL June 27, 1989
Folder 18 Program on Ethics and Management in Government Sponsored by the American Bar Association, Washington, DC June 29, 1989
Folder 19 American Legion, Pittsburgh, PA July 12, 1989

Box 741
Folder 1 National Association of District Attorneys, Portland, ME July 19, 1989
Folder 2 Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, concerning the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Washington, DC August 2, 1989
Folder 3 "Back to Fundamentals - Meeting Expectations for Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice," House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, Honolulu, Hawaii August 8, 1989
Folder 4 American Correctional Association, Baltimore, MD August 14, 1989
Folder 5 Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Governmental Affairs concerning Organized Crime Strike Forces, Washington, DC September 8, 1989
Folder 6 Department of Justice Securities Enforcement Conference, Washington, DC September 12, 1989
Folder 7 Third Circuit Judicial Conference, Pittsburgh, PA September 12, 1989
Folder 8 House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies, Washington, DC September 13, 1989
Folder 9 Presidential Forum on Offenders with Mental Retardation, Bethesda, MD September 15, 1989
Folder 10 Judicial Conference of the U.S., Washington, DC September 20, 1989
Folder 11 Sixth Annual General Counsel Briefing, Washington, DC September 20, 1989
Folder 12 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Washington, DC September 20, 1989
Folder 13 Ceremonies Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Office of the United States Attorney General, Washington, DC September 22, 1989
Folder 14 Drug Free Business Initiative, San Antonio, TX September 27, 1989
Folder 15 U.S. Attorneys Conference, San Antonio, TX September 27, 1989
Folder 16 House Judiciary Committee on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Washington, DC October 12, 1989
Folder 17 "Glasnost, Perestroika, Democratizatsia and the Rule of Law," Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR October 18, 1989
Folder 18 American Bankers Association, New York, NY October 26, 1989

Box 742
Folder 1 National Conference of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography, Washington, DC October 26, 1989
Folder 2 International Symposium on Money Laundering, Miami, FL October 27, 1989
Folder 3 Special Agent Memorial Services, Washington, DC November 1, 1989
Folder 4 Civil Rights Committee of the Anti-defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith, Philadelphia, PA November 2, 1989
Folder 5 National Association of Women Judges, Washington, DC November 10, 1989
Folder 6 Council of Jewish Federations, Inc., Cincinnati, OH November 18, 1989
Folder 7 National Crime Prevention Awards, Washington, DC December 7, 1989
Folder 8 "The Rule of Law: How Democracy Happens," British-American Parliamentary Group House of Commons, London, England December 13, 1989
Folder 9 Department of Justice Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington, DC January 8, 1990
Folder 10 Office of Personnel Management's Government-wide Conference on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Bethesda, MD January 10, 1990
Folder 11 Department of Justice Honoring Eagle Award Recipients, Washington, DC January 10, 1990
Folder 12 "The Separation of Powers: an Exemplar of the Rule of Law," The Federalist Society, Washington, DC January 19, 1990
Folder 13 "Codification and the Rule of Law," Conference on Criminal Code Reform; a Conference of the Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law, Washington, DC January 22, 1990
Folder 14 38th Annual Attorney General's Awards Ceremony, Washington, DC January 26, 1990
Folder 15 Federal Courts Study Committee, Washington, DC January 31, 1990
Folder 16 Governor's Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Des Moines, IA February 8, 1990
Folder 17 Linn County Bar Association Luncheon, Cedar Rapids, IA February 8, 1990
Folder 18 "The Rule of Law in Russia: How Democracy Might Work," Council on Foreign Affairs, New York, NY February 13, 1990
Folder 19 Ceremony Commemorating the Centennial of the Appointment of William Howard Taft as Solicitor General, Washington, DC February 22, 1990
Folder 20 Simon Wiesenthal Center's First Annual Leadership Conference Breakfast, Washington, DC March 6, 1990
Folder 21 Nashville Exchange Club Luncheon, Nashville, TN March 9, 1990
Folder 22 1990 Neighborhood Watch Awards Breakfast, Memphis, TN March 10, 1990

Box 743
Folder 1 University of TN Centennial Law Review Banquet, Knoxville, TN March 10, 1990
Folder 2 Judicial Conference of the United States, Washington, DC March 13, 1990
Folder 3 Seattle Rotary Club, Seattle, Washington March 21, 1990
Folder 4 University of Puget Sound Law School, Seattle, Washington March 21, 1990
Folder 5 Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council Luncheon, Spokane, Washington March 22, 1990
Folder 6 Stanford Law Review 1990 Annual Spring Banquet, Stanford, CA March 22, 1990
Folder 7 Commonwealth Club of CA, San Francisco, CA March 23, 1990
Folder 8 "The Rule of Law in the Soviet Union: How Democracy Might Work" The Louis Caplan Lecture, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA April 3, 1990
Folder 9 "The Rule of Law in the Soviet Union: How Democracy Might Work," World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA April 4, 1990
Folder 10 FBI. Medal of Valor Ceremony, Washington, DC April 10, 1990
Folder 11 "The War on Drugs: a View to VA's Summit," VA Summit on Drugs Banquet, Richmond, VA April 16, 1990
Folder 12 Organization of American States Ministerial Conference on Illicit Drug Use and Production of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Ixtapa, Mexico April 19, 1990
Folder 13 "Seven Deadly White Collar Crimes," TX Bar Association's Conference on White Collar Crime Luncheon, San Antonio, TX April 21, 1990
Folder 14 "White Collar Crime: the Nature of the Threat," Dallas Friday Group Luncheon, Dallas, TX April 23, 1990
Folder 15 Department of Justice Earth Day 1990 Ceremony, Washington, DC April 24, 1990
Folder 16 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Washington, DC April 26, 1990
Folder 17 "Goals in the War on Drugs," SC Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, Columbia, SC April 30, 1990
Folder 18 "Objectives in the War on Drugs," Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse, Albuquerque, NM May 2, 1990
Folder 19 "Kids and Crime," Annual Meeting of the NM Council on Crime and Delinquency, Albuquerque, NM May 2, 1990
Folder 20 U.S. and Mexico Border States Attorney General Conference, Santa Fe, NM May 3, 1990
Folder 21 Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC May 8, 1990
Folder 22 Department of Justice Asian/Pacific American Heritage Program, Washington, DC May 9, 1990
Folder 23 "The Reach of the Law," Stark County Bar Association Law Day Breakfast, Canton, OH May 11, 1990

Box 744
Folder 1 "Money Laundering," City Club Forum Luncheon, Cleveland, OH May 11, 1990
Folder 2 1990 Graduating Class The OH State University College of Law, Columbus, OH May 12, 1990
Folder 3 60th Anniversary of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Washington, DC May 14, 1990
Folder 4 National Drug Conference, Washington, DC May 15, 1990
Folder 5 House Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC May 16, 1990
Folder 6 1990 Graduating Class Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA May 18, 1990
Folder 7 "The Rule of Law and Your Life in the Law," 1990 Graduating Class Catholic University of America Law School, Washington, DC May 26, 1990
Folder 8 1990 Graduating Class University of Scranton, Scranton, PA May 27, 1990
Folder 9 DEA Annual Memorial Day Observance, Washington, DC May 29, 1990
Folder 10 National Executive Institute Associates/Major City Chiefs Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO May 30, 1990
Folder 11 Ceremony in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Sherman Act, Washington, DC June 22, 1990
Folder 12 United States Trustees Conference, Washington, DC June 26, 1990
Folder 13 "Doing Our Duty, Pledging Our Values," National Sheriff's Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO June 26, 1990
Folder 14 "White Collar Crime: the Nature of the Threat," Merchants and Manufacturers Association, Los Angeles, CA June 27, 1990
Folder 15 "The Rule of Law in the Soviet Union: How Democracy Might Work," San Diego World Affairs Council Dinner, San Diego, CA June 27, 1990
Folder 16 "The Reach of the Law," Lincoln Club of Orange County Luncheon, Irvine, CA June 28, 1990
Folder 17 "The Rule of Law in the Soviet Union: a Necessary Framework for Democratic Reform," Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC July 10, 1990
Folder 18 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, Kansas City, MO July 20, 1990
Folder 19 Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC July 24, 1990
Folder 20 "Box Score on the Savings and Loans," National Press Club, Washington, DC July 25, 1990
Folder 21 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Washington, DC August 2, 1990

Box 745
Folder 1 "The Rule of Law in Today's World: a Necessary Framework for Democratic Reform," Opening Assembly of the 1990 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Chicago, IL August 6, 1990
Folder 2 "Supreme Court Choices," Legal Forum Luncheon of the Lincoln Legal Foundation, Chicago, IL August 20, 1990
Folder 3 Conference of Attorneys General of Asia and the Pacific Region, Seoul, South Korea September 4, 1990
Folder 4 Dinner in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Sherman Act and of Pepper, Hamilton and Scheetz, Washington, DC September 10, 1990
Folder 5 Judicial Conference of the United States, Washington, DC September 12, 1990
Folder 6 "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What it Means to All Americans," Emily Rose Peeke Lecture, N. Neal Pike Institute for the Handicapped, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA September 14, 1990
Folder 7 Department of Justice National Hispanic Heritage Month Program, Washington, DC September 19, 1990
Folder 8 "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What it Means to All Americans," Temple University School of Law Conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Philadelphia, PA September 24, 1990
Folder 9 "A 'Brandeis Brief' on 'Other People's Money': the 'Living Law' in the 1990s," University of Louisville School of Law Inaugural Louis D. Brandeis Lecture, Louisville, KY October 2, 1990
Folder 10 "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What it Means to All Americans," Business Week Annual Symposium of Chief Executive Officers on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Washington, DC October 12, 1990
Folder 11 Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the United States in Memory of Justice Goldberg, Washington, DC October 15, 1990
Folder 12 American Stock Exchange Tenth Annual Washington Briefing, Washington, DC October 15, 1990
Folder 13 First International Conference on Literacy and Corrections, Ottawa, Canada October 17, 1990
Folder 14 Kansas City Crime Commission's 41st Annual Luncheon, Kansas City, MO October 25, 1990
Folder 15 "The Rule of Law in the Soviet Union: a Necessary Framework for Democratic Reform," International Advisory Committee of the Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY October 29, 1990
Folder 16 Chemical Action Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC October 30, 1990
Folder 17 Department of Justice Ceremony in Honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Washington, DC October 30, 1990
Folder 18 "Prosecutors and the Press in the Search for 'the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth'," Associated Press Managing Editors Association, Dallas, TX October 31, 1990
Folder 19 "The United Nations Drug Enforcement Convention," Third Committee 45th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY November 2, 1990
Folder 20 "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Full Citizenship for Persons with Mental Retardation," Fortieth Anniversary Convention of the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States, Tampa, FL November 8, 1990
Folder 21 "Values: Our First Line of Defense," Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa, FL November 8, 1990
Folder 22 "Kids and Crime," National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at the Annual Midby-Byron Distinguished Leadership Awards Dinner, University of NE, Reno, NE November 9, 1990

Box 746
Folder 1 Annual Memorial Service for F.B.I. Special Agents, Washington, DC November 14, 1990
Folder 2 "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Overcoming Barriers to Independence," National Easter Seal Society Convention, Baltimore, MD November 16, 1990
Folder 3 "Targeting Minority Groups...for Effective Voting," Annual Banquet of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio, TX November 17, 1990
Folder 4 "Law and Values in a Changing World," Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA November 20, 1990
Folder 5 "The Rule of Law in Eastern Europe," Fourth Annual Lawyers Convention of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, New Orleans, LA November 30, 1990
Folder 6 President's Volunteer Tort Law Reform Initiative Program, Washington, DC December 13, 1990
Folder 7 "Our Blue Planet: a Law Enforcement Challenge," 1991 Environmental Law Enforcement Conference, New Orleans, LA January 8, 1991
Folder 8 Department of Justice Ceremony in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington, DC January 15, 1991
Folder 9 "The Rule of Law...at Home and Abroad," Annual Dinner of Pepperdine University School of Law, Beverly Hills, CA February 2, 1991
Folder 10 "White Collar Crime: Cause and Effect," Town Hall of CA, Beverly Hills, CA February 4, 1991
Folder 11 "Law Enforcement in the 1990s: Dawn of a New Decade," CA Police Chiefs Association 1991 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA February 4, 1991
Folder 12 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources U.S. concerning S.244 the Puerto Rico Status Referendum Act, Washington, DC February 7, 1991
Folder 13 Department of Justice's 39th Annual Attorney General Awards Ceremony, Washington, DC February 8, 1991
Folder 14 "White Collar Crime: Cause and Effect," 42nd Fordham Law Alumni Annual Luncheon, New York, NY March 2, 1991
Folder 15 "An Anti-crime Coalition for America's Communities," Opening Assembly of the Attorney General's Summit on Law Enforcement Responses to Violent Crime: Public Safety in the Nineties, Washington, DC March 4, 1991
Folder 16 Attorney General's Summit on Law Enforcement Responses to Violent Crime: Public Safety in the Nineties, Washington, DC March 5, 1991
Folder 17 House Appropriations Subcommittee, Washington, DC March 7, 1991
Folder 18 "Values and Law in a New World Order," 54th Annual Supreme Court Day Banquet of Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, IA March 9, 1991
Folder 19 Opening Session of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Washington, DC March 12, 1991
Folder 20 Public Hearing on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regulations, Washington, DC March 13, 1991
Folder 21 Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies, U.S. Senate, concerning Department of Justice Appropriations, Washington, DC March 14, 1991

Box 747
Folder 1 National Newspaper Association's 30th Annual Government Affairs Conference, Washington, DC March 15, 1991
Folder 2 General Session of the U.S. Attorney's Conference, Savannah, GA March 26, 1991
Folder 3 Bureau of Prisons' Conference on the History of Federal Corrections, Washington, DC March 28, 1991
Folder 4 Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, concerning S 635 the Comprehensive Violent Crime Control Act of 1991, Washington, DC April 18, 1991
Folder 5 Department of Justice Tribute to Attorney General William French Smith, Washington, DC April 19, 1991
Folder 6 "Cracking Down on Violent Crime," Fifth National Meeting on Crime and Drugs of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC April 23, 1991
Folder 7 Department of Justice Points of Light National Celebration of Community Service, Washington, DC April 26, 1991
Folder 8 "Cracking Down on Violent Crime," Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Luncheon of the Citizens Crime Commission of Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA May 1, 1991
Folder 9 Joint Session of the AL Legislature, Montgomery, AL May 2, 1991
Folder 10 Unedited Transcript, Nassau County Bar Association Annual Dinner, Uniondale, New York May 11, 1991
Folder 11 Unedited Transcript, Agudath Israel of America's 69th Annual Humanitarian Dinner, New York, NY May 12, 1991
Folder 12 " 'Fast-tracking' the Rule of Law: Our Most Valuable Export," Dean's Weekend Symposium on Challenges to Democracy at Home and Abroad at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA May 17, 1991
Folder 13 "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Overcoming Barriers in the Workplace," Annual Meeting of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Dallas, TX May 22, 1991
Folder 14 Unedited Transcript, Vote America Briefing Session, Washington, DC May 23, 1991
Folder 15 Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force National Conference, Wesley Chapel, FL May 31, 1991
Folder 16 Annual Memorial Service for Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents, Washington, DC June 4, 1991
Folder 17 "Cracking Down on Violent Crime: the President's Crime Bill," Annual Meeting of the Kansas Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas June 6, 1991
Folder 18 "Crime Victims and the President's Crime Bill," Annual Conference of the FL Network of Victim Witness Services, Daytona Beach Shores, FL June 11, 1991
Folder 19 "Working Together to Tackle the Drug Problem," Second National Conference on State and Local Drug Policy, Washington, DC June 18, 1991
Folder 20 "Cooperation and Compassion in the Cause of Justice," Sixth Annual LECC/Victim-witness Coordinators' Training Conference, Atlanta, GA June 19, 1991
Folder 21 National Conference on Improving the Quality of Criminal History Records, Washington, DC June 20, 1991
Folder 22 "The President's Crime Bill: Making the Case for Victims of Violent Crime," Annual Conference of the National District Attorneys Association, Tucson, AZ July 15, 1991
Folder 23 House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, Washington, DC July 25, 1991
Folder 24 "Final Regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): a New Beginning," First Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Washington, DC July 26, 1991
Folder 25 Attorney General of the United States as His Farewell Ceremony, Washington, DC (and handwritten draft) August 15, 1991