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Subseries 13. Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

Correspondence is a major component of the responsibilities of any public official. From congratulations to thank you notes, requests, greetings, and personal letters, the Attorney General's correspondence files, not surprisingly, are extensive.

The Correspondence files are arranged in the following eight sections: 1) Congratulatory letters to Thornburgh upon appointment as Attorney General, July-August 1988. These are arranged alphabetically by the sender's last name; 2) Congratulatory letters to Thornburgh upon appointment as Attorney General including related requests, July-August 1988. These are arranged alphabetically by request or letter "type," including meeting requests and requests to keep fighting against issues such as drugs and pornography, among others; 3) Correspondence from Thornburgh regarding DOJ administrative issues. These include commendation letters for outstanding work, resignation letters, nomination letters, and others. They are arranged alphabetically by administrative issue; 4) Attorney General personal, or "signature," correspondence, business-related. Includes letters and notes to and from Thornburgh. They are arranged chronologically, 1988-1991; 5) Attorney General personal, or "signature," correspondence, truly "personal," and not business related. Includes letters and notes to and from Thornburgh. These are arranged chronologically, 1988-1991; 6) Reading file, alphabetically by sender's last name. A general alphabetical listing of correspondence to and from Thornburgh; 7) Reading file, chronological, August 1988-August 1991. A general chronological arrangement of correspondence to and from Thornburgh; 8) Courtesy and thank you letters from Thornburgh, for gifts and correspondence, post-trip thank yous, Attorney General greetings and retirement "tributes," etc.

Section: Congratulatory Letters upon Appointment as Attorney General


Box 851
Folder 1-2 A-B July-August, 1988
Folder 3-4 C-D July-August, 1988
Folder 5 E-F July-August, 1988
Folder 6-7 G-H July-August, 1988
Folder 8 I-J July-August, 1988
Folder 9-10 K-L July-August, 1988
Folder 11 M-N July-August, 1988

Box 852
Folder 1 M-N July-August, 1988
Folder 2 O-P July-August, 1988
Folder 3 Q-R July-August, 1988
Folder 4-5 S-T July-August, 1988
Folder 6 U-V July-August, 1988
Folder 7 W-X July-August, 1988
Folder 8 Y-Z July-August, 1988

Section: Congratulatory Letters with Requests and Invitations

Folder 9 Memorandum from Mary Lou Brauer regarding arrangement of congratulations letters and drafted responses for Thornburgh's signature December 13, 1988
Folder 10 "Anything I can do," from the Washington DC area July-August, 1988
Folder 11 "Anything I can do," from outside the Washington DC area July-August, 1988
Folder 12 "Bring your attention to" July-August, 1988
Folder 13 Lunch and dinner invitations, from the Washington DC area July-August, 1988
Folder 14 Miscellaneous requests July-August, 1988
Folder 15 Congratulations regarding fight against pornography and drugs July-August, 1988
Folder 16 Speaking and meeting requests July-August, 1988

Section: Correspondence regarding Issues or Occasions


Box 853
Folder 1 Appointments and nominations March, 1990-August, 1991
Folder 2-3 Attorney General resignation August 14-15, 1991
Folder 4-7 Office of the Attorney General (OAG) 200th anniversary publication March-August, 1991
Folder 8 Commendation for outstanding work July 24, 1991
Folder 9 Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Secretariat correspondence lists 1988-1991
Folder 10 Secretary Cheney "Dick or Richard" issue March 22-April 11, 1989

Section: Attorney General Correspondence (DOJ Related)

Folder 11 1989

Box 854
Folder 1-3 1990-January, 1991

Section: Attorney General personal correspondence (non DOJ related)

Folder 4-10 1989-1991

Section: Reading File of Correspondence Sent (alphabetical by sender's name)

Folder 11 A 1988-1990

Box 855
Folder 1-14 B-M 1988-1990

Box 856
Folder 1-13 M-Z 1988-1990

Section: Reading File of Correspondence Sent (chronological)

Folder 14 August, 1988

Box 857
Folder 1-8 September, 1988-February 15, 1989

Box 858
Folder 1-9 February 16-April, 1989

Box 859
Folder 1-8 May-July, 1989

Box 860
Folder 1-9 August-October, 1989

Box 861
Folder 1-10 November, 1989-February 29, 1990

Box 862
Folder 1-10 February 21-May 15, 1990

Box 863
Folder 1-9 May 16-August 21, 1990

Box 864
Folder 1-8 August 22-November 15, 1990

Box 865
Folder 1-8 November 16, 1990-February 19, 1991

Box 866
Folder 1-7 February 20-April, 1991

Box 867
Folder 1-9 May-July, 1991

Box 868
Folder 1 August 1-15, 1991

Section: Thank You Letters and Various Greetings from the Attorney General

Folder 2-5 General April, 1989-July, 1991
Folder 6 Trip and event-related 1988-1991
Folder 7-8 Event "greetings" and retirement "tributes" 1988-1991
Folder 9-10 Congratulations, best wishes, scheduling, federal regulations, condolences, illness and other topics 1988-1991