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Subseries 9. Governor of Pennsylvania

Oversize 7 Cartoon: Thornburgh Fishing for Jobs, Attorney General, President, etc …”fulfilling retirement”
Oversize 10 Plaque: Triangular name plaque, Republican Governors Association [Elephant Insignia], 1979
Oversize 27 Photograph: Framed of Ginny and Governor Thornburgh in Governor’s Home in front of fireplace, 1980
Oversize 37 Certificate: Susquehanna University citation with photograph of the awarding his honorary degree, [Degree itself with other Honorary Degrees], May 22, 1983
Oversize 49 Award: Crystal sculpture Ben Franklin Technology Champion Award, To Governor Dick Thornburgh, “a man of principle, vision, and leadership.” [Very handsome (and heavy!) original sculpture, designed by Peter Wayne Yenawine. Special light and cleaning instructions in box; provision for electrical spotlighting if natural light not available in separate wrapping; instructions re cleaning etc also there in envelope], March 3, 2003
Oversize 50 Gift: Two Scrapbooks from Homestead Works, USS: Prepared for Dick Thornburgh visit. A second scrapbook prepared for Ginny Thornburgh visit January 1980. [Preservation concerns but usable and reflect interesting era of steel in Pennsylvania], April 19, 1979
Oversize 53 Award: Large framed drawing of children, one in wheelchair – with brass plaque: “With gratitude for opening a world of possibilities for children with disabilities, Dick and Ginny Thornburgh, 2003 Betts Award Recipients, You Inspire Us, Achieva” [Very significant award!], June 19, 2003
Oversize 54 Poster: Bound charts of ads regarding the PA economy Comparing PA with other states.
Oversize 55 Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, Lehigh University, October 12, 1980
Oversize 56 Photo: Dick Thornburgh at Armco Inc [frame dented & tape stuck to front], 1980
Oversize 57 Plaque: Small Business Advocates of the Year to Dick Thornburgh [Photograph of the Point, scratches], Sept. 18, 1981
Oversize 60 Plaque: Mercersburg Academy to Dick Thornburgh Commemorates 1983 Ellesmere Island Arctic Expedition, PA flag and photo of explorers, 1'8 1/2"x1'4"x3/4". Flag was carried to memorial service at Pim Island. [Very interesting!]
Oversize 61 Plaque: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith to Dick Thornburgh [Pretty glass overlaying drawing, frame dented], June 12, 1980
Oversize 62 Plaque: Honeywell's Pittsburgh BOSS network to Dick Thornburgh [interesting - drop of oil encased in glass "bubble"], June 20, 1980
Oversize 63 Award: PA Library Assn. to Dick Thornburgh, October 16, 1984
Oversize 64 Certificate: President Ronald Reagan to Dick Thornburgh, appointed to Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR), June 16, 1983
Oversize 66 Photo: Dick Thornburgh speaking in front of TMI towers, ca. 1981
Oversize 67 Photo: Memorabilia from Inaugural Ball [interesting collage], January 18, 1993
Oversize 71 Plaque: From New York Water Company To Dick Thornburgh [Piece of 19th century water pipe. Interesting!], 1984
Oversize 76 Cartoon: By Harsh, Thornburgh in “Three Mile Island Crisis,” pictured as “COOL HEAD OF STATE!” Holds paper: “ Senate Hearings,” three other persons, nuclear expert, Met-Ed, NRC, running with heads off. [Large framed], April 25, 1979
Oversize 77 Photograph: Matt Ryan, looking over shoulder of Governor Thornburgh. Autographed: “To my Leader – The Governor – Careful, ‘Big Brother’ is watching - [signed] Matt Ryan”. [Ryan was GOP Head PA House of Representatives]
Oversize 79 Award: “Copper” Adidas shoe on base [heavy]: “Governor Thornburgh in commemoration of one millionth pair of Adidas shoes made in Kutztown, PA” [unboxed], September 1982
Oversize 80 Award: Tall, handsome wooden horse (c. 20”) carving from Auwaerter Family during visit to Stuttgart, Germany [He Chairman of Board of Neoplan] [Unboxed], June 5, 1982
Oversize 81 Award: To Governor “Recipient of Friend of Israel Award” Jewish National Fund [sculpture in shape of Shalom in Hebrew] [Unboxed.], Feb. 2, 1986
Oversize 82 Award: Colored “icon” print, to Governor Dick Thornburgh and Ginny Thornburgh…by B’nai Brith Lancaster, PA, July 1985
Oversize 83 Plaque: To Governor Richard Thornburgh, PA Wing Civil Air Patrol [Seal loose], 1980
Oversize 84 Certificate: Gold seal certificate to Dick and Ginny Thornburgh, Flag Day, Abington, PA, “…selfless service to our Commonwealth…sincere concern for Handicapped…”, June 4, 1982
Oversize 86 Award: Framed Letter with ribbon and seal,; from James A. Baker III to Dick Thornburgh, re “service to US Savings Bonds program”, December 11, 1985
Oversize 89 Plaque: To Governor Richard Thornburgh, from Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police; “…untiring efforts…toward law enforcement…” [elaborate], August 11, 1982
Oversize 90 Plaque: To Richard L. Thornburgh, Governor, in appreciation from Harrisburg Y.M.C.A. [Photo]
Oversize 91 Award: To Dick and Ginny Thornburgh, “…first Charter Members of the Friends of the PA Historical and Museum Commission…preservation of our Commonwealth’s Historic Heritage…”, undated
Oversize 92 Plaque: “Excellent Performance as Governor…outstanding support of Asian- Americans” by SANG IK PARK, Chairman Asian-American Governor’s Dinner, 1982
Oversize 93 Plaque: Decorative copper panels, To Dick Thornburgh “...for honoring recipients of First Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Harrisburg, PA, May 1, 1980
Oversize 94 Plaque: “To Richard Thornburgh “…outstanding service…” From North City Congress [Elaborate], June 18, 1982
Oversize 95 Plaque: “Welcome to Richard Thornburgh and best wishes… visit to Los Angeles County, by Board of Supervisors [elaborate], undated
Oversize 96 Plaque: Wood carving on copper: “…commitment to Veterans…:from Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars; [Small metal plaque loose, taped to back], June 25, 1981
Oversize 97 Plaque: Honorary membership from American Subcontractors Association of PA, January 1980
Oversize 98 Plaque: From Greater Erie Community Action Committee: “…effort to assist minority business in Erie…” September 20, 1983
Oversize 99 Plaque: “…dedication to peace and brotherhood…” from United Korean Association of PA [elaborate], March 13, 1982
Oversize 100 Plaque: Distinguished service certificate [under ”glass”] “…outstanding service to community state and nation…” From American Legion, 1984
Oversize 101 Plaque:“…continuing support to betterment of agriculture.” From Farmers Association [elaborate], 1983
Oversize 102 Plaque: Elaborate, interesting colorful design. From Jewish National Fund; “…woodland planted…in honor of Governor Dick Thornburgh…” Pottstown, King of Prussia Area [Undated], March 10, 1981
Oversize 103 Gift: Thornburgh Campaign for Governor campaign buttons mounted and framed – each a different country or peoples: Chinese for Thornburgh, etc. [Fun!]
Oversize 104 Wooden shield shaped award with lettering “ Special Olympics”
Oversize 105 Gift: LARGE long (c. 8’x10’) banner: “THORNBURGH”. Letters in gold, background blue. [Has grommets so can be easily hung – impressive!]
Oversize 106 Plaque: Heavy square good looking wooden plaque with round gold metal image of the state capital on it. [Good looking]
Oversize 107 Photographs: Two framed photos of PAT bus and trolley with Steelers logos on them: from Jim Maloney, chairman of PAT, 1980
Oversize 110 Poster: Large BOLD framed poster: “Commit a crime with a gun here and you’ve shot 5 years of your life.” “Pennsylvania has a new law. Commit a crime with a gun and you’re in prison for five years. No deals. No parole. No exceptions. Five years in prison. …Pennsylvania Committee for Effective Justice.”
Oversize 111 Certificate: Framed Gold sealed certificate acknowledging Governor’s assistance with new Bidwell Training Center in Pittsburgh, and photograph, October, 1986
Oversize 113 Photograph: Framed large color nice formal photograph of Governor, with gold plaque:” Erie Centennial year…Governor Dick Thornburgh in testimony of his outstanding efforts on behalf of PA Veterans and in appreciation for improving quality of life at the PA Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home.”, Undated
Oversize 114 Gift: Framed pencil drawing/sketch of Thornburgh. Presented by the city of Farrell, 1983
Oversize 115 Photographs: Two huge hard back photos, c. 4’ x 6’. Governor in front of TMI Tower (1981) and other of Governor and Ginny informal [really nice], 1979
Oversize 119 Photographs: For Legacy Brochure [Governor brochure] 1987
Oversize 120 Photographs : For Legacy Brochure [Governor brochure], 1987
Oversize 121 Photograph: Thornburgh family photo, seated in Gov’s Home by fireplace
Photograph: Formal Governor Thornburgh photo, wearing glasses, ca. 1979
Photograph: Governor Dick Thornburgh and Ginny by fireplace in Governor’s Home [wearing glasses], ca. 1979-1980
Photograph: Governor with Cabinet on lawn of Governor’s Home, 1986
Oversize 122 Photograph: Large nicely matted color photo: Governor Thornburgh Cabinet [he's not in picture], November 1984
Photographs: Large matted color photographs “Pennsylvania Migrant Education”, May 6, 1985
Photograph: Large B&W photo poster: Governor “Thornburgh: A Day in the Life,” Express, Short paragraph: “A Capitol Day” [scratch on Governor’s face in one picture but nice overall.], September 18, 1983
Oversize 123 Gift: Huge blue satin “Governor Thornburgh” banner [estimated size 6’ x 12’ from Governor re-elect campaign ‘82
Oversize 126 Certificate: Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc Appreciation “…special concern for the unemployed, underemployed and unemployable Americans…Executive Government Award…”, Undated
Certification: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Gold seal signed Teller’s Report, certifying the victories of Thornburgh and Scranton [Same in January, 1983], January 2, 1979
Certificate: University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association, “To Richard L. Thornburgh, distinguished alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, wise counselor, able administrator, tireless prosecutor, ardent advocate of integrity, we hereby extend our highest commendation for the application of your ideals which have contributed to the administration of justice and betterment of government and offer our sincere congratulations on your inauguration this date as the forty-first GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA”, January 16, 1979
Certificate: Honorary Sheriffs and Long Rifle Association ….Distinguished list of…, July 4, 1979
Certificate: Appreciation “…in grateful recognition of outstanding service to PA Vietnam War Veterans.”, November 1, 1979
Certificate: PA Crime Prevention Officers Association “…appreciation for his outstanding leadership and supportive efforts in the field of crime prevention we …bestow this certificate…conscious of our never ending concern for this commonwealth and its citizens… proclaim, honorary member of PA Crime Prevention Officers Association” (oversized hand lettered certificate), May 13, 1980
Certificate: Department of the Treasury, USA, U.S. Savings Bond Division appointed DT honorary chairman of PA Savings Bond Committee [recognizing his patriotism, integrity and diligence], April 2, 1979
Certificate: PA Dept. of Military Affairs Humorous certificate:….Honorary Five Star General, February 8, 1980
Award: PA Assn. for Retarded Citizens To Dick and Ginny Thornburgh:…recognizes your efforts to enhance the lives of mentally retarded citizens”, February 18, 1980
Certificate: Borough of Huntingdon “Certificate of Appreciation….in recognition of your outstanding achievement in concluding an agreement with Amtrak to provide rail passengers service, via The Pennsylvanian with scheduled stop at Huntingdon”, April 26, 1980
Award: International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners, Inc. Letter of commendation…for your interest and dedication toward fostering what we consider to be the best hope we have of combating the ever increasing crime rates”, May 9, 1980
Certificate: Appreciation from United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, May 20, 1980
Certificates: The Travelers Protective Association “Watch That Child Award…for participating in our child safety program”, June 1, 1980 and October 19, 1981
Certificate: Rotary Club of Harrisburg Honorary Membership Certificate (with gold seal and ribbon) “in recognition of your outstanding career achievements during which you have exemplified adherence to the Rotary ideal of service above self”, August 18, 1980
Certificate: National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve “Appreciation…for your outstanding leadership, and personal support, which resulted in Pennsylvania exceeding the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (UCESGR) objectives”, September 13, 1980
Certificate: PA Retired Public School Employees Association “Appreciation…in recognition of the mature judgment, devoted labor, and unselfish dedication to the promotion of its [the Commonwealth’s] welfare,” September 30, 1980
Certificate: Route 219 Association, Honorary member, 1980
Certificate: Travel PA Association, ”Travel Person of the Year – 1980”, 1980
Proclamation: Commonwealth of PA, Pennsylvania’s 300th birthday Proclaiming Charter Day [2 originals signed by the Governor], March 14, 1981
Award: IUP Student Government Assn, Commendation for giving time to students, and making Governor honorary member [handsome resolution], October 13, 1981
Award: PA Citizens for Better Libraries, “Library Citizen of the Year Award…recognition of contributions to development and improvement of library service…and passage of Act 200”, October 15, 1981
Award: Golden Triangle Association [Pittsburgh] Oversized vellum “Golden Salute” to Richard L. Thornburgh, Governor, and entire PennDOT crews for “undertaking and completing the first phase of the Parkway East reconstruction on time. This cooperation between the public and private sectors reflects outstanding leadership…”, October 28, 1981
Award: PA Art Education Association, Distinguished Service to Art Education …in recognition of outstanding leadership and support for visual arts education in PA”, February 1982
Award: PA State Fish and Game Protective Association “Gold Medal Award …to Hon. Dick Thornburgh, Governor…on occasion of the Association’s 100th anniversary celebration…” [Very decorative, handsome, hand letter certificate with ribbons and medal], April 8, 1982
Certificate: “Flight Certificate to certify that Governor Richard Thornburgh has flown in Marine One as a guest of Ronald Reagan, President of the U.S.A., signed by Presidential Helicopter Pilot, Paul S. Johnston [Decorative], May 17, 1982
Award: PA Travel Council, Foam backed original poem dedicated to Dick and Ginny Thornburgh and read at the First Governor’s Conference, PA Travel Council, entitled: “PENNSYLVANIA” September 21, 1982
Certificate: U.S. Small Business Administration Appreciation…in recognition of his emergence as the leader among all the Governors in supporting small business….”, October 6, 1982
Certification: Commonwealth of PA, House and Senate; Gold seal signed election results, affirming re-election of Thornburgh and Scranton [also see January 1979], January 7, 1983
Certificate: Commonwealth of PA, “Oath of Office… signed by Dick Thornburgh” on his inauguration day and witnessed by Samuel Roberts, Chief Justice of PA [Oversized], January 18, 1983
Certificate: Kid’s News team 3, Scenic Hills School, Springfield, PA, Appreciation “…for your cooperation and kindness in allowing Kid’s News interview…” March 15, 1983
Certificate: Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children Matted, gold decorated “appreciation: …for the personal interest shown in the welfare of our little patients…”, April 19, 1983
Proclamation: Commonwealth of PA, Governor’s Office Folder enclosed Proclamation “Philadelphia 76ers World Championship Day” signed by the Governor, with gold seal. Gold seal folder cover inscribed by the various players, June 2, 1983
Certificate: The Parenting Institute, Hand lettered, to Governor and Mrs. Thornburgh on National Family Day, September 19, 1983
Certificate: Pennsylvania Bible Society 175th Anniversary Observance Appreciation, Century IV Celebration, November 13, 1983
Award: PA Chiefs of Police, 1983 President’s Award “in recognition of devotion to law enforcement, their community and their fellow man”
Certificate: Greater Latrobe School District and Senior High School Youth Traffic Safety Council …”for services rendered to its students”, April 24, 1984
Certificate: Hempfield Area Senior High School “Appreciation… Commencement Address.”, June 4, 1984
Award: National Association of Water Companies – PA Chapter Annual Award for Excellence [oversized, some hand lettering], June 6, 1984
Award: American Academy of Pediatrics citation for Outstanding Service as Advocate for Child Safety, June 1984
Certificates: Paul Harris Fellow: two gold emblem certificates in leather cover [Medals associated are in other boxes] “…in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between the peoples of the world”, June 1984
Certificate: Control Data Institute [Copy replaced original - mildew problem] Certificate of graduation…has complete the Control Data Institute..and hereby designated an Honorary Computer Technician”, September, 1984
Certificate: Department of the Treasury, USA Leather folder enclosed elaborate certificate and seal of the US “…special confidence in patriotism, integrity, and diligence” of Dick Thornburgh, member U.S. Savings Bond Committee”, December 12, 1984
Certificate: Children’s Hospital, Certificate of thanks, 1984
Award: City of Albuquerque, Gold seal Executive Order... naming distinguished visitor Hon. Dick Thornburgh for his “…outstanding leadership in his two terms as Governor and for his contributions to the quality of life in his beloved state… and March 29 as Governor Dick Thornburgh Day”, March 29, 1985
Award: The Franklin Institute President’s Citation “...in recognition of his contributions to the support of scientific and technological development…improvement of science education…specifically the establishment of the Benjamin Franklin partnership…”, April 17, 1985
Award: Polish Freedom Fighters Honorary Membership Citation “in recognition of outstanding patriotic leadership, extraordinary Christian heroism in the battle against communist conspiracy and contributing to the cause of Freedom and Peace”, May 28, 1985
Certificate: City of Harrisburg, All America City Partnership Award [gold seal certificate signed by Mayor Stephen R. Reed], June 5, 1985
Certificate: Hogar Crea, Internacional of Puerto Rico Certificate of Recognition to Governor “for your spontaneous endorsement of the high and noble principles of our movement…humanitarian support…on behalf of the thousands of addicts who are benefiting from the services of our institution, we thank you,” [colorful], March 3, 1984
Certificate: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, “Order of the Paul Revere Patriots”…proclaims Governor and Mrs. Richard L. Thornburgh true Paul Revere Patriots,” [Oversized, colorful, gold seal, certificate signed by Governor Michael Dukakis, and noted “Dick, you are one of us! Mike”], July 10, 1985
Certificate: Wilkes College appreciation “…his initiation of and continued support of the cooperation between higher education and industry”, Undated
Certificate: Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Governor as Lifetime Member of the Club, January 22, 1986
Award: Congress of Russian Americans, Commemorative Medal celebrating the millennium of the conversion of Russia to Christianity to The Honorable Dick Thornburgh ”…in appreciation of his efforts in promoting the cause of the Orthodox Religion…” [Oversized vellum hand lettered notable item], March 23, 1986
Proclamation: City of New Castle, To Governor Richard Thornburgh who has been a friend and advocate for interests which affect Western PA and New Castle, in particular….proclaim April 30, 1986 as a day in honor of Governor Richard Thornburgh “for his many contributions to the betterment of life for the citizens of New Castle and the Commonwealth of PA”, April 30, 1986
Award: County of Lawrence, Resolution: designating Governor Richard L. Thornburgh Day in Lawrence County “…reduced state deficit…Passage of Welfare Reform… Economic Development Strategy…recognition world-wide for the calm manner in which he dealt with the Three Mile Island nuclear plant…gratitude…”, April 30, 1986
Award: PA Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, Erie, PA Gold seal “salute” to Governor, on occasion of one hundredth anniversary “…in recognition of your outstanding efforts on behalf of PA Veterans…expressing our admiration and respect…wish you good health, success and happiness…”, September 24, 1986
Award: Commonwealth of PA Dept. of Public Welfare: Gold seal “Citation for Meritorious Service” conferred upon Dick and Ginny Thornburgh “in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the Office of Mental Health, and to the mental health program of the Commonwealth” Signed by Secretary Walter Cohen, and Deputy Secretary for Mental Health Scott Nelson, M.D, 1979-1987
Certificate: National Association of Public Television Stations, “With thanks and appreciation…for your leadership in supporting vitally needed appropriations... your commitment to the use of public television… leadership that PA provide to other states…our continuing commitment to preserving and extending public television…”, [Oversized hand letter vellum certificate] Undated
Certificate: American Water Works Association, Governor certified member of, Undated
Certificate: Scotland School for Veterans’ Children, Scotland, PA, Gold seal certificate…Life Member of, Undated
Award: Corry Area High School, Special Appreciation Award…courtesy shown to the students of Corry the past seven years…”, undated
Certificate: Eastern Regional Council on Welfare Fraud Certificate…member in good standing and subscribes to promote efficient and effective means to prevent, detect, eliminate, and prosecute welfare fraud…honorary lifetime”, Undated
Award: Yale Club of Pittsburgh, “Distinguished Alumni Award…outstanding service to the community”, May 20, 1987
Award: Trees for Israel, Encapsulated multicolored recognition of planting of 100 trees in honor of Governor Dick Thornburgh, planted by George Kotts, undated
Oversize 128 Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, LaSalle College, May 13, 1979
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, Bucknell University, June 3, 1979
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, Gettysburg College, January 22, 1980
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Public Administration; Villanova University, April 15, 1980
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, St. Francis University [Includes a framed plaque presentation of the citation], May 4, 1980
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Public Administration Susquehanna University, May 22, 1983
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, Widener University, May 21, 1983
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Public Service, University of Pittsburgh [Additional smaller scroll], April 29, 1984
Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws, Ursinus College [Additional citation], May 18, 1986
Oversize 130 Honorary Degree: Lincoln University, Doctor of Laws, May 6, 1979
Honorary Degree: Temple University, Doctor of Laws, [Citation, degree missing], May 24, 1979
Honorary Degree: Bucknell University, Doctor of Civil Law, June 3, 1979
Honorary Degree: College Misericordia, Doctor of Laws, May 3, 1980
Honorary Degree: Wheaton College, Doctor of Laws, May 30, 1981
Honorary Degree: Lafayette College, Doctor of Laws, May 30, 1982
Honorary Degree: Indiana University of PA, Doctor of Laws, May 14, 1983
Honorary Degree: Drexel University, Doctor of Laws, June 4, 1983
Honorary Degree: Gannon University, Doctor of Laws, May 5, 1985
Honorary Degree: Spring Garden College, Doctor of Laws, October 6, 1985
Oversize 135 Plaque: Sibletown Project Reunion Planning Committee, Inc: Community Service Award, June 16, 1979
Plaque: PA State Assoc of Township Commissioners, June 18, 1979
Plaque: PA Assn. of Mutual Insurance Cos: “exemplary leadership during the unique crisis resulting from TMI accident, June 19, 1979
Plaque: County Detectives Assn. Distinguished Public Service Award (United States Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, & Governor), [nice drawing of Governor]
Plaque: Main Line Chamber of Commerce, “in appreciation”, October 25, 1979
Plaque: Carmichaels Chamber of Commerce, to Governor and Mrs. Thornburgh for visiting The Coal Region at Carmichaels, November 8, 1979
Plaque: U.S.S. Fairfax County, “Great Lakes Cruise” 1979
Plaque: USS Oliver Hazard Perry, “Great Lakes Cruise”, 1979
Plaque: Destroyer Squadron, “Great Lakes Cruise”, 1979
Plaque: Cartoon, Dick Thornburgh, broom in hand, “sweeping PA clean” with Father History, January 16, 1979
Oversize 136 Plaque: Germantown Republican Club Lincoln Award: “…Republican who has consistently shown attributes of dedicated leadership, unswerving devotion to the betterment of mankind and a concern for the plight of common man as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln”, February 12, 1979
Plaque: From Rear Admiral Carl A. Brettschneider, USNR, in appreciation for strong support of the US Navy, March 13, 1979
Plaque: American Correctional Association, in Philadelphia, “Distinguished Service Award” August 19, 1979
Plaque: Concord Conferences, “Personal leadership in helping to involve new young professionals into the Republican Party”, 1979
Plaque: “Sign,” Member of BIG SHOP Homestead Works, US Steel– perhaps a sort of license plate, undated
Oversize 137 Plaque: Military Affairs: PA Army and Air National Guard, “Honorary Five Star General”, February 8, 1980
Plaque: PA Crime Prevention Officers Association, May 13, 1980
Plaque: United Negro College Fund Volunteer Service Award, “…untiring efforts on behalf of higher education for minority students”, October 10, 1980
Plaque: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, to “People of the Commonwealth of Pa”, 1980
Plaque: Koninkluke Nederlandse, 1980
Plaque: Berks County Coordinating Council, Friend of Education, 1980
Plaque: Central Pa. Blood Bank [rescue dog image on plaque], 1980
Oversize 138 Plaque: In Commemoration of the granting of the charter from the King of England to William Penn on March 14, 1681. Gavel on base “from a 300 year old William Penn Oak Tree at Longwood Gardens, Presented to Governor Richard Thornburgh,” [Especially interesting], March 14, 1981
Plaque: Jewish National Fund’s 80th anniversary, June 10, 1981
Plaque: 1st Highland Watch of PA, September 1, 1981
Plaque: LRT Subway Ground-Breaking, Allegheny County [plaque with small shovel and subway ticket], October 19, 1981
Plaque: Department of Environmental Resources, Decade of Service, 1971-1981
Plaque: Northwest PA IYDP, International Year of Disabled Persons, 1981
Plaque: Celebration of PA’s 300th anniversary by Cutlery Company, Bradford, PA. [Has open knife blades and shaped like PA]
Plaque: National Governor’s Conference, by NJ State Police, 1981
Plaque: American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor… acknowledge the Prisoner of War License Plates issued by PA, undated
Oversize 139 Plaque: Student Advisory Board, Student Awareness Day, “in recognition of his continued support of student concerns”, May 6, 1981
Plaque: Scranton Long Term Care Center “…for his efforts on behalf of the elderly and disabled,” September 17, 1981
Plaque: Pennsylvania’s 300th Birthday, Athens-Sayre/ South Waverly, September 1981
Plaque: American Subcontractors Association of PA, “Blueprint for Progress,” November 1981
Plaque: Lehigh Valley N-6 Rebuilt, Sayre Shop, from Valley Railroad Association, Sayre, 1981
Plaque: Celebration of Chanukah, Yeshiva Academy of Harrisburg, 300th Anniversary of PA
Plaque: Northwestern PA Chiefs of Police, “…special effort in crime prevention…”, May 1981
Oversize 140 Plaque: PA Association of Municipal Transportation Authorities, April 8, 1989
Plaque: PA Elks State Association…for outstanding leadership, foresight, and initiative in programs that guide the youth …in worthy goals and ideals,”
Plaque: APSCUF Special Award re creation of State System of Higher Education, SB 506, November 12, 1982
Plaque: Jewish War Veterans…Richard Thornburg[h missing], 1982
Plaque: To Dick Thornburgh “Champion of Local Government,” 1982
Plaque: Catholic War Veterans, “Man of the Year”, 1982
Plaque: Minority Input Committee…”your contributions to Minority Business Development”, 1982
Oversize 141 Plaque: Highway Builder, Spring 1982
Plaque: Republican Dick Thornburgh Dinner, March 5, 1982
Plaque: City of Williamsport, June 11, 1982
Plaque: PA Cemeteries, June 1982
Plaque: PA Association of County Drug and alcohol Administrators, July 29, 1982
Plaque: Sponsor Ducks Unlimited, Misty Marsh Chapter, September 10, 1982
Plaque: PA School Boards Association, October 13, 1982
Plaque: Penn Woods, 300th PA Anniversary, December 1982
Plaque: Commemorative collection of PA seals
Plaque: Disabled Veterans, October 1, 1982
Oversize 142 Plaque: Certificate Of Appreciation: Hon Dick Thornburgh “outstanding and dedicated service to all veterans” Carlisle Post 101, March 1983
Plaque: Dedication of Tulio Convention Center, Dick Thornburgh Governor, Erie [Picture of building], June 7, 1983
Plaque: To Governor Thornburgh “Our friend in PA whose personal involvement made possible the selection of Pocono Mt. Industrial Park as new center for Charles of Ritz Group, October 20, 1983
Plaque: To Dick Thornburgh, Governor, in “appreciation of support of Montage All-Season Sports Area as Economic and Community Asset…Lackawanna County…”, 1983
Plaque: To Governor Dick Thornburgh at 20th Anniversary Reception of Community College Act of 1963
Plaque: Poem “The Wheel” “Warped Wheel” To Ginny and Dick Thornburgh, United States Attorney 206 1-4 [?]
Plaque: To Dick Thornburgh, “Minister of God”…for you and your family….PA Ministers Seminar, 1982
Plaque: American Legion Citation of Appreciation..Gov Dick Thornburgh…outstanding service and assistance to economic well-being of veterans and goals of National Economic Commission of American Legion,” 1983
Oversize 143 Plaque: To Dick Thornburgh Governor, “outstanding dedication to veterans in expansion of State Veteran’s Homes, Wilkes-Barre, PA, June 21, 1984
Plaque: Cross Stitched Amish Buggy, Allensville, June 22, 1984
Plaque: Distinguished Service Award re Minority Business Development, to Dick Thornburgh, Governor, from Regional Minority Purchasing Council Central PA, September 26, 1984
Plaque: Pittsburgh, Red Rock & Keystone Job Corps Centers …Governor Dick Thornburgh…for support of Job Corps, October 4, 1984
Plaque: Wooden plaque carved with “Old Main”, Geneva College, for participation in inauguration of President McFarland, October 27, 1984
Plaque: To Governor Dick Thornburgh from International Fellows of US Army War College, class of ’84 [national eagle looking emblem on metal plate]
Oversize 144 Plaque: PA League of Urban Schools…Governor Dick Thornburgh…recognition of Distinguished Contributions to PA Basic Education, March 26, 1985
Plaque: Governor Dick Thornburgh…in recognition of his sympathy and support in our cause to maintain the memory of the Holocaust, by Assn. of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Philadelphia, April 16, 1985
Plaque: Meritorious award…Governor Dick Thornburgh… re soil conservation, April 1985
Plaque: Governor Dick Thornburgh…grateful appreciation for efforts to protect our communities and our children, by PJOA [PA Juvenile Officers Assn.], September 1985
Plaque: PA School Boards Assn….special educational award and recognition…Governor Dick Thornburgh….leadership in “Turning the Tide” toward excellence in public Schools, October 16, 1985
Plaque: To Hon Dick and Ginny Thornburgh…their significant contributions and outstanding leadership in promoting delivery of community mental health and mental retardation services…PA Assn. of Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Providers, October 18, 1985
Plaque: American Shaw Festival 1985 Coghlan Award to Hon Dick Thornburgh…outstanding support of and Contributions to artistic and cultural life of PA, October 18, 1985
Plaque: Citizens for the Arts in PA, to Governor Dick Thornburgh and Ginny Thornburgh…contributions to quality of life of all Pennsylvanians …extraordinary support and encouragement of the arts and cultural institutions, Harrisburg, October 1985
Plaque: Autographed photograph of submarine USS Pittsburgh SS N720, commissioned 23 Nov 85, to Governor Dick Thornburgh, Signed by Commanding Officer [two plaques]
Plaque: Family of the Year Award to Governor & Mrs. Thornburgh by ARC, 1985
Plaque: Keystone Twirlers Special Award, Hon Dick Thornburgh…appreciation for dedicated support of youth of our state, September 1985
Oversize 145 Plaque: Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, “…support for the Juvenile Court and a commitment to Children and Youth”
Plaque: North Penn Valley Boys’ Club “Honorary Board of Directors”
Plaque: Honorary Greyhound Driver
PA Seal: Pennsylvania State Governor: Hon. Richard L. Thornburgh
Plaque: Delta Air Lines: “…a Flying Colonel of the Delta Fleet” in support of the air transportation industry
Plaque: National Tom Mix Festival, DuBois, PA to “Governor Thornburg” [no “h”]
Plaque: Israel Chebrat-Neurim
Plaque: Advisory Scan, Dick Thornburgh…special guest.. text re renewing economy…
Plaque: Idaho Park Foundation: “…entitles holder to 1 square inch of Dollar Mountain at Elkhorn in Sun Valley, Idaho…”
Oversize 146 Gifts: [to be given BY Governor: samples], Small porcelain plate with PA seal, Small “You’ve got a Friend in PA” lapel pin, Parker pen with Governor’s signature, in box with PA seal and Governor signature
Gift: Silver PA Tercentenary Medal, 1681-1981, with PA Seal, From Matt Ryan, speaker of PA House of Representatives; one of a series of 400, October 5, 1981
Gift: Ceremonial key to Allentown, PA.
Gift: Scaled down heavy miniature steel beam: “USS, tapped 4-24-81, 1st Heat – 2nd Century/ Homestead Works” [See others from US Steel Homestead Works]
Gift: Red velvet encased bronze medal inscribed : “March of Peace toward the 21st century: The World Peace Cultural Festival, August 14, 1983
Gift: Boxed sterling silver Franklin Mint medal and stand "United Nations 1981 Peace Medal"
Gift: Red, white, blue ribbon suspended Medal: “Edinboro University, 29th National Wheelchair Games”, June 11-15, 1985
Gift: Black boxed gold Franklin mint Medal: “The Temple Centennial, 1894-1984"
Gift: Royal blue boxed gold badge on ribbon: “PA. Police Combat Ass’n”
Gift: Brown boxed small paperweight: “Neoplan, United States Attorney Corporation, Plant VI, 6-6-85 Honey Brook, PA”
Gift: Small clear paperweight: “Temple University Hospital Groundbreaking: March 8, 1983” with small celebratory shovel encased, March 8, 1983
Gift: Another similar clear paperweight: “Phoenix Contact Groundbreaking,” July 13, 1984
Gift: Clear boxed distinguished service metal pin: “American Legion”
Gift: Small clear paperweight containing “The PA Lottery daily number ticket: Number 666” – famous due to fraud later identified! [This may be the original ticket (?)], April 24, 1980
Gift: Black leather case enclosed gold medal on ribbon from Lion’s Lodge and inscribed on reverse: “Presented to Richard Thornburgh, Governor of Pennsylvania by Joseph L. Wroblewski, President 1985-6”
Gift: Boxed bronze “Space Columbia medallion; Rockwell International; Shuttle Orbiter; America’s Space Transportation System”
Gift: Small clear paperweight enclosing a shot gun shell (?), with small plaque: “Governor Thornburgh/The One And Only!/NH8F Day, 1982/Buss Peters”
Gift: Interestingly boxed stand with clear plaque with coin, “In commemoration of your Visit / Han Kyu Kim, President of Holt Children’s Services, Inc.”, March 11, 1985
Gift: Boxed rather fragile award from “Girl Scout Council, Inc., 1979”; Piece of Talus Rock on marble base; to Governor Richard Thornburgh.
Gift: Marble paperweight with bronze Medal: Delaware Valley College, brass plate: “Student Center Groundbreaking,” September 11, 1982
Gift: Red “American” box containing miniature tools, and note from “a coal miner” from Spangler, PA. Small pick and shovel, 1980
Gift: Brass small “card” inscribed: “Volunteer Fire Association of Cambria County: This certifies that Governor Thornburgh is a LIFE MEMBER of the above association,” September 28, 1981
Gift: Pewter heavy round medal from Allegheny Valley Hospital, in blue cloth bag, November 11, 1983
Gift: Boxed medal on pin with ribbons: “Honored Guest, Dick Thornburgh, Governor of PA, 1984 Republican National Convention”
Gift: Blue boxed brass medallion: Western Connecticut State University / Governor Dick Thornburgh, CONEG, 1985
Gift: Two velvet boxed Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow medallions, with chains; one received June 1984, from the Rotary Club of York, PA. Other of unknown date.
Gift: What looks to be base only of an award: Presented to Governor Dick Thornburgh in appreciation of his visit to Erie on the occasion of the first presentation of the GOVERNORS CUP TROPHY,“We Love Erie,” Louis J. Tullio, Mayor, August 24, 1979
Gift: Metal Idaho License Plate: “PA – GOV, Governors’ Conference, 1985
Gift: Metal License Plate: “Governor Thornburgh, Pennsylvania, Republican Governors’ Conference, Philadelphia, 1980
Gift: Small gold coin: Disabled American Veterans 50th : 1932-1982; Greater Pittsburgh Dept of Pa, Chapter 8 [in envelope]
Oversize 147 Gift: Small wooden plaque: Governor’s Timber Conference, 1983
Gift: Great Lakes Governors Economic Summit [large & heavy], May 1983
Gift: Penn State University Nittany Lion “statue” on base, “Governor Thornburgh A Friend of Agriculture”
Gift: Lion’s Club International: Clear paperweight with lion inside, 1984-1985
Oversize 148 Gift: Anthracite plaque picturing mule pulling coal car, “Governor Dick Thornburgh,” [interesting], 1982
Gift: U.S. Steel Homestead works; heavy steel plinth “sculpture,” 1979
Gift: National Association of Water Companies Award for Excellence to Governor Dick Thornburgh [heavy], June 6, 1984
Oversize 149 Gift: Brass Sherlock Holmes figure on plinth: “To Governor Dick Thornburgh, for outstanding service…to motivate youngsters to read while raising funds for MS research and patient services,” September 1981
Gift: Valley Forge Country, Convention and Visitors Bureau “Hats off Award” to Governor Dick Thornburgh [funny], 1986
Gift: Bronze fallen horse figure on base, “Gaudenzia Outstanding Achievement Award to Governor and Mrs. Thornburgh” [remarkable], April 23, 1983
Oversize 150 Gift: Handsome ceramic name plate framed in wood; “Governor and Mrs. Richard L. Thornburgh”
Gift: Small bronze train on wooden base: Altoona, PA, April 24, 1982
Gift: Proctor Silex toaster on wooden base: Honorable Richard Thornburgh [nifty], June 20, 1979
Gift: Chapman Quarry Slate with Indian figure embossed, September 18, 1986
Gift: Mirrored PA shaped award “To Governor Dick Thornburgh, a great Governor, who gets things done!”; From Nate [Smith], 1978-1986
Oversize 151 Gift: Boeing Model 234 Helicopter, Governor Richard L. Thornburgh [Very interesting, and rather large], May 1, 1986
Gift; Armco Tubular Division: Metal tube on base [pencil and pen holder], November 1981
Gift: Anthracite figure of coal miner, on base, Awarded by King Coal Association [poignant figure], November 8, 1979
Oversize 152 Gift: Infrastructure Award for “foresight and leadership… toward rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure” Constructors Assn. of W. PA, January 17, 1986
Gift: “…For commitment to and support of excellence in education” Aldan Elementary School, January 23, 1986
Gift: …For outstanding contribution to 1986 Florida Republican Candidates, August 12, 1986
Gift: PA American Legion Patriots Award, July 11, 1986
Gift: Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce… outstanding service and accomplishments [background picture of the city], January 5, 1987
Gift: Society of Undergraduate Engineers at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, “First Engineer of PA”, 1986
Gift: United Veterans Council of Philadelphia… distinguished public service award, “…for unique public service as US Attorney General and Governor…” [they must be referring to his years as US Attorney of W. PA not AG], Nov. 11, 1986
Gift: Appreciation…welcoming speaker…Convention of PA League of Cities, June 1986
Oversize 153 Gift: Small framed medal picturing signing of Declaration of Independence on occasion of 200 anniversary by Independence Hall Association [nice]
Gift: Pewter Liberty Bell
Gift: Groundbreaking of Bidwell Training Center, illustration, March, 19, 1985
Gift: Bicentennial flag in honor of the Constitution of the US celebration for 1987 [From the designer]
Gift: “License Plate,” National Governors Association, Grand Lake, Oklahoma, 74th annual meeting, “’THORNBURGH’ Pennsylvania”, 1982
Gift: Faucet and Pipe on marble base, Effluent Treatment Facilities Dedication, To Governor Dick Thornburgh [nifty], September 30, 1982
Gift: Heavy white brick: “Center lane Brick, Squirrel Hill Tunnel, PA Department of Transportation, District 11-0, Parkway East Rehabilitation, 1981-1982
Oversize 154 Gift: Pelican Ceramic Statue with base: “Governor and Mrs. Dick Thornburgh, Republican Governors Conference, New Orleans, LA, FRAGILE, 1981
Oversize 155 Plaque: Lehigh County Republican Committee, Governor Dick Thornburgh, “…outstanding 8 Years of service as Governor 1979-1987”
Plaque: Governor Dick Thornburgh “Time, Talent and Commitment to founding and Support of State System of Higher Education...Board of Governors of the System,” January 1987
Plaque: Wooden base with large handsome “ring-able” brass bell. To Governor Dick Thornburgh…by W. Wilson Goode on behalf of Philadelphia Port Corporation, January 12, 1987
Oversize 156 Plaque: To Governor Dick Thornburgh for leadership in field of victim assistance by Natl. Organization for Victim Assistance, 1980
Plaque: Dick Thornburgh, Governor, designated Honorary Trooper PA State Police “…unfailing support,” January 13, 1987
Plaque: Richard L. Thornburgh, “…attention to needs of conservation and preservation of natural resources… Garden Club Federation,” 1987
Plaque: Hon Dick Thornburgh…leadership in construction of Riverside Stadium and return of professional baseball to Harrisburg [Nice emblem of batter], April 11, 1987
Plaque: Richard Lewis Thornburgh…outstanding support for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, 1987
Plaque: From PA State Assn of Township Supervisors…a friend of township government whose work reflects our mutual belief that “the closer government is to the people, the more efficient that government will be,” April 13, 1987
Plaque: PA Assoc for Adult Continuing Education PAACE… appreciation for leadership in Challenge of Adult Literacy and Passage of Act 143, undated
Plaque: Military Order Purple Heart of United States Attorney…dedication and contributions toward improving care of PA veterans, 1986
Plaque: Letter, from James A. Baker III…re leadership of 1986 State Government Savings Bonds Campaign, December 10, 1986
Plaque: 1987 Entrepreneur of the Year by Arthur Young/VENTURE Magazine, Richard Lewis Thornburgh, 1987
Oversize 157 Plaque: Flat heavy metal piece, “First Heat, July 18-84”
Plaque: Bronze statue/sculpture by artist – but no ID, Policeman holding a child on a wooden base [event unknown]
Plaque: Large wooden gavel with copper “label”: “presented to Governor by Matthew J. Ryan, Speaker of the House, November 30, 1982
Oversize 158 Gift: Barnabas “Hance Award,” Heavy etched glass on nice wooden base with copper plaque “Dick Thornburgh 1987” [Governor transition]
Oversize 159 Cartoon: State Store Cartoon
Cartoon: Governor’s Mansion: Ginny Thornburgh not running for Governor
Gift: Baseball caps , Italian American Police Officers and Mass. Assn. of Italian American Police Officers, Inc. 196H. [“1968” appears to be an historical reference]
Oversize 160 Award: HEAVY metal name plate:“Dick Thornburgh Governor” on wooden base, top edge reads: “Statue of Liberty Restoration.” Given by Carpenters Technology Corporation, Reading, PA, who participated in the restoration of Lady Liberty, 1985
Oversize 162 Award: Boehm porcelain bald eagle head and stand; Treaty of Paris celebration, 1783-1983; Chamber of Commerce, Princeton area [Valuable! and FRAGILE], October 15, 1983
Oversize 164 Gift: Phoenix Contact, Round black blown glass world globe commemorative paperweight. Gift commemorating 100th Anniversary of Phoenix Contact, Inc given on occasion of groundbreaking ceremony, July 1984
Gift: Fragile porcelain plate with stand in box from Sun Yun Suan, Premier, Republic of China
Gift: Marble paperweight with seal of Yale University Timothy Dwight College, Chubb Fellow, November 7-8, 1985
Gift: License Plate: PA 1 Presidential Inaugural [Portland], 1985
Gift: License Plate: National Governors Association 75th Annual Meeting, “Thornburgh: Pennsylvania”, 1983
Plaque: Glass triangular plaque on wooden base: “Keystone Citizenship Award” from PA Association of Broadcasters, 1986
Oversize 167 Gift: Medallion of Distinction, Framed coin on velvet University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial – 1787-1987 To Honorable Richard L. Thornburgh, February 23, 1988
Oversize 172 Gift: Round metal plate with Mack Truck dog emblem rising from it, Governor Thornburgh, undated
Gift: Gold boxed Gideon Bible with gold lettering “Gideon Bible to Dick Thornburgh,” Presented by The Gideons
Gift: Paul Harris Fellow Medal in velvet box, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, undated
Gift: Silver Box, Governor Dick Thornburgh, [Honorary] Doctor of Law: Honoris Causa, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, May 4, 1983
Gift: Pewter mug (dented and scratched), PA Gas Association, to Honorable Dick Thornburgh, May 11-13, 1983
Gift: Crystal mounted clock, Governor Dick Thornburgh Thanks and Good Luck, Lawrence County Republicans, April 30, 1986
Gift: Round silver tray, Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce, In appreciation, Governor Richard Thornburgh January 30, 1980
Gift: Round porcelain plate, Governor Richard Thornburgh, To commemorate your visit to Charleroi, ‘Still the Magic City’ Charleroi Central Business District, Mayor Fred McLuckie and council members May 2, 1983