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Series VIII. Gubernatorial Transition, 1978

Scope and Content Notes:

On November 7, 1978, Dick Thornburgh was elected of Pennsylvania. The period of time between the election and when the Governor-elect is inaugurated is referred to as the Transition. Thornburgh’s campaign staff lost no time putting together a vigorous transition team to immediately seek information about the departments of government, their shortcoming and successes. Study teams were formed, the members of which included noteworthy, knowledgeable community persons from across the state. The files documented in this series are predominately reports by study committees. These reports helped set goals and guide subsequent courses of action for the Thornburgh administration. Some additional study team reports can be found in the Dick Thornburgh Papers. The files in this subseries date from November to December, 1978.


Box 15
Folder 1 “The First Six Months,” Thornburgh letter to Shapp, Study committee list, 1978
Folder 2 Department of State, Bureau Professional & Occupational Affairs, 1978
Folder 3 Study Committee Report, Governor’s Office, General Services, 1978
Folder 4 Study Committee Report, Transportation, 1978
Folder 5 Study Committee Report, Health, 1978
Folder 6 Study Committee Report, Personnel, 1978
Folder 7 Study Committee Report, Labor and Industry, 1978
Folder 8 Committee Report, Education, 1978
Folder 9 Study Committee Report, Community Affairs, 1978
Folder 10 Study Committee Report, Commerce and Business, 1978
Folder 11 Study Committee Report, DER and Energy, 1978
Folder 12 Report, “Philadelphia: An Urban Strategy,” November 1978