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Subseries 2. Departmental Reorganization, 1975-1977

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries pertains to the time when Thornburgh assigned Waldman and Seif, his two principal aides, to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the division’s management structure at the very outset of their arrival in Washington in 1975. This ultimately resulted in wide-spread and often especially difficult personnel changes, including the replacement or reassignment of most deputies and section chiefs. Additionally, a Public Integrity Section was created, which was a major contribution to accomplishments of the tenure of Thornburgh and Waldman. Related research, correspondence, drafts and comprehensive reports in this subseries enumerate the complexities associated with this reorganization and include the final report to Attorney General Griffin Bell. The material in this subseries dates from 1975 to 1977.

Folder 15 JCW handwritten notes, personnel and organization, 1975-1976
Folder 16 JCW handwritten organization chart, 1975
Folder 17 Memoranda, May 1975
Folder 18 Scarlata memoranda and notes, May 1975
Folder 19 Scarlata memoranda with RLT annotations, May 1975
Folder 20 Memoranda and draft briefings, July-October 1975
Folder 21 Review of Criminal Division, November 1975
Folder 22 Memorandum, December 5, 1975
Folder 23 Memorandum, December 16, 1975
Folder 24 Memoranda, February 1976
Folder 25 Draft Criminal Division report and recommendations to Attny General, September 1976
Folder 26 Draft report and recommendations, September 1976
Folder 27 Final Report and Recommendations to Attny Gen, September 10, 1976
Folder 28 Draft memorandum to Attny General Bell, January 17, 1977
Folder 29 Memorandum to Attny General Bell, The Criminal Division, January 28, 1977