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Subseries 2. Dick Thornburgh Files, 1969-1978

Scope and Content Notes:

The Dick Thornburgh files are primarily from early in the campaign. The majority of the material is from 1977. By then the candidate was constantly on the trail, as the schedules included in the collection specifically indicate. This subseries contains both memos and correspondence to and from Dick Thornburgh. Many of the early memos are “To File” and represent the candidate’s experiences on the campaign trail, contacts, and suggestions that might be useful to staff as the campaign proceeded. These were a primary tool in the effective communications between the candidate and Waldman in particular. The Thornburgh correspondence is from early in the campaign (1977) and in many cases responding to offers of help, especially from persons he knew or met on the campaign trail. News clippings (clippings) and magazine articles track the candidate as his name and positions became increasingly known and effective. Files are arranged as follows: memoranda, articles pre-campaign, biographical material, Thornburgh campaign clippings, correspondence to and from, speeches, and drafts. The Dick Thornburgh File material dates from 1969 to 1978.

Folder 15 Memoranda, May–December 1977
Folder 16 Pre-Campaign Articles, 1969-1976
Folder 17 Biographical Material, 1978
Folder 18 Thornburgh Campaign Clippings, February 1978
Folder 19 Thornburgh Campaign Clippings, March 1978
Folder 20 Thornburgh Campaign Clippings, April 1978
Folder 21 Correspondence from, 1977-1978
Folder 22 Correspondence to, August 1977–March 1978
Folder 23 Speeches and Testimony, 1977
Folder 24 Speeches, Guidelines, and Drafts, 1978
Folder 25 Speeches, Announcement Draft, and Transcript, January 1978
Folder 26 Speeches and Position Papers, January–May, 1978