Guide to the Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 5. Constituent Services Files, 1976-2007 TJU.2010.01.05

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 5. Constituent Services Files
Creator
Specter, Arlen, 1930-2012
Collection Number
TJU.2010.01.05
Date
1976-2007
Extent
454.59 linear feet
Location
With the exception of selected photographic and memorabilia items located on display at the Arlen Specter Center's Roxboro House in Philadelphia, the collection itself is located at the University of Pittsburgh Library System's Archives Service Center in Pittsburgh. Due to the size of this collection, researchers are required to notify Pitt's Archives & Special Collections at least 24 hours in advance for use of this collection. Researchers interested in viewing archival materials in Philadelphia at the Arlen Specter Center are encouraged to contact Archives & Special Collections (www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist) or Special Collections-Gutman Library (slates@philau.edu) for further information.
Abstract
The Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 5. Constituent Services Files document Specter's efforts of behalf on his constituents. Specter served as U.S. Senator from 1981 to 2011, making him the longest-tenured Pennsylvanian senator. The group contains correspondence, bulk mailings, grant applications, grant award letters, memos, newsclips and background information files.

Preferred Citation

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 5. Constituent Services Files, 1976-2007, TJU.2010.01.05, Thomas Jefferson University (managed by the University of Pittsburgh Library System)

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Biography

Born in Wichita, Kansas, on February 12, 1930, Arlen Specter came to Pennsylvania to attend the University of Pennsylvania. He married Joan Levy in 1953, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1956. He became assistant district attorney in Philadelphia in 1959. In 1962, Specter was recommended to serve on the Warren Commission, assembled to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As part of the Commission, he was responsible for co-authoring the proposal of the "single bullet theory," determining that one bullet struck both President Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally. Specter ran for Philadelphia district attorney in 1965, switching his Party membership to Republican in order to unseat the incumbent Democrat. He was successful, and served as district attorney from 1966 to 1974.

After an initial failed run for Senator and then for Governor of Pennsylvania, Specter was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980. He would stay in this position from 1981 to 2011, making him the longest-tenured senator in Pennsylvania's history. During this time, he was a member of a number of Committees: Judiciary (1981-2011; Chair, 2007-2007), Appropriations (1981-2011), Veterans Affairs (1981-2011; Chair, 1997-2001 and 2003-2005), Select Intelligence (1985-1991; 1995-1997; Chair, 1995-1997), Special Aging (1991-1995; 2007-2011), Governmental Affairs (1997-2001; 2003-2005), and Environment and Public Works (2001-2003; 2009-2011).

Though elected as a Republican, Specter was a moderate on many issues, including healthcare reform, immigration, and abortion. He would often cross party lines, such as in voting against the confirmation of President Ronald Reagan's nominee Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court in 1987. Specter would again come into the spotlight during a Supreme Court nomination process in 1991, for his cross-examination of Professor Anita Hill regarding her allegations against nominee Clarence Thomas. In 1999, he would vote against the charges brought against President Bill Clinton, giving an answer of "not proven" to reflect his belief that Clinton had not received a fair trial.

As Senator, Specter championed a number of causes and influenced many legislative areas. He was frequently a member of Congressional Delegation trips, particularly to the Middle East, where he would speak out on the cause of freedom from religious persecution and the importance of strong diplomatic relations. He was also a proponent of funding for medical research, including the use of stem cells. He advocated for strict crime laws, particularly for career criminals. His focus on benefitting Pennsylvania could be seen through the pursuit of grant funding opportunities and his attempt to prevent the closure of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in the 1990s.

With the worsening of Congressional partisanship in the late 2000s, Specter found himself frequently voting with his Democratic peers. After being one of only three handful of Republicans to vote for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, Specter found himself increasingly marginalized within his party. In April 2009, he returned to the Democratic Party, helping to ensure the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Seeking re-election in 2010, he was defeated in the Democratic primary by Joe Sestak.

Specter's 30-year tenure in the Senate concluded in January 2011. After leaving the Senate, he partnered with Philadelphia University (now Jefferson-East Falls) to establish the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service. In the fall of 2012, Specter, who had previously beaten Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2005 while serving as Chair of the Judiciary Committee, was diagnosed with cancer. He died on October 14, 2012, aged 82.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 5. Constituent Services Files comprises 365 boxes of material reflecting Specter's efforts of behalf on his constituents. These files include constituent mail, information about the application for and the awarding of federal grants, and documentation of specific actions taken in Pennsylvania. The group contains correspondence, bulk mailings, grant applications, grant award letters, memos, newsclips and background information files.

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Arrangement

Group 5 is arranged into three series reflecting Specter's efforts of behalf on his constituents:

Series I. Constituent Correspondence, 1978-2006

Series II. Grants, 1981-2007

Series III. Local Services, 1976-2002

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2018

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Thomas Jefferson University holds title to the materials in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by third parties. No copyrighted work may be copied, published, disseminated, displayed, or played without permission of the copyright holder except in accordance with fair use under U.S. copyright law. The responsibility for obtaining all necessary permissions remains with the requester.

Custodial History

Material was transferred to the care of Philadelphia University in 2010-2011 from the Federal Records Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland, as well as the Senator's Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania offices. The physical material was transferred to the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, with the exception of selected photographic and memorabilia items that remain at the Arlen Specter Center's Roxboro House for display. In 2016, Philadelphia University merged with Thomas Jefferson University, and is now known as Thomas Jefferson University- East Falls campus.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arlen Specter to Philadelphia University in 2010. Philadelphia University and the University of Pittsburgh entered into a partnership to jointly manage the collection in 2013.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by project archivist Ashley Taylor between 2014 and 2018. During this period, she was assisted by three temporary archival assistants: Cassandra Frank, Jon Klosinski, and Shannon McClenning. Further assistance was provided by graduate and undergraduate student interns.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 1. Pre-Senatorial Career Files, 1953-1980, TJU.2010.01.01

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 2. Legislative Files, 1965-2011, TJU.2010.01.02

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 3. Personal, Political and Official Files, 1944-2010, TJU.2010.01.03

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 4. Office Administration Files, 1962-2010, TJU.2010.01.04

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 6. Public Relations and Media Files, 1972-2010, TJU.2010.01.06

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 7. Campaign Files, 1976-2004, TJU.2010.01.07

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 8. Awards and Memorabilia, 1957-2010, TJU.2010.01.08

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 9. Photographs, 1930-2010, TJU.2010.01.09

Arlen Specter Senatorial Papers, Group 10. Electronic Records, 1980-2010, TJU.2010.01.10

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Congress. Senate.
  • United States. Congress.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Grants

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
  • Allentown (Pa.)
  • Erie (Pa.)
  • Lancaster (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Scranton (Pa.)
  • Wilkes-Barre (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Specter, Arlen, 1930-2012

Subject(s)

  • Constituents
  • Politicians

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Collection Inventory

Series  i. Constituent Correspondence, 1978-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

Constituent Correspondence contains letters and bulk mailings sent to Senator Specter's office on a variety of issues. The majority of the mail dates from prior to 1990. Issues covered include agriculture, judicial matters, healthcare, immigration, abortion, foreign affairs, and many others. This series has been only minimally processed, and is arranged chronologically.

  Box
No response needed, 1978 and 1985 714
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1981 715
  Box
CMS files, January-March 1981 716
  Box
CMS files, March 1981 717
  Box
CMS files, March 1981 718
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1981 719
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1981 720
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1981 721
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1981 722
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1981 723
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1981 724
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1981 725
  Box
CMS files, April 1981 726
  Box
CMS files, April 1981 727
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1981 728
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1981 729
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1981 730
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1981 731
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1981 732
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1981 733
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1981 734
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1981 735
  Box
CMS files, April-July 1981 736
  Box
CMS files, May 1981 737
  Box
CMS files, May-June 1981 738
  Box
CMS files, May-June 1981 739
  Box
CMS files, June 1981 740
  Box
CMS files, June 1981 741
  Box
CMS files, July 1981 742
  Box
CMS files, July 1981 743
  Box
CMS files, July 1981 744
  Box
CMS files, July-August 1981 745
  Box
CMS files, July-August 1981 746
  Box
CMS files, July-August 1981 747
  Box
CMS files, August-September 1981 748
  Box
CMS files, August-December 1981 749
  Box
CMS files, September 1981 750
  Box
CMS files, September 1981 751
  Box
CMS files, September 1981 752
  Box
CMS files, September-October 1981 753
  Box
CMS files, September-October 1981 754
  Box
CMS files, September-October 1981 755
  Box
CMS files, October 1981 756
  Box
CMS files, October 1981 757
  Box
CMS files, October-November 1981 758
  Box
CMS files, October-November 1981 759
  Box
CMS files, October-November 1981 760
  Box
CMS files, November-December 1981 761
  Box
CMS files, November-December 1981 762
  Box
CMS files, November-December 1981 763
  Box
CMS files, 1981 764
  Box
CMS files, 1981 765
  Box
CMS files, 1981 766
  Box
CMS files, 1981 767
  Box
CMS files, 1981 768
  Box
CMS files, 1981 769
  Box
CMS files, 1981 770
  Box
CMS files, 1981 771
  Box
CMS files, 1981 772
  Box
CMS files, 1981 773
  Box
CMS files, 1981 774
  Box
CMS files, 1981 775
  Box
CMS files, 1981 776
  Box
CMS files, 1981 777
  Box
CMS files, 1981 778
  Box
CMS files, 1981 779
  Box
CMS responses, 1981-1999 780
  Box
Data, 1981 781
  Box
Data top sheets, June-August 1981 782
  Box
Data top sheets, 1981 783
  Box
Data top sheets, 1981 784
  Box
Data top sheets, 1981 785
  Box
No response needed, January-March 1981 786
  Box
No response needed, April-May 1981 787
  Box
No response needed, April-May 1981 788
  Box
No response needed, August 1981 789
  Box
No response needed, August 1981 790
  Box
No response needed, 1981 791
  Box
No response needed, 1981 792
  Box
No response needed, 1981 793
  Box
No response needed, 1981 794
  Box
No response needed, 1981 795
  Box
No response needed, 1981 796
  Box
Weekly abstracts, February-April 1981 797
  Box
Weekly abstracts, April-May 1981 798
  Box
Weekly abstracts, June-July 1981 799
  Box
Weekly abstracts, July 1981 800
  Box
Weekly abstracts, July-August 1981 801
  Box
Weekly abstracts, August 1981 802
  Box
Weekly abstracts, September-October 1981 803
  Box
Weekly abstracts, October-November 1981 804
  Box
Weekly abstracts, November 1981 805
  Box
Weekly abstracts, November-December 1981 806
  Box
Weekly abstracts, December 1981 807
  Box
CMS files, 1981-1982 808
  Box
Data top sheets, 1981-1982 809
  Box
Topics, 1981-2003 810
  Box
Weekly abstracts, December 1981-January 1982 811
  Box
Constituent mail, 1982 812
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 813
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 814
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 815
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 816
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 817
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 818
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1982 819
  Box
CMS files, January-March 1982 820
  Box
CMS files, January-March 1982 821
  Box
CMS files, January-March 1982 822
  Box
CMS files, January-April 1982 823
  Box
CMS files, February 1982 824
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 825
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 826
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 827
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 828
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 829
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 830
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1982 831
  Box
CMS files, February-April 1982 832
  Box
CMS files, February-April 1982 833
  Box
CMS files, February-April 1982 834
  Box
CMS files, March 1982 835
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1982 836
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1982 837
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1982 838
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1982 839
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1982 840
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1982 841
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1982 842
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1982 843
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1982 844
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1982 845
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1982 846
  Box
CMS files, March-June 1982 847
  Box
CMS files, April 1982 848
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1982 849
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1982 850
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1982 851
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1982 852
  Box
CMS files, May-June 1982 853
  Box
CMS files, May-June 1982 854
  Box
CMS files, May-July 1982 855
  Box
CMS files, May-July 1982 856
  Box
CMS files, June-July 1982 857
  Box
CMS files, June-July 1982 858
  Box
CMS files, June-July 1982 859
  Box
CMS files, June-August 1982 860
  Box
CMS files, June-August 1982 861
  Box
CMS files, June-August 1982 862
  Box
CMS files, July-August 1982 863
  Box
CMS files, July-September 1982 864
  Box
CMS files, July-September 1982 865
  Box
CMS files, July, August and October 1982 866
  Box
CMS files, August 1982 867
  Box
CMS files, August-September 1982 868
  Box
CMS files, August-September 1982 869
  Box
CMS files, September 1982 870
  Box
CMS files, 1982 871
  Box
CMS files, 1982 872
  Box
CMS files, 1982 873
  Box
CMS files, 1982 874
  Box
CMS files, 1982 875
  Box
CMS files, 1982 876
  Box
CMS files, 1982 877
  Box
CMS files, 1982 878
  Box
CMS files, 1982 879
  Box
CMS files, 1982 880
  Box
CMS files, 1982 881
  Box
CMS files, 1982 882
  Box
CMS outgoing responses, January-March 1982 883
  Box
Data top sheets, February-May 1982 884
  Box
Data top sheets, April-June 1982 885
  Box
Data top sheets, October-December 1982 886
  Box
Data top sheets, 1982 887
  Box
No response needed, January 1982 888
  Box
No response needed, January-February 1982 889
  Box
No response needed, March 1982 890
  Box
No response needed, April 1982 891
  Box
No response needed, May 1982 892
  Box
No response needed, June-July 1982 893
  Box
No response needed, July-August 1982 894
  Box
No response needed, July-August 1982 895
  Box
No response needed, September 1982 896
  Box
No response needed, 1982 897
  Box
Weekly abstracts, January 1982 898
  Box
Weekly abstracts, January 1982 899
  Box
Weekly abstracts, January-February 1982 900
  Box
Weekly abstracts, February-March 1982 901
  Box
Weekly abstracts, February-April 1982 902
  Box
Weekly abstracts, March-April 1982 903
  Box
Weekly abstracts, March-May 1982 904
  Box
Weekly abstracts, April 1982 905
  Box
Weekly abstracts, April-May 1982 906
  Box
Weekly abstracts, May-June 1982 907
  Box
Weekly abstracts, June-July 1982 908
  Box
Weekly abstracts, July 1982 909
  Box
Weekly abstracts, July-September 1982 910
  Box
Weekly abstracts, July-October 1982 911
  Box
Weekly abstracts, August-September 1982 912
  Box
Weekly abstracts, September-October 1982 913
  Box
Weekly abstracts, November-December 1982 914
  Box
Weekly abstracts, December 1982 915
  Box
Weekly abstracts, December 1982 916
  Box
Data, 1982-1985 917
  Box
Weekly history reports, July 1982-October 1983 918
  Box
CMS files, 1983 919
  Box
CMS files, 1983 920
  Box
Weekly abstracts, February-March 1983 921
  Box
CMS files, 1983-1984 922
  Box
CMS files, 1983-1985 923
  Box
CMS files, 1983-1989 924
  Box
Data, 1983-1984 925
  Box
Targeted mailings, 1983-1984 926
  Box
Data, 1984 927
  Box
Data, June-July 1984 928
  Box
CMS files, 1984-1985 929
  Box
Data, 1984-1985 930
  Box
Letters and order forms, 1984-1985 931
  Box
CMS files, March-June 1985 932
  Box
CMS files, June-July 1985 933
  Box
CMS files, July-October 1985 934
  Box
CMS files, August-November 1985 935
  Box
CMS files, September-October 1985 936
  Box
CMS files, September-November 1985 937
  Box
CMS files, October-November 1985 938
  Box
CMS files, October-November 1985 939
  Box
CMS files, 1985 940
  Box
CMS files, 1985 941
  Box
CMS files, 1985 942
  Box
CMS files, 1985 943
  Box
CMS files, 1985 944
  Box
Data, January-November 1985 945
  Box
Data, November-December 1985 946
  Box
Data, November-December 1985 947
  Box
Data, 1985 948
  Box
Data, 1985 949
  Box
Groups, February-May 1985 950
  Box
Targeted mailings, 1985 951
  Box
Weekly abstracts, January-March 1985 952
  Box
Weekly abstracts, May-July 1985 953
  Box
Weekly abstracts, August-October 1985 954
  Box
Weekly abstracts, October-December 1985 955
  Box
CMS files, November 1985-January 1986 956
  Box
CMS files, November 1985-February 1986 957
  Box
CMS files, 1985-1986 958
  Box
CMS files, 1985-1986 959
  Box
CMS outgoing responses, 1985-1986 960
  Box
Weekly history reports, September 1985-February 1986 961
  Box
Constituent mail, March 1986 962
  Box
Constituent mail, May-August 1986 963
  Box
CMS files, January 1986 964
  Box
CMS files, January 1986 965
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1986 966
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1986 967
  Box
CMS files, February 1986 968
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1986 969
  Box
CMS files, February-March 1986 970
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1986 971
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1986 972
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1986 973
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1986 974
  Box
CMS files, March-June 1986 975
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1986 976
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1986 977
  Box
CMS files, May-July 1986 978
  Box
CMS files, May-July 1986 979
  Box
CMS files, May-July 1986 980
  Box
CMS files, May-August 1986 981
  Box
CMS files, July-August 1986 982
  Box
CMS files, July-September 1986 983
  Box
CMS files, July-October 1986 984
  Box
CMS files, August 1986 985
  Box
CMS files, August-September 1986 986
  Box
CMS files, August-September 1986 987
  Box
CMS files, August-September 1986 988
  Box
CMS files, September-October 1986 989
  Box
CMS files, September-October 1986 990
  Box
CMS files, 1986 991
  Box
CMS files, 1986 992
  Box
CMS files, 1986 993
  Box
CMS files, 1986 994
  Box
CMS files, 1986 995
  Box
CMS responses, 1986-1997 996
  Box
Data, January-March 1986 997
  Box
Data, January-May 1986 998
  Box
Data, January-November 1986 999
  Box
Weekly abstracts, January-March 1986 1000
  Box
CMS files, May-June 1986, June 1987 1001
  Box
CMS files, December 1986-February 1987 1002
  Box
CMS files, December 1986-February 1987 1003
  Box
CMS files, Allentown office, 1986-1990 1004
  Box
CMS responses, 1986-1987 1005
  Box
Constituent mail, January-March 1987 1006
  Box
Constituent mail, April 1987 1007
  Box
Constituent mail, May 1987 1008
  Box
CMS files, January-February 1987 1009
  Box
CMS files, February-April 1987 1010
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1987 1011
  Box
CMS files, March-April 1987 1012
  Box
CMS files, March-May 1987 1013
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1987 1014
  Box
CMS files, April-May 1987 1015
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1987 1016
  Box
CMS files, April-June 1987 1017
  Box
CMS files, May-June 1987 1018
  Box
CMS files, June 1987 1019
  Box
CMS files, June-July 1987 1020
  Box
Groups, February-March 1987 1021
  Box
Constituent mail, Hispanic communities and Philadelphia community development, 1989-1992 1022
  Box
Constituent mail, 1991-1992 1023
  Box
Constituent mail, Allentown office, 1991-1992 1024
  Box
Constituent mail, Medicare/health issues, 1991-2001 1025
  Box
Response letters, 1992 1026
  Box
Constituent mail, 1992-1994 1027
  Box
Constituent mail, 1993 1028
  Box
Constituent mail, November 1993-December 1994 1029
  Box
Constituent mail, 1994-1995 1030
  Box
Constituent mail, 1994-1999 1031
  Box
Constituent mail, 1994-2001 1032
  Box
Buck letters, 1994-2005 1033
  Box
Constituent mail, 1995-1997 1034
  Box
CMS files, 1999-2000 1035
  Box
Constituent mail, Defense and immigration issues, 2000 1036
  Box
Constituent mail, Health issues, 2000 1037
  Box
Constituent mail, Foreign affairs/healthcare/legislative issues, 2000-2001 1038
  Box
Constituent mail, Health and general issues, 2000-2001 1039
  Box
CMS files, January-April 2001 1040
  Box
Constituent mail, Health and Judiciary issues, 2001 1041
  Box
Constituent mail, Legislative issues, 2001 1042
  Box
Constituent mail, 2005-2006 1043

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Series  II. Grants, 1981-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

Grants contains applications and awards for federal grants allocated to Pennsylvania companies and projects. This series is arranged chronologically.

  Box
 1981 1044
  Box
 1981-1982 1045
  Box
 1981-1982 1046
  Box
 1982 1047
  Box
 1982 1048
  Box
 1982 1049
  Box
 1982 1050
  Box
 1982-1983 1051
  Box
 1983-1984 1052
  Box
 1985-1986 1053
  Box
 1990-1993 1054
  Box
 1990-1993 1055
  Box
 1990-1993 1056
  Box
 1993-1994 1057
  Box
 1993-1994 1058
  Box
 1994-1996 1059
  Box
 1994-1996 1060
  Box
 1994-1999 1061
  Box
 1994-1999 1062
  Box
 1998-2000 1063
  Box
 1998-2005 1064
  Box
 2002-2005 1065
  Box
 2002-2005 1066
  Box
 2002-2005 1067
  Box
 2005-2007 1068

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Series  III. Local Services, 1976-2002 

Scope and Content Notes

Local Services contains files on outreach efforts by Senator Specter in various parts of the state. This includes profiles and newsclips on Pennsylvania counties and major cities, information on local development efforts, and background material on projects backed by the Senator. This series is arranged alphabetically by topic.

  BoxFolder
Business files, 1985-1990 10691-12
  BoxFolder
Business files, 1990-1995 10701-10
  Folder
Companies and organizations visited, 1990 11-13
  BoxFolder
Companies and organizations visited, 1990 10711-7
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Constituent services, 1997-1998 8-10
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County, Memos and newsclips, 1983 11-15
  BoxFolder
County, Memos and newsclips, 1983 10721-7
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County, Memos and newsclips, 1985-1991 8-9
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County, Memos and newsclips, 1996-1998 10-11
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County, Memos and newsclips, 1998-2000 12-14
  BoxFolder
County, Memos and newsclips, 1998-2000 10731-15
  BoxFolder
County, Memos and newsclips, 2001-2002 10741
  Folder
County, Outreach, 1984-1992 2-12
  BoxFolder
County, Outreach, 1984-1992 10751-2
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County, Visits, 1981-1989 3
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County, Visits, 1981-1991 4-7
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Flood relief, 1996 8
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New courthouse in Western Pennsylvania, 1985-1986 9
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Philadelphia Allied Action Commission, 1976-1980 10-16
  BoxFolder
Philadelphia Allied Action Commission, 1976-1980 10761-4
  Folder
Philadelphia port Senate hearings, 1990 5
  Folder
Philadelphia ports, 1990 6-7
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Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 8
  Folder
Project funding, 1992-1994 9
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Projects and issues, 1990-1993 10-14
  BoxFolder
Projects and issues, 1990-1993 10771-8
  Folder
Schuylkill Falls, 1986 9
  Folder
State files, 1994-1995 10-14
  BoxFolder
State files, 1994-1995 10781-8
  Folder
State files, 1995-1997 9-14
  BoxFolder
State files, 1995-1997 10791
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State files, Allentown, 1990 2
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State files, Erie, 1989-1991 3
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State files, Lancaster, 1990-1992 4
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State files, Philadelphia, 1991-1992 5
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State files, Pittsburgh, 1990-1992 6
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State files, Scranton, 1990-1992 7
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State files, Wilkes-Barre, 1990 8
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State requests, 2001 9
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State requests, 2002 10

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