Guide to the Dick Thornburgh Papers, 1932- AIS.1998.30.10

ULS Archives & Special Collections

 Series X. Re-election Campaign for Governor, 1982

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series X. Re-election Campaign for Governor
Creator
Thornburgh, Dick, 1932-
Collection Number
AIS.1998.30.10
Date
1982
Extent
40.0 linear feet
Abstract
The re-election campaign was officially kicked off in March 1982. Dick Thornburgh knew he still had goals to achieve, especially an economic development plan. Democrat three-term U.S. Congressman, Allen Ertel, of Williamsport, announced his candidacy for Governor in February 1982, and was joined by James Lloyd for Lieutenant Governor. Although the first statewide poll showed Thornburgh and Scranton with a 56-33 percent lead, Reagan's waning popularity in view of the economic recession was a danger sign for Republican candidates. After the election, the number of GOP Governors nationwide fell from twenty-three to sixteen and only three Republicans, in the largest states most affected by the recession, won. Of those Thornburgh's winning margin was by far the largest. The campaign files here document the Thornburgh administration's accomplishments to date, with related backup material and TV ads. The campaign news clippings monitor the progress of the campaign as do the MOR (Market Opinion Research) polls. The files are divided as follows: Campaign Plans and Announcement; Achievements Binders; Achievement Ads and Backup Information; Campaign Positions; Opposition Research, Potential Candidates; Opposition Research, Ertel and Lloyd; Campaign in Progress; Events; Press Files; News Clippings; and Post Election and Inaugural. There are four scrapbooks that contain some material not available elsewhere, particularly some staff notes and memoranda. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.
Sponsor Note
This finding aid is available on line as result of a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania grant to the University of Pittsburgh and with collaboration of the Archives Service Center and the Digital Research Library.

Preferred Citation

Dick Thornburgh Papers, 1932- , AIS.1998.30, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 30, 2004

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dick Thornburgh, February 27, 1998

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nancy Watson, Curator of the Thornburgh Papers, Holly Mengel, Project Archivist, and a team of graduate students. Processing was made possible by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2002.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Holly Mengel in 2004. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 3608599

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.
  • Pennsylvania. Governor. -- Elections, 1982

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Economic conditions
  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Personal Name(s)

  • Ertel, Allen E.
  • Lloyd, James R., 1950-
  • Scranton, William W. (William Warren), 1947-
  • Thornburgh, Dick, 1932-
  • Thornburgh, Ginny (Judson)

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Economic development projects -- Pennsylvania
  • Education
  • Education -- Pennsylvania
  • Environment
  • Factory and trade waste -- Environmental aspects
  • Government
  • Industrial promotion -- Pennsylvania
  • Organized crime -- United States
  • Personal papers
  • Political campaigns -- Pennsylvania
  • Politics
  • Pollution -- Law and legislation
  • Public schools -- Pennsylvania
  • School improvement programs -- Pennsylvania
  • Tourism -- Pennsylvania
  • Urban renewal -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Dick Thornburgh Papers, 1932- , AIS.1998.30, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  X. Re-election Campaign for Governor, 1982 

Scope and Contents note

The Re-election Campaign began in earnest early in the fall of 1981. At that point three of the first years as Governor had passed and there were many agenda items, which had been checked off. "Neil Peirce, in a piece entitled 'Pennsylvania's Thornburgh: Extraordinary Governor,' stated [Thornburgh's] belief that 'political capital can be made of unadorned good management' and took note of 'the Thornburgh style - the calm, deliberate method he brought to Three Mile Island and now applies to virtually every problem ... If such a steady-as-you-go management is proving popular in Pennsylvania, why not elsewhere?'" (Evidence draft, p. 513). In spite of such praise and record of accomplishments, Thornburgh knew he still had goals to achieve, especially an all-important economic development plan, and knew at the outset there would be no landslide in the forthcoming election.

Three-term U.S. Congressman, Allen Ertel, of Williamsport announced his candidacy for governor in February 1982, and was quickly endorsed by the Democratic State Committee, as was James Lloyd for Lieutenant Governor. Ertel's announcement speech "stated, falsely in both cases, that the state 'had the second highest unemployment rate in the nation' and that 'while the federal government has cut income taxes, the Thornburgh administration has raised them.' Such exaggerations and falsehoods were to characterize much of his campaign" ( Evidence, p. 178). The nation was in recession at the time and Pennsylvania's unemployment rate reached as high as 11.3 percent in September 1982. "We consistently responded to Ertel's near-exclusive focus on the economy by noting the national character of our economic quandary, reminding voters that Pennsylvania was not 'an island of unemployment in a sea of prosperity'" (  Evidence, p. 179).

Thornburgh's re-election campaign was kicked off in March 1982, and at each stop accomplishments of the first term were emphasized. Included in the list were: "an end to corruption, an end to 'credit-card government,' a reduction in the bloated bureaucracy, a refusal to raise taxes and the revitalization of PennDOT ... In addition to continuing to work for better management, tax restraint and economic recovery, [Thornburgh] pledged to reform the welfare system, end the state's liquor monopoly and fight the burdensome and expensive twice-a-year auto inspections" ( Evidence, p. 179). Television ads, available here online, primarily reviewed the record of Thornburgh's first term.

Important endorsements were forthcoming and the first statewide poll, on October 1, conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, showed Thornburgh and Scranton with a 56-33 percent lead. However, Reagan's popularity was waning nationally in view of the economic recession and this was a danger sign for Republican candidates. "The  Wall Street Journal weighed in with a piece describing [Thornburgh] as 'one of the political phenomena of this recession year' and having run 'a clean, efficient and economical state government.' The article included an interesting observation from Julius Uehlein, state AFL-CIO president: 'If it weren't for the economic issue, I imagine [Thornburgh] would be invincible'" (  Evidence, p. 185). When all was said and done, virtually every major newspaper endorsed the Thornburgh-Scranton campaign across the state.

Keeping in mind the Democrats' 678,000-voter registration advantage and a relentless attack by Ertel during this period of severe economic decline and increasing unemployment, there was reason for the Thornburgh camp to feel uneasy, despite its significant accomplishments. Perceptions of Thornburgh's achievements were seriously affected by national discontent and a Democratic tide swept the country that year. "Nationwide, the number of GOP governors tumbled from twenty-three to sixteen as Democrats defeated nine incumbents ... and only three Republicans [in the largest states most affected by the recession] won ... Of the three, [Thornburgh's] winning margin was by far the largest" ( Evidence, p. 189).

The campaign files here well document the message of accomplishment, with related backup material and TV ads proclaiming the facts. Also of note is the detailed opposition research, particularly about Allen Ertel. The campaign news clippings specifically monitor the progress of the campaign, it's ups and downs, odd incidents, endorsements, and ultimately the election results. The MOR (Market Opinion Research) polls are of particular interest as the campaign regularly tracked the race with its own polls. The files are divided as follows: Campaign Plans and Announcement; Achievements Binders; Achievement Ads and Backup Information; Campaign Positions; Opposition Research, Potential Candidates; Opposition Research (Ertel and Lloyd); Campaign in Progress; Events; Press Files; News Clippings; and Post Election and Inaugural.

Of special interest to researchers will be the four scrapbooks assembled after the campaign, which track it in content as well as in the media. These were undertaken at the request of the candidate, immediately post election, and, in fact, contain some material not available elsewhere, particularly some staff notes and memoranda. These are colorful and informative and include issues, media coverage, internal campaign staff comments and notes, as well as campaign ephemera. These campaign scrapbooks have been reformatted for preservation purposes. All collection scrapbooks are enumerated in Section 21 here.

Subseries  1. Campaign Plans and Announcement 

Scope and Contents note

These files include various memos and reports by the Thornburgh staff, including Rick Stafford (RAS) and Jim Seif (JMS) and regarding the campaign. Included here is the Eddie Mahe report, an analysis by an outside consultant of re-election organization and strategy. Here also is the official announcement of Thornburgh's bid for reelection.

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Rick Stafford (RAS) memos November 9, 1981-July 20, 1982 1241
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Jim Seif (JMS) memos September 15, 1981-July 28, 1982 2
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Eddie Mahe's report on organizational aspects of Thornburgh-Scranton Campaign June 3, 1982 3
  Folder
Voter registration proposal May 12, 1982 4
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Announcement speech and news releases February 28-March 3, 1982 5

Subseries  2. First Administration Achievements 

Scope and Contents note

These files are collections of statements and facts assembled by the Thornburgh campaign, which document the achievements of the first term administration. Some of the topics included, for example, are: transportation, education, economic development, Three Mile Island, human services, farmers, women and minorities. For archival purposes, the files have been removed from their original binders and placed in folders. The term "binders," however, has been preserved in the titles, indicative of the original order. "Bullets" in effect describes a crisp, clean statement of an accomplishment, and has been retained here as used by the campaign.

  Folder
Achievements binders 1978-1982 6-8
  Folder
First Update to achievements binders April 9, 1982 9-10
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Bullets May 3-July 28, 1982 11-13

Subseries  3. Achievement Ads and Backup Documentation 

Scope and Contents note

These files contain specific "backup" information regarding campaign issues and controversies, as well as the campaign platform and ads scripts. Issues have a further breakdown here relevant to constituencies (for example: women, or blacks), and geography (Philadelphia or Northwest, Pennsylvania, for example). The seven specific sections of these files are as follows: Achievement Ads and Media; Campaign Platform; Major Issues; Constituencies; Geographic Issue Background; Reports, News Releases, and Clippings; and Campaign Controversies. Materials in these files include, for example: memos, news clippings and reports.

Achievement Ads and Media 

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General election media, scripts for television spots and advertisements 1982 14
  Folder
Television scripts 1982 15
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Ads, scripts, drafts and staff memos regarding print media and direct mailings 1982 1251
  Folder
Ads/Scripts backup references August-September, 1982 2
  Folder
Bailey Deardourff consultants, media and advertising 1982 3
  Folder
Press kits 1982 4

Campaign Platform 

  Folder
1982 Platform September, 1981-1982 5

Major Issues 

  Folder
Integrity in Government 1979-1982 6
  Folder
Budget and taxes 1980-1982 7-8
  Folder
Size and efficiency in government January, 1981-October, 1982 9-10
  Folder
Economic development March, 1980-May, 1982 11-13
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Economic development: memos June, 1982-October, 1982 1261-3
  Folder
Transportation: memos, clippings, and correspondence October, 1981-October, 1982 4
  Folder
Transportation: PennDOT news releases, Districts 1-4 1979-1982 5
  Folder
Transportation: PennDOT news releases, Districts 5-43 1979-1982 6
  Folder
Education: clippings and memos January, 1979-November, 1981 7
  Folder
Crime June, 1979-December, 1982 8
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Crime June, 1979-December, 1982 1271-2
  Folder
Human services: memos, clippings, and news releases December, 1981-October, 1982 3
  Folder
Human services: health February, 1979-November, 1982 4
  Folder
Human services: welfare June, 1979-December, 1981 5
  Folder
Human services: welfare memos, clippings, news releases and correspondence March 9, 1982-August 2, 1982 6
  Folder
Human services: senior citizens and aging December, 1979-September, 1982 7
  Folder
Human services: handicapped 1982 8
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Energy and environment: memos and clippings November, 1979-August, 1982 9
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): backup references, correspondence, memos, and clippings April, 1979-July, 1981 10-11
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): clippings April, 1979-May 25, 1982 12
  Folder
Liquor Control Board (LCB) July, 1982 13

Constituencies 

  Folder
Blacks November, 1977-January, 1982 14-15
  BoxFolder
Blacks: correspondence, news releases, and clippings February-October, 1982 1281
  Folder
Ethnics and other minorities November, 1979-October, 1982 2-3
  Folder
Women July, 1979-July, 1982 4
  Folder
Senior citizens July, 1980-October, 1982 5
  Folder
Farmers January, 1979-December, 1982 6-7
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Veterans May, 1979-September, 1982 8
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Sportsmen March, 1980-July, 1982 9
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Labor January, 1981-August, 1982 10
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Arts in Pennsylvania April-June, 1982 11
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Consumers March-September, 1982 12
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Firefighters September, 1982 13
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Local Government June, 1982 14

Geographic Issue Background 

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Allegheny County 1982 15
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Philadelphia County 1982 16
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Northeast 1982 17
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Northwest 1982 18
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Harrisburg area 1982 19
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Rest of Southeast 1982 20
  Folder
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton 1982 21

Reports, News Releases, and Clippings 

  Folder
Policy reports 1980-1981 22-23
  BoxFolder
Major news releases and speeches March 7, 1979-November 18, 1981 1291-2
  Folder
Abortion: news releases and clippings 1980-1982 3
  Folder
Thornburgh general files: favorable clippings January, 1980-May, 1981 4

Campaign Controversies 

  Folder
Scanlon gag order: memos, clippings, correspondence September, 1981-May, 1982 5
  Folder
Women, Infants, Children (WIC): Legislative, Budget and Finance Committee report January 22, 1982 6
  Folder
Women, Infants, Children (WIC): memos, correspondence, remarks by Secretary Muller, transcripts of remarks to Legislature by Representative Itkin, and clippings April, 1980-September, 1981 7
  Folder
Salaries: memos, news releases and clippings February, 1979-November, 1980 8
  Folder
Gay Pride: proclamation, pro and con clippings June, 1982 9
  Folder
Bond counsel: reports, memos and clippings 1981-1982 10
  Folder
PSEA: Truth Squad press kits (Ertel and Thornburgh/Scranton) and backup memos 1981-1982 11
  Folder
PSEA: clippings, news releases 1981-October, 1982 12-13
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Wives and girlfriends May, 1979 14
  Folder
Robert Ging (former DER staff attorney) controversy: news releases and clippings January, 1982 15
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Foreign travel: news releases and clippings 1980 1301
  Folder
Thornburgh/Scranton feud: clippings 1981 2
  Folder
Graterford: news releases, clippings, and Paul Critchlow memo November, 1981-February, 1982 3
  Folder
Public relations empire: memos, correspondence, and clippings July, 1978-August, 1981 4
  Folder
Travel: US News and World Report article March 15, 1982 5

Subseries  4. Campaign Positions 

Scope and Contents note

These files represent specific campaign positions and issues related to various constituencies and differing geographic areas. Some of the topics included, for example are: transportation, integrity in government, education, economic development, crime, women, fire fighters, minorities and farmers. They are grouped as follows: General Issues, Constituencies, and Geographic Areas.

Issues 

  Folder
Integrity in Government April 14, 1982 6
  Folder
General positions 1980-1982 7
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Budget and taxes March-September, 1982 8
  Folder
Size and efficiency in government, articles September 12, 1982 9
  Folder
Economic development 1982 10
  Folder
Transportation March-May, 1982 11
  Folder
Education February-September, 1982 12
  Folder
Crime March-September, 1982 13
  Folder
Human services, protest and March flier March 23, 1982 14
  Folder
Human services, health March 19, 1982-April 6, 1982 15
  Folder
Human services, welfare March 19, 1982-April 9, 1982 16
  Folder
Energy February 1, 1982-March 23, 1982 17
  Folder
Environment February 22, 1982-April 21, 1982 18
  Folder
Liquor Control Board (LCB) January, 1981-March 9, 1982 19

Constituencies 

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Blacks March-September, 1982 20
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Ethnics and other minorities September , 1981-June, 1982 21
  Folder
Women 1982 22
  Folder
Senior Citizens March, 1982 23
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Farmers 1979-1982 24
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Veterans 1982 25
  Folder
Sportsmen September, 1981-October, 1982 26
  Folder
Labor February, 1982-October, 1982 27-28
  Folder
Business 1982 29
  Folder
Profile of PA's 17th District Congressional candidates 1982 30
  Folder
Democrats February-July, 1982 31
  BoxFolder
Firefighters April-September, 1982 1311
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Local government April-June, 1982 2
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Small business April-September, 1982 3
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Law enforcement groups 1982 4
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Consumer 1982 5
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Federal February-April, 1982 6
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People file February-March, 1982 7

Subseries  5. Opposition Research, Potential Candidates 

Scope and Contents note

These files contain research on potential candidates. State Auditor General Al Benedict early was perceived as a likely candidate for governor and thus there is more opposition research regarding his record. Other potential candidates include: James Manderino, Steve Douglas, Pete Flaherty, Bill Green, and others. These files primarily consist of correspondence and news clippings.

Al Benedict 

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Auditor General's office: administration (budgets, etc.) 1980 8
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Auditor General's office: general information 1976-1981 9
  Folder
Biography 1980 10
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Blacks and minorities 1979-1981 11
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Campaign ads 1982 12
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Complaints and tips: lack of responsiveness by Auditor General Office 1979-1980 13
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Democratic Party relations 1980 14
  Folder
Senator Duffield 1980 15
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Liquor Control Board (LCB) audits: report regarding Thornburgh and Benedict 1976-1980 16
  Folder
Negative material regarding Benedict 1980 17
  Folder
PSEA 1980 18
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Relations with the press 1980 19
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Lenora Smith (Auditor General chief counsel) 1978-1980 20
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State Hospital closings May, 1980 21
  Folder
Veterans groups June 25, 1981 22
  Folder
Welfare fraud 1980 23
  Folder
Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, summaries 1977-1981 24
  Folder
Correspondence with Governor Thornburgh 1979-1981 25
  Folder
Benedict correspondence with Thornburgh administration 1979-1981 26
  Folder
Personnel reports 1979 27
  Folder
List of employees, list of Democratic Party contributors 1980 28
  Folder
Employees/Party contributor clippings 1977-1982 29
  Folder
Campaign expense report 1980 30
  Folder
Benedict vs. Kury race 1980 31
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Benedict vs. Kury radio debate January-May, 1980 1321
  Folder
Clippings 1979-1982 2-5

Other Potential Candidates 

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Richard Caliguiri 1979-1981 6
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Robert P. Casey, former Auditor General 1972-1982 7
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Joseph Chilzer (1982 Gubernatorial candidate) 1982 8
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Steve Douglas (1982 Gubernatorial candidate) 1982 9
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Bob Edgar 1979-1981 10
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Pete Flaherty 1978-1980 11
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Dick Fuerle (1982 Libertarian candidate) 1982 12
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Bill Green 1980-1981 13
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Alvin J. Jacobson 1982 14
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Craig Lewis 1981 15
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James Manderino 1981 16
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Michael O'Pake 1980-1981 17
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Ed Rendell 1980-1981 18
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Milton J. Shapp 1978-1981 19
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Cyril Wecht 1980-1981 20
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Edward Zemprelli 1979-1981 21
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Mark Zola (Socialist Workers' Party) 1982 22
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Articles on miscellaneous candidates: Philadelphia Magazine "Guide to the 1981 Political Machine" and Philadelphia Inquirer "Pennsylvania Legislators Junkets" April, 1981-February, 1982 23

Subseries  6. Opposition Research, Ertel and Lloyd 

Scope and Contents note

These files contain extensive research on the two actual candidates for the 1982 election: Allen Ertel (Governor) and James Lloyd (Lieutenant Governor). They contain research on many of the same areas of the Thornburgh "achievements": economic development, budget and taxes, energy and environment, women, farmers, and others. The Ertel files are divided into six sections: Research binders, General issues, Constituencies, Miscellaneous issues, Personal and political history, and 1982 Campaign. The James Lloyd files include research on key issues, such as welfare reform, education, campaign expenses, and Senate voting record. They are divided into three sections: General issues, Personal and political history, and 1982 Campaign.

Allen Ertel (D), Governor 

Research Binders 

  Folder
Research binder, Volume 1: Personal and campaign conduct, Government and economic issues and constituencies 1982 24
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Research binder, Volume 2: Human Service issues and constituencies, Miscellaneous, Lloyd, Appendices 1982 1331-2
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Research binder annotated by Thornburgh, Volume 1: Personal and campaign conduct, Government and economic issues and constituencies 1982 3-4
  Folder
Research binder annotated by Thornburgh, Volume 2: Human Service issues and constituencies, Miscellaneous, Lloyd, Appendices 1982 5-6

Major Issues 

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Integrity in government 1982 7
  Folder
Budget and taxes 1977-1980 8-9
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Size and efficiency in government 1978-1982 10
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Economic development 1980-1982 11-17
  BoxFolder
Economic development 1980-1982 1341-2
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Transportation 1977-1982 3-4
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Education March-October, 1982 5-6
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Crime 1977-1982 7-8
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Human services 1982 9
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Human services: health and welfare backup 1977-1980 10
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Human services: health 1982 11
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Human services: welfare reform March-September, 1982 12
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Human services: aging March, 1982 13
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Energy and environment 1977-1982 14-15
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): research binder backup references 1980-1982 16
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): opposition research on Allen Ertel and Three Mile Island (TMI) 1978-1982 17
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): Allen Ertel testimony before Energy, Conservation and Power May 1, 1982 18
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): memos and correspondence 1979-1982 19
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): press releases, Congressional Record, and analyses 1982 20
  Folder
Three Mile Island (TMI): clippings May, 1979-July, 1982 21
  Folder
Liquor reform 1982 22

Constituencies 

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Blacks: opposition research binder backup references 1977-1982 23-24
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Ethnics and other minorities 1980-1982 25
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Women 1977-1982 26
  BoxFolder
Senior citizens 1977-1982 1351
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Farmers 1977-1982 2-3
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Veterans 1980-1982 4
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Sportsmen 1982 5
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Labor 1976-1982 6-7
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Business 1978-1982 8
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Firefighters 1978-1982 9
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Religion 1980 10
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Local government and housing 1982 11
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Consumer July-August, 1982 12
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Office of Employment Statistics (OES) August-September, 1982 13

Miscellaneous Issues 

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Abortion February-July, 1982 14
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Defense: National security 1978-1982 15
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Foreign relations 1978-1982 16
  Folder
Federal, state, local relations (including Federalism, federal budget, and Federal Dollars for Pennsylvania) 1980 17
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Consumerism March-April, 1982 18
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Centralia 1981-1982 19
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Ertel on the Issues, general 1978-1982 20

Personal History 

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Biographies 1982 21
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Family 1982 22
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Friends 1982 23
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District Attorney elections March-November, 1976 24
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District Attorney performance 1982 25
  Folder
Legal practice 1976 26

Congressional Record 

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Congressional elections: Allen Ertel campaign material, and clippings 1976-1980 27
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Congressional elections: Rippon clippings 1978 28
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Congressional performance and voting records: memos and correspondence 1980-1982 29
  BoxFolder
Congressional performance and voting records: ratings, and key votes 1977-1982 1361
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Congressional performance and voting records: voter groups ratings (Congressional Quarterly) 1977-1982 2
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Congressional performance and voting records: flood control legislation clippings 1978-1982 3
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Congressional performance and voting records: clippings 1976-1982 4
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes 1977-1982 5-10
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, business and labor 1977-1980 11
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, Congress and the government 1977-1980 12
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, defense and foreign policy 1977-1980 13
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, domestic affairs 1977-1980 1371
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, economy and budget 1977-1980 2
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Congressional performance and voting records: House roll-call votes, energy and the environment 1977-1980 3
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Congressional performance and voting records: Congressional Record binders 1977-1982 4-9
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Congressional performance and voting records: Congressional Record, arranged by topics 1977-1982 10
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Congressional Quarterly 1982 1381
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Associations, memberships, and awards 1977-1982 2
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Contributors 1976-1980 3
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Personal finances 1974-1981 4
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Expenses in office 1977-1981 5
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Employees 1976-1982 6
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Foreign travel 1977-1981 7
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Media relations 1981-1982 8
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Personality 1982 9

1982 Campaign 

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Announcement February, 1982 10
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Campaign contributors and campaign expense reports January 1, 1982-October 18, 1982 11-12
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Campaign expenses 1980-1982 13
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Campaign staff 1982 14
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Campaign supporters 1972-1982 15
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Campaign supporters: endorsements 1982 1391
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Campaign supporters: Shapp-related 1980-1982 2
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Campaign supporters: other 1982 3
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Campaign supporters: Republicans for Ertel 1980-1982 4
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Campaign supporters: parallel to Governor leader 1982 5
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Campaign detractors 1982 6
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Campaign scheduling events (past/present/future/debate) 1982 7
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Mailings: franking 1980-1982 8
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Poll results 1982 9
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Press releases 1982 10-11
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Misrepresentations (1982 campaign and prior) 1979-1982 12
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Campaign organization 1978-1982 13-14
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Schedules September-October, 1982 15
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Position papers 1982 16
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Media spots May-August, 1982 17
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Public appearance transcripts June-October, 1982 18
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Correspondence May-October, 1982 19
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Airplane Issue July, 1977-September, 1982 20
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Ertel handouts 1982 21
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Ertel record 1981-1982 22
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Negative clippings July-October, 1982 23
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Lloyd clippings 1979-1982 1401
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Ertel clippings 1967-1981 2-9
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Binder: Sunbury Daily Item clippings 1980-1982 10
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Binder: Allen Ertel Congressional Record 1977-1980 11
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Binder: Sunbury Daily Item, clippings 1967-1977 12-13
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Binder: Williamsport Sun Gazette, clippings 1978-1981 14-15

James Lloyd (D), Lieutenant Governor 

Issues 

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Lloyd bullets May-October, 1982 1411
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Integrity in government 1980 2
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Budget and taxes 1981-1982 3
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Size and efficiency in government 1981-1982 4
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Economic development 1979-1982 5-7
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Transportation 1979-1982 8
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Education 1979-1982 9
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Human services: welfare reform 1979-1982 10
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Human services: aging 1979-1982 11
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Abortion 1979-1982 12

Personal and Legislative History 

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Biography 1979 13
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Senate voting record: memos and analyses 1979-1982 14
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Senate voting record: missed votes 1979-1982 15
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Senate voting record: Legislative journal, Senate 1979-1982 16-19

1982 Campaign 

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Announcement: Gubernatorial announcement January, 1982 20
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Announcement: media monitoring 1982 21
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Campaign expenses 1980-1982 22
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Campaign schedules 1982 23
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Correspondence (including from Governor Thornburgh) 1980-1982 24
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Clippings January-October, 1982 25
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Miscellaneous memos and campaign issue material 1982 26

Subseries  7. Campaign in Progress 

Scope and Contents note

These files are the major and inclusive working files of the Governor Thornburgh Committee, or GTC that led the Thornburgh-Scranton re-election bid in 1982. These files contain staff memos and correspondence, organizational information, fundraising and finances information, voter groups and county files, speeches, and volunteer information. The extensive sections including endorsements and questionnaires are particularly interesting. They give us a clear picture of both the organizations and persons supporting Thornburgh-Scranton a second time, as well as a succinct summary of the candidates' responses on key issues. The endorsements and questionnaires are organized chronologically and alphabetically. All binder material has been entitled as such, referencing the original order, but has been placed in folders for preservation purposes. Also here are Ginny Thornburgh's campaign files, as she once again was a loyal and devoted campaign voice on her husband's behalf.

The sixteen sections are as follows: Staff List and Memoranda; Correspondence; Miscellaneous Campaign Files; Organization; County Files; Fundraising; Voter Groups; Endorsements; Speeches; Questionnaires and Responses; Debate Issue; Controversies and Critics; Volunteers and Phone Banks; Ginny Thornburgh's Files; Ephemera; Volunteer Printout.

Staff Lists and Memoranda 

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Campaign staff lists 1982 1421
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Memos: Waldman 1981-1983 2
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Memos: Asher and Brownell 1982 3
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Memos: Critchlow July 6, 1982 4
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Memos: Dunkle March 8, 1982-December 28, 1982 5
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Memos: Meloy July 29, 1982-October 22, 1982 6
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Memos: Phenicie September 29, 1982-November 9, 1982 7

Correspondence 

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General correspondence and Thornburgh notes August 13, 1982-November 3, 1982 8
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Asher March 24, 1982-October 13, 1982 9
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Asher incoming January 25, 1982-December 31, 1982 10
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Dunkle January 18, 1982-October 29, 1982 11
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Asher/Dunkle field July 12-23, 1982 12
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Hoffman May 13, 1982-October 1, 1982 13
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Governor Thornburgh February 22, 1982-November 21, 1982 14
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Governor Thornburgh to Legislative candidates 1982 15
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Governor Thornburgh greetings 1982 16
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Committee correspondence, fundraising, general instructions and schedules 1982 17

Miscellaneous Campaign Files 

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Budget 1982 18
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Forms and instructions 1982 19
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Stationery 1982 20
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Offers to help February 6, 1981-October 15, 1982 21
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Pennsylvania Republican leaders 1981-1982 22
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Published articles 1982 23
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Miscellaneous: PSEA letter, The Baron Report, and media time listings 1982 24
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Press releases: miscellaneous March-April, 1982 25
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Legislative photo sessions 1982 26

Organization 

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Regional field representatives July-August, 1982 27
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Regional field representatives: Anne Anstine January-April, 1982 28
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Regional field representatives: Richard Bartlett 1982 29
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Regional field representatives: Jean Kistler April-August, 1982 30
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Regional field representatives: Patricia Raugh 1982 31
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Western region counties 1982 32
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Western region regional coordinators 1982 33
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Western region regional coordinators: Syed Ali-Zaidi 1982 34
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Western region regional coordinators: George Loranger 1982 35
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Western region regional coordinators: Philip English 1982 36
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Western region regional coordinators: Thomas Murray 1982 1431
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Western region county coordinators 1982 2
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Western region field meetings 1982 3
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Western region office (Meloy): outgoing correspondence 1977-1982 4-7
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Western Pennsylvania rally October 27, 1982 8
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Coordinators' seminar April 24, 1982 9

County Files 

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County coordinators 1982 10
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County budget list 1982 11
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County coordinators' meetings July 16, 1982 12
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County coordinators' handouts 1981-1982 13
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Adams 1982 14
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Allegheny 1982 15
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Armstrong 1982 16
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Beaver 1982 17
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Bedford 1982 18
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Berks 1982 19
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Blair 1982 20
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Bradford 1982 21
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Bucks 1982 22
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Butler 1982 23
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Cambria 1982 24
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Cameron 1982 25
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Carbon 1982 26
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Centre 1982 27
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Chester 1982 28
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Clarion 1982 29
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Clearfield 1982 30
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Clinton 1982 31
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Columbia 1982 32
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Crawford 1982 33
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Cumberland 1982 34
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Dauphin 1982 35
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Delaware 1982 36
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Elk 1982 37
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Erie 1982 38
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Fayette 1982 39
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Forest 1982 40
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Franklin 1982 41
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Fulton 1982 42
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Greene 1982 43
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Huntingdon 1982 44
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Indiana 1982 45
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Jefferson 1982 46
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Juniata 1982 47
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Lackawanna 1982 48
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Lancaster 1982 49
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Lawrence 1982 50
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Lebanon 1982 51
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Lehigh 1982 52
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Luzerne 1982 53
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Lycoming 1982 54
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McKean 1982 55
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Mercer 1982 56
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Mifflin 1982 57
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Monroe 1982 58
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Montgomery 1982 1441
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Montour 1982 2
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Northampton 1982 3
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Northumberland 1982 4
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Perry 1982 5
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Philadelphia 1982 6
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Pike 1982 7
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Potter 1982 8
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Schuylkill 1982 9
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Snyder 1982 10
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Somerset 1982 11
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Sullivan 1982 12
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Susquehanna 1982 13
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Tioga 1982 14
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Union 1982 15
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Venango 1982 16
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Warren 1982 17
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Washington 1982 18
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Wayne 1982 19
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Westmoreland 1982 20
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Wyoming 1982 21
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York 1982 22

Fundraising 

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Treasurer authorization and campaign expense statements 1981-1982 23
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Fundraising mailings 1981-1982 24
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Fundraiser proposal form 1981-1982 25
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Major fundraisers 1981-1982 26
  Folder
Other fundraisers 1981-1982 27
  Folder
Campaign contributions procedures 1981-1982 28
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Campaign contributions lists 1981-1982 29-30
  Folder
Seif and Ethics Commission: transcript of interview regarding use of Governor's Home for fundraising March 17, 1983 31

Voter Groups 

  Folder
Plans, strategy and voter opinion analysis (AFSCME) 1982 32
  Folder
Mailings and status reports 1982 33
  Folder
Miscellaneous: PSEA letter, The Baron Report, and media time listings 1982 34

Endorsements 

  Folder
Non Philadelphia or Pittsburgh endorsements 1982 35
  Folder
Endorsement lists 1982 36
  Folder
Albion News October 27, 1982 37
  Folder
Allegheny County Republican Heritage Groups June 14, 1982 38
  Folder
Altoona Mirror October 30, 1982 39
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Ardmore Main Line Times October 28, 1982 40
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Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties October 7, 1982 41
  Folder
Athletes for Thornburgh/Scranton Committee October 14, 1982 42
  Folder
Atlantic Apparel Contractors Association July 20, 1982 43
  Folder
Boilermakers Local No. 154, Fred Gualtieri, business manager March 2, 1982 44
  Folder
Beaver County Times October 29, 1982 45
  Folder
Bowser, John, former executive director, Urban Coalition October 22, 1982 46
  Folder
Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Scotty Campbell, secretary/treasurer August 9, 1982 47
  Folder
Bucks County Courier Times October 25, 1982 48
  Folder
Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committees: Concerned Business People for Thornburgh/Scranton September, 1982 49
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Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committees: Small Business for Thornburgh/Scranton Committee September, 1982 50
  Folder
Centre Daily Times October 24, 1982 51
  Folder
Chester, Delaware County Daily Times October 26, 1982 52
  Folder
Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee September 22, 1982 53
  Folder
Doylestown Daily Intelligencer October 29, 1982 54
  Folder
Dykes, John, business manager, Streetcleaners Local 427 February 25, 1982 55
  Folder
Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee May 24, 1982 56
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Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Basic Education May 27, 1982 57
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Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Higher Education June 9, 1982 58
  Folder
Educators for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee: Retired Educators October, 1982 59
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Erie Metro Times-News October 31, 1982 60
  Folder
Erie Times-News October 24, 1982 61
  Folder
Evans, Samuel, chairman of Family of Leaders September 16, 1982 62
  Folder
Family of Leaders Executive Committee September 16, 1982 63
  Folder
Farmers for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee July 8, 1982 64
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Fireman's Association of Pennsylvania July 8, 1982; September 11, 1982 65
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Fireman's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania June 26, 1982 1451
  Folder
Fondy, Albert, president, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers September 7, 1982 2
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Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania Lodge September 7, 1982 3
  Folder
Fraternal Order of Police, Philadelphia Lodge, No. 5 September 23, 1982 4
  Folder
Friends and Family of Three Mile Island (TMI) May 19, 1982 5
  Folder
Greensburg Tribune Review October 24, 1982 6
  Folder
Hanover Evening Sun October 29, 1982 7
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Harrisburg Patriot-News October 17, 1982 8
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Harrisburg PA Beacon October 27, 1982 9
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Hatboro Today's Spirit October 25, 1982 10
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Hispanic-American Council, Inc. of Erie March 3, 1982 11
  Folder
Indiana Gazette October 28, 1982 12
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International Longshoremen's Local No. 1291, Alex Talmadge, president February 25, 1982 13
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Jackson, Reverend Jesse October 22, 1982 14
  Folder
Jenkintown Globe October 28, 1982 15
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Jenkintown Montgomery County Record October 26, 1982 16
  Folder
Jenkintown Times Chronicle October 28, 1982 17
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Johnstown Tribune-Democrat October 17, 1982 18
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Keystone State Chapter of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors April 17, 1982 19
  Folder
Keystone State Fire Chiefs Association May 15, 1982 20
  Folder
Lancaster New Era October 15, 1982 21
  Folder
Lebanon Sunday Pennsylvanian October 24, 1982 22
  Folder
Lewistown Sentinel October 21, 1982 23
  Folder
Love, Ruth, columnist October 31, 1982 24
  Folder
Milton Standard October 29, 1982 25
  Folder
National Rifle Association, Institute for Legislative Action October 27, 1982 26
  Folder
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, Henry Nicholas, president October 15, 1982 27
  Folder
Oreland Springfield Sun October 28, 1982 28
  Folder
Pecora, Thomas, business manager, Construction General Laborers and Material Handlers Local No. 1058 July 29, 1982 29
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Pennsylvania Builders Association July, 1982 30
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Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers September 23, 1982 31
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Pennsylvania Food Merchants, Al Vicks, president July 2, 1982 32
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Pennsylvania Rifle and Pistol Association March 30, 1982 33
  Folder
Philadelphia Daily News October 8, 1982 34
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Philadelphia Exclusive October 29, 1982 35
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Philadelphia Inquirer October 20, 1982 36
  Folder
Philadelphia Times Northeast October 20, 1982 37
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Philadelphia Tribune October 22, 1982 38
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Pittsburgh Courier October 30, 1982 39
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette October 26, 1982 40
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Pittsburgh Press October 24, 1982 41
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Pocono Record October 25, 1982 42
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Polish American Citizens League of Pennsylvania October 23, 1982 43
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Polish American Congress of Pennsylvania February 23, 1982; September 20, 1982 44
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Pottstown Mercury October 26, 1982 45
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Raia, Vic, state commander, American Legion February 23, 1982 46
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Republican College Council March 27, 1982 47
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Scranton Scrantonian October 31, 1982 48
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Scranton Times October 27, 1982 49
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Scranton Tribune October 26, 1982 50
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Second Macedonia Baptist Church September 21, 1982 51
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Seniors for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee undated 52
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Sharon Herald October 25, 1982 53
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Smith, Jim, columnist June 25, 1982 54
  Folder
Smith, Nate, chairman of the Board, Operation Dig February 24, 1982 55
  Folder
Sportsmen for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee September, 1982 56
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Stipanovich, Nick, business representative, Pittsburgh Building Trades Council July 30, 1982 57
  Folder
Street, Pennsylvania State Senator October 22, 1982 58
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Sullivan, Reverend Leon October 19, 1982 59
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Sunbury Daily Item October 21, 1982 60
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Tallarico, Joe, president, Mail Handlers Local and Allied Printing Trades Council July 29, 1982 61
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Teamsters Joint Council No. 40, James Beros, president October 20, 1982 62
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Teamsters Joint Council No. 53, John Morris, president April 26, 1982 63
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Teamsters Joint Council No. 341, Ted Zilch, president, and Joe Radan, secretary/treasurer September 27, 1982 64
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Teamsters Joint Council No. 500, William O'Farrell, president August 19, 1982 65
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Teamsters 250, Steve Missonak, secretary/treasurer September 24, 1982 66
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Titusville Herald October 28, 1982 67
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Transport Workers Union of Philadelphia Local 234, Dominic DiClerico, president October 5, 1982 68
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Travel and Hospitality Industry Committee for the Reelection of Thornburgh/Scranton September 21, 1982 69
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Tullio, Louis, Democratic Mayor of Erie October 21, 1982 70
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Tunkhannock New Age-Examiner October 29, 1982 71
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Uniontown Herald Standard October 27, 1982 72
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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union No. 2274, Frank W. Miller, president April 2, 1982 73
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United Italian-American Political Alliance October 22, 1982 74
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Veterans February 26, 1982 75
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Veterans Political Action Council April 15, 1982; September 16, 1982 76
  Folder
Warren Times-Observer October 28, 1982 77
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Washington Observer-Reporter October 26, 1982 78
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WCAU-AM radio October 18, 1982 79
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WCAU-TV undated 80
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Whitmer, Gil, official, Operating Engineers July 30, 1982 81
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Wilkes-Barre Times Leader November 1, 1982 82
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Williams, Carmen J., business manager, Painters Local 327 July 29, 1982 83
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Williamsport Sun Gazette October 29, 1982 84
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Williamsport Sunday Grit October 17, 1982 85
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Willow Grove Guide October 28, 1982 86
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York Daily Record October 27, 1982 87

Speeches 

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Governor Thornburgh Announcement Speech March 2-3, 1982 88
Online
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GOP speech (standard) 1982 89
Online
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Surrogate proposal and plans for speech 1982 90
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Surrogate speech and background 1982 91
Online
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Miscellaneous speech to Luzerne County GOP September 12, 1982 92
Online
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Election Night Remarks November 2, 1982 93
Online
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Inaugural Address, Harrisburg, PA January 18, 1983 94

Questionnaires and Responses 

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Questionnaires and responses: lists 1982 95
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AAA August 2, 1982 96
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Allegheny County League of Women Voters March 31, 1982 97
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American Association of University Women August 13, 1982 98
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Association for Retarded Citizens September 8, 1982 99
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Bucks County Council for Exceptional Children October 7, 1982 1461
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Butler County Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life October 7, 1982 2
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Carnegie Area Concerned Citizens April 22, 1982 3
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Catholic Conference September 8, 1982 4
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Common Cause September, 1982 5
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Commonwealth Association of Students October 4, 1982 6
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Corry Area Chamber of Commerce September 30, 1982 7
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Harrisburg Area Women's News September 17, 1982 8
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League of Women's Voters of Pennsylvania: Primary March 25, 1982 9
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League of Women's Voters of Pennsylvania: General August, 1982 10
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Non-public School Action Committee April 23, 1982 11
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Patriot October 26, 1982 12
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Penn Lines/Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association August, 1982 13
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Pennsylvania Farmers' Association July 9, 1982 14
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Pennsylvania Federation, Council for Exceptional Children October 6, 1982 15
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Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association September 21, 1982 16
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Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation April 8, 1982 17
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Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers, Pittsburgh chapter September 9, 1982 18
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Pennsylvanians for Biblical Morality April 9, 1982 19
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Pro-Life Coalition September 8, 1982 20
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Respect for Life September 8, 1982 21
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United Press International (UPI) May 4, 1982 22
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Valley Forge Council of Republican Women April 1, 1982 23
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Veterans Political Action Committee: Primary April 14, 1982 24
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Veterans Political Action Committee: General August, 1982 25
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Congressional Quarterly undated 26
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), possibly not sent May 7, 1982 27
  Folder
Unanswered questionnaires 1982 28
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Binder of questionnaires and responses March 25, 1982-August 13, 1982 29-30

Debate 

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Debate April-October, 1982 31

Campaign Controversies and Critics 

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Support groups and letters to editor 1982 32
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1982 33
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Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) 1982 34
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Hoffman tape recording 1982 35
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Ertel income tax disclosure 1982 36
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Ertel tax break vote February-June, 1982 37
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Milton Shapp September-October, 1982 38
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Tony May August 4, 1982 39
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Governor Thornburgh campaign disclosure April-September, 1982 40
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Jacobson Gubernatorial challenge 1982 41
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Bureau of Travel Development newsletter 1982 42

Volunteers and Phone Banks 

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Phone bank plans 1982 1471
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Bratas proposal (possibly not used) 1982 2
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Statistics, charts, and forms 1982 3
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Miscellaneous 1982 4
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County voter registration tapes 1982 5
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Western region: phone bank plans 1982 6
  Folder
Western region: Meloy memos 1982 7
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Western region: Allegheny County business sites 1982 8

Ginny Thornburgh Files 

  Folder
Campaign Correspondence 1982 9
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Campaign speech 1982 10
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General file 1982 11

Ephemera 

  Folder
Brochures, bumper stickers and buttons 1982 12

Volunteer Printout 

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Governor Thornburgh Committee volunteer computer printout, used for Inaugural 1982-1983 13

Congratulatory Letters 

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Congratulatory letters VIP's November 3, 1982-January 14, 1983 18
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ABKR (Alan B.K. Rabinowitz) Christmas Card Memo November 17, 1982 19
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From Governors November 3, 1982-January 20, 1983 20
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Foreign November 4, 1982-January 19, 1983 21
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Out of State November 1-December 21, 1982 22
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Federally Elected Officials November 3, 1982-January 17, 1983 23
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Pennsylvania Elected & Appointed Officials November 3, 1982-January 19, 1983 24
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Judges November 3, 1982-January 21, 1983 25
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Lawyers November 3, 1982-January 14, 1983 26
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Local Government November 3-16, 1982 27
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GOP October 20-November 22, 1982 28
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Chambers November 3-8, 1982 29
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Colleges November 3, 1982-January 25, 1983 30
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Labor November 3-18, 1982 31
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Veterans November 3-9, 1982 32
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Media November 4-23, 1982 33
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Groups November 3, 1982 34
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Individuals November 3, 1982-January 18, 1983 35

Subseries  8. Events 

Scope and Contents note

The Re-election campaign events are separated into two sections: the Thornburgh/Scranton campaign events and the Governor Thornburgh Committee (GTC) campaign events. The Thornburgh/Scranton events cover the primary and general election of 1982. The date range is April 1980-February 1983. The events include press conferences, receptions, interviews, ceremonies, meetings, rallies, and tours.

The Governor Thornburgh Committee (GTC) events contain attendance lists and background information prior to a meeting with particular associations, organizations, or companies. The events consist of receptions, breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners hosted by the GTC. The files contain information following the time of this re-election campaign, and also regarding the subsequent 1983 Primary election and the 1984 and 1985 General elections. The overall date range is September 1982-November 1985.

Thornburgh/Scranton Campaign Events 

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1980 Primary Election Telephone Calls, Harrisburg April 22, 1980 1481
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1980 General Election Telephone Calls and Election Day Candidate Information November 4, 1980 2
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1981 Primary Election Telephone Calls, Harrisburg May 18, 1981 3
  Folder
1981 General Election Telephone Calls and Election Day November 3, 1981 4
  Folder
1982 Primary Election Telephone Calls and Interviews, Harrisburg March 1, 1982, May 13-18, 1982 5
  Folder
1982 General Election: GOP Candidates Photos and Interviews, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Norristown, and Philadelphia July 15-26, 1982, August 10, 1982, September 1982, November 2, 1982 6
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Thornburgh/Scranton (T/S) Altoona Campaign Headquarters: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Altoona October 12, 1982 7
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1982 Press Announcement, Altoona March 3, 1982 8
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Robert Asher, Republican Chairman, Breakfast, Harrisburg July 21, 1983 9
  Folder
Athletes Endorsement, Pittsburgh October 14, 1982 10
  Folder
1982 Press Announcement, Erie March 3, 1982 11
  Folder
1982 Press Announcement, Johnstown March 3, 1982 12
  Folder
1982 Press Announcement, Philadelphia March 2, 1982 13
  Folder
1982 Press Announcement, Pittsburgh March 2, 1982 14
  Folder
1982 Press Announcement at Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Airport, Avoca March 3, 1982 15
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Allegheny County Campaigning: GTC Rally and Campaigning at St. Bede's Polling Site, Pittsburgh October 27, 1982, November 2, 1982 16
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Building and Construction Trades: Meeting, Pittsburgh June 16, 1982 17
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Business Leaders: Luncheon, Harrisburg June 28, 1982 18
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Butler County Headquarters: Visit, Butler October 27, 1982 19
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Clearfield County Headquarters: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Clearfield September 10, 1982 20
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Democrats for Thornburgh/Scranton: Press Announcements, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia September 22, 1982 21
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Educators: Visit and Breakfast, Harrisburg May 23, 1982, May 24, 1982 22
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Erie County Headquarters: Ribbon-Cutting, Erie October 21, 1982 23
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Fraternal Order of Police Endorsement: Press Announcement, Philadelphia September 23, 1982 24
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Farmers Endorsement, Press Availability and Luncheon Tribute to Dick Thornburgh, Elizabethtown and Harrisburg July 8, 1982, October 8, 1982 25
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Firefighters Endorsement, Press Conference, and Luncheon, Carlisle September 11, 1982 26
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"Join the Champs" Party: Reception and Rally, McKeesport August 10, 1982 27
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Labor Leaders Endorsement, Luncheon, Meeting, and Press Announcement, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh February 25, 1982, June 16, 1982, July 29, 1982 28
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Labor Rally: Italian Market Tour and Dinner, Philadelphia April 22, 1982, October 19, 1982, October 30,1982 29
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Lancaster County Rally and Tour, Lancaster October 29, 1982 30
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Lawrence County Headquarters: Visit, New Castle October 28, 1982 31
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Lehigh Valley Rally, Allentown October 29, 1982 32
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John Morris, President of Teamsters: Meeting, Harrisburg January 13, 1982 33
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Henry Nicholas Endorsement, Philadelphia October 15, 1982 34
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Northampton County Rally, Easton October 29, 1982 35
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Northeast Rally and Press Conference, Avoca November 1, 1982 36
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PA Dental Association: Meeting, Harrisburg June 8, 1982 37
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PA Farmers Union Board of Directors: Meeting, Harrisburg July 23, 1982 38
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PA Federation of Teachers Endorsement and Press Availability September 6, 1982, September 23, 1982 39
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Perry County: Buffet and Rally, New Bloomfield September 2, 1982 40
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Polish-American Citizens League Endorsement, Harrisburg September 20, 1982 41
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Polish Rally, Philadelphia October 28, 1982 42
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Republican State Committee Endorsement: Reception and Meeting, Harrisburg March 12, 1982, March 13, 1982 43
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Small Business Endorsement and Tour, McKees Rocks September 30, 1982 44
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Teamsters Endorsement and Meeting with John Morris, President, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia October 20, 1982, June 17, 1982 45
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Transport Workers Union Endorsement, Philadelphia October 6, 1982 46
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Travel Endorsement, Harrisburg September 21, 1982 47
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Lou Tullio Endorsement, Erie October 21, 1982 48
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United Transportation Union: Luncheon, Seven Springs August 6, 1982 49
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Veterans: Meeting, Harrisburg February 26, 1982 50
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York County Rally, York October 31, 1982 51
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1983 Inaugural information, Harrisburg January 18, 1983 52
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1983 Inaugural Committee Reception, Harrisburg February 24, 1983 53

Governor Thornburgh Committee (GTC) Campaign Events 

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Asian-Pacific Association: Reception and Dinner, Philadelphia September 11, 1982 1491
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Bachelors Barge Club: Dinner, Philadelphia March 31, 1982 2
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Herb Barness 1982 3
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Bear, Stearns, and Company: Breakfast, New York, NY May 25, 1982 4
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Remo Butera Luncheons, Philadelphia June 18, 1982, September 23, 1982 5
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Peter Carlino Reception, Blue Bell June 17, 1982 6
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Centre County Reception, State College March 22, 1982 7
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Clarion County 1982 8
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Dairy Farm Filming, Mechanicsburg September 30, 1982 9
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Craig Dare Reception, Horsham May 16, 1982 10
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Dauphin County and Republican Committee Breakfast and Visit, Harrisburg September 25, 1982 11
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Erie County Reception, Erie August 11, 1982 12
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Sam Evans and Family of Leaders Rally, Philadelphia October 26, 1982 13
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Filming Thank You Notes August 30, 1982, October 18, 1982 14
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Gerald Ford: Western Kick-off Dinner with Gerald Ford, Pittsburgh March 22, 1982 15
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Richard Fox: Dinner, Penn Valley June 17, 1982 16
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Chris Gleason: Luncheon, Johnstown July 17, 1981 17
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Dr. Joseph Haller: Reception, Hollidaysburg October 12, 1982 18
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Hershey Dinner, Hershey March 2, 1982 19
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Ober Hess: Brunch, Gladwyne September 19, 1982 20
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Hispanic Community: Reception, Philadelphia June 29, 1982 21
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Harold Horn: Reception, Paradise June 25, 1982 22
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Indiana County: Reception and Dinner, Indiana August 5, 1982 23
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Insurance Federation of PA: Breakfast and Remarks, Philadelphia April 1, 1982 24
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Jefferson County: Reception and Dinner, Punxsutawney September 10, 1982 25
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Juniata County: Breakfast, Mifflintown September 2, 1982 26
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John Kaufman: Reception, Ambler September 19, 1982 27
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Bruce Kauffman: Reception, Gladwyne April 18, 1982 28
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Charles Kirkwood-Northeast: Fundraiser, Shawnee-On-Delaware July 22, 1982 29
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Henry Kissinger: Reception and Dinner, Philadelphia September 23, 1982 30
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Malcolm Lazin: Dinner and VIP Reception, Philadelphia March 18, 1982 31
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Lehigh and Northampton Counties: Reception and Dinner, Allentown June 12, 1982 32
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Charles Lockhart: Reception, Washington, D.C. June 24, 1982 33
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Lycoming County: Reception, Williamsport September 27, 1982 34
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Mario Mele: Meeting and Luncheons, Philadelphia January 21, 1982, March 18, 1982 35
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Nathan Mao: VIP Reception and Dinner, Chambersburg May 27, 1982 36
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Sam McCullough and Joe Welch: Buffet Reception, Wyomissing May 28, 1982 37
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Northeastern PA: Dinner, Old Forge September 14, 1982 38
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Northwest Regional Campaign Committee: Reception and Dinner, Warren September 9, 1982 39
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John O'Hara: Reception, Ardmore April 18, 1982 40
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PA Food Merchants Association: Meeting, Harrisburg October 14, 1982 41
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PA Medical Society: Reception, Harrisburg July 26, 1982 42
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Philadelphia Club: Luncheon, Philadelphia October 1, 1982 43
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Mrs. Vivian Piasecki and Mrs. Ann P. Curran: Luncheon, Villanova February 1, 1982 44
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Pittsburgh: Reception and Dinner, Pittsburgh September 30, 1982 45
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Radio Spots: Radio Commercial Taping, Harrisburg October 7, 1982 46
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Ronald Reagan: Luncheon, Philadelphia May 14, 1982 47
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Don Rose and Ernie Buckman: Breakfast, Sewickley June 26, 1982 48
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Evans Rose: Fundraising Reception, Pittsburgh May 23, 1984 49
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Ken Ross and Ed Lewis: Luncheon, Pittsburgh May 6, 1982 50
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Ralph Scalera: Reception and Buffet, Beaver July 29, 1982 51
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Schuylkill County: Reception, Ashland August 13, 1982 52
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Richard Schweiker: Press Availability, Reception, and Dinner, Hershey October 18, 1982 53
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W.W. Scranton, II: Reception, Scranton September 14, 1982 54
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Seminar and Luncheon, Harrisburg April 24, 1982 55
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David Shakarian: Luncheon, Harrisburg September 20, 1982 56
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Susquehanna Valley: Luncheon, Shamokin Dam September 2, 1982 57
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Joseph Walker, Jr.: Receptions and Luncheon, New York, NY May 6, 1982, May 25, 1982 58
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Harold Yoh: Reception, Bryn Mawr May 16, 1982 59
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1982 General Election Night Festivities, Philadelphia November 2, 1982 60
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Victory Gala: Reception and Dinner, Harrisburg December 14, 1982 61
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Ginny Thornburgh Campaign Staff Dinner, Harrisburg November 12, 1982 62
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1983 Primary Election Telephone Calls, Harrisburg May 16, 1983 63
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1984 General Election: Voting and Interviews, Harrisburg and Dauphin November 6, 1984 64
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1985 General Election: Voting, Harrisburg November 5, 1985 65

Subseries  9. Press Files 

Scope and Contents note

These materials relate to media items and are in nine sections, as follows: Announcements; Correspondence; Endorsements; Allen Ertel; Issues and Controversies; Media; Voter Groups; Governor Thornburgh Committee News Releases; and News Clippings. The materials include, for example: letters, campaign endorsements, campaign contributions, television spots, transcripts, news releases and newspaper clippings. The files are an interesting mix of both important campaign issues and also the inevitable controversies.

Announcement 

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Formal announcement of candidacy for reelection for Governor March 2-3, 1982 1501
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Biography of Dick Thornburgh March 2, 1982 2
Online
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Campaign Announcement Q & A's, Pittsburgh, PA March 2, 1982 3
Online
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News Stations Transcripts regarding Campaign Announcement, Hershey, PA March 2, 1982 4
Online
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KYW Transcript regarding Campaign Announcement March 2, 1982 5
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Campaign Announcement Q & A's, Johnstown, PA March 3, 1982 6
Online

Correspondence 

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Sample letters requesting contributions 1979-1982 7
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Letters from Martha Bell Schoeninger, Republican State Committee Chairman March-June, 1982 8
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Letters to the editors regarding errors in newspaper articles August-October, 1982 9
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Letters to and from Paul Critchlow, Campaign Press Officer February, 1982-January, 1983 10

Endorsements 

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Press Conference with Philadelphia Labor Leaders regarding endorsement of Thornburgh February 25, 1982 11
Online
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Letters and news releases announcing endorsements of Thornburgh 1982 12
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Material regarding U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger and Presidents Ford and Reagan endorsing Thornburgh February-September, 1982 13
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Newspaper clippings regarding endorsements of Thornburgh 1982 14

Allen Ertel (D), Candidate for Governor 

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Ertel's news releases and correspondence February-October, 1982 15
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Appearances: press conferences, speeches, and TV spots June-October, 1982 16
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Endorsements March-July, 1982 17
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Thornburgh's Press Office research regarding Ertel's record March-October, 1982 18
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Newspaper clippings on Ertel 1982 19

Issues and Controversies 

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Thornburgh's Positions on Issues 1982 20
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Bond Counsel Correspondence and Clippings July, 1981 21
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Campaign expenses 1981-1982 22
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Economic development newsletters 1979-1982 23
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Governor's first administration news releases regarding economic development 1979-1981 24
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Economic development memos, correspondence, and reports 1980-1982 25
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Economic development news clippings 1982 26
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Foreign travel 1980-1981 27
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Gag Order 1979-1981 28
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Gay Pride 1979 29
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Ging Controversy 1982 30
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Graterford Prison 1981 31
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Frank Hoffman Taping 1982 32
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Manderino, PA Representative James 1979-1982 33
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Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) memos and news releases 1980-1982 1511
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PSEA news clippings 1981-1982 2
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Correspondence with PSEA March-August, 1982 3
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PSEA lawsuit 1982 4
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Personal finances disclosure 1982 5
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Public Relations Empire 1981-1982 6
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Rendell (Philadelphia's D.A.) Investigation 1982 7
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Salaries 1980 8
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Milton Shapp, former Governor 1982 9
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Three Mile Island (TMI) 1979-1982 10
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Thornburgh Scranton Feud 1982 11
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Wives and girlfriends patronage 1979 12
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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program 1981-1982 13

Media 

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Thornburgh's Accomplishments 1982 14
Online
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Questions and Answers April-September, 1982 15
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Correspondence regarding Debates 1982 16
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Newspaper clips and press conference regarding debates 1982 17
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Public Relations and Advertising Consultant Agreement 1982 18
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Campaign Brochure Material 1982 19
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Radio Campaign Ads 1982 20
 1. Budget and Taxes, 1982 Online
 2. Human Services, 1982 Online
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Television Campaign Ads 1982 21
 1. "Agriculture", 1982 Online
 2. "Before/After", 1982 Online
 3. "Budget/Taxes", 1982 Online
 4. "Consumers", 1982 Online
 5. "Corruption", 1982 Online
"Crime", 1982 Online
 6. "Education", 1982 Online
 7. "Endorsements I, II, and III", 1982 Online
 8. "Graterford", 1982 Online
 9. "Human Services", 1982 Online
 10. "Jobs", 1982 Online
 11. "The Order", 1982 Online
 12. "Promises", 1982 Online
 13. "Record", 1982 Online
 14. "Reforming Welfare", 1982 Online
 15. "Seniors", 1982 Online
 16. "Southwest Jobs", 1982 Online
 17. "Southwest Roads", 1982 Online
 18. "Special Kids", 1982 Online
 19. "Taxes", 1982 Online
 20. "Three Mile Island (TMI)", 1982 Online
 21. "Tributes", 1982 Online
 22. "Vocational Training", 1982 Online
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Surrogate Speech Kits 1982 22
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Press Kits 1982 23
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Governor's Press Kit 1982 24
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Inaugural Press Kit January 17-18, 1983 25

Voter Groups 

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Voter Group Campaign Report 1982 1521
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Blacks for Thornburgh 1982 2
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Concerned Business People for Thornburgh 1982 3
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Democrats for Thornburgh 1982 4
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Educators for Thornburgh 1982 5
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Farmers for Thornburgh 1982 6
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Labor Leaders for Thornburgh 1982 7
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Small Business for Thornburgh 1982 8

Governor Thornburgh Committee News Releases 

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 February, 1982 9
 1. Governor Thornburgh Committee announced that they filed reports reflecting contributions of more than $840,000, February 1, 1982 Online
 2. The Governor Thornburgh Committee will hold major fund-raising dinner featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis, February 11, 1982 Online
 3. Former President Gerald F. Ford will be featured speaker at March 23 fund-raising dinner in Pittsburgh, February 22, 1982 Online
 4. Telegram from Vic Raia requesting meeting to urge Thornburgh to seek election to a second term as Governor, February 23, 1982 Online
 5. Thornburgh receives endorsement from Nate Smith, community leader and long-time civil rights activist in Pittsburgh, February 25, 1982 Online
 6. Four major southeastern PA labor leaders, representing more than 90,000 union members, endorsed Thornburgh for a second term, February 25, 1982 Online
 7. A number of veterans' leaders from across the state have endorsed Thornburgh for a second term, offering their personal support, February 26, 1982 Online
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 March, 1982 10
 1. Thornburgh begins two-day swing across Pennsylvania to announce plans regarding 1982 gubernatorial race, March 1, 1982 Online
 2. Thornburgh formally announced candidacy for reelection, March 2, 1982 Online
 3. Republican State Committee Chairman Martha Bell Schoeninger filed nomination petitions containing nearly 20\,000 names from all of PA's 67 counties on behalf of Thornburgh's reelection campaign, March 9, 1982 Online
 4. Thornburgh announced that Montgomery County Republican Chairman Robert B. Asher will serve as Campaign Director of reelection effort, March 11, 1982 Online
 5. Governor's report to the Firemen's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania, March 27, 1982 Online
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 April-May, 1982 11
 1. Letter to Congressman Ertel in response to his letter of March 31 regarding published accounts on alleged threat by Education Secretary Scanlon, April 1, 1982 Online
 2. Governor Thornburgh Committee announced that they filed reports reflecting contributions of more than $1,134,339 for period ending March 29, April 7, 1982 Online
 3. Thornburgh's bid for reelection was endorsed by the 800-member Local 2274 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, April 28, 1982 Online
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 June-July, 1982 12
 1. Governor Thornburgh Committee announced that they filed reports reflecting contributions of more than $1,882,193 for period ending June 7, June 16, 1982 Online
 2. Statement in response to claims by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Allen Ertel that a member of Asher's staff improperly recorded statements by Ertel at a recent public meeting, July 26, 1982 Online
 3. Further response to claims by Ertel that member of Asher's staff, Frank Hoffman, improperly recorded and took notes of statements by Ertel at public meeting, July 27, 1982 Online
 4. Labor Leaders representing thousands of members of southwestern PA unions, including the Teamsters, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Printing Trades, General Laborers and Painters, today endorsed Thornburgh for reelection, July 29, 1982 Online
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 August-September, 1982 13
 1. Statement in response to claims by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Allen Ertel concerning utility rates in PA, August 3, 1982 Online
 2. Statement concerning Aug. 26 letter from Philadelphia District Attorney Rendell to Democrat gubernatorial candidate Allen Ertel with his response to allegations made by Ertel about letters sent by supporters of governor's reelection effort, September 1, 1982 Online
 3. Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers President Albert Fondy expressed his personal support of Thornburgh for Reelection, September 6, 1982 Online
 4. Thornburgh will be featured guest on WITF-TV's "Newsmaker" program, September 10, 1982 Online
 5. Leaders of three major statewide volunteer fire service organizations announced their endorsement of Thornburgh and Scranton for reelection, September 11, 1982 Online
 6. Thornburgh praised for his unprecedented disclosure of his personal income tax returns for himself and his family and called upon the governor's opponent to do the same, September 13, 1982 Online
 7. The reelection of Thornburgh and Scranton received the unanimous endorsement of the executive committee of the "Family of Leaders", September 16, 1982 Online
 8. Governor Thornburgh Committee called on Democrat gubernatorial candidate Allen Ertel to release his federal income tax returns for the past five years, as Ertel's official spokesman told the press he would, September 20, 1982 Online
 9. Governor Thornburgh Committee announced that they filed reports reflecting contributions of more than $2,526,776 for period ending September 13, September 21, 1982 Online
 10. Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger called Thornburgh "one of the most distinguished public servants in our nation", September 24, 1982 Online
 11. Letter from Frank Ursomarso, lead representative for Governor Thornburgh Committee in debate negotiations with the League of Women Voters, to League President, Cornelia Toole, September 30, 1982 Online
 12. Thornburgh renewed the call for his opponent to make public his and his family's federal income tax returns for at least the past five years, September 30, 1982 Online
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 October, 1982 14
 1. Letter to Ertel regarding disclosure of federal income tax returns, October 7, 1982 Online
 2. Governor Thornburgh Committee condemned the tactics practiced by the PSEA leadership clique on behalf of their gubernatorial candidate, Allen Ertel, October 7, 1982 Online
 3. Letter to Ertel regarding his increasing reliance on ex-Governor Milton Shapp as a major spokesman, October 8, 1982 Online
 4. Governor Thornburgh Committee released campaign's most current public opinion poll results on upcoming gubernatorial election, October 11, 1982 Online
 5. Letter to Ertel regarding his endorsement by public employee unions, October 14, 1982 Online
 6. Nearly two dozen prominent PA athletes and sports leaders announced their support of Thornburgh's reelection, October 14, 1982 Online
 7. Letter to Philadelphia Mayor William J. Green regarding October 14 Mailgram requesting a debate with Allen Ertel, October 18, 1982 Online
 8. Harrisburg Patriot News endorsed Thornburgh's reelection effort, October 18, 1982 Online
 9. Thornburgh's reelection bid received more endorsements from news organizations around the state, October 19, 1982 Online
 10. Governor Thornburgh Committee filed reports reflecting contributions and receipts totaling $3,209,322 for period ending October 18, October 22, 1982 Online
 11. Former State Secretary of Highways Bartlett rebuts misrepresentations and distortions about achievements of Thornburgh's administration, October 27, 1982 Online
 12. Eleven more newspapers joined growing list of PA news organizations to endorse Thornburgh's reelection, October 27, 1982 Online
 13. PA Federation of Teachers President Albert Fondy rebuts misrepresentations and distortions about achievements of Thornburgh's administration, October 28, 1982 Online
 14. Rev. Leon Sullivan of Philadelphia, nationally respected civil rights leader, formally endorsed Thornburgh for reelection and urged black citizens to vote for him, October 28, 1982 Online
 15. Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed PA Governor Thornburgh for reelection, undated Online

News Clippings 

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General Campaign Clips February-September, 1982 15
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Positive news stories 1980-1982 16

Subseries  10. News Clippings 

Scope and Contents note

There are numerous newspaper clippings from the 1982 campaign in two sections. The first section contains daily and weekly clippings generated by the campaign. The date range is April through November 1982. The second section contains news clippings, arranged by month, from the Governor's Office. The date range is November 1981 through January 1983. The combination of these two groups of news clippings completely documents the progress of the campaign.

Campaign clippings 

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 April-November, 1982 1531-21

Governor's office clippings 

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 November-December, 1981 1541-2
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 1982 3-14
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 January, 1983 15

Subseries  11. Post Election and Inaugural 

Scope and Contents note

These materials begin with "Election Results," always important for a campaign. The next section, entitled "Post Election," includes news releases, cabinet changes, notes and memoranda. Thirdly is "Correspondence," an array of letters, cards, mailgrams and notes from a variety of people, organizations, VIPs, and foreign dignitaries. Lastly, there are files relating to the Inaugural, for example: newspaper articles, press kit, and Ginny Thornburgh's inaugural file.

Election Results/Election Night 

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Pennsylvania Election Calendar December 1, 1978 1551
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Governor Thornburgh Primary Petitions February 24, 1982 2
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Primary Ballot Position May, 1982 3
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Absentee Ballot Request May, 1982 4
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Election Results including chart of results in 10 largest states November, 1978 5
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1982 Primary Election Results July 9, 1982 6
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1982 General Election Results and transcripts November, 1982 7
Online
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Thornburgh - Tax Returns - copies 1982 8
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Legislations' Election Results November, 1982 9
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Memo re election night October, 1982 10

Post Election 

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Congratulatory Telephone Calls October 28, 1982 11
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Gifts and Flowers November, 1982 12
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Routing Notes November 11-December 17, 1982 13
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Governor Thornburgh Volunteer Thank You Notes December 12, 1982 -January 11, 1983 14
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Department of State Post Election Notice November 11, 1982 15
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ABKR (Alan B.K. Rabinowitz) Congratulatory Letter Memo December 1, 1982 16
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Second Term Cabinet notes and press release, January 1983 17

Inaugural 

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Inaugural miscellaneous January 18-20, 1983 36
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Ephemera 1983 37
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Inaugural news clippings January, 1983 38
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Inaugural press kit January 17-18, 1983 39
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Inaugural binder January 17-18, 1983 40-41
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Ginny Thornburgh's Inaugural file January, 1983 42

Subseries  12. Market Opinion Research (MOR) 

Scope and Contents note

These files were used and maintained by campaign staff and include data up to January 1984. At the time of the reelection campaign in 1982 national issues and economic discontent were negatively affecting state elections. Perceptions of the Governor's achievements were seriously affected, accounting for these careful polls during the reelection period and continuing for a year thereafter. At this time, too, Thornburgh's national electoral potential was being discussed and polls such as these were instructive.

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Analysis and statistical summary May, 1982 1561
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Statistical Summary June, 1982 2
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Survey and voting intentions August, 1982 3
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Issues and perceptions August, 1982 4
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Background information August, 1982 5
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Summary tables and data September, 1982 6
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Data October, 1982 7
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Study data, analysis and National GOP report November, 1982 8
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Analysis December, 1982 9
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Overview January-May, 1983 10

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