Guide to the Michael M. Dawida Papers, 1984-1995 AIS.2000.02

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Michael M. Dawida Papers
Creator
Dawida, Michael M., 1949-
Collection Number
AIS.2000.02
Date
1984-1995
Extent
8.0 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract
This collection documents the legislative career of Pennsylvania House of Representative Member (1979-1984) and later Pennsylvania State Senator, Michael (Mike) M. Dawida (D-Carrick), from 1985 to 1995. The collection mostly covers his career as State Senator (1989-1995). The materials in this collection are legislative files which were used to draft pieces of legislation; subject files of the various public issues that concerned Dawida; news releases; correspondence; videotapes of "Senate Journal," a television program hosted by Dawida, and various other videotapes of appearances by the Senator.

Preferred Citation

Michael M. Dawida Papers, 1984-1995, AIS.2000.02, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Michael (Mike) M. Dawida was born September 4, 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Carrick High School and then went to the University of Pittsburgh, from which he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dawida became a child care worker who worked with drug addicts and delinquent teenagers from 1969 to 1977. He later earned his J.D. at Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He returned to Pittsburgh and worked as an attorney from 1977 to 1978. Dawida was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1979 as a Democrat from the Carrick District. In his career as a Representative (1979-1984), Dawida sponsored the Clean Indoor Air Act, which sought to regulate smoking in public places. The law was responsible for creating separate smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants. Initially, the bill was unpopular with the public and Dawida’s fellow legislators, passing by only one vote. Since then the Clean Indoor Air Act has been expanded to restrict smoking in restaurants and bars.

Dawida was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1989 and served in this capacity until 1995. During his career as a State Senator, he was concerned with improving health and welfare conditions for residents of Pennsylvania. He introduced and sponsored the Pennsylvania Food Donor Act, which made it easier for restaurants to donate leftover food to food banks and shelters without fear of lawsuits. He brought attention to the growing homeless population in Pennsylvania’s cities. He introduced and authored the landmark Pennsylvania Organ Donation Act, which encouraged the donation of organs by registering when applying for drivers’ licenses. This act was used as the national model for organ donation legislation. He also focused on the economic development of the commonwealth by establishing the Pennsylvania International Partners in Progress to open markets in Eastern Europe.

In 1996 Dawida was elected to the Allegheny County Board of Commissioners where he served until 2000 when a new Home Rule form of government became law. He served as its last Chairman of the Board from mid 1998 to 2000. Among his contributions as Commissioner was orchestrating several billion dollars of development projects which included Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Convention Center, and a multitude of other projects, such as the Waterfront shopping area in Homestead.

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Scope and Content Notes

The papers of Michael M. Dawida pertain to his career as a politician in the Pennsylvania Legislature from 1984 to 1995. The bulk of the collection (1989-1995) focuses on his career as a State Senator. The collection contains a variety of material including legislative files used to draft legislation; subject files Dawida kept to research public issues; news releases; correspondence; videotapes of "Senate Journal," a local television program hosted by Senator Dawida, and other media appearances. Areas of concentration are insurance reform, homelessness, free trade, tobacco and smoking legislation, organ donation, and health and welfare issues.

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Arrangement

Series I. Legislative Files, 1985-1989

Series II. Subject Files, 1984-1991

Series III. News Releases, 1985-1995

Series IV. Correspondence, 1985-1993

Series V. “Senate Journal” Television Program, 1989-1995

Series VI. Media Appearances, 1988-1995

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 2009

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Archives & Special Collections
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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 Michael M. Dawida in February 2000.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Wendy Pflug in July 2009

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Board of Commissioners.
  • Pennsylvania. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
  • Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate.

Genre(s)

  • Legislators

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
  • Omsk (Russia)
  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 20th century
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Occupation(s)

  • Lawyers

Personal Name(s)

  • Dawida, Michael M., 1949-

Subject(s)

  • County officials and employees –- Pennsylvania -– Allegheny County
  • Economic development projects -– Pennsylvania -– Allegheny County
  • Lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Legislators -- Pennsylvania
  • Personal papers
  • Politicians
  • Politicians -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Politics
  • Public health -- Pennsylvania -- Law and legislation
  • Public welfare -- Pennsylvania -- Law and legislation
  • Social action

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Previous Citation

Michael M. Dawida Papers, 1984-1995, AIS.2000.02, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Legislative Files, 1985-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

This series dates between 1985 and 1995 and contains files used by Senator Dawida to introduce and draft legislation in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. The legislative series also includes information on the various committees Senator Dawida served on during his tenure in the Senate. The material is arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Health and Welfare Committee Materials, 1985 11
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Information on House Bill 577 Dangerous Juvenile Offenders, 1985 2
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Commission on Sentencing Guidelines, 1985 3
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Pennsylvania Legislative Children’s Caucus, 1985 4
  Folder
Allegheny County Legislative Package, 1985 5
  Folder
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1985 6
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Subcommittee on Welfare, Mental Health/Retardation Organizations and Information, 1985-1986 7
  Folder
Punitive Damages Legislation, 1985-1986 8
  Folder
Catastrophic Loss Trust Fund (CAT Fund), 1985-1988 9
  Folder
Legislation Sponsorship Memos, 1985, 1989-1990 10
  Folder
Department of Education, Subsidies for Education and Summary of New Legislation effecting Education, 1986 11
  Folder
Capital Budget and General Fund, 1986 12
  Folder
Proposed Amendments to Funeral Director Law, 1986-1988 13
  Folder
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Review of Key Legislation Passed, 1987 14
  Folder
Welfare Subcommittee Files, 1987 15
  Folder
Information on House Bill 68, Nursing Home Reimbursement, 1987 16
  Folder
Amendments to the Divorce Code, 1987 17
  Folder
Co-Sponsored Legislation, 1987-1988 18
  Folder
Blind Person Pension Legislation, 1987 19
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Information on House Resolution 22, Practices of Discount Beer 1987 20
  Folder
Smoking Legislation, 1988-1990 21
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Local Tax Reform, 1989 22
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Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVest), 1989 23
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Department of Commerce, 1989-1990 24
  Folder
Public Health and Welfare Committee, 1990 25
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Organ Donor Legislation, Public Hearing Testimony, 1993 26
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Steel Valley Enterprise Zone Check Presentation, 1993 27
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Organ Donor Legislation Newspaper clippings, 1993-1994 28
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Baseball Stadium Lottery Tax Fund Legislation, 1994 29
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Baseball Stadium Lottery Tax Fund Newspaper clippings, 1994 30
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East European Task Force, 1995 31
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Members of East European Task Force Photograph, 1995 32
  Folder
Senate Farewell Message, 1995 33

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Series  II. Subject Files, 1984-1992 

Scope and Content Notes

The subject files were materials kept of constituent concerns from Senator Dawida’s home district. This series includes information on the Steel Valley area, distressed communities, homelessness in Pennsylvania cities, health care costs, and restoration of industrial areas. Of particular interest are information and a proposal to build a high speed train across Pennsylvania, which would bring skilled technological jobs to the region and connect the state's largest cities. For more information on Maglev, please see Series VI, Box 11, Folders 4-5. The material in this series ranges in dates between 1984 to 1991 and is arranged chronologically.

  Folder
Munhall Borough, 1984-1988 34
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Multi-skill Program Advisory Committee, 1985 35
  Folder
Distressed Communities in the Pittsburgh Area, 1985 36
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Health Care Costs, 1985 37
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Nursing Home Complaints, 1985 38
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VisionQuest in Pennsylvania Investigation, 1985 39
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Notch Problem, 1985 40
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Steel Valley United for Economic Progress, Inc., By-Laws and Incorporation, 1985-1986 41
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Liability Insurance Issues, 1985-1986 42
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Baldwin Borough, 1985-1986 43
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Homeless in Pittsburgh, 1985, 1987 44
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Southwestern Pennsylvania Pre-Trial Services Agency, Inc., 1985-1987 45
  Folder
Homestead Borough, 1985-1988 46
  BoxFolder
Nuclear Energy Information, 1986 21
  Folder
Legislative Office for Research Liaison (LORL) Joint Underwriting Association , 1986 2
  Folder
West Run Road Creek Issue (Munhall, Pennsylvania), 1986 3
  Folder
Western Regional Reconstruction Redevelopment Commission, 1986 4
  Folder
Philadelphia Homeless, 1986-1988 5
  Folder
Harrisburg Homeless, 1987 6
  Folder
Interim Report on Homelessness in Pennsylvania, 1987 7
  Folder
Industrial Capital Fund, 1987 8
  Folder
Hayes Flooding Problem, 1987 9
  Folder
Mon-Valley Expressway, 1987 10
  Folder
Legislative Office for Research Liaison (LORL), 1987 11
  Folder
Steel Valley Council of Governments (COG), 1987 12
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Homelessness, 1987-1988 13
  Folder
Pennsylvania Homeless Newspaper clippings, 1987-1988 14
  Folder
Steel Valley Authority Meeting Minutes and Newspapers clippings, 1987-1990 15
  Folder
Final Report on Homelessness in Pennsylvania, 1988 16
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Waste Recycling, 1988 17
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Adoption, 1988 18
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Contraceptive Study, 1989 19
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Baldwin Borough, 1989 20
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Homestead Borough Planning Commission Grant, 1989-1990 21
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Braddock Borough, 1990 22
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Schenley Park Restoration, 1990 23
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Turtle Creek Flood Control Rehabilitation Project, 1990 24
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Braddock Expressway Report, 1990 25
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Steel Industry Heritage Task Force, 1990 26
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Maglev High Speed train Proposal, 1990, 1992 27
  Folder
Weatherization Task Force, 1991 28

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Series  III. News Releases, 1985-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

The news releases series contain press releases issued by Senator Dawida’s office on pieces of legislation. Also included are newspaper clippings chronicling legislation and subjects related to his legislative interests and activities, such as the public’s reaction to his Organ Donor and Tobacco legislation. The series also has material related to press conferences held by the Senator’s office. The material is arranged chronologically from 1985 to 1995.

  Folder
News Releases, 1985 29
  Folder
News Releases, January-December 1986 30
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, Gary Hart’s visit at Rainbow Kitchen, 1987 31
  Folder
News Releases on Homelessness, 1987 32
  Folder
News Releases, 1987 33
  Folder
Tobacco Legislation New Releases and Newspaper clippings, 1989 34
  Folder
News Releases, 1990 35
  Folder
News Releases, 1991 36
  Folder
Child-Care Legislation Press Conference, 1991 37
  Folder
School Breakfast Legislation Press Conference, 1991 38
  Folder
Maglev Caucus Press Conference, 1991 39
  Folder
News Releases, 1992 40
  Folder
Pittsburgh Public Schools Food Donations Press Conference, 1992 41
  Folder
News Releases, 1993 42
  Folder
Omsk, Siberia Trip Press Conference, 1993 43
  Folder
News Releases, 1994 44
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Organ Donor Legislation Press Releases, 1995 45

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Series  IV. Correspondence, 1985-1993 

Scope and Content Notes

This series, which dates between 1985 and 1993, contains correspondence relating to Senator Dawida’s work and interest in the Pennsylvania Legislature. The correspondence is most plentiful for 1985 and 1986 and organized by month. Later dates are kept by year. Included is a sampling of constituent correspondence, from which every third letter was retained. The correspondence series also includes letters the Senator wrote to the newspaper, The Pittsburgh Press, memos sent to Senate members about sponsoring legislation, and correspondence on budget matters.

  Folder
Memos sent to all House members, 1985 46
  Folder
Letters to The Pittsburgh Press, 1985, 1988 47
  Folder
Correspondence, January 1985 48
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Correspondence, February 1985 49
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Correspondence, March 1985 50
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Correspondence, April 1985 51
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Correspondence, May 1985 52
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Correspondence, June 1985 53
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Correspondence, July 1985 54
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, August 1985 31
  Folder
Correspondence, September 1985 2
  Folder
Correspondence, October 1985 3
  Folder
Correspondence, November 1985 4
  Folder
Correspondence, December 1985 5
  Folder
Correspondence, January 1986 6
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Correspondence, February 1986 7
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Correspondence, March 1986 8
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Correspondence, April 1986 9
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Correspondence, May 1986 10
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Correspondence, June 1986 11
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Correspondence, July 1986 12
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Correspondence, August 1986 13
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Correspondence, September 1986 14
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Correspondence, October 1986 15
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Correspondence, November 1986 16
  Folder
Correspondence, December 1986 17
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Correspondence, 1987 18
  Folder
Budget Correspondence, 1987 19
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Correspondence, 1988 20
  Folder
Correspondence, 1989-1992 21
  Folder
Organ Donor Legislation Correspondence, 1993 22

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Series  V. “Senate Journal” Television Program, 1989-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

“Senate Journal” was a local television program hosted by Senator Dawida. The program sought to inform constituents on important local and public issues and the activities of the Legislature in Harrisburg. The “Senate Journal” series dates between 1988 and 1995 and is arranged chronologically. All “Senate Journal” programs are on VHS cassette tapes and can be viewed at the Archives Service Center.

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Senate Journal” Planning Memos, June- November 1990 23
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“Senate Journal” Planning Memos, January-December 1991 24
  Folder
“Senate Journal” Planning Memos, January-December 1992 25
  BoxFolder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Guest: Honorable Karen A. Miller, December 21, 1988 41
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Guest: Alfred M, Manganiello, January 25, 1989 2
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Guest: Rev. Ronald Sell, February 13, 1989 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Guest: Lt. Governor Mark Singel, March 14, 1989 4
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Mental Health, June 20, 1989 5
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: South Side Pittsburgh Revitalization, July 26, 1989 6
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: PA State Parks System, August 15, 1989 7
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Aging, undated 8
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Prisons, December 6, 1989 9
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Aging, November 29, 1989 10
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Solid Waste/Recycling, September 27, 1989 11
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania’s Economy, January 3, 1990 12
  BoxFolder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Drugs, February 13, 1990 51
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Education, October 24, 1989 2
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Prisons, December 6, 1989 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Aging, February 13, 1990 4
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: 1990 Proposed Budget, March 26, 1990 5
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania’s Environment, May 22, 1990 6
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Transportation in Pennsylvania, November 12, 1990 7
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pittsburgh Commercial Food Bank and Auto Insurance Law,” April 24, 1990 8
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Aging in Pennsylvania, June 18, 1990 9
  Folder
"Senate Journal" with Senator Dawida, Topic: Tourism in Pennsylvania, June 28, 1990 10
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Military and Veterans Affairs, August 28, 1990 11
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Energy and Energy Conservation, October 2, 1990 12
  BoxFolder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania Treasury June 3, 1991 61
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania State Parks, July 2, 1991 2
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Law and Order in PA, July 25, 1991 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Consumer Issues, December 17, 1990 4
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania’s Recycling Law, Act 101, January 30, 1991 5
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Health Issues in Pennsylvania, March 13, 1991 6
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania’s Correctional System, April 9, 1991 7
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania Lottery, May 14, 1991 8
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Pennsylvania’s New Auto Insurance Law , undated 9
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The Rising Cost of Health Insurance, January 14, 1992 10
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Workers’ Compensation and Worker Safety, January 29, 1992 11
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Balancing the Budget and the 1992-1993 Pennsylvania Budget, April 8, 1992 12
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Doing Business with Business in Pennsylvania, May 12, 1992 71
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, June 9, 1992 2
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Transportation in Pittsburgh, September 22, 1992 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The Impact of Professional Sports on Pittsburgh, October 19, 1992 4
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Children’s Health Issues, November 10, 1992 5
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Drunk Driving Prevention and Prosecution, December 11, 1992 6
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, February 4, 1992 7
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania’s Minority Business Development Authority, February 2, 1993 8
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania’s Recycling Effort/ The New Frontier, January 27, 1993 9
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The Pennsylvania Corps, May 11, 1993 10
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: 1993-1994 Pennsylvania State Budget Proposal and Organ Donation, April 20, 1993 81
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Organ Donation in Pennsylvania, August 31, 1993 2
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Family and Medical Leave, March 24, 1993 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Tips and Reminders for Older Pennsylvanians, June 8, 1993 4
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania State Police, September 28, 1993 5
  Folder
“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Task Force on Defense Related Industries, November 9, 1993 6
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The Senate Democratic Report Card, November 22, 1993 7
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Travel and Tourism in Pennsylvania, June 22, 1992 8
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Department of General Services, July 21, 1993 9
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania Health Security Act, January 7, 1994 10
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Child Care in Pennsylvania, June 25, 1991 11
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Innovations in Education, February 1, 1994 12
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Crime and Violence in Pennsylvania, March 3, 1994 91
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The State of the Commonwealth, April 4, 1994 2
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania International Partners in Progress, April 26, 1994 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The 1994-1995 PA State Budget, April 27, 1994 4
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Children's Health Issues, August 4, 1994 5
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Senate Session June 28, 1994 Local Tax Reform Debate , undated 6
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania State Parks, September 6, 1994 7
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Domestic Violence, October 3, 1994 8
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: International Trade- Marketing PA Worldwide, November 3, 1994 9
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Allegheny Regional Asset District, December 2, 1994 10
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: International Trade- Marketing PA Worldwide, November 3, 1994 11
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Reducing Pennsylvania's Personal Income Tax, March 27, 1995 12
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Health Issues of the Future, January 27, 1995 13
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Pennsylvania's District Court Justice System, February 27, 1995 14
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Special Session on Crime, March 27, 1995 101
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Special Session on Crime, Phase 2, August 26, 1995 2
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: The Budget, April 19, 1995 3
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Education in Pennsylvania, June 26, 1995 4
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Military and Veterans Affairs, August 25, 1995 5
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: From the Welfare Rolls to Payrolls, September 26, 1995 6
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: Growing Older and Feeling Better, October 25, 1995 7
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Dawida, Topic: A Farewell Tribute, November 14, 1995 8

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Series  VI. Media Appearances, 1988-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

This series dates between 1988 and 1995 and is arranged chronologically. It features appearances Senator Dawida made on television news segments, public service announcements, and as guests on talk shows. All material in this series is on VHS cassette tapes and can be viewed at the Archives Service Center.

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Anti-Smoking Bill Signing, December 21, 1988 9
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“Recharge Southside Steel,” undated 10
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“Senator Dawida News Conference,” January 1, 1991 11
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“Tourism ’90 Pittsburgh,” undated 111
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Capital Connection, Topic: Tourism in Pennsylvania, June 21, 1990 2
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Report to the People with Senator Porterfield, Topic: Tourism in Pennsylvania, June 27, 1990 3
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“Maglev-Version I: A Clear Road to the Future,” undated 4
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“Maglev. 1. Technology and System; 2. Hamburg to Berlin,” undated 5
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“Capital Connection, Topic: Energy and Energy Conservation,” October 2, 1990 6
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“Capital Connection, Topic: Consumer Issues,” November 13, 1990 7
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“Capital Connection, Topic: Health Issues in PA,” January 14, 1991 8
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“Capitol Connection, Topic: Pennsylvania Treasury Department,” March 19, 1991 9
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Senator Dawida "Mortgage Hotline PSA," undated 10
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Child Care in Pennsylvania," May 14, 1991 121
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"Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank #2 PSA with Senator Dawida," undated 2
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"Food Bank PSAs and Food Bank Package and Raw Video," undated 3
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Innovations in Education," October 22, 1991 4
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Worker's Compensation Reform in Pennsylvania," December 23, 1991 5
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Innovations in Education," October 22, 1991 6
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Worker's Compensation Reform in Pennsylvania," December 23, 1991 7
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Can you afford to be sick? The rising cost of Health Insurance," February 11, 1992 8
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“Senate Journal” with Senator Jeanette Reibman, Topic: Can you afford to be sick? The rising cost of Health Insurance," March 10, 1992 9
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"Report to the People with Senator Gene Porterfield, Topic: Can you afford to be sick? The rising cost of Health Insurance," March 31, 1992 10
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“Capitol Connection, Topic: Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency," May 22, 1992 11
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Transportation in Pennsylvania," August 25, 1992 12
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Economic Impact of Sports in PA," September 28, 1992 13
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Pennsylvania's Recycling Effort- The New Frontier," December 15, 1992 131
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“Workers' Compensation Fraud," undated 2
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: PA Minority Business Development Authority," January 25, 1993 3
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: State of the Commonwealth," February 25, 1994 4
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"Pennsylvania/ International Partners in Progress PSA," undated 5
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"Capitol Connection, Topic: Children's Health Problems and Issues," April 28, 1994 6
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PSA for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, undated 7
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"Capitol Connections, Topic: Curbing Crime in Pennsylvania, " November 23, 1994 8
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"Pennsylvania International Partners In Progress" PSA, undated 9
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"Capital Connection, Topic: Health Issues of the Future, " January 3, 1995 10
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Media Coverage 1993, Regional Assets District, 1993 11
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"Senator Mike Dawida Senate Chamber Farewell Remarks," December 13, 1995 12
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"PACE Program with Senator Mike Dawida" PSA, undated 13

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