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Guide to the Dick Thornburgh Papers, 1932- AIS.1998.30.09

ULS Archives & Special Collections

 Series IX. Campaign for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1978

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series IX. Campaign for Governor of Pennsylvania
Creator
Thornburgh, Dick, 1932-
Collection Number
AIS.1998.30.09
Date
1978
Extent
85.0 linear feet
Abstract
Dick Thornburgh officially kicked off his campaign for Pennsylvania Governor on January 10, 1978. After a Primary victory, William W. Scranton III held the number two spot on the Republican ticket. On the Democrat side the victors were Pete Flaherty, popular former Pittsburgh Mayor, and an improbable school teacher, Robert P. Casey. A masterful campaign strategy was successful, and early evening on election night the Thornburgh/Scranton ticket was seen to win handily. This campaign matched two highly regarded Western Pennsylvanian candidates against each other with full documentation here of both political and issue components. Opposition research includes much information about Pittsburgh during Flaherty's years as mayor. Debate issue and response materials are extensive. All endorsements, for both tickets, are included as well as Thornburgh's ensuing inaugural plans, related photos, and videos. The post-election transition study team reports provide significant insight into priority areas for the new administration. There are twelve sections of campaign files: Speeches and Testimony; News Releases; Endorsements, Responses, and Articles; Campaign in Progress; Issue Research; Opposition Research; Planning Documents and Memoranda; Campaign Name Files; Dickman Files and Polls; Candidate Thornburgh's Files; Chron Files and News Clippings; Transition and Inaugural. There also are five scrapbooks of the campaign with some information not contained elsewhere. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.

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, 1978

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Economic conditions
  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Politics and government

Personal Name(s)

  • Casey, Robert P. (Robert Patrick), 1932-2000
  • Flaherty, Peter F., 1924-
  • Scranton, William W. (William Warren), 1947-
  • Thornburgh, Dick, 1932-
  • Thornburgh, Ginny (Judson)

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Economic development projects -- 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
  • 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  IX. Campaign for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1978 

Scope and Contents note

"The opportunity to run for governor in one's home state comes to few people in their lifetime and I was understandably intrigued by the possibility [considering] my long-time interest in public service" (Evidence draft, p. 259). And so it was that upon returning to Pittsburgh in March 1977, following the two years in Washington serving as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division, Thornburgh set out to seek Pennsylvania's governor's office in the following year's election. With the generous encouragement of his law firm, Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchison, which he rejoined, the balance of 1977 was spent assessing his chances.

A state the size of Pennsylvania is a daunting challenge to statewide candidates. Major hurdles were the financing required and the all-important campaign staff and organization. Thornburgh was lucky in having a college classmate, Evans Rose, Jr., who actually enjoyed fund raising and who successfully did so for this campaign and many other endeavors to follow. His choice of Jay Waldman as Campaign Manager was what Thornburgh describes as a "leap of faith." His "savvy intelligence and strategic insights ... [and] absolute loyalty" ( Evidence, p. 76) proved to be remarkable then and over the years that followed. By fall, the hard core campaign organization also included Paul Critchlow, a former political writer for the  Philadelphia Inquirer, as Press Secretary; Rick Stafford, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Graduate School of Urban Affairs, to head the research team; Jim Seif, who first helped with the 1966 Campaign for U.S. Congress, to take on scheduling; and Murray Dickman, a classmate of Rick's, described by Thornburgh as "our utility infielder" (  Evidence, p. 76). These names resound throughout the files from this successful campaign, as well as for the years as Governor, and ongoing.

The Primary effort included accepting virtually all speaking invitations extended, testifying before a state House subcommittee on crime and corruption in the [Governor] Shapp administration, meeting with GOP leaders around the state, and attending festivals, GOP picnics with new "Thornburgh for Governor" buttons, county dinners, and candidate forums. There was always the hope for increasing press coverage for this lesser-known candidate, whose odds in 1977 were twenty to one according to a Philadelphia Magazine article.

The official kick off of the campaign came on a snowy Pittsburgh day, January 10, 1978, which was followed by a three-day blitz of the state. Thornburgh's remarks reviewed the unfortunate number of criminal convictions or other wrong-doing of state officials, and further noted: "It is a time for state government to learn to live within its means ... We must recognize that there are limits to our resources. We cannot try to do everything lest we do all things badly. We must do those things which are important and do them well" ( Evidence, p. 81). All campaign speeches and position papers are available here online.

By the time of the primary election on May 16, 1978, Thornburgh was one of five principal Republican candidates. These were: Pennsylvania State House leader Robert Butera of Montgomery County; Pennsylvania Senate Leader Henry Hager of Williamsport; former Philadelphia District Attorney Arlen Specter; and David Marston, former U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The two "fringe candidates" ( Evidence, p. 82) were: Andrew Watson, former chairman of the state's Constitutional Party, and Alvin Joseph Jacobson. A series of detailed and meticulously researched position papers were released, endorsements began to proliferate, but at the last, the consensus was that the primary election was "too close to call."

It was not until after two o'clock on the morning after the primary that victory was declared and William W. Scranton III was found to hold the number two spot on the Republican ticket. On the Democrat side the victors were Pete Flaherty, popular former Pittsburgh Mayor, and the "improbable Robert P. Casey, the Pittsburgh schoolteacher who soon became known, with our assistance, as 'the wrong Bob Casey'" ( Evidence, p. 85).

As the general election got underway, the comprehensive Bob Teeter poll conducted after the Primary showed Flaherty with a thirty-two-point lead - 55 percent to 23 percent! This stunned the campaign, which knew Thornburgh was underdog, but not by such an almost insurmountable deficit. Flaherty was described as an "easy going, unassuming former Pittsburgh mayor whose cost-cutting measure had included 'turning in the mayor's Cadillac for a Dodge' [and Thornburgh was seen as] the 'steely-eyed prosecutor ... big time crime buster ... [and] cold-blooded crusader'" ( Evidence, p. 89). Hard work was ahead as the campaign entered the summer of 1978 and schedulers booked Thornburgh everywhere they could. There were long days of breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, picnics, rallies, news conferences, editorial board meetings, and one-on-one sessions. "Ginny and I confided that our bottom-line goal was simply to avoid a humiliating defeat" (  Evidence, p. 90).

However, Jay Waldman presented to Dick Thornburgh, on July 7, a "strategic campaign plan that we were to follow to victory" ( Evidence, p. 90), one embracing an "Eastern [Pennsylvania] strategy." This was scrupulously followed as the campaign slowly but surely gathered major endorsements, Thornburgh became increasingly recognized in voter-rich eastern Pennsylvania, his carefully researched and strategic issues found their marks, and Flaherty's cost cutting image came under question: "Did Flaherty Save Pittsburgh, or Bring it to its Knees?"

As underdog, Thornburgh had agitated for debates and agreed upon two dates in the fall. Needless to say the stakes were high as the election neared and Thornburgh's research team prepared a massive binder of responses to every question that might conceivably be raised. Also included are likely responses of Flaherty and Thornburgh's potential responses to even those, all of which are included in the collection, for both debates.

On October 10, the date the first debate was taped, "Flaherty surprised everyone by appearing in his shirtsleeves, apparently to enhance his 'man of the people' image ... our team was, on the whole, satisfied with the outcome. Most stories identified [Thornburgh] as the aggressor and highlighted Flaherty's admission regarding tax increases" ( Evidence, p. 96).

Meanwhile the candidates for Lieutenant Governor were coming under scrutiny. Bill Scranton was out on the campaign trail, well informed, and serving as a real asset to the election efforts. Democrat Bob Casey, the Pittsburgh schoolteacher, with precisely the same name as the Auditor General who sought primary selection as candidate for Governor, was creating major controversy for the Flaherty campaign: "'Like what do we need special teachers for the hearing-disabled. Put those kids at the front of the classroom if they can't hear'" ( Evidence, p. 97).

A significant endorsement came from the Philadelphia Daily News on October 25th, the date of the second debate. "Flaherty wore his suit coat this time ... no new ground was broken ... [and] as one observer noted: 'Overall, we would guess that Thornburgh gained the most from the televised debate ... Most viewers probably were impressed by Thornburgh's ease and confidence as he presented his arguments'" (Evidence draft, p. 314).

Best of all was the post-debate news that the Pittsburgh Post Gazette had endorsed the Thornburgh/Scranton ticket and two days later, "the new Gallup poll showed that the margin among likely voters had shrunk to 4 percent - Flaherty 49 percent, Thornburgh 45" (  Evidence, p. 97). Momentum was further evident, on October 29, by a "triple play" with all three of the remaining newspapers in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia endorsing Thornburgh/Scranton. By the beginning of November, Thornburgh/Scranton had twenty-five newspaper endorsements from across Pennsylvania, and Flaherty had only two. All the endorsements, for both tickets, are included in the archive and serve as a fascinating account of the campaigns and the candidates as Election Day neared.

"As the campaign drew to a close, Ginny and I shared a plane back to Pittsburgh with reporters Tom Ferrick, Jr. from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bob Dvorchak from the Associated Press. Both had been with us through thick and thin ... I asked them who they expected to win. One of them replied, 'Well, you've run a helluva race. You've made up a lot of ground and given Pete a real run for his money. But I don't think you're going to make it.' 'That's about how I see it,' I responded. But Ginny and I knew how far we had come and hoped against hope that we could pull off a victory" (  Evidence, p. 99).

Anticipating a long election night wait, the news at 8:30 P.M. that "Walter Cronkite has just called you a winner" dumbfounded Thornburgh as he dressed at home. The family was gathered up for the trip to campaign election headquarters, where "pandemonium reigned. By 9:30, all three networks had called the election in our favor, and at 10:35, Pete Flaherty called to concede and offer his congratulations ... The dimensions of the victory were astonishing ... [and] our upset captured a good deal of national attention" ( Evidence, p. 100).

In addition to the campaign documents and ephemera, there are detailed files in the collection regarding the vigorous post-election transition period, directed by Rick Stafford. Not only was there the matter of careful selection of the cabinet, in itself a challenging task, but also the opportunity to create study teams to assess issues, problems and needs in the various departments of state government. The study team reports are included in the collection and provide significant insight into priority areas identified for the new administration.

The inaugural plans and events are fully documented in the collection and include a video of the inauguration which is available here online. Thornburgh's inaugural address, he states, "... was to be the most important that I had ever delivered and I spent an uncommon amount of time preparing it" (Evidence draft, p. 333).

Thornburgh further states, "I set out what I felt to be the 'spirit of Pennsylvania.' ... While I noted 'a saddening loss of belief in the ability of government and its leaders to serve the people,' I stated that people wanted to believe in their government. What was needed, I said, was 'strong, effective and forthright leadership.' This I promised to provide, together with hard work, integrity, frugality, and 'a sense of humanity that is blind to race and roots, to sex and color, but is mindful of political injustice and human need'" ( Evidence, p. 104).

There are twelve sections of detailed campaign files: Speeches and Testimony; News Releases; Endorsements, Responses, and Articles; Campaign in Progress; Issue Research; Opposition Research; Planning Documents and Memoranda; Campaign Name Files; Dickman Files and Polls; Candidate Thornburgh's Files; Chron Files and News Clippings; Transition and Inaugural.

Of special interest to researchers will be the five 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 both colorful and informative and include issues, media coverage, internal campaign staff comments and notes, as well as campaign ephemera. These scrapbooks have been reformatted for preservation purposes. All collection scrapbooks are enumerated in Section 21.

Subseries  1. Speeches 

Scope and Contents note

The 1978 Campaign for Governor speeches are chronologically ordered. They include all major speeches given by Dick Thornburgh and testimony presented to various committees of the State Legislature. In addition to a "clean copy" of each speech, there also may be one or more drafts with notes, comments and changes. In addition, there may be "background material," with related newspaper articles, and speeches or notes on the same subject. Full text of all speeches and testimony is available here online.

  BoxFolder
"Government and its Citizens: Partners in Justice Law Day," Annual Law Day Luncheon of the York County Bar Association, York, PA May 2, 1977 561
Online
  Folder
"Healthy Skepticism: The Graduate's Challenge," Point Park College, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, PA May 14, 1977 2
Online
  Folder
Testimony of Richard Thornburgh on Organized Crime and Official Corruption, Judiciary Committee of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA May 19, 1977 3
Online
  Folder
Graduation Address to the Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA June 5, 1977 4
Online
  Folder
Statement before House Consumer Affairs Committee, House of Representatives, regarding Pennsylvania Antitrust Act, clean copy October 28, 1977 5
Online
  Folder
"The Republican Challenge in Pennsylvania," Republican City Committee Dinner Meeting, Bethlehem, PA November 1, 1977 6
Online
  Folder
"Wanted: An Environment for Jobs and Economic Growth in Pennsylvania," Pittsburgh Rotary Club, Pittsburgh, PA December 14, 1977 7
Online
  Folder
Speech announcing his Candidacy for the 1978 Republican Nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, PA January 10, 1978 8
Online
  Folder
"State Government and the Appropriate Climate for Business and Industry in Pennsylvania," Central Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Accountants, State College, PA January 18, 1978 9
Online
  Folder
"The Role of the Governor," Penn State University Political Science Seminar, Middletown, PA March 17, 1978 10
Online
  Folder
"The Need for a State Energy Policy," Pennsylvania 1978 Consumer's Energy Conference, Hershey, PA April 4, 1978 11
Online
  Folder
"Facing Up to the Highway and Bridge Crisis in Pennsylvania," Thornburg Bridge, Allegheny County, PA April 7, 1978 12
Online
  Folder
"Pennsylvania's Great Northwest," Conewango Club, Warren, PA April 10, 1978 13
Online
  Folder
Pennsylvania League of Cities, Philadelphia 79th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA April 17, 1978 14
Online
  Folder
"Proposals for Ethics Legislation," Testimony to Special Senate Subcommittee on Ethics, Harrisburg, PA April 19, 1978 15
Online
  Folder
"Creating a Climate for Jobs in Pennsylvania," Thornburgh for Governor Committee Lawyers' Luncheon, Pittsburgh, PA April 25, 1978 16
Online
  Folder
"Education: An Investment in Pennsylvania's Future," a policy statement, Hershey, PA May 2, 1978 17
Online
  BoxFolder
"The Challenge of Crime in Pennsylvania," a policy statement, Philadelphia, PA May 9, 1978 571
Online
  Folder
"Growth, Opportunity, and Security: Commitment to Pennsylvania Human Services," Scranton, PA May 15, 1978 2
Online
  Folder
Position papers: Candidacy announcement, "The Role of Governor," "Highway and Bridge Crisis," "Creating a Climate for Jobs," "Education: Investment in Pennsylvania's Future," "Challenge of Crime," "Growth, Opportunity, Security: Human Services" undated 3
  Folder
Pennsylvania Mayor's Association National Convention, Grantsville, PA July 18, 1978 4
Online
  Folder
Testimony of Thornburgh and Scranton on Ethics Legislation, Sub-committee on Ethics of the State Government Committee of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA August 29, 1978 5
Online
  Folder
"Pennsylvania At Work: A Labor Day Policy Statement" September 4, 1978 6
Online
  Folder
"Making Pennsylvania Proud Again: What People of the Commonwealth May Expect of a Thornburgh-Scranton Administration" September 15, 1978 7
Online
  Folder
"Visions for a Better Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association, Pittsburgh, PA September 29, 1978 8
Online
  Folder
Governor-elect Richard Thornburgh's remarks, Pennsylvania Society Dinner, New York, NY December 9, 1978 9
Online
  Folder
Inaugural Address, State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA January 16, 1978 10

Subseries  2. News Releases 

Scope and Contents note

The 1978 Campaign for Governor news releases are chronologically ordered. They include all news releases issued during the years 1977-1979, ranging from those preceding Thornburgh's official announcement of his candidacy, January 10, 1978, on through the post-election period as Governor-elect. Some release files include related background or supplemental material. There are a few undated news releases from the campaign and one folder containing releases apparently not issued. Full text of all news releases is available here online.

  Folder
 March 31, 1977-October 27, 1977 11
 1. "Crisis in integrity in PA," Mt. Lebanon Republican Committee and Council of Republican Women, March 31, 1977 Online
 2. FBI crime statistics for 1976 show "turning of the corner in crime-fighting efforts," Pittsburgh Chapter of Association for Systems Management, April 12, 1977 Online
 3. Shapp should set up "dry cleaning squad" in State's Justice Department to flush out crime and corruption in his administration, Republican leaders in Southwest PA, Greene County, April 13, 1977 Online
 4. Will be visiting lecturer on criminal law at University of Iowa School of Law, Iowa City, IA, April 14, 1977 Online
 5. State efforts against PA politico-racket complex woefully inadequate, Governor's Justice Commission Hearing at Allegheny County Courthouse, April 18, 1977 Online
 6. Partisan politics has no place in law enforcement, Pittsburgh Chapter of Society of Former Special Agents of FBI, April 28, 1977 Online
 7. True cost of PA's widespread corruption cannot be measured by statistics, Rotary Club, McKees Rocks and East Hills (44 Republican Club), May 5, 1977 Online
 8. Thornburgh urged investigation of Shapp political-financial house of cards, May 11, 1977 Online
 9. "The Stake of Business in Government Integrity," Erie Rotary Club, May 18, 1977 Online
 10. Traffic and Transportation Association of Pittsburgh regarding PennDOT's political management, May 20, 1977 Online
 11. Pennsylvanians are beginning to demand changes in old political ways, Legislative Committee of Greater Latrobe Chamber of Commerce, May 23, 1977 Online
 12. Attack on Shapp's nomination of Begler to PA Turnpike Commission, PA Association of Personnel Services, June 23, 1977 Online
 13. PA's future depends upon creation and nurturing of a sound economic climate, Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, June 25, 1977 Online
 15. Advocated "zero-based politics," Oakland Kiwanis, July 5, 1977 Online
 16. House investigators into organized crime and official corruption in PA should recommend adoption of crime-fighting tools proved effective in federal efforts, Harrisburg Rotary Club, July 11, 1977 Online
 17. Firm crackdown on welfare-fraud termed "a truly humanitarian undertaking," Third Regional Conference of the National Welfare Fraud Association, July 12, 1977 Online
 18. PA's disastrous budget crisis linked to corruption and incompetence of Shapp administration, August 24, 1977 Online
 19. PA does not need new gun control laws, Elk County Republicans, October 22, 1977 Online
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 January-March, 1978 12
 1. Announcement schedule, January 10, 1978 Online
 2. Formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor of PA, Pittsburgh, PA January 10, 1978 Online
 3. Announced that he has named Penrose (Penny) Hallowell, a leading Bucks County farmer and conservationist as state Chairman of the PA Farmers for Thornburgh Committee, Doylestown, PA, February 9, 1978 Online
 4. Announced that William D. Ruckelshaus, former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. and FBI Director, will be the featured speaker at his Philadelphia fundraising dinner and reception at the Franklin Institute on March 27, February 22, 1978 Online
 5. A luncheon honoring Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick Thornburgh will be held March 7th in Philadelphia and will feature as guest speaker former U.S. Attorney General, Harold R. Tyler, February 23, 1978 Online
 6. Will host a question and answer forum that is open to the public, March 8, at the Bucks County Community College in Newtown, March 3, 1978 Online
 7. Announced a program for combating corruption in government, Philadelphia, PA, March 7, 1978 Online
 8. Became first Republican candidate for governor to make a full and detailed personal financial disclosure, including his family's federal income tax returns for the past five years, March 9, 1978 Online
 9. Called on the PA House of Representatives to provide $100,000 needed for the continuation of a special legislative subcommittee's investigation of organized crime and corruption, March 14, 1978 Online
 10. Proposed that the PA Department of Environmental Resources (DER) be given a new role of providing business with technological advice in meeting environmental standards, Philadelphia, PA, March 15, 1978 Online
 11. Announced that he and his cabinet officers would hold town meetings in communities across PA once he became governor, Lancaster, PA, March 16, 1978 Online
 12. Outlined the leadership role and steps he would take as governor to "set PA on a confident path to a more stable future," Middletown, PA, March 17, 1978 Online
 13. Fundraising dinner for Dick Thornburgh will be held on Monday, March 27, in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute with featured speaker, William D. Ruckelshaus, former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. and FBI Director, March 22, 1978 Online
 14. Announced that he would establish a Small Business Advisory Committee to give small businessmen "greater access to the governor's office," Altoona, PA, March 23, 1978 Online
 15. Called on PA's General Assembly to immediately pass legislation that would require public officials who are convicted of crimes involving abuse of their office to forfeit their state pensions, Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 1978 Online
 16 Called on President Carter to establish an office on anthracite coal within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a means of "stimulating use of one of Northeast PA's most abundant natural resources," Scranton, PA, March 28, 1978 Online
 17. The public is invited to two receptions next Tuesday, March 28, in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre for Dick Thornburgh, Republican candidate for governor, March 28, 1978 Online
 18. Fulfilled his campaign pledge to disclose campaign contributions, revealing that $409,803 has been contributed to his campaign through March 17, March 29, 1978 Online
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 April, 1978 13
 1. A number of leading PA sportsmen have formed a Sportsmen for Thornburgh Committee in order to publicize Thornburgh's record as Assistant Attorney General and his efforts to preserve PA's waterways and woodlands, April 1, 1978 Online
 2. State Representative James Knepper said he found Butera's attempt to misrepresent Republican gubernatorial candidate Thornburgh's position on key issues while attempting to conceal his own, "deplorable", April 3, 1978 Online
 3. Public is invited to meet Thornburgh, Republican candidate for governor, at a reception April 8, Bushkill, PA, April 4, 1978 Online
 4. Said that PA must develop a comprehensive energy policy before creating any energy-related bureaucracies, as two bills pending in the legislature would do, Hershey, PA, April 4, 1978 Online
 5. "People's Fund Raiser" will be held tonight for Republican gubernatorial candidate Thornburgh by supporters in his hometown of Carnegie, PA, April 6, 1978 Online
 6. Thornburgh will announce his dramatic and comprehensive proposals for restoring PA's deteriorating highways and bridges tomorrow at site of Thornburg Bridge on Route 60, April 6, 1978 Online
 7. Summary of Dick Thornburgh's Highway and Bridge Program: "Facing Up to the Highway and Bridge Crisis in PA", April 7, 1978 Online
 8. Unveiled a comprehensive and innovative program for restoring PA's deteriorating bridges and highways, April 7, 1978 Online
 9. Will host a public "Farmers Town Meeting" in Lancaster with the agricultural community, April 8, 1978 Online
 10. Said that Northwest PA has been "ignored for too long by the decision-makers in Harrisburg," Warren, PA, April 10, 1978 Online
 11. Called on PA Senate and PA's state-supported colleges to open their past and present files on the senatorial scholarship system, Harrisburg, PA, April 11, 1978 Online
 13. Fundraising dinner for Thornburgh will be held April 18 in Hershey with featured speaker W. J. Usery, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, April 12, 1978 Online
 14. Schedule of campaign appearances for week of April 17 through April 22, April 14, 1978 Online
 15. Said that state government must give PA's Mayors a greater voice in state programs that affect their communities, Philadelphia, PA, April 17, 1978 Online
 16. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor W. J. Usery said that election as governor of Republican Dick Thornburgh would mean "a stable climate for business and labor, and economic growth for PA," Hershey, PA, April 18, 1978 Online
 17. State Representative James Knepper charged that statements by former House Speaker Kenneth B. Lee on behalf of Butera were "divisive and can only hurt the Republican Party's chances of winning the governorship in November", April 19, 1978 Online
 18. Called on the General Assembly to approve ethics legislation for all state employees, Harrisburg, PA, April 19, 1978 Online
 19. Schedule of campaign appearances for week of April 24 through April 29, 1978, April 21, 1978 Online
 20. Called for property tax reforms to help PA's elderly citizens stay in their own homes, Monroeville, PA, April 21, 1978 Online
 21. Proposed another measure aimed at helping PA's senior citizens stay in their own neighborhoods by phasing out of local property taxes as a means of financing public education, April 21, 1978 Online
 22. Pledged to reduce government red tape, to reform the tax system and to convene a Council on Economic Goals as the cornerstones of his economic revitalization effort for PA, April 25, 1978 Online
 23. Thornburgh unveiled his plan to convene a Council on Economic Goals, a coalition of business, labor, government and civic leaders, to provide guidance to governor in stimulating PA's economy, April 25, 1978 Online
 24. Public is invited to meet Dick Thornburgh at a reception April 29 in Towanda, PA, April 27, 1978 Online
 25. County Executive Russell D. Robison, the Veterans Political Action Council (VPAC), and the Pike County Republican Committee endorsed Thornburgh, April 28, 1978  Online
 26. Will kick off a "get out the vote" campaign in Western PA on April 29 with a tour of Pittsburgh's area shopping centers, April 29, 1978 Online
 27. Schedule of campaign appearances for week of May 2 through May 7, April 29, 1978 Online
 28. Was endorsed by Chester County District Attorney William H. Lamb, Malvern, PA, April 30, 1978 Online
  Folder
 May-June, 1978 14
 1. York County Thornburgh for Governor Chairman Darwin Moyer today announced that May 6 has been declared "Thornburgh Day" in York County, May 1, 1978 Online
 2. Proposed that PA schools emphasize "competency-based education," requiring students to achieve prescribed levels of ability and skills as they pass from grade to grade, Hershey, PA, May 2, 1978 Online
 3. Announcement of Dick Thornburgh's proposals for improving PA's public schools and colleges, May 2, 1978 Online
 4. Pledged to support import policies that will help the domestic steel industry, Johnstown, PA, May 2, 1978 Online
 5. Pledged to work closely with PA's congressional delegation to ensure that Conrail maintains rail facilities and a high level of service in PA, Altoona, PA, May 2, 1978 Online
 6. Was endorsed by U.S. Senator John Heinz, Washington DC May 3, 1978 Online
 7. News from Senator Heinz: Heinz endorses Thornburgh for PA Governor, May 3, 1978 Online
 8. Pledged to support import policies that will preserve jobs in the domestic steel industry, McKeesport, PA, May 4, 1978 Online
 9. Pledged to promote comprehensive land use planning and other measures aimed at preserving PA farmlands and announced members of his statewide Farmers Committee, Annville, PA, May 5, 1978 Online
 10. Was guest of honor at an event sponsored by the York County Republican Committee, York, PA, May 6, 1978 Online
 11. Schedule of campaign appearances for the week of May 8 through May 13, May 6, 1978 Online
 12. Called for stronger laws to control hardcore pornography, Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 1978 Online
 13. Endorsed by the Philadelphia Daily News, giving Thornburgh the most major PA newspaper endorsements of any Republican contender, May 10, 1978 Online
 14. Praised the National Rifle Association for taking a leadership role in putting to rest confusion and controversy over the gun control issue in this year's PA primary, May 10, 1978 Online
 15. Pledged that in his administration, the PA Department of Labor and Industry will exert greater efforts to counsel and help mentally and physically handicapped citizens find productive jobs, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10, 1978 Online
 16. Called for stronger laws to control hardcore pornography, Pittsburgh, PA, May 11, 1978 Online
 17. Pledged to commit his administration to flood recovery efforts in Cambria, Somerset and Indiana Counties, Johnstown, PA, May 12, 1978 Online
 18. Pledged to actively promote the proposed U.S. Steel plant in Northwestern PA, Erie, PA, May 13, 1978 Online
 19. Visited area nursing homes and stressed his intention to assure quality care for older citizens living in these residences, Pittsburgh, PA, May 14, 1978 Online
 20. Thornburgh will make a Mother's Day tour of three homes in Allegheny County, May 14, 1978 Online
 21. Pledged that in his administration, the PA Department of Labor and Industry will exert greater efforts to counsel and help mentally and physically handicapped citizens find productive jobs, Scranton, PA , May 15, 1978 Online
 22. Primary Campaign Finance Report, Harrisburg, PA, June 9, 1978 Online
 23. Fundraising dinner at Frank Morrow's residence, June 20, 1978 Online
 24. Release opposing bills politicizing the PA Fish and Game Commissions by giving the governor power to appoint the executive directors, June 23, 1978 Online
 25. Thornburgh opposed the third term proposed charter changes in Philadelphia, June 28, 1978 Online
 26. Announcement of John N. Scales as Chairman of State-wide Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee, June 29, 1978 Online
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 1. Called for PA Turnpike Commissioners to rescind their decision to impose high toll increases effective August 1, 1978, July 13, 1978 Online
 2. Lawyers' Luncheon honoring Dick Thornburgh and Bill Scranton, III will be held July 14 in Philadelphia, July 13, 1978 Online
 3. Attributed the closing of another Pittsburgh bridge for safety reasons to former Mayor Flaherty's failure to properly maintain the city's bridges, Pittsburgh, PA, July 17, 1978 Online
 4. Urged that the PA Crime Commission be made independent and supported various reforms for the new office of elected Attorney General, Pittsburgh, PA, July 17, 1978 Online
 5. Questioned role of Jacob Kassab, Governor Shapp's former Transportation Secretary, as fundraiser for Pete Flaherty, Harrisburg, PA, July 18, 1978 Online
 6. Called on Shapp to dismiss patronage secretary Sam Begler, Pittsburgh, PA, July 21, 1978 Online
 7. Will make major policy statement on state government on July 24, Philadelphia, PA, July 21, 1978 Online
 8. Thornburgh-Scranton propose a state constitutional amendment to limit PA's government spending (Spending Cap Amendment), Pittsburgh, PA, July 24, 1978 Online
 9. Thornburgh-Scranton administration would establish a PA Heritage Affairs and Advisory Commission to aid their administration, West Mifflin, PA, August 8, 1978 Online
 10. Thornburgh pledged that the Allegheny Valley Expressway would be completed during his administration, Pittsburgh, PA, August 14, 1978 Online
 11. Urged Governor Shapp to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate alleged widespread corruption in PennDOT, York, PA, August 17, 1978 Online
 12. Will participate as a player in the Phillies celebrity softball game at Veterans Stadium, August 18, 1978 Online
 13. Announced Farm and Rural Families for Thornburgh-Scranton Committee and outlined agricultural program, Centre Hall, PA, August 22, 1978 Online
 14. Pledged that his administration will promote tourism, Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 1978 Online
 15. Announced Ed Michaels as Chairman of Allegheny County Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton, Pittsburgh, PA, August 24, 1978 Online
 16. Renewed his call to Governor Shapp to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate evidence of wide-spread corruption in PennDOT, Philadelphia, PA, August 25, 1978 Online
 17. Challenged Flaherty to debate, Pittsburgh, PA, August 29, 1978 Online
 18. Scranton charged that Democrat nominee Robert Casey's refusal to debate on TV was "cheating PA voters," Pittsburgh, PA, August 30, 1978 Online
 19. Release on financial disclosures, Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 1978 Online
 20. Joined in a student registration drive at Penn State's University Park Campus, State College, PA, August 31, 1978 Online
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 1. Release on Flaherty fundraising in the State Office Building, Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 1978 Online
 2. Announces his 12-point plan for keeping existing jobs and attracting new jobs in PA, Altoona, PA, September 5, 1978 Online
 3. Kicked off "Operation Waste Watchers" and cost-cutting proposals he will make for cutting waste in PA's state government, Pittsburgh, PA, September 7, 1978 Online
 4. Release on Shapp disallowing funds for Arsenal Family and Children's Center, Pittsburgh, PA, September 11, 1978 Online
 5. Outlined 7-point plan for "cleaning up" corruption in PA's General Assembly, Harrisburg, PA, September 12, 1978 Online
 6. Stated that the Democratic leadership in the state legislature had "demonstrated undisguised arrogance and contempt for the citizens of PA" by formally advising Democratic legislative candidates to ignore some constituents, September 14, 1978 Online
 7. Release on "International City" and Delaware Valley Regional Advisory Committee, Philadelphia, PA, September 14, 1978 Online
 8. Scranton charged that Casey is "hiding from voters" and called him the "invisible candidate," Philadelphia, PA, September 15, 1978 Online
 9. Release on Waste Watchers: paperwork and storage and microfilm, September 16, 1978 Online
 10. Launching petition drive in Southeast PA to gather support of Thornburgh-Scranton spending cap, Ardmore, PA, September 16, 1978 Online
 11. Sharply criticized Flaherty's 9-point platform for PennDOT and outlined Thornburgh-Scranton Allegheny Valley Expressway funding proposals, West Tarentum, PA, September 17, 1978 Online
 12. Scranton said that corruption and mismanagement flourishes in PA's liquor control system and pledged that the Thornburgh-Scranton administration would work to clean it up, Downingtown, PA, September 19, 1978 Online
 13. Branded Flaherty's proposed Constitutional amendment requiring referendum on budget disagreements as "phony, irresponsible and dangerous," Philadelphia, PA, September 20, 1978 Online
 14. Release on Flaherty's refusal to debate in major metropolitan-area televised debate, September 21, 1978 Online
 15. Reaffirmed his support for PA sportsmen and their concerns, Carlisle, PA, September 21, 1978 Online
 16. Extended best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to members of the Jewish community, Pittsburgh, PA, September 21, 1978 Online
 17. Charged that Shapp proposal to divert lottery revenues to PIDA "amounts to a raid on senior citizen programs," Pittsburgh, PA, September 22, 1978 Online
 18. Waste Watcher: 25% of non-statutory boards and commissions could be abolished with savings of $588,000, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1978 Online
 19. PA Council of Republican women presented Thornburgh with a broom to "arm him for a clean sweep" of State government's mismanagement and corruption, Hershey, PA, September 23, 1978 Online
 20. Urged General Assembly to pass tough ethics legislation requiring public officials to disclose personal finances, pass the Common Cause election reform bill, and abolish the senatorial scholarship system, Philadelphia, PA, September 24, 1978 Online
 21. Thornburgh charged that Flaherty's acceptance of contributions from present and former Shappp administration officials discredit his ability to clean up Harrisburg, September 26, 1978 Online
 22. Called for elimination of 2.2 percent state income tax on the gain realized from selling one's home, Pittsburgh, PA, September 26, 1978 Online
 23. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon will speak at fundraising dinner for Republican gubernatorial nominee Thornburgh on September 27 in Pittsburgh, September 27, 1978 Online
 24. Scranton said Thornburgh-Scranton administration would move to improve conditions on Soldiers and Sailors Home, Erie, PA, September 28, 1978 Online
 25. Commented on unauthorized campaign activities conducted by convicted racketeer Anthony Michael Grosso, Pittsburgh, PA, September 28, 1978 Online
 26. Second voluntary pre-election disclosure of Thornburgh-Scranton campaign contributions, Philadelphia, PA, September 30, 1978 Online
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 1. Charged that Democratic senators had "deliberately emasculated" a package of anti-crime bills and pledged he would push hard for passage of an effective grand jury law, Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 1978 Online
 2. Opening of Coral Scranton's art show sponsored by the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, Harrisburg, PA, October 1, 1978 Online
 3. Waste Watcher: thousands of dollars could be saved if state officials stopped promoting themselves at taxpayers' expense, Harrisburg, PA, October 1, 1978 Online
 4. Called on Mayor Frank L. Rizzo to stop using "racially inflammatory and divisive rhetoric" in his charter change campaign, Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 1978 Online
 5. Received endorsement from WCAU-TV (Channel 10), a CBS-affiliated television station and one of the largest television outlets in PA, Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 1978 Online
 6. Said that Flaherty's ties to the politics of Mayor Frank Rizzo and Shapp make Flaherty "unfit for the job of cleaning up Harrisburg," Philadelphia, PA, October 5, 1978 Online
 7. Pledged to put an end to "dumping" residents of state mental institutions into overcrowded and sub-standard housing and unprepared communities, Mt. Pocono, PA, October 6, 1978 Online
 8. Pledged that as governor he will appoint well-qualified persons to serve on the PA Fish and Game Commission, October 7, 1978 Online
 9. Former Governor William W. Scranton will make state-wide campaign swing this week on behalf of the Thornburgh-Scranton ticket, October 9, 1978 Online
 10. Former Governor William W. Scranton urged a vote for Dick Thornburgh, calling his Democratic opponent "utterly incapable of cleaning up Harrisburg," Pittsburgh, PA, October 10, 1978 Online
 11. Five leading Democrats endorsed Thornburgh-Scranton, Philadelphia, PA, October 10, 1978 Online
 12. Was presented with a state party platform today by platform co-chairmen Robert J. Butera and Martha Bell Schoeninger, Vice Chairman of the Republican State Committee, Harrisburg, PA, October 11, 1978 Online
 13. Scranton said that the Thornburgh-Scranton administration will work to provide increased student financial aid through the PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Pittsburgh, PA October 12, 1978 Online
 14. Accused Flaherty of "hypocrisy" in campaign statements following disclosures that he accepted donations from at least 11 Democratic county organizations, nine of Shapp's top "cronies" and $25,000 from a major union, October 14, 1978 Online
 15. Said his administration will crack down on fraud and abuse in the state welfare programs, October 15, 1978 Online
 16. Reaffirmed his opposition to proposed charter change in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, October 16, 1978 Online
 17. Documented misrepresentations in Flaherty's television and radio commercials and demanded that Flaherty remove them from the air, Philadelphia, PA, October 17, 1978 Online
 18. Scranton said his opponent, Robert Casey, had demonstrated "incredible insensitivity to the problems of PA's handicapped children" with his recent remark about hearing disabled children, October 18, 1978 Online
 19. Former President Gerald Ford will speak at fundraising dinner for Thornburgh and Scranton on October 19 in Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 1978 Online
 20. The Philadelphia Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs endorsed Dick Thornburgh for Governor and Bill Scranton for Lieutenant Governor, Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 1978 Online
 21. Called on Flaherty to repudiate his running mate's recent statement in favor of cutting special education programs for hearing disabled children, Philadelphia, PA, October 19, 1978 Online
 22. Pledged to establish a "one-stop clearinghouse" to help persons who want to create new businesses, and jobs, in order to minimize red tape and paperwork, Pittsburgh, PA, October 21, 1978 Online
 23. Charged that Democrat Peter Flaherty's refusal to promise to end the corruption-ridden PennDOT patronage system "is further proof that Mr. Flaherty has no intention of cleaning up the mess in Harrisburg," Kittanning, PA, October 24, 1978 Online
 24. Pledged to enforce milk bonding regulations and, if necessary, introduce new legislation to protect farmers from drastic financial losses, Butler, PA, October 24, 1978 Online
 25. Charged that Flaherty's policies as Mayor of Pittsburgh will result in "a crushing tax increase for Pittsburghers," Pittsburgh, PA, October 25, 1978 Online
 26. Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council endorsed Thornburgh as "the only man who can bring jobs to PA," Philadelphia, PA, October 27, 1978 Online
 27. Five leading Pittsburgh Democrats today endorsed the Thornburgh-Scranton ticket, Allentown, PA, October 27, 1978 Online
 28. Said that he and Scranton will establish a PA Heritage Affairs and Advisory Commission to aid their administration, Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 1978 Online
 29. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Philadelphia Daily News endorsed Thornburgh and Scranton, Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 1978 Online
 30. Scranton said that Casey's disclosure that he is worth at least "a quarter of a million dollars shows that he deliberately misled PA voters when he said he could not afford to take time off from his jobs to campaign for office," Pittsburgh, PA, October 28, 1978 Online
 31. The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Pittsburgh Press endorsed Thornburgh and Scranton, resulting in editorial support from every major newspaper in PA, Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 1978 Online
 32. Accepted the endorsement of Veterans Political Action Council of Allegheny County (VPAC) which represents over 225,000 veterans, Pittsburgh, PA, October 29, 1978 Online
 33. PA Federation of Teachers endorsed Thornburgh and Scranton, Philadelphia, PA, October 30, 1978 Online
 34. Thornburgh-Scranton was endorsed by the Association of PA State College and University Faculties, Philadelphia, PA, October 30, 1978 Online
 35. Surged ahead of Flaherty in South West PA, according to a telephone call-in poll taken yesterday by KQV Radio, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 1978 Online
 36. Released campaign's third voluntary, pre-election disclosure showing contributions of $1,289,266 through October 31st, Philadelphia, PA, October 31, 1978 Online
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 1. Released contributions of $1,000 or more received by the Thornburgh-Scranton campaign since the last voluntary, complete disclosure on October 31, November 1, 1978 Online
 2. Charged that the recent closing of another city-maintained bridge was a direct result of former Mayor Flaherty's failure to properly maintain the city's bridges, Pittsburgh, PA, November 1, 1978 Online
 3. Outlined his plans for senior citizens at Action Alliance of Senior Citizens, a coalition of 270 senior citizen clubs, Philadelphia, PA, November 1, 1978 Online
 4. Former Governor Scranton told rally that the truth was emerging about Flaherty's record as Mayor of Pittsburgh and would help carry Thornburgh to victory, Philadelphia, PA, November 1, 1978 Online
 5. New television commercial being aired around PA by Flaherty is branded as "false, hypocritical and desperate," Pittsburgh, PA, November 1, 1978 Online
 6. Described Flaherty's $7.43-a-person "fundraising dinner" as "one more example of phony imagery and blatant hypocrisy," Philadelphia, PA, November 1, 1978 Online
 7. Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 2274, representing 33 western PA counties, endorsed Thornburgh as "the only man who can bring jobs to PA," Pittsburgh, PA, November 1, 1978 Online
 8. Accepted endorsement of Hilary Czaplicki, community leader and Censor of the Polish National Alliance, Erie, PA, November 2, 1978 Online
 9. Renewed his pledge to hold town meetings on a regular basis in communities across PA, Erie, PA, November 2, 1978 Online
 10. District 33 of AFSCME, Hospital and Nursing Home Workers Union, International Longshoreman's Association endorsed Thornburgh as "the man who can bring jobs back to PA," Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 1978 Online
 11. The Philadelphia Tribune and The Pittsburgh Courier, the two largest newspapers in PA serving black readers, endorsed Thornburgh, Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 1978 Online
 12. Gubernatorial campaign continued to gain momentum today as dozens of endorsements by newspapers across PA were announced, Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 1978 Online
 13. Stressed the importance of the lieutenant governor's role in state government, Pittsburgh, PA, November 3, 1978 Online
 14. Visited a fourth-grade class at Hampden Elementary School in the Cumberland Valley School District, Mechanicsburg, PA, November 3, 1978 Online
 15. U.S. Senator Schweiker and Thornburgh pledged to join forces in the fight to see that PA gets fair share of federal dollars and job-creating projects, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 1978 Online
 16. Quotes of Pittsburgh Mayor Richard Caliguiri, Democrat, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4, 1978 Online
 17. Robert B. Graham, Sr. and Robert D. Culp, sponsors of the Proposition 12 tax-cut amendment drive endorsed Thornburgh, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 1978 Online
 18. Reverend Jesse Jackson, nationally known civil rights leader and director of Operation PUSH, endorsed Thornburgh, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 1978 Online
 19. Two more major newspapers, The Erie Times News and The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, endorsed Thornburgh, bringing to 42 the newspapers that have announced support for the Republican candidate, Philadelphia, PA, November 5, 1978 Online
 20. Accused Flaherty of soliciting more than $35,000 in campaign donations from persons who do business with the Allegheny County government controlled by his brother, Commission Chairman Jim Flaherty, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5, 1978 Online
 21. Former President Gerald R. Ford will make a campaign appearance with Thornburgh on November 6, November 6, 1978 Online
 22. Governor-elect Thornburgh strongly urged the General Assembly to approve a measure that would permit the convening of grand juries with multi-county jurisdiction to investigate organized crime and public corruption, Pittsburgh, PA, November 13, 1978 Online
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 1. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced the formation of three transition study committees on Justice, Education, and Commerce, Harrisburg, PA, December 6, 1978 Online
 2. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced the formation of three more transition study committees on Labor and Industry, Energy and Environment, and Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA, December 14, 1978 Online
 3. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced the formation of three more transition study committees on Transportation, Personnel, and Budget Systems, Harrisburg, PA, December 19, 1978 Online
 4. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced the formation of the final three transition study committees on Health and Welfare, Administrative and General, and Community Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, January 2, 1979 Online
 5. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will nominate Penrose Hallowell, leading Bucks County farmer and conservationist, as Secretary of Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA, January 2, 1979 Online
 6. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will appoint Robert C. Wilburn, President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), as Secretary of Budget and Administration, Harrisburg, PA, January 2, 1979 Online
 7. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will nominate Philadelphia City Councilwoman Ethel D. Allen as Secretary of Commonwealth, Harrisburg, PA, January 2, 1979 Online
 8. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will nominate Lancaster Mayor Richard M. Scott as PA Adjutant General, Harrisburg, PA, January 3, 1979 Online
 9. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will nominate former U.S. Congressman Edward G. Biester Jr. of Bucks County as Attorney General, Harrisburg, PA, January 3, 1979 Online
 10. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will nominate a prominent Philadelphia-area educator, Dr. Robert G. Scanlon, as Secretary of Education, Harrisburg, PA, January 4, 1979 Online
 11. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced that he will nominate Helen B. O'Bannon, a member of the Public Utility Commission (PUC), as Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare, Harrisburg, PA, January 4, 1979 Online
 12. Governor-elect Thornburgh announced he will nominate Clifford L. Jones, who served in previous administrations as Secretary of Labor and Industry and Secretary of Commerce, to be Secretary of the Department of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg, PA, January 4, 1979 Online
 13. Statement regarding Gov. Shapp's last-minute appointment of Domenick Iannarelli to a five-year term as President Judge of the Philadelphia Traffic Court, Pittsburgh, PA, January 4, 1979 Online
 14. At January 15-16 celebration honoring the Inauguration of Governor Dick Thornburgh and Lt. Governor Bill Scranton, the arts of PA will be showcased, January 10, 1979 Online
 15. LeRoy Patrick, pastor at Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, said Flaherty "increased racial tensions in 1973 by advising citizens they did not have to obey PA Human Relations Commission order to desegregate schools", 1978 Online
 16. Marian Charles, past President of Women in the Urban Crisis and Board member of Pittsburgh Model Cities, said Flaherty "wouldn't get involved in planning neighborhood improvement", 1978 Online
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Subseries  3. Endorsements, Responses and Articles 

Scope and Contents note

The 1978 Campaign for Governor files include all major endorsements of Dick Thornburgh and William Scranton during the campaign, both Primary and General election periods. The endorsements are by newspapers, organizations or individuals and are alphabetically ordered. They represent a compelling perspective on Thornburgh's campaign and its targeted issues. A chronological index to the endorsements can be found at the end of the General Election endorsement lists, which well illustrates the increasing momentum preceding victory.

The responses and articles are a chronological collection of files, including correspondence and questionnaires, sent to candidate Thornburgh by groups, associations, newspapers, or individuals, requesting his views. Some focus on a single issue, others on multiple issues a Governor would likely encounter. All inquiries were carefully researched by campaign staff and became the basis of benchmarks for goals and accomplishments during Thornburgh's eight years as Governor.

Lastly, there are articles from the 1978 Campaign for Governor, in which Thornburgh's positions on issues are presented and published, usually at the request of the publication.

The topics and dates for these materials are divided as follows: Endorsements, primary election: April 18, 1978 - May 12, 1978; Endorsements, general election: September 28, 1978 - November 6, 1978; Responses, primary election: January 21, 1978 - May 11, 1978; Responses, general election: June 19, 1978 - November 1, 1978; Articles, primary election: December 15, 1977 - April, 1978; and Articles, general election: September, 1978 - October 17, 1978.

Endorsements, Primary and General 

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General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, A-E 1978 6
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General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, F-O 1978 7
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General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, P-R, includes PSEA 1978 8
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General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, P-R, includes PSEA 1978 9
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General election, sorted in alphabetical order by title or last name, S-Z 1978 10
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Democrat candidate for Governor, Peter Flaherty, endorsements 1978 11
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Index of campaign endorsements, primary and general 1978 12

Responses, Primary and General 

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Gun control letter 1978 13
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PSEA questionnaire January 21, 1978 14
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Citizens Crime Commission of Philadelphia February 23, 1978 15
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Common Cause of PA questionnaire February 28, 1978 16
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PA Chapter of National Organization of the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORMAL) March 13, 1978 17
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Walt Whitman Democratic Club in Philadelphia (gay rights) March 13, 1978 18
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The American Legion, regarding views on capital punishment March 13, 1978 19
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United Press International Questionnaire March 30, 1978 20
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League of Women Voters of PA April 1978 21
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Philadelphia Journal Questionnaire April 1, 1978 22
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West Penn AAA Motor Club April 4, 1978 23
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People Concerned for the Unborn Child, Pittsburgh chapter April 4, 1978 24
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PA Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies (PAHRA) questionnaire April 5, 1978 25
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PA Social Services Union questionnaire April 5, 1978 26
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People Concerned for the Unborn Child April 6, 1978 27
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Homophiles of Penn State April 6, 1978 28
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Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers questionnaire April 10, 1978 591
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LAND questionnaire April 12, 1978 2
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PA Pro-Life Federation, Pittsburgh April 12, 1978 3
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PA Catholic Conference questionnaire April 12, 1978 4
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PA Chamber of Commerce: "What Actions by the Government Would Be Most Helpful to Stimulate Jobs in PA" April 12, 1978 5
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Allentown Morning Call Candidate Survey April 12, 1978 6
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Delaware Valley Citizens for Life April 15, 1978 7
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Westinghouse Electric Corporation April 18, 1978 8
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Common Cause questionnaire April 21, 1978 9
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PA Coalition for Gay Rights April 21, 1978 10
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Philadelphia County Podiatry Society (Medicaid system) April 21, 1978 11
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PA Chiropractic Society April 21, 1978 12
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Retired Public Employees of PA questionnaire April 21, 1978 13
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Hospital Association of PA April 21, 1978 14
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Horsham Township Chamber of Commerce questionnaire April 22, 1978 15
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Citizens Concerned for Human Life, Altoona April 24, 1978 16
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Dauphin County Citizens' Alliance questionnaire regarding tax reform April 24, 1978 17
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County Commissioner Nancy Shukaitis, Monroe, PA, regarding Tocks Island Project April 25, 1978 18
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PA Young Republicans questionnaire April 25, 1978 19
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PA International Trade Conference April 28, 1978 20
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York County Farmers' Association questionnaire April 28, 1978 21
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Clarence McKee, letter regarding the Liquor Control Board (LCB) April 28, 1978 22
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Bicycling Federation of PA questionnaire April 29, 1978 23
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Philadelphia Inquirer questionnaire April 29, 1978 24
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Philadelphia Bar Association, letter regarding merit selection for judges May 1, 1978 25
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West Deer Township May 3, 1978 26
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Mon Valley Progress Council, Inc. May 4, 1978 27
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Crawford County Senior Citizens Council May 5, 1978 28
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PA Federation of Fraternal and Social Organizations regarding position on slot machine legislation May 5, 1978 29
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WCAU questionnaire May 6, 1978 30
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Senior Citizens Advisory Council May 8, 1978 31
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Sierra Club questionnaire May 10, 1978 32
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Western PA Public Health Council May 10, 1978 33
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Homeowners Tax Relief Association of PA May 10, 1978 34
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Lackawanna-Luzerne Consumer Council May 10, 1978 35
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U.E. Political Action Committee, 506, Erie May 10, 1978 36
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PA Environmental Council May 11, 1978 37
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Miscellaneous responses, primary March 29, 1978-May 1, 1978 38
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Governor Milton Shapp, letter regarding raiding lottery fund and Thornburgh's response 1978 39
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American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 1978 40
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Gun control letter undated 41
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PA Farmers' Association questionnaire June 19, 1978 42
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"Dear Friend" letter expressing concern over ceiling Shapp placed on Medicaid costs in PA hospitals June 20, 1978 43
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National Association of Social Workers June 29, 1978 44
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Veterans Political Action Council questionnaire June 30, 1978 45
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PA AAA Federation questionnaire, July 6, 1978 46
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Midtown Square Action Council, regarding Thornburgh's plans to live in Governor's Mansion July 13, 1978 47
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PA Council on Aging July 22, 1978 48
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National Federation of Independent Business questionnaire July 23, 1978 49
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American Institute of Planners questionnaire July 29, 1978 50
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Tri-County Flood Recovery Coordinating Committee regarding Act 51 August 1, 1978 51
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PA AFL-CIO, "Right to Work" laws August 2, 1978 52
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The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown August 2, 1978 53
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Robert Graham/Robert Culp, letter August 7, 1978 54
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J. W. deGroot, Jr., regarding gun control position August 11, 1978 55
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Metropolitan Citizens Organization of Allegheny County, regarding liquor license and organized crime August 12, 1978 56
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Mon Valley United Health Services August 15, 1978 57
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Berks County Mental Health Association August 18, 1978 58
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PA Rural Electric questionnaire August 19, 1978 59
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Americans United for Separation of Church and State August 21, 1978 60
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PA Alliance of Drug and Alcohol Organizations August 21, 1978 61
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Citizens for Animals regarding dog law and dog law enforcement August 21, 1978 62
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Politically Responsible Nurses questionnaire August 28, 1978 63
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Common Cause of PA questionnaire August 29, 1978 64
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PA Association of Area Agency on Aging September 5, 1978 65
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Matthew Moore, Pittsburgh, PA, letter regarding Landlord-tenants bill September 6, 1978 66
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Margaret A. Ellis, letter regarding Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and women's issues September 7, 1978 67
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Thomas E. Colgan regarding corrections September 8, 1978 68
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CALL-CHRONICLE NEWSPAPERS, views on state's highway problems September 11, 1978 69
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The Editor, Pittsburgh Press September 12, 1978 70
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Local 234, Transport Workers Union, regarding Department of Labor appointees and mass transit workers' strike in Philadelphia September 13, 1978 71
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PA Association for Gifted Education regarding education of mentally gifted children September 13, 1978 72
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PA Chapter of Wildlife Society questionnaire September 14, 1978 73
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National Association of Social Workers September 15, 1978 74
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PA Restaurant Association questionnaire September 15, 1978 75
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PA Association for Retarded Citizens questionnaire September 15, 1978 76
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PA Coalition Against Rape questionnaire September 18, 1978 77
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The Evening Sentinel issue survey September 18, 1978 78
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PA Society of Architects September 18, 1978 79
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Lancaster County Restaurant Association, Marlin Thomas, president September 22, 1978 80
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PA Forestry Association September 22, 1978 81
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The Philadelphia Inquirer, regarding tourism September 24, 1978 601
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Board of County Commissioners, New Castle regarding highway and bridge problems and Beaver Valley Expressway missing sections September 25, 1978 2
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Western PA Surface Coal Mine Operators Association regarding law and order in strike situations September 25, 1978 3
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Mid-Monongahela Valley Council of Governments September 25, 1978 4
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Americans for Democratic Action questionnaire September 25, 1978 5
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PA Newspaper Publishers' Association (PNPA) September 28, 1978 6
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Pittsburgh Press questionnaire September 29, 1978 7
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PA Social Services Union (PSSU) regarding public employees' right to strike October 3, 1978 8
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The Times-Sun, West Newton October 4, 1978 9
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PA Science Teachers Association October 5, 1978 10
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State Board of Public Welfare October 5, 1978 11
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PA Rehabilitation Association questionnaire October 5, 1978 12
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PA Society of Land Surveyors October 5, 1978 13
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PA Catholic Conference, questionnaire October 12, 1978 14
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Dr. C. F. Kay, Bryn Mawr, letter regarding abortion October 12, 1978 15
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Bucks County Pro Life October 12, 1978 16
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Phil Carter, letter regarding issues of concern to blacks October 17, 1978 17
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United Steelworkers of America, District 15 regarding jobs, economy and barrier free design for the handicapped October 17, 1978 18
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Mr. and Mrs. James Mizner, letter regarding practice of licensing nurses in PA October 17, 1978 19
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Members of SOS and Concerned Citizens concerning Warrendale as potential site for facility for criminally insane October 23, 1978 20
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Hertzfeld Associates, Inc. regarding diabetes October 23, 1978 21
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The Democrat, Barbara Reese, questionnaire October 24, 1978 22
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PA Association of Child Care Administrators questionnaire October 25, 1978 23
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PA Commission for Women October 26, 1978 24
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Juvenile Justice Center questionnaire October 26, 1978 25
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Associated Press essay by Jim Burns regarding what Pennsylvanians expect from their next governor, and Thornburgh's ability to meet those expectations October 27, 1978 26
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The Sentinel questionnaire, Carlisle, PA October 27, 1978 27
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Thomas R. Terry, chief juvenile probation officer regarding problems of juvenile justice November 1, 1978 28
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Alphabetical INDEX by person or organization of all campaign responses (primary and general), January 21, 1978-November 1, 1978 29
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Researcher responses 1978 30
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Responses requested but unanswered 1978 31
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PA Public Health Association (unanswered) 1978 32

Articles, Primary and General 

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"Interview - Richard Thornburgh," Weekly Bulletin, Dillsburg, PA December 15, 1977 33
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"A New Agenda for Leadership," Apparel News February, 1978 34
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"What Makes Dick Run?" The Smaller Manufacturer March, 1978 35-36
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PA Fireman Magazine, article based on remarks by Thornburgh April, 1978 37-38
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"A Conversation with Dick Thornburgh," Dear Pennsylvanian Letter April, 1978 39
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"Questions and Answers from Dick Thornburgh" April, 1978 40-41
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"Questions and Answers from Dick Thornburgh," conversations with Thornburgh by Rick Stafford April, 1978 42
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"Questions and Answers from Dick Thornburgh:" Thornburgh responses and likely responses by campaign opponents April, 1978 43
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Key Notes, regarding credit unions September, 1978 44
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Apparel News, October, 1978 issue, regarding the economy and a climate for jobs September 25, 1978 45
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Trunk Line, October, 1978 issue, "A Republican Newsletter," "Philadelphia Schools and PA Government" September 25, 1978 46
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Evening and Sunday Bulletin, four articles, "Why I Can Lead," "The Corruption Issue," "PA's Growth Prospects," and "Taxation and Finance" October 9, 1978 47
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TEANTEAY, Publication of Traffic and Transportation Association of Pittsburgh, November, 1978 issue, regarding roads, highways and bridges October 17, 1978 48

Subseries  4. Campaign in Progress 

Scope and Contents note

These files are in effect the essential working files of the campaign. They are divided into sections as follows: Organization, Volunteers, County Files, Scheduling, Media, Contributors, Correspondence, and Chron files.

Many files are labeled either "Primary" or "General" referring to either the Primary election period-between Thornburgh's candidacy announcement and the Primary election (January-May, 1978) -or the General election period-from the Primary up to the General election (June-November, 1978).

The Organization files refer to the organization of the campaign, and include for example: lists of staff, the many committees of Thornburgh supporters (Farmers for Thornburgh/Scranton, for example), and campaign petitions and legal opinions.

The Volunteers files document the particularly active volunteer organization, including lists of volunteers, phone bank schedules and letters of thanks to those who participated in the winning campaign. The strength and success of the volunteer effort was a major component in Thornburgh's victory.

The County files contain information on each Pennsylvanian county with notes regarding local issues of concern that the Thornburgh/Scranton campaign would address when in the area.

The Scheduling files include both Dick Thornburgh and Ginny Thornburgh's schedules, as well as invitations, background information, and letters of regret. There is no better place to see the intensity of the commitment demanded of candidates and their families.

The Media files include information on the media organizations in Pennsylvania that played a vital part in the campaign. There are Thornburgh and Scranton bios and accomplishments, as well as TV and radio ad scripts, newspaper clippings, and sample press kits.

The Contributors files include information on the contributions made to the Thornburgh-Scranton campaign. They include press releases announcing contributions made to date, fund raising information and finance letters. The success of the fundraising was a critical campaign component.

There are four separate groupings of correspondence files. The first, "correspondence and subject files," was generated from 1977 through 1978, in Thornburgh's office at Kirkpatrick and Lockhart. Most of the pre-campaign correspondence was necessarily handled through his office, although as the election progressed more was handled by campaign staff. There is also a section of law firm subject files, related to his legal work.

The second and third sections of correspondence are to and from groups, or to and from individuals. This covers the period from Thornburgh's candidacy announcement (January, 1978) through the election (November, 1978).

The fourth, "Thornburgh correspondence," is both campaign-related and personal. The letters are all from Mr. Thornburgh, unlike the first two groups, which include both letters to Thornburgh as well as responses from him. This section covers only March 28, 1977 through October 28, 1977.

Campaign Ephemera files include the familiar brochures and handouts from both the Primary and General Election. These relate to both Dick Thornburgh and to the campaign of Pete Flaherty. Also included are buttons, bumper stickers, complete newspapers from both the primary and general elections, and other miscellaneous items.

Organization 

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Campaign staff, Primary January-May, 1978 611
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Campaign staff, General June-November, 1978 2
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Finances: Budget matters for Primary 1978, Expense Analysis and Expenditures January-May, 1978 3
  Folder
Office matters and memos 1977-1978 4
  Folder
Regarding Election Law Violations 1977, legal opinions, memos and correspondence 1977-1978 5
  Folder
Impoundment petition, Primary January-May, 1978 6
  Folder
Elections Bureau, Department of State: correspondence, regulations, calendar 1978 7
  Folder
Stationery samples 1977-1978 8
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Primary mailings and forms January-May, 1978 9
  Folder
General mailings and forms June-November, 1978 10
  Folder
Thank you letters 1977-1978 11
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Lists, memos, mailings to Thornburgh and Thornburgh-Scranton County Chairmen from Thornburgh and staff 1977-1978 12
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County Chairman manual 1977-1978 13
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GOP Committee Chairmen 1978, lists, correspondence, memos 1977-1978 14
  Folder
GOP Committee person instructions, Registration Project 1977 1977-1978 15
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Physicians for Thornburgh-Scranton, Physicians/Republican County Commissioners 1977-1978 16
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Republican County Commissioners for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 17
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PSEA for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 18
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Youth for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 19
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Dentists for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 20
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Farm and Rural Families for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 21
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Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 22
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Highway Industry Committee for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 23
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Women for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 24
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Regional Advisory Committees 1977-1978 25
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Delaware Valley Regional Advisory Committee 1977-1978 26
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Primary contributors, address lists January-May, 1978 27
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County Commissioners, address lists 1977-1978 28
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Delegates and alternates list 1977-1978 29
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Farmers, address lists 1977-1978 30
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"Friends," address lists 1977-1978 31
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Philadelphia persons (from Sam Line), address lists 1977-1978 32
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Republican County Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen, address lists 1977-1978 33
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Teachers, address lists 1977-1978 34
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Washington DC names, address lists 1977-1978 35
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"Coffees" meetings: campaign tactic for meeting public and gaining dedicated supporters 1977-1978 36
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Telephone bank, instructions and suggested conversations 1977-1978 37
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Telephone bank, operation, plan, memos 1977-1978 621
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"Get out the Vote" effort 1977-1978 2
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Resumes, staff 1977-1978 3
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Resumes, non-staff, recommendations, offers of help 1977-1978 4
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"Thornburgh for Governor" committee mailings and brochures 1977-1978 5

Volunteers 

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Pittsburgh primary efforts: plans and lists of names January-May, 1978 6
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Master alpha file for Pittsburgh area volunteers, Primary January-May, 1978 7
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County volunteer chairperson or research department list, Primary January-May, 1978 8
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Master mailing list, Primary January-May, 1978 9
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Allegheny County Republican Committee, list used to recruit volunteers, Primary January-May, 1978 10
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Dorothy Larsen, Pittsburgh office volunteers, Primary January-May, 1978 11
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Petitions, incomplete, Primary January-May, 1978 631
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All committee members, address cards, Primary January-May, 1978 2
  Folder
Organization and instructions, General June-November, 1978 3
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Pittsburgh alpha list, General June-November, 1978 4
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Thank you lists, Pittsburgh, General June-November, 1978 5
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Pittsburgh area labels, General June-November, 1978 6
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Oakmont phone bank lists, General June-November, 1978 7
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Coffee and tea attendees, General June-November, 1978 8
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Volunteer thank you letters, General June-November, 1978 9
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Volunteer lists and phone bank schedules 1977-1978 10
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Campaign schedules for volunteering and campaigning 1977-1978 11
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Card file of Allegheny County volunteers, yellow tabs, Volunteers of 1978 not reached in 1982 1977-1982 12
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Card file of Allegheny County volunteers, salmon dividers, Volunteers of 1978 reached in 1982 1977-1982 13

County Files 

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West Pennsylvania Counties, Primary, Bob Antonelli January-May, 1978 14-15
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Southwest Counties, General, Bill Green June-November, 1978 641-2
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Miscellaneous Counties, Primary January-May, 1978 3-4
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Allegheny County, Primary, Districts 1-8 January-May, 1978 5-6
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Allegheny County, General, Municipalities A-M, Fernsler June-November, 1978 7-9
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Allegheny County, General, Municipalities N-W, Fernsler June-November, 1978 651-2
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County data and memos, incomplete 1977-1978 3
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Adams County 1977-1978 4
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Allegheny County 1977-1978 5-6
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Armstrong County 1977-1978 7
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Beaver County 1977-1978 8
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Bedford County 1977-1978 9
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Berks County 1977-1978 10
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Blair County 1977-1978 11
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Bradford County 1977-1978 12
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Bucks County 1977-1978 13
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Butler County 1977-1978 14
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Cambria County 1977-1978 15
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Cameron County 1977-1978 16
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Carbon County 1977-1978 17
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Centre County 1977-1978 18
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Chester County 1977-1978 19
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Clarion County 1977-1978 661
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Clearfield County 1977-1978 2
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Clinton County 1977-1978 3
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Columbia County 1977-1978 4
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Crawford County 1977-1978 5
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Cumberland County 1977-1978 6
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Dauphin County 1977-1978 7
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Delaware County 1977-1978 8
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Elk County 1977-1978 9
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Erie County 1977-1978 10-11
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Fayette County 1977-1978 12
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Forest County 1977-1978 13
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Franklin County 1977-1978 14
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Fulton County 1977-1978 15
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Greene County 1977-1978 16
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Huntingdon County 1977-1978 17
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Indiana County 1977-1978 18
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Jefferson County 1977-1978 19
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Juniata County 1977-1978 20
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Lackawanna County 1977-1978 21
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Lancaster County 1977-1978 22
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Lawrence County 1977-1978 23
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Lebanon County 1977-1978 24
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Lehigh County 1977-1978 671
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Luzerne County 1977-1978 2
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Lycoming County 1977-1978 3
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McKean County 1977-1978 4
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Mercer County 1977-1978 5
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Mifflin County 1977-1978 6
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Monroe County 1977-1978 7
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Montgomery County 1977-1978 8
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Montour County 1977-1978 9
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Northampton County 1977-1978 10
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Northumberland County 1977-1978 11
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Perry County 1977-1978 12
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Philadelphia County 1977-1978 13
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Pike County 1977-1978 14
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Potter County 1977-1978 15
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Schuylkill County 1977-1978 16
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Snyder County 1977-1978 17
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Somerset County 1977-1978 18
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Sullivan County 1977-1978 19
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Susquehanna County 1977-1978 20
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Tioga County 1977-1978 21
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Union County 1977-1978 681
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Venango County 1977-1978 2
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Warren County 1977-1978 3
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Washington County 1977-1978 4
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Wayne County 1977-1978 5
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Westmoreland County 1977-1978 6-7
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Wyoming County 1977-1978 8
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York County 1977-1978 9
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Regional Field Staff, Primary January-May, 1978 10
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Regional Field Staff, Primary reports January-May, 1978 11
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Regional Field Staff, General June-November, 1978 12
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Regional Field Staff, General reports June-November, 1978 13
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Organizational press releases, statewide and regional (persons named to assist with the campaign) 1977-1978 14
  Folder
Political activities, distribution of materials 1977-1978 15
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Media Monitor reports 1977-1978 16
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County maps 1977-1978 17
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County Chairman's manual, Primary January-May, 1978 18
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County statistics, party registration and election results for Primary January-May, 1978 691
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Allegheny County, extra material 1977-1978 2

Scheduling 

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Memos, scheduling guidelines, George Whitmer, Eddie Mahe, examples from other campaigns October 19, 1977; June 19, 1978 3
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Thornburgh sample letters/forms 1977-1978 4
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Fairs, festivals, General June-November, 1978 5
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Debate requests, General June-November, 1978 6
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Ginny Thornburgh (VJT) schedules and remarks at GOP committee events 1978 7
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Ginny Thornburgh (VJT): memos and schedules, list of appearances, 1977 early campaign speech 1977-1978 8
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Bill Scranton (WWS III): schedules and form letters 1977-1978 9
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Thornburgh schedule logs November 14, 1977-October 30, 1978 10
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1977 Schedule and calendar 1977 11
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Thornburgh's schedules April 28, 1977-January 31, 1978 12
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Thornburgh's schedules January 31, 1978-November 6, 1978 13
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Thornburgh weekly schedules, Primary January-May, 1978 14
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Thornburgh monthly schedules (long range planning), Primary July, 1977-May, 1978 15
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Thornburgh long range schedules, General June-November, 1978 16
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Thornburgh alpha list of scheduled appearances (by organization) 1977-1978 17
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Thornburgh regrets May, 1977-May 16, 1978 701-5
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Thornburgh miscellaneous thank you letters, Primary January-May, 1978 6
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Thornburgh regrets May 17-November 7, 1978 7-11

Media 

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TV ads 1977-1978 711
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Thornburgh and Scranton biographies (includes Coral Scranton) 1977-1978 2
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Family bios, speeches, correspondence, Thornburgh's Linden Avenue house memo 1977-1978 3
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Thornburgh bios, accomplishments 1977-1978 4
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Clippings: negative stories 1977-1978 5
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Statewide Monitoring System 1977-1978 6
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Thornburgh appearance requests: radio/TV/Newspapers 1977-1978 7
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Correspondence, memos of Thornburgh and Paul Critchlow with press/reporters/special contacts 1977-1978 8
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Correspondence of Assistant Press Secretaries Curt Ashenfelter and Patty McCormick 1977-1978 9
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Radio actualities transcripts 1977-1978 10
 1. Farmer's Town Meeting, Lancaster April 13-14, 1978 Online
 2. Farmer's Town Meeting, Lancaster, April 15, 1978 Online
 3. Local rule in city government, April 18, 1978 Online
 4. Ethics legislation proposals, Harrisburg, April 19, 1978 Online
 5. Ethics in state government, April 20, 1978 Online
 6. Senior citizen property tax reform, April 27, 1978 Online
 7. Senior citizen property tax reform, May 2, 1978 Online
 8. Senator John Heinz's endorsement, May 4-5, 1978 Online
 9. State spending cap, July 24, 1978 Online
 10. State spending cap, July 25, 1978 Online
 11. Special prosecutor for PennDOT, August 18, 1978 Online
 12. Pete Flaherty fund raiser, September 1, 1978 Online
 13. "Waste Watchers", September 8, 1978 Online
 14. Housecleaning in Harrisburg, September 15, 1978 Online
 15. Housecleaning in Harrisburg, September 19, 1978 Online
 16. Time to talk sense about Pennsylvania's taxes: spending cap II, September 22, 1978 Online
 17. Time to talk sense about Pennsylvania's taxes: spending cap II, September 26, 1978 Online
 18. Pete Flaherty unfit to clean up corruption in Harrisburg, October 5, 1978 Online
 19. Integrity, 1978 Online
 20. Senior citizens, 1978 Online
 21. Children with Disabilities, 1978 Online
 22. Concerned Citizens, 1978 Online
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Radio ad transcripts 1977-1978 11
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Printing costs, samples, correspondence (buttons, brochures, etc.), non-electric ad information 1977-1978 12
  Folder
Mailing lists: news clips, press releases, long range schedules 1977-1978 13
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Newspaper ads 1977-1978 14
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Original lists for mailing labels: GOP chairmen, State Senators, Legislators, United States Congressional leaders, Thornburgh-Scranton chairmen, public opinion leaders 1977-1978 15
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Original lists for mailing labels: Dailies, weeklies, TV and radio stations, other Pennsylvania media 1977-1978 16
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Sample press kit for announcement 1977-1978 17
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Sample press kit for Primary January-May, 1978 18
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Sample press kit for Early General June, 1978 19
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Sample press kit for General June-November, 1978 20
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Surrogates: general information, memos and suggestions 1977-1978 21
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Surrogates: master kit for speakers 1977-1978 721
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Surrogates: actual speakers, memos regarding possible speakers 1977-1978 2
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Surrogates: suggestions for speeches 1977-1978 3
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Surrogates: requests fulfilled 1977-1978 4
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Surrogates: requests pending 1977-1978 5
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Sample surrogate kit, General June-November, 1978 6
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Press and surrogate kits sent 1977-1978 7
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Newspaper endorsements and thank you letters: General June-November, 1978 8
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Lists of major Pennsylvania media, with addresses and phone numbers 1977-1978 9

Contributions 

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Plans and budgets: Primary (Evans Rose) and General (Jay Waldman) 1977-1978 10
  Folder
Financial disclosure: memos and clippings 1977-1978 11
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Press releases regarding campaign contributions January-December, 1978 12
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Press releases regarding campaign contributions January-December, 1978 13
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Press releases regarding campaign contributions January-December, 1978 14
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Evans Rose, memos to and from, re contributions 1977-1978 15
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Farrell Rubenstein, memos and correspondence to and from, miscellaneous campaign staff expense lists 1977-1978 731
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Fundraising: names, event lists, organization lists, contacts, Primary and General 1977-1978 2
  Folder
1978 and 1982 Contributors list, 150 dollars and larger 1977-1978 3
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Letters and mailings requesting financial support 1977-1978 4
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Thornburgh's to-do lists and phone calls-to-make lists, annotated notes 1977-1978 5-6
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Contributions to Thornburgh campaign: miscellaneous correspondence regarding finances, fundraising events, enclosing contributions 1977-1978 7
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Finance letters from Thornburgh, Woznisky, Rubenstein 1977 8
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John Woznisky: letter and memos 1978 9

Correspondence 

Correspondence and Subject Files, Alphabetical" 

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A 1977-1978 10
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B 1977-1978 741
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C 1977-1978 2
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D 1977-1978 3
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E 1977-1978 4
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F 1977-1978 5
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G 1977-1978 6
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H 1977-1978 7
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I 1977-1978 8
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J 1977-1978 9
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K 1977-1978 751
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L 1977-1978 2
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M 1977-1978 3
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N 1977-1978 4
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O 1977-1978 5
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P 1977-1978 6
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Q 1977-1978 7
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R 1977-1978 8
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S 1977-1978 9
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T 1977-1978 10
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U 1977-1978 761
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V 1977-1978 2
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W 1977-1978 3
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X, Y, Z 1977-1978 4
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Law Firm materials 1977-1978 5
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"Why Worry about Gambling ... Why not Concentrate on Something Important?" Law and Psychology Review paper by Governor Thornburgh 1977-1978 6
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American Bar Foundation 1977-1978 7
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Pennsylvania Bar Association 1977-1978 8

Correspondence, Groups, Alphabetical" 

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A January, 1978- November, 1978 9
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B January, 1978- November, 1978 10
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C January, 1978- November, 1978 11
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E January, 1978- November, 1978 12
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F January, 1978- November, 1978 13
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G January, 1978- November, 1978 14
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H January, 1978- November, 1978 15
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I January, 1978- November, 1978 16
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M January, 1978- November, 1978 17
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N January, 1978- November, 1978 18
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P January, 1978- November, 1978 19
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R January, 1978- November, 1978 20
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S January, 1978- November, 1978 21
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U January, 1978- November, 1978 22
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W January, 1978- November, 1978 23

Correspondence, Individuals, Alphabetical" 

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A January, 1978- November, 1978 24
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B January, 1978- November, 1978 25
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C January, 1978- November, 1978 26
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D January, 1978- November, 1978 27
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E January, 1978- November, 1978 28
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F January, 1978- November, 1978 29
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G January, 1978- November, 1978 30
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H January, 1978- November, 1978 31
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I January, 1978- November, 1978 32
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J January, 1978- November, 1978 771
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K January, 1978- November, 1978 2
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L January, 1978- November, 1978 3
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M January, 1978- November, 1978 4
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N January, 1978- November, 1978 5
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O January, 1978- November, 1978 6
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P January, 1978- November, 1978 7
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R January, 1978- November, 1978 8
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S January, 1978- November, 1978 9
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T January, 1978- November, 1978 10
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V January, 1978- November, 1978 11
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W, X, Y, Z January, 1978- November, 1978 12

Thornburgh Campaign and Personal Correspondence, Chron" 

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 March 28, 1977-October 4, 1977 13-16
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 October 7, 1977-October 28, 1978 781-6
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Personal correspondence, chron file March 28, 1977-May 26, 1977 7

Campaign Ephemera 

  BoxFolder
Campaign events, ephemera and notes 1978 791
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Brochures and handouts, Primary January-May, 1978 2
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Brochures and handouts, General June-November, 1978 3
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Issue-related brochures and handouts, Primary and General 1977-1978 4
  Folder
Pete Flaherty's political brochures and handouts 1977-1978 5
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Campaign buttons, stickers, bumper stickers: Primary and General 1977-1978 6
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Campaign ephemera 1977-1978 7
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Complete Newspapers for Primary and General "wins" 1977-1978 8

Subseries  5. Issue Research 

Scope and Contents note

The Issue Research section is arranged into four groups as follows: Gubernatorial Debates; Research System; Issues; and Background Binders. These files consist of materials gathered and generated by campaign staff to provide Thornburgh with the necessary background for debates and to be generally knowledgeable about all issues of concern to Pennsylvanians. Rick Stafford headed this all-important research team.

The Gubernatorial Debates section is arranged chronologically by each of the two debates. The first occurred on October 10, 1978, and the second on October 25, 1978. These folders contain incredibly detailed materials in preparation for any conceivable question Thornburgh might be asked. They further include the likely responses by Thornburgh's opponent, Pete Flaherty, and even suggestions for Thornburgh's response to them. These files are remarkable and contain an all-inclusive review of all the important campaign issues.

The Research System files are arranged chronologically. Materials pertain to the complex research system developed and maintained by Rick Stafford's team. Included are filing systems information, memoranda, calendars, correspondence, schedules and notes.

The Issues files are broken down into thirty-eight topics relevant to Pennsylvania at the time of the '78 campaign. They are arranged alphabetically, from abortion to labor to workmen's compensation. Issue materials include, for example: newspaper clippings, reports, research papers, published materials, and staff notes.

The Background Binders include a broad range of research on issues, state government departments, and policies. The post-election policy binder was known informally as the "promise binder." This binder referenced all the commitments enumerated during the campaign and which served as a benchmark for future administration accomplishments. For preservation purposes, these materials have been removed from their original binders and placed in acid-free folders. These files present a valuable picture of Pennsylvania preceding Thornburgh's administration.

Gubernatorial Debates (2) 

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Debate I: Index and Part I for Debate binder, final form October 10, 1978 801
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Debate I: Preparation: letters and memos October 10, 1978 2
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Debate I: Background on media panelists: Karen Stone, Bob Dvorchak, Dave Leherr October 10, 1978 3
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Debate II: Index and Rick Stafford briefing, formal additions to Debate I binder October 25, 1978 4
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Debate II: Preparation: letters and memos October 25, 1978 5
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Debate II: Researchers' analyses of Debate I October 25, 1978 6
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Debate II: Research update October 25, 1978 7
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Debate II: Transcript October 25, 1978 8
Online
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Thornburgh debate binder: Revised for Debate II October 25, 1978 9
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Flaherty material from Thornburgh's binder 1977-1978 10
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Documentation on Flaherty's positions 1977-1978 11
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Memos from Tom Meglen to Rick Stafford regarding Flaherty's positions 1977-1978 12
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Rick Stafford Strategy Development 1977-1978 13
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Issue research 1977-1978 14
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Briefing material prepared by Rick Stafford and researchers 1977-1978 15

Research System 

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Correspondence from Rick Stafford requesting research materials 1977-1978 16
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Preliminary filing system categories October 1, 1977 and November 21, 1977 17
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Filing system categories and later revisions December 23, 1977 18
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Subject directory for filing system and dated additions February 6, 1978 - September 1, 1978 19
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Subject directory and updates: index to Pittsburgh office filing system 1977-1978 20
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Memoranda and notes from Rick Stafford and Thornburgh to research volunteers regarding background papers 1977-1978 21
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Rick Stafford's calendar and Thornburgh's annotated long range schedules 1977 22
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Rick Stafford's agendas, goals, organization, to do lists, drafts and task forces 1977-1978 23
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Research and development services and products by Rick Stafford: Outlines and formats 1977-1978 24
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Research Department/Information Service responsibilities memo from Edith Souder 1977-1978 25
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Research effort: Pittsburgh office guides to issues, assignment logs 1977-1978 26
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Rick Stafford notes regarding research meetings at Thornburgh's home June, 1978 27
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Rick Stafford's notes regarding research meetings 1977-1978 28
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Questions and answers for candidates for primary response book 1978 29
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Correspondence regarding offers of help with research 1977-1978 30
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Research memoranda from Bruce Weinrod to Thornburgh June, 1977 - July, 1977 811
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"A Suggested Research Approach for Richard L. Thornburgh, Republican Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania," by Michael A. Poling September 1, 1977 2

Issues 

Abortion 

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Correspondence and newsletters 1977-1978 3
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Material from the Pro-Life Federation 1977-1978 4

Aging 

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Correspondence and memoranda 1977-1978 5

Agriculture 

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Land policy program for Pennsylvania by the Office of State Planning and Development March, 1978 6
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Memoranda 1977-1978 7

Arts 

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Correspondence, memoranda, and background research 1977-1978 8

Attorney General 

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Articles and editorials 1977- 1978 9

Blacks and Minorities 

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Spanish speaking community 1977-1978 10
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Correspondence and memoranda 1977-1978 11
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Analysis of Minority Business Program and Department of Commerce from Mark Lewis September 21, 1978 12
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"People" power and EMAK group material from Morgan Doughton October, 1978 13
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Memoranda, platform material, statistics, positions 1977-1978 14
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Campaign meetings, notes, lists January, 1978-August, 1978 15

Budgets and Taxes 

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Butera positions 1977-1978 16
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Budget reform position papers from Raymond Pepe, Walt Plosila, Stumpf, Lopus September, 1976-June, 1978 17
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Platform proposals; Michel on PA budget; budget priorities, Dempster statistics 1977-1978 18
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Pennsylvania taxes 1977-1978 19
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Correspondence, brochures, articles, clippings 1977-1978 20

Crime/Corruption 

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Corruption and public officials in Pennsylvania 1977-1978 21
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"Report to Senator Richard Tilghman, Chairman of Senate Minority Appropriations Committee," revised edition, regarding political corruption in state government 1974 22
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Background papers regarding crime and public safety 1977-1978 23
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Articles written by Clifford Karchmer and Marilyn Walsh 1977 -1978 24
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Pennsylvania Crime Commission: correspondence and notes 1977-1978 25

Drugs and Alcohol 

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Correspondence, memoranda, and background research 1977-1978 26

Economy 

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Platform outlines of problems and proposals 1977-1978 27
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Tourism, housing, and neighborhood revitalization 1977-1978 821
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Steel and coal 1977-1978 2
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Business climate 1977-1978 3
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Facts, notes, outlines, problem statements and goals 1977-1978 4
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Background reports including Pennsylvania Industrial Development Association material from Victor Diehm 1977-1978 5
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"Growth and Balance: the States' Views," White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development 1977-1978 6
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"The Vital Impact of Travel on Economy of Pennsylvania," by PA Travel Industry Advisory Council 1977-1978 7

Education 

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House of Representatives research memos 1977-1978 8
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"The Financing of Higher Education by Commonwealth" by Mike Myers 1977-1978 9
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Correspondence, clippings, and memos 1977-1978 10
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Basic and higher education 1977-1978 11
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Research and surveys 1977-1978 12
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Platform binder material 1977-1978 13

Efficiency in State Government 

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Memos, recommendations, and clippings 1977-1978 14

Energy/Public Utilities Commission 

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Staff reports and suggested programs 1977-1978 15
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Out of office reports and clippings 1977-1978 16
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Background reports on Governor's Energy Council, Governor's Science Advisory Commission, Pennsylvania State University, League of Women Voters, and 1977 Power Conference 1977-1978 17

Environment 

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Staff reports, background reports, and clippings 1977-1978 18

Governor's Review of Government Management 

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The Governor's Review 1972 19
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The Governor's Review (two copies) (annotated) 1975 20-21
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Analyses of Government Review 1972 1977-1978 831
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Analyses of Government Review 1975 1977-1978 2

Gun Control 

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Correspondence October, 1977-May, 1978 3
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Correspondence May-November, 1978 4
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Articles and research 1968-4978 5
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Clippings 1977-1978 6

Health/Mental Health and Retardation 

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Staff memos and reports (Pennhurst) 1977-1978 7
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Costs/Medicaid 1977-1978 8
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Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council: Research for questionnaire 1977-1978 9
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Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society Reports 1977-1978 10
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Housing and construction 1977-1978 11
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Human services and welfare 1977-1978 12

Jones Commission 

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Report on Governor's Study on Public Employee Relations 1977-1978 13
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Testimony on Act 195 submitted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association and information on Act 111 1977-1978 14

Justice 

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Merit Selection for Judges 1977-1978 15
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Governor's Justice Commission 1977-1978 16
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Articles 1977-1978 17

Labor 

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Prevailing Wage Tax, Injunctions, and MILRITE 1977-1978 18
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Pennsylvania State Government Employment 1977-1978 19
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Department of Labor and Industry research, Thornburgh's notes, and department brochures 1977 20

Legislative Reports and Statistics 

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League of Women Voters, Republican Minority (Hager), MacNett letter June, 1978 21

Liquor 

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Correspondence and reports 1977-1978 22

Multiple Issues 

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Reports, memos, and clippings by Plosila and others 1977-1978 23

Pennsylvania Facts and Statistics 

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Research and Memoranda 1977-1978 841

Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council 

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Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council 1977-1978 2

Pennsylvania Problems 

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Thornburgh's notes on the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Meeting with the President October, 1977 3
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Pennsylvania Statistical Digests 1977-1978 4
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Northeast Pennsylvania Issues 1977-1978 5
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Northwest Pennsylvania Issues 1977-1978 6
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Southeast Pennsylvania Issues (Bodine Issue Seminars) 1977-1978 7
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Columns by William Ecenbarger of United Press International (UPI) regarding Pennsylvania problems 1970-1978 8-9

Philadelphia 

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Correspondence 1977-1978 10
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Primary research by Bea Cromwell 1977-1978 11
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Reports and annotated articles 1977-1978 12
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Mayor Frank Rizzo 1977-1978 13
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Staff memos and briefing 1977-1978 14
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Urban gardening 1977-1978 15
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Memoranda and reports 1977-1978 16
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Articles and newspaper clippings (annotated) 1977-1978 17

Pittsburgh 

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"A Decade in Retrospect," Pennsylvania Economy League Report 1977 18

Platform 

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"Republican White Papers: Briefing Papers on State Government in Pennsylvania," prepared by House Research Staff for Legislative Candidates June, 1978 19
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Binder research 1977-1978 20
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Republican platforms: 1962-1974 1977-1978 21-22
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"Common Sense and Clean Government for a Change in Pennsylvania: a Republican Proposal," by Republican State Committee of PA 1978 23

Regulation 

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Insurance 1977-1978 24
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Public Utilities Commission and Banking 1977-1978 25

Public Utilities Commission/Banking 

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Background Research 1978 26

Shapp Record 

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Thornburgh/Scranton spending cap plan 1978 27
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Editorials and responses to Thornburgh/Scranton spending cap July, 1978-September, 1978 28
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Memos, notes, reports, and information regarding Proposition 13 1977-1978 851
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Other Pennsylvania proposals 1977-1978 2
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Clippings 1977-1978 3
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Newsletters 1977-1978 4
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Reports and annotated articles 1977-1978 5

Tax Limitation 

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Allegheny Valley Expressway 1977-1978 6
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Bridges 1977-1978 7
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Correspondence 1977-1978 8
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Mass transportation 1977-1978 9
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Pennsylvania aviation 1977-1978 10
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PennDOT finances 1977-1978 11
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"Macing and Extortion in the PA Department of Transportation," prepared by the PA Crime Commission July, 1978 12
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Rail 1977-1978 13
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Reports, notes, and articles 1977-1978 14-16
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Safety 1977-1978 17
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Turnpike 1977-1978 18
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Waterways 1977-1978 19
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Transit research, PAT, SEPTA, and other transit 1977-1978 20

Unemployment Compensation 

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Memoranda and articles 1977-1978 21

Veterans 

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Background Research 1977-1978 22

Women's Issues 

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Memoranda and correspondence 1977-1978 23

Workmen's Compensation 

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Memoranda and articles 1977-1978 24

Youth 

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Correspondence and reports 1977-1978 25

Background Binders 

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Index for issue background binders 1977-1978 861
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Issue background binder no. 1 1977-1978 2
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Issue background binder no. 2 1977-1978 3
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State government binder by department 1977-1978 4
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State issue background binder 1977-1978 5
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Staff notes on issue research 1977-1978 6
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Post-election policy binder 1978 7
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Republican State Committee platform 1978 8

Subseries  6. Opposition Research 

Scope and Contents note

The Opposition Research section is arranged in three groups, as follows: 1978 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidates; Pennsylvania Politicians; and Other Pennsylvania Politicians. Folders are arranged by the name of the politician or candidate. Much of the material here consists of newspaper clippings and the date range is 1977 -1978, though some material dates back to the late 1960s depending on the politician's career. Annotations by Thornburgh are evident throughout these materials.

The 1978 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidates section is organized by candidate. The bulk of the material pertains to Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Pete Flaherty, Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1970 to 1977. For all candidates the files include newspaper clippings, but also, for example: biographical sketches, campaign literature, reports, Thornburgh staff research, and press releases. In addition to Pete Flaherty, these files include the other major Democrat and Republican figures that ran in the '78 gubernatorial primary. Candidates for Lieutenant Governor include William W. Scranton, III (R) and Robert P. Casey (D).

A note to the researcher: you will see the name Robert P. Casey twice in this section. In an unusual circumstance, two men with the identical name ran for office in the Primary. The "real" Bob Casey ran for Governor and the other for Lieutenant Governor, capitalizing on the name and reputation of former Auditor General Casey, who opposed Pete Flaherty in the primary, and who years later was a successful candidate for Governor in '86. The Thornburgh campaign successfully identified the '78 Lieutenant Governor candidate, Robert P. Casey, as the "wrong Bob Casey." The endorsement of Thornburgh/Scranton by high school teacher Casey's school newspaper, the Taylor Allderdice "Forward," was a notable campaign event which generated considerable media coverage across the state in the final weeks before the election.

The Pennsylvania Politicians section include some major Pennsylvania political players, who may have considered running for governor or were thought likely to run, but didn't. The bulk of these materials are newspaper clippings but also included are newsletters and campaign literature.

The Other Pennsylvania Politicians section is arranged alphabetically. Politicians included here were active figures in Commonwealth politics, whether currently campaigning for public office, or not. The materials collected vary from person to person but primarily consist of newspaper clippings.

Candidates for Governor 

Pete Flaherty (D) Candidate Gubernatorial Race, 1978" 

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The research effort regarding Flaherty's record by Thornburgh staff member Tom Darr and volunteers 1977-1978 871
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Biographical and personal 1977-1978 2
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Nancy Flaherty (wife) 1977-1978 3
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Jim Flaherty (brother) 1977-1978 4
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City Council Record 1977-1978 5
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1969 Mayor Campaign 1977-1978 6
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Mayor of Pittsburgh, statistics, problems, reports 1977-1978 7
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Political analysis 1977-1978 8
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Population figures for the City of Pittsburgh during Flaherty's first term as the Mayor of Pittsburgh 1977-1978 9
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City of Pittsburgh Bond Ratings 1977-1978 10
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Pittsburgh economy and business 1977-1978 11
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Employment in Pittsburgh 1977-1978 12
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Pittsburgh finances 1977-1978 13
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City pensions 1977-1978 14
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Arts 1977-1978 15
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Blacks 1977-1978 16
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Education 1977-1978 17
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Emergency medical services 1977-1978 18
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Fire insurance rating 1977-1978 19
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Housing record 1977-1978 20
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Human services 1977-1978 21
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Juvenile Justice Center 1977-1978 22
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Labor 1977-1978 23
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Senior citizens 1977-1978 881
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Transportation: Roads and inland waterways 1977-1978 2
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Pittsburgh bridges 1977-1978 3
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East Street 1977-1978 4
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Condition of city parking garages 1977-1978 5
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Lawsuit with Allegheny Contracting Industries 1977-1978 6
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Pittsburgh Convention Center 1977-1978 7
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Opposition to programs and ideas 1977-1978 8
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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on nomination of Thornburgh as Assistant Attorney General June 17, 1975 9
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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on nomination of Flaherty as Deputy Attorney General March 22, 1977 10
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Flaherty as attorney general 1977-1978 11
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Flaherty's addresses and press breakfasts as Deputy Attorney General 1977-1978 12
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Mayor Flaherty's appointments to City of Pittsburgh positions and lists of his supporters and non-supporters in Pittsburgh government 1977-1978 13
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Flaherty's relationship with the Democratic Party 1977-1978 14
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Quotes of Mayor Richard Caliguiri, Democrat, City of Pittsburgh regarding Flaherty 1973-1978 15
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Flaherty's Platform Positions 1977-1978 16
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Campaign commercials 1977-1978 17
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Contributor lists 1977-1978 18
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Flaherty campaign finances 1977-1978 19
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Editorials 1977-1978 20
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Composite of editorials and statements 1977-1978 21
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"Facts you should know about Pete Flaherty," produced by Democrats for Thornburgh-Scranton 1977-1978 22
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"The Flaherty Myth," Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania 1977-1978 23
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Background on Flaherty in preparation for debate 1977-1978 24
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Articles and clippings regarding Flaherty in preparation for debate 1977-1978 25
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Campaign statements 1977-1978 26
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Transcripts of radio and public appearances 1977-1978 27
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Flaherty's Opinion on the Idea of a Popularly Elected Attorney General 1977-1978 28
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Eugene Atkinson and Harvey Thieman, Pennsylvania Politicians, and their connections to Flaherty 1977-1978 891
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Thornburgh Staff Research on Flaherty for Campaign Strategy 1977-1978 2
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"Statistical Report," by the Pittsburgh Department of Police 1976-1977 3
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"Toward a Safer Community," Governor's Justice Commission, Allegheny Regional Planning Council 1977-1978 4
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Report of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development 1956, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975 5
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"Housing Need and Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh," report by Carnegie Mellon University, School of Urban and Public Affairs May, 1975 6
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Reports on Pennsylvania Southwest Associations 1974-1975 7
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Opposition research binder on Flaherty and Casey, part 1 1977-1978 8
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Opposition research binder on Flaherty and Casey, part 2 1977-1978 9
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Opposition research binder on Flaherty and Casey (partial) 1977-1978 10
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"Sewage System: Plan and Program, City of Pittsburgh," by the Department of City Planning and the Department of Public Works January, 1970 11
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"Report of the Housing Inadequacies Task Force to the Reappraisal and Development Commission" May 17, 1971 12
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John F. Casey Company and Port Authority of Allegheny County vs. Pete F. Flaherty, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Court of Common Pleas, Docket No. 3676 January 6, 1972 901
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John F. Casey Company and Port Authority of Allegheny County vs. Pete F. Flaherty, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Court of Common Pleas, Docket No. 3676 January 6, 1972 2
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"Reorganization Advisory Committee Report to the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, part 1" (regarding Flaherty and education) October 24, 1972 3
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"Toward a Living Renaissance: a Report of the Allegheny County Human Service Commission" November, 1974 4
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"The Fiscal Condition of the City of Pittsburgh, 1969-1976" by Michael L. Myers, Research Analyst 1969-1976 5
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"1976 Six Year Development Program of the City of Pittsburgh," City of Pittsburgh, Pete Flaherty, Mayor (annotated) 1976 6
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"Comprehensive Six-Year Development Program," City of Pittsburgh, Pete Flaherty, Mayor (annotated) 1976 7
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"1977-1982 Proposed Program, City of Pittsburgh," Richard S. Caliguiri, Mayor August, 1977 8
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"Six Year Development Program, City of Pittsburgh," Richard S. Caliguiri, Mayor 1977 9
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"A Decade in Retrospect: a Review of Pittsburgh's Fiscal Experience," by the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. 1968-1978 10
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"Performance Evaluation Community Development Block Grant Program, City of Pittsburgh," by the Housing Department, Urban League of Pittsburgh April, 1978 11
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"Bridge Closing Impact Study," by the Port Authority of Allegheny County June, 1978 12
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"Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: an Investment Research Report," by Butcher and Singer, Inc. 1978 13
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Clippings 1965-1974 14-17
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Clippings 1974-November, 1978 911-18

Robert Butera ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Campaign brochures, invitations, newsletters and speeches 1977-1978 19
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Thornburgh's staff research 1977-1978 20
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Campaign contributions: fiscal disclosure 1977-1978 21
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Clippings and news service lists 1977-1978 22
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Opposition research and analyses by Thornburgh Staff 1977-1978 921
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Summary of information on Robert Butera 1977-1978 2
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"Butera For Governor" Committee and Campaign Literature 1977-1978 3
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Biographies, research and clippings 1977-1978 4
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House of Representatives: bills 1977-1978 5
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Clippings 1962-1976 6-19

Arlen Specter ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Campaign literature, platform, newsletters, and memos 1977-1978 20
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Correspondence with Thornburgh and Thornburgh's staff memos 1977-1978 21
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Opposition research by Thornburgh Staff 1977-1978 22
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Press releases and advertisements 1977-1978 23
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News service lists and clippings 1965-1978 24
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Clippings regarding Specter's politics 1967 931
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Clippings regarding mayoral candidacy 1969-1970 2
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Clippings 1968-1978 3-13
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Gubernatorial race: candidate profile and updates 1978 14
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Gubernatorial primary: clippings 1978 15

Henry Hager ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Biographical material, newsletters, speeches 1977-1978 16
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News clippings service lists and clippings January, 1978-May, 1978 17
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Clippings 1977-1978 18-19

David Marston ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Biographical material, memos and correspondence 1977-1978 20
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News service lists, clippings and editorials 1976-1978 21
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Clippings 1972-1978 941-7
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Clippings regarding statements by Marston 1977-1978 8
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Clippings regarding editorials 1977-1978 9

Ernest Kline (D) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Biography and Clippings 1969-1970 10
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Clippings 1969-1978 11-17

Robert P. Casey (D) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Speech, brochures, newsletters, news service lists, clippings 1970-1978 18
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Clippings 1977-1978 19-23

Andrew Watson ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Clippings 1977-1978 951

Alvin Joseph Jacobsen ( R ) Candidate Gubernatorial Primary, 1978" 

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Clippings 1977-1978 2

Candidates for Lieutenant Governor 

William Scranton, III ( R ) Candidate Lieutenant Governor Race, 1978" 

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Thornburgh's staff research and memos 1977-1978 3
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Documents for Thornburgh's staff research 1977-1978 4
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Biographies and brochures 1977-1978 5
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Platform and campaign material 1977-1978 6
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News releases, responses and speech drafts 1977-1978 7
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Filing of primary campaign expenditures and contributions 1977-1978 8
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Schedules 1978 9
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Post Gazette editorial board with Casey October 4, 1978 10
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Briefing for Roy Fox Show with Casey October 10, 1978 11
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News service lists, clippings September, 1977-August, 1978 12
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Clippings September 1, 1978-November 9, 1978 13

Robert P. Casey (D) Candidate Lieutenant Governor Race, 1978" 

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Research prepared by Nancy Watson 1977-1978 14
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Scranton/Casey name phenomenon 1977-1978 15
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Background, clippings 1977-1978 16
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News service lists and clippings May 17, 1978-November 4, 1978 17
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Clippings 1977-1978 18
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Casey/Scranton clippings 1977-1978 19

Pennsylvania Politicians 

H. John Heinz, III " 

  Folder
Clippings 1976-1978 22

Frank L. Rizzo 

  Folder
Clippings and campaign literature 1975-1978 23

Richard S. Schweiker 

  Folder
Clippings and senate newsletters 1969-1978 24
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Jim Seif application correspondence December, 1969-January, 1970 25

Milton J. Shapp 

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Clippings 1975-1978 26
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Presentation by the Staff of the Senate Minority Appropriations Committee July 11, 1977 27

Other Pennsylvania Politicians 

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Peter Atigan 1977-1978 961
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Al Benedict 1977-1978 2
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James Carter 1977-1978 3
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William Clinger, Jr. 1977-1978 4
  Folder
William Coleman 1977-1978 5
  Folder
John Dellafina 1977-1978 6
  Folder
Charles Dougherty 1977-1978 7
  Folder
Emmet Fitzpatrick 1977-1978 8
  Folder
George Gekas 1977-1978 9
  Folder
Helen Gillette 1977-1978 10
  Folder
Bill Goodling 1977-1978 11
  Folder
K. Leroy Irvis 1977-1978 12
  Folder
Donald Jameson 1977-1978 13
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Wayne Kelly 1977-1978 14
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William Klenk 1977-1978 15
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Franklin Kury 1977-1978 16
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Thomas Leonard 1977-1978 17
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Ronald Lench 1977-1978 18
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James McGregor 1977-1978 19
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William Moorehead 1977-1978 20
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W. Crawford, Murdock 1977-1978 21
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Gary Myers 1977-1978 22
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Thomas Nolan 1977-1978 23
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Robert Peirce 1977-1978 24
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Bud Shuster 1977-1978 25
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William Spingler 1977-1978 26
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Richard Sprague 1977-1978 27
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Dennis Stevens 1977-1978 28
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Delores Tucker 1977-1978 29
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Bob Walker 1977-1978 30
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Pete Wambach 1977-1978 31
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Jennifer Wesner 1977-1978 32
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Faith Whittlesey 1977-1978 33
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Primary/Republicans: comparison of positions 1977-1978 34
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Consumer Party 1978 35
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Socialists Workers Party 1978 36
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Lieutenant Governor candidates 1978 37
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Candidates for General Assembly 1978 38
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Candidates for State Senate 1978 39
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Candidates for Congress 1978 40

Subseries  7. Campaign Memoranda and Planning Documents 

Scope and Contents note

The valuable files grouped here contain materials that Thornburgh kept close at hand during the campaign. They include campaign planning and strategy documents from outside consultants, which are particularly interesting since they date early in 1978 when the campaign was just taking shape. Also notable are the media planning documents from Garth Associates and Bailey, Deardourff, both of whom participated significantly in the campaign media effort. There are name files regarding politicians, polls, and polling results. Significant communication during the campaign and among staff was via memoranda that relate interestingly to campaign planning and organization as well as to other active political figures.

Planning Documents 

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Campaign Staff, lists, position descriptions, charts 1977-1978 971
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Garth Associates to Rick Stafford, research plan and clippings January 16, 1978 2
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Bailey, Deardourff and Associates, Inc. correspondence to staff, regarding campaign plans 1977-1978 3
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Eddie Mahe Correspondence to staff and memo: "Thoughts on Organization" 1977-1978 4
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1978 Campaign Plan for Richard L. Thornburgh, Campaign for the Governor of Pennsylvania, Submitted by Eddie Mahe, Jr. February 8, 1978 5
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POLITICON: Robert J. Colonna, National Direct Mail Services, Inc., correspondence from Colonna to Thornburgh 1977 6
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The Agency, correspondence from Harkins and Uhre to Thornburgh 1977 7
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Larry Dunn, "Proposed Campaign Plan to Elect Governor Thornburgh" 1977 8
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V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "Research Design for 1978 Governor's Race" September, 1977 9
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Patrick H. Caddell, "Working paper on Political Strategy" December 10, 1976 10
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Michael A. Poling, "Suggested Research Approach" September 1, 1977 11
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Time Allocation, memos of Jay Waldman (JCW) and Jim Seif (JMS) to Thornburgh 1977 12
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Republican National Committee research manuals: opposition research and campaign research techniques October, 1969 13

Staff Memoranda 

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From Paul Critchlow 1977-1978 14
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From Pat Crawford July 28, 1978-September 25, 1978 15
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From Jim Seif (JMS) April 27, 1977-October 22, 1978 16
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To Jim Seif (JMS) from Thornburgh (RLT) December 7, 1977-August 29, 1978 17
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Waldman memoranda, Primary election 1977-1978 18
  Folder
Waldman memoranda, General election 1978 19
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Thornburgh binder of memoranda, General election 1978 20
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From Rick Stafford (RAS) November 25, 1977-June 2, 1978 981
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To Rick Stafford (RAS) from Thornburgh (RLT) September 20, 1977-September 6, 1978 2
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Rick Stafford (RAS) notes 1977-1978 3
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From Thornburgh (RLT) "to file" May 9, 1977-July 24, 1978 4
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From Thornburgh (RLT) to various staff members September 6, 1977-September 18, 1978 5
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To Jay Waldman (JCW) from Thornburgh (RLT) November 30, 1977-June 13, 1978 6
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Regarding Schweiker October 11, 1977-January 11, 1978 7
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Regarding Specter October 11, 1977-January 28, 1978 8
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From other staff members: John Thornburgh (JKT), Murray Dickman (MGD) (polls), John Kelly, Bob Antonelli, John Casey, H. W. Turner, Ginny Thornburgh (VJT), Rodger Morrow, Tom Darr, and Bill Scranton (WWSIII) January 5, 1978-September 14, 1978 9

Subseries  8. Campaign Name Files 

Scope and Contents note

These files contain correspondence, clippings, and other material pertaining to individuals that were of particular interest during the campaign. There is an interesting mix of names from President Carter, to Governors Scranton and Shapp, to Tony Grosso, a racketeer Thornburgh had previously convicted and who now claimed to support his candidacy. Grosso's campaign "participation" was inappropriate and alarming but peculiarly colorful.

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Bob Butera 1977-1978 10
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President Jimmy Carter 1977-1978 11
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Joseph Cosetti 1977-1978 12
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Pete Flaherty 1977-1978 13
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President Gerald Ford 1977-1978 14
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Tony Grosso 1977-1978 15
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Henry Hager 1977-1978 16
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Senator John Heinz 1976-1978 17
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Elsie Hillman 1977-1978 18
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Jim Knepper 1977-1978 19
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Bert Lance 1977-1978 20
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Drew Lewis 1977-1978 991
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David Marston 1977-1978 2
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Judge Frank Montemuro 1977-1978 3
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Richard Schweiker 1977-1978 4
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Hugh Scott 1977-1978 5
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Governor William W. Scranton, Jr. 1977-1978 6
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William W. Scranton, III 1977-1978 7
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Governor Milton J. Shapp 1977-1978 8
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Jim Thompson 1977-1978 9
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Other Pennsylvania names 1977-1978 10
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Philadelphia names 1977-1978 11
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Committee of Seventy 1977-1978 12
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GOP Pennsylvania names 1977-1978 13

Subseries  9. Dickman Files and Polls 

Scope and Contents note

These files are those which Murray Dickman (MGD) kept during the campaign. They include polls and polling data, name files, documents relating to the campaign, and election rules and regulations. Even in 1978, polls were a critical component of a successful campaign, which makes these files of particular interest.

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Campaign and election rules and regulations 1977-1978 14
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Organization lists 1977-1978 15
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V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "An Overview of Political Attitudes in Pennsylvania" October, 1977 16
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V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "Pennsylvania Aggregates, Statewide and Republicans Only" October, 1977 17
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V. Lance Tarrance and Associates, "Preliminary Cross-tabulation results of Pennsylvania statewide survey" October, 1977 18
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Campaign manual for county coordinator 1977-1978 19-20
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Butera, Primary January-May, 1978 21
  Folder
Hager, Primary January-May, 1978 22
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Marston, Primary January-May, 1978 23
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Specter, Primary January-May, 1978 1001
  Folder
Lieutenant Governor candidates, Scranton and Whittlesey, Primary January-May, 1978 2
  Folder
Events and clippings, Primary January-May, 1978 3
  Folder
Republican State Committee: correspondence, minutes, and annotated clippings 1970-1976 4
  Folder
Republican State Committee: correspondence, minutes, and annotated clippings 1977 5
  Folder
Republican State Committee: correspondence, minutes, and annotated clippings 1978 6
  Folder
Republican State Committee, address lists and information on individuals 1978 7
  Folder
Republican Governor's Association: speeches, newsletters, and articles 1977-1978 8
  Folder
Pennsylvania Teenage Republicans: letters and GOP newsletters (annotated) 1977-1978 9
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Polls 1977 10
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Polls 1976-1977 11
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Philadelphia Mayoral Poll September, 1978 12
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Primary Polls 1978 13
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General Election Polls 1978 14
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"Pennsylvania Statewide Analysis," prepared for the Thornburgh-Scranton for Governor Committee by Market Opinion Polls August-October, 1978 15

Subseries  10. Candidate Thornburgh's Files 

Scope and Contents note

These files are campaign documents kept by Thornburgh. Most all materials have been marked with red pen, typical of Thornburgh's personal annotating. Naturally, the candidate's own files will have particular interest to researchers, especially his record of election results! Included here are Thornburgh's notes from phone conversations, speech notes, his schedules, research on opposition candidates, and other more "personal" ephemera.

Thornburgh Binders 

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Thornburgh (RLT) schedules: Primary January 31, 1978-May 14, 1978 16
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Thornburgh (RLT) schedules: General May 31, 1978-election day 17
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Republican candidates: Primary January-May, 1978 18
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Contributors February 21, 1978-November 20, 1978 1011-2
  Folder
Thornburgh County files 1977-1978 3
  Folder
Position papers: Primary January-May, 1978 4
  Folder
Pete Flaherty opposition research 1977-1978 5-6
  Folder
Policy information, formerly "Promise Binder" December, 1978 7

Personal Campaign Files 

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Inspirational ideas and quotes 1884-1978 8
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"Constitutional Revision in Pennsylvania," inscribed on January 23, 1978 by George D. Wolf 1969 9
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"Constitutional Revision in Pennsylvania," gift in 1978 1969 10
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"Key to the Keystone State: Pennsylvania," prepared by League of Women Voters 1974 11
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FBI Directorship and Thornburgh 1977 12
  Folder
Articles of interest regarding politics 1977-1978 13
  Folder
Campaign research 1977-1978 14
  Folder
Notes and information on Campaign '78 1977-1978 15
  Folder
Transitions, 1977 and 1978, K&L cards April 1, 1977; January 1, 1979 16
  Folder
Correspondence, memos, advice, Primary and General 1977-1978 17
  Folder
"Special Issues" correspondence regarding legal issues and cases 1977-1978 18
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Business cards 1977-1978 1021
  Folder
Thornburgh telephone memoranda March 28, 1977-October 2, 1978 2
  Folder
Thornburgh telephone notes and election results by county February 27, 1978-November 9, 1978 3
  Folder
Thornburgh telephone notes November 9, 1978-March 30, 1979 4
  Folder
Specter and Thornburgh appearances, Primary January-May, 1978 5
  Folder
Thornburgh notes, Primary January-May, 1978 6
  Folder
Thornburgh notes, General June-November, 1978 7
  Folder
Endorsements, Primary January-May, 1978 8
  Folder
Endorsements, General June-November, 1978 9
  Folder
Dickman memo regarding Survey July 18-24, 1978 10
  Folder
Pete Flaherty opposition research, negative articles and data 1978 11
  Folder
Official election results, 1978 Governor's race vs. 1974 Senate race November 22, 1978 12
  Folder
Election results, unofficial, letters drafted to State Senators and Representatives 1978 13
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PA Society event during transition, clippings December 10, 1978 14
  Folder
1978 Christmas cards December, 1978 15
  Folder
MacLeod interview with Thornburgh (UPI) 1979 16

Subseries  11. Chron Files and News Clippings 

Scope and Contents note

The 1978 campaign chron files contain news clippings that follow the campaign virtually day by day. They date January, 1977-November 7, 1978, and are arranged chronologically by month and day.

The chron files illuminate the progress of the campaign in great detail, and include for example: event schedules, political issues, debate materials, press releases, and news clippings. There also are brochures, invitations, speech drafts, correspondence, polls and memos throughout. There is a useful alphabetical index to scheduled events at the beginning of this section, listing all the persons and organizations with whom candidate Thornburgh met throughout the campaign. At the end of each month, there also is a folder containing personal schedules of both Ginny Thornburgh and Bill Scranton.

The news clippings are in three sections: Primary Election, General Election, and Post-Election/Transition. These news clippings include those about other candidates as well as Thornburgh/Scranton on the campaign trail and derive from both urban and rural newspapers statewide. The post election clippings cover Republican Party activities, Gettysburg ceremonies honoring Mamie Eisenhower, and items relating to the future Thornburgh administration cabinet and inaugural preparations.

Chron Files 

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Index to Schedules 1977-1978 1031
  Folder
 November 28, 1976 2
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 January 24-March 20, 1977 3
  Folder
 March 22, 1977, March 31, 1977 4
  Folder
 April 11-26, 1977 5-8
  Folder
 April 28-May 6, 1977 9
  Folder
 May 9-27, 1977 10-15
  Folder
 May 31-June 5, 1977 16
  Folder
 June 6-27, 1977 17-20
  Folder
 June 27-July 2, 1977 21
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 July, 1977 22-25
  Folder
 August 15-31, 1977 26-27
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 September 1-24, 1977 1041-3
  Folder
 September 25-October 1, 1977 4
  Folder
 October, 1977 5-12
  Folder
 October 30- November 5, 1977 13
  Folder
 November,1977 14-19
  Folder
 November 27- December 3, 1977 20
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 December, 1977 1051-5
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 January, 1978 6-15
  Folder
 February, 1978 16-44
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 March, 1978 1061-29
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 April 1-18, 1978 30-46
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 April 19-30, 1978 1071-11
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 May, 1978 12-31
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 June, 1978 32-56
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 July, 1978 1081-31
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 August 5-21, 1978 32-43
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 August 22-31, 1978 1091-10
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 September, 1978 11-39
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 October, 1978 1101-31
  Folder
 November, 1978 32-39
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Ginny Thornburgh's Schedules February-November, 1978 40-43
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Bill Scranton's Schedules June-November, 1978 44

News Clippings 

Primary Election 

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 March-December, 1977 1111-9
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 January-April, 1978 10-19
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 May 1-16, 1978 1121-2

General Election 

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 May 17-July, 1978 3-15
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 August-October 19, 1978 1131-14
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 October 20-November 7, 1978 1141-12

Post-Election 

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 November 8-24, 1978 13-20
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 November 25-December, 1978 1151-11
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 January 1-16, 1979 1161-8

Ginny Thornburgh 

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 March, 1978-November, 1978 9

Subseries  12. Transition and Inaugural 

Scope and Contents note

This portion of the collection is comprised of files that cover the Governor-elect's transition period from the general election in November 1978 until the Inauguration in January 1979, the time for what Thornburgh called "administration-building tasks." The contents are organized into seven sections: Election Results; Post Election Mail; "The Transition"; Study Team Organization; Study Team Reports; Cabinet Nominations; and Inaugural.

The election results are detailed and identify the varying regions and constituencies which voted for Thornburgh/Scranton, and evaluations of the results, many with Thornburgh annotations. Also are included field reports from campaign workers around the state. In the next section there is Post Election mail that includes letters and notes of congratulations, offers of help, and correspondence from persons seeking jobs in the new administration.

"The Transition" identifies the specific period of time between the November victory of Governor elect Thornburgh and his subsequent Inauguration in January. This section contains binders of information prepared by the outgoing Shapp administration, plans and security issues, agendas, and lists of Thornburgh's transition team, led by Rick Stafford. The next group, Study Team Organization, has files related to the selection of and schedules for experts to come and evaluate departments and issues and prioritize concerns for the incoming administration. Their Study Team Reports follow.

A key additional responsibility of the transition team was assistance with the challenging process of identifying potential cabinet members for the Thornburgh administration. There were many suggestions, recommendations and research made available for consideration by Governor-elect Thornburgh in this all-important task.

The final section specifically relates to the Inaugural, the plans, celebrations and myriad of arrangements. Materials for example include: memos, schedules, invitations, events, Ginny Thornburgh's Inaugural file, a family inaugural scrapbook by Ann Thornburgh, and ephemera. Included, too, is a volume of photographs from the Inaugural and related events, published subsequently by the Republican Party. After the thrills and joys of the Inaugural, the new Governor was ready!

Election Results 

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Primary Election Results 1978 1171
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1978 Republican State Committee of PA Post Primary Statistics by County 1978 2
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County Results-Primary 1978 1978 3
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"Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State Bureau of Elections and Commissions, Primary Election '78 - Official Results" by Barton A. Fields, Secretary of Commonwealth July 31, 1978 4
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General Election Results and Official Certificate of Election 1978-1979 5
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Murray Dickman Post Election Results November 22, 1978 6
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Post election field reports by Kit Donahue, et al November-December, 1978 7
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Registered Pennsylvania Voters 1978 8
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PA State Legislative and Senatorial campaigns 1978 9
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U.S. Congressional Races 1978 10
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Pre 1978 Election Results (annotated by Thornburgh and staff) 1978 11

Post Election Mail 

Primary 

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Memo regarding post election Mail Handling system December 18, 1978 1181
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Letters of congratulations to Thornburgh (including replies) May-July, 1978 2-5
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Letters of congratulations to Ginny Thornburgh (including replies) May, 1978 6
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Letters of congratulations to PA Legislature June 8 -15, 1978 7
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Letters of congratulations including offers of help May-June, 1978 8

General 

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Mailgrams November 8, 1978 9
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Name List of Congratulatory Correspondence November, 1978 10
  Folder
Letters addressed to "Dick and Ginny" November, 1978 11-12
  Folder
Cards addressed to "Dick and Ginny" November, 1978 13
  Folder
Personal Congratulations November, 1978 14
  Folder
Correspondences with special enclosures November 8, 1978-January 4, 1979 15
  Folder
Congratulatory Telegrams November 8, 1978 16
  Folder
Thank you letters to volunteers November-December, 1978 17
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Correspondence November-December, 1978 1191-2
  Folder
Letters, mailgrams and telegrams November-December, 1978 3
  Folder
Christmas cards and congratulations November-December, 1978 4
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Federal Officeholders, Governors, and Presidents November, 1978 5
  Folder
State Senators November, 1978 6
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State Representatives November, 1978 7
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Judges November, 1978 8
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Municipal and County Officials November, 1978 9
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Newspaper editors and media persons November, 1978 10
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State Committee November, 1978 11
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County Chairman and Committees November, 1978 12
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Local Committees November, 1978 13
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GOP and Thornburgh Organizations (African American, Women, Youth) November, 1978 14
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Congratulations with Enclosed Contributions October-December, 1978 15
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Names for Study Teams and Transition November-December, 1978 16
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General Offers of Help November-December, 1978 17-18
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Correspondence from State Officials and Secretaries November 10-December 1, 1978 19
  Folder
Constituent letters of congratulations with subject concerns November, 1977-December, 1978 20
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Letters Thornburgh sent to supporters (name and address lists included) November, 1978 1201
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Letters to union members thanking them for notes of congratulations November-December, 1978 2
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Chamber of Commerce December 6, 1978 3
  Folder
Organizations November-December, 1978 4
  Folder
Special Interest Groups November-December, 1978 5
  Folder
Correspondences to Ginny October-December, 1978 6

The Transition 

  Folder
Copies of Mail Sent to Transition Team regarding issues and offers of help November, 1978-January, 1979 7
  Folder
Governor Shapp transition binder, Government Operations November, 1978 8
  Folder
Governor Shapp transition binder, "Government Operations," prepared for Governor-elect Thornburgh November, 1978 9
  Folder
Plans and Memos December 27, 1978 10
  Folder
New York Times Economic Magazine advertisement by the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce December 7, 1978 11
  Folder
Security Information undated 12
  Folder
Transition Team Members November 30, 1978-January 1, 1979 13
  Folder
Meeting Notes/Agendas November, 1978-February, 1979 14
  Folder
Staff Memos November-December, 1978 15
  Folder
Budget/Expenses June, 1978-January, 1979 16
  Folder
Schedule Matters and Invitations November, 1978-January, 1979 17
  Folder
Governor's Office: Organizational outline (annotated) undated 18

Study Team Organization 

  Folder
Study Team Name Lists and Job Descriptions November, 1978-February, 1979 19
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Agriculture November, 1978-February, 1979 20
  Folder
Commerce/Banking/Insurance/Securities Commission August, 1978-January, 1979 21
  Folder
Energy/Environment November, 1978-December, 1978 22
  Folder
Labor and Industry October, 1977-January, 1979 23
  Folder
Personnel May-December, 1978 24
  Folder
Personnel: Letters and Memos regarding labor and public employee issues December, 1978 25
  Folder
Community Affairs: Historical and Museum, Arts, PPTN November, 1978 26
  Folder
Health, Welfare and Drug Abuse and Aging March-December, 1978 27
  Folder
Education: PHEAA, PHEFA, School Building Authority, State Tax Equal November-December, 1978 28
  Folder
Transportation: Highways and Bridges and PA Turnpike December, 1978 29
  Folder
Justice: State Police, Civil Defense, Military Affairs, Probation and Parole, H.R.C., Judicial Branch November 13, 1978 30
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Finance & Budget 1978 1211
  Folder
Revenue and Budget Transition Memos November-December, 1978 2
  Folder
Revenue and Budget Memo regarding Deficiency in Governor's Office Appropriation December 27, 1978 3
  Folder
PA Commission for Women November 21, 1978 4
  Folder
Rick A. Stafford (RAS) Notes 1977-1978 5
  Folder
Rick A. Stafford (RAS) Daily Log November 11, 1978 6
  Folder
Daily Staff Log (phone log) November-December, 1978 7
  Folder
Phone Logs November 9, 1978 8
  Folder
Thornburgh's phone call notations (annotations) November-December 1978 9
  Folder
Governor's Review of Government Management, Inc. February-August, 1975 10
  Folder
PA Public Television Proposal: "Transition: A Governor Takes Office" September, 1978-February, 1979 11
  Folder
Rick A. Stafford (RAS) Plans and Notes November, 1978-January, 1979 12
  Folder
Letters, Memos, Articles (annotated) November, 1978-December, 1979 13
  Folder
Correspondence to Thornburgh Governor Elect re study teams November-December, 1978 14
  Folder
Shapp Letters regarding Judicial Appointment (including Governor Elect's response) December, 1978-January, 1979 15
  Folder
Former Governor Leader Administration Transition Reports and news releases 1955-1958 16
  Folder
Clips from AP and UPI December, 1978-January, 1979 17
  Folder
Clips - Editorials December, 1978-January, 1979 18
  Folder
Clips- By Newspaper or Region December, 1978-January, 1979 19
  Folder
Employee "Package" for Governor undated 20
  Folder
Memo regarding Public School Employer Retirement System December 19, 1978 21
  Folder
Federal Funding Report of Region III Federal Regional Council November 18, 1978 22
  Folder
Transition Briefing Paper on Pennsylvania by Mid-Atlantic Federal Regional Council January, 1979 23

Study Team Reports 

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Agriculture October-December, 1978 1221
  Folder
Budget November 28, 1978-December 22, 1978 2
  Folder
Commerce & Business (annotated) December, 1978 3
  Folder
Community Affairs (annotated) December 21, 1978 4
  Folder
Education March, 1976-November, 1978 5
  Folder
Education October, 1977-December, 1978 6
  Folder
Environment: Transition Draft Report-revision December 28, 1978 7
  Folder
Environment: Goals and Report to Transition Team December, 1978 8
  Folder
Environment-DER (Department of Environmental Resources) (annotated) December 13-18, 1978 9-10
  Folder
Justice December 20, 1978 11
  Folder
Labor and Industry (annotated) December, 1978 12-13
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Personnel (annotated) December 8, 1978 1231
  Folder
Transportation (annotated) December 15, 1978 2
  Folder
Welfare & Health (annotated) August-December, 1978 3-4

Cabinet Nominations 

  Folder
Cabinet Recommendations October-December, 1978 5-7
  Folder
Cabinet Nominations November 4, 1978-January 5, 1979 8
  Folder
Cabinet appointments: clippings January 1979 9
  Folder
Robert Wilburn: Speech to Indiana County Chamber of Commerce November 8, 1978 10

Inaugural 

  Folder
Correspondence and memos December, 1978 11
  Folder
Press arrangements, advisories schedules and news release December, 1978-January, 1979 12
  Folder
Inauguration Oath of Office memo December 13, 1978 13
  Folder
Inaugural Committee Press Kit January, 1979 14
  Folder
Inaugural Day schedules, events, speech January 16, 1979 15
  Folder
Clippings January 17-18, 1979 16
  Folder
Inaugural headlines and activities compiled by Ann Thornburgh January, 1979 17
  Folder
Inaugural related ephemera and invitations January, 1979 18
  Folder
Ginny Thornburgh's Inaugural File January, 1979 19
  Folder
Post Inaugural Scheduling November, 1978-January, 1979 20
  Folder
Inaugural Book: "Inauguration Day 1979" January, 1979 21

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