An Inventory of the Mary Ellen Leary Collection

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Stanford, California 94305-6010
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An Inventory of the Mary Ellen Leary Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Aparna Mukherjee
Date Completed:
2008
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© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Ellen Leary Collection
Dates: 1963-1984
Collection number: 87077
Collector: Leary, Mary Ellen
Collection Size: 20 manuscript boxes (8.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Clippings, press releases, California state government publications, and other printed matter, relating to the political career of Ronald Reagan and to California state politics and government during his gubernatorial administration (1967-1974)
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research
Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Ellen Leary Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical Chronology

1913 April 21 Born, Salt Lake City, Utah
1934 Graduated from Duchesne College, an affiliate of Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  Received a scholarship in English literature from Stanford University, California
1937 Completed M.A. from Stanford University
1937-1944 Reporter, San Francisco News
1944-1945 Political reporter
1945-1946 Nieman Fellow, Harvard University
1946-1952 Political editor
1952-1956 Urban specialist-Politics
1956-1964 Associate editor
1964-1967 West Coast correspondent, Scripps Howard papers
1966-1968 Member, Advisory Board, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
1968- Free-lance writer and correspondent, the Economist of London
1968-1974 Member, Oakland Catholic Social Justice Commission
1974-1975 Project director, Ford Foundation study, Candidate Media Interaction
1977 Author, Phantom Politics: Campaigning in California
1981 Author, A Journalist's Perspective: Government and Politics in California and the Bay Area: Oral History Transcript and Related Material, 1979-1981
1989 Received Distinguished Career Excellence in Journalism Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter

Scope and Content of Collection

The Mary Ellen Leary collection focuses on the political situation in California during the 1960s through the early 1980s. The sources of information are published materials such as clippings and printed matter, press conferences and press releases, published government records, and speeches. They relate to Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial administration and to the development of his political career.
The guide to this collection has been prepared as an inventory. The papers listed are in their original order and topics added if given by the creator. Special mention has been made of articles by Mary Ellen Leary and letters addressed to her. This collection provides a valuable insight into California politics and Ronald Reagan's political aspirations.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

Subjects

Reagan, Ronald.
California-Politics and government-1951.

Related Material

To see a complete listing of all the related collections, please go to Hoover Institution Archives catalog web site at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/  and use the search term Reagan, Ronald

Container List

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Reagan – Staff-Personnel, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Reagan - Physical environment – Parks.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, clippings and printed matter, press releases, and speech, 1967
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Reagan programs, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, press release, printed matter, report, and writings
Box/Folder: 1 : 4-5

Edmund G. Brown - Democrats, 1965-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed matter, memoranda, press release, publication, remarks, and statement
Box/Folder: 1 : 6-7

Reagan 1966-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, flyer, and press release. Includes a memoranda from Edmund G. Brown
Box/Folder: 2 : 1-2

Reagan – Speeches and press conferences, 1966-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Includes press releases and report
Box/Folder: 2 : 3-5

Reagan – Speeches and press conferences, 1967-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes announcements of appointments, press releases, and schedule
Box/Folder: 3 : 1-8

Reagan – Appointments, 1967-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases and announcements of bills passed
Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

Reagan – News clips, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes press releases
Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Reagan – Articles about him, 1967-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and printed matter and printed copy of a book about Ronald Reagan
Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Reagan – Personal history, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Reagan – States finance, 1966-1967 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, report, and speech by George Miller, Jr.
Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Reagan – California finance, 1966-1967 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

California tax study, message, report, and state budget
Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Reagan 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Budget message, press conference, and statement
Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Reagan 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Article, booklet, clippings, excerpts from speech, notes. press release, and statement
Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Reagan – Press releases and speeches, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes brochure, clippings, press conference, printed matter, and report
Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Reagan – Appointments and announcements, 1968-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, report, and press releases
Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Reagan - Politics, 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, news clips, newsletter, note, press release, program, and schedule
Box/Folder: 5 : 6-7

Reagan – Press conferences, press releases, and speeches, 1969

Box/Folder: 6 : 1-4

Reagan, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press releases, report, and schedule
Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Reagan – Politics, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Article by Mary Ellen Leary, press releases, report, and schedule
Box/Folder: 6 : 6-7

Reagan, 1970 August – December.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press conferences, and press releases
Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

Reagan – Press releases, 1971

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-3

Reagan – Welfare, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Article by Mary Ellen Leary, clippings and printed matter, press release, and report
Box/Folder: 8 : 4-5

Reagan 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Message, press conference, and press releases
Box/Folder: 9 : 1-2

Reagan – Politics, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases and message
Box/Folder: 9 : 3-6

Reagan, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press releases, maps of assembly districts, program, and report
Box/Folder: 9 : 7

Reagan – Clippings, 1971

Box: 10

Annual reports, journals, and projects

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Monthly Review, 1969 – 1971 February

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

San Francisco Business, 1971 March

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Bank of America Annual Report, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes
Box/Folder: 10 : 4

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. - "California: The Decade Ahead," fact book, 1970 April

Box/Folder: 10 : 5

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Annual Report, 1970

Box/Folder: 10 : 6

Union Oil Company of California Annual Report, 1970

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

Kaiser Industries Corporation Annual Report, 1970

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

Institute of Business and Economic Research, University of California, Berkeley - California Economic Forecasting Projects, 1969-1970 and quarters 1970 III through 1971 IV

Box/Folder: 10 : 9-11

Reagan, 1972 June – December.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases, printed matter, and schedule
Box/Folder: 10 : 12

Reagan - News clips, 1973 January – May

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-2

Reagan – Appointments, 1972 January – December and 1973 January

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Reagan – President, National Grand Old Party (Republican), 1967-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, excerpts from address, memoranda, and press release
Box/Folder: 11 : 4

Reagan – Recall, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, press conference, press release, and writings by Mary Ellen Leary
Box/Folder: 11 : 5-6

Reagan – Minorities, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, newsletter, press release, and report
Box/Folder: 11 : 7

Reagan – Mental health, 1967-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, note, press release, printed matter, report, and speech
Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Reagan – California economy, 1971-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, journal ( Monthly Review, 1970 December), press release, report, and statement
Box/Folder: 12 : 2-4

Reagan – Appointments, 1971-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases, printed matter, program, and report
Box/Folder: 12 : 5

Reagan 1972 January – June.

Scope and Content Note

Messages and press releases
Box/Folder: 13 : 1-2

Reagan – Appointments, 1971-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases
Box/Folder: 13 : 3

Reagan 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, excerpts of remarks, newsletter, and press releases
Box/Folder: 13 : 4-6

Reagan 1972-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases
Box/Folder: 14 : 1-2

Reagan 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases. Includes excerpts of remarks, and schedule
Box/Folder: 14 : 3-5

Reagan 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases - Appointments
Box/Folder: 14 : 6-7

Reagan – Clippings, 1974

Box/Folder: 15 : 1-6

Reagan – Appointments, schedules, and press releases, 1974

Box/Folder: 15 : 7

Reagan, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, message, press releases, and schedule
Box/Folder: 16 : 1-2

Reagan 1979-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and printed matter, letter, note, and press release mostly related to Hoover Institution
Box/Folder: 16 : 3-4

Reagan – Post election, 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellany
Box/Folder: 16 : 5

Oakland Poverty Organization, 1970-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, letter, memoranda, notes, and press release
Box/Folder: 17 : 1

Reagan – Welfare-Education-Mental Health, 1965-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press release, and statement
Box/Folder: 17 : 2

Reagan – News clips, 1971-1972

Box/Folder: 17 : 3

Reagan – California economy, 1969-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence including letters to Mary Ellen Leary, press release, printed matter, and report
Box/Folder: 17 : 4

Reagan – Poverty, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, memoranda, newsletter, press releases, and related materials
Box/Folder: 17 : 5

Reagan – Miscellany, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping, press release, and printed matter
Box/Folder: 18 : 1

Reagan – News clips, 1971

Box/Folder: 18 : 2

Reagan – 1980 campaign.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder: 18 : 3

Regan – Republicans, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press release, report, and writings including by Mary Ellen Leary
Box/Folder: 18 : 4-5

Reagan – Business – Finance Task Force, 1967-1968 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, guide, letters to Mary Ellen Leary, press release, printed matter, report, and survey
Box/Folder: 18 : 6

Reagan – Crime – Courts, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press release, remarks, and statement
Box/Folder: 18 : 7

Reagan, 1967-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and press releases
Box/Folder: 18 : 8

Reagan – Miscellany, 1964-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and press releases
Box/Folder: 19 : 1-5

Reagan – Welfare, 1962-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, printed matter, and press releases
Box/Folder: 19 : 6

Reagan – Welfare, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Editorial and program
Box/Folder: 20 : 1-3

Reagan – General, 1967-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, excerpts from speech, newsletter, press conference, press release, printed matter, and report and recommendations
Box/Folder: 20 : 4

Reagan – President, 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
Box/Folder: 20 : 5

Reagan – California Polytechnic Institute, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, press releases, and printed matter