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Inventory of the Thomas Byrne Edsall papers
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Thomas Byrne Edsall papers
    Date (inclusive): 1965-2014
    Collection Number: 88024
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 259 manuscript boxes, 8 oversize boxes (113.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, notes, memoranda, poll data, statistics, printed matter, and photographs relating to American politics during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan, especially with regard to campaign contributions and effects on income distribution; and to the gubernatorial administration of Michael Dukakis in Massachusetts, especially with regard to state economic policy, and the campaign of Michael Dukakis as the Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 1988; and to social conditions in the United States.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Edsall, Thomas Byrne.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas Byrne Edsall papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988, with increments received in subsequent years.

    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 Note

    1941 August 22 Born, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1959-1961 Attended Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    1965 Reporter, Providence Journal, Rhode Island
    1966 B.A., Boston University, Massachusetts
    1966-1967 Volunteer worker, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Maryland
    1967-1981 Reporter, Baltimore Sun, Maryland
    1981 Recipient, Bill Pryor Memorial Award and Front Page Award from Washington Baltimore Newspaper Guild
    1981-2006 Reporter, Washington Post
    1984 Author, The New Politics of Inequality
    1989 Contributor, The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order
    1991 Author, Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics
    1996-1997 Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    2006-2013 Correspondent, The New Republic
    2006-2014 Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Public Affairs Journalism, Columbia University
    2007-2009 Political editor, Huffington Post
    2011- Columnist, New York Times online

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Thomas Byrne Edsall papers relate to American politics during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan, especially with regard to campaign contributions and effects on income distribution; and to the gubernatorial administration of Michael Dukakis in Massachusetts, especially with regard to state economic policy, and the campaign of Michael Dukakis as the Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 1988; and to social conditions in the United States. They consist of correspondence, memoranda, notes, poll data, printed matter, statistics, writings, and photographs.
    An increment received in 2005 (boxes 130-253) consists chiefly of research materials and draft manuscripts for an unpublished book on American men.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley),1933-
    Democratic Party (U.S.)
    Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
    Massachusetts--Economic conditions.
    Presidents--United States--Election--1988.
    United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.
    Journalists.
    Reagan, Ronald.
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    United States--Economic policy--1981-1993.
    United States--Social conditions--1980-