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Inventory of the Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers
    Dates: 1965-2006
    Collection number: 88024
    Creator: Edsall, Thomas Byrne.
    Collection Size: 255 manuscript boxes, 8 oversize boxes. (157 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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], Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988.

    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates 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- 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

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Acquired in 1988, 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 to Thomas Edsall's papers, received in 2005, consists chiefly of research materials and draft manuscripts for an unpublished book on American men. The increment is housed in boxes 130-253.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    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.
    Reagan, Ronald.
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    United States--Economic policy--1981-1993.
    United States--Social conditions--1980-

    Occupations

    Journalists.