Inventory of the Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers

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Inventory of the Thomas Byrne Edsall Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Aparna Mukherjee
Date Completed:
2006
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications and Elizabeth Konzak
© 2007 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

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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.