Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Mary Ellen Leary Collection
Collection number: 87077
Leary, Mary Ellen
20 manuscript boxes
(8.3 linear feet)
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 represented in the collection:
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.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
[Identification of item], Mary Ellen Leary Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987
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
. 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.
|1913 April 21
||Born, Salt Lake City, Utah
||Graduated from Duchesne College, an affiliate of Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
||Received a scholarship in English literature from Stanford University, California
||Completed M.A. from Stanford University
San Francisco News
||Nieman Fellow, Harvard University
||West Coast correspondent,
Scripps Howard papers
||Member, Advisory Board, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
||Free-lance writer and correspondent, the
Economist of London
||Member, Oakland Catholic Social Justice Commission
||Project director, Ford Foundation study, Candidate Media Interaction
Phantom Politics: Campaigning in California
A Journalist's Perspective: Government and Politics in California and the Bay Area: Oral History Transcript and Related Material, 1979-1981
||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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.
California-Politics and government-1951.
To see a complete listing of all the related collections, please go to Hoover Institution Archives catalog web site at
and use the search term Reagan, Ronald