Press Series

Press Series 1965-94

Date Prepared: December 30, 1999
Updated: June 26, 2007

The Press Series of the Robert H. Michel Papers consists largely of documents which contain legislative issue information given by Michel's office to the public or other congressional offices. The bulk of the materials date from 1965 to 1994.

The Press Series is divided into seven sections. The Clippings section is organized in two ways. The first files are arranged chronologically and contain clippings from national and district newspapers, while the last are arranged by the county in which the newspaper was published. All clippings cover district issues or news relating to Michel.

The Memoranda file consists of memos exchanged within Michel's staff and between Michel's office and other members of Congress. The memos have not been processed individually, and are in a rough chronological order.

The Newsletter subgroup contains sporadic Michel Reports, Michel's constituent publication, and newsletters which providespecific subject updates. The Questionnaire file contains Illinois 18thdistrict polls and results. Both groupings are arranged chronologically.

The Remarks and Releases file, made up of 21 boxes, is the largest section in the series. Documents, dated from 1967 - 1994, include press releases, speeches, Michel's newspaper columns and radio broadcasts, and floor statements. Some folders contain Edison disc recordings along with the radio broadcasts. The folders are arranged chronologically and list the subject of each file. Although most of the folders contain only a copy of the press release or Michel's remarks, several contain drafts and reference materials.

Republican Press Secretary, the sixth section, contains letters written by Michel's Press Secretary to the Republican Press Secretary from 1981 - 85. A small number of Dear Colleague Letters from Michel are scattered throughout. The correspondence is arranged by date and provides information on legislative issues and the Republican agenda. The letters are often accompanied by position explanations, bill summaries, remarks from the Congressional Record, or newspaper articles.

The Subject category combines Michael Johnson's subject files (Johnson was Press Secretary from 1977- 85 and Chief of Staff from 1986 - 89.) with the office subject files. These folders are organized alphabetically by topic and contain letters, issue briefings, news articles, press releases, andgovernment . statements on the various issues. The Clippings, Newsletter, and Questionnaire files were part of the original Michel office subject files but have been rearranged to facilitate research.

 

Box 1 [Page 1]

Clippings. No date - Clippings. Woodford County
Memoranda. 1981-88 (1) - Memoranda. 1981-88 (3)

Box 2 [Page 1]

Newsletters. Summer 1976 - May 1990
Questionnaires. 1966 - February 1989

Box 3 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. 1967-68. Index (partial)
Remarks and Releases. 1975-81. Index
Remarks and Releases. 1993-94. Index
Remarks and Releases. No date
Remarks and Releases, 1965 - December 14, 1969

Box 4 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases, 1970-1974

Box 5 [Pages 1-2]

Remarks and Releases, 1975-January 31, 1976

Box 6 [Pages 1-3]

Remarks and Releases, February 4, 1976-June 28, 1977

Box 7 [Pages 1-3]

Remarks and Releases, July 4, 1977-May 27, 1978

Box 8 [Pages 1-3]

Remarks and Releases, June 5, 1978-September 27, 1979

Box 9 [Pages 1-3]

Remarks and Releases, October 8, 1979 - January 29, 1981

Box 10 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases, February 4, 1981 - November 9, 1981

Box 11 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases, November 13, 1981 - September 17, 1982

Box 12 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases, September 21, 1982 - April 29, 1983

Box 13 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases, May 2, 1983 - December 27, 1983

Box 14 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. 1984 - September 30, 1984

Box 15 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. Ca. 10/84 - June 29, 1985

Box 16 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. July 3, 1985 - April 29, 1986

Box 17 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. May 1, 1986 - March 31, 1987

Box 18 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. April 1, 1987 - April 27, 1988

Box 19 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. May 3, 1988 - February 28, 1989

Box 20 [Pages 1-3]

Remarks and Releases. March 1, 1989 - December 20, 1989

Box 21 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. January 13, 1990 - April 29, 1991

Box 22 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. May 1, 1991 - May 28, 1992

Box 23 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. June 2, 1992 - July 26, 1993

Box 24 [Pages 1-4]

Remarks and Releases. August 1, 1993 - December 12, 1994
Republican Press Secretary. March 3, 1981 - December 14, 1981

Box 25 [Pages 1-2]

Republican Press Secretary. January 25, 1982 - May 21, 1985
Subject. Abortion - Subject. Campaign (National)

Box 26 [Page 1]

Subject. Campaign Finance Reform - Subject. "Debategate" (AIbosta Probe)

Box 27 [Page 1]

Subject. Debt (1) - Subject. Franking

Box 28 [Page 1]

Subject. FSX (1) - Subject. Michel Office - Reports/Records

Box 29 [Page 1]

Subject. Miscellaneous - Subject. Republican Leadership Race 1980

Box 30 [Page 1]

Subject. Republican Leadership Staff - Subject. Women's Issues