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Contra Aid-Democratic Study Group Report, 1985 March no day-1986 April no day

 File — Box: 396, Folder: 4-5


  • Creation: 1985 March -1986 April

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

The Press Assistant also acted as an administrative assistant by doing research for speeches, news releases, press briefings, and investigating current topics of interest. Gary Hymel held this position (1978-1981), followed by Christopher Matthews (1982-1986). The bulk of the material dates from Matthews' tenure as Press Assistant. The files cover a broad spectrum of issues from the budget and tax plans to Central America and the MX Missile. Included here are Democratic Party responses to President Reagan's radio speeches and State of the Union addresses. Newsletters and interviews, including oral history transcripts done for the Kennedy and Johnson Presidential Libraries, conclude the Press Assistant Files subseries.


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Selected items are closed due to fragility; a microfilm access copy is available. Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been migrated from source media; digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Burns Library Reading Room.


From the Sub-Series: 3.0 Linear Feet (7 containers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States