Finding Aid for the Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series VII. U.S. Secretary of State 1979-1981 | MC105.07

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996
Title
Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series VII. U.S. Secretary of State
ID
MC105.07
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1980-1981
Date [inclusive]
1979-1981, bulk 1980-1981
Extent
13.0 Linear feet 26 manuscript boxes
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult archives staff.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edmund S. Muskie papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Series Overview

*Note: This is a finding aid for part of the Edmund S. Muskie Papers. An overview of the entire collection is available here.*

This series comprises Muskie's personal files from his tenure as U.S. secretary of state under President Carter.

This series contains Muskie's personal correspondence, invitations and cards from well-wishers, scheduling files, newspaper clippings, briefing books, texts of speeches and other public statements, and files related to Mrs. Muskie.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged by type of file and thereunder chronologically or alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

Materials are stored in a separate building. Please discuss your research needs with staff ahead of your visit, if possible.

Copyright Notice

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff

Encoded by Michelle Belden, 2013

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Chronological Files 

Box

May 1980 (3 folders) 

14

June 1-15, 1980 (5 folders) 

14

June 16-30, 1980 

14

July 1980 

15

September 1980 (2 folders) 

15

October 1980 

15

November 1980 

15

December 1980 

15

January 1981 

15

Personal Correspondence 

Box

2

2-3

Billings Correspondence 1979?1980 

3

3-4

4

E   

5

F-G 

5

H-K 

6

7

7-8

N–O 

8

P-R 

9

S-T 

10

U-Z 

11

Other Correspondence 

Box

Card File of people to receive autographed photographs 

26

Christmas Cards 1980 

20-24

Correspondence with Carter 

24

Foreign Ministers VIP Mail (2 folders) 

16

Internal Memos and Administrative Correspondence 

24

Invitations Accepted   

2

Letters to Secretary of State (3 folders) 

17

Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence and Notes 

24

Muskie "Farewell" Letters to Security Personnel (1?20?81) (2 folders) 

2

The Secretary [Telegrams]   

12

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Leon G. Billings 

Box

Correspondence 

27

Memoranda to the files, speeches and similar 

27

Memoranda to the Secretary 

25, 27

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Miscellaneous Materials 

Box

Blank Invitations for ESM as Secretary of State 

1

Department of State Briefing Book   

12

Documents related to nomination and confirmation as Secretary of State 

24

European Material 1980 

13

General Accounting Office Review of Cabinet-level Speeches during 1980 Campaign 

25

Iran 1979-1981 (4 folders) 

12

Memo to Carole Parmelee re: telephone lines installed from Operations Center to Secretary Muskie’s home 

25

Memo to ESM from Bob Rose re: disposition of Muskie’s papers, Dec. 30, 1980 

25

Memorabilia 

1

Miscellaneous 1980-1981 

12

Miscellaneous ESM handwritten notes and talking points on various foreign affairs 

25

Mug Shots and Biographies of Secretary of State Protective Detail 

24

Mug Shots and Biographies of Senior State Department Officials 

24

Notes 

1

Presidential Directive (PD) 59/Nuclear Arms – Clippings with ESM notes and Frank Church draft statement 

25

Report of the President to the Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, August 4, 1980 

13

Secretary Muskie’s Memoranda (Unclassified List) (2 folders) 

25

Senate Constituent Brochure 1979 

1

Signed Carter Farewell Address 

24

Venice Summit materials, June 1980 

25

Washington Summer Tourist Attractions 

1

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Mrs. Muskie 

Briefing Books 

Box

European and Asian Trip, June 19-24, 1980 

19

Mrs. Muskie's Trip to Brussels and London, December 9-14, 1980 

19

Mrs. Muskie's Trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 27-29, 1980 

19
Box

Correspondence re: events, Speech Notes, etc. 

25

Invitations and Guest Lists 

19

Jane Muskie Chronological Correspondence 

15

Mrs. Muskie's Biographic Sketch 

1

Mrs. Muskie's Trip to Brussels and London, December 9-14, 1980 

1

Organization of American States Luncheon, November 22, 1980 

19

Schedules, Memos, etc. re: travel and official events 

25

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Press Files 

Clippings Books 

Box

Dec. 18, 1980 

13

Dec. 22, 1980 

13

Jan. 1, 1981 

13

Jan. 2, 1980 

13

Jan. 2, 1981 

13

Jan. 26, 1981 

13

Nov. 15, 1980 

13

Nov. 2, 1980 

13

Nov. 3, 1980 

13

Nov. 4, 1980 

13

Oct. 18, 1980 

13

Other Press Files 

Box

Biographies (3 folders) 

1

ESM Speeches on Foreign Policy (by Subject) 1959-1980 (5 folders) 

18

“Longer-Term Issues”, Alfred M. Landon Lecture on Public Issues, Dec. 4, 1980 

17

M/M Official Photos   

1

Memo on ESM and Foreign Policy Issues, 1976 

18

Minute-by-minute accounting of ESM’s final days as Secretary of State, with notes on photographs taken 

1

Miscellaneous clippings, some w/ ESM notes 

13

New York Times Information Bank Muskie stories, 1980?1981 

13

Official Photos   

1

Photo File Index 1979 

1

Public Statements, May 1980-Jan. 1981 (2 folders) 

16

Statements, May 1980-Jan. 1981 (2 folders) 

17

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Scheduling 

Box

Advance Schedules, October 1980-January 1981 

24

Briefing book for President Carter’s Trip to Japan July 1980 

16

Card file of meetings and events, arranged alphabetically by organization/nation name 

26

Commencement Requests   

19

Maine Speaking Requests   

19

Major Events Hosted by the Secretary of State (Jan. 15, 1981)   

16

May 1980 

16

Miscellaneous Scheduling and Correspondence 

19

Non-Maine Speaking Requests (Some Honoraria, Some Not)   

19

New Invitations   

19

Secretary's Calendar of Events, May 1980-January 1981 (2 folders) 

17-18

Secretary's Domestic Speaking Trips 

16

Secretary's Schedules for His Trips Abroad 

16

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