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Collection Overview

Title: Marlin Fitzwater papers, 1942-Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Fitzwater, Marlin (1942 - present)

Extent: 76.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is organized into following series and sub-series:

I. Personal papers:

    1) Ray and Iva Fitzwater

    2) Max and Phyllis Fitzwater

    3) Marlin Fitzwater (including Linda Fitzwater and Melinda Andrews Fitzwater)

    4) Fitzwater family history

     5) Post-White House personal and business documents

II. Professional papers/records, 1976 - 2002

    1) EPA

    2) Treasury Department

    3) Office of President Reagan

    4) Office of Vice President George H. Bush

    5) Office of President Reagan (1987-1989)

    6) Office of President George H. Bush

III. Clippings, 1960-2002

IV. Memorabilia

V. Serials, books, special publications

VI. Photographs and posters

VII. Audio and video (VHS, Beta, audio cassettes, DVDs, floppy discs)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection documents the personal and professional activities of Marlin Fitzwater. He served as Assistant to the President for Press Relations under Reagan, and Press Secretary under George H.W. Bush. The bulk of the records in this collection were produced and/or collected by Fitzwater during his years in the White House and in the following years as a lecturer and author. Items include memos, speeches, interviews, correspondence schedules, reports, and other documents. Items of note include correspondence to and from Presidents Reagan and Bush, newswires, briefings, records documenting U.S. and Soviet relations, economic summits, and other foreign and domestic policy decisions made during the terms of Reagan and Bush, Gulf War of 1990-1991. Other items of note in the collection include World War II ration cards belonging of Marlin Fitzwater parents, speeches delivered by Marlin Fitzwater after he left the White House, manuscripts and research materials related to his books, photo albums and numerous photographs of the White House period, posters, and numerous memorabilia items.

Biographical Note

Max Marlin Fitzwater was born on a farm in Salina, Kansas on November 24, 1942 to Max Malcolm and Phyllis Ethel [Seaton] Fitzwater. [He has used his middle name since childhood to distinguish himself from his father]. A graduate from Kansas State University (B.A. in Journalism, 1965), Fitzwater was an advertising executive with the Manhattan Mercury (Kansas) and correspondent for the Topeka Capitol-Journal in 1962-1965. He was editor of the Linsburg News-Record (Kansas) in 1962, and worked for the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle (Kansas). After his graduation from K-State, Fitzwater left for D.C. area, where his fiance landed a job. He soon found his first government job in the Applachian Regional Commission. From 1965 to 1992, Marlin Fitzwater worked at different federal governmental agencies and the White House:

1965-1967 - Assistant in the Public Affairs Department of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

1967-1970 - Served in the United States Air Force

1970-1972 - Speechwriter in the Department of Transportation.

1972-1980 - Director of Press Relations, Environmental Protection Agency

1981-1983 - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Treasury Department

1983-1987 - Deputy Press Secretary to the President for Domestic Policy, The White House

1985-1987 - Press Secretary to the Vice President, The White House

1987-1989 - Assistant to the President for Press Relations, The White House

1989 - Councelor to the President and Press Secretary, The White House

1989-1992 - Press Secretary to the President, The White House

Mr. Fitzwater received the Presidential Citizen Medal in 1992. He has worked on the television show The West Wing as a consultant. In 2002, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire completed the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication in his honor.

He is the author of the following books:

Fitzwater, Marlin. Call The Briefing. Crown Publishing Group, 1995.

Fitzwater, Marlin. Esther's Pillow. PublicAffairs, 2001.

Fitzwater, Marlin. Death in the Polka Dot Shoes. CCB Publishing, 2011

Fitzwater, Marlin. Sunflowers: A Collection of Short Stories. CCB Publishing, 2011.

Fitzwater, Marlin. Oyster Music. Cedar Winds Publishing, 2012.


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Series 5: Serials, Books, Special PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 33: Esther's Pillow ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Esther's Pillow (2 of 4) DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Esther's Pillow (3 of 4) DraftAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Esther's Pillow (4 of 4) Page ProofsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Esther's Pillow (1 of 4) Bound CopyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Esther's Pillow CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 65Add to your cart.
Item 1: Woodward, Bob. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate. New York: Symon & Schuster, 1999. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Thompson, Marilyn W. The Killer Strain: Anthrax and a Government Exposed. New York: Harper Collins, 2003. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Churchill, Winston S. The Great Republic: A History of America. New York: Random House, 1999. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Dickenson, Mollie. Thumbs Up: The Life and Courageous Comeback of White House Press Secretary Jim Brady. : New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987. (Signed by Jim Brady)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Green, Fitzhugh. George Bush: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1989. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Donaldson, Sam. Hold On, Mr. President! New York: Random House, 1987. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Matalin, Mary and Carville, James, with Peter Knobler. All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President. New York: Random House, 1994.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Pedersen, Laura. Play Money: My Brief But Brilliant Career on Wall Street. New York: Crown Publishers, 1991. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Shultz, George P. Turmoil and Triumph: My Years As Secretary of State. New York: Macmillan Publishers Company, 1993.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Reagan, Nancy. My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan. New York: Random House, 1989.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Woodward, Bob. The Commanders. New York: Symon &Schuster, 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Palin, Sarah. America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. New York: Harper Collins, 2010. (Signed by Courtney ?)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Sargent, John F., Jr. President Bush’s Point of View. Washington, D.C. : Braddock Communications, 1989.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Brackman, Barbara. Kansas Trivia: Test Yourself! How Much Do You Know About Kansas? Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1997.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Kernell, Samuel and Popkin, Samuel L., Editors. Chief of Staff: Twenty-Five Years of Managing the Presidency. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Cather, Willa. My Antonia. The Troll Garden. Selected Short Stories. New York: Dorset Pres, 1994. (With some inscriptions)Add to your cart.
Item 17: Walsh, Kenneth T. Feeding the Beast: The White House Versus the Press. Xlibris Corporation, 2002. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 18: Junger, Sebastian. The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea. New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Item 1: Regan, Donald T. For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington. San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1988.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Palin, Sarah. Going Rogue: An American Life. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2009. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Shogan, Robert. Hard Bargain: How FDR Twisted Churchill’s Arm. Evaded the Law, and Changed the Role of the American Presidency. New York: Scribner, 1995. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Deakin, James. Straight Stuff: The Reporters, the White House and the Truth. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Powers, Charles T. In the Memory of the Forest: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 1997. (With a handwritten note by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 6: McCain, John. Faith of My Fathers. New York: Random House, 1999. (With a handwritten note by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Laxalt, Paul. Nevada’s Paul Laxalt: A Memoir. Reno, Nevada: Jack Bacon & Company, 2000 (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Cannon, Lou. Reagan. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1982. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Rodriges, Felix I. Shadow Warrior: The CIA Hero of a Hundred Unknown Battles. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1989. (With a handwritten note by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 10: Blakistone, Mick. Sunup to Sundown: Watermen of the Chesapeake. Annapolis, MD: Blue Crab Press, 1988. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 11: Murray, Thomas J. The Social List of Washington, D.C. 1988Add to your cart.
Item 12: Timberg, Robert. John McCain: An American Odyssey.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Least Heat-Moon. PrairyEarth (a deep map). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. (With gift inscription)Add to your cart.
Box 67Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bush, George. All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings. New York: Scribner, 1999. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Thomas, Helen. Fron Row in the White House: My Life and Time. New York: Scribner, 1999.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Parmet, Herbert S. George Bush: The Life of a Lone Star Yankee. New York: Scribner, 1997.Add to your cart.
Item 4: DeFrank, Thomas M. Write It When I’m Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007. (With a handwritten note by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Popadiuk, Roman. The Leadership of George Bush: An Insider’s View of the Forty-First President. Texas A&M University Press, 2009. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Robinson, Peter. How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. New York: Harper Collins, 2003 (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Greene, John Robert. The Presidency of George Bush. University Press of Kansas, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Landon Lectures: Perspectives from the First Twenty Years. Ed. by William L. Richter and Charles E. Reagan. Vol. 58. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 9: A Pictorial History of Dickinson County, Kansas 1921-2000. Marceline, MO: Heritage House PublishingAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Abshire, David M. Saving the Reagan Presidency: Trust is the Coin of the Realm. Texas A&M University Press. 2005 (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 11: Powel, Jody. The Other Side of the Story. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1984 (With a handwritten note by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 12: McClendon, Sarah. My Eight Presidents. New York: Wyden Books, 1978. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Svahn, John A. “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere”: Twenty Years with Ronald Reagan. A Memoir. Minneapolis: Landon Street Press. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 14: Radcliffe, Donnie. Simply Barbara Bush: A Portrait of America’s Candid First Lady. New York: Warner Books, 1989.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Cannon, Lou. President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1991. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 16: Sheeny, Gail. The Man Who Changed the World: The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev. New York: Harper Collins, 1990. (With a handwritten note by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 17: Smith, Richard Norton. Thomas E. Dewey and His Times. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1982. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 18: Smoller, Fredric T. The Six O’Clock Presidency: A Theory of Presidential Press Relations of the Age of Television. New York: Praeger, 1990.Add to your cart.
Item 19: Brady, Sarah. A Good Fight. New York: Public Affairs, 2002. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 20: Wiener, Robert. Live from Bagdad: Gathering News at Ground Zero. New York: Doubleday, 1992.Add to your cart.
Box 68Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tynan, Ronan. Halfway Home: My Life ‘Til Now. New York: Scribner, 2002. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Jameson, Henry B. Heroes by the Dozen. Abilene: Shadinger-Wilson Printers, 1961.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Raines, Howell. Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1993. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Seitel, Fraser P. The Practice of Public Relations. Columbus: Merrill Publishing Company, 1989. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Felten, Eric D, Editor. A Shining City: The Legacy of Ronald Reagan. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1998.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Ryan, Frederick J., Editor. Ronald Reagan: The Wisdom and Humor of the Great Communicator. San-Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 7: Mathews, Garret. Baseball Days: Recollections of America’s Favorite Pastime. Contemporary Books, 2000. (With a handwritten by Marlin Fitzwater)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Willets, Gilson. Inside History of the White House: The Complete History of the Domestic and Official Life in Washington of the Nation’s Presidents and Their Families. New York: The Christian Herald, 1908.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Krishna, Ashok, Editor. Kargil: The Tables Turned. Manohar. 2001.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Agawa, Hiroyuki. The Reluctant Admiral: Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1969.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Cercas, Javier. The Anatomy of a Moment: Thirty-Five Minutes in History and Imagination. New York: 2009.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Shari, P.R., Cheema, Pervaiz Iqbal. The Simla Agreement 1972: Its Wasted Promise. Manohar, 2001. (Autographed)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Citino, Robert M. Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942. University Press of Kansas, 2007. (Autographed).Add to your cart.
Item 14: Heiferman, Ronald. World War Two. Octopus Books, 1973.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Steinberg, Rafael. World War Two: Island Fighting. Time-Life Books, 1978.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Yank: The Story of World War II as Written by the Soldiers. New York: Greenwich House, 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Morris, Eric. Tanks. Octopus Books, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 18: Winkowski, Fredric. 100 Planes – 100 years: The First Century of Aviation. Smithmark Publishers, 1998.Add to your cart.
Box 69Add to your cart.
Item 1: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Ronald Reagan. 1981. United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1982.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Ronald Reagan. 1982, (in two books). United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1983.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Ronald Reagan. 1983, (in two books). United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Ronald Reagan. 1984 (in two books). Vol I. United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1986.Add to your cart.
Box 70Add to your cart.
Item 1: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. George Bush. 1989 (in two books). . United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1990.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. George Bush. 1990 (in two books). United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. George Bush. 1991 (in two books). United States Government Printing Office. Washington, 1992.Add to your cart.
Box 71Add to your cart.
Item 1: Valdez, David. George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1997.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Fitzwater, Marlin. Call the Briefing! Reagan and Bush, Sam and Helen: A Decade with Presidents and the Press. New York: Random House, 1995.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Fitzwater, Marlin. Call the Briefing! Reagan and Bush, Sam and Helen: A Decade with Presidents and the Press. (In Japanese translation). K.K. Kyodo News. Printed in Japan, 1997.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Fitzwater, Marlin. Esther’s Pillow. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Fitzwater, Marlin. Death in the Polka Dot Shoes. Cedar Winds Publishing, 2011.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Fitzwater, Marlin. Oyster Music. Cedar Winds Publishing, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Fitzwater, Marlin. Sunflowers: A Collection of Short Stories.2010Add to your cart.
Item 8: Fitzwater, Marlin. Empires Fall: A stage play about President H.W. Bush and Gen. Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. 2011.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Photo Book, With Press and Family.2008Add to your cart.
Item 10: Photo Book, Travels with Minn and Marlin. 2010Add to your cart.
Item 11: Photo Book, With Reagan. 2008Add to your cart.
Item 12: Photo Book, Winters at the Villages. 2012Add to your cart.
Item 13: Photo Book, The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication. 2013Add to your cart.
Item 14: Photo Book, The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication. 2002Add to your cart.
Item 15: A Pictorial History of Dickinson County, Kansas 1921-2000. Marceline, MO: Heritage House Publishing, 2000.Add to your cart.
Box 73Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sullivan, George. George Bush. New Jersey: Julian Messner, 1989. (with letter from author)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall. The Animal Wife. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Thomas, Helen. Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times. Schribner, 1999. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 4: A Time for Choosing: The Speeches of Ronald Reagan 1961-1982. Chicago: Regnery Gateway, 1983.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Engel, Jeffrey A., and George H.W. Bush. The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. (Inscription by Engel)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Wensberg, Peter C. The Last Bastion. New York: The Permanent Press, 1995. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Ingham, Bernard. Kill the Messenger. Great Britian: Fontana, 1991. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Ingham, Bernard. The Wages of Spin: A Clear Case of Communications Gone Wrong. London: John Murray, 2003. (article inside)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Van der Linden, Frank. The Real Reagan: What he Believes What he has Accomplished What we can Expect from Him. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 10: Reagan, Nancy and Bill Libby. Nancy. New Yok: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1980. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 11: Murray, Thomas J. The Social List of Washington D.C. Kensington: Thomas J. Murray, 1989.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Bush, George H.W. and Victor Gold. Looking Forward: an Autobiography. New York: Doubleday, 1987. (Autograph)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Evans, Thomas W. The Education of Ronald Reagan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. (card inside)Add to your cart.
Item 14: Cramer, Richard Ben. What it Takes: The Way to the White House. This book is a proof. (Letters to Marlin inside).Add to your cart.
Item 15: Romney, Mitt. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Bradlee, Ben. A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.Add to your cart.

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