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Marlin Fitzwater papers

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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 4: MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Box 25: Fitzwater family history; correspondence with family and friends (1998-2012); Franklin Pierce University related materials; memorabilia itemsAdd to your cart.
Box 26: Memorabilia itemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Wooden State of Kansas SealAdd to your cart.
Item 2: McCain 2000 PosterAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Mini Flags from Various CountriesAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Yellow Bandana and Various handkerchiefsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: 1992 Republic Convention RibbonAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Daiwa Golf GloveAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Nantucket Nonsense FlagAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Small State of Texas FlagsAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Welcome Home From the Persian Gulf FlagAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Two Reusable BagsAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Two White House Press PassesAdd to your cart.
Item 12: White House Place CardAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity PaddleAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Two Souvenir Inaugural License Plates, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 15: Registration CertificateAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Envelope with Air Force MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Wooden PlankAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Ceramic Candle HolderAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Box with Buttons, Badges, Two Easter Eggs, and Mementos from Various CountriesAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Box with Presidential Pins, Matchbooks, Watches, and Fitzwater Tennis Open PlaqueAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Box with Delta Tau Delta Alumni Achievement AwardAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Box with Foreign Money, Postcards, Various BadgesAdd to your cart.
Box 27: Memorabilia itemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Box with Business Cards, Commemorative Gavel, Reagan Buttons, and Pewter CupAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Ronald Reagan DollAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Country Road PlaqueAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Marlin Fitzwater JacketAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Miami Conference BagAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Various ShirtsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Christmas Stockings and ScarfAdd to your cart.
Box 28: Memorabilia itemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Cowboy HatAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Wooden Box with Various Badges and ObjectsAdd to your cart.
Item 3: RugAdd to your cart.
Box 29: Memorabilia itemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1990 Economic Summit Box with Letter InsideAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Baccaret Box with press passes and badgesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Hoyo Monterrey Cigar BoxAdd to your cart.
Item 4: El Coloso Cigar BoxAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Pedro Iglesias Cigar BoxAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Baccarat Cigar BoxAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Hoyo De Monterrey Cigar BoxAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Presidential Photographers Award Plaque 1989Add to your cart.
Item 9: 48th Annual Real Estate Economic Forecast PlaqueAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Deputy Assistant Secretary Name PlateAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Plaque from Louisianna State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Plaque from Golden Key National Honor SocietyAdd to your cart.
Box 30: Memorabilia itemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Presidental Folders/Holiday CardsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Flight Certificates from Reagan and ClintonAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Box with Pamphlets, Manilla Envelope with Certificate, and an US FlagAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Messiah Festival BagAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Key to Baton RougeAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Green Envelope with Asian DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Galoob Radio Control CarsAdd to your cart.
Box 31: Memorabilia ItemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Cigar BoxAdd to your cart.
Item 2: 8 PortfoliosAdd to your cart.
Box 32: Memorabilia ItemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: BriefcaseAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Accordian PortfolioAdd to your cart.
Box 34: Memorabilia ItemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: BriefcaseAdd to your cart.
Box 35: Memorabilia ItemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Picture of White House GroundsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Caricature Comic on PosterboardAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Generations Newspaper Article on PosterboardAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Picture of America's Cup Winners with SignaturesAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Pictures of Marlin FitzwaterAdd to your cart.
Item 6: "Pontomac Fever and Political Headaches" PosterAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Painting of Fitzwater by John Deering with LetterAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Republican Senatorial Inner Circle CertificateAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Presidental Holiday Card in Blue Folder, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 10: Presidental Holiday Card in Red Folder, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 11: Folder with Various PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Folder with Appreciation CertificateAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Folder with Picture of Fitzwater on PosterboardAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Folder with Picture of Fitzwater in OfficeAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Folder with Picture of Ronald ReaganAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Folder with Picture of "The Big Four"Add to your cart.
Item 17: Envelope with Presidential Holiday CardAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Certificates from George BushAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Folder with Flight CertificatesAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Folder with Envelope with Picture InsideAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Folder with Collage PosterAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Folder with Print "Old Smokey Mill"Add to your cart.
Item 23: Folder with Indianapolis Star ArticleAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Folder with Picture of George Bush SwimmingAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Folder with Various PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Panoramic Photo of Annual Awards Dinner, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 27: Folder with Misc. PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Folder with Philip Morris PosterAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Folder with the Song "Hail to the Redskins"Add to your cart.
Item 30: Folder with Houston Honorary Citizen CertificateAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Folder with White House Christmas CardsAdd to your cart.
Box 75: Memorabilia ItemsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Box: Pen Sets, Bracelet, Hair Pin, Tiffany Key Ring/ChainAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Kuwait National Assembly Box with lettersAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Box: Cigarette Packs, Letter Openers, Pewter Cup, George Bush Golf BallsAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Box: Pen Sets, Metropolitan Diary, Checkbook Cover, George Bush Pocket Knife, King David Medal, ButtonsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Kuwait is Free Anniversary CoinAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Box: White House Historical Association Christmas Ornaments and Invitations, Camp David Playing Card Sets, Camp David Lighter, Ronald Reagan Pin, Calculator, BraceletsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Box: George Bush Pins, Vice President Keychains, Vice President Paper Clips, Brass ContainerAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Box: Anniversary Ball Container, Sewing Kit, Republican's Memo Pad, Ornament, Presidential Library Necklace, Card Holder, Camp David Shot Glasses, Matchbook, George Bush Binoculars, Table Place CardsAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Grand Ole Opry FansAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Business CardsAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Marlin Fizwater Place HoldersAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Richard von Weizsäcker PlateAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Pewter PlateAdd to your cart.
Box 76: Memorabilia ItemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: MapAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Air Force OneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Marine One and TwoAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Marlin Fitzwater Business CardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Official PassesAdd to your cart.
Item 6: The Return of Walter Mondale posterAdd to your cart.

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