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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 6: Photographs and postersAdd to your cart.
Box 37: Framed PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 38: Framed PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 40: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: M. Fitzwater HighschoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: M. Fitzwater K-StateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: President George H.W. BushAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: President George H.W. BushAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: President Ronald ReaganAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Howie Place, Fitzwater HomeAdd to your cart.
Box 41: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bush campaign trail (1 of 4)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bush campaign trail (2 of 4)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bush campaign trail (3 of 4)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bush campaign trail (4 of 4)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reagan campaign trail (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reagan campaign trail (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Box 42: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Environmental protection agency, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Skiing with Brad, Court Colorado, 1980'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Easter Egg Poll, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Melinda "Saints or Sinner" Helen Thomas roast, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reagan-Gorbachev Summit, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Melinda Andrews Bastile Day, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: National Victory Parade, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Abilene with Dad, Gray, and FrenchieAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Beach house with childrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Desert Storm/ Desert ShieldAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Marlin Fitzwater (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Marlin Fitzwater (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Marlin Fitzwater (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Marlin Fitzwater events (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Fitzwater family and friends (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Fitzwater family and friends (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Fitzwater family and friends (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: M. Fitzwater portraitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: National homecoming celebration for Desert StormAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Picnic in KansasAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Pictures from Queen of SwedenAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: PolariodsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Presidential cruise with Reba McEntireAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: The PopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Susan Davis eventAdd to your cart.
Box 50: Photo albumsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Album 1: Personal and White House photographs (Reagan Administration)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Album 2: Personal and White House Photographs (Reagan administration)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Album 3: Personal and White House Photographs (G.H. Bush administration)Add to your cart.
Box 51: White House Photo Diary, Vol. 1, 2Add to your cart.
Box 52: White House Photo Diary, Vol. 1, 2, 3Add to your cart.
Box 53: Oversized photos and postersAdd to your cart.
Box 54: Ovsrsized photos and postersAdd to your cart.
Box 55: Oversized photos and postersAdd to your cart.
Box 56: Oversized photos and postersAdd to your cart.
Box 57: Oversized photos and postersAdd to your cart.

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