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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 7: Audio and video (VHS, Beta, audio cassettes, DVDs, floppy discs)Add to your cart.
Box 44: (VHS)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Capital to Capital, June 16, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: Evans and Novak, January 30, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 3: Bush press Conference, Waterbury, CT, October 23, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 4: Ftizwater roast, April 1998 (5)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Naked Washington, BBC Television, April 20, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 6: Foreign Press Center Briefing, January 3, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 7: Marlin Fitzwater Roast, June 23, 19Add to your cart.
Item 8: Assignment “Republic of Oz”Add to your cart.
Item 9: Interview with WH Press Secretary’s office, C-SPAN, Jan 1993 (pics of Reagan, Gorbachev, Bush – “on the road”Add to your cart.
Item 10: ABC coverage fo President's illness, February 12, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 11: Capital Watch, December 5, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 12: Fox News Channel, April 18, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 13: Ingham-Fitzwater discussion, BBC, October 1996Add to your cart.
Item 14: Issues and answers #5, Press secretaries, December 7, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 15: CBS Sunday Morning, October 29, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 16: Elections '95, Novermber 9, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 17: November Company(Campaign-?), Bush-Quayle '92, July 31, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 18: Excel 97Add to your cart.
Item 19: Naked Washington, BBC, June 1994Add to your cart.
Item 20: ABC Nightline Media Bias, September 16Add to your cart.
Item 21: WIBW-TY, Topeka, KS, December 3, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 22: Delbert Dunmire, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 23: Primetime, December 5, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 24: Equal Time, August 12, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 26: Marlin-Lamb interview, January, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 25: M.F. Radio TV, Kansas State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Item 27: AM Journal, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 28: KDK AM Show, June 10Add to your cart.
Box 45: (VHS)Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Heroes of Desert StormAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Politically Incorrect #3060Add to your cart.
Item 3: 10PM news, ABC, September, 16, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 4: The 90's Election Special: The primary, April 1, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 5: Victory Parade and Activites, July 10, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 6: "What's wrong with American politics?", The media, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, October 11-12, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 7: Book notes, October 20, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 8: McNeil/Lehrer, PBS, June 18, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 9: Insights, March 25Add to your cart.
Item 10: 47th Springhill Breakfast, April 24, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 11: Washington Week in ReviewAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Later with Greg Kinnear #95-338Add to your cart.
Item 13: Television and the PresidencyAdd to your cart.
Item 14: The Late Show with Tom Snyder, November 23, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 15: NH campaign interviewsAdd to your cart.
Item 16: MF interview re: Lewinksy/Clinton, MSNBC, February 1998Add to your cart.
Item 17: Naked Washington, BBC televisionAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Congressional Freshman, March 16, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 19: Sunday Journalist, March 5, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 20: National Press Club, March 14, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 21: Middle East, NHK(Japan), October 5, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 22: Delbert Dunmire(4)Add to your cart.
Item 23: Today Show, May 1, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 24: DonationsAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Texans #6, 7Add to your cart.
Item 26: Central Kansas Free Fair, August 20, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 27: America’s Funniest Home VideosAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Cruise and 4 showsAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Marlin Fitzwater and FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Body Politics, July 8, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 31: Around the Town, August 31, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 32: One on One, September 9, 1988Add to your cart.
Box 46: Mixed videoAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bush Lecture, December 2, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 2: President Bush and Alabama Congressional Picnic, June 5, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 3: MF Briefing re: President’s heart problem, May 4 and 6, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 4: Dossier, Italian Interview – Gerasimov, Fitzwater, and NavarroAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Nightwatch, September 9, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 6: War briefings, February-March, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 7: Тhe Gulf Crisis: The Road to War, episode 1 – Invasion, Discovery Channel, January 12, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 8: Without Warning – The James Brady story, June 19, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 9: Saturday Night Live #863, October 31, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 10: Reagan RetrospectiveAdd to your cart.
Item 11: White House – Fitzwater, CNN, January 12, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 12: Speakes and Fitzwater announce, January 12, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 13: Knights of Malta – Tribute to President Ronald Reagan, January 13, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 14: Today Show, May 2, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 15: Gumbel/Fitzwater interviewAdd to your cart.
Item 16: MF interview by Yoshiki Hidaka, NHK (Japan), October 2, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 17: Saturday Night Live, January 19, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 18: EPA’s 20th birthday, December 1990Add to your cart.
Item 19: Abilene H.S. class of 1960 reunion, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 20: Talking with David Frost, President and Mrs. Bush, January 2, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 21: President Bush ill at Japanese State Dinner, January 8, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 22: Japan TV segment on M.F., May 24, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 23: Fitzwater on McLaughlin GroupAdd to your cart.
Item 24: West Point CadetAdd to your cart.
Item 25: M.F. Briefing after President Bush’s illness at Japanese State Dinner, January 8-9, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 26: M.F. Press secretary office, CSPAN, January 1992Add to your cart.
Item 27: Naked WashingtonAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Reach for TomorrowAdd to your cart.
Box 47: Mixed audio, video, floppy discsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: February 1997 (microcassette)Add to your cart.
Item 2: November 1983 (microcassette)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Enrolled actuaries luncheon, 1995 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Speech, September 15, 1994 – Washington Politics and PeopleAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Speech, March 30, 1995 (3.5” floppyAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Marlin – Important (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Marlin first computer, June, June 17, DF #1 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Speech – book, Speeches – 1995 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Inserts 1-11, final backup, December 15, 1994 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 10: Book, November 23, 1994 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 11: Book Backup, May 16, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 12: Book, June 21, 1994 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Book, April 12, 1994 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 14: Book, August 15, 1994 (3.5” floppy)Add to your cart.
Item 15: Reach for Tomorrow (DVD)Add to your cart.
Item 16: The People and Politicians of Washington, Managed Futures Association Forum, July 1994Add to your cart.
Item 17: Charles Osgood, March 12, 1992 (audio)Add to your cart.
Item 18: The Eagle has Landed – Public Speaking , Part 1Add to your cart.
Item 19: Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, March 20-22, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 20: The Eagle Has Landed – Selling America to AmericansAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Connie Gerrard: The White House Years, January 27, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 22: Interview with President Reagan, January 19, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 23: Stake out with Mario CuomoAdd to your cart.
Item 24: A Salute to Texas Country (audio – 2)Add to your cart.
Item 25: The Eagle has Landed – Ropes of GodAdd to your cart.
Item 26: The Eagle has Landed – The LamplightersAdd to your cart.
Item 27: Simposio Prensa/CobiernoAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Person to Person – M.F./Matt GersonAdd to your cart.
Item 29: White House Report with Bob  Ellison, July 13-14Add to your cart.
Item 30: Phantom of the OperaAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Briefing at Foreign Press Center, January 3Add to your cart.
Item 32: The Alan Colmes Show, November 6, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 33: Alamo Texas Winter Ranch, December 26, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 48: Mixed videoAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Primetime Live “Tour of the White House”, September 21, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Reagan Legacy, January 13, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 3: A Day in the Life, March 1, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 4: C-SPAN call-in with Marlin Fitzwater, August 13, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 5: U.S. Treasury department – Newsmakers, April 4, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 6: KSDK-NBC St. Louis, 10 pmAdd to your cart.
Item 7: President Bush Library Dinner, December 7, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 8: Marlin Fitzwater Roast, April 1998Add to your cart.
Item 9: Virtual Trade Mission Program, January 1998Add to your cart.
Item 10: Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, April 26, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 11: Capital Conversation with President Bush, November 2, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 12: Larry King Live, Salute to Ronald Reagan, February 6, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 13: Leigh Anne’s Spotlight with Marlin Fitzwater, December 1, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 14: Marlin Fitzwater on TVAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Face the nation, May 26, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 16: White House Press Corp, 3 partsAdd to your cart.
Item 17: West Wing special episode (3)Add to your cart.
Item 19: Alerion ExpressAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Book Promo, CNN, November 12Add to your cart.
Item 21: Annual Gridiron Dinner, Tarmac the Magnificent, March 28, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 22: Art Howard, D.C. Air National Guard, November 24, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 23: Book Promo with Charlie RoseAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Equal Time, Book Promo, November 2Add to your cart.
Item 24: CBS Sunday Morning – BookAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Book Promo, CNNAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Marlin Fitzwater on CNBCAdd to your cart.
Box 49: Mixed videoAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Tapes of Wrath, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sarah McClendonAdd to your cart.
Item 3: President’s Doctors health report, May 6, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 4: Cruise speeches, July 2002Add to your cart.
Item 5: Air Force One: A History with Marlin Fitzwater, August 12, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 6: Dog eating broccoliAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Barbara Bush in China, February 26, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 8: Democratic Primary ads and Saturday Night Live spoofs, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 9: Marlin Fitzwater – Charlie Rose, Book PromoAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Marlin Fitzwater – Current Affairs American JournalAdd to your cart.
Item 11: President Bush visit to Philadelphia, January 30, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 12: Violent Crime Summit – President Bush speechAdd to your cart.
Item 13: President’s visit, February 8, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 14: Marlin Fitzwater Roast, April 1998 (4)Add to your cart.
Item 15: Road to the White House: Interview with Marlin Fitzwater, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 16: Gridiron Dinner, TarmacAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Delta Tau Delta achievement awards, August 17, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 18: The Bushes unpluggedAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Reflections on Leaving the White House, January 1993Add to your cart.
Item 20: Talking with David Frost: the President and Mrs. BushAdd to your cart.
Item 21: AF-1 Interiors, August 24, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 22: Topeka West Oral History programAdd to your cart.
Item 23: Sunday Morning, April 5, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 24: Sunday Journal, May 26, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 25: Navy Honorary Member program announcement, DOD press briefing, March 2000Add to your cart.
Item 26: Roast, June 23, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 27: Fitzwater and McCurry in the hot seat, Philip Morris, February 8, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 28: The Press SecretaryAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Fitzwater Book promoAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Windover, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 31: Booknotes, October 20, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 32: Helen Thomas biography, Junita Kreps Award, 2000Add to your cart.
Item 33: Marlin Fitzwater Interview with ITC, August 14, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 34: Face to Face, Gerasimov vs. Fitzwater, February 5, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 74Add to your cart.
Item 1: DVD - An Education That Matters: The First Fifty Years of Franklin Pierce UniversityAdd to your cart.

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