CAVANEY, RED: Files, 1981-1983 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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CAVANEY, RED: Files, 1981-1983

 

Office of Public Liaison: Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison

 

Byron M. “Red” Cavaney served as Deputy Assistant for Public Liaison in conjunction with Elizabeth Dole, Director of the Office of Public Liaison.  Cavaney served as Dole’s deputy and oversaw the portfolio managers who worked directly with the various constituent groups. At first, the portfolio managers reported to Cavaney through either Diana Lozano or Jack Burgess. Lozano managed “human services” portfolios (blacks, Jews, Hispanics, etc.), and Burgess managed “special interest” portfolios (business, labor, etc.). This structure was simplified in mid-1982. Lozano and Burgess were assigned their own portfolios, and joined the other portfolio managers in reporting to Cavaney directly.

 

Cavaney saw to the organizing of meetings and outreach efforts involving the Public Liaison staff. He also dealt directly with selected constituencies – primarily business groups, and to a lesser extent Jewish groups and women.

 

Cavaney was born in St. Louis, Missouri but spent most of his childhood in southern California, graduating from Alhambra High School and attending the University of Southern California. He served in the Navy in Vietnam. Cavaney was a White House staff member for both the Nixon and Ford Administrations doing advance office work. He served as a volunteer in Ronald Reagan’s 1970 gubernatorial and 1980 Presidential campaigns. Immediately prior to the 1980 campaign, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ericson Yachts, a company based in Orange County, California.

 

Cavaney left the White House around the same time as Elizabeth Dole.  For the next twenty years, he worked principally as the CEO of trade association groups such as the American Paper Institute, American Forest Products and Paper, the American Plastics Institute and the American Petroleum Institute.   Currently he is a senior vice president for government affairs at Conoco/Phillips.

 

This collection is arranged in five series: Series I: Chronological Files; Series II: Memoranda and Reports; Series III: Subject File; Series IV: Events; and Series V: Telephone Logs.

 

SERIES I:  CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, 1981-1983 (1.8 l.ft., Boxes 1-5)

 

This series consists of outgoing letters and memoranda, arranged in chronological order. Related incoming correspondence is filed with outgoing items.  Some items sent under Elizabeth Dole’s signature are included.

 

SERIES II:  MEMORANDA AND REPORTS, 1981-1983 (2.4 l.ft., Boxes 5-11)

 

This series contains White House staffing memoranda, as well as Office of Public Liaison weekly forecast tables, weekly reports, and meeting reports submitted by portfolio managers, documenting meetings with constituent group members.  Files are arranged by document type or by portfolio manager.

 

SERIES III:  SUBJECT FILE, 1981-1983 (4.8 l.ft., Boxes 11-23)

 

This series consists of alphabetically arranged files on a variety of topics, including: the 1982 Budget Review Board; the Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981, also known as the Rudman Bill; the 1982 State of the Union Address; the White House Conference on Aging; proposals for President’s Reagan’s schedule; and Office of Public Liaison administrative matters.

 

SERIES IV:  EVENTS, 1981-1983 (1.2 l.ft., Boxes 23-26)

 

This series contains files pertaining to Red Cavaney’s speaking engagements, briefing sessions, and meetings with constituent groups, as well as Office of Public Liaison events attended by Elizabeth Dole or other Public Liaison staff members.  Also present are files on some Presidential events sponsored by the Office of Public Liaison.  Files are arranged chronologically.

 

SERIES V:  TELEPHONE LOGS, 1981-1983 (0.6 l.ft., Boxes 26-28)

 

This series consists of logs of incoming telephone calls for Red Cavaney.  Files are arranged chronologically.

 

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

          SERIES I:  CHRONOLOGICAL FILES, 1981-1983 (1.8 l.ft., Boxes 1-5)

          Box 1

          Cavaney Chron Files, January 1981

          Cavaney Chron Files, February 1981 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, March 1981 (1)-(4)

          Cavaney Chron Files, April 1981 (1)-(5)

          Cavaney Chron Files, May 1981 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, June 1981

          Cavaney Chron Files, July 1981 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, August 1981 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, September 1981 (1)(2)

 

          Box 2

          Cavaney Chron Files, September 1981 (3)-(5)

          Cavaney Chron Files, October 1981 (1)-(4)

          Cavaney Chron Files, November 1981 (1)-(3)

          Cavaney Chron Files, December 1981 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, January 1982 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, February 1982

          Cavaney Chron Files, March 1982 (1)(2)

 

          Box 3

          Cavaney Chron Files, March 1982 (3)(4)

          Cavaney Chron Files, April 1982 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, May 1982 (1)-(4)

          Cavaney Chron Files, June 1982 (1)-(4)

          Cavaney Chron Files, July 1982 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, August 1982 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, September 1982 (1)-(3)

          Cavaney Chron Files, October 1982 (1)

 

          Box 4

          Cavaney Chron Files, October 1982 (2)-(4)

          Cavaney Chron Files, November 1982 (1)-(3)

          Cavaney Chron Files, December 1982 (1)-(6)

          Cavaney Chron Files, January 1983 (1)(2)

          Cavaney Chron Files, February 1983 (1)-(4)

 

          Box 5

          Cavaney Chron Files, February 1983 (5)-(9)

          Cavaney Chron Files, March 1983 (1)(2)

 

          SERIES II:  MEMORANDA AND REPORTS, 1981-1983 (2.4 l.ft., Boxes 5-11)

          Box 5, continued

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Baker, James (1)-(3)

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Brandon, Muffie

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Clark, William

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Darman, Richard

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Deaver, Michael (1)-(3)

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Duberstein, Kenneth

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Fielding, Fred

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Fuller, Craig

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Gergen, David

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Harper, Edwin

 

 

          Box 6

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Meese, Edwin

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Rogers, John

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Rollins, Ed

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Von Damm, Helene

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Williamson, Richard

          White House Staff Memos – Incoming 1982: Wright, Joe (OMB)

          Richard Darman Staffing Memos, January 1983 (1)-(14)

 

          Box 7

          Richard Darman Staffing Memos, January 1983 (15)-(23)

          Richard Darman Staffing Memos, February 1983 (1)-(7)

          Weekly Forecasts, Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, August 1982-September 1982

(1)(2)

 

          Box 8

          Weekly Forecasts, Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, August 1982-September 1982

(3)-(5)

          [Weekly Forecasts, Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, October 1982-December 1982]

(1)-(13)

          Weekly Forecasts, March 1981-August 1982 (1)-(3)

 

          Box 9

          Weekly Forecasts, March 1981-August 1982 (4)-(6)

          Weekly Summary Reports, September 1981-October 1982 (1)-(5)

          Meeting Reports, July 1982-February 1983 (1)-(5)

          Aram Bakshian [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, March 1981-November

                   1981 (1)(2)

          Morton Blackwell [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, March 1981-March

                   1982] (1)-(3)

 

          Box 10

          Morton Blackwell [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, March 1981-March

                   1982] (4)-(11)

          Thelma Duggin [Weekly Summary Reports – Meeting Reports, February 1981-

                   July 1982] (1)-(4)

          Michael Gale [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, July 1982-October 1982]

          [Ernie Garcia – Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, March 1981-May 1981]

(1)(2)

          Virginia H. Knauer [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, March 1981-March

1982] (1)-(6)

 

          Box 11

          Virginia H. Knauer [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, March 1981-March

1982] (7)-(8)

          William K. Triplett [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, December 1981-June

                   1982]

          Wayne Valis [Meeting Reports, September 1981-September 1982] (1)-(10)

          Henry Zuniga [Weekly Summary Reports, Meeting Reports, September 1981-May 1982]

(1)(2)

 

SERIES III:  SUBJECT FILE, 1981-1983 (4.8 l.ft., Boxes 11-23)

          Box 11, continued

          Cavaney Appointment Book 1982 (1)(2)

          Wendy Borcherdt (1)-(2)

         

          Box 12

          Wendy Borcherdt (3)

          Budget Review Board Appeals 1982 (1)-(10)

          Budget Review Board Appeals 1982 – Health and Human Services 1982

          Budget Review Board Appeals 1982 – Housing and Urban Development, Veterans

                   Administration 1982

          Budget Review Board Appeals 1982 – Labor, Transportation, Treasury 1982 (1)(2)

          Budget Review Board Appeals 1982 – U.S. Information Agency, Peace Corps, Health

and Human Services 1982 (1)-(4)

 

          Box 13

          Budget Review Board Appeals 1982 – U.S. Information Agency, Peace Corps, Health

and Human Services 1982  (5)

          Budget Review – Entitlements 1982 (1)-(3)

          Cabinet Meetings 1981-1982 (1)-(4)

          Cabinet Council Meetings 1983 (1)-(12)

          Ellis, Charlotte (empty)

          Fairness Issues Briefing Book (1)

 

          Box 14

          Fairness Issues Briefing Book (2)(3)

          Fraas, Martha

          Future Business Leaders – Phi Beta Lambda Foundation

          Red Cavaney – Invitations (Acceptances and Regrets) [1981] (1)-(8)

          Invitations – 1982 – Regrets and Acceptances (1)-(5)

 

          Box 15

          Invitations – 1982 – Regrets and Acceptances (6)-(11)

          Lozano, Diana

          OPL – Special Purchases, Office Equipment, Magazines, Newspaper, etc. (Orders)

          Presidential Letter Requests

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: S.881 and Summary (1)(2)

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: Selected Studies

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: Congressional Budget Office Report

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: Letters of Support

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: Press Coverage

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: National Science Foundation Program

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: Major Opposition and Rebuttals

          Rudman Bill [Small Business Innovation Research Act of 1981]: Hearing Record

          Red – Schedule [March 1981-August 1981] (1)-(3)

 

          Box 16

          Schedule Proposals 1981 (1)-(5)

          Cavaney – Schedule Proposals [October 1981-February 1983] (1)-(4)

          Pending Schedule Proposal Requests, January 1982-September 1982 (1)-(4)

          Pending Schedule Proposal Requests, [October 1982-January 1983] (1)-(4)

          Schedule Proposal Rejects, January 1982-February 1983 (1)(2)

 

          Box 17

          Schedule Proposal Rejects, January 1982-February 1983 (3)(4)

          [Requests for Scheduling Recommendations], 1982-1983 (1)-(8)

          Schedules – President / Vice President / [First Lady], 01/22/1981-12/23/1981 (1)-(7)

 

          Box 18

          Schedules – President / Vice President / [First Lady], 01/22/1981-12/23/1981 (8)(9)

          Schedules – E.H. Dole, 01/21/1981-12/23/1981 (1)-(9)

          Sherwood, Susan

          [Simon, Elizabeth]

          [Staff Lists – Senator Dole]

          State of the Union 1982 (1)-(5)

 

          Box 19

          State of the Union 1982 (6)-(20)

          State of the Union 1982: 12/04/1981 Submission

          State of the Union 1982: [Dole Memo 12/08/1981] (1)-(3)

          Stetson University – Political Seminar

          T-AKRX (SL-7) Cavaney Meeting [Chester, PA] – I (1)

 

          Box 20

          T-AKRX (SL-7) Cavaney Meeting [Chester, PA] – I (2)-(10)

          T-AKRX (SL-7) Cavaney Meeting [Chester, PA] – II (1)-(8)

 

          Box 21

          T-AKRX (SL-7) Cavaney Meeting [Chester, PA] – II (9)-(12)

          Task Force on Legal Equity for Women

          Turner, David A.

          White House Conference on Aging - I (1)-(8)

          White House Conference on Aging – II (1)-(5)

          White House Conference on Aging – III (1)

 

          Box 22

          White House Conference on Aging – III (2)-(8)

          [White House Conference on Aging] Background and Memoranda (1)-(3)

          White House Manual and Public Liaison File Listing (Binder) (1)(2)

          White House Staff Manual – Etc. (1)-(4)

          Year End Report 1981 - I (1)(2)

 

          Box 23

          Year End Report 1981 - I (3)-(5)

          Year End Report 1981 – II (1)-(9)

          [Year End Report 1982]

         

          SERIES IV:  EVENTS, 1981-1983 (1.2 l.ft., Boxes 23-26)

          Box 23, continued

          05/05/1981 – Coro Foundation

          05/19/1981 - Health Industry Manufacturers Association Speech (1)-(3)

          06/04/1981 – Chief State School Officers Speech

          06/24/1981 – National Conservative Political Action Committee Speech

          06/25/1981 – Edison Electronic Speech

          09/03/1981 – Society of Plastics Industry, Inc. – White Sulphur Springs, WV

          09/23/1981 – Meredith Corporation Meeting

          09/30/1981 – Association Insiders Breakfast Meeting

 

          Box 24

          09/30/1981 – American Bar Association Luncheon

          10/09/1981 – American Petroleum Institute – Schaumburg, Chicago, IL

          10/14/1981 – Young Presidents Organization

          10/21/1981 – South Shore Chamber of Commerce – Boston, MA

          10/23/1981 – International Management and Development Institute

          11/10/1981 – The Washington Campus (William Seidman) (1)(2)

          11/11/1981 – Construction Industry Manufacturers Association – Chicago, IL (1)-(4)

          1982 Office of Public Liaison Events

          01/03/1982 – Signing Ceremony for Telecommunications for Disabled

          01/12/1982 – Conference Board – New York, NY (1)(2)

          03/10/1982 – Ralston Purina Company

          04/22/1982 – The Washington Campus

          04/26/1982 – Coro Foundation Briefing

          04/27/1982 – California Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

          04/27/1982 – Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Briefing

          04/29/1982 – California Agricultural Group

          May 1982 – Austin / Dallas, Texas Trip – Red Cavaney

          05/18/1982 – Edison Electric Institute Workshop

         

          Box 25

          05/19/1982 – American Pipe Fittings Association

          06/03/1982 – Thursday Group – Capitol Hill Club

          06/08/1982 – Recreation Forum Briefing

          06/25/1982 – Republican National Hispanic Assembly of New York State (1)-(3)

          08/19/1982 – Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company Meeting

          09/15/1982 – Retail Floorcovering Institute

          10/05/1092 – Meeting with Hobby McCall, etc.

          10/08/1982 – Kellogg Foundation Briefing

          10/22/1982 – Coal Survey Group (1)(2)

          10/25/1982 – National Council of Churches

          11/03/1982-11/05/1982 New Congressional Class Briefing – University of California

(1)(2)

          11/09/1982 – Budget Briefing

          11/10/1982 – Everett "Ebb" Grindstaff [International Association of Lions Clubs]

          11/10/1982 – Chicago National Minority Supplier Development Council

          11/11/1982 – Presidential Citizens Medal for Raymond Weeks (1)(2)

          11/12/1982 – Mid-Term Budget Meeting – Chief Executive Officers

          11/23/1982 – National Turkey Federation – Thanksgiving Season

          12/09/1982 – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week

          12/09/1982 – Signing Ceremony – Statement Supporting March of Dimes

          12/16/1982 – Future Farmers of America – Greeting for National President Janice Eberly

          12/17/1982 – Minority Business Statement (1)(2)

 

          Box 26

          12/22/1982 – Young American Medals for Bravery and Service

          12/23/1982 – Coordinating Council on Women

          01/06/1983 – Peter McDonald [Navajo Nation] – Presentation of Rug

          01/10/1983 – National Association of Manufacturers – San Diego, CA – Bill Triplett

          01/15/1983 – Martin Luther King’s Birthday (1)(2)

          01/21/1983 – Students TV Show

          01/21/1983 – Leaders of Pro-Life Organizations

          01/25/1983 – State of the Union Address Briefings

          01/26/1983 – Millipore – Massachusetts High Technology Council – Boston

          01/27/1983 – Photo with Office of Public Liaison Staff

          01/28/1983 – Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program

          01/31/1983 – National Religious Broadcasters

          02/03/1983 – Boy Scouts of America

          02/04/1982 – Senate Youth Program

          02/07/1983 – Elizabeth Dole Swearing-In Ceremonies

          02/07/1983 – Bicentennial Air and Space Year

          02/10/1983 – Business Leaders (Chief Executive Officers) Meeting with POTUS

          02/10/1983 – Associated General Contractors

          02/17/1983 – Chief Rabbi of Israel

          02/22/1983 – American Legion

          02/24/1983 – American Legion Women’s Auxiliary with POTUS

          02/24/1983 – Reserve Officers Association

         

          SERIES V:  TELEPHONE LOGS, 1981-1983 (0.6 l.ft., Boxes 26-28)

          Box 26, continued

          Cavaney Telephone Logs:  Red – Old Phone, February 1981-April 1981 (1)-(6)

          Cavaney Telephone Logs:  Red – Telephone, April 1981-September 1981 (1)

 

          Box 27

          Cavaney Telephone Logs:  Red – Telephone, April 1981-September 1981 (2)-(5)

          [Cavaney Telephone Log: July 1981-August 1981]

          Cavaney Telephone Logs / Lists: [September 1981-December 1981] (1)-(3)

          Cavaney Telephone Logs / Lists: [January 1982-June 1982] (1)-(5)

          Cavaney Telephone Logs / Lists: [July 1982-December 1982] (1)-(4)

 

          Box 28

          Cavaney Telephone Logs / Lists: [July 1982-December 1982] (5)(6)

          Cavaney Telephone Logs / Lists: [January 1983] (1)(2)

          Cavaney Telephone Logs: February 1983-March 1983