ROLLINS, EDWARD J.: Files, 1981-1983 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

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ROLLINS, EDWARD J.: Files, 1981-1983

 

Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs, 1981; Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and Director of the Office of Political Affairs, 1981-83.

 

Edward Rollins is a highly successful and often controversial political consultant and advisor.  He was born in Boston, and grew up in a Democratic household.  His family moved to California and he attended Chico State University in Northern California.  From 1968-81, he held various Republican staff positions within the California Assembly.  He worked in the Nixon and Ford administrations within the Department of Transportation as a Congressional liaison.  He left the White House in 1983 to become director of President Reagan’s successful 1984 reelection campaign.  Since his work for President Reagan’s reelection, his political consultant work has included the first election of Christine Todd Whitman, governor of New Jersey and a short time with the 1992 Ross Perot presidential election campaign.  Recently, he was the national campaign manager for the Mike Huckabee campaign for President in 2008.

 

 

Rollins joined the White House staff in 1981 as the second in command under Franklyn (Lyn) Nofziger, the President's long-time political advisor and the first Director of the Office of Political Affairs.  When Mr. Nofziger resigned in November, 1981, Rollins was appointed to his post.  During his tenure as Director of the Office of Political Affairs, Rollins was often a controversial figure because of his out-spoken candor to press and public.   He worked actively to assist Republican candidates in sympathy with the President and worked publicly against Sen. Robert Packwood, head of the Republican Senate Committee and a frequent critic of the President.  Rollins and the Office of Political Affairs was heavily involved in assisting Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates during the 1982 election.  

 

The Edward Rollins collection has had some limited arrangement.  We currently have two completed series: Republican Correspondence File, 1981-1982 and Mailgrams, 1982. We will assign series numbers to this material when the collection is fully arranged.  This open material is very limited in scope and content and does not contain any material regarding the President's 1980 or 1984 election. 

 

SERIES: REPUBLICAN CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1981-82 (3.2 l.ft., Boxes 1-8)

 

The Correspondence File consists of letters, notes and memos sent to Mr. Rollins from Republican office holders and Republican officials at the national, state and local levels.  The files also contain a considerable amount of Republican constituent mail supporting Rollins criticism of Sen. Bob Packwood.  It is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and then chronologically.

 

SERIES: MAILGRAMS, 1982 (3.6 l.ft., Boxes 9-17)

The Mailgrams series contains mailgrams to various Senators and Representatives regarding an increase in the excise tax on cigarettes.  These are copies of the mailgrams passed on to Ed Rollins by the Tobacco Institute.  The material is filed by date of the mailgram and then by the state of the sender.

 

Container List

          Box 1

REPUBLICAN CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1981-82.

[AAA-ALL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[AND-AUS: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BAG-BAL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BAM-BAN: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BAR-BAT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BAX-BIN: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BLA-BOD: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BOH-BOY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BRA (1 of 2): Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BRA (2 of 2): Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BRE-BRY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[BUR-BUS: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[CAL-CAQ: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[CAR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 2

[CAS-CER: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[CHA: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[CHE-CLA: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[CLI-COLE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[COLL-COLT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[COM-CON: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[COO-COT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[COV-CRA: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[CRO-CUR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[DAH-DAW: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[DEC-DEL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[DeNardis: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[DES-DOL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[DOM-DUE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[DUN-DWY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[EAR-ENR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 3

[ERI-EWE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[FAR-FIT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[FLA-FLY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[FOR-FRE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[FUL-FUN: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[GAB-GEO: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[GER-GON: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[GOU-GUT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[HAA-HAR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[HAS-HEC: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[HED-HER: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[HIC-HIN: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[HIR-HOR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[HOS-HYL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box  4

[I : Ed Rollins Correspondence File]              

[JAC-JEF: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[JEN-JES: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[JOH-JOY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[KAI-KAR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[KEE-KEY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[KIN-KNI: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[KON-KOS: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[LAC-LAI: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[LAM-LAS: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[LAU-LED: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[LES-LIT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[LLO-LYO: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[MAC-MARK: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[MART: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 5

          [MAS-MAY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]  

[McA-McQ: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[MEA-MIL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[MIT-MONI: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[MONK-MYG: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[NAT-NEW: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[NIC: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[NOF: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[NOL-NYS: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[OAX-OLS: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[O’Neil: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[O’RE-OTT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 6

          [PA-PAT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[PAU-PE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[PF-PH: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[PI-POT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[POW: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[PR-PU: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[Q: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[RA-RAY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[RE-REA: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[REE-RH: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[RI-RIC: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[RIE-ROC: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[ROD-ROM: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[ROP-ROR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 7

[ROR-ROY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[RUB-RUP: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[RUS-RY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[SA-SK: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[SL-SW: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[TA-TE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[TH-TIL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[TIM-TOL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[TOO-TUR, C: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[TUR, J-TY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[U-UM: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[UN-UZ: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[VA-VANA: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 8

[VAND-VIG: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[VIL-VU: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WAG-WALL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WALS-WAR: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WAS-WAT: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WEB-WEE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WET-WHE: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WHI-WIC: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WID-WIL: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WIN-WOO: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[WOR-WY: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[Y: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

[Z: Ed Rollins Correspondence File]

 

Box 9

SERIES: MAILGRAMS, 1982

[Mailgrams to Various Congressmen, re: Proposed Cigarette Excise Tax Referred to

          Rollins by the Tobacco Institute]

[Mailgrams - 07/10/1982]

[Mailgrams - 07/12/1982]

[Mailgrams - 07/13/1982]

[Mailgrams - 07/14/1982]

[Mailgrams - 07/15/1982]

[Mailgrams - 07/16/1982] (1)-(3)

[Mailgrams - 07/17/1982] (1)-(3)

[Mailgrams - 07/18/1982]

[Mailgrams - 07/19/1982] (1)-(5)

 

Box 10         

[Mailgrams - 07/19/1982] (6)-(16)

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (1)-(3)

 

Box 11

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (4)-(16)

 

Box 12         

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (17)-(30)

 

Box 13

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (31)-(43)

 

Box 14

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (44)-(56)

 

Box 15

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (57)-(69)

 

Box 16

[Mailgrams - 07/20/1982] (70)-(76)

[Mailgrams - 07/21/1982] (1)-(5)

 

Box 17

[Mailgrams - 07/21/1982] (6)-(9)

[Mailgrams - 07/22/1982]

 

OA 8275

OPL – Borcherdt/Jepsen

EPA I

EPA II

Agriculture

Balitzer – ARA (Americans for the Reagan Agenda)

Blacks

Commerce

Defense [White House Out Card] – see OA 8276

Education

Energy

FEMA

HHS

Hispanics

HUD

Interior

 

OA 8276

OPL – Dole, E. – [White House Out Card]

Speeches

RR Messages, A-M

Social Security

Social Programs

Secret Service

Jewish Group

Justice

Minorities – Ethnics

Republican National Committee – Republican National Congressional Committee

Reference Guide

Press Conferences – Transcripts

Ronald Reagan/Campaign

Ronald Reagan/Inaugural

Ronald Reagan/Speeches, Misc.

Polls For/Of President Reagan

Waste, Fraud, Abuse in Federal Government

Veteran’s Administration

Tax Cut

Taxes – General

Economic Programs

Defense

 

OA 8277

Budget – June 1982

Redistricting

FEC Reports – 1982

[Helsing Correspondence]

“You’ve Got to Be There” 1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, TN (videotape)

CBS Nightwatch 09/08/1983 (videotape)

Miscelleneous – [Mostly Bill Lacy Correspondence]

[House of Representatives 1981 Vote Analysis]

Miscellaneous

Private Sector Initiative – White House (binder)

College Republican National Committee (folder)

Promises: A Progress Report on President Reagan’s First Year

The Text of the President’s Address and Accompanying Fact Sheets on the State of the

          Union, 01/25/1983

The President’s FY 1984 Budget Freeze and Reform Plan

[Distilled Spirits Council of the United States] (loose correspondence)

United States Trade Rep

Veterans Administration

Treasury

State Department

Republicans

OPM (Office of Personnel Management)

Transportation

Labor

NSC

NCPAC
          OMB

Republican Groups

SBA

RNC