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Guide to the Henry Walter Papers
 MS 3016

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Series III. Public Relations Files. Other, 1951-1993 (bulk, 1960s). 1.17 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged by topic, in roughly chronological order.

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes documents, much of which was prepared by Henry Walter, of a public relations nature for various public figures, other than Abraham Beame and Harrison Goldin. Most notably, these include Walter's files as Press Secretary for Robert M. Morgenthau during Morgenthau's campaign for Governor of New York in 1962. These files include press releases, speeches and remarks, drafts, correspondence, schedules, and campaign travel arrangements. The series also includes press releases issued by Walter in his capacity as the Director of Public Information for the newly-formed New York City Department of Highways (1963-64). Also from the 1960s is a folder of campaign brochures and other ephemera related to former reporter and Democratic candidate Martin J. Steadman's campaign for Congress from the 4th Congressional District (1966), with a letter from Steadman to Walter thanking him for his help and support during the campaign.

The series also includes a small amount of speechwriting done by Walter in the 1990s. These include drafts of remarks concerning retirement financial security by Cuyler Findlay of the AARP Investment Program at Scudder Investor Services (1991) and work Walter did for former Westchester County Executive Alfred DelBello, including drafts of a speech and an article on the international transboundary movement of hazardous waste (1990), business and jobs (1992), and for a public affairs program on Cablevision focused on crime and punishment (1993).

The series includes a small amount of miscellaneous documents concerning Walter himself, including his 1960 remarks to the Air Pollution Control Association on the topic "The Role of Public Media"; a guest pass to the 1964 New York State Democratic Convention; his 1970 resume; a letter leading to his hiring on to Comptroller Beame's staff; two family photographs; an "I Care" lapel pin; and other documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 1-12 Robert Morgenthau Campaign Files (12 folders)
Box: 25 Folder : 5-9 New York City Department of Highways Press Releases (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the first Annual Report of the Highways Department (issued January 2, 1964, for the year 1963).

Box: 28 Folder : 10 Martin J. Steadman Campaign
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Cuyler Findlay Speech
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Alfred B. DelBello. Waste Management (Projects 39 & 40)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes circa 1976 campaign literature for DelBello's re-election as Westchester County Executive.

Circa 1976, 1990
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Alfred B. DelBello. Business & Jobs
Box: 25 Folder : 12-13 Alfred B. DelBello. Crime & Punishment (2 folders)
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Henry Walter. Miscellaneous

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