Office of Communications: Special Assistant to the President and Director


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The Office of Communications was an “umbrella” office coordinating the message and image of the Reagan Administration. It included the Speechwriting Office, Media Relations, Public Affairs, the Press Office and Public Liaison. Several influential persons held the title of the Assistant to the President for Communications including David Gergen and Pat Buchanan.

David Gergen left his position at the end of 1983 and Buchanan became the Director of Communications in March 1985. In between these individuals, Pam Bailey, served as the Director of Communications Planning, as it was briefly called. During this time period the Office of Communications Planning was overseen by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Michael Deaver.

This collection consists of three series: SERIES I: Subject File; SERIES II: Communications Planning and SERIES III: Agency Reports.


SERIES I: SUBJECT FILE (3.7 l.ft.; OAs 10297-19299, 11143)
SERIES III: AGENCY REPORTS (4 l.ft.; OAs 11143-11146)

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