Morton C. Blackwell, Special Assistant to the President, Office of Public Liaison, 1981-1984 
Digital Library Collection

Portrait of Morton Blackwell, 08/02/1982, c9456-23

Mr. Blackwell joined the Office of Public Liaison in February 1981 as a special assistant responsible for veterans, fraternal organizations, Native Americans, religious affairs, and limited government organizations. His general responsibilities were to facilitate communication between these groups and the White House, and raise support on various White House policies and initiatives. He served as liaison to Native American groups until February 1983, when this function was transferred from the White House Office of Public Liaison to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (Rick Neal). After Jack Burgess left the White House in March 1983, Blackwell took over his Roman Catholic portfolio.

Blackwell was the original White House Coordinator for the Central America Outreach Working Group. The Library has maintained the entire set of meeting files within the Robert Reilly collection and these files contain work product for Blackwell for the time period May 1983-October 1983. Folders on briefings given by the group and other information about this Working Group from May 1983-October 1983 are still maintained in the Blackwell collection within a specific series on Central America.

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Folders:

Box 1

Academy for Educational Development
ACTION (1 of 2)
ACTION (2 of 2)
Ad Hoc Committee in Defense of Life
Afghanistan
AFL-CIO
Agency for International Development
Air Traffic Controllers
American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
American Business Media Council
American Citizens Concerned for Life
American Conservative Union
American Council for Free Asia
American Law Enforcement Officers Association
American Legal Foundation
American Legislative Exchange Council (1 of 2)
American Legislative Exchange Council (2 of 2)
American Life Lobby (1 of 4)
American Life Lobby (2 of 4)
American Life Lobby (3 of 4)
American Life Lobby (4 of 4)
American Security Council Speakers Bureau Briefing, 08/26/1983
American Security Council and Coalition for Peace through Strength
American Society of Local Officials
American Student Association

 

Box 2

American Way
Americans for a Sound Foreign Policy
Americans for the Reagan Agenda
Americans for the Voter Initiative
Americans in Support of Democracy in Latin America
Americas Coalition
Baby Jane Doe (1 of 2)
Baby Jane Doe (2 of 2)
Balanced Budget Amendment (1 of 3)
Balanced Budget Amendment (2 of 3)
Balanced Budget Amendment (3 of 3)
[Blackwell Personal]
Blackwell Travel (1 of 5)
Blackwell Travel (2 of 5)
Blackwell Travel (3 of 5)
Blackwell Travel (4 of 5)
Blackwell Travel (5 of 5)
Block Grant Program
Boys Clubs of America
Briefings Book (1 of 4)
Briefings Book (2 of 4)
Briefings Book (3 of 4)
Briefings Book (4 of 4)

 

 

Box 3

Budget Briefing List 1982
Budget Resolution Endorsements
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (1 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (2 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (3 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (4 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (5 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (6 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (7 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (8 of 9)
[Budget/Tax Programs – Economic Recovery] (9 of 9)
Busing (1 of 3)
Busing (2 of 3)
Busing (3 of 3)
CARE
Caribbean Basin Initiative
Case Work
CATO
Center for International Relations
Center for National Labor Policy

 

 

Box 4

Central Intelligence Agency (1 of 2)
Central Intelligence Agency (2 of 2)
Century III Foundation (1 of 2)
Century III Foundation (2 of 2)
Chamber of Commerce
[China – Christianity]
[Chinese American Women]
Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
Citizen’s Choice
Citizens for America
Citizens for a New Beginning
Citizens for Decency through Law
Citizens for the Republic
Civil Rights
[Cleaver, Eldridge]
Coalition for Freedom
Coalition for Peace through Security
Coalitions for America (1 of 2)
Coalitions for America (2 of 2)
College Republican National Committee (1 of 4)
College Republican National Committee (2 of 4)
College Republican National Committee (3 of 4)
College Republican National Committee (4 of 4)
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles