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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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

 

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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)

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Box 5

Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress (1 of 3)
Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress (2 of 3)
Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress (3 of 3)
"CAUSA (Confederation for the Association and the Unity of the Societies of the
Conference of Private Organizations (CONPOR) (1 of 3)
Conference of Private Organizations (CONPOR) (2 of 3)
Conference of Private Organizations (CONPOR) (3 of 3)
Congressional Club
Connecticut Mutual Life Report on American Values
Conservative Caucus
Conservative Digest
Conservative Groups (1 of 4)
Conservative Groups (2 of 4)
Conservative Groups (3 of 4)
Conservative Groups (4 of 4)
Conservative PACs (Political Action Committees)
Conservative Political Action Conference (1 of 2)
Conservative Political Action Conference (2 of 2)
Conservatives against Liberal Legislation
Constitutional Liberties Rally
Council for American Private Education
Council for Inter-American Security

 

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Box 6

Council for National Policy (1 of 2)
Council for National Policy (2 of 2)
Criminal Code Revisions (1 of 2)
Criminal Code Revisions (2 of 2)
Cuba
Daughters of the American Revolution
Decatur Shop
Defense Policy - 1983
Defunding Advocacy
Defunding Advocacy: Circular A-122, "Defunding the Left," Meeting of 10/06/1983
Democratic National Committee
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Department of Education
Department of Energy (1 of 2)
Department of Energy (2 of 2)
Department of Health and Human Services (1 of 6)
Department of Health and Human Services (2 of 6)
Department of Health and Human Services (3 of 6)
Department of Health and Human Services (4 of 6)
Department of Health and Human Services (5 of 6)
Department of Health and Human Services (6 of 6)
Department of the Interior (1 of 4)
 

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Box 7

Department of the Interior (2 of 4)
Department of the Interior (3 of 4)
Department of the Interior (4 of 4)
Department of Justice
Department of Labor (1 of 3)
Department of Labor (2 of 3)
Department of Labor (3 of 3)
Department of Transportation (1 of 2)
Department of Transportation (2 of 2)
Dissidents (1 of 2)
Dissidents (2 of 2)
[Doolittle, John - Banning of USSR from 1984 Olympics]
[Dornan, Bob]
Economic Package
Education (1 of 10)
Education (2 of 10)
Education (3 of 10)
Education (4 of 10)

 

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Box 8

Education (5 of 10)
Education (6 of 10)
Education (7 of 10)
Education (8 of 10)
Education (9 of 10)
Education (10 of 10)
[Educational Excellence]
El Salvador (1 of 2)
El Salvador (2 of 2)
[El Salvador – Classified]
Election Law
Elections
Elections of 1984
Enterprise Zones (1 of 2)
Enterprise Zones (2 of 2)
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Rights Amendment
Fairness Issues – A Briefing Book on Individual Programs and General Perspective – 06/01/1982 (Binder) (1 of 2)
Fairness Issues – A Briefing Book on Individual Programs and General Perspective – 06/01/1982 (Binder) (2 of 2)
Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (1 of 7)
Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (2 of 7)

 

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Box 9

Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (3 of 7)
Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (4 of 7)
Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (5 of 7)
Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (6 of 7)
Fairness II, An Executive Briefing Book (7 of 7)
Family Defense Coalition
Family Protection Act (1 of 5)
Family Protection Act (2 of 5)
Family Protection Act (3 of 5)
Family Protection Act (4 of 5)
Family Protection Act (5 of 5)
Federal Election Commission (FEC) (1 of 6)
Federal Election Commission (FEC) (2 of 6)
Federal Election Commission (FEC) (3 of 6)
Federal Election Commission (FEC) (4 of 6)
Federal Election Commission (FEC) (5 of 6)
Federal Election Commission (FEC) (6 of 6)
Federal Election Commission (FEC): Federal Voting Assistance Program
Federalism Initiative
Federalist Society of Delaware Law School
[50 States Project Fact Sheet]
Flat Rate Tax

 

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Box 10

4-H Council [Empty]
Fraternal Organizations (1 of 5)
Fraternal Organizations (2 of 5)
Fraternal Organizations (3 of 5)
Fraternal Organizations (4 of 5)
Fraternal Organizations (5 of 5)
Fraternal Organizations: Elks
Fraternal Organizations: Lions
Freedom Council
[FSLN (Sandinistas)]
Gingrich, Newt
Global 2000
[Grass-Roots Groups (New York Times Magazine Article)]
Great Seal of the United States (1 of 2)
Great Seal of the United States (2 of 2)
Green Case
Grenada
Guatemala
Guirard, Jim
[Gulf Caribbean Foundation Group]
Heritage Foundation: National Security Record
High Frontier (1 of 2)
High Frontier (2 of 2)
Hispanic
Hobbs Act
Homosexuals (1 of 5)
Homosexuals (2 of 5)

 

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Box 11

Homosexuals (3 of 5)
Homosexuals (4 of 5)
Homosexuals (5 of 5)
House of Representatives
Housing and Urban Development
Hultman, Evan
Human Life Amendment
[Idaho Young Republican Federation: KAL 007] (1 of 2)
[Idaho Young Republican Federation: KAL 007] (2 of 2)
Immigration
Information Digest
Institute on Religion and Democracy
Intergovernmental Affairs
Internal Revenue Service
International Association of Chiefs of Police
International Youth Year Commission
Invest in America Award, 10/05/1982 (1 of 4)
Invest in America Award, 10/05/1982 (2 of 4)
Invest in America Award, 10/05/1982 (3 of 4)
Invest in America Award, 10/05/1982 (4 of 4)
Investigative Research Foundation
United States Jaycees

 

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Box 12

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Jonker, Frederick
Key 1983 Initiatives – White House Office of Policy Information, 05/01/1983 (Binder) (1 of 2)
Key 1983 Initiatives – White House Office of Policy Information, 05/01/1983 (Binder) (2 of 2)
Kiwanis
[Latin America]
Laubach, Vincent A.
Leadership Foundation
Legal Services Corporation (1 of 2)
Legal Services Corporation (2 of 2)
[Letters from Constituents]
Liberal Political Action Committees [COPE Newsletter 04/22/1982]
Lions Club, Libertyville, IL
[Livermore Graduation Incident (School Prayer)]
Louisiana
[Lucas, Harry Jr.]
Mailing – Year of the Bible – Law Suit
March for Life
[McAteer, Ed]
Media
Meridian House International
Military Issues (1 of 9)
Military Issues (2 of 9)
Military Issues (3 of 9)
Military Issues (4 of 9)

 

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Military Issues (5 of 9)
Military Issues (6 of 9)
Military Issues (7 of 9)
Military Issues (8 of 9)
Military Issues (9 of 9)
[Mississippi Gubernatorial Election]
Monetary Newsletter Editors
Moral Majority (1 of 5)
Moral Majority (2 of 5)
Moral Majority (3 of 5)
Moral Majority (4 of 5)
Moral Majority (5 of 5)
Moral Rearmament
Morality in Media, Inc.
[National Alliance of Senior Citizens]
National Association of Neighborhood Schools, Inc.
National Center for Pan-American Studies
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Center for Public Policy Research
National Coalition on Abortion Rights
National Conservative Foundation (1 of 2)
National Conservative Foundation (2 of 2)

 

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NCPAC [National Conservative Political Action Committee] (1 of 5)
NCPAC [National Conservative Political Action Committee] (2 of 5)
NCPAC [National Conservative Political Action Committee] (3 of 5)
NCPAC [National Conservative Political Action Committee] (4 of 5)
NCPAC [National Conservative Political Action Committee] (5 of 5)
National Day of Prayer (1 of 4)
National Day of Prayer (2 of 4)
National Day of Prayer (3 of 4)
National Day of Prayer (4 of 4)
National Flag Day
National Forum Foundation
National Labor Relations Board
[National Pro-Life Political Action Committee]
National Pro-Life Action Committee
National Pro-Life Action Committee: POTUS – Pro-Life Coalition – Cabinet Room– 01/23/1984 (1 of 2)
National Pro-Life Action Committee: POTUS – Pro-Life Coalition – Cabinet Room– 01/23/1984 (2 of 2)
National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Senatorial Committee
National Right to Life Committee (1 of 3)
National Right to Life Committee (2 of 3)
National Right to Life Committee (3 of 3)
[National Strategy Information Center]
National Thanksgiving Convocation Committee
New Directions Advisory Committee
[New Orleans Trip June 1983]
New World Dynamics
[Nicaragua]
[Nicaraguan Development Council]
No Response

 

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Box 15

Nuclear Freeze (1 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (2 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (3 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (4 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (5 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (6 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (7 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (8 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (9 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (10 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (11 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (12 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (13 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (14 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (15 of 16)
Nuclear Freeze (16 of 16)

 

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Office of Management and Budget
Office of Personnel Management
Office of Public Liaison (OPL) 1982 (1 of 15)
OPL 1982 (2 of 15)
OPL 1982 (3 of 15)
OPL 1982 (4 of 15)
OPL 1982 (5 of 15)
OPL 1982 (6 of 15)
OPL 1982 (7 of 15)
OPL 1982 (8 of 15)
OPL 1982 (9 of 15)
OPL 1982 (10 of 15)
OPL 1982 (11 of 15)
OPL 1982 (12 of 15)
OPL 1982 (13 of 15)
OPL 1982 (14 of 15)
OPL 1982 (15 of 15)

 

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OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (1 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (2 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (3 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (4 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (5 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (6 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (7 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (8 of 9)
OPL Weekly Reports/Forms 1981 (9 of 9)
OPL - Administration (1 of 7)
OPL - Administration (2 of 7)
OPL - Administration (3 of 7)
OPL - Administration (4 of 7)
OPL - Administration (5 of 7)
OPL - Administration (6 of 7)
OPL - Administration (7 of 7)

 

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Box 18

[OPL - Note Regarding Personnel]
Opportunities Industrialization Centers
[Optimist International]
Palestine Liberation Organization
[Panama Canal Treaty]
Pending Presidential Messages (1 of 2)
Pending Presidential Messages (2 of 2)
Photo Requests (1 of 2)
Photo Requests (2 of 2)
[POMOST]
Pornography (1 of 2)
Pornography (2 of 2)
Federal Anti-Obscenity Laws/Pornography – Presidential and Anne Higgins' Form Letters
U.S. Postal Service
Potential Events
POTUS – (Videotape) Campus Crusade for Christ 11/22/1983
POTUS – Dennis Joyner, Disabled Veterans 12/22/1983
POTUS – Keith Kreul National Commander American Legion 12/22/1983
POTUS – National Rifle Association Presentation of Commemorative Firearm
POTUS – Tuition Tax Credits 09/16/1983
POTUS – Tuition Tax Credit Coalition 12/07/1983 (1 of 2)
POTUS – Tuition Tax Credit Coalition 12/07/1983 (2 of 2)
Prayer in Schools (1 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (2 of 11)

 

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Box 19

Prayer in Schools (3 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (4 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (5 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (6 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (7 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (8 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (9 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (10 of 11)
Prayer in Schools (11 of 11)
President’s Proposal – Voluntary School Prayer (Information Packet)
President’s Proposal – Voluntary School Prayer
[School Prayer] (1 of 10)
[School Prayer] (2 of 10)
[School Prayer] (3 of 10)
[School Prayer] (4 of 10)
[School Prayer] (5 of 10)
[School Prayer] (6 of 10)
[School Prayer] (7 of 10)

 

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Box 20

[School Prayer] (8 of 10)
[School Prayer] (9 of 10)
[School Prayer] (10 of 10)
[School Prayer - II)] (1 of 3)
[School Prayer - II)] (2 of 3)
[School Prayer - II)] (3 of 3)
[School Prayer: Constitutional Amendment]
[School Prayer: United States Catholic Conference]
Presidential Awards
Presidential Gifts
Presidential Greetings
Presidential Proclamations
Presidential Task Force on Volunteers for the Needy (1 of 4)
Presidential Task Force on Volunteers for the Needy (2 of 4)
Presidential Task Force on Volunteers for the Needy (3 of 4)
Presidential Task Force on Volunteers for the Needy (4 of 4)
[President’s Commission on Executive Exchange]
[Private Sector Initiatives] (1 of 9)
[Private Sector Initiatives] (2 of 9)