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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Related Materials
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Lyn Nofziger Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-2004
    Collection Number: 2010C32
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 videotape, 1 motion picture reel (8 linear feet)
    Abstract: The papers primarily consist of Nofziger's writings as reporter, political consultant, writer and satirical poet; collected materials relating to political conditions in California and the United States, and documents generated from work with Republican candidates including Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Also included are materials regarding United States vs. Nofziger pertaining to his alleged violation of the Ethics in Government Act.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Nofziger, Lyn

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lyn Nofziger Papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Citizens for Reagan Records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Allen Drury papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Bonner Frank Fellers papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Robert C. Hill papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Hoover Institution and the Gorbachev Foundation (Moscow) collection, Hoover Institution Archives
    John D. Lodge papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1924 June 8 Born, Bakersfield, CA
    1947 September 12 Married Bonnie Jean Foster
    1950 BA, San Jose State College
    1950-1966 Copley Newspapers and News Service, reporter, editor, and Washington correspondent
    1966 Press secretary, Ronald Reagan's California gubernatorial campaign
    1967-1968 Director of communications for California Governor Ronald Reagan
    1968-1969 Political consultant
    1969-1971 Deputy assistant for Congressional Relations for President Richard Nixon
    1971-1972 Deputy chair of communications, Republican National Committee
    1972 Executive director, California Committee to Re-elect President Nixon
    1973-1975, 1979-1980 Political consultant
    1975 July-1976 August Press secretary, California campaign director, convention director, Ronald Reagan's presidential primary campaign
    1976 September-November Special projects, Gerald Ford's presidential campaign
    1977-1979 Executive vice chair, Citizens for the Republic Political Action Committee
    1979 March-August Deputy chair of finance, Ronald Reagan presidential campaign
    1979-1980 Political consultant
    1980-1981 Press secretary, Ronald Reagan presidential campaign
    1981 January-1982 January Assistant to the President for political affairs for President Ronald Reagan
    1982-1987 Nofziger & Bragg Communications, political and government consulting
    1984 Senior adviser, Reagan presidential re-election campaign
    1986 Indicted for violation of the Ethics in Government Act
    1988 January-April United States v. Nofziger trial
    1988-2006 Political and government consultant, Nofziger Communications
    1988 November 22-1989 June 27 Appeal argued, United States v. Nofziger
    1990 January 10 Original indictment dismissed, United States v. Nofziger
    1992 Author, Nofziger (memoir), published by Regnery Gateway
    2000 April 10 Author, Unbridled Joy: The Verse of Joy Skilmer, published by MND Books
    2004 May Author, The Tacketts published by Jameson Books
    2006 March 27 Died, Falls Church, Virginia
    Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2010. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2010. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers primarily consist of Nofziger's writings as reporter, political consultant, writer and satirical poet; collected materials relating to political conditions in California and the United States; and documents generated from work with Republican candidates including Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Also included are materials regarding United States v. Nofziger pertaining to his alleged violation of the Ethics in Government Act.
    One of the most significant aspects of Nofziger's career was his work as a political consultant for candidates at federal and state levels. While he worked for several Republican candidates, two of the most prominent were Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In the Richard Nixon administration records are correspondence and associated documents involving Nixon and key members of his staff such as H. R. Haldeman and Charles Colson, as well as the California Committee for the Re-election of the President, which played a significant role in Nixon's re-election campaign in 1972.
    Nofziger shared a strong affiliation with Ronald Reagan. The Ronald Reagan related materials reflect that affiliation through letters, memoranda and collected printed items. The bulk of the materials are Reagan's speeches and writings, Nofziger's writings specifically related to Ronald Reagan, writings by others regarding Reagan and newspaper clippings and other print media from Reagan's gubernatorial and presidential terms. Photographs also include a collection of autographed images presented to Nofziger by high ranking officials in the first Reagan presidential administration.
    Nofziger was also a political consultant for candidates such as Ed Reinecke, Bob Dole, and Pat Buchanan. The Political consulting records documents this work. Campaign paraphernalia from candidates Nofziger supported is present in Memorabilia.
    Speeches and writings offer an insight into the evolution of thought and philosophy for the American conservative movement and the Republican Party from Nofziger's candid and uncensored point of view. The writings consist of newspaper articles, speeches, personal reflections, and commentaries in drafts and printed copies.
    Nofziger was prosecuted on charges of violating the Ethics in Government Act for illegally lobbying for the Wedtech Corporation for federal defense contracts shortly after resigning from Reagan's first presidential administration. Many of the documents relevant to the indictment, trial, appeal, and subsequent dismissal of the charges are included in the Legal proceedings and related documents.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
    Reagan, Ronald.
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    California--Politics and government--1951-
    Motion pictures.
    Photographs.
    Presidents--United States--Election--1972.
    Presidents--United States--Election--1980.
    Sound recordings.
    United States--Politics and government--1969-1974.
    United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.