7.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M126.96.36.199
This series contains a complete set of released statements arranged chronologically with a title index, dating from 1980 through 1994. Types of items released for public consumption were statements from Mitchell's Senate office, joint statements from the Maine congressional delegation, statements called "Exclusive for Weeklies," guest columns, press availability notices, press conferences, and speeches. Press releases were used by the office for a variety of purposes: to advise the public on or explain positions Mitchell was taking; to publicize or discuss legislation; to announce major initiatives related to subjects such as trade, taxes, transportation, and health care; to announce special events, job promotions, or major accomplishments; to release general policy statements; to celebrate newly authorized or reauthorized programs; or to administer criticisms or persuasive appeals to Congress or the President.
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