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Record Group 8: Office Files

1975-1992 (Congressional Terms: 94-102)
Document Cases: RJL 8/1-11

Congressman Lagomarsino's office files are arranged into five subgroups, as designated by the session dates of Congress, per every two Congresses. They are further divided into four sub-subgroups, based upon the content of the materials.

Within each sub-subgroup, the files are separated into chronological and Alpha order by sub-topic. Some files are deemed confidential, containing sensitive material protected by law or for display purposesand will not be produced unless express consent is given by the subject individual. These files are designated by an asterisk (*).

The files are arranged into the following subgroups:

Subgroup I: 1973-1976 93-94 Congress
Subgroup II: 1977-1980 95-96 Congress
Subgroup III: 1981-1984 97-98 Congress
Subgroup IV: 1985-1988 99-100 Congress
Subgroup V: 1989-1992 101-102 Congress

The files are further arranged into the following sub-subgroups:

Sub-subgroup I: General - Includes various personal correspondence to and from government officials (including the Reagans); "talking points" on general constituent issues; samples of office stationary; non-election year newspaper articles regarding Jack O'Connell, Gary Hart, and Michael Huffington; the Lagomarsino "Ode" and "March"; commentary literature on the Reagan presidency; and President George Bush's State of the Union address.
Sub-subgroup II: Re-Election - Not to be confused with Record Group 13, Election Files, these are general office files relating to Congressman Lagomarsino's re-elections and contain materials of a varied nature: official election certifications; "congratulations" on reelection and "thank-yous" for support from government officials, private individuals, and organizations; Lagomarsino campaign analysis data; voter handouts; fundraising correspondence and invitations; and campaign committee correspondence.
Sub-subgroup III: Special Events - Includes materials regarding the commissioning of the USS Nimitz; the Republicans' annual "Federal Hall" conference in Philadelphia; the second flight of the space shuttle Columbia; the U.S. Navy launching of the Jarrett missile, and various POW/MIA medal ceremonies.
Sub-subgroup IV: Travel - Congressman Lagomarsino's expense reports; identification cards; souvenirs; and regional literature from his trips to Europe, the Middle East, Far East, and Latin America are assembled in these files.

Note: This is only a sample of the materials contained within this record group - for a complete list, please contact University Archivist, Evelyn Taylor.