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Jonathan Marshall Papers 1972-1975

MSS-56


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Marshall, Jonathan, 1924-
Title: Jonathan Marshall Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1972-1975
Quantity: 9 Boxes (4.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Jonathan Marshall Papers are composed of correspondence, newsclippings, printed matter, computer printouts, and notebooks documenting Marshall's campaign for the United States Senate in 1974. The collection has been arranged in two series.
Identification: MSS-56
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Jonathan Marshall was born in New York City in 1924. He received his Bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Colorado. After working for a time with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Boulder City, Nevada, he worked as a city planner. Marshall purchased the magazine Arts Digest in 1953, changed its title to Arts and managed the publication for five years. In 1958 he entered the University of Oregon in order to complete his Masters degree in journalism.

Marshall moved to Arizona in 1963 and began his career as editor and publisher of the Scottsdale Daily Progress. In 1972 Marshall was elected president of the Arizona Newspaper Association. He also served as chairman of the ANA Legislative and Freedom of Information Committees.

Jonathan Marshall has been active in a number of civic groups. He has served on the boards of Camelback Hospital, the Phoenix Urban League and the Phoenix Symphony, as well as on the national executive board of the American Jewish Committee. He has also served on the Scottsdale Boys Club advisory board and is an active member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. Marshall lives in Scottsdale with his wife Maxine and is the father of four children.


Scope and Content Note

The Jonathan Marshall Papers are composed of correspondence, newsclippings, printed matter, computer printouts, and notebooks documenting Marshall's campaign for the United States Senate in 1974. The collection has been arranged in two series.

Series I: Subject Files contains a variety of materials discussing subjects identified by Marshall or a member of his staff. The files were originally arranged alphabetically by subject; this arrangement has been preserved and restored when necessary. Materials are arranged chronologically within the folders. Some materials are duplicated in different files and some types of information are found in two or more subject files. For example, information on the Watergate scandal can be found under Impeachment, Watergate, and Press Releases.

There are a number of items of particular interest in this series. The candidacy announcement material (Box 1, Folders 18-19) includes copies of Marshall's financial disclosure statements. Contributions (Box 2, Folders 6-7) contains alphabetical lists of campaign contributors. The directories (Box 2, Folder 27) are actually lists of members of the Arizona Democratic Party. Energy (Box 3, Folder 3) features information on coal gasification technology. The Indians file (Box 3, Folder 13) includes Marshall's address to the Navajo Tribal Council. The position papers (Box 4, Folder 13) also contain some copies of press releases. The reading files (Box 5, Folders 1-7) consist of carbon copies of a variety of letters, press releases, and public statements apparently submitted for Marshall's review and approval. The file concerning Joe Rothstein (Box 5, Folder 9) contains agreements and correspondence documenting the relationship between Marshall and Rothstein, his media consultant. Rowan Group, Inc. (Box 5, Folder 10) includes the results of a telephone survey conducted for Marshall by this market research firm. Senior Citizens (Box 6, Folder 1) includes a 1972 platform document for the Gray Panthers political and social movement. Whistle Stop (Box 6, Folder 17) was a newspaper-like publication released at the time of Marshall's candidacy announcement that provides a brief overview of Marshall's background and his opinions on the issues.

Series II: Miscellaneous Materials houses notebooks, computer printouts, information packets, newsclippings, and audiovisual materials. The "Use of Hand Written Postcards" typescript (Box 7, Folder 4) is a short document describing how postcards were used to garner support for the Marshall campaign. "The Pretentious Idea" (Box 7, Folder 7) is a post-election published critique of journalism in Arizona. The Congressional Candidate Packet (Box 7, Folder 8) contains a series of publications by Common Cause regarding the ethics of elected officials.


Arrangement

This collection consists of nine boxes divided into two series:
Series I: Subject Files
Series II: Miscellaneous Materials

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own the copyright to this collection. We recognize that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Related Material

Three photographs have been removed from this collection and processed as SPC 120. A description of these photographs is available at http://www.azarchivesonline.org/xtf/view?docId=ead/asu/marshallphotos.xml.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Babbitt, Bruce E.
Beaty, Orren, 1919-2005.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
Marshall, Jonathan, 1924- -- Archives.
Marshall, Maxine.
Rothstein, Joseph M.

Corporate Name(s)
Common Cause (U.S.).
Democratic National Committee (U.S.).
Democratic Party (Ariz.).
Gray Panthers.
Navajo Tribal Council.
Rowan Group.
United States. Congress -- Elections, 1974.

Subject(s)
Journalists -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Archives.
Political campaigns -- Arizona.
Publishers and publishing -- Arizona -- Scottsdale -- Archives.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jonathan Marshall Papers, MSS-56, Arizona State University Library.

Provenance

Jonathan Marshall donated these papers to the Arizona Collection in 1979 and 1982 (ACC# 1979-00050, 1982-00050).


Container List

Series I: Subject Files
BoxFolder
11 Abortion, 1974
12 Agriculture, 1973-1974
13 Arizona State Legislature, 1974
14 Orren Beaty, 1974-1975
15 Biographical Sketches, 1974
16 Budget, 1974
17 Budget, 1974
18 Campaign: Miscellaneous Papers, 1973-1974
19 Campaign: Newsclippings, Undated
110 Campaign: Correspondence, 1974
111 Campaign: Finances, 1974
112 Campaign: List, 1972-1974
113 Campaign: Publicity/Schedules, 1974
114 Campaign: Scheduling, 1974
115 Campaign: Staff Responsibilities, Undated
116 Campaign Literature, 1974
117 Campaign Literature: Other Candidates, 1974
118 Campaign Memorabilia, 1974
119 Candidacy: Announcement Letter, 1974
120 Candidacy: Announcement Papers, 1974
BoxFolder
21 Cochise County, 1974
22 Congratulatory Messages, 1974
23 Congratulatory Messages, 1974
24 Conservation, 1974
25 Consumer Protection, 1974
26 Contributions, 1974
27 Contributions, 1974-1975
28 Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1974
29 Correspondence: Apache County, 1974
210 Correspondence: Cochise County, 1974
211 Correspondence: Coconino County, 1974
212 Correspondence: Gila County, 1974
213 Correspondence: Graham County, 1974
214 Correspondence: Greenlee County, 1974
215 Correspondence: Maricopa County, 1974
216 Correspondence: Mohave County, Undated
217 Correspondence: Navajo County, 1974
218 Correspondence: Pima County, 1974
219 Correspondence: Pinal County, 1974
220 Correspondence: Santa Cruz County, 1974
221 Correspondence: Yavapai County, 1974
222 Correspondence: Yuma County, 1974
223 County Democratic Chairman, 1974
224 Crime, Undated
225 Defense/Military Spending, 1974
226 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1974
227 Directories, 1974
228 Drugs, Undated
229 Economy, 1974
230 Education, 1974
231 Election Information File, 1974
232 Election Reform, 1973-1974
BoxFolder
31 Employee Reform, Undated
32 Endorsements, 1974
33 Energy, 1973-1974
34 Equal Rights Amendment, 1974
35 Flagstaff, 1974
36 Foreign Policy, 1974
37 Fund Raising Parties, 1975
38 Barry Goldwater, 1973-1974
39 Government Efficiency, 1974
310 Health, 1974
311 Impeachment, 1974
312 Indians, 1974
313 Indians, 1974
314 Insurance Policies, 1974
315 Labor, 1974
316 Labor, 1974
317 Labor Unions, 1974
318 Law (Freedom-Privacy), Undated
319 Lawyers for Marshall, 1974
320 Letterhead, Undated
321 Jonathan Marshall Mailings, 1974
322 Maxine Marshall Speeches, 1974
BoxFolder
41 Media, 1974
42 Mexican Americans, 1974
43 National Security, 1974
44 Nuclear Power, 1973-1974
45 Office Procedures, 1974
46 Organizations, 1974
47 Personal Correspondence, 1974
48 Personnel Correspondence, 1974
49 Petitions, 1974
410 Petitions, 1974 (Notebook)
411 Phone Survey, Undated
412 Pinal County, Undated
413 Position Papers, 1974
414 Press, 1974
415 Press Releases, 1974
416 Publications, 1974
417 Questionnaire, 1974
BoxFolder
51 Reading Files, 1974 May
52 Reading Files, 1974 June
53 Reading Files, 1974 July
54 Reading Files, 1974 August
55 Reading Files, 1974 September
56 Reading Files, 1974 October
57 Reading Files, 1974 November
58 Research, 1974
59 Rothstein, Joe, 1974-1975
510 Rowan Group, Inc., 1974
511 Scheduling, 1974
BoxFolder
61 Senior Citizens, 1972-1975
62 Shopping Centers, Undated
63 Showlow Dinner, 1974
64 Speeches, 1974
65 Speeches/Press Releases, 1974
66 State Democratic Committee, 1974
67 Talks, 1974 April-July
68 Talks, 1974 August-November
69 Taxes, 1974
610 Telephone and Telegrams, 1974
611 Tucson Staff, 1974-1975
612 Tucson Trip, 1974
613 United States Congress, 1974
614 Universities, 1974
615 Volunteers, 1974
616 Watergate, 1974
617 Whistle Stop, 1974
618 Women's Organizations, 1974
619 Yuma County, Undated
620 Yuma Trip, 1974
Series II: Miscellaneous Materials
BoxFolder
621 Appointment Notebooks: Maxine Marshall, 1974
BoxFolder
71 Appointment Notebooks: Jonathan Marshall, 1974
72 Letterhead/Envelopes, Undated
73 Marshall for Senate Information Packets, 1974
74 "Use of Hand-Written Postcards in the Campaign", Undated (Typescript)
75 Tempe Voting Districts, 1974 (Computer Printouts)
76 Miscellaneous Newsclippings, 1974
77 The Pretentious Idea, 1975
78 Congressional Candidate Packet, 1974
79 "Bruce Babbitt for Attorney General" Information Packet, 1974
710 Democratic National Committee Campaign Training Institute Notebook, 1974
BoxFolder
81 Campaign Contribution Notebook, 1974
82 Local Political and Media Figures, 1974 (Notebook)
Box
9/OV1 Miscellaneous Audio Tapes and Films