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Inventory of the Richard Wirthlin papers
2007C27  
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Description
Polling data, reports, studies, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to American public opinion on domestic political and foreign policy issues. Includes polls conducted on behalf of Ronald Reagan in conjunction with his campaigns for governor of California and president of the United States, as well as polling during his presidency.
Background
Richard Bitner Wirthlin was born in Salt Lake City on March 15, 1931, the son of Joseph L. and Madeline Bitner Wirthlin. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Wirthlin noted that he became interested in economics and politics while doing Mormon missionary work in Switzerland and Austria in 1951.
Extent
248 cubic foot boxes, 2 oversize boxes (310.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is mainly stored off-site. It may be possible to have a limited number of boxes brought to the archives reading room for examination. A minimum of two days notice is required. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.