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Richard Moe papers

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Abstract

Title:
Richard Moe papers
Author/Creator:
Moe, Richard
Collection number:
2005-163
Size:
16.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1968-1992
Inclusive dates:
1861-2001
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Richard Palmer Moe was born on November 27, 1936 in Duluth, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Williams College in 1959 and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1966. He began a career in politics as an administrative assistant to Minneapolis Mayor Arthur Naftalin (1961-1962) and then served as administrative assistant to Minnesota Lieutenant Governor A.M. Keith (1963-1967). In 1967, Moe became the finance director for the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party and, in 1969, became the second youngest chairman of the party, a post he held until 1972 when he joined the staff of Senator Walter F. Mondale as an administrative assistant. In 1977, Moe became the chief of staff for Vice President Mondale during the Carter administration. In 1981, Moe joined the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he became a partner in 1986. During his time at the law firm, he took time off to participate in Walter Mondale's run for president in 1984 as well as serving in advisory roles during the 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. In 1993, Moe became the seventh president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a position he held until 2010. Moe's first book, The Last Full Measure: the Life and Death of the Minnesota Volunteers, was published in 1993 as well. The Moe papers include documents related to Moe's political and legal career and consist primarily of correspondence, memos, campaign files, clippings, oral histories, and photographs.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Some files are restricted. Refer to individual folder headings for more information.

Preferred citation:

Richard Moe papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Richard Moe was born on November 27, 1936, in Duluth, Minnesota. He had a long career in Democratic politics serving as administrative assistant to Minneapolis Mayor Arthur Naftalin (1961-1962); administrative assistant to Minnesota Lieutenant Governor A.M. Keith (1963-1967); finance director of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (1967-1969); chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (1969-1972); administrative assistant to Senator Walter Mondale (1972-1976) and chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale (1977-1981). From 1981 to 1993 he worked for the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell in Washington, D.C.. In 1993, he became the seventh president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Richard Palmer Moe was born on November 27, 1936, in Duluth, Minnesota to Russell James, a physician, and Virginia Mary (ne Palmer), a kindergarten teacher. After graduation from the Shattuck School in Faribault, Minnesota (1954), he then received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College (1959) and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School (1966). At Williams College, he first became interested in politics, and, in 1958, he volunteered on James MacGregor Burns' congressional campaign against Silvio Conte in the Western District of Massachusetts. In 1960, he joined the Minnesota Army National Guard's 151st Artillery Division and was later honorably discharged in 1966. Richard Moe married Julia Neimeyer on December 26, 1964 and they had three children together.

During the 1960s, Moe worked in numerous positions in Minnesota politics including serving as an administrative assistant to Minneapolis Mayor Arthur Naftalin (1961-1962) and chief aide to Lieutenant Governor A. M. "Sandy" Keith (1963-1966). In 1967, Moe became finance director of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party. At 32 years of age, Moe, in 1969, Moe, became the second youngest chairman in the history of the Democratic Farmer Labor Party. He was instrumental in helping the party secure control of the state legislature for the first in Minnesota history in 1970 and again in 1972.

From 1972 to 1976, Moe served as administrative assistant to Senator Walter Mondale in Washington, D.C. After the Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale ticket won the presidential election in 1976, Moe served as Mondale's chief of staff in the Carter administration. As chief of staff from 1977 to 1981, Moe was instrumental in helping Mondale expand the role of the Vice Presidency. After the defeat of the Carter/Mondale ticket in the 1980 presidential election, Richard Moe joined the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he remained until 1993. Moe became a partner in the law firm in 1986; however, he remained active in national Democratic Party politics. Moe participated as a political advisor in the Mondale presidential campaign of 1984, Dick Gephardt's 1988 presidential bid, the Michael Dukakis presidential campaign in 1988, and the preparations for the 1992 Democratic Party presidential campaign.

During this time period, Moe rekindled his love of history and began to actively research Minnesota's Civil War past. He also became director of the Civil War Preservation Trust and, in 1993, published a history of the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment called The Last Full Measure: the Life and Death of the Minnesota Volunteers.The same year, he was named the seventh president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. During Richard Moe's tenure at the National Trust, the organization ended its dependence on federal funding and began to raise private capital, significantly increasing its annual budget and endowment. Richard Moe retired from the National Trust in 2010.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Richard Moe papers consist of material documenting Moe's career in Minnesota and national politics as well as his tenure at the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell. Also included in this collection are items related to the publication of Moe's book, The Last Full Measure: the Life and Death of the Minnesota Volunteers. A small number of documents relate to Moe's appointment to the presidency of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The collection dates from 1861 to 2001, with the majority of material created between 1968 and 1992. It includes correspondence, memos, campaign files, oral histories, clippings, manuscript drafts, research materials, photographs, prints and drawings, awards and certificates, and memorabilia. Individuals highlighted in the papers include Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, and Jimmy Carter.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Richard Moe donated his papers to the University of Maryland Libraries on November 23, 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Peter Curtis, May 2008, Anna Kephart, August 2008, and Glynnis Gilbert, July 2009. Revised by Joanne Archer, November 2009.

Processing note:

The arrangement of the papers of Richard Moe follows the structure Moe imposed upon them to the extent possible. Materials were found loosely grouped in the identified series and are in the chronological order of Moe's career. The processing archivist assigned appropriate folder headings and arranged materials in chronological and/or alphabetical order as appropriate.

Photographs were removed from Series 1 through 6 and placed in Series 7. Oversize materials were housed in oversize boxes. Separation sheets record the original locations of oversize items and photographs. Newsprint clippings have been photocopied onto acid-free paper, and the original newsprint discarded. Plastic clips replaced rubber bands and metal fasteners that were removed and replaced with discarded.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Joanne Archer, January, 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal, 1864-1991 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series includes biographical material, family genealogical material, personal correspondence, and documents related to Richard Moe's education. Correspondence of a personal nature comprises the bulk of material in this series. Correspondence directly related to Moe's career is found the relevant series. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject and within subjects chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Personal -- Biographical Material, 1951-1980 and undated series 1box 1folder 1
Personal -- Correspondence -- Fraser, Donald, 1986 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
Personal -- Correspondence -- Grey, Leonard, 1963-1965 series 1box 1folder 3
Personal -- Correspondence, 1952-1960 series 1box 1folder 5
Personal -- Correspondence, 1961 series 1box 1folder 6
Personal -- Correspondence, 1962 series 1box 1folder 7
Personal -- Correspondence, 1963 series 1box 1folder 8
Personal -- Correspondence, 1964 series 1box 1folder 9
Personal -- Correspondence, 1966 series 1box 1folder 10
Personal -- Correspondence, 1967-1969 series 1box 1folder 11
Personal -- Correspondence, 1973-1990 and undated series 1box 1folder 12
Personal -- Education -- High School, 1951-1954 series 1box 1folder 13
Personal -- Education -- College and Law School (Oversize 1), 1954-1963 series 1box 1folder 14
Personal -- Education -- Williams College Alumni Lunchl, 1991 series 1box 1folder 15
Personal -- Genealogical Material -- Moe Family, 1864-1986 and undated series 1box 1folder 16

Series 2: Minnesota Politics, 1960-1992 and undated (2.25 linear feet)

This series consists of documents related to Richard Moe's involvement with the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL). Moe served as chairman of the DFL Central Committee from 1969 to 1972, and materials related to his chairmanship comprise the majority of records in this series. The series includes correspondence, clippings, memos, newsletters, press releases, publications, and speeches. Also included are documents related to various political campaigns and the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Significant correspondents include Walter F. Mondale and Hubert Humphrey. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Association of State Democratic Chairmen, 1971-1972 and undated series 2box 2folder 1
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Calendars (Oversize 1), 1969-1972 series 2box 2folder 2
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Campaign Manual, undated series 2box 2folder 3
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, 1960-1969 series 2box 2folder 4
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, January 1970-October 1970 series 2box 2folder 5
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, November 1970-June 1971 series 2box 2folder 6
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, July 1971-February 1972 series 2box 2folder 7
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, March 1972-June 1972 series 2box 2folder 8
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, July 1972-October 1972 series 2box 3folder 1
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, November 1972-1992 series 2box 3folder 2
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Clippings, undated series 2box 3folder 3
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- Anderson, Wendell (Governor) , 1971 series 2box 3folder 4
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- General, 1967-1970 series 2box 3folder 5
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- General, 1972 series 2box 3folder 6
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- General, 1972-1975 series 2box 3folder 7
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- Humphrey, Hubert H. Humphrey , 1967-1969 series 2box 3folder 8
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- Humphrey, Hubert H. Humphrey , 1970-1972 series 2box 4folder 1
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Correspondence -- Mondale, Walter, F., 1967-1972 series 2box 4folder 2
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Democratic National Convention, 1972 series 2box 4folder 3
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Democratic National Convention -- Delegate Selection, 1971-1972 series 2box 4folder 4
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Election of Chairman , 1969 series 2box 4folder 5
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- General Files, 1968-1972 and undated series 2box 4folder 6
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Memos, 1969-1972 series 2box 5folder 1
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Newsletters, 1962-1972 series 2box 5folder 2
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Press Releases, 1969 series 2box 5folder 3
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Press Releases, 1970 series 2box 5folder 4
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Press Releases, 1970 series 2box 5folder 5
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Press Releases, 1971 series 2box 5folder 6
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Press Releases, 1971 series 2box 5folder 7
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Publications, 1966-1971 series 2box 5folder 8
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Reports -- Fifth District Election Proposal, 1963-1964 series 2box 6folder 1
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Speeches and notes, 1968-1972 and undated series 2box 6folder 2
Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) Central Committee -- Williams at Home Program, 1971-1972 series 2box 6folder 3
Minnesota Politics -- Gubnatorial Campaign (Sandy Keith), 1962-1966 series 2box 6folder 4

Series 3: National Politics, 1960-1992 and undated (5.50 linear feet)

The series contains records related to Richard Moe's role as administrative assistant to Senator Walter Mondale and subsequently as chief of staff for Vice President Mondale during the Carter Administration. Included in this series are correspondence, news clippings, memos, and oral histories. There are also records related to the Carter presidential campaigns of 1976 and 1980, the Mondale presidential campaign of 1984 and the Clinton presidential campaign of 1992. Arrangement is by campaign or administrative position, which reflects a roughly chronological order. Within each of these groups, arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Material that spans positions is found at the end of the series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National Politics -- Mondale Senate Office -- China Trip (Oversize 1), 1972-1974 series 3box 6folder 5
National Politics -- Mondale Senate Office -- Correspondence -- Personal, 1973-1974 series 3box 6folder 6
National Politics -- Mondale Senate Office -- General Files, 1973 series 3box 6folder 7
National Politics -- Mondale Senate Office -- Preparation for 1976 Presidential Election, 1973 and undated series 3box 6folder 8
National Politics -- Mondale Senate Office -- Preparation for 1976 Presidential Election -- Clippings, 1973-1976 and undated series 3box 6folder 9
National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Correspondence, 1975-1976 series 3box 6folder 10
National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Humphrey Presidential Bid, 1975-1976 and undated series 3box 6folder 11
National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Vice Presidential Debate -- Handbook, 1976 series 3box 6folder 12
National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Vice Presidential Debate -- Handbook, 1976 series 3box 7folder 1
National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Vice Presidential Selection, 1976 series 3box 7folder 2
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- AP and UPI dispatches, undated series 3box 7folder 3
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Appointment Books, 1980 series 3box 7folder 4
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Carter Center, 1989 series 3box 7folder 5
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings, 1968-1980 and undated series 3box 7folder 6
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- 1980 Presidential Campaign, 1980 and undated series 3box 7folder 7
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- 1980 Presidential Campaign, 1980 and undated series 3box 7folder 8
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- Initial Staffing, 1977 and undated series 3box 8folder 1
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- Moe, Richard, 1977-1980 and undated series 3box 8folder 2
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- Mondale, Walter, 1976-1980 and undated series 3box 8folder 3
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- Vice President's Role, 1976-1980 and undated series 3box 8folder 4
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Clippings -- White House Staff, 1977-1981 and undated series 3box 8folder 5
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Correspondence, 1979 series 3box 8folder 6
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Correspondence, 1980 [Restricted] series 3box 8folder 7
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Correspondence, 1981 series 3box 8folder 8
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- General, 1978-1981 series 3box 8folder 9
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Kennedy Campaign Agreement, 1980 series 3box 8folder 10
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos, 1976-1977 series 3box 8folder 11
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos, 1978 series 3box 8folder 12
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos, 1979 series 3box 9folder 1
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos, 1980-1981 series 3box 9folder 2
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos -- 1980 Campaign, 1979-1980 series 3box 9folder 3
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos -- Internal Reviews of Vice Presidency, 1977-1978 series 3box 9folder 4
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos -- Internal Reviews of Vice Presidency, 1978-1979 series 3box 9folder 5
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Memos -- Lunch with the President, 1977-1980 series 3box 9folder 6
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Oral History -- Draft, 1982 series 3box 9folder 7
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Oral History -- Draft, 1982 series 3box 10folder 1
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Oral History, 1982-1992 series 3box 10folder 2
National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration -- Travel, 1979 and undated series 3box 10folder 3
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Americans for Mondale Program, 1983 series 3box 10folder 4
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Candidate Biography, undated series 3box 10folder 5
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files, undated series 3box 10folder 6
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- January-February, 1981 series 3box 10folder 7
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- March, 1981 series 3box 10folder 8
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- April-June, 1981 series 3box 10folder 9
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- July, 1981 series 3box 11folder 1
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- August-September, 1981 series 3box 11folder 2
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- October, 1981 series 3box 11folder 3
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- November-December , 1981 series 3box 11folder 4
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- January, 1982 series 3box 12folder 1
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- February-March, 1982 series 3box 12folder 2
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- April-June, 1982 series 3box 12folder 3
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- August-December , 1982 series 3box 12folder 4
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- January-July, 1983 series 3box 12folder 5
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- August-September, 1983 series 3box 12folder 6
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- October-December, 1983 series 3box 13folder 1
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- January-February, 1984 series 3box 13folder 2
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- March-April, 1984 series 3box 13folder 3
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- May-June, 1984 series 3box 13folder 4
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- July-September, 1984 series 3box 13folder 5
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Chronological Files -- October-November, 1984 series 3box 14folder 1
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Clippings, 1983-1990 series 3box 14folder 2
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates (Oversize 1), 1979-1982 and undated series 3box 14folder 3
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates, 1982 and undated series 3box 14folder 4
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates, 1983 series 3box 14folder 5
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates, 1983 and undated series 3box 15folder 1
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates, 1983 and undated series 3box 15folder 2
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates, 1984 and undated series 3box 15folder 3
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates -- Contact Sheets, 1983 series 3box 15folder 4
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Congressional Delegates -- Endorsements, 1984 series 3box 15folder 5
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Debates, 1984 series 3box 16folder 1
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Republican Briefing Book, 1982 series 3box 16folder 2
National Politics -- Mondale Presidential Campaign -- Supporters, 1984 and undated series 3box 16folder 3
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1988 -- Oral history, 1992 series 3box 16folder 4
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Chronological Files, undated series 3box 16folder 5
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Chronological Files -- January-June, 1990 series 3box 16folder 6
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Chronological Files -- August-September, 1990 series 3box 16folder 7
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Chronological Files -- January-August, 1991 series 3box 16folder 8
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Chronological Files -- December-January, 1991-1992 series 3box 16folder 9
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Clinton Campaign and Transition, 1992-1993 series 3box 16folder 10
National Politics -- Presidential Election of 1992 -- Vice Presidential Search, 1988-1992 series 3box 16folder 11
National Politics -- General -- Clippings -- Moe, Richard, 1981-1992 and undated series 3box 17folder 1
National Politics -- General -- Event invitations and programs, 1971-1979 and undated series 3box 17folder 2
National Politics -- General -- Event invitations and programs, 1981-2000 and undated series 3box 17folder 3

Series 4: Davis Polk & Wardwell, 1980-2000 and undated (2.25 linear feet)

This series consists almost entirely of correspondence dating from Richard Moe's tenure at the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell. Much of the correspondence is personal or documents Moe's continued involvement in politics.

The arrangement of this series reflects the original filing system in Moe's office. There are three groupings. In the first, files from approximately 1981 to 1986 are arranged chronologically. In the second, files from approximately 1990 to 1992 are divided into alphabetical groupings by the correspondent's last name. Arrangement within the alphabetical groups is chronological. A third grouping, "General", contains documents that are not correspondence and is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, December 1980-March 1981 series 4box 17folder 4
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, April 1981-May 1981 series 4box 17folder 5
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, June 1981-August 1981 series 4box 17folder 6
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, September 1981-December 1981 series 4box 18folder 1
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, January 1982-February 1982 series 4box 18folder 2
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, March 1982-April 1982 series 4box 18folder 3
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, May 1982-June 1982 series 4box 18folder 4
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, July 1982 series 4box 18folder 5
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, August 1982-September 1982 series 4box 18folder 6
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, October 1982-November 1982 series 4box 18folder 7
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence (Oversize 1), December 1982 series 4box 18folder 8
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, January 1983 series 4box 19folder 1
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, February 1983 series 4box 19folder 2
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence (Oversize 1), March 1983 series 4box 19folder 3
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, April 1983 series 4box 19folder 4
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, May 1983 series 4box 19folder 5
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, August 1983-July 1984 series 4box 19folder 6
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, August 1984-December 1984 series 4box 19folder 7
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, January 1985-March 1985 series 4box 19folder 8
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, April 1985-July 1985 series 4box 19folder 9
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, October 1987 January 1993 series 4box 19folder 10
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence, circa 1980s series 4box 19folder 11
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- ABC , January 1986-June 1990 series 4box 20folder 1
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- ABC , July 1990-January 1991 series 4box 20folder 2
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- ABC , February 1991-December 1991 series 4box 20folder 3
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- ABC , January 1992-December 1992 series 4box 20folder 4
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- DEF -- , January 1990-December 1990 series 4box 20folder 5
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- DEF, January 1991-December 1992 series 4box 20folder 6
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- JKL, January 1990-December 1990 series 4box 20folder 7
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- JKL, January 1991-November 1992 series 4box 20folder 8
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- MNOP, January 1990-December 1990 series 4box 21folder 1
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- MNOP, January 1991-February 1992 series 4box 21folder 2
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- MNOP, March 1992-December 1992 series 4box 21folder 3
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- QRST, January 1990-December 1990 series 4box 21folder 4
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- QRST, January 1991-December 1991 series 4box 21folder 5
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- QRST, January 1992-December 1992 series 4box 21folder 6
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- UVWXYZ, June 1986-December 1988 series 4box 21folder 7
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- Correspondence -- UVWXYZ, February 1989-November 1992 series 4box 21folder 8
Davis Polk & Wardwell -- General, 1981-2000 series 4box 21folder 9

Series 5: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1992-1993 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This series includes correspondence and clippings related to Richard Moe's appointment as president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1993. The folders in the series are arranged alphabetically by subject and within subjects, chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Clippings, 1992-1993 series 5box 22folder 1
National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Correspondence, 1992 series 5box 22folder 2
National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Correspondence, January 1993-May 1993 series 5box 22folder 3
National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Correspondence, June 1993-September 1993 [Restricted] series 5box 22folder 4
National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Correspondence, October 1993 -December 1993 series 5box 22folder 5
National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Correspondence, January 1994-May 1994 series 5box 22folder 6

Series 6: Writings, 1861-2001 and undated (1.75 linear feet)

This series consists of book reviews, correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials related to Richard Moe's written works. The bulk of material is associated with his 1993 Civil War book, The Last Full Measure: the Life and Death of the Minnesota Volunteers. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Writings -- Book Reviews, 1969-1971 and undated series 6box 22folder 7
Writings -- General, 1959-1969 series 6box 22folder 8
Writings -- John Adams, undated series 6box 22folder 9
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Articles and Reviews, 1992-1993 and undated series 6box 22folder 10
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Book Outline, undated series 6box 22folder 11
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, 1990 series 6box 22folder 12
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, 1991 series 6box 23folder 1
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, 1992 series 6box 23folder 2
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, January-April 1993 series 6box 23folder 3
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, May-July 1993 series 6box 23folder 4
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, August 1993December 1993 series 6box 24folder 1
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, 1994 series 6box 24folder 2
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, 1995-1998 series 6box 24folder 3
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, 1999-2001 series 6box 24folder 4
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Correspondence, undated series 6box 24folder 5
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- General (Oversize 1 and 2), 1993-1994 and undated series 6box 24folder 6
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Original Manuscript, 1992-1996 series 6box 24folder 7
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Original Manuscript, undated series 6box 25folder 1
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Original Manuscript, undated series 6box 25folder 2
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Original Manuscript, undated series 6box 25folder 3
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Promotion and Advertisements, 1992-2001 and undated series 6box 25folder 4
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Research -- General, 1861-1906 series 6box 25folder 5
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Research -- General, 1953-1991 and undated series 6box 25folder 6
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Research -- Maps and Images (Oversize 1), 1862 and undated series 6box 25folder 7
Writings -- Last Full Measure -- Research -- Secondary Sources, 1991-1993 and undated series 6box 25folder 8
Writings -- Research Materials -- Lincoln, 1993-2001 series 6box 25folder 9
Writings -- Research Materials -- Op-ed Pieces, 1975-1992 series 6box 25folder 10

Series 7: Photographs, 1862-2001 and undated (2.00 linear feet)

This series contains both black and white and color photographs. Some of the photographs were transferred to this series from Series 1 through 6 when the collection was processed. The remaining images originally were not filed with other materials but rather were found loose in the collection. Images in this series include family photographs, candid snapshots and portraits of Richard Moe and other Minnesota and national political figures, images from the Mondale Senate Office and the Carter White House and photographs from the Democratic National Convention of 1972, as well as a number of images of Senator Ted Kennedy's speech to the Democratic Farmer Labor Party in November 1971. Arrangement follows the order of the series, boxes, and folders from which the images were removed. Images not originating from a pre-existing series are arranged by subject and reflect headings similar to those found in the existing series.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photographs -- Series 1 (Personal) (16 items), 1951-1965 series 7box 26folder 1
Photographs -- Series 1 (Personal) (5 items), 1986 series 7box 26folder 2
Photographs -- Series 2 (Minnesota Politics) (6 items), 1967-1975 series 7box 26folder 3
Photographs -- Series 2 (Minnesota Politics) (2 items), 1969 series 7box 26folder 4
Photographs -- Series 3 (National Politics) (3 items), 1975 series 7box 26folder 5
Photographs -- Series 3 (National Politics) (7 items), 1968-1981 series 7box 26folder 6
Photographs -- Series 4 (Davis Polk & Wardwell) (1 item), 1982 series 7box 26folder 7
Photographs -- Series 4 (Davis Polk & Wardwell) (3 items), 1987-1993 series 7box 26folder 8
Photographs -- Series 4 (Davis Polk & Wardwell) (1 item), 1991-1992 series 7box 26folder 9
Photographs -- Series 5 (National Trust) (2 items), 1992 series 7box 26folder 10
Photographs -- Series 6 (Writings) (46 items), undated series 7box 26folder 11
Photographs -- Series 6 (Writings) (38 items), undated series 7box 26folder 12
Photographs -- Series 6 (Writings) (10 items), 1992-1993 series 7box 26folder 13
Photographs -- Series 6 (Writings) (3 items), 1993 series 7box 26folder 14
Photographs -- Series 6 (Writings) (8 items), 1862-2001 series 7box 26folder 15
Photographs -- Personal -- Education -- College and Law School (Oversize 2), 1957-1959 series 7box 26folder 16
Photographs -- Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) (35 items), 1970s series 7box 26folder 17
Photographs -- Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) (25 items), 1970s series 7box 26folder 18
Photographs -- Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) (38 items), 1970s series 7box 27folder 1
Photographs -- Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) (25 items), 1970-1972 series 7box 27folder 2
Photographs -- Minnesota Politics -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) (74 items), November 1971 series 7box 27folder 3
Photographs -- Minnesota Politics -- Governor Anderson's Party for Richard and Julie Moe (12 items), 1972 series 7box 27folder 4
Photographs -- National Politics -- Democratic National Convention -- Photocopies (20 items), 1972 series 7box 27folder 5
Photographs -- National Politics -- Mondale Senate Office -- Japan Trip (35 items), 1970s series 7box 27folder 6
Photographs -- National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 (3 items), 1976-1980 and undated series 7box 27folder 7
Photographs -- National Politics -- Carter/Mondale Administration (7 items, includes oversize), 1970s series 7box 27folder 8
Photographs -- National Politics -- Presidential Campaign of 1988 (1 item), 1988 series 7box 27folder 9
Photographs -- National Politics -- Political figures (10 items), undated series 7box 27folder 10
Photographs -- Buildings (13 items), undated series 7box 27folder 11
Photographs -- Minneapolis skyline (1 item), undated series 7box 27folder 12
Photographs -- Moe, Richard -- alone (26 items), 1970s-1980s series 7box 28folder 1
Photographs -- Moe, Richard -- with family and friends (11 items), 1940s-1980s series 7box 28folder 2
Photographs -- Moe, Richard -- with other political figures (21 items), 1970s-1980s series 7box 28folder 3

Series 8: Ephemera and Memorabilia, 1962-1980 (0.25 linear feet)

This series consists primarily of paper commemorative items as well as a few objects. Included are inaugural programs and invitations, identification cards for Richard Moe, business cards, and White House parking permits. Objects in this series include a Carter/Mondale bumper sticker and pin, a plate commemorating Carter's choice of Walter Mondale for Vice President, and a Jimmy Carter scarf. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Business and Seating Cards (1970s) series 8box 29folder 1
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Democractic Convention of 1976 -- Identification cards, 1976 series 8box 29folder 2
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Democractic Convention of 1980 -- Identification cards, 1980 series 8box 29folder 3
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Democratic Farmer Labor Party State Convention -- Delegate Card and Nameplate, May 1962 series 8box 29folder 4
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Identification cards, circa 1972-1980 series 8box 29folder 5
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Commerative Plate, 1976 series 8box 29folder 6
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Scarf, 1976 series 8box 29folder 7
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Presidential Campaign of 1976 -- Vice Presidential Debates -- Identification card, 1976 series 8box 29folder 8
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Presidential Campaign of 1980 -- Bumper Sticker and Pin, circa 1980 series 8box 29folder 9
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- Presidential Inauguaration of 1977, 1977 series 8box 29folder 10
Ephemera and Memorabilia -- White House Parking Permits, circa 1977-1980 series 8box 29folder 11

Series 9: Awards and Certificates, 1951-1981 (1.00 linear feet)

This series contains awards and certificates presented to Richard Moe over a 30- year period. It includes diplomas, certificates of recognition and appreciation, and a number of certificates marking Moe's presence on presidential and vice presidential trips abroad during the Carter/Mondale administration. Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Awards and Certificates -- Eagle Scout Award (Oversize only), 1951 series 9box 30folder 1
Awards and Certificates -- High School Diploma (Oversize only), 1954 series 9box 30folder 2
Awards and Certificates -- Theta Delta Chi (Oversize only), 1956 series 9box 30folder 3
Awards and Certificates -- Minnesota Bar (Oversize only), 1967 series 9box 30folder 4
Awards and Certificates -- Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (Oversize only), 1969 series 9box 30folder 5
Awards and Certificates -- Voyageurs National Park Association (Oversize only), circa 1971 series 9box 30folder 6
Awards and Certificates -- State of Minnesota (Oversize only), 1972 series 9box 30folder 7
Awards and Certificates -- State of Minnesota -- Richard Moe Day (Oversize only), 1972 series 9box 30folder 8
Awards and Certificates -- Flight Certificate (Carter) (Oversize only), 1977 series 9box 30folder 9
Awards and Certificates -- Mexico Trip (Mondale) (Oversize only), 1978 series 9box 30folder 10
Awards and Certificates -- Pacific and Southeast Asia Trip (Mondale) (Oversize only), 1978 series 9box 30folder 11
Awards and Certificates -- Nordic Countries and Netherlands Trip (Mondale) (Oversize only), 1979 series 9box 30folder 12
Awards and Certificates -- China Trip (Mondale) (Oversize only), 1979 series 9box 30folder 13
Awards and Certificates -- Panama Trip (Mondale) (Oversize only), 1979 series 9box 30folder 14
Awards and Certificates -- Commonwealth of Kentucky (Oversize only), 1980 series 9box 30folder 15
Awards and Certificates -- Department of Labor (Oversize only), circa 1977-1981 series 9box 30folder 16

Series 10: Prints and Drawings, 1957-2000 and undated (1.00 linear feet)

This series consists primarily of prints of the White House. These prints were given by the Carters as holiday cards while in the White House. Also found in this series are two cartoons, a print of the Vice President's house, and a print of Thomas Jefferson and Monticello. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject and within subjects, chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Prints and Drawings -- Cartoon (Oversize only; 1 item), 1957 series 10box 31folder 1
Prints and Drawings -- Cartoon (Chicago Tribune) (Oversize only; 1 item), undated series 10box 31folder 2
Prints and Drawings -- Thomas Jefferson and Monticello (Oversize only; 2 items), undated series 10box 31folder 3
Prints and Drawings -- Vice President's House (Oversize only; 1 item), 1978-1979 series 10box 31folder 4
Prints and Drawings -- White House (Oversize only; 1 item), 1977 series 10box 31folder 5
Prints and Drawings -- White House (Oversize only; 3 items), circa 1977-1980 series 10box 31folder 6
Prints and Drawings -- White House (Oversize only; 2 items), circa 1977-1980 series 10box 31folder 7
Prints and Drawings -- White House (Oversize only; 2 items), circa 1977-1980 series 10box 31folder 8
Prints and Drawings -- White House (Oversize only; 2 items), circa 2000 series 10box 31folder 9
Prints and Drawings -- White House series 10box 31folder 10

Related Material

The Walter F. Mondale papers are available at the Minnesota Historical Society (http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00697.xml). Also at the Minnesota Historical Society, is a collection of letters and research files about the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment that Moe collected for his Civil War book, The Last Full Measure: the Life and Death of the Minnesota Volunteers (1993) (http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00509.html). Two oral histories conducted with Richard Moe are available in larger political history collections. The first, conducted in 1982 by the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs, is part of the Jimmy Carter oral histories (http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/oralhistories/carter). The interview chronicles Moe's work as chief of staff for Walter Mondale. A transcript is available online: http://web1.millercenter.org/poh/transcripts/ohp_1982_0115_moe.pdf. Another interview with Richard Moe about the 1988 presidential election is part of the Presidential Election of 1988 Study Collection at the University of Texas at Austin Center for American History (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00299/cah-00299.html).

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