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Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records:

A Guide

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (Washington, D.C.)
Title: Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records
Dates: 1962-1985
Abstract: Correspondence, transcripts of testimony, FAA action plans, legal documents, training program proposal, Corson Report, affidavits, constitution, by-laws, contracts, promotional brochures and pamphlets, press releases, Mike Rock's unpublished history of PATCO, newsletters, reports, radio-TV monitoring reports, analysis of attitudes and behavior of PATCO members, strike planning manual and notebook, strike plan, strike pledges, sprinter file, opinion surveys, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a cassette tape. The material in this collection is from the files of David Trick, former director of operations for PATCO. Included in the collection is a nearly complete run of the PATCO NEWSLETTER, 1968-1982, and extensive newspaper coverage of the ill-fated 1981 strike. The collection is concerned primarily with PATCO's early history and with the 1981 controllers' strike.
Identification: AR302
Extent: 16 boxes (8.0 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The history of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) is both turbulent and complex. This fact becomes especially evident when one considers the impact of PATCO (a relatively small and short-lived entity) on an entire nation. In the years immediately following the Korean War, the volume of air traffic in the United States began to increase at a phenomenal rate. The introduction of civilian jet aircraft, which allowed people to travel faster, further, and cheaper, created a meteoric rise in the number and type of aircraft being used, and placed an ever increasing burden on the air traffic control system. The formation of PATCO can be directly attributed to two events: the issuing of Executive Order 10988 by President Kennedy in 1962, and the controller hiring freeze due to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) budget cutbacks instigated by President Johnson in 1963. Executive Order 10988 asserted the right of federal employees to form, join, and assist labor unions. The cost-cutting measures implemented by the Johnson administration created a severe shortage of controllers and equipment which mandated that the ATC System handle an ever-increasing workload with insufficient and outdated resources.

In early 1968, the first attempts were made to organize an "active" union to represent the controllers and to voice their concerns. Within six months, the organizers had recruited enough people to call for a constitutional convention, which was subsequently held in Chicago on July 1, 1968. At the convention, a constitution was adopted marking the formal organization of PATCO and the PATCO's Safety Committee issued a report, which came to be known as "Operation Air Safety." Operation Air Safety was ostensibly a plea for controllers to work as professionally and safely as possible by adhering strictly to regulations. In actuality, the result was a massive disruption and slow-down of air traffic throughout the U.S., and ultimately throughout the world.

The media and public attention generated by Operation Air Safety brought immediate notoriety to PATCO and initially produced some positive results. Congress appropriated more money for hiring and pay, the first meetings between FAA higher echelons and PATCO were held, PATCO dues check off was authorized, and PATCO's dues-paying members grew to 7,800 (out of a potential 9,600). Additionally, legislation for controller early retirement was presented to Congress in the spring of 1969, but it was this retirement legislation which was responsible for the next round of conflict between PATCO and the FAA.

At the congressional hearings held to discuss the early retirement bill, there were several conflicting statements made by the FAA, PATCO, and other federal employee organizations. The result of this lack of unity was that the legislation was pigeon-holed and forgotten. By the time PATCO's second annual convention was held in Miami in 1969, the legislation was considered to have "died in committee," and the convention's keynote speaker, Senator Vance Hartke, told the controllers that they would really have to "bang on the door" if they wanted to get the early retirement legislation enacted.

The "bang on the door" came the next month, when unprecedented numbers of controllers throughout the country called in sick on June 18, 19, and 20, 1969. The slow-down and delays caused by this sickout were enormous, but unlike Operation Air Safety, the reaction proved to be far less positive. The FAA responded by suspending controllers who had participated in the sickout, cancelling PATCO's dues-check-off privileges, stating that FAA no longer recognized PATCO, and harassing PATCO leaders. However, the reaction became the catalyst for future conflict, and galvanized controllers' discord and opposition to FAA management with the involuntary transfer of four PATCO organizers who worked together at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana control tower. The FAA said that the transfers were being made to improve service in Baton Rouge, but PATCO felt that the FAA was using the transfers as a disciplinary device and to disrupt PATCO activities. In October 1969, the PATCO Board of Directors advised FAA Administrator John Shaffer that if the transfers were not stopped, a nationwide controller demonstration on behalf of the Baton Rouge controllers would be held. Despite several months of hearings, reviews, threats, counter-threats, and delays, the decision to affirm the transfers was made by the FAA on March 13, 1970.

On March 24, 1970, PATCO issued a press release to the public warning of a "severe dissipation of air traffic service" commencing at 8:00 a.m. the following day. On March 25, 1970, the warning became reality when the percentage of controllers calling in sick jumped from 4 percent to 19.8 percent, climbing to a peak of 30.4 percent. The 1970 sickout lasted three weeks (from 25 March to 19 April) and involved approximately 3600 controllers.

The FAA reacted by once again suspending controllers and by firing over 100 PATCO leaders. The Airline Transportation Association (ATA), the airline industry's spokesman, became involved when it filed a $100 million lawsuit against PATCO in order to recover revenue lost during the sickout, and the U.S. Department of Labor investigated PATCO and determined that the controller's organization was guilty of unfair labor practices.

Following the 1970 sickout, in the face of ever growing and seemingly insurmountable opposition, and in the wake of several legal defeats with associated legal fees in excess of $1 million, PATCO was forced to change its approach. Starting with its 1970 convention, radical changes began taking place within the organization. Some of PATCO's more militant leaders ceased active participation, a new president was elected, the organization's internal structure and constitution were changed, but most importantly, PATCO started practicing "conciliation rather than confrontation."

PATCO's new outlook eventually produced some of the desired results. On June 4, 1971, PATCO was determined to have satisfied the requirements to be a "legal labor union" and on September 20, 1972, PATCO was elected as the Exclusive Representative of the Air Traffic Controllers. Following the acceptance of PATCO as the exclusive national representative, there was a ten year period of relative calm before the conflict which we know as the 1981 controllers strike. PATCO's first national contract was ratified in March 1973, followed by subsequent contracts in 1975 and 1978. It was because of the disputes and problems involved in negotiating the next contract (proposed for ratification in 1981) that the controllers went out on their ill-fated strike in August, 1981.

The 1981 controllers strike began on August 3 and initiated what was to become one of the worst defeats ever for organized labor. The controllers were Federal employees, and as such, were prohibited by law from striking. President Reagan did give the strikers a short grace period and a 48 hour back-to-work ultimatum, but all controllers who had not crossed the picket-line by the deadline were fired. Additionally, the 11,500 PATCO strikers were blacklisted from holding any government job, including military service.

After 86 days, PATCO offered to call off the strike, but the Federal Labor Relations Authority had revoked the Union's right to represent the air traffic controllers. All efforts to persuade the FAA to rehire the strikers--on any terms--was rebuffed. By October, PATCO was decertified, bankrupt, and beaten.

Scope and Contents

The PATCO, Washington, D.C. records consist of correspondence, affidavits and other legal documents, office memoranda, publications, copies of speeches, radio and TV monitoring reports, newspaper clippings and photographs. The records date from August 1968-August 1985.

The records are divided into four series: Early History, Washington, D.C. Office Files, 1981 Strike, and Clippings/Photos.

The Early History series consists of materials relating to PATCO activities occurring prior to national exclusive recognition (1972). These materials are arranged chronologically by date of the event. Specific items in this collection include: statements and correspondence of F. Lee Bailey, PATCO organizing/planning materials, controller suspension notices, supportive documents for reports to the Corson Committee (FAA Fact Finding Committee), telegrams (in support of PATCO), Congressional correspondence, and materials used to petition for national exclusive recognition.

The Washington D.C. Office Files series consists of materials which were contained in file folders or were stored together at the time the collection was accessioned. The labels on the original file folders (when they existed) have been retained. The original labels are reasonably accurate, but the dated material within the folder may not correspond with the label name (for example, the folder labeled "History, 1968" contains materials dated from 1968-1976). Specific items within the series include: contracts, varied correspondence, histories, and publications (including an almost complete run of the PATCO newsletter from 1968-1982). This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

The 1981 Strike series contains materials directly relating to the preparation and conduct of the 1981 controllers strike. Specific items include: strike planning materials, strike pledges, FAA crisis plans, choirboy materials (choirboys were local union members who were responsible for briefing other controllers and rallying support for PATCO initiatives), press releases, and radio and TV monitoring reports. This series is arranged alphabetically.

The final series, Clippings/Photos, is made up of newspaper clippings from papers throughout the country. The clippings were collected for PATCO by several professional "clipping services." There are some clippings from as early as 1976, but the bulk are from August 2, 1981 to the middle of September 1981. This series also includes photos and contact print sheets. Most of the photos were in labeled folders when the collection was accessioned, and these original label names have been retained. The clippings have been arranged chronologically, the photos alphabetically by folder label.


Records consist of 203 folders arranged in 7 series by subject or document type.
Series I. Early History (44 folders)
Series II. Washington Office Files (39 folders)
Series III. 1981 Strike (36 folders)
Series IV. Clippings (73 folders)
Series V. Photographs (10 folders)
Series VI. Audiotape (1 folder)



Open for research.

Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (Washington, D.C.)--Records and correspondence.
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (Washington, D.C.)--History--Sources.
Air traffic controllers--Labor unions--United States--History--Sources.
Air Traffic Controllers' Strike, U.S., 1981--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information


The PATCO, Washington, D.C. records were generously donated by Mr. David Trick in 1988. Mr. Trick was the Director of Operations at PATCO Headquarters in Washington, D.C. When that office ceased operation, Mr. Trick removed these materials from the files and stored them in his home until they were donated to Special Collections. All legal title, copyright, and literary property rights to unpublished materials in this collection have been transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington.


Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records, AR302, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.


Gift, 1988.

Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.

Container List

Series I. Early History

Box Folder
1 1 Recognition and Dues Withholding, 27 Aug 1968 - 12 Sep 1969,
Correspondence dealing with exclusive recognition and automatic withholding of union dues from union members paychecks.
2 F. Lee Bailey Transcript, 19 Feb 1969,
Transcript of testimony of F. Lee Bailey and Herman C. Meyer before House Committee on Inter-state and Foreign Commerce.
3 F. Lee Bailey Transcript, 25 Jun 1969,
Transcript of testimony of F. Lee Bailey before Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation.
4 Board of Directors Letter, 27 Jul 1969,
Letter from PATCO Board of Directors to John Shaffer (FAA Admin.) detailing events and relations between PATCO and FAA/DOT from Feb 69 thru 27 Jul 69.
5 FAA Action Plan, 11 Aug 1969,
Action plan to deal with "future air traffic controller absenteeism," includes sample letters of suspension.
6-7 Suspensions, 25 Jul 1969 - 26 Sep 1969,
Copies of letters of suspension sent to individal controllers.
8 Legal Brief, 14 Aug 1969,
Brief used in defense of Duane E. Leggett (for refusing to take psychological tests).
9 Proposed Training Program, Aug 1969,
Preliminary proposal for ATC training program, submitted by PATCO Safety Foundation.
10 Wiretapping, 2 Sep 1969 - 15 Sep 1969,
Correspondence between F. Lee Bailey and J. Edgar Hoover concerning wiretapping of PATCO telephone lines.
11 Baton Rouge, 5 May 1969 - 20 Sep 1973,
Correspondence, legal brief, and history dealing with reassignment of PATCO controllers in Baton Rouge.
12 Baton Rouge, 17 May 1969 - 27 Feb,
Correspondence relating to reassignment of PATCO controller in Baton Rouge.
13-18 Corson Info., Mar 1969 - Jan 1970,
Support material used by PATCO when dealing with Corson Committee:
Folder #13 - minutes of 19 Sep mtg,
Folder #14 - medical data,
Folder #15 - recognition and dues withholding,
Folder #16 - retirement,
Folder #17 - complaints at Youngstown Tower/Tracon,
Folder #18 - correspondence (dated Mar 1969 - Jan 1970).
Box Folder
2 1 Corson Report, Jan 1970,
Executive summary of the ATC career committee report (headed by John J. Corson).
2 Shaffer Telegram, 24 Mar 1970,
Telegram from FAA Administrator Shaffer warning of "serious penalties" which would result from any controller job action.
3-4 Statements, 25 Mar 1970 - 29 Mar 1970,
Affidavits and statements by controllers concerning work rule and safety violations occurring during 25-29 Mar period.
5 Suspensions, 26 Mar 1970 - 13 Apr 1970,
Letters from FAA to individual controllers notifying them of intended suspensions/removal and accompanying letters of response from controllers.
6 Harassment, 27 Mar 1970 - 14 Apr 1970,
Affidavits and statements made by controllers describing work rule infractions and harassment by FAA supervisors.
7-10 Telegrams, 3 Apr 1970 - 6 Apr 1970,
Telegrams to President Nixon and Senator Hughes protesting FAA actions against controllers.
11 FAA Statement, 7 Apr 1970,
"White Paper" prepared by FAA to answer questions relating to the "strike by some air traffic controllers."
12 Disciplinary Action, 18 Apr 1970 - 13 Nov 1970,
Lists of controllers who received disciplinary action.
Box Folder
3 1-4 Congressional Correspondence, Jan 1970 - Dec 1970,
Letters between PATCO, FAA/DOT, and members of Congress.
Folder #1: Jan, May, Jun, Jul,
Folder #2: July, Aug,
Folder #3: Aug, Sep,
Folder #4: Oct, Nov, Dec.
5 FAA/DOT Replies, 25 Jun 1970 - 25 Sep 1970,
Correspondence written by Shaffer (FAA) and Volpe (DOT) to members of Congress.
6-14 Nat'l Exclusive Recognition, Feb 1970 - Aug 1970,
Correspondence and materials used when PATCO applied for "exclusive recognition" as the sole bargaining unit/spokesman for the air traffic controllers.
Folder #6: Air Traffic Controller Association,
Folder #7: International Association of Machinists,
Folder #8: National Association of Government Employees,
Folder #9: American Federation of Government Employees,
Folder #10: FAA,
Folder #11: National Association of Air Traffic Specialists,
Folder #12: Dept. of Labor,
Folder #13: Misc.,
Folder #14: Legal brief.

Series II. Washington Office Files

Box Folder
4 1 Constitution/Bylaws,
Copy of PATCO constitution (undated) and a sample copy of bylaws for an "area branch" of PATCO (example, with fill-in-the-blanks).
2 Contracts,
Copies of labor contracts agreed to by PATCO and FAA/DOT (dated Apr 1973, Jul 1975, Mar 1978).
3-7 Correspondence,
Arranged by respondent;
Folder #3: Dept. of Transportation, dated 23 Dec 1969 - 18 Nov 1970.
Folder #4: Harshe-Rotman and Druck. Public relations firm, dated 2 Apr 1968 - 5 Dec 1969.
Folder #5: John Shaffer, FAA Administrator. Dated 17 Jul 1969 - 23 Dec 1969.
Folder #6: D. D. Thomas, FAA Administrator. Dated 22 Jan 1969 - 2 Sep 1969.
Folder #7: Misc. Dated 29 Aug 1968 - 23 Sep 1970.
8 Fact Sheets,
Promotional brochures and pamphlets produced by PATCO (undated).
9-10 History,
Each file is labeled as orginally filed and contains all materials included in the original files (even if not correctly labeled).
Folder #9: 1968: Press releases, committee reports, Mike Rock transcript, talking papers, early newsletters, resume of F. Lee Bailey.
Folder #10: 1970: PATCO anthem, Baton Rouge summary, news clippings, letters, news releases, copy of Corson committee report.
Box Folder
5 1-2 History,
Folder #1: 1971-1974. Press releases, newspaper clippings, transcript of news conference, Shaffer statements before Congress, letters, PATCO histories.
Folder #2: De Paul Law Review. Review of PATCO history and 1970 sickout in De Paul Law Review (1971). Also Harvard Business School Report on history of guilds (undated).
3 Legal Defense Fund Trust Agreement,
Correspondence and copy of Trust Agreement (dates 1 May 1970 - 10 Aug 1970).
4 Poli Investigation,
Correspondence from attorney to Robert Poli concerning his investigation for misuse of Union funds (dates 1 Apr-7 Aug 1980).
5 Poli/Meyer Compaign Report,
Report of receipts and expenditures, including names of contributors, campaign button, campaign letter (dates 1980).
6-15 Publications,
Folder #6: Legislative Update/PAC Bulletin. Newsletter published by PATCO Lobbyist Patrick Doyle. Dates 13 Feb 1981 - 20 Nov 1981.
Folder #7: National News Memorandum. Weekly fact sheet published by PATCO. Dates 26 Jun 1971 - 29 Dec 1971).
Folders #8 - #15: Patco Newsletters. Union Newsletters published approximately once per month. Each folder contains one year's run of newsletters starting with #8 in 1968 and then sequentially thru #15 1975. Not all years have a complete run of newsletters.
Box Folder
6 1-12 Publications,
Folders #1 - #7: PATCO Newsletters. Folder #1 starts in 1976, then sequentially thru Folder #7 in 1982. Not all years have a complete run of newsletters.
Folder #8: Negotiations Updates. Dated 20 Feb 1981 thru 24 Apr 1981.
Folder #9: President's Desk. Personal Newletter written by PATCO President John Leyden. Published monthly, but only 2 copies in collection, 27 Jan 1972 and 5 Jul 1974.
Folder #10: PATCO Journal. Union magazine published bi-monthly (approximately). Only 5 copies in collection.
Folder #11: PATCO Lives. Newsletter published bi-monthly for former PATCO members. Only one copy, Jul/Aug 1985.
Folder #12: Presidential Update. Newsletter written by PATCO President Robert Poli. Dates from 7 Apr 1980 thru 12 Feb 1982.
13 Reevaluation Report,
Dept. of Transportation report to Congress on the FAA reevaluation of second carrier training (1979).
14 Report from the President,
Series of facts sheets relating to membership and dues. Dated 7 Jun 1970.

Series III. Strike 1981

Box Folder
6 15 Choirboy Assignments, (Apr 1980 - Jun 1980)
Names and addresses of choirboys assigned in each region (Southwest, Eastern, Central, Western, Great Lakes, and Southern)
16 Choirboy Correspondence, Jan 1980 - Feb 1980.
Misc. correspondence/memos to choirboys.
17-18 Choirboy Materials, undated
Briefing notes, outlines, and reports to be used by choirboys when making presentations to their facilities.
Box Folder
7 1 Contract Rejections, 26 Jun 1981.
Telegrams from several different ATC facilities stating their rejection of the proposed contract settlement.
2 Corespondence/Memos, Mar 1978 - Apr 1980.
Various letters, memorandum to files, and notes.
3 Court Order - Decertification Review, 3 Dec 1981.
Court order from U.S. Court of Appeals reviewing the Federal Labor Relations Authority's decertification of PATCO.
4 Discrimination, Aug 1981 - Dec 1981.
Reports of discrimination in hiring PATCO controllers - after strike.
5 FAA Crisis Action Plan, 29 May 1979.
FAA contingency plan assigning specific responsbilities and procedures to be followed in the event of a strike.
6 FAA Strike Contingency Plans, Dec 1977 - Aug 1980.
Strike contingency plans for several different individual ATC facilities and regions.
7 Impact on Airlines, Oct 1981 - Nov 1981.
Newspaper clippings related to strike's effect on air carriers.
8 Leyden Speech, 26 Mar 1982.
Speech by John Leyden concerning PATCO. Also television type script concerning Poli's attempt at negotiating a contract (undated)
9-10 Performance Reports, Oct 1979 - May 1980.
Comment sheets on results on individual facility meetings conducted by choirboys.
Folder #9: Eastern and Great Lakes regions,
Folder #10: Southern Region.
11 Press Releases, 9 Jan 1980 & 18 Dec 1980.
9 Jan - Leyden resigns, 18 Dec - Judge dismisses case against PATCO for alleged slowdown.
12 Poli Affidavit, 5 Aug 1980.
Copy of Affidavit by Robert Poli describing his position as PATCO President to Federal Labor Relations Authority.
13 Poli Statement, 9 Jun 1977.
Copy of Statement made by Poli to House Subcommittee on transportation about future ATC needs.
14-15 Radio, TV Monitoring Reports, Jun 1981 - Sep 1981.
Transcripts of news broadcasts related to strike.
Folder #14: Jun & July,
Folder #15: 2 Aug - 8 Aug.
Box Folder
8 1-2 Radio, TV Monitoring Reports,
Folder #1: 9 Aug - 13 Aug.,
Folder #2: 14 Aug - 10 Sep
3-6 Report. Analysis of PATCO, Jan 1980 - Jul 1980.
3-part report analyzing PATCO membership attitudes and behavior. Data compiled from surveys in July and Dec of 1979.
Folder #3: Part I,
Folder #4: Part II,
Folder #5: Part III, Folder #6: Questionnaire instructions and tabulated return totals.
7 Report, Misc., undated
Various reports and briefings about strike related topics.
8 Strike Committee Responsibilites, undated
Description of duties and responsibilities of different strike committes.
9 Strike Planning Manual - NPELRA, undated
National Public Employer Labor Relations Association's strike planning manual.
10 Strike Planning Notebook - PATCO, undated
Notebook full of data, reports and plans to be used by PATCO National Executive Board in projecting the effectiveness/advisability for a strike.
11 Strike Plan, 8 Jan 1979.
PATCO strike plan and cover letter signed by members of planning commitee.
12 Strike Pledges, Apr - May 1980.
Copies of loyalty pledges signed by controllers.
Box Folder
9 1 Strike Support Info., undated
Briefing, reports, and pamplet concerning how to support and aid striking workers/families.
2 Strike Vote Instructions, undated
Instructions on how to conduct voting under "normal" or "abnormal" conditions.
3-4 Sprinter File, Aug 81 - Nov 81.
Lists of controllers who went out on strike, but later returned to work.
5 Survey, undated
Opinion Survey conducted at Local 201, New York Center.

Series IV. Clippings/Photos

Box Folder
9 6-14 Clippings,
Folders dated as follows:
6: 1976
7: 1977
8: 1978
9: Jun 1980
10: Jul 1980
11: Aug 1980
12: Aug 1980
13: Sep 1980
14: Dec 1980
Box Folder
10 1-5 Clippings,
1: Jan 1981
2: Feb 1981
3: Mar 1981
4: Apr 1981
5: May 1981
Box Folder
11 1-11 Clippings,
1: Jun 1981
2: Jul 1981
3: 1 Aug 1981
4: 2 Aug 1981
5: 3 Aug 1981
6: 4 Aug 1981
7: 5 Aug 1981
8: 6 Aug 1981
9: 7 Aug 1981
10: 8 Aug 1981
11: 9 Aug 1981
Box Folder
12 1-7 Clippings,
1: 10 Aug 1981
2: 11 Aug 1981
3: 12 Aug 1981
4: 13 Aug 1981
5: 14 Aug 1981
6: 14 Aug 1981
7: 15 Aug 1981
Box Folder
13 1-5 Clippings,
1: 16 Aug 1981
2: 17 Aug 1981
3: 18 Aug 1981
4: 19 Aug 1981
5: 20 Aug 1981
Box Folder
14 1-9 Clippings,
1: 21 Aug 1981
2: 22 Aug 1981
3: 23 Aug 1981
4: 24 Aug 1981
5: 25 Aug 1981
6: 26 Aug 1981
7: 27 Aug 1981
8: 28 Aug 1981
9: 29 Aug 1981
Box Folder
15 1-20 Clippings,
1: 30 Aug 1981
2: 31 Aug 1981
3: Aug (undated)
4: 1 Sep 1981
5: 2 Sep 1981
6: 3 Sep 1981
7: 4 Sep 1981
8: 5 Sep 1981
9: 6 Sep 1981
10: 7 Sep 1981
11: 8 Sep 1981
12: 9 Sep 1981
13: 10 Sep 1981
14: 11 Sep 1981
15: 12 Sep 1981
16: 13 Sep 1981
17: 14 Sep 1981
18: 15 Sep 1981
19: 16 Sep 1981
20: 17 Sep 1981
Box Folder
16 1-7
1: 18 Sep 1981
2: 19 Sep 1981
3: 20 Sep 1981
4: 21 Sep 1981
5: 22 Sep 1981
6: Sep 1981, undated
7: May 1982

Series V. Photographs

Box Folder
16 8-17 Photographs,
Each folder is labeled as originally filed.
Unlabeled photos were included in Misc. folder.
8: 1981 Convention
9: 80 Convention
10: EEO Hearings
11: Fly-In 4/1
12: Hearings 9/30/80
13: Early History
14: Robert Poli
15: Bob Meyer
16: Misc. unidentified
17: Negatives

Series VI. Audiotape

Box Folder
16 18 Tape, 1981.
Cassette tape recording of Robert Poli, labeled "MSY-81"