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07. Special Events

 Record Group
Identifier: 07

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Celebration of Women

Identifier: 07-SE09
Scope and Contents While celebrating Women's History Month, the House held "Celebration of Women 2001" on March 13, 2001. During the day, the House saluted the twenty-eight women who were serving as Members of the PA House. A press conference was held in the Capitol Rotunda featuring remarks by Speaker Matthew Ryan, First Lady Michele Ridge, Representative Elinor Z. Taylor, Representative Katie True, Sister Marie Roseanne Bonfini, president of Immaculata College, Pat Halpin-Murphy, president of the...

Collection of the Pennsylvania Electoral College

Identifier: 2018.022
Scope and Contents The Electoral College is a group of citizens (known as electors) appointed by the voters in each state to cast votes for the President and Vice President of the United States on behalf of the state's citizens. It was created to ensure that each state has a role in selecting the President. In casting a vote for President, a Pennsylvania voter is actually voting for a candidate’s slate of Presidential electors. The winning candidate’s electors represent Pennsylvania at the meeting of the state’s...

James A. Michener Collection, 1957-1971

Identifier: 07
Scope and Contents The collection relates to Michener's association with the Pennsylvania Commission for Legislative Modernization and are photocopies of the papers housed in the Library of Congress.


Identifier: 07-SE01
Scope and Contents Ongoing collection of memorials to former Members, Governors, Presidents, and other dignitaries.� Media include videotapes, photographs, programs, memory cards, and remarks.

Memorials - Matthew J. Ryan, Speaker

Identifier: 07-SE02
Scope and Contents Matthew J. Ryan, Speaker of the House (1993-2003), was born April 27, 1932 and died March 29, 2003. The collection contains photographs, artifacts, videotapes and programs from the Funeral and Tributes held in April 2003. Also contained is a resolution from the Delaware County Bar Association, October 2003.

MOVE Crisis

Identifier: 07-SE08
Scope and Contents On May 13, 1985, an ongoing conflict between the MOVE organization and the Philadelphia city government and police climaxed in an incident that claimed the lives of eleven MOVE members, destroyed sixty one homes and left 250 people homeless.� The photographs in the file chronicle the extent of the destruction resulting from the tactics employed against the MOVE organization by the city of Philadelphia.MOVE is a loose-knit, mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname...

Office of the Governor

Identifier: 07-SE04
Scope and Contents Ongoing collection of items related to various Governor administrations.� Included in this collection are farewell addresses, videos, inauguration materials, photographs, remarks, etc.

September 11

Identifier: 07-SE03
Scope and Contents Items related to the events remembering September 11, 2001.� These include a remembrance ceremony on the House Floor, a tree-planting ceremony and plaque dedication ceremony for United Flight 93 in Schenksville, Somerset County.

Items include programs, photographs, remarks, press, videos and news clippings.

Speaker's Millennium Lecture

Identifier: 07-SE11
Scope and Contents The Speaker's Millennium Lecture program was established in 2000 by then Speaker of the House, Matthew J. Ryan. The House partners with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to host the event. It is a "gift to Pennsylvanian's who enjoy history, music and the humanities." Speakers include James McPherson (2000), who reflected on Abraham Lincoln's message for the new millennium, Studs Terkel (2001), who explored national life from the Great Depression to the present and discussed the need to...