A Guide to the Working Papers of Virginia Governor George F. Allen, 1994-1997 Allen, George F., Virginia Governor, Working Papers 35864

A Guide to the Working Papers of Virginia Governor George F. Allen, 1994-1997

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Accession Number 35864


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Accession Number
35864
Title
Working Papers of Virginia Governor George F. Allen, 1994-1997
Extent
3.675 cu. ft. (11 boxes)
Creator
Virginia. Governor (1994-1998 : Allen)
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Working Papers of Virginia Governor George F. Allen, 1994-1997. Accession 35864, State government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Transferred by Georgia Root, Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth, Richmond, Virginia, 19 June 1998.


Biographical Information

George Felix Allen was born March 8, 1952 in Whittier, California to famed NFL football coach George H. Allen and his wife Henrietta (Lumbroso) Allen. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1971 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977. Allen served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1982-1991 and served a short term in the U.S. House of Delegates in the early 1990s. In November 1993, Allen beat Attorney General Mary Sue Terry to become Governor. Governor Allen served until January 1998 and was succeeded by Governor James S. Gilmore. Governor Allen has been married to Susan (Brown) Allen since 1986 and they have three children, Forrest, Tyler, and Brooke. The family resides in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, and other documents created and maintained by Governor George Allen as his "working papers." The working papers relate to specific activities, issues, and policies that were of particular interest to Governor Allen and members of his administration. Often the topics covered in the working papers were hot-button issues or policies that received a significant amount of press and attention. Almost half of the files pertain to the Opportunity Virginia economic initiative, while the other files contain information on a variety of issues arranged by appropriate secretariat.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I. Opportunity Virginia Files Series II. Secretariat Subject Files

Contents List

Series I. Opportunity Virginia Files, 1994-1996.
Boxes: 1-5
Extent: 1.75 cu. ft.

Contains reports, plans, correspondence and other material associated with Governor Allen's 1994 economic development initiative, Opportunity Virginia. The initiative was divided into two sections, the first being the creation of regional economic development advisory councils (REDACs). The regional councils were composed of business leaders, economic development professionals, elected officials, educators, and citizens. The councils were expected to provide support and guidance for regional economic development projects. The second part of the Opportunity Virginia initiative was the creation of a strategic plan structured around ten core economic sectors including agribusiness, aerospace, biotechnology, tourism, manufacturing, and information technology. Working groups from each of the sectors participated in the development of a long-range plan titled "Opportunity Virginia: A Strategic Plan for Jobs and Prosperity," which was revealed by Governor Allen in December 1994.

Arranged according to subject and then alphabetically or numerically within.

  • Regional Economic Development Advisory Council (REDAC) Files.
    • Box 1
      Folder 1
      General File.
    • Box 1
      Folder 2
      REDAC 1.
    • Box 1
      Folder 3
      REDAC 2.
    • Box 1
      Folder 4
      REDAC 3.
    • Box 1
      Folder 5
      REDAC 4.
    • Box 1
      Folder 6
      REDAC 5.
    • Box 1
      Folder 7
      REDAC 6.
    • Box 1
      Folder 8
      REDAC 7.
    • Box 1
      Folder 9
      REDAC 8.
    • Box 2
      Folder 1
      REDAC 9.
    • Box 2
      Folder 2
      REDAC 10.
    • Box 2
      Folder 3
      REDAC 11.
    • Box 2
      Folder 4
      REDAC 12.
    • Box 2
      Folder 5
      REDAC 13.
    • Box 2
      Folder 6
      REDAC 14.
    • Box 2
      Folder 7
      REDAC 15.
    • Box 3
      Folder 1
      REDAC 16.
    • Box 3
      Folder 2
      REDAC 17.
    • Box 3
      Folder 3
      REDAC 18.
  • Sector Files.
    • Box 3
      Folder 4
      Agribusiness Sector.
    • Box 3
      Folder 6
      Aerospace Sector.
    • Box 3
      Folder 7
      Biotechnology Sector.
    • Box 3
      Folder 5
      Industry Sector.
    • Box 3
      Folder 8
      Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector.
    • Box 3
      Folder 9
      International Trade Sector.
    • Box 3
      Folder 10
      Manufacturing Sector.
    • Box 4
      Folder 1
      Maritime Sector.
    • Box 4
      Folder 2
      Tourism Sector.
  • Miscellaneous Opportunity Virginia Files.
    • Box 4
      Folder 3
      Agribusiness Lunch.
    • Box 4
      Folder 4
      Blue Ridge Commission Meeting.
    • Box 4
      Folder 5
      Disney's America.
    • Box 4
      Folder 6
      Disney's America.
    • Box 4
      Folder 7
      Disney's America.
    • Box 4
      Folder 8
      Governor's Business Lunches.
    • Box 4
      Folder 9
      Information Technology Infrastructure Initiative.
    • Box 4
      Folder 10
      Information Technology and Telecommunications Lunch.
    • Box 4
      Folder 11
      Information Technology and Telecommunications Summits.
    • Box 5
      Folder 1
      McGraw Hill Strategic Plan.
    • Box 5
      Folder 2
      Opportunity Virginia: A Strategic Plan for Jobs and Prosperity (Full Text).
    • Box 5
      Folder 3
      Opportunity Virginia Roll-out.
    • Box 5
      Folder 4
      Previous Virginia Strategic Plans.
    • Box 5
      Folder 5
      Regional Partnerships Quarterly Seminar Meetings.
    • Box 5
      Folder 6
      "Road Map to the Future: A Strategic Plan for Virginia's Information Technology Infrastructure."
    • Box 5
      Folder 7
      Rural Economic Development Fund.
    • Box 5
      Folder 8
      Science and Technology Task Force.
    • Box 5
      Folder 9
      Shenandoah Valley Partnership.
    • Box 5
      Folder 10
      Technology Summits.
    • Box 5
      Folder 11
      Telecommunications Meeting Letters.
    • Box 5
      Folder 12
      Virginia Chamber of Commerce Strategic Plan.
    • Box 5
      Folder 13
      Virginia Community College System/Virginia Works.
    • Box 5
      Folder 14
      Virginia Economic Development Competitiveness Study.
Series II. Secretariat Subject Files, 1994-1997.
Boxes: 6-11
Extent: 1.925 cu. ft.

Contains a variety of subject files associated with particular secretariats and/or agencies. Files contain correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other material pertaining to issues of interest to the Governor's Office. Topics of note include business and industry in Virginia, the Goals 2000 education initiative, a Department of Justice investigation at Central State Hospital, and interstate agreements on detainers.

Arranged according to cabinet secretariat or topic and then alphabetically within.

  • Commerce and Trade/Economic Development Files.
    • Box 6
      Folder 1
      African Offices.
    • Box 6
      Folder 2
      Alexandria Convention Center.
    • Box 6
      Folder 3
      American Type Culture Collection.
    • Box 6
      Folder 4
      American Type Culture Collection (Discussions).
    • Box 6
      Folder 5
      Canadian Football League (Hampton Roads).
    • Box 6
      Folder 6
      Columbia Gas (Gemstone).
    • Box 6
      Folder 7
      CSX/Conrail Merger.
    • Box 6
      Folder 8
      CSX/Conrail Merger (Clippings).
    • Box 6
      Folder 9
      CSX/Conrail Merger (Memoranda).
    • Box 6
      Folder 10
      CSX/Conrail Merger (Memoranda, Skunda to Allen).
    • Box 6
      Folder 11
      Diplomatic Issues (Diplomatic Receptions).
    • Box 6
      Folder 12
      Diplomatic Issues: Visit of the Consul General of Japan and Minister, Head of Chancery.
    • Box 6
      Folder 13
      Dominion Semiconductor.
    • Box 7
      Folder 1
      Dominion Semiconductor.
    • Box 7
      Folder 2
      Dominion Semiconductor.
    • Box 7
      Folder 3
      Dominion Semiconductor (Clippings).
    • Box 7
      Folder 4
      Dominion Semiconductor (Memorandum of Understanding).
    • Box 7
      Folder 5
      DuPont/Virginia Power.
    • Box 7
      Folder 6
      Economic Development (Miscellaneous Memoranda).
    • Box 7
      Folder 7
      Family Dollar Stores.
    • Box 7
      Folder 8
      Federal Express.
    • Box 7
      Folder 9
      Frito-Lay.
    • Box 7
      Folder 10
      Fujitsu.
    • Box 7
      Folder 11
      IBM/Toshiba.
    • Box 7
      Folder 12
      Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
    • Box 7
      Folder 13
      James River Corporation.
    • Box 7
      Folder 14
      Matrix Capital.
    • Box 7
      Folder 15
      NAFTA Reunion/Diplomatic Reception.
    • Box 7
      Folder 16
      North Carolina Business Incentives.
    • Box 7
      Folder 17
      Opportunity Fund.
    • Box 7
      Folder 18
      Orkland Corporation.
    • Box 7
      Folder 19
      Orkland Corporation.
    • Box 7
      Folder 20
      ROCCO (Shenandoah Rail Company).
    • Box 7
      Folder 21
      Science Applications International Corporation.
    • Box 7
      Folder 22
      Semiconductor Endowment.
    • Box 7
      Folder 23
      Shreveport Pirates.
    • Box 7
      Folder 24
      Solarex (AMOCO).
    • Box 7
      Folder 25
      Star Shipping.
    • Box 7
      Folder 26
      Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
    • Box 7
      Folder 27
      Washington Global Center.
    • Box 7
      Folder 28
      WESTVACO.
    • Box 7
      Folder 29
      White Oak Semiconductors (Announcement).
    • Box 7
      Folder 30
      Whitehall-Robbins.
  • Education Policy Files.
    • Box 8
      Folder 1
      Board of Education Assessments, 1995-1996.
    • Box 8
      Folder 2
      Bosher's Board Battle.
    • Box 8
      Folder 3
      Champion Schools: Decision Memoranda.
    • Box 8
      Folder 4
      Champion Schools: Interim Report Draft. 1994.
    • Box 8
      Folder 5
      Family Foundation, 1997.
    • Box 8
      Folder 6
      Goals 2000.
    • Box 8
      Folder 7
      Goals 2000.
    • Box 8
      Folder 8
      Goals 2000.
    • Box 8
      Folder 9
      Goals 2000: Dr. Bosher's Presentation.
    • Box 8
      Folder 10
      Goals 2000: Revision.
    • Box 8
      Folder 11
      Goals 2000: State Documents.
    • Box 8
      Folder 12
      Guidance Counselors.
    • Box 8
      Folder 13
      General Education Issues.
    • Box 8
      Folder 14
      General Education Issues.
    • Box 9
      Folder 1
      General Education Issues: Standards of Accreditation.
    • Box 9
      Folder 2
      General Education Policy.
    • Box 9
      Folder 3
      General Education Policy.
    • Box 9
      Folder 4
      Governor's Opinion on Champion Schools, 1995.
    • Box 9
      Folder 5
      Higher Education Funding Proposals, 1997.
    • Box 9
      Folder 6
      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    • Box 9
      Folder 7
      Jobs for Grads, 1996.
    • Box 9
      Folder 8
      Office for Civil Rights Investigation.
    • Box 9
      Folder 9
      SAT Report, 1994.
    • Box 9
      Folder 10
      School-to-Work Program.
    • Box 9
      Folder 11
      School-to-Work Program.
    • Box 9
      Folder 12
      School-to-Work Program.
    • Box 9
      Folder 13
      School-to-Work Program: Talking Points, 1996.
    • Box 9
      Folder 14
      Teletechnet, 1994.
    • Box 9
      Folder 15
      Teletechnet: Old Dominion University, 1994.
  • Health and Human Resources Files.
    • Box 9
      Folder 16
      Aging, Dept. for the.
    • Box 9
      Folder 17
      Biosolids Use Regulations: Hanover County, 1996.
    • Box 9
      Folder 18
      Central State Hospital: Dept. of Justice Investigation.
    • Box 9
      Folder 19
      Central State Hospital: Dept. of Justice Investigation.
    • Box 9
      Folder 20
      Central State Hospital: Dept. of Justice Investigation.
    • Box 10
      Folder 1
      Central State Hospital: Dept. of Justice Investigation.
    • Box 10
      Folder 2
      Central State Hospital: Dept. of Justice Investigation.
    • Box 10
      Folder 3
      Drees, Ida Sue, 1995.
    • Box 10
      Folder 4
      Jaffe, Dr. Russell, 1994.
    • Box 10
      Folder 5
      Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Dept. of.
    • Box 10
      Folder 6
      Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Dept. of,: SAFECARE.
    • Box 10
      Folder 7
      Midgett Case, Update on, 1994.
    • Box 10
      Folder 8
      Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations, Possible Violations of by Norfolk Southern Railway.
    • Box 10
      Folder 9
      Status of U.S. Dept. of Justice Lawsuits.
    • Box 10
      Folder 10
      Virginia Veterans Care Center, 1995.
  • Finance Files.
    • Box 10
      Folder 11
      Air and Space Annex Project, 1995.
    • Box 10
      Folder 12
      Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Annex: Memorandum of Understanding Draft Review, 1995.
  • Natural Resources Files.
    • Box 10
      Folder 13
      AVTEX Suit, 1997.
    • Box 10
      Folder 14
      Clean Air Act, 1995.
    • Box 10
      Folder 15
      Conservation and Recreation, Dept. of,: Report on Conservation Reserve Program.
    • Box 10
      Folder 16
      Environmental Liabilities at Fort Pickett.
    • Box 10
      Folder 17
      EPA: Any Credible Evidence (ACE) Rule.
    • Box 10
      Folder 18
      King William Reservoir, 1997.
    • Box 10
      Folder 19
      Public Access Coves and Inlets along the James River.
  • Public Safety Files.
    • Box 10
      Folder 20
      Attorney General: Interstate Agreements on Detainers, 1995.
    • Box 10
      Folder 21
      Attorney General: Interstate Agreements on Detainers, 1996.
    • Box 10
      Folder 22
      Attorney General: Interstate Agreements on Detainers, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 1
      Corrections, Dept. of,: Offender Management System, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 2
      National Guard Troop Activity (Armory Closures).
    • Box 11
      Folder 3
      Public Safety Issues.
    • Box 11
      Folder 4
      Settlement with ACLU over Mecklenburg Strip Search, 1995.
    • Box 11
      Folder 5
      State Police, Dept. of,: Report on Security Procedures at State Forensic Facilities, 1994.
  • Transportation Files.
    • Box 11
      Folder 6
      COSCO, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 7
      Enhancement Grants and Transportation Safety Grants, 1994.
    • Box 11
      Folder 8
      Maersk-Sealand, 1996.
    • Box 11
      Folder 9
      Metropolitan Washington Regional Transportation Authority, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 10
      Nextea Proposal: Clinton Administration, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 11
      North Carolina Officials, Meeting with, 1994.
    • Box 11
      Folder 12
      NOVA Metro Area Regional Authority, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 13
      Privitization Proposal for I-895 Connector, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 14
      PPTA Proposals, 1995.
    • Box 11
      Folder 15
      Route 802 in Washington County, 1997.
    • Box 11
      Folder 16
      Telecommunications Act of 1996 and ITS, 1996.