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Derek Shearer and Ruth Goldway Papers

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Scope & content

The Derek Shearer series contains an array of material about Shearer's career both in Santa Monica, California, work with the Clinton Presidential transition team (box 7), and services as the United States Ambassador to Finland during the 1990's (boxes 1-6). Contained within boxes 1-5 are numerous articles, clippings, and correspondences. Box 6 contains miscellaneous materials which encompass calendars, writings by Shearer, resumes, biographical information, photographs, and materials from Yale University. Box 7 contains correspondences between Shearer and President Bill Clinton and non-bugetary policy proposals. Also, included are regular and oversized photographs (box 16), and media which includes VHS tapes including President Clinton's acceptance speech 1992, and various interviews with Shearer. There are also numerous VHS tapes which do not include labels, audio cassettes (interviews with Shearer), and color slides (labelled parade).

The Ruth Goldway series contains material concerning Goldway's time leading up to and as sitting Mayor of Santa Monica, California. There is a wealth of material by and about Goldway's role as wife to Derek Shearer while he was Ambassador to Finland. The Goldway series includes articles, clippings, correspondence (some to and from Hillary Clinton, box 9), and Evening Outlook newspapers from 1979-1981 (boxes 14-15). Box 13 contains media, which includes reel to reel tapes and cassettes. Some of the media is labelled Chavez endorsement and Santa Monica election.