MC 996

Inventory to the Dean A. Gallo Congressional Papers

By David Kuzma

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University

Finding aid encoded in EAD, version 2002 by Catherine Carey, February 2013
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gallo, Dean Anderson, 1935-1994
Title: Dean A. Gallo Congressional Papers
Dates: 1982-1994, bulk 1984-1994
Quantity: 20.4 cubic feet (20 record center cartons, 1 manuscript box)
Abstract: Dean A. Gallo was a realtor in Morris County, New Jersey. After serving successively in elective offices at the local, county and state levels, he was elected to Congress as a Republican to serve a district that was centered in Morris County. Winning re-election four times, Gallo served New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District from January 1985 through his death in November 1994. His Congressional papers (including audio-visual materials and some photographs) span the entire period that he was in office. The papers document Gallo’s activities, his positions on issues, his legislative actions and initiatives, his election campaigns, his Congressional travels, and, to a lesser extent, the activities of his Washington office. Among the topics represented are environmental protection, the continuation of Picatinny Arsenal as a functioning military base and the plight of Soviet Refusniks.
Collection No.: MC 996
Access: Stored offsite. Advance notice of at least two working days required to consult this collection.
Language: Bulk in English; at least one item in Russian; a few printed items in Spanish
Repository: Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives

Biographical Chronology

1935 On November 23rd, Dean Anderson Gallo is born in Hackensack, New Jersey. (Subsequently grows up in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, Morris County, New Jersey.)
1954 Graduates from Boonton High School, Boonton, New Jersey.
1954-1956 Plays minor-league baseball for Brooklyn Dodgers organization.
1956 Marries first wife, Anne Schwenker, with whom he later has two children: Robert and Susan.
1960s Forms real estate partnership with Alex DeCroce, later a New Jersey Assemblyman.
1966 Receives the Jaycee’s “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” award.
1967 Concerned over increasing urbanization of the Parsippany-Troy Hills area, and its lack of athletic fields and parks, joins the local recreation committee. In order to obtain more assistance for recreation programs, runs successfully as a Republican for the Parsippany-Troy Hills township council, thus beginning his political career.
1968-1969 Serves as township Council Vice-President.
1970 Serves as Council President. Also seeks and wins a seat on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
1973 Appointed Freeholder Director of Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
1975 Defeats Democrat John J. Sinsimer for seat in the General Assembly in the (then) 24th Legislative District. Serves on the Joint Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. (Is subsequently reelected to four additional terms.)
1976 Elected Assistant Minority Leader of New Jersey State Assembly.
1978 Named “Legislator of the Year” by the New Jersey Association of Counties.
1982 Elected State Assembly Minority Leader. Also named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Republican Legislators Association.
1984 Defeats eleven-term incumbent Joseph G. Minish (D-New Jersey) for seat in the United States House of Representatives from the state’s 11th Congressional District.
1985 Introduces H.R. 2969, which forms the basis of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986. Serves as Co-Chair of Congressional Caucus on Soviet Jewry. In April, travels to Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua) to evaluate the political situation and whether or not the United States should aid the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1985-1986 Serves as a Republican Freshman Whip in the House; also serves on Public Works and Transportation Committee and Small Business Committee. During this period, also divorces his wife Anne.
1986 In May, travels to Soviet Union to meet with Soviet Jews who have been repeatedly denied exit visas (“refusniks”). In November, defeats Democrat Frank Askin to win election to a second term.
1987 Appointed Eastern Regional Republican Whip, a position he holds for the remainder of his Congressional career.
1987-1988 Continues to serve on Public Works and Transportation Committee, as well as its Water Resources Subcommittee, Public Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee and Surface Transportation Subcommittee. Also continues to serve on Small Business Committee and joins its Exports, Tourism and Special Problems Subcommittee and Procurement, Innovation and Minority Enterprise Development Subcommittee. Heads the Small Business Export Opportunity Task Force.
1988 In November, defeats Democrat John C. Shaw to win reelection to a third term.
1989 Following Exxon Valdez oil-spill incident (March 24, 1989), introduces H.R. 2609, requiring installation of double hulls on all newly constructed oil tankers, but the bill dies in committee. Then introduces House Amendment 334, which mandates double hulls as part of H.R. 1465, an oil pollution-related bill introduced by another Representative. The bill, with Gallo’s amendment, becomes the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. His H.R. 584 is also incorporated into H.R. 3520, which becomes the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990.
1989-1990 Serves on House Appropriations Committee, as well as its District of Columbia Subcommittee and Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Subcommittee. Also serves on Budget Committee.
1990 From February to March, travels to South Africa as part of a Joint Congressional Delegation to evaluate that country’s progress in reforming its government. In November, defeats Democrat Michael Gordon to win reelection to a fourth term.
1991 In April, is appointed to Executive Committee of the Environment and Energy Study Conference.
1991-1992 Continues to serve on Appropriations Committee and its District of Columbia Subcommittee; also joins the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee.
1992 When diagnosed with prostate cancer, only informs his immediate family and a few close friends. In November, defeats Democrat Ona Spiridellis to win reelection to a fifth term.
1993 Persuades Department of Defense not to close Picatinny Arsenal (Morris County) under the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Act, arguing that the site is an important research facility.
1993-1994 Continues to serve on Appropriations Committee. Also serves on Energy and Water Development Subcommittee and Veterans Administration, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Subcommittee. Is selected as Co-Chair of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition.
1994 In March, undergoes hip replacement surgery; his cancer, which had gone into remission following treatment, reappears shortly after the operation. In August, announces that he will retire from office at the end of his term. In September, marries fiancée Betty Schmidt at a private ceremony in the hospital. Dies of cancer on November 5th at St. Clare’s-Riverside Hospital in Denville, New Jersey, at the age of 58.

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Scope and Content Note

The Congressional papers of Dean Anderson Gallo document his career as a United States Representative from the 11th District in northern New Jersey (primarily Morris and western Essex counties) spanning the years from 1984 to 1994. The collection is composed of correspondence, memos, speeches, reports, press releases, appointment books and schedules, as well as printed material such as newspaper clippings, newsletters and campaign literature. Photographs, audiotapes and a large number of videotapes are also included.

Gallo’s papers contain information relating to many aspects of United States public policy, especially in the areas of health care, trade (particularly those concerning small business) and the environment (especially Superfund cleanup initiatives and legislation to mandate double hulls on oil tankers). Material relating to these issues can be found in the BILLS FILES.

Additional documentation of Gallo’s legislative activities can be found in BRIEFING MEMOS, among which are notes and fact sheets on current issues and pending legislation, as well as internal memos to Gallo’s staff summarizing his positions and activities. The LEGISLATIVE PROFILES detail Gallo’s sponsored and cosponsored bills and the VOTING RECORD [“LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY GUIDE”] summarizes Gallo’s voting record from 1985 to 1993. The LEGISLATIVE UPDATES AND SUMMARIES were created to be used by his three district offices and thus also provide an overview of his legislative activities. The WHIP CHECKS AND ORGANIZATIONAL LISTS date from 1987 to 1988 (the 100th Congress) and indicate which way Gallo planned to vote on particular issues.

Gallo’s views on issues and specific bills are found in several locations in the collection. Various PRESS RELEASES are relevant, as are many of Gallo's CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REMARKS. Issues relating exclusively to New Jersey’s 11th District are documented in the CONSTITUENT NEWSLETTERS. The CAMPAIGN FILES also contain summaries of Gallo’s political concerns and positions throughout his career.

The PRESS CLIPPINGS date chiefly from the 1990s and further document Gallo’s political activities and opinions. These articles are grouped together under subject headings assigned by his staff; the headings also serve to provide insight into subjects of interest to Gallo. Additional press clippings are interfiled throughout the collection.

Chiefly New Jersey-related, the PROJECT AND ISSUE FILES include documentation of some of Gallo’s cosponsored measures and non-legislative activities with particular emphasis on small business concerns and health care. Other non-legislative projects that are particularly well represented are documented by the PICATINNY ARSENAL FILES that relate to Gallo’s successful efforts in preventing the closure of Picatinny Arsenal (Rockaway Township, New Jersey) and the SOVIET “REFUSNIK” FILES that pertain to his attempts to assist persecuted Jewish citizens in emigrating from the Soviet Union to be reunited with their New Jersey families.

Five additional series comprise the remainder of the papers. The SPEECHES were given at various public events in Gallo’s home district and often include supplemental material in the form of memos, news clippings and press releases. The TRAVEL FILES consist of documentation of Gallo’s involvement in foreign affairs through his trips to Israel, Central America, the Soviet Union and South Africa. The PHOTOGRAPHS are largely from Gallo’s trips to foreign countries, with Central America and Israel the most represented. Among the other events documented in this series is a 1992 tour of Superfund sites in New Jersey. Among the AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPE RECORDINGS are statements made by Gallo on the House floor and interviews, debates and appearances on television shows, including Ask Congress, Congressional Conversations and Caucus New Jersey. Some campaign promotions are also represented in this series. The BIOGRAPHICAL FILES consist solely of material about Gallo’s retirement from Congress and his subsequent death from cancer in 1994.

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Name and Subject Tracings

Researchers can facilitate access to related materials in other collections by searching the Rutgers University Libraries' online public catalog and other union catalogs under the following index terms used for people, organizations, and subjects represented in these records.

Personal Names

Bloustein, Edward J.--Correspondence
Brady, Nicholas F.--Correspondence
Bush, George, 1924- --Correspondence.
Fenwick, Millicent--Correspondence.
Gallo, Dean Anderson, 1935-1994.
Kean, Thomas H.--Correspondence.
Lautenberg, Frank R.--Correspondence.
Mandela, Nelson, 1918- --Portraits.
Reagan, Ronald--Correspondence.
Roukema, Marge, 1929- --Correspondence.

Corporate Names

Picatinny Arsenal.

Subject Headings

Foreign trade promotion--United States.
Hazardous waste sites--New Jersey.
Health care reform--United States.
Political campaigns--New Jersey.
Small business--Law and legislation.
Voyages and travels.

Geographical Terms

Central America.
Essex County (N.J.)
Israel--Description and travel.
Morris County (N.J.)
New Jersey--Politics and government.
South Africa--Description and travel.
Soviet Union--Description and travel.
United States--Politics and government.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dean A. Gallo Congressional Papers. MC 996. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

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Detailed Description of the Papers/Container List

This section provides descriptions of the materials found within each series. Each series description is followed by a container list, which gives the titles of the folders and their locations in the numbered boxes that comprise this collection.

BIOGRAPHICAL FILES, 1994 (2 folders)
Arrangement: Grouped by document type.
Summary: Obituaries, tributes and similar materials issued following the Congressman’s death.
The “Congressional Special Orders” folder includes a copy of the October 6, 1994, Congressional Record Daily Digest which contains tributes from various Congressmen and a program from a tribute luncheon hosted by President George H.W. Bush when honoring Gallo upon his retirement from Congress. The program also includes copies of letters from various politicians, including New Jersey Governor Christine T. Whitman, Senator Bob Dole (R-Kansas), Representative Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia) and Representative Dick Cheney (R-Wyoming).
The “Death Notices” folder includes obituaries for Gallo, as well as newspaper articles and a press release on his death.
Box Folder
1 1 Congressional Special Orders
2 Death Notices
Arrangement: Grouped by document type; thereunder arranged chronologically.
Summary: Documentation of the Congressman’s schedule. The appointment books record appointments, phone calls, interviews, receptions, flight times, reminders, etc. Many dates in the books contain no entries but are marked in yellow, probably signifying days when Gallo was at his home district in New Jersey. A copy of the House Calendar for the year is also included in each volume. The district schedules consist of facsimile (fax) copies of Gallo’s scheduled daily events while in New Jersey and cover the years 1990 through 1992.
Box Folder
1 3 Washington, 1985
4 Washington, 1986
5 Washington, 1987
6 Washington, 1988
7 Washington, 1989
8 Washington, 1990
9 Washington, 1991
10 Washington, 1992
11 Washington, 1993
12 Washington, 1994
13 District, 1990-1992
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REMARKS, 1985-1994 (.25 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Summary: Original and photocopied pages from the Congressional Record Daily Digest containing the text of Gallo’s remarks on the floor of the House and extensions of his remarks.
For two Congresses, 1987-1988 and 1989-1990, lists are included that provide the date, page number and subject of each statement. Although these lists might or might not be comprehensive in listing all of Gallo’s remarks, most statements that are included on the list are present.
Box Folder
1 14 1985
15 1986
16 1987-1988
Box Folder
2 1 1989
2 1990
3 1991
4 1992
5 1993
6 1994
SPEECHES, 1988-1990 (6 folders)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Summary: Speeches, chiefly from 1989 and 1990, given by Gallo at various public events in his New Jersey District. Most of the speeches consist of an outline of statements apparently used by Gallo to expound upon when speaking. Also included are supplemental materials on relevant topics in the form of memos, news clippings and press releases, as well as letters of invitation to speak at some events.
Among the events at which Gallo spoke are the West Essex Board of Realtors Kick-Off Fund Raiser Luncheon (April 7, 1989), the dedication of the Dr. Nicholas A. Bertha Regional Cancer Center in Dover, New Jersey (December 3, 1989), and the Montclair Republican Lincoln Day Dinner (February 8, 1990). A single item from 1988 is included, consisting of remarks made at the December Region 2 Small Business Council Advisory Meeting.
Box Folder
2 7 December 15, 1988, and January-March 1989
8 April-June 1989
9 September-December 1989
10 January-March 1990
11 April-May 1990
12 June-November 1990
CONSTITUENT NEWSLETTERS, 1985-1986 and 1989-1993 (1 folder)
Arrangement: Grouped by title; thereunder arranged chronologically.
Summary: Primarily copies of Congressman Dean Gallo Reports that detail his political activities affecting Essex, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties. Also included are copies of Dean Gallo Special Report, which deals with issues not limited to his home district, and Gallo’s Washington Supplement from September 1985, which summarizes his environmental efforts.
Box Folder
3 1 1985-1986 and 1989-1993
PRESS RELEASES, 1988 and 1991-1992 (.75 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Summary: Press releases issued by Gallo’s office during the years 1988, 1991 and 1992, together with letters to the editor and statements written by Gallo for his newsletter Congressman Dean Gallo Reports. Some of the releases and reports are labeled “not used.”
Box Folder
3 2 January-March 1988
3 April-June 1988
4 July-September 1988
5 October-December 1988
6 January-March 1991
7 April-June 1991
8 July-Septmber 1991
9 October 1991
10 November-December 1991
11 January 1992
12 February-March 1992
13 April-May 1992
14 June 1992
15 July-September 1992
16 October-December 1992
PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1984-1994 (5.45 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject headings assigned by Gallo's staff; thereunder arranged chronologically.
Summary: Originals and photocopies of articles from New Jersey newspapers that make reference to Gallo, chiefly provided by the New Jersey Clipping Service. Represented are major daily newspapers such as the Jersey Journal, Star Ledger and Trenton Times, as well as the Bergen Record and Asbury Park Press. Among the weekly newspapers represented are Commercial Leader (Lyndhurst), Lakeland News (Denville) and Orange Transcript (Orange).
Among the subject headings included are: Abortion, Air Noise, Aquifer, Campaign Reform, Double Hull Amendment, Environment, Flood Tunnel, Humane Society, Mine Hill, Oil Spill, Persian Gulf, Picatinny, Prevent-A-Litter, Redistricting and Superfund.
Additional press clippings are included in the CAMPAIGN FILES.
Box Folder
3 17 Abortion, 1989-1990 and 1992
18 Abortion, 1992
19 Air Noise, 1990
20 Air Noise, 1991
21 Air Noise, 1992 and 1994
22-23 Air Noise, 1994
24 Airport, 1991
Box Folder
4 1 Appropriations, September 30, 1992
2-3 Appropriations, 1994
4 Appropriations: Transportation, 1992
5 Aquifer, July 12-August 22, 1990
6 Aquifer, February 17-September 19, 1991
7 Aquifer, Febrary 9, 1992
8 Aquifer Protections, 1991
9 Aquifer Protections, 1992
10 Arts Contest, 1994
11 Assault Weapons, 1991
12 Balanced Budget, 1992
13 Balanced Budget Amendment, 1994
14 Banking Bill, 1991
15-19 Bigotry, 1994
20 Budget, 1990
21-23 Budget, 1991
24 Budget, 1994
25 Budget and Clinton, 1993
26 Budget and Clinton, 1994
27-29 Budget and Economy, 1994
30 Budget and Taxes (Federal Funding), 1994
31 Budget Ranking, 1990
32 Budget, Taxes and Economy, 1994
33 Cable Bill, 1992
34-35 Campaign, 1994
36 Campaign Finance, 1993
37 Campaign Reform, 1991
38 Campaign (Senate), 1994
39 Campaign and Thank Yous, November 1-December 23, 1990
40-41 Census, 1992
42-43 Census Redistricting, 1990-1992
44 Clean Air, 1992
45 Clean Air, 1994
46-47 Clean Air Act, 1994
48 Clean Fuels, 1993
49 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), 1991
50 Congress, 1992
51 Consumer Bill, 1992
52-53 Consumer Bills, 1994
54 Convention, 1992
55-56 Crime, 1994
57 Crime and Drugs, 1994
58 Crime and Gun Ban, 1994
59-61 Crime and Guns, 1994
62 Crime Bill, 1994
63 District of Columbia Committee, 1992
64-65 Domestic Violence, 1994
66 Double Hull Amendment, March 1989-June 1990
67-68 Double Hulls, 1994
69-71 Dredging, 1994
72 East Hanover/Nike, 1992
73-75 Economy, 1991
76-77 Economy, 1992
78 Economy and Budget, 1992
79 Eisenhower Parkway, 1992
80 Election Reforms, 1991
81 Election Workers, 1994
Box Folder
5 1 Endorsements, 1988
2 Endorsements/Proofs, October 30-November 3, 1988, and January 31, 1989
3 Endorsements, 1990
4 Endorsements, April 2-13, 1990
5 Endorsements, October 25-November 1, 1990
6-7 Energy, 1994
8-9 Energy and Water, 1994
10 Energy (Fusion), 1993
11 Energy (Fusion), 1994
12 Energy Policy, 1991
13 Environment, 1990
14 Environment, 1992
15 Ethanol, 1994
16-17 Family Leave, 1992
18 Flood Tunnel, 1989-1994
19 Flood Tunnel, 1989
20 Flood Tunnel, 1990
21 Flood Tunnel, 1991
22-25 Flood Tunnel, 1992
26-32 Flood Tunnel, 1994
33 Franked Mail, 1994
34 "Frustrated with Process," 1991
35 Gallo, Susan, Arrest, August 16-October 4, 1991
36 General [US News & World Report], 1985
37 General, August-December 1987
38 General, November 1990
39 General, December 1990
40-49 General, 1990
Box Folder
6 1 General, December 1990-January 1991
2 General, February-April 1991
3-14 General, 1991
15-30 General, 1992
31 General, 1993
32-49 General, 1994
Box Folder
7 1 General Opposition, April 14, 1987, and August 2, 1991
2 Groundwater, July 1-30, 1990
3 Groundwater, September 6-October 15, 1990
4 Groundwater/Garbage, 1989-1990
5 Gun Bill, 1991
6 Hazmat Bill, 1988-1989
7 Hazmat Hearings, July 12, 1989
8 Hazmat Mailing, April 28, 1988
9 Hazmat Mailing, 1989
10 Hazmat Press Conference, October 25, 1989
11 Health Care, 1992
12-22 Health Care, 1994
23 Highlands, 1992
24 Highway Bill, 1991
25-26 Hip Replacement, 1994
27-33 Home Mortgages, 1987
34-35 House Bank, 1992
36 House Banking, 1991
37 Housing, 1991
38 Humane Society, 1991
39 Immigration, 1994
40 INS Office, 1994
41 Insurance, 1991
42-43 IRS Office, 1994
44 Jobs, 1994
45 Jobs Bill, 1994
46 Jobs Economy, 1994
47-49 Jordanian Case, 1994
50 Lake Musconetcong, 1991
51-52 Leo the Lion, 1994
53-55 Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), 1994
56 Mass Transit, 1992
57-58 Mass Transit, 1994
59-60 Mine Hill, 1994
61 Mine Hill, June 22-July 2, 1989
62 Mine Hill, September 6, 1989-October 28, 1990
63 Morris Landfill/Groundwater, July 10, 1990
64 Morris Landfill Site, June 21, 1985
65 Mount Hope, 1992
66 News Releases, March 18-20, 1992
67 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1993
68 Oil Spill, August 1989-February 1990
69 Oil Spill, May 10-July 20, 1989
70 Oil Spill, May 1989-August 1993
71 Oil Spill, October 26-November 26, 1989
72 Oil Spill, March 2, 1990-December 15, 1991
73 Oil Spill, June 8-12, 1990
74 Oil Spill, January 1-March 16, 1992
75-76 Persian Gulf Press, 1991
Box Folder
8 1 Persian Gulf Press, 1991
2 Personal, March 1985-January 1986
3 Personal, December 1988-May 1993
4 Picatinny, April 20, 1988
5 Picatinny, July 29-August 6, 1990
6 Picatinny, October 31-November 30, 1990
7 Picatinny, 1990
8 Picatinny, January 10-30, 1991
9 Picatinny, January 15-31, 1991
10 Picatinny, February 3-26, 1991
11 Picatinny, February 3-March 19, 1991
12 Picatinny, February 6-23, 1991
13 Picatinny, February 18-28, 1991
14 Picatinny, March 3-14, 1991
15 Picatinny, March 14-29, 1991
16 Picatinny, March 28-April 12, 1991
17 Picatinny, April 4-8, 1991
18 Picatinny, April 10-13, 1991
19 Picatinny, April 10-30, 1991
20 Picatinny, April 13-24, 1991
21 Picatinny, 1991
22 Picatinny, October 22-November 2, 1992
23 Picatinny, 1992
24 Picatinny, 1994
25 Political, 1991
26 Political, 1993
27-32 Political, 1994
33-36 Political 11th District, 1994
37 Poll Workers, 1994
38 Poverty Data, 1994
39 Powder Mill, 1992
40 Press Endorsements, October 16-November 20, 1986
41 Press Endorsements, January 14, 1989
42 Press Endorsements, November 11, 1989
43 Press Endorsements, June 11, 1990
44 Prevent-A-Litter, 1990
45 Prevent-A-Litter, 1991
46-47 Radon, 1985
48 Ranking, 1991
49 Redistricting, 1990
50-51 Redistricting, 1991
52 Route 24, 1992
53 Senior Health, 1990
54 Senior Housing, 1994
55 Seniors, 1994
56 Sludge, 1985
57 Sludge, 1992
58-59 Small Business, 1992
60 Small Business Conference, November 20-21, 1991
61-63 Spiridellis, Ona, 1992
64 State of the Union, 1991
65-67 Sterling Forest, 1994
68 Student Loans, 1985
69 “Super Sunday,” 1991
70 Superfund, March 4, 1984
71 Superfund, October 6-10, 1985
72 Superfund, 1985
73 Superfund, 1986
74 Superfund, July 1-September 2, 1987
75 Superfund, February 23-March 30, 1988
76 Superfund, July 13-October 26, 1989
Box Folder
9 1 Superfund, September 2-26, 1990
2 Superfund, October 3-7, 1990
3 Superfund, 1990
4 Superfund, April 8-May 10, 1991
5 Superfund, August 9-21, 1991
6 Superfund, October 2, 1991
7 Superfund, December 20-26, 1991
8 Superfund, January 9-June 6, 1992
9 Superfund, July 10-October 24, 1992
10 Superfund, 1992
11 Superfund, 1993
12-14 Superfund, 1994
15 Superfund/Tour, July-August 1990
16 Superfund Tours, August 8-29, 1985
17 Thank You Letters, 1992
18 Thorium Soil, 1993
19 Trade, November 20, 1986-May 14, 1987
20 Trade, February 10-March 2, 1991
21 Trade, September 6-18, 1991
22 Trade, February 3-16, 1992
23 Trade, 1992
24 Trade/Small Business, March 8-30, 1992
25 Transportation, 1991
26 Transportation, 1992
27 Transportation and Mass Transit, 1994
28 Trash, 1994
29 Veterans, 1990
30 Wetlands, September 11, 1991
31 Wetlands, 1992
32 Women’s Business Seminar, January 26-February 2, 1992
BRIEFING MEMOS, 1988-1989 and 1991-1992 (2 folders)
Arrangement: Folders arranged chronologically by years; individual items within folders arranged in reverse chronological order.
Summary: Memos from various members of Gallo’s staff, addressed variously to Gallo himself, other staff members or the entire staff. Includes notes and fact sheets on current issues and pending legislation, information on other politicians’ legislative actions, including cosponsorship requests, and internal memos to Gallo’s staff (“Team Gallo”) summarizing his positions and activities.
Included are memos to Gallo from his Legislative Director Bob Bostock in which Bostock summarizes upcoming legislation and likely amendments, sometimes setting out arguments in favor and against a bill and occasionally suggesting which way Gallo should vote.
Box Folder
9 33 1988-1989
34 1991-1992
VOTING RECORD ["LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY GUIDE"], 1985-1993 (1.45 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Summary: Printouts, issued by the Office of Legislative Operations, containing summaries of Gallo’s voting record in the House. Also included for each Congressional session is a statistical breakdown of all votes, a combined subject and author index, and a bill index, as well as a listing of the roll for each vote indicating how each member voted.
Box Folder
9 35-40 99th Congress, First Session, 1985
41-45 99th Congress, Second Session, 1986
46-49 100th Congress, First Session, 1987
50-52 100th Congress, Second Session, 1988
Box Folder
10 1-2 100th Congress, Second Session, 1988
3-6 101st Congress, First Session, 1989
7-11 101st Congress, Second Session, 1990
12-15 102nd Congress, First Session, 1991
16-20 102nd Congress, Second Session, 1992
21-22 103rd Congress, First Session, 1993
LEGISLATIVE PROFILES, 1985-1994 (.55 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Summary: Volumes issued by the Office of Legislative Information detailing Gallo’s sponsored and cosponsored bills and indicating the legislation’s status. Each volume presents the information by bill or resolution number and also by committee referral. The 1985/86 and 1987/88 volumes contain occasional annotations.
A 1993-1994 folder for “Review of Washington Initiatives” consists of two reports compiled by Gallo’s office, at the midpoint and conclusion of the first session of the 103rd Congress, that review the Congressman’s activities and accomplishments during that session.
Box Folder
10 23-24 1985/1986
25-26 1987/1988
27-28 1989/1990
Box Folder
11 1 1989/1990
2-4 1991/1992
5 January 5-July 2, 1993
6-7 1993
8 1993-1994: Agriculture
9 1993-1994: Armed Services
10 1993-1994: Banking, Finance, Urban Affairs
11 1993-1994: Budget
12 1993-1994: Education and Labor
13 1993-1994: Energy and Commerce
14 1993-1994: Foreign Affairs
15 1993-1994: Government Operations
16 1993-1994: House Administration
17 1993-1994: Judiciary
18 1993-1994: Merchant Marine
19 1993-1994: Natural Resources
20 1993-1994: Post Office
21 1993-1994: Public Works
22 1993-1994: Rules
23 1993-1994: Science
24 1993-1994: Standards
25 1993-1994: Veterans Affairs
26 1993-1994: Ways and Means
27 1993-1994: Review of Washington Initiatives, 103rd Congress
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES AND SUMMARIES, 1985 and 1987-1990 (7 folders)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Summary: Documentation of Gallo’s activities created especially for the use of his three district offices. The “updates” consist of memos to Gallo’s home district offices from Legislative Director Donna Mullins (later Chief of Staff), indicating Gallo’s recent votes, cosponsorships and committees joined. This information is occasionally supplemented by press releases and photocopies from the Congressional Record. The updates were later compiled into the “summaries” in which the same information is organized under subject headings, including agriculture, animals, banking, energy, education, foreign affairs, housing, seniors and tax. “Summaries” are present only for the years 1989 and 1990.
Also included in this series is a typed listing of Gallo’s co-sponsorships in 1985, organized by subject heading. Among the subjects represented in the list are animal rights, banking, defense, education and welfare, foreign affairs, health, Jewish issues and veterans.
Box Folder
11 28-31 Updates, 1987-1988
32 Updates and Summaries, 1989-1990
33 Summaries, 1989-1990
34 Co-Sponsorships, 1985
BILLS FILES, 1985-1994 (.9 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject categories.
Summary: Public and private bills and resolutions sponsored or cosponsored by Dean Gallo while a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, together with related documentation. Includes bill profiles and printed copies of bills. Some folders also include Congressional Record statements and extensions of remarks (some with annotations), press releases, speeches, news clippings and letters to colleagues asking for support. A few folders contain letters of support from individuals.
Among the subject categories included are: Clean Air/Fuels, Community Right-to-Know, Double Hulls, Locality Pay, Mandatory Death Penalty for Killing Police Officer, National Prevent-A-Litter Month, Poverty Data Correction Act and Superfund Sites.
A statement by the president of Clean Sites, a nonprofit environmental group, to the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, is located in the “Superfund” folder. The folder labeled “Rickle, Maria Camargo” contains copies of a private bill introduced by Gallo to allow Rickle, a native of Brazil, to obtain United States citizenship, as well as related correspondence.
Photographs of Gallo in connection with his Double Hull amendment are located in PHOTOGRAPHS.
Box Folder
11 35-36 All American Savings and Investment Incentive Act, 1991
37-38 Clean Air/Fuels, 1991-1994
39 Community Right-to-Know (Superfund), 1985-1986
40 Community Right-to-Know (Superfund), 1985-1991
41 Consumer Information Privacy Act, 1994
42 Deposit Insurance Notification Act, 1992
43 Double Hulls, 1989
44 Election Board Workers, 1993
45 Employment Impact Study with Authorization and Revenue Bills, 1994
46 Federal Employees Cost of Living Adjustments, 1989-1993
47 Guaranteed Student Loans, 1985
48 Hazardous Waste Materials Transportation, 1988-1990
49 Health Care Reform Jobs Preservation Act, 1993-1994
50 Home Health Care, 1985-1989
51 Housing Vouchers for Low Income Families, 1988-1989
52 Locality Pay, 1989-1990
53 Mandatory Death Penalty for Killing Police Officer, 1989-1990
Box Folder
12 1 Mass Transit Incentives, 1990-1992
2 Medicare Education for Beneficiary, 1987
3 Mortgage Rate Lock-In, 1987 and 1992
4 National Prevent-A-Litter Month, 1989-1990
5 Poverty Data Correction Act, 1993-1994
6 Public Housing Ownership, 1986 and 1988
7 Purchase of Social Security Numbers, 1994
8 Rickle, Maria Camargo, 1986-1987
9 Salary Reductions/Annuity, 1991
10 Section 202 Housing, 1994
11 Skilled Nursing/Medicaid, 1986-1989
12 Sole Source Aquifer Protection Act, 1988-1993
13 Superfund Sites, 1992-1993
14 Truth-in-Lending, 1987-1992
15 Voting Aids for Visually Impaired, 1987-1989
PROJECT AND ISSUE FILES, 1982-1994 (1.35 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Organized into three subseries; thereunder arranged by subject categories.
Summary: Documentation on various of Gallo’s legislative and non-legislative activities, including materials relating to health care reform and international trade.
General (1982-1994): Documentation of Gallo’s efforts, including some cosponsored measures and non-legislative activities, consisting chiefly of press releases and newspaper clippings with some correspondence.
Among the other items included are: a three-page typescript of Gallo’s testimony before the Task Force on Illegal Immigration, August 30, 1993 (“Immigration” folder); a speech given to student athletes, “Losing When Winning: On Steroid and Substance Abuse Among High School Students,” December 7, 1989 (“Drugs/Dope Open” folder); an 18-page document listing Public Works programs as of October 1990 (“Morris County Public Works” folder); and a report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Results of the Mobile Gamma Scanning Activities in Wayne and Pequannock Townships, New Jersey,” from January 1994 (“Pequannock Thorium” folder).
The folder “Efforts on Behalf of Maryjane Hatcher, Widow of Slain DEA Agent” also contains a report entitled “Coordination Between DEA and the FBI” from March 1990 and photocopies of the first section and final chapter of Dead on Delivery: Inside the Drug Wars, Straight From the Street by Robert M. Stutman, former chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Office. (These sections of the book deal with the death of Hatcher’s husband, Everett Hatcher.) Also included is correspondence between Gallo’s office and Maryjane Hatcher, and between Gallo’s office and the DEA, as well as letters sent to Attorney General Janet Reno inquiring about the Hatcher case.
Co-signed letters, 1993-1994, on multiple topics are filed together as “Letters of Support.” These letters were sent to the President, to U.S. federal officials, to other members of Congress or to representatives of foreign governments.
Health Care (1985-1990 and 1992-1994): Documentation of Gallo’s involvement in health care reform, particularly through his Health Care Advisory Group. The material consists chiefly of press releases, news clippings, newsletters and correspondence.
The folder “Aigotti, Adrienne [i.e., Astrid]: Medicaid Waver” contains correspondence and press clippings regarding Astrid Aigotti, a victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Gallo’s successful attempt to gain a waiver from Medicaid that would allow her to receive care at home instead of in a hospital.
Founded in 1993, the Health Care Advisory Group consisted of doctors, nurses and pharmacists, plus representatives from large and small businesses and industries; their recommendations to Gallo are included in the folder, “Health Care Advisory Group B Letters from Members.”
The folder “Health Care Survey” refers to a survey included in the February 1992 issue of the constituent newsletter Congressman Dean Gallo Reports. That issue is included here along with a photocopy of the survey form with figures written in, apparently the survey results.
The “Pharmaceutical Industry” folder also includes a two-page summary of Gallo’s healthcare related activities and legislation, an information packet from the New Jersey Congressional Delegation Meeting (March 25, 1993) dealing with the economic impact of the pharmaceutical industry on New Jersey and four pages of Gallo’s testimony before the Task Force on Health Care Policy (June 15, 1993). Also included are three pieces written by Gallo in defense of the pharmaceutical industry and criticizing President Clinton’s plan for health care reform.
Small Business (1985-1989 and 1991-1992): Documentation of Gallo’s involvement in trade issues affecting small business, with an emphasis on expanding it to an international marketplace. Much of the material consists of press releases and newspaper clippings about trade events and legislation, as well as programs from events sponsored by Gallo and his Small Business Export Opportunity Task Force.
Included in the “Events: Trade Initiatives” folder is a 21-page typescript of the Small Business Export Opportunity Task Force, “Energizing Small Business: Export Potential for the 21st Century” [1987]. Included in the “Unpriced Options” folder is a 55-page report from the General Accounting Office to the Secretary of Defense, “Procurement: the Use of Unpriced Options and Other Practices Needs Revision” (April 1986), and a 90-page Conference Report, “Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988” (Report 100-1070).
Also of possible interest is a three-page summary of Gallo’s involvement in the trade issue during the years 1987 and 1988, located in the “Event: Small Business Export Finance” folder.
Box Folder
12 16 Air Noise, 1994
17 Appropriations: Clean Lakes, 1993-1994
18 Casework: Coker, Flynn & Lowenstein (Pan Am Flight 747 [i.e., 103]), 1989-1990
19 Casework: Marie Rickle (Immigration), 1982-1987
20 Drugs/Dope Open, 1989-1993
21 Effort to Remove IRS Specialist, 1993-1994
22 Efforts on Behalf of Chinese Dissident Wang Juntao, 1991
23-24 Efforts on Behalf of Maryjane Hatcher, Widow of Slain DEA Agent, 1989-1993
25 Energy and Water Appropriations, 1993-1994
26 Events: Crime/Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP), 1994
27 Events: Superfund Tours, 1990-1993
28-29 Flooding/Flood Tunnel, 1986-1994
30 Flooding: Green Brook, 1991-1992
31 Immigration, 1986
32-33 Letters of Support, 1993
34 Letters of Support, 1994
35 Morris County Public Works, 1991
36 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1993
37 Pequannock Thorium, 1985-1994
38 Princeton [magnetic fusion research funding], 1992-1993
Box Folder
13 1 Pyramid Mountain, 1985-1986
2 Reconciliation and Realtors, 1993
3 Somalia/Jamie Smith [slain U.S. soldier], 1993-1994
4 VA/HUD Appropriations, 1992-1993
5 VA Lyons Hospital, 1992-1994
Health Care
Box Folder
13 6-7 Aigotti, Adrienne [i.e., Astrid]: Medicaid Waiver, 1985-1990
8 Health Care, 1992
9 Health Care Advisory Group, 1993-1994
10-11 Health Care Advisory Group B Letters from Members (103rd), 1993-1994
12 Health Care Survey B, 1992
13 Pharmaceutical Industry, 1993
Small Business
Box Folder
13 14 Event: Small Business Export Finance, 1988
15 Events: Trade Expo B Italy, 1991
16 Events: Trade Initiatives, 1987
17 Events: Women Business Owners, 1991-1992
18 General Trade, 1986-1988
19 Small Business Committee, 1987
20 Small Business Seminar B Ireland, 1992
21 Trade Expo at Picatinny, 1991
22 Trade Meeting Re: Japan, 1992
23 Unpriced Options, Small Business Committee (1988), 1987-1989
24 White House Conference Delegates/DAG [Gallo], 1985-1986
PICATTINY ARSENAL FILES, 1990-1994 (.65 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject headings.
Summary: Documentation of Gallo’s efforts to prevent Picatinny Arsenal (Rockaway Township, Morris County, New Jersey) from being closed under the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. Primarily consists of correspondence, between Gallo, his office, Joe Taglairino of Concerned Responsible Individuals to Save Picatinny (CRISP) and the Department of the Army, discussing strategies to save Picatinny, as well as press releases and news clippings. Some files also document Gallo’s work in obtaining federal funding for Picatinny projects.
Among the other materials present are two reports to the BRAC, “Report on Picatinny Arsenal and the 1991 Base Closure and Realignment Process,” by Gallo and six other New Jersey Representatives, and a final draft of Gallo’s 1993 report, “Picatinny Arsenal: Making an Irreplaceable Contribution to the Army of the Future.” There are information packets from Gallo’s visit to Picatinny in March 1991 and from Legislative Director Bob Bostock’s visit to Picatinny in April 1993 for briefings on Picatinny’s activities and services. Also present are a speech, program and press releases from the 1992 groundbreaking ceremony for the Rossi-Cayton Armaments Technology Facility at Picatinny, named after Major Marie T. Rossi-Cayton who was killed in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The July 1993 “Military Base Closings Information Packet” from the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (“FY ‘93 Military Construction Requests” folder) includes lists of base closings and BRAC committee members, schedules for committee activities and statistics on military spending, reduction in personnel, etc. Other papers include details of and statistics on Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) separation pay offered by Picatinny to avoid involuntary layoffs in May and June of 1993 (with a copy of the Arsenal’s request to the Army to use the monetary separation incentive). In addition, there is material dating from 1994 about BRAC closings, proceedings for the following year, lists of committee members and a summary of BRAC’s previous activities, as well as a 1995 schedule (“BRAC ‘95” folder).
The potential closing of the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville (NOSL), Kentucky, was also a concern of Gallo’s, as the base engaged in several cooperative research projects with Picatinny. Among the items related to this issue are a copy of Gallo’s testimony before the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1993 in which he calls for the NOSL to remain open, as well as a copy of a memo from FMC Naval Systems Division that was obtained by the Concerned Responsible Individuals to Save Picatinny (CRISP) and forwarded to Gallo’s office. The memo details a plan by FMC, a competitor of NOSL, to have the Kentucky facility closed under the BRAC program.
Box Folder
13 25 1991 Report
26 1992
27 1993 Base Closure
28 1993 Dean Anderson Gallo (DAG) Report
29 1993 Report
Box Folder
14 1 1993 Request For Separation Incentives
2 Base Ops Funding, 1994
3 Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) ‘93 Naval Ordnance Station Louisville
4 BRAC '95, 1994
5 BRAC FY ‘94 Mil[itary] Con[struction] Requests
6 Concerned Responsible Individuals to Save Picatinny (CRISP), 1994
7 Employee Lay Offs, 1994
8 Employer-Employee Partnership, 1994
9 Environment, 1991-1993
10 Future Projects, Etc., 1993
11 FY ‘93 Military Construction Requests, 1991-1994
Includes correspondence received from Frank Lautenberg (3 letters).
12-14 General, 1990-1994
15 Information Packet: Bob Bostock’s Visit, April 1993
16 Information Packet: Dean Gallo’s Visit, March 1991
17 Letter from Comptroller, 1994
18 Letter re: FY ‘94 Base Ops Cuts, 1993
19 Letter to Aspin Re: Army Cuts, February 5, 1993
20 Military Construction Proposals, 1994
21 Military Construction Wish List, 1993-1994
22 Power Modernization, 1994
23 Procurement Expo, October 12, 1993
24 Product Enhancement, 1994
25 Research, undated
SOVIET "REFUSNIKS" FILES, 1986-1988 (.95 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically in two sequences: first part by subject headings, remainder by surname.
Summary: Documentation of Gallo’s efforts to obtain the right to emigrate for refusniks. Chiefly correspondence from Gallo’s office to the Soviet government, families, supporters and colleagues, internal memos from Gallo’s office, handwritten notes and letters to the Soviet government signed by members of Congress.
Biographical information on individual refusniks is also included, chiefly in the folders labeled with personal names. Among the other items of interest in these folders are: a twelve-page autobiography of refusnik Marina Furman and an 18-page document about refusniks, “A Great Miracle Will Happen Here: A Journal of Meetings with Soviet Jews During the Week of Chanukha, December, 1986 through January, 1987,” written by Shira Leibowitz and dedicated to Marina Furman (Furman folder); signed petitions calling for the Soviets to allow Myron Ferenc to emigrate, as well as letters written by United States schoolchildren to Gallo and to the Soviet government in support of Ferenc (Myron Ferenc folder); two copies of A Child In Refusal, “a selection of articles by refusnik mothers and a lighthearted but yet sad children’s view of refusnik life,” published by the Soviet Jewry Education and Information Centre, Jerusalem, inscribed to Gallo and Donna Mullins, respectively, on October 12, 1987 (Shenderovich folder); a petition signed by U.S. citizens calling for the Soviet government to allow Galina and David Livshitz to emigrate (Livshitz folder); and a copy of the 1988 Congressional Handbook for Soviet Jewry (volume 1), published by the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews in Washington, D.C. The handbook includes a directory of Soviet Jewry organizations, a directory of Soviet officials, a section on how members of Congress aid Soviet Jews, Congressional Record statements on the issue from the 100th Congress and sample Congressional letters (Zaslavsky folder).
The “Human Rights Record” consists of printed reports from the Congressional Human Rights Caucus Tracking System, for the years 1986 to 1988, listing activities in which Gallo was involved on behalf of human rights. Each entry contains a brief summary of the case, Congressional action taken and a list of Congressional members who participated. The 1986 report includes annotations.
The “List of Refusniks” folder contains general information on Soviet emigration and a few papers dealing with the Kleinermans, a refusnik family. There is a one-page memo, December 23, 1988, from the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews identifying refusniks who had recently been granted permission to emigrate or whose secrecy restriction had been lifted. The folder also contains a copy of a Hearing before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe pertaining to “The Current Situation in Poland.”
Located in the “Resolved Cases” folder is a 24-page transcript of remarks made by John Loftus at the semi-annual meeting of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc., May 14, 1987. The remarks deal with his work as a member of President Carter’s Office of Special Investigations, during which Loftus uncovered U.S. intelligence files that indicated that the United States had possessed detailed knowledge of the Holocaust. These remarks briefly reference H.R. 1620, a bill cosponsored by Gallo, intended to establish a Commission to investigate Federal involvement with the immigration of Nazi collaborators. There are also two pages from a January/February 1988 Rutgers Magazine article written by refusnik Marina Shenderovich.
The “Status of Refusniks” folder contains an information packet addressing American bureaucratic delays in issuing U.S. entrance visas to refusniks who had been granted permission to leave the Soviet Union.
Several folders focus on emigration restrictions and human rights abuses in Ukraine, and they include the first issue of the Russian-American Review (Fall 1988), a brochure, The Millennium of Christianity in Russia 988-1988, and a reprint of an article from the Winter 1988 issue of Policy Review, “The National Rebirth of Russia: A U.S. Strategy for Lifting the Soviet Siege,” by David Moro. The contents of the folder “Ukraine and Ukrainians,” containing general information about the region, were sent to Gallo by the Ukrainian National Association.
Some related photos are located in PHOTOGRAPHS under “Soviet Refusniks.”
An audiotape of a phone call between Gallo and a Soviet refusnik can be found in AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPE RECORDINGS.
Box Folder
14 26 American Jewish Congress
27 Event: Soviet Jewry
28 General Concern on Issue (Letters to U.S. Officials)
29 Human Rights Record [of Gallo]
30 Jackson-Vanik Amendment
31 Jewish Emigration from USSR
32 Jewish Organizations
33 List of Refusniks
34 National Council of Jewish Women
35 Op. Ed. Press/Mailings/C[ongressional] R[ecord] Statements
36 “Resolved” Cases
37 Responses from Soviets
38 Soviet Jewry Groups, PACs, Important Individuals
39 Status of Refusniks
40 Ukraine and Ukrainians
41 Ukrainian Issue
42 Ukrainians (Miscellaneous)
43 Begun, Boris
44 Chernobilsky Family
45 Feldman Family
46 Ferenc, Myron
Box Folder
15 1 Furman Family
2 Gartsman/Goldman Family
3 Gimmelberg Family
4 Gonorovsky Family
5 Gorodkhova Family
6 Ioffe Family
7 Kagan B Dear Colleague II
8 Kagan Family
9 Kagans, Letters to
10 Kelman Family
11 Kleinerman Family
12 Knokh Family
13 Kogan Family
14 Kutovoy, Evgeny, Meeting with
15 Livshitz Family
16 Lurie and Prilutskaya Families
17 Luskin: Stuck in Moscow
18 Magarik, Alexsei
19-20 Manevich/Karlin Family
21-22 Mendeleev, Oscar
23 Michelson Family
24 Ogurtsov, Igor
25 Ostrowsky/Minsky Family
26 Palatov, Valery
27 Rabinovich Family
28 Samoilovich Family
29 Shapiro Family
30 Shenderovich, Marina
31 Uspensky Family
32 Volvosky, Leonid
33-34 Zaslavsky Family
35 Zelichonok Family
TRAVEL FILES, 1984-1986, 1988 and 1990 (7 folders)
Arrangement: Organized into four subseries by destination.
Summary: Documentation of overseas travels made by Gallo while a member of Congress. Photos from each of these trips can be found in PHOTOGRAPHS.
Israeli Trips: Material relating to Gallo’s two trips to Israel in August 1984 and November 1988. Includes a typescript of a 24-page travel journal kept by Gallo during his fact-finding trip to Israel from August 19 to 29, 1984.
Material from Gallo’s 1988 New Jersey Community Relations Committee Mission to Israel includes: trip itineraries; a two-page document of quotations of statements made by Gallo on the trip; and a typescript of a letter detailing his trip, perhaps meant for mass mailing to constituents or colleagues. Also included are a few press clippings about the trip.
Central American Trip: Material from a trip Gallo and Representative Dan Burton (R-Indiana) made to the Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua in April of 1985. Includes two kits containing introductory information from the United States’ Embassies in Guatemala and El Salvador for visitors to those countries. In addition, the Guatemala kit also contains a report on foreign economic trends and lengthy reports on Guatemala’s July 1, 1984, Constituent Assembly election and an introduction to the political situation in the country, focusing on human rights. The El Salvador information kit also contains a one-page memo from the U.S. Public Affairs Officer detailing proper procedure for U.S. personnel to refuse on-camera interviews with local media.
Also present are: several printed documents from Nicaragua’s Permanent Commission for Human Rights (El Comité Pinero de Derechos Humanos), some with English translations; a few documents relating to censorship of the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa by the Sandinista government, including a pamphlet from 1984 (entitled “Brief History Related to Temporary Close Outs, Censorship, Hostilities and Threats Against Those Working for La Prensa at Managua, Nicaragua”); photocopies of literature written and translated by James and Margaret Goff of the Antonio Valdivieso Ecumenical Center in Managua, Nicaragua, regarding political concerns of Nicaraguan Christians; and a January/February 1985 issue of Polos de Desarrollo [Poles of Development] magazine from Guatemala, published by the “Depto de Informaciòn y Divulgaciòn” [Department of Information and Dissemination].
Several business cards acquired by Gallo from diplomats and businessmen in the United States and Central America are also included.
Soviet Union Trip: Material relating to Gallo’s trip to the Soviet Union in May 1986 to aid refusniks (Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas by the government and then also persecuted in various ways). Included is an itinerary with an additional sheet listing scheduled meetings with refusniks; an eight-page typescript entitled “Trip to U.S.S.R.” which provides a day-by-day account of his trip with details about several refusniks; and several letters from Gallo to families and supporters of refusniks, upon his return from the U.S.S.R., advising them of the results of his trip, as well as some original letters written to Gallo from families and supporters of refusniks.
Also included are several news clippings about his trip, including a piece written by Gallo which appeared in the August 3, 1986, New York Times and a 1985 brochure from the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.
South African Trip: Material from a Congressional Delegation to South Africa led by Gallo and Representative William Gray (D-Virginia) from February to March 1990. Included are: an itinerary and list of important names; a typescript entitled “Address by the State President, Mr. F.W. De Klerk, DMS at the Opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, February 2, 1990”; a one-page document “Remarks by Rep. Dean Gallo . . . on the South African CODEL,” made at the beginning of the trip; a joint statement by Gallo and Gray apparently made at the end of their trip but before returning to the United States; and a copy of Gallo’s statements on South Africa from the Congressional Record for March 20, 1990.
Of particular interest is an eight-page typescript travel journal entitled “Gallo Diary” which provides a day-by-day account of his trip with a description of Gallo's understanding of and opinions on the South African political situation.
Israeli Trips
Box Folder
15 36 1984 and 1988
Central American Trip
Box Folder
15 37-39 1985
40 Political Research, 1985-1988
Soviet Union Trip
Box Folder
15 41 1986
South African Trip
Box Folder
15 42 1990
GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENTS, 1991-1994 (4 folders)
Arrangement: Folders arranged chronologically by years; individual items within folders arranged in reverse chronological order.
Summary: Notifications to Gallo of grants and scholarships awarded to projects or individuals in his district by federal agencies, often accompanied by a congratulatory letter from Gallo to the recipient. News clippings and press releases are often included, as are forms detailing the award information.
Box Folder
15 43 1991
44 1992
45 1993
46 1994
Arrangement: Grouped by subject.
Summary: Collection of computer-generated form letters prepared on various subjects and sent as replies to constituents who had written to Gallo. Letters include a generic date and mailing address, a brief summary of Gallo’s position and his current actions on the topic. Several different letters are included under each subject to address various concerns. Among the subject headings present are: Housing, Post Office and Civil Service, Senior Citizens, Small Business/Trade and Veterans.
Box Folder
15 47 Health Care
48 Housing
49 Post Office and Civil Service
50 Senior Citizens
51 Small Business/Trade
52 Veterans
THANK-YOU AND CONGRATULATORY LETTERS, 1985-1994 (1.05 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Grouped in four chronological sequences based upon whether the letters were sent or received, their topic (i.e., election victories) or the staff member involved; individual items within folders arranged in reverse chronological order.
Summary: Primarily letters to Gallo from colleagues, private individuals and organizations thanking him for his assistance with or support of various issues and his attendance at events. Also present are copies of letters from Gallo’s office, from the years 1986-1987 and 1989, addressed chiefly to companies and colleagues, thanking them for gifts, birthday wishes and invitations to events. (In some instances Gallo’s letter is not present, but a copy of the letter originally received is marked as “reply sent.”) Three folders from 1986 and 1990-1991 contain letters from colleagues, private individuals and organizations congratulating Gallo on his reelection. Also included is a folder containing thank-you and congratulatory letters that were handled by Molly Newell (later Singerling), Gallo’s Director of Constituent Services. These letters, which date from 1987 to 1994, are signed with Newell’s name or were apparently written by her on behalf of Gallo.
Box Folder
16 1 From Gallo, 1986
2 From Gallo, 1987
3 From Gallo, 1989
4 To Gallo on his reelection, 1986
Among the correspondents are Edward J. Bloustein, George H.W. Bush (2 letters) and James J. Howard.
5 To Gallo on his reelection, 1986
Among the correspondents is Dick Cheney.
6 To Gallo on his reelection, 1990-1991
7-8 To Gallo, 1985
9 To Gallo, 1986
Among the correspondents is Marge Roukema.
10 To Gallo, 1987
Among the correspondents are James J. Florio, Theodore E. McCarrick and Ronald Reagan.
11 To Gallo, 1988
Among the correspondents are Millicent Fenwick and Thomas H. Kean.
12 To Gallo, 1988-1989
Among the correspondents are George H.W. Bush (holiday card), Dan Quayle and Ronald Reagan (2 letters).
13 To Gallo, 1989
Among the correspondents is Nicholas Brady.
14 To Gallo, 1989
Among the correspondents are Edward J. Bloustein and Marge Roukema.
15 To Gallo [Issues], 1989
Among the correspondents are Nicholas Brady (2 letters), George H.W. Bush and Thomas H. Kean.
16 To Gallo, 1990
Among the correspondents are Nicholas Brady, Millicent Fenwick and Thomas H. Kean.
17 To Gallo, 1990
18 To Gallo [Issues], 1990
19 To Gallo, 1991
Among the correspondents are George H.W. Bush and Frank Lautenberg (2 letters).
20 To Gallo [Issues], 1991
Among the correspondents is Frank Lautenberg.
21 To Gallo, 1992
Among the correspondents are George H.W. Bush (2 letters) and Marge Roukema.
22 To Gallo, 1992
Box Folder
17 1 To Gallo, 1994
Among the correspondents is Francis L. Lawrence.
2 Molly Newell Letters, 1987-1994
Arrangement: Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Summary: Whip checks in which Gallo or his staff indicated which way Gallo planned to vote on motions, resolutions, bills, amendments to bills and veto override attempts. Also included are lists of members of each regional group of Republican U.S. Representatives and the assistant whip who presided over them.
Box Folder
17 3 1987-1988
CAMPAIGN FILES, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994 (7 folders)
Arrangement: Grouped chronologically.
Summary: Chiefly campaign mailings, election results and press clippings about successive campaigns. Other items include a brief resume/biography of Gallo (1984), a completed questionnaire from the Star Ledger sent to candidates for them to summarize their positions on various issues (1992), a printout of a mailing list of primarily business addresses (1988) and campaign stickers (1984, 1988 and 1992). Also present is a two-page memo from the National Republican Congressional Committee to Republican congressional candidates warning about Philip Stern and Citizens Against Political Action Committees (PACs). The memo warns that candidates may be a target of Stern’s press campaign against candidates who accept PAC money and provides a critical description of Stern, his organization and his motives (1986).
The folder “Gallo on the Issues” contains two documents from 1992 and 1994, probably intended to be used as campaign literature, which summarize Gallo’s positions on issues such as Congressional reform, the environment, health care reform, small business and senior citizens.
Box Folder
17 4 1984
5 1986
6 1988
7 1990
8-9 1992
10 Gallo on the Issues, 1992 and 1994
PHOTOGRAPHS, 1985-1986, 1989-1990, 1992 and undated (.2 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Grouped chronologically.
Summary: Black-and-white and color photographs in various sizes documenting trips and occasions from Gallo’s political career. Represented are a trip to Israel, [1984 or 1988]; a souvenir book for the U.S.S. Nimitz, 1985; a trip to Central America, 1985; a trip to the Soviet Union, 1986; a Soviet “refusniks” event, 1986; two images of Gallo with other U.S. Representatives, 1986; a press conference apparently concerning double hulls, [1989]; a trip to South Africa, 1990; and a tour of Superfund sites, 1992.
Box Folder
17 11 Israeli Trip, 1984 or 1988
Three 3.5 x 5 color photographs of one of Gallo’s trips to Israel, mostly showing landscape scenes, with a few shots of Gallo.
12 Souvenir Book, U.S.S. Nimitz, 1985
Spiral bound booklet from Gallo’s visit to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz in April of 1985; shows Gallo and his party, as well as photos of the Nimitz and its aircraft.
13-16 Central American Trip, 1985
Consists chiefly of approximately one hundred 4 x 6 color photographs from Gallo’s trip to Central America, showing Gallo and other members of the delegation, his meetings with officials, local landscapes, children, etc.
17 Soviet Union Trip, 1986
Three color 8 x 10 photographs from May 24, 1986, of Gallo meeting with the Michelsons, a family of refusniks in the Soviet Union. Gallo met with the family to deliver a wedding ring to Galina Michelson from her husband Anatoly who had been living in the United States, separated from his wife, for 30 years.
18 Soviet “Refusniks,” 1986
Two photos of Gallo at a Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry event. Also includes two unidentified photographs of Gallo with small groups of people, one of which includes his daughter Susan Gallo.
19 Miscellaneous, 1986
One 5 x 7 and one 7 x 9 photograph of Gallo with Representative Frank Guarini (D-New Jersey) and Representative Peter Rodino (D-New Jersey) on an unnamed occasion in April 1986.
20 Double Hulls, 1989
Includes several 7 x 9 black-and-white photographs of Gallo, apparently taken at a press conference in support of his “Double Hull Amendment” efforts. Originals of the map images in these photos can be found under “Double Hull” in the BILLS FILES.
21 South African Trip, 1990
An 8 x 10 color photograph of Gallo, William Gray, several other delegates and Nelson Mandela.
22 Superfund Tour, 1992
Black-and-white 8 x 10 photographs of Gallo and others during his tour of Superfund sites in 1992. Also includes negatives and contact sheets.
AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPE RECORDINGS, 1985-1994 (4.35 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Grouped by physical format; thereunder either unarranged or else grouped in boxes by date, followed by undated items. (Note that the list implies an order, in the four boxes without folders, that may not exist.)
Summary: Recordings of Gallo’s statements on the House floor, interviews, debates and appearances on television shows (including Ask Congress, Congressional Conversations and Caucus New Jersey), as well as some campaign promotions. Consists primarily of VHS videotapes; also includes: U-matic videotapes, audio cassettes and open reel audiotape.
Box Folder
17 23 Audio Cassettes (folder 1 of 2)
Kagan Phone Call (Soviet Refusenik) [90 minute cassette], May 12, 1985
Tag Gallo [90 minute cassette], undated
24 Audio Cassettes (folder 2 of 2)
Dean Gallo for Congress, “Man on the Street,” May 19, 1994
Congressman Dean Gallo, “Crime and Drugs” and “Double Hulls” [each spot 30 seconds], circa 1989/1990
25 Audio Tapes (folder 1 of 5)
Rep. Gallo O/C’s [in box and envelope], undated
26 Audio Tapes (folder 2 of 5)
Gallo Narration [in box and envelope], undated
27 Audio Tapes (folder 3 of 5)
Unlabeled [in box and envelope], undated
28 Audio Tapes (folder 4 of 5)
Rep. Gallo ARC PSA [in box], undated
Dean Gallo for Congress [in box], May 25, 1994
29 Audio Tapes (folder 5 of 5)
Dean Gallo for Congress: Man on the Street [in box], undated
Dean Gallo for Congress: Man on the Street [in box; duplicate of above item?], undated
18 Item [VHS Cassettes]
Rep. Gallo, December 11, 1985
100th Congress Swearing In, [January 1987]
New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network, The Ultimate Gift, December 28, 1987
Ask Congress, Gallo/Wise/Vogt, Show 16, May 29, 1988
C-Span at Dover High School: Dean Gallo/Ray Schwartz, June 23, 1988
Joint Meeting in Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Congress, March 2, 1989
Rep. Gallo, April 13, 1989
Rep. Gallo, September 12, 1989
Rep. Gallo (“Tape 3”), November 1, 1989
Rep. Gallo (“Tape 4”), November 1, 1989
Rep. Gallo, November 17, 1989
Rep. Gallo, November 30, 1989
Double Hull Motion to Instruct, circa 1989/1990
Oil Spill Debate, circa 1989/1990
Rep. Gallo, January 23, 1990
Caucus NJ Show #103: Congressional Conversations [label crossed out], February 11, 1990
Joint Meeting, Speech Only, His Excellency Giulio Andreotti, President, Italian Republic, March 7, 1990
Rep. Gallo, May 2, 1990
Congressional Charity Baseball Game, July 24, 1990
D.A.G. [Gallo] Floor,1990
102nd Congress Swearing In, [January 1991]
Rep. Gallo, January 23, 1991
Persian Gulf, circa 1991
Rep. Gallo, On the Record, December 10, 1991
The U.S. Congress and You: Gallo [labeled “102 Congress master”], circa 1991/1992
Gallo, Floor, 1992
D.A.G. [Gallo] Floor 1992, Includes D.C., 1992
Gold Award Interview with Congressman Gallo, Helen Christakos, January 10, 1992
Rep. Gallo with Rep. Torricelli, NJ Network with Larry Stupnagle, January 29, 1992
The U.S. Congress and You, April 7, 1992
How to Cure the Health Care System: A Panel Discussion on America's Health Care Crisis, October 29, 1992
Gallo Floor and Committee, 1993
Guide to the Use of the Publications and Distribution Service. From the Office of the Doorkeeper, U.S. House of Representatives, circa 1993
C-SPAN Viewer Call-In Program, May 25, 1993
19 Item [VHS Cassettes]
Rep. Gallo with Lester Wolf, May 26, 1993
New Jersey's Watch on Washington, June 12, 1993
New Jersey's Watch on Washington: “Clinton’s Agenda,” Live Call-In Program featuring Rep. Payne, Rep. Klein, Rep. Franks, Rep. Gallo, Rep. Hughes, Rep. Roukema, Rep. Torricelli, June 12, 1993
Rep. Gallo, July 15, 1993
Rep. Gallo, Sat[ellite] Feed, July 26, 1993
News 3 Update: Gallo/Health Insurance, September 20, 1993
Rep. Gallo, September 23, 1993
Floor Statements: D.A.G. [Gallo] Jamie Smith [soldier killed in Somalia], circa October 1993
Rep. Gallo, Dean A., with Rep. Menendez, Robert, November 10, 1993
ABC World News Tonight, February 14, 1994
Rep. Gallo, May 3, 1994
Rep. Gallo, May 27, 1994
U.S. House of Representatives Hearings: C-SPAN, Energy and Water Development Bill: Appropriations Hearing, June 14, 1994
Ask Congress, Gallo/Hochbrueckner, February 15 [no year]
Ask Congress, Gallo/Roukema, Show 36, undated
Congressman Dean Gallo/The Ultimate Gift, undated
Dean Gallo: Message to the Troops/Jefferson Highlights/Save Picatinny with D. Gallo & CRISP, undated
Gallo Floor Speeches, undated
Indiana/Eight Task Force Review: The Whole Story, undated
Political Promos and Programs: Rep. Payne Promo/Rep. Rinaldo Promos/Rep. Rinaldo Program/Rep. Guarini/Rangel Show, undated
Remarks at Federal Hall: Bob Michel and Guy Vander Jagt, undated
Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) C. AD, undated
The U.S. Congress and You: Congressman Gallo, undated
The U.S. Congress and You: Rep. Dean Gallo, Sponsored by Warner-Lambert Company, undated
The U.S. Congress and You: Rep. Dean Gallo, Sponsored by Warner-Lambert Company [copy 2], undated
The U.S. Congress and You: Rep. Dean Gallo, Sponsored by Warner-Lambert Company [copy 3], undated
Voices in Action: How to Communicate With Your Elected Officials, undated
Unlabeled [Kodak], undated
Unlabeled [Kodak], undated
Unlabeled [Scotch; label was crossed out], undated
Unlabeled [Scotch/3M], undated
Unlabeled [Sony], undated
20 Item [U-matic]
Rep. Gallo: Superfund (September Show), August 5, 1985
Federal Report, August 5, 1985
Rep. Gallo, September 11, 1985
Rep. Gallo, September 26, 1985
Federal Report: Balanced Budget, October 1985
Rep. Dean Gallo, November 1, 1985
Federal Report: Transportation Time, November 1985
Federal Report: Transportation Time [copy 2], November 1985
Federal Report: Military Spending Reform, December 1985
21 Item [U-matic]
The New 99th [Sony KCS-20K], circa 1985/1986
Rep. Gallo, September 12, 1989
Congressional Conversations, February 11, 1990
Rep. Gallo, May 2, 1990
Rep. Gallo [copy 2], May 2, 1990
Community College II, October 31, 1991
Ask Congress: Gallo/Bates, March 9 [no year]
Ask Congress: Gallo/Torricelli, undated
Indiana/Eight Task Force Review: The Whole Story, undated