MC 1215

Inventory to the Papers of Brendan T. Byrne

By David A. D'Onofrio

July 2006

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Finding aid encoded in EAD, version 2002 by Caryn Radick 2006

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Byrne, Brendan T., 1924-2018
Title: Brendan T. Byrne Papers
Dates: 1928-2006 (bulk 1952-1982)
Quantity: 18 cubic feet (37 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 5 phase boxes and 1 record center carton)
Abstract: Papers reflecting all periods of Brendan T. Byrne's career. Present are press clippings, 1944-2005, from newspapers and periodicals; selected files as a New Jersey lawyer, 1952-1986; miscellaneous files as Assistant Counsel and as Executive Secretary to New Jersey Governor Richard B. Meyner, 1956-1959; selected files as Essex County Prosecutor, 1949 and 1959-1968; personal correspondence while a superior court judge, 1970 1973; gubernatorial campaign files, 1973 and 1977, relating to both the primary and general elections; selected files as Governor of New Jersey, 1973-1982; speeches, 1956-1982; programs, 1942-2006, chiefly for events Byrne attended (often as a speaker); personal correspondence, 1944-2003, largely comprised of letters received from political figures and celebrities; subject files and personal miscellany, 1941-2006, including copies of Byrne's writings; photographs, 1928-2000, extensively documenting Byrne's life, especially his activities as a public official and his participation in charitable events; several audiovisual recordings, 1959-1974 and undated; certificates and proclamations, 1951-2000, relating to Byrne (not items which he signed); editorial cartoons and artwork, 1973-2002, chiefly depicting Byrne; and several plaques, 1974-2004.
Collection No.: MC 1215
Language: English
Repository: Rutgers University. Special Collections and University Archives

Biographical Chronology

Date Event
1924 Born April 1 in West Orange, New Jersey, the fourth of five children of Francis A. Byrne (1888-1973) and his spouse Genevieve (Brennan) Byrne. Francis, a long-time local politician, served as West Orange Tax Assessor, chair of the West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment, West Orange Town Commissioner and member of the Essex County Tax Board.
1942 Graduates from West Orange High School, where he served as president of the debating club and senior class president.
Enrolls at Seton Hall University.
1943 In March, leaves Seton Hall to enlist in the Army Air Corp. His service as a B-17 navigator in the European Theater in World War II earns him the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
1945 In September, is honorably discharged from military service, having attained the rank of lieutenant with the 414th Bomb Squadron of the 15th Air Force. He subsequently serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Enrolls at Princeton University under the G.I. Bill.
1949 Graduates from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs with an A.B. upon completion of the thesis Proportional Representation in Municipal Government, although his coursework is actually completed by the fall of 1948.
1950 Graduates from Harvard Law School with L.L.B. and begins clerking for Judge Joseph Weintraub.
1951 In February, passes the New Jersey bar exam.
Begins law career at the firm of McGlynn, Weintraub and Stein. Byrne would also work as an associate of Newark lawyer John W. McGeehan.
Begins serving on the West Orange Planning Board and continues as a member until January 1, 1958.
1953 On June 27 marries Jean Featherly, a school teacher from West Orange, New Jersey.
1954 Jean Byrne gives birth to son Brendan T. "Tom" Byrne, Jr. The Byrnes eventually have six more children, Susan, Nancy, Timothy, Mary Anne, Barbara and William.
1955 Is appointed Deputy Attorney General to act as special prosecutor in Passaic County, New Jersey.
In October, is appointed Assistant Counsel to (Democratic) Governor Robert B. Meyner.
1956 In June, is appointed Acting Executive Secretary to Governor Robert B. Meyner.
1959 On February 16, is appointed Deputy Attorney General to serve as prosecutor in Essex County.
In July, is appointed to full term as Essex County Prosecutor by Governor Robert B. Meyner.
1964 Is appointed to second term as Essex County Prosecutor by (Democratic) Governor Richard J. Hughes, beginning September 2. During second term as prosecutor, serves as president of the County Prosecutor's Association of New Jersey and vice president of the National District Attorneys Association.
In December, begins program of filming drunk drivers for use in prosecution.
1965 In July, helps found Intercontinental Life Insurance Company. Serves as chairman of the board until his resignation in 1970.
1967 On September 25, 200 cases, out of an original 801 regarding the July Newark riots, are brought to trial.
1968 In January, is appointed President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners by Governor Richard J. Hughes.
In February, is appointed to the Executive Commission on Ethical Standards, on which he serves until 1970.
Newspaper reports quoting a transcript of a mob wiretap lead to Byrne's reputation as the "Man who could not be bought."
1970 On December 8, is nominated for position as Superior Court Judge in Essex County by (Republican) Governor William T. Cahill.
Following the nomination, resigns all posts at the Intercontinental Life Insurance Company as well as his position as director at the Broad National Bank (Newark) and his partnership in the law firm of Teltser, Byrne and Greenberg (East Orange).
On December 30, is sworn in as Superior Court Judge.
1971 On May 2, is the keynote speaker at a community rally organized following the April 18 bombing of the West Orange Jewish Center.
In October, rules that current procedures for administering the death penalty in New Jersey are unconstitutional. (A new death penalty law would not be enacted until after Byrne's term as Governor ended in 1982.)
1972 In July, is appointed Assignment Judge for New Jersey's Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties.
New Jersey Supreme Court mandates a "thorough and efficient" education, known as the Robinson-Cahill mandate, effectively declaring the need for an income tax for adequate and equitable public school funding.
1973 On April 24, tenders resignation as Superior Court Judge and enters the Democratic Gubernatorial primary.
On June 5, defeats Ralph DeRose and Anne Klein in the Democratic primary, winning the party's nomination for Governor.
On November 6, is elected Governor of New Jersey, defeating United States Representative Charles Sandman by 721,000 votes, the largest plurality in the state's history.
1974 On January 15, is inaugurated as the 54th Governor of New Jersey.
In February, imposes mandatory "odd-even" gas rationing in response to the gas crisis, allowing filling based on the last digit of a car's license plate.
In March, the Byrne family moves into Morven, the Governor's mansion in Princeton, leaving Byrne's life-long home of West Orange.
On May 2, the General Assembly sends to Governor Byrne for his signature a measure creating the Delaware and Raritan State Park.
On May 6, signs campaign finance law providing for the public financing of gubernatorial races in the general election.
On June 3, receives honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rutgers University, an honor accorded each incoming governor by the State University. After previously receiving an honorary degree from Seton Hall University (May 18, 1974), he receives additional honorary degrees from other New Jersey institutions, including Seton Hall University, William Paterson College, Bloomfield College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Creates new cabinet level post of Public Advocate.
Establishes Economic Development Authority to provide businesses with low interest loans.
Begins service as ex-officio trustee at Princeton University and serves until 1982.
1975 Signs the Open Public Meetings Act, also known as the Sunshine Law.
Signs the Public Education Act, mandating statewide student proficiency standards.
1976 In May, joins other U.S. Governors on a trip to Ireland in celebration of the United States' Bicentennial.
On July 4, several schools close as per state Supreme Court mandate. As a consequence, signs New Jersey's first income tax into law later that month, after earlier incarnations had been rejected by the State Legislature beginning in July 1974. Tax reforms for this year also include the inception of the Homestead Rebate Program, offering property tax relief to homeowners.
On September 1, Meadowlands Racetrack holds its inaugural harness race.
On October 10, the New York Giants play their inaugural game at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands against the Dallas Cowboys.
In November, a state constitutional amendment passes allowing for casino gambling.
1977 By April, is being referred to in newspaper and magazine articles as "One Term Byrne," due to the unpopularity of initiatives such as the income tax.
On June 2, signs the Casino Control Act, officially legalizing casino gambling in Atlantic City.
On June 7, defeats nine opponents, including Representative James J. Florio, to win the Democratic nomination for Governor.
On November 8, defeats Republican State Senator Raymond H. Bateman by 300,000 votes, winning re-election as Governor of New Jersey.
1978 On January 17, is inaugurated as Governor of New Jersey for a second term.
On March 3, pocket vetoes a bill to reinstate the death penalty in New Jersey. Several months later, vetoes a similar bill.
In April, Byrne and his family embark on a publicly-criticized, ten-day vacation and business trip to Asia.
In October, embarks on a week-long vacation and trade mission to Israel.
1979 In February, imposes an eighteen-month building moratorium in the Pinelands by executive order, thereby compelling the legislature to act on the issue.
On June 28, signs the Pinelands Preservation Act, restricting development across nearly one-fifth of New Jersey's total area.
In July, along with other governors, attends summit at Camp David on domestic and energy policies. Photographs taken at the summit by Byrne later appear in Newsweek.
On September 1, a new penal code, which legalizes, among other things, homosexuality and social gambling, goes into effect, after nearly ten years of study and debate in the legislature.
Extends public financing of gubernatorial elections to the primaries.
Signs Public Transportation Act, forming New Jersey Transit Corporation.
1980 In the spring, hosts a twelve-week seminar at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, entitled Workshop in New Jersey Policy and Politics.
1981 In June, attends the World Trade Centers General Assembly in Moscow.
In July, the Meadowlands Arena opens, bearing the name Brendan Byrne Arena.
In September, embarks on an investment mission to Italy and France.
1982 In January, steps down as Governor of New Jersey following the completion of his second full term, and moves from Morven into a private residence in Princeton.
Joins the Roseland, New Jersey, law firm of Carella, Bain, Gilfillan and Rhodes as a partner where he represents, among others, Carvel Ice Cream. The firm later changes its name to Carella, Byrne, Bain and Gilfillan.
Becomes a director of the Elizabethtown Water Company and serves on its board until 2000.
1985 In November, is appointed Chair of the Council on New Jersey Affairs, a position he holds until 1989.
1988 On September 7, is elected to the Board of Directors of Ingersoll-Rand Co.
1989 In January, begins serving as a commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority for a four-year term ending in January 1993.
1993 Obtains divorce from Jean Byrne.
1994 In August, marries public relations executive Ruth Zinn.
Becomes a director of the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.
Brendan T. Byrne Jr. is elected New Jersey Democratic Party Chair.
1996 In January, the Brendan Byrne Arena is renamed the Continental Airlines Arena as part of a corporate sponsorship deal.
2002 On July 24, Lebanon State Forest, located in the Pinelands, is renamed Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.
2018 Dies January 4 at his home in Livingston, New Jersey.
Additional Information: Following his tenure as Governor, Byrne also served at one time or another on the boards of Prudential Insurance Company of America, New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, Jamesway Corporation and Chelsea Property Group, Inc.

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Scope and Content Note

The personal papers of Brendan T. Byrne, comprising approximately 18 cubic feet of documentation, span from 1928 to 2006, the bulk of which covers from 1952 until 1982. The papers document, at least in part, nearly every period of Byrne's adult life, including his college and postgraduate educations, his service in the military, his law career, his service on various corporate boards and his service in government as gubernatorial secretary, prosecutor, public utility commissioner, judge and governor.

The papers vary in physical format. Among the paper document types present are campaign literature, financial documents and disclosures, magazines, personal and official correspondence and memoranda, legal documents, position papers, press clippings and press releases, programs, reports, schedules, speeches and notes and writings in the form of draft and published articles. Also included with the more traditional formats are editorial cartoons and other types of artwork, oversize certificates and proclamations, plaques, and reels of audio tape and motion pictures, as well as photographs.

The Brendan Byrne papers are organized into sixteen series falling into two basic categories: series based on Byrne's office or occupation and series based on file type or format.

The series that are based upon occupation generally follow a sequential order. FILES AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO GOVERNOR MEYNER, 1956-1959, offers partial documentation for Byrne's role as Assistant Counsel to Governor Robert B. Meyner, and then as the governor's Executive Secretary, a position that required Byrne to take cabinet minutes, keep the governor's schedule and appear on the governor's behalf. FILES AS ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR, 1959-1968, while containing one court transcript, is comprised largely of memoranda, focusing on individual investigations and points of law, and correspondence, which is generally of a more personal nature. CORRESPONDENCE WHILE A SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE, 1970-1973, is a small series, primarily consisting of letters congratulating Byrne on his appointment as judge and RSVPs for the swearing-in ceremony. FILES AS GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY, 1973-1982, consists of numerous document types, including correspondence, memoranda, bills, financial documents, polling results, schedules and legal documents. Items of interest include documents relating to the Sports and Exposition Authority and the battle to secure a National Hockey League franchise for the Meadowlands. Also noteworthy is the relative lack of documentation on such hot-button issues of the Byrne governorship as the income tax and the Pinelands. CAMPAIGN FILES, 1973 and 1977, consisting of four sub-series, is one of two occupation-based series to span multiple time periods, covering both the primary and general elections of Byrne's two gubernatorial campaigns. The series consists largely of Byrne's position papers and schedules, as well as campaign literature for Byrne and several of his opponents. FILES AS A NEW JERSEY LAWYER, 1952-1986, also spans multiple time periods in Byrne's career, sometimes overlapping with certain of Byrne's public offices, including his terms as executive secretary, prosecutor and public utility commissioner. The series offers limited documentation of Byrne's service with three law firms: McGlynn, Weintraub & Stein prior to 1954, Teltser, Byrne and Greenberg of East Orange in the 1960s until 1968, and Carella, Byrne, Bain & Gilfillan of Roseland after leaving the statehouse in 1982.

The series that are based on file type or physical format tend to span Byrne's entire career. The largest series in the collection, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1928-2000, is broken into eleven sub-series by event type, such as work functions, dinners, charity events, etc. While consisting mostly of publicity stills, the series also contains portraits and personal photographs of Byrne, as well as images of Byrne at sporting events and with various celebrities. PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1944-2005, is broken into two sub-series, one for newspapers and one for magazines. The clippings, covering a wide range of topics, help detail events and topics that are underrepresented elsewhere in the collection, such as the Newark riot trials in July and September-October of 1967, nullification of New Jersey's death penalty in October of 1971, and the opening of the first Atlantic City Casino in 1978. SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1941-2006, also sheds light on topics not represented in other series, such as Byrne's military service, his education, his leadership role with Intercontinental Life Insurance Company and his tenure as public utility commissioner. This series also highlights underrepresented topics from Byrne's tenure as governor, including the protection of the Pinelands, through material from later years. SPEECHES, 1956-1982, while spanning nearly thirty years, most directly complements the files on Byrne's years as prosecutor and his two gubernatorial campaigns. PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1944-2003, consists mainly of invitations and congratulatory and thank-you letters received by Byrne, with occasional responses. EVENT PROGRAMS, 1942-2006, mostly for events at which Byrne was guest of honor, host or speaker, illustrates Byrne's involvement in professional associations, such as the National District Attorneys' Association, as well as non-professional organizations, such as the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. EDITORIAL CARTOONS AND ARTWORK, 1973-2002, features political cartoons, mostly by the hand of Bil Canfield, as well as portraits of Byrne. CERTIFICATES AND PROCLAMATIONS, 1951-2000, and PLAQUES, 1974-2004, together contain items awarded to Byrne, including athletic and military awards, diplomas and honorary degrees and certificates of appointment to some of the various offices he held. AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS, 1960-1974, consists of home-recorded, reel-to-reel audio tapes and motion picture reels of network news programs featuring or focusing on Byrne.

The strength of the Byrne papers, rather than their depth in any one area, is their breadth in representing aspects of Byrne's activities and New Jersey events in many areas. One drawback to such breadth is a conspicuous lack of certain types of papers. Not included in any abundance are outgoing letters, and there are no wartime letters written by Byrne. Not surprisingly, case materials from Byrne's career in the legal system as a private attorney and prosecutor are, with minor exceptions, not represented here. Also lacking is a set of his judicial opinions. Finally, the relative lack of documentation from Byrne's terms as governor is the result of a New Jersey state law requiring that the official records of the governor be held at the State Archives in Trenton.

Among the correspondents represented throughout the collection by a total of three or more letters are Secretary of Agriculture Philip Alampi, Archibald S. Alexander, Princeton University President William G. Bowen, Governor William T. Cahill, President Jimmy Carter, Governor Richard J. Hughes, Ethel Kennedy, Governor Robert B. Meyner, Vice President Walter F. Mondale, George M. Steinbrenner III, Harold R. Teltser, White House Chief of Staff Jack Watson, and Justice Joseph Weintraub.

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Arrangement Note

Most of the arrangement of the Byrne papers was necessarily imposed during processing, as a limited amount of like materials were found together. As a result, most of the folder headings were also supplied during processing, with only a few representing headings used by Byrne himself.

Several items exhibiting mold growth underwent a remediation process and were returned to the collection. Any mold stains encountered in the collection are merely the remnants of the remediation process. Several other items exhibiting extensive and severely damaging mold growth, deemed of little artifactual value, were replaced by photocopies on acid-free paper.

While all newspaper clippings have been replaced by photocopies on acid-free paper, several items of campaign literature printed on newsprint have been retained in their original format. However, a duplicate copy of said items has been made for general use, denoted on the folders and in the container list by the annotation "Patron Copy."

Three publications, originally housed within the collection, have been separated from it, with all relevant passages from said publications photocopied and retained as part of the collection. These items include: 1) The Tribune of West Orange, New Jersey, Vol. 2, Number 35 (June 6, 1975) which has been transferred to the uncataloged periodicals in the Sinclair New Jersey Collection at Special Collections and University Archives, with a relevant photocopy retained in PRESS CLIPPINGS/Newspapers, 1953-1958; 2) On and Off The Record by Patricia Sherlock (Bergen Record Corporation, 1995), a copy of which is already housed in the Sinclair New Jersey Collection (call number PN4899.H323S54), with relevant passages retained in SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, Mentions [of Byrne] in Books - Miscellaneous, 1995 and undated; and 3) Faces 1973, a catalog of sketched portraits by A. Domanski (Intelman Books, 1974), which has been transferred to Rutgers University's Art Library, with a photocopy of a Byrne portrait retained in EDITORIAL CARTOONS AND ARTWORK/Artwork, Portraits - Artists D-K.

One additional item, a hand made photograph album, presented to Governor Byrne on March 18, 1975, and inscribed "with appreciation, from the Byelorussian-American Association in New Jersey on the 57th Anniversary of Proclamation of Independence of Byelorussia," has been transferred to the Museum Objects Collection at Special Collections and University Archives.

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Related Collections

Brendan Byrne papers, 1960-1982 (bulk 1973-1977) Mss 0007 at the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center, Seton Hall University. This collection consist primarily of materials related to Byrne's gubernatorial campaigns in 1973 and 1977, along with as materials documenting his time as governor and activities with the Democratic party.Seton Hall's campaign files, while analogous in many ways, such as document types, to Rutgers' holdings, are more voluminous and contain more research files on Byrne's opponents, as well as more evidence of the day-to-day operations of a campaign through papers such as expenditure files and earnings records.

Governor Brendan T. Byrne (served 1974-1982) - Counsel's Office, one of two large Byrne-related collections held by the State Archives in Trenton, is subdivided into forty-seven series by creator, i.e., individual counsel. A limited number of series also exist based on format, such as files relating to bills, minutes, executive orders and financial disclosures.

Governor Brendan T. Byrne (served 1974-1982) - General Filings and Non-Counsel Staff, at the New Jersey State Archives. the other of two Byrne collections at the State Archives in Trenton, is subdivided in a manner similar to its counterpart, with forty-five series, mostly organized by assistant. Also present are series for photographs, "miscellaneous files," "subject files" and "general files." These latter series, arranged first by department and thereafter by topic or by person, include correspondence and memoranda, proclamations, resolutions and reports. Also included are files based on format, such as proclamations and bills. Files on individual people, such as cabinet members and other statewide officials, consist mostly of correspondence and memoranda.

Special Collections and University Archives' Museum Objects Collection houses two pens used by Byrne to sign legislation during his tenure as governor. The first, Lot 60A, was used to sign a provision of the state income tax that allows an exemption for dependants attending college. The second, Lot 60B, created the Division of Women within the state's Department of Community Affairs. These pens were acquired separately, and not with Byrne's papers.

Special Collections and University Archives' New Jersey Political Broadsides is a chronological collection of broadsides and campaign literature for various New Jersey political candidates. Broadsides related to Byrne and his opponents, which were acquired separately from the Byrne papers, can be found in the files for 1973 and 1977.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brendan T. Byrne Papers. MC 1215. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

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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.

PRESS CLIPPINGS, 1944-2005 (2.4 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: See also Boxes 42 and 48. Organized into two sub-series by format; bulk arranged thereunder chronologically by clipping or magazine date.
Summary: Newspapers: Photocopies of newspaper clippings primarily documenting Byrne's career as prosecutor, governor and private practice lawyer. Key events represented by the clippings include, but are not limited to, the "Tony Boy" Boiardo case (November-December 1960), Essex County's drunk driver filming program (December 1964), the Newark riot trials (July, September-October 1967), nullification of New Jersey's death penalty (October 1971), Byrne's election victories and inaugurals, and the dedication of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest (July 2002). Scattered among the clippings are simple notes of transmittal for specific clippings. Featured publications include the New York Times, Newark Evening News, Newark Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, and The Trentonian.
Scattered throughout the series are clippings not related directly to Byrne, but focus on topics such as the deaths of Clifford Case (March 1982), Maria Jeritza (July 1982) and Joseph Merlino (October 1998). Also represented are the accomplishments of Byrne's family members, including features on Francis A. Byrne (November 1970), Brendan T. Byrne Jr. (December 18, 1994 and January 18, 1995), and Barbara Byrne (March 5, 1995).
Clippings at the end of this series are grouped by topic, as originally found, and arranged chronologically by topic/event date. Topics include Byrne's term in 1955 as a prosecutor in Passaic County (formerly bound scrapbook), Byrne's appointment as Essex County Prosecutor in 1959 (formerly bound scrapbook), the Newark corruption cases focusing on the Addonizio administration in 1968-1969, the 1977 election, Byrne's second inaugural (1978), Byrne's 1978 trip to Asia, the opening of the first Atlantic City Casino (1978), and the 1979 Papal visit.
One scrapbook, originally created as part of an elementary school project, chronicles both the gubernatorial campaign and the East Orange mayoral campaign of 1973. In addition to news clippings, the scrapbook, which remains bound, also contains trace amounts of campaign literature and campaign buttons.
Magazines: Magazine and newsletter articles chiefly documenting Byrne's public service career, especially his tenures as prosecutor and governor. The articles were prompted by various events, most prominently the gubernatorial campaigns of 1973 and 1977 and Byrne's exit from office. The articles exist both in clipped form (some photocopied for preservation concerns) and in the original context of full magazine issues, with the level of focus on Byrne ranging in scale from entire articles to brief mentions and image captions. Featured publications range from organizational newsletters, such as the New Jersey Republican and the New Jersey Food Council Express Line to regional magazines such as New Jersey Business and New Jersey Monthly, to national publications such as Newsweek. Also featured are several Princeton University alumni publications.
Key articles and interviews include "The Candidates" (New Jersey Business, October 1973), "NJB Interviews: Governor Brendan T. Byrne," by James T. Prior (New Jersey Business, March 1975), "The Tragicomedy of Brendan Byrne," by Robert Sam Anson (New Jersey Monthly, April 1977), "NJB Interviews: Governor Brendan T. Byrne," by James T. Prior (New Jersey Business, March 1978), "A Visit with New Jersey's 'Born-Again' Governor," by William McCleery (Princeton Alumni Weekly, June 26, 1978), "Governor Brendan Byrne of New Jersey Talks to Linda Pentz" (Tennis Week, December 10, 1981: removed to oversize), "Was Brendan Byrne Too Good for New Jersey?" by Dale Mezzacappa (Today: The Inquirer Magazine, January 17, 1982), "Brendan Byrne on Brendan Byrne," by Jeffrey Kanige (New Jersey Reporter, June 1988), and "To Life a Nation's Spirit," featuring photographs by Brendan Byrne (Newsweek, July 23, 1979). Also notable is "New Jersey Proudly Presents Meadowlands Brendan Byrne Arena" (New York Times, Advertising Supplement, 1981), inscribed by Jimmy Carter.
Among the magazines are issues of two parody pieces, The Bee-Feeder's Gazette (February 11, 1960 and October 31, 1981) and The Post Mortem (May 9, 1973 and May 10, 1978).
Box Folder
1 1 1944
2 1953-1958
3 1959
4 1950s undated
5 1960
6 January-July 1961
7 September-December 1961 and 1961 undated
8 1962
9 January-June 1963
10 1953-1958
11 July-December 1963 and 1963 undated
12 January-May 1965
13 June-December 1965 and 1965 undated
14 1966
15 January-July 1967
16 August-December 1967 and 1967 undated
Box Folder
2 1 January-June 1968
2 July-December 1968 and 1968 undated
3 1969
4 1960s undated
5 1970
6 1971
7 1972
8 January-August 1973
9 September-November 1973
10 January-March 1974
11 May 1-2, 1974
12 May 3-31, 1974
13 June-July 1974
14 August 1974
15 September-December 1974
16 1975
17 1976
Box Folder
3 1 March-April 1977
2 May-July 1977
3 August-October 1977
4 November-December 1977 and 1977 undated
5 January-February 1978
6 May-December 1978 and 1978 undated
7 January-July 1979
8 August-December 1979
9 1970s undated
10 1980
11 1981
12 1982
13 1983
14 1984
15 1985
16 1986
17 1987
18 1988
19 1989
20 1980s undated
21 1990
22 1991
23 1992
24 1993
25 1994
26 1995
27 1996
28 1997
29 1998
30 1999
31 1990s undated
32 2000
33 2001
34 2002
35 2003
36 2005
37 undated
38 Passaic County Prosecutorial Scrapbook, 1955
39 Essex County Prosecutorial Appointment Scrapbook, 1959
Box Folder
4 1 Cronin Conspiracy Case, September 20, 1968-October 10, 1968
2 Newark Corruption Cases, May 26-July 27, 1968
3 Newark Corruption Cases, August 22-October 22, 1968
4 Newark Corruption Cases, January 9-June 2, 1969
5 Newark Corruption Cases, June 3-September 18, 1969
6 New Jersey Democratic State Committee: 1977 Gubernatorial Election Selected Newspaper Articles, 1977
7-8 Governor Brendan Byrne Inauguration, January 1978 Volume 1
9-10 Governor Brendan Byrne Inauguration, January 1978 Volume 2
11 Asian Business Trip/Vacation, April 1978
12 Atlantic City Casino Openings, May 25-30, 1978
13 Papal Visit, October 2-3, 1979
14 Gubernatorial Retrospective Packet, 1982 (Copy 1)
15 Gubernatorial Retrospective Packet, 1982 (Copy 2)
Box Folder
4 16 1956
17 1960
18 1961
19 1962
20 1964
21 1965
22 1967
23 1969
24 1971
25 1973
26 1974
27 1975
28 1976
Box Folder
5 1 1977
2 March 1978
3 May-June 1978
4 September-October 1978
5 1979
6 January 1980
7 March-November 1980
8 1981
9 1982
10 1984
11 1985
12 1986
13 1988
14 1989
15 1991
16 1992
17 1995
18 1997
19 1998
20 2000
21 2002
22 2003
23 undated
FILES AS A NEW JERSEY LAWYER, 1952-1986 (.2 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by document type.
Summary: Miscellaneous documentation of Byrne's career as a lawyer in the private sector, relating both to cases and to investments made by Byrne and his partners, the bulk of which spans from 1952 to 1958. The documents date from Byrne's time as an associate with McGlynn, Weintraub & Stein prior to 1954, Byrne's private practice in Newark while serving as Governor Robert B. Meyner's secretary in the latter half of the 1950s, and his times as partner in Teltser, Byrne and Greenberg of East Orange in the 1960s and in Carella, Byrne, Bain & Gilfillan of Roseland after leaving office in 1982.
Among the documents in this series is a ledger recording legal fees, listed by case, collected by Byrne from 1952 to 1958. On the last page of the ledger is a letter from 1953 regarding the deposit of two checks.
The correspondence relating to legal cases includes a letter to Governor Robert B. Meyner in 1954 regarding possible clemency for a death row inmate. Also among the correspondence are three letters from eventual Byrne law partner Harold R. Teltser (1957). Several letters are between correspondents other than Byrne, including one letter of reference for Harold R. Teltser (1958). The correspondence on investments relates mainly to investments made by Harold R. Teltser, Brendan T. Byrne and Marin L. Greenberg, but also includes a letter regarding an investment by Connie Francis in Sandford Enterprises, a real estate venture in which the members of Byrne's firm also held an interest (1968).
Box Folder
5 24 Case File: Zoubek Real Estate (Correspondence), 1952
25-27 Case File: Zoubek Real Estate (Pleading), 1952
28 Correspondence: Cases, Etc., 1954 and 1956-1958
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence: Investments, Etc., 1967-1970 and 1976-1978
2 Financial Documents: Equity Positions of Partners [c. 1986]
3 Financial Documents: Ledger, 1952-1958
4 Financial Documents: Miscellaneous, 1954 and 1965
5 Financial Documents: Register of Partner Expenses, 1966
6 Memoranda: Miscellaneous, 1965 and undated
7 Opinions: Bankers National Life Insurance Company, undated
8 Statement upon the Death of Judge Anthony Giuliano, [February 5, 1970]
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by folder heading.
Summary: Partial documentation of Byrne's activities first as Assistant Counsel and then as Executive Secretary to Governor Robert B. Meyner. The documents reflect several job functions, including taking notes and minutes for cabinet meetings, keeping the Governor's schedule and testifying on behalf of the Governor. Included in the series are handwritten notes, letters, memoranda, itineraries, press releases, scripts and testimony.
Cabinet meeting records consist primarily of Byrne's handwritten minutes and notes, and also include type written agendas.
Among the documents in the series is a copy of Byrne's statement before the Subcommittee on Rivers and Harbors of the Public Works Committee of the House of Representatives, on behalf of Governor Meyner, July 12, 1956.
Press releases, while hailing from the Governor's office in general, either make mention of Byrne or are reprints of statements by Byrne. The film and TV scripts, which includes the schedule for a 1957 telethon, feature appearances by Byrne, in addition to those by Governor Meyner.
Box Folder
6 9 Biography [of Byrne], undated
10 Cabinet Meetings: Notes and Agendas, 1956
11 Cabinet Meetings: Notes and Agendas, 1957
12 Cabinet Meetings: Notes and Agendas, 1958
13 Cabinet Meetings: Notes and Agendas, 1959
14 Correspondence, 1957-1958
15 Film and TV Scripts, 1957
16 Governors Conference: Notes, 1958
17 Governors' Conference on Civil Rights: Schedule, 1959
18 Governor's Staff and Cabinet Roster, 1957
19 Itinerary for Governor Robert B. Meyner, August 1958
20 Memoranda (Sent and Received), 1956-1957
21 Notes (Handwritten), undated
22 Press Releases (Governor's Office), 1956-1958
23 Statement and Testimony on Behalf of Governor Meyner, 1956
FILES AS ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR, 1949 and 1959-1968 (1.5 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: See also Box 42. Arranged alphabetically by document type.
Summary: Partial documentation of Byrne's tenure first as Deputy Attorney General in charge of Essex County, and then as duly appointed Prosecutor for Essex County. The documents pertain to both general office practice and functions, as well as specific investigations and cases, such as the investigation of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities and the State of New Jersey v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo, as well as some of Byrne's personal activities. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda, press releases, publications, court opinions, grand jury presentments, hand written notes, a legal brief and four volumes of a case transcript.
The general correspondence in this series consists largely of invitations, thank-you letters and congratulatory letters both sent and received, as well as condolence letters sent by Byrne. Several letters also pertain to activities of the prosecutor's office, such as Attorney General Arthur J. Sills' letter of December 12, 1966 regarding the legalization of lotteries in New York. Notable correspondents include Representative Hugh J. Addonizio (1 letter: 1960), Rutgers Law School Dean Willard Heckel (1 letter: 1967), Governor Richard J. Hughes (2 letters: 1966 and 1968), Governor Robert B. Meyner (2 letters: 1960 and 1966), Judge Alexander P. Waugh (4 letters: 1962-1963, 1965), and Justice Joseph Weintraub (3 letters: 1963, 1965 and 1966). Correspondence between August 22 and September 8, 1966 pertains to an accident sustained by Byrne and consists largely of Get Well cards with Byrne's attached response. One letter, addressed to Assistant Prosecutor Riccardelli, is from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (1966).
Memoranda listed in this series under Points of Law pertain to several legal subjects including conspiracy to commit a crime in another jurisdiction, civil powers of a county prosecutor relative to the those of the Attorney General, double jeopardy and contempt conviction, effect of defamatory matter contained in judicial pleadings, instructions to a grand jury regarding returning indictments, juror qualifications and jury panels, municipal control and regulation of street excavation, necessity of proper foundation testimony to introduction of results of chemical analysis of narcotics, possible crimes that may have occurred in a stipulated fact situation, powers at the disposal of the prosecutor in abating a public nuisance of air pollution, prejudicial effect of newspaper coverage and remarks of police officers on the state's case, recent contrivance or recent fabrication and the right of the state to detain material witnesses.
Items listed as reference materials include publications, journal articles and analyses of Supreme Court decisions, all of which were prepared by third parties.
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6 24 Agenda Items and Notes: [Association of Chiefs of Police], 1964
25 Blank Forms, 1967 and undated
26 Chart of Blood Alcohol Levels: New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, [early to mid 1960s]
27 Correspondence, 1959
28 Correspondence, January-February 1960
29 Correspondence, March-April 1960
30 Correspondence, May-August 1960
31 Correspondence, September-October 1960
32 Correspondence, November-December 1960
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7 1 Correspondence, 1962-1964
2 Correspondence, 1965
3 Correspondence, January-March 1966
4 Correspondence, August 22-24, 1966
5 Correspondence, August 25-30, 1966
6 Correspondence, September 2-8, 1966
7-8 Correspondence, September 8, 1966
9 Correspondence, September 23-December 1966
10 Correspondence, 1967
11 Correspondence, 1968
12 Correspondence, undated
13 Correspondence: Assistant Prosecutor Riccardelli, 1966 and undated
14 Correspondence: Deputy Attorney General for Essex County Appointment, February 13, 1959
15 Correspondence: Letter from Judge Gaulkin to Judge Crane re: State v. Cavana, January 10, 1962
16 Correspondence: Letter to Judge Weintraub re: Judge Del Mauro, undated
17 Correspondence: National District Attorneys' Association, 1968 and undated
18 Correspondence: Resignation Letter, December 20, 1967
19 Financial Documents and Vouchers, 1960 and 1965-1967
20 Forms for Use in Legal Proceedings by Prosecutors (Unbound Reproduction) (A-D), undated
21 Forms for Use in Legal Proceedings by Prosecutors (Unbound Reproduction) (E-N), undated
22 Forms for Use in Legal Proceedings by Prosecutors (Unbound Reproduction) (O-R), undated
23 Forms for Use in Legal Proceedings by Prosecutors (Unbound Reproduction) (S-Z), undated
24 Grand Jury Lists, 1958-1960, 1962, 1964 and 1967
25 Grand Jury Oath, undated
26 Grand Jury Presentments (Printed and Typed), 1964-[1965]
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8 1 Guidelines for Interrogating a Witness, undated
2 List of Essex County and Municipal Officials, 1966
3 Membership List: Grand Jury Association of Essex County, 1962
4 Membership Roster and By-Laws: Association of Chiefs of Police, undated
5 Memoranda: Annual Activity Report from Chief of Detectives, January 30,1967
6 Memoranda: Annulment Case, September 21, 1960
7 Memoranda: Common Law Conspiracy (Court Memorandum), March 1, 1949
8 Memoranda: Emergency Assignments, (Week of July 17, 1967),
9 Memoranda: Investigation of an Alleged Breaking, Entering andLarceny in Irvington, March 7, 1961
10 Memoranda: Investigation of Millburn Police Department, June 29, 1959
11 Memoranda: Investigation of New Jersey Bureau of Securities, October 14, 1963
12 Memoranda: Investigation of New Jersey Bureau of Securities, October 16, 1963
13 Memoranda: Investigation of Reported Mob Meeting, June 25, 1959
14 Memoranda: Lenny Bruce Recording, May 6, 1966
15 Memoranda: Points of Law, 1962-1963, 1965 and undated
16 Memoranda: Prosecutor's Office Practices Regarding the Grand Jury, February 11, 1966
17 Memoranda: Psychiatric and Psychological Examinations, 1961 and 1965
18 Memoranda: State v. Russo, 1961 and undated
19-20 Memoranda: Survey of Essex County Prosecutor's Office, July 20, 1966
21 Memoranda: Use of Confessions in Criminal Trials, undated
22 Newsletter: Essex County Prosecutor's Office (The Enforcer), 1962, 1964 and 1967
23 Notes and Lists (Handwritten), 1962-1963, 1965 and undated
24 Phone Directory and Roster, 1964, 1967 and undated
25 Press Release: Drunken Drivers, December 17, 1964
26 Press Release: Court Standards for Investigations and Trials, June 22, 1965
27 Press Release: Ethics Committee Topic for Essex County Bar, November 8, 1965
28 Press Release (Governor): Nominee for Attorney General, Etc., January 16, 1962
29 Reference Materials: Opinions (Unpublished), 1960-1962
30 Reference Materials: Printed and Mimeographed, 1960, and 1962-1964
31 Reference Materials: Printed and Mimeographed, 1965, 1968 and undated
32 Resumes, [1964] and undated
33 Sales Literature for Erotic Films (Items Sent to an Essex County Address), 1964
34 Telephone Message Slips, 1964 and undated
35-37 Transcript of State v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo: Volume I, 1961
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9 1-2 Transcript of State v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo: Volume I, 1961
3-7 Transcript of State v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo: Volume II, 1961
8-12 Transcript of State v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo: Volume III, 1961
13-14 Transcript of State v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo: Volume VI, 1961
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10 1-3 Transcript of State v. LaPierre, Bisignano and Russo: Volume VI, 1961
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by date of letter received.
Summary: Letters, numbering sixty-six, received by Byrne following his nomination as and during his tenure as a Superior Court judge, primarily of a personal nature. The correspondence conveys congratulations and responses to invitations to Byrne's swearing in, as well as information about administrative matters, such as the assignment of a court attendant for Judge Byrne (January 5, 1971). Included among the letters are several telegrams, as well as enclosures, such as Byrne's official oath of office (January 6, 1971). Included with some letters, especially those congratulatory in nature, are responses from Byrne.
Included with the correspondence is a court order assigning Judge Byrne to the Law Division of the Superior Court for Essex County, dated December 15, 1970. Also included as an attachment to an undated note is a legal agreement for the case Broderson v. Williams.
Among the correspondents are Governor William T. Cahill (1 letter: 1970 appointment letter), Governor Richard J. Hughes (1 letter: 1970, to Pierre P. Garven), politician Wynona Lipman (2 letters: 1971), and Representative Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (1 letter: 1970). Also among the correspondence is a copy of Byrne's resignation letter from 1973.
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10 4 September 28-December 28, 1970
5 December 29-31, 1970
6 1971
7 1973
8 undated
CAMPAIGN FILES, 1973 and 1977 (1.2 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Grouped chronologically by election period into four sub-series; thereunder arranged by document type.
Summary: Documentation of Byrne's gubernatorial campaign activities in the primary and general elections of 1973 and 1977. The documents relate to both specific events in the campaigns as well as general issues, such as government corruption and the state income tax. Included in the documents are briefing cards, correspondence and memoranda, campaign literature, financial disclosures, position papers, press releases, schedules and speeches.
1973 Primary Election: Among the documents in this sub-series is a letter offering advice from former governor Richard Hughes, as well as congratulatory correspondence from Archibald Alexander, Secretary of Agriculture Philip Alampi and Senator Edward Kennedy. Among the other documents present are oversize newsprint campaign mailers and oversize primary ballots.
1973 General Election: Among the documents in this sub-series are letters from Helen Meyner, Rutgers President Edward Bloustein and David Wilentz. Also among the documents are position papers which, while largely undated, were assembled for use as notes for an interview with the Star Ledger in October of 1973. Also included among the documents are several bumper stickers and campaign buttons for both Byrne and Charles Sandman.
1977 Primary Election: Among the documents in this sub-series is a memorandum between Jim Florio and Paul Lutzker regarding Byrne's election prospects. Also included are oversize newsprint campaign mailers.
1977 General Election: among the documents in this sub-series is correspondence from Vice-President Walter Mondale from August 1977, as well as an admission ticket and other documentation for a campaign fundraiser featuring President Jimmy Carter on September 10, 1977. Also included are oversize newsprint campaign mailers.
1973 Primary Election
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10 9 Briefing Cards and Notes for Campaign Events, May 7-18, 1973
10 Briefing Cards and Notes for Campaign Events, May 22-24, 1973
11 Briefing Cards and Notes for Campaign Events, May 25-30, 1973
12 Briefing Cards and Notes for Campaign Events, May 31-June 2, 1973
13 Briefing Cards and Notes for Campaign Events, undated
14 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), undated
15 Campaign Literature (Ralph DeRose), undated
16 Correspondence, February 1-June 1, 1973
17 Correspondence (Congratulatory), June 1973
18 Endorsements, May 1973
19 Financial Disclosure, May 1973
20 Memoranda, May 1973 and undated
21 Position Papers and Press Releases, May 1973 and undated
22 Schedules, May 7-22, 1973
23 Schedules, May 23-29, 1973
24 Schedules, May 30-June 4, 1973
25 Schedules (Comprehensive), May-June 1973
Box Folder
11 1 Staff List, undated
1973 General Election
Box Folder
11 2 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), undated
3 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne and Charles Sandman Campaign Buttons), undated
4 Campaign Literature (Charles Sandman), October 1973 and undated
5 Campaign Literature (Charles Sandman–Bumper Stickers), undated
6 Correspondence, June-October 1973 and undated
7 Democratic Platform (State): Proposed, 1973
8 Memoranda, June-October 1973 and undated
9 Notes for Campaign Events, July-October, 1973 and undated
10 Notes from Staff, undated
11 Position Paper: "Brendan T. Byrne on the Issues," undated
12 Position Paper (AFL-CIO): "Tax Justice," 1973
13 Position Papers, undated
14 Position Papers ( Star-Ledger Interview), July-September 1973
15 Position Papers ( Star-Ledger Interview), undated
16 Remarks of Speakers at Unidentified Campaign Event, undated
17 Schedules, June 1973
18 Schedules, July 1973
19 Schedules, August 1973
20 Schedules, September 9-16, 1973
21 Schedules, September 17-25, 1973
22 Schedules, October 10-21, 1973
23 Schedules, October 22-November 1, 1973
1977 Primary Election
Box Folder
11 24 Campaign Contributions, May 16-21, 1977
Box Folder
12 1 Campaign Contributions, May 21-28, 1977
2 Campaign Literature (Bob Roe), undated
3 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), January 1977 and undated
4 Election Results, June 8, 1977
5 Financial Disclosure, May 1977
6 Financial Document (Citizens for Byrne), June 3, 1977
7 Gubernatorial Candidates Questionnaire, May 1977
8 Legislative Questionnaire: Newark Archdiocesan Federation of Home-School Associations, February 1, 1977
9 Memoranda, February 1977 and undated
10 Polling Data (Eagleton), February 15, 1977
11 Press Release, June 8, 1977
12 Press Release (Kenneth A. Gibson Endorsement), April 14, 1977
1977 General Election
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12 13 Analysis of 1973 Gubernatorial Campaign Press Releases, August 1, 1977
14 Annual Message Outline and Memo, December 1976
15 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), undated
16 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne–Bumper Stickers/Campaign Stickers), undated
17 Correspondence and Memoranda, December 1976-September 1977
18 Debate Transcript: New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, October 5, 1977
19 Notes for Campaign Events, undated
20 Polling Data, September 1977 and undated
21 Position Papers and Memoranda, June-September 1977
22 Position Papers and Memoranda, undated
23 President Carter Fundraising Breakfast and Campaign Stops, September 10, 1977
24 President Carter Press Conference, June 30, 1977
25 Press Release, September 20, 1977
26 Press Release: Vice President Mondale Campaign Visit, July 15, 1977
27 Schedule (September 2-November 3, 1977), August 18, 1977
FILES AS GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY, 1973-1982 (.9 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: See also Box 42. Arranged alphabetically by assigned subject heading, with only one item present in many of the folders.
Summary: Documentation of Byrne's two terms as governor of New Jersey, constituted largely of intra and interoffice memoranda. The subjects of the documents include, but are not limited to, the proposed income tax, legislative and general election results, the Hackensack Meadowlands, the Governor's transition to office, the Governor's finances, overseas travel on New Jersey's behalf and various White House events. Included among the memoranda are press releases, police reports, financial disclosures, incoming letters, poll results, legislation, White House event programs, a briefing book for a New Jersey Investment Mission to Italy and France, and the official published accompaniment for the Governor's Annual Message to the Legislature for 1980-1982.
The four Correspondence folders contain single letters received from, among others, Harold J. Becker (1981: hate mail), William T. Cahill (1978: resignation from the Committee on Professional Health Services), Jimmy Carter (1977: launch of the Help through Industrial Retraining and Employment program), Special Counsel Alan B. Handler (1977: transition letter), Robert S. Harrison (1974: includes a check made out to Byrne for President), Special Assistant Jeffrey C. Ketterson (1974), Treasurer Richard C. Leone (1980: withdrawal from consideration for Executive Director of the Port Authority), Peter E. Levine (1981), Public Utility Commissioner Richard B. McGlynn (1977), Sports & Exposition Authority Director Robert E. Mulcahy III (1980), PA Governor Milton J. Shapp (1974), Jack H. Watson, Jr. (1977) and the White House Social Secretary (1979). Secretary of State J. Edward Crabiel is represented by two letters (1974: referring to oaths of office not included in the collection). One additional undated letter on yellow legal sized paper is simply signed Jim.
Additional correspondence, from late 1973 and early 1974, filed in the Transition to Office folders includes letters to and from, among others, Archibald S. Alexander (4 letters), Princeton University President William G. Bowen, Richard J. Hughes (3 letters), Charles W. Sandman and State Assemblyman S. Howard Woodson (2 letters). The correspondence, which occasionally includes Byrne's responses, covers topics such as recommendations/requests for office, legislative relations (letters of S. Howard Woodson) and proposed political agendas such as the public financing of elections (letter of Archibald S. Alexander).
Documentation of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, addressed mostly to Executive Director Robert E. Mulcahy III, pertains to financial matters of the Sports Authority, as well as several legal matters, including the ability to purchase a sports franchise and efforts to obtain a National Hockey League franchise.
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12 28-29 Annual Message Delivered to the New Jersey Legislature, January 8, 1980
30 Annual Message Delivered to the New Jersey Legislature, January 13, 1981
31-32 Annual Message Delivered to the New Jersey Legislature, January 12, 1982
33 Bills: Campaign Finance Reform, 1973
34 Bills: Open Public Meetings Act, 1974
35 Board of State Canvassers, November 30-December 1, 1981
36 Budget Proposal: Revenue Enhancements [annotated by D(ick) L(eone)], undated
37 Cahill, William T.: Statement of Views on Income Tax, July 2, 1974
38 China Trip, June 1980
39 Correspondence, 1974
40 Correspondence, 1975-1976
41 Correspondence, 1977-1979
42 Correspondence, 1980-1981 and undated
43 County Chairman's Meeting Agenda, August 27, 1975
44 Education: Transition Report, December 23, 1981
45 Financial Disclosure (January 1, 1976), January 31, 1976
46 Financial Disclosure (January 1, 1977), January 31, 1977
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13 1 Finances: Expense Account, 1974
2 Finances: Expense Account, 1975
3 Finances: Expense Account, 1976
4 Finances: Travel Expenses (1974-1975), 1975
5 Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Committee, December 31, 1981
6 General Election Results (1973), February 14, 1974
7 General Election Results (1977), December 13, 1977 and March 2, 1978
8 Giants Stadium and Meadowlands Racetrack: Invitation to Preview, July 11, 1976
9 Governor's Commission to Evaluate the Capital Needs of New Jersey, March 17, 1975
10 Governor's Office Priorities: Recommendations, November 4, 1974, [1975]
11 Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, June 24, 1975
12 Hughes, Richard J.: Access to Records as Governor, 1970-1975
13 Income Tax, March 1976
14 Law and Public Safety, Department of: FY 1978 [Budget Request with cover letter], October 12, 1976
15 Legislative Accomplishments (1974-1981), 1981
16 Legislative Leadership Election Results, December 19, 1975 and undated
17 Miscellaneous Memoranda re: Transmitted Items, 1974-1980 and undated
18 Nero, John, 1974-1975
19 New Jersey Investment Mission (France and Italy): Briefing Book [Itinerary-France], 1981
20 New Jersey Investment Mission (France and Italy): Briefing Book {Italy], 1981
21 New Jersey Investment Mission (France and Italy): Briefing Book [New Jersey Economy], 1981
22 New Jersey Investment Mission (France and Italy): Briefing Book [Schedules and Enclosures], 1981
23-24 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Legal Documents, 1973
25 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Legal Documents, March and July 1980
26 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Legal Documents, November 7, 1980
27 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Legal Documents, November 13, 1980
28 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Preliminary Official Statement, September 26, 1973
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14 1 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Report to Board of Governors, undated
2 Newsletter (The Governor's Memo), February 1974
3 Notes (Handwritten), 1974, 1976-1977 and undated
4 Notes Received from Others, undated
5-6 Pecznick Commutation, Governor Cahill, 1973-1974
7 Pinelands: Executive Order 71 and Pinelands Protection Act, 1979
8 Pinelands: Note (Handwritten), [1979?]
9 Polling: "An Analysis of Attitudes Toward the New Jersey Income Tax" (Democratic National Committee), October 1976
10 Polling: "A survey of new Jersey voter Attitudes Toward the 1979 Transportation Bond Referendum" (Research Inc.), October 1979
11 Polling: "New Jerseyans Look at Their Governor, Part 2" (Eagleton Institute of Politics), March 11, 1981
12 Polling: Opinions Towards Government (Public Opinion Research), [c. 1979]
13 Polling: Ratings of Governor Byrne in New Jersey (Cambridge Survey Research), September 20, 1976
14 Polling: School Funding (Research Systems, Inc.), [1974]
15 Polling: Senior Citizens Political Attitudes, March 29, 1976
16 Press Conference (August 30, 1977), September 1, 1977
17 Press Release: Consumer Protection Laws Reform, April 2, 1975
18 Press Release: Income Tax Revenue and 1977 General Election Financing, May 31, 1977
19 Roll Call Votes: New Jersey Personal Income Tax, 1975 and 1976
20 Schedule (Inaugural Events, January 14-15, 1974), [1974]
21 Schedule, January 22-24, 1974
22 Schedule (March 19, 1974), March 18, 1974
23 Schedule (Briefing for March 13, 1976), March 12, 1976
24 Schedule (Briefing Materials for January 15-16, 1979), January 12, 1979 and undated
25 Schedule (Briefing for January 12, 1982), January 11, 1982
26 Staff Listings, 1980 and undated
27 State Committee Meeting (June 10, 1976), June 11, 1976
28 State Police Report: Theft of Credit Cards, December 24, 1974
29 State Police Report: Prank Call Received at Community Park School, November 23, 1977
30 Transition to Office: Correspondence, November 5-December 6, 1973
31 Transition to Office: Correspondence, December 7-26, 1973
32 Transition to Office: Memoranda, November 1973-January 1974
33 Transition to Office: Pamphlet ("Brendan Byrne on the Issues" issued by New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce), December 1973
34 White House Event (Honoring U.S. Governors), March 7, 1974
35 White House Event, February 23, 1976
36 White House Event (Salute to American Music), July 20, 1976
37 White House Event (Reception), January 21, 1977
38 White House Event (Camp David Meeting), July 5-6, 1979
39 White House Event (Oval Office Meeting, September 11, 1979), September 10, 1979
40 White House Event (Honoring the Prime Minister of Ireland), November 8, 1979
SPEECHES, 1956-1982 (.4 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by speech date.
Summary: Scattered speeches delivered by Byrne spanning his careers as Executive Secretary to Governor Robert B. Meyner, Essex County Prosecutor, Superior Court Judge and Governor of New Jersey. Included in this series are handwritten notes, draft speeches and teleprompter copies of speeches.
Speeches prior to 1970 deal primarily with points of law and criminal procedure. Speeches from the spring and summer of 1973 are mostly the product of Byrne's first gubernatorial campaign, focusing on topics such as corruption and transportation. Speeches from the spring and summer of 1977 focus on the announcement of Byrne's candidacy for a second term as governor and highlight the record of his first term. Included among the 1977 campaign speeches copy of Byrne's remarks from a debate with Raymond Bateman (October 26, 1977).
Among the speeches from Byrne's tenure as governor are both inaugural addresses (January 15, 1974 and January 17, 1978), as well as the Annual Message to the Legislature from 1975, 1977 and 1982.
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15 1 Somerset County Appearance Supporting Governor Meyner (Manville), [1956?]
2 Changing Pattern of Law Enforcement: Notes, [1962?]
3 Fraudulent Activities: Notes, [1963?]
4 What Makes a Man a Criminal: Notes and Text Fragment, [1963]
5 Essex County Teen-Age Safety Conference: Notes from John J. Farrell, April 7, 1964
6 Should Confessions in Criminal Cases Be Abolished: Transcript, [1966]
7 Criminal Practice: Notes, [1967]
8 Prosecutors in Times of Riots, [1967?]
9 Remarks upon Being Named "Outstanding Irishman of 1968" by St. Patrick's Guard of Honor of New Jersey, December 14, 1968
10 Trial Strategy: Notes, [ca. 1969]
11 Statement Regarding Legalization of Gambling, March 1970
12 Remarks Upon Becoming a Superior Court Judge: Notes, [December 30, 1970]
13 Remarks Occasioned by Jewish Community Center Bombing (West Orange): Notes and Final Text, May 2, 1971
14 Testimonial for Dr. Murray Levin: Notes, [1971]
15 Remarks at a New Jersey Opera Company Performance: Notes, [ca. 1971]
16 Speech Concerning Bob Mangino and Elections: Notes, [1971?]
17 Remarks for Campaign Events: Notes, [Spring 1973]
18 Taking the Cherry Hill Gang Out of Trenton (Camden; also Middlesex County), [Spring 1973]
19 Transportation Issues, [Spring 1973]
20 Conference of Mayors (Princeton), [May 16, 1973]
21 "The Victory Dinner" Honoring Harry Lerner (Newark), May 29, 1973
22 Public TV Statement, [May 29-30, 1973]
23 Mercer County Fundraiser, [June 13, 1973]
24 New Jersey Democratic Convention, [June 14, 1973]
25 New Jersey Press Association Summer Conference, [June 22, 1973]
26 New Jersey State Employees Association Annual Convention, [June 29, 1973]
27 First Inaugural Address, January 15, 1974
28 Bar Association Joint Hearings on Public Financing and Campaign Reform, January 26, 1974
29 Concerned Parents for Headstart, Inc. (Paterson), March 23, 1974
30 Use of Polygraph as an Employment Screening Aid: Notes, [1974 or later?]
31 Message to the Legislature [with appendices], August 26, 1975
32 Remarks Concerning Budge Impasse and Use of Line Item Veto:Notes, [early 1976]
33 Remarks to Cabinet, [early 1976]
34 Basic Stump Speech, [mid-1976]
35 Annual Message to the Legislature: Draft, January 6, 1977
36 Statement of Intention to Run, [Spring 1977]
37 Announcement of Candidacy, April 26, 1977
38 House Northeast-Midwest Economic Advancement Coalition, May 21, 1977
39 Primary Election Victory Speech, June 7, 1977
40 Mondale Fundraising Dinner, [July 22, 1977]
41 Byrne for Governor Headquarters Opening, August 8, 1977
42 KYW-TV Debate (Trenton), October 26, 1977
43 General Election Victory Speech: Draft, November 8, 1977
44 Second Inaugural Address: Drafts and Final Text, December 1977 and January 17, 1978
45 Fairleigh Dickinson University Commencement Address, [May 20, 1978]
46 Princeton Class of 1982 Honor Assembly (Princeton), September 13, 1978
47 Remarks upon the Swearing In of Jerry F. English as D.E.P. Commissioner: Notes, [August 1979]
48 Democratic National Convention Welcoming Remarks (New York City), August 11, 1980
49 Annual Message to the Legislature, January 12, 1982
50 New Federalism, [1982?]
EVENT PROGRAMS, 1942-2006 (.9 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by event date.
Summary: Programs for events at which Brendan Byrne was a speaker, guest of honor, host, panel member, or in rare cases, simply an attendee. The events include commencements (such as Byrne's high school and college commencements), club meetings (Rotary, Lions), breakfasts and dinners (communion breakfasts, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinners, testimonial dinners), and seminars and professional association meetings (National District Attorneys' Association, National Governors' Association). Scattered among the programs are newsletters and broadsides announcing events at which Byrne was scheduled to appear, as well as invitations to and menus from such events.
Programs in this series dating from 1974 and 1978 pertain to events surrounding Brendan Byrne's gubernatorial inaugurations, including the inaugural ceremony, concert, ball, and church services.
Additional programs for events relating to Francis A. Byrne can be found in the folder entitled "Byrne, Francis A." in SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY.
Box Folder
16 1 1942
Commencement Exercises, Class of 1942, West Orange High School, June 22, 1942 [graduate]
2 1949
Princeton University Commencement, February 3, 1949 [graduate]
3 1957
Arnold Constable, Trenton Presents Designs for Cool Summer Living (fashion show), May 14, 1957 [model]
Annual State Dinner, Governors Conference, Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 24, 1957 [attendee]
4 1958
Rutgers Summer Session, Eighth Annual Government Institute, June 30-July 14, 1958 [speaker : "Functions of the Chief Executive"]
5 1959
Testimonial Banquet Honoring the Honorable Judge Frank J. Battisti, January 25, 1959 [principal speaker]
Lecture by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt . . . Sponsored by Livingston Democratic Club, October 25, 1959 [honored guest]
6 1960
Justice in Action program, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce of the Oranges and Maplewood, April 27, 1960 [speaker at Prosecutor's office]
Memorial Day Services 1960, sponsored by Veterans Day Committee, Town of West Orange, May 30, 1960 [principal speaker]
Governor's Day, sponsored by Essex County Democratic Board of Trustees, Honoring Thorn Lord, Candidate for United States Senator, Spring Lake, New Jersey, June 22, 1960 [guest seated on dais]
7 1961
Press Release re: "Report to the People" TV Program, October 20, 1961 [guest speaker]
8 1962
National District Attorneys' Association Mid-Winter Conference, New Orleans, March 7-10, 1962 [attendee]
Saint John's C.Y.O., Eighth Annual Communion Breakfast, May 20, 1962 [guest speaker]
New York Yankees' Sixteenth Annual Old Timers' Day, July 28, 1962 [attendee]
National District Attorneys' Association, Thirteenth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, August 14-18, 1962 [panel member]
Office of the County Prosecutor, Essex County, Annual Law Enforcement Seminar, September 24-25, 1962 [host]
Fourteenth Annual Judicial Conference of Magistrates, Trenton, November 28, 1962 [panel member]
9 February 25-September 11, 1963
The B'nai B'rith Men and Women of West Orange, Presentation of Citizenship Awards to . . . Mr. Francis A. Byrne (invitation), February 25, 1963 [guest speaker]
Seventh Annual Communion Breakfast sponsored by N.J. Catholic Basketball Men, Seton Hall University, March 24, 1963 [guest]
Graduation Program of the Seventieth Municipal Police Class, New Jersey Police Academy, Sea Girt (held in Spring Lake), March 29, 1963 [speaker]
Gregory Club of New Jersey, Seventeenth Annual Communion Breakfast, Newark, with related seating indicator (handout with prayers), March 31, 1963
New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Fifty-first Annual Conference, Spring Lake, June 17-20, 1963 [speaker : "Recent Judicial Decisions as Obstacles to Law Enforcement"]
In Memoriam, Carlton B. Norris, Newark, September 11, 1963 [attendee]
10 September 16-November 16, 1963
Office of the County Prosecutor, Essex County, Annual Law Enforcement Seminar, September 16-17, 1963 [host]
Ninth Annual Communion Breakfast of the Westinghouse Relay-Instrument Division Employees, Newark, October 20, 1963 [speaker]
Dinner of the Essex County Grand Jury, First Grand Jury, 1963 Term, October 22, 1963 [guest]
Fourth Annual Fathers' and Sons' Communion Breakfast sponsored by the Essex Catholic High School Fathers' Association, October 27, 1963 [guest]
COG (Rotary Club, Newark publication), November 5, 1963 [includes announcement of Byrne's speech to the club on November 12, 1963]
Seminar of Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office for Law Enforcement Officers . . ., November 16, 1963 [panel member]
11 1964
Seventh Essex County Teen-Age Safety Conference, April 8, 1964 [speaker; includes announcement of Byrne's speech from March 6, 1964]
New Jersey Press Association, Annual Press Seminar, April 9, 1964 [forum member]
Rutgers Bureau of Government Research . . . Announce a Conference on Arson and Fire Investigation (event announcement), August 31-September 4, 1964 [speaker: "Legal Aspects of Arson"]
12 1965
Orange Rotary Serviceer, February 4, 1965 [includes announcement of Byrne's speech to the club that day]
National District Attorneys' Association, 1965 Winter Conference, Houston, Texas, March 15-20, 1965 [speaker : "Science and the Law"]
Governor's Traffic Safety Conference, Trenton, April 22, 1965 [speaker]
County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, Tenth Annual Conference, Atlantic City, May 21-23, 1965 [moderator]
Memorial Day Services 1965, sponsored by Veteran's Memorial Day Committee, Town of West Orange, May 31, 1965 [principal speaker]
A Tribute to Lawrence E. Stern. . ., Newark, June 16, 1965 [planning committee member]
New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, 53rd Annual Conference, Spring Lake, June 20-24, 1965 [speaker : "The Cops and the Courts"]
A Short Course for Prosecuting Attorneys, Northwestern University School of Law, August 2-7, 1965 [lecturer]
Fred Hess Testimonial Dinner, West Paterson, September 22, 1965 [guest speaker]
Graduation Program of the 88th Municipal Police Class, New Jersey Police Academy, Sea Girt (held in Spring Lake), November 5, 1965 [speaker]
13 1966
Big A Official Program, Aqueduct Racetrack, New York, April 15, 1966 [attendee]
14 January-August 1967
Essex County Legal Secretaries Association, undated [announcement of Byrne's speech to the association on January 12, 1967]
County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, Twelfth Annual Conference, Cherry Hill, January 20-22, 1967 [president]
The Trial and Appeal of a Criminal Case, presented by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Newark, January 19, 1967 [announcement of speeches, including Byrne's, at the February 22 symposium]
National District Attorneys' Association 1967 Mid-Winter Conference, Los Angeles, March 14-18, 1967 [attendee]
The Prosecutor's Office '67, Practicing Law Institute, New York, July 10-14, 1967 [speaker]
National District Attorneys' Association, Annual Summer Conference, Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, August 16-20, 1967 [panel chair; includes panel agenda]
15 September-December 1967
Friends of the Ironbound Boys' Club Honor Joseph P. Lordi, 1967 Ironbound Citizen of the Year, Newark, September 26, 1967 [toastmaster]
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, West Orange (church bulletin), October 22, 1967 [announcement of Byrne's speech to the C.Y.O. on October 29, 1967]
Annual Christmas Award Luncheon by St. Patrick's Guard of Honor of New Jersey, West Orange, December 9, 1976 [attendee]
16 January-May 1968
County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, Thirteenth Annual Conference, Atlantic City, January 19-21, 1968 [panel member; includes two sets of luncheon tickets]
AMS Message, Administrative Management Society, February 1968 [announcement of Byrne's speech, "Crime in Office," on February 15, 1968]
Bulletin, College Club of the Oranges, April, 1968 [announcement of Byrne's speech "Footprints in the Sands of Crime," to the club on April 15, 1968]
Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting, Ohio State Bar Association, Toledo, Ohio, May 9-11, 1968 [speaker]
Tenth Annual Appreciation Dinner, Public Service Coordinated Transport, Cedar Grove, NJ, May 21, 1968 [attendee, head table]
17 August-December 1968
Nineteenth Annual Summer Conference, National District Attorneys' Association, San Francisco, August 13-18, 1968 [attendee]
Great Lakes Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, West Virginia, August 18-21 [assembly chair]
N.J. Gas Association, Annual Meeting, Point Pleasant, NJ, September 5, 1968 [luncheon speaker]
The New Jersey State Law Enforcement Planning Conference, East Brunswick, November 26, 1968 [luncheon speaker]
Annual Christmas Award Luncheon by St. Patrick's Guard of Honor of New Jersey, West Orange, December 14, 1968 [guest of honor; includes guest list]
18 1969
National Conference on Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (conference announcement), Chicago, January 27-30, 1969 [panel member]
National District Attorneys' Association, New England Prosecuting Attorneys Institute, Boston, February 4-8, 1969 [speaker : "Confessions, Admissions and Statements; Interrogation"]
National District Attorneys' Association, Indiana Prosecutors Institute, Indianapolis, February 24-28, 1969 [speaker : "Identification of Accused, Confrontation and Lineups"]
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges . . . Sixty-Seventh Annual Dinner (invitation), March 17, 1969 [trustee]
1969, Twelfth Annual Northeast Area R.E.A. Telephone Conference, Atlantic City, September 3-5, 1969 [speaker]
Symposium on Public Utility Economics, Princeton, September 3-5, 1969 [speaker]
Be Informed!!: A Weekly Bulletin, Lions Club of Newark, October 3, 1969 [recounting of Byrne's speech to the club the previous week]
Annual Christmas Award Luncheon by St. Patrick's Guard of Honor of New Jersey, West Orange, December 13, 1969 [album recipient]
19 1970
A Dinner by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 11, 1970 [speaker]
20 1971
New Jersey State Bar Association Banquet, Atlantic City, May 15, 1971 [attendee]
Testimonial Dinner Honoring Honorable Thomas P. Ford, Jr., First Assistant Prosecutor of Essex County, September 30, 1971 [speaker; includes speech notes]
21 1972
Testimonial Dinner Honoring Atwell Thomas, June 12, 1972 [toastmaster]
22 1973
Newark Archdiocesan Federation of Holy Name Societies Annual Convention, Jersey City, April 29, 1973 [guest speaker; includes two broadsides announcing Byrne's speech to the convention]
Testimonial Dinner in honor of Hon. Salvatore A. Bontempo, Newark, October 2, 1973 [host]
Membership Reception and Dinner, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, Newark, October 4, 1973 [debater; includes attendance list and seating arrangements]
West Orange Tribute to the Honorable Brendan T. Byrne, October 9, 1973 [honored guest]
Atlantic County Democratic Committee Honoring Brendan Byrne and the Atlantic County Democratic Candidates, October 13, 1973 [guest]
Republican Party Dinner, West Orange, December 2, 1973 [guest]
23 January 1974
Inaugural Concert 1974, hosted by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts in honor of Brendan T. Byrne . . ., Trenton, January 14, 1974 [honored guest]
The Mass preceding the inauguration of Brendan T. Byrne . . . St. Mary's Cathedral, Trenton, January 15, 1974 [attendee]
Inaugural Ceremonies of The Honorable Brendan T. Byrne as Governor of the State of New Jersey, January 15, 1974 [participant]
The Inauguration of Brendan T. Byrne, Governor of New Jersey, January 15, 1974 [participant]
Concert and Reception in Honor of Brendan T. Byrne, Governor of New Jersey, January 15, 1974 [honored guest]
The Inaugural Dinner Honoring the Governor of New Jersey and Mrs. Byrne, January 15, 1974 [honored guest]
24 March-September 1974
A Dinner by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Union, March 13, 1974 [speaker, honored guest]
Annual Dinner, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hudson County, March 13, 1974 [honored guest as Irishman of the Year]
Seventy-Second Annual Dinner, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges, March 18, 1974 [honored guest]
Seton Hall University Commencement Exercises, May 18, 1974 [speaker, honorary degree recipient]
The Bicentennial Commencement of Newark Academy, Livingston, June 12, 1974 [speaker]
Middlesex County Democratic Governors Day, August 21, 1974 [speaker]
Reconvening The First Continental Congress, Philadelphia, September 5-6, 1974 [attendee]
The Harvard Club of New Jersey Annual Dinner, "Man of the Year-1974", Brendan T. Byrne, LL.B. '51, undated [honored guest]
Box Folder
17 1 1975
Conference on Offshore Oil, sponsored by the National Energy Project, Beverly Hills, March 20-21, 1975 [panel member]
The Honorable Brendan T. Byrne . . . requests your presence at a seminar, "New Jersey: International Investment Capital" (invitation), Newark, September 30, 1975
2 1976
Bicentennial Visit of United States Governors, May 7-10, 1976 [attendee; includes menu for Banquet at Knappogue Castle, Ireland, removed to oversize]
National Father's Day Committee, Forty-First Annual Awards Luncheon (includes pamphlet of previous recipients), New York, May 25, 1976 [award recipient]
3 January 1978
Inaugural Concert 1978 honoring Governor and Mrs. Brendan Byrne, January 16, 1978 [honored guest; includes invitation]
The Inauguration of Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey, January 17, 1978 [participant]
The Inaugural Committee requests the honor of your company at the Inaugural Ball (invitation), Meadowlands, East Rutherford, January 17, 1978 [includes invitation to inauguration ceremonies]
Fairleigh Dickinson University Thirty-Fifth Commencement, Giants Stadium, May 20, 1978 [commencement speaker]
The Union League Club BULLETIN, October 1978 [announcement of Byrne's speech at the Public Affairs Forum on October 11, 1978]
County of Essex Installation Ceremonies, marking the Inauguration of a New Government, November 13, 1978 [oath of office administer]
The Garden State Bowl Rutgers vs. Arizona State, Giants Stadium, December 16, 1978 [cover only]
5 1978 undated
Governor and Mrs. Brendan T. Byrne Proudly Welcome You to The Meadowlands and Commend Your Participation in this Preview and Inaugural Event (invitation), undated [host]
6 1979
BASF Dinner, Ludwigshafen, Germany, April 18, 1979 [attendee]
Programme de Service Courses au Bois de Boulogne [racing program], France, April 29, 1979 [attendee]
His Holiness Pope John Paul II: The Eucharistic Celebration, Philadelphia, October 3, 1979 [attendee]
The Dedication of the Francis A. Byrne Golf Course, West Orange, October 6, 1979 [speaker]
The Garden State Bowl, Temple vs. California, Giants Stadium, December 15, 1979 [attendee]
7 1980
One Hundred-Sixth Kentucky Derby, May 3, 1980 [attendee]
8 1981
National Governors' Association, Seventy-Third Annual Meeting (schedule of events), Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 9-11, 1981 [host, attendee]
Seventy-Third Annual Meeting of the National Governors' Association (commemorative program), Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 9-11, 1981 [host, attendee]
9 1982
The Byrne Years, NJEA says "Thank you" to Brendan Byrne, February 6, 1982 [possible honored guest]
10 1984
Third Annual Governor's Invitational Tennis Tournament, Princeton, July 12, 1984 [participant]
11 1986
Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet, The New Jersey Sports Writers Association, Edison, February 2, 1986 [guest]
12 1987
Outstanding Citizen Award Fiftieth Anniversary Luncheon, October 28, 1987 [honored guest, award recipient]
13 1995
Twenty-Second Annual Governor's Invitational Tennis Tournament, Princeton, July 13, 1995 [participant]
14 2001
Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 107th Congress, First Session (photocopy), November 29, 2001 [announcement of Byrne's being honored at the "Evening with the Governors" 2001 Good Scout Awards of the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America]
15 2006
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Libraries Recognition Event, New Brunswick, June 8, 2006 [honored guest, award recipient]
16 undated
The Wolf Press, Inc. (dinner program), Linden, undated [ca. 1968-1969; speaker]
New Jersey Has Had a Number of Governors . . . (single page from program), undated [ca. 1983; possible honored guest]
PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1944-2003 (.4 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by correspondence date.
Summary: Letters received by Brendan Byrne at his home, law office and state house addresses, mostly in the form of thank-you letters, invitations and congratulations for various honors and achievements. Included among the letters are a limited number of postcards, telegrams and greeting cards, as well as enclosures in the form of a draft of an article for Suburban Life (January 1960) and one resume from Mr. Alan M. Abrams (1993).The series also includes several letters written by Byrne.
The series includes correspondence received from numerous political figures and celebrities. Among the notables are Secretary of Agriculture Phillip Alampi (2 letters: 1970, 1982), State Senator Raymond H. Bateman (1 letter: 1977), author Peter Benchley (2 letters: 1983 and undated), Princeton University President William G. Bowen (5 letters: 1973, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987), Senator Bill Bradley (2 letters: 1982, 1986), Don Budge (1 letter: 1975), Vice President George H.W. Bush (1 letter: 1981), Senator Robert C. Byrd (1 letter: undated), Governor William T. Cahill (3 letters, 1 Mass card: 1973, 1974), President Jimmy Carter (3 letters: 1976, 1980, 2002), President William J. Clinton (1 Christmas card and 1 letter: 1996, 2000), Governor Alfred E. Driscoll (1 letter: 1960), Adviser/Environmental Protection Commissioner Jerry F. English (1 letter: 1999), State Senator Donal C. Fox (1 letter: 1957), Rutgers President Mason W. Gross (2 letters: 1969, 1971), Governor Richard J. Hughes (3 letters: 1962, 1969, 1990), Senator Estes Kefauver (1 letter: 1961), Senator Edward M. Kennedy (1 letter: 1982), Ethel Kennedy (3 letters: 1974, 1977, 1981), New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch (1 letter: 1981), Governor Robert B. Meyner (10 letters: 1959-1974), Treasurer Richard C. Leone (1 letter: [1978]), State Senator Anne C. Martindell (1 letter: 1977), Vice President Walter F. Mondale (4 letters: 1976, 1980, 1982), George M. Steinbrenner III (4 letters: 1973, 1978, 1979, 1985), White House Chief of Staff Jack H. Watson (3 letters: 1977, 1978), Justice Joseph Weintraub (1 letter: 1958), David A. "Sonny" Werblin (1 letter: 1976).
Among the several letters written by Brendan Byrne, is one written to Yankees great Joe DiMaggio in 1996, which does not include a response.
In addition to topics previously mentioned, several letters address specific honors bestowed upon Byrne, including nomination for the Ten Outstanding Young Men of 1959 (letter is addressed to Robert B. Meyner: nomination certificate included), selection as Irishman of the Year by St. Patrick's Guard of Honor of New Jersey in December of 1968, and induction into The Military Order of the World Wars in 1974. Several letters pertain to potential appointments, including possible nomination to the Task Force on Communications Policy in 1968 (letter addressed to Richard J. Hughes), and inquiries into judicial appointments to the Superior Court of New Jersey in 1970 and the Third Circuit Court in 1971. Letters from June and July of 1973 convey congratulations for Byrne's gubernatorial primary victory. One letter from 1978 urges Governor Byrne to endorse Richard C. Leone over Bill Bradley for U.S. Senate.
Two letters addressed to Byrne from College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey president Stanley S. Bergen, dated February 26, 1979 and February 25, 1981, include the report of Byrne's annual executive physical.
Box Folder
17 17 1944
18 1948
19 January-April 1949
20 May-October 1949
21 1950
22 1953
23 1955
24 1956
25 1957
26 1958
27 1959
28 1960
29 1961
30 1962
31 1963
32 1964
33 1965
34 1966
35 1967
36 1968
37 1969
38 1970
39 1971
Box Folder
18 1 1973
2 1974
3 1975
4 1976
5 1977
6 1978
7 1979
8 1980
9 1981
10 1982
11 1983
12 1984
13 1985
14 1986
15 1987
16 1988
17 1989
18 1990
19 1992
20 1993
21 1994
22 1995
23 1996
24 1999
25 2000
26 2002
27 2003
28 Correspondents A-H, undated
29 Correspondents J-Z, undated
SUBJECT FILES AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1941-2006 (1.1 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by folder heading.
Summary: Varied documentation of Byrne's personal affairs and his personal collections regarding politics in New Jersey. Numerous documents pertain directly to Byrne, including partial documentation on his studies at Harvard Law School, his service in the Air Force, his position as Chairman of the Board of Intercontinental Life Insurance, his position as Public Utility Commissioner, and his position as lecturer in a political workshop at Princeton University, as well as miscellaneous personal financial and insurance documents, and parodies of Byrne. Other documents, collected by Byrne, refer to various topics, such as local and state government in New Jersey, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the local government of Cambridge Massachusetts, and the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. Included in this series are annual reports, admission tickets and badges, biographical pieces, campaign literature, case studies, class notes, letters and memoranda, membership lists and booklets, military orders, oral histories, panel discussion transcripts, postcards and memorabilia, rosters and staff listings, and parodies.
Among the documents in this series are drafts and printed copies of Byrne's published writings, including the anecdotal piece "A Governor's Diary," which ran in the Star-Ledger in May of 2001.
Included in the series are several retrospective items focusing on Byrne's terms as governor. Included among these documents are the transcripts of two panel discussions, one on the Pinelands Preservation Act, and one an overview of thirty years of the governorship in New Jersey, as well as the transcript of an oral history interview.
The admission tickets pertain to the 1964 Democratic National Convention (Atlantic City), the Visit of the Vice President to the Papal Inaugural Ceremony in 1978, the Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration in 1986 and the New York Giants Super Bowl XXI Celebration in 1987. The name badges pertain to the 1958 National Governors' Conference in Florida, the New Jersey Investment Mission of 1981, the 2000 Democratic National Convention and a Rutgers University Libraries' Donor Recognition Event in 2006.
Box Folder
18 30 Admission Tickets: Miscellaneous, 1946, 1964, 1977-1978 and 1986-1987
31 Air Force: Military Service, 1944, 1946, 1949 and undated
32 Autographs: Miscellaneous (Unidentified Event), undated
33 Badges, 1958, 1981, 2000 and 2006
34 Broad National Bank (Newark, NJ): Condensed Statement and Correspondence, 1968-1971
35 Byrne, Francis A., 1930, 1938, 1951, 1953, 1970 and 1979
36 Byrne Family: Children, 1966, 1977, [1979?] and 1986
37 Cambridge (Massachusetts): Politics and Civic Association, 1941, 1947-1949 and undated
Box Folder
19 1 Campaign Literature: Miscellaneous New Jersey Candidates, 1953, 1978 and undated
2 Canfield, Bil: Exhibit Program with Biographical Essay, 1981
3 Carter, Jimmy: Trenton Whistlestop, 1976
4 Constitutional Bicentennial Commission: Commemorative Publication, 1987
5 Delaware and Raritan Canal, 1973
6 Democratic Policy Council: Annual Report, 1971
7 Executive Commission on Ethical Standards, February 7, 1968
8 Financial Documents: Miscellaneous, 1957, 1962, 1965-1966,1982, 1994 and undated
9 Financial Documents: Pension, 1964-1965
10 Free Trade Zone: Mount Olive Township: Case Study (Kennedy School of Government), 1979-1980
11 Fugazy Express of New Jersey, 1983
12 Gaming Guides: The Sahara and Harrah's, 1962 and 1964
13 Governor's Office: "Three Decades of the Governor's Office" (New Jersey Historical Commission): Panel Discussion Transcript, April 28, 1982
14 Harvard Law School: Alumni Address List (Class of 1950), undated
15-17 Harvard Law School: Business Associations I (Lecture Notes), September 1948-May 1949
18 Harvard Law School: Comment on [Henry Sumner?] Maine: Fragment, undated
19 Hughes, Richard J.: Campaign Literature, Inaugurations Etc., [1961]-1962, 1966 and undated
20 Humor: Mock Front Page for Sunday Star-Ledger, April 1, 1999
21 Humor: Order Pertaining to the Elevation and/or Ascendancy of B.T.B., December 20, 1962
22 Humor: Song Lyrics (New Jersey Press Association, Etc.), undated
23 Insurance, Automobile: Accident Payments Received, 1968 and 1983
24 Insurance, Health: Miscellaneous, 1956, 1959 and 1965
25 Insurance, Life (Jean Byrne), 1968
26 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], 1965
27 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], 1966
Box Folder
20 1 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], 1967
2 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], 1968
3 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], 1969
4 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], 1970-1971
5 Intercontinental Life Insurance Company: Personal File [Brendan Byrne, Chairman of the Board], Undated
6 Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping: Commentary by A.W. Jones, undated
7 Membership Cards: Miscellaneous, 1971/72, 1974 and 1978
8 Mentions [of Byrne] in Books: Miscellaneous, 1995 and undated
9 Meyner, Robert B.: Printed Items, Trivia Quiz, Etc., 1953, 1957, 1958, [1969] and undated
10 Morven: Governor's Residence, [1975?] and undated
11 National Governors' Conference: Commemorative License Plate, August 1981
12 New Jersey Network: Notes Concerning Adam Smith's Money World, [1985 or 1986]
13 New Jersey Penal Code: Proposed Revision, 1972
14 New Jersey Public Television: Management Change: Case Study (National Association of Educational Broadcasters), [1979?]
15 New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority: Annual Reports [with pictures of Brendan Byrne], 1978 and 1981
16 New Jersey State Government: Legislative Rosters, 1976-1977
17 New Jersey State Government: List of State Officers, Judges, Etc., 1956
18 New Jersey State Government: Parking Permit and Gas Coupon, undated
19 New Jersey State Government: Telephone Directory, [1950s]
20 Notes (Handwritten): Miscellaneous, undated
21 Oral History Interview: Interview Largely Concerning Term as Governor (by Bruce Amon and John Covello), November 1, 1990
22 Orange Lawn Tennis Club: Membership Booklets, Etc., 1972, 1983 and 1987
23 Orange Lawn Tennis Club: Membership Booklets, Etc., 1988 1990 and undated
24 Pinelands: Discussion Outline [?], undated
25 "The Pinelands Protection Act" (Eagleton Institute of Politics): Panel Discussion Transcript, October 15, 1987
26 Port Authority: World Trade Center, undated
27 Postal Covers and Cancellations: Commemorative, 1964, 1974, 1977 and 1995
28 Postcards: Unused: New Jersey Capitol, Carter Inauguration, Etc., [1977?] and undated
29 Princeton University: Class of 1949 Alumni Association, April 18, 1969
30 Princeton University: Workshop in New Jersey Policy and Politics: Course Material, Spring 1980
31 Prudential Insurance Company of America: Fact Sheet, 1982
Box Folder
21 1 Public Utilities Commission: Correspondence and Memoranda, Etc., 1968-1970 and undated
2 Public Utilities Commission: WOR-TV Interview of P.U.C. President Brendan Byrne, February 1968
3 Rambling with Gambling: WOR Radio Program Anniversary Leaflet [autographed by John A. Gambling], 1975
4 Stationary Samples and Business Cards [Brendan Byrne], undated
5 Webster, Daniel: Murder Case Summation for 1830 Murder of Captain Joseph White: Photocopy of Transcript, undated
6 West Orange: Planning Board, 1958
7 Who's Who in America: Biographical Entry, 1975
8 Wilson, Woodrow: Acceptance Speech, August 7, 1912
9 Writings: "Byrne's View" [series of articles], The Star-Ledger: Clippings, August 24-29, 1996
10 Writings: "A Governor's Diary": Untitled Manuscript, 1997
11 Writings: "A Governor's Diary": Untitled Manuscript Sections, [2001?]
12 Writings: "A Governor's Diary" [series of articles], The Star-Ledger: Clippings and Illustrations, May 2001
13 Writings: "A Governor's Diary" [series of articles], The Star-Ledger: Website Version (Partial), 2002
14 Writings: "Governor's Power Grew Under New Document," New Jersey Law Journal, November 19, 1987
15 Writings: "Rx for the Bond Market," The New York Times, November 16, 1975
16 Writings: "S. 428 N.J.'s Newest Anti-Obscenity Law," CCA Communications Report [Archdiocese of Newark], December 1966
PHOTOGRAPHS, 1928-2000 (5.6 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Organized by event type into eleven sub-series; thereunder arranged chronologically with undated items arranged alphabetically by topic at the end of each sub-series.
Summary: Photographs, numbering in excess of two thousand items, depicting Byrne engaged in work related activities, functions typical to public figures (such as dinners), and recreational activities. Included in the series are various photographic formats, primarily 8 x 10 and 5 x 7 black and white prints, 3.5 x 5, 4 x 5 and 4 x 6 color prints, as well as variously sized Polaroid prints. Included among the prints are limited numbers of contact sheets, color and black and white negatives, and 35mm color slides.
The sub-series in this series should not be considered entirely mutually exclusive, as some of the sub-series span only a specific time period, while others span events over Byrne's entire life.
Portraits (divided into two categories; "Byrne" and "Others"): Studio portraits and non-studio stills of Byrne alone and in groups of both colleagues and celebrities.
Collegial groups prominently represented include Essex County Grand Juries, Essex and Passaic County Prosecutors' Offices, Harvard Law School Class of 1950, and the Governor's staff. Prominent political figures represented include U.S. Senators Bill Bradley, Clifford Case and Edward M. Kennedy, New Jersey governors Robert B. Meyner, Richard J. Hughes, William T. Cahill, Thomas H. Kean and James J. Florio, as well as Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Celebrities depicted include Ethel Kennedy, Tommy Lasorda and Princess Grace of Monaco. Several portraits featuring Jimmy Carter, Walter F. Mondale and Tommy Lasorda are inscribed to Byrne.
Among the portraits are several that do not feature Byrne, including portraits of Francis Byrne, Chris Evert, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Carter, Richard J. Hughes and Robert B. Meyner. Also among the portraits are several photographs that have been inscribed to Byrne, namely from Jimmy Carter and Walter F. Mondale.
One item, housed with the oversize military portraits, features a photograph of a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator, along with an accompanying newspaper article. A copy of the article, "Aircraft exhibit recalls WWII" has been housed in PRESS CLIPPINGS in the undated files.
Prosecutorial Functions (General): Candid photographs and publicity stills depicting Byrne engaged in typical activities related to his role as Essex County prosecutor. Subjects represented include Byrne's crackdowns on illegal lotteries, pornography and drunk driving.
Public Utility Functions (General): Publicity stills depicting Byrne in his role as President of the Board of Public Utility Commissioners. Subjects represented include high speed phone lines and site visits.
Luncheons, Dinners and Award Ceremonies: Candid photographs and publicity stills depicting various luncheons, dinners and award ceremonies attended by Byrne. Events prominently represented are those relating to St. Patrick's Day. Political figures featured in the sub-series include Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio, Governors William T. Cahill, James J. Florio, Richard J. Hughes and Robert B. Meyner, Justice William Wachenfeld and President Bill Clinton. Celebrities featured include Milton Berle, Luciano Pavarotti, and Mary Tyler Moore.
Conferences, Seminars and Conventions: Images depicting Byrne's participation in conferences and professional association meetings. Prominent meetings depicted include those of the National District Attorneys' Association and the National Governors' Association, as well as several Democratic National Conventions. Featured political figures include J. Edgar Hoover and Governor Richard J. Hughes.
Campaign Events and Images divided into two categories; "Byrne" and "Others"): Photographic stills of Byrne at campaign stops and delivering stump speeches, as well as images of campaign billboards from both the 1973 and 1977 elections. Featured political figures include Gubernatorial hopeful Raymond Bateman and the Honorable Andrew Young. Celebrities depicted include Jim Bouton.Included in the sub-series are images of Byrne attending other politicians' campaign events, featuring Senator Bill Bradley and President Jimmy Carter.
Inaugurations and Oaths of Office (divided into two categories; "Byrne" and "Others"): Images of Byrne's oaths of office as prosecutor and judge, as well as of both gubernatorial inaugurations. Included in the sub-series are the gubernatorial inaugurations of Robert B. Meyner and Richard J. Hughes, oaths of office of various individuals including Francis Byrne, and an oath of office administered by Byrne while a judge.
One oversize item features a photograph of the Vice-President's airplane attached to a map plotting the course taken to the inaugural/installation of Pope John Paul II in 1978.
Gubernatorial Functions (General): Candid photographs and publicity stills depicting Byrne in various activities relating to his role as governor, including speeches and addresses before the state assembly, dedications, site visits to companies and construction sites, appearances with visiting politicians and dignitaries, and attendance at White House events.
Prominent politicians featured in the sub-series include Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Vice President Walter F. Mondale, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Governors Richard J. Hughes and Thomas H. Kean, Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth II of England and the King of Sweden. Celebrities include Sophia Loren, WOR Radio Host John Gambling, Pele, and Pope John Paul II.
Wire Service Images: Captioned publicity stills from the Associated Press and United Press International depicting Byrne in various activities relating to his role as governor, including speeches, addresses before the assembly, dedications, bill signings and site visits.
Prominently featured in the sub-series are state level political figures including Assembly Speaker Chris Jackman, Assemblymen Richard Van Wagner, Steven Perskie and Albert Burstein, Assemblywoman Betty Wilson, and Senators Joseph Merlino, Frank Dodd and John Russo. Featured Byrne cabinet and administration members include Environmental Protection Commissioner David Bardin, Agriculture Secretary Phillip Alampi, Transit Commissioners Louis Gambaccini and Alan Sagner, Attorney General John Degnan, Treasurer Richard C. Leone, adviser and Environmental Protection Commissioner Jerry English and Sports & Exposition Authority Director Robert Mulcahy III. National political figures and celebrities include Vice President Walter F. Mondale, Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty, Princess Grace of Monaco and Muhammad Ali.
Post Gubernatorial Functions (General): Images depicting Byrne at various functions following his retirement from politics. Among the events depicted are speaking engagements, receptions, the unveiling of Byrne's statehouse portrait and a ribbon cutting at the United States Supreme Court.
Included among the images of Byrne are images of several events not featuring Byrne, presumably because Byrne was the photographer.
Among those featured in this sub-series are Governors James J. Florio, Thomas H. Kean, William T. Cahill, Richard J. Hughes and Robert B. Meyner, former President Gerald Ford and Supreme Court Chief Justices Warren Burger and William Rehnquist.
Recreational and Charity Events: Images depicting Byrne participating in and hosting charity events and recreational activities, both athletic and non-athletic. The events are of several types, including recreational and charity golf events, recreational and charity tennis events, charity balls, school reunions, and other recreational activities such as canoe trips, pick-up basketball games and attendance at professional sporting events.
Featured political figures include President Jimmy Carter, Governors Robert B. Meyner and Thomas H. Kean and Senator Bill Bradley. Featured celebrities include Princess Grace of Monaco, Ethel Kennedy, Andy Williams, Althea Gibson, Arnold Palmer, Frank Gifford, George Plimpton, Pat Boone, Sugar Ray Leonard and Bob Hope.
Family Images and Events: Images, mostly candid, depicting representative events in Byrne family life. Depicted events include family dinners and barbeques, as well as holiday celebrations, such as Christmas.
Portraits : Byrne
Box Folder
22 1 Family Portraits and Images, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1976, 1980-1981, 1987 and undated
2 Group Portraits: Two People, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1989 and undated
Images feature Phil Alampi, William T. Cahill, Jimmy Carter, Clifford Case, John Chaffe, Bill Clinton, Chris Evert, Dick Gregory, Richard J. Hughes and Walter F. Mondale.
3 Group Portraits: Two People, undated
Images feature Edward M. Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, Tommy Lasorda, Walter F. Mondale, Bill Murray, Princess Grace, Harold "Odd Job" Sakata, Buck Showalter, Frank Sinatra, Alexander Waugh and Andrew Young.
4 Group Portraits: Two People, Unidentified, 1981 and undated
5 Group Portraits: Two People, Unidentified, undated
6 Group Portraits: Three People, 1962, 1996 and undated
Images feature Bill Bradley, William T. Cahill, Perry Como, Al Gore, Thomas H. Kean, Edward M. Kennedy, Robert B. Meyner, Arthur Sills, Francis A. Byrne and Lawrence Stern.
7 Group Portraits: Three People, Unidentified, 2001 and undated
8 Group Portraits: Four or More People, 1996, 1997, 1999 and undated
Images feature Jim Florio, William T. Cahill, Thomas Kean, Richard J. Hughes, Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
9 Group Portraits: Four or More People, Unidentified, 1962, 1988 and undated
10 Group Portraits: Four or More People, Unidentified, undated
11 Group Portraits: Alexander Waugh, et. al., undated
12 Group Portraits: Essex County Grand Jury, 1962
13 Group Portraits: Essex County Grand Jury, 1963
14 Group Portraits: Essex County Grand Jury, 1964
15 Group Portraits: Essex County Grand Jury, 1965
16 Group Portraits: Essex County Prosecutor's Office, undated
17 Group Portraits: Governor's Office, undated
Box Folder
23 1 Group Portraits: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, 1955 and undated
2 Group Portraits: Public Utility Commissioners, undated
3 Military Portraits, [1943?]
4-7 Non-Studio Portraits and Candid Photographs
8 Parody Images
9-12 Studio Portraits
Portraits : Others
Box Folder
23 13 Byrne, Francis A.
14 Carter, Jimmy
15 Cassidy, Hugh
16 Evert, Chris
17 Hughes, Richard J.
18 Kennedy, Edward M.
19 Linz, Philip F. [autographed postcard]
20 Meyner, Robert B.
21 Miscellaneous Groups
22 Miscellaneous Individuals
23 Sinatra, Francis A. (Frank)
Prosecutorial Functions (General)
Box Folder
23 24 Monmouth Park Inspection, June 24, 1960
25 Traffic Death Report, September 7, 1962
Image features County Traffic Coordinator John Farrell and Bloomfield Police Chief Fred Hess.
26 Lottery Raid, September 18, 1963
27 Lottery Raid, October 10, 1963
28 Lottery Raid, November 15, 1963
29 Toy Gun Crackdown, June, 1964
30 Drunk Driver Filming Program, December, 1964
Box Folder
24 1 [Pornography?] Burning, December 3, 1964
2 Phillip Ransome Case Review, February 11, 1965
Image features Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Zazzali.
3 Ball Point Pen-Knife Crackdown, May, 1967
4 Target Practice, undated
5 West Orange Police Week, undated
Public Utility Functions (General)
Box Folder
24 6 High Speed Phone Line Demonstration, January 17, 1969
7 New Jersey Natural Gas Company Visit, November, 1970
8 Board of Public Utility Commissioners Exhibit, undated
Luncheons, Dinners and Award Ceremonies
Box Folder
24 9 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 17, 1951
10 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 17, 1952
11 E.R. McGlynn Testimonial Dinner, April 23, 1952
12 Guard of Honor Luncheon, December 11, 1954
13 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 17, 1955
14 Guard of Honor Luncheon, December 14, 1957
15 Judge Frank J. Battisti Testimonial Dinner, January 25, 1959
16 Ohio Governor DiSalle Dinner, October 3, 1960
17 Unidentified Dinner, [1960?]
18 Detectives Crime Clinic Policeman of the Month, September 22, 1961
19 Essex County Civic Association, May 18, 1964
20 New Jersey County Prosecutors Association Award, May 28, 1965
Images feature award recipient Justice William Wachenfeld.
21 Intercontinental Insurance Company Founding, July, 1965
22 West Orange Police Christmas Party, December 16, 1966
23 St. Patrick's Day Dinner, March 17, 1976
24 Fathers of the Year Awards, May 25, 1976
25 St. Patrick's Day Dinner, March 17, 1977
26 New Jersey Sports Writers Association Annual Banquet, 1978
27 New Jersey Sports Writers Association Annual Banquet, [1979?]
28 EPA Merit Award, 1980
29 Derby Luncheon, July 12, 1982
30 WHWH Twentieth Anniversary Party, September 11, 1983
Image features William T. Cahill.
31 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 17, 1989
32 Unidentified Dinner, 1990
33 Clinton Inaugural Governors' Luncheon, January 19, 1993
Images feature Bill Clinton.
34 St. Patrick's Day Celebration, the White House, March 17, 1995
35 The Skeeters, 1996
36 Essex County Prosecutor's Office Reunion, May 1, 1996
37 Irish State Dinner, June 13, 1996
Image features Bill Clinton.
38 The Skeeters, 1997
39 Sandy Curran Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Lunch, July 15, 1999
40 West Orange Night of Honors, January 26, 2000
41 New Jersey Law Journal Editorial Board Banquet, May 4, 2000
42 American Society of Civil Engineers Award, undated
43 Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecci & Stewart Christmas Party, undated
44 Columbian Foundation Dinner, undated
45 New Jersey Retail Security Association Dinner, undated
46 Prudential Board of Directors Dinner, undated
47 Shore Mayors' Luncheon, undated
48 Unidentified Award Ceremonies, undated
Box Folder
25 1-2 Unidentified Award Ceremonies, undated
3-10 Unidentified Dinners, undated
Images feature Hugh Addonizio (folder 3), Mary Tyler Moore, George Steinbrenner, William T. Cahill and Jimmy Carter (folder 6), Milton Berle (folder 9), and William T. Cahill, Richard J. Hughes and Robert B. Meyner (folder 10).
11-12 Unidentified Luncheons, undated
Images feature Luciano Pavarotti (folder 11).
13 Unidentified Testimonial Dinner, undated
Conferences, Seminars and Conventions
Box Folder
25 14 Prosecutors' Seminar, Northwestern Law School, 1962
15 National District Attorneys' Association Nominating Committee, August 7, 1963
16 Conference on Child Abuse, June 25, 1965
17 New Jersey Association of County Prosecutors, January, 1966
18 National District Attorneys' Association FBI Visit, November 15, 1967
Images feature J. Edgar Hoover.
19 National District Attorneys' Association, 1968
20 Public Utility Financial Seminar, October 14-18, 1968
21 New Jersey State Bar Association, Florida, 1976
Images feature Richard J. Hughes.
22 National District Attorneys' Association, March 9, 1976
23 Democratic National Convention, July 1976
24 Democratic National Convention, August 11-14, 1980
25-27 National Governors' Association Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, 1981
28 Democratic National Convention, July 13-17, 1992
29 National Association of Water Companies, 1995
30 National District Attorneys' Association, undated
31-32 Unidentified Conferences and Seminars, undated
33 Unidentified Seminar, undated
Campaign Events and Images : Byrne
Box Folder
26 1 Primary Night Victory Celebration, June 5, 1973
2 Democratic Get Together, Denville/Wharton Carnival, July 15, 1973
3 Morris County Campaign Stop, July 22, 1973
4 Election Night Victory Speech, November 6, 1973
5 Byrne for Governor Billboards, 1973
6 Campaign Staff, 1973
7 Operating Engineers Local 825 Supports Byrne, 1973
8-11 Unidentified Campaign Speeches and Events, 1973
Images feature Jim Bouton (folder 10).
12 Election Night Victory Celebration, November 8, 1977
13 Byrne for Governor Billboards, 1977
14 New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce Debate, 1977
Image features Raymond Bateman.
15 Senior Center Campaign Event, 1977
16-17 Unidentified Campaign Speeches and Events, 1977
Images feature Andrew Young (folder 12).
18 Byrne at Polling Station, undated
Campaign Events and Images : Others
Box Folder
26 19-20 Bill Bradley Campaign Events, undated
Images feature Jimmy Carter (folder 19), and an inscription from Bill Bradley (folder 20).
Inaugurations and Oaths of Office : Byrne
Box Folder
26 21 Essex County Prosecutor Oath of Office, July 30, 1959
22 Superior Court Judge Oath of Office, December 30, 1970
23-25 First Gubernatorial Inauguration, January 15, 1974
Images feature William T. Cahill, Richard J. Hughes and Robert B. Meyner.
26 Second Gubernatorial Inauguration, January 17, 1978
Images feature Richard Coffee, Richard J. Hughes and Joseph Merlino.
Box Folder
27 1-2 Second Gubernatorial Inauguration, January 17, 1978
Images feature Richard Coffee, Richard J. Hughes and Joseph Merlino.
3-5 Second Gubernatorial Inauguration (Contact Sheets), January 17, 1978
6 Second Gubernatorial Inauguration (Slides), January 17, 1978
Inaugurations and Oaths of Office : Others
Box Folder
27 7 Robert B. Meyner: Gubernatorial Inauguration, January 21, 1958
8 Richard J. Hughes: Gubernatorial Inauguration, January 16, 1962
9 Martin Holleran: Commission of Investigation Oath of Office, December 2, 1972
10 Francis Byrne: Tax Commissioner Oath of Office, undated
11 Unidentified Oaths of Office, undated
Gubernatorial Functions (General)
Box Folder
27 12 Western Electric Gateway II Site Visit, May 13, 1974
13 Seton Hall Commencement, May 18, 1974
14 Tocks Island Canoe Inspection, August 20, 1974
15 Unidentified Pageant, July 1974
16 Unidentified Fair, 1974
17 St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1975
18 TELERAD, Montclair State, April 29, 1975
19 National Library Week, April, 1975
20 Bicentennial Visit of U.S. Governors to Ireland, May 7-10, 1976
Wire Service Images
Box Folder
31 1 June, 1965
2 April 24, 1973-July 8, 1974
Images feature Walter F. Mondale, Assemblyman Herbert Klein and Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty.
3 July 9, 1974-August 14, 1974
Images feature Richard Leone, Ann Klein and Assemblymen Kenneth Gewertz.
4 August 15, 1974-September 30, 1974
Images feature Jimmy Carter, Assemblymen Chris Jackman, Joseph LaFante, Walter Foran and Assemblywoman Betty Wilson.
5 October 2, 1974-December 27, 1974
Images feature Kenneth Gibson, Senators John Horn and Anne Martindell, Assemblywoman Betty Wilson and Assemblyman Richard Van Wagner.
6 January 8, 1975-February 13, 1975
Images feature Senator Frank Dodd, Assemblyman Howard Woodson and EPA Commissioner David Bardin.
7 February 26, 1975-July 21, 1975
Images feature Assemblyman Michael Esposito and Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp.
8 August 21, 1975-November 5, 1975
Images feature Transportation Secretary Alan Sagner, Assemblymen Albert Burstein, Vincent Pellecchia, John Sinsimer and Byron Baer.
9 November 13, 1975-April 6, 1976
Images feature EPA Commissioner David Bardin, Assemblyman Richard Van Wagner and Transportation Commissioner Alan Sagner.
10 April 29, 1976-August 18, 1976
Images feature Assemblymen Richard Van Wagner and Albert Burstein and Senator Matthew Feldman.
11 August 27, 1976-February 16, 1977
Images feature Assemblymen Steven Perskie and George Barbour, Insurance Commissioner James Sheeran and Robert Mulcahy III.
12 March 15, 1977-July 27, 1977
Images feature State Treasurer Clifford Goldman and Assemblyman Steven Perskie.
13 July 31, 1977-November 3, 1977
Images feature Raymond Bateman.
14 November 8, 1977-January 16, 1978
Images feature Attorney General John Degnan, State Senator Joseph Merlino, Kenneth Gibson and Assembly Speaker Chris Jackman.
Box Folder
32 1 January 17, 1978-March 9, 1978
Images feature Secretary of Agriculture Phillip Alampi, Richard J. Hughes, Assemblyman Ozzie Pellecchia and Princess Grace.
2 March 30, 1978-May 26, 1978
Images feature Robert Mulcahy III, Wayne "Trapper John" Rogers, Senator Steven Perskie and Assemblyman Chris Jackman.
3 June 12, 1978-August 22, 1978
Images feature Mayors Kenneth Gibson, Thomas Smith and Arthur Holland, Senators John Russo, Joseph Merlino, and Martin Greenberg, Assemblyman Marty Herman and Ethel Kennedy.
4 September 21, 1978-January 30, 1979
Images feature Mayors Thomas Smith and Arthur Holland, Transit Commissioner Louis Gambaccini, Senator Joseph Merlino and Assemblyman Chris Jackman.
5 March 2, 1979-June 18, 1979
Images feature Jersey City Mayor Thomas Smith, Assemblyman Richard Van Wagner, Motor Vehicle Director John Waddington and Nets' player Harvey Catchings.
6 June 20, 1979-November 19, 1979
Images feature Muhammad Ali, Assemblymen Chris Jackman and Albert Burstein, Senators John Russo and Joseph Merlino and Education Commissioner Fred Burke.
7 November 29, 1979-January 29, 1980
Images feature Mayor Thomas Smith, Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus and Jerry English.
8 January 30, 1980-April 18, 1980
Images feature Assemblyman Chris Jackman and Senator Joseph Merlino.
9 May 14, 1980-September 22, 1980
Images feature golfer Sandra Palmer, John Degnan, Assemblyman Chris Jackman, Senator Joseph Merlino and Louis Gambaccini.
10 October 2, 1980-May 26, 1981
Images feature Jimmy Carter, Assemblyman Chris Jackman, Senator Brian Kennedy and Attorney General John Degnan.
11 July 16, 1981-December 18, 1981 and undated
Images feature George Plimpton, Jerry English and Senator Frank Dodd.
Post-Gubernatorial Functions (General)
Box Folder
32 12 "The Governors of New Jersey" News Conference, April 28, 1982
Image features William T. Cahill, Thomas Kean, Robert B. Meyner and Richard J. Hughes
13 Statehouse Portrait Unveiling, November 23, 1982
Box Folder
33 1 Drew University Commencement, April, 1990
2 Unidentified Reception, December 6, 1990
Images feature Jim Florio.
3 Statehouse Christmas Celebrations, December, 1992
Images feature Jim Florio.
4 Princeton University, Center for Economic Policy Studies, November, 1993
5 Star-Ledger Interview, "WWII Bombers Fly Again," September 25, 1995
6 Unidentified Speech, 1997
7 Assembly Address, undated
Images feature Jim Florio.
8 Byrne Personal Office at Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan . . ., undated
9 Unidentified Event, undated
Images feature Thomas Kean.
10 Unidentified Funeral and Eulogy, undated
11 United States Supreme Court Ribbon Cuttings, undated
Images feature Chief Justices William Rehnquist and Warren Burger.
Recreational and Charity Events
Box Folder
33 12 Tennis at Spring Lake, August 14, 1957
Image features Robert B. Meyner.
13 Unidentified Cook-Out, October, 1960
14 Essex County Prosecutors vs. Detectives Softball Game, June 30, 1965
15 Morris vs. Essex County Prosecutors Softball Game, September 28, 1965
16 Fells Club Paddle Tennis Tournament, March 25, 1971
17 Princeton University Reunion, June 1973
18 Paddle Tennis, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, November 6, 1973
19 Princeton University Reunion, July 1974
20 Althea Gibson Charity Tennis Match, August 1, 1974
21 Steuben Day Parade, New York City, September 21, 1974
22 Golf Outing, September 1975
23 Golf Outing, 1975
Images feature Arnold Palmer.
24 Home News Article on Physical Fitness, April 1, 1976
25 Garden State Art Center Fund Classic, August 18, 1976
26 After Theater Party, March 7, 1978
Image features Princess Grace.
27 LPGA Coca Cola Classic Pro-Am Day, May 17, 1978
Image features golfer Sandra Palmer.
28 Princeton University Reunion, July, 1978
29 Metropolitan Opera Ninety-Fourth Season Opener, September 18, 1978
Images feature Robert Mulcahy III and Maria Jeritza.
30 New York Mets Game, Shea Stadium, September 24, 1978
31 "Photos by Brendan Byrne," Newsweek, July, 1979
Images feature Jimmy Carter.
32 Garden State Bowl Pro-Am, August 13, 1979
33 RFK Tennis Tournament Satellite, August 1979
Image features Ethel Kennedy and Andy Williams.
34 Brendan Byrne Fifty-Sixth Birthday Celebration, April 7, 1980
35 Trout Fishing, Season Opening, April 1980
36 LPGA Coca Cola Classic Pro-Am Day, May 14, 1980
Images feature golfer Sandra Palmer.
37 NFL Alumni Charity Golf Classic, July 21, 1980
Images feature Frank Gifford and Robert Mulcahy III.
38 Notre Dame vs. Michigan Football Game, September 6, 1980
39 "Hay Fever" Performance, McCarter Theater, 1980
40 Unidentified Tennis Event, January 24, 1981
41 Alan King Tennis Classic, Atlantic City, May 1981
42 Unidentified Tennis Event, June 1981
43 RFK Tennis Tournament Satellite, September 1981
44 Pick-Up Basketball Game, Brendan Byrne Arena, November 1981
45 Unidentified Golf Event, 1981
46 Unidentified Tennis Event, July 15, 1983
47 Monmouth Park Charity Ball, August 3, 1983
Image features Robert B. Meyner.
48 Unidentified Tennis Event, August 1983
49 Unidentified Tennis Event, July 16, 1984
50 Unidentified Event, July 26, 1986
51 Mercer County Days, October 1-2, 1988
52 Kick-Off Classic Pro-Am, August 3, 1992
53 Unidentified Tennis Event, 1992
54 New York Mets Opening Day, April 5, 1993
55 Pinelands Canoe Trip, June 25, 1993
56 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, August 1995
Box Folder
34 1 Unidentified Golf Event, 1999
2 97th Bomb Group Reunion, undated
3 Charity Golf Event, undated
Images feature Bob Hope and Sonny Werblin.
4-10 Charity Tennis Events, undated
Images feature Althea Gibson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Johnny Tate (folder 4), Bill Bradley (folder 5), Pat Boone (folder 6-7) and Rebecca Sobel (folder 10).
11 Governor's Invitational Tennis Tournament, undated
12 Ingersoll-Rand Tennis Event, undated
13 Knickerbocker Management Tennis Event, undated
Image features Thomas Kean.
14 LPGA Coca Cola Classic Pro-Am Day, undated
15 Medi-Quik Tennis Open, undated
16 Monmouth Park Charity Ball, undated
17 New York Giants Practice, undated
18 New York Yankee Game, undated
19 New York Yankee Game, undated
Images feature New York Mayor Ed Koch.
20 New York Yankees vs. Milwaukee Brewers, undated
21-23 Paddle Tennis, undated
Images feature George Plimpton (folder 22).
24 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros, undated
25 Pick-Up Football Game, Giants Stadium, undated
26 Recreational Miscellany, undated
27 Relaxing with Governor Meyner, undated
28-29 RFK Tennis Tournament Satellite, undated
30 Sugar Ray Leonard Fight, Las Vegas, undated
31 Unidentified Golf Events, undated
Box Folder
35 1 Unidentified Reunion, undated
2-7 Unidentified Tennis Events, undated
Family Images and Events
Box Folder
35 8 Unidentified Event (negatives), March 10, 1981
9 Hartmann Family, October 1992
10 Christmas, undated
11 Family Barbeque, undated
12 Family Dinner, undated
13-14 Miscellaneous Family Images, undated
AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS, 1959-1974 and undated. (.8 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Organized into two sub-series by media format.
Summary: Audio Recordings (arranged chronologically by recording date): Tape recordings, presumably relating to both Byrne's private life and his work as private practice lawyer/prosecutor. Included in the sub-series are seven-inch reels of magnetic tape, a dictation machine tape cartridge and an audio cassette.
Among the recordings is one of NBC's Today Show, from November 11, 1974, presumably featuring Byrne.
Film and Video Recordings (arranged alphabetically by folder title): Motion pictures of two of Byrne's television appearances, as well as one film of Byrne fishing. Included in the sub-series are two reels of 16mm, single perforation, color film and one U-matic cassette.
Featured television programs include WABC's Eyewitness News, and WCBS's Eye on New York.
Audio Recordings
Box Folder
35 15 Hart Tape, Girls' Conversation, [reel-to-reel], July 23 and 27, 1959
16-17 "Kraft," [reel-to-reel] August 1960
Box Folder
36 1 "B[rendan] T. B[yrne], F[rancis] A. B[yrne], Unknown Speaker," [reel-to-reel], December 11, 1961, June 1962 and 1969
2 "November 1963" [reel-to-reel], November 1963
3-4 "Francis A. Byrne Testimonial," [reel-to-reel], December 3, 1970
5 "Today Show," [cassette] November 11, 1974
6 "Braxton" and "Miscellaneous," [reel-to-reel], undated
Box Folder
37 1 "Kids" and "Zurkow," [reel-to-reel], undated
2 "Recordings of the Children," [reel-to-reel] undated
3 Unidentified, [dictation machine cartridge], undated
Film and Video Recordings
Box Folder
37 4 Governor Fishing, [16mm, single perforation], undated
5 Television Appearance: WABC-TV Eyewitness News, [U-matic cassette], undated
CERTIFICATES AND PROCLAMATIONS, 1951-2000 (.4 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by type and there under chronologically.
Summary: Certificates and proclamations, mostly oversized, documenting Byrne's career as a lawyer, judge, politician and United States Army Airman. The certificates include appointments as an attorney and judge, nominations for governor, military awards [awarded by non-military agencies], earned diplomas [e.g. Princeton University], honorary law degrees, and certificates of appreciation [e.g. Great Navy of the State of Nebraska]. Included amongst the certificates are honorary legislative resolutions [e.g. State Assembly/Board of Education], a gubernatorial executive order renaming Lebanon State Forest and prose formatted attachments [e.g. non-certificate] accompanying or substituting awards and degrees.
Among the documents in this series are requests for blessings and indulgences from the Pope.
Box Folder
38 1 Appointment Certificates
Attorney at Law, Supreme Court of New Jersey, February 15, 1951
Attorney at Law, United States District Court, February 15, 1951
Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey, May 16, 1955
Essex County Prosecutor, August 17, 1964
President, Board of Public Utility Commissioners, January 10, 1968
Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, January 10, 1968
Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, December 10, 1970
Attorney and Counselor, Supreme Court of the United States, November 14, 1988
Member, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, January 8, 1990
2 Diplomas
AB, Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs, October 1, 1948
Certificate of Completion, Rutgers University Second Annual New Jersey School of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, 1977
3 Honorary Degrees
Doctor of Laws [honorary], Seton Hall University, May 18, 1974
Doctor of Laws [honorary], Rutgers University, June 3, 1974
Doctor of Laws [honorary], New York Law School, June 9, 1974
Doctor of Laws [honorary], William Paterson College, May 31, 1975
Doctor of Civil Laws [honorary], Bloomfield College, May 21, 1977 [related letter only]
Doctor of Laws [honorary], Fairleigh Dickinson University, May 20, 1978
Doctor of Public Service [honorary], Monmouth University, October 13, 1999
Doctor of Laws [honorary], Rider College, undated [related letter only]
4 Military Awards
Member, Military Order of the World Wars, November 10, 1974
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, United States Congress, May 26, 2000
Distinguished Service Medal, State of New Jersey, undated
5 Miscellaneous Certificates and Awards
Admiral, The Great Navy of the State of Nebraska, September 19, 1968
Certificate of Appreciation, National College of District Attorneys, July 9, 1970
Medal of Merit, United States Secretary of the Treasury, December 12, 1979
Certificate of Appreciation, Coca Cola Golf Classic, May 12, 1981
Guest Speaker, Rotary International, undated
6 Nomination Certifications
Certificate of Nomination, New Jersey Office of Governor, June 28, 1973
Certificate of Nomination, New Jersey Office of Governor, June 30, 1977
7 Religious Proclamations
Apostolic Blessing and Plenary Indulgence, March 10, 1964
Apostolic Blessing, October 3, 1981
8 Resolutions and Executive Orders
New Jersey Assembly [Byrne 52nd birthday], April 1, 1976
New Jersey Assembly [Byrne 52nd birthday/April Fool's Joke], April 1, 1976
New Jersey Board of Higher Education, December 18, 1981
New Jersey State Board of Education, January 6, 1982
Executive Order, Governor James E. McGreevey [Brendan T. Byrne State Forest], July 24, 2002
EDITORIAL CARTOONS AND ARTWORK, 1973-2002 (.4 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Organized into two sub-series by format.
Summary: Editorial Cartoons (Arranged by artist and thereunder alphabetically by title or topic): Editorial cartoons addressing political issues, during and after the Byrne governorship, that were drawn by various artists, including Bil Canfield. The cartoons pertain to several issues, including the income tax, the Meadowlands Sports Complex and general problems facing the State of New Jersey.
Artwork (Arranged by type of work and thereunder alphabetically by artist): Sketched and painted portraits of Brendan Byrne created by various artists, including Bil Canfield, A. Domanski and Bernie Hubert. Present, in addition to the portraits, are an artist's rendition of the Essex Troop of the National Guard, a sketch of a building at Seton Hall University and a cover for the 1982 Governor's Annual Message to the Legislature.
Included among the portraits is a single caricature. Also included is a portrait of Francis A. Byrne.
Editorial Cartoons
Box Folder
39 [Oversize]
1 Canfield, Bill
Canfield: At least volly? [income tax], undated
Canfield: Governor Byrne now serving [income tax], undated
Canfield: No love match [income tax], undated
Canfield: Jimmy? Oh, just an old friend [Jimmy Carter], undated
Canfield: Helping Hands [Meadowlands Sports Complex], undated
Canfield: Off track [Meadowlands Sports Complex], undated
Canfield: Untitled [Meadowlands Sports Complex/Brendan Byrne Arena], undated
Canfield: It's the same sign. . . only bigger [NJ State problems], undated
Canfield: Surrounded as we are [NJ State problems], undated
Canfield: New Jersey 1970-1981 [Summary of Byrne's term], undated
Box Folder
39 2 Various Artists
Asbury Park Press [King]: Tenderfoot Earns His First Badge, 1974
Kato: Untitled [Governor Byrne lighting Christmas Tree], undated
Uncredited: Have a Ball Brendan [featuring Jimmy Carter], undated
Uncredited: Merry Christmas Boss. . ., undated
Uncredited: Ready when you are B.T.B [Byrne as movie director], undated
Uncredited: Untitled [baseball players], undated
Uncredited: Untitled [Byrne in green tuxedo, for NJ State Chamber of Commerce Debate], 1977
Uncredited: Untitled [George Washington carrying furniture], undated
Box Folder
39 3 Portraits: Artists A-C
Canfield: 8 x 10, undated
Canfield: 8.5 x 11, undated
Canfield: 12 x 14, undated
Casey, undated [of Francis A. Byrne]
4 Portraits: Artists D-K
Domanski [photocopied from Faces 1973], 1973
Glavin, undated
Hubert, June 3, 2002
5 Portraits: Artists L-Z
Liebeck, 1973
Picard, undated
Shane, undated
[Spinoy?]: Caricature, undated
Whitmore: The Real First Family, undated
[Signature Illegible], undated
6 Non-Portraiture
Canfield: Eighth Annual Message to the Legislature [unfolded cover], January 12, 1982
Uncredited: Essex Troop, 1978 [presented to Governor Byrne at Fort Drum, August 1, 1978]
Uncredited: The Honorable Brendan T. Byrne '46,
Seton Hall University, The Renaissance Society, 1997/98
PLAQUES, 1974-2004 (1.3 cubic feet.)
Arrangement: Arranged by size, from smallest to largest.
Summary: Plaques, mostly appreciatory, presented to Byrne. Included in the series is a framed medal and a loose inscription plate, as well one plaque fashioned from a sports program and one fashioned from New Jersey license plates. The plaques represent several organizations, including the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, the Circus Saints and Sinners Club, the Elizabethtown Water Company, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, the NJEA and the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles.
Included among the appreciatory items is an athletic award, in addition to two plaques related to the American Bicentennial.
Box Folder
40 [Carton]
1 American Bicentennial, 1976: Presented by the Lord Mayor of Dublin to Governor Brendan T. Byrne [plaque inscription plate only], 1976
2 American Revolution Bicentennial Administration: National Bicentennial Medal, 1976
3 University of Maryland: King of Capitol Hill Softball Hitting, September 20-21, 1975
4 New Jersey Education Association: In Deep Gratitude for Eight Years of Outstanding Leadership, February 6, 1982
5 Essex County Prosecutor's Office: Dedicated to Brendan T. Byrne In Grateful Appreciation . . . for your Outstanding Leadership, November 10, 2004
Box Folder
41 [Oversize]
1 New Jersey Devils: Brendan T. Byrne, In Appreciation for your Commitment to Winning [mounted program], 1988
2 Elizabethtown Water Company: Brendan T. Byrne, Director 1982-1997 and Director Emeritus 1997-2000, [2000]
3 New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles: First of All States in Traffic Safety 1979 and 1980 [two mounted license plates], January 1982
4 Circus Saints and Sinners Club of New Jersey, Inc.: Fall Guy Award, March 25, 1974
Box Folder
42 1 1960 and 1976
Box Folder
42 2 1977 and 1981
Box Folder
42 3 Correspondence [enclosure in letter of February 23, 1960], January-February 1960
4 Correspondence ["Arrive Alive" Sheet Music, enclosure in letter of December 17, 1964], 1962-1964
1973 Primary Election
Box Folder
42 5 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), undated
6 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne) [Patron Copy], undated
7 Correspondence [Enclosures], February 1-June 1, 1973
1973 General Election
Box Folder
42 8 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne—Bumper Stickers), undated
1977 Primary Election
Box Folder
42 9 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), undated
10 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne) [Patron Copy], undated
1977 General Election
Box Folder
42 11 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne), undated
12 Campaign Literature (Brendan Byrne) [Patron Copy], undated
13 Campaign Literature (Ray Bateman), undated
14 Campaign Literature (Ray Bateman) [Patron Copy], undated
Box Folder
42 15 Transition to Office: Correspondence [enclosure in letter of December 6, 1973], November 5-December 6, 1973
Box Folder
42 16 1958, 1976
Fiftieth Annual Governors' Conference, Tropical Feast (dinner menu), Bal Harbour, Florida, May 20, 1958 [attendee]
Banquet at Knappogue Castle, Ireland in Honour of United States Governors (dinner menu), May 9, 1976 [attendee]
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42 17 Cambridge (Massachusetts): Politics and Civic Association, 1947
18 Morven: Governor's Residence, undated
19 Writings: "A Governor's Diary" [series of articles], The Star-Ledger: Reprint, May 1-8, 2001
Portraits : Byrne
Box Folder
43 1 Family Portraits, undated
Images feature Brendan T. Byrne Jr.
2 Group Portraits: Harvard Law School Class of 1950, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990
3 Group Portraits: Various Sizes, undated
One Image features Bill Bradley.
4 Military Portraits, [1943?] and undated
5 Studio and Non-Studio Portraits, undated
Portraits : Others
Box Folder
43 6 Don Budge
Luncheons, Dinners and Award Ceremonies
Box Folder
44 1 Unidentified Dinner, May 30, 1975
2 Unidentified Dinner, Liberty Science Center, undated
Campaign Events & Images : Others
Box Folder
44 3 Bill Bradley Campaign Events, undated
Images feature Bill Bradley and Jimmy Carter.
Inaugurations and Oaths of Office : Others
Box Folder
44 4 Visit of the Vice President to the Papal Inaugural Ceremony, September 3-4, 1978
Gubernatorial Functions (General)
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44 5 Groundbreaking, July 22, 1977
Image features Walter F. Mondale.
6 President Carter Visit to Newark and Trenton, New Jersey, September, 1977
7 Inaugural Garden State Bowl, December 16, 1978
8 1978 Annual Report: Annual Message to the Legislature Cover, January 9, 1979
9 Giants Stadium Construction Site Visit, undated
10 Miscellaneous Events and Images, undated
11 Speeches, Undated
Post-Gubernatorial Functions (General)
Box Folder
44 12 Unidentified Dedication, September, 1982
Image features Gerald Ford.
13 Township of West Orange Memorial Day Services, May 29, 2000
Image features James Florio.
Recreational and Charity Events
Box Folder
44 14 Sugar Ray Leonard Fight, Las Vegas, undated
Conferences, Seminars and Conventions
45 [Phase Box]
National Governors' Conference, Detroit, Michigan [album], 1977, September 7-9, 1977
National Governors' Conference, Boston, Massachusetts [album], 1978
The Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the National GovernorsAssociation, Louisville, Kentucky [album], July, 1979
National Governors' Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey [album], 1981
Campaign Events and Images : Byrne
Box Folder
46 [Phase Box]
Middlesex County Campaign [album], 1973
Gubernatorial Functions (General)
Box Folder
47 [Phase Box]
Burg Altena Trip [album], undated
Box Folder
48 1973 Campaign Scrapbook, 1973
Film and Video Recordings
Box Folder
49 Television Appearance: WCBS-TV Eye on New York: Governors [16mm, single perforation], undated