The White House Office of Speechwriting: Research Office consisted of researchers assisting the speechwriters by compiling background information and fact checking for individual remarks, addresses, tapings, radio speeches and statements. Researchers were assigned to specific speeches and speechwriters. This information can be found in the speech indexes found in the Office of Speechwriting collection. Individual researchers were identified beginning in 1982.
This collection consists of four series: Series I: Speeches. 1981-1989; Series II: General Topic Speech Research File. 1982-1988; Series III: Research Clipping File. 1980-1984; and Series IV: 1980 Campaign File. The 1980 Campaign File consists of three subseries: Subseries A: Campaign and Pre-Presidential Speeches. 1979 1981; Subseries B: Campaign Reference File. 1964-1980; and Subseries C: Reagan Speeches. 1952-1978.