Connecticut State Library Home Drawing of State Library Building Celebrating 150 years, Connecticut State Library 1854-2004

William A. O'Neill:
An Inventory of His Gubernatorial Records at the Connecticut State Archives

Subseries Title: Speeches

Subseries ID: 005PO-0001

Subseries is: 005PO-0001
Folder is: Speeches
Box # Folder ID Folder Title Folder Dates Content
289  0001PO-001  Speeches  December 1980-January 7,  Inaugural speech on December 31, 1980; State of the State address to General Assembly. 
289  0001PO-002  Speeches  January 8-23, 1981  Includes remarks given at Governor's Conference on Excellence in Education. 
289  0001PO-003  Speeches  February 4, 1981  Budget message to General Assembly. Includes background material. 
289  0001PO-004  Speeches  February 6-28, 1981  Includes Governor's remarks at Connecticut Business Day and the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. John Dempsey's remarks at the Dinner are also included. 
289  0001PO-005  Speeches  March 6-24, 1981  Includes luncheon remarks at meeting of Fairfield County business executives and testimony before the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resource Committee's Subcommittee on Aging, Family and Human Services. 
289  0001PO-006  Speeches  March 25, 1981  Remarks to participants at the Connecticut Hite House Conference on Aging. 
289  0001PO-007  Speeches  March 26, 1981  Governor's remarks at a meeting with elected state officials, legislative leaders, and heads of state agencies concerning federal budget cuts and the impact on state budget. 
289  0001PO-008  Speeches  March 27-31, 1981   
289  0001PO-009  Speeches  April 2-14, 1981  Includes remarks given at inaugural meeting of the Connecticut Nautilus Committee. 
290  0001PO-010  Speeches  April 15-29, 1981  Remarks to Regional Plan Association, at Connecticut Education Policy Seminar, and at a public hearing by Community Action Agencies concerning federal budget cuts. 
290  0001PO-011  Speeches  May 1981  Includes remarks to the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, the Connecticut Bar Association, at Southern Connecticut State College's commencement, at a Convocation at UConn Health Center. 
290  0001PO-012  Speeches  June 1981  Includes remarks at closing session of 1981 General Assembly, at the Air Transat 81 event at Sikorsky Airport, to Connecticut Union of Telephone Workers, at the Puerto Rican Parade banquet, and at Ben 
290  0001PO-013  Speeches  July 1981  Includes background information for a meeting with the Connecticut City and Town Managers Association; testimonial dinner for Lester Forst. 
290  0001PO-014  Speeches  July 13, 1981  Includes announcement of Pfizer expansion program and of a hydro-electric project. 
290  0001PO-015  Speeches  August 1981  Remarks at dedication of Ella T. Grasso Turnpike, at inaugural meeting of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education and the Economy and at Conrail freight service hearing. 
290  0001PO-016  Speeches  September 9-17, 1981  Remarks at Abe Ribicoff Day, and at the annual convention of the Connecticut State Labor Council. 
290  0001PO-017  Speeches  September 20-30, 1981  Remarks at sesquicentennial of Wesleyan Convocation, remarks concerning economic development in Connecticut and comments at receptions for him in Paris and Frankfurt. 
290  0001PO-018  Speeches  October 1-13, 1981  Remarks at luncheon reception at Stuttgart; remarks at London breakfast reception; statement concerning his Europe trip; and remarks at Budget Forum in Bridgeport. 
291  0001PO-019  Speeches  October 14-22, 1981  Remarks at Annual Housing Conference where O'Neill announces his three-point housing program; remarks to the Southwestern Area Commerce and Industry Association. 
291  0001PO-020  Speeches  October 27-30, 1981  Remarks at the First Annual Conference on Tourism, at the Annual State Convention of the NAACP, and at the groundbreaking for Ella Grasso Hall at Western Connecticut State College. 
291  0001PO-021  Speeches  November 3-12, 1981  Dialogue and discussion with South African Ecumenical Delegation, including the Governor's statement on divestiture; remarks at groundbreaking for Quinebaug Community College in Danielson; Commissioni 
291  0001PO-022  Speeches  November 16-18, 1981  Remarks at opening ceremony, Windham Energy Recovery Facility, and at Somalia Awareness Week ceremony; remarks to Task Force on Racial Harmony, to Conference on Traffic Accidents in Connecticut: Contr 
291  0001PO-023  Speeches  November 19, 1981  Remarks at the opening of a Special Session of the General Assembly to address the state deficit. Supporting materials include budget figures, notes from an earlier speech on the budget, and Governor 
291  0001PO-024  Speeches  November 19-29, 1981  Text of speeches given by Lieutenant Governor Fauliso on behalf of Governor to Connecticut White House Conference on Children and Youth, to the Christian Conference of Connecticut, and at a dinner mee 
291  0001PO-025  Speeches  December 1981  Message to Democratic State Central Committee; signing of memorandum of understanding on the USS Nautilus; remarks to organizational meeting of Consumer Cooperative Task Force delivered by Lieutenant 
291  0001PO-026  Speeches  January 4-February 17, 19  Includes remarks at release of Connecticut Heritage Task Force Report; Nikki's remarks to a meeting of the Hartford Association of Insurance Women. 
291  0001PO-027  Speeches  February 3, 1982  Budget message to the General Assembly. 
291  0001PO-028  Speeches  March 3-11, 1982  Remarks at Treasurer's Conference on Municipal Finance, at press conference at Governor's residence, and at press conference about the preliminary report of the Task Force on Racial Harmony. 
292  0001PO-029  Speeches  March 18-31, 1981  Includes remarks at the Connecticut Coalition on Aging's 9th Annual Legislative Forum, at a summit conference on black elderly, at dedication of Knights of Columbus museum, and at Connecticut Crime Pr 
292  0001PO-030  Speeches  April 1-16, 1982  Remarks at Municipal Finance Forum, at political fundraising events, at the formal opening for the west-side campus of Western Connecticut State College, and at dedication of the New Britain National 
292  0001PO-031  Speeches  April 17-30, 1982  Remarks at United Transportation Union dinner, at a hearing by Connecticut members of the New England Congressional Caucus on acid rain, and at the annual state convention of the Parent Teacher Associ 
292  0001PO-032  Speeches  May 5-18, 1982  Remarks at closing session of 1982 General Assembly and at several awards dinners. 
292  0001PO-033  Speeches  May 19-27, 1982  Remarks at Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, at caucus of Connecticut Democrats, at a Conference on Creative Economic Development for the 80s, and at several groundbreaking events. 
292  0001PO-034  Speeches  June 1-7, 1982  Remarks at ceremony marking the takeover of Connecticut rail lines by Boston and Maine, at public or elderly housing dedication ceremonies, at groundbreaking ceremonies for expanding or new businesses 
292  0001PO-035  Speeches  June 12-28, 1982  Announcement of First Annual Governor's Military Review and Open House at Camp O'Neill; testimony before General Assembly's Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding concerning flood relief; remarks a 
293  0001PO-036  Speeches  July1-9, 1982  Remarks at a rally to support Equal Rights Amendment, at a conference of National Association of Black Ministers' Wives and Widows, at several groundbreaking ceremonies for housing projects, and at th 
293  0001PO-037  Speeches  July12-31, 1982  Remarks at the dedication of the State Police complex in Meriden in honor of Commissioner Leo J. Mulcahy, comments at several anniversary celebrations, and remarks upon the ceremony marking the comple 
293  0001PO-038  Speeches  August 1982  Remarks at the Centennial Convention of the Knights of Columbus, at several groundbreaking ceremonies, and at a hearing of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on the Environment, Energy and N 
293  0001PO-039  Speeches  September 1-10, 1982  Remarks at the ribbon cutting to begin building additional prison facilities in Enfield, at the dedication of moderate housing units, new or expanded businesses and a school, and at the Second Annual 
293  0001PO-040  Speeches  September 11-22, 1982  Testimony before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Energy; announcement of program for neighborhood rehabilitation; dedication of additions at Cheshire Correctional Instituti 
293  0001PO-041  Speeches  September 23, 1982  Background material, press release and speech outlining Governor's proposal of a high technology strategy for the state. 
293  0001PO-042  Speeches  September 24-30, 1982  Briefing of state Bond Commission on progress of Bradley Field Modernization Program. 
293  0001PO-043  Speeches  October 1-13, 1982  Remarks at dedication of housing complex, at the first meeting of the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, at the Connecticut Council of Senior Citizens, at a Columbus Day dinner, 
294  0001PO-044  Speeches  October 14-18, 1982  Remarks at the Governor's Youth Action Conference, and at groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies for elderly housing complexes; Governor outlines four-phase housing program. 
294  0001PO-045  Speeches  October 19-30, 1982  Announcement of joint venture between Hamilton Standard and UConn; remarks at dedication ceremonies for elderly housing complexes; remarks at flood management workshop; remarks to Connecticut Youth Se 
294  0001PO-046  Speeches  November 6-December 17, 1  Remarks at the Connecticut Social Welfare Conference; remarks at special event dinners; remarks at the New England Governors' Conference. 
294  0001PO-047  Speeches  January 4, 1983  Letter to agency heads instructing them to implement spending restrictions. 
294  0001PO-048  Speeches  January 5, 1983  Inaugural speech. 
294  0001PO-049  Speeches  January 11-27, 1983  Media briefing on Connecticut's Comprehensive Nuclear Emergency Management Plans; remarks at Export Trading Companies Conference; remarks at Labor-Management Forum. 
294  0001PO-050  Speeches  January 25, 1983  Announces successful completion of Connecticut's Negotiated Investment Strategy experiment and signing of agreement. 
294  0001PO-051  Speeches  February 1983  Remarks at inaugural meeting of the High Technology Council, at Connecticut Business Day luncheon, and at the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey dinner. 
294  0001PO-052  Speeches  January-February 1983  Financial reports and budget materials to prepare Governor's budget message. 
294  0001PO-053  Speeches  February 9, 1983  Budget message. 
295  0001PO-054  Speeches  March 7-21, 1983  Announcement about implementation of program budgeting; announcement of Waterbury Technical College and Timex joint technology project; information on report of the Task Force on Racial Harmony; remar 
295  0001PO-055  Speeches  March 22-31, 1983  Remarks at Stamford Citizen of the Year award dinner, at a meeting of the Connecticut Association of Urban Superintendents, to the Municipal Finance Forum. 
295  0001PO-056  Speeches  April 9-15, 1983  Remarks at awards dinners; testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor, Health and Human Services. 
295  0001PO-057  Speeches  April 19-23, 1983  Remarks at swearing in of Board of Governors for Higher Education; briefing about the Jobs Act; remarks at Heart Association fundraising event. 
295  0001PO-058  Speeches  May 2-9, 1983  Remarks at groundbreaking for Stanley Works new world headquarters, at a meeting of the Connecticut Expenditure Council, at the convention of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, at the inaug 
295  0001PO-059  Speeches  May 10-31, 1983  Remarks at the unveiling of Governor Grasso's portrait, at the inaugural meeting of the State Job Training Coordinating Council, at a Young Democrats dinner, and at the University of Hartford Convocat 
295  0001PO-060  Speeches  June 1-10, 1983  Commencement address at Middlesex Community College, remarks at Nathan Hale Day ceremony, closing session of the 1983 General Assembly. 
295  0001PO-061  Speeches  June 13-26, 1983  Remarks at opening of Special Olympics, at a meeting of the Nautilus Committee, and at the Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. 
296  0001PO-062  Speeches  July 2-28, 1983  Remarks at the New England Congressional Caucus Field Hearing on Job Training and Retraining, at the Eastern Regional Conference of the Council of State Governments, and at lease signing ceremony at t 
296  0001PO-063  Speeches  July 15, 1983  Testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on infrastructure. 
296  0001PO-064  Speeches  August 1983  Remarks at the groundbreaking for the Hartford Criminal Court complex, to welcome members of the Taiwan Goodwill Mission, at the groundbreaking ceremony for phase one of the Bradley International Airp 
296  0001PO-065  Speeches  September 1-22, 1983  Remarks at visits to companies, at the inauguration of Older Americans Day, and at the luncheon marking the groundbreaking of the New London Courthouse addition. 
296  0001PO-066  Speeches  September 23-30, 1983  Remarks at RID banquet where Governor receives award, at the dedication of the Ribicoff research facilities of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and at the Senior Center Directors' Conference. 
296  0001PO-067  Speeches  October 4-21, 1983  Remarks at groundbreaking for Valley of the Destroyed Communities in Jerusalem, at the signing ceremony of the University of Hartford's Construction Institute, at groundbreaking ceremonies for several 
296  0001PO-068  Speeches  October 11, 1983  Remarks at the opening of a Special Session of the General Assembly. 
296  0001PO-069  Speeches  October 22-31, 1983  Remarks at the 1983 Annual Housing Conference, at the announcement of Southern New England Telephone Co. gift to Mattatuck Community College, at a briefing on Jobs for Connecticut's Future, and at the 
297  0001PO-070  Speeches  November 1-15, 1983  Remarks to Connecticut Economic Development Corporation, at a reception marking 208th birthday of U.S. Marine Corps, and at a Connecticut Teachers' Summit on school effectiveness. 
297  0001PO-071  Speeches  November 16-29, 1983  Remarks at opening of exhibit on Igor Sikorksy, at conference on Operation Opportunity, at the 75th Anniversary Symposium of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, at a meeting of pr 
297  0001PO-072  Speeches  December 1983  Remarks at presentation of Governor's Volunteer Service awards, at the inaugural meeting of the Governor's Task Force on the Homeless, and at building dedications. 
297  0001PO-073  Speeches  January 1-9, 1984  Remarks at inauguration of Mayor DiLieto of New Haven; text of introductions to three television spots; remarks to the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, at dedication ceremonies, and at P 
297  0001PO-074  Speeches  January 20-27, 1984  Remarks during Governor's visit to West Point; statement submitted to Join Committee on Public Health, Connecticut General Assembly; remarks at groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies. 
297  0001PO-075  Speeches  January-February 1984  Background data gathered to write the Governor's budget address. 
297  0001PO-076  Speeches  January-February 1984  Background data gathered to write the Governor's budget address. 
298  0001PO-077  Speeches  February 4-24, 1984  Information about Program Budget Kick-Off; remarks in support of Bruce Morrison, candidate for Congress; remarks at Connecticut Business Day luncheon concerning containment of health care costs; remar 
298  0001PO-078  Speeches  February 8, 1984  Budget address. 
298  0001PO-079  Speeches  March 1984  Remarks to New England Congressional Caucus Hearing on Issues in Connecticut Exporting, at Northern Connecticut United State Savings Bonds kickoff luncheon, at the University of Connecticut Second Cen 
298  0001PO-080  Speeches  April 10, 1984  Announcement of further initiatives to encourage development of high technology in Connecticut. 
298  0001PO-081  Speeches  April 11-29, 1984  Remarks at annual meeting of the Regional Plan Association; commencement address at Charter Oak College; comments for Nikki attending a reception for Black Women of Connecticut exhibit. 
298  0001PO-082  Speeches  May 9-12, 1984  Remarks to closing session of 1984 General Assembly, and at dedication of Shore Line Electric Railway Trolley Museum as a National Historic Area. 
298  0001PO-083  Speeches  May 14-15, 1984  Remarks at dedication of Aetna Institute, at World Trade Week dinner, at a presentation of certificates of appreciation to businesses participating in the Adopt-a-School program in Bridgeport, and at 
299  0001PO-084  Speeches  May 16-24, 1984  Remarks at annual meeting of the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, at the dedication of the Homer Babbidge Library at UConn, and at the dedication of the Prudence Crandall Museum. 
299  0001PO-085  Speeches  May 30, 1984  Keynote address to spring Energy Conference; remarks at annual meeting of the Board of Directors, Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation. 
299  0001PO-086  Speeches  June 1-7, 1984  Remarks before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation, at the opening of homeless shelter in Hartford, and at the second annual Convention a 
299  0001PO-087  Speeches  June 14-21, 1984  Remarks at the Charles W. Morgan celebration, Mystic Seaport; remarks at the annual conference of the National Sheriffs' Association, at a dinner meeting of Northwestern Connecticut Better Home Heat C 
299  0001PO-088  Speeches  June 25-29, 1984  Statement by Governor concerning bridge safety inspections; remarks at Region IV Mental Health Board annual dinner, at the annual meeting of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. 
299  0001PO-089  Speeches  July 1984  Comments to the Democratic State Convention. 
300  0001PO-090  Speeches  August 1984  Remarks at Connecticut Hazardous Waste Management Service news conference, at groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, in a salute to Governor J. Joseph Garrahy at Providence College, and at a celebr 
300  0001PO-091  Speeches  September 4-17, 1984  Remarks at ribbon-cutting for Waterbury State Technical College, at groundbreaking ceremonies, at the organizational meeting of the Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives, and at an informational lu 
300  0001PO-092  Speeches  September 19-27, 1984  Remarks at an informational luncheon on the first series of special tax obligation bonds, at the annual convention of the Connecticut State Labor Council, and at an acid rain conference. 
301  0001PO-093  Speeches  October 17-22, 1984  Remarks at anniversary dinner of the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, at Governor's Day at the Rotary Club of Danbury, and at a dinner of the Danbury Association to Advance the Handicapped 
301  0001PO-094  Speeches  October 23-25, 1984  Background information on the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut; remarks at the groundbreaking of the State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and at Governor's Day on State Servi 
301  0001PO-095  Speeches  October 26-30, 1984  Welcoming remarks at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and to the Connecticut Arts Awards. 
301  0001PO-096  Speeches  November 1984  Remarks at Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting, and at the signing ceremony for the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open. 
301  0001PO-097  Speeches  December 1984  Remarks at Governor's Conference on HMOs, at the annual Joint Convention of Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and Connecticut Association of School Administrators. 
301  0001PO-098  Speeches  January 9, 1985  State of the State address. 
301  0001PO-099  Speeches  January 25-31, 1985  Remarks at a seminar in support of elementary and secondary education. 
302  0001PO-100  Speeches  February 1, 1985  Statement concerning establishment of special Missing Persons Unit with Division of State Police, and concerning budget initiatives for older Americans. 
302  0001PO-101  Speeches  February 4-7, 1985  Remarks to the Connecticut Venture Group; statement about the budget. 
302  0001PO-102  Speeches  February 6, 1985  Budget message. 
302  0001PO-103  Speeches  February 20-28, 1985  Remarks at Connecticut Business Day luncheon, at a Democratic Leadership hearing, and at annual business meeting of the Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce. 
302  0001PO-104  Speeches  March 1-5, 1985  Remarks at a hearing conducted by Senator Dodd concerning President Reagan's proposed cuts in federal funding for mass transit and Amtrak, at the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey dinner, and at the Tax Execut 
302  0001PO-105  Speeches  March 7, 1985  Comments to major employers about the reconstruction of I-91 and its effect on businesses. 
302  0001PO-106  Speeches  March 11-22, 1985  Remarks at Affirmative Action briefing for state agency officials, at opening ceremonies of the annual United States Savings Bond campaign, to the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, at Connecticut 
303  0001PO-107  Speeches  March 22, 1985  Remarks at signing ceremony establishing the Connecticut Coastal National Wildlife Refuge. 
303  0001PO-108  Speeches  March 25-28, 1985  Remarks at a Conference on Driving While Intoxicated, at a meeting of the Industrial Real Estate Brokers of the New York Metropolitan Area, and at a ceremony presenting the Jefferson Award. 
303  0001PO-109  Speeches  March 29, 1985  Remarks at annual dinner of Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. 
303  0001PO-110  Speeches  April 3-4, 1985  Remarks at Conference on Household Hazardous Waste, and announces additional tax cuts. 
303  0001PO-111  Speeches  April 9-11, 1985  Remarks at meeting of Chamber of Commerce of Northwestern Connecticut, and at a meeting of the Urban League of Greater Hartford. 
303  0001PO-112  Speeches  April 12-30, 1985  Remarks at Governor's Forum on the Regional Plan Association, at the National Conference of Black Mayors, at the annual Conference of Hispanics in Higher Education, and at the New England Governors an 
303  0001PO-113  Speeches  April 30, 1985  Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. 
303  0001PO-114  Speeches  May 1-5, 1985  Remarks at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council. 
304  0001PO-115  Speeches  May 6-15, 1985  Remarks at the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association Conference, at the swearing in of Brian Lensink as Commissioner of the Department of Mental Retardation, at a building dedication, and at 
304  0001PO-116  Speeches  March 17-20, 1985  Remarks to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, at a news conference announcing Connecticut Children for Children, and at a luncheon for Stamford area executives. 
304  0001PO-117  Speeches  May 21-31, 1985  Remarks at the opening of the Connecticut Turnpike, at a ceremony marking the designation of the Hammonasset Natural Area Preserve, to the Connecticut Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an 
304  0001PO-118  Speeches  January-February 1987  Announcements of budget initiatives; budget message; remarks before a Connecticut Business and Industry Association meeting. 
304  0001PO-119  Speeches  March-May 1987  Statement on the homeless; remarks at a forum on city, state and federal budgets; remarks at meeting of Connecticut Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Development, to New Haven Chamber of Comme 
304  0001PO-120  Speeches  June-July 1987  Closing remarks for 1987 legislative session; remarks at meeting of Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut; statements at hearing on truck safety, sponsored by National Governors' Association 
304  0001PO-121  Speeches  August-October 1987  Announcement of reorganization of the American Shakespeare Company; remarks at annual convention of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, at the annual Governor's Youth Action Conference, at G 
304  0001PO-122  Speeches  November 1987  Remarks to the Coalition for Literacy, on receiving an award, and to a meeting of the press.