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Tutwiler, Margaret, 1950-
Margaret Tutwiler diaries
Public Policy Papers
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Four diaries document the work and life of Margaret Tutwiler during her time as Assistant Secretary of State during the George H. W. Bush presidential administration.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

These diaries, kept between 1989 and 1992, document Margaret Tutwiler's tenure as State Department Spokesman and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs under Secretary of State James Baker. Tutwiler redacted personal information from her diaries before sending them to the Mudd Manuscript Library.

Collection Creator Biography:

Tutwiler, Margaret, 1950-

Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler was born on December 28,1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. Tutwiler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1973. From July 1975 to July 1976, she assumed the job of Executive Director of Gerald Ford's Committee for Alabama. She became Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Liaison for the United States Department of the Treasury from 1985 through 1988. From November 1988 to January 1989, she was senior advisor for the transition team of the U.S. Department of State. Tutwiler served briefly as consultant for the Department of State before she was promoted in March 1989 to Assistant Secretary of State and spokesperson for the United States Department of State. In March 2001, President George W. Bush nominated Margaret Tutwiler to be U.S. Ambassador to Morocco. She served in this role until 2003, when she became Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. She had been the Executive Vice President for Communications and Government Relations at the New York Stock Exchange from 2004 through 2007, at which time she became head of Global Communications and Public Affairs at Merrill Lynch.

Collection History


Gift of Margaret Tutwiler in 2011 [ML.2011.001]


No material was separated during accessioning in 2011.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Maureen Callahan in 2011. A MARC record and finding aid were created, and materials in binders were moved into archival folders at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Permission to access the papers must be granted by Margaret Tutwiler.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Margaret Tutwiler diaries; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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