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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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Credit this material:

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

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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