The 1999 State of the Union
“We must continue to support security and stability in Europe and Asia, expanding NATO and defining its new missions, maintaining our alliance with Japan, with Korea, with our other Asian allies, and engaging China.” - President Clinton
Paul Glastris served as President Clinton’s primary speechwriter from 1998 until 2001. His files for the 1999 State of the Union include ideas, memos, notes, outreach materials, and research into previous SOTUs. These files focus on the themes of crime and education.
June Shih was a Presidential Speechwriter from 1998 to 2000. Shih’s files for the 1999 State of the Union Address include background materials, drafts, and correspondence between speechwriters.
The files of Michael Waldman, Director of Speechwriting in 1999, include drafts, facts, planning books, policy memos, polls, and quotes. Waldman’s files provide a comprehensive look at the themes in the 1999 State of the Union, including the elderly, foreign policy, and healthcare.