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William P. Bundy Papers

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Bundy, William P., 1917-2000

William Putnam Bundy was born September 24, 1917 in Washington, D.C. to Harvey H. and Katherine (Putnam) Bundy. He was educated at Groton School (1935), Yale College (1939), Harvard Graduate School (1940) and Harvard Law School (1947). In 1943, he married Mary Acheson, daughter of Dean Acheson, secretary of state under President Harry Truman. Later, they had three children, two sons, Michael, and Christopher, and a daughter, Carol. He served in the United State's Army from 1941 to 1946. During World War II, he commanded an Army Signal Corps unit working with the British at Bletchley Park on the ULTRA operation breaking high-level German Engima ciphers. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. After finishing law school in 1947, he worked for four years with the Washington, D.C. firm of Covington and Burling. In 1951, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, Office of National Estimates, working as the chief of staff and as a liaison to the National Security Council staff. In 1960, Bundy served as staff director of the President's Commission on National Goals.

Bundy served under President Kennedy and Johnson as a political appointee from 1961-1969. In 1961, he was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (ISA), then from 1963 to 1964 as Assistant Secretary of Defense, ISA. From 1964-1969, he served under the Department of State as the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. During his time as Assistant Secretary, Bundy participated in deliberations on such matters as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, he became a central figure in shaping Vietnam policy. Bundy left government in May 1969 to teach at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1970 to 1972, he served as a part-time columnist for Newsweek, rotating with George Ball and Zbigniew Brzezinski in the international edition and briefly in the domestic edition.

He edited Foreign Affairs from 1972 to 1984, contributing several articles of his own. Later he served as a Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University from 1985 to 1987. He was a Trustee of the American Assembly from 1964 to 1984 and served on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1964 to 1972. After 1987, he devoted his time to writing a critical history of American foreign policy in the Nixon-Kissinger Era including the later years of Vietnam. In 1998, he published A Tangled Web: the Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency. Bundy died from heart trouble on October 6, 2000 at age 83.

The William P. Bundy Papers are arranged by form and consists of correspondence, speeches, articles, memoranda, appointment books, and trip and book notes. A small portion of the collection documents Bundy's career in public service including Deputy Assistant Directory, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency; Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs; and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. His appointment books, diary highlights and memoranda reveal Bundy's involvement in policy decisions made by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, especially concerning Vietnam.

A large portion of the collection relates to Bundy's 1998 book, A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency. Included within are his reference material, chapter drafts, interviews, reviews and correspondence with family, including brother McGeorge, and friends, such as Winston Lord and Marshall Green, who offered constructive criticisms.

William P. Bundy donated the Foreign Affairs correspondence series to the Mudd Library in 1994 (ML1994-20).

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This collection was processed by Jennifer Walele in Summer 2003. The Foreign Affairs correspondence was initially processed by Theresa Marchitto, February 1995. A preliminary inventory of two subsequent accessions in February 2002 and January 2003 were combined with the initial collection of correspondence. A finding aid for the entire collection was written by Jennifer Walele in Summer 2003.

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Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Author
Jennifer Walele
Finding Aid Date
2003
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1, Correspondence, 1951-1999, is arranged into three subseries; Government Service Correspondence, Foreign Affairs Quarterly Correspondence, and General Correspondence.

Arrangement

Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Scope and Contents

Subseries1, Government Service Correspondence, 1951-1969, includes correspondence from Bundy's time in government service positions. This includes the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, and Department of State. The bulk of the materials are letters of congratulation and farewell for his appointments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1961-1963), Yale University Trustee (1961-1980), Assistant Secretary of Defense for ISA (1963-1964), and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1964-1969). The Department of State memoranda cover topics such as McNamara and Taylor's Mission to South Vietnam, Vietnam Press Releases, Southeast Asia, and military and political policies in Vietnam. The CIA correspondence documents relate to Bundy's subpoena and testimony in the McCarthy Loyalty Review Board and his relationship with Alger Hiss. Many are letters of outrage that the charges were brought against Bundy. Some felt that McCarthy was striking at Dean Acheson and Allen Dulles through Bundy. Also included is the statement that Bundy gave to the Loyalty Board Panel. He was eventually cleared of all charges by Allen Dulles, the then CIA Director.

Arrangement

Correspondence in this subseries is arranged alphabetically and the Department of State memoranda are arranged chronologically.

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1 box

Central Intelligence Agency: McCarthy Incident, 1951-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Department of Defense: Letters of congratulation for apt. and Yale Trustee apt, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOD: Letters of congratulation A-K, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOD: Letters of congratulation L-Z, 1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Department of State: Letters of congratulation A-L, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOS: Letters of congratulation M-Z, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOS: A-Z, 1964-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOS: Farewell letters, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOD/DOS: Memoranda, 1962-1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DOD/DOS: Memoranda, 1965-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Subseries 2, Foreign Affairs Quarterly Correspondence, 1971-1984, contains correspondence from Bundy's tenure as editor of Foreign Affairs from 1972 to 1984. This correspondence includes letters and a small number of manuscripts from ambassadors, politicians, government officials, academics, and the media and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name. Bundy corresponded with people from around the world, including Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, France, China, and Great Britain, with some letters written in French of Chinese. Correspondence can be found from the National Security Council and the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs and from research institutions, such as The Brookings Institution, and The International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Several topics prevailed during Bundy's tenure as editor, including NATO diplomacy and military strength, SALT I, SALT II, terrorism, Iran and the hostage crisis, OPEC, world economics, Chinese-U.S. relations, Japan, the Middle East, and global fuels and energies. Letters on these topics and other interests can be found from George Kennan, Paul H. Nitze, Louis Halle, Clark Clifford, and George W. Ball. However, there is very little mention of African issues in this collection despite the numerous articles found in the journal. Also, several authors whose articles appear in the journal are absent from Bundy's correspondence. Additionally, a small amount of inter-office memoranda discussing journal business is also found.

Arrangement

Correspondence in this subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

4 boxes

A, 1971-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B, 1971-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1972-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1973-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E, 1971-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F, 1972-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1972-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ha-Herm, 1971-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hert-Hy, 1971-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Halle, Louis J, 1973-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I-J, 1971-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K, 1972-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kennan, George, 1973-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1971-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lovins, Amory B, 1976-1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mac-Mc, 1971-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Me-Mu, 1972-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N, 1975-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Nitze, Paul H, 1976-1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O-P, 1975-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ra-Ros, 1972-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ros-Ruz, 1971-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Radvanyi, Janos, 1972-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S-Si, 1972-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sm-Sz, 1972-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Schwarz, Barbara, 1977-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T, 1972-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U-V, 1974-1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1973-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

X-Z, 1972-1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

In-house Memoranda, 1972-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Last name unknown, 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Appointment Controversy, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Expressions of opinion on editor apt.: A-L, 1971-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Expressions of opinion on editor apt.: M-Z, 1971-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Hate mail, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Subseries 3, General Correspondence, 1961-2000, contains personal correspondence between family, friends, domestic and international contacts, authors, and political leaders. Includes a large amount of letters to authors of books Bundy read and critiqued. In particular, Bundy was heavily involved in the controversy concerning the 1975 publication of Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown. Brown challenged the loyalty of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in the ULTRA-operation (from 1940, the system by which much of the German military wireless traffic was secretly decoded by the British). Additional records and correspondence regarding the controversy can be found in the Series 2, Subject Files. Letters also reveal the personal relationships Bundy had with friends over the years. This includes his long-time relationship with Stuart Milner-Barry who served with Bundy at Bletchley Park in England. Correspondence relating to Bundy's book A Tangled Web is in Series 8.

Arrangement

Correspondence in this series is arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

3 boxes

A, 1971-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Alting Von Geusau, Frans, 1984-1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ba-Bo, 1971-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bo-Bu, 1969-1990. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bodyguard of Lies book controversy, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C, 1971-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bundy family, 1963-1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Council on Forgein Relations, 1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

D, 1961-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E-F, 1961-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Foreign Affairs, 1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G, 1969-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H-I, 1961-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Harriman, W. Averell, 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Helms, Richard, 1973-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Howard, Michael, 1977-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J-K, 1972-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kissinger, Henry, 1983-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L, 1970-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M, 1968-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Milner-Barry, Stuart, 1980-1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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N-O, 1984-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P, 1971-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ra-Ros, 1974-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rot-Ry, 1972-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S, 1972-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T-V, 1963-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W, 1969-1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Y-Z, 1971-2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Yale President Search, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Last name unknown, 1963-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous: Criticism and Comments on Vietnam Manuscript, 1969-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Series 2, Subject Files, 1950-2000, contains primarily articles, correspondence, and documents kept by Bundy on specific subjects in which he was involved or interested. The bulk of material pertains to Vietnam, including memoranda and documents that he indexed. The index is located in box 8, folder 1. The series also includes notes and speeches by others that he kept. Other material includes information on the Alger Hiss case, executive privilege, Bodyguard of Lies, and the Philip Habib project (Habib served in American embassies in Ottawa, New Zealand, South Korea, and Saigon, and in State Department posts before being named to the American delegation to the Vietnam peace talks in 1968).

Arrangement

Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Description

3 boxes

American Academy of Diplomacy, 2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

American Antiquarian Society, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bletchley Park and Enigma, 1984. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bloom, Alan, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bundy, William–Bio sketches and birth certificate, 1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bodyguard of Lies Controversy–Prince Bernhard, 1975 October-December. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Bodyguard of Lies Controversy–Prince Bernhard, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

CIA, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

CIA–Brief on Alger Hiss case, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

CIA–Security Board Hearing, 1953. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Communism–El Salvador, 1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Council on Foreign Relations–contact log, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Council on Foreign Relations, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Department of State–meeting notes, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Executive Privledge and Government Secrecy, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Executive Privledge: the Witholding of Information by the Executive, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Haig, Alexander–Appointment, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Habib, Philip–Project, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hiss, Alexander, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Iran File"–60 Minutes, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Johnson, Lydon Baines, 1963-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1962-1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kissinger, Henry, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memoriams, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pentagon Papers, 1971-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Presidential Transition, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The ULTRA Secret, 1975-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vietnam, 1964-1965. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Vietnam–Miscellaneous, 1965-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vietnam–Canada, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vietnam–Presidential Public Statement, 1950-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Westmoreland v. CBS, 1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Yale University, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Series 3, Appointment Books, Diary Highlights, and Trips, 1961-1988, includes appointment books from 1961-1986, with books from 1961-1968 containing the most detailed information about specific engagements. The appointment books from 1973-1986 are pocket calendars. There are no appointment books between 1969-1972 or after 1986. The diary highlights are made up of entries that note the time and subject of meetings. It seems as if the notations have been produced some years later, as Bundy postulates many questions and reflects on his meetings and appointments. The journal from 1975 includes actual daily entries that reveal Bundy's daily activities as editor of Foreign Affairs. The final section documents various trips Bundy took while serving as editor and later, including detailed accounts of his trips to Brussels, Bangkok, Tehran, Tokyo, Saigon, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Germany, Singapore, and London.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged by type of material and then in roughly chronological order.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Appointment Book, 1961. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Appointment Books, 1962-1965. 4 folders.
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4 folders

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1 box

1966-1968, 1966-1968. 3 folders.
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3 folders

1973-1974, 1973-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1976-1977, 1976-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1980-1981, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1982-1983, 1982-1983. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1984-1985, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Appointment Book, 1986. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notebook, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Diary Highlights, 1961-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Journal, 1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1973, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1974 February-March, 1974 February-March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1974 March, 1974 March. 2 folders.
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2 folders

1974 June, 1974 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1974-1978, 1974-1978. 4 folders.
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4 folders

1980-1983, 1980-1983. 3 folders.
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3 folders

1987, 1987. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Series 4, Public Statements, 1956-1998, is divided into speeches, interviews, oral histories, conferences, and appearances. The speeches are a combination of texts of speeches given by Bundy and programs or newspaper clippings that give information about these speeches and other public appearances. Bundy created his own index for the speeches between 1956-1968. The index is accurate but a few speeches and appearances have been added that are not listed in the index. The index for these years can be found in box 11, folder 18 and box 12, folder 12. Included in the oral history is the transcript of the interview conducted by the JFK Library in 1964. Also included is information regarding conferences that Bundy attended but did not speak at. Of note is the Vietnam Roundtable Conference at the LBJ library in 1991. He also made frequent appearances on television and radio news programs, of which the transcripts have been included. An index for appearances between 1964-1968 is in box 16, folder 7.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged by type of public statement and chronologically within each type.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Speeches, 1956-1962. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(folder 18 contains index for folders 18-20)

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1 folder

Speeches, 1963-1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches, 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches, 1966-1969. 5 folders.
Scope and Contents

(folder 2 contains index for folders 1-5)

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5 folders

Speeches, 1968 January-February. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Speeches, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Speeches, 1970-1971. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Speeches, 1972-1980. 13 folders.
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13 folders

Speeches, 1980-1984. 13 folders.
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13 folders

Speeches, 1985-1988. 5 folders.
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5 folders

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1 box

1990-1991, 1990-1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1993, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1997, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1999, 1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Interview: LBJ Library, 1969. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Interview, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Interview: Freeman Digest, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Interviews, 1980. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Interview, 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Oral History: JFK Library, 1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Oral History: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1989-1990. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Oral History, 1990. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Conferences, 1977-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Conferences: LBJ Library Vietnam Roundtable, 1991. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Conferences, 1983. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Appearances, 1964-1968. 5 folders.
Scope and Contents

(folder 7 contains index for folders 7-11)

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5 folders

Appearances, 1964-1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Appearances and Speeches–Tangled Web, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Appearances and Speeches–Tangled Web, 1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Series 5, Writings, 1961-2000 contains Bundy's writings, primarily his book Tangled Web, and other writings.

Arrangement

This series is divided into two subseries: Tangled Web, and Articles and Miscellaneous Writings.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Scope and Contents

Subseries 1, Tangled Web, 1961-2000, is divided into three sections: general, correspondence, and subject files. The first section includes the outlines, notes, and reviews. Section two contains the major correspondence Bundy had concerning the book. Major correspondence is between Marshall Green, Winston Lord, and Kent Sieg. The third section is made up of subject files that Bundy compiled while researching his book. The subjects include major issues regarding foreign policy during the Nixon presidency such as Cambodia, the Chennault Affair, Iran, the Middle East, Paris Negotiations, and Vietnam. The CIA files contain copies of intelligence memorandums, information cables, and special reports. Many of the files also include copious notes Bundy drafted as he reviewed the documents.

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5 boxes

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1 box

Outline, 1988. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Reviews, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 boxes

A-B, 1991-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C-D, 1987-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E-F, 1987-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Green, Marshall, 1991-1995. 3 folders.
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3 folders

G-H, 1986-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I-J, 1986-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K-L, 1988-2000. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lord, Winston, 1988. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Lord, Winston, 1992 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Middleton, Harry and Humphrey, David C, 1989-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M-N, 1988-1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

O-P, 1986-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q-R, 1988-1998. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S-T, 1989-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sieg, Kent, 1992-1993. 2 folders.
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2 folders

U-Z, 1989-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1995-1999. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous–letter for reviews, 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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3 boxes

American Foreign Relations, 1974-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arms Control, 1987-1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cambodia, 1970-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chennault Affair, 1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

China, 1992-1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

CIA, 1965-1975. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Congressional Actions, 1972-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Council on Foreign Relations, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dobrynin, Anatoly, 1995. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dulles, John Foster, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Energy Policy, 1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Energy Policy–Ford Administration, 1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gallup Polls, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Haig, Alexander, 1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Harlow, Bryce N.–Interview, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Harriman, W. Averell, 1967-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Helms, Richard, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

House Foreign Affairs Commission, 1970. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Humphrey, Hubert, circa 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

India/Pakistan, 1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Indochina, 1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Iran, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jackson, Henry Martin, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1968 June-September, 1968 June-September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1968 October, 1968 October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1968 November, 1968 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kenndy, John F.–Southeast Asia, 1961-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kissinger, Henry, 1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Latin America, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Middle East, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newsweek Articles, 1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Nixon, Richard, 1987-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Paris Negotiations–Clark, Clifford, 1968 October. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Personnel, 1967-1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pentagon Papers, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pursley, Robert–Interview, 1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rowe, James H. Jr, 1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rusk, Dean, 1985-1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Soviet Union, 1985-1994. 1 folder.
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1 folder

START II, 1996. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Swank, Emory Coby, 1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U.S. Air Force, 1961-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vietnam, 1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Vietnamization, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

War Powers, 1970-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Subseries 2, Articles and Miscellaneous Writings, 1965-1997, contains articles, essays, book reviews, forewords, introductions, columns, and personal poetry. Bundy produced numerous articles during his lifetime for various foreign and domestic publications and various editorials for Foreign Affairs. He tackled topics such as national security and government service, with the bulk of articles examining U.S. foreign policy toward Vietnam. During the early 1970s, Bundy wrote a guest columnist series for Newsweek. These articles focused largely on foreign policy and examined such issues as the Nixon doctrine, the Middle East, and Vietnam. The series also includes a large manuscript about Vietnam that Bundy wrote immediately after leaving the Department of State in1969. Bundy utilized his classified papers and files, which he could not cite at the time. With the Pentagon Papers and other documents coming to light, he never went back and made the necessary citations. Thus, the manuscript remains in an incomplete state, but still reveals a great deal of research concerning Vietnam foreign policy.

Arrangement

The writings in this subseries are arranged by type, including articles, book reviews, essays, introductions, letters to the editor, columns, poetry and miscellaneous.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Vietnam manuscript, 1972. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

1965, 1965. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

1968, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1979, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1982-1983, 1982-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1984, circa 1984, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1986-1987, 1986-1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles/Essays, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Articles, 1988. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Book Reviews, 1978-1987. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Book Reviews–Green, Marshall, 1989-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book Reviews–McNamara Manuscript, 1993-1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Book Reviews–McNamara Manuscript, 1994. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conference Publication, 1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Essays, 1986-1987. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Forward–Blaufarb, Douglas Book, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Introduction–Green, Marshall Book, 1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to the Editor, 1981-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Newsweek Columns, 1970-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous–Johnson, Lydon Baines, 1994-1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous–Personal Poetry, 1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous–Presidential Transition–Foreign Policy, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1995-1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Series 6, Photos and Memorabilia, circa 1941-1984 contains a small number of photos, with the bulk from the 1970s. This also includes the photos used in Tangled Web. It also contains a large framed copy of the covers of the first and last edition of Foreign Affairs that Bundy edited.

Arrangement

Materials in this series are arranged in approximate chronological order.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Photos, circa 1941-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photos, 1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photos, 1990s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photos–Tangled Web, 1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photos, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Foreign Affairs memorabilia, 1977. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Framed copy of the cover of the first and last edition Bundy edited

Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest