Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 3, General, 1961-2000

3 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

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.


Correspondence in this series is arranged alphabetically.

Collection History


No information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information

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.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Box 5 Folder 13 is closed until Henry Kissinger's death. All other materials are open for research use.

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.

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:

Subseries 3, General; William P. Bundy Papers, MC189, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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