Contents and Arrangement

Series 4: Public Statements, 1956-1999

6 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

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.


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

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

Materials in this series are open for research.

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:

Series 4: Public Statements; William P. Bundy Papers, MC189, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 11-16