Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1, Tangled Web, 1960-2000

5 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

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.


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

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 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 1, Tangled Web; William P. Bundy Papers, MC189, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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