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Collection Description & Creator Information
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.
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I-J; William P. Bundy Papers, MC189, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
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- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 17
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