Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 2, Articles and Miscellaneous Writings, 1965-1999

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

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.


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

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:

Subseries 2, Articles and Miscellaneous Writings; William P. Bundy Papers, MC189, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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