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William P. Bundy Papers
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.
Public Policy Papers