Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Martin Anderson Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974
Collection Number: 6107088
Anderson, Martin, 1936-
Extent: 22 linear feet, 4 linear inches, 51 boxes
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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: Martin P. Anderson was a Special Assistant to the President (1969). During President-Elect Nixon’s transitional period, Anderson
was Secretary of the Program-Co-ordination Group and helped to facilitate the development of Nixon’s legislative program.
This series reflects the work of the Program Co-ordination Group that led to the establishment of a series of task forces
created to develop legislative proposals in 1970. Anderson served as Special Consultant to the President for Systems Analysis
from 1970 to 1971.
Language of Material: English
Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release
established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.
Most government records are in the public domain, however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings,
that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Martin Anderson Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
These materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of
the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.
Martin Anderson was the Director of Research for the Nixon presidential campaign in 1968. During the transition period and
early part of the first Administration (1968-1969), Anderson was a Special Assistant to the President. He served as Special
Consultant to the President for Systems Analysis from 1970-1971.
During the transition period, Anderson was Secretary of the Program Co-ordination Group, chaired by Arthur Burns. The primary
purpose of this group was to facilitate the development of President-Elect Nixon's legislative program. The work of the group
was so successful that a series of task forces were created to develop legislative proposals for 1970.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Martin Anderson Files series is comprised of the Alpha-Name Files; the Alpha Subject Files; the Oversized Attachments,
Name and Subject Files; the Issues Files, Name and Subject Files; and the Task Force, Name and Subject Files. The Alpha-Name
Files subseries contains correspondence, memorandum, press releases, and news clippings, among others, which document a variety
of subjects related to domestic issues. The Alpha Subject Files subseries contains additional material related to a variety
of domestic issues. Also included in these files are press releases and news clippings on topics such as campus unrest, civil
rights, the draft, and environmental quality. The Oversized Attachments, Name and Subject Files contain information on topics
such as the All-Volunteer Armed Force, the Council for Urban Affairs, welfare, and family security. The Issues Files, Name
and Subject Files subseries is primarily composed of correspondence concerning issues on which the Administration wanted legislation
developed or executive action taken. Subject matter includes black capitalism, cities, gun control, housing, immigration law,
and urban renewal. The Task Force, Name and Subject Files subseries contains material pertaining to Task Force chairmen and
members, Task Force meetings, reports, recommendations, and summaries. Topics reflect areas in which the Nixon Administration
wished to develop legislation or take executive action in 1970, for example, the Association for a Volunteer Army (AVAF).
Anderson has papers deposited at the Hoover Institute at Stanford which include materials from his White House files.