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The Presidential historical materials of Martin Anderson 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 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.

Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   22 linear feet, 3 linear inches
  • Approximate number of pages:  40,800

Biographical Note

August 5, 1936 born in Lowell, Massachusetts

1957 A.B. Dartmouth

1958 M.S. in Engineering and Business Administration, Thayer School of Engineering and Amos Tuck School of Business Administration

1962 Ph.D. in Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1965 Married Annelise Graebner

1962-1968 Associate Professor of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

1968-1969 Special Assistant to the President

1970-1971 Special Consultant to the President for Systems Analysis

1971-1981 Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University

1981-1982 Assistant to the President for Policy Development

Scope and Content Note

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.

The files are arranged in five series that include an alpha-name and an alpha subject file; an oversized attachment file with an alpha-name and an alpha subject file; and issue and task force files, each with an alpha-name and an alpha subject file.

Anderson has papers deposited at the Hoover Institute at Stanford which include materials from his White House files.

Series Description

Boxes:   1-3
Series:   Alpha-Name Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1970-1971
Description:   This series is arranged alphabetically by name of White House Staff member, then A-Z. Types of materials include original and copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence, press releases and newsclippings. The same types of materials are found in each of the subsequent series described below. Topics include the all-volunteer armed force; radical-liberal voting record; urban renewal; inflation; wage and price controls; budget cuts; reform of the Family Assistance Plan; government reorganization; Domestic Council meetings; health care; supersonic aircraft (SST); and other subjects related to domestic issues.

Boxes:   4-8
Series:   Alpha Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1967-1971
Description:   The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include one box of newsclippings and press releases also arranged alphabetically by subject. The topics included are reflected in the folder titles.

Boxes:   9-20
Series:   Oversized Attachments, Name and Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1968-1970
Description:   This series contains two boxes of alpha-name files and ten boxes of alpha-subject files that were maintained in oversized hanging files. Among the major topics are the all-volunteer armed force, the Council for Urban Affairs, welfare and family security.

Boxes:   21-33
Series:   Issue Files, Name and Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1957-1970
Description:   One box of alphabetically arranged name files and twelve boxes of alpha-subject files comprise this series. The correspondence concerns issues on which the Administration wanted legislation developed or executive action taken.

Boxes:   34-51
Series:   Task Force, Name and Subject Files | Folder Title List
Spans:   1968-1971
Description:   This series has two boxes of name files and sixteen boxes of subject files. They pertain to Task Force chairmen and members, Task Force meetings, reports, recommendations and summaries. Topics reflect the areas in which the Administration wished to develop legislation or take executive action in 1970.

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