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Bundy, McGeorge



McGeorge "Mac" Bundy was born March 30, 1919 in Boston and died September 16, 1996 in Boston. He was United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson from January 20, 1961 to February 28, 1966, and president of the Ford Foundation from 1966 through 1979. He is known primarily for his role in escalating the involvement of the United States in Vietnam during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Bundy served as a tenured professor of government at Harvard University, despite having only a bachelor’s degree and never having taken any classes in government. In 1953, Bundy was appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard at the age of thirty-four, the youngest in the school’s history. From 1979 to 1989 he was a professor of history at New York University, and he was scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Corporation from 1990 to 1996. From 1945 to 1947 Bundy co-authored recently retired United States Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson’s third-person autobiography, On Active Service in Peace and War, which was published in 1947 (Wikipedia, accessed 9/27/21).

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Records of Radcliffe College President Mary Ingraham Bunting-Smith, 1960-1972

Collection Identifier: RG II, Series 4

Official Radcliffe College correspondence, reports, minutes, etc., of Mary Bunting-Smith, professor and fifth president of Radcliffe College.

Charles E. (Charles Edward) Wyzanski papers

Collection Identifier: HOLLIS 601704

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence together with legal briefs, memos, and other types of legal documents. Correspondence concerns Wyzanski's professional and personal life, national matters, and Harvard affairs.

Felix Frankfurter Visual Materials

Collection Identifier: LAW-AVM-228

Prints and photographs relating to the life and career of Felix Frankfurter.

Letter from McGeorge Bundy, Harvard University, 5 University Hall, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Morgan and Company, 14 Place Vendome, Paris 1, France, August 10, 1956 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 12, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E12:Bundy 1956.08.10
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from McGeorge Bundy, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University to Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Bliss informs them of a unanimous recommendation for the appointment of the first research fellow in Landscape Architecture, Ralph E. Griswold. He offers Griswold's professional background. He tells them that Griswold wrote a letter to Mr. Rapuano on July 4, 1956 expressing his willingness to be considered for the appointment. A copy of...

Letter from McGeorge Bundy, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 5 University Hall, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 1537 28th Street, Georgetown, Washington 7, D.C., May 7, 1956 Digital

File — Box: E, Folder: 17, item: 4Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E17:Bundy 1956.05.07
Scope and Contents:

Typescript letter with handwritten signature from McGeorge Bundy to Mildred Bliss thanks her for a pleasurable luncheon at her home after the symposium. He feels the symposium was "remarkably fine." He hopes her expedition to Greece will be all that it sounds to be.

Papers of Avis Howard Thayer Bohlen, 1929-1981

Collection Identifier: 82-M28

Correspondence, travel diaries, photographs, etc., of Avis Howard Thayer Bohlen, member of the Association of American Foreign Service Women.

Papers of NOW officer Judith Lightfoot, 1971-1977

Collection Identifier: MC 485

Papers of National Organization for Women officer Judith Lightfoot, NOW chair.

Philip Elman papers

Collection Identifier: HOLLIS 2277376

Materials relating mainly to Felix Frankfurter's work on the Supreme Court and Elman's work with the Solicitor General. Includes numerous notes from Frankfurter pertaining to cases before the Supreme Court, particularly the historic cases of Willie Francis, Rosenberg, Brown v. Board of Education, and Cooper v. Aaron.