Anderson, Patrick (1936- )

The Patrick Anderson collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material.

Manuscripts in the collection include Anderson’s nonfiction memoirs The President’s Men (Doubleday, 1968) and Electing Jimmy Carter: The Campaign of 1976 (Louisiana State University Press, 1994), as well as his novels The Approach to Kings (Doubleday, 1970), Actions and Passions (Doubleday, 1974), The President’s Mistress (written under the title Affairs of State ; Simon and Schuster, 1976), First Family (Simon and Schuster, 1978; also published as White House, Secker and Warburg, 1979), Lords of the Earth (Doubleday, 1984), and Sinister Forces (Doubleday, 1986). Also included is the manuscript of Anderson’s short story “The Japanese Soldier.”

Correspondence in the collection consists of letters regarding Anderson’s writings, especially The President’s Men and The Approach to Kings . Notable correspondents include Sherman Adams, Clark M. Clifford, Richard N. Goodwin, Stephen Hess, Michael Korda, Willie Morris, Lawrence O’Brien, Cyrus R. Smith, Gay Talese, Leslie Whitten, and Adam Yarmolinsky. There are several letters to Anderson from Bill Moyers; these include Moyers’s notes on Anderson’s The President’s Men, an enclosure regarding Project Cabriolet, and notes from Anderson’s interview with Moyers.

The printed material in the collection includes reviews of The President’s Men and The Approach to Kings, research material for The Approach to Kings, reviews and publicity regarding First Family, and “Rushing Toward a Footnote in History,” Anderson’s article on John W. Dean II for the New York Times Magazine (1973).

Notable Figures
1. Anderson, Patrick, 1936-
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Authors, American
3. Reviews
4. Journalists -- United States
5. Political campaigns – United States
6. United States – Politics and government – 1974-1977
7. American literature--20th century
8. Presidents – United States – Election – 1976
9. Galley proofs