Zelnick, Robert (1940- )
Scope:
The Robert Zelnick collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items.

Manuscript material related to Zelnick's various books include drafts for The Blackgammon Speech; Countdown to Crisis, with correspondence; and The Myths of Decline.  There is an untitled manuscript re: Richard Nixon interviews, probably for Frost/Nixon, which includes an incomplete draft, chapter fragments, and notes.  Other manuscripts by Zelnick include items for broadcast on World News Tonight and Good Morning America; essays; book reviews; articles; news stories; reports; and other items.  

Correspondence in the collection dates from the 1970s through the early 1980s.  Included are letters regarding the University of Virginia, Tulane University, the Council on Foreign Relations, speaking engagements, and other subjects.

Printed material includes numerous files of clippings both by and about Zelnick, dated from 1963 to 1984.  There is also considerable material related to Zelnick‚Äôs Frost/Nixon writings.  This includes drafts of questions for Nixon about Watergate, Chilean democracy, civil rights, abuse of power in the White House, national security, wiretaps, and the Soviet Union.  Files may include correspondence, interviews, outlines, memos, and other printed material.  There are files concerning various conferences on arms control, nuclear weapons, security, and defense.  These include press releases, printed material, holograph notes, conference materials, committee reports, speeches, itineraries, and agendas.  There are numerous files of memoranda, arranged chronologically, dating from Sep. 1977 through 1982.  They cover presidential campaigns and elections, the Carter administration, the Iran-Iraq conflict, and energy.  There are notebooks regarding National Public Radio, and nine untitled notebooks covering elections, interviews, arms control, court cases, and telephone numbers.

There is also a section of audio materials which include reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and long-playing records.
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Notable Figures
1. Zelnick, Robert, 1940-
Associated Subjects
1. The Vietnam War Subject Guide