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Dillon Anderson papers

Identifier: MS 0540
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, and drafts of Dillon Anderson's book, Recollections of Eisenhower, as well as correspondence with President Eisenhower, notes, and drafts of his speeches, related to his time as National Security Advisor. Series III and IV include Anderson's personal literary works, mainly short stories and articles, and editorial correspondence.


  • Creation: 1941-1973


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Dillon Anderson papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical Note

Dillon Anderson (1906-1974) attended Texas Christian University and went on to receive his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 1927. He then attended Yale Law School, receiving his L.L.B. in 1929. He became a partner of the law firm Baker Botts of Houston, Texas before serving in World War II. In 1953, he was an official on the National Security Council, before becoming the National Security Advisor in 1955. He also wrote and published numerous short fiction stories, mostly in the 1960s.


7 Linear Feet ( (12 boxes))

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Contains materials relating to Anderson's work with Dwight D. Eisenhower as National Security Advisor as well as correspondence and manuscripts related to his short stories, his book Recollections of Eisenhower and book reviews.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Susan Anderson Whiteford, Jill Anderson Kyle and Elizabeth Anderson Martin in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA