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August Collection of the Month: the Papers of Daryl Gibson

Special Collections has recently received a notable addition to our large collection of Jack Anderson papers: the papers of Daryl Gibson, Anderson’s coauthor on his 1999 autobiography Peace, War, and Politics: An Eyewitness Account. Ms. Gibson kept these detailed files while assisting Anderson on the book, a 50-year retrospective on his career as an investigative journalist.  This small series of four boxes of material - consisting of copies of key documents and articles - is an excellent introduction to Anderson’s work. Key topics represented include: U.S. presidents from Kennedy to Reagan, J. Edgar Hoover, the Watergate scandal, Muammar Gaddafi, and organized crime. Students of history may want to take a look at Peace, War, and Politics first (available in the stacks at Gelman Library as well as in Special Collections), and then take a look at the Gibson papers, to see the documents underlying the story of his fascinating life.

To learn more about this series (Series 15) and the entire Anderson collection, please browse the finding aid at

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