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Tom Anderson papers

Identifier: Coll 157


Consists of extensive correspondence (approx. 20,000 letters); writings and speeches by Anderson and others, primarily his weekly editorial column Straight Talk and other American Way Features publications; American Party files including campaign material.


  • Creation: 1943-1986


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Thomas Jefferson Anderson (1910-2002) was a member of the John Birch Society National Council, publisher of farm magazines, editorialist, public speaker, and political activist in the American Party.


94 linear feet (172 containers) : 172 boxes

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Other Finding Aids

See the Collective Name Index to the Research Collection of Conservative and Libertarian Studies for a cross-referenced index to names of correspondents in this collection, if any, and 37 related University of Oregon collections, including dates of correspondence. See index instructions on use.

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected sound recordings in this collection are available as digital audio files from Special Collections & University Archives: Reel 13.

Separated Materials note

Photographs in this collection are stored separately under call number PH201.

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Tom Anderson Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA