ANDERSON, John Zuinglius, 1904-1981


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Frances Perkins papers, ca. 1895-1965, 71 linear feet.
Persons represented include John Zuinglius Anderson. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Oral History: 1971, 64 pages.
A copy of an oral history interview originally conducted by the Eisenhower Library.


Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Abilene, KS
Papers: 1952-1968, less than 1 linear foot.
The papers of Jack Z. Anderson span the years 1952 to 1968, but the bulk of the material covers the years 1955-1960 when Mr. Anderson served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture and as Administrative Assistant to the President. It consists of copies of his diary and official memoranda addressed to Mrs. Whitman and the Secretary of Agriculture. The topics discussed in this material include: Meetings at the White House, congressional liaison, agriculture, price supports, 1956 Farm Bill, 1956 and 1958 elections drought, postal rate increases, housing, Natural Gas Bill, corn sales policy, the budget, Hawaiian and Alaskan statehood, air modernization, veteran’s pensions, water rights, reclamation, Hells Canyon, civil rights, mineral programs, national health, school construction, Small Projects Act, tariff, reciprocal trade, and defense production. The rest of the collection is composed of a collection of 63 photocopies of doodles drawn by President Eisenhower and some letters written by Mr. Eisenhower to Mr. Anderson during the period, 1952-1968. These are mainly of a routine nature—congratulatory messages and thank you notes. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: 1956-1961, approximately 1 linear foot.
The records document Jack Z. Anderson’s role as an Administrative Assistant to President Eisenhower. The file consists of correspondence, memoranda, speech drafts (some annotated), reports, tables, press releases and printed materials. No original over-all arrangement was apparent and the folders have been arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Oral History: 1970-1971, 64 pages.
An oral history interview with Jack Z. Anderson.


Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Oral History: 1931-1952, 21 pages.
An oral history interview with John Z. Anderson.