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With a combination of righteous indignation and dogged persistence, Jack Northman Anderson established a new standard of unyielding investigative journalism for both Washington DC and the nation at large. An impassioned crusader against the excesses of political power and bureaucratic inefficiency, Anderson proudly wore the moniker of “muckraker,” bringing the convictions of his Mormon upbringing to bear upon the capital’s elected officials.

The scope of materials contained in The Jack Anderson Collection, acquired by The George Washington University in 2005, represent the many facets of his storied, sixty-year-plus journalistic career. The documents range from his earliest journalistic undertakings during his boyhood in Salt Lake City, to his newspaper, television and radio output, and to his later charitable causes and personal work.