Bradley H. Patterson, Jr., served as an Executive Assistant, Special Consultant to the President in the office of Leonard
Garment. The file group reflects Patterson’s responsibilities in civil rights, plans for the American Revolution Bicentennial
celebration, oversight of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities, U.S.-American
Jewish affairs, Native Americans, and cable TV regulation. Patterson also has a three (3) box series entitled “The Late Accretion
File.” The files consist of an alpha-subject series that approximately parallels the Alpha-Subject Files in the Patterson
papers but was added after the main body of documents had already been processed. The emphasis of the documents in this file
is on African Americans.
Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings,
that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.