Diaries -- Connecticut -- Stamford -- 20th Century
Subject Source: Local sources
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Call Number: GEN MSS 885
Overview: The John L. De Forest Papers contain forty volumes of typescript diaries, 1935-2000, many with newspaper clippings and other related materials laid in. Diaries include entries relating to jazz musician and family friend Benny Goodman; Yiddish author Sholem Asch, for whom De Forest worked as a secretary in the 1940s; political associate John Davis Lodge, governor of Connecticut, 1951-1955; and Dutch historian and journalist Hendrik Willem Van Loon. The collection also includes typescript...
Dates: 1875-2000, bulk 1934-2000