Lester David papers, 1910-1998.


Lester David papers, 1910-1998.

The Lester David collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, notes, audio-visual materials, and photographs from his career as journalist and author. The papers are primary documentation of the activities of a writer during the second half of the twentieth century, containing information about his subjects. They also document his journalistic work, revealing how he obtained and developed material and how his works appeared in their final form. The papers also document David's development as an author. Of particular interest are the materials for David's articles and books about the Kennedys.

66 cubic ft. (147 boxes)

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