Document Reference NumberRM/3
TitleRené MacColl's diaries dating from 1958 to 1968.
DescriptionThe diaries include entries related to key events in 20th century history, including the assinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the Vietnam War and the American presidential elections. However, the amount of information related to his foreign assignments is somewhat limited and tends to relate to the practicalities of each assignment, such as travel and accommodation arrangements, rather than the news stories themselves. Nonetheless, they provide a vivid account of life as a foreign correspondent during the 1960s, including the lavish entertaining and infamous expense accounts. The diaries also include MacColl's more domestic and personal details, including dinner arrangements, theatre visits, parties, birthdays and excursions with his wife, Hermione. MacColl often revisited his diary and a number of entries feature annotations made by MacColl at a later date.
Extent11 vols
ArrangementThe diaries have been arranged in chronological order
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