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Description
Robert Lawrence Balzer was a wine writer, wine educator, and restaurateur. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writing drafts, news clippings, awards and certificates, artwork, and assorted materials relating to wine. There are also documents focusing on the country of Cambodia and Balzer's study of Buddhism.
Background
Robert Lawrence Balzer was a noted writer, author, and instructor on the subject of wine, as well as a restaurateur. Balzer was born on June 25, 1912 in Des Moines, Iowa and was the youngest child of Albert, a grocer, and Selma Balzer. Balzer had one sister, Helen, who was born in 1909. In 1917, Selma and her children traveled to Long Beach, California, where they spent the winter on advice of their doctor. The family eventually moved to Long Beach permanently in 1919.
Extent
70.27 Linear Feet (73 boxes, 3 flat file drawers, 2 Imperial-sized wine bottles)
Restrictions
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Availability
Advance notice required for access.