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Secrest (Meryle) collection
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Sound recordings, notes, writings, clippings, and photographs relating to Svetlana Allilueva, daughter of Joseph Stalin, compiled by Meryle Secrest as working materials for an unfinished biography of Allilueva. Includes recorded interviews with Allilueva conducted in 1994.
Meryle Secrest is an award-winning biographer, mainly of artists and other prominent figures in the art world. She was born on April 23, 1930 in Bath, England. She was educated there, but later immigrated to Canada with her family. Secrest worked as a journalist for the Hamilton News in Ontario, where she was named "Most Promising Young Writer" by the Canadian Women's Press Club. In 1964, Secrest began writing profile interviews for the Washington Post, but left in 1975 in order to write books full-time.
1 manuscript box, 3 card file boxes (1.7 Linear Feet)
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