Ray Zager's Diary Library
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Ray Zager's Diary Library|
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 9-5|
|Description:||This is the second largest diary library in the United States. Books do not circulate. They can be studied on premises and questions can be asked in writing or by phone. Much of the library consists of individual published diary/volumes from diary writers around the world. The library now contains of 1,200 volumes. It is made up of books, files, pictures, posters, and memorabilia. An example of the files are: world collections, world libraries, magazine articles, diary classes, Diary Journal Society, children's diaries, children diary exhibit, Concord exhibit, diamnisia, and diary as history.
It also has many published diary books of the "major" diarists of the world. A major diarist is a person who has written a diary of significant worth which has added to our literature. To name just a few of them: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Samuel Pepys, John Adams, Anais Nin, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, James Boswell, Reverend Kilvert, Opal Whiteley, Anne Frank, May Sarton, and Katherin Mansfield.
The Children's collection includes the diaries of: Louisa May Alcott, Marie Baskirtseff, Pet Majory Fleming, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Theodore Roosevelt, Karen Horney, Selma Lagerlof, Helene Morley, and many others. Within this collection there are photographs, letters, interviews, stories, hypnogogic imagery, and biographies.
To view the library or study there, contact Ray Zager through the website.
Raymond Lee Zager is a retired lawyer and a devoted diarist. He has been teaching diary writing since the 1970's in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and the University of California.
ELIGIBILITY: Be a member of public
|Mission:||To bring source material to the public.
Window of Self: A Diary is Forever, book
|Volunteer Info:||Volunteers are needed for help in library.|
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Call for information|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||California (Central)|
|This record last modified October 4, 2012|