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Diary (Asia)

Identifier: SC 00023

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one diary containing thoughts transcribed by an unknown author during a 1982 trip to Asia, with trips to Thailand, India, and Hong Kong. The author comments on the scenery and the locals. Much of the diary concerns Les — the author's significant other and travel companion who left as tensions rose between them. The author's travels, thoughts, and interactions with locals are increasingly bitter and lonely after Les departed. The seller of the diary alludes that the author and Les were lesbian partners but this has not been confirmed. Only about a third of the diary contains entries.


  • Creation: 1981-1982

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.243 was received by Special Collections by U.S.P.S. on 2/20/2014.

Physical Description

Approximately 100 pages.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in January 2015.

Guide to the Diary (Asia)
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository