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, 2 CD boxes, 1 card file box
(1.7 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.