C. David Heymann: American Legacy Collection
C. David Heymann, 1945-2012
This collection was donated by C. David Heymann in 2011.
Extent, Scope, and Content Note
The C. David Heymann Collection consists primarily of 22.9 linear ft. of research files, newspaper clippings, notes, correspondence, and taped interviews used by David Heymann in the preparation of his literary manuscripts. The bulk of the material was used for the book American Legacy: The Story of John & Caroline Kennedy (2007).
Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Special Collections in 2017. The files are organized in the order they were received by subject and format.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in July 2019.
Restrictions on Access
Some restrictions as per donor. Recordings can not be duplicated.
Rights and Permissions
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.
[Item], [Box], C. David Heymann: American Legacy Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.
David Heymann (1945-2012) was a literary biographer turned best-selling celebrity biographer. Born Clemens Claude Oscar Heymann, he authored three New York Times best-sellers: A Woman Named Jackie (1989), a life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that reached No. 1; Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor (1995), and Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story (2009). Other works include: Poor Little Rich Girl: The Life and Legend of Barbara Hutton (1983); Ezra Pound, the Last Rower: A Political Profile (1976); American Aristocracy: The Lives and Times of James Russell, Amy, and Robert Lowell (1980); RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy (1998); The Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club: Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation’s Capital (2003); and American Legacy: The Story of John & Caroline Kennedy (2007). Heymann earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell (1966) and master of fine arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1969). He did doctoral-level study in English literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. (Source: New York Times, May 10, 2012)
Kennedy, John F., -- Jr., -- 1960-1999.
Kennedy, Caroline, -- 1957-
Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Kennedy, John F. -- Jr., -- 1960-1999.
Children of presidents.
Box 1: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Box 2: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Box 3: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Box 4: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Box 5: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Box 6: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Box 7: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Box 8: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Box 9: Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
Box 10: Robert F. Kennedy
Box 11: Robert Kennedy; John F. Kennedy
Box 12: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Box 13: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Box 14: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Box 15: Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy; Bessette family
Box 16: Edwin Schlossberg
Box 17: Kennedy family
Box 18: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Shriver family; Radziwill family; Michael Skakel; Onassis family
Box 19: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Shriver family; Radziwill family; Michael Skakel; Onassis family
Box 20: single issues of magazines
Box 21: single issues of magazines
Box 22: subject files, A t o Cal
Box 23: subject files, Cam to E
Box 24: subject files, F to Hann
Box 25: subject files, Hant to Ker
Box 26: subject files, Kha to McCle
Box 27: subject files, McCon to R
Box 28: subject files, S
Box 29: subject files, T to Z
Box 30: interview index; interviews obtained from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library; Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis tape log
Box 31: subject files, C. David Heymann books on the Kennedy family
Box 32: subject files, C. David Heymann books on Barbara Hutton, Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound, The Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club, Elizabeth Taylor
Box 33: subject files, C. David Heymann book reviews; biographical; correspondence, authored articles
Box 34: interviews on cassette tapes
Box 35: interviews on cassette tapes
Box 36: interviews on cassette tapes
Box 37: interviews on cassette tapes
Box 38: interviews on cassette tapes
Box 39: interviews on cassette tapes
Box 40: interviews on cassette tapes