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Title
C. David Heymann: American Legacy Collection

Collection Number
SC 412

OCLC Number
In-process

Creator 
C. David Heymann, 1945-2012

Provenance 
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.

Language
English 

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.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box], C. David Heymann:   American Legacy  Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
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)

Subjects
Kennedy, John F., -- Jr., -- 1960-1999.
Kennedy, Caroline, -- 1957-
Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Kennedy, John F. -- Jr., -- 1960-1999.
Children of presidents.
United States.

INVENTORY

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