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Denis Brian Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Brian, Denis.
Title: Denis Brian Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1965-2001
Quantity: 6 linear ft
Abstract: The papers of Welsh biographer and journalist. Includes notes, photos, manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, interview transcripts and audio recordings with the subjects of his biographies and others.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Denis Brian (1923- ) is a Welsh journalist and author, best known for his biographies.

He was born in Cardiff, South Wales and began his career as a journalist for The Irish News. In 1959, he emigrated to the United Staes and worked as a freelance writer. He is the author of over 30 books, including biographies of Tallulah Bankhead, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, and Jeane Dixon. Mr. Brian's style of biography was to interview those surrounding the subject of his work to provide deeper context to the story.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Brian, Denis.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Denis Brian Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Denis Brian, 2016

Finding Aid Information

Created by: PJM
Date: 24 Oct 2016
Revision history:

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