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Date Received:


Date Processed:

May 2010

Acquisitions Information:

Papers were acquired from Vicky Andrews, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Series, Box number, Folder number and/or title, Andrews' Princess Diana Collection, MSS  354, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Library

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Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Collection Summary:

The Andrews’ Princess Diana Collection has six series.  Books in this collection comprise Series I and are represented in this finding aid by a list containing complete bibliographical entries.  The books are cataloged and classified and are in Special Collections’ Russel Nye Popular Culture Collection which is arranged by Library of Congress call number.  Series II contains People Weekly issues.  Series III contains Majesty issues.  Series IV contains Royalty Monthly issues.  Series V contains miscellaneous magazine issues.  Series VI contains pamphlets under 50 pages, unpaged items, items without OCLC cataloging records, a cassette tape of the royal wedding, and ephemera.

Historical Background:

Diana (Lady Diana Frances Spencer), Princess of Wales, 1961-1997, was born July 1, 1961, at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, the third daughter of (Edward) John ‘Spencer,  Viscount Althorp, later eighth Earl Spencer, 1924-1992, and his first wife, the Hon. Frances Ruth Burke Roche, b. 1936.  Her siblings are Jane, Sarah, and Charles.  Jane married Robert Fellowes, a private secretary to Queen Elizabeth II.  Sarah dated Charles, the Prince of Wales.  Diana first met Prince Charles, the oldest child/son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, in 1977, when he came to Althrop, which is near Sandringham, for the shooting.

Diana was an unremarkable student.  From 1978-80 she taught small children dancing, worked at Young England Kindergarten, Pimlico, London, and was a private nanny.  She met Prince Charles for the second time in July, 1980.  He proposed to her and she accepted him on Feb. 6, 1981.  Diana and Charles married July 29, 1981, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

The couple had two sons, Princes William and Henry (Harry), born in 1982 and 1984, respectively.  Their marriage, sadly, was not a long-term success; he was 13 years older than she was and they had quite different personal interests and temperaments.  Charles, Diana, and their relationship itself were continually in the media spotlight and this did not help any.  Both took lovers; they separated in 1992, and divorced in 1996.

Following a vacation on a yacht in the Mediterranean in the summer of 1997, Diana began a relationship with the yacht owner’s son, Dodi Fayed.  Early Sunday morning August 31, 1997, they had an automobile accident in a tunnel in Paris.  Dodi and the driver died at the scene of the accident.  Diana died two hours later at La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.  Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, unconscious for two weeks, recovered.

Diana was wildly popular with people in the British Isles and, indeed, around the world as Princess of Wales.  She engaged in much charitable work, particularly with causes of children, HIV/AIDS, personal relationships, eating disorders, and against landmines.  Her capacity for empathy and its demonstration in public set a new standard for the Royal family.  The press’ attention to her was continual, which is why this collection of material is noteworthy.

Read the entry on Diana in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, c 2004, vol. 16, pp. 16-21 for more information.

Processing Note:

Processed by Agnes Haigh Widder, 2010.


Series I: Books

Series II: People Weekly

Series III: Majesty

Series IV: Royalty Monthly

Series V: Miscellaneous Magazines

Series VI: Pamphlets under 50 Pages, Unpaged Items, Items without OCLC Cataloging Records, Cassette Tape of the Royal Wedding, and Ephemera

Description of series:

Series I: Books

These books are part of the catalogued Special Collections Russel Nye Popular Culture Collection.

Box Folder Folder/Description
1 1 List of the Books in the Collection
  • Andrew, Duke of York.  Photographs.  London, Hamish Hamilton, 1985.
  • Barry, Stephen P. Royal Secrets the View from Downstairs.  NY, Villard Books, 1985.  Mn DA 590. B265 1985
  • Barry. Stephen P.  Royal Service My Twelve Years as Valet to Prince Charles.  NY, Macmillan, c1983.  Mn DA591.A33 B37 1983
  • Burnet, Alastair.  In Person the Prince and Princess of Wales.  Toronto, Doubleday Canada Ltd., c1985.
  • Burrell, Paul.  Royal Duty.  NY, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2003.  Mn DA591.A45 D526 2003
  • Burrell, Paul.  Way We Were Remembering Diana.  NY, William Morrow, c2006. Mn DA 591 .A45 D5263 2006.
  • Burnet, Alastair.  Book of the Royal Wedding.  NY, Summit Books, c1986.
  • Burnet, Alastair.  In Private-In Public the Prince and Princess of Wales.  London, Michael O’Mara Books Ltd. In assoc. with Independent Television News Limited, c1986.
  • Campbell, Colin, Lady.  Diana in Private the Princess Nobody Knows.  NY, St. Martin’s Paperbacks, c1992.
  • Crawford, Marion.  Little Princesses.  NY, Harcourt, Brace, and Co., c1950.  Mn DA585.A4 C7
  • Donnelly, Peter.  Diana a Tribute to the People’s Princess.  Philadelphia, Courage Books, c1997.
  • Emanuel, Tom  Diana a Royal Tribute.  S.l., National Publishers Services, 1997.
  • Englund, Steven.  Grace of Monaco an Interpretive Biography.  Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Co., 1984.  Mn DC943.G7 E54 1984
  • Fairley, Josephine.  Princess and the Duchess.  NY, St. Martin’s, c1989.  Mn DA590 .F3 1989
  • Graham, Tim.  Diana H.R.H. the Princess of Wales.  London, Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., c1988.
  • Graham, Tim.  ITN Book of the Royal Year.  London, Michael O’Mara Ltd., c1987.
  • Graham, Tim.  Royal Year 1988.  [London], Michael O’Mara Books Limited, 1988.
  • Hall, Trevor.  Born to be King, Prince William of Wales.  Toronto, Collins, c1982.
  • Hall, Trevor.  Charles & Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales.  NY, Crescent Books, c1982.
  • Hall, Trevor.  Invitation to a Royal Wedding.  [London], Collins Royal, [1986].
  • Hall, Trevor and Levenson, David.  Charles and Diana Visit Canada.  Don Mills, Ont., Collins, c1983.
  • Hall, Trevor.  Princess Diana.  Don Mills, Ont., Collins Royal, c1985.
  • Holden, Anthony.  Diana Her Life and Legacy.  NY, Random House, c1997.
  • Junor, Penny.  Charles.  London, Sidgwick and Jackson, c1987. Mn DA591.A33 J86 1987
  • Kurz, Martine and Gauthey, Christine.  Diana a Princess for the World.  NY Barnes and Noble Books, c1997.
  • Lacey, Robert.  Majesty Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor.  NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1977.  Mn DA590 .L28
  • Lacey, Robert.  Princess.  Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1982.
  • Leete-Hodge, Lornie.  Country Life Book of Diana Princess of Wales.  London, Hamlyn Publishing Group for Country Life Books, c1982.
  • Levenson, David and Hall, Trevor.  Charles & Diana’s First Royal Tour.  Guildford, Surrey, Colour Library Books, 1983.
  • Martin, Ralph G.  Charles & Diana.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c1985.  Mn DA591.A33 M36 1985
  • Montague-Smith, Patrick.  Country Life Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee.  London, Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., for Country Life Books, c1976.
  • Morrow, Ann.  Queen Mother.  London, Granada, 1984.  Mn related DA585.A2 M67 1985
  • Morton, Andrew.  Diana Her New Life.  NY, Simon and Schuster, c1994. Mn related DA591.A45 M669 1995b
  • Morton, Andrew.  Diana Her True Story.  NY, Pocket Books, c1992.  Mn related DA591.A45 M67 1992
  • Morton, Andrew.  Duchess.  London, Michael O’Mara Books, Ltd., c1988 Mn Related DA591.A45 Y676 1989
  • Mosley, Leonard and Haswell, Robert.  Royals.  London, Leslie Frewin, c1966.
  • Our Royal Family.  Guildford, Coombe Books, c1983.
  • Owen, Jane.  Diana Princess of Wales the Book of Fashion.  [NY], Greenwich House, 1983.
  • Parker, John.  King of Fools.  NY, St. Martin’s Press, c1988.
  • Pasternak, Anna.  Princess in Love. NY, Dutton, c1994.  Mn DA 591 .A45 P37 1994.
  • Perry, George.  Diana a Celebration.  Leicester, Windward, an imprint of W.H. Smith, c1982.
  • Princess Diana, Her Life in Words and Pictures.  Radnor, Pa., News America Publications, 1997.
  • Queen Mary a Picture Pageant of Her Wonderful Years.  London, London Express Newspaper Ltd., n.d.
  • Rhodes James, Robert.  Prince Albert a Biography.  NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.  Mn related DA 559.A1 J36 1983
  • Royal Weddings in Vogue, 1922-1981.  London, Conde Nast, 1981.
  • Seward, Ingrid.  Diana an Intimate Portrait.  Chicago, Contemporary Books, c1988.
  • Seward, Ingrid.  Royal Style. NY, St. Martin’s Press, c1988.  Mn DA590 .S45 1988
  • Sheridan, Lisa.  From Cabbages to Kings the Autobiography of Lisa Sheridan.  London, Oldhams Press, Ltd., 1955.
  • Strong, Roy.  Cecil Beaton: the Royal Portraits.  Toronto, Doubleday Canada Ltd., c1988.
  • Talbot, Godfrey.  Country Life Book of the Royal Family.  Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, Country Life Books, 1980.
  • Time Annual, 1997 the Year in Review.  NY, Time Books, 1997.
  • Wade, Judy.  Charles & Diana Inside a Royal Marriage.  New South Wales, Australia, Eden, c1987.
  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield.  Heart has its Reasons the Memoirs of the Duchess of Windsor.  London, Companion Book Club, n.d. Mn related DA581.W77 A3
  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield.  Wallis and Edward Letters 1931-1937 the Intimate Correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.  Edited by Michael Bloch.  NY, Summit Books, c1986.  Mn related DA 581.W5 A4 1986

Series II:

Includes the following issues of People Weekly:

Box Dates
1 1992
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • August 3
  • April 12
  • September 6
  • June 13
  • July 16
  • September 5
  • October 17
  • October 31
  • March 11
  • June 17
  • July 1
  • July 29
  • December 9
  • March 11
  • August 25
  • Sept. 15 (2 copies)
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • December 1
  • August 31
  • July 5
  • August 23
  • April 24
  • July 3
  • June 25
  • October 8
People Weekly Extra the Diana Years Special Photo Issue Spring, 1996

People Weekly the Diana Years Photo Special Collectors’ Edition, c1996

People Weekly Tribute Diana Princess of Wales 1961-1997 Special Collector’s Issue, Fall, 1997

People Weekly the Diana Years, Commemorative Edition, c1997

People Weekly 25 Years Special Anniversary Issue, March 15-22, 1999

People Weekly 25 Amazing Years Collector’s Edition, c1999

People Weekly Favorite Pictures Special Collector’s Edition, c2000

Diana an Amazing Life, the People Cover Stories 1981-1997, n.d.

Series III:

Includes the following issues of Majesty:

Box Files/Description
2 Vol. 4, #6-9, 11-12
  Vol. 5, #1-4, 6-8, 10
  Vol. 6, #1,12
  Vol. 7, #8,10,12
  Vol. 8, #2-3, 7-11
  Vol. 9, #1-12
  Vol. 10, #1-9
  Vol. 11, #2-12
  Vol. 12, #1-6
  Vol. 13, #9
  Commemorative Issue, 1961-1997, n.d.

Series IV:

Includes the following issues of Royalty Monthly:

Box Files/Description
3 Vol. 3, #5-6, 8-9, 11-12
  Vol. 4, #1,5-6,9,12
  Vol. 5, #10-11
  Vol. 6, #7-9,11
  Vol. 7, #4,6-8,10
  Vol. 8, #1-12
  Vol. 9, #1-12
  Vol. 10, #1-12
  Vol. 13, #4,8
  Royalty Monthly Special Forever in Our Hearts Diana, Princess of Wales 1961-97, n.d.

Series V:

Includes the following miscellaneous magazine issues:

Box Files/Description
4 A & E Monthly August 1996
  Entertainment Weekly September 19, 1997
  Good Housekeeping August, 1992
  • September 6, 1997
  • September 13, 1997
  • September 27, 1997
  • Special Royal Issue, n.d.
  Illustrated London News
  • Royal Year 1987
  • Royal Issue 1990
  Life February, 1993
  McCall’s December, 1997
  • August 25, 1997
  • September 8, 1997
  • September 15, 1997
  • September 8, 1997
  • September 15, 1997
  • September 22, 1997
  • Commemorative Issue Diana a Celebration of Her Life, “on sale until Nov. 3, 1997”
  Royal Magazine
  • Vol. 1, #1-2,4
  Spy November, 1991
  Stern 11-9-97
  • March 11, 1996
  • September 8, 1997
  • September 15, 1997
  • TV Guide Sept. 20, 1997
  U.S. News and World Report September 15, 1997
  Vanity Fair
  • February, 1993
  • July, 1997
  • October, 1997
  Vogue October, 1997
  Young Royals
  • #4-6

Series VI:

Includes the following pamphlets under 50 pages, unpaged items, items without OCLC cataloging records, a cassette tape of the royal wedding, and ephemera.

Box Files/Description
5 1991 the Wales Family Royalty Calendar
  Charles, Diana and William a Royal Family, c1983
  Diana Her Latest Fashions, c1984
  Diana Princess of Wales 1961-1997 a Nation Mourns, n.d.
  Diana the People’s Princess, Her Royal Life in Pictures, n.d.
  Diana the People’s Princess, the Tribute to Diana, OK! Special Issue, n.d.
  Diana the Portrait Authorized Calendar 2005
  Prince and Princess of Wales’ Wedding Day, c1981
  Princess Diana a Queen of Fashion, n.d.
  Princess Diana Queen of Hearts Collectors’ Edition n.d.
  Princess Diana Queen of Hearts in Memoriam, AC Verlag, 1997
  Queen’s Silver Jubilee, n.d.
  Royal Family Pop-Up Book, c1984
  Royal Line of Succession, 1986
  Royal Map, [1977] OCLC #5500632
  Royal Wedding, 60 minute cassette tape
  Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales on Tour in British Columbia, Canada April 30 to May 7, 1986, 1986
  Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales the Canadian Royal Tour June 14-July 1, 1983, c1983
  Tribute to Princess Diana 1961-1997, n.d.

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