Biography and History

Peggy Lamson was a neighbor and friend of Roger Baldwin and the author of several books on history, women in politics, and economics. She also authored two plays and numerous articles. In the early 1970s, she began working on an authorized biography of Baldwin which culminated in a series of interviews conducted in 1973. From these conversations, as well as significant background material that Baldwin provided and annotated, she wrote Roger Baldwin, Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union: A Portrait, published in 1976.

Source: From the finding aid for MC082

  • Peggy Lamson Collection on Roger Baldwin. 1917-1976 (inclusive), 1973-1976 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC082

    This collection contains interview transcripts, cassette tapes, and background material collected by Peggy Lamson for her authorized biography, Roger Baldwin, Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union: A Portrait. Much of the background material was provided, and in some cases annotated, by Baldwin and documents both his professional and personal life.