Three readings of the diary of Alice James, the invalid sister of author Henry James and psychologist William James. She kept her journals from the year 1889 until a few days before her death in 1892. The journals tell the story of a woman struggling against life during the Victorian Era, and the experience of being diagnosed with "hysteria". The diaries were not published until 1934, long after her death, because of the many members of society she told stories about and mentioned by name. The readings were broadcast on KPFA's "Morning Reading" June 26, July 3, and July 10, 1973. Each reading is introduced by Erik Bauersfeld and read by Eleanor Sully.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.