Vicky Andrews Princess Diana collection Edit


MSS 354 large


  • 1966 – 2005 (Creation)


  • 5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    5 boxes


  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Andrews' Princess Diana collection, MSS 354, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was acquired from Vicky Andrews, Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2010.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Agnes Haigh Widder in 2010.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Diana, Princess of Wales, (Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961-31 August 1997) was a popular international media icon of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981. The wedding, which was held at St. Paul's Cathedral, was televised and watched by a global audience of over 750 million people. The marriage produced two sons, Princes William and Harry, currently second and third in line to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms. A public figure from the announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Diana was born into an old, aristocratic English family with royal connections, and remained the focus of worldwide media scrutiny before, during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. This continued in the years following her death in a car crash in Paris along with her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul on 31 August 1997, and in the subsequent display of public mourning a week later. The press' attention to her was continual, which is why this collection of popular material is noteworthy.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • Arrangement

    The Andrews’ Princess Diana collection has six series: Series I: Books; Series II: People Weekly; Series III: Majesty; Series IV: Royalty Monthly; Series V: Miscellaneous Magazines; and Series VI: Pamphlets under 50 Pages, Unpaged Items, Items without OCLC Cataloging Records, Cassette Tape of the Royal Wedding, and Ephemera

  • Varying Form of Title

    Princess Diana collection.