Objects & Places from Personal History

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Chestnut Lodge

This place is the private psychiatric hospital in suburban Washington to which Phil Graham is twice committed.

Glen Welby

This location is the 350-acre, heavily wooded summer and weekend getaway property the Grahams purchase for $87,500 in 1950 in secluded Marshall, Virginia.

Mt. Kisco, New York

This place is the Meyers' lavish summer home in Westchester County, New York.

The Pearson Farm

Phil Graham buys the this piece of property near Hume, Virginia, impulsively in 1962 with Kay's help.

The Pentagon Papers

Formally entitled History of the United States Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy, these items are commissioned in 1967 by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara as a source of raw materials for future historians.

The Washington Post

This newspaper is purchased at auction by Eugene Meyer in 1933 and gradually restored to prominence as a truly independent and objective organ.

The Washington Times-Herald

This is Cissy Patterson's newspaper, a rival to...

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