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In Memoriam

1924 – 2012

Ray Zager passed away on November 6, 2012, in Santa Rosa.

Ray's obituary and biography

Ray Zager's Diary Library

This private library contains over 1,200 published diaries

Ray Zager

Ray Zager's Diary Library is the second largest diary library in the United States.

Ray Zager was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

A retired lawyer, author and a devoted diarist, he became interested in diaries in 1960, studied and lectured on the subject and has written more than one hundred personal diaries.

His four published books are Private Zager (1999), Window of Self: A Diary is Forever (2003), Short Stories (2008), and Concerned Conversations (2009).

Companion to Theodore Roosevelt’s Childhood Diary will be out in 2013.

Ray Zager's talk on the Portola Expedition

The Marjory Fleming Traveling Exhibit is now available for loan.

Links to other diary-related sites