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The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York
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Charlotte Brontë turned to her diary to escape stifling work as a schoolteacher; Tennessee Williams confided his loneliness and self-doubt; John Steinbeck struggled to compose The Grapes of Wrath; Albert Einstein worked out mathematical equations as he traveled the world; Bob Dylan sketched his way through a concert tour. This exhibition, drawn from the Morgan's own extraordinary holdings, presents these personal stories and many more. As today's diarists employ new forms—logging their thoughts outside the traditional notebook—the exhibition explores the enduring human desire to document our lives.