This collection consists of five travel narratives by George R. Beach (ca. 1903-1990), a long-time Lake Forest resident, mayor of the City, and chair of the College's Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1974.
These journal-type narratives, which foremost are full of personal insights and stories of George Beach, also prove in displaying the spirit of the era of elite jet travel between the 1960s and 1980s. This stretch of time, as made clear through the Beach's words, shows a distinct evolution of how people traveled.
The early journals are characterized by discussing the easy ability to move about the globe and the greater availability of jet travel compared to other methods such as train and ship travel. Still, as time goes by, the reader will see how the Beaches covered a large array of countries and places to visit even as the act of travel changes and progresses. Overall, these diaries complement an equal number of other such writings by the Beaches that are cataloged.Beach, George R. (George Raimes), Jr., ca. 1903-1990