July 1999: Acquisition of a Sexual Diary

      The Archive has acquired another sexual diary in the form of 40 audiotapes dating from the years 1976 and 1977. The tapes were originally sent to three of the author's friends living in three different countries. The European author, Dr. A, was born in 1919 and died in 1998. He was an army officer and secret service agent, a professor of philology, and he also served in the diplomatic service of his country. For several years, he was the private tutor of a European crown prince who subsequently became king. In addition, he later tutored several sons of Arab sheiks in the Gulf region. He also held a professorship in archeology at an American university. Among his wide-ranging interests were literature, religious history (among other things, he authored a book about St. Paul), classical music, and pornography. He traveled all over the world, i.e. Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. Among his many friends and acquaintances were royalty, the high clergy, famous authors, and film stars. The tapes cover his personal sexual experiences in different countries, mostly during the time of their recording. Since his sexual behavior was highly unconventional, the diary is of special scientific interest. It is also remarkable that, in spite of this behavior, the diarist never experienced any social, professional, or legal problems whatsoever.