WILLIS, WINIFRED. [1923–1924] Daughter of a successful journalist, she pursued a career as a writer and playwright. Her attempts were hampered by a bad marriage and mental illness. Though she wrote for The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies’ Home Journal, and the New York Herald Tribune, her poignant diary remains her most enduring legacy. Some of the selections here can be found in Private Pages: Diaries of American Women, 1930s–1970s, edited by Penelope Franklin. New York, Ballantine Books, 1986. Willis’s complete diary is available in manuscript at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.