Phoenix New Times Article Prompts Goldwater Family to Seek File Closure

november 13, 2006  09:57 am
The heirs of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater are in a dudgeon over a recent cover essay, the alt-weekly reports. Stephen Lemons' "Goldwater Uncut" included details about the Republican icon's bawdy, hard-drinking lifestyle that didn't make it into an HBO documentary. Lemon's source: the Goldwater family's own correspondence from an archive established by the senator in 1959 with no restrictions on public access. The Arizona Historical Foundation has temporarily blocked access to part of the documents at the request of family members.