Please join us for a celebration of writer William Manchester’s career on Thursday, February 5 at 7pm in the Smith Reading Room in Olin Library. The event, titled “William Manchester: Portrait of a Writer,” will kick off with a talk by Leith Johnson, Project Archivist, and Jenny Miglus, Archives Assistant. They will discuss Manchester’s life and career, and talk about their experience processing the papers. After a reception at 7:40, Professor Claire Potter will speak at 8pm about Manchester and his role in communicating history to a broad audience.
This celebration is being held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit of the same name in Olin Library, and coincides with the completion of the processing of the Manchester Papers. A finding aid will be available soon.
The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are sponsoring this event. Hope to see you there!