In the mid-1990s, diary scholar professor Judy Temple was introduced to a newly-opened manuscript collection in the Arizona Historical Society archives including 51 years of diary records of Irish immigrant Mary Eileen "Mim" Walsh.
Now, after a decade of transcribing selections from the diary, Temple is writing a book about Mim Walsh's life in Dublin, Bisbee and Tucson. Such a project raises many challenges: What does one keep and what gets discarded? What role do we play in our community? How does the individual find her place in history?
This illustrated talk will be accompanied by an exhibit of the actual Mim Walsh journals.
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