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AHM First Fridays: The 51 Year Diary of Irish Immigrant “Mim” Walsh
March 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| $3
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.
Judy Nolte Temple is Professor Emerita in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at the University of Arizona. She is the author of two books based on women’s life writings and studied missionary women’s diaries in New Zealand as a Senior Fulbright Scholar.
Program included with admission to the museum. Discounted admission begins every Friday from 4-8pm. Must show valid Southern Arizona ID. Free validated parking available in the Main Gate garage.