William Manchester’s Life Celebrated on 2-5

“William Manchester: Portrait of a Writer” will be presented at the Smith Reading Room of the Olin Memorial Library on Feb. 5 beginning at 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Friends of the Wesleyan Library, the free presentation will include a talk at 7 p.m. by Leith Johnson, project archivist for Wesleyan’s William Manchester Papers, and Jenny Miglus, archival assistant for the William Manchester Papers, on Manchester’s writing process and career. Clare Potter, professor of history and American studies, director of the Center for the Americas and chair of the American Studies Program, gives a presentation at 8 p.m. that will include Manchester’s contributions as a scholar, discussion of his book The Death of a President, and an examination of historians’ responsibilities to the public. There will also be a brief reception between the talks. More information is available here.

She will provide an overview on Manchester’s achievements as a scholais part of a celebration that includes an exhibition of many of Manchester’s archival documents