Iowa Stories: Why in the World Study Diaries?

Mar 24, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meeting Room A


Judy Nolte Temple began her career in diary publication with A Secret to be Buried, a book based on the diaries of Iowa pioneer Emily Hawley Gillespie. Her next projects led to a book about infamous Colorado mining frontier figure “Baby Doe” Tabor, and then to New Zealand, where, as a Fulbright scholar, she studied the diaries of British Christian missionary women. Temple’s swan song diary project, a 50 year long diary of an Irish immigrant to Arizona, took her to rarely visited places in Ireland. Temple talks about the challenges, mysteries, and surprises she has encountered in her worldwide diary quests.

This is a virtual program. Contact the Reference Desk to register to view with us in Room B or pre-register to view from home. A different program every Wednesday in March in celebration of Women’s History Month!

Face masks and social distancing are required for events and programs.