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Bancroft Roundtable
Out of the Archives and into a Narrative

April 20, 2023 | Noon | Zoom
Presented by Kim Bancroft, Ph.D., Author

Kim Bancroft’s new book is an immersive look at the first and second wives of esteemed historian Hubert Howe Bancroft, founder of The Bancroft Library and the author’s great-great-grandfather. Bancroft will discuss the process of creating Writing Themselves into History: Emily and Matilda Bancroft in Journals and Letters, from her research in the archives of The Bancroft Library and beyond, to transcribing an abundance of letters and journals, to sorting topics and themes. She will explain how she moved beyond the chronological structure of the letters and journals she worked with to discover narratives for her chapters, and invites other writers to share their insights from working with archival materials.

Writing Themselves into History may be ordered from Heyday Books.

Apr 20, 2023 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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