Finding a True West: Recovering the Life of Charmian Kittredge London Through Archival Research
7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Drawing from materials in The Huntington's collections, author Iris Jamahl Dunkle tells the story of the free-spirited and adventurous Charmian Kittredge London—wife of American author Jack London—as a literary trailblazer in her own right. She defied modern expectations of femininity through a life of fortitude and bravery, in many ways paralleling the history of the American West. This is the Ray Allen Billington Lecture in the History of the American West.
The event is held online via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. (PST). Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email. This event will be recorded.