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Join us as we take a closer look at the relationship between Wharton Esherick and Miriam Philips, highlighting their teamwork and partnership over the last twenty years of Wharton’s life. Through the lens of our recent archival discoveries, which have shed a light on Esherick’s life in the 1950s and 60s, we’ll highlight Miriam’s role not only as Wharton’s companion but also as an important figure in his business, often corresponding on his behalf to various patrons and clients.

Led by Archives Fellow Erin Palmer, we’ll explore a selection of archival documents in this 20-minute program to illustrate just how much they depended on one another and how important they were to one another, with a little time at the end for questions and conversation!

This is a free online event; advance reservations are required. Please register below to receive instructions on how to join us! If able, please consider a $5 donation to support our ongoing programs. Donate HERE.


Register Form- Jan 17 Spotlight Talk- A Look at Wharton and Miriam in the Archives


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