August 24, 2019

A Taste of Archives: The Love Letters of William and Jane Standard
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Malpass Library, Archives, 6th Floor
Description: The Western Illinois University Library Archives will offer another installment of "A Taste of Archives" at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The event is a unique opportunity to learn more about work at the University and local Civil War history, while enjoying a five-course themed meal from the sixth floor of the Leslie F. Malpass Library.

At this year's event, the theme will be "A Taste of Archives: The Love Letters of William and Jane Standard." WIU History Professor Tim Roberts will lead a discussion celebrating local Civil War history. Beautiful views of the WIU campus will accompany the conversation based on Roberts' latest book, "This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard," with original letters written by the couple, from Lewistown, IL, who relied on their love and commitment to survive the war.

A five-course southern hospitality meal will be served, with choices including sarsaparilla ginger BBQ pork, cherry bourbon glazed flank steak or cabbage stuffed with butternut squash as the main course options. The meal will be accompanied by General Ulysses S. Grant's drink of choice, bourbon whiskey, as well as a cash bar.

Because of the intimate setting for the event, limited seating is available. Tickets are $50 per person, and checks can be made payable to the WIU Foundation. Registration, which can be done until Friday, Aug. 16, can be completed online at or contact University Libraries Director of Development Suzanna Woodward at or (309) 298-2356.
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Contact Information:
 Suzanna Woodward
 Phone: (309) 298-2356
 Email: S-Woodward@wiu.ed
Source: Libraries

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