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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 316

Records of the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, 1952-1966

Overview

Scrapbooks of the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, a writing workshop founded in 1952.

Dates

  • 1952-1966

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

3 Volumes
Each scrapbook opens with clippings of newspaper articles about members and the organization, as well as programs, meeting announcements, and photographs. Following this introduction are samples of members' work and newspaper articles about them. Journalism is heavily represented, as well as poetry, writing on religious subjects, and stories for juveniles. Individual members have specialized in sketching or in writing about antique glass, travel, or theater.

HISTORY

The Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women was chartered April 7, 1952. It holds meetings at which members criticize one anothers' manuscripts, discuss problems in publishing their writings, or hear invited speakers.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 79-M185

These scrapbooks were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women in August 1979 via Marian Nelson.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1981

By: Judith Avrett
Link to catalog
Title
National League of American Pen Women. Wellesley Branch. Records of the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, 1952-1966: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00784

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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