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Call No.: MC 316
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: National League of American Pen Women. Wellesley Branch,
Title: Records of the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, 1952-1966
Quantity: 3 Volumes
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks of the Wellesley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, a writing workshop founded in 1952.
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.
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.