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MC 316

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

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
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
Date(s): 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.

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

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.

Preferred Citation:

National League of American Pen Women. Wellesley Branch Records, 1952-1966; item description, dates. MC 316, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Authors
Scrapbooks
Women authors
Women--Societies and clubs

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