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National League of American Pen Women – Fort Worth Branch

 Collection
Identifier: W-0046

Scope and Contents Note

The National League of American Pen Women, Fort Worth Branch collection consists of one scrapbook which documents the branch’s history from 1952-2009. The collection measures 1.34 linear feet (1 box).

Dates

  • 1952-2009

Language of Materials

English

History

The National League of American Pen Women, Inc., is a professional organization that was established in 1897 by Marion Longfellow O’Donoghue, niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ann Sanborne Hamilton, an editor at the Washington Post, and Margaret Sullivan Burke, a Capitol correspondent for leading newspapers across the country, in response to the For Men Only stance of the Washington, D.C. Press Club. The club was established for “women who express themselves through one or more of the creative arts – music, art, and letters.”

The insignia of the organization is an owl framed with a triangle formed from a brush, pen, and pencil. The organization’s motto is “One for All, and All for One.”

The Fort Worth Branch of The National League of American Pen Women was established in 1952, by Doral Sooter, Lillian Durham Dickson, May Kendall Wilhoit, Carolyn Keller Carpenter, Myrtle K. Griffith, Francis Coffin Boaz, and Marylu Cahill Britton. The Fort Worth Branch accepted their by-laws on February 10, 1953, and those by-laws were accepted by the national board on March 8, 1954.

Extent

1.34 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Physical Location

Archives: 3A1

Provenance

The National League of American Pen Women, Fort Worth Branch collection was donated to the Fort Worth Library by JoAnn Durham on June 16, 2010.

Related Materials

See related collection, May Kendall Wilhoit Papers. May Kendall Wilhoite was a founding member of the Fort Worth Branch of National League of American Pen Women.
Title
National League of American Pen Women – Fort Worth Branch
Subtitle
An Inventory to the Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Unknown
Date
Undated
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
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Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740