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Mabel H. Oren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0047

Description of Contents

One box. The collection consists of 13 folders concerning creative writing and book review classes Oren taught at the Minneapolis Public Library during the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to Oren's own notes on the classes, many folders contain copies of works written by her students.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1940

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.

Biography

Mabel Harriet Oren (neƩ McDonald) was born on July 4th, 1885 in Wisconsin. She later moved to Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1905 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly thereafter she married John Enoch Oren on June 6th, 1906 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

During the 1930s and 1940s, Oren taught creative writing classes and led a book review group at the Minneapolis Public Library. Many of her students successfully had their works published or bought outright. Oren was also active with other Minneapolis clubs such as the Olympians Study Club.

Oren died on March 15, 1967 in Winter Park, Florida.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Creator

Title
Mabel H. Oren Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200