American Association of University Women: Minneapolis Branch, Pen Group Records
Description of Contents
Group histories, membership lists, programs for meetings and spring events, and secretaries’ books documenting the Pen Group from 1949 to 1973. The secretaries’ books include lists of members who attended each meeting, what manuscripts were read, and summaries of discussions.
- Creation: 1949 - 1973
- American Association of University Women. Minneapolis Branch (Organization)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.
The Pen Group began in the late 1920s as a writer's workshop of the Minneapolis Branch of the American Association of University Women. The purpose of the group was to promote creative writing by encouragement, stimulation, criticism, discipline; to share resources and market information; to encourage and invite other members of AAUW to join the group and express their feelings and experience in writing. The goals of the group were to write regularly and to sell their writing. At meetings, members read their work to receive criticism from other members and often a professional writer.
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- American Association of University Women: Minneapolis Branch, Pen Group Records
- Marla Siegler
- September 2008
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