Mabel H. Oren Papers
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The collection contains materials documenting 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.
- Creation: 1930 - 1940
- Mabel, Oren (Person)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.
Mabel Harriet Oren (neé McDonald) was born on July 4, 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.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.