National League of American Pen Women, Seattle Branch records, 1927-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National League of American Pen Women. Seattle Branch
Title
National League of American Pen Women, Seattle Branch records
Dates
1927-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
15.65 cubic feet (12 boxes and 16 scrapbook volumes)
Collection Number
2478 (Accession No. 2478-001)
Summary
Records of a society of professional women engaged in creative work in writing, music, and visual arts
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, a society of professional women engaged in creative work in writing, music, and visual arts, was formed in 1923 and disbanded in 2009. Queena Davison Miller, who was a member for 42 years, was President of the Seattle Branch from 1944-1946; fourth National Vice-President, 1946-1948; State of Washington President, 1948-1950; and editor of The Whistling Swan for seventeen years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Historical and organizational documents, including membership records and rosters, guest books, scrapbooks, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, by-laws, speeches and writings, reports, clippings, financial records, yearbooks, poems, biographical files, reviews, and place cards designed by artists.

Scrapbooks contain clippings, ephemera, examples of writings and art work, and detailed biographical sketches of Seattle Branch members. The biographical sketches are usually accompanied by portraits.

Publications include copies of The Pen Woman for 1945-2010, issues of Whistling Swan for 1934-1995, and published writings by longtime officer Evelyn McLeod.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Seattle BranchReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Adminstrative Documents
2
Clippings
3
Committees
3
Correspondence
3
Exhibitions
3
Financial Ledgers
3
Meeting Files
3
Meeting Minutes
3
Meetings Miscellaneous
4
Members - A-M (alphabetical name files)
Box/Folder
4/1
Adams, Barbara Ann Means
undated
4/2
Albert, Sarah Traux
undated
4/3
Campbell, Esther Welty
undated
4/4
Carl, Olive Malstrom
undated
4/5
Carter, Esther Lee
undated
4/6
Chait, Thelma
undated
4/7
Colvin, Dorisjea
undated
4/8
Connor-Reed, Barbara
undated
4/9
Correa, Flora
undated
4/10
Croman, Dorothy Young
undated
4/11
Davis, Helen
undated
4/12
Downing, Peggy
undated
4/13
Emmons, Della Gould
C. 1955-1963
4/14
Fairbanks, Lulu (1957-1958, President)
1937-1968
4/15
Fairbanks, Lulu
undated
4/16
Fairbanks, Lulu
ca. 1930-1968
4/17
Fischer, Margaret
undated
4/18
Fish, Harriet U.
undated
4/19
Gould, Dorothy Fay
undated
4/20
Gray, Irene
undated
4/21
Grondal, Florence Armstrong
undated
4/22
Handy, Nixeon Civille
undated
4/23
Hausle, Vivian
undated
4/24
Hawes, Evelyn
undated
4/25
Hill, Ruth Beebe
undated
4/26
Hogan, Carol
undated
4/27
Hornick, Kay
undated
4/28
Immerwahr, Jean Moulton
undated
4/29
Johnson, d'Elaine Ann Herard
undated
4/30
Julesburg, Elizabeth Rider Montgomery
undated
4/31
Keliehor, Helen Chase
undated
4/32
Kern, E. June
undated
4/33
Krenmayr, Janice
undated
4/34
Lamson, Armenouhie T. (Mrs. O.F.) (1927-1933, President)
1927-1931
4/35
Magnusson, Elva Cooper
undated
4/36
Marshall, May
undated
4/37
McCurtain, Lucile V.
undated
4/38
McLeod, Evelyn Slater
undated
4/39
McLeod, Evelyn Slater - published peoms and prose
undated
4/40
Miller, Queena Davison (1944-1946, President)
1944-1972
5
Members - M-Z (alphabetical name files)
Box/Folder
5/1
Miller, Queena Davison (1944-1946, President)
undated
5/2
Miller, Queena Davison
undated
5/3
Moritz, Hazelle
undated
5/4
Murphy, Herta Albrecht
undated
5/5
Nelson, Gladys
undated
5/6
Nelson, Harriet
undated
5/7
Porad, Francine
undated
5/8
Regehr, Lydia
undated
5/9
Renshaw, Helen
undated
5/10
Rising, Dorothy Miller
undated
5/11
Rivenburgh, Viola K.
undated
5/12
Ross, Zola Helen
undated
5/13
Rucker, Helen
undated
5/14
Saling, Ann
undated
5/15
Schiff, Helen
undated
5/16
Schoneman, LaVonne
undated
5/17
Shafer, Gladys
undated
5/18
Sherburne, Zoa
undated
5/19
Shimazaki, Teiko
undated
5/20
Singer, Sarah
undated
5/21
Sinkey, Patsie
undated
5/22
Small, Alice Jean
undated
5/23
Spaulding, May
1956-1958
5/24
Stevens, Theresa
undated
5/25
Tonk, Clara J.
undated
5/26
Triem, Eve
undated
5/27
Wallace, Edith Markham
undated
5/28
Wiggins, Myra A.
undated
5/29
Wilson, Jean
undated
5/30
Woodbridge, Pearl
undated
5/31
Wurdeman, Aubrey
1938
5/32
Young, Edith T.
undated
5
Members - Achievements
5
Members - Birthdays
5
Members - Book
5
Members - Brochure of Events
5
Members - General Correspondence
5
Members - Group Photographs
6
Membership - Correspondence
6
Membership - Records
6
Membership - Rosters
6
News Releases
6
Officers-Rosters
6
Place Cards by Uldine Burgon, Olive Malstrom Carl, Edna Crews, Marie Elise Gray, Francine Porad, Ilona Ritter, and M.D. Schmidtman
6
President's Files
6
Reports
6
Subject Files
6
Treasurer's Files
6
Miscellaneous
7
Invoices
7
Yearbooks
1935-1999, 2003
7
The Whistling Swan
1934-1995
7
Miscellaneous

Other Regional BranchesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
7
Spokane Branch
7
Tacoma Branch
7
Washington State Branches
7
Regional Branches

NationalReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
By-laws
8
Correspondence
8
Lawsuit
8
Membership
8
Programs
8
Publicity Brochures
8
Subject Files
9
Official Bulletin
1940-1944
9
The Pen Woman
1945-1963
10
The Pen Woman
1964-1983
11
The Pen Woman
1984-2010
12
NLAPW rosters
1942-2006

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

16 volumes

The scrapbooks contain biographical features on NLAPW-Seattle Branch members.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Scrapbook
1927-1939
2
Scrapbook
1936-1950
3
Scrapbook
1941-1958
4
Scrapbook
1949-1958
5
Scrapbook
1962-1966
6
Scrapbook
1962-1974
7
Scrapbook
1974-1976
8
Scrapbook
1976-1978
9
Scrapbook
1978-1980
10
Scrapbook
1981-1986
11
Scrapbook
1982-1988
12
Biographical Sketches
circa 1963
13
Biographical Sketches
1965
14
Poetry Awards
1951-1957
15
Publicity
1933-1935
16
Publicity
1954-1961

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Professional associations--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women authors, American--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women--Washington (State)--Seattle--Societies and clubs
  • Women--Washington (State)--Seattle--Societies and clubs--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Spaulding, May (700)
  • Corporate Names :
  • National League of American Pen Women. Seattle Branch--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Scrapbooks
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Pen Woman
  • Whistling Swan
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Fairbanks, Lulu M., 1888-1968 (creator)
    • Fischer, Margaret M (creator)
    • Lamson, Armenouhie T. (Armenouhie Tashjian), b. 1886 (creator)
    • McLeod, Evelyn Slater (creator)
    • Miller, Queena Davison

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)