Westport Branch/National League of Pen Women Records (KC308)
The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. is an organization, founded in 1897, of professional women writers, lecturers, artists, photographers, and composers. The Kansas City Pen Women was organized in 1920 and was the first Branch in the Kansas City area. Later, in 1936, the organization split into the Kansas City Branch and the Liberty Branch. In 1945, after years of confusion over whether the branch was located in Liberty, Missouri, the Liberty Branch changed its name to the Westport Pen Women. Miss. Mattie Burton, Mrs. Beulah Morgan, and Dr. Marie A. Greene were some of the founding members who's contributions lasted until late in their lives.
The collection consists of minutes of the monthly meeting and irregular business meetings, official and unofficial correspondence, scrapbooks which include news clippings, programs, and roosters, general administrative files including work done by Pen Women, newsletters, and a small number of photographs. 1936-1982
4 cubic feet
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