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Guide to the National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1976-1997
Creator: National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch
Extent: 1.50 linear feet.
Collection Number: IWA0656
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: The National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch was established in 1976 to serve as an outlet for area women writers to communicate. The group organized scholarship competitions for high school student writers.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The records were donated by Sally Stiles in 1999.

Preferred Citation: National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch records, Iowa Women Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

The National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch was established in 1976 to serve as an outlet for area women writers to communicate. The group organized scholarship competitions for high school student writers. Individual members entered writing competitions on the state and national level; many received awards. Some of the members of the group published their own works, which ranged from romance novels to dog care books and books on coping with grief.

The National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch records date from 1976 to 1997 and measure 1.5 linear feet. The records consists of three scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings of the group. One folder of materials, filed with the third scrapbook, holds newsletters, programs, and loose scrapbook pages from 1993-1997.
Iowa Press Women records (IWA): Contains Information from the National League of American Pen Women, Des Moines branch.

National League of American Pen Women, Iowa City branch records (IWA).

National League of American Pen Women, Waterloo-Cedar Rapids branch records (IWA).

Connie Heckert papers (IWA): Author and group member.

Vern Berry papers (IWA): Author and group member.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Scrapbook - 1976-1985
  • Box 2:
  • Scrapbook - 1986-1990
  • Box 3:
  • Scrapbook - 1990-1993
  • Loose materials - 1993-1997