TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Contest Entries, 1987-1995

Meetings, 1987-1998

People - Club Member Biographies,

Publications, 1926-1998

Dallas Pen Women



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Dallas Pen Women
Title: Dallas Pen Women
Dates: 1926-1998
Quantity: 3 boxes
Identification: MA98-112
Language: The records are in English

Biographical Note

The Dallas Pen Women is an organization that was founded in 1911 by Mrs. N. B. Ford. The mission of the organization is to encourage creative artists such as authors, journalists, poets, and composers, among others. The Dallas Pen Women is a small part in the Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs. The Dallas Pen Women disbanded from the Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs in 1998.

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Scope and Contents

This collection holds the constitution written by the club. It also contains contest entries from 1987-1995, meeting information from 1987-1998, published articles by or about various members, biographies and autobiographies of various members, as well as various publications and directories put out by the club. The collection is broken down into four main series that include Contest Entries, Meetings, People, and Publications. The folders within the contest entries and the meetings series are then placed in chronological order by year. There are some miscellaneous folders with unknown years placed at the end of the series. The People section contains the biographies and autobiographies of members and are arranged alphabetically. Publications are in order chronologically by year of publication.

The second and third boxes of this collection contain scrapbooks for the club. The second box contains a scrapbook of 1975-1986. The box also contains a dozen directories from various years. These include 1942-43, 1945 through 1955, as well as a May 1941 deluxe edition of their publication with various poems and stories. The third box is a scrapbook for the year 1989.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Organizations:

Dallas Pen Women

Places:

Dallas, Texas

Subjects:

artists
composers
poets
writers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA98-1 Dallas Pen Women Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Michelle Holloway, Archivist Intern

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Finding Guide,
2 Constitution,
3 List of Items Removed, 7-16-2014
Contest Entries, 1987-1995
1 4 Contest Entries, 1987
5 Contest Entries, 1988
6 Contest Entries, 1990
7 Contest Entries, 1991
8 Contest Entries, 1992
9 Contest Entries, 1994
10 Contest Entries, 1995
11 Contest Entries - Music,
12 Contest Entries - Miscellaneous 1,
13 Contest Entries - Miscellaneous 2,
Meetings, 1987-1998
1 14 Meetings, 1987
15 Meetings, 1988-1989
16 Meetings, 1990
17 Meetings, 1993
18 Meetings, 1994
19 Meetings, 1995
20 Meetings, 1996
21 Meetings, 1997
22 Meetings, 1998
23 Meetings - Miscellaneous,
People - Club Member Biographies,
1 24 Photos,
25 Miscellaneous Articles, 1987-1988, 1991
26 Modena Stroud Dailey,
27 Inez Elder,
28 Jennie Gentile,
29 Louise Jordan,
30 Mary Elizabeth Matthews,
31 Mary Jane Reynolds,
32 Marjorie von Rosenberg,
33 Jean Jones Shelton,
Publications, 1926-1998
1 34 The Pen Woman, 1926
35 The Pen Woman, April 1933
36 The Pen Woman, December 1933
37 The Dallas Pen Women, 1975-1977
38 The Dallas Pen Women, 1983-1984
39 The Dallas Pen Women - 75th Anniversary, 1986-1987
40 The Dallas Pen Women, 1987-1988
41 Dallas Fedaration of Women's Clubs, 1988-1989
42 Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs, 1989-1990
43 Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs - 100th Anniversary, 1997-1998
44 Pen Tips, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991
45 The Record, 1988
2 Dallas Pen Women Scrapbook, 1975-1986
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1942-1943
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1945-1946
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1946-1947
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1947-1948
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1948-1949
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1949-1950
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1950-1951
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1951-1952
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1952-1953
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1953-1954
The Dallas Pen Women Directory, 1954-1955
The Pen Woman (DeLuxe Edition), May 1941
3 The Dallas Pen Women Scrapbook, 1989