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National League of American Pen Women Las Vegas (Nevada) Branch Records (MS-00413)

Abstract

The National League of American Pen Women Las Vegas (Nevada) Branch Records contain eight scrapbooks documenting the club’s activities between 1950 and 1990. The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) brings women interested in the arts together for professional development, networking, and social activities. In 1951, Lucile Spire Bruner led efforts for the founding of the Las Vegas branch. The scrapbooks include meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

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Date
1950-1990
Extent
1.9 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Resource Type
Records
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The National League of American Pen Women Las Vegas (Nevada) Branch Records contain eight scrapbooks documenting the club’s activities between 1950 and 1990. The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) brings together women interested in the arts for professional development, networking, and social activities. In 1951, Lucile Spire Bruner led efforts for the founding of the Las Vegas branch. The organization sponsored art shows, lectures, and scholarships. Members engaged in a variety of creative endeavors including poetry, short story writing, newspaper writing, painting, sculpting, and music. The scrapbooks include meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical Note

Lucile Spire Bruner, with other Las Vegas women, began calling for a Las Vegas chapter of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) in 1950. In 1951, the Reno chapter of NLAPW sponsored the Las Vegas group and the branch officially formed. Members of the club worked in all forms of the arts such as painting, pottery, sculpture, music, and writing. Some prominent members of the club included Mildred Breedlove, Celesta Lowe, and Mary Manning. The NLAPW Las Vegas branch sponsored local and state art shows, hosted writers’ workshops, raised funds for scholarships, hosted community lectures about art, and encouraged the publication of members’ works. The organization is no longer active.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

National League of American Pen Women Las Vegas (Nevada) Branch Records, 1950-1990. MS-00413. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00413
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2000 by Loretta Adams; accession number 2000-6.

Processing Note

Materials were processed by Angela Moor in 2016.

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