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International Women's Writing Guild records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00326

Scope and Contents

The records of the International Women's Writing Guild include correspondence, conference material, newsletters, programs, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, monographs, documents pertaining to the work of IWWG members a directory of playwrights, a volume documenting the life of Banjo Clarke, and published books. The conference "The Diary, the Journal, the Autobiography" is particularly well-documented. There is a fairly complete run of the organization's newsletters, as well as the 10th annual yearbook and a copy of the play ""Of Two Minds", developed for the Women's Writing Conference held at Goucher College in 1977. Extensive documentation of the Artist of Life Award, an IWWG program that recognizes women over age sixty who have made a significant change of lifestyle in the third segment of their lives, is also included.

Dates of Materials

  • 1977-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, Hannelore Hahn has assigned the copyright of the International Women's Writing Guild works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by the International Women's Writing Guild, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical Note

Founded in 1976, the International Women's Writing Guild is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing. The IWWG sponsors workshops, writing conferences, manuscript exchanges, and contacts to other authors and agents.

Extent

10.75 linear feet (12 boxes. )

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Founded in 1976, the International Women's Writing Guild is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing. The IWWG sponsors workshops, writing conferences, manuscript exchanges, and contacts to other authors and agents. The records include correspondence, conference material, newsletters, programs, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, monographs, documents pertaining to the work of IWWG members a directory of playwrights, a volume documenting the life of Banjo Clarke, and published books.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession #'s 84-29, (misc accns) and 88S-37 - source unknown. Accession #89S-18 received 1989. Source unknown. Accession #03S-53 received 2003-09-04. Source unknown. Accession #04S-51 received 2004-08-12. Source unknown. Accession #05S-42 received 2005-08-29. Donated by Hannelore Hahn. Accession #06S-26 received 2006-04-28. Donated by Hannelore Hahn. Accession #07S-29 received 2007-04-27. Donated by Hannelore Hahn. More materials were received on 2011-03-31. Source unknown.
Title
Finding aid to the International Women's Writing Guild records
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-01-02: Finding aid updated to current standards and published

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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