International Women's Writing Guild records
Scope and Contents
The records of the International Women's Writing Guild include correspondence, conference material, newsletters, programs, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, 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
- 1976 - 2010
- International Women's Writing Guild (Organization)
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.
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.
6.542 linear feet (11 containers)
Language of Materials
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, documents pertaining to the work of IWWG members a directory of playwrights, a volume documenting the life of Banjo Clarke, and published books.
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.
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
Donated by Hannelore Hahn, 1984-2011.
Hannelore Hahn's collection of published books written by IWWG members was removed from the collection for donation, sale, or recycling in November 2022.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
- Hahn, Hannelore (Person)
- Finding aid to the International Women's Writing Guild records
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
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- 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
- 2022-11-07: Updated to account for deaccessioning of published books
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