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Pen and Brush records, 1894-1934

Pen and Brush (New York, N.Y.)


Collection Information

Size: 4 microfilm reels

Summary: Correspondence; catalogs and reports of exhibitions; a guest book; pamphlets describing the history and development of the club; and a collection of scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Professional women's club, New York, New York. Club for professional writers, painters, sculptors, and craftswomen. Founded in 1893 by Mary and Janet Lewis, both painters, as a medium of contact for aspiring creative women involved in the arts. Was incorporated in 1912.


Lent for microfilming 1965 by Pen and Brush.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Pen and Brush of New York after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels NPBC1-NPBC4 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Pen and Brush records, 1894-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.