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Pen and Brush records, 1894-1934

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.

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

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