The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence; catalogs and reports of exhibitions; a guest book; pamphlets describing the history and development of the club; and a collection of scrapbooks.
Pen and Brush records, 1894-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels NPBC1-NPBC4 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the Pen and Brush of New York after microfilming.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001