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Guide to the Guild of Professional Writers for Children records MSS.0601

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-24T11:34-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Guild of Professional Writers for Children records

Unit ID:

MSS.0601

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (6 items)

Dates:

Bulk, 1992-1994

Dates:

1977-1999

Abstract:

Materials related to the organization's activities, including its statement of purpose, membership applications and rolls, correspondence, newspaper clippings, works of members, announcements, calendars, newsletters, minutes, and financial records.

creator

Guild of Professional Writers for Children.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of materials related to the organization's activities, such as its statement of purpose, membership applications and rolls, correspondence, newspaper clippings, works of members, announcements, calendars, newsletters, minutes, and financial records.

Acquisition Information:

Loaned by the Guild, 1998

Biographical/Historical note

The Guild of Professional Writers for Children was founded at the University of Alabama on 11 January 1978. The original purpose of the guild was to provide an interdisciplinary forum for University of Alabama faculty members who were interested in writing literature for children. In 1979, a formal statement of purpose and rules for membership were adopted. This document established that the guild is an association of people engaged in writing materials intended to be published for children to read. The goal of the group is to provide support, criticism, and polishing of member’s writing and illustrating skills, as well as sharing information on publishing. The requirement of membership is commitment on the professional level to writing for children. The guild remains active at the university to the present date.

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Guild of Professional Writers for Children records, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Guild of Professional Writers for Children. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Announcements (aat)

Authors, American--Alabama (lcsh)

Children's literature (lcsh)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Correspondence (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Financial records (aat)

Literature and Authors (localbroad)

Membership lists (aat)

Minutes (aat)

Newsletters (aat)

Organizations (localbroad)

Teacher (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Faculty/Staff (Local)

Records Box 713