Skip to main content

Guild of Professional Writers for Children records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0601

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1977-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1992 - 1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (6 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Provenance

Loaned by the Guild, 1998

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Guild of Professional Writers for Children records
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500