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Charles Hendel was a Nevada State Assemblyman from Mineral County, 1951-1957. The collection contains poems and prose by Hendel and others on many subjects, including some material published under Hendel's pen name, Cinnabar Ike. Also included are letters and essays about Mark Twain Youth Camp (Mineral County, Nevada), and proposals to bring water from the Columbia River to Nevada.
Founded in 1927 as a branch of the national organization, the purpose of the National League of American Pen Woment is to conduct and promote creative and educational activities in art, letters, and music. The collection includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, constitution and bylaws, membership lists, newspaper clippings of the League's and members' activities, and entries from the Junior Historians' Writers' contest. The scrapbooks contain branch charter (1927), photos, newspaper...