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Mabel H. Oren Collection M/A 1998.11.01

Mabel H. Oren Collection M/A 1998.11.01

Creator:Mabel, Oren, 1885-1967
Title: Mabel H. Oren Collection
Dates:1930 - 1940
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Mabel Harriet Oren (maiden name: McDonald) was born on July 4th, 1885 in Wisconsin. She later moved to Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1905 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly thereafter she married John Enoch Oren on June 6th, 1906 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

During the 1930s and 1940s, Oren taught creative writing classes and led a book review group at the Minneapolis Public Library. Many of her students successfully had their works published or bought outright. Oren was also active with other Minneapolis clubs such as the Olympians Study Club.

Oren died on March 15, 1967 in Winter Park, Florida.

Collection Description

One box. The collection consists of 13 folders concerning creative writing and book review classes Oren taught at the Minneapolis Public Library during the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to Oren's own notes on the classes, many folders contain copies of works written by her students.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Minneapolis Public Library -- Employees.


Teachers -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

Annual report, monthly records, list of courses -- Box 1, Folder 1
Note books, peridodicals -- Box 1, Folder 2
Class story "I can't Marry Him" Dec. 1936 - Jan. 1937 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Baker, Laura Nelson (Poems submitted for Mrs. Oren's class) 1940 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Blake, Kathleen (class assignment - poem Anchorage) -- Box 1, Folder 5
Decker, Mattine F. Synopsis of unnamed novel, including chapters 1,2,5,6,7,8 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Douthit, Ruth class assignment "Untapped, the Heart, Heart's Collectedness". Also a letter to Mrs. Oren -- Box 1, Folder 7
Keenan, Florence g. class assignments, sonnet, poetry, report on Ladies Home Journal -- Box 1, Folder 8
MacCutcheon, Kaukab H.A. class assignment - poems -- Box 1, Folder 9
Voswinkel, Eleanor Poems written for Mrs. Oren's class -- Box 1, Folder 10
Curial - Kate T. -- Box 1, Folder 11
Sans Esprit by Dorothy Shreve Merrill -- Box 1, Folder 12
The Heebink History by N.A. Heebink

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