The Burning of the Mortgage

The celebratory burning of the mortgage was a powerful moment in the organization’s history, and a visual representation of its commitment to utilizing its assets to further its cause. The catalog commemorating this event includes a list of the writers of The Pen and Brush, Inc.

“Our founders pioneered for the recognition of women in the fields of art and literature. It is up to us today and to those who will come after us to keep alive this pioneer spirit – to lead the way – to seek higher standards in our work – to live and create in the climate of our time, yet be tempered by experience and knowledge of the past.” – President Elizabeth Cowan, 1963