The Woman’s Literary Club of Baltimore was founded in 1890 by a group of educated women who wanted to get their words into print. Over the next thirty years, they met every Tuesday afternoon between October and June, hearing lectures on various topics, appreciating each other’s written contributions, enjoying refreshments and each other’s company.

This blog documents the work being undertaken by a team of undergraduate students led by Professor Jean Lee Cole, Department of English, in transcribing and interpreting these papers and the writings produced by members of the Club, which are being disseminated online at the Woman’s Literary Club of Baltimore Archive and in an anthology, Parole Femine: Words and Lives of the Woman’s Literary Club of Baltimore, slated to be published in summer 2019.

Project news

Loyola students discover treasure trove of women’s writings,” Loyola Magazine, Aug. 13, 2018

The Aperio Log and the Woman’s Literary Club of Baltimore digital archive are hosted by the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Special thanks to Matt Treskon, Technology Librarian and Clara Love, Technology Resources Assistant, for their support of this project.

The Aperio Series is a unique initiative that enables faculty and students to collaborate on original research and publish their work with Apprentice House, Loyola’s student-run publishing company.