Today for Women’s History Wednesday we’re featuring selections from our Mildred Wirt Benson digital collection. The UI alum and original author of the Nancy Drew series didn’t just write about adventurous heroines — she lived it!

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The first Nancy Drew novel, The Secret of the Old Clock, was published in 1930.

Browse all: Mildred Wirt Benson digital collection

Learn more: Guide to the Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson papers, 1915-2002

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