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Evanston Women and the 19th – Updates!

Evanston Women and the 19th is a web resource that was introduced by the Evanston Women’s History Project last fall. The information on the collections is valuable, and recent updates make the materials more interactive and engaging for visitors. These updates include: a new contextual timeline that opens the exhibit, offering visitors a view of …

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Evanston Women and the 19th – A New Web Resource

The Evanston Women’s History Project is excited to unveil a new web resource that will highlight the contributions Evanston women and organizations made to making the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, removing gender restrictions on voting, possible. People today associate this accomplishment with well-known figures like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but there …

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May Wood Simons and International Women’s Day

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day and this moment has a surprising Evanston connection in May Wood Simons. Simons and her husband, Algie, were Evanston residents for many years and were active in the early years of the Socialist Party in America. Simons wrote for and edited several socialist publications, including …

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An earlier attempt to document significant women in Evanston

We aren’t sure of the exact date of this article, but believe it is from sometime in the early 1930s. The newspaper had asked readers to send in their suggestions for a list of important women in Evanston’s history. Local woman Estelle Frances Ward, herself a woman-of-note, submitted a list of eight women she thought …

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