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Research Database

The Evanston Women’s History Project research database contains information about women and women’s organizations that the project has researched. It provides basic biographical and historical information, details about the significance of many women and women’s organizations, some information about sites where they lived and worked, and resources for researchers.

This database is a work in progress — we are always adding information. Please let us know if you have information you’d like to share or other feedback. Scroll down for a list of women and organizations included in the database.

Also, if you would like to do research on Evanston women and women’s organizations, the project’s research files and resources are located at the Evanston History Center Archive. For more on doing research there, please visit the EHC website.

List of Women in Research Database

  • Baker, Edna
  • Baker, Josephine
  • Baker, Clara Belle
  • Balfour Morrison, Helen
  • Barefield, Lunyel Crim
  • Barr, Joan
  • Bartelme, Mary
  • Bayen, Dorothy
  • Berolzheimer, Isobel
  • Best, Marjorie Starr
  • Beveridge, Helen Mar
  • Blanchard, Sarah
  • Bradwell, Myra
  • Bragdon, Elizabeth
  • Brayton, Sarah
  • Carlson, Margery
  • Chandler, Jessie
  • Church, Marguerite
  • Coe, Ethel Louise
  • Cromer Cooper, Helen
  • Dawes, Helen Virginia
  • Dawes, Caro
  • Dawson, Frances
  • Dick, Gladys
  • Emery, Anne
  • Gardner, Mary
  • Garnett, Isabella Maude
  • Garnett, Louise Ayers
  • Glenn, Mary Chaplin
  • Gordon, Anna Adams
  • Hamline, Melinda
  • Harbert, Elizabeth
  • Harkness, Georgia
  • Herskovitz, Frances
  • Hill, Elizabeth Webb
  • Hoge, Jane Blaikie
  • Iglehart, Frances Mary
  • Jones, Elsie
  • Judson, Clara
  • Keeler, Lucile
  • Kegan, Esther
  • Kingsley, Nellie Appleton
  • Lazzar, Fanny
  • Leonhardt, Susan
  • Lunt, Cornelia Gray
  • Lutkin, Nancy Lelah
  • Marcy, Elizabeth Eunice
  • McCulloch, Catharine
  • McCulloch, Ruth
  • McDowell, Mary
  • McEwen, Mary
  • Mead, Louise
  • Megowen, Vera
  • Millar, Anne
  • Miller, Emily Clark
  • Mitchell, Helen
  • Morton, Lorraine
  • Mulford, Rebecca
  • Ouilmette, Archange Marie
  • Pearsons, Hannah Bailey
  • Perkins, Lucy Fitch
  • Pocock, Jessie L.
  • Riley, Alice C.D.
  • Robinson, Maria
  • Rogers, Emma Ferdon
  • Sandidge, Daisy
  • Schmidt, Minna
  • Simons, May Wood
  • Smith, Carrie
  • Spencer, Mayme
  • Stanwood, Louise L.
  • Starr, Omega
  • Stockham, Alice Bunker
  • Sutton, Eddie Lee
  • Walrath, Florence
  • Ward, Winifred Louise
  • White, Jane Hutchins
  • Whitman, Bertha
  • Willard, Frances E.
  • Williams, Pauline L.
  • Wimp, Kathryn
  • Wood, Helen
  • Wright, Ida Faye
  • Zimmerman, Jane

List of Organizations in Research Database

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Chi Omega Chapter
  • Alpha Phi
  • Baker Demonstration School
  • Bartelme Home for Girls
  • Benevolent Society
  • Catholic Women’s Club
  • Charlotte Charles
  • Community Hospital
  • Cradle, The
  • Delano Social Settlement
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Evanston Birth Control League
  • Evanston Business and Professional Women’s Club
  • Evanston College for Ladies
  • Evanston Community Kitchen
  • Evanston Day Nursery Association
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Evanston Missionary Union
  • Evanston Planned Parenthood Center
  • Evanston Political Equality League (EPEL)
  • Fort Dearborn Chapter of the DAR
  • Girl Scouts of Evanston
  • Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (IESA)
  • Illinois Industrial School for Girls
  • Iroquois League
  • Junior League of Evanston
  • King’s Daughters
  • League of Women Voters
  • McGaw YMCA
  • North End Mother’s Club
  • North Western Female College
  • Pierian Club
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
  • Woman’s Club of Evanston
  • Women’s Educational Aid Association
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Young Women’s Community Club (YWCC)
  • Zonta Club

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