Project Update

Although the cold seems to have slowed most people down these past few weeks, momentum at the EWHP has never been higher. In addition to organizing all that valuable information that we’ve been gathering for over  year now, our initial survey of historic properties associated with Evanston women of note is finishing up AND we

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Plan of Evanston

The Evanston Public Library is digitizing the 1917 Plan of Evanston as part of its Digital Past Local History collection. The Plan of Evanston was commissioned in 1916 by the Evanston Small Parks and Playgrounds Association, some of whose officers and directors were notable Evanston women. Here are a few pages from the digitized Plan

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Research Update

The EWHP has moved into another research phase! Though research on “women of note” will continue indefinitely, some researchers have started to shift their focus to properties associated with these significant women. In order to list a property (or in this case, a district) on The National Register of Historic Places, one has to carefully

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Alice Bunker Stockham

Doctor, author, publisher, and sexual reformer Alice Bunker Stockham led the way in many important causes of her day. Stockham came to Evanston in 1890. As a doctor who specialized in pediatrics, Stockham came to realize that her work was very connected to family planning. As such, she published and publicized these materials through a

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A Closer Look at the EWHP: Project Staff, Part II

Hi all, I’m Stella, EWHP’s Research Assistant, and the person that updates this blog regularly. I’m primarily responsible for coordinating our research volunteers, spearheading research, and spreading the word on the Project. Like the Project Coordinator, Lori Osborne, I also have many other tasks. Sometimes, it feels like I do the jobs of many different

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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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