Evanston Women’s History Project 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

  • Alice Bunker Stockham
  • Alice C.D. Riley
  • Anna Adams Gordon
  • Annabelle Frazier
  • Anne Emery
  • Anne Millar
  • Archange Marie Ouilmette
  • Bertha Whitman
  • Caro Dawes
  • Carrie Smith
  • Catharine Waugh McCulloch
  • Celia Hill
  • Clara Belle Baker
  • Clara Judson
  • Cornelia Gray Lunt
  • Daisy Sandidge
  • Dorothy Bayen
  • Eda (Edithe) Lord
  • Eda Hurd Dixon
  • Eddie Lee Sutton
  • Edna Baker
  • Eleanor Ellis Perkins
  • Eleanor J. Frazier
  • Elizabeth Boynton Harbert
  • Elizabeth Bragdon
  • Elizabeth Eunice Marcy
  • Elizabeth Webb Hill
  • Elsie Jones
  • Emily Huntington Miller
  • Emma Ferdon Rogers
  • Emma Howland
  • Esther Kegan
  • Esther Weldon
  • Ethel Louise Coe
  • Eunice Strong Tietjens
  • Eva Rouse
  • Fanny Lazzar
  • Florence Walrath
  • Frances Dawson
  • Frances Herskovitz
  • Frances Mary Iglehart
  • Frances Willard
  • Georgia Harkness
  • Gladys Dick
  • Hannah Bailey Pearsons
  • Helen Balfour Morrison
  • Helen Cromer Cooper
  • Helen Mar Beveridge
  • Helen Mitchell
  • Helen Virginia Dawes
  • Helen Wood
  • Ida Faye Wright
  • Idea Strong Hammond
  • Isabella Maude Garnett
  • Isobel Berolzheimer
  • Jane Blaikie Hoge
  • Jane Hutchins White
  • Jane Zimmerman
  • Jessie Chandler
  • Jessie L. Pocock
  • Joan Barr
  • Joesphine Baker
  • Kathryn Wimp
  • Laura May Winston
  • Lola Downs
  • Lorraine Morton
  • Louise Ayers Garnett
  • Louise L. Stanwood
  • Louise Mead
  • Lucile Keeler
  • Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • Lunyel Crim Barefield
  • Margery Carlson
  • Marguerite Church
  • Maria Murray Robinson
  • Marjorie Starr Best
  • Mary Bartelme
  • Mary Chaplin Glenn
  • Mary F. Haskin
  • Mary Gardner
  • Mary McDowell
  • Mary McEwen
  • Mary Willard
  • May Wood Simons
  • Mayme Spencer
  • Melinda Hamline
  • Minna Schmidt
  • Myra Bradwell
  • Nancy Lelah Lutkin
  • Nellie Appleton Kingsley
  • Omega Starr
  • Pauline L. Williams
  • Rebecca Mulford
  • Ruth McCulloch
  • Sarah Blanchard
  • Sarah Brayton
  • Susan Leonhardt
  • Vera Megowen
  • Winifred Louise Ward
  • List of Organizations in Research Database

  • Alliance Francaise
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Chi Omega Chapter
  • Alpha Phi
  • Baker Demonstration School
  • Bartelme Home for Girls
  • Benevolent Society
  • Business and Professional Women’s Club of Evanston
  • Camp Good Will
  • Catholic Women’s Club
  • Central Association of Evanston Charities
  • Charlotte Charles
  • Children’s Theater of Evanston
  • Children’s Welfare Association
  • Community Hospital
  • Community Hospital Women’s Auxiliary
  • Connections for the Homeless
  • Delano Social Settlement
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Drama Club of Evanston
  • Ebenezer AME Church
  • Emerson YMCA
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Evanston Birth Control League
  • Evanston College for Ladies
  • Evanston Community Kitchen
  • Evanston Day Nursery Association
  • Evanston Environmental Association
  • Evanston Garden Club
  • Evanston Historical Society
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Evanston Missionary Union
  • Evanston Planned Parenthood Center
  • Evanston Political Equality League (EPEL)
  • Evanston PTA
  • Family Welfare Association
  • First Methodist Church
  • Fort Dearborn Chapter of the DAR
  • Fortnightly Club
  • Girl Scouts of Evanston
  • Girls Reserve
  • Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (IESA)
  • Illinois Industrial School for Girls
  • Iroquois League
  • Julia Gaston Club
  • Junior League of Evanston
  • Kendall College
  • King’s Daughters
  • League of Women Voters of Evanston
  • Mary Club or Bartelme Home for Girls
  • McGaw YMCA
  • NAACP
  • New Hope Church
  • North End Mother’s Club
  • North Shore Community House
  • North Shore Links
  • North Western Female College
  • Northlight Theatre
  • Northwestern University
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • Pierian Club
  • Second Baptist Church
  • St. Andrews Church
  • St. Luke’s Church
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
  • The Cradle
  • University Guild
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
  • Woman’s Club of Evanston
  • Women’s Educational Aid Association
  • Women’s Exchange Cafeteria
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Young Women’s Community Club (YWCC)
  • Zeta Phi Eta
  • Zonta Club
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