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
  • Amy Parmelee
  • Anna Adams Gordon
  • Annabelle Frazier
  • Anne Emery
  • Anne Millar
  • Anne Noggle
  • Archange Marie Ouilmette
  • Bertha Whitman
  • Betty Jean Payne
  • Blanche Mann
  • Caro Dawes
  • Carrie Patton Clark
  • Carrie Smith
  • Catharine Waugh McCulloch
  • Celia Hill
  • Clara Belle Baker
  • Clara Judson
  • Constance Llewellyn Howerton
  • Cora Lee Watson
  • Cornelia Gray Lunt
  • Daisy Sandidge
  • Dorothy Hadley Bayen
  • Eda (Edithe) Lord
  • Eda Hurd Dixon
  • Eddie Lee Sutton
  • Edna Baker
  • Eleanor Ellis Perkins
  • Eleanor J. Frazier
  • Eliza Clark Garrett
  • Elizabeth Boynton Harbert
  • Elizabeth Bragdon
  • Elizabeth Eunice Marcy
  • Elizabeth Greenleaf
  • Elizabeth Odell
  • Elizabeth Webb Hill
  • Elnora Smith
  • Elsie Jones
  • Emily Huntington Miller
  • Emma Ferdon Rogers
  • Emma Howland
  • Estelle Northam
  • 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 Fowler
  • Georgia Harkness
  • Gladys Dick
  • Hannah Bayley Pearsons
  • Harriet Kidder
  • Harriet Noyes
  • Helen Balfour Morrison
  • Helen Cromer Cooper
  • Helen Mar Beveridge
  • Helen Mitchell
  • Helen Palmer Dawes
  • Helen Williams
  • 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
  • Katharine Bushnell
  • Kathryn Wimp
  • Kay Lee
  • Laura May Winston
  • Leah LoMar
  • Liu-Wang Liming
  • Lola Downs
  • Lorraine Morton
  • Louise Ayers Garnett
  • Louise L. Stanwood
  • Louise Mead
  • Lucile Keeler
  • Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • Lunyel Crim Barefield
  • Margaret Evans
  • Margery Carlson
  • Margery Eloise Jones
  • Marguerite Church
  • Maria Murray Robinson
  • Marjorie Starr Best
  • Mary Bannister Willard
  • Mary Bartelme
  • Mary Chaplin Glenn
  • Mary F. Haskin
  • Mary Gardner
  • Mary Jones
  • Mary McDowell
  • Mary McEwen
  • Mary Oldberg
  • Mary Thompson Hill Willard
  • Maurine Miller Orr
  • May Emerson Carney Middleton
  • May Wood Simons
  • Mayme Spencer
  • Melinda Hamline
  • Minna Schmidt
  • Myra Bradwell
  • Nancy Lelah Lutkin
  • Naomi Pollard Dobson
  • Nellie Appleton Kingsley
  • Omega Starr
  • Pauline L. Williams
  • Reba Poor
  • Rebecca Mulford
  • Rev. Martha Louise Dobbins
  • Rose Leonora Jourdain
  • Ruth Margurite Erikson
  • Ruth McCulloch
  • Sadie Knowland Coe
  • Sarah Blanchard
  • Sarah Brayton
  • Susan Leonhardt
  • Theresa Long
  • 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
  • Delano Social Settlement
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Drama Club of Evanston
  • Emerson YMCA
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Evanston Birth Control Center and Committee
  • Evanston College for Ladies
  • Evanston Community Kitchen
  • Evanston Day Nursery Association
  • Evanston Environmental Association
  • Evanston Garden Club
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Evanston Missionary Union
  • Evanston Planned Parenthood Center
  • Evanston Political Equality League (EPEL)
  • Evanston PTA
  • Family Welfare Association
  • Fort Dearborn Chapter of the DAR
  • 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
  • North End Mother’s Club
  • North Shore Community House
  • North Shore Links
  • North Western Female College
  • Pierian Club
  • 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
  • Women’s Republican Club
  • Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Young Women’s Community Club (YWCC)
  • Zonta Club