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Englewood Woman’s Club Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ewc

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of annual yearbooks that span 1898-1932 along with a speech and a bulletin.


  • 1898 - 1932

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.

Biographical / Historical

The Englewood Woman’s Club Collection was organized in 1896 and its first president was Frances Stuart Parker. In 1896, the club also incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and joined the General Federation of Woman’s Club and the Illinois Federation of Woman’s Clubs. One year later, the club became a member of the Cook County League.

The purpose of the Englewood Woman’s Club as defined in Article II of its By-laws, “Shall be social intercourse and the promotion of the highest interest of humanity through Sociological, Literary, Educational, Art, and Music work.” Membership was limited to 650 paid members, “exclusive of Honorary, Non-resident and Junior members.” Meetings were held at 673-6738 Wentworth Avenue every Monday afternoon.


.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Englewood Woman’s Club Collection was organized in 1896. The collection consists primarily of yearbooks dating from 1898 to 1931.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of document and then chronologically by yearbook.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the Englewood Woman’s Club were accessioned by the Chicago Public Library during the period 1915 through 1931 and located in the Library’s Reference Department. During the renovation of the Cultural Center in the 1970s, many of the Library’s early accessions were transferred to the Records Storage Center. After the creation of the Special Collections Division in 1976, the material was transferred again. In January 1985 the material was added to the Neighborhood History Research Collection and combined with materials from the Englewood Community Collection to form the Englewood Woman’s Club Collection.

Related Materials

Englewood Community Collection

Englewood High School Records

Englewood Historical Association Papers

Lanyon Family Papers

D.E. Terriere Diaries

Guide to the Englewood Woman’s Club Collection
Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository

Harold Washington Library Center, 9th Floor
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60605 United States
(312) 747-4875