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Chicago Woman's Club On-line Exhibit

A new on-line exhibit Practical Work:  Chicago Woman’s Club Reformers, Criminal Women and Delinquent Children, 1876-1920, is the result of a partnership between the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) and the Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership.  Rachel Boyle, PhD Student in U.S. and Public History, Loyola University Chicago, analyzed the WLA’s collection of the Chicago Woman’s Club records.

The exhibit provides a fascinating glimpse into women’s history during the time period of 1876-1920.  Explore how women reformers in Chicago tried to protect and reform criminal women and delinquent children at the turn of the twentieth century.  See the exhibit to find out:

-What did it take to be a member of the Chicago Woman’s Club in 1885?

-Are delinquent children a cause of crime or symptom of crime?

-What does the defacing of a fountain have to do with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and Mckinley?

Check out http://www.lib.luc.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/show/cwcpracticalwork for all the answers!


Women and Leadership Archives
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