Guide to the Lillian E. Hawley (1887-1970) Scrapbook

Collection Title: Lillian E. Hawley (1887-1970) Scrapbook
Dates: 1909-1912
Identification: 31/6/69
Creator: Hawley, Lillian Emeline, 1887-1970
Extent: 1 Folders
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Lillian E. Hawley Scrapbook consists of several loose pages (perhaps removed from a larger scrapbook) that document her years at Northwestern. The pages include ribbons, seals, and invitations, all of which attest to her involvement in various campus organizations and her attendance at events such as performances and dinners. Hawley also saved the receipts for her tuition payments to Northwestern; her room and board payments for Pearsons Hall; and her class dues and her dues to the Laurean Literary Society.
Acquisition Information: The Lillian Emeline Hawley Scrapbook was donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Dorothy W. McEachen of the McHenry County Historical Society on April 20, 1979, as Accession Number 79-75.
Processing Information: Chasiah Haberman; July 2001.
Separated Materials: None.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Related Materials: University Archives' Alumni Biographical Files (Series 51/2, Box 41)
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Lillian Emeline Hawley was born on April 22, 1887 in Huntley, Illinois to John Hawley, a merchant, and Mina Weltzin Hawley. Hawley received her preparatory education from Huntley High School and from Elgin Academy (affiliated with Northwestern). Hawley aspired to teach when she came to Northwestern in 1908, and when she earned an A.B. in 1912, she listed teaching as her most probable occupation. On her application to Northwestern, Hawley also listed herself as a member of the Congregational Church. Following graduation, Hawley worked as an Assistant Postmaster.

While she attended the College of Liberal Arts at Northwestern, Hawley was involved in the Laurean Literary Society, the Woman's League, the Y.W.C.A., and the Women's Athletic Association.

After graduating, Hawley returned to Huntley. During World War I, she served as chairman of the C.N.D. for Grafton Township and worked with the Red Cross. She became a member of the Huntley Woman's Club and of the Ladies Aid Society and was employed as the town's Assistant Postmaster. She later moved to East Lansing, Michigan.

Lillian E. Hawley died on October 16, 1970.

Scope and Content

The Lillian E. Hawley Scrapbook consists of several loose pages (perhaps removed from a larger scrapbook) that document her years at Northwestern. The pages include ribbons, seals, and invitations, all of which attest to her involvement in various campus organizations and her attendance at events such as performances and dinners. Hawley also saved the receipts for her tuition payments to Northwestern; her room and board payments for Pearsons Hall; and her class dues and her dues to the Laurean Literary Society.

Few items are captioned, so that some of the contents of the scrapbook, such as a pair of paper flowers and an ink portrait of a young woman in a graduation cap, remain a mystery. A pasted-in sketch of a nose pressed to a grindstone may indicate that Hawley had a reputation as a “grind.” One page contains a collection of logos and seals from different schools and the bookstores of those schools, including the Elgin Academy and Northwestern. There are a few pages of autographs, mostly without comments. One page chronicles Hawley's acceptance in Epsilon Iota, a “secret society” of senior girls.

A folder contains items that became detached from the scrapbook pages.

Subjects

Personal Name

Hawley, Lillian Emeline, 1887-1970

Subjects

College students--Illinois--Evanston

Women college students--Illinois--Evanston--Social life and customs