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Chicago Commission on Women's Affairs

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Identifier: MS126
Abstract The Chicago, Illinois City Council established the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Women’s Affairs in 1984. This archive includes materials from the Chicago Commission on Women’s Affairs, including the Commission’s mission, procedures, minutes, first year accomplishments, and report to the Mayor for 1984.
Dates: 1984-1985

Elizabeth Clarke Collection

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Identifier: MS127
Abstract Elizabeth Clarke, a resident of Lake Forest, Illinois, served on the Illinois Commission on the Status of Women (1980-1986) and its successor, the Citizens Council on Women (1986-1998). Both councils reported to the Illinois General Assembly on issues important to women, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, employment discrimination, health and welfare. Reports and recommendations included information on legislative proposals dealing with Illinois agencies and associations that considered...
Dates: 1980-1998

Nineteenth Century Women

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Identifier: MS123
Abstract This collection is comprised of archival materials generated by British and American women of the nineteenth century. This archive contains the 1890-1895 minutes book of the Women's Franchise League, London, which was founded in 1889. The Women's Franchise League, also known as the National Society for Women's Suffrage in Great Britain, was active in the early 1890s. Members of this group included Mrs. E. Pankhurst, Harriet Stanton-Blatch, Countess Schack, Alice Cliff-Scatcherd, and Mrs. Jacob...
Dates: 1845-1927

Elizabeth Robins Papers

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Identifier: MS105
Abstract Elizabeth Robins was born on August 6, 1862 in Louisville, Kentucky, the eldest daughter of Charles Ephraim Robins (1832-1893) and his cousin and wife, Hannah Maria Crow Robins (1836-1901). This small collection consists primarily of correspondence between members of Elizabeth Robins' family or from her friends (1876-1938); a few family photographs; correspondence regarding a lecture series at Bedford College for Women, University of London, in 1926; some autobiographical notes; and early...
Dates: 1876 - 1945

The Study Club, 1896 - 1970

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Identifier: MS70
Abstract The Study Club, a women's literary circle, met weekly from 1896 - 1970 for the purpose of "study and mutual improvement." It was based in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Each year the group selected a topic for study and each member then wrote an extended paper about a facet of the topic. At each meeting one of these papers was read to the group.
Dates: 1896 - 1970

U.N. Radio Tapes on Women

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Identifier: MS107
Abstract The cassette tapes and transcripts in this collection were produced by the United Nations Radio Service Department of Public Information. The radio programs served as a weekly forum on issues of interest to women around the world. Sessions include topics such as violence against women, reproductive issues, AIDS, women's rights, family, refugees, and peace. Also featured are interviews with women in leadership positions around the world or special United Nations programs on women. Included with...
Dates: 1988-2005