Englewood Woman’s Club Records

Dates: 1898-1932
Size: .75 linear foot in 2 boxes
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: spe-nhrc-ewc
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.
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Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Englewood Woman’s Club Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Finding Aid Author: Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021


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


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.

Scope and Contents

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


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

Subject Headings

  • Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) -- History -- Sources
  • Englewood Woman’s Club (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Women--Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago

Related Collections

  • Englewood Community Collection
  • Englewood High School Records
  • Englewood Historical Association Papers
  • Lanyon Family Papers
  • D.E. Terriere Diaries

Collection Inventory

Box 2 Folder 1 Bulletin, 1941 December
Box 2 Folder 2 Speech, delivered to the Historical Association by Carolyn P. Haeberlui, 1st Vice President, undated
Box 1 Folder 1 Yearbook, 1898-1899
Box 1 Folder 2 Yearbook, 1908-1909
Box 1 Folder 3 Yearbook, 1913-1914
Box 1 Folder 4 Yearbook, 1914-1915
Box 1 Folder 5 Yearbook, 1916-1917
Box 1 Folder 6 Yearbook, 1917-1918
Box 1 Folder 7 Yearbook, 1918-1919
Box 1 Folder 8 Yearbook, 1922-1923
Box 1 Folder 9 Yearbook, 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 10 Yearbook, 1925-1926
Box 1 Folder 11 Yearbook, 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 12 Yearbook, 1927-1928
Box 1 Folder 13 Yearbook, 1928-1929
Box 1 Folder 14 Yearbook, 1929-1930
Box 1 Folder 15 Yearbook, 1930-1931
Box 1 Folder 16 Yearbook, 1931-1932
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