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Women in Medicine

Funded through an Educate and Automate Grant from the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State Introduction by Arlis Dittmer, Blessing-Rieman College of NursingWom…
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Women in Education

Introduction by Melissa Calhoun, Infobahn Outfitters, Inc.Provisions for education were part of Illinois government from statehood. The Federal Land Grant of 1818 had provisions for elementary and se…
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Women in war

Introduction by Melissa Calhoun, Infobahn Outfitters, Inc.Women in Illinois were affected by six wars during the first one hundred years of Illinois statehood: Black Hawk War of 1832 Mormon War of 18…
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Woman in the Arts and Entertainment

Jennie Ward, Circus Performer Jennie Ward, 1908 Jennie Ward and Alec Todd, 1912 The Flying Wards, 1914 Ringling Contract, cover , 1911 Ringling Contract, top, 1911 Postcard, Jennie to mother, 1909 Wa…
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Selected Timeline

1818-1918 – The First 100 Years 1818 1818 Act of Congress creates the state of Illinois 1820 1822 Christiana Holmes Tillson moves to Montgomery County, Illinois 1830 1832 Black Hawk War Mother Sough …
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Woman at work part 2

Photography by Candace McCormick Reed (1818-1900) When her husband Warren died in April 1858, Candace McCormick Reed was thrown upon her own devices to support her two surviving sons and her elderly …
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Women at work

By Iris Nelson, Quincy Public LibraryThe focus of this section on "Women at Work" will feature those women who boldly pioneered new working arenas, most of which had habitually been in the male d…
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Women and Religion in America 1600-1900

By Patricia Tomczak Associate Librarian Quincy UniversityThe story of American women’s religious activities from 1600-1920 parallels the transformation of American society. American women have been i…
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Woman in Public Life

Introduction by Melissa Calhoun, Infobahn Outfitters, Inc.”Illinois Women in Public Life” encompasses women who earned the title “philanthropist”, “benefactress”, “social activist”, and “politician”.…
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Women Pioneers

Introduction By Iris Nelson, Quincy Public Library and Kim Bunner, Parlin-Ingersoll Library   While many of the women featured on this web site were pioneers in other ways, this section is dedicated …
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Selected Bibliography

General References Bogart, E. L. & Mathews, J. M. (1920). Centennial History of Illinois: The Modern Commonwealth, 1893-1918 (vol. V). Springfield, IL: Illinois Centennial Commission. Bogart, E. L. &…
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Links to Related Sites

Illinois History At Home in the Heartland Online The Great Chicago Fire IL Gen Web Project Illinois in the Civil War Genealogy – Family History in Illinois Women’s History Sites American Women in Uni…
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Copyright & Restrictions

Early Illinois Women Copyright and Other Restrictions The Alliance Library System and participating libraries are offering Internet access to these collections as a contribution to education. Some of…
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Technical Details

Each participating institution digitizied material at their own location. File format conversion from original format to formats for use on the world wide web site completed by the project coordinato…
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Project Participants

All participants are located in Illinois and are members of the Alliance Library System. The boundaries of ALS are indicated by the gray line and locations of participants by small red dots. PROJECT …
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