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Radical Woman in a Classic Town: Frances Willard of Evanston
An online exhibit from Northwestern University Archives:
Social reformer Frances Willard (1839-1898) was known world-wide for her charismatic speaking and for her leadership of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), the largest woman's organization of its time. But Willard always maintained a bond with Evanston, her hometown from 1858 until her death.
Using historic photographs, documents, and artifacts from the Northwestern University Archives, along with items on loan from the Frances Willard House Museum in Evanston, this exhibit puts Willard in the context of the Classic Town (as she called Evanston) that helped shape her reformist vision.
As it is today, the bicycle at the turn of the 20th century was a form of transportation, recreation, amusement, and a creator of community. This exhibition looks at bicycles in all of these forms through printed matter in the collection of Northwestern University’s Transportation Library.