Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898

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Dates:
Birth 1839-09-28
Death 1898-02-17
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Author; first dean of women and professor of aesthetics at Northwestern University; president (1879-1898) of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union; social reformer concerned with women's rights, suffrage, and other social issues.

From the description of Papers 1874-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70968117

American reformer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Madison, N.J., to Mr. H. Ward, editor of the Independent, 1872 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587857

Author, educator and reformer.

From the description of Letters to Samuel Sidney McClure [manuscript], 1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805862

Reformer and educator.

From the description of Frances Elizabeth Willard correspondence, 1889-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981639

American educator and reformer.

From the description of Letter and photograph of Frances Elizabeth Willard [manuscript], 1889 & n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817334

President of Woman's National Christian Temperance Union.

From the description of Letter of Frances Elizabeth Willard, 1886. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31743374

Frances Elizabeth Willard, temperance leader and feminist, founded the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Letters, 1877-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007362

Best known for her leadership (1879-1898) of the influential Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Willard also supported and often spearheaded a wide variety of social reforms, including woman suffrage, economic equality, and fair labor laws. Willard gained an international reputation through her speeches and publications. She was the first woman to be honored with a statue in the U.S Capitol building, and her Evanston home was one of the first house museums to in the country.

Biographical information about Willard is extensive. For an excellent overview of her life, see the entry “Frances E. Willard” by Carolyn DeSwarte Gifford in:

Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990, A Biographical Dictionary (Indiana University Press, 2001).

See also:

Writing Out My Heart: Selections from the Journal of Frances E. Willard, 1855-1896 (University of Illinois Press, 1995), edited by Gifford.

Mary Earhart, Frances Willard: From Prayers to Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944).

From the guide to the Frances E. Willard (1839-1898) Papers, 1871-1998, (Northwestern University Archives)

Best known for her leadership (1879-1898) of the influential Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Willard also supported and often spearheaded a wide variety of social reforms, including woman suffrage, economic equality, and fair labor laws. Willard gained an international reputation through her speeches and publications. She was the first woman to be honored with a statue in the U.S Capitol building, and her Evanston home was one of the first house museums to in the country.

Biographical information about Willard is extensive. For an excellent overview of her life, see the entry “Frances E. Willard” by Carolyn DeSwarte Gifford in:

Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990, A Biographical Dictionary (Indiana University Press, 2001).

See also:

Writing Out My Heart: Selections from the Journal of Frances E. Willard, 1855-1896 (University of Illinois Press, 1995), edited by Gifford.

Mary Earhart, Frances Willard: From Prayers to Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944).

From the guide to the Frances E. Willard (1839-1898) Journal Transcriptions, (Northwestern University Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Women--Suffrage
  • Temperance
  • Women social reformers
  • Social reformers
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Women social reformers--United States
  • Women--Suffrage--United States
  • Temperance--Societies, etc
  • Public speaking for women
  • Women--Social conditions

Occupations:

  • Reformers
  • Women authors, American
  • Women social reformers--Illinois--Evanston
  • Educators

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Evanston (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)