Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

Practical Work: Chicago Woman's Club

View the exhibit: Practical Work

Focusing on the Chicago Woman's Club, Practical Work: Chicago Woman's Club Reformers, Criminal Women and Delinquent Children, 1876–1920 provides a fascinating glimpse into women’s history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and explores how women reformers in Chicago tried to protect and reform criminal women and delinquent children at the turn of the twentieth century.

This digital exhibit was created by Rachel Boyle, a PhD Candidate in American History and Public History at Loyola University Chicago, during the summer of 2013. Sponsored by the Women and Leadership Archives and the Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership at Loyola University Chicago.