Papers of Elizabeth Boynton Harbert in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1939
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Harbert served as president of the Illinois Woman Suffrage Association (1876-1984), and, after the IWSA became the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association in 1885, served four more one-year terms. She was also president of the Cook County (Illinois) Woman Suffrage Society. In 1877 Harbert became the first editor of "Woman's Kingdom," a section in the Chicago Inter Ocean that covered women's activities. A member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, she resigned as editor of "Woman's Kingdom" in 1884 because of the journal's anti-prohibition, anti-suffrage editorial board. Harbert was proprietor and editor of The New Era of Chicago for one year, probably 1885.
Harbert organized the Evanston Woman's Club in 1889 and was its president for seven years. An active social reformer, she was associate president of the World's Unity League, vice-president of the Woman`s Civic League of Pasadena, vice-president of the Southern California Woman's Press Association, and president of the National Household Economic Association. In addition to her editorial and service work, Harbert lectured for suffrage. She died in Pasadena, California on January 19, 1925. Further biographical information may be found in Woman's Who's Who of America, 1914-1915 (New York, 1914), and A Woman of the Century (Buffalo, 1893).
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By: Kim Brookes,Bert Hartry,Katherine Kraft,Jane Ward
- Harbert, Elizabeth Boynton, 1845-1925. Papers of Elizabeth Boynton Harbert in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1939: A Finding Aid
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