Iroquois League collection

Descriptive Summary

Iroquois League collection
Evanston History Center
0.25 Linear feet
Iroquois League of Evanston (Evanston, Ill.)

Acknowledgements and Access

This collection was part of the BMRC Survey Initiative, 2009-2011. For current information about the collection and its status, please contact the Evanston History Center.

Historical note

Founded in 1917 by Mrs. Eva Rouse and a small group of women, the Iroquois League sought to provide “a safe, supervised and economical home for Negro working girls.” The home, later called the North Shore Community House, was opened in 1924 on the corner of Garrett and Ridge Avenue and despite financial hardships through 1927, by 1929 the League was able to ‘burn the mortgage.

Scope and Contents note

The Iroquois League of Evanston records date from 1952 to 1972 and fill one archival quarter-sized box. The collection consists of speeches and membership lists, financial documentation, correspondence, meeting minutes and anniversary booklets.

Related Archival Materials note

Booker T. Washington Progressive Club Album - Lake County Discovery Museum

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 May 19 by Lauren Kalal.

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