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Frances E. Willard Papers, 1841-1991

Frances E. Willard served as WCTU Corresponding Secretary from 1874-1878 and as the second President of the WCTU from 1879 until her death in 1898. Willard was a radical social progressive who stood out against gender inequality and fought to give a voice to society’s disenfranchised. The bulk of...

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Woman’s Temple, 1881-1926

The Woman’s Temple was built through the efforts of the Woman’s Temperance Building Association to provide the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) with meeting spaces, offices, and rental space to garner income for the organization. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clipping...

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