Evanston History Resources
- The Evanston History Center
A private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston history. The Center is located in the Charles Gates Dawes House at 225 Greenwood.
- Evanston:Its Land and Its People
History of Evanston from its founding through 1900, written by Viola Crouch Reeling and published by the Fort Dearborn Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in 1928.
- Evanston Village High School Directory
This directory of faculty students of Evanston Village High School was edited by William Grant Webster and published in 1907. The records of the Village High School were lost when it merged into Evanston Township High School. This directory seeks to fill in the gaps.
- Evanston Public Library Lore
Highlights of the first 125 years of the Evanston Public Library.
- Evanston Women’s History Project blog
The Evanston Women’s History Project is an ongoing initiative to document significant women in Evanston’s past and present. Includes the project’s Research Database.
- Radical Woman in a Classic Town: Frances Willard of Evanston Virtual Exhibit
African-American History on Chicago’s Northshore
- Northwestern University Archives Online Finding Aids
Online index to a wealth of local history materials held at Northwestern. Click the link to “Northwestern Related” for files on District 65, Frances Willard, and various Evanston activists and organizations.
- This is Evanston
A 1955 guide to Evanston’s history and community resources from the League of Women Voters.
- WPA Art in Evanston
Photos and descriptions of the Depression era Works Progress Administration sculptures and murals in Evanston