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Nash, Helen Millikin
Nash, Helen Millikin; Hathaway Brown; Botanical gardens; Cleveland Botanical Garden; Garden Center Of Greater Cleveland; Shaker Lakes; Philanthropists; Conservation of natural resources
Nash became the president of the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland in 1949 and received the Frances McIntosh Sherwin Award. She also helped preserve the Shaker Lakes area from highway construction by...
McKelvey, Dorothy Marks
McKelvey, Dorothy Marks; Berea Historical Society; Baldwin-Wallace College; Historians; Berea (Ohio); History
Dorothy Marks McKelvey was the founder and president of the Berea Area Historical Society and the historian of Baldwin-Wallace College. Because she was so well-versed in Berea history, newspapers would...
Mccaffery, Margaret; Cleveland City Council; Cleveland City Government
Margaret McCaffery served on the Cleveland City Council for over 28 years. She received accolades from the safety forces, organized labor, and small business groups. She worked on committees for public...
Woman's General Hospital; Maternal Health Assn.; Planned Parenthood Of Greater Cleveland; Marcus, Sarah; Physicians
Served Women's General Hospital as the president of the hospital and was one of the first physicians at the Maternal Health Association (MHA) clinic, which later became Planned Parenthood. She also received...
Jennings, Martha Holden
Jennings, Martha F. Holden; Philanthropists; Cleveland Museum Of Art; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; University Circle; Case Institute of Technology
Martha Holden Jennings was a major benefactor for the Case Institute of Technology, The University Circle Development Foundation, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She also donated to the Cleveland...
Izant, Grace Goulder, d. 1984
Goulder-Izant, Grace; Plain Dealer; Writers
Grace Goulder-Izant was the first female writer for "Plain Dealer Magazine" and a writer of books such as "This is Ohio," "Ohio Scenes and Citizens," "John D. Rockefeller," and "The Cleveland Years." Grace...
Irwin, Josephine Saxer
League Of Women Voters (Lwv) Of Cleveland; Fairview Park; Womenspace; Cleveland Council On World Affairs; Irwin, Josephine Saxer
Josephine Irwin was active in the peace movement before World War I and was one of the first members of the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Cleveland, participating in a suffrage parade on Euclid Avenue...
Iosue, Madeline A. DeSantis
Iosue, Madeline A. DeSantis; Paint industry; C. DeSantis Paint Manufacturing Co.
Madeline DeSantis Iosue was president of C. DeSantis Paint Manufacturing Co. from 1989 to 1999. A family business, she and her sister Virginia helped to run all aspects of the business, including mixing...
Hauser, Elizabeth J., 1873-
Activists; Women's suffrage; National American Woman Suffrage Assn.; League Of Women Voters (Lwv) Of Cleveland; Hauser, Elizabeth; Journalists
Elizabeth Hauser first began her career as editor of the "Girard Grit" and then later helped found the National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Once suffrage passed she also founded the...
Greve, Bell; Social workers; Public service organizations; Cuyahoga County (Ohio). Relief Bureau; Cleveland. Dept. of Health and Welfare; Cleveland Rehabilitation Center; Rehabilitation International; Hiram House
Bell Greve was internationally renowned as a leader and pioneer in rehabilitative care and relief services. Originally planning to be a missionary, Greve turned towards social work after volunteering at...
Eastman, Linda Anne, 1867-1963
Eastman, Linda Anne; Cleveland Public Library; Librarians; Western Reserve University
Linda Anne Eastman was the first woman to head a metropolitan library system in the United States and is renowned for a tradition of innovation in libraries. Eastman was named librarian at Cleveland Public...
Fairfax, Florence Bundy
Fairfax, Florence Bundy; Cleveland. Dept. of Recreation; Florence Bundy Fairfax Recreation Center; Sports & recreation facilities
Bundy was a long-time employee of the Dept. of Recreation for the city of Cleveland. In May 1954, she became the Superintendent of Special Activities which focused on finding services and activities for...
Evans, Dina Rees, 1891-
Evans, Dina Rees (Doc); Cain Park Theater; Cleveland Heights High School; Theater programs; Theaters; Secondary School Theatre Association (U.S.); American Educational Theatre Association
Evans earned the first doctorate granted for theater in the United States. She also served as director for the Cain Park Amphitheater and became president of the American Educational Theatre Association....
Eckhardt, Edris; Artists; Cleveland Institute of Art; Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland College; Notre Dame Academy; Glassblowing; Pottery
Edris Eckhardt won a Guggenheim fellowship because she rediscovered the Egyptian technique for making gold glass which was lost for 1500 years. She invented new processes for glass, bronze, and other types...
Cutter, Annie Spencer, 1877-
Cutter, Annie Spencer; Cleveland Public Library; Librarians; Case Western Reserve University; Ohio Library Association; Cleveland Heights; Women's City Club
During World War I Annie Cutter created a library for soldiers in France. She also served as Assistant Professor of Library Science at Western Reserve University, was a trustee of the Women's City Club...
Corrigan, Laura Mae
Corrigan, Laura Mae; World War II; Socialites
Laura Corrigan spent most of her time in Europe. She escaped from Paris in World War II to England through Portugal. She helped French soldiers and refugees and organized the group La Bien Venue. Once...
Cermak, Albina; Republican Party; Bailiffs; Political elections
Albina Cermak was the first woman to run for mayor not only in Cleveland but in any city. She ran against Anthony Celebrezze in 1961. Ms. Cermak was a member of the Board of Elections and delegate for...
Campbell, Marion Winton Strongheart
Campbell, Marion Winton Strongheart; Native Americans; Operas & operettas; Cleveland Opera Co.
Marion Winton Strongheart Campbell was the composer of "Love's Wishing Well" and the creator of "The Seminole," both operas. She also founded the Women's National League for Justice to American Indians....
Cafarelli, Carmela; Cleveland Orchestra; Opera singers; Harps; Musicians
Carmela Cafarelli was the first harpist of the Cleveland Orchestra. She toured as an opera singer in Italy and formed the Cafarelli Opera Club presenting Madame Butterfly in 1934. Every year she presented...
Browne, Mary Kendall
Browne, Mary Kendall Brownie; World War II; Tennis; Physical education; American Red Cross
Mary Browne was a championship tennis player becoming the ladies doubles champion 5 times, and the captain of the U.S. Wightman Cup team twice. She was one of the first women in the Tennis Hall of Fame....
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