: Portrait of Evaline Reaugh of Cleveland, Ohio. Reaugh was included on the "Ohio State Honor Roll" from the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ca. 1930, which listed prominent Ohio women involved in the suffrage movement. Her brief biography from the Honor Roll reads: "Evaline M. F. Reaugh (Mrs. J. A.) a member of the National Woman's Suffrage Association, College Equal Suffrage League, and third vice-president of the Cleveland League of Women Voters, has been active in the organization of the League since its inception. During the suffrage campaign, she was a member of the Board of the Cleveland Woman's Suffrage party, and was responsible for noon meetings in factories for which she arranged speakers and transportation. She was a member of the speakers' corps during the various suffrage campaigns and worked effectively on all liberal movements on behalf of women. She is president of the Phillis-Wheatley Association, and the Women's City Club of Cleveland."
This photograph comes from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Collection. The League of Women Voters was first formed at the national level in early 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Soon, additional leagues began to form at the state and local level, with the League of Women Voters of Ohio being organized in May 1920 in Columbus. The League was first formed to empower women to use their newfound right to vote, and today its primary purpose remains citizen education. To this goal, it supports voter registration efforts, provides information on candidates and issues, sponsors debates and offers publications on public policy and voter engagement topics. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS354_B10_LWVO_EvalineReaugh Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)