Adelman, Charlotte. W[omens] B[ar] A[ssociation of] I[llinois] 75: The First 75 Years. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1992. 120 pp. Illustrations. Portraits. Publisher's blue hardcover, gilt title to front board and spine. Fine. $20. * The Women's Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois, was first established in 1914 by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area. It was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and in the administration of justice. Its activities have always been divided between burning contemporary social and political issues and the practical need to help its members gain employment. The WBAI was one of the first minority bar associations to extend its membership to males. The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) records include artifacts and materials related to presidents Mary Reardon Hooten (also known as Mary Heftel Hooten), Irene V. McCormick, Mary E. Pappas, and Mary M. Bartelme. Also included are board minutes and reports, correspondence, financial materials, event planning materials, photographs, publications, and artifacts.
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