Eno, Eva, 1878-1961. Papers of Eva Eno, 1912-1938: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from Mary and Michael Gellert.
Call No.: MC 519
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Eva Eno, 1878-1961
Title: Papers of Eva Eno, 1912-1938
Quantity: 2.09 linear feet (5 file boxes) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of Eva Eno, suffragist, lawyer, and social reformer.
Accession number: 96-M94
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen Rattray in July 1996.
Processed: March 2005
By: Johanna Carll
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eva Eno as well as copyright in other
papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Eva Eno Papers, 1912-1938; item description, dates. MC 519, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Donor: Helen Rattray
Accession number: 96-M94
Processed by: Johanna Carll
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- Star-bulletin: incorporating the Star of hope and the Mutual Welfare League bulletin. Ossining, N.Y.: [The Mutual Welfare League], vol. 19, no. 3, 1917. Transferred to
Widener Library, March 2005.
- The Fusion Flashlight. New York, vol. 1, no.4, October 25, 1917. Poster "Our fighting mayor, John Purroy
Mitchel, keep him on the job!" Transferred to Houghton Library, March 2005.
Eva Eno was born in 1878 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The daughter of Jonathan
S. and Katherine (Applegate) Walling, she was raised in Colorado, where she was educated
at Wolfe Hall. In 1897, she married Alfred Joseph Eno. Their only child, Ralph Bovingdon
Eno, died June 10, 1908, at the age of eight. She was a member of the 1912 women's
law class at New York University. Eno was chairman of the Woman Suffrage Party of
Queens Borough (1912-1914); chairman of women workers, Queens Borough, National Progressive
Party; member and corresponding secretary of the Woman's Press Club of New York City;
member of the Portia Club of the City of New York; member and officer of the Woman
Citizens' League of New York State; publisher of The Queensboro Equality, a broadsheet advocating women's suffrage; and organizer of eighteen women's clubs
in the Borough of Queens. In addition, she was a consumer advocate and worked for
the reform of schools and prisons. After the stock market crash in 1929, the Enos'
fortunes declined; Eva Eno later ran a school and an employment agency on Long Island.
She died in 1961.
The collection includes correspondence, clippings, minutes, flyers, pamphlets, programs,
and other printed material. Most of the materials document Eno's involvement with
various groups, most notably the Woman's Press Club of New York City, a professional
organization for women journalists, authors, and "those engaged in similar pursuits."
Also documented is Eno's support of school reform through the implementation of the
Gary Plan, a system in which students attended school all day and moved throughout
the school building to various academic and vocational classes. Other papers document
Eno's involvement in the Progressive Party, and her attempt to be a representative
of the party at the Constitutional Convention. Folders providing a general overview
of Eno's activities are followed by an alphabetical arrangement of those documenting
specific involvements and interests. Folder titles were created by Eva Eno; information
added by the archivist appears in brackets.
- 1.1-1.2. [Alfred and Eva Eno: Queens community activities, 1912-1916.]
Junior Hotel brochure filed in #OD.1.
- 1.3. [Correspondence, 1912-1918]
- 1.4. [Correspondence, 1926-1938, n.d.]
- 1.5. [Eva Eno speeches, letters to editors, etc., n.d.]
- 1.6. Wood and Eno Real Estate and Law, 1915-1916
- 1.7. Companions of the Forest of America (fraternal organization), 1919-1926
- 1.8-1.9. [Court transcripts of cases of sexual abuse of girls, 1914-1917]
- 1.10-2.4. Gary School League, duplicate plan, 1917. (9 folders)
3 sample ballots filed in #OD.1.
- 2.5. [Hughes Alliance for the election of Republican presidential nominee Charles E. Hughes,
- 2.6-2.7. National Woman's Democratic League county organizer, Victory Democratic Club vice
Program from Women's Democratic League victory ball filed with #OD.1.
- 2.8. [New York City] Mayor's Committee of Welcome to Home-Coming Troops, 1918-1919.
Certificate of membership filed in #OD.1.
- 2.9. [New York City] Mayor's Committee of Women on National Defense, 1917-1919
- 2.10. New York Matinee Musical, 1928-1929
- 2.11-2.12. [New York State Federation of Women's Clubs, Department of Public Welfare], Division
of Penology and Delinquency, 1928-1929
- 2.13-2.14. The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York auxiliary board, 1926-1929
- 3.1-3.2. Portia Club of the City of New York, Inc., 1912-1921
- 3.3-3.6. [Progressive Party, 1912-1917]
- 3.7-3.8. [Suffrage and women's groups printed material, 1912-1915]
- 3.9-4.3. Woman Citizens' League of New York State, 1916-1919 (6 folders)
- 4.4. [Woman Suffrage Party, 1913-1915.]
Parade map with participants list filed in #OD.1.
- 4.5. Woman's Press Club, December 1926
- 4.6. Woman's Press Club, January 1927
- 4.7. Woman's Press Club, February 1927
- 4.8. Woman's Press Club, March 1927
- 4.9. Woman's Press Club, April 1927
- 4.10. Woman's Press Club, May 1927
- 4.11. Woman's Press Club, October 1927
- 4.12. Woman's Press Club, November 1927
- 4.13. Woman's Press Club, December 1927
- 4.14. Woman's Press Club, January 1928
- 4.15. Woman's Press Club, February 11, 1928
- 4.16. Woman's Press Club, March 10, 1928
- 5.1. Woman's Press Club, April 7, 1928
- 5.2-5.3. Woman's Press Club, May 12, 1928
- 5.4. Woman's Press Club, October 13, 1928
- 5.5-5.6. Woman's Press Club, November 10, 1928
- 5.7. Woman's Press Club, December 22, 1928
- 5.8. Woman's Press Club, election, 1928
- 5.9. [Woman's Press Club luncheon, February 18, 1928.]
Seating chart filed in #OD.1.
- 5.10. [Woman's Press Club luncheon] congratulations and thanks [re:] flowers, February 1928
- 5.11. [Woman's Press Club] luncheon committee, 1924-1928
- 5.12. Woman's Press Club record letters sent, programs, enclosures, December 1926-1927
- 5.13-5.14. Woman's Press Club record letters sent, programs, enclosures, 1927-1928
- 5.15. Woman's Press Club stencil file, 1927
- OD.1. Items removed from #1.1, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 4.4, 5.9
- PD.1. Photograph of unidentified boy, ca.1920s.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
Businesswomen--New York (State)
Educational change--New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Prison reformers--New York (State)
Women journalists--New York (State)
Women lawyers--New York (State)
Women--New York (State)--Societies and clubs
Women political activists--New York (State)
Women--Suffrage--New York (State)
Women-owned business enterprises--New York (State)
Gary School League
Portia Club of the City of New York
Progressive Party (1912)
Woman Citizens' League of New York State
Woman's Press Club of New York City