Evelina Belden Paulson (1921)

Unlike many of her Oberlin peers, Evelina Belden Paulson pursued social work in the Chicago Hull House and then health and humanitarian aid overseas in Poland during World War I. Her long letters to her family and fiancé provide insight into the fulfillment she enjoyed and challenges she faced.
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The Oberlin Mutual Improvement Club (1913-1915)

Through two of the Club’s yearbooks scrapbooks reveal the interconnectedness of the Oberlin community, which was dedicated to service and empowerment. The Mutual Improvement Club walked the line between traditional studies of home economics and investigations into the role of Black women in fighting for racial justice.
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