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The recognition of the need for such a volume has been almost unanimous, though a few (perhaps a dozen) women have written in dispraise of the plan of making a book entirely about women. 964 Sargent Normal School for Physical Education, Cambridge. Y 963 Worcester Domestic Science School, Worcester.
All the important lines of endeavor in which women engage (and their name is legion) have their exponents in these pages: the arts, sciences and pro- fessions, religion, missionary effort, education, philanthropy, charity, reform work, social service, literature, journalism, business, official life, club life, feminist activi- ties, and all the many ways in which women are working in and influencing the movements for progress, for higher ideals, for better living, for cleaner politics, and for social, educational and religious uplift It is hoped to make Womah's Who's Who of America a reference book of permanent value and the one Indispensable volume of reference for those seeking information about the contemporary women of the United States and Canada. So far as it was possible to do so, Woman's Who's Who or America has in this volume given expression to the individual views of the women, represented in it, on the suffrage question. To gather fresh and original data for approximately ten thousand brief biogra- phies Involves much hard work and a strenuous campaign of research and inquiry, and the volume now presented represents two years of labor. The general publications of the Who's Who class give comparatively little attention to women.