Eleanor Clarke Slagle (1870–1942) is a founding member of AOTA and one of the profession’s earliest proponents. In 1911, she attended a course sponsored by the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy and Hull House that taught occupations and amusements to staff working at state institutions. She directed occupational therapy research for the State of Illinois; trained therapists at the Henry B. Favill School of Occupations; and served as the director of the Bureau of Occupational Therapy, New York Department of Mental Hygiene. She served as AOTA’s President (1919–1920), Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. AOTA created the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award to honor members of AOTA who have creatively contributed to the development of the body of knowledge of the profession through research, education, or clinical practice. Read more about the Henry B. Favill School of Occupations and Slagle.