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The Jane Addams Papers is a scholarly editing project publishing the correspondence and writings of Jane Addams from 1901-1935 in a freely accessible digital edition and in a selected print edition. The site has been built by editors, working with students at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
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Image 1: Hull-House Women's Basketball Team Women played basketball at Hull-House. Well...they played basket ball, two words. In bloomers, wearing long sleeves and lace collars, and
For the twenty years I edited Abraham Lincoln’s papers, I never had a strong desire to own a Lincoln document. Well, let’s be honest, I never made enough money to
By Anya Jabour, Regents Professor of History, University of Montana The subject of my new book, Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America, worked closely with Jane Addams for
Last spring I had the pleasure of working with two undergraduate students, Taylor Lundeen and Catie Olson, enrolled in the University of Michigan's School of Information. They worked on a
Mary Rozet Smith was well-loved by a long list of extraordinary, historically important women who came through the doors of Hull-House in Chicago. From 1889, when she first visited the
by Patricia M. Shields, PhD, Texas State University Jane Addams attended Rockford Female Seminary and was among the first class to receive a Bachelors degree. At Rockford she honed skills
Suzanne Slade is no stranger to Jane Addams, who is commonly referred to as "the mother of social work." Addams was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher,
by Sara Catherine Lichon. Mary Miles Minter, silent film star and suspect in her lover's 1922 murder. Sometimes the stories and scandals of celebrities come up
Chicago, Il. is home to “Helping Hands,” the city’s first monument devoted to Jane Addams and those whom she helped. Addams fought for equality and is best known as the
Jane Addams, ca. 1915 (Swarthmore Peace Collection). Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts in the peace
“We are slowly learning that social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.”
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