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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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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
One of the most interesting things about transcribing for the Jane Addams’ Papers Project is reading about people’s ideas or dreams of the future. The feeling is analogous to reading
In April 1907, Hull-House was likely abuzz when its very own Mr. Le Moyne was named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors. The Chicago Tribune reported that the 45-year-old Louis
On November 22, 1927, the grand-niece of Jane Addams was married at her home in Girard, Kansas. Josephine Haldeman-Julius, the daughter of Marcet and Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, was joined in a
“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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