Copyright

copyright

Jane Addams’ unpublished writings are in the public domain, as are all of her published works written before 1923.

Unpublished documents – letters, diaries, speech texts — written more than 70 years from the death of the author are in the public domain. This holds for Jane Addams, who died in 1935. This also holds true of any of her correspondents who died before 1947.

Some of Addams’ published writings (book, journal and newspaper articles) may still be under copyright.

Details on the copyright holder or status of specific individuals, will be posted in the Jane Addams Digital Edition.

For more on copyright, see the Library of Congress’s resource page.

We are actively seeking copyright permission for Addams’ correspondents. If you are the rights holder or have information about the rights holder of the people named below, please contact us!

Abbott, Edith (1876–1957)

Abbott, Leonard Dalton (1878-1953) 

Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline (1883-1981)

Argentina (Consul General) 

Ashcraft & Ashcraft

Baldwin, Ann L. (?-?)

Bancroft, Margaret H. (1959-?)

Bardoux, J. (?-?) (France)

Bartel, Cora Patterson (1888-1971)

Blackburn, Marinda Emolyn (1865-?)

Blaine, Anita McCormick (1866-1954) 

Bodemann, W. (?-?)

Boettcher, Dorothea (1852-?)

Boston Evening Traveler

Bowen, Robert Adger (1868-1972) 

Bowen, Louise DeKoven (1859-1953) 

Bowerman, George Franklin (1869-1960)

Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. (1866-1948) 

Bressler, David (?-?)

Brewster, William T. (1869-1961) 

Britton, Gertrude Howe (1868-1951)

Bromley, Mary J. (?-?)

Brown, Edward F. (?-?)

Browne, Waldo Ralph (1876-1954)

Buchanan, Miss A. E. (?-?)

Buckstaff, Florence Griswold (1866-1948) 

Chandler, A. D. (?-?)

Chany, Rebecca Jordan (1889-1970)

Chicago Boys Club

Chicago City Homes Association 

Civic League of Terre Haute

Cole, Georgia L. Allen (1887-?)

Collson, Mary E. (?-?)

Converse, Florence (1871-1967)

Corporation Tramways 

Cox, Charles N. (?-?)

Cullen, Rose N. (?-?)

Davis, Edgar T. (?-?)

Davis, Philip (1876-1951)

DeGroot, Edward B. (1873-1949)

DeKnatel, Frederick H. (1864-1949)

Dickinson, Francis R. (?-?)

Donoghey, Frederick (?-?)

Dougherty, Eleanor (?-?)

DuBois, W. E. B. (1868-1963) 

Ford, Lucia O. (?-?)

Forstall, James Jackson (1882-1949)

Fowler, Harriet J. (?-?)

French, Martha E. (1850-?)

Frost, Ellen (1863-?)

Georg, Charles J. (?-?)

Gerson, T. Perceval (1872-1960)

Hackett, Emma C. (1871-?)

Hackett, Francis (1883-1962)

Hamilton, Alice (1869-1970) 

Hammond, H. O. (?-?)

Hard, Mary (?-?)

Harris, C. H. (1867-?)

Harrison, Shelby M. (1881-1970)

Harvey, George (?-?)

Hawkins, Georgia D. (?-?)

Hill, Caroline Miles (1866-1951)

Hill, Mary Dorsey Anderson (1848-1958) 

Hoblitt, Margaret (?-?)

Holmer, Carl L. (?-?)

Howard, Earl Dean (1876-1956)

Howells, John Mead (1868–1959)

Hulbert, Esther Margaret Linn (1880-1955) 

Ickes, Harold LeClair (1874-1952)

Jencks, Elizabeth Platt (1865-ca. 1953)

Johnson, Helen Louise (?-?)

Jones, Edward David (?-?)

Jones, Mary (?-?)

Jones, Richard, Lloyd (?-?)

Kalbach, Lewis A. (1866-1952)

Kellogg, Paul Underwood (1879-1958)

Kent, Elizabeth Thacher (1868-1952)

Kilmer, Angelique (1869-?)

King, William Lyons Mackenzie (1874–1950) 

Knipp, Gertrude B. (1875-1952)

Knodle, Edith L. (1873-?)

Kutch, Joseph S. (?-?)

Larson, Lewis E. (1874-?)

Le Boutillier, Isabel G. (1862-?)

Learned, Henry Barret (?-?)

Lindsay, Samuel McCune (1869-1959) 

Lockley, Fred (1871-1958)

Long, Alice Bailey (?-?)

Love, Charles A. (1873-?)

Lovejoy, Owen R. (1866-1961)

Macarthur, James (?-?) 

The Macmillan Company

MacChesney, Nathan William (1878-1954)

Manousopoulos, D. N. (?-?)

Marsh, Edward C. (?-?)

Marshall, Maude E. (?-?)

Mason-Henry Press

McClintock, Rosa J. (?-?)

McClure, Samuel Sidney (1857-1949)

McClure’s Magazine

McCollough, Ethel Farquahar (?-?)

McCulloch & McCulloch

Mee, John Hubert (1874-1949)

Miller, Frederick A. (1868-1954)

Munger, Julia L. (?-?)

Münsterberg, Else (1884-1955)

Murphy, Annie (1877?-?)

Myers, Harry J. (1874-?)

Nelson, A. H. (?-?)

Nestor, Agnes (1878-1948)

Newton, Joseph F. (1879-1958) 

Noyes, Frank Brett (1863-1948) 

Orleans, C.K. (?-?)

Osgood, Irene Andrews (1879-1963)

Pethick-Lawrence, Frederick W. (1871-1961)

Pierce, Earle V. (1869-1959)

Pinkett, Harrison J. (1882-1960)

Reisner, Edward Hartman (1885-1958)

Rice, Harriet Alleyne (1866-1958)

Robins, Raymond (1873-1954)

Robson, Sarah C. (1868-1953) 

Rogers, Walter Stowell (1877-?)

Ross, Edward Alsworth (1866-1951)

Salisbury, Winifred (?-?)

Salomon, Alice (1872-1948)

Scudder, Vida Dutton (1861-1954) 

Schwimmer, Rosika (1948)

Sedgwick, Ellery (1872-1960)

Selfridge, Harry Gordon (1858–1947) 

Shaw, Albert (1857-1947) 

Shortall, Mary C. (1867-1961)

Simons, Algie Martin (1870–1950)

Sinclair, Upton (1878-1968) 

Smith, Elsie Madiera (1882-?)

Stebbins, Elizabeth Douglas (1881-1969)

Steiner, Edward A. (1966-1956)

Steuert, Frank A. (1871-1960)

Straube, Leopold P. (1871-1949)

Strauss, B. Morris (1855-?)

Stronach, Addie B. (1872-?)

Survey Associates

Sweet, Ada Celeste (?-?)

Swope, Mary Hill (1871-1951)

Thomas, William A. (1890-1966) 

Thompson, Clarence S. (1875-1945) 

Villard, Oswald Garrison (1872-1949)

Wallace, Roy Smith (?-?)

Walsh, James J. (?-?)

Watson, I.H. (?-?)

Welch, Herbert (1862-1969)

Welcome, Joseph L. (1885-1978)

West, James E. (1876-1948)

Wethey, Leslie Eric (1887-1971)

Wigmore, John H. (?-?)

Woods, Eleanor Howard Bush (1873-1957)