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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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Modern Marriage of the Twentieth Century: A Companionate Union

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

The 1915 Trojan Women Tour

1915 was a momentous year for women’s efforts for peace and suffrage. Jane Addams and others established the Women’s Peace Party (WPP), met at the International Congress for Women, formed

“From Hull-House to Herland”: Lorraine Krall McCrary’s Guest Blog Post

I had the pleasure of asking Lorraine Krall McCrary about her new article "From Hull-House to Herland: Engaged and Extended Care in Jane Addams and Charlotte Perkins Gilman," (Politics &

Progressin’: My Experience Working for the Jane Addams Papers Project

by Paige Drews, Susquehanna University What is the one word every college student is guaranteed to hear during their summer break? Internship.  Everyone wants to know the details: what does

Jane Addams, Alice Austen, and Virginia Woolf

Mary Rozet Smith and Jane Addams. This blog is a short exploration into the realm of female love and partnership within the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. Jane Addams

Teaching with Jane Addams

By Renee DeLora Over the last year, the Jane Addams Papers Project has been working on expanding audience participation by creating National History Day guides and lesson plans. This effort

Give Peace a Chance: Some Ideas Sent to Jane Addams

Jane Addams and other members of the American delegation on the S.S. Noordam, sailing through embattled waters to attend the International Congress of Women in April 1915. (Library of Congress

“Trolls” Have Been Around For Years

Jane Addams, ca. 1915 (Swarthmore Peace Collection). People blame the Internet for what seems like the spread of anger, meanness and bad manners. While the internet

Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells, and Racial Injustice in America

Jane Addams made the acquaintance of renown African-American journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells in the summer of 1899. The circumstance of these two extraordinary women in Chicago

A Guest Blog Post by Taylor Mills on The New Women of Chicago’s World’s Fairs (1893-1934)

I was fortunate enough to get in contact with Taylor Mills, current curator at the Chisholm Trail Museum and recent graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, who wrote her

Jane Addams

“Until industrial conditions in America are faced, the immigrant will continue to be blamed for conditions for which the community is responsible. There is no doubt that America has failed to make legislative provisions against those evils as other countries have done, partly because the average citizen holds a contemptuous attitude toward the ‘foreigner’ and is not stirred to action on his behalf.”

Pen and Book as Tests of Character, January 4, 1913

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