Project Staff

The Jane Addams Papers at Ramapo College of New Jersey

From L to R: Caitlin, Emma, Cathy, Tricia, Mike, Ali, Christina, Kim, Justice, Jill, and Tori — May 2019


Cathy, Stacy and Tori at the ADE meeting in Buffalo, 2017


Edward Bradley

Edward Bradley is a scholarly editor, experienced in transcribing, editing, and annotating historical materials. He worked as Assistant Editor of the Abraham Lincoln Papers.  He proofreads transcriptions for the digital edition.

Renee Delora

Renee Delora is our Education Coordinator. She grew up in Cedar Grove, New Jersey and was an editorial assistant with the project from 2015-2018. She is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she majored in history and teacher education. She works on lesson plans and our National History Day outreach efforts.


2017 – Emily, Utkarsh, Cathy and Tori

Caitlin Biebrich is a Research Assistant who works on biographies, and a Transcriber. She is a junior at Ramapo College of New Jersey, majoring in literature.

Kimberlee Bongard is a Digital Edition Assistant who works researching and clearing copyrights. She is majoring at Journalism at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Jerry Giovanni is an Editorial Assistant, working on entering document metadata and transcriptions.

Gloria Glavan is an Editorial Assistant, working on entering document metadata and transcriptions.

Esther Gonzales is a Research Assistant, working on researching and writing biographical identifications.

Jesse Hann is an Editorial Assistant, workingo n entering document metadata and transcribing documents.

Charlie Leppert is an Editorial Assistant, working on entering document metadata and transcriptions.

Christina, 2016

Fiona Misiura is a Research Assistant Research Assistant working on biographies. She is a freshman at Ramapo College of New Jersey, majoring in History.

Kayla O’Neill is a Editorial Assistant working on entering document metadata and transcriptions. She is a junior at Ramapo College of New Jersey, majoring in History.


  • Arav Nangia (West Windsor Plainsboro High School South) is researching and writing identifications for events mentioned in our documents.
  • Elizabeth Hodges (St. John’s University) is researching and writing biographies and exploring tracing social networks.

Omeka Developers

Advisory Board

Harriet Hyman Alonso, Professor of History (Emerita) at the City College of New York (Brooklyn, NY). Author of Peace as a Woman’s Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women’s Rights (1999) and The Women’s Peace Union and the Outlawry of War, 1921-1942 (1997).

Mary Lynn Bryan, editor of the Jane Addams Papers, retired (Fayetteville, NC), for her expertise in Jane Addams’ life and connections with archivists, museum curators, and others working with Addams materials.

Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection (Swarthmore, PA), co-editor of Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy (2009), for her expertise with Jane Addams, the history of the peace movement, and access to materials at Swarthmore College.

Marilyn Fischer, Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton, co-editor of Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy (2009), and Jane Addams’s Writings on Peace (2003); for her expertise on political philosophy, American pragmatism, and Jane Addams.

Susan Hangen, Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, Dean of the Salameo School of Humanities and Global Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ).

Mary Hanson Harrison, president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. branch (Des Moines, IA), for her knowledge of Addams’ life and the history of the peace movement.

Peggy Glowacki, Manuscripts Librarian, Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ann D. Gordon, editor of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers, retired (New Brunswick, NJ), for her knowledge of Addams’ life, and advice on research and editing.

Esther Katz, editor of the Margaret Sanger Papers, New York University, retired, (New York, NY), for her knowledge of the history of the 20th century and the Progressive Era, and editing.

Louise W. Knight, author of two Addams biographies, Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy (2005) and Jane Addams: Spirit in Action (2010), for her expertise on Jane Addams.

Patrick Murray-John, Northeastern University, Snell Library, Associate Director of Systems (Boston, MA); former Omeka Dev Team Manager at George Mason University, for his expertise with the Omeka platform, and plugin development.

Stephen P. Rice, Professor of American Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ), or assistance and advice on positioning the JAPP at Ramapo, working with its faculty and students, and help selecting the Fellow.

Rima Lunin Schultz, creator of Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary, and Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963 website for her knowledge of Addams, Chicago women, and Hull-House.

Jennifer Scott, director of the Jane Addams-Hull-House Museum (Chicago, IL), for her knowledge of Addams and Hull-House.

Jennifer Stertzer, Senior editor at the George Washington Papers and Manager of Digital Programs at the Center for Digital Editing at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA).

Stacie Taranto, Assistant Professor of History, Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ), for her expertise in women’s history and for her assistance selecting Ramapo students and fellows.

Former Advisory Board members:

Valerie Harris, former archivist  at the Special Collections, at the University of Chicago at Illinois.

Carter Jones Meyer, Professor of History, Ramapo College of New Jersey (retired).


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2016-2017 from left: Katherine, Emily, Julianne, Paul, Allie, Bert, Meg, Dara, Cathy, Sam, Tori, Sara Catherine, Renee, and Sarah.

Paul Brennan (2016-2018)

Kelsey Cloughley (2016-2018)

Julia Connelly (2018-2019)

Shannon Crossen (2018-2019)

Cassandra Chu Currens (2018)

Alexandra Davies (2016-2019)

Julianne De Lisi (2015-2017)

Samuel Dresher (2017)

Paige Drews (2018)

Abi Duffany (2017-2018)

Christina Dwyer (2016-2019)

Emily Dzuback (2016-2018)

Kim Evans (2018-2019)

Talia Felner (2016-2019)

Jeffrey B. Fischer (2015-2016)

Sarah Gallopo (2016-2017)

Sedona Marie Gearity (2019)

Zack Henderson (2017-2018)

Jenny Hubert (2017)

Kyle Huntley (2016-2017)

Anamika Khanal (2017)

Conor Garvey (2017)

Anthony Gramuglia (2017-2018)

Donald Koger (2019)

Sara Catherine Lichon (2016-2018)

Justice Levine (2019)

Emma Lucier-Keller (2017-2019)

Patricia Marino (2019)

Dara McGuinness (2015-2017)

Katie McNellis (2018-2019)

Tiffany Minnieweather (2018-2019)

Robert Piper (2016)

Samantha Risman (2016-2017)

Michael Romano (2017-2019)

Jessica Ryan (2019)

Jake Schnaak (2017-2019)

Nina Schulze (2017-2018)

Ellen Skerrett (2015-2018)

Neha Sippy (2019)

Margaret Szydlik (2016-2017)

Katherine Talian (2016)

Jillian Topolski (2019)

Utkarsh Uprety (2017)

Mary Waller (2017-2018) 

Editorial Staff of the Jane Addams Papers at Duke University

Mary Lynn Bryan, Editor

Maree de Angury, Assistant-to-the-Editor

Barbara Bair, Consulting Associate Editor

Ellen Skerrett, Chicago historian

Richard R. Seidel, Chicago researcher

Fred Cuddy, Web designer and project IT

Allen F. Davis, Advisory Committee

Anne F. Scott, Advisory Committee

David Chesnutt, Advisory Committee