Cathy Moran Hajo

Cathy Moran Hajo holds a B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey (’86),  a certificate in archival management, and an M.A.(’88), and Ph.D. from New York University (’06). Before bringing the Addams Papers to Ramapo, she worked for over 25 years as the Associate Editor and Assistant Director of the Margaret Sanger Papers at New York University. Cathy helped edit the 101 reels of the Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm Edition, the four volume Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, and two digital publications, Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel and the Public Writings and Speeches of Margaret Sanger, 1911–1960.  She published Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916–1939 (2010).

She has taught graduate courses in digital history at both NYU and William Paterson University, and co-teaches a one-week course on digital editions at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and the one-week Institute for Editing Historical Documents.  She teaches Discovering Digital History, an undergraduate course offered at Ramapo College and recently co-taught an on-line distance learning course, A Burning Idea: Challenging and Censoring Books, with Truman University professor Rebecca Dierking. The course will be offered again through COPLAC Digital in Spring 2019. Cathy was the president of the Association for Documentary Editing from 2008 to 2009 and has held many committee roles and offices with the Association. She is also a board member and archival director for the Mahwah Museum.

Contact information:, 201-684-7741.


Cathy Moran Hajo, Mapping the Jane Addams Papers, June 2018, Association for Documentary Editing, Olympia, WA.

Cathy Moran Hajo, The Big Picture: Conceiving of a Digital Edition of Jane Addams’ Papers, July 6, 2017 at Women’s History in a Digital World, Maynooth University, Ireland.

Cathy Moran Hajo, Designing a Digital Edition Using Metadata and Omeka, April 2018, at the NEH-funded “Development of Digital Documentary Editions” workshop.

Cathy Moran Hajo, Administering a Digital Edition with Omeka, April 2018, at the NEH-funded “Development of Digital Documentary Editions” workshop.

Poster: Designing Omeka Editions, June 2018

Cathy Moran Hajo, Editing Women’s Papers for Publication on the Web, Drew University, Nov. 17, 2016