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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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The Otherworldly Orbit of Jane Addams

I grew up in Illinois where the life and legacy of Jane Addams is widely known and appreciated. Illinois School children learn about Addams and Hull-House, and she is a

Jane Addams’ Pragmatist Theories of Democracy and Education

This is a guest post, written by Parysa Mostajir, a Teaching Fellow in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago. She is currently researching the role

Monuments vs. Documentary Editions: How Best to Remember the Past

A statue of Christopher Columbus outside the Minnesota State Capitol was taken down by American Indian Movement members on June 10, 2020. We have all been

Visualizing Jane Addams’ Social Networks

I recently took a course on Gephi, an open-source network visualization tool offered by the Programming 4 Humanists group at Texas A&M University. This three-session Zoom-based course, taught by Katayoun

Jane Addams, Vachel Lindsay, and Me

History is, essentially, the stories of individual people and the interconnectedness of their stories to each other and to the broader history of their communities, their societies, and their world.

The Politician and the Old Women of Hull House

Once upon a time in Chicago, there was an ambitious little politician who decided to make a name for himself by picking a fight with the women of Hull-House. For

Survey on Digital Editions

  Click here for the survey!   The Jane Addams Papers Project, in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Information, is exploring the user experience for both the Jane

Each for Equal: International Women’s Day 2020

Each for Equal This year's International Women's Day theme is #EachforEqual; an equal world is an enabled world. There are many women we could discuss today: Jane Addams, of course,

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

When the Jane Addams Papers started work in 2015 at Ramapo College, in many ways it felt like a brand-new project. We were focused on the digital edition, developing metadata

Women’s Hoops at Hull-House

Image 1: Hull-House Women's Basketball Team Women played basketball at Hull-House. Well...they played basket ball, two words. In bloomers, wearing long sleeves and lace collars, and

Jane Addams

“There has been a long line of loyal Americans, doubtless however, expressing themselves from time to time as I do now, in public opposition to certain public acts of public officials. The freedom to do this is, to my mind, the very formulation of self-government.”

Jane Addams to Robert A. Gunn, February 18, 1920.

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