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Addams, Jane. Collection
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935), a preeminent figure in the history of the American Progressive Era, was a prolific advocate of social reform. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1894 to 1919, primarily documenting Addams work at Hull House.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Addams, Jane. Collection. [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was a prominent activist in the Progressive Era of American History (1890s – 1920s). In her roles as social workers, sociologist, author, and reformer, Jane Addams became a role model for many women across the country. In addition to being the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931), Addams was a co-founder of the ACLU and of the Hull House, a settlement for social reform in Chicago.
The Jane Addams Collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1894 to 1919, arranged in chronological order. Among Addams’ correspondents are author Harriet Comstock, British social reformer Percy Alden, and Princess Alexander of Teck, later Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. Also included is a letter from British nurse and journalist Honnor Morten to author Julia Clifford Lathrop in which Morten expresses her eagerness to meet Addams.
The collection was previously part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.
|Box 1 Folder 1|
Correspondence 1894 – 1919