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Jane Addams Papers Project
Cathy Hajo, Ramapo College of New Jersey

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Jane Addams Papers Project (Web Resources)
Title: Jane Addams Papers Project
Author: Jane Addams
Abstract: 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.
Year: 2016
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Primary URL Description: Project website

The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 1889-1900 (Book)
Title: The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 1889-1900
Author: Jane Addams
Editor: Mary Lynn McCree Bryan
Editor: Maree De Angury
Editor: Ellen Skerrett
Editor: with the assistance of Richard R. Seidell
Abstract: In 1889 an unknown but determined Jane Addams arrived in the immigrant-burdened, politically corrupt, and environmentally challenged Chicago with a vision for achieving a more secure, satisfying, and hopeful life for all. Eleven years later, her “scheme,” as she called it, had become Hull-House and stood as the template for the creation of the American settlement house movement while Addams’s writings and speeches attracted a growing audience to her ideas and work. The third volume in this series documents Addams’s creation of Hull-House and her rise to worldwide fame as the acknowledged female leader of progressive reform. It also provides evidence of her growing commitment to pacifism. Here we see Addams forming lasting relationships with her Hull-House neighbors and the Chicago community of civic, political, and social leaders, even as she matured as an organizer, leader, and fund-raiser, and as a sought-after speaker, and writer. The papers reveal her positions on reform challenges while illuminating her strategies, successes, and responses to failures. At the same time, the collection brings to light Addams’s private life. Letters and other documents trace how many of her Hull-House and reform alliances evolved into deep, lasting friendships and also explore the challenges she faced as her role in her own family life became more complex. Fully annotated and with many illustrations, The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, Volume 3 is a portrait of a woman as she changed—and as she changed history.
Year: 2019
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780252040979
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes