Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Jane Addams Collection, 1838-date (bulk 1880-1935)

Collection: DG 001

Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (Curator); Fax: 610-328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
Addams, Jane (1860-1935)
Jane Addams Collection
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
DG 001

Language of Materials
Materials in English
130 linear feet [papers only]
A world-famous social reformer; co-founded the first settlement house in America in 1889; championed many causes on behalf of the urban poor, such as protection of immigrants, child labor laws, industrial safety, juvenile courts, and recognition of labor unions; a leading figure in the movement for international peace; awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Yes [microfilm reels]
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Jane Addams & her heirs, as well as others
Processing Information
Re-processed & checklist revised by Anne Yoder (Archivist), 1996
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Jane Addams Collection (DG 001), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Notes for Researchers
There are several variations of Jane Addams' papers available for research. PLEASE READ THIS EXPLANATION CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTACTING OR VISITING THE PEACE COLLECTION.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record

Related Collections
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Records (DG 043)

Historical Background
Click here.

Collection Overview
Provenance of Collection
Scope and Contents of Collection
Arrangement of Collection

Contents of Collection -- Index
Series 1: Correspondence, 1870-1937 [Boxes 1-23 microfilmed; Boxes 24-29 partially microfilmed]
Series 2: Envelopes from Jane Addams' Correspondence and Reference Material [partially microfilmed]
Series 3: Speeches and Publications, 1878-1935 [microfilmed]
Series 4: Papers Related to Jane Addams, 1877- , undated [not microfilmed, except for scattered items]
Series 5: Photographs [not microfilmed]
Series 6: Miscellaneous Papers [microfilmed]
Series 7: Papers of John Huy Addams, 1838-1881 [not microfilmed]
Series 8: Papers of Addams Family and Extended Family, 1840-1881, 1908 [not microfilmed]
Series 9: Photographs [not microfilmed]
Series 10: Books from John Huy Addams' Cedarville, Illinois Lending Library [not microfilmed]
Series 11: Clippings, 1892- , undated [microfilmed]
Series 12: Reviews of Books by Jane Addams [microfilmed]
Series 13: Clippings on Hull-House, 1900-1935 [microfilmed]
Series 13A: Miscellaneous Hull-House Material [microfilmed]
Series 14: Reference Material of Jane Addams [microfilmed]
Series 15: Oversize Material [microfilmed]
Series 16: Rockford Seminary Magazine [not microfilmed]
Series 17: Miscellaneous Clippings [not microfilmed]
Series 18: Material Received from Mary Addams Hulbert in 1979 [not microfilmed]
Oversize Material [Documents, Graphics, Photographs]
Sound/Video Recordings
Photographs (4" x 5", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", and Oversize) / Photograph Exhibit
-Vols. I and II of Sacro Lavoro Umano: Antologia Moderno by Pietro Gorgolini. In Italian. Inscription dated 1927. [Located at end of the Jane Addams library collection]
-Notes and/or photocopies of Addams and Haldeman family materials, collected by Victoria Bissell Brown, biographer of Jane Addams, The Education of Jane Addams, 2004 [Acc. 2014-077]
Addendum A: Table of Contents for the Microfilm Edition of The Jane Addams Papers (UMI) By Series (DG 001)
Addendum B: Table of Contents for the Microfilm Edition of The Jane Addams Papers (UMI) By Microfilm Reel Number [not available on the Web]
Online Full-Text Speeches & Writings of Jane Addams
Bibliography of Books About Jane Addams for School Projects
Jane Addams's Private Book Collection (history, holdings in other repositories, listing of books available at the SCPC)


This file was last updated on November 17, 2015.