Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 U.S.A.

 

 

 

J A N E A D D A M S COLLECTION

Papers, 1838-date
(bulk 1880-1935)
 

 

Series 1: Correspondence [Located in FHL cage, aisle 95-96]:

Microfilmed (See below for details)

Letters from Jane Addams to her family, friends, and business associates; but the majority are letters received by her from Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, and Coolidge, and from William Jennings Bryan, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Edward Bok, Hamilton Holt, William James, Norman Hapgood, Vachel Lindsay, S.S. McClure, Ellery Sedgwick, Ida M. Tarbell, William Allen White, John Greenleaf Whittier, Charles A. Beard, Edward T. Divine, David Starr Jordan, Paul Kellogg, Emily Greene Balch, Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Julia Lathrop, Rosika Schwimmer, and Lillian D. Wald, among others.


Box 1 1870-1895 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:01 (1868-1884) and 113:02 (1885-1895); 113:27 for commitment papers (to insane asylum) for John Weber Addams (Nov. 1892), and for receipts (Dec. 1885 and Aug. 1888); 113:51 for Hull-House Association records: Nineteenth Ward Improvement Club (1893)

Box 1a 1896-1904 Correspondence [see also Series 13a for misc. material from European trip in 1896]

See mf reels 113:03 (1896-1900) and 113:04 (1901-1906);113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (1900-1901); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book Democracy and Social Ethics (1902)

Box 2 1905-1910 Correspondence

See mf reels 113.04 (1901-1906) and 113:05 (1907-1910); 113:27 for financial accounts (Nov. 1908); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' books Newer Ideals of Peace (1907), The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets (1909), and Twenty Years at Hull-House (1910); 113:31 for group writings (1905)

Box 3 1911-Aug. 1912 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:06 (1911-Aug. 1912); 113:27 for receipts (Aug. 1912); 113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (Jan. 1911 and May 1912); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil (1912); 113:38 for material on the People's Lobby (1912); 113:39 for material on the Anti-Imperialist League (1912); 113:42 for material on the Progressive Party (1912)

Box 4 Sept. 1912-1913 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:07 (Sept. 1912-Dec. 1914); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book A New Conscience and An Ancient Evil (1912); 113:31 for group writings (1913); mf reel 113:38 for material on the People's Lobby (1912), and the El Salvador Treaty (1913); 113:39 for material on the Anti- Imperialist League (1912); 113:42 for material on the Progressive Party (1912)

Box 5 1914-1915 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:07 (Sept. 1912-Dec. 1914), 113:08 (Jan. 1915-Sept. 30, 1915) and 113:09 (Oct. 1915-Aug. 1916); 113:27 for passports and travel documents (1915), will and/or probate papers of James W. Tooley (Jan. 1914), and election material (1914); 113:28 for material on the International Congress of Women, The Hague, The Netherlands (1915), and telephone transcripts/ messages (April 1915); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book Women at the Hague (1915); 113:38 for material on mediation in WWI (1915); 113:42 for material on the Progressive Party (1913-1914), and the Progressive Service Committee, Progressive Party (1913-1914)

Box 6 1916-1918 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:09 (Oct. 1915-Aug. 1916), 113:10 (Sept. 1916-July 1917) and 113:11 (Aug. 1917-1918); 113:27 for receipts (Oct. 1918); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book The Long Road of Woman's Memory (1916); 113:37 for notes on America (1918); 113:38 for material on the Linn Family (1916)

Box 7 1919-June 1920 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:12 (1919-Apr. 1920) and 113:13 (May 1920-July 1921); 113:27 for passports and travel documents (1919), and receipts (March 1920); 113:37 for material on Henrietta Barnett (1920); 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Austria, Germany, Poland and Russia (1920); 113:42 for material on the Save the Children Fund (1920)

Box 8 July 1920-May 1921 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:13 (May 1920 -July 1921); 113:37 for material on Henrietta Barnett (1920); 113:28 for WILPF Summer School, Salzburg, Austria (1921); 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1921); 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Austria, Germany, Poland and Russia (1920); 113:39 for material on American Relief for Russian Women and Children [organization] (1921); 113:41 for material on the Federation of Residential Settlements, England (1921), and Great Britain, Ministry of Health (1921); 113:42 for material on the Save the Children Fund (1920), the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1921), the National Council on Limitation of Armaments (1921), and Schloss Richelsdorf, Germany (1921)

Box 8a June 1921-July 1921 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:13 (May 1920-July 1921); 113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (July 1921); 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1921); 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Russia (1921); 113:39 for material on the American Relief for Russian Women and Children [organization] (1921); 113:41 for material on the Federation of Residential Settlements, England (1921), and Great Britain, Ministry of Health (1921); 113:42 for material on the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1921), the National Council on Limitation of Armaments (1921), and the Schloss Richelsdorf, Germany (1921)

Box 9 Aug. 1921-March 1922 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:14 (Aug. 1921-Aug. 1922); 113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (Aug. 1921); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book Peace and Bread in Times of War (1922); 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1921-1922); 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Russia (1921- 1922); 113:39 for material on American Relief for Russian Women and Children [organization] (1921), and the Armenia America Society (1922); 113:41 for material on the Federation of Residential Settlements, England (1921), and Great Britain, Ministry of Health (1921); 113:42 for material on the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1921), the National Council on Limitation of Armaments (1921), the Schloss Richelsdorf, Germany (1921), the Lettish Petrograd Cooperatives, Chicago Branch (1922), the Mexican Humane Association (1922), and the National Council on Limitation of Armaments (1922)

Box 9a April-Aug. 1922 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:14 (Aug. 1921-Aug. 1922);113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book Peace and Bread in Times of War (1922); 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1922); 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Russia (1922); 113:39 for material on the Armenia America Society (1922); 113:42 for material on the Lettish Petrograd Cooperatives, Chicago Branch (1922), the Mexican Humane Association (1922); and the National Council on Limitation of Armaments (1922)

Box 10 Aug. 1922-May 1923 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:14 (Aug. 1921-Aug. 1922) and 113:15 (Sept. 1922-Dec. 1923); 113:28 for material on world tour (1923), and for telephone transcripts/messages (1923); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book Peace and Bread in Times of War (1922); 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1922-1923); 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Russia (1922-1923), and on the youth movement in Holland (1923); 113:39 for material on the American Association for Old Age Security (1923), and the Armenia America Society (1922); 113:41 for material on the Community Church, Shanghai, China (1923), and the International Friendly Association, Seoul, Korea (1923); 113:42 for material on the Lettish Petrograd Cooperatives, Chicago Branch (1922), the Mexican Humane Association (1922), the National Council on Limitation of Armaments (1922), and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1923)

Box 11 June 1923-March 1924 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:15 (Sept. 1922-Dec. 1923) and 113:16 (1924-Jan. 1925); 113:28 for material on world tour (1923), and for telephone transcripts/messages (1923); mf reel 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1923-1924); mf reel 113:38 for material on postwar conditions in Russia (1923) and the youth movement in Holland (1923); mf reel 113:39 for material on the American Association for Old Age Security (1923); mf reel 113:41 for material on the Chinese Library Association, [1924?], and the Community Church, Shanghai, China (1923); mf reel 113:41 for material on the International Friendly Association, Seoul, Korea (1923), and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1923-1924)

Box 12 April 1924-Feb. 1925 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:16 (1924-Jan. 1925) and 113:17 (Feb. 1925-Apr. 1926); 113:37 for material on Marcelle Capy (1924); 113:41 for material on the Chinese Library Association [1924?], and the Illinois Conference on International Good Will (1925); 113:42 for material on Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1924), the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association of Illinois (1925), and the No More War Movement, London, England [1925?]

Box 12a March-June 1925 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:17 (Feb. 1925-Apr. 1926); 113:27 for receipts (March and May 1925); 113:41 for material on the Illinois Conference on International Good Will (1925); 113:42 for material on the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association of Illinois (1925), and the No More War Movement, London, England [1925?]

Box 13 July 1925-April 1926 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:17 (Feb. 1925-Apr. 1926); 113:27 for receipts (Sept. 1925); 113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (April 1926); 113:38 for material on Salmon Levinson (1926), and Beatrice Webb (1926); 113:41 for material on the Illinois Conference on International Good Will (1925); 113:42 for material on the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association of Illinois (1925), the No More War Movement, London, England [1925?], the League for the Abolition of Capital Punishment (1926), and the National Economic League (1926)

Box 14 May 1926-Jan. 19, 1927 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:18 (May 1926-May 1927); 113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (Aug. 1926); 113:38 for material on Madeleine Doty (1927), Salmon Levinson (1926), Ben Lindsey (1927), and Beatrice Webb (1926); 113:42 for material on the League for the Abolition of Capital Punishment (1926)

Box 14a Jan. 20, 1927-Feb. 1927 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:18 (May 1926-May 1927); 113:38 for material on Madeline Doty (1927), and Ben Lindsey (1927); 113:41 for material on the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1927); 113:42 for material on the League for Industrial Democracy (1927)

Box 15 March-Oct. 1927 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:18 (May 1926-May 1927) and 113:19 (June 1927-May 1928); 113:38 for material on Madeleine Doty (1927), and Ben Lindsey (1927); 113:41 for material on the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1927); 113:42 for material on the League for Industrial Democracy (1927)

Box 15a Nov. 1927-Feb. 1928 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:19 (June 1927-May 1928); 113:27 for receipts (Jan. 1928); 113:38 for material on Madeleine Doty (1927), Ben Lindsey (1927), and the Linn Family (1928), and for Edith Pye's letters from China (1928); 113:41 for material on the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1927); 113:42 for material on the League for Industrial Democracy (1927)

Box 16 March-Dec. 1928 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:19 (June 1927-May 1928) and 113:20 (June 1928-1929); 113:27 for receipts (March 1928); 113:38 for material on the Linn Family (1928), and Edith Pye's letters from China (1928)

Box 17 1929-March 1930 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:20 (June 1928-1929) and 113:21 (1930); 113:27 for will and/or probate papers of Mary Rozet Smith (Feb. 1930), receipts (Aug. and Dec. 1929), and material on capital punishment (1929); 113:28 for material on WILPF 6th International Congress, Prague, Czechoslovakia (1929); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House (1930); 113:38 for material on the London Naval Conference (1930); 113:41 for material on the International Council of Women of the Darker Races (1929)

Box 17a April-Aug. 1930 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:21 (1930); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House (1930); 113:38 for material on the London Naval Conference (1930)

Box 18 Sept. 1930-Jan. 1931 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:21 (1930) and 113:22 (1931-Dec. 15, 1931); 113:27 for receipts (Nov. 1930); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book The Second Twenty Years at Hull-House (1930); 113:38 for material on the London Naval Conference (1930)

Box 18a Feb.-June 1931 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:22 (1931-Dec. 15, 1931); 113:27 for receipts (May 1931); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book The Excellent Becomes the Permanent (1931); 113:45 for material on the M. Carey Thomas Award (cont.) (1931), and Nobel Prize (1931)

Box 19 July-Dec. 14, 1931 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:22 (1931-Dec. 15, 1931); 113:27 for receipts (Oct. 1931); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book The Excellent Becomes the Permanent (1931); 113:45 for material on the M. Carey Thomas Award (1931), and Nobel Prize (1931)

Box 19a Dec. 15-31, 1931-Jan. 1932 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:23 (Dec. 16 , 1931-July 1932); 113:41 for material on the International Council of Religious Education (1932)

Box 20 Feb.-Nov. 1932 Correspondence

See mf reels 113.22 (1931-Dec.15, 1931), 113:23 (Dec. 16, 1931-July 1932) and 113:24 (Aug. 1932-July 1933); 113:41 for material on the International Council of Religious Education (1932)

Box 20a Dec. 1932-Aug. 1933 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:24 (Aug. 1932-July 1933) and 113:25 (Aug. 1933-June 1934); 113:27 for receipts (March 1933); 113:38 for material on relief stations: Chicago incident (1933), and on unemployment in Germany (1933); 113:39 for material on the American Social Workers Hospitality Committee (Hospites) (1933); 113:41 for material on the International Council of Religious Education (1932)

Box 21 Sept. 1933-March 1934 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:25 (Aug. 1933-June 1934); 113:27 for will and/or probate papers of Mary Rozet Smith (Nov. 1933 and Feb. 1934), and for receipts (Nov. 1933); 113:38 for reference material on relief stations: Chicago incident (1933), Mary Rozet Smith (1934), and unemployment in Germany (1933); 113:39 for material on the American Social Workers Hospitality Committee (Hospites) (1933); 113:41 for material on the Illinois Committee on Old Age Pensions (1934), and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1934); 113:42 for material on the League for Industrial Democracy (1934)

Box 22 April-Dec. 1934 Correspondence

See mf reels 113:25 (Aug. 1933-June 1934) and 113:26 (July 1934-May 1935); see mf reel 113:27 for "Total Earnings" document (Dec. 1934); 113:38 for material on Mary Rozet Smith (1934); 113:41 for material on the Illinois Committee on Old Age Pensions (1934), and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (1934); 113:42 for material on the League for Industrial Democracy (1934)

Box 23 Jan.-May 21, 1935 Correspondence

See mf reel 113:26 (July 1934-May 1935); 113:27 for banking records (1935), and financial accounts (May 1935); 113:28 for telephone transcripts/messages (April 1935); 113:29 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book My Friend, Julia Lathrop (1935); 113:45 for material on WILPF Anniversary Dinner (1935), and family correspondence re: Jane Addams' death (1935)

For the following material in boxes 1-23 see mf reel:

113:27 for calling and gift cards (1889-1935)

113:38 for poetry received by Jane Addams (1899-1935)

113:39 for material on Barnett House, Oxford, England (1916-1927); the Central Organization for a Durable Peace [1915-1919?]; and the American Friends Service Committee (1919-1931)

113:41 for material on the Chicago Ethical Culture Society (1898-1911); the Chicago Federation of Settlements (1894-1934); the Chicago Peace Society (1910-1917); the Chicago Urban League (1917-1926); and the Fellowship of Reconciliation (1917-1929)

113:42 for material on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1911-1932); the National Child Labor Committee (1904-1933); the National Council for the Prevention of War (1922-1932); the National Federation of Settlements (1899-1931); the Pan-Pacific Women's Association (1925-1934); and Rockford Female Seminary and College, Rockford, Illinois (1882-1908)

113:43-45 for material on the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (1915-1935)

113:45 for material on miscellaneous awards and honors (1915, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1931); tribute poems; and family correspondence re: Jane Addams' death (1936)

113:46-49 for material on writings (1879-1938) and writing fragments by Jane Addams

113:49 for Hull-House Association records: Board of Trustees (1908-1935); auditor's reports and correspondence (1909-1935); and bequest of Cynthia Matilda Jones

113:50 for Hull-House Association records: contributions/donations lists and accounts (1895-1935); contributions of Wright S. Ludington, Mary Rozet Smith and Mrs. F.D. Stout; miscellaneous financial correspondence, receipts and memos (1895-1932); residents' events and activities (1901-1935); Hull-House Steam Plant (1900-1906, 1916-1917); and general events (1895-1934)

113:51 for material on the Immigrants' Protective League (1909-1928)

Box 24 Supplementary Correspondence, 1889-1903

See mf reel 113:28 for credentials (1896); 113:50 for Hull-House Association records: Arnold Toynbee Club (1893)

Box 25 Supplementary Correspondence, 1904-1925

See mf reel 113:30 for documents relating to Jane Addams' book Peace and Bread in Times of War (1922); 113:37 for material on Henrietta Barnett (1920); 113:41 for material on the Federation of Residential Settlements, England (1921)

Box 26 Supplementary Correspondence, 1926-1933, undated

See mf reel 113:27 for receipts (March 1932, May 1935); 113:28 for material on Nobel Peace Prize and Johns Hopkins Hospital (Dec. 1931); and 113:39 for material on the Program of Action for the Prevention of Delinquency (1932)

Box 27 Supplementary Correspondence:

- Vallie Beck [cousin of Jane Addams] correspondence, 1876-1878 See mf reel 1:27

Supplementary Correspondence From Other Repositories:

- Copies of Addams' letters at Chicago Historical Society

- Copies of Addams' letters at Columbia University Library in the Allan Nevins, Randolph Bourne and L. Steffins papers

- Correspondence (partial) given by Alice DeLoach (see provenance section for more information; all of the material originally given by DeLoach is on mf reel 1:24 or 1:25)

- Ida C. Lovett (Mrs. Robert Morss) correspondence, 1922-1925, undated See mf reel 1:19

Box 28 Supplementary Correspondence From Other Repositories (cont.):

- Ida C. Lovett (cont.): miscellaneous printed items, clippings See mf reel 1:19

- Copies of Addams' letters in University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Henry A. Ward and William Gannett collections and the autograph collection

- Copies of Addams' letters in the Smith College Library

- Copy of Addams' letter to Henry Demarest Lloyd and list of correspondence on film in the Wisconsin State Historical Society, H.D. Lloyd collection See mf reel 1:20

- Copies of Addams' letters in Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library, Paul M. Warburg, William Kent, and Yale Review papers See mf reel 1:29

- Addams' letters from the American Friends Service Committee archives, 1919-1929

- Addams' letters to Anna M. Lloyd (Mrs. William Polk Jesse), 1927-1930, from the T. Sidney Cadwallader II collection

- Copies of Addams' letters in the Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson papers

- Copies of Addams' letters in the Chicago Historical Society, Flora J. Cooke papers

- Addams' letters to J. Barnard Walton, 1930-1931, from the Friends General Conference archives

- Copies of Addams' letters in the University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, Gelston Family and Angela Morgan papers

- Misc. letters from various sources, 1883-1935

Box 29 Supplementary Correspondence From Other SCPC Collections and Other Sources:

- American Peace Society (DG 003)

- American Union Against Militarism (DG 004)

- Emily Greene Balch (DG 006)

- Committee on Militarism in Education (DG 009)

- Anna Melissa Graves (DG 015)

- Hannah Clothier Hull (DG 016)

- Massachusetts Peace Society (DG 020)

- Lucia Ames Mead (DG 021)

- National Council for Prevention of War (DG 023)

- Pennsylvania Committee for Total Disarmament (DG 030)

- Sydney Dix Strong (DG 036)

- Lydia G. Wentworth (DG 041)

- Woman's Peace Party (DG 043)

- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (DG 043)

- Women's Peace Union (DG 044)

- Devere Allen (DG 053)

- Lake Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration (DG 054)

- Dorothy Detzer (DG 086)

- Allen S. Olmsted (DG 095)

- Lella Faye Secor Florence (DG 126)

- Collective Document Groups
Other Sources:

-Jane Addams to Lucy Biddle Lewis (1915-1934) [Acc. 03A-037]

Box 30 Supplementary Correspondence (gift of Mary Addams Hulbert):

- to sister-in-law Laura (Mrs. J. Weber Addams), Oct. 1886- Dec. 1887

- to brother J. Weber, 11/28/1887

- to brother J. Weber, Dec. 1887-April 1888, written from Europe

- to sister-in-law Laura (Mrs. J. Weber Addams), Feb.-July 1888, written from Europe

- to niece Sadie (Sarah Weber Addams Young), Jan.-May 1888, written from Europe

- to brother J. Weber, 12/21/1890 and 06/01/1896?

- to niece Esther (Mrs. Charles E. Hulbert), 1901-1922

- to Charles E. Hulbert, 1901-1906

- to niece Esther (Mrs. Charles E. Hulbert), 1931-1935

- to Madeleine Doty, 07/04/1926

- to niece Mary Addams Hulbert, 1929-1935

- Arpine Mardiguian to Jane Addams, 10/20/1934

For the following material in boxes 1-30 see mf reel:

113:27 for calling and gift cards (1889-1935)

113:28 for misc. notes and lists (1896-1935); and material on Hamburg, Germany

113:38 for poetry received by Jane Addams (1899-1935)

113:41 for material re: the Chicago Federation of Settlements (1899-1935)

113:45 for tribute poems written about Jane Addams after her death

113:50 for Hull-House Association records: contribution of Mrs. F.D. Stout; events and activities of residents (1901-1935); miscellaneous material on buildings (1899-1920); general events (1895-1934); potential lecturers/lectures [c. 1890-1900]; the Bowen County Club and summer outings (1907-1934); the Hull-House Woman's Club (1892-1935); theater at Hull-House (1890-1930) and music at Hull-House (1893-1935)

 


 
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