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)

NOTES FOR RESEARCHERS

GENERAL INFORMATION:
There are several variations of collections by/about Jane Addams available. This finding aid for the Jane Addams Collection describes ONLY the original documents and resources actually owned by the Swarthmore College Peace Collection (SCPC). The notations concerning microfilm in this finding aid refer to the published microfilm set: The Jane Addams Papers (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, Inc. (UMI), 1984). The Swarthmore College Peace Collection does not own a full set of the original resources included in this microfilm.

The published microfilm set entitled The Jane Addams Papers (ed. Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, et. al., UMI, 1984) consists of 82 reels with thousands of documents concerning the life of Jane Addams. These original sources come from hundreds of archival repositories and libraries around the world, INCLUDING most of those deposited at the SCPC. The Jane Addams Papers [microfilm set] is currently owned by over 40 academic and large public libraries across the United States. The printed guide to this set of microfilm describes the contents of each reel of microfilm and is entitled The Jane Addams Papers (edited by Mary Lynn Bryan, et. al., Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI, 1985). In 1996, a detailed index to the published microfilm set was published under the title: The Jane Addams Papers: A Comprehensive Guide (edited by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, et. al., Indiana University Press, 1996). These resources are NOT available online.
Researchers who wish to consult the microfilm must first examine the printed guide or index to determine which reel(s) of microfilm to use.

RESOURCES OWNED BY THE SWARTHMORE COLLEGE PEACE COLLECTION:
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Jane Addams Collection: original documents and other resources, housed in the SCPC, described by this finding aid;
- The Jane Addams Papers [Published Microfilm Set]: edited by Mary Lynn Bryan, et. al., Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1984 [82 reels of microfilm (local call number 113:1-113:82)]; reels may be borrowed through interlibrary loan;
- The Jane Addams Papers [Printed Guide to Published Microfilm Set]: edited by Mary Lynn Bryan, et. al., Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI, 1985 [not available online]; may be borrowed through interlibrary loan;
- The Jane Addams Papers: A Comprehensive Guide [Printed Index to Published Microfilm Set]: edited by Mary Lynn Bryan, et. al., Indiana University Press, 1996 [not available online]; may not be borrowed from the SCPC;
- Jane Addams' correspondence [Unpublished Microfilm Set]: contains only the original Addams' correspondence owned by the SCPC [29 reels of microfilm (local call number 1:1-1:29)]; reels may not be borrowed; stored offsite as of March 2011.

RESEARCHERS WHO VISIT THE SWARTHMORE COLLEGE PEACE COLLECTION:
Patrons will be asked to use the published microfilm set (The Jane Addams Papers) unless the SCPC sources they wish to see are not included on the microfilm. Please consult this finding aid to determine which items have been not filmed. The guide, index, and this finding aid are also available onsite in the SCPC.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN:
The Peace Collection will lend reels of microfilm from The Jane Addams Papers (see details above), but only through the interlibrary loan office of a public or institutional library. Borrowers may request up to three reels of microfilm at one time. Researchers who wish to consult the microfilm must first examine the printed guide or index, to determine which reel(s) of microfilm to borrow. All interlibrary loan requests must be sent to Swarthmore College; do not send requests to the SCPC. Please specify which reels are to be lent.



For more information contact Wendy Chmielewski, Curator, at wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu or call 610-328-8557.

 


 This page written by Anne Yoder, Archivist, and Wendy Chmielewski, Curator. Last updated April 26, 2011.