September 26, 2017

Today in History: Jane Addams & Hull House


Today in History–September 6–the Library of Congress features Jane Addams, born on this day in 1860. Addams went on to found Hull House, which provided welfare assistance to needy families and recreation facilities for poor children, and was awarded a Nobel peace prize in 1931. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources about Jane Addams, Hull House, and women’s history.

Jane Addams stories from America’s Library

Featured Source: The Woman Whom Justice Brewer Would Make Mayor guided primary source analysis activities

Jane Addams image set

Texts related to Jane Addams

Jane Addams historical newspaper coverage

Jane Addams & Women’s Peace Party historical newspaper coverage

The Women of Illinois (1913)

The Child’s Book of American Biography (book, 1915)

American Women in Civic Work (book, 1915)

Women’s Activism and Social Change: Documenting the Lives of Margaret Sanger and Jane Addams (streaming webcast)

Hull House primary source set

Historical newspaper coverage of Hull House

Women’s History Resources

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