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
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Jane Addams historic newspaper coverage through 1922
The Women of Illinois (1913)
The Child’s Book of American Biography (book, 1915)
American Women in Civic Work (book, 1915)
Historical newspaper coverage of Hull House through 1922