Van Dine writes Addams about her experiences with the asylum for feeble-minded children, particularly detailing its political difficulties, and asks for advice about creating a civil service position for the institution.
The text of a bill authorizing the Secretary of Commerce and Labor to investigate and report upon the industrial, social, moral, educational, and physical conditions of women and child workers in the United States.
Addams declines to sign a letter McCulloch sent her because it fails to strike the right tone. This letter is likely related to a statement McCulloch released on December 6 about Theodore Roosevelt's support for women's suffrage.
Addams argues for the establishment of a federal bureau for the protection of children, especially regarding the issues of child labor and education. The speech was given before the Fifth National Child Labor Conference, held in Chicago.
Addams argues for the establishment of a federal bureau for the protection of children, especially regarding the issues of child labor and education. This is a published version of Addams' speech to the National Child Labor Committee meeting in January 1909.