Margaret Dreier Robins to Jane Addams, November 5, 1912

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ILLINOIS PROGRESSIVE COMMITTEE
HOTEL LA SALLE, CHICAGO

Nov. 5, 1912.

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House
Chicago.

My dear Miss Addams:

It gives me great pleasure to submit to you a summary of our organization work done in the State of Illinois from Sept. 11th to Nov. 5th. For dates of meetings and speakers please refer to weekly reports. Meetings have been held in the following places at which there were women speakers. Total number -- 49 --

Belvidere

Galesburg

Mt. Vernon

Western Springs

Bloomington

Grand Crossing

Monmouth

Brookfield

Berwyn

Glen Ellyn

Morgan Park

Joliet

Blue Island

Glencoe

New Rochelle

Peoria

Chicago

Hinedale

Oak Park

Colfax

Hyde Park

[Park] Ridge

Carbondale

Harvey

Paris

Champaign

Highland Park

Riverside

Chicago Heights

Irving Park

Rockford

Downers Grove

Kenny

Springfield

Evanston

La Grange

Taylorville

East St. Louis

Lewistown

Wankanda

Forest Glen

Lexington

Wheaton

Freeport

Mason City

Winnetka

Fernwood

Moline

Wilmette

List of towns in which organization work has been done in response to appeals sent out from this office. Total number -- 37.

Ashland

Decatur

Galva

Lake Bluff

Aurora

Dixon

Geneva

Litchfield

Cicero

De Kalb

Harrisburg

Murphysboro

Cairo

Elgin

Hubbard Woods

Haperville

Canton

Edison Park

Kenilworth

Ciney

Centralia

Effingham

Kankakee

Park Ridge

Denville

Galona

Lake Forest

Pana

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Peoria

Streator

Mason City

Quincy

Virginia

Mt. Vernon

Sterling

Carbondale

Freeport

A partial list of women who have given their services as speakers for the Progressive Cause in the state of Illinois are as follows:

Addams -- Miss Jane

Bass -- Mrs. George

Abbott -- [Miss] Grace

Bass -- Mrs. John F.

Allen -- Mrs. Frank Gates

Blaney -- [Mrs.] Isabella

Alling -- Miss Elizabeth

Barton -- [Mrs.] Enos

Ashley -- Mrs.

Biel -- [Mrs.]

Allison -- Mrs. T. W.

Brooks -- Miss Virginia

Bowen -- Mrs. Joseph T.

Fairbank -- Mrs. Kellogg

Buck -- Miss

Faulkner -- Miss

Breckinridge -- Miss S.

Farrarr -- Miss

Bently -- Mrs. W. H.

Funk -- Mrs. Antoinette

Davis -- Dr. Effa

Funk -- Mrs. Frank H.

Dobyns -- Mrs. Fletcher

Hobson -- Dr. Sarah

Hammer -- Mrs. D. Harry

McDowell -- Miss Mary

Irish -- [Mrs.] Lucina G.

Millard -- Mrs. E.P.

Johnson -- [Mrs.] Lillian

Nash -- Mrs.

Lynn -- [Mrs.] S. F.

Nicholes -- Miss Anna

Mattingly-- [Mrs.] J. G.

Nicholes -- [Miss] Grace

McCormick -- Mrs. Medill

Plummer -- Mrs. Geo. W.

Prosnell -- Mrs. J. F.

Unger -- Mrs. A. H.

Randall --[Mrs.]

Vosburg -- Mrs. E.

Robins -- [Mrs.] Raymond

Vittum -- Miss Harriet

Robbins -- Mrs. J. W.

Welles -- Mrs. Geo. S.

Sweet -- Miss Ada

Wiles -- [Mrs.] Robert

Straus -- Mrs. Oscar

Wilmarth -- [Mrs.] Mary H.

Wynne -- Mrs. Heloise

Wooley-- Mrs.

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List of workers from the Women's Branch of the State Headquarters:

Miss Ruth Austin
Miss Katherine L. Mills
Miss Marion Tracy
Miss Frances Porter
Mrs. H. P. Denton
Mrs. Charles W. Kayser
Mrs. J. F. Presnell
Mrs. Porter
Mrs. Pardee
Mrs. Tracy
Miss Jessica Cady
Mrs. Collins
Miss Congdon
Miss Mary Pardee
Miss Roberta Pigott

Literature posters and appeals have been sent out to the following list throughout the city and state:

To -- All Ward Chairmen
District & County Chairman
Women of Chicago
1200 Women in the state
Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs
Various Ward & District Headquarters
State Fair

Posters have been sent to the following list of organizations and publications:

The Out Look

N.Y. Women's Trade Union League

[The] Public

Boston  [Women's Trade Union League]

[The] Women Voter

The Survey

[The] Independent

Chicago Political Equality League

[The] Illinois Suffrage Ass'n.

La Follette's Weekly

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Copies of pamphlets printed in foreign languages have been distributed in Chicago as follows:

2000

Swedish

Pamphlets

5000

Italian

[Pamphlets]

2000

Bohemian

[Pamphlets]

4000

Polish

[Pamphlets]

1000

Jewish

[Pamphlets]

Financial report --

Money has been collected in various ways for campaign funds --

Through sale of stamps and certificates in shops and Ward Headquarters.

Through sale of badges for Founder's Day.

Through sale of [pins], song books,Bull Moose Hats Bandanas and other souvenirs.

Through collections made at Mass Meetings and Ward Meetings.

The Jane Addams Chorus of Chicago have sung at the following meetings:

Myrtle Masonic Hall
Coliseum
Lyric Theater
Sheridan Hall
Wilmette
Library Hall Chicago
Columbia Theater
Hamilton Hall
San Sousi Park
Grand Boulevard Hall
Peoples Theater
Central Park Hall
Western Av.
Sedgwick Hall
La Grange
Oak Park [page 5]

Mrs. J. P. Presnell, Chairman, Jane Addams Chorus.
Mrs. Bertha Smith Titus, Chorus Leader at Coliseum.
Miss Julia Grace Cook, Chorus Leader
Mrs. J. Rawson Pennington, Pianist.

The Jane Addams Chorus of Chicago will be a permanent organization and new branches will be formed in all parts of the city.

Plans will be discussed at a meeting today, Nov. 5th, for further educational and civic work based upon the principles advocated by the Progressive Party.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Dreier Robins [signed by secretary] R.G.
Member of State Executive Committee.

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