Ben B. Lindsey Papers


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Lindsey writes to Addams expressing frustration at a sensationalized news story.

Addams writes to Lindsey expressing concern at the body of a newspaper clipping.

Lindsey expresses his relief that none of the false accusations made against him came from his close circle of friends. He also tells Addams that he wants her to be in a "Committee" and that he is sending out letters to prospective members.

Addams invites Lindsey to speak at the opening of the Hull-House Boys Club.

Lindsey writes to Addams about the difficulties of organizing a committee during the months of July and August, as well as a conference in Chicago in early December.

Smith writes a letter as Addams' secretary to Lindsey confirming dates for the Truancy Conference in Chicago.

Newspaper clipping enclosed in a letter from Addams to Lindsey. Recalls Lindsey declining money from the Rockefeller family, fearing that it was not honest money.

Lindsey writes Addams that he is mailing her his booklet on juvenile court field work.

Lindsey tells Addams about efforts to vote him out as judge of the juvenile court.

Lindsey writes Addams to introduce her to O. S. Storrs, C. B. James and Daniel Webb who are traveling east and expresses his appreciation for any courtesies that Addams will show them during their visit.

Lindsey writes Addams regarding members of the Denver Charity Commission who are traveling in Chicago and asks her to meet them. Lindsey also reports on his successful election.

Lindsey writes a letter of introduction for Frank H. . Roberts, asking Addams to assist him.

Lindsey sends a letter of introduction for James Tuthill who would like to visit Hull-House.

Lathrop informs Lindsey that she and Addams are excited to hear his suggestions on a matter assumed to be about the Juvenile Court Committee.

Lindsey hopes Addams can meet Miss Laurane Porter, who is very interested in the children's groups they are a part of, including the Juvenile Courts.

Lindsey asks Addams if either she or Lathrop will be able to entertain Miss Laurene Porter while she is in Chicago.

Lindsey asks Addams for a copy of a report, and talks about other School Board topics.

Lindsey encloses a letter for Judge Mack. He also wants to get the Committee on Federation of Children's Betterment League appointed.

Lindsey recommends some people to be on the Committee on Federation of Children's Betterment League.

Lindsey informs Addams that she has been appointed to a committee to establish International Juvenile Court Societies.

Lathrop confirms that she has received Lindsey's letter and will review it with Addams.

Lindsey writes Addams about corruption within the political parties in Denver.

Lindsey writes Addams about the victory of an independent candidate in the Colorado election.

Lindsey writes Addams to introduce her to Dr. P. V. Carlin.

Lindsey sends Addams a list of suggestions for a board of directors.

Fisher sends Addams and other members of the Committee of One Hundred two letters from President Theodore Roosevelt, regarding the creation of a department of health.

Roosevelt writes Fisher about his opposition to creating a new cabinet position for a department of health, arguing instead for placing it under the guise of an existing cabinet position.

Roosevelt writes Fisher about progress made for the involvement of the federal government in public health.

The memorandum explains why it is necessary for the federal government to establish a Bureau of Health.