Resources on Jane Addams
Sources about Jane Addams are plentiful when you know where to look. Below are some suggested websites.
Jane Addams Papers Project
- Swarthmore Peace Collection, Swarthmore College. The bulk of Jane Addams’ papers are held at Swarthmore, as well as the records of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and other peace activists and organizations.
- Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois, Chicago. Contains records of Hull House and other Chicago organizations and individuals.
- Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull House and its Neighbors, 1889-1963, University of Illinois, Chicago.
- Explore Chicago Collections The place to discover the history and culture of Chicago.
- Hull House Photograph Collection, University of Illinois, Chicago.
- Swarthmore Visual Resources via Triptych.
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
- Explore Chicago Collections
- Social Welfare History Project Image Portal
Audio and Video
- 1915 Jane Addams, Alice Hamilton, (silent)
- 1930 Jane Addams, Fox Movietone
- Hull House Songs of Eleanor Smith
- The Jane Addams-Hull-House Museum. The museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement.
- The Cedarville Area Historical Society. Local history collection featuring items, documents, and photos dealing with Cedarville native Jane Addams. Education programs conducted each season.
- Jane Addams Peace Association. The Jane Addams Peace Association was founded in 1948 “to foster a better understanding between the people of the world toward the end that wars may be avoided and a more lasting peace enjoyed.”
- Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).WILPF is an international non-governmental organization that brings together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.
- Jane Addams School of Social Work. University of Illinois, Chicago, carries forward the mission of Jane Addams, focusing on: serving at-risk urban populations, engaging with marginalized communities, carrying out research and disseminating knowledge, and promoting leadership in the practice of social work.
- National Association of Social Workers. The largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Theodore Roosevelt Center
FBI Records: The Vault
Social Welfare History Project
- Jane Addams Biography
- Hull House description
- Settlement movement
- Woman suffrage movement
- Child Labor
- Social work
- Jane Addams entry - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Jane Addams entry - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Harvard Open Collections
- Jane Addams Books - digitized