William Arthur Maddox to Jane Addams, October 14, 1919


My dear Miss Addams:

I have been very anxious to meet and talk to you about our plans for the future of Rockford College. I wish you to know something of our new course for social work [as] which [has] been inaugurated here this fall with great prospects of success. We have nearly one hundred students or one-third of our enrollment interested directly in these social service and sociology courses. This week I called a meeting of all the paid and a few volunteer social workers of the city to discuss the advisability of a club. As a result of this meeting this club was perfected and we plan to hold a monthly luncheon and conference to the end that a large and comprehensive social program can be launched for the city of Rockford. Knowing your interest in the college over a great many years and believing that you would make some sacrifice of your time and effort, I am writing to know whether you would visit the college and the city within the next few weeks, giving a talk to our students in chapel and at luncheon that day to the social workers of the city and such other people who are directly interested in our program. Our students interested in this field naturally look to you for inspiration. We should certainly welcome you cordially to your Alma Mater.

With best wishes, I am

Cordially yours,

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
800 S. Halsted St.,
Chicago, Ill.

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