Women social reformers -- United States
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains the business records of the Committee on Women, Population,& the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance that works on the local, regional, national, and international levels to oppose population control policies that blame overpopulation for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and political volatility.
Documents the activities and experiences of female criminals, the efforts of social scientists to understand them, the work of prison reformers to improve their treatment, and the changing approaches and methods used by the state to manage them. Material includes printed material, correspondence, drawings, reports, and unpublished papers that focus on the United States and England.
Florence Cross Kitchelt was a settlement house worker and social worker. Kitchelt's journals describe settlement work in New York and New Haven, CT. Correspondence includes descriptive letters to her parents; letters from settlement friends; letters from Sadie Rubin, an inmate at the New York State Reformatory for Women; and from members of the Laureate Literary Society, which Kitchelt founded and directed. Other materials include autobiographical pieces, articles, verses, and notes.
Founder, Hull House, Chicago; pacifist; labor organizer; settlement house worker; and women's rights advocate. The Addams papers contain primarily published material and duplicates of materials from the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Included are articles, books, memorials, and memorabilia about Addams, as well as writings and speeches by her. There is a small amount of original correspondence, plus photographs and drawings of Jane Addams and Hull House.
Collection encompasses a broad social movement in which American women played a prominent role. Materials include information on the Women's Christian Temperance Union; photographs; biographies and autobiographies; postcards; songbooks; and stamps. Also included are publications from various organizations.