Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Jane Addams was America's first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Today, the museum stands as a dynamic memorial to Addams, the Hull-House residents, and their immigrant neighbors.
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On this day in Hull-House history...                                    April 23, 1912: Helen Culver writes a letter to ...
04/23/2021
Helen Culver to Jane Addams, April 23, 1912 · Jane Addams Digital Edition

On this day in Hull-House history...
April 23, 1912: Helen Culver writes a letter to Jane Addams thanking her for her recently published work, "A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil". The cousin of real estate developer Charles Hull, Culver joined Hull in Chicago after his wife passed away and needed assistance raising his two children. Shortly after Hull passed away in 1889, Culver inherited the mansion and agreed to rent it to Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, who kept the "Hull" family name in the Settlement's title. UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
University of Illinois Chicago (Image: Jane Addams Project Digital Edition)
http://digital.janeaddams.ramapo.edu/items/show/4755

A digital edition of Jane Addams' correspondence and writings from 1901-1935.

UIC's College of Social Work is named after Jane Addams, but another school of social work in Chicago has Hull-House his...
04/22/2021
The sisters who sparked SSA

UIC's College of Social Work is named after Jane Addams, but another school of social work in Chicago has Hull-House history. University of Chicago's Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice would not have began if not for Hull-House Residents Grace and Edith Abbott. Edith Abbott helped develop the first Ph.D. Program in Social Work in the U.S. and the first female dean of a graduate program. Grace Abbott was Chief of the Children’s Bureau, on the League of Nations’ advisory committee on child welfare, was appointed to President Franklin Roosevelt’s Committee on Economic Security, and led the Immigrant Protective League. The Abbott sisters were so influential, Jane Addams allegedly yelled out “I need an Abbott to make a suffrage speech” at Hull-House. UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work #HullHouseHistory

The sisters who sparked SSA

Tune in tonight for the latest segment of "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Borde...
04/21/2021

Tune in tonight for the latest segment of "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border" 4:30PM PST/6:30PM CST on Lumpen Radio !

The series is a multilingual radio program by performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña. The series, which incorporates new and archival audio, deals with the Dangers of Lock-down, Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia, Domestic and Street Violence and their connection with the resurgence of a virulent form of White Supremacy.

"Border Notebooks" (1990), audio art opera, is part three of an anti-columbus trilogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Written and performed by Gomez-Peña in 1990, this award winning radio art piece was designed at Toucan Productions in Miami by the legendary duo of Elizabeth Perez-Luna and Len Persky. With additional voices by Elizabeth herself, Mary Luft, Joe Cooper, Margarita Peyeyá, and Alejandro Sarpino.

The artwork was commissioned by the 1990 Los Angeles Festival with an original duration of 27 minutes. This version has been remixed by Lumpen Radio and Gómez-Peña especially for the "Mex Files" podcast.

Listen at 105.5 FM WLPN-LP Chicago, lumpenradio.com or download the lumpen mobile app

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border” are part of an on going collaboration between Smart Museum, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum #PublicMediaInstitute for "Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40," a multi-venue exhibition and program series featuring twenty-eight MacArthur Fellows happening throughout 2021 that is organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University @towardcommoncause is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. @smartmuseum (images: Zen Cohen) #GuillermoGomezPena #MexFiles #LumpenRadio University of Illinois Chicago
UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Tune in tonight for the latest segment of "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border" 4:30PM PST/6:30PM CST on Lumpen Radio !

The series is a multilingual radio program by performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña. The series, which incorporates new and archival audio, deals with the Dangers of Lock-down, Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia, Domestic and Street Violence and their connection with the resurgence of a virulent form of White Supremacy.

"Border Notebooks" (1990), audio art opera, is part three of an anti-columbus trilogy by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Written and performed by Gomez-Peña in 1990, this award winning radio art piece was designed at Toucan Productions in Miami by the legendary duo of Elizabeth Perez-Luna and Len Persky. With additional voices by Elizabeth herself, Mary Luft, Joe Cooper, Margarita Peyeyá, and Alejandro Sarpino.

The artwork was commissioned by the 1990 Los Angeles Festival with an original duration of 27 minutes. This version has been remixed by Lumpen Radio and Gómez-Peña especially for the "Mex Files" podcast.

Listen at 105.5 FM WLPN-LP Chicago, lumpenradio.com or download the lumpen mobile app

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border” are part of an on going collaboration between Smart Museum, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum #PublicMediaInstitute for "Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40," a multi-venue exhibition and program series featuring twenty-eight MacArthur Fellows happening throughout 2021 that is organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University @towardcommoncause is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. @smartmuseum (images: Zen Cohen) #GuillermoGomezPena #MexFiles #LumpenRadio University of Illinois Chicago
UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Author and poet Scharmel Iris was a resident of the Hull-House Settlement who was praised by visual artists Salvador Dal...
04/21/2021
Poet and Con-Artist: The Story of Scharmel Iris

Author and poet Scharmel Iris was a resident of the Hull-House Settlement who was praised by visual artists Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. There was only one problem. Iris fabricated all his letters of praise from artists, even submitting letters to publishers under a pseudonym to help boost his career. Iris even fabricated advice, saying Jane Addams told him to reach out to famous art critic John Ruskin. Addams had to clear these rumors up by writing to Harriet Monroe, founder and publisher of Poetry magazine, where Addams told her she did no such thing. Despite his deception, Iris still became a very well-known poet: https://janeaddams.ramapo.edu/2018/04/poet-and-con-artist-the-story-of-scharmel-iris/ #poetrymonth #NationalPoetryMonth

Sara Catherine Lichon is writing a series of blog posts about interesting characters that she comes across while working as a co-operative education student for

Jane Addams was a globally-known peace activist, that work was instrumental in her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize i...
04/19/2021

Jane Addams was a globally-known peace activist, that work was instrumental in her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. However, not everyone saw pacifism as the ideal way of dealing with war-based conflict, which often led to her being regarded as dangerous and un-American. On April 15th, 1915, Adelaide M. Plumptre wrote to Jane Addams to reject her invitation for representatives to join the International Women’s Congress at the Hague later that month, in hopes of finding a peaceful means of ending WWII. Plumptre, then Secretary of the National Committee of Women for Patriotic Service in Canada, expressed to Addams that the members of her committee did not support calls for peace, because they felt that time had “not yet arrived”. They believed that it was unpatriotic to push for a peaceful resolution when so many soldiers had lost their lives fighting in the war. Plumptre argued that for Canada, “The soul of any nation is the value that it places upon the [defense] of the weak, the freedom of the many, and the keeping of its plighted word. It is to preserve our soul as an Empire that we are at war.” Despite the backlash Jane Addams was met with from Women's organizations, she continued working for international peace for all people until she passed away in 1935.

Jane Addams was a globally-known peace activist, that work was instrumental in her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. However, not everyone saw pacifism as the ideal way of dealing with war-based conflict, which often led to her being regarded as dangerous and un-American. On April 15th, 1915, Adelaide M. Plumptre wrote to Jane Addams to reject her invitation for representatives to join the International Women’s Congress at the Hague later that month, in hopes of finding a peaceful means of ending WWII. Plumptre, then Secretary of the National Committee of Women for Patriotic Service in Canada, expressed to Addams that the members of her committee did not support calls for peace, because they felt that time had “not yet arrived”. They believed that it was unpatriotic to push for a peaceful resolution when so many soldiers had lost their lives fighting in the war. Plumptre argued that for Canada, “The soul of any nation is the value that it places upon the [defense] of the weak, the freedom of the many, and the keeping of its plighted word. It is to preserve our soul as an Empire that we are at war.” Despite the backlash Jane Addams was met with from Women's organizations, she continued working for international peace for all people until she passed away in 1935.

04/14/2021

Tune-in tonight at 6:30 PM (CST) to hear "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border." Tune your dial or point your internet to Lumpen Radio. Listen on 105.5 FM WLPN-LP or stream on twitch.tv/lumpenradio.

Gómez-Peña’s "Mex Files" address the multiple pandemics of racism, sexism, xenophobia and neo-colonialism and more. It is is presented by Jane Addams Hull House Museum in partnership with #PublicMediaInstitute as an initiative of "Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40," organized by the Smart Museum of Art of Art at the The University of Chicago. Toward Common Cause is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. University of Illinois Chicago UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

In April of 1904: A teacher named Margaret Smith Hoblitt writes a letter to Jane Addams including a poem she wrote, insp...
04/14/2021
Margaret Smith Hoblitt to Jane Addams, April 9, 1904 · Jane Addams Digital Edition

In April of 1904: A teacher named Margaret Smith Hoblitt writes a letter to Jane Addams including a poem she wrote, inspired by Addams herself. Describing her enclosed verses, she writes "poor as they are, they will be worth something to me if they only help to tell you convincingly that twice is none too many times to listen to anything you have to say." #NationalPoetryMonth http://digital.janeaddams.ramapo.edu/items/show/507

A digital edition of Jane Addams' correspondence and writings from 1901-1935.

Before Ariana Grande, Jane Addams was considered the "Most Dangerous Woman in America" for her anti-war efforts and paci...
04/13/2021

Before Ariana Grande, Jane Addams was considered the "Most Dangerous Woman in America" for her anti-war efforts and pacifcism. So dangerous that the FBI actually kept records on Jane Addams during her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1924, where she was a founding member!

Before Ariana Grande, Jane Addams was considered the "Most Dangerous Woman in America" for her anti-war efforts and pacifcism. So dangerous that the FBI actually kept records on Jane Addams during her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1924, where she was a founding member!

Who is fighting for expanded access to education and defending the gains made? As part of Making the West Side initiativ...
04/13/2021
Who Fights for Our Schools? Organizing for Racial Equity on the West Side

Who is fighting for expanded access to education and defending the gains made? As part of Making the West Side initiative (MTWS) Hull-House produced a panel discussion moderator Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland about political organizing around Chicago's 2013 school closures in predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods. UIC Department of History

As part their Making the West Side initiative, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum hosts a panel discussion about political organizing around Chicago Public School...

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, Hull-House is highlighting a female pioneer of poetry Harriet Monroe. Hull-House resid...
04/12/2021

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, Hull-House is highlighting a female pioneer of poetry Harriet Monroe. Hull-House resident Harriet Monroe was a poet who founded and edited “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse,” American's leading poetry magazine. Jane Addams invited Monroe back to Hull-House for gatherings with other artists and to share her poetry. Addams had great interest in Monroe's new poetry magazine and, on one occasion, sent Monroe poems by a young person from the Hull-House neighborhood who was unable to work because of illness. #poetrymonth #springtime

Tune in tonight for the latest segment of "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border"...
04/07/2021
Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border – Lumpen

Tune in tonight for the latest segment of "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border" 6:30PM CST on Lumpen Radio!

Commissioned by The Festival 2000, Norte/Sur (1990) is the second of an anti-Columbus trilogy commissioned to Gómez-Peña two years prior to the Columbus quincentennial. You will hear luminaries from the theater, art, radio and performance worlds joined together to create this award winning piece.

Written and Performed by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Coco Fusco. Mixed at Toucan Productions, Miami, by Lenny Persky and Elizabeth Perez-Luna. Additional voices include Mary Luft, Margarita Peyeya, Joe Cooper, Gustavo Matamoros and Michael Dolby. **This remix was created by lumpen in collaboration with GP. It strangely still speaks to the times.

Listen at 105.5 FM WLPN-LP Chicago, lumpenradio.com or download the lumpen mobile app

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border” are part of an on going collaboration between Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Smart Museum & Public Media Institute for Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series featuring twenty-eight MacArthur Fellows happening throughout 2021 that is organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Towardcommoncause is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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“It takes constant effort and a long term commitment to make positive social change and preserve the gains that have bee...
04/06/2021
Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America with author Anya Jabour

“It takes constant effort and a long term commitment to make positive social change and preserve the gains that have been made.” - Anya Jabour, author, "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America"

Watch author Anya Jabour discuss the life and legacy of activist, suffragist, and friend of Jane Addams, Sophonisba Breckinridge. Hear from family members who continue to make visible the remarkable legacy of women in the Breckinridge family.

Jane Addams Hull-House was joined by Anya Jabour author of the new biography "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America" (Unive...

In our April Newsletter we celebrate Hull-House's 1898 Maps and Papers Study.The Hull-House reformers used door-to-door ...
04/05/2021
Hull-House, Democracy and the Census

In our April Newsletter we celebrate Hull-House's 1898 Maps and Papers Study.The Hull-House reformers used door-to-door surveys and visualizations to advocate for the marginalized immigrants on Chicago's Near West Side. Last year, the US Census was under a barrage of anti-immigrant sentiment, but community organization and democratic institutions worked to make sure their communities were counted and represented. Learn more about the legacy of the Maps and Papers Study, and WATCH our March Women's History Month programs in this months newsletter. UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts @uic.edu

A section of the Nationalities Map from the "Maps & Papers Study". Headed by Florence Kelley, the study collected data on social conditions in the 19th ward, then a large slum. The Nationalities Map revealed a rapidly growing immigrant population primarily from Southern and Eastern Europe during the...

“Spaces that look and feel like the world I wish to live in”—Guillermo Gómez-PeñaTell us what spaces you want to build t...
04/03/2021

“Spaces that look and feel like the world I wish to live in”—Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Tell us what spaces you want to build that reflect the world you want to live in. Submit your “letter to the museums of the future” and imagine something new. Leave a message at 773 823 9700 or email [email protected]. Submitted letters and voicemails may be read by Gómez-Peña on his bi-monthly experimental audio series on Lumpen Radio or be included in Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s upcoming exhibition, public programs, and in print. (Image by Zen Cohen, courtesy of Guillermo Gómez-Peña)

“Spaces that look and feel like the world I wish to live in”—Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Tell us what spaces you want to build that reflect the world you want to live in. Submit your “letter to the museums of the future” and imagine something new. Leave a message at 773 823 9700 or email [email protected]. Submitted letters and voicemails may be read by Gómez-Peña on his bi-monthly experimental audio series on Lumpen Radio or be included in Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s upcoming exhibition, public programs, and in print. (Image by Zen Cohen, courtesy of Guillermo Gómez-Peña)

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