Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

10/1/2016 - 9/30/2018

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$200,000.00 (approved)
$191,107.00 (awarded)

Jane Addams Papers

FAIN: RQ-249739-16

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ 07430-1623)
Cathy Moran Hajo (Project Director: December 2015 to December 2021)

Preparation for digital and print publication of Volume 4 of the papers of social reformer and political activist Jane Addams (1860-1935). See website at

The Jane Addams Papers Project (JAPP) at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies (SSHGS) will publish documents covering the years 1901-1935 in two formats. The first, a freely available digital edition will publish images, transcriptions, and metadata for all correspondence and writings between 1901-1935. The second is the Selected Papers of Jane Addams, which will transcribe and publish about 3% of the most historically significant texts, providing detailed annotation and a narrative theme. The digital edition will be drawn from a digitization of an existing microfilm and the proceeds of an updated archival search. An overarching aim of the project is also to serve as a lab for undergraduate students to gain practical experience in historical research, writing, public history, and digital humanities.

Associated Products

Jane Addams Papers Digital Edition (Web Resource)
Title: Jane Addams Papers Digital Edition
Author: Cathy Moran Hajo
Author: Jane Addams
Abstract: The Jane Addams Digital Edition provides access to almost 5,000 documents sent to or written by Jane Addams (1860-1935), America's best known social worker and peace activist. The digital edition includes both images and transcriptions, and offers rich search and discovery by text, subjects, tags, maps, and advanced searches. It includes identifications of people, organizations and events mentioned in the texts, and a complete list of repositories and collections with Addams materials. It also features a transcription crowdsourcing site and exhibits designed to help students and teachers use the edition. New documents are added each year.
Year: 2016
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: The digital edition website.
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: This is the project's website, which includes blogs written by editors and staff, information about the project, and digital editing.

Jane Addams Website (Web Resource)
Title: Jane Addams Website
Author: Cathy Moran Hajo
Abstract: The Jane Addams website features a blog written by staff and student workers that offers insights into project research and activities. It also contains material about Jane Addams and the work of the project and its editors.
Year: 2016
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: The URL of the website.