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Letter from J. Ellen Foster to Theodore Roosevelt


J. Ellen Foster encloses an article from a Chicago paper. She knows Mary E. McDowell, who was trained at Hull House by Jane Addams and is now in charge of the University of Chicago Settlement at the stock yards.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: University of Chicago. Settlement; Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.); Hull House Association; McDowell, Mary Eliza, 1854-1936; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Date: 1904-08-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to A. A. McCormick


Theodore Roosevelt thanks A. A. McCormick for his letter and asks that McCormick arrange for Roosevelt to visit Jane Addams at Hull House.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Politicians--Travel; Scheduling; Illinois--Chicago; Union League Club of Chicago; Hull House Association; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Date: 1911-02-17

Letter from George W. Kirchwey to Theodore Roosevelt


Professor Kirchwey requests that Theodore Roosevelt speak out in support of the New York Children's Court. Pending legislation will make the court "the spoil of Tammany politics."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Juvenile courts--Law and legislation; Juvenile courts--Public opinion; Museum exhibits--Political aspects; New York (State)--Albany; Colorado--Denver; New York (State). Children's Court (New York); Tammany Hall; Columbia University; Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1911?

Campaign songs prepared for the use of the Jane Addams Chorus


Song sheet featuring patriotic songs and campaign songs for Theodore Roosevelt and his running mate, Governor Johnson, during the Progressive Party campaign of 1912. Songs include "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and an adaptation of "Onward, Christian Soldiers." The Jane Addams Chorus was "first organized and named in Los Angeles, August 26th, 1912."

Resource Type: Other

Subject: Choruses (Women's voices); Campaign songs; Political ballads and songs; Patriotic music; Progressive Party (1912); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Date: 1912

First National Convention of the Progressive Party


Proceedings of the first National Progressive Convention held in Chicago, Illinois, on August 5-7, 1912. Through a number of speeches, party leaders justify the party's founding and define its political goals. Theodore Roosevelt is nominated as the Progressive candidate for president and Hiram Johnson is nominated as his running mate. Both deliver speeches accepting their nomination and expounding on progressive ideals. TR's speeches are found on pages 60-145 and 298-301.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Political conventions; Progressivism (United States politics); Political parties--Platforms; Presidents--Nomination; Social justice; Industrial relations; Business and politics; Women--Suffrage; Nature conservation; National Progressive Convention; Progressive Party (1912); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935; Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946; Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927

Date: 1912-08-07?

Minutes of the Progressive National Committee, August 7-8, 1912


Minutes of the August 7-8, 1912, meetings of the Progressive National Committee. Committee organization was discussed. Oscar K. Davis was elected secretary and George W. Perkins was elected chairman of the Executive Committee. Appointment of most other officers was referred to the chairman, in consultation with the party's candidates for president and vice president. Jane Addams, Frances Kellor, Isabella W. Blaney, and Jean Gordon were appointed as members-at-large of the Progressive National Committee.

Resource Type: Minutes

Subject: Political parties--Planning; Political parties--Management; Party committees; Women--Political activity; Progressive Party (1912); Dixon, Joseph M. (Joseph Moore), 1867-1934; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935; Kellor, Frances, 1873-1952; Blaney, Isabella Williams, 1854-1933; Gordon, Jean, 1865-1932; Davis, Oscar K. (Oscar King), 1866-1932

Date: 1912-08-08?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Oscar K. Davis


Theodore Roosevelt passes on to Oscar K. Davis the suggestion that Jane Addams' quote from the National Progressive Convention should be distributed through the country in a leaflet.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: National Progressive Convention; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Date: 1912-08-12

Letter from Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt to Frances Kellor


Theodore Roosevelt's secretary explains the recent confusion regarding Roosevelt's position on women's suffrage. Roosevelt and the Progressive Party support women's suffrage "without qualification or equivocation."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Women--Suffrage; Press and politics; Progressive Party (1912); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935; Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931

Date: 1912-08-22

Mr. Roosevelt's speech on suffrage


Text of Theodore Roosevelt's speech on suffrage delivered at Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, on August 30, 1912, supporting equal suffrage for men and women.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Women--Suffrage; Voting; Vermont--Saint Johnsbury; Progressive Party (1912); Addams, Jane, 1860-1935; Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910; Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914

Date: 1912-08-30

Letter from Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt to M. Coyle


M. Coyle's letter was sent to the campaign managers but it proved impossible to get Jane Addams to Baltimore, Maryland, on November 4.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Campaign management; Maryland--Baltimore; Addams, Jane, 1860-1935; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-11-06

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