Starr, Ellen Gates 1859-1940Alternative names
Ellen Gates Starr (1859-1940) was an educator, social activist, and co-founder of Hull-House. Friends since their student days at Rockford Female Seminary, Ellen Gates Starr and Jane Addams founded Hull-House in 1889. There, Starr taught art appreciation classes and was active in the labor movement. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, Starr studied with the English bookbinder T.J. Cobden Sanderson and opened a hand bookbinding shop at Hull-House in 1898. After converting to Catholicism and in failing health, Starr moved from Hull-House to the Convent of the Holy Child in Suffern N.Y. in 1929.
From the description of Ellen Gates Starr papers, 1885-1940. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 56714684