Labor organizer; Religious writer; Settlement house worker; Founder, Hull House, Chicago; Bookbinder
Papers represent 4 generations of the Starr family, primarily Ellen Gates Starr: attended Rockford Seminary where she met Jane Addams; co-founded settlement house, Hull House with Jane Addams, 1889; studied bookbinding, London with T.J. Cobden-Sanderson; joined Florence Kelley in working against child labor, 1895; charter member Illinois branch, National Women's Trade Union League, 1896; aided striking textile workers, 1915; Joined Socialist Party and ran unsuccessfully for Alderman, 1916. Converted to Roman Catholicism, 1920. Retired to convent of the Holy Child, Suffern, NY, 1930. 1915; Joined Socialist Party and ran unsuccessfully for Alderman, 1916. Spent much of her life in search of religious truth, Converted to Roman Catholicism, 1920; retired to convent of the Holy Child, Suffern, NY, 1930.
From the description of Papers 1659-1975 bulk 1850-1970. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 36803571