Starr, Ellen Gates.

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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

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creatorOf Starr, Ellen Gates. Papers 1659-1975 bulk 1850-1970. Smith College, Neilson Library
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associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Benedictines corporateBody
associatedWith Blaisdell, Mary Houghton, 1849-1934. person
correspondedWith Cabrini, Frances Xavier, Saint, 1850-1917 person
associatedWith Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. person
correspondedWith Converse, Florence, b. 1871 person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970 person
associatedWith Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946. person
associatedWith Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947 person
correspondedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 person
associatedWith Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954. person
associatedWith Starr, Albert Childs, 1861-1935. person
associatedWith Starr, Caleb Allen, 1822-1915. person
associatedWith Starr, Eliza Allen, 1824-1901. person
associatedWith Starr family. family
associatedWith Starr, Jeanne Josephine Stutz, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Starr, Josephine Susanna, 1894-1991. person
correspondedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
correspondedWith Wilmarth, Mary Hawes, d. 1917 person
associatedWith Women's International League for Peace and Freedom corporateBody
correspondedWith Woods, Robert Archey, 1865-1925 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Women social reformers
Women--Religious life--History
Women bookbinders
Catholic converts
Clothing workers--Labor unions--History
Female friendship--History--Sources
Women in the labor movement--History
Social settlements--History


Active 1659

Active 1975

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