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How You can Help

How You Can Help


The work of bringing the documentary evidence of the life and times of Jane Addams to a wider public takes experienced editors, access to the body of evidence associated with her, considerable patience, and  time.  The Jane Addams Papers Project is funded primarily, but not entirely, by public and private foundations.


We have also been fortunate to have the support of numerous individuals who appreciate the painstaking work that we do to provide our country and its chroniclers with accurate evidence of people, places, events, and ideas that helped shape the United States during the life of Jane Addams.


Our supporters believe that learning about the life of Jane Addams has value for the present and for our understanding of United States history.


Please join that group of private donors by making a tax deductible contribution to:


Duke University, for the Jane Addams Papers Project.

             Send it to:  Duke University

             Office of Research Support

             Attention Keith Hurka-Owen

             2200 West Main Street

             Suite 710

             Durham, North Carolina 27705-4010


Or mail your check made out to DUKE UNIVERSITY and send it in care of:

             Mary Lynn Bryan, Editor

             Jane Addams Papers Project

             PO Box 24

             Fayetteville, NC 28302


The editors of the Jane Addams Papers project will be very grateful for your support.


Other ways you can help the Arts and Humanities

Support your local libraries and historical societies. Use their collections and get to know their staffs. Help them with fundraisers and donate materials to them.

Encourage teachers to use primary documents in their classrooms. Talk about documents you read with your friends. Ask your university libraries to make complete sets of documentary book editions a priority in their holdings.

Almost all documentary editing projects such as the Jane Addams Papers Project are dependent on grants. Consider donating financial help directly to a project.

Most importantly, use your voice to support the foundations that make documentary work possible: especially the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a division of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Let your Congress members know that history matters, and that appropriations to NEH and NHPRC are what preserves documents for future generations and makes them available for public use. Join in advocacy work for the humanities with the National Humanities Alliance.

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