Narrative Project 2.0

We were given the topic of Women and/or Progressive Reform. We quickly realized that this was a broad topic, so we started out by doing some research to try and narrow it down. We came across the problem of which time period to look at because there were so many things that had come up, but we did not know what time period we could do, so we found out and kept researching.

We came across the topic of Jane Addams and her Hull House and decided that this would be a good direction to go in. We began doing research on Jane Addams, her Hull House, and anything that might have been related to it at the time. It was a challenge to know what a good source for the project would be, but we decided to just gather the sources we could that we felt focused mostly on Jane Addams or the Hull House and could contribute to information about those things. We then compared our sources and decided that we would focus our story on an overview of Jane Addams and then really focusing in on different aspects of the Hull House. After this, we decided what format we wanted to use for the narrative and started to form them. We choose TimelineJS for our narrative because our project focused really on one specific location for most of the project, with a few other houses being mentioned within. We felt because of this it would be more difficult to try and form our story through locations, so we started our timeline.

During this process, we came across significant road bumps. This came with creating the excel sheet for the timeline because the audio was not in a format that the timeline would accept. We ended up having to attach the audio clips separately for it to work. In addition to this, with a timeline narrative, dates are very important, so when some of the events and slides didn’t really have a specific date to go with them it was a challenge to try and come up with dates that were significant to the narrative. This also posed a challenge for the particular order the slides would go in because when a slide doesn’t have a date, it is hard to know where it will fit in at. We solved this problem by picking significant dates and implementing them into the slides we did not have dates for. We ended up starting our project with a slide about Jane Addams herself and the founding of the Hull House. Then we talked about women overall and their involvement in the Hull House. After this, we spoke about Hull House in the newspapers and the arts and education provided for the community through the Hull house. the goals of the Hull House, the cultural diversity of the area surrounding the Hull House, and how the desire for cultural preservation led to difficulties in terms of garnering cultural integration and cooperation. We then talked about ways in which the Hull House failed, how it succeeded through education, and further improving the community and ended with the legacy of the Hull House being a beneficial aspect of community and part of the early beginnings of later significant progressive reform.

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ROBBINS, SARAH RUFFING. “Collaborative Writing as Jane Addams’s Hull-House Legacy.”  In Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women’s Cross-Cultural Teaching, 79- 134. ANN ARBOR: University of Michigan Press, 2017.

“Chicago Girls Read Good Books.” Chicago Herald (Chicago, Illinois), August 24, 1891: 4. Readex: America’s Historical Newspapers. 3442C%40EANX-11BE51A58D969B70%402411969-11BE51A5B98013D8%40311BE51A6AEA78AE0%40Chicago%2BGirls%2BRead%2BGood%2BBooks.

“Women’s Labor Congress Notable Address Issued by Mrs. J. D. Harvey, Chairman of the  Committee.” Chicago Herald (Chicago, Illinois), August 22, 1891: 12. Readex: America’s Historical Newspapers. 3442C%40EANX-11BE519B755C6E50%402411967-11BE519C01C29790%401111BE519F02D7BCC8%40Women%2527s%2BLabor%2BCongress%2BNotable%2BAd dress%2BIssued%2Bby%2BMrs.%2BJ.%2BD.%2BHarvey%252C%2BChairman%2Bof %2Bthe%2BCommittee.

“Art for Poor People Formal Opening of Hull House New Educational Home Where Pictures and  Books May be Enjoyed.” Chicago Herald (Chicago, Illinois), June 21, 1891: 5. Readex: America’s Historical Newspapers. 3442C%40EANX-11C55031DAF98098%402411905-11C5503236F34E78%40411C55034D86E97C8%40Art%2Bfor%2BPoor%2BPeople%2BFormal%2BOpening%2B of%2BHull%2BHouse%2BNew%2BEducational%2BHome%2BWhere%2BPictures%2 Band%2BBooks%2BMay%2Bbe%2BEnjoyed.

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Hull House Map (Nationalities), 1895, Northwestern University, Evanston,

Advanced Singing Class, 1927, Film Photography, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago,

Early postcard featuring the Hull House settlement, 1889. Postcard. University of Illinois at  Chicago, Chicago,