This index was created by Kathryn Kish Sklar and Beverly Wilson Palmer to track over 6000 letters to and from Florence Kelley as they edited "The Selected Letters of Florence Kelley, 1869-1931." The index includes hundreds of correspondents. It lists, when known, the location of the recipient or sender, the date and type of correspondence, and in what repository and collection they can be found.
Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a Cornell alumna who, as head of the National Consumers’ League from 1899 to 1932, led campaigns against child labor, for minimum wage, and other social rights of working people. She also promoted women's suffrage, and the civil rights of African Americans. The daughter of a popular Congressman from Pennsylvania, William D. Kelley, she lived at Jane Addams’ Hull House in the 1890s. Throughout her career, she maintained a regular correspondence with her parents, brothers and three children.
Please see the Code Book and Editorial Policies tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet for information on the abbreviations used and the editorial policies employed in its creation.
The Kheel Center does not hold the originals referred to in this index. The spreadsheet is provided to the public as a research tool. For access to correspondence mentioned in the index, please contact the holding library. See the key to Repository Codes in the Code Book included in the files below.
Index to Florence Kelley Correspondence, Kathryn Kish Sklar and Beverly Wilson Palmer