November 11, 1919Miss Jane Addams,
My dear Miss Addams:
In bringing out our annual report I am trying to realign our staff listing of editors in a way which will more nearly define the relationship borne by Survey groups.
It seems right to call Mr. Lasker, Mr. Lane, Mr. Devine and Mr. Chenery "associate editors" as they are here at headquarters and sharing in group decisions. It seems right to ask you and Professor Taylor if you would if you would [mind] a rechristening as "contributing editors" -- the name which T. R. bore on the Outlook and which really interprets the relationship.
I hope very much that you [may] find time during the year to "contribute" with regularity. Nothing would help us more. The last thing I should want would be for you to break the relationship. I would have written you six weeks ago, following your splendid article on relief work abroad, urging you to begin writing again for us but for the fact of the printers' strike which has broken our schedule. Now that seems to be clearing up and we can plan ahead.