Margaret Dreier Robins to Jane Addams, February 25, 1915


February 25, 1915.

My dear Miss Addams: --

At the Staff Meeting of LIFE AND LABOR held yesterday afternoon, February 23rd, Miss Galvin, Miss Mason, Miss Nestor, Miss Anderson, Mrs. Carnevale, Miss Wyatt and myself, we voted not to accept the offer of The Survey.

This vote was taken with full appreciation of your very generous offer and with the request that a letter of heartfelt thanks be sent to you. I do want to tell you how very generous we think it of you in the midst of all this human suffering as well as in these difficult times to want to make possible the continuation of LIFE AND LABOR.

It was felt dangerous to us to lose our identity as we would have to do during the three months that The Survey was sent to our subscribers, although personally I fully agree with The Survey policy that it is not wise to accept departments in the publication.

So many demands have come from the union men of Illinois, Indiana and the adjacent states for a continuation of Life and Labor that we are going to try to get out a smaller copy of Life and Labor with the help of union advertising and other contributions for February.

How extraordinary the wave of reaction that is sweeping over America as is evidenced by the vote of yesterday!

With all good wishes,

Faithfully your friend,

P.S. I am enclosing a copy of the letter sent to Mr. Kellogg.