By Robert G. Barrows
Albion Fellows Bacon
Indiana’s Municipal Housekeeper
Robert G. Barrows
Examines the occupation of a number one revolutionary period reformer.
Born in Evansville, Indiana, in 1865, Albion Fellows was once reared within the within reach hamlet of McCutchanville and graduated from Evansville highschool. She labored for numerous years as a secretary and court docket reporter, toured Europe together with her sister, married neighborhood service provider Hilary Bacon in 1888, and settled right into a doubtless cozy regimen of middle-class domesticity. In 1892, even though, she was once bothered with an affliction that lasted for numerous years, an disorder that can have resulted from a true or perceived absence of retailers for her intelligence and creativity.
Bacon finally stumbled on such shops in a myriad of voluntary institutions and social welfare campaigns. She was once top identified for her paintings on behalf of tenement reform and used to be instrumental within the passage of laws to enhance housing stipulations in Indiana. She was once additionally thinking about baby welfare, urban making plans and zoning, and various public healthiness efforts. Bacon turned Indiana’s most appropriate "municipal houskeeper," a innovative period time period for girls who utilized their family abilities to social difficulties plaguing their communities.
She additionally came upon time to jot down approximately her social reform efforts and her non secular religion in articles and pamphlets. She released one quantity of children’s tales, and authored numerous pageants. One topic she didn't write approximately used to be women’s suffrage. whereas she didn't oppose votes for ladies, suffrage was once by no means her precedence. however the truth of her participation in public affairs did improve the reason for women’s political equality and supplied a task version for destiny generations.
Robert G. Barrows, affiliate Professor of historical past at Indiana collage at Indianapolis, used to be formerly an editor on the Indiana historic Bureau. He has released numerous magazine articles and publication chapters facing Indiana historical past and American city background, and he coedited (with David J. Bodenhamer) the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (Indiana college Press).
The Sheltered Life
The grab of the Thorns
Ambassador of the Poor
The houses of Indiana
City Plans and nationwide Housing Standards
Prose, Poetry, and Pageants
Municipal Housekeeper and Inadvertent Feminist
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