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By Robert G. Barrows

Albion Fellows Bacon
Indiana’s Municipal Housekeeper
Robert G. Barrows

Examines the profession of a number one innovative period reformer.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, in 1865, Albion Fellows used to be reared within the within reach hamlet of McCutchanville and graduated from Evansville highschool. She labored for a number of 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 likely cozy regimen of middle-class domesticity. In 1892, notwithstanding, she was once troubled with an affliction that lasted for numerous years, an ailment that could have resulted from a true or perceived absence of retailers for her intelligence and creativity.

Bacon finally came upon such retailers in a myriad of voluntary institutions and social welfare campaigns. She used to be most sensible recognized for her paintings on behalf of tenement reform and was once instrumental within the passage of laws to enhance housing stipulations in Indiana. She was once additionally focused on baby welfare, urban making plans and zoning, and numerous public future health efforts. Bacon turned Indiana’s greatest "municipal houskeeper," a revolutionary period time period for girls who utilized their household 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 girls, suffrage used to be by no means her precedence. however the fact of her participation in public affairs did enhance 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 a number of magazine articles and publication chapters facing Indiana historical past and American city historical past, and he coedited (with David J. Bodenhamer) the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (Indiana collage Press).

The Sheltered Life
The snatch of the Thorns
Ambassador of the Poor
The houses of Indiana
Child Welfare
City Plans and nationwide Housing Standards
Prose, Poetry, and Pageants
Municipal Housekeeper and Inadvertent Feminist

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