• IdentificationMSYeom91
  • TitleEdward "Ned" Yeomans papers MSYeom91
  • PublisherSpecial Collections
  • LanguageEnglish
  • RepositorySpecial Collections
  • Physical Description0.25 Linear feet
  • Date1915-1944
  • AbstractEdward "Ned" Yeomans was a friend of Jane Addams, an active contributor to Hull House, co-founder of the Yeomans Brothers Company, and a pioneer in educational reform. His papers include published and unpublished writings, clippings, and book reviews.
  • OriginationYeomans, Edward, 1865-1942

Old Resource ID was Yeomans

Edward "Ned" Yeomans was born in 1865 to Rev. Alfred Yeomans, a Presbyterian minister and graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and Elizabeth Ramsay Yeomans. Frustration with his own learning experience at the Philips Academy at Andover and at Princeton University inspired a life long interest in education reform. Yeomans also studied engineering at the Stevens Institute and learned about heavy-duty water pumps and sewage ejectors while working as an assistant manager for the Quinby Pump Co. of Buffalo. Ned along with his brothers, Alfred and Charles, founded the Yeoman Brothers Company in Chicago. While in Chicago, Ned met Jane Addams and was drawn into the larger orbit of life at Hull House where he met his wife, Julia Day. Ned and his wife helped to found the progressive Ojai Valley School in Ojai, California.

The Edward "Ned" Yeomans Collection includes published and unpublished writings, clippings, and book reviews.

Edward Yeomans, Jr. donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1991.

Edward "Ned" Yeomans papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Names
    • Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.).
    • Yeomans, Edward, 1865-1942 -- Archives
  • SubjectEducational change.
  • Geographic CoverageIllinois--Chicago.