About the Instructor

Cathy Moran Hajo

Room A-217   Phone: 201-684-7741

Office  Hours: M 9-10am, T 3-4pm, F 11am-1pm


I am the Editor and Director of the Jane Addams Papers Project at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I graduated from Ramapo College–it was the School of American/International Studies back in 1986. I earned a Master’s Degree in History (1988), a certificate in Archives and Public History (1990), and a Ph.D. in History (2006) from New York University.  While at NYU I worked for many years as the Associate Editor of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project.

Working as a scholarly editor introduced me to the field of digital history as editors tried to find new ways to bring historical documents to the public. I taught graduate courses, Creating Digital History, for NYU’s Archives and Public History Program, and Digital History at William Paterson University.  I have also taught documentary editing and digital editing courses for the Institute for Editing Historical Documents and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.

My research interests are in women’s history and social history, and in addition to working on the four-volume Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, I published Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939 in 2010.

I am an active member of the Association for Documentary Editing, and served as its president in 2009.  I currently serve on the Board of Trustees of the Mahwah Museum and as its Archives Director, and am interested in bringing its holdings to a broader public.


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