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Jeanne Schiff Talpers, daughter of Philip Schiff, wrote essays on Madison House as a way to “discover” her father’s passion for social action. His early death at age 56 left many unanswered questions, but fortunately the archives of Madison House at the Social Welfare Archives of the University of Minnesota brought “the House” and her father alive. Jeanne is a writer and editor. She co-authored a book on learning disabilities, edited a journal at The American Psychological Association, wrote and edited the Fairfax Hospital Monday Rounds, volunteered as counselor at Whitman Walker AIDs Clinic in 1980s, and helped found Washington Metro chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.