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Title Philanthropic foundations : new scholarship, new possibilities / edited by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann.
Imprint Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1999.

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Series Philanthropic studies
Philanthropic studies.
Subject Charitable organization -- United States -- History.
Endowments -- United States -- History.
Alt Name Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, 1945-
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 420 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-403) and index.
Contents Foundations in History: New Possibilities for Scholarship and Practice -- Foundations as Organizations -- Case Studies in Early-Twentieth-Century Foundation Philanthropy -- Foundations and Recent Social Movements -- Writing the History of Foundations – Bibliography: Recent Writings About Foundations in History
Summary This book presents new scholarship about foundations such as Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Russell Sage, their history, and their impact on American society. -- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585211574 (electronic bk.)
9780585211572 (electronic bk.)
0253335000 (cl ; alk. paper)
9780253335005 (cl ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44964391
Additional Format Print version: Philanthropic foundations. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1999 0253335000 (DLC) 98055922 (OCoLC)40575447
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Foundations in History New Possibilities for Scholarship and Practice / Ellen Condliffe Lagemann 
Pt. IFoundations as Organizations 
 1Resolving the Dilemmas of Democratic Governance: The Historical Development of Trusteeship in America, 1636-1996 / Peter Dobkin Hall3
 2Foundations in the American Polity, 1900-1950 / David C. Hammack43
 3Private Foundations as Public Institutions: Regulation, Professionalization, and the Redefinition of Organized Philanthropy / Peter Frumkin69
Pt. IICase Studies in Early-Twentieth-Century Foundation Philanthropy 
 4Constructing a New Political Economy: Philanthropy, Institution-Building, and Consumer Capitalism in the Early Twentieth Century / Meg Jacobs101
 5Selling the Public on Public Health: The Commonwealth and Milbank Health Demonstrations and the Meaning of Community Health Education / Elizabeth Toon119
 6Constructing the Normal Child: The Rockefeller Philanthropies and the Science of Child Development, 1918-1940 / Julia Grant131
 7Mary van Kleeck of the Russell Sage Foundation: Religion, Social Science, and the Ironies of Parasitic Modernity / Guy Alchon151
Pt. IIIFoundations and Recent Social Movements 
 8The Ford Foundation and Philanthropic Activism in the 1960s / Alice O'Connor169
 9The Ford Foundation's War on Poverty: Private Philanthropy and Race Relations in New York City, 1948-1968 / Gregory K. Raynor195
 10Grassrooting the System?: The Development and Impact of Social Movement Philanthropy, 1953-1990 / J. Craig Jenkins, Abigail L. Halcli229
 11When Grantees Become Grantors: Accountability, Democracy, and Social Movement Philanthropy / Susan A. Ostrander257
 12The Ford Foundation and Women's Studies in American Higher Education: Seeds of Change? / Rosa Proietto271
Pt. IVWriting the History of Foundations 
 13Going for Broke: The Historian's Commitment to Philanthropy / Barry Dean Karl287
 14In Search of the Ford Foundation / Richard Magat296
 15The History of Philanthropy as Life-History: A Biographer's View of Mrs. Russell Sage / Ruth Crocker318
 16Local Philanthropy Matters: Pressing Issues for Research and Practice / William S. McKersie329
 17The Future of Foundation History: Suggestions for Research and Practice / Lucy Bernholz359
 Bibliography: Recent Writings about Foundations in History / Susan Kastan377

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