The Charity Organization Movement in the United States: Study in American Philanthropy

The Charity Organization Movement in the United States: Study in American Philanthropy

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The Charity Organization Movement in the United States: Study in American Philanthropy

The Charity Organization Movement in the United States: Study in American Philanthropy

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The material for this study has come from four sources -- personal visits to a number of societies, conferences and correspondence with a number of leaders in the movement, as chairman from 1914 to 1921 of a case conference of the Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity and a survey of the literature of the movement past and present. Since June, 1911, it has been the privilege of the writer to visit from time to time a number of Charity Organization Societies including those on the Pacific Coast and in the South as well as many in the East and Middle West. This has afforded an opportunity to secure first hand from the active workers in the field a statement of the many social problems with which each community is grappling and a record of many of their past successes and failures.

For the more historical parts of the work, the chief source of material has naturally been the printed page, although not a little invaluable historical data were secured from personal interviews with those who were either pioneers in the movement or intimately associated with them. Among the sources of special value were old case records of various societies, their earlier reports, old newspaper files, the Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, now the National Conference of Social Work, and the complete files of Lend-a-Hand, Charities and the Commons, and The Survey; special volumes such as Gurteen Handbook of Charity Organization (published in 1882), Warner American Charities and others too numerous to mention here but which will be found in the Bibliography included in this volume.

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