Women and Philanthropy in Education

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This book illuminates the philanthropic impulse that has influenced women’s education and its place in the broader history of philanthropy in America. Contributing to the history of women, education, and philanthropy, the book shows how voluntary activity and home-grown educational enterprise were as important as big donors in the development of philanthropy. The essays in Women and Philanthropy in Education are generally concerned with local rather than national effects of philanthropy, and the giving of time rather than monetary support. Many of the essays focus on the individual lives of female philanthropists (Olivia Sage, Martha Berry) and teachers (Tsuda Umeko, Catharine Beecher), offering personal portraits of philanthropy in the 19th and 20th centuries. These stories provide evidence of the key role played by women in the development of philanthropy and its importance to the education of women.

Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies—Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, editors

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253344663
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Walton is Assistant Professor of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she teaches in the Higher Education and Foundations of Education programs and is also a member of the Philanthropic Studies faculty. Her research interests focus on the history of education and the history of philanthropy, especially in relation to women's experience. She has published articles on women's philanthropy, women's higher education, and the history of universities and voluntary associations in such venues as History of Education, Historical Studies in Education, Journal of Higher Education, and History of Education Quarterly.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Women and Philanthropy in Education—A Problem of Conceptions Andrea Walton
Part I. Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Foundations
1. Teaching as Philanthropy: Catharine Beecher and the Hartford Female Seminary Frances Huehls
2. Philanthropy and Social Case Work: Mary E. Richmond and the Russell Sage Foundation, 1909-1928 Sarah Henry Lederman
3. Southern Poor Whites and Higher Education: Martha Berry's Philanthropic Strategies in the Building of Berry College Victoria-María MacDonald and Eleanore Lenington
4. Creative Financing in Social Science: Women Scholars and Early Research Mary Ann Dzuback
5. Considering Her Influence: Sydnor H. Walker and Rockefeller Support for Social Work, Social Scientists, and Universities in the South Amy E. Wells
6. Brokering Old and New Philanthropic Traditions: Women's Continuing Education in the Cold War Era Linda Eisenmann
Part II. Women's Philanthropy as an Agent of Social and Educational Change
7. American Philanthropy and Women's Education Exported: Missionary Teachers in Turkey Roberta Wollons
8. Sisters in Service: African American Sororities and Philanthropic Support of Education Marybeth Gasman
9. "Valuable and Legitimate Services": Black and White Women's Philanthropy through the PTA Christine Woyshner
10. Women's Philanthropy for Women's Art in America, Past and Present Karen J. Blair
Part III. The Politics of Philanthropy in Women's Education: Race, Class, and Gender
11. "Nothing More for Men's Colleges": The Educational Philanthropy of Mrs. Russell Sage Ruth Crocker
12. The Texture of Benevolence: Northern Philanthropy, Southern African American Women, and Higher Education, 1930-1950 Jayne R. Beilke
13. "Contributing to the Most Promising Peaceful Revolution in Our Time": The American Women's Scholarship for Japanese Women, 1893-1941 Linda L. Johnson
14. Supporting Females in a Male Field: Philanthropy for Women's Engineering Education Amy Sue Bix

Indiana University Press

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