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ERIC Number: ED540330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 118
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Philanthropy in the History of American Higher Education. Bulletin, 1922, No. 26
Sears, Jesse Brundage
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This study represents an attempt to trace the influence of philanthropy in the development of higher education in America. Incident to this has been the further question of what has been evolved by way of a theory of educational endowments, or, broader still, of educational philanthropy. The importance of such a study is obvious when one considers the part philanthropy has played in the development of the American college and university. Its importance is equally clear due to the recent enormous increase in educational philanthropy, and the wide variety of educational enterprises in which philanthropy is giving rise. In order to avoid the waste that must inevitably come from bad management of gifts, from wrong dispositions of money over which the future can exercise no control, it is necessary to study the already extensive experience and develop a set of guiding principles or a fundamental theory of educational philanthropy. It is the author's purpose to carefully scrutinize the materials presented to see that they were fully representative of one or another important type of philanthropy affecting higher education; to see that no type of effort was without representation; to draw only such conclusions as the facts clearly warranted; and, finally, to present the data in such form as to make them fully available for future use in more intensive studies, if occasion for such should arise. The information is presented with the hope that is may add somewhat to the general perspective that now passes for the various features of American's institutions for higher training, and to the development of a sound theory of educational philanthropy. Following an Introduction, the contents include: (1) Development of a theory of philanthropy; (2) The colonial period; (3) The early national period: 1776-1865; (4) The late national period: 1865-1918; (5) Great educational foundations; and (6) Summary and conclusions. An index is also included. (Contains 40 tables; individual sections contain footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)