Philanthropy Classics

An Online Reprint Series

This series of online reissues of classic works on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, charity, and related topics, hopes to meet the needs of students, faculty, and researchers for classic books and articles produced over the past century.

This project was sponsored by the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and generously funded by the Charles Stewart Mott and Surdna Foundations. Access to this content is provided with permission of the Hauser Center.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material.

Available Works:

Andrews, F. Emerson
Foundation Watcher (Coming Soon)
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973
With a new introduction by Peter Dobkin Hall, Harvard University, and David C. Hammack, Hiram C. Hayden Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University.

Andrews, F. Emerson
Report of the Princeton Conference on the History of Philanthropy in the United States
New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1956
With a new introduction by Frances Huehls, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Ayres, Leonard Porter.
Seven Great Foundations.
New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1907.
With a new introduction by David C. Hammack, Hiram C. Hayden Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University.

Bacon, Leonard.
Four Essays on Organizational Governance:
The Christian Doctrine of Stewardship in Respect to Property(1832)
Responsibility in the Management of Societies(1847)
Sketch of the Life and Public Services of Hon. James Hillhouse of New Haven(1860)
A Voice from Squashville(1870)
With a new introduction by Peter Dobkin Hall, Harvard University.

Chambers, M. M.
Charters of Philanthropies: A Study of Selected Trust Instruments, Charters, By-Laws and Court Decisions
Boston, MA: The Merrymount Press, 1948.
With a new introduction by Peter Dobkin Hall, Harvard University.

Curti, Merle, & Nash, Roderick.
Philanthropy in the Shaping of American Higher Education.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1965.
With a new introduction by Andrea Walton, Indiana University.

Goodale, Francis (ed.).
Literature of Philanthropy.
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1893.
With a new introduction by Darwin Stapleton, Director, Rockefeller Archive Center.

Miller, Howard S.
The Legal Foundations of American Philanthropy, 1776-1844.
Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1961.
With a new introduction by Peter Dobkin Hall, Harvard University.

Stewart, William Rhinelander.
The Philanthropic Work of Josephine Shaw Lowell, Containing a Biographical Sketch of Her Life, Together with a Selection of Her Public Papers and Private Letters.
New York, NY: MacMillan & Company, 1922.
With a New Introduction by Joan Waugh, Associate Professor of History, UCLA.

Watson, Frank Dekker.
The Charity Organization Movement in the United States: A Study in American Philanthropy.
New York, NY: The MacMillan Company, 1922.
With a new introduction by Joel Schwartz, Director, Summer Seminars for College Teachers Program, National Endowment for the Humanities.

Zollmann, Carl.
American Law of Charities.
Milwaukee, WI: Bruce Publishing Company, 1924.
With a new introduction by Marion R. Fremont-Smith, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Harvard University.

Updated Nov 07, 2016 by Frances A. Huehls, Associate Librarian