Cornell University Library's Social Welfare Digital Collection brings together manuscripts, early journals, narratives, reports, letters, photographs, prints, and much more that document the history of social welfare in the United States. The two foci here include the historical development of social welfare services in New York and the history of social welfare provisions by and for African Americans. On the homepage, visitors can look over the Featured Item and then Browse around at their leisure through more than 25 titles, such as "Dangerous Classes of New York, and twenty years' work among them" and "North of Slavery." Visitors can also look over two timelines documenting the parallel foci mentioned above. The site’s Search feature allows for a basic search across all items in the collection.


  • Social Studies > State History
  • Social Studies > United States History

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    Social studies -- State history,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social studies -- United States history,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140411210657926T,Social studies -- Human relations,Social Sciences,NSDL



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