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The South had boasted many private academies for affluent whites before the Civil War, along with a few “free” schools for poor whites, but little or no formal schooling existed for blacks. 19 At war’s close in 1865, 17. Lagemann (1983). 18. Kliebard (1995). 19. Anderson (1988); Bond (1934); Bullock (1967); Curry (1969). These societies were not foundations as foundations are typically defined. They were nongovernmental and nonprofit, but they did not meet other conditions commonly established for counting as a foundation, that is, “having a [significant] principal fund of its own, managed by its own trustees or directors” (Andrews 1961, p.
Joel Fleishman notes the foundation support in this period of work to eliminate hookworm and to develop insulin and the Pap smear test; historians of American science credit the Rockefeller and several other foundations with building research capabilities that during the early years of World War II made possible the Manhattan Project, the effort to develop radar and sonar, and the rapid advance of American aeronautics (Kohler 1991). american foundations: their roles and contributions 19 By the early 1950s, federal agencies were providing overwhelmingly more money than foundations in most of these fields.
15). 28. West (1966, p. 4). 29. Bond (1934, p. 131). 30. Bond (1934, p. 131). foundations and the making of public education 39 school teachers by partly funding teacher training institutes and normal schools, some in the private sector. Second, they escalated their practice of increasing the number of state education personnel by paying salaries of various forms of state agents. 31 Once again, they used their private funds to place new personnel inside the state bureaucracy. 32 Furthermore, it closely aligned the curricula of black normal schools (but not white normal schools) with principles of industrial education.
American Foundations: Roles and Contributions by Helmut K. Anheier, David C. Hammack