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Over its 59 years of existence, the Social Welfare History Group has consistently encouraged the teaching of history and the value of doing historical research on social work and social welfare through presentations at conferences, publication of bibliographies and articles and dissertations.

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Museum of Social Justice

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As chair of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and then of the NYSE, Emil Schram (pictured at right, 1939) helped shape tax policy to serve his peers.

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The workhouse was a major feature in the lives of the poor, whether or not they were ever inmates themselves.

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University Affairs | Social Innovation Research Group

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Francis Perkins Center

From her earliest days in the Roosevelt cabinet, Frances Perkins was a forceful advocate for massive public works programs to bring the nation’s unemployed back to work. Within a month of Roosevelt’s inauguration, Congress enacted legislation establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps, which Roosevelt asked Perkins to implement. Roosevelt also asked her to present a plan for an emergency relief program, and she delivered a young social worker from New York named Harry Hopkins who had visited Frances in Washington with his own proposal.

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Since the inception of the ‘modern’ prison system in the mid-nineteenth century to the current day, the relationship between mental illness and the prison has been hotly debated, in terms of why so many prisons came to contain large numbers of mentally ill people, as well as their tendency as institutions to produce or exacerbate mental disease.

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The Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) is the oldest surviving LGBT organisation in the UK.

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At approximately 8:45 a.m. on 6 December 1917, the Belgian Relief vessel IMO struck the munitions-laden freighter Mont-Blanc in Halifax Harbour. The Mont-Blanc exploded in a devastating 2.9 kiloton blast, which killed 2,000 people and injured 9,000. More than 6,000 people were made homeless, and an additional 12,000 were left without shelter.

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Mountjoy Prison, Dublin 1850

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Professor Maggie Andrews discusses some of the key campaigns and concerns of the Women’s Institute, from its origins in the First World War to the 1950s when, with half a million members, it was firmly established as the largest women’s organisation in Britain.

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A project Joan Y. Harris, ACSW

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New Zealand Council for Education and Training in Social Services 1993

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Jeannette Pickering Rankin was born near Missoula in western Montana. After graduating from the nearby University of Montana, she followed a restless path to Boston, San Francisco, New York (where she earned a graduate degree in social work from Columbia University), Washington state, and then back to Montana to successfully advocate for women’s suffrage.

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Beechworth Asylum. Photo circa 1867

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Adolf Hitler presenting Theodor Morell, his personal physician, with the Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross at his headquarters, 1944

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Selling Under the Swastika: advertising and commercial culture in Nazi Germany

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Common Dreams | Sketch: The Irish Famine: Interior of a Peasants Hut

To support the famine relief effort, British tax policy required landlords to pay the local taxes of their poorest tenant farmers, leading many landlords to forcibly evict struggling farmers and destroy their cottages in order to save money.

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Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, and John E. Fryer in disguise as Dr. H. Anonymous.

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HERB | Boston Herald, 1899

From 1898 to 1902, the United States waged a bloody war in the Philippines. Filipinos wanted independence from centuries of Spanish colonial rule. U.S. leaders, however, saw the opportunity to control the Philippines and gain access to markets in Asia.

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Bentley with bandleader Willie Bryant in 1936.

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At the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 53nd Street, a large group of women hold a banner that reads ‘Women of the World’ at the Women Strike for Equality demonstration, New York, New York, August 26, 1970. Tens of thousands of women (and men) marched along Fifth Avenue towards Bryant Park to demand equal opportuntity in employment and social equality.

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Participants of the 3rd ECPR in Copenhagen 1957

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“The Most Recently Discovered Wild Beast,” wood engraving, Judy: Or, The London Serio-Comic Journal, 3 August 1881.

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Dissent | Library of Congress

Ellen S. Woodward, Assistant WPA Administrator in charge of the Government Creative Work Program, testifies to the House about the value of federal subsidies for creative work, 1938

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Light Stalking | ©Ella Murtha

Youth Unemployment (1981)

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LoC | Historic American Buildings Survey

The structure originally housed retail shops, medical and dental offices, the headquarters for the Atlanta Urban League, the Atlanta School of Social Work, and a 34-room hotel.

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