Antitrust, Corporate Control and Philanthropy

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The story of the creation of the MasterCard Foundation is unique in the history of philanthropy. Founded as an independent, private foundation and endowed by MasterCard in conjunction with its initial public offering in 2006, the foundation’s assets (primarily MasterCard shares) have appreciated enormously over the last ten years. It now ranks among the world’s largest private […]

Philanthropy and Social Movements: the Case of the Taconic Foundation, 1958-2013

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In 1963, Malcolm X accused philanthropist Stephen Currier of emasculating the revolutionary impulse of grassroots forces in the civil rights movement. Working with the major leaders of the movement and the Kennedy White House, Currier’s five-year-old Taconic Foundation had played a leading role in the development and deployment of a massive voter registration initiative across […]

Digging Deeper Explores Use of Primary Sources

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  With support from Library of Congress, the South Dakota State Library hosts “Digging Deeper into Primary Sources,” a day-long conference for students, teachers and others interested in exploring archival materials. The webinar takes place on March 6, 2015. Eric John Abrahamson, in his capacity as volunteer project director of the Black Hills Knowledge Network, […]

Frontier Industrialists Chronicles 50 Years of L&H History

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L&H Industrial, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of aftermarket parts for mining shovels, draglines, and drills, marked its 50th anniversary with the publication of Frontier Industrialists, Fifty Years of Innovation at L&H. The book was produced by Vantage Point Historical Services and authored by Sam Hurst. Copies of Frontier Industrialists are available […]

Vantage Point and Business History Group Join Forces

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To provide clients with a broader range of specialized skills, address the needs of large organizations, and expand geographic coverage, the Business History Group and Vantage Point Historical Services have entered into a strategic partnership. The alliance will offer narrative history, archival and litigation support services, and various media products to businesses, institutions and individuals […]

Rockefeller Foundation Releases Health & Well-Being

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Philanthropists who seek to improve health often find themselves torn between efforts to identify cures for disease and projects that strive to improve the social conditions that lead to better health. Health & Well-Being: Science, Medicine and Public Health, chronicles the 100-year history of the Rockefeller Foundation’s remarkable work in the field of health. Written […]