Explore the history of American social reform and social services 

The Social Welfare History Image Portal brings together photographs, pamphlets, artifacts and documents chronicling the history of the nation's response to human need. This history includes the work of volunteer organizations, reform movements, social workers, and government legislation and systems.

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Southern White Women on Lynching and Mob Violence [pamphlet]

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From front cover: "Excerpts from pronouncements of different Woman's State Committees on Race Relations"Statements from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,…

Woman Citizen, November 6, 1920

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The Woman Citizen, November 6, 1920 was published following the first presidential election in which women could vote -- November 2, 1920. "ELECTION…

Pogo Primer for Parents (TV Division)

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Children's Bureau educational publication designed to help parents supervise their children's television experiences. The booklet encourages parents…