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Researching History in Philanthropy

Written for HIST H516

How to Use this Guide

This finding aid was written for a graduate-level class in American philanthropic history, but can help you research the history of philanthropy for other needs. It highlights databases and materials from IUPUI's collection (and other free online resources) of use in researching this particular aspect of philanthropy. 

New to history? 

If you have never written a history paper before, are not sure what a "primary source" is, or just want a refresher, please check out the History Libguide before working with these resources. 

Conducting Primary Research: A Video Guide

Dr. Gemmicka Piper outlines some of the issues to consider as you begin your primary source research.