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Collection Details


Collection Name: Foundation History: Race, Poverty, and the North Carolina Fund
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: O.1.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e48563
Description: The North Carolina Fund, established in 1963, was a forerunner of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and federal agencies, the Fund was a bold experiment in public-private cooperation. The North Carolina Fund not only established and supported community action agencies that still operate today, but it operated manpower development programs, conducted important research on poverty, trained community organizers, and sent racially integrated teams of student volunteers into rural communities to help local people fight poverty and racism.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 32
Broad Subjects: Economics
ASP Subjects: Community foundations; North Carolina; Oral history; Philanthropinism; Philanthropists; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004599