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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Survey and Survey Graphic

In collaboration with the Internet Archive and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we're starting to digitize Survey and its sister publication Survey Graphic, together with its predecessors Charities and Charities and the Commons. These magazines trace the history of social work, social issues and social movements throughout the first half of the 20th century, and are filled with fascinating text, photographs and works of art from people like Jane Addams, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange and Hendrik Willem van Loon. There's excellent coverage of war, peace, labor, immigration, issues relating to African Americans, children and youth, urban studies and much more. Though this periodical is far from rare and sits on the shelves of most research and many public libraries, it's underutilized, and we hope that easy digital access and downloadable volumes will pull it back from antiquarian territory into the present.

Here are a few volumes of Survey Graphic, just digitized.

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