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Malcolm Richardson's Philanthropy Conference Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS103

Scope and Contents

Malcolm Richardson's Philanthropy Conference records contain major milestones in his work for the President's Council on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities pertaining to philanthropy. The collection contains published materials, drafts, and correspondence relating to the creation of the PCAH's Creative America, the White House Millennium Council's publications and conferences, Partnerships in Philanthropy, and e-Philanthropy 2001.

With the exception of clippings and media, which are filed at the end, the collection is organized in chronological order.

Dates

  • 1994 - 2013

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains two floppy disks. The files contained on these disks are available for use, but have not been normalized for access and may not render properly using current technology.

Biographical / Historical

Malcolm Richardson is the current Senior Partnership Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has had a long career with the NEH, including several years on loan to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as the Director for the Initiative for the Humanities and Culture and the NEH representative on the White House Millennium Council. He was previously the Deputy Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. His work with these organizations resulted in numerous successful conferences dealing with the role of philanthropy, especially as it pertains to the arts and humanities.

The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, though founded by President Reagan in 1982, was revitilized by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and tasked with expanding "private resources for the arts and the humanities." (Correspondence, May 23, 1994 Ellen McCulloch-Lovell) The resulting small conference, "Trends in Philanthropy," took place on May 26, 1994 in New York City. Further meetings of the PCAH emphasized the importance of involving all Americans in philanthropy relating to the arts and humanities.

The White House Conference on Philanthropy took place on October 22, 1999, with the stated purpose to better understand the nonprofit sector, expand the idea of charitable giving, encourage the participation of youth in philanthropic endeavors, and develop online giving. A related follow-up conference involving the Chamber of Commerce, Partnerships in Philanthropy, took place in January 2001 with a focus on developing partnerships between government agencies and nonprofits.

The new administration of George W. Bush dismantled the Millennium Council established by Bill Clinton, and the administration looked to distance itself from some of the philanthropy-related activity sponsored by that group. Nevertheless, the NEH continued to sponsor the 3rd annual Expanding Philanthropy through the Internet conference, entitled "e-Philanthropy 2001."

Major Events Represented in the Collection
  • 1994, 26 May Trends in Philanthropy Conference, New York City
  • 1997 Creative America: A Report to the President by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities is published
  • 1999, 22 October The White House Conference on Philanthropy: Gifts to the Future takes place in Washington, D.C. E-Philanthropy: Technology and the Nonprofit Community, held as part of the White House Conference on Philanthropy in San Jose, CA
  • 2001, 11 January Partnerships in Philanthropy Conference, Washington D.C.
  • 2001, 24-25 September 3rd Annual Expanding Philanthropy through the Internet Conference, "E-Philanthropy 2001: The Power of the Internet to Expand Giving, Volunteering and Community Building," Washington, D.C.

Major Events Represented in the Collection

1994, 26 May
Trends in Philanthropy Conference, New York City
1997
Creative America: A Report to the President by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities is published
1999, 22 October
The White House Conference on Philanthropy: Gifts to the Future takes place in Washington, D.C.
E-Philanthropy: Technology and the Nonprofit Community, held as part of the White House Conference on Philanthropy in San Jose, CA
2001, 11 January
Partnerships in Philanthropy Conference, Washington D.C.
2001, 24-25 September
3rd Annual Expanding Philanthropy through the Internet Conference, "E-Philanthropy 2001: The Power of the Internet to Expand Giving, Volunteering and Community Building," Washington, D.C.

Extent

.5 Cubic Feet (1 archival box, 2 VHS tapes) : Includes two VHS tapes and two 3.5" floppy disks.

Overview

Malcolm Richardson's records contain the planning documents and proceedings from the White House Conference on Philanthropy, as well as materials from the President's Council on the Arts and Humanities, the White House Millennium Council, and the 3rd annual Expanding Philanthropy through the Internet conference.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred by Malcolm Richardson, currently Senior Partnership Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, who helped to organize the White House Conference on Philanthropy and related events.

Separated Materials

The video recording on the White House Conference on Philanthropy is available on VHS in the Payton Philanthropic Studies Library (call number HV91 .W4954 1999).

General

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Title
Malcolm Richardson's Philanthropy Conference Records, 1994-2013
Status
Completed
Author
Angela White
Date
2015-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Philanthropic Studies Archives Repository

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