This collection of more than 1,800 documents includes internal reports and memoranda, correspondence about RF projects, program overviews, excerpts from board meeting dockets and entries from Foundation staff members’ diaries. The documents cover a broad range of the Foundation’s work in the twentieth century, including public health, medical education, agriculture, arts and culture, peace and conflict, natural sciences, and social sciences.
This collection of more than 500 images includes photographs, charts, blueprints, drawings, and ephemera. It visually documents the Rockefeller Foundation’s rich history of work in public health, medical education, agriculture, arts and culture, peace and conflict, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Rockefeller Foundation staff wrote or commissioned narrative overviews of their work. Some of these "insider histories" are contemporaneous accounts of a particular program's development; some have looked back over the decades at an entire division's work or have focused on programs in a specific region. They provide a valuable entry point into some of the RF's programs.