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A scene from Coppelia performed by Rockefeller Foundation grantee, the National Ballet Guild of Canada in 1959.
A crowd gathers around an anti-tuberculosis unit in France in 1918. These trucks were equipped with films and exhibits meant to educate the public on the care and the prevention of tuberculosis.
An economist prepares a chart on economic production a the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1963.
A General Education Board member conducts an open-air meeting on home-making in Montgomery County, Alabama in 1914.
Agriculture: Farmers working with the Mexican Agriculture Program plant corn in Cotaxtla, Mexico in 1964.
Classroom equipment at the Rockefeller Foundation funded Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen, 1949.
Government health officials examine children for malaria at a village school in the Bombay Presidency, India in 1935.

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About This Site

The Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History chronicles the growth of a philanthropic organization from bold plans to eradicate disease and hunger at the dawn of the twentieth century to a global network of initiatives dedicated to scientific research and building social capital in the twenty-first. 

This website showcases selected images, documents, and films from the Rockefeller Foundation collection held at the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Contextual essays are provided alongside the digital resources in order to provide a thorough history of the site’s featured topics. Exhibits on agriculture, peace and conflict, culture, education, health, sciences, and social sciences highlight the Foundation’s diverse interests and projects over the last one hundred years. An exhibit tracing the Foundation’s evolution guides readers through the many organizational changes that have influenced Foundation policy and programs. Biographical essays illuminate influential personalities throughout the Foundation’s history.

The documents and images on this site represent only a very small portion of the holdings of the RAC. For descriptions of additional resources, or to schedule an appointment to view collection materials, visit the Rockefeller Archive Center website.