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.