Stories from the History of American Philanthropy
Welcome to RE:source, the Rockefeller Archive Center‘s storytelling platform. We are a team of historians, archivists, and educators working from the idea that philanthropy has impact on everyday life, sometimes in ways that many of us don’t realize.
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New Research: Nutrition Science, a Foundation in Greece, Polish Social Scientists, and Animal Testing
Our first 2021 edition of the New Research series presents four recently published RAC Research Reports drawing on diverse archival material from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Population Council.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
How philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
Philanthropy and Public Health
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.