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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Philanthropy by and for Women
One foundation officer’s confidence helped give voice to a famous postwar critique of urban renewal.
Philanthropy's Fight Against Infectious Disease
The Rockefeller Foundation's Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign in World War I France
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
How philanthropy helped carve out a public space for the expression of race, culture, and critical perspectives.
How did a US foundation manage to work under apartheid?
Providing Care for End of Life
Care for the dying, not care for a cure, was a new idea in the 1970s.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
Is private wealth an obstacle to democracy? Fifty years ago, Congress thought so.