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: Early Work-Relief Program, Urban Planning, Educational Broadcasting, and International Studies in the 1930s
Four new research reports delve into unique stories drawn from the history of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
What might appear to be a simple publication project came to fruition only after a decade of political upheaval, cultural repression, war, and Rockefeller Foundation support.
Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.