James Allen Smith
Director of Research & Education (2009-2018) and Vice President (2009-2020), Rockefeller Archive Center
Legitimizing the Social Sciences: The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial in the 1920s
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
International Cooperation and Soft Diplomacy: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center
Convenings at Bellagio have tackled global challenges of every sort, from trade and finance to public health, agriculture, and food security.
Photo Essay: The Rockefellers, National Parks, and Public Lands
The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.
From Populist Crusade to Comprehensive Regulation: the Tax Reform Act of 1969
Is private wealth an obstacle to democracy? Fifty years ago, Congress thought so.