Decade: 1980s

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Ecological Design, Regional Theater, Political Science in Brazil, and Refugee Relief

Newly-published research reports using the archival records of the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Near East Foundation.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

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.

American Choreographers: Funding the Creative Process

How grant makers and grantees cooperated to craft a unique program in dance.

In Brief: The West Africa Museums Programme

The staying power of a massive preservation project thanks to a focus on museum staff and museums’ communities.

Insanity Defense illustration in Harper's Weekly, February 27, 1859. Library of Congress.

The Commonwealth Fund and the “Insanity Defense”: Unexpected Outcomes

Our understanding of the insanity defense relies on a book that was an unintended outcome of a Commonwealth Fund grant.

Philanthropy Helps Save the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

More than 700 major organizations and countless smaller individual donors helped restore a symbol of history and culture.