Location: New York
New Research: A Monthly Spotlight on Scholarship Drawn from the Rockefeller Archive Center Collections
Research reports from a variety of disciplines examine the history of philanthropic impact across the globe.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s passion for modern art influenced her children, especially her son Nelson Rockefeller, and continues to reach the public through the museum she co-founded.
How an American philanthropist’s love of medieval art created an immersive Old World experience at The Cloisters museum in New York City.
Does philanthropy always require a perfect partnership to create something great? Peering behind the facade of The Met Cloisters museum reveals that the answer is sometimes “no.”
Philanthropy’s role in cleaning up the milk supply prompted better federal food safety protections.
How a foundation provided the final ingredient to an era-defining novel.
An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.
More than 700 major organizations and countless smaller individual donors helped restore a symbol of history and culture.
One small grant gave enduring voice to one of the most famous critiques of postwar urban renewal.