In January 2022 we updated and added to RE:source dozens of essays about the history of the Rockefeller Foundation. Our team originally published this content on a history site created for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Centennial from 2013-2020. (Read this blog post to learn more about the content migration.)
As part of this process, we digitized thousands of additional archival records, available through the links on this page.
Stories and Essays About the History of the Rockefeller Foundation
Evolution of a Foundation: an Institutional History of the Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation Archives
About the Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Project
In 2013, we published a digital history exhibit entitled 100 Years: The Rockefeller Foundation to chronicle the history and evolution of the Rockefeller Foundation at its centennial, using selected source materials from the Foundation’s collections held at the Rockefeller Archive Center. In 2016, we changed the site’s title to The Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History. Our team of historians continued to add content to the site until 2020. In 2022, we moved the site’s content to RE:source (here!).
The Centennial website featured sections on agriculture, peace and conflict, culture, education, health, sciences, and social sciences, with contextual essays about the Rockefeller Foundation’s work in these areas accompanied by digitized archival documents and images.
All of the source materials featured on the Centennial website — and many more — have been digitized, including related Rockefeller Foundation materials on the same topics. Many of these records are now viewable via our online catalog, DIMES. More will be made viewable throughout 2022 and beyond.
The contextual essays have also transferred to RE:source. Some remain as they appeared on the Centennial site and others have been merged into similar stories already published on RE:source.
We hope you find what you’re looking for using the links above. RAC reference archivists can help. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.