Topic: Global Engagement

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

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.

Rebuilding a Cathedral: The Media, American Money, and French Heritage

Stepping in to save French monuments without stepping on French pride.

Cover Your Mouth: Controlling an Epidemic Through Hygiene

Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.

In Brief: The South African Institute of Race Relations

How did a US foundation manage to work under apartheid?

In Brief: The 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference

The global conversation about women’s issues takes a big step forward.

Who Belongs in the Boy Scouts? Philanthropy’s Support for Black Scouting

A foundation struggled to make one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.

Philanthropy’s Fight Against Tuberculosis in World War I France

What does it take to control the outbreak of a deadly disease?

Timeline: Foundations and the Walker Art Center

Decades of foundation involvement has helped this American cultural organization to grow, thrive, and innovate.

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Supports Modern Environmentalism

Environmental education was once an unusual idea. The Audubon Society changed that and became the household name it is today.

The Rockefeller and Ford Foundations Navigate Civil War in Nigeria

What happened to a massive agricultural development program when war broke out?