Topic: Medicine & Public Health

Toward a More Robust Study of Mental Health: Rockefeller Foundation Funding for Psychiatry

Two decades of funding helped legitimize the study of psychiatry as a medical issue, not a problem of character.

Rockefeller Philanthropy and Population-Related Fields

As the scarcity of global resources became increasingly worrisome in the 20th century, these organizations more boldly approached work in population and family planning.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Agriculture Program in India

India was not the first country to take up the new seeds and methods developed by the Rockefeller Foundation, but the story of India’s adoption of them in the 1960s is dramatic.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Mexican Agriculture Program, 1943-1965

The Rockefeller Foundation’s first intensive agriculture endeavor is now credited with launching the global transformation known as the “Green Revolution.”

For Small Farmers and Food Security: The International Agricultural Development Service

In the 1980s, critics argued that some groups had been left behind by the Green Revolution.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Role in Creating the Atomic Bomb

In the aftermath, Foundation staff struggled to rectify their organization’s involvement with this weapon of mass destruction.

World War II & the Rockefeller Foundation

Saving threatened scholars and confronting a dramatically changed world.

World War I & the Rockefeller Foundation

Global war drew a new philanthropy into relief work.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Water Health, Philanthropy and Race, Black Rural Development, and Postwar Social Planning

In this month’s edition of the series, the authors have used the records of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the General Education Board, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, along with the papers of Nelson C. Davis.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Economic Research, Grantmaking in Colombia, Feeding India, and Near East Rural Education

In this month’s edition of the series, the authors have used the records of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Office of the Messrs. Rockefeller, and the Near East Foundation.