Topic: Women's Health

Legitimizing the Social Sciences: The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial in the 1920s

What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.

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.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Performing Arts, Family Planning in East Pakistan, Scientific Neutrality, and Planning in India

Four recently published RAC Research Reports draw on the archives of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Population Council.

Timeline: American Foundations and the History of Public Health

Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.

Funding a Sexual Revolution: The Kinsey Reports

The inside story of the study that first questioned binary sexuality and spurred outcry and controversy.