Rockefeller foundation

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Active 1933
Active 1934

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The China Medical Board was established in November 1914 as a division of the Rockefeller Foundation to develop modern western medicine in China. The Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) was established in 1017 as part of the CMB's program, designed to be a research center as well as a medical school. Plans to develop a second school were delayed and ultimately abandoned. The Board ceased to be a division of the Foundation in 1927, and the funding if medical projects in Asia was taken over by the Medical Education division of the Foundation. Ownership of the PUMC was given to the China Medical Board of New York, inc., which was created to support the PUMC and/or similar institutions in the Far East or in the United States. A concluding grant of $10 million from the RF to the China Medical Board, inc. was made in 1947.

From the description of China Medical Board Records, 1913-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154270219

The Consultive Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a group of governments, foundations and international agencies that seeks to improve the quality and quantity of food production and the standard of living in developing countries. Since 1971 it has supported international agricultural research centers in which scientists work on crops, livestock, and farming systems. The records of the technical advisory group which supports the activities of CGIAR (1971-1980) are also included in this Foundation record group.

The International Center or Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) wsa founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Ford, and W.K. Kellogg foundations to work on agricultural systems for the tropics of the Americas, with emphasis not only on crops but also on the animal species that could convert unused grasses and legumes into meat and dairy products.

From the description of Agricultural Institute Development records, 1970-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578011

The Rockefeller Foundation was established in May 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, by act of the New York State Legislature, "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world". From its earliest years, several separate organizations and divisions have carried on the Foundation's work in carefully selected fields. In 1913, the International Health Board (originally the International Health Commission) was formed in order to extend the work of the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission for the Eradicationof Hookworm Disease. The following year, the China Medical Board was established as a division of the Foundation to develop modern western medicine in China; the Board ceased to be a division of the Foundation in 1927. In 1919, a formal Medical Education Division was established to carry outa program of medical education outside the United States. With the 1929 reorganization of the Foundation, the International Health Board was disbanded and an International Health Division was organized. The China Medical Board was established as a separately incorporated institution, and the China Medical Board of the Foundation ceased to exist. The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial was combined with the Foundation and the Spelman Fund of New York was chartered to continue activities of the LSRM which were not absorbed by the Foundation.

The Foundation adopted a program which it largely continues today, which included public health work, the advancement of knowledge in the medical and natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

From the description of Rockefeller Foundation Archives,1910-(1912-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154270054


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