Rockefeller Archive Center

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Holding Repository

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The Rockefeller Archive Center is a repository of historical materials and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the many domains touched by American foundations, individual donors, and the civil society organizations they support. It was established in 1974 initially to gather, preserve, and make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and their far-reaching philanthropic endeavors, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Archive Center has grown and today holds the archives of major foundations, cultural organizations, research institutions, and many individuals associated with these organizations.

Over 400 researchers from around the world – graduate students, professors, independent scholars, and journalists – visit annually. Their research topics range from the history of medicine, science, and public health to such fields as the arts, agriculture, social sciences, urban affairs, and public policy. The RAC also seeks to connect and sustain its scholarly community through workshops, conferences, and support for sessions at academic gatherings.

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associatedWith General Education Board (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hayne, Theodore Brevard, 1898-1930. person
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Sleepy Hollow NY US
Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
Administering archives
Managing archives

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Active 1901

Active 1967

Active 1963

Active 1986



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