The New York and Atlanta libraries recently acquired the multi-volume "Centennial Series" from The Rockefeller Foundation, which was published to commemorate the foundation's 100th anniversary last year.
These monographs are available online in a variety of formats, but make sure you take a look at the print publications when you visit our libraries since they are extensively illustrated with photographs and other graphics. You can find them all under call number 416 ROC CEN.
Beyond Charity: A Century of Philanthropic Innovation
This volume explores the evolution of foundation's practice from the board room to the field office, with chapters on founding donors, mission, grantees, social investing, collaboration, and international cultural work.
Democracy & Philanthropy : The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Experiment
Provides an historical look at Rockefeller Foundation programs since 1913 intended to strengthen American political institutions, promote equal opportunity in a plural society, and reinforce a shared sense of national identity. Chapters look at the role of the foundation during the World Wars and through the Cox Committee investigations in the early 1950s, and its work in urban renewal.
Food & Prosperity: Balancing Technology and Community in Agriculture
Gives an historical overview of the Rockefeller Foundation's work to increase agricultural productivity in rural communities, as well as the challenges of introducing new techniques and tools to local cultures and communities. Starts with the foundation's efforts in the pre-war United States, and moves on to discuss international food production activities in Europe, Mexico, and Africa.
Health & Well-being: Science, Medical Education, and Public Health
Offers a history of The Rockefeller Foundation's support of public health, medicine, and disease prevention initiatives around the world. The book begins by discussing the grantmaker's involvement in the campaign against hookworm in the early twentieth century which reinforced its role in public health, and culminates with its international AIDS vaccine initiative and fight for health equity in the 2000s.
Shared Journey: The Rockefeller Foundation, Human Capital, and Development in Africa
This volume explores the challenges and triumphs in The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to invest in the people of Africa over the last century. Chapters cover the foundation's programs in public health, higher education, apartheid, agriculture, the environment, population growth and well-being, empowering women, and AIDS.
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