Mission: To showcase the Rockefeller Foundation's diverse interests, projects, and activities over the last one hundred years.
Background: An initiative of the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) in Sleepy Hollow, New York, The Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History site serves as a portal for students, researchers, or other interested persons wishing to know more about the history of the Rockefeller Foundation. The site showcases selected images, documents, and film clips from the Rockefeller Foundation collection at the center along with contextual essays that provide an overview of the site's featured topics. In addition, a series of short essays provide biographical information on some fifty luminaries who have influenced or shaped the foundation's evolution over the last century.
Outstanding Web Features: The site features more than twenty-three hundred digitized documents, images, and film snippets (a small portion of the holdings of RAC) and is completely responsive, enabling anyone to browse the materials on their mobile devices. Visitors to the site will encounter a timeline of Rockefeller Foundation milestones tracing the foundation's evolution from the 1890s to the present. Most of the content on the site is organized by topic (agriculture, peace and conflict, culture, education, health, sciences, and social sciences) and is accessible through a nav bar at the top of every page. The site also links to a digital library that provides "a small but purposeful" sampling of material from the Rockefeller Archive Center's collection, including documents, images, videos, and "insider histories" — contemporaneous accounts of a particular program's development written by Rockefeller Foundation staff.