Collection contains the papers of Alberta Arthurs, a consultant in the cultural and philanthropy fields and a former Director of the Arts and Humanities Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. Most of the papers regard Arthurs' career in philanthropy from when she departed the Rockefeller Foundation in 1996 to about 2006. Papers, speeches, drafts, notes, proposals, research materials, correspondence, photographs, and conference materials provide evidence of the various projects Arthurs managed and supported during this time period. Some of the key focuses of these initiatives and studies include the relationship between nonprofit and for-profit organizations within the arts field, cultural policy, cultural diplomacy, the relationship between culture and development, the role of emerging technologies within the arts, communication and convening in the arts field, and convening for cultural policy.
The Benjamin E. Washburn papers contain few items of a personal nature. Consisting of reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, books and journals, the papers concern Washburn's employment with the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission (1913-1914) and the International Health Board/Division (1915-1939).
The Charles Burton Fahs Papers contain materials on the life and career of Charles Burton Fahs, as well as personal materials about his family, including parents Sophia Lyon Fahs and Charles Harvey Fahs, wife Jamie Ross Fahs, and children James Harvey Fahs and Barbara Ruth Fahs Charles.
The China Medical Board, Inc. Collection, 1914-1971, consists almost exclusively of material dealing with the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), 1918-1951. The Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) appears to have sent to its financial supporters, first the China Medical Board and then the China Medical Board, Inc., much of its correspondence, memos and reports, to keep those in New York informed as to what was going on in China. As the ownership of the buildings and grounds of the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) was transferred from the CMB to the CMB, Inc., many records were also transferred. This accounts for many pre-1928 documents found in the files.
The Claude H . Barlow collection covers the period from 1919 to 1964. Important subjects covered in this collection are: Bilharzia Snail Destruction Section; canal clearance; hookworm; sanitation; schistosomiasis; self-infection with schistosomiasis, fluke; snail research and studies; Fluke; and copper sulphate.
This collection contains materials related to the group Collaboratives for Humanities and Arts Teaching (CHART), a project of the Rockefeller Foundation that operated from 1983-1994. While a few documents come from as early as 1983 or as late as 1994, the bulk of the materials date between 1987 and 1993. Series 1 includes substantial correspondence from CHART director Judith Renyi to the Rockefeller Foundation, CHART site directors, and many others, as well as some additional planning materials. Major Rockefeller Foundation correspondents include Alberta Arthurs and Hugh B. Price. Series 2 contains details about potential CHART sites, the CHARTnet telecommunications network between teachers, the Africa in the U.S. Classroom project, and other reports on national education issues. This series also contains considerable information about the creation and publication of the CHART book, Fire in the Eyes of Youth, a copy of which text is in the public relations materials in box 21. Series 3 includes materials such as agendas, handouts, and transcripts from various conferences which CHART members either attended or helped to organize. Finally, series 4 houses many of CHART's public relations materials, including newspaper clippings and other media as well as formal information kits. Substantial content throughout the collection also relates to individual projects sponsored by CHART, such as Humanitas and PATHS. Overall, major topics covered include the humanities, the arts, multicultural and international education, school reform and restructuring, and the funding for such reforms.
The Conrad W. Anner papers include correspondence and reports relating to his employment by the China Medical Board of The Rockefeller Foundation and the China Medical Board of New York, Inc., during which time he worked on construction projects at Peking Union Medical College. A few items relate to his work at Colonial Williamsburg.
The David H. Stevens papers contain little material of a personal nature. Consisting of reports, correspondence, pamphlets, articles, speeches, and a book manuscript, the papers focus narrowly upon Stevens's term as Director of the Humanities Division of The Rockefeller Foundation (1932-1949) and upon some of his retirement activities. Such correspondence as exists in this collection is mainly concerned with Stevens's contacts among Foundation personnel and grantees or the disposition of his papers with the Foundation archives. Approximately eighty percent of the material in this collection consists of reports and other records related to the operations of the Humanities Division. None of the material relates to Stevens's service with the General Education Board.
The Dean Rusk Papers document the non-official professional activities of Dean Rusk (1909-1994), carried out during his tenure as president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1952 to 1961. There are no personal papers in this small collection.