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Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) was a businessman, politician, statesman, art collector, and philanthropist. A grandson of the founder of the Standard Oil Company and son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, he expanded the family's tradition of public life from business and philanthropy into government service and politics.

A biographical chronology of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller's life
Nelson A. Rockefeller: A Centennial Celebration in 100 Photographs, July 8, 1908 - July 8, 2008

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Papers constitute three record groups within the Rockefeller Family Archives, each documenting a different phase of his career:

Record Group 4, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Personal
Record Group 15, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Gubernatorial
Record Group 26, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Vice Presidential

The following list includes the series that are currently available for research within these three record groups:

Record Group 4, NAR Personal (12 series)
  1. Activities
  3. Art
  4. Countries
  5. DNA
  6. Family and Friends
  7. Oral Histories
  8. Politics
  9. Projects
  10. Speeches, Post-Vice Presidential
  11. Washington, DC
  12. Ann C. Whitman, Politics
  13. Hugh Morrow Interviews
Record Group 15, NAR Gubernatorial (25 series)
  1. Appointments
  2. Assembly and Senate Memos
  3. Joseph H. Boyd Files
  4. James Cannon Files
  5. Affirmative Action Files (N. Lee Cook)
  6. Counsel
  7. New York State Committee to Reelect the President
  8. Jerry A. Danzig Files
  9. Executive Chamber
  10. 55th Street
  11. Issue Books
  12. Arthur Massolo Papers
  13. New York Office
  14. Civil Service Resolutions (Charles H. Palmer)
  15. Political Files
  16. Press Office
  17. Public Relations
  18. Departmental Reports
  19. William J. Ronan
  20. Speeches, Gubernatorial
  21. Diane Van Wie Papers
  22. Ann C. Whitman, Gubernatorial
  23. Gene Wyckoff Papers
  24. Office Records (microfilm copy is open)
  25. New York State Republican Fund Raising Reports
Record Group 26, NAR Vice Presidential (9 series)
  1. Richard Allison
  2. Central Files
  3. National Commission on Water Quality
  4. New York Office
  5. Joseph E. Persico Files
  6. Press Releases
  7. Speeches, Vice Presidential
  8. Working Papers of the Vice President
  9. Foreign Affairs and National Security

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