SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The New Delhi Field Office records (RG 6.7) of the Rockefeller
Foundation Archives document the operation of the office and the
programs it administered in the medical, agricultural, and social sciences. The records span the dates 1935-1976, but ninety percent of the record group dates from the period 1956-1973 and relates to the Indian Agricultural Program (IAP), operated by the RF's Natural Sciences and Agriculture Division. The IAP records provide a comprehensive account of the RF's role in establishing an international collaborative program of technical assistance. They also constitute an important source for the study of the history of modern agriculture and agricultural education in India. For information about specific grants to individuals or institutions in India, researchers should consult the grant files (1913-1973) for India, located in Record Groups 1.1 and 1.2 (Projects), Series 464 (India), in the Rockefeller Foundation Archives.
RG 6.7 is arranged in three subgroups, corresponding to program or program area, and thereunder in series.
In accordance with RF policy, Series VII is closed to
research. Series III, Officers' Diaries, is open with the
permission of the Director of the Archive Center.
Subgroup I, Indian Agricultural Program, is comprised of seven
Subgroup II, Medical and Natural
Sciences Program, has been arranged in three series:
Subgroup III, Humanities and Social
Sciences Program, includes:
- Series I, Administrative Files
- Series II, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
- Series III, Virus Research Center, Poona.
Within series, records are typically arranged alphabetically
by subject or type of material and thereunder chronologically.
The original folder titles given by field office personnel at the time of records transfer to New York in 1973 have been retained. Series were established by the processing archivist in 1994.
- Series I, General Correspondence
- Series II, Socio-Economic Study in Uttar Pradesh.
The following Record Groups in the Rockefeller Foundation
Archives at the Rockefeller Archive Center contain material
bearing upon the Foundation's work in India:
- RG 1.1 - Projects
- RG 1.2 - Projects
- RG 2 - General Correspondence
- RG 3 - Administration, Program, and Policy
- RG 5 - International Health Board
- RG 6.13 - Mexico Field Office
- RG 12.1 - Officers' Diaries
- RG 12.2 - Officers' Diaries
- RG 12.3 - Officers' Diaries
- RG 13 - Oral Histories, RF Field Officers (open by permission of the Secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation)
- Annual reports of the Rockefeller Foundation
- Confidential Monthly Report, for the Information of the Trustees
Four folders of photographs were removed from Record Group 6.7
during processing and added to the Photograph Collection of the
Archive Center. These photographs are filed by country number,
464 India, and thereunder alphabetically by subject. They are
interfiled with other photographs of India taken from Record
Groups 1.1 and 1.2 (Projects). Included are photographs of CIMMYT work in Mexico (n.d.), agricultural scenes in India (1958-1959), compartment cages used for rearing the sorghum shoot fly (1971), and a disbound scrapbook of captioned photographs (1957) showing investigations into the virus known as Kyasanoor Forest Disease.
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