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The Rockefeller Family Bibliography
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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS ON THE ROCKEFELLER FAMILY AND THEIR PHILANTHROPIES
Compiled by the Staff of The Rockefeller Archive Center

Introduction
The following bibliography is designed to present an introduction to the literature about the Rockefeller family and their various business and philanthropic endeavors. It is meant as a starting point for general readers and beginning scholars. It is by no means a comprehensive bibliography of works that mention the Rockefellers: it includes only books and not articles found in newspapers, magazines or scholarly journals, for example. Books in which the Rockefellers are mentioned but are not central figures have been excluded. Although this list emphasizes books prepared by professional historians, works have not been excluded on the basis of their points of view.

In addition to these books, the Rockefellers have been the subjects of numerous articles in newspapers and magazines. Some of this literature is contained in the Periodical Literature series in Record Group 13, Public Relations, in the Rockefeller Family Archives; a chronological bibliography of this periodical literature is available for consultation at the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The compilation of the bibliography presented here was begun by Joseph W. Ernst, the Rockefeller family archivist and first director of the Rockefeller Archive Center, and the late J. William Hess, archivist for the Rockefeller Foundation and Associate Director of the Rockefeller Archive Center. The current staff of the Archive Center is pleased to continue their work and to make it more readily available on-line.

1. Rockefeller Family - General [more than one generation]

2. John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

    A. Autobiography, Correspondence and Interviews
    B. Biography
    C. Business Endeavors, Standard Oil and the Oil Industry
    D. Business & Philanthropic Associates

3. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960)

4. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948)

5. Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872-1932)

6. Martha Baird Rockefeller (1895-1971)

7. Rockefeller Brothers Generation

    A. Abby (Babs) Rockefeller Milton Pardee Mauze (1903-1976)
    B. John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906-1978)
    C. Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979)
    D. Laurance S. Rockefeller (1910-2004)
    E. Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973)
    F. David Rockefeller (1915 -  )

8. Rockefeller Cousins Generation

    A. Jay Rockefeller (JDR IV)
    B. Michael Rockefeller
    C. Rodman Rockefeller
    D. Other

9. William Rockefeller (1841-1922) and family

10. Rockefeller Family Philanthropies [organizations founded by]

    A. General and Multiple Philanthropies
    B. University of Chicago (1890)
    C. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1901; now The Rockefeller University)
    D. General Education Board (1903)
    E. Rockefeller Sanitary Commission for the Eradication of Hookworm Disease (1909)
    F. Rockefeller Foundation (1913) and its divisions
      1. Rockefeller Foundation
        a. Archival Material
        b. General Histories
        c. Studies of Particular Grants and Programs
      2. China Medical Board (1914)
      3. International Health Board (1913)
    G. Bureau of Social Hygiene (1913)
    H. Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial (1918)
    I. International Education Board (1923)
    J. Colonial Williamsburg (1926)
    K. Spelman Fund of New York (1928)
    L. Rockefeller Center
    M. Davison Fund (1930)
    N. The Cloisters (1938; division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
    O. Sealantic Fund (1938)
    P. Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1940)
    Q. Jackson Hole Preserve (1940)
    R. American International Association for Economic and Social Development (1946)
    S. International Basic Economy Corporation (1947)
    T. Sleepy Hollow Restorations (1951; now Historic Hudson Valley)
    U. The Population Council, Inc. (1952)
    V. Agricultural Development Council (1953)
    W. The Asia Society (1956)
    X. Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (1957)
    Y. Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music (1957)
    Z. JDR 3rd Fund (1963)
    AA. Rockefeller Family Fund (1968)
    AB. Greenacre Foundation (1971)
    AC. Winrock International (1975)
    AD. Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (1975; successor to the Rockwin Fund)
    AE. Rockefeller Philanthropic Associates





1. Rockefeller Family - General
    A. General Works
      Abels, Jules. The Rockefeller Billions: The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune. New York: The Macmillian Company, 1965.

      Allen, Gary. None Dare Call it Conspiracy: The Inside Story of the Rockefellers. Rossmoor, California: Concord Press, 1971.

      Allen, Gary. The Rockefeller File. Seal Beach, California: '76 Press, 1976.

      Collier, Peter and David Horowitz. The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.

      York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.

      Ernst, Joseph W., editor. "Dear Father"/"Dear Son:" Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. New York: Fordham University Press in cooperation with the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1994.

      Fursenko, Alexsandr A. Dinastiia Rokfellerov. Leningrad, 1967; also issued in Hungary in 1969 and a second Russian edition in 1970.

      Fursenko, Alexsandr A. Die Dynastie Rockefeller. Berlin: VEB Seutcher Verlag der Wissencraften, 1972.

      Fursenko, Aleksandr A. The Rockefeller Dynasty. Czechoslovakia, 1973.

      Harr, John Ensor and Johnson, Peter J. The Rockefeller Century: Three Generations of America's Greatest Family. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988.

      Harr, John Ensor and Johnson, Peter J. The Rockefeller Conscience: An American Family in Public and in Private. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991.

      Josephson, Emanuel M. The Federal Reserve Conspiracy and the Rockefellers: Their Gold Corner. New York: Chedney Press, 1968.

      Josephson, Emanuel M. Rockefeller Internationalist. The Man Who Misrules The World. New York: Chedney Press, 1952.

      Kutz, Myer. Rockefeller Power: America's Chosen Family. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974.

      Lundberg, Ferdinand. America's Sixty Families. New York: Vanguard Press, 1937.

      Lundberg, Ferdinand. The Rich and the Super-Rich: A Study in the Power of Money Today. New York: Lyle Stuart, 1968.

      Lundberg, Ferdinand. The Rockefeller Syndrome. Secaucus, New Jersey: Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1975.

      Manchester, William R. A Rockefeller Family Portrait, from John D. to Nelson. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1959.

      Morris, Joe Alex. Those Rockefeller Brothers: An Informal Biography of Five Extraordinary Young Men. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953.

      Moscow, Alvin. The Rockefeller Inheritance. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1977.

      Pierson, Mary Louise. The Rockefeller Family Home, Kykuit. Photographs by Mary Louise Pierson; text by Ann Rockefeller Roberts; captions and additional text by Cynthia Altman. New York: Abbeville Press, 1998.

      Saarinen, Aline B. "The One Luxury: The Rockefellers." In The Proud Possessors: The Lives, Times and Tastes of Some Adventurous American Art Collectors. New York: Random House, 1958, pp. 344-395.

      Schriftgiesser, Karl. "The Rockefellers: Oil to Radio City." Chapter 9 in Families. New York: Howell, Soskin, 1940.

      Silk, Leonard, and Mark Silk. The American Establishment. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1980.

      Stasz, Clarice. The Rockefeller Women: Dynasty of Piety, Privacy, and Service. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
    B. Genealogy
      Avery, Elroy McKendree. The Groton Avery Clan: 1616-1912. Cleveland: 1912.

      Barbour, Fanny Cooley Williams. The Spelman Genealogy. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1910.

      Rockefeller, Henry Oscar, ed. Rockefeller Genealogy. 4 vols., 1910-ca. 1950.


2. John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

    A. Autobiography, Correspondence and Interviews


      Hawke, David Freeman, ed. The William O. Inglis Interview with John D. Rockefeller, 1917-1920. Meckler Publishing, in association with the Rockefeller Archive Center, nineteen microfiches and a printed index, 1984.

      Ernst, Joseph W., editor. "Dear Father"/"Dear Son:" Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. New York: Fordham University Press in cooperation with the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1994.

      Papers of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Microfilm Edition. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1992. Part 1: Business Correspondence; Part 2: Business Investments Correspondence; Part 3: Office Correspondence; Part 4: Index to the John D. Rockefeller Letterbooks at the Rockefeller Archive Center.

      Rockefeller, John D. Random Reminiscences of Men and Events. New York: Doubleday, 1908; London: W. Heinemann. 1909; Sleepy Hollow Press and Rockefeller Archive Center, 1984.
    B. Biography
      Allstorn, O. Old Rocky: The World's First Billionaire Centenary, 1839-1939. Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, 1939.

      Brown. Marcus M. A Study of John D. Rockefeller, The Wealthiest Man in the World. Cleveland: Marcus M. Brown, 1905.

      Chernow, Ron. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. New York: Random House, 1998.

      Coffey, Ellen Greenman. John D. Rockefeller: Empire Builder of the American Dream. New York: Silver Burdett, 1989. [For middle-school students]

      Courau, Robert. John D. Rockefeller, Rey del Petroleo. Santiago, Chile: 1934.

      Courau, Robert. John D. Rockefeller, Roi des Petroles. Paris, France: Payot, 1934.

      Courau, Robert. John D. Rockefeller, Petrolejas Karalis. Riga: Gramatu Draugs, 1937.

      Diamond, Sigmund. "John D. Rockefeller,"; Chapter 5 in The Reputation of the American Businessman. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1955, pp. 107-141.

      Engelbrecht, Curt E. Neighbor John: Intimate Glimpses of John D. Rockefeller. New York: The Telegraphic Press, 1936.

      Flynn, John T. God's Gold: The Story of Rockefeller and His Times. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932.

      Goulder, Grace. John D. Rockefeller: The Cleveland Years. Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972.

      Greenleaf, William. John D. Rockefeller: An Abridgement of the Allan Nevins Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1959.

      Hawke, David Freeman. John D.: The Founding Father of the Rockefellers. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

      Holliday, Wallace T. John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937: Industrial Pioneer and Man. New York: Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1948.

      Hubbard, Elbert. A Little Journey to the Home of John D. Rockefeller. East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, 1909.

      Hubbard, Silas. John D. Rockefeller and His Career. New York: Silas Hubbard, 1904.

      Latham, Earl, ed. John D. Rockefeller: Robber Baron or Industrial Statesman? Boston: D.C. Heath, 1949.

      Laughlin, Rosemary. John D. Rockefeller: Oil Baron and Philanthropist. Greensboro, North Carolina: Morgan Reynolds, Inc., May 2001. [For young readers.]

      McLaurin, John J. Sketches in Crude Oil. Franklin, Pennsylvania: John J. McLaurin, 1902.

      Nevins, Allen. John D. Rockefeller: The Heroic Age of American Enterprise. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1940.

      Nevins, Allan. Study in Power: John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist and Philanthropist; 2 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953.

      Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. John Davison Rockefeller, A Memorial. New York: 1937. (Privately printed for the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, The General Education Board, and The Rockefeller Foundation).

      Rose, Kenneth W. "Rockefeller, John D." American National Biography. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 1999, vol. 18, pp. 693-697.

      Segall, Grant. John D. Rockefeller: Anointed with Oil. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. [For young readers.]

      Spargo, John. Socialist View of Mr. Rockefeller. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1905.

      Winkleman, Barnie F. John D. Rockefeller, The Authentic and Dramatic Story of the World's Greatest Money Maker and Money Giver. Chicago: J.C. Winston Company, 1937.

      Winkler, John K. John D.: A Portrait in Oils. Cornwall, New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Cornwall Press, 1929; New York: The Vanguard Press, 1929.

      Young, Josiah R. Satan's Reception of John D., a Satirical Poem. New York: The Knapp Press, 1907.

      Zangerle, John A. Rockefeller before a Jury. Cleveland: 1906; privately printed.
    C. Business Endeavors, Standard Oil and the Oil Industry
      Butler, Benjamin F. Argument Before Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives for an Investigation of the Monopolies of the Standard Oil Company and Its Subsidiaries. Washington, D.C.: Gibson Brothers, 1880.

      Carr, Albert Z. John D. Rockefeller's Secret Weapon. New York: McGraw-Hill Book

      Company, Inc., 1962. [The tank car and the Union Tank Car Company].

      Crawford, William L. The Whole Story of the Unholy Alliance between Senator Bailey and Standard Oil. Dallas: Eclectic News Service, 1907.

      Day, James R. The Raid on Prosperity. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1908.

      Dodd, Samuel C.T. Combinations: Their Uses and Abuses, with a History of the Standard Oil Trust. New York: G.F. Newbitt & Company, 1888.

      Gates, Frederick T. The Truth about Mr. Rockefeller and the Merritts. The Knickerbocker Press, 1897; reprint, G.P. Putnam, 1911.

      General Services Corporation. Report on Standard Oil Company and former Subsidiaries. New York: F.S. Smithers & Company, 1912.

      Gibb, George Sweet and E.H. Knowleton. The Resurgent Years: History of The Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) 1911-1927. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.

      Giddens, Paul H. Standard Oil Company (Indiana): Oil Pioneer of the Middle West. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1955.

      Hendrick, Burton J. "The First Great American Trust." Chapter 2 in The Age of Big Business. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1919, pp. 25-57.

      Henry, H.D. History and Romance of the Petroleum Industry. London: Bradbury, Agnew & Company, 1914.

      Hidy, Ralph W. and Muriel E. Hidy. Pioneering in Big Business: History of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), 1882-1911. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.

      Hubbard, Elbert. The Standard Oil Company. East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, 1910.

      Klein, Henry H. Standard Oil or the People: The Cause of "Hard Times" in America. New York: Henry H. Klein, 1914.

      Lloyd, Henry Demarest. Wealth against Commonwealth. New York: Harper Brothers, 1894.

      Manning, Thomas G. The Standard Oil Company: The Rise of a National Monopoly. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.

      Manning, Thomas G., E. David Cronon, and Howard R. Lamar. The Standard Oil Company: The Rise of a National Monopoly. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1960.

      McGovern, George S. and Leonard F. Gutteridge. The Great Coalfield War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972.

      Montague, Gilbert H. The Rise and Progress of the Standard Oil Company. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1903 (1904).

      Rice, George. Standard Oil Company and the Standard Oil Trust. Marietta, Ohio: 1897.

      Sampson, Anthony. The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Shaped. New York: The Viking Press, 1975.

      Stocking, George W. The Oil Industry and the Competitive System: A Study in Waste. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925.

      Tarbell, Ida M. The History of the Standard Oil Company. New York: Phillips & Company, 1904.

      Walker, Albert H. The "Unreasonable" Obiter dicta of Chief Justice White in the Standard Oil Case; A Critical Review. New York, 1911.

      Yergin, Daniel. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
    D. Business Associates
      Akin, Edward N. Flagler, Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1988.

      Chandler, David Leon. Henry Flagler. The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida. New York: Macmillian, 1986.

      Gates, Frederick T. Chapters in My Life. New York: The Free Press, Macmillian Publishing Company, 1977.

      Martin, Sidney. Florida's Flagler. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia, 1949.

      Moore, Austin Leith. John D. Archbold and the Early Development of the Standard Oil Company. New York: Columbia University Press, 1948.


3. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. (1874-1960)

    A. Publications and Correspondence
      Ernst, Joseph W., editor. "Dear Father"/"Dear Son:" Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. New York: Fordham University Press in cooperation with the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1994.

      Ernst, Joseph W., ed. Worthwhile Places: Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright. New York: Fordham University Press for the Rockefeller Archive Center, 1991.

      Rockefeller, John D., Jr. The Personal Relation in Industry. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1923.
    B. Biography
      Conroy, Joseph P. A Religion - with a Minus Sign. An Open letter to Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1918.

      Fosdick, Raymond B. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., A Portrait. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.

      Humelsine, Carlisle H. Recollections of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in Williamsburg, 1926-1960. Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1985.

      Newhall, Nancy Wynne. Contribution to the Heritage of Every American: The Conservation Activities of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.

      Roberts, Ann Rockefeller. Mr. Rockefeller's Roads: The Untold Story of Acadia's Carriage Roads and Their Creator. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1990.

      Schenkel, Albert F. The Rich Man and the Kingdom: John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the Protestant Establishment. Harvard Theological Studies no. 39. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 1995.

      Wheatley, Steven C. "Rockefeller, John D., Jr." American National Biography. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 1999, vol. 18, pp. 697-700.
    C. Associates
      Dawson, Robert MacGregor. William Lyon Mackenzie King: A Political Biography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1958.

4. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948)

    A. Publications and Correspondence
      Rockefeller, John D., Jr. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's Letters to Her Sister Lucy. New York: 1957. (Privately printed by the author).
    B. Biography
      Chase, Mary Ellen. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. New York: Macmillian Company, 1950.

      Kert, Bernice. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: The Woman in the Family. New York: Random House, 1993.

      Kert, Bernice. "Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich." American National Biography. New York: American Council of Learned Societies and Oxford University Press, 1999, vol. 18, pp. 691-93.

      Wye, Deborah and Audrey Isselbacher. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Print Collecting: An Early Mission for MoMA. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1999.


5. Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872-1932)

    Noll, Richard. The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung. New York: Random House, 1997. [Includes a chapter entitled, "Edith Rockefeller McCormick - The Rockefeller Psychoanalyst," pp. 200-235]


6. Martha Baird Rockefeller (1895-1971)


7. Rockefeller Brothers Generation

    A. Abby (Babs) Rockefeller Milton Pardee Mauze (1903-1976)

    B. John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906-1978)

      1. Publications by
        Rockefeller, John D., 3rd. The Second American Revolution: Some Personal Observations. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.
      2. Publications about
        Ciccarelli, Barbara L. "Rockefeller, John D., III." American National Biography. New York: American Council of Learned Societies and Oxford University Press, 1999, volume 18, pp. 700-701.

        Harr, John Ensor and Johnson, Peter J. The Rockefeller Conscience: An American Family in Public and in Private. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991.

    C. Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979)
      1. Publications by
        Rockefeller, Nelson A. The Story of Rockefeller Center. New York: 1937.

        Rockefeller, Nelson A. The Future of Federalism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1962.

        Rockefeller, Nelson A. Unity, Freedom & Peace, a Blueprint for Tomorrow. Garden City: Doubleday, 1968.

        Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller Report on the Americas: The Official Report of the United States Presidential Mission for the Western Hemisphere. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1969.

        Rockefeller, Nelson A. Our Environment Can be Saved. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1970.

        Rockefeller, Nelson A. Public Papers of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1959-1972. Albany: State of New York, 1972.

      2. Publications about
        Alsop, Stewart J.O. Nixon and Rockefeller: A Double Portrait. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1960.

        Art of Oceania, Africa, and Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969.

        Attica: The Official Report of the New York State Commission on Attica. New York: Praeger, 1972.

        Bales, Peter R. "Nelson Rockefeller and His Quest for Inter-American Unity." Ph.D. dissertation, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1992.

        Benjamin, Gerald. The Governor and the Attorney General in New York. Albany: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 1986.

        Benjamin, Gerald and T. Norman Hurd. Rockefeller in Retrospect: The Governor's New York Legacy. Albany: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 1984.

        Bleeker, Samuel E. The Politics of Architecture: A Perspective on Nelson A. Rockefeller. New York: The Rutledge Press, 1981.

        Colby, Gerald and Charlotte Dennet. Thy Will be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon; Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

        Commissions on Critical Choices for Americans. Vital Resources. Lexington, Massachusetts: Third Century Corporation, 1977.

        Connery, Robert H., ed. Governing New York State: The Rockefeller Years. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political Science, 1974

        Connery, Robert H. and Gerald Benjamin. Rockefeller of New York: Executive Power in the Statehouse. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1979.

        Desmond, James. Nelson Rockefeller: A Political Self Portrait. New York: Macmillian Company, 1964.

        Espejil, Carlos. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection of Mexican Folk Art. San Francisco: The Mexican Museum, 1987.

        Gervasi, Frank Henry. The Real Rockefeller; The Story of the Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of the Presidential Aspirations of Nelson Rockefeller. New York: Athenaeum, 1964.

        International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Governor Rockefeller's Fiscal Integrity: Fact or Fraud? New York: 1964.

        Josephson, Emanuel M. The Truth about Rockefeller: Public Enemy No. l; Studies in Criminal Psychopathy. New York: Chedney Press, 1964.

        Kramer, Michael and Sam Roberts. "I Never Wanted to be Vice-President of Anything:" An Investigative Biography of Nelson Rockefeller. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1976.

        Lieberman, William S. Twentieth Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1969.

        Lieberman, William Slattery and Lee Boltin. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1981.

        McClelland, Peter D. and Alan L. Magdovitz. Crisis in the Making: The Political Economy of New York State since 1945. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

        Miller, Dorothy Canning, ed. Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1981.

        Morris, Joe Alex. Nelson Rockefeller, A Biography. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960.

        Morrow, Lance. The Chief: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons. New York: Random House, 1984.

        Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.

        Oettinger, Marion Jr. Folk Treasures of Mexico: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1990.

        Persico, Joseph E. The Imperial Rockefeller. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

        Poling, James. The Rockefeller Record: A Political Self Portrait. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1960.

        Rae, Nicol C. "Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich." American National Biography. New York: American Council of Learned Societies and Oxford University Press, 1999, vol. 18, pp. 701-704.

        Reich, Cary. The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

        Rodgers, William A. Rockefeller's Follies: An Unauthorized View of Nelson A. Rockefeller. New York: Stein and Day, 1966.

        Smith, Richard Norton. On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller. New York: Random House, 2014.

      D. Laurance S. Rockefeller (1910-2004)
        Serling, Robert J. From the Captain to the Colonel. An Informal History of Eastern Airlines. New York: Dial Press, 1980.

        Winks, Robin. Laurance S. Rockefeller: Catalyst for Conservation. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1997.

      E. Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973)
        Dillard, Tom. W. "Winthrop Rockefeller, 1967-1971," in The Governors of Arkansas, edited by Timothy P. Donovan and Willard B. Gatewood. Fayetville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1981, pp. 226-234.

        Urwin, Cathy Kunzinger. Agenda for Reform: Winthrop Rockefeller as Governor of Arkansas, 1967-1971. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press, 1991.

        Ward, John L. The Arkansas Rockefeller. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

        Ward, John L. Winthrop Rockefeller, Philanthropist: A Life of Change. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2004. 1978.

      F. David Rockefeller (1915 -  )
        1. Publications by
          Rockefeller, David. Unused Resources and Economic Waste. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1941.

          Rockefeller, David. Creative Management in Banking. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964.

          Rockefeller, David. Memoirs. New York: Random House, 2002.

        2. Publications about
          Hoffman, William. David, Report on a Rockefeller. New York: Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1971.


8. Rockefeller Cousins Generation

    A. Jay Rockefeller
      Grimes, Richard. Jay Rockefeller: Old Money, New Politics. Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Print Company, 1984.
    B. Michael Rockefeller
      1. Publications by
        Rockefeller, Michael C. Nelson W. Aldrich and Banking Reform; A Conservative Leader in the Progressive Era. New York: 1965. (Privately printed).
      2. Publications about
        Gerbans, Adrian A. The Asmat of New Guinea: The Journal of Michael Clark Rockefeller. New York: The Museum of Primitive Art, 1967.

        Machlin, Milton. The Search for Michael Rockefeller. New York: Putnam, 1972.

    C. Rodman Rockefeller
      Durr, Kenneth D. Rodman Rockefeller and the International Basic Economy Corporation, 1947 - 1984: A Company with a Mission. Rockville, Maryland: Montrose Press, 2006.
    D. Others
      Rasmussen, Anne-Marie. There was Once a Time of Islands, Illusions, and Rockefellers. New York and London: Harcourt Brace, 1975.

      Spencer, Hope Rockefeller. The Way to Rehma's House: An East African Diary. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967.


9. William Rockefeller and Family
    Berman, Milton, "Rockefeller, William," American National Biography. New York: American Council of Learned Societies and Oxford University Press, 1999, vol. 18, pp. 704-05.

    Elmer, Isabel Lincoln. Cinderella Rockefeller: An Autobiography. New York: Freundlich Books, 1987. [Great Granddaughter of William Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller's brother and business partner.]

    Mitnick, Barbara, Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, Morristown, New Jersey: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 2000. [Daughter of William Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller's brother.]


10. Rockefeller Family Philanthropies/Institutions
    A. General and Multiple Philanthropies
      Alta House, A History. Cleveland: Alta House, 1900.

      Arts, Education and Americans Panel, [David Rockefeller, Jr., Chairman]. Coming to Our Senses. New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1977.

      Brown, E. Richard. Rockefeller Medicine Men: Medicine and Capitalism in America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

      Howe, Mark Anthony DeWolfe. "The New Uses of Great Wealth, Particularly by the Rockefellers," Causes and Their Champions. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1926, pp. 119-156.

      Merit, Lucy Shoe. American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Princeton, New Jersey: American School of Classical Studies. 1984.

      Parris, Guichard and Lester Brooks. Blacks in the City, A History of the National Urban League. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.

      Read, Florence Mathilda. The Story of Spelman College. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1961.

      Young, Edgar B. Lincoln Center: The Building of an Institution. New York: New York University Press, 1980.

    B. University of Chicago (1890)
      Bolton, Sarah Knowles. "John D. Rockefeller and Chicago University," in Famous Givers and Their Gifts. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1896. pp. 357-382.

      Goodspeed, Thomas W. The Story of the University of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1925.

      Goodspeed, Thomas W. William Rainey Harper. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1928.

      Storr, Richard J. Harper's University: The Beginnings. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966.

    C. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1901; later The Rockefeller University)
      Blumenthal, Andrea K. "Leadership in a Medical Philanthropy: Simon Flexner and the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research." Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1991.

      Corner, George W. A History of the Rockefeller Institute, 1901-1953; Origins and Growth. New York: The Rockefeller Institute Press, 1964.

      Flexner, James Thomas. An American Saga: The Story of Helen Thomas and Simon Flexner. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1984.

      Hanson, Elizabeth. The Rockefeller University Achievements: A Century of Science for the Benefit of Humankind, 1901-2001. New York: The Rockefeller University Press, 2000.

      Plesset, Isabel R. Noguchi and His Patrons. Cranberry, New Jersey: Association of University Presses, 1980.
    D. General Education Board (1903)
      Fosdick, Raymond. Adventure in Giving: The Story of the General Education Board. New York: Harper and Row, 1962.

      The General Education Board Archives: Series 1, Appropriations, Subseries 1: The Early Southern Program. Guide to the Scholarly Resources Microfilm Edition. "Introduction" by Kenneth W. Rose. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1994.

      The General Education Board Archives: Series 1, Appropriations, Subseries 3: New Southern Program and Related Programs, 1931-1961. Guide to the Scholarly Resources Microfilm Edition. "Introduction" by Kenneth W. Rose. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1996.

      Smith, S. L. Builders of Goodwill: The Story of the State Agents of Negro Education in the South, 1910-1950. Nashville: Tennessee Book Company, 1950.

    E. Rockefeller Sanitary Commission for the Eradication of Hookworm Disease (1909)
      Ettling, John. The Germ of Laziness: Rockefeller Philanthropy and Public Health in the New South. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1981.

    F. Rockefeller Foundation (1913) and Its Divisions
      1. Rockefeller Foundation
        a. Archival Material (microfilm)
          The Rockefeller Foundation Archives: Series 1.1 (Projects); Series 600 (Asia) & Series 601 (China): Guide to the Scholarly Resources Microfilm Edition. "Introduction" by Thomas Rosenbaum. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1994.
        b. General Histories
          Fosdick, Raymond B. The Story of The Rockefeller Foundation. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.
        c. Studies of Particular Grants and Programs
          Abrams, Sarah E. "Dreams and Awakenings: The Rockefeller Foundation and Public Health Nursing Education, 1913-1930." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, San Francisco, 1992.

          Ahmad, Salma P. "Institutions and the Growth of Knowledge: The Rockefeller Foundation's Influence on the Social Sciences between the Wars." Ph.D. dissertation, Manchester University, 1987.

          Berman, Edward H. The Influence of the Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller Foundations on American Foreign Policy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983.

          Birn, Anne-Emanuelle. "Local Health and Foreign Wealth: The Rockefeller Foundation's Public Health Programs in Mexico, 1924-1951." Sc.D. dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, 1993.

          Cueto, Marcos, ed. Missionaries of Science: The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

          Jiang, Xiao-yang. "Cross-cultural Philanthropy as a Gift Relationship: The Rockefeller Foundation and Peking Union Medical College, 1913-1921." Ph.D. dissertation, Bowling Green State University, 1993.

          Jonas, Gerald. The Circuit Riders: Rockefeller Money and the Rise of Modern Science. New York: Norton, 1989.

          Kay, Lily. The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

          Harrar, George. The Agricultural Program of the Rockefeller Foundation. New York: The Rockefeller Foundation, 1956.

          Revoldt, Daryl L. "Raymond B. Fosdick: Reform, Internationalism and the Rockefeller Foundation." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Akron, 1982.

          Rodrigues de Faria, Lina. "A Fase Pioneira da Reforma Sanitaria no Brasil: A Atuacao da Fundacao Rockefeller (1915-1930)" [A Pioneering Phase of Sanitary Reform in Brazil: The Performance of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1915-1930]. Ph.D. dissertation, Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Medicina Social, 1994.

          Solorzano, Armando. "The Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico: Nationalism, Public Health, and Yellow Fever 1911-1924." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990.

          Stakman, E.C., Richard Bradfield, and Paul C. Mangelsdorf. Campaigns Against Hunger. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, Harvard University Press, 1967.
      2. China Medical Board (1914)
        Bowers, John Z. Western Medicine in a Chinese Palace; Peking Union Medical College 1917-1951. New York: Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, 1972.

        Bullock, Mary Brown. An American Transplant: The Rockefeller Foundation and Peking Union Medical College. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

        Ferguson, Mary E. China Medical Board and Peking Union Medical College, A Chronicle of Fruitful Collaboration. New York: China Medical Board of New York, Inc., 1970.

      3. International Health Board (1913)
        Farley, John. To Cast Out Disease: A History of the International Health Division of Rockefeller Foundation (1913-1951). New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

        Lambert, S.M. A Yankee Doctor in Paradise. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1941.

        Williams, Greer. The Plague Killers. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969.

    G. Bureau of Social Hygiene (1913)
      The Bureau of Social Hygiene Project and Research Files. Microfilm. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1980.
    H. Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial (1918)
      The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Series 3, Appropriations, 1917-1945. Microfilm Edition. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1994.
    I. International Education Board (1923)
      Gray, George W. Education on an International Scale: A History of the International Education Board, 1923-1938. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1941.
    J. Colonial Williamsburg (1926)
      Gonzales, Donald J. The Rockefellers at Williamsburg: Backstage with the Founders, Restorers, and World-renowned Guests. McLean, Virginia: EPM Publications, 1991.

      Humelsine, Carlisle H. Recollections of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in Williamsburg, 1926-1960. Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1985.

    K. Spelman Fund of New York (1928)

    L. Rockefeller Center

      Balfour, Alan. Rockefeller Center: Architecture as Theater. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1978.

      Chamberlain, Samuel, ed. Rockefeller Center, A Photographic Narrative. New York: Hastings House, 1948.

      Herner de Larrea, Irene. Diego Rivera. Paraiso Perdido en Rockefeller Center. Mexico, D.F.: Edicupes, 1986.

      Karp, Walter. The Center: A History and Guide to Rockefeller Center. New York: American Heritage Publishing Company, Inc., 1982.

      Krinsky, Carol Herselle. Rockefeller Center. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

      Loth, David G. The City Within a City; the Romance of Rockefeller Center. New York: Morrow, 1966.

      Okrent, Daniel. Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center. New York: Viking Press, 2003.

      Rockefeller, Nelson A. The Story of Rockefeller Center. New York: 1937.

    M. Davison Fund (1930)

    N. The Cloisters (1938; a division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

      Rorimer, James J. The Cloisters: The Building and the Collection of Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1938.
    O. Sealantic Fund (1938)

    P. Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1940)

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Foreign Economic Policy for the Twentieth Century. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1958.

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. International Security, the Military Aspect. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1958.

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Challenge to America. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1958.

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Pursuit of Excellence. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1958.

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Power of Democratic Idea. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1960.

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Prospect for Tomorrow; The Rockefeller Panel Reports. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1961.

      Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Performing Arts: Problems and Prospects. New York: McGraw Hill, 1965.

    Q. Jackson Hole Preserve (1940)
      Betts, Robert B. Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Boulder, Colorado: Colorado Associated University Press, 1978.

      Calkins, Frank. Jackson Hole. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973.

      Daugherty, John. A Place Called Jackson Hole: The Historic Resource Study of Grand Teton National Park. Moose, Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park, 1999.

      Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated. Fiftieth Anniversary, 1940-1990. Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc., [1991].

    R. American International Association for Economic and Social Development, (1946)
      Dalrymple, Martha. The AIA Story: Two Decades of International Cooperation. 1968.
    S. International Basic Economy Corporation (1947)
      Durr, Kenneth D. Rodman Rockefeller and the International Basic Economy Corporation, 1947 - 1984: A Company with a Mission. Rockville, Maryland: Montrose Press, 2006.

      Broehl, Wayne G., Jr. The International Basic Economy Corporation. Washington, D.C.: International Planning Association, 1968.

    T. Sleepy Hollow Restorations (1951; now Historic Hudson Valley)
      Butler, Joseph T. Sleepy Hollow Restorations: A Cross-Section of the Collection. New York: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1983.
    U. The Population Council, Inc. (1952)
      Population Council. The Population Council, 1952-1964. 1965

      The Population Council. The Population Council: A Chronicle of the First Twenty-five Years 1952-1977. New York: 1978.

    V. Agricultural Development Council (1953)
      Stevenson, Russell and Virginia O. Locke. The Agricultural Development Council, A History. Morrilton, Arkansas: Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, 1989.
    W. The Asia Society (1956)

    X. Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (1957)

    Y. Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music (1957)

    Z. JDR 3rd Fund (1963)

    AA. Rockefeller Family Fund (1968)

    AB. Greenacre Foundation (1971)

    AC. Winrock International (1975)

    AD. Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (1975; successor to the Rockwin Fund)

    AE. Rockefeller Philanthropic Associates

      1. Frederick T. Gates
        Gates, Frederick T. Chapters in My Life. New York: The Free Press, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1977.

      2. Abraham Flexner
        Bonner, Thomas Neville. Iconoclast: Abraham Flexner and a Life in Learning. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

        Flexner, Abraham. I Remember: The Autobiography of Abraham Flexner. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.

        Wheatley, Steven C. The Politics of Philanthropy: Abraham Flexner and Medical Education. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

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