Nelson A. Rockefeller's Office of International Affairs and the Roots of United States Hemispheric Development Policy, 1940-1946

Jan 01, 2010 | by
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In the summer of 2009, I visited the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) as part of predissertation research into U.S.-sponsored World War II-era soil conservation and agricultural development programs in Latin American indigenous communities. My primary objective was to consult the personal papers of Nelson A. Rockefeller (Record Group 4 in the Rockefeller Family Archives) pertaining to his work as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Coordinator of InterAmerican Affairs. My work at the RAC was conducted as a complement to preliminary research at the U.S. National Archives in Record Group 229, Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs.