Marist College and the Rockefeller Archive Center Announce the Launch of The Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History Website

Marist College and Rockefeller Archive Center launch The Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History Website

Marist College is proud to contribute to the preservation and dissemination of historical records of significance.

Marist College and the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) are pleased to announce the launch of the website The Rockefeller Foundation: A Digital History, https://rockfound.rockarch.org.

This website is the first product of the partnership between Marist and the RAC established in 2016. It offers primary source materials and historical essays about a vast array of Rockefeller Foundation activities at home and abroad, in fields ranging from science to agriculture to the arts.

Using the open-source platform, Liferay, the new website features more than 2,300 digitized documents, images, and films. Because of the flexibility and functionality of Liferay, new essays and materials from the RAC’s collections can be easily added to the site so that it is an evolving digital humanities resource. The original version of this narrative, documentary website was first introduced in 2013 as 100 Years: The Rockefeller Foundation and was a stand-alone site on a different platform. It was created as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s year-long centennial commemoration and was jointly funded by the Foundation and the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The new website is built on the core principles of user-centric design, open-source software, and collaborative research. It is now completely responsive, allowing visitors to view it on their mobile devices. The RAC will continue to add content to this revised and refaced website, thanks in part to an ongoing grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is intended to benefit current philanthropic practitioners, grantees, scholars, and the general public.

“The improvements made to this website offer one example of the exceptional partnership that the RAC has established with Marist College,” said Jack Meyers, President of the Rockefeller Archive Center. “In addition to collaborating on innovative digital humanities platforms like this website, we’re also actively partnering with Marist to develop and implement a separate open-source system that will…

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