INFORMATION ON DAVID ROCKEFELLER AT THE ROCKEFELLER ARCHIVE CENTER
David Rockefeller is an accomplished businessman, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and unofficial diplomat. He is a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company, and the youngest child of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. His 35-year career with Chase Manhattan Bank culminated with his 12-year term as board chair and chief executive officer of the bank. He also has served on the boards of Rockefeller University, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Americas Society.
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The Rockefeller Archive Center has opened portions of David Rockefeller's papers and the records of some of the organizations he helped to create. The first section of his personal papers, described as Record Group 2, Office of the Messrs. Rockefeller, became available for research in early 2015. These files originated in the family office at Rockefeller Center and document the early years of Mr. Rockefeller's life and career, particularly the period immediately following World War II.
Additionally, the records related to three organizations that David Rockefeller established are also open to research: the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association, Morningside Heights, Inc., and the Trilateral Commission of North America.
The David Rockefeller photograph collection comprises approximately 10 boxes of prints and 4 oversized boxes of images. While these materials are open for scholarly research, permission is required to publish or otherwise use photos of living members of the Rockefeller family.
However, the images below may be used without written permission, but please credit the Rockefeller Archive Center. Contact us for additional photo selections or topics and for details on requesting permission to publish.