INFORMATION ON NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER AT THE ROCKEFELLER ARCHIVE CENTER
Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979) was a businessman, politician, statesman, art collector, and philanthropist. A grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company, and the son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, he extended the family's tradition of public life from business and philanthropy into government service and politics.
A detailed chronology of Nelson Rockefeller's life
The Rockefeller Archive Center has nearly 3,000 cubic feet of Nelson Rockefeller's papers and photographs open for research. These records document his career in public service and his philanthropic, business, and civic activities. They also highlight his interests in art, architecture, Latin America, and travel.
The records are subdivided into Personal, Gubernatorial, and Vice Presidential materials.
The Nelson Rockefeller photograph collection comprises approximately 125,000 images in 7 series. A selection of these photos is now digitized.
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.