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ROCKEFELLER FAMILY ARCHIVES, 1819-(1879-)
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER'S CHARITY INDEX CARDS


Culture and the Arts

American Fine Arts Society - 1890
American Vocal Music Association - 1888
Arion Quartette (Cleveland) - 1895
Cleveland Amateur Orchestra - 1889
Cleveland Art School (Western Reserve Academy of Design) - 1884-1903
Cleveland Fowler School for Piano - 1898
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra - 1892
Cleveland Quintette Club - 1892
Cleveland Vocal Society - 1891-1901
Dufl, Carl Concert - 1889
Gotham Art Club - 1888
Ladies Musical Association (Cleveland, Ohio) - 1886-1890
Metropolitan Museum (New York) - 1888
Music Hall (Cleveland, Ohio) - 1886
National Conservatory of Music - 1894-1897
New York Symphony Society - 1891-1893
People's Symphony Concert - 1901
Philharmonic Club (New York) - 1886
Singers - 1898

Conservation / Environment

Association for Protection of Adirondacks (life membership) - 1902
Cleveland Parks - 1900
New York Driving Club - 1888
Outdoor Recreation League - 1898-1901
Rockefeller Park (Cleveland, Ohio) - 1896-1898
Society for the Preservation of Scenic Historic Places - 1901-1902

Emergency Relief

Armenian Relief Commission - 1896
Charleston Earthquake - 1886
Cleveland Tunnel Disaster - 1898
Cleveland Loan Exhibition (relief of poor) - 1894-1895
Cretan Refugees - 1897
Cuban Orphans Fund - 1899
Duluth, Minnesota Sufferers by Fire - 1898
Galveston, Texas Flood - 1900
Hinckley, Minnesota Fire - 1874
Johnstown Relief Fund - 1889
Loan Relief - 1886
Porto Rico Relief Committee - 1899
Red Cross Relief (work in Spanish War) - 1898
Russian Exiles - 1892
Russian Famine Sufferers - 1892
Yellow Fever Sufferers - 1878

Promotion of Knowledge (Museums, Libraries, Science Societies, Etc.)

American Academy of Political and Social Science - 1899-1901
American Association for Science - 1888
American Institute of Sacred Literature - 1885-1891 (Harper, W.R.)
American Museum of Natural History - 1902
Bradford, Pennsylvania Free Library and Reading Room - 1895
Egyptian Expedition Fund - 1898-1899
Historical Society, Cleveland - 1882
Horticultural Show - 1886
Indiana Monetary Conference - 1897-1899
Industrial Exhibition - 1886
New York Botanical Garden - 1895-1896
New York Free Circulating Library - 1890, 1895
New York Free Library for Blind - 1897
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society - 1893
New York Historical Society (life membership) - 1901
New York Zoological Society - 1901
People's Institute (New York) - 1901-1903
People's University Extension Lectures - 1898-1903
Pocantico Hills Lyceum - 1894-1903
Saranac Lake Library - 1898
Tarrytown Library - 1897
Tarrytown Young Men's Lyceum - 1895-1900
Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio) - 1892, 1899

Civic Life, Public Policy & Politics

Chamber of Commerce Fund (New York) - 1896 (via Schiff, Jacob H., to spread sound financial literature)
Citizens Union of City of New York - 1901, 1903
Civic Council, New York - 1901
Cleveland Chamber of Commerce - 1894, 1900
Cleveland Municipal Association - 1899-1900
Collinwood, Ohio Elections - 1902
Covert, John C. (campaign literature) - 1896
Herrick, R.R. (political purposes) - 1879
Merchants Association (New York) - 1900-1901
Minton, Robert (to defeat Isaac H. Maynard) - 1893
National Civic Federation - 1900-1901
National Sound Money League - 1897-1900
New York Civil Service Reform Association - 1902-1903
Ohio Republican Convention - 1902
Reform Club (New York City) - 1888-1902
Rockefeller, William (keeping trolleys off Broadway) - 1896
Roosevelt Mayoralty - 1886
Whittaker, C. (political purposes) - 1883


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