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Rockefeller Family Archives


Size: 264 rolls of microfilm

Contents: This collection includes selected series in the Winthrop Rockefeller papers at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. The register for the complete collection is available at the Archive Center. The collection includes material on campaigns, intergovernmental affairs, proclamations, Arkansas schools and commissions, counsel files, legislative session files, and state agency files. The Jeannette E. Rockefeller files primarily concern her work with mental health agencies.

Arrangement: This collection includes seven series:
  1. Personal, 1912-1917
  2. Financial, 1934-1975
  3. Gubernatorial, 1967-1971
  4. Press, Public Relations and Political
  5. Winrock Enterprises, 1960-1972
  6. Winrock Farms, 1954-1970
  7. Jeannette Edris Rockefeller

Biography: Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-1973), son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, was a financier, farmer, philanthropist, and Republican governor of Arkansas (1967-1971). Rockefeller moved to Arkansas in 1953 and developed Winrock Farms, which concentrated on purebred cattle and grew rice and soybeans. In 1955 he became the first chairman of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission. During his nine-year leadership of the commission, Arkansas led all states in attracting new industry. As governor, Rockefeller was an advocate for human rights, government reform, cultural development, and education.

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