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Rockefeller Foundation Archives
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Size: 30 cubic feet

Contents: The records include correspondence, conference proceedings, financial materials, annual reports, fellowship material, officers diaries and personnel records.

Arrangement: The material is arranged in two series:

Series 1.1 - General Office Files, 1943-1965
Series 1.2 - Experimental Camp Files, 1943-1965
Photograph collection: Yes. Photographs from these files are located in the Rockefeller Foundation photograph collection.

Organizational History: In 1943, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican government established a cooperative program to improve Mexican food crop production. The program had a dual nature: the qualitative/quantitative betterment of the basic food crops of Mexico, and a parallel teaching/outreach program designed to broaden local and national agricultural education. As a result the RF and Mexican government agencies and universities sponsored dozens of joint projects that stressed inter- American agricultural cooperation. Crop improvement programs for maize, wheat, and rice were included as well as weed control and fisheries projects.

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