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The New Delhi Field Office records (RG 6.7) of the Rockefeller Foundation Archives document the operation of the office and the programs it administered in the medical, agricultural, and social sciences. The records span the dates 1935-1976, but ninety percent of the record group dates from the period 1956-1973 and relates to the Indian Agricultural Program (IAP), operated by the RF's Natural Sciences and Agriculture Division. The IAP records provide a comprehensive account of the RF's role in establishing an international collaborative program of technical assistance. They also constitute an important source for the study of the history of modern agriculture and agricultural education in India. For information about specific grants to individuals or institutions in India, researchers should consult the grant files (1913-1973) for India, located in Record Groups 1.1 and 1.2 (Projects), Series 464 (India), in the Rockefeller Foundation Archives.

RG 6.7 is arranged in three subgroups, corresponding to program or program area, and thereunder in series.
Subgroup I, Indian Agricultural Program, is comprised of seven series:

In accordance with RF policy, Series VII is closed to research. Series III, Officers' Diaries, is open with the permission of the Director of the Archive Center.

Subgroup II, Medical and Natural Sciences Program, has been arranged in three series:

  • Series I, Administrative Files
  • Series II, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Series III, Virus Research Center, Poona.
Subgroup III, Humanities and Social Sciences Program, includes:
  • Series I, General Correspondence
  • Series II, Socio-Economic Study in Uttar Pradesh.
Within series, records are typically arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material and thereunder chronologically. The original folder titles given by field office personnel at the time of records transfer to New York in 1973 have been retained. Series were established by the processing archivist in 1994.

Related Materials
The following Record Groups in the Rockefeller Foundation Archives at the Rockefeller Archive Center contain material bearing upon the Foundation's work in India:

  1. RG 1.1 - Projects
  2. RG 1.2 - Projects
  3. RG 2 - General Correspondence
  4. RG 3 - Administration, Program, and Policy
  5. RG 5 - International Health Board
  6. RG 6.13 - Mexico Field Office
  7. RG 12.1 - Officers' Diaries
  8. RG 12.2 - Officers' Diaries
  9. RG 12.3 - Officers' Diaries
  10. RG 13 - Oral Histories, RF Field Officers (open by permission of the Secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation)
  11. Annual reports of the Rockefeller Foundation
  12. Confidential Monthly Report, for the Information of the Trustees

Four folders of photographs were removed from Record Group 6.7 during processing and added to the Photograph Collection of the Archive Center. These photographs are filed by country number, 464 India, and thereunder alphabetically by subject. They are interfiled with other photographs of India taken from Record Groups 1.1 and 1.2 (Projects). Included are photographs of CIMMYT work in Mexico (n.d.), agricultural scenes in India (1958-1959), compartment cages used for rearing the sorghum shoot fly (1971), and a disbound scrapbook of captioned photographs (1957) showing investigations into the virus known as Kyasanoor Forest Disease.

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