Rockefeller Foundation records, Cox and Reece Investigations
The preponderance of the collection consists of various summaries of the Rockefeller Foundation and GEB grant administration
files prepared by the Foundation staff for use by senior staff and Foundation counsel as they responded to written questions
from the Cox and Reece investigations and as they prepared for Dean Rusk's testimony at the Cox committee hearing.
The collection is indexed with a number and letter system that made efficient research feasible, in case such reference work
had been needed during live testimony. Card indexes also exist.
Although most of the information that appears in these records also occurs in grant administration and program and policy
files of the Rockefeller Foundation and the General Education Board, as the case may be, the format of these records and the
configurations of the information make the records unique in the context of the Foundation and the GEB collections, and offer
insight into how the Foundation responded to the congressional investigations.
Two particular aspects of the Cox and Reece Investigation files not duplicated in the main body of the Rockefeller Foundation
and the General Education Board records are the source and citation summaries, as well as the subject files and those documenting
the political climate.
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