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Consumer Reports. Audiovisual materials, 1940-2021 and undated 90.00 Linear Feet — 2.55 Terabytes — 2,171 Files

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. The audiovisual materials collection consists of non-print materials in a variety of formats: audio cassettes and tape reels; film; optical disks; phonograph disks; videocassettes and video reels. Materials document a range of activities at Consumer Reports, including: Consumer Reports' radio and television productions; footage of product testing; appearances of Consumer Reports personnel on news programs; mentions of Consumer Reports in the media; press releases and other publicity; recordings of staff and Board meetings and staff speeches; and taped testimonies. The collection also contains some microfilmed documents and digitized elements of Consumer Reports' publications. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The audiovisual materials collection consists of non-print materials in a variety of formats: audio cassettes and tape reels; film; optical disks; videocassettes and reels; and digitally-born video and audio. Materials document a range of activities at Consumer Reports, including: Consumer Reports' radio and television productions; footage of product testing; appearances of Consumer Reports personnel on news programs; mentions of Consumer Reports in the media; press releases and other publicity; recordings of staff and Board meetings and staff speeches; and taped testimonies. The collection also contains some microfilmed documents and digitized elements of Consumer Reports' publications.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Consumer Reports Books is responsible for publishing buyers' guides and other subject-based books relating to consumer education and public interest issues. The Consumer Reports Books records include catalogs of offerings; correspondence relating to various publications; requests for reprints; drafts of book projects and other printed materials. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer Reports Books records include catalogs of offerings; correspondence relating to various publications; requests for reprints; drafts of book projects and other printed materials.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Charles Cavagnaro served as a Director with the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs and later in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The Charles Cavagnaro papers include clippings, correspondence, reports, statements and other printed materials relating to Cavagnaro's work on consumer education and protection with the Office of Consumer Affairs and the President's Committee on Consumer Interests. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Charles Cavagnaro papers include clippings, correspondence, reports, statements and other printed materials relating to Cavagnaro's work on consumer education and protection with the Office of Consumer Affairs and the President's Committee on Consumer Interests.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Colston E. Warne was an economist and consumer advocate who served as the first President of Consumers Union from its formation in 1936 until his retirement in 1980. The Consumer Reports Colston E. Warne papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, manuscripts and texts of articles and speeches, reports and other printed materials. Correspondents include Arthur Kallet, Dexter Masters, E. Scott Maynes, Edward Reich, James Mendenhall, James Morgan, Jean Whitehall, Leland Gordon, Morris Kaplan, Persia Campbell, Rhoda Karpatkin, Ruby Turner Morris, Walker Sandbach and William Pabst. Institutions represented include the American Council on Consumer Interests, Amherst College, Consumer Federation of America, Cooperative Distributors, Council of Economic Advisors, International Organization of Consumers' Unions (later Consumers International), League for Industrial Democracy, National Consumer Energy Advisory Committee, National Consumers League, National Recovery Administration and the University of Pittsburgh. Topics addressed include academic and intellectual freedom, communism and subversion, consumer and worker education, economics, labor and war-time advertising. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer Reports Colston E. Warne papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, manuscripts and texts of articles and speeches, reports and other printed materials. Correspondents include Arthur Kallet, Dexter Masters, E. Scott Maynes, Edward Reich, James Mendenhall, James Morgan, Jean Whitehall, Leland Gordon, Morris Kaplan, Persia Campbell, Rhoda Karpatkin, Ruby Turner Morris, Walker Sandbach and William Pabst. Institutions represented include the American Council on Consumer Interests, Amherst College, Consumer Federation of America, Cooperative Distributors, Council of Economic Advisors, International Organization of Consumers' Unions (later Consumers International), League for Industrial Democracy, National Consumer Energy Advisory Committee, National Consumers League, National Recovery Administration and the University of Pittsburgh. Topics addressed include academic and intellectual freedom, communism and subversion, consumer and worker education, economics, labor and war-time advertising. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. The Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative was a dairy cooperative serving the New York City area, established in 1937 and operated until 1971. The Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative records include clippings, correspondence, facility documents, financial and tax reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, pamphlets and flyers, photographs, sales and distribution records and other printed materials that document the operation of the cooperative and its relations with government agencies, labor unions, supplier dairies and creameries and other associated organizations. Topics discussed in the records include community health, consumer education and protection, government regulation, housing settlements, milk grading and pricing, and milk depots for supply and distribution. Organizations represented include Associated Dairies (now ASDA), Belle Mead Creamery, Cooperative League (now the Twentieth Century Fund), Dairy Farmers Union, Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union (later the National Farmers Union), Milk Consumers Protective Committee, Rutland Railroad, Sunnyside Consumers Cooperative, the Teamsters Union, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative records include clippings, correspondence, facility documents, financial and tax reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, pamphlets and flyers, photographs, sales and distribution records and other printed materials that document the operation of the cooperative and its relations with government agencies, labor unions, supplier dairies and creameries and other associated organizations. Topics discussed in the records include community health, consumer education and protection, government regulation, housing settlements, milk grading and pricing, and milk depots for supply and distribution. Organizations represented include Associated Dairies (now ASDA), Belle Mead Creamery, Cooperative League (now the Twentieth Century Fund), Dairy Farmers Union, Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union (later the National Farmers Union), Milk Consumers Protective Committee, Rutland Railroad, Sunnyside Consumers Cooperative, the Teamsters Union, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. The Consumer Federation of America is an association of state and local non-profit consumer organizations, founded in 1967 in Washington, D.C. The Consumer Federation of America records include bylaws, clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes and other materials, newsletters, reports and other printed materials that relate primarily to the administrative activity of the organization. The records also include files of the organizational leadership, including Carol Tucker Foreman, Erma Angevine, Kathleen O'Reilly, and Robert McKuen. Other organizations represented in the records include the annual Consumer Assembly meeting and the National Association of Consumers. Topics and interest issues represented include banking, energy policy, insurance (automobile and life), prescription drug prices, and telecommunications deregulation and policy. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer Federation of America records include bylaws, clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes and other materials, newsletters, reports and other printed materials that relate primarily to the administrative activity of the organization. The records also include files of the organizational leadership, including Carol Tucker Foreman, Erma Angevine, Kathleen O'Reilly, and Robert McKuen. Other organizations represented in the records include the annual Consumer Assembly meeting and the National Association of Consumers. Topics and interest issues represented include banking, energy policy, insurance (automobile and life), prescription drug prices, and telecommunications deregulation and policy.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Collection includes newsletters, pamphlets and other printed materials produced by a range of North American consumer advocacy, education and protection organizations, both private, nongovernmental organizations and governmental agencies. Many of the newsletters collected include the first issue produced by the respective organization. Topics cover general issues of consumer economics, health and safety, as well as consumer issues relating to recovery from the Depression and World War II. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection includes newsletters, pamphlets and other printed materials produced by a range of North American consumer advocacy, education and protection organizations, both private, nongovernmental organizations and governmental agencies. Many of the newsletters collected include the first issue produced by the respective organization. Topics cover general issues of consumer economics, health and safety, as well as consumer issues relating to recovery from the Depression and World War II.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Consumers Union Foundation was established in 1971 as a nonprofit focused on fundraising and promotion of consumer-based research projects. The Consumers Union Foundation (CUF) records include correspondence, direct mail examples, financial statements and reports, grants and internships, meeting minutes, project notes and reports, research reports and other printed materials. The collection also includes materials relating to an oral history project on people active in the consumer movement, and notes and drafts for a history of the Consumers Union. Organizations represented include the Consumer Interests Foundation (precursor to the CUF), the Center for the Study of Consumer Movements research center, and the Consumer Policy Institute (and its predecessor the Institute for Consumer Policy Research), a subsidiary of Consumers Union. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumers Union Foundation (CUF) records include correspondence, direct mail examples, financial statements and reports, grants and internships, meeting minutes, project notes and reports, research reports and other printed materials. The collection also includes materials relating to an oral history project on people active in the consumer movement, and notes and drafts for a history of the Consumers Union. Organizations represented include the Consumer Interests Foundation (precursor to the CUF), the Center for the Study of Consumer Movements research center, and the Consumer Policy Institute (and its predecessor the Institute for Consumer Policy Research), a subsidiary of Consumers Union.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936 as Consumers Union. Dan Franklin was an executive at Consumers Union who served as Director of Labor Relations and Ethics Officer before retiring in 2013. Collection includes clippings, correspondence, departmental manuals; newsletters, photographs, pamphlets and other printed materials. Materials pertain to Consumers Union administrative matters; historical documents collected in support of planning for various events and anniversary celebrations; the move of the headquarters to Yonkers; and the organization's tax status as a nonprofit organization. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection includes clippings, correspondence, departmental manuals; newsletters, photographs, pamphlets and other printed materials. Materials pertain to Consumers Union administrative matters; historical documents collected in support of planning for various events and anniversary celebrations; the move of the headquarters to Yonkers; and the organization's tax status as a nonprofit organization.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936 as Consumers Union. Dexter Masters (1908-1989) was an author, editor and critic noted for his work to raise awareness of the dangers of cigarette smoke and nuclear radiation. He worked at Consumers Union as an editor (1937-1942, 1947-1953) and as Executive Director (1958-1963). Collection includes articles and clippings; correspondence; manuscripts of book projects; reports and other printed materials. Topics addressed include consumer education and protection; Consumers Union anniversaries; policy and personnel issues; and public relations. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection includes articles and clippings; correspondence; manuscripts of book projects; reports and other printed materials. Topics addressed include consumer education and protection; Consumers Union anniversaries; policy and personnel issues; and public relations.