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Max Factor Make-up Studio collection, 1932-1935 0.1 Linear Feet

Cosmetics company, founded in 1909 by Max Factor (1872?-1938), a Polish cosmetician. Collection contains materials that comprised the Max Factor Make-up Studio's campaign for "The New Art of Society Make-up." Includes two booklets with courtesy cards that enabled the holder to order free make-up samples appropriate for their complextion and features. A "Miss Thennis" likely used the courtesy cards, for there is a letter addressed to her regarding the products and their application, a completed make-up color harmony chart that may have accompanied the letter, as well as sample envelopes for rouge (unopened, containing a powder puff) and face powder. Also contains a product order form.

Collection contains materials that comprised the Max Factor Make-up Studio's campaign for "The New Art of Society Make-up." Includes two booklets with courtesy cards that enabled the holder to order free make-up samples appropriate for their complextion and features. A "Miss Thennis" likely used the courtesy cards, for there is a letter addressed to her regarding the products and their application, a completed make-up color harmony chart that may have accompanied the letter, as well as sample envelopes for rouge (unopened, containing a powder puff) and face powder. Also contains a product order form.

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Consumer Reports. William S. Taylor papers, 1932-1973 and undated 0.5 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. William Sentman Taylor was professor of psychology at Smith College and active in cooperative societies in the Northampton, Mass. area. The William S. Taylor papers include correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, business papers, committee reports and other printed materials that relate primarily to the operation and administrative activities of the Northampton Consumers Association and its relations with other regional consumer groups and cooperative societies. Topics include consumer education and protection, cooperative-run enterprises including book clubs and mail order. Organizations represented include Consumers' Research, the Eastern Cooperative League and Springfield Consumers Cooperative. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The William S. Taylor papers include correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, business papers, committee reports and other printed materials that relate primarily to the operation and administrative activities of the Northampton Consumers Association and its relations with other regional consumer groups and cooperative societies. Topics include consumer education and protection, cooperative-run enterprises including book clubs and mail order. Organizations represented include Consumers' Research, the Eastern Cooperative League and Springfield Consumers Cooperative.

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Consumer Reports. Sylvia Lane papers, 1954-1978 and undated 0.8 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Sylvia Lane was an economist who served on the Board of Directors of Consumers Union 1975-1977. The Sylvia Lane papers consist primarily of drafts, notes, reprints and published reports of Lane's advocacy and professional research writings. Subjects include consumer education, credit and credit discrimination, economic development, food distribution, health and medical care costs, housing and real estate, low-income communities and individuals, and sales and other taxes. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Sylvia Lane papers consist primarily of drafts, notes, reprints and published reports of Lane's advocacy and professional research writings. Subjects include consumer education, credit and credit discrimination, economic development, food distribution, health and medical care costs, housing and real estate, low-income communities and individuals, and sales and other taxes.

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Consumer Reports. Sybil Shainwald papers, 1929-2012 0.6 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Sybil Shainwald is an educator and lawyer who founded and then served as the Director of the Center for the Study of the Consumer Movement at Consumers Union from 1972-1978. The Sybil Shainwald papers include correspondence, clippings, articles, advocacy reports, administrative files, program brochures and other materials. Topics represented include women's health; the establishment of centers for the study of consumer advocates; and history of the consumer movement. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Sybil Shainwald papers include correspondence, clippings, articles, advocacy reports, administrative files, program brochures and other materials. Topics represented include women's health; the establishment of centers for the study of consumer advocates; and history of the consumer movement.

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Consumer Reports. Robert L. Smith papers, 1938-1978 8.0 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Robert L. Smith was a consumer advocate who served as Assistant Director of Consumers Union from 1963-1971. The Robert L. Smith papers largely span Smith's tenure as Assistant Director of Consumers Union, along with files he inherited from predecessors and some materials filed under his name after Smith's death in 1971. The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, grant applications and other records, materials relating to state and regional consumer organizations, records of educational and social outreach programs, permissions to reprint Consumer Reports content, and other printed materials. In addition the collection includes records pertaining to a Consumers Union study performed for the U.S. Defense Department on consumer protections for military personnel. Correspondents include Colston Warne, Esther Peterson, Irving Michelson and Walter Sandbach. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Robert L. Smith papers largely span Smith's tenure as Assistant Director of Consumers Union, along with files he inherited from predecessors and some materials filed under his name after Smith's death in 1971. The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, grant applications and other records, materials relating to state and regional consumer organizations, records of educational and social outreach programs, permissions to reprint Consumer Reports content, and other printed materials. In addition the collection includes records pertaining to a Consumers Union study performed for the U.S. Defense Department on consumer protections for military personnel. Correspondents include Colston Warne, Esther Peterson, Irving Michelson and Walter Sandbach.

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Consumer Reports. Morris Kaplan papers, 1948-1972 6.0 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Morris Kaplan was a chemist who served as Technical Director of Consumers Union from 1946 until his death in 1971. The Morris Kaplan papers include correspondence, articles, laboratory and research reports, speeches and other printed materials. Topics include automotive safety, cigarettes, food safety, government regulations, motor oil, quality control, safety standards, testing methods and textile labeling. Organizations represented in the collection include American Standards Association; International Organization of Consumers' Unions; National Bureau of Standards, and USA Standards Institute. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Morris Kaplan papers include correspondence, articles, laboratory and research reports and other printed materials. Topics include automotive safety, cigarettes, food safety, government regulations, motor oil, quality control, safety standards, testing methods and textile labeling. Organizations represented in the collection include American Standards Association; International Organization of Consumers' Unions; National Bureau of Standards, and USA Standards Institute.

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Consumer Reports. Lynn Jordan papers, 1970-1983 and undated 1.2 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Lynn Jordan was a consumer rights advocate, President of the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council and a member of the Board of Directors of Consumers Union in the 1970s. The Lynn Jordan papers include clippings, correspondence, government documents, pamphlets, reports, testimonies and other printed materials that document Jordan's work in consumer education and protection as a representative of the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council and other organizations. Topics addressed include beef quality and grading, consumer credit, food prices, gender discrimination, patient rights, prescription drug prices, supermarkets, as well as the consumer effects of wage and price freezes resulting from the Economic Stabilization Act of 1973. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Lynn Jordan papers include clippings, correspondence, government documents, pamphlets, reports, testimonies and other printed materials that document Jordan's work in consumer education and protection as a representative of the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council and other organizations. Topics addressed include beef quality and grading, consumer credit, food prices, gender discrimination, patient rights, prescription drug prices, supermarkets, as well as the consumer effects of wage and price freezes resulting from the Economic Stabilization Act of 1973.

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Consumer Reports. Leland Gordon papers, 1931-1987 and undated 1.2 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Leland Gordon was Professor of economics at Denison University who served on the Board of Directors of Consumers Union from 1942-1949. The Leland Gordon papers include correspondence, manuscript of papers and book chapter drafts for Economics for Consumers, conference proceedings and other printed materials. Topics include consumer education and protection, consumption, economic aspects of burial and funeral practices, packaging and labeling of products, weights and measures, and World War II-era wartime economies. Institutions represented in the collection include Denison University, the National Council of Churches, Office of Price Administration, and Stephens College. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Leland Gordon papers include correspondence, manuscript of papers and book chapter drafts for Economics for Consumers, conference proceedings and other printed materials. Topics include consumer education and protection, consumption, economic aspects of burial and funeral practices, packaging and labeling of products, weights and measures, and World War II-era wartime economies. Institutions represented in the collection include Denison University, the National Council of Churches, Office of Price Administration, and Stephens College.

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Consumer Reports. James E. Mendenhall scrapbook, 1942-1946 1.0 Linear Foot

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. James E. Mendenhall was a home economist and magazine editor who served as Education Director of Consumers Union (1959-1969). The James Mendenhall scrapbook collects articles and writings by Mendenhall during and immediately after World War II. Articles appeared under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Price Administration, where Mendenhall served during the war years. Topics of articles include gasoline prices, home economics, housing costs, inflation, price regulation, retailer integrity, savings, teacher salaries, and other aspects of war-time and postwar recovery economies. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The James Mendenhall scrapbook collects articles and writings by Mendenhall during and immediately after World War II. Articles appeared under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Price Administration, where Mendenhall served during the war years. Topics of articles include gasoline prices, home economics, housing costs, inflation, price regulation, retailer integrity, savings, teacher salaries, and other aspects of war-time and postwar recovery economies.

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Consumer Reports. Henry Harap papers, 1916-1973 and undated 3.0 Linear Feet

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Henry Harap was professor of education and author, co-founder and Board member of Consumers Union. The Henry Harap papers include clippings, correspondence, drafts of articles, lecture notes, meeting minutes, pamphlets, press releases and other printed materials that relate to administrative affairs in the American Council on Consumer Interests, other consumer advocacy organizations including the Better Business Bureau and materials pertaining to consumer education. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Henry Harap papers include clippings, correspondence, drafts of articles, lecture notes, meeting minutes, pamphlets, press releases and other printed materials that relate to administrative affairs in the American Council on Consumer Interests, other consumer advocacy organizations including the Better Business Bureau and materials pertaining to consumer education.