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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 Reports Advocacy records collection assembles materials relating to Consumer Reports' efforts at influencing public policy and addressing a variety of social issues. Materials originated at Consumer Reports main headquarters as well as at regional offices (Southwest Region, West Coast, Washington) more closely focused on advocacy activities. Materials include correspondence, press and publicity releases, clippings, research reports, policy papers, transcripts of testimony given before government and institutional agencies and committees, and other printed material. Social issues represented include antitrust investigations, automobile safety and rollover standards, child car seats, consumer credit, dairy products and food safety, household appliance safety, housing, insurance, lead poisoning, medical care, manufactured and mobile homes, mortgage bank practices, moving industry, pesticides, poverty, product liability, school lunch programs, steel and petroleum industry actions, telecommunications, and toy safety. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer Reports Advocacy records collection assembles materials relating to Consumer Reports' efforts at influencing public policy and addressing a variety of social issues. Materials originated at Consumer Reports main headquarters as well as at regional offices (Southwest Region, West Coast, Washington) more closely focused on advocacy activities. Materials include correspondence, press and publicity releases, clippings, research reports, policy papers, transcripts of testimony given before government and institutional agencies and committees, and other printed material. Social issues represented include antitrust investigations, automobile safety and rollover standards, child car seats, consumer credit, dairy products and food safety, household appliance safety, housing, insurance, lead poisoning, medical care, manufactured and mobile homes, mortgage bank practices, moving industry, pesticides, poverty, product liability, school lunch programs, steel and petroleum industry actions, telecommunications, and toy safety. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Three binders of black-and-white and color photographs of a variety of products and services available in mid-20th century France. Photographs largely depict packaging and point-of-sale displays with some photographs of retail spaces and trade show displays. No explanatory text accompanies the photographs. Creator of the binders is unknown; however there are photographs showing a Publicis exhibit or office display. Product types depicted include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (beer and liqueurs), Cigarettes, cosmetics and toilet preparations including feminine hygiene, food, household appliances, non-prescription drugs and remedies, and transportation. Companies represented include Boeing, Buitoni, Chesebrough-Pond's, Cinzano, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Evian (Danone), Frigeco, Frigidaire, Gillette, Gitane (Imperial Tobacco), Helena Rubinstein, Kleenex (Kimberly-Clark), Maizena (Knorr), Nestle (Vittel, Nescafe), Nivea (Beiersdorf), P.J. Carroll, Parker Pen, Philips, S.C. Johnson, Tampax, Thermogene, Trans World Airlines, Unilever and Vicks. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Three binders of black-and-white and color photographs of a variety of products and services available in mid-20th century France. Photographs largely depict packaging and point-of-sale displays with some photographs of retail spaces and trade show displays. No explanatory text accompanies the photographs. Creator of the binders is unknown; however there are photographs showing a Publicis exhibit or office display. Product types depicted include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (beer and liqueurs), Cigarettes, cosmetics and toilet preparations including feminine hygiene, food, household appliances, non-prescription drugs and remedies, and transportation. Companies represented include Boeing, Buitoni, Chesebrough-Pond's, Cinzano, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Evian (Danone), Frigeco, Frigidaire, Gillette, Gitane (Imperial Tobacco), Helena Rubinstein, Kleenex (Kimberly-Clark), Maizena (Knorr), Nestle (Vittel, Nescafe), Nivea (Beiersdorf), P.J. Carroll, Parker Pen, Philips, S.C. Johnson, Tampax, Thermogene, Trans World Airlines, Unilever and Vicks. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Businessman who sold household appliances and radios in Wernersville, Pa., during the 1930s-1940s. Collection spans 1930-1968 and includes memos, service and repair bulletins, newsletters, sales and product manuals, price and product lists, blueprints and photographs. Companies represented include Edison Electric, General Electric, Hotpoint, Maytag, Metropolitan Edison, Raymond Rosen, Stromberg-Carlson, Sylvania and Westinghouse. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection spans 1930-1968 and includes memos, service and repair bulletins, newsletters, sales and product manuals, price and product lists, blueprints and photographs. Companies represented include Edison Electric, General Electric, Hotpoint, Maytag, Metropolitan Edison, Raymond Rosen, Stromberg-Carlson, Sylvania and Westinghouse. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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American retailer founded 1886 in Chicago, Ill. Consumer Information Services produced a series of instructional filmstrips and booklets on a range of home improvement projects. Consists of two boxed filmstrip series: Let's Decorate the Bathroom; and Your Space Age Kitchen. 35mm filmstrips are accompanied by reading scripts and handout booklets intended to instruct homeowners on tips and techniques for designing, planning, repairing and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, with suggestions for electrical appliances and furnishings. Series was produced by the Sears Consumer Information Services Division. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Consists of two boxed filmstrip series: Let's Decorate the Bathroom; and Your Space Age Kitchen. 35mm filmstrips are accompanied by reading scripts and handout booklets intended to instruct homeowners on tips and techniques for designing, planning, repairing and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, with suggestions for electrical appliances and furnishings. Series was produced by the Sears Consumer Information Services Division. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.