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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. 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.