Consumerism general files--governments and the consumer, 1927-1981.


Consumers' Research, Inc. Consumerism general files--governments and the consumer, 1927-1981.

Consumerism general files--governments and the consumer, 1927-1981.

The records document protection and representation of the consumer by governments including the United States, the USSR, and other governments. This series tracks several legislative proposals, presidential councils, and congressional hearings relating to federal protection of the consumer in the United States. Also included is material documenting government actions and the plight of the consumer in the USSR and other countries. Included are newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, and publications. Subjects included are Consumers' Research's proposal for a Federal Department of the Consumer in the 1930s (with F.J. Schlink's letter to FDR); a proposal for a Select Senate Committee on Consumer Interests (1951-1953); The Fair Packaging Act (1966-1975); Senator Phillip A. Hart's Anti-Trust and Monopoly Sub-Committee (1960s); JFK's Consumer Advisory Council (with Consumers' Research report on Council's members' past alleged subversiveness); LBJ's Committee of Consumer Interests; The Nixon Administration's consumer interests; proposed Consumer Protection Agency (1970s); Department of Agriculture's consumer interests (1960s and 1970s); and reform of regulatory agencies (1975-1980).

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Knauer, Virginia H. (person)

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For details of the history of Consumers' Research, Inc. and an overview of its records, see the introduction to this finding aid . From the guide to the Records of Consumers' Research, Inc., General Files, Series 28-45 (only)., 1903-1982, (Special Collections and University Archives. Rutgers University Libraries) From the guide to the Records of Consumers' Research, Inc.: Administrative Files: Series 1-15, 1917-1983, (Rutgers University. Special Collections and University Ar...

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United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Consumer Affairs (corporateBody)

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Furness, Betty, 1916-1994 (person)

Hart, Phillip A. (Phillip Austin), 1966- (person)

Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997 (person)

Trade-unionist. From the description of Oral history interview with Esther Peterson, 1977. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321626 Consumer adviser; government executive; interviewee married Oliver R. Peterson. From the description of Reminiscences of Esther Peterson : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309725994 Active in the fields of labor, education, wom...