Helen E. Nelson Papers

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Finding Aid to the Helen E. Nelson Papers

Collection number: BANC MSS 86/178 c

The Bancroft Library





University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Funding for processing this collection was provided by National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Finding Aid written by Xiuzhi Zhou; revised by Lynette J. Stoudt and Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
March 2006
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Helen E. Nelson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1864-1999
Date (bulk): (bulk 1950-1994)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 86/178 c
Creator: Nelson, Helen E.
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 83 cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders, and 1 volume Linear feet: 104.55
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: The Helen E. Nelson Papers consist of records pertaining to Helen Nelson's career as a consumer activist and document her participation in the national consumer movement. The bulk of the records pertain to her activities with various consumer organizations and government agencies. The papers include Board of Directors records, bylaws, clippings, committee records, conference files, correspondence, meeting and event material, program and project records, writings and publications, and reports. Records in the collection date from 1864 to 1999, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1994.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

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Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Helen E. Nelson Papers, BANC MSS 86/178 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Edmund G. Brown Papers,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 68/90 c
Title: Grace McDonald Papers,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 85/139 c

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1986.060--PIC).
Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library (sound recordings: Phonotape 2762; videotapes: Motion Picture 783).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Nelson, Helen E. Archives.
California. Consumer Counsel.
California. Industrial Welfare Commission.
California. Dept. of Industrial Relations. Division of Labor Statistics and Research.
Consumer protection--California.
California--Politics and government.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Helen E. Nelson Papers were given to the Bancroft Library by Helen Nelson on June 16, 1986. Additions were made in 1986, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Xiuzhi Zhou in 1994; additions processed by Lynette J. Stoudt in 2005 and by Alison E. Bridger in 2006.

Biographical Information

The following biography is entitled, "Helen Ewing Nelson Biography and Highlights as Consumer Leader" prepared by Judith Robinson, 1986 (see carton 79, folder 21).
Helen E. Nelson was born October 19, 1913 in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up on her family's farm. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Colorado in economics and political science, and received a Masters degree in Economics from Mills College, California. She also conducted graduate work in economics and statistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
While at the University of California, Berkeley, she was a research assistant to the Heller Committee for Research in Social Economics. She also worked as an employment insurance claims agent for the California Department of Employment and for a shipbuilding company as a women's personnel consultant.
She directed planning and pricing of a budget for single working women for the California Industrial Welfare Commission. Between 1949 and 1959 she was Assistant Chief of the Division of Labor Statistics and Research and Senior Statistician for the California Department of Industrial Relations.
In 1959 she was named California's first Consumer Counsel, the second such state post in the nation. Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown established the office to fill a 1958 campaign promise after learning about a similar office created four years before by executive order of New York Governor Averill Harriman. Dr. Persia Campbell had been New York Consumer Counsel, a post that was abolished with the end of Gov. Harriman's term.
Gov. Brown resolved to have the California office established by statute, which the state legislature did in 1959, despite strong opposition by business interests. Helen Nelson was appointed by Brown to the post after a concerted effort on her part to attract support for the appointment. When she was interviewed by Gov. Brown, he commented, "You sure do have a lot of friends." Nelson replied, "Well, Governor, if you appoint me to this job, I'll need them."
She was appointed, given an annual office budget of $64,000-$100,000 and a small staff that grew from one secretary to five personnel, including one attorney whose salary was cut out by the legislature in response to opponents to the Consumer Counsel office's activities.
Mrs. Nelson served in the office from 1959 to 1966, when Gov. Brown was defeated by Gov. Ronald Reagan. She refused to resign in order to force the new Governor to recognize the importance of retaining the office. Ultimately it grew into a large state Department of Consumer Affairs.
Highlights of Mrs. Nelson's term as Consumer Counsel include the establishment of a consumer constituency of housewives, labor organization members, and many others who came to recognize what the word "consumer" meant to their pocket books and life styles. Nelson's office drafted and analyzed legislation for the Governor, including a bill to include cosmetics in the state's Food and Drug law. It published numerous pamphlets and books on subjects of interest to consumers. It successfully argued for regulation of the amount of water allowed in canned hams; for truth in packaging and labeling of food products for weight and content. The Counsel instigated reforms in consumer credit laws and disability insurance benefits. It pioneered laws on "holder in due course," requiring that whoever owns a note for payment on a product also has the responsibilities of the original seller.
Of her success as Consumer Counsel, Mrs. Nelson told an interviewer for the National Consumers Committee for Research and Education:
"In looking back on my seven years as Consumer Counsel, I think probably the most valuable thing I did was not the laws and regulations, although there are some that give me pride. But I think I really did give the people in California a sense of themselves as consumers... They didn't have it at all when I started... The second thing I think I did was make people conscious they had rights as a consumer... We made the consumer-vendor relationship one of a legal contract and rights of both parties under that contract. What is injustice in the marketplace is just like an injustice in the criminal system."
The Consumer Counsel operated independently but cooperated with the state Attorney General in law enforcement matters. Mrs. Nelson considered her role as one of "representational advocacy." Other states established similar consumer offices following California's lead.
Her work in California gained her a reputation nationally and she began to be called upon by federal and other state officials to testify on legislative and regulatory issues. She appeared in the U.S. Senate to support Senator Philip Hart's truth-in-packaging bill. She testified at hearings of a commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson to identify the reasons for the difference in prices paid by consumers for beef versus the prices paid cattlemen. She frequently was asked to testify on consumers' behalves before the Federal Food and Drug Administration, and once was cross-examined for five hours by an industry attorney on the FDA's proposal to limit the amount of shortening and other substances that could legally be added to peanut butter.
After leaving the Consumer Counsel post, Mrs. Nelson and her husband, Nathan, a consultant and long-time expert on vocational rehabilitation, moved to Chicago, where Mrs. Nelson was named executive vice president of the Illinois Federation of Consumers (1968-1969). After Dr. Nelson's death in 1978, Mrs. Nelson became director of the Center for Consumer Affairs at the University of Wisconsin Extension in Milwaukee, where she served also as Professor of Economics (1969-1978).
During those years she served on Gov. Patrick Lucey's Council on Consumer Affairs, the Governor's Health Care Planning Council, the Wisconsin Hospital Rate Review Commission and Blue Cross Rate Review Commission; the Wisconsin Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and other organizations. She participated in the establishment of a group of health programs in Milwaukee and was active as consultant and advisor to several cooperative companies, including an insurance company, a bank, and a housing foundation.
Her role as a national spokesperson for consumers was enhanced by her 15 years on the Board of Directors of Consumers Union of the U.S., Inc., and 10 years on the Board of the Consumer Federation of America, for which she served two terms as president starting in 1972. She served on the Consumer Advisory Council to two Presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. She was a Public Governor and only woman on the American Stock Exchange for six years.
At her retirement from the University in 1978, she was honored by the State and the Wisconsin Consumer's League. She also was honored by the Consumer Federation of America and the Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley (CA) as well as others.
Not actually "retired" from active public life, Mrs. Nelson was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council in 1984 for a three-year term. She served on the "Service Charges Committee" recommending Board policies and regulations dealing with consumer access to banking services and their charges. She also continued to serve on boards of consumer and social service organizations.
Her role as a major influence in marketplace practices and economic issues might be measured in part by the growth of the "consumer movement" in the United States and abroad. Changing attitudes of and toward consumers were outgrowths of Helen Nelson's persistent philosophy that consumers had rights and should argue their cases in legislatures, Congress, regulatory bodies, and courts. Her quiet but persuasive education of both consumers and providers of goods and services brought about many changes in how products are priced, labeled, regulated, and delivered.
In 1972 Mrs. Nelson articulated her philosophy in a speech to students at Kansas State University. "A model economy is one in which the buyer and seller are on equal footing," she said, "equally informed, equally powerful. They negotiate with the same amount of information, the same degree of strength in relation to each other. If we're going to work towards that model as consumers, we're going to have to organize. One consumer with one housing problem or one unwanted encyclopedia or one lemon car against organized industry--and it is organized in every instance--is not a peer relationship."

Chronology

1913 Born in Boulder, Colorado
1935 Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado with an economics major, political science minor, and a secondary teaching credential
1936 Masters Degree in Economics, Mills College, California
1936-1938 Research assistant, Heller Committee for Research in Social Economics, University of California, Berkeley
1938-1941 Manager, unemployment claims, California Department of Employment, Berkeley
1942-1943 Field supervisor, Price Division, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
1942 Married to Nathan Nelson
1943-1944 Analyst, manpower requirements, War Production Board, Consumer Products
1944 Women's personnel counselor, shipbuilding company
1947-1950 Research economist, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, California Department of Industrial Relations
1950-1959 Assistant chief, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, California Department of Industrial Relations
1959-1966 Served as California's first Consumer Counsel
1961-1967 Consumer Advisory Council to President Kennedy and President Johnson
1962 Resolution of Commendation, California Assembly
1967 Distinguished Service, Women for Legislative Action, California
1967-1968 President, Consumer Federation of California
1968 President, Association of California Consumers; lecturer, research and statistical methods, School of Social Work, Sacramento State College
1968-1969 Executive Vice President, Consumer Federation of Illinois
1969-1972 Associate Director for Research and Development, Center for Consumer Affairs, University of Wisconsin Extension
1969-1978 Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Consumer Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Extension
1972 Appointed to Governor's Coordinating Council for Consumer Affairs, Wisconsin
1972-1974 President, Consumer Federation of America
1972-1978 Public Governor, American Stock Exchange
1974-1978 Consumer consultant, National Academy of Science
1974-1979 Consumer consultant, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress
1975-1978 Wisconsin Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
1977-1979 Consumer consultant, First Savings Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1978 Distinguished fellow, American Council on Consumer Interests; returned to California, resided in Marin County
1978-1980 President's Export Council appointed by President Carter
1979-1990s President, Consumer Research Foundation
1980 Consumer consultant, Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, California
1985-1987 Consumer Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
1986-1990s Consumer Advisory Panel, Pacific Bell
2005 Died at the age of 91 in San Rafael, California

Scope and Content of Collection

The Helen E. Nelson Papers consist of records pertaining to Helen Nelson's career as a consumer activist and document her participation in the national consumer movement. The bulk of the records pertain to her activities with various consumer organizations and government agencies. The papers include Board of Directors records, bylaws, clippings, committee records, conference files, correspondence, meeting and event material, program and project records, writings and publications, and reports. Records in the collection date from 1864 to 1999, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1994.
Series 6, Professional Activities, represents the bulk of the collection. The records in this series document the many organizations and agencies that Helen Nelson was actively involved with, including: Consumer Federation of America; Consumers Union of USA; Alliance for Public Technology; HALT, Americans For Legal Reform; Consumer Advisory Board to the Federal Trade Commission; Consumer Federation of California; American Council on Consumer Interests; and Consumer Interest Research Institute.
Records documenting the majority of Helen Nelson's career are located in Series 1: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research; Series 2: California Office of Consumer Counsel; Series 3: University of Wisconsin Extension, Center for Consumer Affairs; and Series 4: Consumer Research Foundation. Records from her early jobs are located in Series 7, Personal Papers.
Helen Nelson's speeches and writings are primarily located in Series 5. However, works affiliated with a particular project may be found in other series. For example, the written component of the documentary, Change Makers: The Struggle for Consumer Rights is located with the project files in Series 4: Consumer Research Foundation. Similarly, Helen Nelson's notebooks and notes may be found throughout the collection.
The collection also contains personal papers of Helen Nelson, her husband Nathan Nelson, and other family and acquaintances in Series 7.
Note on Arrangement: Background research and miscellany have been placed at the end of each series.

Container List

Carton 1; Carton 2, folders 1-7

Series 1: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, 1939-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into five series: Correspondence, General Office Files, Conferences, Agency Projects and Publications, and Subject Files.
This series contains correspondence, administrative records, publications, clippings, notes, press releases, statements, and reports relating to Helen Nelson's work as a Senior Statistician and Assistant Chief of the Division of Labor Statistics and Research from 1949-1959.
Carton 1, folders 1-4

Subseries 1.1:  Correspondence, 1948-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Contains letters and memoranda. Incoming and outgoing correspondence is interfiled and organized chronologically.
carton 1, folder 1-2

Letters 1949-1959

carton 1, folder 3-4

Memoranda 1948-1959, undated

carton 83, folder 1-3

Letters and memoranda 1955-1957

Carton 1, folders 5-16

Subseries 1.2:  General Office Files, 1950-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Contains administrative files including budget material, personnel policies, and reports.
carton 1, folder 5

Analysis of 1954-1955 budget circa 1955

carton 1, folder 6

Assistant chief job description undated

carton 1, folder 7

Classification of personnel 1951

carton 1, folder 8

Division of Housing brochure 1959

carton 1, folder 9

Division of Labor Statistics and Research description undated

carton 1, folder 10

Fair employment practices posters undated

carton 1, folder 11

Biennial Report, 1955-1956 1957

carton 1, folder 12

Report to Governor's Council 1954, 1959

carton 1, folder 13

Senior statistician position 1950-1951

carton 83, folder 4

Social Welfare Committee 1958

carton 1, folder 14

State Personnel Board salary surveys 1939, 1945-1946

carton 1, folder 15

Statement of Activities that are Inconsistent, Incompatible, or in Conflict with Duties as an Employee of Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Department of Industrial Relations 1950

carton 1, folder 16

Style guides for writing and statistical reports 1955, undated

Carton 1, folders 17-36

Subseries 1.3:  Conferences, 1953-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Contains correspondence, notes, programs, and reports pertaining to conferences in which Helen Nelson either attended or participated.
carton 1, folder 17

1954 Jun - Interstate Conference on Labor Statistics 1954

carton 1, folder 18

1955 May - Conference on Statistics of Labor-Management Relations 1955

carton 1, folder 19

Nov - Supervisory and Management Training Conference 1956

carton 1, folder 20

Nov - Apprenticeship Standards Staff Conference 1956

carton 83, folder 5

1957 Mar - Pacific Regional Conference: National Rehabilitation Association 1957

carton 1, folder 21

Jun - Seminar on Wage and Fringe Benefit Problems of Public Employees 1957

carton 1, folder 22

Jun - Davis Management Conference 1957

carton 1, folder 23

Jul - Health and Welfare Plan Conference 1957

carton 1, folder 24

Sep - Industrial Accident Commission District Office Conference 1957

carton 83, folder 6

Oct - Twelfth Annual Workmen's Compensation Conference 1957

carton 1, folder 25

Nov - Governor's Conference on Rehabilitation of the Handicapped 1957

carton 83, folder 7

1958 Jan - Governor's Conference on Rehabilitation of Physically Handicapped Adults 1958

carton 83, folder 8

Feb - Third West Coast Clinic Managers Conference 1958

carton 1, folder 26

Mar - Public Employees Conference on the Economic Outlook and the Role of Employee Associations in Wage Determination 1958

carton 1, folder 27

Apr - Labor Relations in Public Employment 1958

carton 1, folder 28

Jun - Unemployment and the Consumer 1958

carton 1, folder 29

Aug - Chemical Worker and His Union 1958

carton 83, folder 9

Sep - California Heart Association Rehabilitation Committee 1958

carton 1, folder 30

Sep - Employment - The Giant Step 1958

carton 1, folder 31

Nov - Conference on Economic Security 1958, undated

carton 1, folder 32

Feb - Labor Relations in Public Employment 1959

carton 1, folder 33

Sep - Consumer and Purchasing Power 1959

carton 1, folder 34

First Annual Labor Research Conference 1950s

carton 1, folder 35

List of meetings and conferences attended by Helen Nelson 1957-1958

carton 1, folder 36

Unidentified conference attendance lists 1953-1954

Carton 1, folders 37-52

Subseries 1.4:  Agency Projects and Publications, 1939-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains correspondence, notes, publications, and reports. Projects include an act to establish a state employees' medical and hospital care program, and surveys of California wages. Publications include Budget for a Single Working Woman (1950), and Union Labor in California (1939, 1946-1955).
carton 1, folder 37-39

Act to Establish a State Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Program, 1957-1959 1947-1959, undated

carton 1, folder 40

Budget for a Single Working Woman 1950

carton 1, folder 41

California Industrial Relations Reports 1959

carton 1, folder 42

Carpenter's union wage scale 1959

carton 1, folder 43

Labor Management Negotiated: Health and Welfare Plans, Northern California, as of May 1, 1954 1954

carton 1, folder 44

"Report on Workers Disabled in Work Injuries Who Were Receiving Services From the California Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation on December 1, 1954" 1954

carton 83, folder 10

"Some Facts Bearing Upon the Coverage of Unemployed Members Under Health and Welfare Plans" 1958

carton 1, folder 45

Statistical analysis of cases rated under permanent disability rating schedule, procedure for mechanical sorting and printing, final draft undated

carton 1, folder 46

Statistical procedures in sampling, notes 1948

carton 1, folder 47

Survey of wages and salaries 1949, 1952

carton 1, folder 48

Survey of wages and working conditions, notes undated

carton 1, folder 49-51

Union Labor in California 1939, 1946-1955, undated

carton 1, folder 52

Working notes 1950s, undated

Carton 1, folders 53-61; Carton 2, folders 1-7

Subseries 1.5:  Subject Files, 1945-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Contains clippings, correspondence, notes, publications, and reports on various topics of interest to Helen Nelson and her work.
carton 1, folder 53

Administrative management 1953-1958, undated

carton 83, folder 11

Advisory Committee on the Adequacy of Grants 1958-1959

carton 1, folder 54-55

Assembly Interim Committee on Civil Service and State Personnel 1957-1959

carton 1, folder 56-57

California State Federation of Labor 1949-1956, 1959

carton 83, folder 12-13

California State Federation of Labor 1954

carton 1, folder 58

Civil service 1957-1959, undated

carton 83, folder 14-15

Employee Benefits 1957-1958

carton 1, folder 59

Farm labor 1953-1954, undated

carton 1, folder 60

Healthcare 1955, 1957, 1959

carton 1, folder 61

"How About a Career in Statistics?" Occupational Information Bulletin, no. 1 1946

carton 2, folder 1

Labor legislation 1949-1959, undated

carton 2, folder 2

Labor relations 1949-1959

carton 83, folder 16

Mooney and Billings circa 1955

carton 2, folder 3

Oath of allegiance undated

carton 2, folder 4

Recreational facilities in Oakland undated

carton 2, folder 5

Workmen's compensation 1953-1955, undated

carton 83, folder 17-18

Workmen's compensation 1924-1927, 1954-1957

carton 2, folder 6-7

Background research 1945-1959, undated

carton 83, folder 19

Clippings 1957

Carton 2, folders 8-29; Cartons 3-10; Carton 11, folders 1-28; Box 1; Oversize 1 A

Series 2: California Office of Consumer Counsel, 1955-1974

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into seven subseries: Correspondence, General Office Files, Committees, Agency Projects, Conferences and Workshops, Subject Files, and Associated Organizations.
Carton 2, folders 8-29

Subseries 2.1:  Correspondence, 1959-1969

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
This subseries includes incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, consumer complaints, and correspondence pertaining to Helen Nelson's appointment as Consumer Counsel.
carton 2, folder 8-17

Incoming, includes: 1959-1968, undated

 

Alquist, Alfred E.

 

Bivens, Gordon E.

 

Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-

 

Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892-

 

Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976

 

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

 

Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963

 

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

 

Neuberger, Maurine Brown, 1907-

 

Peterson, Esther, 1906-

 

Sullivan, Leonor K.

 

Warne, Colston E. (Colston Estey), 1900-1987

carton 2, folder 18-19

Outgoing 1959-1966, undated

carton 2, folder 20-23

Consumer complaints 1960-1969, undated

carton 2, folder 24-25

Consumer counsel appointment 1959

carton 2, folder 26

List of speech request letters 1964

carton 2, folder 27-29

Memoranda 1959-1966, undated

Carton 3; Carton 4, folders 1-38; Oversize 1 A

Subseries 2.2:  General Office Files, 1957-1970

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains budget material, clippings, biographical information on Helen Nelson, Nelson's files on various counties in California, Governor Edmund G. Brown statements, reports, and campaign files, Helen Nelson's notes, press releases, publications, and reports.
carton 3, folder 1

Application and recommendation file 1958-1959

carton 3, folder 2

Awards given by the Consumer Counsel 1963-1966

carton 3, folder 3

Budget 1962-1964

carton 3, folder 4

California law creating the Office of Consumer Counsel 1959

carton 3, folder 5-6

Clippings 1959-1969, undated

carton 3, folder 7-10

Consumer Counsel - Helen Nelson 1959-1965, undated

carton 3, folder 11

Consumer Counsel - Kay Valory 1967-1970, undated

carton 3, folder 12

County files - Alameda 1962-1964, undated

carton 3, folder 13

County files - Butte 1964, undated

carton 3, folder 14

County files - Contra Costa 1961-1962, 1966, undated

carton 3, folder 15

County files - Fresno 1961-1966, undated

carton 3, folder 16

County files - Los Angeles 1960-1967, undated

carton 3, folder 17

County files - Marin 1961-1966, undated

carton 3, folder 18

County files - Monterey 1965, undated

carton 3, folder 19

County files - Orange 1961-1966

carton 3, folder 20

County files - Riverside 1963-1964, 1967, undated

carton 3, folder 21

County files - Sacramento 1961-1967, undated

carton 3, folder 22

County files - San Bernardino 1964, 1966, undated

carton 3, folder 23

County files - San Diego 1961-1965, undated

carton 3, folder 24

County files - San Francisco 1962-1966, undated

carton 3, folder 25

County files - San Joaquin 1966, undated

carton 3, folder 26

Fact sheets 1966

carton 3, folder 27

File lists 1966

Oversize folder 1 A

Floor plans 1963

carton 3, folder 28-36

Governor Edmund G. Brown 1959-1966, undated

carton 3, folder 37

Guest lists 1965

carton 3, folder 38

History of Consumer Counsel by Jim Holden 1965

carton 3, folder 39

K.F.P.A. commentaries by Helen Nelson 1962-1963

carton 83, folder 20

Membership 1964

carton 3, folder 40-42

Notes 1957-1968, undated

carton 3, folder 43-45

Press releases 1959-1967, undated

carton 3, folder 46

Program statement undated

 

Publications

carton 3, folder 47

California Consumer Information Guide brochure 1963-1964

carton 3, folder 48

California's Office of Consumer Counsel, What Is It? How Does It Work For You? brochure 1961-1962, undated

carton 3, folder 49

Cash vs. Credit or the Jones Do and the Smiths Don't brochure 1962

carton 4, folder 1-2

Consumer Counsel News Exchange 1963-1966

carton 4, folder 3

Consumers in the Modern Marketplace brochure undated

carton 4, folder 4

Crack Down 1961-1964

carton 4, folder 5

Credit Costs Money, Know How Much it Costs You brochure (English and Spanish) undated

carton 4, folder 6

How Much Consumers Can be Charged for Credit Under California Laws brochure 1965, undated

carton 4, folder 7

How to Use the Small Claims Court pamphlet (English and Spanish) undated

carton 4, folder 8

How to Work for Legislation, How a Bill Becomes a State Law undated

carton 4, folder 9

Index to California Laws Governing Advertising 1960

carton 4, folder 10

Jones Do and the Smiths Don't or Who's Ahead? brochure 1962

carton 4, folder 11

Know Your Consumer Rights Regarding Auto Insurance Cancellation brochure (English and Spanish) 1966

carton 4, folder 12

Some Consumer Gains in California Since Establishment of the Consumer Counsel Office, October 1959-December 1963, pamphlet 1964

carton 4, folder 13

Tomorrow's Families 1964-1966

carton 4, folder 14

"Wage Garnishment in California: A Study and Recommendations," California Law Review, v. 53, n.5 1965

carton 4, folder 15

Will You be Fooled by a Fraud? pamphlet 1965

 

Reports from consumer counsel

carton 4, folder 16

First Six Months of the Office of Consumer Counsel 1960 Mar

carton 4, folder 17

Protecting California Consumers from "Suede Shoe Operators" and Referral Type Sales Schemes 1960 Jun

carton 4, folder 18

Protecting California Consumers from Living Room Rackets and Referral Sales Schemes 1960 Aug

carton 4, folder 19

Highlights of the First Year, October 2, 1959-October 2, 1960 1960 Oct

carton 4, folder 20

Report to Edmund G. Brown from the Office of Consumer Counsel 1961 Jul

carton 4, folder 21

Activity Report, October-November 1961 1962 Jan

carton 4, folder 22

Consumer Counsel Program in California: Highlights of 1961 1962 Mar

carton 4, folder 23

Report of the First Two Years, October 1959-December 1961 1962 Jul

carton 4, folder 24

Consumer Credit and California Law: A Report to Edmund G. Brown 1963 Feb

carton 4, folder 25

Report of Committee 3: Consumer Representation in Government 1963 Mar

carton 4, folder 26

Consumer Counsel Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1964, Highlights circa 1964 Jul

carton 4, folder 27

Activity Highlights, September 1964 1964 Oct

carton 4, folder 28

Activity Highlights, Four months ending January 31, 1966 circa 1966 Feb

carton 4, folder 29

Quarterly Highlights, July 1, 1966-September 30, 1966 circa 1966 Oct

carton 4, folder 30

Preliminary Report on Trading Stamps and Promotional Games 1966 Nov

 

Reports from others

carton 4, folder 31

Attitudes in the Business Community Toward the Office of Consumer Counsel, by Governor's Business Advisory Council 1961 Mar

carton 4, folder 32

Milk Pricing Problems in California, by Robert P. Judd 1962 Sep

carton 4, folder 33

Television Servicing Industry, by Thomas Schneider 1962 Oct

carton 4, folder 34

Automotive Repair Industry, by John F. Moulds, III 1964 Nov

carton 4, folder 35

Teaching Unit for High School Students in Consumer Education, by Mrs. Phillis Basile 1965 Jan

carton 4, folder 36

Consumer Counsel Service Center Program reports 1966

carton 4, folder 37

Staff list 1965

carton 4, folder 38

"Your Benefit Program," prepared by the California State Personnel Board 1965

carton 83, folder 21

Miscellaneous undated

Carton 4, folders 39-54

Subseries 2.3:  Committees, 1960-1968

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains material on committees that Helen Nelson participated in including the Young Family Advisory Committee, the Program Advisory Committee, and the Interdepartmental Committee on Problems of Aging.
carton 4, folder 39

California Citizens' Advisory Committee on Aging 1966-1967

carton 4, folder 40

California Consumer Forum Committee 1966

carton 4, folder 41

California Industry Forum Committee 1965-1966

carton 4, folder 42

California Mastitis Committee 1963

carton 4, folder 43-44

Interdepartmental Committee on Problems of Aging 1963, undated

carton 4, folder 45

Program Advisory Committee 1960-1967, undated

carton 4, folder 46-54

Young Family Advisory Committee to the Consumer Counsel 1962, 1965-1968, undated

Carton 4, folders 55-68

Subseries 2.4:  Agency Projects, 1958-1971

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains correspondence, clippings, notes, publications, and reports on various agency projects including anti-poverty programs, consumer representation in government, and the neighborhood adult participation project.
carton 4, folder 55

Agriculture and government: a love affair 1967-1968

carton 4, folder 56

Anti-poverty program 1964-1967, 1971, undated

carton 4, folder 57-59

Anti-poverty programs in L.A. County 1965-1967, undated

carton 4, folder 60

California's program for consumers 1959-1961, 1966, undated

carton 83, folder 22

Consumer laws 1961

carton 4, folder 61

Consumer problems for the older American 1966-1967, undated

carton 4, folder 62-63

Consumer representation in government 1958, 1961-1965, undated

carton 4, folder 64

Democrats better learn fast 1964, 1967, undated

carton 4, folder 65

Housewives voice for lower prices 1967, undated

carton 83, folder 23

"Know Your Consumer Counsel" 1960

carton 4, folder 66

Neighborhood adult participation project 1965-1966, undated

carton 4, folder 67

Neighborhood money management services undated

carton 4, folder 68

Possible projects 1967

carton 83, folder 24-25

Newsletters 1957-1967

Carton 5, folders 1-44

Subseries 2.5:  Conferences and Workshops, 1955-1968

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
This subseries contains correspondence, meeting transcripts, notes, proceedings, programs, and reports relating to conferences and workshops in which Helen Nelson either attended or participated.
Speeches she may have delivered at the conferences can be found in Series 4, Publications and Speeches.
carton 5, folder 1

1955 Mar - Governor's Conference on Fraud and Misrepresentation in the Sale and Servicing of Home Appliances 1955

carton 5, folder 2

Jul - Workshop on Consumer Problems in California 1959

carton 5, folder 3

Sep - The Consumer and Purchasing Power: a Conference on Consumer Problems 1959

carton 5, folder 4

Feb - California Dairy Industry Conference 1960

carton 5, folder 5

Apr-May - Consumer Credit Conferences 1960

carton 5, folder 6

May - Legislative workshop on dance instruction contracts 1960

carton 5, folder 7

Jun - Governor's Conference on Natural Gas Problems 1960

carton 5, folder 8

Jun - Society for Advancement of Management, East Bay Chapter 1960

carton 5, folder 9

Oct - Governor's Conference on Aging 1960

carton 5, folder 10

Nov - Invitational Conference on Referral Selling 1960

carton 5, folder 11

Dec - Invitational Conference on Consumer Frauds 1960

carton 5, folder 12

1961 Oct-1962 Mar - Consumer Information Conferences 1961-1962

carton 5, folder 13-14

1961 Dec - Workshop on use of agricultural chemicals in California 1960-1962, 1964, undated

carton 5, folder 15

May - Consumer Fraud Institute 1962

carton 5, folder 16

Jun - National Conference on Weights and Measures 1962

carton 5, folder 17

Mar - California Association for Health and Welfare legislative institute 1962, undated

carton 5, folder 18

Apr - Briefing Session on Consumer Legislation 1963

carton 5, folder 19

Apr - Southern California Key Legislative Conference 1963

carton 5, folder 20

Apr - Understanding Consumer Legislation 1963

carton 5, folder 21

Jun - Forty Eighth National Conference on Weights and Measures 1963, 1966

carton 5, folder 22

Feb - Fourth Annual Conference on Families Who Follow the Crops 1964

carton 5, folder 23

Jun - Forty Ninth National Conference on Weights and Measures 1964

carton 5, folder 24-26

Sep - Seminar on Research Needs in Consumer Economics 1963-1964

carton 5, folder 27

Oct - National Council on Family Relations annual meeting 1964

carton 5, folder 28

Feb - Conference on Poverty in America 1965-1966

carton 5, folder 29

Jun - Peninsula Consumers Association conference 1965-1966

carton 5, folder 30

Aug - Agricultural Relations Council Summer Seminar 1965

carton 5, folder 31

Aug - Workshop in the Teaching of Family Finance 1965, undated

carton 5, folder 32

Dec - Consumer Action Conference 1965, undated

carton 5, folder 33

Feb - Consumer Day 1966

carton 5, folder 34

May - Community Action Conference 1966, undated

carton 5, folder 35

Sep - Northwest Public Power Accounting and Finance Workshop 1964, 1966

carton 5, folder 36

Feb - Whittier Forum 1967

carton 5, folder 37

Mar - Agricultural Leaders' Forum 1967, undated

carton 5, folder 38

Mar - Fifth Annual Conference on Families Who Follow the Crops 1967

carton 5, folder 39

Mar - Rising Food Prices: Causes and Consequences 1967

carton 5, folder 40

Apr - Collective Bargaining - The Road to Take? 1967

carton 5, folder 41

Jun - Seminar on Legal Implications of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act 1965-1967

carton 5, folder 42

Nov - Data Processing Concepts Course 1967

carton 5, folder 43

Feb - California Association for Health and Welfare Northern California Area Conference 1967-1968, undated

carton 5, folder 44

Oct - Information Technology Workshop 1968

carton 83, folder 26-27

Miscellaneous conferences and workshops 1966-1968

Carton 5, folders 45-49; Cartons 6-10; Carton 11, folders 1-5; Box 1

Subseries 2.6:  Subject Files, 1955-1974

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Further subdivided into Consumer Credit (2.6.1); Consumer Education (2.6.2); Consumer Legislation (2.6.3); Consumer Protection (2.6.4); Food Prices (2.6.5); Health Care (2.6.6); Public Utilities (2.6.7); Background Research on Consumerism (2.6.8)
This subseries contains correspondence, articles, clippings, brochures, hearing transcripts, notes, reports, speeches, and statements on consumer credit, consumer education, consumer legislation, consumer protection, food prices, health care, and public utilities.
Carton 5, folders 45-49, Carton 6, folders 1-5

2.6.1:  Consumer Credit

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to the topic of consumer credit.
carton 5, folder 45

Automobile installment sale 1961, 1966, undated

carton 5, folder 46

Bankruptcy 1961-1967, undated

carton 5, folder 47

Charge accounts 1963-1966

carton 5, folder 48

Clippings on consumer credit and financing 1957-1968, undated

carton 5, folder 49

Credit insurance 1967, undated

carton 6, folder 1-2

Credit legislation 1960, 1963-1974, undated

carton 6, folder 3

Statement and article on consumer credit by Dr. Richard L.D. Morse 1964, undated

carton 6, folder 4

Survey on fees of California Savings and Loan Association 1966, undated

carton 6, folder 5

Teenage credit undated

Carton 6, folders 6-24

2.6.2:  Consumer Education

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to the topic of consumer education.
carton 6, folder 6

General 1958-1959, 1965, 1967, undated

carton 6, folder 7

Assessing an Economic Education Program, Center on Economic Education, San Francisco State College 1964

carton 6, folder 8

Clippings on consumer education 1966-1967, undated

carton 6, folder 9

Consumer consultant program of Food and Drug Administration circa 1963

 

Courses in consumer affairs

carton 6, folder 10

Committee on Academic Program in Consumer Area, Pennsylvania State University 1968

carton 6, folder 11

Consumer counseling courses, AFL-CIO Community Service Activities 1959

carton 6, folder 12

Consumer education through the home management program, Los Angeles City School District 1966

carton 6, folder 13

Course Outline for Consumer Economics by David Schoenfeld and Arthur A. Natella 1966

carton 6, folder 14-18

Credit union family financial counseling 1959, 1966-1967, undated

carton 6, folder 19

Health education, Health 370: Teaching Unit on Consumer Health Education 1965

carton 6, folder 20

Short courses in consumer affairs, Center for Consumer Affairs, University of Wisconsin 1965, 1967

carton 6, folder 21

Family Financial Counseling Programs - Some Recent Developments by Paul Mendenhall circa 1966

carton 6, folder 22-23

Family financial management 1960-1961, 1967, undated

Carton 6, folders 25-38

2.6.3:  Consumer Legislation

carton 6, folder 25

General 1959-1969, undated

carton 6, folder 26

California legislature committees and cabinet 1962-1965, undated

carton 6, folder 27

Consumer Act of 1963 1963

carton 6, folder 28

Consumer Act of 1968 1968

carton 6, folder 29-35

Consumer legislation in California 1959-1968, undated

carton 6, folder 36-38

State Bar Report: Mechanics' Lien Laws 1962

Carton 6, folders 39-46, Carton 7, folders 1-31

2.6.4:  Consumer Protection

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to the topic of consumer protection.
carton 6, folder 39

British Standards Institution 1959-1964, undated

carton 6, folder 40

Clippings on consumer protection 1961, 1964-1966

carton 6, folder 41

Complaints referral 1966

carton 6, folder 42

Consumer fraud counsel 1967

carton 6, folder 43

Consumer Protection Activities of Federal Departments and Agencies, Eight Report by the Committee on Government Operations 1961

carton 6, folder 44

Consumer Protection Programs: Comparative Analysis, by Ronald Sanford 1962

carton 6, folder 45

Consumer Protective Movements on the State and Local Level 1963

carton 6, folder 46

Consumer rights and consumer rights protection 1965-1966, 1970, undated

carton 7, folder 1

Daily Consumer News Sheet 1968

carton 7, folder 2

Deceptive advertising 1964-1968, undated

carton 7, folder 3

Direct selling 1963-1965, 1968, undated

carton 7, folder 4

Employer and Union Wage Attachment Policies in San Diego County, by Marjorie S. Turner and Raymond A. Floren Jr. 1967

carton 7, folder 5

Freedom of Information in the Market Place: A Collection of Opinions Expressed During the Ninth Annual Freedom of Information Conference 1967

carton 7, folder 6

Funeral practice reform 1963-1965

 

Hearing transcripts

carton 7, folder 7-8

Cancellation and procedures for appeal 1965

carton 7, folder 9

Credit life and credit disability insurance policies 1963

carton 7, folder 10

Exemption of personal property tax 1964

carton 7, folder 11

Income tax preparation, HR 228 1963-1964

carton 7, folder 12

Licensing of pawnbrokers 1964

carton 7, folder 13-14

Travel agencies 1963

carton 7, folder 15-16

Insurance 1960-1967

carton 7, folder 17

"Marketers Fiddle While Consumers Burn" by E. B. Weiss, Harvard Business Review, July-August 1968

 

Statements and speeches

carton 7, folder 18

Angevine, David W., Consumers' Responsibilities 1964

carton 7, folder 19

Cohen, Wilbur J., Next Steps in Consumer Protection 1968

carton 7, folder 20

Coles, Jessica V., Government Agencies Enforcing Laws Protecting Consumers 1962

carton 7, folder 21

Garnsey, Morris E., statement on natural resources development 1967

carton 7, folder 22

Lazarus, Charles Y., Let the Consumer Decide 1969

carton 7, folder 23

Miller, George, Jr., Taxation Problems Confronting the 1967 California Legislature 1966

carton 7, folder 24

Morse, Richard L.D., statements on consumer rights 1964

carton 7, folder 25

Roosevelt, James, statement on consumer protection and various other topics undated

carton 7, folder 26

Sullivan, Leonor K. statement on consumer and congress 1965

carton 7, folder 27

Ware, Caroline, statement on foreign trade 1967

carton 7, folder 28

Wilson, Rufus E., The Year of Decision 1963

carton 7, folder 29

"Translating Sympathy for Deceived Consumers into Effective Programs" University of Law Review, vol. 114, no. 3 1966

carton 7, folder 30-31

Truth in lending legislation 1963-1964, 1968, undated

Box 1; Carton 7, folders 32-43, Carton 8, Carton 9, folders 1-24

2.6.5:  Food Prices

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to the topic of food prices.
carton 7, folder 32

Clippings on food prices 1960-1966

 

Food prices at super market

carton 7, folder 33

Bay Area comparative price changes 1961, 1965-1966

carton 7, folder 34

Clippings 1955, 1963, 1965-1967, undated

carton 7, folder 35

Packages and Prices of 14 Common Supermarket Items Available in One Store of a Supermarket Chain in Sacramento, California 1962

carton 7, folder 36

Prices of Selected Foods, Milwaukee and Suburbs, April 1965-March 1966, by Joseph Gartner and Jane Ehman 1966

carton 7, folder 37-42

Survey in California 1966

carton 7, folder 43

Housewives' boycott against grocers 1966, undated

 

Legislation

carton 8, folder 1

California bread law 1964, 1966

carton 8, folder 2

Clayton Act amendment 1963

carton 8, folder 3-15

Fair Packaging and Labeling Acts 1959-1968, undated

carton 8, folder 16-24

Hearings 1964, 1966

carton 8, folder 25

Survey of California weights and measures legislation 1960, 1963-1964

box 1

Exhibits: Food containers 1962-1964

folder 26

Trading Stamp Act 1967

carton 8, folder 27

Truth in Packaging Act 1962

carton 8, folder 28

Meat, eggs, and poultry prices 1959-1966, undated

 

Milk prices

carton 8, folder 29-30

General 1961-1964

carton 8, folder 31-34

Hearings 1962-1966

carton 8, folder 35

Milk Pricing Problems in California, by Robert P. Judd 1962

carton 8, folder 36

Notes and clippings 1962-1963, undated

carton 8, folder 37-39

Report on California Milk Price Control, by the Giannini Foundation 1960

carton 8, folder 40

Notes on food and drug prices circa 1960, undated

 

Statements and speeches

carton 9, folder 1

Brandow, G.E., Consumers and the Food Industry 1967

carton 9, folder 2

Braun, Elmer W., The Farmer and the Consumer 1962

carton 9, folder 3

Call, David L.., Private Label and Consumer Choice in the Food Industry 1967

carton 9, folder 4

Geddes, Samuel R., statement on farmers undated

carton 9, folder 5

Headley, J.C., A Dilemma for Consumers: Pesticide Use vs. Food Costs circa 1967

carton 9, folder 6

Leonard, Rod, draft statement on food prices undated

carton 9, folder 7

McKinnon, McKay, Jr., FDA Position on Pesticides 1963

carton 9, folder 8

Mueller, Willard F., Conglomerate Food Retailer 1966

carton 9, folder 9

Sposs, Richard C., Why the Diminishing Farmer undated

 

Background research

carton 9, folder 10-12

General 1961-1967, undated

carton 9, folder 13

Grocers Journal 1963

carton 9, folder 14-24

Grocer's Weekly Guide 1964, 1966, 1968

Carton 9, folders 25-31, Carton 10, folders 1-8

2.6.6:  Health Care

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to the topic of health care.
carton 9, folder 25

Clippings 1959-1968, undated

 

Hearings

carton 9, folder 26-29

Agricultural chemicals 1963

carton 9, folder 30

Cosmetology, HR 616 and AB 3087 1964

carton 9, folder 31

Motor vehicle repair and smog control devices 1964

carton 10, folder 1-2

Prepaid service contracts on health and dance studios 1960, 1966

carton 10, folder 3-4

Independent Practitioner under Medicare: A Report to the Congress from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1968

carton 10, folder 5

Legislation 1959-1963, 1968, 1970

carton 10, folder 6

Medical Care Section: Abstracts of Contributed Papers, APHA meeting, San Francisco 1960

carton 10, folder 7

Notes on vitamins undated

carton 10, folder 8

Background research 1959, 1962-1968

Carton 10, folders 9-23

2.6.7:  Public Utilities

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to the topic of public utilities.
carton 10, folder 9

General 1963, 1966

carton 10, folder 10

Clippings and notes 1965, undated

 

Household goods carriers

carton 10, folder 11

General 1963-1966, undated

carton 10, folder 12

California Moving and Storage Association petition 1964-1966

carton 10, folder 13-18

Hearing on practices of household goods carriers, transcripts 1964

carton 10, folder 19

Odell Joiner, petition 1966

carton 10, folder 20-21

Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. 1964-1966

carton 10, folder 22

Natural Gas Task Force Report on Production and Consumption of Natural Gas in California 1962

carton 10, folder 23

Telephone rates and solicitation 1965-1967, undated

Carton 10, folders 24-27, Carton 11, folders 1-5

2.6.8:  Background Research on Consumerism

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains materials relating to general issues relating to consumerism.
carton 10, folder 24-26

Articles and clippings 1955-1968, undated

carton 10, folder 27

Brochures and pamphlets 1947-1968, undated

carton 11, folder 1-3

Consumer publications around the world 1959-1964, undated

carton 11, folder 4-5

Reports 1962-1966

Carton 11, folders 6-28

Subseries 2.7:  Associated Organizations, 1958-1968

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains correspondence, notes, and other material on organizations affiliated with the Consumer Counsel. Helen Nelson maintained contact with some of the organizations after she left the post of Consumer Counsel.
carton 11, folder 6

Automobile Consumers Protective Association, Inc. 1964-1967, undated

carton 11, folder 7

Better Business Bureau 1962, 1965-1966

carton 11, folder 8

California Association for Health and Welfare 1962-1968, undated

carton 11, folder 9

California Department of Social Welfare 1966-1968, undated

carton 11, folder 10

California Federation of Women's Clubs 1965-1967, undated

carton 11, folder 11

Consumer Fraud Institute, Sacramento Branch 1961-1962, undated

carton 11, folder 12

Consumer League of New Jersey 1967-1968

carton 11, folder 13-14

Council on Consumer Information 1963-1968, undated

carton 11, folder 15

Dairy Council of California 1962, 1966

carton 11, folder 16

Economic Council of Canada 1967

carton 11, folder 17

Federal Trade Commission 1963

carton 11, folder 18

Friends Committee on Legislation 1965, 1967

carton 11, folder 19

Group Health Association of America, Inc. 1963, undated

carton 11, folder 20

KABC Radio 1967

carton 11, folder 21-22

Low Income Family Economics (LIFE) 1963-1967, undated

carton 11, folder 23

Massachusetts Consumers' Council 1964-1967

carton 11, folder 24

Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs 1967, undated

carton 11, folder 25

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1967

carton 11, folder 26

New York State Consumer Counsel Office 1958-1959, undated

carton 11, folder 27

Organization for Social and Technical Innovation 1965, undated

carton 11, folder 28

List of supporting organizations 1966

Cartons 12-25; Carton 26, folders 1-25

Series 3: University of Wisconsin Extension, Center for Consumer Affairs, 1941-1991

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into six subseries: Correspondence, General Office Files, Training Programs and Workshops, Conferences, Subject Files, and Associated Organizations.
Carton 12, folders 1-18

Subseries 3.1:  Correspondence, 1969-1982

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
This subseries contains both incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda.
carton 12, folder 1-14

Incoming letters, including: 1969-1982, undated

 

Anderson, Archie E.

 

Anderson, Wendell Richard, 1933-

 

Bumpers, Dale

 

Engman, Lewis A., 1936-1995

 

Hicks, Martha I.

 

Humphrey, Hubert H.

 

Jones, Mary Gardiner, 1920-

 

Kirkpatrick, Miles W., 1918-

 

Lucey, Patrick J., 1918-

 

McGovern, George S.

 

Milliken, William G., 1922-

 

Moore, Arch A., Jr.

 

Myerson, Bess

 

Patman, Wright, 1893-1976

 

Peterson, Esther, 1906-

 

Proxmire, William

 

Rainwater, Peggy

 

Sweda, Joe

 

Wallace, George C.

 

Yates, Juanita

carton 12, folder 15

Outgoing letters 1967-1979, undated

carton 12, folder 16-18

Memoranda 1969-1979, undated

Carton 12, folders 19-57; Cartons 13-14; Carton 15, folders 1-12

Subseries 3.2:  General Office Files, 1946-1986

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into three sub-subseries: Center for Consumer Affairs (3.2.1); University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Extension (3.2.2); and Departments of the University (3.2.3).
Carton 12, folders 19-57, Carton 13, Carton 14, folders 1-27

3.2.1:  Center for Consumer Affairs

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains clippings, committee records, material on courses taught by Nelson, program planning documentation, publications, reports, files relating to Nelson's sabbatical, and staff orientation material.
This sub-subseries also includes files of former Center for Consumer Affairs director and professor of economics at UWM, Gordon Bivens, and Milton J. Huber's files.
carton 12, folder 19

Archives material list undated

 

Bivens, Gordon E., files

carton 12, folder 20

Adjustment of Mobile Families to Their New Economic Environment 1963

carton 12, folder 21-24

Articles and papers by others 1964-1970

carton 12, folder 25

Consumer bankruptcy file 1966

carton 12, folder 26

Consumer Sovereignty in a Mass Production Society 1964

carton 12, folder 27

Consumer View...Late 60s, 70s, and 80s 1967

carton 12, folder 28

Family as a Consumer Unit 1964

carton 12, folder 29

Family financing articles 1960-1963, undated

carton 12, folder 30

Food Price Competition in a Legal Market 1967

carton 12, folder 31

Labor file 1963-1964

carton 12, folder 32

Nature of Man...As Perceived Through Economics undated

carton 12, folder 33

New Look at Today's Consumers and Their Problems 1964

carton 12, folder 34

Problems or Issues in Disseminating Family Economics to Adults 1967

carton 12, folder 35

Projects file 1964, undated

carton 12, folder 36

Public Financing of Consumer Work 1964

 

Reference and Resource Program

carton 12, folder 37

General 1964

carton 12, folder 38

Correspondence 1964

carton 12, folder 39

Report to University Extension 1964

carton 12, folder 40

Role of the Consumer in Our Economy 1965

carton 12, folder 41

Some Economic Dimensions of Clothing Consumption 1964

carton 12, folder 42

Book review and bibliography 1964, 1969-1974, undated

carton 12, folder 43

Clippings on the Center for Consumer Affairs 1971-1972

 

Committees and divisions

carton 12, folder 44

Ad hoc Community Task Force 1971-1972

carton 12, folder 45

Faculty Conference and Energy Panel 1975

carton 12, folder 46

National Advisory Committee 1974

carton 12, folder 47

National Committee for Consumer Education undated

 

Weights and Measures Division

carton 12, folder 48

Leland Gordon file 1969-1976

carton 12, folder 49

Conference report on net weight law enforcement 1975

 

Courses taught by Helen Nelson

carton 12, folder 50

Pre-seminar: Family economics and consumer issues 1970

carton 12, folder 51

Healthcare economics 1971

carton 12, folder 52

Viewpoint on Consumer Protection lecture 1973

carton 12, folder 53

Economic planning and analysis 1973

carton 12, folder 54

Consumer and the American economic system 1973

carton 12, folder 55

Mass media and the consumer 1973

carton 12, folder 56

Urban affairs 1974

carton 12, folder 57

Center for Health Sciences course 1974

 

Government and the consumer interest

carton 13, folder 1

Interdisciplinary perspectives in consumer sciences lecture 1974

carton 13, folder 2

Course material 1975

carton 13, folder 3

Course material 1977

carton 13, folder 4-5

Reference material 1975-1977, undated

carton 13, folder 6

Notes on unidentified course exam undated

carton 13, folder 7-8

Background material for courses 1971-1977, undated

carton 13, folder 9

History of Center for Consumer Affairs 1963, 1971, 1974, undated

 

Huber, Milton J., files

carton 13, folder 10

Correspondence 1966-1969

carton 13, folder 11

Profile of the Overextended Credit Family 1964

carton 13, folder 12

Study of the Financially Over-Extended Family 1965

carton 13, folder 13

Consumer-World of the Poor undated

 

Interviews with Helen Nelson

carton 13, folder 14

Transcript of interview by Jiffy Johnson 1976

carton 13, folder 15

Transcript of interview by Robert Ullrich 1976

carton 13, folder 16

Letterhead (blank) undated

carton 13, folder 17

Notes 1972, undated

 

Program planning

carton 13, folder 18

Decisions of future of the Center for Consumer Affairs 1973

carton 13, folder 19

Outline of Proposed Program and Organization for the Center for Consumer Affairs 1974

carton 13, folder 20

Program purpose and objectives 1970-1974

carton 13, folder 21

Questionnaires regarding program planning 1974, 1976, undated

 

Project reports

carton 13, folder 22

Final Report on Initial Attempts to Quantify Pollution Damage to Public Facilities in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area 1970

carton 13, folder 23

Report on Possible Negative Environmental Impacts of Plastic Covered Glass Soft Drink Containers 1972

 

Publications

carton 13, folder 24

Center for Consumer Affairs brochure 1974

carton 13, folder 25

Consumer Agency News 1974-1977

carton 13, folder 26

Consumer Education Information Systems and Technical Assistance Services 1977, undated

carton 13, folder 27

Consumer Health RX pamphlet 1971

carton 13, folder 28-32

Consumers in Action 1974-1978

carton 13, folder 33

Consumers Organize for Health Care: Sponsored Group Practice Health Care Plans

carton 13, folder 34

How State and Local Governments Regulate Economic Activities: A Consumer Briefing

carton 13, folder 35

Kaleidoscope of current Issues for Consumer Education Teachers brochure undated

carton 13, folder 36

Who to See for Eye Care pamphlet undated

carton 13, folder 37

Who to See for Skin Care pamphlet undated

carton 13, folder 38

List of publications 1963, 1972-1978

 

Reports of the Center for Consumer Affairs

carton 13, folder 39

Annual reports 1970-1978

carton 13, folder 40-41

Report of activities 1970-1976

carton 13, folder 42

Status report 1971

carton 13, folder 43-48

Resource people in consumer movement 1966-1986

 

Sabbatical files

carton 13, folder 49-52

Brussels 1976, 1982-1985, undated

carton 13, folder 53-54

Denmark 1970-1977, undated

carton 14, folder 1

Denmark 1970-1977, undated

carton 14, folder 2-16

England 1971-1978, undated

carton 14, folder 17-19

Norway 1968, 1971, 1975-1977, undated

carton 14, folder 20

Sweden 1971, 1976

carton 14, folder 21

Staff directory 1974-1975

carton 14, folder 22-23

Staff orientation package 1972-1974

carton 14, folder 24

Statements on issues regarding consumer protection 1972, 1975

carton 14, folder 25

Training Program for Consumer Protection Professionals handbook 1976

carton 14, folder 26

Working Paper on: A Study of Student Understandings of Consumer Concepts 1965

carton 14, folder 27

Background research 1946-1986, undated

Carton 14, folders 28-44, Carton 15, folder 1

3.2.2:  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Extension

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains the code of ethics, faculty handbook, mission statements, an organizational chart, reports, ten year plan, and Nelson's tenure and travel files.
carton 14, folder 28

Barter research project 1978

carton 14, folder 29

Code of ethics 1974

carton 14, folder 30

Consumer problems and cooperative management project, biennial budget decision form 1973

carton 14, folder 31

Extension Nutrition Committee 1971-1972, 1974, undated

carton 14, folder 32

Faculty handbook 1969-1971

carton 14, folder 33

Final Report, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 1977

carton 14, folder 34

History of UWM - Extension 1970-1973

carton 14, folder 35

Mission statements 1973

carton 14, folder 36

Organizational chart 1973

carton 14, folder 37

Personnel 1972

carton 14, folder 38

Quotes collected by Helen Nelson 1976-1977, undated

carton 14, folder 39

Recommendations for modifications and realignments of University Extension 1970

carton 14, folder 40

Ten year plan 1973

carton 14, folder 41

Tenure application of Helen Nelson 1970s

carton 14, folder 42-43

Travel 1972-1977

carton 14, folder 44

University of Wisconsin - Extension News 1969-1974

carton 15, folder 1

Wisconsin educational approval board rules 1972

Carton 15, folders 2-12

3.2.3:  Departments of the University

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains files on various university departments including Cooperative Extension Programs, Department of Community Affairs, Department of Law, Department of Preventative Medicine Instructional Program, and the School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences.
carton 15, folder 2-3

Center for Public Representation, Inc. 1971-1976, undated

 

Cooperative Extension Programs

carton 15, folder 4

General 1970-1975, 1981

carton 15, folder 5-6

Cooperatives and the Law symposium 1973-1976

carton 15, folder 7

Department of Community Affairs 1970

carton 15, folder 8

Department of Law 1973

carton 15, folder 9

Department of Preventive Medicine Instructional Program 1972-73

carton 15, folder 10

Office of Student Financial Aid, work study program 1971-72

carton 15, folder 11

School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences 1977-78

carton 15, folder 12

School of Library Science 1974-1975

Carton 15, folders 13-55; Carton 16; Carton 17, folders 1-5

Subseries 3.3:  Training Programs and Workshops, 1963-1978

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
This subseries contains records relating to programs and workshops sponsored by the Center of Consumer Affairs. Records include correspondence, proposals, programs, notes, pamphlets and brochures.
 

Consumer training programs

carton 15, folder 13-14

General 1970-1978

carton 15, folder 15

Biographical sketches of program and workshop attendees 1970-1978

carton 15, folder 16

Initiated by Center for Consumer Affairs 1970-1972

carton 15, folder 17-22

Program proposals 1971-1974, 1977

carton 15, folder 23

Background materials for program development 1965-1977

 

1970

carton 15, folder 24-26

Aug - National Seminar on Buyer's Recourse 1970-1974

carton 15, folder 27-28

Nov - Conference on Health Care through Prepayment Group Practice Plans 1970-1971

carton 15, folder 29

1971 Dec - Toward a Consumer Policy on Food Labeling 1971-1973, undated

 

1972

carton 15, folder 30-32

Jul - On Becoming a Consumer Spokesman 1972, undated

carton 15, folder 33

Dec - National Seminar for Consumer Representatives in State and Local Government 1970-1972

carton 15, folder 34-35

Dec - Consumer Product Liability Program 1970-1972

 

1973

carton 15, folder 36

Feb - Visual aid program 1963-1973

carton 15, folder 37

Sep-Oct - Program for building playground 1972-1973

carton 15, folder 38

Nov - Joint program with Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing 1972-1973

 

1974

carton 15, folder 39

May - Continuing Education for Public Librarians 1974

carton 15, folder 40

May - Newsletter Writers' Workshop 1972, 1974

carton 15, folder 41

May - Spanish-American Programming 1972, 1974

carton 15, folder 42

Jun - Manufacturing for Product Safety seminar 1974

carton 15, folder 43

Jul - Consumer Involvement in the Development of HMO 1974

carton 15, folder 44

Jul - Inflation and the Family 1959-1979

carton 15, folder 45-46

Jul - National Seminar for Consumer Representatives in State and Local Government 1973-1974

carton 15, folder 47

Oct - Tax Equity and Advocacy of the Poor 1974

 

1975

carton 15, folder 48

Mar - Consumer Briefing and Conference on Net Weight Law Enforcement 1975

carton 15, folder 49

Jul - National Seminar for Consumer Representatives in State and Local Government 1975

carton 15, folder 50

Sep - Workshop on Consumer Perspective 1975

carton 15, folder 51

Oct - Citizen Action and Advocacy 1975

 

1976

carton 15, folder 52

Jan - Consumer Protection Professionals in County and City Government 1975-1976

carton 15, folder 53

Feb - America: A Changing Society in a Changing World 1975-1976

carton 15, folder 54

Jun - Consultation on Educational Needs of Rural Girls and Women 1976

carton 15, folder 55

Jul - National Seminar for Directors of Consumer Agencies in State and Local Government 1976

carton 16, folder 1-3

Jul - Summer tour on health care delivery in Manitoba, Canada 1972, 1974-1976

carton 16, folder 4

Oct - Manufacturing for Product Safety 1976

carton 16, folder 5-7

Nov - Community Teaching for Better Eating 1973-1976, undated

carton 16, folder 8

Housing Environment Training Project 1976

 

1976-1977 - Survey on consumer agencies in state and local government

carton 16, folder 9

National Association of Attorneys General 1977

carton 16, folder 10

National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators 1976-1977

carton 16, folder 11

Reports 1963, 1976-1977

carton 16, folder 12

Survey on state consumer agencies 1976-1978

carton 16, folder 13

Survey on state governmental associations 1977

carton 16, folder 14-68

Survey files by state, Alabama-Wyoming 1970, 1974-1978, undated

 

1977

carton 17, folder 1

Apr - Survey on banking costs and services 1977-1978, undated

carton 17, folder 2

Jul - National Seminar for Directors of Consumer Agencies in State and Local Government 1977, undated

carton 17, folder 3

1978 Jun - Future of the Consumer in the United States 1978, undated

carton 17, folder 4

Case study: The Spender Syndrome undated

carton 17, folder 5

Helping Students to Help Themselves to Paying Power undated

Carton 17, folders 6-49; Carton 18, folders 1-33

Subseries 3.4:  Conferences, 1956-1980

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
This subseries contains correspondence, notes, programs and agendas, conference proceedings, and papers delivered at conferences that Helen Nelson attended and in some cases participated. Conference files may also be found in subseries 3.5 Subject Files.
 

1968

carton 17, folder 6

Apr - Council on Consumer Information 1968

carton 17, folder 7

Sep - Western States Water and Power Consumers Conference 1968

carton 17, folder 8-9

1969 - Consumer Affairs Conference 1967-1969, undated

carton 17, folder 10

1970 - Insurance seminar 1970

 

1971

carton 17, folder 11-13

Minneapolis conference on credit unions 1971

carton 17, folder 14

Aug - National Association of State Budget Officers 1971

 

1972

carton 17, folder 15

Jan - Consumers and Environment 1972

carton 17, folder 16

Mar - Attorney General's Conference on Consumerism 1972-1973

carton 17, folder 17

Apr - National Conference on Prepaid Legal Services 1972

carton 17, folder 18

May - National Conference on Student Consumer Action 1972

carton 17, folder 19

Sep - Wisconsin Credit Union League 1972

carton 17, folder 20

Dec - Effective Customer Service Seminar 1972

carton 17, folder 21

Iowa Consumers League annual meeting 1972, undated

 

1973

carton 17, folder 22

Jan - Neighborhood Consumer Information Center Consumer Conference 1972-1973

carton 17, folder 23

Feb - Women's Court and Civic Conference 1973

carton 17, folder 24

Mar - State Capital Credit Union annual meeting 1972-1973

carton 17, folder 25

Mar - Women as Economic Equals 1973

carton 17, folder 26

Apr - Health Maintenance and the Delivery of Medical Care 1973

carton 17, folder 27

Apr - Ohio Consumer Association annual meeting 1972-1973

carton 17, folder 28

Apr - Quality Assurance Conference on Health Care 1973

carton 17, folder 29

May - Consumer Journalism Conference 1973

carton 17, folder 30

May - Executive Forum 1972-1973

carton 17, folder 31

Jun - American Home Economics Association annual meeting 1973

carton 17, folder 32

Jun - Current Consumer Topics 1973

carton 17, folder 33

Aug - American Bar Association annual meeting 1973

carton 17, folder 34

Sep - Women and minority directors of major corporations 1973-1974

carton 17, folder 35

Sep-Dec - Hospital administration seminars 1973

carton 17, folder 36

Nov - Direct Selling Symposium 1973

carton 17, folder 37

Dec - All-Eastern Conference 1973-1974

 

1974

carton 17, folder 38

Jan - Annual Consumer Conference of National Consumer Information Center 1973-1974

carton 17, folder 39

Mar - Kaleidoscope of Current Issues for Consumer Education Teachers 1974

carton 17, folder 40-43

Mar - National Conference on Consumer Protection in Post-secondary Education 1972-1974

carton 17, folder 44

Apr - Government, You and Advertising 1974

carton 17, folder 45

May - National Consumer Information Center Midwest Area Consumer Conference 1966-1967, 1974

carton 17, folder 46-47

Jun - Technology Assessment Conference 1973-1974, 1985, undated

carton 17, folder 48

Sep - Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. Assembly 1974

carton 17, folder 49

Oct - College Entrance Examination Board Annual Forum 1974

carton 18, folder 1

Oct - College Entrance Examination Board Annual Forum 1974

carton 18, folder 2

Nov - National Conference on Consumer Protection in Postsecondary Education 1973-1974

carton 18, folder 3

Nov - Woman as Consumer 1974

 

1975

carton 18, folder 4

Feb - Southwestern District Home Economists 1974-1975

carton 18, folder 5

Apr - Consumer science faculty seminar 1975

carton 18, folder 6

Apr - First National Conference on Rural America 1975

carton 18, folder 7

Apr - Milwaukee Journal News Seminar 1975

carton 18, folder 8

May - Public Interest Advocacy Workshop 1973, 1975

carton 18, folder 9

Jun - National Consumer Forum 1974-1975

carton 18, folder 10

Jun - National Consumer Information Center Midwest Area Consumer Conference 1975

carton 18, folder 11-12

Jun - National Forum on Consumer Concerns of Older Americans 1975

carton 18, folder 13

Oct - Consumer 75 1975

carton 18, folder 14

Dec - National Consumer Symposium 1975

 

1976

carton 18, folder 15

Feb - Illinois Consumer Education Association annual conference 1975-1976

carton 18, folder 16

May - Milwaukee Sentinel Forum for Progress 1976

carton 18, folder 17

Jun - Consumer Affairs Forum 1976

carton 18, folder 18

Jun - Product Credit Association Managers' Conference 1975-1976

carton 18, folder 19-20

Oct - Symposium on accident loss reparations system 1976

 

1977

carton 18, folder 21

Jan - National Consumer Information Center annual convention 1976-1977

carton 18, folder 22-23

Feb - Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington Policy Seminar 1975-1977

carton 18, folder 24

Mar - Wisconsin Live Stock Breeders' Association annual meeting 1977

carton 18, folder 25

May - Consumer Education "Catch-Up" Conference 1977

carton 18, folder 26

May - Consumer Product Performance Measurement Conference 1977

carton 18, folder 27

Jul - Conference on Consumer Research for Consumer Policy 1977, undated

carton 18, folder 28

1978 - Consumer Education "Catch-Up" Conference 1977-1978

carton 18, folder 29

Conference preparation calendar undated

carton 18, folder 30-32

Miscellaneous meeting invitations, pamphlets, etc. 1956, 1969, 1971-1980

carton 18, folder 33

Notes taken at unidentified conferences undated

Carton 18, folders 34-46; Cartons 19-24; Carton 25, folders 1-4

Subseries 3.5:  Subject Files, 1941-1991

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into nine sub-subseries: Consumer Credit (3.5.1); Consumer Education (3.5.2); Consumer Legislation (3.5.3); Consumer Protection (3.5.4); Food and Drug (3.5.5); Health Care (3.5.6); Public Utilities (3.5.7); Urban Development (3.5.8); and General Background Research on Consumerism (3.5.9).
This subseries contains material collected by Helen Nelson. General information files for each subject are located at the beginning of the subject and Background Research files are located at the end of each subject, otherwise the files are arranged alphabetically within each subject.
Carton 18, folders 34-46, Carton 19, folders 1-11

3.5.1:  Consumer Credit

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, correspondence, notes, reports, statements and testimony, and writings dating from 1965-1987.
carton 18, folder 34

Assessment of Moves Towards a Less Cash/Less Check Society 1974

carton 18, folder 35-36

Consequence of Electronic Funds Transfer 1975

carton 18, folder 37

Credit contracts 1968, 1972-1972, undated

carton 18, folder 38

Credit Transactions, National Consumer Law Center, Boston College 1971

carton 18, folder 39

EFT and the Public Interest 1977

carton 18, folder 40

Federal Trade Commission Economic Report on Installment Credit and Retail Sales Practices of District of Columbia Retailers 1968

carton 18, folder 41

Federal Trade Commission Report on Surveys of Creditor Compliance with the Truth in Lending Act 1971

carton 18, folder 42

Financial transaction types 1975

carton 18, folder 43

Funds transfer system conference proceedings 1974

carton 18, folder 44

Home mortgage: variable rate 1975

carton 18, folder 45

Improve Your Credit Ability undated

carton 18, folder 46

Less cash/less check technology report 1974

carton 19, folder 1

Madison Model for Personal Finance 1974

carton 19, folder 2

Personal financing article 1965-1978

carton 19, folder 3

Proposed regulation on Consumer Credit Protection Act 1968

carton 19, folder 4

Repeal of interest rate ceiling for home mortgage 1979

carton 19, folder 5-8

Statements and testimony, including: 1973

 

Angevine, Erma

 

Bucher, Jeffery M.

 

Nelson, Helen

 

Shick, Blair C.

carton 19, folder 9

Survey of Banking Costs and Services in Metropolitan Milwaukee circa 1978

carton 19, folder 10

Truth in Lending - Has it Helped Consumers? 1973

carton 19, folder 11

Background research 1969-1976, 1986-1987, undated

Carton 19, folders 12-39

3.5.2:  Consumer Education

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, correspondence, notes, project and program information, proposals, reports, and transcripts dating from 1957-1979.
carton 19, folder 12

Educating the consumer through the media 1957, 1971-1978

carton 19, folder 13

Implementing Consumer Policy in the United States 1975

carton 19, folder 14

Jewish Vocational Service consumer education project 1970

carton 19, folder 15

National Science Foundation project, Improving Consumer Decisions at the Point of Purchase 1978

carton 19, folder 16

Notes 1972, undated

carton 19, folder 17

Oklahoma State University questionnaire for consumer affairs professionals 1978

carton 19, folder 18

Project Energy Plus, proposal for high school education 1975

carton 19, folder 19

Students in Consumer Affairs: A Procedural Manual for Establishing a Consumer Education and Consumer Protection Project 1974

carton 19, folder 20

Survey of Consumer Education in Canada 1970

carton 19, folder 21

Teenagers 1977

 

Television programs

carton 19, folder 22

"Inflation - Recession - A Family Affair" 1975

carton 19, folder 23

"MacNeil/Lehrer Report" 1977

carton 19, folder 24

"Should Minimum Price and Fair Laws Be Repealed?" 1975

carton 19, folder 25-26

United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare - Study and Development of Alternative Models for Consumer Participation 1973

carton 19, folder 27

United States Office of Consumer Affairs newsletters 1976-1977

 

United States Office of Consumer Education

carton 19, folder 28

Funding 1972, 1976-1977

carton 19, folder 29

Grant application and awards 1977-1979

 

United States Office of Education

carton 19, folder 30

Agreement with the Federal Trade Commission 1978

carton 19, folder 31

Consumer education programs 1970-1979

carton 19, folder 32

Consumer education program grant proposal 1977-1978

carton 19, folder 33

Guide to Consumer Action 1978

carton 19, folder 34-35

National Committee for Consumer Education 1977-1978

carton 19, folder 36

White House consumer education program 1975-1977

carton 19, folder 37

"Who is Doing What to Whom" radio program 1974

carton 19, folder 38-39

Background research 1969-1979, undated

Carton 19, folders 40-46, Carton 20, folders 1-10

3.5.3:  Consumer Legislation

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, correspondence, notes, and legislation dating from 1962-1989.
carton 19, folder 40-41

General 1962, 1968-1977, undated

carton 19, folder 42

Buyer's Bill of Rights 1969, 1971

carton 19, folder 43

California legislation 1974-1975, 1976

carton 19, folder 44

Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act 1977

carton 19, folder 45

Franchise investment law 1971

carton 19, folder 46

Kansas legislation undated

carton 20, folder 1

Model laws of various types 1971

carton 20, folder 2

Notes undated

carton 20, folder 3

Occupational regulation 1976

carton 20, folder 4

Social Security Amendments of 1971 1971

carton 20, folder 5-7

Wisconsin Consumer Act 1971-1974, 1977

carton 20, folder 8

Wisconsin Residential and Tenant Act 1977

carton 20, folder 9-10

Background research 1968, 1970-1978, 1981, 1989, undated

Carton 20, folders 11-33

3.5.4:  Consumer Protection

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, correspondence, notes, reports, statements, and publications dating from 1964-1989.
carton 20, folder 11-12

Advertising industry statements, including 1971-1972

 

Bell, Howard H.

 

Braren, Warren

 

Automobile insurance

carton 20, folder 13

General 1972

carton 20, folder 14

No-fault 1970-1973, undated

carton 20, folder 15

Positive Approach for Acceptable No-fault Insurance in 1973 1973

carton 20, folder 16

Automobile repair fraud 1971-1972

carton 20, folder 17

Complaint forms undated

carton 20, folder 18

Consumer Protection Directory undated

carton 20, folder 19

Copyright infringement 1972-1974

carton 20, folder 20

Direct selling 1971

carton 20, folder 21

Free trade statement by Paul Findley 1970

carton 20, folder 22

Notes undated

carton 20, folder 23

Preservation of Buyers Claims and Defense hearing 1971-1973

carton 20, folder 24

Product Safety in Household Goods 1968

carton 20, folder 25

Taxation 1964, 1972-1987

 

Television

carton 20, folder 26

Children's programs 1971

carton 20, folder 27

Repair service in California 1971, 1989

carton 20, folder 28

Travel industry 1972-1979, undated

carton 20, folder 29-30

Wage garnishment 1965-1970

carton 20, folder 31-33

Background research 1964, 1968-1978, 1985, undated

Carton 20, folders 34-49, Carton 21, Carton 22, folders 1-40

3.5.5:  Food and Drug

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, committee material, conference and workshop files, correspondence, label samples, notes, program and project files, policy papers, reports, and statements dating from 1941-1988.
carton 20, folder 34

California shipping point inspection and vegetable standardization 1973

carton 20, folder 35-36

Correspondence 1971-1979

 

Conferences and Workshops

carton 20, folder 37

1969 - National Conference on Weights and Measures 1969

 

1970

carton 20, folder 38

Oct - American Meat Institute 1970

carton 20, folder 39

Nov - International Food Manufacturers Assoc. 1970

 

1972

carton 20, folder 40

Mar - Northeast Conference on Unit Pricing 1970-1972

carton 20, folder 41

Apr - Nutrition Labeling: New FDA Regulation 1972

 

1973

carton 20, folder 42

Feb - Happenings in Today's Food Market 1972-1973

carton 20, folder 43

Sep - Newspaper food editors conference 1973

 

1974

carton 20, folder 44

Jun - National Nutrition Food Policy Conference 1972, 1974

carton 20, folder 45

Jul - National Conference on Weights and Measures 1974

carton 20, folder 46

Aug - International Association of Milk Control Agencies 1974, 1977

 

1975

carton 20, folder 47

Feb - Northwest Weights and Measures Assoc. 1974-1975

carton 20, folder 48

Mar - Conference on Milk Marketing 1971-1975

carton 20, folder 49

Apr - Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Nutrition for Health 1973-1975, undated

carton 21, folder 1

May - National Cheese Seminar 1975

carton 21, folder 2

May - Wisconsin Association of Food Dealers 1975

carton 21, folder 3-4

Jul - National Conference on Weights and Measures 1975

carton 21, folder 5-14

Jul - Working Conference on Research to Meet US and World Food Needs 1975, undated

carton 21, folder 15-16

Sep - Conference on Nutrition Education 1975, undated

carton 21, folder 17-21

Sep - Workshop on technological change and the American diet 1941, 1958, 1973-1975, undated

 

1976

carton 21, folder 22

May - Symposium on food regulations 1976

carton 21, folder 23

Dec - Conference on milk marketing 1976

 

1978

carton 21, folder 24

May - Research Needs in Food Technology 1978

carton 21, folder 25

Jun - Conference on nutrition and the American Food System 1978

 

Drugs and Cosmetics 1971-78

carton 21, folder 26

Drug development study by the University of Rochester report 1965, 1978

carton 21, folder 27

"Prescription Drug Pricing" 1972

carton 21, folder 28

"Quality of Advice" 1971

carton 21, folder 29-30

Statements on drugs, including: 1971-1973

 

Arbesman, Carl E.

 

Dunphy, Thomas W.

 

Gwaltney, Jack M.

 

Hornick, Richard B.

 

Katz, Sol

 

La Brecqus, Donald C.

 

Nelson, Gaylord

 

Norman, Philip S.

 

Food Industry

carton 21, folder 31

General undated

carton 21, folder 32

American Meat Institute 1970-1975

carton 21, folder 33

California Milk Advisory Board 1975-1976

carton 21, folder 34

Community Nutrition Institute 1972-1977

carton 21, folder 35

Food Action Campaign 1973

 

Giant

carton 21, folder 36

Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Over-the-Counter Drug and Cosmetic Labeling 1973

carton 21, folder 37-38

Ad Hoc Nutritional Labeling Advisory Committee 1971, 1974

carton 21, folder 39

Annual report 1979

carton 21, folder 40

Consumer ad hoc meeting material 1978

carton 21, folder 41

Correspondence 1971-1979

carton 21, folder 42

Labeling Committee 1976-1978

carton 21, folder 43

Labeling cosmetic products 1973

carton 21, folder 44-46

Projects 1978-1979, 1981, 1987-1988

carton 21, folder 47

National Academy of Sciences, Food and Nutrition Board 1974, 1977, 1979

carton 21, folder 48

National Farmers Union 1969-1970

carton 22, folder 1

National Federation of Consumer Groups 1978

carton 22, folder 2

National Live Stock and Meat Board 1972

carton 22, folder 3

National Restaurant Association 1973

 

United States Food and Drug Administration 1970-78

carton 22, folder 4

Nutrient labeling test program 1970-1972, 1978

carton 22, folder 5

"Replace the FDA with an Independent Consumer Protection Agency" circa 1972

carton 22, folder 6

Report on nutrition 1974

carton 22, folder 7

Rules and policy 1978

carton 22, folder 8

Virginia Weights and Measures Association 1971, 1973

carton 22, folder 9

Food legislation notes undated

 

Food Marketing

carton 22, folder 10

General undated

carton 22, folder 11

"Dietary Goals for the United States" 1977

carton 22, folder 12

Egg products inspection 1971

 

Food prices

carton 22, folder 13

Cereal 1970, undated

carton 22, folder 14

Groceries undated

carton 22, folder 15

Per-ounce unit price 1971

carton 22, folder 16-17

Tomato import trade barrier litigation 1970-1971

carton 22, folder 18

"Truth in Pricing" report 1969

carton 22, folder 19

Background research 1966, 1969-1973, 1976-1978, undated

carton 22, folder 20

Product open dating 1971, 1979

carton 22, folder 21

Returnable beverage container 1970

carton 22, folder 22-27

Statements and speeches, including 1967, 1970, 1973, 1979, undated

 

Choate, Robert B.

 

Gullberg, Mary

 

Leonard, Rodney E.

 

Nelson, Gaylord

 

Perlis, Leo

 

Peterson, Esther

carton 22, folder 28

Summary Proposal of the Lay Committee on Food Standards 1969

carton 22, folder 29

Universal grocery product code 1973

carton 22, folder 30

Background research 1973-1978

 

Nutrition

carton 22, folder 31

Meals 1966-1972

carton 22, folder 32

Notes undated

carton 22, folder 33

Background research 1968, 1972-1973, 1977, undated

 

Nutritional Labeling

carton 22, folder 34

General 1970, 1972-1973, 1975, 1978, 1981, undated

carton 22, folder 35

Label samples undated

carton 22, folder 36

Legislation on packaging 1966-1977

carton 22, folder 37

Milk 1971

carton 22, folder 38

Policy papers 1974, undated

carton 22, folder 39

Policy study reference material 1974-1977, 1986

carton 22, folder 40

Background research 1968, 1970-1973, 1978, undated

Carton 22, folders 22-59, Carton 23, Carton 24, folders 1-11

3.5.6:  Health Care

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, conference and workshop files, correspondence, notes, files on health care organizations, speeches, and papers dating from 1954-1990.
 

Conferences and workshops

 

1970

carton 22, folder 41

Feb - National Conference on Medical Malpractice 1970-1971

carton 22, folder 42

Oct - Great Lakes Regional Conference 1970

 

1971

carton 22, folder 43

Jan - Health Care Crisis in America 1970-1972

carton 22, folder 44

Jun - Group Health Institute 1971

carton 22, folder 45

Sep - Consumer Health Education 1971

carton 22, folder 46

Oct - National Association of Neighborhood Health Center annual meeting 1970-1971

 

1972

carton 22, folder 47

Feb - Midwest regional meeting of Medical Committee on Human Rights 1971-1972

carton 22, folder 48

Feb - Stephen Wilson Pharmacy Seminar 1972

carton 22, folder 49

May - Group Health Institute 1972

 

1973

carton 22, folder 50

Feb - HMO Consumer Program Consultant Feedback Workshop 1973

carton 22, folder 51-53

Feb - Stephen Wilson Pharmacy Seminar 1971-1973

carton 22, folder 54-55

Apr - Invitational Conference on Quality Assurance 1972-1973

carton 22, folder 56

Oct - Health Security Conference 1973

 

1974

carton 22, folder 57

May - National Symposium on Health Care and Consumers 1974

carton 22, folder 58

Apr - Conference on National Health Care 1975-1976

carton 22, folder 59

Health care plans of various organizations 1969-1978

 

National blood policy

carton 23, folder 1

General 1973-1974

carton 23, folder 2-3

American Blood Resources Association proposed plan 1973

carton 23, folder 4

Secretary's Conference on Implementation of the National Blood Policy 1973-1974

carton 23, folder 5

Statement 1973

carton 23, folder 6

National health care reform 1970-1971

carton 23, folder 7

Notes undated

 

Organizations

carton 23, folder 8-9

American Association of Foundation for Medical Care 1975, 1978

carton 23, folder 10

American Association of Ophthalmology 1971-1974

carton 23, folder 11

American Medical Association 1969-1972

carton 23, folder 12

American Osteopathic Association 1970-1972

carton 23, folder 13

American Patients Association, Inc. 1968-1970

carton 23, folder 14-15

California Council for Health Plan Alternatives 1969-1972

carton 23, folder 16

Community Psychiatric Centers 1975

carton 23, folder 17

Comprehensive Health Planning Agency of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. 1975

carton 23, folder 18

Cream City Neighborhood Health Program, Inc. 1971

carton 23, folder 19

Family Health Plan, Inc. 1976-1978

carton 23, folder 20

Group Health Association, Inc. of Washington D.C. 1978

carton 23, folder 21-23

Group Health Association of America, Inc. 1969-1972, 1977-1978

carton 23, folder 24-25

Group Health Institute 1972-1977

carton 23, folder 26

Health Policy Advisory Center 1972-1973

carton 23, folder 27

Health Security Action Council 1973

carton 23, folder 28

Health Service Data 1971

carton 23, folder 29

Institute for the Study of Health and Society 1970

carton 23, folder 30

National Consumers Health Committee Midwestern Regional Council 1972

carton 23, folder 31-32

Southwestern Wisconsin Health System Agency, Inc. 1974-1977

carton 23, folder 33-34

United States Office of Technology Assessment Health Advisory Committee 1976-1978

carton 23, folder 35

West Bay Health Systems Agency 1979

carton 23, folder 36-40

Wisconsin Governor's Health and Policy Task Force 1971-1972

carton 23, folder 41-52

Speeches and papers, including: 1964, 1966-1968, 1970-1971, 1974, 1977-1978, undated

 

Buldon, L. Gordon

 

Bunce, Deane C

 

Burnwell, E. Langdon

 

Califano, Joseph A., Jr.

 

Duffy, Gordon

 

Hampton, Phillip and Krinsky, Joel L

 

Huber, Milton J.

 

Kimberly, John R.

 

Lane, Sylvia

 

Mann, Robert E.

 

Moore, Thomas, Jr.

 

Mott, Frederick Dodge, 1904-

carton 24, folder 1-6

Speeches and papers, including: 1967, 1970-1973, undated

 

Nutt, Paul C.

 

Rhetta, Helen L.

 

Roemer, Milton Irwin, 1916-

 

Shields, Currin V

 

Slesinger, Larry H.

 

Somers, Anne Ramsay

carton 24, folder 7-11

Background research 1954, 1959, 1967-1973, 1975-1978, 1989-1990, undated

Carton 24, folders 12-23

3.5.7:  Public Utilities

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, correspondence, notes, files on hearings, and statements dating from 1964-1978.
carton 24, folder 12

General 1977-1978

carton 24, folder 13-14

Energy crisis 1972-74

carton 24, folder 15

Franchise of CATV draft ordinance 1971

 

Hearings

carton 24, folder 16

On deposit, guarantee and disconnect rules 1974

carton 24, folder 17

On excess profits on fuels, oil industry trade practices, price gouging, hoarding... 1974

carton 24, folder 18

Notes undated

carton 24, folder 19

Product safety regulatory rules 1976-1977

carton 24, folder 20-22

Statements by 1974, undated

 

Leonard, Rodney

 

Nelson, Helen

 

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

carton 24, folder 23

Background research 1964, 1967, 1973-1974, 1976

Carton 24, folders 24-37

3.5.8:  Urban Development

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, clippings, correspondence, notes, reports, statements, and transcripts dating from 1967-1991.
carton 24, folder 24

General 1973

 

Aging

carton 24, folder 25

General 1972, undated

carton 24, folder 26

Health insurance for the elderly 1978

carton 24, folder 27

"State Life Insurance Fund - - - Consumers' Bargain and Legislators' Football" 1974

carton 24, folder 28

Survey of Grocery Buying Behavior of an Aging Low Income Population... undated

carton 24, folder 29

Background research 1967-1991

carton 24, folder 30

Ahlgren, Henry L., letter to Helen Nelson 1972

carton 24, folder 31

Community reinvestment, redlining controversy 1977-1978

carton 24, folder 32

Housing 1969-1972

carton 24, folder 33

Inner City Youth Auto Repair and Training Center 1972-1974

carton 24, folder 34

Milwaukee south side inner city 1971, 1973

carton 24, folder 35

Notes undated

carton 24, folder 36

World poverty 1974, 1977

carton 24, folder 37

Background research 1964, 1970-1978, undated

Carton 24, folders 38-44, Carton 25, folders 1-4

3.5.9:  General Background Research on Consumerism

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
This sub-subseries contains articles, brochures, clippings, and writings, regarding consumerism. The research material dates from 1944-1982.
carton 24, folder 38-44

Background research on consumerism 1944, 1963-1974

carton 25, folder 1-4

Background research on consumerism 1974-1982, undated

Carton 25, folders 5-51; Carton 26, folders 1-25

Subseries 3.6:  Associated Organizations, 1954-1991

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains correspondence, reports, statements, handbooks, directories, publications, pamphlets, newsletters, notes, and clippings on organizations associated with Helen Nelson's activities at the University of Wisconsin Extension, Center for Consumer Affairs.
carton 25, folder 5

Action for Children's Television (ACT) 1970-1972, 1977

carton 25, folder 6

AFL-CIO 1968-1971, 1977

carton 25, folder 7

American Arbitration Association 1968, 1976

carton 25, folder 8

American Association of Professional Standards Review Organizations 1978

carton 25, folder 9

American Association of University Women 1954, 1967-1968, 1973-1974, 1981

carton 25, folder 10

American Statistical Association 1981

carton 25, folder 11-12

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers 1969-1971

carton 25, folder 13

Business and Society Review 1976, 1978

carton 25, folder 14-16

California Department of Consumer Affairs 1961, 1975-1977, undated

carton 25, folder 17

Citizens Committee on Engineering Licensure 1974

carton 25, folder 18-20

Citizens Committee on Paperwork Reduction 1977-1978

carton 25, folder 21

Committee to Retain Judge George Brunn 1970

carton 25, folder 22

Community Law Reports, Inc. 1976-1978

carton 25, folder 23-24

Concerned Consumer's League, Inc. 1973, 1977-1978, undated

carton 25, folder 25-27

Conference of Consumer Organizations 1974-1992

carton 25, folder 28

Consumer Education Council on World Trade 1973

carton 25, folder 29

Consumers for McGovern 1968, 1973

carton 25, folder 30

Cost of Living Council 1972-1973

carton 25, folder 31

Council on Urban Life 1972

carton 25, folder 32

Credit Union National Association 1961, 1963, 1968-1971, undated

carton 25, folder 33

Diablo Valley College, Consumer Institute 1971

carton 25, folder 34

Economic Stabilization Program 1973

carton 25, folder 35

Federation of Homemakers, Inc. 1972

carton 25, folder 36

Greater Milwaukee Consumer League 1970

carton 25, folder 37

Greenleich Associates, Inc. 1976

carton 25, folder 38-39

Illinois Public Action Council 1977-1978

carton 25, folder 40-41

J. C. Penney Co. 1974-1977

carton 25, folder 42

Market Place Ministries undated

carton 25, folder 43

Massachusetts Consumer's Council 1971-1972

carton 25, folder 44

Michigan Consumers Council 1965, 1971, 1978

carton 25, folder 45

Milwaukee Center for Dispute Settlement 1973

carton 25, folder 46

Milwaukee County Committee on Environment 1972

carton 25, folder 47

Minnesota Office of Consumer Services 1977

carton 25, folder 48

National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (U.S.) 1977-1979

carton 25, folder 49

National Consumer Congress 1973, 1985

carton 25, folder 50-51

National Consumer Finance Association 1962, 1966-1969, 1973, undated

carton 26, folder 1-2

National Consumers' League 1967, 1974, 1976-1991

carton 26, folder 3

National Consumers Union 1969-1970

carton 26, folder 4

National Delphi on Student Consumerism 1978

carton 26, folder 5

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs 1958, 1971

carton 26, folder 6-7

Oregon Department of Education 1974, 1976-1977

carton 26, folder 8

Public Citizen, Inc. 1967, 1977-1978, 1981, undated

carton 26, folder 9

Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) 1978

carton 26, folder 10

Tenants' and Consumers' Organization 1969

carton 26, folder 11

Theobald, Robert - communication network 1977-1978

carton 26, folder 12

University of California, Davis, Center for Consumer Research 1967-1974

carton 26, folder 13

Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Inc. 1971-1973, 1975

carton 26, folder 14

Wayne State University 1968-1970

carton 26, folder 15-18

Wisconsin Consumer's League 1970, 1972-1975, 1978

carton 26, folder 19

Wisconsin Dispute Settlement Council 1975-1976

carton 26, folder 20

Wisconsin State Service Center undated

carton 26, folder 21

Wisconsin Welfare Rights Organization 1974

carton 26, folder 22

Wisconsin Women for Agriculture 1974, 1977, undated

carton 26, folder 23

Directories of consumer agencies 1973-1977

carton 26, folder 24

Pamphlets of consumer organizations 1968-1989, undated

carton 26, folder 25

Clippings on consumer organizations 1970-1978

Carton 26, folders 26-48; Carton 27-32; Carton 33, folders 1-4

Series 4: Consumer Research Foundation, 1956-1997

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into four subseries: General Office Files, Uniform Consumer Credit Code, Legislation Files, and Associated Consumer Organizations.
Carton 26, folders 26-37

Subseries 4.1:  Correspondence, 1966-1997

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
This subseries contains incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda.
carton 26, folder 26-35

Incoming, including 1966-1997, undated

 

Bergland, Bob Selmer, 1928-

 

Brobeck, Stephen

 

Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-

 

Corman, James C. (James Charles), 1920-

 

Elbrecht, Richard A.

 

Lockyer, Bill

 

Vial, Donald

carton 26, folder 36-37

Outgoing 1967-1996, undated

Carton 26, folders 38-48; Carton 27; Carton 28, folders 1-8

Subseries 4.2:  General Office Files, 1956-1994

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains articles of incorporation, bylaws, Board of Directors records, conference material, press releases, notes on the history of theorganization, statements and testimony, and treasurer's files. Also included areHelen Nelson's reference files located at the end of the subseries.
carton 26, folder 38

Articles of Incorporation and bylaws 1966, undated

 

Board of Directors 1967-78

carton 26, folder 39-40

Agendas and meeting minutes 1967, 1970-1971, 1977-1981, 1994, undated

carton 26, folder 41

Member biographical sketches 1967, 1969-1970, undated

carton 26, folder 42

Member lists 1967, 1970, 1977, 1979-1981

carton 26, folder 43

Memoranda 1967-1970, 1972, 1977-1981

carton 26, folder 44

Reports 1969-1970, 1978-1981

carton 26, folder 45

Brochures for Consumer Research Foundation undated

 

Conferences

 

1967

carton 26, folder 46

Jun - Consumer Crisis event 1967

carton 26, folder 47

Jul - Dinner seminar 1967

carton 26, folder 48

Aug - Research seminar 1967

 

1978

carton 27, folder 1-9

Jun - Seminar 1: Future of the Consumer in the United States 1978, 1980, undated

carton 27, folder 10-12

Dec - Seminar 2: The Future of the Consumer in the United States 1978-1979

 

1979

carton 27, folder 13

May - Consumer Action Workshop 1979

carton 27, folder 14

Nov - Meeting on nutrition 1979

carton 27, folder 15

1981 Oct - Conference on the Future of Consumerism 1981

carton 27, folder 16

1987 May - Asilomar Conference 1987

 

1990

carton 27, folder 17

Jun - National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators annual meeting 1990, undated

carton 27, folder 18

Dec - Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution 1990

carton 27, folder 19

Dec - Federal Deregulation and the Consumer 1990

 

1991

carton 27, folder 20-21

Apr - Food Update 1991 1991

carton 27, folder 22

Nov - CFEE "Information Age" Consumer Summit on Telecommunications 1991

carton 27, folder 23

1992 May - Consumers and Utilities 1992

 

1993

carton 27, folder 24

Apr - TEXPO Conference and Exposition 1993

carton 27, folder 25

Sep - Summit on Funeral and Cemetery Services 1993

carton 27, folder 26-28

Fundraising 1966-1968, 1978

carton 27, folder 29

Letterhead (blank) undated

carton 27, folder 30

Membership 1966-1968

 

Notes

carton 27, folder 31

General undated

carton 27, folder 32

Consumer Research Foundation history 1986

carton 27, folder 33

Press releases 1967, 1997

carton 27, folder 34

Resolution and statements of purpose undated

carton 27, folder 35-40

Statements and testimony, including 1967-1968, 1972, 1979

 

Garnsey, Morris E., 1906-

 

Hamilton, Kathleen

 

Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976

 

McCabe, Lucy K.

 

Preston, Ivan L., 1931-

 

Yerby, Alonzo S.

 

Treasurer's files

carton 27, folder 41

General 1967-1969

carton 27, folder 42-46

Correspondence 1967-1973

carton 28, folder 1

Taxation 1968-1982

carton 28, folder 2

Vacation and sick leave summary, Helen Nelson 1974

 

Background research

carton 28, folder 3

Articles and clippings 1964-1973, 1990-1991, undated

carton 28, folder 4

Consumer affairs during the Carter Administration 1979

carton 28, folder 5

Management reference material 1956-1983

carton 28, folder 6-7

National Consumers Week 1979-1987

carton 28, folder 8

Resource people in consumer affairs 1977

Carton 28, folders 9-46; Carton 29-31; Carton 32, folders 1-9

Subseries 4.3:  Project Files, 1961-1996

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically into three sub-subseries: Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC), Change Makers: The Struggle for Consumer Rights, and Other Projects.
Carton 28, folders 9-46, Carton 29, folders 1-24

4.3.1:  Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC)

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and reference material largely concerning the publication of Consumer Viewpoints: Critique of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code. Helen Nelson wrote the introduction of this publication. Project records date from 1964 to 1974.
carton 28, folder 9-12

Amendments 1969-1971

 

Consumer Viewpoints: Critique of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code

carton 28, folder 13

Announcements, reports, and references 1968-1970, undated

carton 28, folder 14-17

Correspondence 1968-1972

carton 28, folder 18-20

Drafts 1970-1971

carton 28, folder 21-24

Final versions 1969, 1971

carton 28, folder 25

Working notes 1971, undated

carton 28, folder 26-27

Correspondence regarding UCCC 1965-1972, undated

carton 28, folder 28-31

Critiques and comments 1968-1970

 

Organizations concerning UCCC

carton 28, folder 32-34

American Bar Association National Institute 1970

carton 28, folder 35

Associated Credit Bureau, Inc. 1970

carton 28, folder 36

Association of California Consumers 1967-1968

carton 28, folder 37

Chicago Area Consumer Advisory Board 1970-1971

carton 28, folder 38

Chicago Bar Association 1970-1971

carton 28, folder 39

Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States 1971

carton 28, folder 40

Consumer Federation of America 1969-1970

carton 28, folder 41

Consumers League of New Jersey 1968

carton 28, folder 42

Consumers Union of United States 1969

carton 28, folder 43-45

Credit Union National Association 1969, 1971

carton 28, folder 46

Illinois Federation of Consumers 1970

carton 29, folder 1

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara Co. 1969

carton 29, folder 2-4

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws 1965-1969, 1974

carton 29, folder 5

National Consumer Law Center, Inc. 1971

carton 29, folder 6

San Francisco Consumer Affairs Committee 1971

carton 29, folder 7

Consumer organizations lists undated

carton 29, folder 8

Questions and answers 1968

carton 29, folder 9

Recommendations by John F. Doyle 1971

carton 29, folder 10-22

Statements, including: 1964, 1968-1971, 1973, undated

 

AFL-CIO

 

Berlin, Roismand and Kessler

 

Boyd, William E.

 

Brunn, George

 

Butler, Nathaniel E. and Erma Angevine

 

Cave, Roy Clinton, 1899-

 

Curran Barbara A.

 

Doyle, John F., 1935-

 

Huber, Jilton J.

 

Johnson, Robert Wallace

 

Matson, William F.

 

Smith, Paul F., 1919-

 

Wallace, George J.

 

White House

 

Wright, Richard, 1922-

carton 29, folder 23-24

Background research 1964-1969, 1971-1972, undated

Carton 29, folders 25-51, Carton 30, Carton 31, folders 1-34

4.3.2:  Change Makers: The Struggle for Consumer Rights

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains budget and funding information, correspondence, contracts, event records, grant material, interview records, reports, and scripts for the print and video components of this project. Included are interview transcripts for prominent consumer advocates such as, Joan Claybrook, Linda Golodner, Mary Gardiner Jones, Ralph Nader, and Esther Peterson. Project records date from 1961 to 1996.
carton 29, folder 25

Advisory committee and consultants lists undated

carton 29, folder 26

Articles about the project 1995

 

Book

carton 29, folder 27

Rejection letters 1995-1996, undated

carton 29, folder 28

Submission master 1996

carton 29, folder 29

Budget summary 1993-1994, undated

carton 29, folder 30

Concept of project 1991-1993, undated

carton 29, folder 31

Copyright information 1992, 1994-1995

carton 29, folder 32

Consumer Research Foundation description circa 1996

carton 29, folder 33

Corporate Productions, Inc. 1992-1993

carton 29, folder 34

Correspondence 1993-1996, undated

carton 29, folder 25-26

Distribution 1993-1996, undated

carton 29, folder 37-38

Filmmakers 1992-1993, undated

 

Grants

carton 29, folder 39

American Express 1985-1987, 1993, undated

carton 29, folder 40-41

Applications 1993-1995, undated

carton 29, folder 42-43

California Consumer Protection Foundation 1994

 

Foundations

carton 29, folder 44

Possible funders 1978, 1993, undated

carton 29, folder 45

Proposals 1993, undated

carton 29, folder 46

Funders list 1994

carton 29, folder 47

Marin Community Foundation 1993, 1995-1996

carton 29, folder 48

National Consumers League 1994

carton 29, folder 49-51

National Endowment for the Humanities 1993-1994, undated

carton 30, folder 1

National Endowment for the Humanities circa 1992-1993

carton 30, folder 2

Proposal working copy 1994, undated

carton 30, folder 3

Qualities That Our Four Major Funders Have in Common... undated

carton 30, folder 4

Solicitation correspondence 1993-1995, undated

 

Unsuccessful proposals

carton 30, folder 5

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation undated

carton 30, folder 6

David and Lucille Packard Foundation undated

carton 30, folder 7

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation undated

carton 30, folder 8

James Irvine Foundation undated

carton 30, folder 9

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 1994, undated

carton 30, folder 10

Background research 1990, 1993-1994, 1996

 

Interviews

 

Interviewees

carton 30, folder 11

Biographies 1993-1994, 1996, undated

carton 30, folder 12

Planning 1993-1994, undated

carton 30, folder 13-14

Schedules 1993-1994, undated

carton 30, folder 15

Synopses undated

carton 30, folder 16

Transcript notes 1995, undated

 

Transcripts

carton 30, folder 17

Brobeck, Stephen, 2-29 undated

carton 30, folder 18

Claybrook, Joan, 2-22 undated

carton 30, folder 19

Conran, Jim, 1-10 1994, undated

carton 30, folder 20

Fassee, Bill, 1-2 undated

carton 30, folder 21

Golodner, Linda, 2-32 undated

carton 30, folder 22

Grant, Susan, 1-19 1995, undated

carton 30, folder 23

Green, Mark, 1-12 1995-1996

carton 30, folder 24

Gregg, Barbara, 1-1 undated

carton 30, folder 25

Haas, Ellen undated

carton 30, folder 26

Hanggi, Elena, 1-21 undated

carton 30, folder 27

Herrera, Pastor, Jr. undated

carton 30, folder 28

Jeffrey, Mildred, 2-25 undated

carton 30, folder 29

Jones, Mary Gardiner, 1-14 undated

carton 30, folder 30

Karpatkin, Rhoda undated

carton 30, folder 31

Knauer, Virginia, 1-20 undated

carton 30, folder 32

Layer, Meredith, 2-24 undated

carton 30, folder 33

McEldowney, Ken, 1-11 1995, undated

carton 30, folder 34

McEwen, Robert, 2-28 undated

carton 30, folder 35

Mathews, Odonna, 1-17 1994, undated

carton 30, folder 36

Morse, Richard L.D., 2-27 undated

carton 30, folder 37

Nader, Ralph, 1-18 undated

carton 30, folder 38

Nelson, Helen, 1-9 undated

carton 30, folder 39

Nishimura, Glenn, 1-8 undated

carton 30, folder 40

O'Reilly, Kathleen, 2-23 undated

carton 30, folder 41

Peabody, Endicott, 1-4 circa 1995

carton 30, folder 42

Pertschuk, Michael, 1-15 undated

carton 30, folder 43

Peterson, Esther, 1-6 undated

carton 30, folder 44

Pittle, R. David, 2-26 undated

carton 30, folder 45

Rice, Florence M., 1-7 undated

carton 30, folder 46

Shapiro, Esther, 1-5 1995, undated

carton 31, folder 1

Siegel, Sylvia, 2-30 undated

carton 31, folder 2

Silbergeld, Mark, 1-13 undated

carton 31, folder 3

Smith, Ned, 1-16 1995, undated

carton 31, folder 4

Stark, Tamra L., 2-31 undated

carton 31, folder 5

Vial, Don undated

carton 31, folder 6

KQED broadcast 1995-1996, undated

carton 31, folder 7

National Educational Media Network contest entry form 1995

carton 31, folder 8

Order forms (blank) undated

 

Premiere event

carton 31, folder 9

Budget 1995

carton 31, folder 10

Planning 1995, undated

carton 31, folder 11

Speech by Helen Nelson 1995

carton 31, folder 12

Press releases undated

carton 31, folder 13

Progress reports 1994

carton 31, folder 14

Project summary 1996

carton 31, folder 15

Reactions to the video and teacher's guide circa 1996

carton 83, folder 28

Review and recommendations of publishing interviews 1996

 

Script

carton 31, folder 16

Demo 1992, undated

carton 31, folder 17

Drafts 1994, undated

carton 31, folder 18

Notes undated

carton 31, folder 19

Background research 1961, 1988, 1992-1994, undated

carton 31, folder 20

Smithsonian advertising archives 1987, 1991, 1993-1994, undated

carton 31, folder 21

Southern Educational Communications Association 1996, undated

carton 31, folder 22-26

Teacher's guide 1992-1996, undated

 

Video

carton 31, folder 27

Critiques 1994-1996, undated

carton 31, folder 28

Duplication 1995-1996

carton 31, folder 29

Jacket and labels 1995

carton 31, folder 30-31

Producer, Gary Shepard 1992-1996, undated

carton 31, folder 32

Production 1993-1995, undated

carton 31, folder 33

Request 1995-1996, undated

carton 31, folder 34

Transcript sources 1994, undated

Carton 31, folders 35-36, Carton 32, folders 1-9

4.3.3:  Other Projects

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains records on various projects including a consumer database project, consumer education research, First Federal Savings and Loan Association consultation, health information services, a price comparison study, and a publication entitled, Universal Service in a Restructured Electric Industry. Project files date from 1966 to 1997.
 

Consumer database project

carton 31, folder 35

General 1980-1981

carton 31, folder 36-39

Buck Foundation proposal 1979-1981

carton 31, folder 40

Grant application 1981

carton 31, folder 41

Project outline 1976-1977, 1981

carton 31, folder 42-47

Background research 1978-1981, undated

carton 31, folder 48

Consumer Education Research Project 1967

carton 31, folder 49

Consumer Program Services, proposal for Dept. of Defense contract 1966

carton 31, folder 50-51

Dialogue on consumer credit 1981-1982, 1985

carton 31, folder 52

Establishing Consumer Research Institute, grant proposal 1979

carton 31, folder 53

Feasibility Study on Consumer Information Service 1980

 

First Federal consultation

carton 31, folder 54

General 1976-1979, undated

carton 31, folder 55

Site visits 1977-1979, undated

carton 31, folder 56

Grants, preliminary inquiries 1972

 

Health Information Services

carton 32, folder 1

General circa 1980s

carton 32, folder 2-4

Background research 1978-1981, 1986-1989

carton 32, folder 5

Joint grant proposal with American Express Foundation 1991

carton 32, folder 6

Project on Business Responsibility 1980

carton 83, folder 29

Proposal for Federal grant 1977

carton 32, folder 7-8

Test of shoppers' ability to compare prices 1968

carton 32, folder 9

Universal Service in a Restructured Electric Industry 1997

Carton 32, folders 10-23

Subseries 4.4:  Legislation Files, 1960-1979

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains correspondence, notes, and printed material on consumer legislation in Michigan, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and nationally.
carton 32, folder 10

Consumer Credit Regulations 1969

carton 32, folder 11

Consumer credit transactions 1960, 1967-1968, undated

carton 32, folder 12

Michigan credit legislation and the Uniform Consumer Credit Code undated

carton 32, folder 13-15

National Consumer Act 1970

carton 32, folder 16

Natural Environment Preservation Act 1970, 1979

carton 32, folder 17

Uniform Consumer Sales Practices Act 1970-1971

carton 32, folder 18-20

Uniform Consumer Credit Code Act of Connecticut 1970-1971

carton 32, folder 21-23

Wisconsin Consumer Act 1971-1973

Carton 32, folders 24-34; Carton 33, folders 1-4

Subseries 4.5:  Associated Organizations, 1968-1991

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This subseries contains correspondence, bylaws, Board of Directors' files, statements and testimony, notes, background research papers, treasurer's files and pamphlets concerning organizations associated with Helen Nelson's work with the Consumer Research Foundation. Also included in this subseries are government agencies such as the California Department of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Office of Consumers' Education.
carton 32, folder 24-27

California Department of Consumer Affairs 1979-1990

carton 32, folder 28

Consumer League of New Jersey 1968, 1986-1988

carton 32, folder 29

Ford Consumer Appeals Board of Northern California 1979-1980

carton 32, folder 30

Institute for the Future 1978, 1980, 1985-1986

carton 32, folder 31

July 4th Emergency Committee for Justice in Panama 1988

carton 32, folder 32

National Center for Health Services Research 1980-1982

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

carton 32, folder 33

General 1971, 1983-1985

carton 32, folder 34

Discussion of FDA priorities 1977, 1984

carton 33, folder 1-2

Priority setting process 1978, 1980-1981

carton 33, folder 3

U.S. Office of Consumers' Education 1981

carton 33, folder 4

Other consumer organizations 1976, 1979-1991, undated

Carton 33, folders 5-113; Carton 34-36; Carton 37, folders 1-8

Series 5: Speeches and Writings, 1926, 1936, 1954-1994

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Speeches, Statements, and Testimony, and Publications and Writings.
Carton 33, folders 5-113 ; Carton 34, folders 1-78

Subseries 5.1:  Speeches, Statements, and Testimony, 1954-1993

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
This subseries primarily contains typescripts, manuscripts, and notes on speeches, statements, and testimony. Also included is some background material regarding speeches at conferences such as programs, correspondence, research material. However, the bulk of conference, meeting, and workshop records may be found throughout the collection in other series.
carton 33, folder 5

California Labor Movement 1954 April 6

carton 33, folder 6

Criteria for Determining Wages of Public Employees 1957 June 23

carton 33, folder 7

Supplemental Benefits in Health Care 1957 July 25

carton 33, folder 8

Employee Benefits 1958 February

carton 33, folder 9

Some Facts Bearing Upon the Coverage of Unemployed Members Under Health and Welfare Plans 1958 July 16

carton 33, folder 10

What's Ahead in Health Care 1958 August 17

carton 33, folder 11

Nurses and Their Conditions of Employment 1958 November 8

carton 33, folder 12

Acceptance statement on being sworn in as California's first Consumer Counsel 1959 October 2

carton 33, folder 13

Prescribing Tolerances for Certain Processed Commodities in Package Form 1959 December 16

carton 33, folder 14

The Voice of the Consumer in State Government 1960 April 7

carton 33, folder 15

Credit - It's Uses and Misuses 1960 April 14

carton 33, folder 16

The State of California 1960 May 18

carton 33, folder 17

Statement to the California State Board of Pharmacy Public Hearing on Rules of Professional Conduct of Pharmacists 1960 May 19

carton 33, folder 18

Statement to the Assembly Interim Committee on Judiciary-Civil 1960 May 20

carton 33, folder 19

Weights and Measures in California - A Consumer View 1960 June 9

carton 33, folder 20

Statement to the Special Committee on Public Policy Regarding Agricultural Chemicals 1960 July 14

carton 33, folder 21

Proposed Changes in Procedure of Sampling and Weighing Contents Comprising a Lot 1960 July 26

carton 33, folder 22

Address before the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 1960 August 16

carton 33, folder 23

Statement to the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Business and Commerce 1960 August 29

carton 33, folder 24

Statement to the Assembly Interim Committee on Public Utilities and Corporations 1960 October 7

carton 33, folder 25

Remarks before the Assembly Social Welfare Committee Hearing 1960 December 9

carton 33, folder 26

Address on the job of Consumer Counsel circa 1960

carton 33, folder 27

Bound volume of speeches 1960-1964

carton 33, folder 28

The Cream of the Peach Family 1961 March 7

carton 33, folder 29

Governmental Efficiency and Economy 1961 April 11

carton 33, folder 30

California Federation of Women's Clubs address 1961 May 9

carton 33, folder 31

Statement before the U.S. Department of Agriculture Public Hearing on Moisture Content of Smoked Hams 1961 May 12

carton 33, folder 32

Report from California 1961 June

carton 33, folder 33

Consumer's Right to Protection from Illegal Selling Practices 1961 September 6

carton 33, folder 34

Consumer Critique of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services 1961 October 2

carton 33, folder 35

Working Together for the Consumer in Enforcing Weights and Measures Laws 1961 October 18

carton 33, folder 36

Consumer's Perspective on Weights and Measures Enforcement 1961 October 24

carton 33, folder 37

Everyday Buying Problems 1961 November 2

carton 33, folder 38

Consumer Looks at the Basic Needs 1961 November 4

carton 33, folder 39

Statement at the Subcommittee on Prepaid Medical Care of the Assembly Interim Committee on Finance and Insurance 1962 January 30

carton 33, folder 40

KFPA radio commentary , Consumer in the Spotlight 1962 February 25

carton 33, folder 41

Statement to Hearings on Packaging and Labeling Practices 1962 February 13

carton 33, folder 42

KPFA radio commentary 1962 March 25

carton 33, folder 43

KPFA radio commentary 1962 April 8

carton 33, folder 44

Statement at the hearing of the Insurance Commissioner concerning the use of a brief description on the face page of hospital, medical or surgical insurance policies 1962 April 30

carton 33, folder 45

Consumer's Voice in Government 1962 May 6

carton 33, folder 46

Consumer's Right to Protection from Illegal Selling Practices 1962 May 21

carton 33, folder 47

KPFA radio commentary 1962 June 3

carton 33, folder 48

Changing Values and Influences on Consumer Choice Making 1962 July 4

carton 33, folder 49

KPFA radio commentary, Laws and Labels 1962 July 15

carton 33, folder 50

KPFA radio commentary, The Rising Tide of Consumer Bankruptcies 1962 July 29

carton 33, folder 51

Statement at the hearing to consider amendments to minimum wholesale and retail prices for fluid milk 1962 August 8

carton 33, folder 52

Protection of the Consumer in the State of California 1962 August 28

carton 33, folder 53

What is Government Interference? 1962 October 21

carton 33, folder 54

Legislative Future for Consumers 1962 December 1

carton 33, folder 55

Consumer Credit - Uses and Abuses: A New Challenge to Credit Unions 1963 June 18

carton 33, folder 56

Consumer Problems and Information Needs 1963 June 27

carton 33, folder 57

Voice of the Consumer in State Government 1963

carton 33, folder 58

Western Federation of Butchers of California convention address circa 1963

carton 33, folder 59

Statement to the Subcommittee on Fraud and Misrepresentation Affecting the Elderly 1964 January 13

carton 33, folder 60

Statement to the Assembly Committee on Finance and Insurance 1964 January 24

carton 33, folder 61

Statement on Income Tax Preparers to the Assembly Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy 1964 January

carton 33, folder 62

KFPA radio commentary, The Consumer in the White House: A Report to California Consumers About Developments on the National Scene 1964 March 8

carton 33, folder 63

Statement to the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Business and Professions 1964 April 9

carton 33, folder 64

The Consumer in the White House 1964 April 11

carton 33, folder 65

Advancing Consumer Interests in the State of California, Council on Consumer Information Annual Conference 1964 April 16-18

carton 33, folder 66

Is Once Enough? 1964 May 29

carton 33, folder 67

Statement to the Assembly Interim Committee on Agriculture 1964 June 11

carton 33, folder 68

Is There a Fraud in Your Future? 1964 June 19

carton 33, folder 69

AFL-CIO convention address 1964 August 18

carton 33, folder 70

California State Electronics Association Conference remarks 1964 September 14

carton 33, folder 71

Highlights of address to the Defense Credit Union Conference 1964 September 15

carton 33, folder 72

Statement to the Assembly Interim Committee on General Research Subcommittee on Pesticides 1964 October 6

carton 33, folder 73

Labeling -- As Viewed by the Consumer 1964 October 24

carton 33, folder 74

Guiding Youth Toward Productive Consumership 1964 October 31

carton 33, folder 75

Speech on lobbyists 1964 December

carton 33, folder 76

KNBC television broadcast "Forecast for '65" 1965 January

carton 33, folder 77

Public Policy and the Consumer Interest 1965 March 31

carton 33, folder 78

Highlights of address to the Agricultural Relations Council 1965 August 12

carton 33, folder 79

Statement to California Public Utilities Commission at hearing on estimating and collection practices of household goods movers 1965 September 20

carton 33, folder 80

Presentation to the National Commission on Food Marketing 1965 October 22

carton 33, folder 81

Statement to the Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots 1965 November

carton 33, folder 82

Speech on women 1965

carton 33, folder 83

Statement to Assembly Interim Committee on Agriculture at hearing on comparative healthfulness of domestic and foreign meat, fruit, nut and vegetable products 1966 January 7

carton 33, folder 84

With the Consumer in Mind 1966 March

carton 33, folder 85

Colorado Labor Council AFL-CIO convention speech 1966 May 5

carton 33, folder 86

Attorney General's Conference on Consumer Affairs speech highlights 1966 May 14

carton 33, folder 87

State Men's Club speech highlights 1966 May 23

carton 33, folder 88

KPFA radio commentary 1966 June 30

carton 33, folder 89

Statement before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives 1966 July 29

carton 33, folder 90

California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, convention address 1966 August 9

carton 33, folder 91

Statement to the California Public Utilities Commission concerning application #48643 of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company 1966 August 22

carton 33, folder 92

Statement to the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Governmental Efficiency in favor of requiring disclosure of closing costs on home loans 1966 August 30

carton 33, folder 93

Northwest Public Power Association workshop address highlights 1966 September 14

carton 33, folder 94

Institute for Local Self Government address 1966 September 15

carton 33, folder 95

Statement to Assembly Interim Committee on Public Utilities and Corporations hearing on telephone solicitations 1966 October 5

carton 33, folder 96

Press conference statement on current consumer reaction and resistance increased food prices 1966 October 31

carton 33, folder 97

Statement before the Assembly Interim Committee on Ways and Means, Health, Education, and Welfare Subcommittee public hearing on drug prices and related problems 1966 November 22

carton 33, folder 98

Statement on hearing upon proposed amendments to Regulations of the Department of Agriculture pertaining to the recording of tare samples and tare weight determinations 1966 December 14

carton 33, folder 99

Perspective on the Political Present -- Consumer View 1967 February 12

carton 33, folder 100

Council on Consumer Information after lunch talk 1967 April 20

carton 33, folder 101

Statement regarding a Sacramento Bee article 1967 October

carton 33, folder 102

Statement in support of House Bill 1480 creating the Illinois Consumers' Council 1969 May 13

carton 33, folder 103

Statement on HR 6037, a bill to create a Department of Consumer Affairs before the Subcommittee on Executive and Legislative Reorganization of the Committee on Government Operations 1969 September 17

carton 33, folder 104

Federal Role in Consumer Affairs circa 1960s

carton 33, folder 105

Some Reflections on the Consumer Movement U.S.A. 1970 January

carton 33, folder 106

Statement in support of establishment of trade regulation rules relating to care labeling of textile products, Federal Trade Commission 1970 January 14

carton 33, folder 107

Statement before the Subcommittee for Consumers of the U.S. Senate Commerce on Fair Packaging and Labeling Law 1970 January 16

carton 33, folder 108

Speech on what consumers expect from cooperatives 1970 August 12

carton 33, folder 109

Consumer Concerns in Textiles and Clothing 1970 October 23

carton 33, folder 110

Management Seminar of International Food Service Manufacturers Association annual meeting presentation 1970 November

carton 33, folder 111

Facts on the Consumer Movement 1971 March 18

carton 33, folder 112

Consumer Movement and its Significance Today 1971 May 15

carton 33, folder 113

A Consumer's View of the Administration's National Health Strategy, with Special Reference to the Program for Health Maintenance Organizations 1971 June 3

carton 34, folder 1

Statement before the Federal Trade Commission on Preservation of Buyer's Claims and Defense in Installment Sales 1971 July 13

carton 34, folder 2

Speech on health plan issue 1971 August

carton 34, folder 3

Statement on behalf of the California Consumers and Consumer Federation of Illinois 1971 September 17

carton 34, folder 4

Statement to Citizens Study Committee on Judicial Organizations 1971 December

carton 34, folder 5

Unit Pricing 1971 December

carton 34, folder 6

Speech on consumer interest in the textile industry circa 1971

carton 34, folder 7

Consumer Education and Political Action: Allies or Opponents? 1972 April 14

carton 34, folder 8

Account of speech given at Kansas State University 1972 May

carton 34, folder 9

Legal Services and the Consumer 1972 July 21-22

carton 34, folder 10

A Consumer Advocate Looks at Federal Consumer Protection 1972 November 3

carton 34, folder 11

University Extension faculty meeting speech 1972 November 1

carton 34, folder 12

National Direct Selling Symposium remarks 1972 November 14

carton 34, folder 13

Effective Customer Service 1972 December 5-7

carton 34, folder 14

Wisconsin Council for Consumer Affairs, Report to the Budget Committee of the 1973 January 2

carton 34, folder 15

Statement on the downgrading of the national Office of Consumer Affairs 1973 January 26

carton 34, folder 16

Testimony before the Cost of Living Council 1973 February 7

carton 34, folder 17

Pharmaceutical Services the Public Expects 1973 February 20

carton 34, folder 18

Wisconsin Regional Medical Program, Quality Assurance Conference speech 1973 April 18

carton 34, folder 19

Statement before the Federal Trade Commission on Preservation of Buyer's Claims and Defense in Installment Sales 1973 May 9

carton 34, folder 20

National Consumer Finance Association Convention and Industry Day transcript 1973 May 15

carton 34, folder 21

Testimony before the Consumer Credit Subcommittee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on the report of the National Commission on Consumer Finance 1973 May 17

carton 34, folder 22

The Consumer Viewpoint 1973 May 21

carton 34, folder 23

Consumer Movement as it is expressing itself today as an organization... 1973 June 21

carton 34, folder 24

Future Options of the Private Bar 1973 August 5

carton 34, folder 26

Licensing Boards: An Extension of the State's Police Power 1973 November 2

carton 34, folder 27

Accountability -- From the Perspective of the Consumer 1973 December 12

carton 34, folder 28

Consumer Advocacy and Student Consumer Protection in Post Secondary Education 1973 December 17

carton 34, folder 29

Statement at the meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee 1973 December 21

carton 34, folder 30

Gentle Rebellion of the Consumer 1973

carton 34, folder 31

Questions Consumers Have about a Programmed Move Towards a Checkless Society 1974 June 15

carton 34, folder 32

Discussion outline 1974 July 29

carton 34, folder 33

Statement to the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture and Forestry, Subcommittee on Agricultural Production, Marketing and Stabilization of Prices 1974 August 15

carton 34, folder 34

Testimony before the Wisconsin Public Service Commission hearing to consider revisions and additions to the present deposit, guarantee and disconnect rules for public utilities 1974 August 29

carton 34, folder 35

Medical Problems 1974 October 24

carton 34, folder 36

Consumer Federation of America 1975 January 30

carton 34, folder 37

Weights and Measures Official: Protector of Consumer Rights 1975 February 7

carton 34, folder 38

A Voice for Consumers? 1975 March 26

carton 34, folder 39

Consumer Needs and Attitudes: A Reaction to Background Documents 1975 July 9

carton 34, folder 40

Representing the Consumer Interest in Weights and Measures Law Enforcement 1975 July 16

carton 34, folder 41

Consumer Sponsored HMO's 1976 January 29

carton 34, folder 42

Helen Nelson interview with Robert Ulrich 1976 February 11

carton 34, folder 43

Weights and measures program speech 1976 February 27

carton 34, folder 44

Illinois Consumer Education Association Statewide Conference on Consumer Education address 1976 February 28

carton 34, folder 45

Helen Nelson interview with Jiffy Johnson 1976 February 29

carton 34, folder 46

Economic Freedoms vs. Personal Freedoms 1976 May 3

carton 34, folder 47

What Consumers Want from Food Processors 1976 May 6

carton 34, folder 48

Crisis in Accident Loss Reparations Systems: What Can Be Done About It? A response to a paper on Dimensions of the Crisis, by Roger C. Henderson 1976 October 12-13

carton 34, folder 49

Consumer Attitudes and Trends 1977 November 30

carton 34, folder 50

Testimony before the Committee on House Ways and Means, U. S. House of Representatives 1978 March 7

carton 34, folder 51

Helen Nelson interview with Sybil Shainwald 1978 April 5

carton 34, folder 52

Woodstock Statement of the Consumer Interest: Its Principals, Priorities and Needs 1978 June 2-4

carton 34, folder 53

Helen Nelson interview for NCCRE consumer history book 1980 February 8

carton 34, folder 54

Recommendations of Ad Hoc Service Charges Committee to Consumer Advisory Council 1985 October 23

carton 34, folder 55

Reflections on Needs for Research in the Consumer Interest 1986 August

carton 34, folder 56

Money Management Council, Money and the Consumer International Symposium summation remarks 1987 June 28

carton 34, folder 57

Consumer Revolution circa 1989

carton 34, folder 58

Testimony before the National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1990 June 4

carton 34, folder 59

New Information Technology Services and Consumer Choice 1990 August 10

carton 34, folder 60

Testimony at hearing on education and technology 1993 September 17

carton 34, folder 61

Advertising drug prices speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 62

Business Man Beware or Businessmen, Proceed at Your Own Risk speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 63

Consumers' Role in Changing Medical Care speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 64

Food prices speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 65

Health care speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 66

Health Insurance speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 67

Interests of consumers speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 68

Peace and Plenty in the American Home: A Consumer's Viewpoint undated

carton 34, folder 69

Some Population Facts and Future Concerns speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 70

Statement to Assembly Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy on H.R. 228, Income Tax Preparers undated

carton 34, folder 71

Testimony on behalf of Consumers Union, the Association of California Consumers, the Illinois Federation of Consumers, and the Consumer Association of the District of Columbia on tomato marketing undated

carton 34, folder 72

Times They Are A-Changing, 1958-70 speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 73

What Consumers Expect from Health Care speech draft undated

carton 34, folder 74

Untitled lectures and speeches undated

carton 34, folder 75

Ideas for speeches 1963, 1971, 1973-1975, undated

 

Notes and research material

carton 34, folder 76

Catch-up conference speech 1978

carton 34, folder 77

Organizing a consumer agency 1965-1971, 1973, undated

carton 34, folder 78

Miscellaneous 1961, 1963-1965, 1979, undated

Carton 34, folder 79; Cartons 35-36; Carton 37, folders 1-8

Subseries 5.2:  Publications and Writings, 1926, 1936, 1956-1994

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and chronologically.
This subseries contains publications, manuscripts, notes, notebooks, and reviews either authored, edited, or compiled by Helen Nelson. The earliest writing in this series is her Mills College thesis entitled, "Critical Analysis of Some of the Present State Unemployment Compensation Acts."
Other notes and notebooks may also be found in Series 7, Personal Papers.
carton 34, folder 79

"Critical Analysis of Some of the Present State Unemployment Compensation Acts, " Mills College thesis 1936

carton 35, folder 1

"Civil Service and Personnel Management, Life Insurance and Medical Care Insurance," report of the Assembly Interim Committee on Civil Service and State Personnel 1959

carton 35, folder 2

"Shopping at the Supermarket," The Californian 1962 April

carton 35, folder 3

"How Labor Aided Sales Tax Reform" 1962 August 23

carton 35, folder 4

"Making the Most of Your Money," PTA Magazine 1963 January

carton 35, folder 5

Consumer Credit and California Law: A Report to Governor Edmund G. Brown 1963 February

carton 35, folder 6

"Package Shall Not Bear False Witness...," Consumer Reports 1963 May

carton 35, folder 7

"Consumer Credit Uses and Abuses: A New Challenge to Credit Unions," Credit Union Magazine 1963 December

carton 35, folder 8

Research Needs in Consumer Economics: Research suggestions developed at the Seminar on Research Needs in Consumer Economics 1964 September

carton 35, folder 9

Consumer Protection in California: A Review and Study Outline for Consumers 1964 April

carton 35, folder 10

Reply to a Request for an Estimate of Consumer Savings Attributable to the Efforts of the Consumer Counsel 1965 April 8

carton 35, folder 11

Packages and Prices 1966 February

carton 35, folder 12

"Beware of the Jumbo Pound: Truth in Packaging," Mills Quarterly 1967 November

carton 35, folder 13

Journal of Consumer Affairs book review of Overcharge by Lee Metcalf and Vic Reinemer 1968

carton 35, folder 14

Consumer Policy on Food Labeling: Highlights and Policy Statement for a National Seminar 1971 December

carton 35, folder 15

Journal of Consumer Affairs book review of Consumer Attitudes Toward Direct-to-Home Marketing Systems by Marvin A. Jolson 1971

carton 35, folder 16

Consumers Organize for Health Care: Consumer Sponsored Group Practice Health Care Plans 1972

carton 35, folder 17

Excerpt from Consumers Organize for Group Legal Services, prepublication draft 1973 June 6

carton 35, folder 18

Consumer in American Society, introduction 1973 October

carton 35, folder 19

Institutional responses discussion paper 1974 November 15

carton 35, folder 20

"What Consumers Want from Food Processors," Co-Op News 1976 May 24

carton 35, folder 21

"Manitoba Health Care Suggests U.S. Possibilities," Consumers in Action 1976 September

carton 35, folder 22-24

A Guide to Consumer Action 1977

carton 35, folder 25

"British Consumer Experience Holds Lesson for US," Consumers in Action 1978 January

carton 35, folder 26

How State and Local Governments Regulate Economic Activities: A Consumer Briefing 1978 May

carton 35, folder 27

An Attempt to Categorize Present State and Local Consumer Organizations, with Special Reference to Their Funding 1980 June

carton 35, folder 28

Consumer Organization in the U.S., 1965-1980 1980 June

carton 35, folder 29

Some Evidence of the Institutionalization of the Consumer Interest during the 1970s 1980 June

carton 35, folder 30-34

Consumer Activists: They Made a Difference 1980

 

Consumerism in America

carton 35, folder 35-36

Part I: Consumerists circa 1989

carton 35, folder 37

Part II: The Coming of Consumerism circa 1989

carton 35, folder 38

Part III: The Consumer Age circa 1989

carton 35, folder 39

Part IV: Consumer Movement circa 1989

carton 35, folder 40

Part V: Consumer Programs circa 1989

carton 35, folder 41

Part VI: The New Consumerism circa 1989

carton 35, folder 42

"New Information Technologies and Consumer Choices," Advancing the Consumer Interest 1991

carton 35, folder 43

Underlying Economic Thesis: Winning Consumer Rights 1994 September 23

carton 35, folder 44

Consumer Concerns in Health Care Reform undated

carton 35, folder 45

Co-op News outline in response to article by Judge McKibbon undated

carton 35, folder 46

Energy Problems and the Knowledge Scandal undated

carton 35, folder 47

"The Future: The Consumer Agenda for the Financial Services Industry" undated

carton 35, folder 48

Gentle Rebellion of the Consumer undated

carton 35, folder 49

How to be a Consumer Advocate undated

carton 35, folder 50

Poems undated

carton 35, folder 51

Reflections on Research in the Consumer Interest undated

carton 35, folder 52

Should Taxes Hurt and Interest Be Painless? undated

carton 35, folder 53

What is Consumer Education? undated

carton 36, folder 1

Bibliography file 1977, undated

carton 36, folder 2

Ideas for writings 1968-1969, 1972, 1974, 1976-1977, undated

carton 36, folder 3

Note cards identifying writings 1959-1978, 1985, undated

carton 36, folder 4-7

Notebooks 1972-1974, 1979, undated

 

Notes and research material

carton 36, folder 8

Advocates of consumer interests undated

carton 36, folder 9

Agricultural research 1965

carton 36, folder 10

Big brother 1964

carton 36, folder 11-19

Board book 1956, 1961, 1963-1964, 1967-1968, 1970-1978, undated

carton 36, folder 20

Consumer cooperatives undated

carton 36, folder 21

Consumer economics project 1962-1965, undated

carton 36, folder 22

Consumer in economy 1976, undated

carton 36, folder 23

Consumer's choice 1967

carton 36, folder 24

Competition and consumers undated

carton 36, folder 25

Death 1960

carton 36, folder 26

Food and the environment 1966, undated

carton 36, folder 27

From consumer sovereignty to consumer protection 1964, undated

carton 36, folder 28

Healthcare circa 1970s

carton 36, folder 29

Information to consumers 1961, undated

carton 36, folder 30

Legislation process 1926, 1963-1965, undated

carton 36, folder 31

Let the buyer beware undated

carton 36, folder 32

Old time religion and free enterprise 1960-1966, undated

carton 36, folder 33

Possible book for White 1959, 1967-1969, undated

carton 36, folder 34

Rules for consumer advocacy circa 1970s

carton 36, folder 35

We are the people, government for the people? 1967, undated

carton 36, folder 36-39

Miscellaneous notes 1959, 1970, 1972, 1978-1979, 1981, undated

carton 37, folder 1-4

Miscellaneous notes undated

carton 37, folder 5-7

Miscellaneous research material 1965-1966, 1969-1974, 1978, 1985, 1992, 1994, undated

carton 37, folder 8

Publication List undated

carton 83, folder 30

Consumer Representation in the Federal Government 1963

carton 83, folder 31

New Information Technologies and Consumer Choice 1990

carton 83, folder 32-80

Miscellaneous writings and speeches - arranged chronologically 1962-1976

carton 83, folder 81

What's Ahead in Health and Welfare 1958

Carton 37, folders 9-36; Carton 38-77; Oversize Box 1, folder 1

Series 6: Professional Activities, 1934-1997

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into four subseries: Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union of USA, Inc., Other Organizations, and Background Research.
Carton 37, folders 9-36; Carton 38; Carton 39, folders 1-42

Subseries 6.1:  Consumer Federation Of America, 1966-1996

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into five sub-subseries: Correspondence (6.1.1); General Office Files (6.1.2); Committees and Task Forces (6.1.3); Statements, Speeches, and Testimony (6.1.4); and Associated Organizations (6.1.5).
This subseries contains correspondence, statements, reports, financial records, Board of Directors records, committee material, publications, and clippings.
Carton 37, folders 9-18

6.1.1:  Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
This sub-subseries contains incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda dating from 1966 to 1996.
carton 37, folder 9-12

Incoming letters, including: 1966-1981, 1985-1987, 1989, 1992-1993, 1996, undated

 

Angevine, Erma

 

Brunn, George

 

Elbrecht, Richard A.

 

Engman, Lewis A.

 

Knauer, Virginia H

 

Sandbach, Walker

carton 37, folder 13

Outgoing letters, including: 1968-1983, undated

 

Proxmire, William

 

Siegel, Sylvia M.

 

Waple, Benjamin F.

 

Williams, Morgan

 

Zwick, Charles J.

carton 37, folder 14-18

Memoranda 1968-1983

Carton 37, folders 19-36, Carton 38, folders 1-44

6.1.2:  General Office Files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains Board of Directors records, bylaws, clippings, conference files, membership records, notes, publications, and reports. Also included are files on the Paul Douglas Consumer Research Center and Helen Nelson's background research files. Records in this sub-subseries date from 1966 to 1993.
carton 37, folder 19

Annual Report 1977

carton 37, folder 20-26

Board of Directors 1968-1983, undated

carton 37, folder 27

Bylaws 1967-1981

carton 37, folder 28

CFA Inventory of Potential Resources and Plan for Their Development circa 1979

carton 37, folder 29

Clippings on CFA 1968, 1971-1973, 1978, 1981, undated

 

Conferences and meetings

carton 37, folder 30-32

Annual award dinners 1971-1973, 1975-1987

carton 37, folder 33-36

Annual meetings 1968, 1970-1971, 1973-1974

carton 38, folder 1-2

Annual meetings 1975, 1979-1982

carton 38, folder 3-11

Consumer Assemblies 1966-1985, 1987-1992

carton 38, folder 12

1971 - Consumer Credit Conference 1971

carton 38, folder 13

1972 - National Consumers' Conference on Legal Services 1970, 1972, undated

carton 38, folder 14

1981 - Conference on Consumer and Cable Television 1981

carton 38, folder 15

1986 - Telephone Issues for the States 1986

carton 38, folder 16

Fact sheet undated

carton 38, folder 17

Legislative/regulatory priorities undated

carton 38, folder 18

Letterhead (blank) undated

carton 38, folder 19-20

Membership (cont.) 1968, 1972-1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, undated

carton 38, folder 21

Notes by Helen Nelson 1968, undated

carton 38, folder 22

Organizational objectives 1981-1982

 

Paul Douglas Consumer Research Center

carton 38, folder 23

General 1976-1980

carton 38, folder 24

National Community Consumer Education Project grant application 1977

carton 38, folder 25

Consumer's Guide to the Federal Trade Commission 1977

 

Publications

carton 38, folder 26

Action Faction 1976-1980

carton 38, folder 27

Brochures undated

carton 38, folder 28

CFA Celebrates its 10th Anniversary 1978

carton 38, folder 29-30

CFA News 1974-1993

carton 38, folder 31

CFA on the Record 1972-1973

carton 38, folder 32

Consumer Action 1967-1968

carton 38, folder 33

Consumer Lobby Report 1981

carton 38, folder 34

Consumer News and Comment 1972-1974

carton 38, folder 35

Consumerism and the 1972 Presidential Candidates 1972

carton 38, folder 36

How Organized Consumers Are Fighting for the Citizens' Right to Safety... The Right to be Informed... The Right to Choose... The Right to be Heard: A Review of CFA's First Five Years, 1968-1973 circa 1974

carton 38, folder 37

Legislation: Action Memo 1968

carton 38, folder 38

News from CFA 1968-1969, 1971-1976, 1978, undated

carton 38, folder 39

Voting Record 1974, 1977, 1979

carton 38, folder 40

Year in Review 1977, 1979

carton 38, folder 41

Publications list 1980

carton 38, folder 42

Report of the Steering Committee on the Creation of Consumer Organizations Federated 1967

carton 38, folder 43

State and Local Organizing Project 1974-1975

carton 38, folder 44

Background research 1968-1971, 1973, 1976, 1987, undated

Carton 38, folders 45-60, Carton 39, folders 1-5

6.1.3:  Committees and Task Forces

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains letters, memoranda, meeting records, notes, and reports, dating from 1966 to 1993. Included in this sub-subseries are records of various administrative committees such as the Finance Committee and the Policy Subcommittee on Consumer Education, as well as task forces such as the Energy Policy Task Force and the Task Force for Community Organization.
carton 38, folder 45

Ad Hoc Committee on Uniform Consumer Credit Code 1968-1971

carton 38, folder 46

By-laws Committee 1973-1974

carton 38, folder 47

Committee on Consumer Credit Practices and Policies 1969, 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980-1981, undated

carton 38, folder 48

Committee on Regional Organization 1973

carton 38, folder 49

Credential Committee 1973, undated

carton 38, folder 50

Energy Policy Task Force 1973-1974

carton 38, folder 51

Environment and Policy Committee 1970, 1978-1982, undated

carton 38, folder 52-54

Finance Committee 1968, 1972-1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, undated

carton 38, folder 55

Nominating Committee 1972-1973, 1979

carton 38, folder 56-60

Policy Subcommittee on Consumer Education 1970-1973, 1975-1981, 1992, undated

carton 39, folder 1

Power and Natural Resources Committee undated

carton 39, folder 2

Publications Committee 1968, 1971, 1980

carton 39, folder 3

Search Committee 1973, 1980

carton 39, folder 4

Task Force for Community Organization 1969, 1973

carton 39, folder 5

World Trade Committee 1971

Carton 39, folders 6-34

6.1.4:  Statements, Speeches, and Testimony

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
This sub-subseries contains notes and typescripts dating from 1968 to 1991. Statements were submitted on behalf of the Consumer Federation of America by many individuals associated with the organization including, Erma Angevine, Richard A. Elbrecht, Bronson C. La Follette, Robert J. McEwen, Helen E. Nelson, Kathleen F. O'Reilly, and Benjamin S. Rosenthal.
 

Consumer Federation of America

carton 39, folder 6

Statement on Accelerating Deployment of the Intelligent Network 1991

carton 39, folder 7

Statement on Candidates Silence on Consumer Issues 1968

carton 39, folder 8

Statement on Food and Nutrition undated

carton 39, folder 9

Statement on Truth-in-Lending Bill 1978

carton 39, folder 10

Statement Submitted to Special Committee on Automobile Accident Reparations, American Bar Association 1968

carton 39, folder 11

Angevine, Erma 1971-1972

carton 39, folder 12

Berlin, Edward 1969-1970

carton 39, folder 13

Corcoran, John Joseph 1968

carton 39, folder 14

Elbrecht, Richard A. 1974

carton 39, folder 15-16

Foreman, Carol Tucker 1975-1976

carton 39, folder 17

Hogan, Gerald F. 1978

carton 39, folder 18

Hudak, Linda 1977

carton 39, folder 19

Kessler, Gladys 1971

carton 39, folder 20

La Follette, Bronson C. undated

carton 39, folder 21

McEwen, Robert J. 1968

carton 39, folder 22

MacNeil, Robert 1973

carton 39, folder 23

Madar, Olga 1971

carton 39, folder 24

Nelson, Helen E. 1973

carton 39, folder 25

O'Reilly, Kathleen F. 1977-1979

carton 39, folder 26

Pertschuk, Michael, 1933- 1979

carton 39, folder 27

Radin, Alex 1969

carton 39, folder 28

Rosenthal, Benjamin S. 1969

carton 39, folder 29

Sandbach, Walker 1973

carton 39, folder 30

Southard, Shelby E. 1977

carton 39, folder 31

Weiss, E. B. 1968

carton 39, folder 32

White, Lee C., 1923- 1973

carton 39, folder 33

Willner, Don S. 1971

carton 39, folder 34

Statement to the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations of the Senate's Committee on Government Operations on S. 607, the Utility Consumers' Counsel Act of 1969 circa 1969

Carton 39, folders 35-42

6.1.5:  Associated Organizations

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains brochures, correspondence, newsletters, notes, and reports of organizations associated with Helen Nelson's work with the Consumer Federation of America. Both national and statewide organizations in Arizona, California, and Minnesota are represented. The records date from 1967 to 1988.
carton 39, folder 35

Arizona Consumer Council 1970-1971

carton 39, folder 36

California Consumers Legislative Coalition 1971

carton 39, folder 37

Communications Workers of America 1976

carton 39, folder 38

Continental Association of Funeral and Memorial Societies, Inc. 1974

carton 39, folder 39

Minnesota Consumers League 1969

carton 39, folder 40

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 1967-1968, 1972, undated

carton 39, folder 41

Southern Cooperative Development Corporation 1969

carton 39, folder 42

Other organizations 1970-1988, undated

Carton 39, folders 43-71; Carton 40-41; Carton 42, folders 1-4

Subseries 6.2:  Consumers Union of USA, Inc., 1936-1995

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged into five subseries: Correspondence (6.2.1); General Office Files (6.2.2); Committees (6.2.3); Projects and Grant Requests (6.2.4); and Associated Organizations (6.2.5).
Carton 39, folders 43-51

6.2.1:  Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Includes incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda. Letters forwarded to Helen Nelson that were authored by, or sent to, other individuals affiliated with Consumers Union are filed with her incoming letters. Correspondence dates from 1960 to 1995.
 

Letters

carton 39, folder 43-45

Incoming 1965-1978, 1981, 1983-1984, 1986, 1995, undated

carton 39, folder 46

Outgoing 1967, 1969, 1971-1972, 1974

carton 39, folder 47-51

Memoranda 1960, 1962, 1964-1965, 1968, 1970-1977, undated

Carton 39, folders 52-71, Carton 40

6.2.2:  General Office Files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains Board of Directors records, bylaws, meeting records, notes, personnel records, publications, reports, statements and testimony, and Helen Nelson's background research files. Records date from 1936 to 1991.
carton 39, folder 52

50th anniversary dinner 1986

carton 39, folder 53-55

Annual meetings 1967-1971, 1974, 1977-1978, undated

 

Board of Directors

carton 39, folder 56-66

Board meeting records 1968, 1970-1977

carton 39, folder 67-68

Executive Committee meeting records 1971-1975, 1977

carton 39, folder 69

Extensions of CU coverage undated

carton 39, folder 70-71

Orientation manual 1978

carton 40, folder 1

Policy resolutions 1936-1976

carton 40, folder 2

Retreat 1973

carton 40, folder 3

Rosters 1972-1974

carton 40, folder 4

Bylaws 1974, 1976

carton 40, folder 5

Clippings regarding Consumers Union 1965, 1969, 1972-1975

carton 40, folder 6

Joint meeting with the Association of California Consumers 1970s

carton 40, folder 7

Newspaper Guild protest 1975

carton 40, folder 8-9

Notes 1968-1972, undated

carton 40, folder 10

Pension plan 1974

 

Personnel records

carton 40, folder 11

General 1959, 1964-1966, 1973-1974

carton 40, folder 12

Memos 1966, 1970-1975, undated

carton 40, folder 13

Subscription Department 1961-1971, undated

carton 40, folder 14

Technical Department 1962-1973

carton 40, folder 15

Petition to Federal Energy Administration for appointment of a Special Public Counsel 1977

carton 40, folder 16

Proposed Guidelines for the Coordination of the Activities of CU's Washington Office with Those of Other CU Efforts... 1973

 

Publications

carton 40, folder 17

Adult Consumer Education in the Community 1978

carton 40, folder 18

Brochure undated

carton 40, folder 19

Consumer Education for Low-Income Families: A Limited Survey of Programs and Resources 1964

carton 40, folder 20

Consumer Education in Lincoln High School 1965

carton 40, folder 21

Consumer Protection 1966

 

Consumer Reports

carton 40, folder 22

Book catalogue 1990

carton 40, folder 23

Health Letter 1990

carton 40, folder 24

Note cards 1969-1970

carton 40, folder 25

Travel Letter 1990

carton 40, folder 26

Reprints 1963, 1965-1973, undated

carton 40, folder 27

Digest of the Leading Consumer Movements of the World, 1962 1962

carton 40, folder 28

How to Compile a Consumers' Directory of Merchants Offering Discounts for Cash 1975

carton 40, folder 29

"Implications of the Existence of Consumers Union for Marketers of Major Appliances and Related Consumer Durables" 1965

carton 40, folder 30

Medical articles list undated

carton 40, folder 31

News Digest 1977-1978, 1980, 1983, 1990

carton 40, folder 32

Teaching Tools for Consumer Ed 1970, 1972

 

Reports

carton 40, folder 33

Fifteenth Anniversary Report 1951

carton 40, folder 34

Thirty-fifth anniversary report 1975

carton 40, folder 35

Report on Consumers Union 1973

carton 83, folder 82

"A Guide to Documents of the Consumer Movement" 1980

carton 83, folder 83

"Report to Consumers Union Regarding State and Local Consumer Organizations" 1972

carton 40, folder 36

Request to establish a West Coast office 1966

carton 40, folder 37

Requests for photographs of Helen Nelson 1965-1966

 

Statements and testimony

carton 40, folder 38

Brady, Mildred Edie 1964-1965

carton 40, folder 39

Braren, Warren 1974

carton 40, folder 40

Brunn, George 1970, 1976

carton 40, folder 41

Ganulin, Judy 1967

carton 40, folder 42

Karpatkin, Rhoda H. 1970, 1976

carton 40, folder 43

Klein, Robert J. 1968

carton 40, folder 44

Masters, Dexter 1962

carton 40, folder 45

Mintz, Morton 1972-1973

carton 40, folder 46

Morgan, James 1964-1967

carton 40, folder 47

Nader, Ralph 1973, 1978, 1988

carton 40, folder 48

Reich, Edward 1967

carton 40, folder 49

Sandbach, Walker 1969

carton 40, folder 50

Swankin, David 1970

carton 40, folder 51

Warne, Colston E. 1962, 1964-1965, 1967, 1971

carton 40, folder 52

Survey Division 1973-1974

 

Background research

carton 40, folder 53-57

Automobile Insurance 1962-1970

 

Consumer advocates

carton 40, folder 58

General 1968-1974, 1987

carton 40, folder 59

Brady, Mildred Edie 1965

carton 40, folder 60

Nader, Ralph 1971, 1973, 1978, 1991, undated

carton 40, folder 61

Warne, Colston E. 1960, 1964, 1987, undated

carton 40, folder 62

Consumer protection 1965-1973

carton 40, folder 63

Consumers Union: Methods, Implications, Weaknesses, and Strengths 1971

carton 40, folder 64

Environmental protection 1970

carton 40, folder 65

"Genesis and Growth of the First Consumer Testing Organization" 1971

carton 40, folder 66

Media and Consumer Foundation 1973

carton 40, folder 67

Miscellaneous articles, clippings, and papers 1965, 1982, 1990, undated

carton 40, folder 68

Report of Panel on Engineering and Commodity Standards of the Commerce Technical Advisory Board 1965

Carton 41, folders 1-18

6.2.3:  Committees

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains correspondence, financial records, meeting records, notes, and reports dating from 1965 to 1978. Much of this sub-subseries consists of Finance Committee records.
carton 41, folder 1

Conflict of Interest Audit Committee 1974-1975, 1977

 

Finance Committee

carton 41, folder 2

General 1973-1975

carton 41, folder 3

Broadcast/Film Division 1975

carton 41, folder 4

Budget for Year Ending May 31, 1975 1975

carton 41, folder 5

Budget proposals 1972-1975

carton 41, folder 6-8

Financial statements 1965, 1974-1975, 1978

carton 41, folder 9

Meeting minutes 1971-1975

carton 41, folder 10

Subscription and sales income 1975

carton 41, folder 11

Innovation and Experiments Committee 1971-1974

carton 41, folder 12

Long-range Plan Committee 1970

carton 41, folder 13

Nominating Committee 1971-1974

carton 41, folder 14

Operations Committee 1969

carton 41, folder 15

Pension Committee 1973, 1976

carton 41, folder 16

Performance Audit Committee 1971, 1977

carton 41, folder 17

Public Affairs and Organizational Interests Committee 1977

carton 41, folder 18

Search Committee 1973

Carton 41, folders 19-40

6.2.4:  Projects and Grant Requests

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains budgets, correspondence, grant applications, notes, project reports, and background material dating from 1966 to 1974.
carton 41, folder 19

African Consumer Education Project 1973

carton 41, folder 20

Consumer counsel project 1967, undated

carton 41, folder 21

Consumer Education Materials Project 1973

carton 41, folder 22

Consumer program with AFL-CIO 1967

carton 41, folder 23

Consumer reporting program undated

carton 41, folder 24

Latin America Project 1973

carton 41, folder 25

New York State consumer counsel program undated

carton 41, folder 26

State and local consumer organizations project 1972

carton 41, folder 27

Study of International Standardization undated

 

Grant requests

carton 41, folder 28

Association of California Consumers 1971

carton 41, folder 29

Center for Auto Safety 1971

carton 41, folder 30

Community Systems Foundation 1967

carton 41, folder 31

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin 1973

carton 41, folder 32

Hofstra University School of Business 1971

carton 41, folder 33

Loyola University, Loyola Consumer Protection Journal 1971

carton 41, folder 34

Self-help Enterprises, Inc. 1971

carton 41, folder 35

University of Florida Consumer Law Manual 1970

carton 41, folder 36

University of Wisconsin 1973

carton 41, folder 37

Weights and Measures Research Center 1971

 

Proposals

carton 41, folder 38

Consumer organizing proposal 1969, 1971, 1973-1974

carton 41, folder 39

Development of a self-supporting consumer information system 1966

carton 41, folder 40

Possible projects 1966-1967, undated

Carton 41, folders 41-75, Carton 42, folders 1-4

6.2.5:  Associated Organizations

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
This sub-subseries contains records of organizations affiliated with Helen Nelson's work with the Consumers Union of the USA including, the Center for the Study of the Consumer Movement, Consumer Interests Foundation/Consumers Union Foundation, Inc., and the International Organization of Consumers Unions. Records include Board of Directors files, conference material, correspondence, committee records, grant program records, notes, publications, and reports dating from 1936 to 1987.
 

Center for the Study of the Consumer Movement

carton 41, folder 41

Advisory Committee 1977-1978, undated

carton 41, folder 42

Annual report 1974

carton 41, folder 43

Correspondence 1977-1979

 

Grant programs

carton 41, folder 44

General 1974

carton 41, folder 45-48

Documentation of the Consumer Movement 1976-1979, undated

carton 41, folder 49-53

History of the Consumers Union 1936, 1941, 1951, 1971, 1974-1975, 1978-1980, 1987, undated

carton 41, folder 54

Reaching the low-income consumer 1975

carton 41, folder 55

Women in the Consumer Movement 1978

carton 41, folder 56

Library collection lists 1969-1972

carton 41, folder 57

Records preservation and access policy 1978

 

Consumer Interests Foundation/Consumers Union Foundation, Inc.

carton 41, folder 58

Advance Notice 1981-1982

carton 41, folder 59

Board of Directors meeting 1971

carton 41, folder 60

Board of Trustees meetings 1972-1973, 1977

carton 41, folder 61

Correspondence 1973

carton 41, folder 62

Executive Committee meetings 1972-1973

carton 41, folder 63

Regulatory Information Network 1981, undated

 

International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU)

carton 41, folder 64

General 1962, 1965-1978

carton 41, folder 65

Guidelines for consumer organizations 1974

carton 41, folder 66

ICOU Newsletter 1978-1981

carton 41, folder 67

International Consumer 1965, 1972, 1974

carton 41, folder 68

Membership rosters 1972-1975

carton 41, folder 69

Political workshop 1970

 

World Conference

carton 41, folder 70

3rd Biennial 1964

carton 41, folder 71

5th Biennial 1968

carton 41, folder 72

6th Biennial 1970

carton 41, folder 73-75

9th Biennial 1971, 1972, 1978

carton 42, folder 1-4

9th Biennial 1973, 1976-1978

Carton 42, folders 5-39; Cartons 43-73; Carton 74, folders 1-60; Oversize Box 1, folder 1

Subseries 6.3:  Other Organizations, 1934, 1958-1997

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of organization into the following thirty-five sub-subseries:
  • 6.3.1: Alliance for Public Technology
  • 6.3.2: American Council on Consumer Interests
  • 6.3.3: American Express Company
  • 6.3.4: American Stock Exchange
  • 6.3.5: Artisans, Inc.
  • 6.3.6: Association of California Consumers
  • 6.3.7: California Democratic Platform
  • 6.3.8: Consumer Action
  • 6.3.9: Consumer Cooperative of Berkeley, Inc.
  • 6.3.10: Consumer Federation of California
  • 6.3.11: Consumer Interest Research Institute
  • 6.3.12: ConsumerNet
  • 6.3.13: Cooperative League of the U.S.A.
  • 6.3.14: Federal Reserve System, Consumer Advisory Council
  • 6.3.15: Federal Trade Commission, Chicago Area Consumer Advisory Board 6.3.16: First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Wisconsin
  • 6.3.17: HALT: An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform
  • 6.3.18: Illinois Federation of Consumers
  • 6.3.19: Mutual Service Insurance Companies
  • 6.3.20: National Academy of Sciences
  • 6.3.21: National Consumer Center for Legal Services
  • 6.3.22: National Consumer Law Center
  • 6.3.23: National Institute for Consumer Justice
  • 6.3.24: Pacific Bell Consumer Advisory Panel
  • 6.3.25: President's Export Council (U.S.)
  • 6.3.26: Sacramento State College
  • 6.3.27: Towards Utility Rate Normalization
  • 6.3.28: U. S. Department of Commerce, Advisory Committee on Federal Policy on Industrial Innovation
  • 6.3.29: United States Department of Energy, Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee
  • 6.3.30: U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Advisory Council
  • 6.3.31: U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, Health Group Advisory Committee
  • 6.3.32: Wisconsin Board of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • 6.3.33: Wisconsin Governor's Council for Consumer Affairs
  • 6.3.34: Wisconsin Health Care Review, Inc.
  • 6.3.35: Wisconsin Hospital Rate Review Program
This subseries documents Helen Nelson's participation in a number of professional organizations during her lifetime. She served in many administrative capacities such as president, board member, treasurer, secretary, and was appointed to serve on a number of government advisory panels.
This subseries contains incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, articles, Board of Directors records, brochures, bylaws, clippings, conference and meeting material, financial records, grant files, membership records, notes, press releases, proposals, publications, reports, speeches, statements and testimony, and background research.
The first file(s) in each sub-subseries is Correspondence. Subsequent files are arranged in alphabetical order. Where applicable, Background Research and files on Associated Organizations follow the alphabetical listing of files and are located at the end of each sub-subseries.
 

6.3.1:  Alliance for Public Technology

 

Correspondence

 

Letters

carton 42, folder 5-9

Incoming 1989-1994, 1997

carton 42, folder 10

Outgoing 1991-1994, undated

carton 42, folder 11-14

Memoranda 1989-1993

 

Board of Directors

carton 42, folder 15

Dinner 1991

carton 42, folder 16

Handbook 1993

carton 42, folder 17-26

Meeting records 1990-1993

carton 42, folder 27

Member biographical information 1994

carton 42, folder 28

Member information package 1991

carton 42, folder 29

Briefing schedule 1992

carton 42, folder 30

Bylaws 1989-1990, undated

 

Conferences, meetings, and workshops

 

1989

carton 42, folder 31

Jun - APT kickoff conference 1989

carton 42, folder 32

Nov - Lowering the Barrier to Access 1989

carton 42, folder 33

1990 Jun - Annual conference 1990

 

1991

carton 42, folder 34

Feb-Mar - Technologies of Freedom: Serving Public Needs in the Information Age 1991

carton 42, folder 35

Apr - Communication Forum meeting 1991

carton 42, folder 36

Jul - Technologies of Freedom: Implementing the APT Vision at the Grassroots 1991

carton 42, folder 37-39

Jul - Universal Network Accessibility Symposium 1990-1991

 

1992

carton 43, folder 1

Feb - Technologies of Freedom: Developing a Telecommunications Infrastructure for the Information Age 1991-1992, undated

carton 43, folder 2

May - Technologies of Freedom: Harnessing the Power of Telecommunications for Consumers 1992

carton 43, folder 3

Sep - Telecommunications Policy Research Conference 1992

carton 43, folder 4

Nov - Leadership Training Workshop 1992, undated

 

1993

carton 43, folder 5

Feb - Technologies of Freedom: Breaking the Barriers to Universal Telecommunications Access 1992-1993

carton 43, folder 6

Feb - Technology-based Health Information 1993, undated

carton 43, folder 7-10

Sep - Telecommunications and Human Needs 1993

carton 43, folder 11

Nov - Telecommunity Conference 1992-1993

carton 43, folder 12

1994 Feb - Technologies of Freedom: Brining Home the Electronic Highway 1994

carton 43, folder 13

Consumer organization list undated

carton 43, folder 14

Corporate Sponsorship Program undated

carton 43, folder 15

Financial records 1989, 1992-1993

carton 43, folder 16-18

Legislation 1989-1993, undated

carton 43, folder 19

Litigation regarding Western Electric Company 1991

carton 43, folder 20

Membership rosters 1990-1991

carton 43, folder 21

Mission and policy statement 1992-1993, undated

carton 43, folder 22

Notes undated

carton 43, folder 23

Press releases 1989-1992, 1994, undated

 

Proposals

carton 43, folder 24

Networks for Knowledge: 25 Years Later, national conference 1992

carton 43, folder 25

Non-profit Telecommunications Services Monitor research 1993

 

Publications

carton 43, folder 26

Alliance for Public Technology newsletter 1989-1992

carton 43, folder 27

APT News 1992-1993

 

Reports

carton 43, folder 28

APT's 1992 Accomplishments circa 1993

carton 43, folder 29

Connecting Each to All: A Telecommunications Platform for the Information Age 1993

carton 43, folder 30

Information Age Agenda: The Telecommunications Service Platform 1990

carton 43, folder 31

Membership reports 1991-1993

carton 43, folder 32

Nominating Committee Report 1993

carton 43, folder 33

Public Telecommunication Technologies in the 1990s: Achieving Universal Service 1990

carton 43, folder 34

Public Telecommunication Technologies in the 1990s: What Consumers Need 1990

carton 43, folder 35-41

Statements and testimony, including 1989-1993, undated

 

Bowe, Frank

 

Geller, Henry

 

Hadden, Susan G.

 

Jones, Mary Gardener, 1920-

 

Kaplan, Deborah and O'Connor, Barbara

 

Linkous, Jonathan

 

Simon, Samuel A.

carton 43, folder 42-44

Telecommunications Education Trust 1988-1993, undated

 

Telecommunications infrastructure

carton 43, folder 45

APT comment 1990

carton 43, folder 46

Hearing 1990

carton 43, folder 47-50

Research 1992-1993

carton 44, folder 1

Research 1993

 

Background research

carton 44, folder 2-4

General 1989-1993, undated

carton 44, folder 5-12

Telecommunications 1970-1977, 1988-1992, undated

carton 44, folder 13-15

Associated organizations 1989-1993

 

6.3.2:  American Council on Consumer Interests

carton 44, folder 16-17

Correspondence 1970-1980, 1986-1992, 1994, undated

carton 44, folder 18-32

Annual Meetings 1970-1982, 1986-1987

carton 45, folder 1-6

Annual meetings 1988-1992, undated

 

Conferences

carton 45, folder 7

Issues in Regulation and Deregulation 1986

carton 45, folder 8-11

International Conference on Research in the Consumer Interest 1986, 1990

carton 45, folder 12

Fliers and clippings 1980, 1984, 1986-1988, 1990, undated

carton 45, folder 13

Membership directory 1986, 1991

carton 45, folder 14

National Consumer Affairs Internship Program 1975-1976

 

Publications

carton 45, folder 15

ACCI International 1988, 1993

carton 45, folder 16

ACCI Newsletter 1969, 1974, 1977-1978, 1984-1988, 1993

carton 45, folder 17

ACI: Advancing the Consumer Interest 1989-1991

carton 45, folder 18

Brochures 1980s, undated

carton 45, folder 19

Consumer News and Reviews 1996

carton 45, folder 20

Journal of Consumer Affairs 1977, 1987-1988

 

6.3.3:  American Express Company

carton 45, folder 21

Correspondence 1974, 1980-1981, 1985-1989, 1992-1993, undated

 

Conferences

carton 45, folder 22

1979 - Consumer Affairs Conference 1979

carton 45, folder 23-29

1987 - Consumer Symposium on Financial Services 1963, 1985-1988

carton 45, folder 30-38

1989 - Consumer Symposium on Financial Services 1988-1989

carton 45, folder 39

1985 - California Consumer Leader Panel 1985

carton 45, folder 40

1993 - Financial Responsibility: A National Teleconference 1993

carton 46, folder 1-2

Consumer Affairs Office 1986-1988, 1992, undated

carton 46, folder 3-4

Consumer research programs 1988-1992

carton 46, folder 5

IDS Financial Services 1985-1986, 1989-1991

carton 46, folder 6

Proposal for consumer leader panel 1987

 

Reports

carton 46, folder 7

Annual reports 1984, 1987

carton 46, folder 8

Dialogue between California consumer leaders and American Express Company 1982

carton 46, folder 9

Public responsibility reports 1987, 1991

carton 46, folder 10

Summary Report: Twelve California Consumer Interest Spokespersons and Five American Express Executives 1985

 

Speeches

carton 46, folder 11

Fernstrom, Meredith M. 1984, undated

carton 46, folder 12

Robinson, James D. 1988

 

6.3.4:  American Stock Exchange

carton 46, folder 13-21

Correspondence 1973-1978

carton 46, folder 22

Arbitration procedure for investor disputes 1976-1977

 

Board of Governors

carton 46, folder 23

Dinner 1976-1977

carton 46, folder 24-26

Meeting records 1973-1977

carton 46, folder 27

Reports 1972-1976

carton 46, folder 28

Rosters 1976, undated

carton 46, folder 29

Canadian Javelin Limited 1974

carton 46, folder 30

Clippings 1972-1974, 1976-1978, 1988, undated

carton 46, folder 31-32

Disciplinary Panel 1975-1976

carton 46, folder 33

Gratuity fund 1975

carton 46, folder 34

Incentive bonus 1976

carton 46, folder 35

Press releases 1978

carton 46, folder 36

Relocation to Connecticut 1977

 

Reports

carton 46, folder 37

Annual report 1977

carton 46, folder 38

Quarterly report, third quarter 1972

 

Statements and testimony

carton 46, folder 39-40

American Stock Exchange, including: 1972-1974, 1978

 

Levitt, Arthur, 1931-

 

Bradley, Tom

 

Nelson, Helen

 

White, Eugene R.

carton 47, folder 1

Kolton, Paul 1974-1977

carton 47, folder 2

Levitt, Arthur, 1931- 1978

carton 47, folder 3

Poser, Norman S. 1975

carton 47, folder 4

Tobin, Michael E. 1973

carton 47, folder 5

Survey of Investors in the Listed Options Market 1976

carton 47, folder 6-8

U.S. Security and Exchange Commission 1971, 1973-1975, 1977

 

6.3.5:  Artisans, Inc.

carton 47, folder 9-10

Correspondence 1985-1988, 1990-1992, 1995, undated

 

Board of Directors

carton 47, folder 11

General 1984-1987

carton 47, folder 12-13

Meeting records 1985-1991

carton 47, folder 14

Bylaw amendments 1985-1988

carton 47, folder 15

Clippings 1986, 1988-1991, undated

carton 47, folder 16

Committees 1985-1990, 1992-1993

carton 47, folder 17

Exhibiting member lists 1986-1987, undated

carton 47, folder 18-22

Financial records 1977-1992, undated

carton 47, folder 23

Fundraising 1991

 

Gallery shows and programs

carton 47, folder 24

Artisans 1986-1992

carton 47, folder 25

Other art institutes 1988-1991

carton 47, folder 26-29

Grant applications 1987-1992

carton 47, folder 30

Headlands Center for the Arts 1984, 1987-1988, undated

carton 47, folder 31

Mailing lists 1987-1989

carton 47, folder 32

Members retreat 1988

carton 47, folder 33

Newsbulletin 1987-1991

carton 47, folder 34

Notes undated

carton 47, folder 35

Personnel 1988

carton 47, folder 36

Publicity 1990, undated

 

6.3.6:  Association of California Consumers

carton 47, folder 37-41

Correspondence 1959, 1967-1971

carton 47, folder 42-46

Annual meetings 1959-1964, 1967-1970

carton 47, folder 47

Board of Directors 1966-1968, 1971, undated

carton 47, folder 48

Brochure undated

carton 47, folder 49

Bylaws 1967-1969, undated

carton 47, folder 50

California Consumers 1962-1963, 1965-1969, 1981, 1984, undated

carton 47, folder 51

Clippings 1962, 1967-1970

carton 47, folder 52

Committee Against Phone Rate Increase 1967-1969

carton 47, folder 53

Contribution of Organized Labor in California 1968

carton 48, folder 1

Legislative Office 1963, 1965, 1967-1969, undated

carton 48, folder 2

Membership drive 1968-1969

carton 48, folder 3

Notes undated

carton 48, folder 4

Organizational members list 1967

carton 48, folder 5

Press releases 1968-1969, 1971

carton 48, folder 6

Rosters of officers 1967-1969

carton 48, folder 7

Southern division 1965, 1969

carton 48, folder 8

Statement of Objectives 1959

carton 48, folder 9

Statements 1964, 1967-1971

carton 48, folder 10

Three-year Program to Expand Functions undated

carton 48, folder 11

Background research 1966-1969, 1971, undated

 

6.3.7:  California Democratic Platform

carton 48, folder 12-13

Consumer Plank Committee 1979-1980, undated

carton 48, folder 14

Consumer platform hearings 1979

carton 48, folder 15

State Central Committee Platform Convention and Presidential Preference Poll booklet 1980

carton 48, folder 16-17

Statements 1976, 1979-1980

 

Background research

carton 48, folder 18

Democratic National Committee consumer programs 1967

carton 48, folder 19

District of Columbia Democratic Central Committee 1970-1972

 

6.3.8:  Consumer Action

carton 48, folder 20

Correspondence and memoranda 1974, 1981, 1984-1994, undated

carton 48, folder 21

Board of Directors 1980-1991

carton 48, folder 22

Clippings and press releases 1974, 1984, 1986-1988, 1992

carton 48, folder 23

Financial statements 1984-1991

carton 48, folder 24

Membership totals, 1984-1986 circa 1987

carton 48, folder 25

Programs and activities 1981, 1984, undated

 

Publications

carton 48, folder 26-27

Consumer Action News 1976, 1979, 1982, 1984-1989

carton 48, folder 28

Consumer Services Guide 1993

carton 48, folder 29

Guide to Southern California Consumer Services 1988

carton 48, folder 30

Resource Guide on Consumer Financial Services 1979

carton 48, folder 31

Why Use a Bank Account? 1990

carton 48, folder 32

Telephone information project 1989-1991, undated

carton 48, folder 33

Background material on financial services 1976-1979, undated

 

6.3.9:  Consumer Cooperative of Berkeley, Inc.

carton 48, folder 34-35

Correspondence and memoranda 1962-1990

carton 48, folder 36

Annual report 1985

 

Board of Directors

carton 48, folder 37-38

Agendas and meeting minutes 1980-1982, 1989, undated

carton 48, folder 39

Business handbook 1980

carton 48, folder 40

Elections 1979-1983

carton 48, folder 41

Highlights of Board Meetings 1981-1982

carton 48, folder 42

Orientation 1959, 1981-1982

carton 48, folder 43

Reports to the Board 1980-1981

carton 48, folder 44

Brochures 1979

carton 48, folder 45-46

Bylaws 1960-1981

carton 48, folder 47

Clippings and press releases 1981, 1983, 1988

carton 48, folder 48

Consumer Information and Protection Committee 1967

carton 48, folder 49

Directories 1981-1982

carton 48, folder 50

Education Department 1980

carton 49, folder 1-5

Management 1978-1982

carton 49, folder 6-8

Marketing 1980-1981

carton 49, folder 9-10

Membership 1978-1980, 1982

carton 49, folder 11

Notes 1979-1982, undated

carton 49, folder 12

Oral history interview project 1988

Oversize box 1, folder 1

Price Signs 1969

 

Publications

carton 49, folder 13

Berkeley Co-op: An Economic and Political History, 1964-1980 1980

carton 49, folder 14-15

Co-op News 1964-1967, 1969, 1972-1974, 1978, 1980-1981, 1983, 1989

carton 49, folder 16

Guide to Bay Area Consumer Services 1987

 

Background research

carton 49, folder 17

General 1976, 1978, 1980-1982, 1987-1988, undated

carton 49, folder 18

Berkeley Co-op Food Book 1980

carton 49, folder 19

Cooperative Law for California Retail Consumer Co-ops 1981

carton 49, folder 20

Food Co-op Bibliography 1977

 

Associated organizations

 

Associated Cooperatives, Inc.

carton 49, folder 21

General 1976, 1981-1982, undated

carton 49, folder 22

Annual reports 1980-1981

carton 49, folder 23

Delegate Assembly 1981-1982, undated

carton 49, folder 24

Update 1982: California's Uncommon Markets, 1977-1981 1982

 

California Cooperative Federation

carton 49, folder 25

Correspondence and memoranda 1981-1983

carton 49, folder 26

Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation 1982

carton 49, folder 27

Board of Directors meetings 1982-1983

carton 49, folder 28

California Cooperative Conference 1981

carton 49, folder 29

Co-op Computer Company mission statement undated

carton 49, folder 30

Co-op education conference 1983

carton 49, folder 31

Co-op Faire, Los Angeles 1981

carton 49, folder 32

Co-ops Today 1982-1983

carton 49, folder 33

Delegate Assembly 1982

carton 49, folder 34

Membership 1982, undated

carton 49, folder 35

Revision of California Co-op Code 1981

 

Promoters of Active Cooperativism Today (P.A.C.T.)

carton 49, folder 36

General 1979-1983, undated

carton 49, folder 37

Questionnaire 1980

 

6.3.10:  Consumer Federation of California

carton 49, folder 38

Correspondence and memoranda 1975, 1983-1984, 1987-1991

carton 49, folder 39

Brochures undated

carton 49, folder 40

Consumer Action Bulletin 1971-1973, 1988

carton 49, folder 41

Consumer advocates forum 1987

carton 49, folder 42

Consumer congregation 1982

carton 49, folder 43

Consumer network forum 1987

carton 49, folder 44

Fundraising 1986

carton 49, folder 45-46

General conventions 1979-1988, 1992

carton 49, folder 47-48

Policy Board 1984, 1986-1990, undated

carton 49, folder 49

Telephone conference 1986

carton 49, folder 50

Background research 1986-1987, undated

 

6.3.11:  Consumer Interest Research Institute

carton 50, folder 1-4

Correspondence and memoranda 1978-1992

carton 50, folder 5

Articles of incorporation and bylaws 1980, undated

carton 50, folder 6

Board of Directors meetings 1982-1991, undated

carton 50, folder 7

Brochure undated

 

Conference and workshops

carton 50, folder 8

21st Century Learning and Health Care in the Home, 1991 1991

carton 50, folder 9-10

Social Security: The Long View, 1983 1981, 1983-1984, undated

carton 50, folder 11-13

Telecommunications workshop, 1985 1980-1985, undated

carton 50, folder 14

Contributions 1981, 1984, undated

carton 50, folder 15

Financial statements 1982-1986

carton 50, folder 16

History and personnel undated

carton 50, folder 17

Institute for the Future, regarding Videotex policy 1981-1982

carton 50, folder 18

Letterhead (blank) undated

carton 50, folder 19

Mission statements and research agendas 1981, 1984, undated

carton 50, folder 20

National Commission on Libraries and Information Services 1983-1985

carton 50, folder 21

Potential of Telecommunications for Nonprofit Organizations 1987

 

Projects

carton 50, folder 22

Emerging Information Services 1990

carton 50, folder 23-25

Proposals 1984-1985, undated

carton 50, folder 26-27

Technology book series 1989

carton 50, folder 28

Prospectus, draft 1980-1981

 

Statements

carton 50, folder 29

On line-of-business restrictions 1987

carton 50, folder 30

On telecommunications infrastructure 1990

carton 50, folder 31

Symposia 1982

carton 50, folder 32-33

Writings by Mary Gardiner Jones 1976, 1980-1983, 1989-1991, undated

 

6.3.12:  ConsumerNet

carton 50, folder 34

Advisory Board 1996-1997

carton 50, folder 35

Notes undated

carton 50, folder 36

Background research 1996, undated

 

6.3.13:  Cooperative League of the U.S.A.

 

General Office Files

carton 50, folder 37-40

Correspondence and memoranda 1972-1982, undated

carton 50, folder 41-42

Annual and monthly reports 1979-1981

carton 50, folder 43

Articles of incorporation and bylaws 1982

carton 50, folder 44

Bay Area Neighborhood Development (BAND) 1965-1967, 1982, undated

carton 50, folder 45-46

Board of Directors 1981-1983

 

Conferences

carton 50, folder 47-53

Congresses 1976, 1980-1981

carton 51, folder 1-10

Congresses 1981-1983

carton 51, folder 11

Consumer Cooperative Development Conference 1979

carton 51, folder 12

Insurance/Finance Conference 1974

carton 51, folder 13

International Cooperative Alliance 1980

carton 51, folder 14

Cooperative Hall of Fame 1980, 1982, undated

carton 51, folder 15

Mailing lists 1981, undated

carton 51, folder 16

Membership Committee 1980-1981

carton 51, folder 17

Notes on cooperatives 1980, undated

carton 51, folder 18

Policy Committee 1974

 

Publications

carton 51, folder 19

Brochures and leaflets 1963, 1967, undated

carton 51, folder 20

CLUSA News 1981

carton 51, folder 21

CLUSAGRAM 1981

carton 51, folder 22

Consumers Lobby 1966

carton 51, folder 23

Co-op Report 1959

carton 51, folder 24

Cooperative News Service 1966, 1970, 1981

carton 51, folder 25

Fund Report 1980-1982

carton 51, folder 26

Human Side of the Market Place 1981

carton 51, folder 27

In League 1981-1982

carton 51, folder 28

97th U.S. Congress Handbook 1981

carton 51, folder 29

Washington: A Cooperative Slant 1973-1974

carton 51, folder 30-35

Background research 1964-1984, undated

 

National Consumer Cooperative Bank (NCCB)

carton 51, folder 36

Correspondence 1977-1981, undated

carton 51, folder 37

Annual report 1981

carton 51, folder 38

Application for Board of Director's position submitted by Helen Nelson 1979-1981, undated

carton 51, folder 39

Board of Directors 1979-1980

carton 51, folder 40

Bylaws 1978-1979, undated

carton 51, folder 41

California Bankers Association, Banking Services Survey 1985

carton 51, folder 42

Clippings 1978, 1980-1982, 1985, undated

 

Committees

carton 51, folder 43

Eligibility and Priorities Committee undated

carton 51, folder 44

Finance and Lending Policies Committee 1979

carton 51, folder 45-48

Implementation Commission 1978-1980, undated

carton 51, folder 49

Interagency Task Force 1978, undated

carton 51, folder 50

Internal Procedures Committee 1978, undated

carton 51, folder 51

Self-Help Development Committee 1978-1979, undated

carton 51, folder 52

Technical Assistance Committee 1979

carton 51, folder 53

Cooperative League Fund undated

carton 51, folder 54

Establishment of National Consumer Cooperative Bank 1976-1978

carton 51, folder 55

Financial materials 1979-1980

carton 51, folder 56

Financing application draft (blank) 1980

carton 51, folder 57

Friends of the Co-op Bank 1981

carton 51, folder 58

"How to Weaken or Destroy the Co-op Bank and the Office!!" 1980

carton 51, folder 59

Low Income Cooperative's Workshop 1978

carton 51, folder 60

National Consumer Cooperative Bank Act 1978, undated

carton 51, folder 61

Notes 1981, undated

 

Policies

carton 51, folder 62

Approved policies 1980

carton 51, folder 63

Interim policies undated

carton 52, folder 1

Proposed 1978, 1980, undated

 

Publications

carton 52, folder 2

Brochures 1978, undated

carton 52, folder 3

Co-op Bank Monitor 1980

carton 52, folder 4

National Cooperative Bank Notes 1979-1981, 1985

carton 52, folder 5

News-Update 1979-1980

carton 52, folder 6

Questionnaire on cooperatives and NCCB undated

carton 52, folder 7

Resolutions 1979

carton 52, folder 8

Termination of National Consumer Cooperative Bank 1981

carton 52, folder 9

Western Regional Office 1980, undated

carton 52, folder 10

Background research 1976, 1982, 1984-1987, 1989, undated

 

Associated Organizations

carton 52, folder 11

California Consumer Cooperatives 1975, 1979-1980, undated

carton 52, folder 12

Co-op Directory Association 1981

carton 52, folder 13

Cooperative Services, Inc. 1978-1980

carton 52, folder 14-15

Credit Union National Association 1967-1972, 1979

carton 52, folder 16

Distributing Alliances of the Northcountry Cooperatives, Inc. 1980-1981, undated

carton 52, folder 17

International Cooperative Alliances, Women's Committee 1981-1982

carton 52, folder 18

National Association of Housing Cooperatives 1981, undated

carton 52, folder 19

National Cooperative Business Association 1985, 1988-1990

 

6.3.14:  Federal Reserve System, Consumer Advisory Council

 

Council Records

carton 52, folder 20

Correspondence re H. Nelson's appointment to CAC, including: 1984-1985

 

Boxer, Barbara

 

Cole, Anthony F.

 

Cranston, Alan MacGregor

 

Elbrecht, Richard A

 

Jones, Mary Gardiner, 1920-

 

Marrinan, Timothy D.

 

Marks, Milton

 

Smith, Dolores S.

carton 52, folder 21-27

Correspondence and memoranda 1985-1987

 

Board of Directors

carton 52, folder 28-29

Agenda 1985-1987

carton 52, folder 30-32

Minutes 1985-1987

carton 52, folder 33

CAC Newsletter 1985-1988, 1992

 

Conferences

carton 52, folder 34

1984 - Consumer and Financial Service Revolution 1984-1985

 

1985

carton 52, folder 35

Financial Services and the Market Place 1984-1985, undated

carton 52, folder 36

Consumer Compliance Conference 1985, undated

carton 52, folder 37

Nominations for CAC positions 1985-1986

carton 52, folder 38

Notes 1985-1987, undated

carton 52, folder 39

Operation and Procedures Manual 1984

carton 53, folder 1

Resolutions 1985-1987

carton 53, folder 2

Rosters 1985-1987

 

Committee Files

carton 53, folder 3

Consumer Credit Committee 1987

carton 53, folder 4

Consumer Education Committee 1985-1987

carton 53, folder 5

Energy Technology Committee 1985

carton 53, folder 6

Financial Organization Committee 1986-1987