Menu

Guide to the Consumer Reports Archives records

Summary

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. The Consumer Reports Archive was first established in 1972 as the Center for the Study of Consumer Movements. Collection includes correspondence, forms, photographs, policy and procedure statements and other printed materials that pertain to the operation support activities of the Consumer Union Archives. Included are files relating to archival administration and records management for the organization, reference requests and reference files relating to exhibit planning, Consumers Union and consumer movement history, and photocopied materials for individual research requests on various subjects. Organization resources include staff biographies; collection finding aids, indexes, and inventories; card and microfiche files. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11772
Title
Consumer Reports Archives records
Date
1924-2015 and undated
Creator
Consumer Reports (Firm)
Extent
15.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, forms, photographs, policy and procedure statements and other printed materials that pertain to the operation support activities of the Consumer Union Archives. Included are files relating to archival administration and records management for the organization, reference requests and reference files relating to exhibit planning, Consumers Union and consumer movement history, and photocopied materials for individual research requests on various subjects. Organization resources include staff biographies; collection finding aids, indexes, and inventories; card and microfiche files. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

More Biographical / Historical Info

Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Office Files; Collection Guides; Staff and Affiliate Biographies; and Reference Card Files.

Using These Materials

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 2 full business days in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research.

warning Use & Permissions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

More copyright and citation information

How to Cite

[Identification of item], Consumer Reports Archives records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Office Files, 1924-2012 and undated

Series includes files pertaining to the administration of the archives and Consumer Reports' records management program: donor relations and collection solicitations, forms, policies and procedures, historical photographs of the stacks and reference areas. Series also includes general reference files of material pertaining to consumer movement history, Consumers Union, exhibit planning, and the results of various research projects.

Access policies--Photographs and artwork, undated
Box 1
Accession forms, undated
Box 1
Accession records, 1991-1996
Box 1
Appraisal procedures, undated
Box 1
Archival Checklist (History Factory publication), 2001
Box 1
Archives access form, undated
Box 1
Archives access policy, 1978-1981
Box 1
Archives action plans, 1987-1988
Box 1
Archives and Manuscript Security (SAA publication), 1977
Box 1
Archives background, undated
Box 1
Archives description, 1989
Box 1
Archives floor plan, 1990
Box 10
Archives goals and objectives, 1994
Box 1
Archives history, 1987-2006
Box 1
Archives mission statement, undated
Box 1
Archives planning strategies, 1990
Box 1
Archives priorities, 2009
Box 1
Archives progress reports, 1990-2009
Box 1
Archives reports, 1988-1995
Box 1
Archives shelving installation, 1995
Box 1
Archives statistics, 2008
Box 1
Archives taxonomy, undated
Box 1
Archives taxonomy (record groups), 1991 and undated
Box 1
Archives tour, 2008
Box 1
Archivist job descriptions, 2006
Box 1
Atop the consumer movement (Bill Falk profile of Consumers Union), 1978
Box 10
Book for visitors to CU (Florence Mason), 1959
(2 folders)
Box 1
Care of archival materials, 1995
Box 1
Center for the Study of the Consumer Movement, 1979-1989 and undated
Box 1
Check-out policy, 1988
Box 1
Collecting policies, 1978-2008
(2 folders)
Box 1
Collection management, 2009-2010
Box 1
Consultant, 1990-1998
Box 1
Consumer education paper, undated
Box 1
Consumer organizations supported by Consumers Union, undated
Box 1
Consumers Association of Canada, 1995
Box 1
Consumer Reports--Helpful Hints wall calendar, 2005
Box 1
Consumer Reports (Images of America publication)--Archives reference copy, 2005
Box 1
Consumers Union library--Printed material, 1971-1993
Box 1
Consumers Union library--Subject guides, 1990-1992
Box 1
Corresponcence and miscellaneous, 1977-2012
(11 folders)
Box 1
Data access policy, 1977-1978
Box 1
Disaster planning, 1995-1999
(2 folders)
Box 1
Donation forms, undated
Box 1
Donor file, 1973-1979
Box 2
Elizabeth Yakel (consultant), 1987
Box 2
Glossary of terms for CR publications, 2003
Box 10
International Organization of Consumer Unions (IOCU)/Consumers International, 1983-2006
(2 folders)
Box 2
Inventory worksheet instructions and procedures, undated
Box 2
Iron Mountain--Digitization, 2009-2011
Box 2
Iron Mountain--Inventories, 2006-2010 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Iron Mountain--Miscellaneous, 2010-2011

Includes: Audiovisual Collection spreadsheet; transmittal sheets

Box 10
Iron Mountain--Papers retrieved and processed, undated
Box 2
Iron Mountain--Transfer forms, 1990-1993
Box 2
Magazine scanning project, undated
Box 2
Mariol Gallichio--Paper conservation project, 2001
Box 2
New acquisitions, 1985-1991
Box 2
Note pads (James Guest?), 2001-2005
Box 2
Outside researchers, 2008-2009
Box 2
Outside researchers--Inger Stole, 2008-2009
(2 folders)
Box 2
Outside researchers--Jacqueline Hall, 2008
Box 2
Outside researchers--Shannon Clark, 2009
Box 2
Outside researchers--Signed access forms, 1991-2003
Box 2
Photographs--Building decoration project, 1992
Box 2
Photographs--Captions, 1991-1992
Box 2
Photographs--Documentation (William Hubbell photographs of Mount Vernon facility), undated
Box 2
Photographs--Missing images, undated
Box 2
Photographs--Negatives log, 1983-1991
Box 2
Photographs--On loan, 1998-2001
Box 2
Photographs--Returned, 1994-2000
(2 folders)
Box 2
Photographs--Stacks area, undated
Box 2
Processing notes--David Pittle, 2005-2006
Box 2
Processing notes--James Mendenhall, 1972
Box 2
Processing notes--Joel Gurin, 2007
Box 2
Processing priorities, 2007
Box 2
Processing progress reports, 2006-2007
Box 2
Reader service report (James Snider), 1986
Box 2
Records management program, 1988-1999
(3 folders)
Box 2
Records management program--Destruction reports, undated
Box 2
Records management program--Retention schedule, 2001
Box 2
Records survey, 1978
Box 2
Records transfer forms, undated
Box 2
Reference procedure, undated
Box 2
Reference requests, 1994-2012
(3 folders)
Box 2
Report on the CU library, 1974
Box 2
Shainwald Archives Fellowship, 1975-2008
Box 2
Subversion/Communism, 1949-1954
Box 2
Teaching aids, undated
Box 2
Testing--Archives reference copy, 1986
Box 3
Thesaurus of Consumer Terms--I. Classified Display, 1979
Box 3
Thesaurus of Consumer Terms--II. Alphabetically Structured Display, 1982
Box 3
Video transfers, 2001
Box 3
General, 1927-1931 and undated
Box 3
Barbara Burns/Diane McKaig, 1969
Box 3
Consumer Federation of America, 1977
Box 3
Consumers Club, 1927-1929
Box 3
Consumers League/New York Milk Committee, 1978
Box 3
Consumers League of New Jersey, 1979
Box 3
Consumers Research, 1951-1973
Box 3
Cooperative League of the USA--To Tell the Truth, 1969
(2 folders)
Box 3
Corporation of Consumers' Research, 1931-1934
Box 3
Food and Drug Administration--50th anniversary of Food Additive Amendment, 2008
Box 3
Kansas State University Consumer Movement Archives, undated
Box 3
League of Women Shoppers, 1936
Box 3
National Consumers League, 1958 and undated
Box 3
No Country for Honest Men: The Origins of CU in the American Market Place (Norman Silber), 2008
Box 3
On Becoming a Consumer Spokesman (University of Wisconsin Extension program), 1972
(2 folders)
Box 3
St Louis Consumer Federation, 1970-1978
Box 3
They Made a Difference, 1980
(2 folders)
Box 3
U.S. Government proclamations, 1962-1993
Box 3
Your Money's Worth, undated
Box 3
35th anniversary--Continuing Need to Discover the Truth, 1971
Box 3
60th anniversary planning, 1996
Box 3
Advocacy offices, 1979-1999
Box 3
Awards, 1990-2000
Box 3
Board of Directors, 1972-1999
Box 3
Consumers Union reports, 1936-1939
Box 3
Contraceptive booklet press, 1941-1945
Box 3
Early Years Remembered, undated
Box 3
Energy Policy Advocacy (A. Karim Ahmed), 1974
Box 3
Evaluation of location alternatives, 1971
Box 3
History, 1938-1999 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 3
Identity theft mailing, undated
Box 3
Incorporation documents, 1936-1993
Box 3
Information Center, 1996
Box 3
Inside CU, 1989
Box 3
Internet policy, 1995
Box 3
Mount Vernon building history, 2011
Box 3
Organization charts, 1973-1994 and undated
Box 3
Organization structure, 1936-1974
Box 3
Review, 2000
Box 3
Selling America's Kids, 1990
Box 4
Statistics, 1971-2006
Box 4
Strategic plans, 1993-2009
(3 folders)
Box 4
Washington office, 1972-1974
Box 4
Western Consumers Union, 1939-1974
Box 4
1939 World's Fair, 1935-1998
Box 4
50th anniversary--Andrea Scott notes, 1951-1985
Box 4
60th anniversary, 1994-1996
(2 folders)
Box 4
75th anniversary, 2008-2009
(2 folders)
Box 4
Before the Start of CU, 1935
Box 4
Board of Directors, 1934-1992
Box 4
Communist Charges, 1933-1973 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
Communist Charges--Compulsion the Key to Collectivism (National Physicians Committee), 1946
Box 4
Foreign Consumer Magazines, undated
Box 4
Idea file, 1994
Box 4
Press Blackout, 1953
Box 4
Safety, 1937-1997
Box 4
Strike of 1935, 1935
Box 4
Then and Now, 2004-2008
Box 4
World War II, 1942-1970
Box 4
General, 1974-2010
Box 4
A.J. Isserman, 1965-1979
Box 4
Alexander Crosby, 1971-1978
Box 4
Board members, 1978-1979
Box 4
Brookwood Labor College, 1978
Box 4
Erma Angevine, 1978
Box 4
Frank Pollock, 1978
Box 4
Harold Aaron, 1973-1979
Box 4
Harold Webber, 1978-1979
Box 4
Helen Hall, 1977-1978
Box 4
Jerome Hellerstein, 1975-1979
Box 4
Marjorie East, 1978-1979
Box 4
Inventories, 1977
Box 4
Meyer Parodnick, 1977-1979
Box 4
Miscellaneous, 1958-1977
Box 4
Sidney Margolius, 1972-1979
Box 4
Staff and others, 1978-1979
Box 4
Stewart Lee, 1978-1979
Box 4
Stuart Chase, 1977-1978
Box 4
Sylvia Lane, 1978
Box 4
William Pabst, 1973-1979
Box 4
American Federation of Teachers, 1931-1941
Box 4
Bibliographies, undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
Can Openers, 1941-1987
Box 4
Cigarettes, undated
Box 4
Civil Liberties Committee of Massachusetts, 1931-1976
Box 4
Consumerism, 1969-1998
Box 4
Dorothy Douglas, 1934-1968
Box 4
Home Front--Patriotism/World War II, 1941-1946
Box 4
Home Front--Post 9/11, 2002-2003
Box 4
Jerome Davis, 1935-1966
Box 4
Katherine Lumkin, 1932-1971
Box 4
League for Independent Political Action, 1929-1941
Box 4
Not acceptable products, 1942-1971
Box 5
Paul Douglas, 1924-1963
Box 5
Product safety, 1936-1971
Box 5
Ralph Harlow, 1932-1943
Box 5
Socialist Party, 1931-1943
Box 5
Toasters, 1939-1995
Box 5

2. Collection Guides, 1936-2013 and undated

Series includes archives collection guides; stacks location guides, finding aids for individual collections, preliminary inventories of collections, and a variety of multi-year indexes to magazine articles.

16mm film log, undated
Box 5
A.J. Isserman, 1978
Box 5
Adleaide Schulkind Frank, undated

Papers on deposit at the Schlesinger Library

Box 5
Archives finding aid, undated
Box 5
Archives finding aid (binder), undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Archives finding aid with shelf locations, 2013
(2 folders)
Box 5
Archive holdings, 2010
(3 folders)
Box 5
Arthur Kallett, undated
Box 5
Audiovisual materials, undated
Box 5
Audiovisual materials with CRTV News Feeds, 1992-1997
Box 5
Bibliography, undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Bibliography (Ulman), undated
Box 5
Bibliography of consumer history, undated
Box 5
Board of Directors meeting minutes, undated
Box 5
Cassette and reel-to-reel tapes, undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Colston Warne, 1980, 1989
(2 folders)
Box 5
Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative, undated
Box 5
Consumer Reports Index, 1936-1971
(6 folders)
Box 5
Consumer Reports Index, 1967-1993
(19 folders)
Box 6
Consumers International archives, undated
Box 6
Dissertations, undated
Box 6
"Econ" articles published in Consumer Reports 1955-1960, 1960
Box 6
Edward Brecher, undated
Box 6
Edward Reich, undated
Box 6
First Time Tested, undated
Box 6
Florence Mason/IOCU, undated
Box 6
Foreign publications, undated
Box 6
George Brunn, 1978
Box 6
Guide to Documents of the Consumer Movement (National Catalog of Source Material), 1980
Box 6
Helen Canoyer, 1978
Box 6
Helen Nelson/Center for Consumer Affairs, 1978
Box 6
Henry Harap, undated
Box 6
Index and articles on health care 1937-1994, 1994
(3 folders)
Box 6
Index of Consumers Union legislative stands 1936-1973, 1973
Box 6
Index of Consumers Union statements on public interest matters 1935-1975, 1976, 1983
(3 folders)
Box 6
Index to Advocacy Office documents 1982-2001, 2001
(2 folders)
Box 6
Index to Advocacy Office statements, 1982
Box 6
Index to Consumers Union News Digest 1977-1990, 1990
(2 folders)
Box 6
Index to Penny Power 1984-1990, 1990
Box 6
Index to Questions of Health 1985-1989, 1989
Box 6
Inventory of Materials Contained in the Consumers Union Archive, 2007
Box 6
Irving Michelson, 1978
Box 6
James Mendenhall, 1978
Box 6
Last Time Published 1972-1992, 1992
Box 6
Last Time Published in Consumer Reports 1978-2003, 2009
Box 6
Last Time Tested 1967-1978, 1978
Box 6
Leland Gordon, undated
Box 6
Master finding aid, undated
Box 6
Meta-finding aid and how to find materials, 2010
Box 6
Morris Kaplan, 1978
Box 6
National Association of Consumers, undated
Box 6
Paul Kern, undated
Box 6
Persia Campbell, 1979
Box 7
Persia Campbell, 2011
Box 10
Photographs, undated
Box 7
References in CU Library to CU, consumer movement, undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Sylvia Lane, 1978
Box 7
Weights and Measures Research Center/Leland Gordon, undated
Box 7
William S. Taylor, undated
Box 7
Zillions 1990-2000, 1998, 2010
(2 folders)
Box 7
General, undated
Box 7
A.J. Isserman, 1978
Box 7
Arthur Kallett, undated
Box 7
Audiovisual collections, 1995-2006
(2 folders)
Box 7
Auto Center, 1978
Box 7
Books, 1994-2000
Box 7
Broadcast/Film Division, 1979
Box 7
Buying Guides, 2008
Box 7
Colston Warne, 1978-1997
(4 folders)
Box 7
Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative, 1979 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Consumer Federation of America, 1978
Box 7
Consumer Reports internal newsletters, undated
Box 7
Consumer Reports publications, 2007-2008
Box 7
Consumers Union printed forms, 1978
Box 7
Design Department photographs, undated
Box 7
Donal Dinwiddie, 1974
Box 7
Editorial Department, 1978
Box 7
Educational Services Division, 1978
Box 7
Edward Reich, undated
Box 7
Executive Office, 2006
Box 7
Film and Video, 1994 and undated
Box 7
Foreign Magazines, undated
Box 7
Hallway cabinets, undated
Box 7
Health advocacy (Gail Shearer, Washington office), 2009
Box 7
Helen Canoyer, 1978
Box 7
Helen Nelson, 1978
Box 7
Henry Harap, undated
Box 7
Irving Michelson, 1978
Box 7
Joel Gurin, 2006
Box 7
Leland Gordon, undated
Box 7
Materials contained in the Consumers Union archive, 2007
Box 7
Morris Kaplan, 1978
Box 7
National Association of Consumers, undated
Box 7
Offsite records, 2007
Box 7
Paul Kern, 1972
Box 7
Periodicals, 1991
Box 7
Persia Campbell, 1979
Box 7
Personnel Department, 1979
Box 7
Photographers Office, 1978
Box 7
Promotion Department, undated
Box 7
Records list, 2001
Box 7
Reel-to-reel tapes 1961-1980, 2006-2010
(2 folders)
Box 7
Sidney Shainwald, 1973
Box 7
Special publications, 1977
Box 7
Staff Information Services, 1978
Box 7
Sylvia Lane, 1978
Box 7
Technical Divisions, 1973 and undated
Box 7
Vital records, 1998
Box 7
Warren Braren, 1975-1980
Box 7
Washington, D.C. advocacy office (Gail Shearer) 2000-2010, 2010
Box 7
Weights and Measures Research Center/Leland Gordon, 1979
Box 7
William S. Taylor, undated
Box 7

3. Staff and Affiliate Biographies, 1924-2015 and undated

Beginning in the mid-1970s, Consumers Union management initiated a project to compile biographical sketches of managerial staff. Around 1978, the Center for the Study of Consumer Movements (the Consumer Reports Archive) reached out to present and former staff and members of the Board of Directors for biographical information, invitations to participate in an oral history interview series, and solicitation for manuscript donations. Series includes correspondence, transcripts of recorded conversations, clippings, obituaries, speeches and other materials collected.

General, 1975
Box 7
Aaron, Harold, 1988
Box 7
Anderson, Kurt, 1946-1973
Box 7
Angevine, Erma, 1967-1979
Box 7
Bahr, Gladys, 1961-1970 and undated
Box 7
Barrett, Stephen, 1974-1977
Box 7
Berberian, John, 1975
Box 7
Berliner, David C., 1978-1979
Box 7
Boards of Directors, 2001-2008
Box 7
Bookspan, Martin, 1979
Box 7
Bonner, Raymond T., 1975-1976
Box 7
Brady, Robert and Mildred, 1934-1994
Box 7
Brecher, Edward, 1963-1989
Box 7
Brooks, Thomas, 1975-1978
Box 7
Brown, Susan Jenkins, 1973
Box 7
Brunn, George, 1975-1978
Box 8
Bussey, William S., 1979
Box 8
Campbell, Persia, 1958-1972
Box 8
Campbell, Wallace, 1972
Box 8
Canoyer, Helen, 1978
Box 8
Carstens, Arthur, 1974-1978
Box 8
Carter, Gersuila, undated
Box 8
Cavagnaro, Charles, 1978
Box 8
Chase, Stuart, 1924-1985
Box 8
Clark, Lincoln, 1974-1979
Box 8
Coles, Jessie V., 1978
Box 8
Coppock, Esther M., 1978
Box 8
Crooks, Lawrence, 1938-1977
Box 8
Cross, Hartley, 1977-1978
Box 8
Cross, Richard, 1975
Box 8
Dinwiddie, Donal, 1978-1979 and undated
Box 8
Edwards, Corwin D., 1974-1978
Box 8
Elliott, Harriet, 1970-1978
Box 8
Employee directory, 1994
Box 8
Ernyei, John, 1975
Box 8
Ernst, Morris, 1932-1936
Box 8
Fleischer, Henry, 1958 and undated
Box 8
Florman, Monte, 2015
Box 8
Foreman, Carol Tucker, 1978
Box 8
Frankenfeld, Phil, 1973 and undated
Box 8
Furman, Ira J., 1976
Box 8
Gamble, Philip L., 1978
Box 8
Gans, Helene, 1980
Box 8
Gibson, James J., 1978
Box 8
Gillaspy, Cathy, 1977-1978
Box 8
Gordon, Leland J., 1974-1987
Box 8
Gurin, Joel, 2005
Box 8
Haller, William, 1978-1979
Box 8
Harap, Henry, 1924-1978
(2 folders)
Box 8
Harris, Conrad, 1975 and undated
Box 8
Hawes, Elizabeth, undated
Box 8
Henle, Guy, 1973-1992
Box 8
Herrmann, Robert, 1979
Box 8
Hopkins, John S., 1979
Box 8
Horowitz, Laura, 1978
Box 8
Isserman, Abraham J. (A.J.), 1978-1989
Box 8
Johnson, Charles, undated
Box 8
Jordan, Lynn, 1976
Box 8
Kallett, Arthur, 1932-2007
(2 folders)
Box 8
Kaplan, Morris, 1948-1971
Box 8
Karpatkin, Rhoda, undated
Box 8
Kern, Paul, undated
Box 8
Keyserling, Mary D., 1987 and undated
Box 8
Klein, Robert J., 1970-1993
Box 8
Kinsey, Jean, 1979
Box 8
Knauer, Virginia, 1974-1983
Box 8
Knoll, Robert D., 1975
Box 8
Kory, Judy, 1978
Box 8
Landau, Irwin, 1975-2015
Box 8
Landis, Benson Y., 1937
Box 8
Leers, Kate (Mrs. George Black), 1939-1974
Box 8
Leff, Jonathan, 1977
Box 8
Lever, Jack (E.J.), 1971-1972
Box 8
Lieberman, Trudy, 1995-1997
Box 8
MacColl, William A., 1975-1979
Box 8
Margolius, Sidney, 1940-1976
Box 8
Mason, Florence, 1939-1990
(4 folders)
Box 8
Masters, Dexter, 1938-1998
Box 8
Maynes, E. Scott, 1969-1978
Box 8
McCloskey, Gordon E., undated
Box 8
McDonald, Grace, 1973
Box 8
Means, Gardiner C., 1978-1988
Box 8
Mendenhall, James E., 1938-1971
Box 8
Meyer, Louis B., 1978
Box 8
Michelson, Irving, 1952-2015
Box 8
Mohr, Lillian, 1978-1979
Box 8
Morris, Ruby Turner, 1969-1978
Box 8
Morse, Richard, 1970-2000
(2 folders)
Box 8
Myerson, Bess, 1980
Box 8
Nader, Ralph, 1967-1989
(2 folders)
Box 8
Nader, Ralph, 1967-1979
(2 folders)
Box 9
Nelson, Helen, 1974-1995
Box 9
New staff/promotions notices, 1993-2010
Box 9
Newman, Sarah, 1978
Box 9
Nunn, William, 1929-1975
Box 9
Oxenfeldt, Alfred R., 1950
Box 9
Palmer, Dewey, 1937-1978
Box 9
Palmer, Frank L., 1971-1974
Box 9
Parodneck, Meyer, 1994
Box 9
Peterson, Esther, 1963-1995
(4 folders)
Box 9
Peterson, Esther (speeches), 1964
(4 folders)
Box 10
Pittle, David, 1988-2000
Box 9
Pollak, George A., 1975
Box 9
Reeves, Albert, 1973
Box 9
Reich, Edward, 1937-1979
Box 9
Reis, Bernard, 1932-1978
(2 folders)
Box 9
Rice, Florence, 1991
Box 9
Richards, Henry E., 1948-1978
Box 9
Ross, Madeline (Mrs. Jack Medoff), 1978-1979
Box 9
Sandbach, Walker, 1971-1975
Box 9
Schlink, Frederick J., 1926-1995
Box 9
Schuck, Peter H., 1972-1975
Box 9
Schulkind, Adelaide, 1972-1974
Box 9
Schoenfeld, David, 1966-1982
Box 9
Shainwald, Sidney, 1972-2009
Box 9
Shainwald, Sybil, 1978-1979
Box 9
Shapiro, Esther, 1978
Box 9
Shearer, Gail, 1975-2008
Box 9
Shedlovsky, Theodore, 1974
Box 9
Silber, Norman, 2006
Box 9
Silbergeld, Mark, 1978
Box 9
Smith, Robert L., 1934-1971
Box 9
Snyder, Harry, 1976
Box 9
Southworth, Herman, 1935-1937 and undated
Box 9
Steele, Dorothy, 1963-1979
Box 9
Strong, Lydia Altschuler, 1966
Box 9
Swankin, David, 1997
Box 9
Tallman, David, undated
Box 9
Tedori, Fred, 1975
Box 9
Thorelli, Hans B., 1965-1977
Box 9
Ulman, Joseph N., undated
Box 9
Ware, Caroline, 1946-1998
Box 9
Warne, Colston, 1945-1980
(3 folders)
Box 9
Webber, Harold D., 1978
Box 9
Weir, Marion, 1970-1978
Box 9
Whitehill, Jean, undated
Box 9
Who's That? Photo directory, 1991
Box 9
Woodhouse, Chase Going, 1978
Box 9
Wolfe, Allis--Interviews for book on Persia Campbell, 1980

Includes: Arthur Startz, Aurelia Toyer Miller, Burton Agata, Harold Wattel, W. Averell Harriman

Box 9

4. Reference Card Files, 1936-1992 and undated

Includes biographical cards, bibliographies, subject and organizational files, and a subject index to magazine articles up through the early 1990s. Also includes microfiche files on various magazines, technical journals, research reports and library database extraction.

Bibliography of consumer movement, undated
Box 11
Biographical and organizational files, undated
Box 12
Biographical index and cross-reference; Subject file, undated
Box 13
Books by author (reference library), undated
Box 14
Microfiche--Journals, 1960-1992

Includes: American Dietetic Association Journal 1975-1978; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1970-1975; Consumer Bulletin 1960-1973; Consumer Reports 1978-1992

Box 15
Microfiche--Journals, 1936-1990

Includes: Consumer Reports 1936-1980; various test reports 1981; Which? 1970-1975; Consumers Research Magazine 1974-1981; Westcat (Westchester Library System) alphabetical file 1987-1990

Box 16
Microfiche--Journals, 1972-1987

Includes: Westcat (Westchester Library System) alphabetical file 1987; Money Magazine 1972-1981

Box 17
Microfiche--Journals, 1972-1987

Includes: Ms. 1972-1981; Rtecs Quarterly 1987; set of technical reports from New York Public Library 1970s-1985

Box 18
Miscellaneous, undated

Includes: CR publications; bibliographies; films; filmstrips; microfilm; oral history interviews; recordings; videotapes; personnel addresses

Box 19
A-C, 1936-1950
Box 20
D-H, 1936-1950
Box 21
I-O, 1936-1950
Box 22
P-S, 1936-1950
Box 23
T-Z, 1936-1950
Box 24
A, 1951-1965
Box 25
B-Cr, 1951-1965
Box 26
Cr-F, 1951-1965
Box 27
G-Li, 1951-1965
Box 28
Lo-Pri, 1951-1965
Box 29
Pri-S, 1951-1965
Box 30
T-Z, 1951-1965
Box 31
A-F, 1966-1972
Box 32
G-Z, 1966-1972
Box 33
A-D, 1973-1980
Box 34
E-O, 1973-1980
Box 35
P-Z, 1973-1980
Box 36
 

Historical Note

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. The Consumer Reports Archive was first established in 1972 as the Center for the Study of Consumer Movements. It was staffed until 1981 when it closed due to recession-era finances. It re-opened on a part-time basis in 1986, largely to support Consumers Union's 50th anniversary activities. In 1987 the recommendations of a consultant led to the reorganization of the Archive to focus more narrowly on Consumers Union activities and staff.


Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.

Provenance

The Consumer Reports Archives records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Sept. 2019.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2019-0130