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Guide to the Consumer Reports. Eileen Nic papers, 1985-1993

Summary

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Eileen Nic was a consultant to Consumer Reports on health and environmental issues and an advocate for hazardous chemical and pesticide control. The Consumer Reports Eileen Nic papers include Correspondence, project proposals, research reports and other printed materials that relate to air pollution, chemical accidents, environmental policy, hazardous materials and pesticide use and regulation. Organizations and individuals represented in the collection include Ciba-Geigy, Esther Peterson, International Organization of Consumers' Unions (IOCU, later Consumers International) and Union Carbide (relating to the Bhopal chemical accident). Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11786
Title
Consumer Reports. Eileen Nic papers
Date
1985-1993
Creator
Consumer Reports (Firm)
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Consumer Reports Eileen Nic papers include Correspondence, project proposals, research reports and other printed materials that relate to air pollution, chemical accidents, environmental policy, hazardous materials and pesticide use and regulation. Organizations and individuals represented in the collection include Ciba-Geigy, Esther Peterson, International Organization of Consumers' Unions (IOCU, later Consumers International) and Union Carbide (relating to the Bhopal chemical accident). Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Arrangement

Organized alphabetically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Consumer Reports. Eileen Nic papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Banned substances exports, 1985
Box 1
Chemical accident project proposal, 1987
Box 1
Ciba-Geigy Summit, 1985-1987
Box 1
Citizen's Commission on Bhopal, 1986
Box 1
Discussion paper on U.N. Harmful Substance Resolution, 1985
Box 1
Environmental Policy Committee, 1990
Box 1
Esther Peterson correspondence, 1985-1986
Box 1
IOCU (International Organization of Consumer Unions), 1991
Box 1
Obituary, 1993
Box 1
Prior Informed Consent in the International Code of Conduct on Use and Distribution of Pesticides (Pesticides Trust), 1989
Box 1
The First Three Years: Implementing the World Bank Pesticide Guidelines 1985-1988 (Michael Hansen), 1988
Box 1
Toxic Air Pollution from New York City Industry (Eileen Nic and Beth Inabinett), 1990
Box 1
Toxic Chemical Accident Risks in New York City (Barbara Warren and Eileen Nic), 1991
Box 1
Unregistered pesticides hearing, 1989
Box 1
Violating the Code: A Preliminary Survey of Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand (Michael Hansen, Sarojini Rengam), 1987
Box 1
YMCA Youth Leadership Institute award, 1986
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Eileen Nic was a consultant to Consumer Reports on health and environmental issues and an advocate for hazardous chemical and pesticide control.

Eileen Nic was born in Phildelphia in 1951. Nic graduated from Temple University and Columbia University (MA, Sociology) and worked with the Philadelphia Department of Health. Nic served as consultant for pollution toxicity, pesticides and hazardous chemicals with the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Consumers Union. Nic served as the International Organization of Consumers Union (IOCU) representative to the United Nations. Nic died in New York in 1993.

Source: New York Times obituary, June 26, 1993.

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:

American Association of Advertising Agencies vertical files;

Consumer Reports Advocacy records;

Consumer Reports Washington Office records;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Information Center vertical files;

J. Walter Thompson Company. Publications;

McCann-Erickson Worldwide vertical files;

T.S. Ferree, Jr. papers


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Provenance

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

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Nov. 2019;

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2019-0130