Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs, videos, and publications

About this collection

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America formed in 1912 with the purpose of advising the government on issues facing industry and business throughout the country. The majority of images in this digital collection are photographs that were taken for the Chamber’s publication, Nation’s Business. Published from 1912 to 1999, the monthly magazine proved invaluable in communicating the Chamber’s messages to business and government, and the magazine featured images by many of the country’s most prominent photographers. This digital collections features selected photographs, videos, and publications from the Chamber of Commerce. For a detailed description of the entire photograph and audiovisual collection, click here to view the finding aid. Additional publications may be found by searching the library catalog. The finding aid for the manuscript collection of Chamber of Commerce records is available by clicking here.

    To learn more about the photographs from Nation’s Business, visit our online exhibit, 100 Years of Picturing the Nation's Business.
    Image: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Building under construction in Washington, DC, 1923. Click to view.

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Rebirth of industry in Japan
On verso: 'Testing of range-finders on finished Canon cameras is precision workmanship.'
It's Your Business: U.S./Japan Trade: Conflict or Compromise?
Episode Number 278. Moderator Meryl Comer presents international episode on U.S./Japan trade relations. Interviews include U.S. Ambassador Bill Brock, Japan Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ambassador Mike Mansfield. Contains an in studio interview with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor and Richard Lesher from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Meryl Comer interviews Yasuhiro Nakasone, Prime Minister of Japan.