National Association of Manufacturers

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Organized in Ohio in 1895 with the goal to protect American goods from foreign competition and to promote trade expansion, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) continues today as the largest manufacturing association in the United States. This digital collection contains a selection of items primarily dating to the 1960s and 1970s.

    The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire audiovisual collection, click here to view the finding aid. For a detailed description of the entire manuscript collection, click here to view the finding aid.
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R. Heath Larry Interview with Jan Zima, producer, radio/TV information Kent State University
Sit down discussion between NAM president R. Heath Larry and Jan Zima, of Kent State University, that stemmed from an earlier conversation. Larry offers an assessment of Carter's presidency so far and how the National Association of Manufacturers sees it. Carter had a learning curve with how to communicate with Congress, business, and industry.
Interview with Dr. William Ballhaus, president of Beckman Instruments, by Stanley Mudic, editor of Industry Week
Introduction by John Bartell. Discussion on a proposed tax reform bill, H.R. 12263, Security Reinvestment Act.
Panorama
Interview with Luther Hodges Jr., Undersecretary of Commerce and Heath Larry, President, National Association of Manufacturers, discuss the bailout of Chrysler. Includes commercials for Royce's TV Shop, Porcelana, and musical Timbuktu.
The Morning Show
Host Bebe Burns with guest Herb Markley, Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers. Includes commercial breaks, no commercials.
Houser on Panorama PACs
Recording of Panorama segment on PACs and limiting campaign funding. Panelists are Thomas Houser (National Association of Manufacturers) and Congressman Tom Railsback (R-IL).
Batting a thousand, Jim Binns on marketing the NAM
Simulated interview between Jim Binns and a woman taking notes about marketing the National Association of Manufacturers. Binns promotes the NAM Official Policy Positions Handbook, but also the need to sell the NAM to potential members and current members. It is important to show what the NAM can do for company, but also how company aligns with the NAM.
The Governors Speak, National Governors Conference
National Governors Conference where governors from forty states gathered and discussed important issues facing the country such as energy, welfare, and the future roles of states in solving these problems. Michigan governor, William Milliken, hosted the conference.
Law + PA: Part 1
Law and public affairs communications conference. Welcome speech by NAM president Heath Larry. Panel about business and government relations and questions and answers. Moderator: Dave Twomey. Panelists: Wally Barto, Marvin L. Esch, Dick Goodwin, Paul Huard, and Gene Kline.
Law + PA: Part 2
Law and public affairs communications conference. Welcome speech by NAM president Heath Larry. Panel about business and government relations and questions and answers. Moderator: Dave Twomey. Panelists: Wally Barto, Marvin L. Esch, Dick Goodwin, Paul Huard, and Gene Kline. The second session centers on communications and advertisements with the general public. Moderator: John Bartells. Speaker: Tom Faye, Jim Shaner, Paul Hewitt. Includes question and answer session.
Law + PA: Part 3
Law and public affairs communications conference. Second session centers on communications and advertisements with the general public. Moderator: John Bartells. Speakers: Tom Faye, Jim Shaner, Paul Hewitt. Includes question and answer session.
Wage Price Standard Conference: Tape 01
John Reed (Chairman on task force for wage and price standards conference). Speaker: Barry Bosworth (director of President's Council on Wage and Price Stability).
Wage Price Standard Conference: Tape 02
John Reed (Chairman on task force for wage and price standards conference). Speaker: Barry Bosworth (director of President's Council on Wage and Price Stability).
Wage Price Standard Conference: Tape 03
Question and answer part of wage and price standard conference. Speakers: Barry Bosworth (director of President's Council on Wage and Price Stability) and Lester Fettig (Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget).
Wage Price Standard Conference: Tape 04
Question and answer part of wage and price standard conference. Speaker: Lester Fettig (Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget).
Wage Price Standard Conference: Tape 05
Speaker Dr. Quinn Mills during luncheon session at wage and price standard conference. His topic is the expectations of government and business and labor being at such extremes from each other with respect to economic policy of an administration that has possibly never been seen before in American economic history.
Governor's Conference on Energy: Tape 01
"Virginia's Future: Energy for our People" statewide report to the people of the commonwealth. Concern about energy future led to a conference held on May 11 with suppliers and users. The conference was designed to give users and suppliers to make viewpoints and recommendations to Congressional delegates, focus attention on energy problem, its impact, and available resources and alternatives in order to achieve a better understanding to the public. Recording of town hall style brief presentations summarizing what was said during conference. Bruce Miller, host, introduces each speaker before transitioning from WCVE television studio to location of conference. Senator John Warner and George L. Jones, state coordinator of state office of emergency and energy service, had the opportunity at the end of each segment to provide comments or ask questions. Speakers include Father F. J. Beardsley (past president, Richmond Community Action Program), Barbara Bitters (Virginia Citizens Consumer Council), Dr. Samuel P. Bowen (associate professor of physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute), Dr. Leonard G. Bower (deputy director, American Petroleum Institute), L. Blaine Carter (president, Virginia Coal Association), Governor John Dalton (keynote speaker), John De Lorenzi (managing director of international and corporate policy, American Automobile Association), Robert L. Decair (executive director, Virginia Municipal League), James C. Deddens (manager, project management department, Babcock and Wilcox Company), Peter G. Koltnow (president, Highway Users Federation), T. Justin Moore Jr. (chairman of the board, Virginia Electric Power Company), Paul E. Mullinix (vice president for operational services, Southern States Cooperative), Paul H. Riley (chairman and president, Commonwealth Natural Resources Inc.), Richard D. Robertson (vice president, Philip Morris, USA), Laurens Sartoris (associate executive director, Virginia Hospital Association), John W. Spears (PRC Energy Analysis Company), and Robert Young (vice president, Properties Thalhimer Brothers Inc.).
Governor's Conference on Energy: Tape 02
"Virginia's Future: Energy for our People" statewide report to the people of the commonwealth. Concern about energy future led to a conference held on May 11 with suppliers and users. The conference was designed to give users and suppliers to make viewpoints and recommendations to Congressional delegates, focus attention on energy problem, its impact, and available resources and alternatives in order to achieve a better understanding to the public. Recording of town hall style brief presentations summarizing what was said during conference. Bruce Miller, host, introduces each speaker before transitioning from WCVE television studio to location of conference. Senator John Warner and George L. Jones, state coordinator of state office of emergency and energy service, had the opportunity at the end of each segment to provide comments or ask questions. Speakers include Father F. J. Beardsley (past president, Richmond Community Action Program), Barbara Bitters (Virginia Citizens Consumer Council), Dr. Samuel P. Bowen (associate professor of physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute), Dr. Leonard G. Bower (deputy director, American Petroleum Institute), L. Blaine Carter (president, Virginia Coal Association), Governor John Dalton (keynote speaker), John De Lorenzi (managing director of international and corporate policy, American Automobile Association), Robert L. Decair (executive director, Virginia Municipal League), James C. Deddens (manager, project management department, Babcock and Wilcox Company), Peter G. Koltnow (president, Highway Users Federation), T. Justin Moore Jr. (chairman of the board, Virginia Electric Power Company), Paul E. Mullinix (vice president for operational services, Southern States Cooperative), Paul H. Riley (chairman and president, Commonwealth Natural Resources Inc.), Richard D. Robertson (vice president, Philip Morris, USA), Laurens Sartoris (associate executive director, Virginia Hospital Association), John W. Spears (PRC Energy Analysis Company), and Robert Young (vice president, Properties Thalhimer Brothers Inc.).
College - Industry dialogue, Marquette University
Edited compilation from a college-industry dialogue on education and the revitalization of American industry at Marquette University presented by the National Association of Manufacturers. Includes presentations by Herbert Kohler Jr., Bruno Mauer, Charles Parker, and William Roth, along with selections of the discussion amongst participants. Participants include Thomas Bausch, Bruce Biever (S.J.), John Brady, Russell Brown, Ralph Brownlee, Bill Grier, William Halloran, Robert Hasenstab, Paul Hassett, Alfred Jache, Raymond Kipp, Sister Rosalie Klein, Herbert Kohler Jr., Bruno Mauer, Richard McGarrity (S.J.), Lynn Miner, M. E. Nevins, John K. C. Oh, George Park, Charles Parker Jr., William Roth, James Sankovitz, Eric Schenker, James Scott, Edward Shindler, Carl Singer, Alfred Sokolnicki, Charles Stenicka, Gregory Thomsen, Robert Turner, and George Winzenburg (S.J.).

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