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Florence Mason papers

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International Organization of Consumers Unions

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Florence Mason papers, 1959-1987 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By Kylee Schultz CMA student employee

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Collection Overview

Title: Florence Mason papers, 1959-1987Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Mason, Florence (1896-unknown)

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The papers are housed in 4 document boxes and are contained in 92 file folders. They are divided into 2 series: 1) IOCU, 1964- 1987; 2) Subject Files, 1959-1987. Printed material has been transferred from the collection and filed with other publications in the Consumer Movement Archives.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1988

Subjects: Consumer movement

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Florence Mason Collection documents her work with the International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU), the United Nations, and the development of consumer associations in various countries.

The collection is contained in 4 boxes consisting of 92 file folders. The material is divided into 2 series: 1) IOCU, 2) Subject Files.

The majority of the material is contained in the IOCU series. It contains annual reports, information on consumer associations in foreign countries ( India, Japan, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom, etc.), proceedings from five world congresses, and speeches and papers from various members of the organization, including Anwar Fazal, former IOCU president, and Ruth Simmons-Vermeer, former special agent for Asia and Pacific. The series spans the years 1964-1987 and is housed in 46 file folders.

The Subject Files are arranged alphabetically and contain papers on the following topics: consumer education; how to establish educational programs; tips and suggestions on consumer protection; environmental concerns; personal papers including notes and drafts of letters; printed material; speeches from individuals involved with the consumer movement in the U.S. and abroad, such as Foo Gaik Sim and Rhoda H. Karpatkin; and the United Nations, including UNICEF information on the state of the world's children and information on the Law of the Sea. The series dates from 1959 to 1987 and is contained in 46 file folders.

Printed material has been removed from the collection and filed with other publications in the Consumer Movement Archives. The printed material contains items from IOCU, Consumers Union, government departments, UNICEF, the United Nations, and Consumers' Association.

Biographical Note

1896        Born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on August 31.

1919-1926    Library, Extension Division, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1921        Received B.A. from University of Wisconsin.

1929-1939    Librarian at American Standards Association, New York City.

1939-1959    Librarian, Consumers Union in Mt. Vernon, New York.

1949        Married Alphonso Linwood Mason on February 12.

1959-1961    Assistant to the director of Consumers Union.

1961        Assistant to the President of International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU), The Hague,  Netherlands.

1963        Appointed IOCU special correspondent to the United Nations.

Subject/Index Terms

Consumer movement

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No restrictions

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Acquisition Source: Florence Mason

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: Florence Mason Papers, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State Univeristy Libraries.

Processing Information: The collection was organized in 1990 by Kylee Schultz, Consumer Movement Archives student employee. Archon processing by Edward Nagurny, graduate research assistant, May 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: International Organization of Consumers Unions],
[Series 2: Subject Files],
[All]

Series 1: International Organization of Consumers UnionsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Reports, 1968;1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Appropriate ProductsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3-6: Asia and Pacific Regional Seminar Consumer Testing and Research: 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: List of Books, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Consumer Interpol, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, Notes, and MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Fazal,Anwar, 1979-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: India, 1968-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: India, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Japan, 1977;1979;1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Latin America, 1966-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Malaysia, 1975-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Malaysia,cont., 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Spanish Project, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 18-19: Spanish Project, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: United Kingdom, 1985;1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Health Action International,1980-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 22: International Baby Food Action Network, 1973-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 23: International Baby Food Action Network, 1975-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: International Baby Food Action Network, 1981-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 25: International Baby Food Action Network, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 26: International Baby Food Action NetworkAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: International Womens Year, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manual, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Manual, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manual DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Manual DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Medical Newsletter, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mediteranean Conference, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mediteranean Conference, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Pesticides, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Printed Material-Newspaper, 1968;1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Regional Office for Asia and PacificAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Simmons-Vermeer,Ruth, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Third World Congress-Oslo,Norway, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Fifth World Conference, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Eighth World Congress-Sydney, Australia, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17-19: Ninth World Congress,London,England, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Tenth World Congress, The Hague, 1981Add to your cart.

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