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|Named Person:||Magnus W Alexander; Neal Dow Becker; Morris Llewellyn Cooke; Walter Drew; John T Dunlop; Lionel D Edie; Dwight D Eisenhower; James A Emery; Solomon Fabricant; Martin R Gainsbrugh; Leslie R Groves; Virgil Jordan; Neil H McElroy; Roswell Foster Magill; Walter Gordon Merritt; Paul H Nystrom; Cola G Parker; J Howard Pew; George W Romney; F Charles Schwedtman; John S Sinclair; Herman W Steinkraus; Frank A Vanderlip; Leo Waldman; Thomas John Watson; Langbourne M Williams; Robert E Wilson|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||National Industrial Conference Board.|
|Description:||135 linear ft.|
Transcripts of the NICB's monthly meetings and Yama Conferences contain descriptions of routine businesses that were transacted as well as addresses by prominent business leaders on the economic and political issues of the day. Of particular interest are the debates over labor-management relations, union recognition, employee benefit plans, the New Deal, and the growing role that the state played in regulating the economy. Debates at annual meetings often described conditions in various industries, most notably automobiles, chemicals, textiles, and rubber. Other issues discussed included: research and development, atomic energy, unemployment compensation, right-to-work laws, industrial mobilization, unemployment compensation, World War II mobilization, the Marshall plan, and civil defense.
Executive Committee minutes document election of officers, selection of topics for NICB reports, relationships with associated trade associations, estimates of revenue and expenses, and discussions of new member applications. The records also document the relationship between the Conference Board and the various state associations of manufacturers.
Correspondence with affiliated organizations consists of letters to and from the various trade associations that are members of the Confernece Board. Most of the correspondence concerns fund raising, elections of officers, and the recruitment of new members.
The subject files, from the office of presidents Magnus W. Alexander (1916-1930) and Virgil D. Jordan (1931-1965), document the Conference Board's industry studies. They include fragments of survey data, as well as some final reports. A full series of Conference Board reports is housed in Hagley's Imprints Department. Also included are files from the Committee on Industrial Relations (1917-1920). These files contain correspondence of Walter Drew with various Conference Board members and document the efforts to draft a labor policies program, with comments by Drew, Emery and various Conference Board members. The files include survey information on the following subjects: employee absenteeism, compulsory arbitration, bank credit, industrial relations and personnel practices in various industries, holiday practices, group insurance, and workers' compensation.
The surveys on corporate organization were primarily conducted in the 1970s, as the Conference Board sought to compile data on organizational structure and directors' compensation in the Fortune 500 companies. These records include copies of staff, personnel and policy manuals, as well as organization charts, for America's largest firms. Many of the files include copies of company annual reports. Also included are data on corporate financial structure, cost ratios, and marketing costs. They describe corporate strategies for raising capital and the effects of inflation, recession, and federal budget deficits on capital availability.
- Alexander, Magnus W. -- (Magnus Washington), -- 1870-1932.
- Becker, Neal Dow, -- 1883-1955.
- Cooke, Morris Llewellyn, -- 1872-1960.
- Drew, Walter, -- 1873-1961.
- Dunlop, John T. -- (John Thomas), -- 1914-2003.
- Edie, Lionel D. -- (Lionel Danforth), -- 1893-1962.
- Eisenhower, Dwight D. -- (Dwight David), -- 1890-1969.
- Emery, James A. -- (James Augustan), -- 1876-1955.
- Fabricant, Solomon, -- 1906-1989.
- Gainsbrugh, Martin R. -- (Martin Reuben), -- 1907-1977.
- Groves, Leslie R., -- 1896-1970.
- Jordan, Virgil, -- 1892-1965.
- McElroy, Neil H. -- (Neil Hosler), -- 1904-1972.
- Magill, Roswell Foster, -- 1895-1963.
- Merritt, Walter Gordon.
- Nystrom, Paul H. -- (Paul Henry), -- 1878-1969.
- Parker, Cola G. -- (Cola Godden), -- 1890-1962.
- Pew, J. Howard -- (John Howard), -- 1882-1971.
- Romney, George W., -- 1907-1995.
- Schwedtman, F. Charles -- (Ferdinand Charles), -- 1867-1952.
- Sinclair, John S. -- (John Stephens), -- 1897-1972.
- Steinkraus, Herman W., -- 1890-1974.
- Vanderlip, Frank A. -- (Frank Arthur), -- 1864-1937.
- Waldman, Leo, -- 1890-1961.
- Watson, Thomas John, -- 1874-1956.
- Williams, Langbourne M., -- 1872-1931.
- Wilson, Robert E. -- (Robert Erastus), -- 1893-1964.
- Advisory Council on Personnel Administration.
- Advisory Council on Defense and Post War Reconstruction.
- American Cotton Manufacturers Institute.
- American Electric Railway Association.
- American Gas Association.
- American Hardware Association.
- American Insurance Association.
- American Iron and Steel Institute.
- American Malleable Castings Association.
- American Paper and Pulp Association.
- American Petroleum Institute.
- American Pig Iron Association.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Anthracite Institute.
- Associated Corn Products Manufacturers.
- Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
- Associated Industries of New York State, inc.
- Association of Casualty and Surety Companies.
- Burroughs Corporation.
- Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.
- Detroit Board of Commerce.
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
- Eastman Kodak Company.
- Economic Advisory Council.
- Edison Electric Institute.
- Ford Motor Company.
- General Electric Company.
- Marshall Plan.
- Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States.
- National Association of Cotton Manufacturers and Planters.
- National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.)
- National Association of Wool Manufacturers.
- National Biscuit Company.
- National Board of Fire Underwriters.
- National Boot and Shoe Manufacturers Association (U.S.)
- National Council for Industrial Defense.
- National Electric Light Association.
- National Erectors Association (U.S.)
- National Founders' Association (U.S.)
- National Industrial Conference Board.
- National Metal Trades Association (U.S.)
- National Safety Council.
- National Silk Association.
- Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
- Rubber Manufacturers Association (U.S.)
- Sun Oil Company.
- U.S. Consulting Board on Industrial Rationalization.
- United States. -- Banking Act of 1933.
- United States. -- Emergency Banking Act of 1935.
- United States. -- National Labor Relations Act.
- United States. -- National Recovery Administration.
- United States. -- Office of Price Administration.
- United States Savings and Loan League.
- Absenteeism (Labor)
- Affirmative action programs.
- Antitrust law.
- Arbitration, Industrial.
- Automobile industry and trade.
- Banks and banking.
- Business and politics.
- Business enterprises -- Finance.
- Business enterprises -- History.
- Chemical industry.
- Civil defense.
- Collective bargaining.
- Business planning.
- Corporate reorganizations.
- Corporations -- Finance.
- Economic development -- United States.
- Employee fringe benefits.
- Employee representation.
- Employee stock ownership.
- Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc.
- Employers' associations.
- Foreign trade and employment.
- Foreign trade regulation.
- House organs.
- Industrial organization -- United States -- History.
- Industrial relations.
- Industrial safety.
- Industrial policy.
- Health insurance -- Law and legislation.
- Unemployment insurance.
- Iron and steel workers.
- Iron industry and trade.
- Labor productivity.
- Labor supply -- Effect of automation on.
- Manual training.
- Mediation and conciliation, Industrial.
- Nuclear industry.
- Old age pensions.
- Open and closed shop.
- Personnel management.
- Price regulation.
- Reconstruction (1939-1951)
- Retirement income.
- Right to labor.
- Rubber industry and trade.
- Sales management.
- Steel industry and trade.
- Suggestion systems.
- Textile industry.
- Trade associations.
- Vacations, Employee.
- Vocational education.
- Wage surveys -- United States.
- Wages -- United States.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects.
- Saint Lawrence Seaway.
- Directors of corporations.
- Directors of corporations -- Salaries, etc.