INFACT records, 1971-1993

INFACT (Firm)

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 72.7 c.f
    • 110 tape recordings
    • 28 videorecordings, and
    • 3 filmstrips
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Restrictions

  • Restricted: Copyright in this collection is retained by INFACT until January 1, 2018, at which time all rights revert to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Summary

  • Records of the Infant Formula Action Coalition (INFACT), a citizen action group formed in the United States in 1976, documenting the organization's activities related to addressing social problems by altering the behavior of corporations. Their first campaign (1977-1984) was aimed at changing the corporate marketing practices of infant formula in the United States and in Third World countries which led to the boycott of the Swiss-giant Nestlé Corporation. The second major campaign (1984-1993) was aimed at exposing corporate connections to nuclear weapons build-up which led to a boycott against the General Electric Company (GE). Also documented are the activities of other support organizations and the grassroots efforts of regional INFACT campaign centers; infant formula marketing, infant nutrition, and breastfeeding in various developing countries; the lawsuit filed by the Sisters of the Precious Blood against Bristol-Myers; nuclear weaponry; and environmental health issues.

Notes

  • One of the videorecordings in this collection is cataloged individually (VBB 651).
  • This collection has been assigned Mss 1117.
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