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Cigarette testing, 1971-1972

Cigarette testing, 1971-1972
24 September 1971-16 August 1972
21 digital pages
Opened in September 2001.
11.
Dixon, Paul Rand (Paul Randall), 1913-1996
PRDPP-205-008
Paul Rand Dixon Personal Papers. Subject Files, 1954-1981. Cigarette testing, 1971-1972. PRDPP-205-008. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
This series contains a wide variety of subject files maintained by Paul Rand Dixon. The bulk of the records date from 1961 to 1981, although a few earlier items are present. Most files pertain to the Federal Trade Commission's statuatory responsibilities and areas of enforcement. Topics that are well represented in the subject files include advertising (especially to children), consumer protection, franchising, mergers, investigations of various industries, and the development of trade regulation rules. There is a signficiant amount of material on the Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act and issues related to the regulation of cigarettes. Another type of subject files covers administrative topics, such as personnel, notices to staff, and the FTC regional offices. The series also contains several different studies that evaluate the FTC and its methods, including ones undertaken by the American Bar Association and Ralph Nader. Types of documents frequently found in the subject files are correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, and publications. In most cases, original folder titles have been retained, but large folders often needed to be subdivided by date.
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