Guide to the American Public Power Association Collection on Public Utilities

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1337
Creators:
American Public Power Association
Dates:
1950 - 1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Persuasive printed materials offered by the Association to member utilities, to use as ads in local newspapers or as bill stuffers, on public interest subjects such as holiday safety, energy saving, the conveniences of electric appliances, and other topics; persuasive printed materials, mostly offered by investor-owned utilities, in opposition to public power, many of them asserting that public utilities were "socialist" and ceded too much control to the federal government, or wasted taxpayers' money. Also included is a film marking the 100th anniversary of public power.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
A service organization for the more than 2,000 U.S. community-owned electric utilities, the APPA was created in 1940 to represent the common interests of these utilities.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
American Public Power Association

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
American Public Power Association Collection on Public Utilities, 1950-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by the American Public Power Associatoin.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertisements -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electricity -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public utilities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electric utilities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
16mm motion picture film Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives