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Records of chemical trade associations


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The oldest of these trade associations was the Manufacturing Chemists Association (MCA), founded in 1872 as an advocacy group for the American chemical industry. It is now known as the American Chemistry Council Inc. (ACC). The Commercial Chemical Development Association (CCDA) was formed in 1943 and, after a merger with the CMRA became known as the Commercial Marketing and Development Association (CDMA). The material in this collection predates this merger. The Chemical Management and Resources Association (CMRA) was formed in 1945, and in 1999 merged with the CCDA.

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The bulk of this material originates with the CMRA and the CMRA. There are smaller amounts of material from the MCA. All basically deal with the same issues namely product development and marketing.

Organized into three series: I. CCDA (Commercial Chemical Development Association), 1949 - 1969; II. CMRA (Chemical Management and Resources Association),1944 - 1961; III MCA (Manufacturing Chemists' Association), 1957 - 1973. Series

Source of acquisition--The Chemists' Club and William Tuszynski of behalf of the CMDA. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--2003-2006..

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