Got some extra fat lying around? Feeling patriotic and practical? If so, this ca. 1943 advertisement from the office of Fat Salvage Information is for you!
This call for wartime salvaging of inedible fats for military use during wartime is part of Hagley Library's collection of National Association of Manufacturers Records (Accession 1411). The formation of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) stemmed from the Panic of 1893, a major depression that had far-reaching economic and political consequences.
Organized in Ohio in 1895 with the goal to protect American goods from foreign competition and to promote trade expansion, and to encourage the growth of manufacturing industries throughout the United States, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) continues today as the largest manufacturing association in the country.
In the intervening years, its agenda and focus has grown, and NAM has become a powerful lobbying force and a public relations arm representing the concerns and agendas of the nation's manufacturers and industrial interests.
This collection has not been digitized in its entirety, but you can can view a selection of materials from this collection and from our collection of National Association of Manufacturers photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1973.418) online now in our Digital Archive. Just click here!