INFACT Records, 1971-1993

Summary Information

Title: INFACT Records
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1993

Creator:
  • INFACT (Firm)
Call Number: M93-263; M94-322; M95-019; M95-051; M96-084; M97-182; Audio 1521A; VBB 636-655; VCA 254-255; VTA 026

Quantity: 72.7 c.f., 110 tape recordings, 28 videorecordings, and 3 filmstrips

Repository:
Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
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.

Note:

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Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Afrikaans, Pedi, Sotho, Southern, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu

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