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American Public Power Association Collection on Public Utilities, 1950-1982

Donor:
American Public Power Association
Physical description:
.6 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
16mm motion picture film
Date:
1950
1950-1982
1950-2000
20th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
American Public Power Association Collection on Public Utilities, 1950-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electric utilities
Electricity--History
Public utilities
Local number:
2014.3120 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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