Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
The Breakfast Bunch audio series contains audio cassette tapes of the keynote address at these monthly events. The tapes are arranged chronologically and date from 1979 to 1992. It is not a full run, tapes are sporadic.
This series contains speeches, radio and television broadcasts from the 1940s and 1950s, and copies of published articles. The topics addressed by Reed include American and international industry, General Electric policy, and patriotic themes. Many speeches are filed with tear sheets, drafts and notes. Five cubic feet of office correspondence, both professional and personal, are also included in this series, as well as Reed's office date books from 1942 to 1972. Finally in this series are Reed's personal letters to his wife during the time he spent in London with the Harriman Mission, or Mission for Economic Affairs, 1942 to 1944. These letters provide insight into Reed's family life, details on wartime London, British and American economic policy, and the internal workings of the MEA.
The collection also contains one and one-half cubic feet of miscellaneous correspondence, largely unprocessed, regarding Reed's membership in the Mill Reef Club, Antigua, West Indies; one cubic foot of miscellaneous personal correspondence; one cubic foot of miscellaneous business correspondence; and one cubic foot of miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Philip D. Reed Foundation.
Speeches series are DuPont executive speeches by Lammot du Pont Copeland, Henry B. du Pont, Crawford H. Greenewalt, Walter S. Carpenter Jr., and Charles M.A. Stine. There are a few speeches by Harold Brayman, C.B. McCoy, E.A. Gee, Irving S. Shapiro, and E.R. Kane. Primary topics are science and industry, the role of big business, and leadership.
This series includes full speeches, notes, scripts, and other materials related to William Pahlmann's speaking engagements and public appearances. Pahlmann maintained a full schedule of public engagements, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, addressing audiences of professionals, students and women's organizations throughout the United States. He also appeared on numerous radio and television programs to present design issues to a wider audience. Principal topics include the relationship between the architect and interior designer, the development of good taste, interior design as the expression of one's personality and interests, the tension between modern and traditional design, and the place of good taste and personal display in the "affluent society" of the time. Pahlmann also spoke to students in design schools and on the proper display of home furnishings on departments store floors and in show windows.
Subseries B. includes a manuscript of Henry Heydenryk's The Right Frame, for which Pahlmann wrote the foreword. The work deals with the importance of art in the home. Subseries IV includes an LP vinyl recording of "A Bird in Hand," a speech given by Pahlmann to the National Home Fashions League in San Francisco on January 30, 1963. The speech is in the form of a dialogue between Pahlmann and an imaginary "Gretchen."