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New Bedford Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society records

Identifier: MC-003

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the records created and collected by New Bedford Chapter 1 including correspondence, board of directors and executive committee minutes, monthly reports, meeting notices, newsletters, membership lists, manuals, awards program information, and educational outreach. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of co-founder Isidore Eisner (bulk 1963-1969) from the year he served as president (1963) of the national organization and the years immediately following, when he was active in Chapter 1. There are copies of some of his earlier correspondence (c. 1953) in the APICS history folder. The collection is divided into 3 series. Series I is Chapter I records, Series II are Region I records (New England chapters), including Seminar I planning and program documents, correspondence and officer rosters, and Series III are selected national APICS materials including brochures, correspondence and reports mailed to all chapter presidents, administration guides distributed to local chapters, and early national conference programs, 1966-1973.


  • 1956-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is not restricted.

Biographical / Historical

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) New Bedford Chapter #1 was formed in 1953 by a group of local manufacturing managers including Isidore Eisner, Edmund Carruth, and Elliott Carruth. In 1956 a national organization of production and inventory control managers was first proposed in Cleveland, Ohio, and APICS was formed. The next year (1957), APICS was chartered as a national organization with New Bedford receiving the designation of Chapter #1. Since that time, APICS has grown into an international organization with more than 70,000 members and 250 chapters worldwide (as of 1996). New Bedford #1 played an important role by contributing one of the first national APICS presidents, Isidore Eisner (1963) as well as being the "birthplace of APICS."


3.3 Linear Feet (8 manuscript boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Archives by the directors of the board of APICS New Bedford Chapter #1, Al Sylvia and Benjamin Barriero. Accession #96-19.

New Bedford Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society records
William Dion ’97 and Judy Farrar
completed April 1997
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA