'The Way Things Were:'
How the NACM's legacy demonstrates progress
This is the last installment of a three-part series on association history. Part 1 looks at the archives of the Association for Computing Machinery; part 2 examines the American Psychological Association’s apology for its contribution to historic systemic racism.
In 1996, the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) celebrated its 100th anniversary—a milestone notable enough that the website celebrating that mark is still online, more than a quarter century later.
NACM has a long legacy of serving the needs of business-to-business creditors, including under its original name, the National Association of Credit Men. That legacy is reflected in the information it’s made available to budding researchers, including the association’s monthly bulletins—dating to 1902—which can be found on the Internet Archive.
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