George Romney Papers  1939-1973
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Container / Location Title
 
General Motors Corporation [series]:

The largest series in the collection relates to Stempel's career with General Motors. This series has been further divided by phases or career moves made by Stempel. These include Various Early Responsibilities (1965-1980); President and Chief Operating Officer (1987-1990); Chairman / Chief Executive Officer (1990-1992); and Later Responsibilities (1992-1999). In addition, there are three subseries, one consisting of the depositions made by Stempel as part of litigation involving General Motors. The other two subseries are a collection of General Motors publications and files of RCS schedules and itineraries. Of interest are files relating to the development of the Toronado and to the company's response to issues of automotive emissions in the 1970s.

 
Various early responsibilities,  1965-1980 [subseries]:
 
Toronado
Box   1  
Chevrolet Engineering Technical Series,  March 31, 1966     (regarding the Toronado; the file also contains other Toronado talks and notes) 
Box   1  
 1960s Society of Automotive Engineers talk "The Toronado -- A New Breed"
Box   1  
Queens College, Kingston talk about the Toronado,  1960s
Box   1  
Articles in automotive and other publications relating to the Toronado,  1965-1966 and  1971
 
Edward Cole (GM President) emission control planning files,  1969-1971     (These files were made available to Robert Stempel and became part of his emission control study) 
Box   1  
California Air Resources Board meeting,  March 1970
Box   1  
California Air Resources Board meeting, Edward Cole statement regarding gasoline composition effects on emission control,  March 1970
Box   1  
California, letter to auto dealers,  March 31, 1970
Box   1  
Catalytic converter approach to exhaust emission control meeting,  February 1971
Box   1  
Engine emission control,  1970-1971
Box   1  
External combustion engines,  1969
Box   1  
New York City emission issues,  1970-1973
Box   1  
Phoenix test program,  1970
Box   1  
President's Environmental Council,  November 20, 1969
Box   1  
Unleaded fuel -- Reduced octane fuel -- Low compression engines and fuel used,  1969-1970
Box   1  
Volpe (Secretary of Transportation John Volpe), meeting with,  March 1970
 
GM motor engineer / assistant chief engineer / director of engineering files,  1968-1980
Box   1  
Exhaust emission data, Oldsmobile Division,  1968-1971
Box   1  
Talk "Automotive Design Projects" at the meeting of the Tri-State Mechanical Engineering Society,  January 22, 1969
Box   1  
Pollution miscellaneous,  1970-1971
Box   1  
"Teach-in" Michigan State University, regarding automotive pollution,  March 13, 1970     (include background information) 
Box   1  
Oldsmobile emission control material,  1969-1970
Box   2  
Article,  May 15, 1970 "The diminishing role of the automobile in air pollution"     (includes related memoranda) 
Box   2  
Automotive emission talk, research and related material,  1970-1971
Box   2  
"Grass roots" speech,  1972     (generic speech information given on the topic of automotive emissions) 
Box   2  
Oldsmobile Division memoranda,  1972
Box   2  
Oldsmobile,  1975-1976: Emission System Evaluation, special chief engineers' meeting,  September 1972
Box   2  
Oldsmobile,  1975-1976: Engine Control Program Planning,  September 1972
Box   2  
Oldsmobile,  1975-1976: Engine -- Exhaust emission plans,  October 23, 1972
Box   2  
Progress report on automotive air pollution control,  1972
Box   2  
Oldsmobile, Engine displacement program,  April 25, 1973
Box   2  
 May 29, 1973 Special Chief Engineers meeting -- catalytic converter presentation
Box   2  
 1973 miscellaneous
Box   2  
 1974 "Fuel Economy Trends and Catalytic Devices" article written by Stempel and Stuart W. Martens from talk at meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers
Box   2  
 1974-1975 miscellaneous
Box   2  
 March 30, 1976 Penn State University talk "Auto Future -- What's Next?"
Box   2  
 1976 "The Automotive Future -- What's Next?"  1976 (Honorary Engineering Lecture, Penn State University, published version)
Box   2  
 1976 miscellaneous
Box   3  
 1977 Senior Management Conference
Box   3  
 1978 Chevrolet Engineering Management Conference,  February 1978
Box   3  
 1977-1978 miscellaneous
Box   3  
 1979 miscellaneous (4 folders)
Box   3  
RCS Executive Report,  January 22, 1980 (1 audio cassette)
Box   3  
GM Executive Conference, RCS notes,  April 1980
Box   3  
 1980 miscellaneous
Box   3  
Miscellaneous incoming mail,  1979-1980
 
Vice President European Passenger Car Operations, Adam Opel,  1980-1982 and General Manager (Chevrolet Division), etc.,  1982-1987
Box   3  
Adam Opel Engineering reports, business plan
Box   3  
Adam Opel organization changes in overseas group,  1981
Box   3  
European market and related
Box   3  
Press conferences, European motor press
Box   3  
Frankfurt business journalists, RCS notes on,  March 30, 1981
Box   4  
Adam Opel Publications
Box   4  
GM Quality Network,  1981
Box   4  
GM Executive Conference, RCS notes,  February 16, 1981
Box   4  
Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box   4  
Campbell-Ewald advertising for Chevrolet,  1982     (include audiocassettes) 
Box   4  
IBM visit,  1984
Box   4  
Conflict of Interest questionnaire,  1983-1986
 
President and Chief Operating Officer,  1987-1990 [subseries]:     (includes some earlier material) 
Box   4  
Directors and Officers Questionnaire,  1982-1989     (RCS copy regarding stock ownership, etc.; form was required by the corporation in preparation of its proxy statement prior to the annual meeting) 
Box   4  
Talk and related, 20th anniversary Safety Research and Development Laboratory,  1988
Box   4  
General Motors Executive Committee, Group Executive Conference,  March 30-31, 1988
Box   4  
"Quality Network" Task Group Report,  August 1988 and related later material,  1993
Box   4  
 1988 correspondence and other papers,  January-May 1988 (7 folders)
Box   4  
Memoranda and other communications from Elmer W. Johnson to the Executive Committee relating to strengthening GM's organizational capability,  January 1988
Box   4  
 1989 General Motors Product Program Management Process, The Four Phase Process
Box   4  
 1989 Leadership Conference,  1989
Box   4  
 1989 miscellaneous
Box   4  
 1990 General Motors Management Team, photograph and press material
Box   4  
 1990 Progression and Succession Reviews
Box   4  
Memorandum received relating to environmental compliance,  April 6, 1990
Box   4  
Letter received relating to the relationship with the UAW,  April 18, 1990
Box   4  
General Motors Management Committee booklet,  1990
Box   4  
Labor issues,  1990
Box   4  
Outside board member visits,  1990
Box   4  
 1990 miscellaneous
 
Chairman / Chief Executive Officer,  1990-1992 [subseries]:
Box   5  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  January 7, 1991
Box   5  
Board of Directors meeting,  February 4, 1991
Box   5  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  April 1991
Box   5  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  May 6, 1991
Box   5  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  May 23, 1991
Box   5  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  July 1, 1991
Box   5  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  August 5, 1991
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  October 7, 1991
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  November 4, 1991
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  December 9, 1991
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  January 6, 1992
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  February 3, 1992 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  March 2, 1992
Box   6  
Financial Committee and Board of Directors meeting,  April 6, 1992
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  May 4, 1992
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  May 21, 1992
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  June 29, 1992
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  August 10, 1992
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  September 1992
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  October 5, 1992     (include papers relating to Executive Committee and visit of Clayton K. Yeutter, counselor to US President George H.W. Bush) 
Box   7  
Board of Directors meeting,  November 2, 1992
Box   8  
Correspondence to/from outside directors for use at board meetings     (also includes other board materials) 
Box   8  
 August-December 1990 (5 folders)
Box   8  
 1991 (11 folders)
Box   8  
 January-November 1992 (11 folders)
Box   8  
Management Committee meetings,  1990-1992
Box   8  
Management Committee strategy issues,  1990-1991
Box   9  
GM Management -- Transition,  1990 (3 folders)     (include transparencies) 
Box   9  
Directors and Officers Questionnaire,  1990-1992     (RCS copy regarding stock ownership, etc.; form was required by the corporation in preparation of its proxy statement prior to the annual meeting) 
Box   9  
Outside Directors Discussion,  February 1990 (2 copies)
Box   9  
Director Independence Policy,  1990-1991
Box   9  
Overview: Operating Plan Revisions (presentation to Finance Committee),  February 4, 1991
Box   9  
GM Capital Allocation and Related Strategic Considerations,  September 1991
Box   9  
Meeting with outside board members,  November 3, 1991
Box   9  
Administration Committee,  November 21, 1991
Box   9  
Questions (anticipated) for board of directors at meeting of  January 10, 1992 (2 versions)
Box   10  
Letters addressed to outside board members,  1990-1992
Box   10  
GM Plant Closings,  1991-1992 (various documentation)
Box   10  
North American Operations Leadership Meeting,  October 16, 1992
Box   10  
Combined record volume: include  1992 Progression and Succession Review and Organization Review Presentation,  October 1992
Box   10  
GM Corporate Strategy Planning,  1992
Box   10  
GM/Toyota Joint Venture Statement,  1992
Box   10  
John Smale letters, meetings and related materials,  1992 (3 folders)
Box   10  
Management changes,  April 1992
Box   10  
Executive Interview Background Summary (and related material),  October 1992
Box   10  
Earning Report (3rd quarter) and Profitability Projection Overview,  October 1992
Box   11  
 1991 regarding sale of stock (2 folders)
Box   11  
 June 11, 1992 notes of visit of R. C. Gerstenberg
Box   11  
 May 1992 memoranda from Alex C. Mair
Box   11  
 1991 Lloyd E. Reuss material
Box   11  
 1990-1991 international security concerns
Box   11  
 1991 Management Committee, organizational review
Box   11  
 1992 Management Committee, miscellaneous
Box   11  
 1991-1992 miscellaneous
 
Later GM Responsibilities,  1992-1999 (consulting, GM Corporate Advisory Council) [subseries]:
Box   11  
 October 26, 1992, resignation letter and related communications and press releases
Box   11  
 October-December 1992, letters pertaining to resignation (2 folders)
Box   11  
 October 1992, regarding hospitalization
Box   11  
 November 1992, press releases, etc.
Box   11  
 1993, regarding Maryann Keller's book Collision
Box   11  
 1993, post-resignation clippings
Box   11  
 1993 miscellaneous (2 folders)     (include John Smale correspondence) 
Box   11  
 August 1994, regarding Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White book Comeback; The fall and rise of the American automobile industry
Box   11  
 1994 miscellaneous
 
General Motors litigation / Robert Stempel depositions [subseries]:
Box   12  
A-I
Box   13  
J-M
Box   14  
O-Z
Box   14  
Miscellaneous depositions and related
Box   15  
C/K Truck Product Liability Litigation
 
General Motors Publications [subseries]:
Box   16  
75th Anniversary,  1908-1983
Box   16  
Automotive Engine Test Code
Box   16  
Automotive Product Responsibilities
Box   16  
Benefits Handbook
Box   16  
Cadillac Legacy
Box   16  
Changing Challenge,  1974-1975
Box   16  
Chevrolet, '75 Caprice Classic Convertible
Box   16  
Chevrolet Engineering Organization
Box   16  
Chevrolet Power, 2, 3, 4, Editions
Box   16  
Chevy Corvette
Box   16  
Chevy Corvette (1 binder)
Box   16  
Chevy El Camino
Box   16  
Chevy Racing Engine
Box   16  
Corvette, Road & Track Magazine
Box   16  
Daytona 500
Box   16  
Electric Vehicles
Box   17  
Emissions Control, Progress & Programs in Automotive
Box   17  
Emissions Control Systems,  September 1972 (1 binder)
Box   17  
Emission [Gasoline] Relationships, Progress & Programs in
Box   17  
Energy Booklet
Box   17  
Energy Situation,  3/15/75 (1 binder)
Box   17  
Environment, GM
Box   17  
Environmental Improvement Program
Box   17  
Environmental Report
Box   17  
Forward Drive: The Race to Build the Car of the Future by Jim Motavalli
Box   17  
Guidelines for Employee Conduct
Box   17  
Identification Manual (1 binder)
Box   17  
International Quality Study
Box   17  
Miscellaneous Brochures (2 folders)
Box   17  
Motor, Annual Training Issue
Box   17  
MVMA Motor Vehicle, Facts & Figures,  1992
Box   17  
Newsletters
Box   17  
Opel Junior
Box   18  
Pollution
Box   18  
Pontiac
Box   18  
Power
Box   18  
Product Compliance Program (1 binder)
Box   18  
Public Issues, Background Materials on, Affecting GM (1 binder)
Box   18  
Quality
Box   18  
Racing
Box   18  
Research, Future Emission --Controlled Spark -- Ignition Engines and their Fuels
Box   18  
Safety
Box   18  
Top Management DFM Orientation Handbook
Box   18  
Total Quality Assurance System
 
Executive Conference
Box   18  
 1972
Box   18  
 1977
Box   18  
 1980
Box   18  
 1983
 
Leadership Conference
Box   18  
 1988
Box   18  
 1989
 
Schedules and Itineraries [subseries]:
Box   19  
Itineraries,  1986-1996 (11 folders)
Box   19  
Appointment books for RCS (maintained by Sylvia Drzazdzynski),  1986-1994 (10 volumes)
 
Motion pictures [subseries]:
  Cold Room  
"ABCs of Catalytic Converters"  1973 (1 reel)     (reel no. 2) 
  Cold Room  
"Olds Division; Air Pollution in Perspective"  1970s (1 reel)     (reel no. 1) 
 
Energy Conversion Devices,  1993-2007 [series]:

The Energy Conversion Devices details the founding and development of this company through the records of the annual meeting and the board of directors. A significant portion of the files relate to presentation made by Stempel on behalf of the company to various banking and asset management firms. Some of the files relate to Stempel's enthusiasm for electric vehicles. Within this series are compact discs (CD-R) of the power-point presentations made by RCS.

Box   20  
Meetings (annual, board of directors, audit, other committees)
Box   20  
 2003-2007
Box   21  
 2007
Box   22  
 2007
Box   23  
Presentation material for various investment banking and asset management firms
Box   24  
Wholly owned subsidiaries of ECD
Box   24  
Uni-Solar (United Solar Ovonic)
Box   24  
Ovonic Hydrogen Systems
Box   24  
 2005 Global Automotive Conference -- presentation materials
Box   24  
Honda's investment in Ovonic Battery Co.
Box   25  
Meeting files,  2001-2007
Box   25  
Toyoda NIMH testing
Box   25  
Toyoda miscellaneous
Box   25  
Proposed photovoltaic manufacturing and assembly plant, Hoyerswerda, Germany,  2005
Box   26  
Electric Drive Transportation Association conferences and board meetings
Box   26  
Electric vehicles miscellaneous
Box   27  
Presentation materials
Box   27  
Ovonic work presentation
Box   27  
Investor presentation,  2005
Box   27  
Texaco Ovonic Battery System,  2003 (2 folders)
Box   27  
Ovonic Solar Presentation
Box   27  
Cobasys Investment Banker Package,  July 2006
Box   27  
Military Open House,  2003
Box   27  
Cobasys Investor Presentation,  July 2006
Box   27  
Organizational Materials,  2005
Box   28  
Electric vehicles
Box   29  
Presentation materials
Box   30  
Electric vehicles / EVAmerica
Box   31  
Electric vehicles
Box   31  
Miscellaneous
Box   32  
GMOvonic/Ovonic Battery Co.,  1997
Box   32  
ECD/Ovonic NiMH Battery
Box   32  
ECD/Ovonic Battery and Hydride,  1997-1998
Box   32  
Hybrid-Electric Vehicles,  1996
Box   32  
Various presentations
Boxes   33-34  
Unprocessed; meetings presentations, etc.
 
Power-point presentations (compact discs) given by RCS on behalf of Energy Conversion Devices,  2002-2006 [subseries]: (53 compact discs)
Box   35  
ETI Conference, Speaker Presentations Supplementary Edition,  2002
Box   35  
Transforming the Future, Manufacturing Technology Development
Box   35  
UK-Europe Visit,  June 2002
Box   35  
Presentation, Hart, World Fuels Conf.,  September 27, 2002
Box   35  
Presentation to Clinton River Watershed Council,  October 17, 2002
Box   35  
Presentation, Busan, Korea,  October 21, 2002
Box   35  
Hydrogen-Fueled Prius, Phase I, Video Status Report, by Dick Geiss,  October 2002
Box   35  
Innovan Presentation, Board of Directors Mtg.,  November 8, 2002
Box   35  
Presentation for EVAA,  December 12, 2002
Box   35  
Ward's 10 Best,  January 8, 2003
Box   35  
20th Int'l Seminar & Exhibit on Primary & Secondary Batteries,  March 17, 2003
Box   35  
The Ovonic Solid Hydrogen, ICE Vehicle: Ready for a Test Drive,  September 18, 2003
Box   35  
IPHE as Facilitator of Hydrogen Stationary Applications,  November 19, 2003
Box   35  
IPHE Presentation,  November 19, 2003
Box   35  
Ovonics Presentation at Ford,  May 18, 2004
Box   35  
Ovonics Presentation to Int'l Joint Commission,  June 15, 2004
Box   35  
Presentation to Jefferies,  July 19, 2004
Box   35  
Ovonics Germany,  October 2004
Box   35  
Presentation, Konrad-Zuse-Stadt Hoyerswerda,  November 16, 2004
Box   35  
Investment Incentives in Saxony,  November 2004
Box   35  
Automotive News World Congress, "Powertrains of the Future", Panel Discussion,  January 18, 2005
Box   35  
Ovonics Presentation at  2005 DTE Energy Conference,  February 15, 2005
Box   35  
Presentation at Morgan Stanley Global Automotive Conference,  March 22, 2005
Box   35  
RCS Generic Presentation,  April 2005
Box   35  
Presentation at the Global Automotive Conference,  April 7, 2005
Box   35  
Presentation to First Albany Capital,  April 20, 2005
Box   35  
Generic Presentation,  June 20, 2005
Box   35  
Ground -- Automotive Power & Energy Symposium,  July 21, 2005
Box   35  
Generic Presentation,  August 2005
Box   35  
Geely Holdings Group,  August 12, 2005
Box   35  
Presentation at SAE North American Int'l Powertrain Conference,  September 8, 2005
Box   35  
Presentation,  January 23, 2006
Box   35  
Ovonics Press Conference, Akron, OH,  April 27, 2006
Box   35  
NASDAQ 17 Investor Program, London,  June 2006
Box   35  
Presentation to Piper Jaffray,  July 10, 2006
Box   35  
Presentation to Dow Automotive,  July 11, 2006
Box   35  
Presentation to UBS Investment Research,  July 13, 2006
Box   35  
Board of Directors Meeting Presentation,  July 21, 2006
Box   35  
Presentation to Natews Bleichroeder,  July 26, 2006
Box   35  
Presentation, Akron Hydrogen,  August 2, 2006
Box   35  
Presentation to Citigroup Investment Research,  August 17, 2006
Box   35  
Ovonic Hydrogen Systems, Akron Investor Meetings,  September 2006
Box   35  
Fall Road Rally Event, Bloomingdale, IL, Driving Towards the Emerging Hydrogen Economy,  October 6, 2006
Box   35  
Ovonic Hydrogen Systems, Presentation to Board of Directors,  November 3, 2006
Box   35  
Greenville, Top Secret,  April 23, 2007
Box   35  
GM Solar Power Comeback
Box   35  
Akron
Box   35  
Bexco
Box   35  
19th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
Box   35  
DP -- Diesel
 
Videocassettes (VHS) [subseries]:
Box   36  
Unlabeled,  undated (2 tapes)
Box   36  
Bloomfield Community Television, Michigan on Wall Street, Warren Pierce Host; Energy Conversion Devices, Stan Ovshinsky/Robert Stempel,  undated
Box   36  
Eisbrenner Public Relations, ECD/EV Global Motors, Press Conference,  undated (2 tapes)
Box   36  
Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas,  undated
Box   36  
Hydrogen, The Matter of Safety,  undated
Box   36  
 1997 ECD Annual Meeting, Time Code Window Burn,  January 16, 1997 (2 tapes)
Box   36  
 1996 ECD Annual Meeting, Revised 2,  January 28, 1997
Box   36  
Highlights of GMATV Press, Conference and North American Auto Show,  January 4, 1998
Box   36  
GMC, ATV Videowall Off-Screen Master,  January 8, 1998
Box   36  
Eisbrenner Public Relations, ECD/EV Global Motors, Press Coverage,  February 1998
Box   36  
Excerpt from the White House Conference on Global Change,  February 2, 1998
Box   36  
Highlights from EV Global Motors & Energy Conversion Devices, Press Conference and Tour,  February 10, 1998
Box   36  
EV Global Motors & Energy Conversion Devices Press Conference and Tour,  February 10, 1998
Box   36  
Highlights of GM Advanced Technology Vehicles Press Conference (Short Version),  February 11, 1998
Box   36  
United Solar Systems "The Power to Change the World",  February 11, 1998
Box   36  
Highlights of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.,  1997 Annual Meeting,  February 19, 1998
Box   36  
ECD Analysts Video, Final,  April 20, 1998
Box   36  
President Bill Clinton, HUD/Path-LA, CA (Short Version),  May 4, 1998
Box   36  
President Clinton & Bob Vila Speaking at Inauguration of PATH (Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing),  May 4, 1998
Box   36  
Ovonic Battery, Compilation Reel,  June 30, 1998
Box   37  
ECD, Ovonic Battery Compilation Reel,  September 4, 1998
Box   37  
Jason X-Expedition Prologue,  1999
Box   37  
Jason Foundation for Education, Jason IX Highlights,  1999
Box   37  
Highlights, ECD, Inc.,  1998 Annual Meeting,  April 7, 1999
Box   37  
Chrysler, A Quest for Excellence,  August 31, 1999
Box   37  
BCBSM Orientation Video, "What Does It Mean to be Blue?"  October 26, 1999
Box   37  
 2000 Honors Assembly,  2000
Box   37  
Presentation, Full Contact Disc Brake, Electromagnetic Newtech Brake, Newtech Mecatronic Sensor,  2000
Box   37  
Highlights, Texaco, Inc. & ECD, Inc, Press Conference,  May 2, 2000
Box   37  
Highlights, Texaco, Inc. & ECD, Inc, Press Conference, tc/wb dub,  May 2, 2000
Box   37  
 2000 Tour de Sol, Washington DC, Comments by Robert Stempel,  May 18, 2000
Box   37  
ECD, Transforming the Future,  June 5, 2000
Box   37  
 2001 Honors and Awards Ceremony
Box   37  
Energy Conversion Devices, Action News at 5, WXYZ-TV (ABC) Detroit,  April 3, 2001
Box   37  
ECD, Transforming the Future,  May 30, 2001
Box   37  
Highlights, Texaco Ovonic Battery Systems LLC, Press Conference  July 18, 2001
Box   37  
Highlights, Freedom Car Press Announcement,  January 9, 2002
Box   37  
Energy Conversion Devices, Local First News at 6, WDIV-TV,  January 24, 2002
Box   37  
Robert Stempel on Alternative Automobiles, Money Gang, CNNfn Cable Network National,  March 1, 2002
Box   37  
Earth First, Solar Plant in Auburn Hills,  June 19, 2002
Box   37  
Ovonic Solar Solutions, Unmixed, Roughcut,  June 21, 2002
Box   37  
CNN,  February 2003
 
Speeches / Conferences / Presentations [series]:

The Speeches / Conferences / Presentations series mainly covers the period when Stempel was with General Motors.

Box   38  
 1965-1966 and  1973-1978
Box   39  
 1978-1981
Box   40  
 1987-1994
Box   41  
 1994-1995
Box   42  
 1996
 
Organizational Affiliations, Responsibilities, and Interests [series]:

The Organizational Affiliations, Responsibilities, and Interests series documents Stempel's leadership within the National Commission Against Drunk Driving and his participation as a member of Presidential Business Delegation to Asia and the Pacific, December 30, 1991-January 10, 1992.

Box   43  
Oakland County Business Roundtable
Box   43  
National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Box   44  
Council of Great Lakes Industries
Box   44  
Miscellaneous.
Boxes   45-46  
Presidential Business Delegation to Asia and the Pacific,  December 30, 1991-January 10, 1992     (also includes records of U.S.--Japan Business Council and meetings of Japan-U.S. Business Conference) 
Box   47  
Great Lakes Alliance     (representing domestic automakers and their suppliers; the alliance was formed to capitalize on President Clinton's Technology Initiative and the 1992 National Energy Policy Act; Stempel was chairman) 
Box   48  
GM Sunraycer; Sunrayce
 
Background / Personal information [series]:

The Background / Personal information series is highlighted by the transcript of an oral history interview RCS gave relating to his career with General Motors. There are also hundreds of letters he received following various GM promotions and when he resigned as chairman and chief executive officer.

Box   49  
Vita and other biographical information
Box   49  
Awards various     (include photographs of award plaques and other ceremonial memorabilia) 
Box   49  
Transcript of oral history interview with RCS relating to his career with General Motors,  1998
Box   49  
Worcester Polytechnic Institute     (include photo upon occasion of receiving honorary degree) 
 
Clippings
Box   49  
 1966-1994 (some gaps) (11 folders)
Box   49  
Stan Ovshinsky, articles about
 
Kidnapping of his son Timothy,  1975
Box   49  
Binder of material relating to the crime and to the subsequent prosecution; include court testimony, statements of Timothy, etc.
Box   49  
Clippings     (sample) 
Box   49  
Letters of support upon the return of his son,  November 1975
Box   49  
Correspondence (miscellaneous),  1954-2007
Box   49  
RCS business cards
Box   50  
Letters of congratulations
Box   50  
 1973 -- RCS appointment as Special Assistant to the GM President
Box   50  
 1975 -- RCS appointment as Chevrolet Director of Engineering
 
 1987 -- RCS elected GM President and Chief Operating Officer
Box   50  
Family and friends
Box   50  
Business associates / Outside firms
Box   50  
GM dealers / GM associates
 
 August 1990 -- RCS elected GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Box   50  
GM business associates
Box   50  
Business associates -- Outside firms (2 folders)
Box   50  
Friends and acquaintances
Box   50  
Government officials
Box   50  
Miscellaneous, include writers and other media, union officials, etc.
Box   51  
 October-December 1992 -- Following the announcement of his resignation (4 folders)
Box   51  
 1992 -- Get well cards following his elective surgery (3 folders)
Box   52  
Address book and card file; also trays of business cards     (mainly from the period after RCS left GM) 
 
Visual Materials [series]:

The Visual Materials includes materials from throughout RCS's career. It includes photographs and slides from through his life. There are other visual materials (films and videotapes) in other series as indicated in this finding aid.

 
Photographs [subseries]:
Box   53  
Portraits
Box   53  
Stempel with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; also Mayor Edward Koch and other public figures
Box   53  
Stempel with General Motors executives, company colleagues and friends     (include Pete Estes, Roger Smith)   (see also oversize folder UAm) 
Box   53  
 1970s
Box   53  
 1980 miscellaneous
 
Adam Opel AG,  1981-1982
Box   53  
 1981-1982 (photos of meetings, plant tours, etc.) (3 folders)
Box   53  
General Motors Austria Werke Ges.m.b.H.
Box   53  
 1982 (Indianapolis 500, etc.)
Box   53  
 1982 (Corvette, Bowling Green KY plant
Box   53  
 1983 (Great Lakes Region Service Supremacy Seminar, May 12, 1983)
Box   53  
Visit to GM facilities in Brazil,  May 1988
Box   53  
Export Vision Conference,  ca. 1990
Box   53  
 1990 miscellaneous
Box   53  
Ca.  1990 RCS and Owen Bieber shaking hands around the bargaining table     (in oversize folder UAm) 
Box   53  
 1991 visit to the White House, meeting with Vice President Quayle,  June 12, 1991
Box   53  
 1991 miscellaneous
Box   53  
 1992 (Milford Proving Ground)
Box   53  
 1992 (visit to GM Asian Technical Center,  January 10, 1992
Box   53  
 1995 (visit to Italy with Stan Ovshinsky)
Box   53  
President's Water Meeting,  February 6, 2003
Box   53  
 2000s with Stan Ovshinsky and others
Box   53  
 2002-2003 miscellaneous
Box   53  
Energy Conversion Devices (with Stan Ovshinsky)
Box   54  
Album,  1981 (Adam Opel vehicles: Corsea, Kadett, Techno, etc.)
Box   54  
Album,  1987-1992: Photographs and letters, receiving awards, letters from dignitaries
Box   54  
Album,  1988: Sunraycer
Box   54  
Album,  September 1990: Roger Smith and Owen Bieber and others visiting the Saturn Plant in Spring Hill, TN
Box   54  
Album: Saturn, designers and at auto show
Box   54  
Album: Texaco Ovonic Battery System, Springboro, Ohio plant groundbreaking,  October 29, 2002
Box   54  
Album,  2003 Robert Stempel visits China
Box   54  
Album: Cobasys Grand Opening, Orion, MI,  May 18, 2005
 
Slides [subseries]:
 
Various presentations: slide carousels and slide boxes:
Box   55  
 1974 presentation on fuel economy and catalytic conversion
Box   55  
 1993 Chicago Manufacturing Institute,  April 7, 1993
Box   55  
 2001 RCS talk on energy and drivetrain trends
Box   55  
Miscellaneous unidentified
Box   56  
"What the Automotive World Is Coming To?" Presentation to Automotive News World Congress,  ca. 1980
Box   56  
Lecture "Automotive Competition and the Productivity Challenge"  October 7, 1982
Box   56  
ECD Company Overview
Box   56  
Miscellaneous unidentified
 
Audio Cassettes [series]:

The Audio Cassettes are recordings of Stempel's appearances on various radio programs as well as other public presentations.

Box   56  
E.N. Cole on WJR Sunday,  July 19, 1970
Box   56  
Q & A following Stempel and Lund Remarks at Long-Lead Preview,  July 13, 1976
Box   56  
Stempel, GM, Pontiac Motor Division, Gen. Motors Co.,  January 1, 1979
Box   56  
Stempel on WJR,  November 12, 1997
Box   56  
Warren Pierce Radio Show, 1310 AM,  November 18, 1997
Box   56  
Energy Conversion Devices,  November 15, 2000
Box   56  
Jeb Bass, WSVL AM & FM Shelbyville, Ind.,  undated
Box   56  
Pontiac Revs up for the 80's,  undated
Box   56  
Ovonic Nickel Metal Hydride, GM,  undated