Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the John A. Adams, Jr. NAFTA Collection

1987-1997



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Adams, John A., 1951-
Title Inventory of the John A. Adams, Jr. NAFTA Collection
Dates 1987-1997
Identification Ragan ARCH 00254
Extent 9.5 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Scope and Content Note

The materials in this collection were assembled by John A. Adams, Jr. as an active United States participant in the negotiations of the United States, Canada and Mexico in negotiating and agreeing upon an agreement to permit free trade among the three countries. Adams’ involvement in the process of negotiating and approving what became the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1987 and continued throughout the entire process. As a trained historian, Adams recognized the importance of documenting as much of the process as a single active participant could. In that process he accumulated a wide variety of materials that include clippings, magazine articles, books, reports, correspondence, notes, newswire reports, pamphlets, leaflets, papers presented at conferences, conference programs, and other types of documents that shed light on the process of negotiating an international treaty.

After the treaty was formally approved by all parties involved, Adams boxed all of the documents he had collected, produced a report in which he briefly described the contents of each of the twenty-one boxes and then gave them to the Political Sciences and Economics Library of the Texas A&M University Libraries. A copy of Adams’ report has been cataloged and is available in the Political Science and Economics Library with a call number of HF 17456. A33. At some point they were transferred from his original twenty-one boxes into three filing cabinets. During the 2005-2006 academic year, the records were transferred into 19 cubic foot archival boxes and transferred to Cushing Memorial Library where all of the archives and special collections materials are housed. A new box level finding guide has been created as part of this document. The materials have been kept in the original folders in which Mr. Adams had them when he presented them to Texas A&M University. Some of the materials were not in folders when they were put into boxes at the Political Sciences and Economics Library and are still not in folders. In those cases where materials were not in boxes, that information is included in the descriptions of the folders in each of the nineteen boxes described below.


 

Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 19 boxes.
Box 1. Reports, clippings, newsletters, and magazines.
Box 2. Letters, clippings, newsletters, magazine reports, and Knight-Ridder newswire reports.
Box 3. Publications and reports.
Box 4. Journals, clippings, reports, and statements.
Box 5. Clippings, transcript, notes, reports, press release, and newsletters.
Box 6. Letters, press release, reports, memos, and draft bill.
Box 7. Magazines, report and clippings.
Box 8. Newsletters, reports, magazines, news releases, clippings, and information packet.
Box 9. Book, letters, brochures, clippings, notes, and memos.
Box 10. Magazines, texts of speeches, reports, brochures, clippings, and proposed amendment.
Box 11. Manuscript, books, magazines, reports, and flyers.
Box 12. Books, reports, presentations, letters, and articles.
Box 13. Newspapers.
Box 14. Clippings, magazines, journal articles, notes, reports, and promotional materials.
Box 15. Book, booklets, publications, and newspapers.
Box 16. Brochures, reports, handbooks, and short publications.
Box 17. Information packets in Spanish, newspapers, clippings, reports, and articles.
Box 18. Booklets, text of a presentation, clippings, articles, and reports.
Box 19. Magazines, manuscript reports, conference materials, and clippings.

Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Adams, John A., 1951-
Subjects
Free trade -North America
Organizations
Canada. Treaties, etc.
Places
Mexico -Foreign economic relations -United States
United States -Foreign economic relations -Mexico

Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from John A. Adams, Jr.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box 1 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 1

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1/1 Peso, memos, clippings, and Knight-Ridder newswire reports, February 1995
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1/2 Mexico, reports, clippings, Knight-Ridder newswire reports, and letters, March 1995
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1/3 Mexico, newsletters, clippings, proceedings of a conference on Brazil held in Dallas, April-May, 1995
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1/4 Mexico, update on Mexican economy by John Adams, newspaper, clippings, Knight-Ridder newswire reports, memos, and magazines, August 1995
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1/5 Mexico, clippings, magazines, newsletters, reports on Interstate 69, booklet on National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, September 1995
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1/6 Travel Bills [this title is written in pencil in the upper right corner of the folder but the folder contains clippings, reports, magazines, and Knight-Ridder newswire reports], 1993



 

Box 2 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 2 [All folders contain letters, clippings, newsletters, magazines reports, and Knight-Ridder newswire reports]

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2/1 US/Mexico Trade, September-October, 1995
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2/2 US/Mexico Trade, October 1995
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2/3 US/Mexico Trade, October, 1995
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2/4 US/Mexico Trade, October-November, 1995
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2/5 US/Mexico Trade, November, 1995
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2/6 US/Mexico Trade, November, 1995
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2/7 US/Mexico Trade, December 1995



 

Box 3 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 2

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3/1 May issue of Latin America Watch by Bear/Stearns, October-November, 1997
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3/2 Mostly reports and other publications about Laredo, 1993-1997 [Note: These materials were not in a folder.]
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3/3 Mostly publications and reports of various types about Laredo, 1989-1995
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3/4 Mostly publications and reports of various types about NAFTA, November 1993 with a few from 1992
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3/5 Pamphlets, brochures, reports, clippings, and magazines, 1991-1995
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3/6 Clippings, reports, magazines, etc. about banking in Mexico, 1991-1995
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3/7 Issues of NAFTA Digest Border and Business Indicators, 1992-1996



 

Box 4 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 2

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4/1 Clippings, magazines, and reports, 1992-1994
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4/2 Reports, clippings, letters, and trade advisories, 1992-1996
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4/3 Journals, clippings, reports, summaries of a U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, and magazines, 1992-1996
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4/4 Newsletters, memos, clippings, reports, and magazines, 1994
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4/5 Statements, clippings, newspapers, and magazines, 1995
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4/6 Magazines, clippings, and reports, July-November 1994
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4/7 Clippings, July-September 1994
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4/8 Clippings, magazines, newsletters, and reports, March-October, 1994



 

Box 5 from Cabinet 1 Drawers 2 and 3

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5/1 Mexico - Clippings, memos, transcript of November 30, 1994 McNeil Lehrer Newshour program on which Senators Ernest Hollings and Bob Packwood debated GATT part 2, magazines, and news releases, November 1994
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5/2 Mexico, clippings, testimony of Doris M. Meissner concerning NAFTA, press release, newsletters, notes on a presentation on maquiladoras, report on the maquiladora, director of maquila manufacturers, 1994 [Note: This is the end of Drawer 2 Cabinet 1.]
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5/3 Reports, newsletters, conference papers, magazines, information packet on NAFTA, U. S. Congress Handbook for 1987, 1987-1992 [Note: These items were not in a folder.]
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5/4 Memos, reports, minutes of BTA [Border Trade Alliance] Board of Directors, Report of BTA Southwest Border Infrastructure Initiative, telephone directory of Spanish businesses in Texas, 1990-1996
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5/5 Miscellaneous reports, magazines, conference proceedings, newsletters, text of a statement by the U. S. Trade representative Carla A. Hills before the U. S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Labor. Includes a report of the BTA [Border Trade Alliance] on the Infrastructure Initiative, 1990-1997 [Note: These items were not in a folder.]



 

Box 6 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 3

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6/1 BTA, Information packet containing letters, press release, draft bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, letters, newspapers, and agenda for a committee meeting, bylaws, notes, memos, press release, agenda and minutes of Laredo Chamber of Commerce, clipping, meeting packet for BTA Board of Directors meeting, July-October, 1995
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6/2 Special report on the Mexico-U.S. Trade Advisory, July 1991
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6/3 News release from U. S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman E. (Kika) de la Garza of Texas, 1992
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6/4 Mexican Army, Clipping and pages 1-32 of a dissertation of Donald Fisher Harrison titled United States-Mexican Military Collaboration during WW II,
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6/5 Maquilla Industry, magazine containing short articles on the topic, 1993
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6/6 Laredo, BTA, population chart; memos, clippings, reports, list of issues for discussion at a committee meeting; report titled The Maquilla or in-born Industry, magazine, city map of Laredo, Texas, booklet containing various charts about Laredo, air passenger jet service in Laredo, report on impact of the free trade agreement on services provided by Laredo, report of Laredo to the Border Trade Alliance, report of the Foreign Trade Zone of Laredo, 1993
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6/7 Laredo, Letter and clippings, 1990
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6/8 Laredo, Clippings, 1990
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6/9 Laredo, Clippings, staff report, letters, outline history of Laredo, and newsletters, 1995
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6/10 Mexico-Latin America, Clippings, newsletters, and booklet, 1984-1995
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6/11 Report to the Texas House of Representatives from the Committee on Financial Institutions; U.S. International Trade Commission reports on trade with Mexico; report titled, Recent Developments in Foreign Investment in Mexico; Report by U. S. Department of Commerce on the North American Free Trade Agreement; reports on shelters and Maquiladoras; letters; report on the economic profile of Nuevo Laredo; information packet from the Mexican office of Free Trade Agreement Negotiation; exchange rates on money; copy of a letter from President George Bush on open markets for American exports, 1990-1992; brochures, memos, report on Europe in 1992; The Single Market Report on Mexico by the Mexican Investment Board; and report on Mexico’s production Sharing Programs, [Note: The above documents were not in a folder.]



 

Box 7 from Cabinet 1 Drawers 3 and 4

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7/1 There is only one actual folder in this box. It is labeled "John" and contains two magazines, a report on Argentina, and newspaper clippings. A note on the folder indicates it contains information on devaluation, 1994-1995. One third of the contents are from Drawer 3 of Cabinet 1. The other two-thirds of the materials are from Drawer 4 of Cabinet 1. The first one third of these materials are primarily magazines and newsletters from 1988-1989. The other two thirds seem to be reports about borders and foreign trade, 1988-1990.



 

Box 8 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 4

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8/1 Newsletter, clippings, and what seem to be printouts of slides for a Power Point presentation on Global Debt Market
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8/2 Reports, magazine, newsletter, and a brief overview on Latin America: Prospects for the 1990s
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8/3 Mexico, Newspaper summary, wire reports from Knight-Ridder Money Center, September 1994-February 1995
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8/4 Finance and devaluation, clippings, newsletters, magazines, and reports dealing largely with the impact of devaluation of currency.
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8/5 Clippings, pamphlets, and reports on various types of business operations in Mexico, 1992
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8/6 Newsletters, clippings, reports, news releases, information packet for a Border Trade Alliance meeting in McAllen
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8/7 Clippings, texts of testimony before the subcommittee on the House Banking Committee, newsletters, magazines, and articles, 1993
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8/8 Newsletters, reports, Christmas cards, magazines, pamphlet, and conference program, October 1982-January 1993
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8/9 Clippings, magazines, notes, journal article, newsletters, November-December, 1994
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8/10 Clippings and newsletters, January-March 1995
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8/11 Clippings and newsletters, reports, and notes on devaluation, February-June, 1995
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8/12 Clippings and news report, January-February 1995



 

Box 9 from Cabinet 1 Drawer 4 and Cabinet 2 Drawer 1

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9/1 Border Trade Alliance [BTA], letters, brochures, clippings, reports, position papers, memos, conference agenda, letters, Board of Directors packet, 1994-1995. [These materials were not in a file folder.]
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9/2 BTA, press release, letters, memos, issues to be discussed at a meeting in Laredo
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9/3 BTA, memos, clippings, conference programs, and Board of Directors meeting packet, 1995
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9/4 Book titled A Resource Guide for Child Care and Family Planning Services in the Maquilladora Industry, 1995. [This item was not in a file folder.]
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9/5 BTA, notes, list of participants at a meeting, agendas, texts of presentations, 1991
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9/6 Mexico, newsletters, clippings, and magazine, 1990-1991
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9/7 Mexico, letter, newsletter, clippings, January-February, 1991
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9/8 Mexico, letters, clipping, newsletters, brochures, and a booklet



 

Box 10 from Cabinet 2 Drawers 1 and 2

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10/1 Mexico - clippings, newsletters, copy of conference program, brochures, reports, press releases, letters, September-December 1991
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10/2 Mexico - newsletter, magazines, and letter
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10/3 Mexico, Salinas (President of Mexico), clippings and report, July-October, 1991
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10/4 Mexico, reports, clippings, newsletters, notes, brochures, conference program, July-October, 1991
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10/5 Mexico, clippings, newspapers, newsletters, economic forecast, letters, text of speech to Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) on NAFTA, notes, magazines, conference program, report on Border Trade Alliance Southwest Border Infrastructure Initiative, April-June, 1993
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10/6 Mexico, newspaper, clippings, letters, memos, text of speech by John A. Adams, Jr., newsletters, memo on updating Southwest Border Infrastructure Initiative brochures, and newswire reports, May-July 1993
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10/7 Clipping, a newsletter, brochures, International Trade Seminar programs, magazine, directory of Maquiladoras, report on NAFTA in Texas, packet of information on Tamaulipas, economic and financial report on Mexico, April 1993
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10/8 Newspapers, clippings, newswire reports, and letters, June-July 1993
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10/9 Foreign Banking in the U. S., Bulletin of the Federal Reserve, clipping, brochure, proposal, amendment to Regulation K (International Banking Operation), report on Bank Secrecy Act, proposed amendment to Regulation K, clipping, 1993
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10/10 Bus 113, Demographics - clippings and National Banking Report, 1993
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10/11 NAD Bank, clipping, April 6, 1993
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10/12 Two magazines titled Latin France (January-February, 1996), and Private Banking Money Management (January-February 1996), and the book, How to Start Your Own Business, 1988 [Note: These items were not in a folder.]



 

Box 11 from Cabinet 2, Drawer 3

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11/1 Booklet, newspapers, reports, magazine, clippings, newsletters, letters, memos, flyers, title pages and numbers of bills before Congress on NAFTA, Related Border Funding, flyers, list of foreign buyers of beef cattle, November-December, 1993
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11/2 Reports, newsletters, clippings, magazines, list of top one hundred exports from Mexico in 1991, reports, memos, and press releases, April 1991-August 1993
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11/3 Mexico Economic Projections, manuscript by John A. Adams, Jr. titled Window of the Future in Mexico, 1996, information on Tamaulipas as a market, 1994-1995
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11/4 Books, other publications, and report on the Banco Centralde Reserva de El Salvador for the period April-June, 1995, newsletters, booklets, flyers, annual report, and other reports by or about the Bank, 1994-1995
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11/5 [Note: the following items are not in a folder.] Doing Business in Mexico: an Insiders Guide to Fun and Profit by Maggie L. and Jay M. Jessup [1991] Photocopy; Vol. 3, no 3A of Comerico International Banamex, September 1991; Operational Global Market: Overseas. Market Entry Strategies and Related Legal Issues by U. S. & Foreign Commercial Service, U. S. Department of Commerce, 3 copies; Buying & Selling LDC/DEBT: Finding Opportunities & Overcoming Complexities in Emerging Markets, October, 1993; Operation Global Market, Market Research, undated; The Mexican Tax System published by Price Waterhouse, 1993; Notebook for Environmental Business Development Conference at South Padre Island, Texas, April 1995



 

Box 12 from Cabinet 2 Drawer 3

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12/1 Book, Services: How to Export a Marketing Manual, November 1982
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12/2 Mexico Banking, clippings, magazines, reports, letters, text of remarks by William H. Cavill on NAFTA in Le Harve, France, May 3, 1994, annual report of Grupo Financiero Banama-Accival, newsletter, text of oral testimony of Ford W. Hall Jr. of Citicorp before the office of the U. S. Trade Representative, report on FTA [Federal Trade Administration?] Negotiation and Parking Services, Report of Canadian Banker’s Association titled The Financial Services Chapter of NAFTA: The Canadian Banks’ Perspective, containing three presentations made at a June 3, 1993 conference in Dallas, newsletters, second quarter of 1994 issue of Electronic Review published by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and October 1993 issue of Financial Industry Studies published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
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12/3 Banking, Publication of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on Regulation K, International Banking Operations newsletters, letter, text of a paper titled "Small Foreign Sales Corporation," presented at the ISAC - 14 meeting on August 31, 1990, memo, 3rd quarter 1993 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Journal Economic Review, October 1993 issue of Federal Reserve Bulletin containing article titled "U. S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks: A New Look," March 1993 Report on the Boarder Trade Association’s Banking and Finance Committee, 1995-96 Guide & Direction of Latin Banking magazines, 1990-1995
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12/4 Magazines, clippings, brochures, letters, press release, text of a presentation by Daniel B. Hastings, Jr. at the Free Trade Alliance titled, San Antonio’s NAFTA Opportunities Forum, July 30, 1994, text of keynote address by Robert L. Clark of the firm of Bracewell & Patterson at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in Dallas June 2, 1994, January-June, 1994
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12/5 Banks, 1995, clippings, reports, magazines, newspapers, letters, National Law Center for Inter-American Trade, U. S. Banking in Mexico, text of Robert B. Kruger, Jr.’s presentation titled Establishing a Mexico Lending Program at the Border Trade Association in Puerto Vallarta, February 21, 1994, Report of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade in Tucson, Arizona, Economic & Policy Analysis Working Paper 1994-1995 titled Are Foreign Banks Out-Competing U. S. Market?
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12/6 Chile, newsletter, copies of articles from the Spring 1993 issue of The Columbia Journal of World Business on privatization of various businesses in South America including telecommunications and distressed state-owned businesses in Argentina, and state owned enterprises in Chile, and a status report on privatization in Chile, Peru, and other areas, LA/C Business Bulletin about privatization in Peru with information on other areas; and various types of information on Costa Rica
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12/7 Packet of information on Unisphere International Ventures Network; packets of information on Polyconomias, article titled "Sizing Up Your Financing Options in Mexico" in the July/August 1993 issue of Global Production, 1993 issue of International Economic Insights, notes, and clippings [Note: these records are not in file folders.]
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12/8 Impact Conclusion, letters, report on a meeting to discuss creating a BTA Banking and Finance Committee, an Economic and Financial report on Mexico, April 1993 MA thesis by A. Barrere at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking on the Economic and Financial Development of Mexico, papers presented at a conference, Banking on North America: The North American Free Trade Agreement, held in Dallas in June 1993, clippings, reports, newsletters, Fourth Quarter 1993 issue of Economic Review, and 1991 annual report of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas



 

Box 13 from Cabinet 2 Drawers 3 and 4

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13/1 [Note: None of these items were in folders.] The top 1/3 of the contents are mostly sections of or individual pages from newspapers, a letter or two, and a few types of other publications. They are from Drawer 4 of Cabinet 2. The bottom 2/3 of the contents of this box are complete issues or complete sections of newspapers and are from Cabinet 2 Drawer 3.



 

Box 14 from Cabinet 2 Drawer 4

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14/1 Clippings, June 1992
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14/2 Magazines, text of a paper on the President’s plan for reducing the burdens of regulations, statistics on U. S. exports, an article by U. S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III on America in Asia, copy of Chapter 15 of the U. S. Canada Free Trade Agreement, a newsletter, and clippings. [These records were not in a file folder.]
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14/3 Notes from a Border Trade Alliance Conference in Washington, DC, schedule for a Border Environmental Assembly in Santa Fe, NM, clippings, newsletters, May-June 1992
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14/4 Magazines, newsletters, brochures, letters, newspapers, clippings, press release, minutes of the December 13, 1991 meeting of the Board of Trustees and of the Councilors of the Texas A&M University Research Foundation, 1992. These records appear to deal primarily with Mexico. [These materials are not in a folder.]
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14/5 Press release, clippings, reports including one titled Mexican Financial Reform and Prosperity, newsletters, report on the Texas A&M University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), agenda for a meeting of the CIBER Advisory Council, and report U. S. Exports to Mexico: A State-By-State Overview, 1987-1992
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14/6 Newsletters, clippings, and some whole sections of newspapers that appear to be about trade in general, 1992 [These materials are not in a folder.]
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14/7 Clippings, brochure, letters, magazine, list of NAFTA working groups generally about trade, 1992
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14/8 Miscellaneous magazines, clippings, journal articles, newsletters, reports, outline for what appears to be a presentation by John A. Adams, Jr. on Mexican banking and financial services, newspapers, handbooks for what appears to be a seminar on the Export Certificate Program, annual reports of Mercantile Bank, brochures, and a letter, 1994
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14/9 Newsletters, promotional materials and an order form for newsletters, clippings, agenda for the Border Trade Alliance meeting of August 2-4, 1992, flyers, newspapers and newspaper sections, and magazines, 1992



 

Box 15 from Cabinet 2 Drawer 4 and Cabinet 3 Drawer 1

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15/1 Mexico, five copies of a booklet NAFTA: California and the North American Marketplace, magazines, clippings, complete newspaper sections and entire newspapers, June-July 1994
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15/2 Book titled Production Sharing: U. S. Imports Under Harmonized Tariff Schedule Subheadings 9802.00.60 and 9802.00,08, 1985 and 1988, published 1989
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15/3 Publications including a U. S. Department of Commerce publication about NAFTA generating jobs, highlights of NAFTA, and direct foreign investment; copy of a speech by Andrew C. Quale, Jr. and information on the firm of Sidley & Austin, information on investing in Mexico, information on establishing a maquiladora, two magazines, and a notebook from a conference Breaking the Border Bottleneck held in San Antonio, 1991-1995. These items are not in folders.
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15/4 Mexico - Environment, clippings, memos, newsletters, and magazines, October 1994-March 1995
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15/5 Letter, text of testimony of Dick Kamp at a NAFTA hearing before the U. S. House Committee on Small Business, Instructions for Panelists on the Border Action Infrastructure Financing Working Group Session in Santa Fe, New Mexico, outline report on Implications of a North American Free Trade Zone, information on the consulting engineering firm of Reedman-Millican, Inc., catalog of training courses offered by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, information on North American Environmental Fund, L.P., schedule for the final Border Environmental Assembly held in Santa Fe, New Mexico in June 1992, notes, registration list, and agenda for the Border Trade Alliance meeting in McAllen, TX August 204, 1992
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15/6 Border Environmental, Text of a presentation by John A. Adams, Jr. and Patricia Ann Jacobs on environmental issues in the U. S. - Mexico Border Region, Summary of an Environmental Plan for the Mexican - U.S. Border, clippings, magazines, newsletters, an Economic Trends Report from the American Embassy in Mexico, and report titled Environmental, Health, and Housing Needs for Non-Profit Groups in the U.S. - Mexico Border Area, 1992
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15/7 Clippings, notes, memo, newsletters, letters, press release, pamphlet, agenda for a Texas - Mexico Beef Cattle Trade Symposium on May 13, 1994, text of a presentation by C. Parr Rosson III at the Texas - Mexico Beef Cattle Trade Symposium in Uvalde, Texas, press release, letters, agenda for a TAMDA task force on Mexico Trade meeting on November 22-24, 1993 in Quemando and Laredo, Texas, newsletters, statement by U. S. Ambassador Mickey Cantor on supplemental NAFTA agreements on Labor and the Environment, report on effects of the NAFTA on U. S. Agricultural Commodities and fact sheet on NAFTA
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15/8 Two publications titled Agricultural Export Transportation Notebook and Handbook for Exporting to Mexico, and promotional material on Jumex products [Note: These two items are not in a folder.]



 

Box 16 from Cabinet 3 Drawers 2 and 3

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16/1 Knight-Ridder Money Center newswire reports of November 15-16, 1993
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16/2 Mexico trip, memo, schedule for the trip, report on the August 20-30, 1995 trip, clippings, brochures, texts of visual aids for a presentation on Canacintra, memo, texts in Spanish of presentations by John A. Adams, Jr., magazines, brochure, schedule for Adams on August 7, 1994, exchange rate of pesos per dollar between 1900 and 1994, packet of information on Nuevo Leon, daily schedules for Adams for August 20 & 25, 1995, map of Mexico City, brochure on Mexican museums, and information package on El Salvador.
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16/3 Directory of Border Facilities, Mexico-USA-Handbook for Exporting to Mexico, NAFTA-Situation and Outlook Series-International Agriculture and Trade Report; NAFTA Effects on Agriculture volume Fruit and Vegetable Issues; Handbooks for Exporting to Mexico, volumes on Retail, Food Stores, and Central Markets; Preliminary Analysis on the Effects of NAFTA on U. S. Agricultural Commodities; draft report Review of U.S.-Mexico Environmental Issues; numerous short publications, memos, and letters
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16/4 [Note: The following items are not in a folder.] Handbook for Exporting to Mexico; Hotel and Restaurant Chains in Mexico City; Monterrey, Guadalajara, and the Pacific Coast; miscellaneous short publications, Text of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture to the U. S. House Committee on Ways & Means on Supplemental Agreements on NAFTA, report on NAFTA’s Effects on Agriculture (3 copies); several Mexican Market Reports on a variety of products; clippings; and statement of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Economics before the U. S. House subcommittee on General Farm Commodities



 

Box 17 from Cabinet 3 Drawers 3 and 4

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17/1 Consul Paper, Packets of information sent to John Adams by Paul Cardenas Heraldez, Consul de Mexico, March 1995-February 1996. All of the information in this folder is in Spanish.
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17/2 Flores, Olga [This is the name on the folder.] Issues of several newspapers and sections of other papers, flyers, and magazines, October 1992
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17/3 Magazines, clippings, report on NAFTA’s impact on Black Owned Business, handwritten birthday wishes on White House stationary to Joyce Ann signed Bill [Clinton?], press release, articles, long list of NAFTA supporters distributed to members of Congress prior to the vote on NAFTA, a Capitol Directory, issues of papers with articles about Congressional approval of NAFTA, preliminary staff recommendations on border infrastructure and facilitation for improved U. S. Border Operations, General Accounting Office report to Congress on Measuring U. S.-Canada Trade, 1993
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17/4 Working Papers, Memo, clippings, brochures, National Association of Manufacturers endorsement of NAFTA, reports, information packet on NAFTA, and White House press release/fact sheet on NAFTA
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17/5 NAFTA, Knight-Ridder newswire reports and clippings, November 1993



 

Box 18 from Cabinet 3 Drawers 4 and 5

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18/1 Booklet about NAFTA, reports, Knight-Ridder newswire reports, clippings, letters, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, report titled Mextax ’93: The Investors Survival Guide to Mexican Tax Regulations, October 1993
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18/2 Newsletters, Knight-Ridder newswire reports, newspapers, reports, leaflets, clippings, letters relating primarily medium term Mexican notes in various world currencies, and manuscripts of writings by John A. Adams, Jr., 1993
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18/3 NAFTA Update, Reports, clippings, newsletters, brief report of a business trip to Monterrey by John Adams, Jr., and notes, March 1993
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18/4 Two Reports titled Editorial Support for the North American Free trade Agreement and Report to the Congress on the Extension of Fast Track Procedures.
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18/5 Leaflets, magazines, reports (including one 1989 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers), clippings, memos, transcript/summary of a Federal Reserve meeting in San Antonio on April 27, 1999, newsletters, report Labor Mobility Under NAFTA: Its Border Impact, report titled Maquiladora Impact: Findings and Conclusions, for presentation by Blas N. Martinez on November 5, 1987, report titled Overview of Production Options, Laredo, TV, and Knight-Ridder newswire reports
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18/6 Report, The State of the Nation’s Housing by Joint Center for Housing of Harvard University, 1994, memos, clippings, letters, newsletters, newspapers, Knight-Ridder newswire reports, 1994
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18/7 NAFTA Inquiry Kit, Letters, National Association of Manufacturers Statement on Rules of Origin of the North American Free Trade Agreement, text of Governor Bill Clinton’s speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party from the New York Times of July 17, 1992, reports on trade, and description on proposed NAFTA by the Governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexican States
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18/8 Text of John A. Adams, Jr.’s presentation "Trade and Export Models" to the IV Conferencia de las Grandes Cuidaes de las Americas, September 27, 1990
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18/9 Mexico, reports, letters, newsletters, clippings, and magazine, 1990
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18/10 Mexico, clippings, leaflets, and copy of an article "Rediscovering Latin America," from the Fall 1990 issue of Foreign Affairs
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18/11 Mexico, clippings, letters, and newsletters, July-September, 1990
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18/12 Brazil, clippings, leaflet, and memo by Baker & McKenzie on a national reconstruction plan for Brazil
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18/13 Venezuela, letter, memo, notes, and report Venezuela Liberalizes Its Foreign Investment Rules, by Thomas W. Studdwell



 

Box 19 from Cabinet 3 Drawer 5

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19/1 The first 2/3 of the box is reports and copies of the magazine Export Today 1988-89. Reports include, Texas International Business Directory for 1988; A Basic Guide to Exporting; Export ’89, Briefing Papers, Frankfort, Germany; and The North American Competitive Trade Agreement: Opportunities for South Texas and San Antonio. [These items are not in file folders.]
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19/2 Mexico, magazines, reports, clippings, a publication to promote investment in Mexico, and what seems to be a synopsis of the Contents of an unidentified magazine
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19/3 Pratt’s Banking updates, a director of "Depositos—Distribudores and Farmaceuticos," list of Attorneys in Mexico City, compilation of brief biographies of individuals associated in some way with the U. S. Department of Commerce, leaflets, and reports on the Mexican economy and industries
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19/4 Central America, Two clippings - one on Guatemala and one on El Salvador, 1990
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19/5 TEX MEX, Memo, notes, manuscript reports titled, Terminor de Referencia Para la Realizacion de un Estudio de Mercado Que Permita Detectar Las Necesidaides de Servicias de Telecomunicaciones en Mexico, Ternunos de Referencia, Transferencias Personales de Estados Unidos a Mexico Telecomm-Seponex November 1990, and Reference Terms for Realization of a Marketing Study which Will Help Detect Needed Telecommunication Services in Mexico
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19/6 Clippings, press releases, schedule of workshops at a conference at Texas A&M University on Mexico’s debt and program for the November 1989 conference
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19/7 Brochures, clippings, and notes from an October 22, 1990 conference in Houston
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19/8 Mexico Service, Copies of newsletters, letters, magazine, and preliminary agenda for a conference on The Promise of US/Mexico Relations in the 91’s in Washington, DC in May 1980
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19/9 Magazine, clippings, and program for a conference on Mexican Consumer Finance in New York in April 1994
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19/10 Notebook for a workshop on Dispute Resolution Alternatives in the Commercial Setting in Houston, October 22, 1990 [Note: This item is not in a folder.]
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19/11 Clippings, leaflets, magazine, and newsletters, 1990
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19/12 Clippings, newsletters, and press release summarizing recent major stories from Texas A&M University, November 1990