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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1977-1979

1980-1981

1982-1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997-1999

Separated Publications

The Benson Latin American Collection

Rodman C. Rockefeller Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, 1977-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator Mexico-U.S. Business Committee
Title Rodman C. Rockefeller Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee
Dates: 1977-1999
Abstract Chronological records of Rodman C. Rockefeller, co-chairman of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, document the Committee's work toward and following the development of the free trade agreement between the United States and Mexico. Collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, press clippings, subject files, and written works by Rockefeller.
Accession No. 2005-09
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 7 linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Rodman C. Rockefeller was co-chairman of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee. As president (1968-1972) and chief executive (1972-1980) of International Basic Economy Corporation, and chairman of it's successor IBEC Inc., from 1980-1985, Rockefeller was involved with genetic engineering and agribusiness in Mexico, and worked to build closer economic ties between the United States and Latin America. In 1996 Rockefeller was awarded Mexico's Order of the Mexican Aguila Azteca. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Business Administration, and was active in the Rockefeller Brother Fund and Rockefeller Financial Services. Rodman C. Rockefeller died on 14 May 2000.

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Scope and Contents Note

The accession of records from the office of Rodman C. Rockefeller, co-chair of the U.S. Council of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee until 1994, is organized chronologically following the original arrangement as received at the Benson Collection. The records document meetings, correspondence, and administration of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee and various sub-committees; press clippings and subject files related to trade between Mexico and the United States; and speeches and written works by Rockefeller.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Rodman C. Rockefeller Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Rockefeller, Rodman C.--Archives
Mexico-U.S. Business Committee--Archives
Free trade--North America
United States--Commercial treaties
Mexico--Commercial treaties
Rockefeller, Rodman C.

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Related Material

The Benson Collection also holds papers related to the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee from Guy F. Erb and Robert E. Herzstein.

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Separated Material

A number of publications have been separated from the records of Rodman C. Rockefeller to be cataloged individually in the Benson Latin American Collection. A bibliographic list is included in this finding aid.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Rodman C. Rockefeller Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

1977-1979

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1 1 33rd Annual Plenary Meeting. Memoria de la XXXII reunión plenaria del comité empresarial Estados Unidos-México. Consejo Empresarial Mexicano Para Asuntos Internacionales (CEMAI) Boletín 123, México D.F., 1977.
2 "Mexico and Us" by Rodman C. Rockefeller. The New York Times, 28 September 1979.
3 Articles on Mexico, 1979.

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1980-1981

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1 4 "Reciprocity of Need - Mutuality of Interests." Luncheon address by Rodman C. Rockefeller, Mexico Workshop, Boston, 19 March 1980.
5 35th Annual Plenary Meeting, Cozumel, Mexico, 1-4 October 1980.
6 Bilateral Commercial Agreement (Proposals), 1980-1985.
7 "Doing Business With Mexico." Luncheon address by Rodman C. Rockefeller at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, 12 November 1980.
8 Speech by Rodman C. Rockefeller, Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America, New York, 22 April 1981.
9 Miscellaneous, 1980-1982
10 36th Annual Plenary Meeting, Washington, DC, 6-8 December 1981.
11 Rodman C. Rockefeller Press Clippings, 1981-1993.

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1982-1983

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1 12 Articles on Mexico, 1982-1988.
13 37th Annual Plenary Meeting, Ixtapa, Mexico, 13-16 October 1982.
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2 1 Miscellaneous, 1983.
2 38th Annual Plenary Meeting, Houston, TX, 12-15 October 1983.

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1984

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2 3 Miscellaneous, January-February 1984.
4 Business Leaders' Conference, Mexico City, 19-20 Feburary 1984.
5 Miscellaneous, March-April 1984.
6 Miscellaneous, May-August 1984.
7 Miscellaneous, September-December 1984.
8 Council of Americas Luncheon, New York, 13 September 1984.
9 39th Annual Plenary Meeting, Ixtapa, MX, 7-10 November 1984.
10 "U.S.-Mexico Relations: The Issues Ahead" by Guy F. Erb and Cathryn Thorup. Overseas Development Council Paper 35, November 1984.
11 Committee for Economic Development, 1984 [1982].

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1985

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3 1 Miscellaneous, January-April 1985.
2 Remarks of Rodman C. Rockefeller to President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, Los Pinos, Mexico, 11 February 1985.
3 Meeting of the U.S. Council of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, New York, 19 March 1985.
4 Miscellaneous, May-August 1985.
5 Miscellaneous, September-December 1985.
6 Binational Steering Committee, Mexico City, 13 September 1985.
7 40th Annual Plenary Meeting, Rye Brook, NY, 16-18 October 1985
8 Mexico Earthquake Reconstruction, 1985-1986.

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1986

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3 9 Miscellaneous, January-April 1986.
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4 1 North American International (Yama) Conference, Puerto Vallarta, MX, 5-8 February 1986.
2 Breakfast with President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, Los Pinos, Mexico, 10 February 1986.
3 Miscellaneous, May-August 1986.
4 Restoring Mexican Economic Growth Conference, David Rockefeller Luncheon, 27 May 1986.
5 Address by President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, 13 August 1986.
6 Miscellaneous, September-December 1986.
7 41st Annual Plenary Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, 8 November 1986.
8 Advisory Group on Capital Development for Mexico, 1986.
9 Mexican Foreign Investment Law (2 Proposals), 1986.
10 Research Projects, 1986.
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5 1 U.S. Corporations in Mexico, 1986-1987.
2 Fundraising and Budgets, 1986-1988

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1987

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5 3 Miscellaneous, January-June 1987.
4 22nd North American International (Yama) Conference, Manzanillo, Mexico, 12-17 February 1987.
5 Breakfast with President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, Los Pines, 16 February 1987.
6 Trade Subcommittee Meeting, 5 March 1987.
7 Binational Trade Subcommittee, 3 April 1987
8 Luncheon Address by Rodman C. Rockefeller to the Americas Society conference, New York, 29 May 1987.
9 Miscellaneous, July-December 1987.
10 American Chambers of Commerce of Mexico (AmCham) 70th Anniversary Luncheon, New York, 21 July 1987.
Includes remarks by Rodman C. Rockefeller in English and Spanish.
11 42nd Annual Plenary Meeting, New Orleans, 4-7 November 1987.
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6 1 Notebook of Materials on the Mexico-U.S. Bilateral Framework Agreement, December 1987.
2 Advisory Group on Capital Development for Mexico Report, 1987.
3 Border Trade Alliance, 1987.
4 COECE Organization, [1987].
5 Various States' "Stake in the U.S.-Mexico FTA Negotiations," [1987].
6 Bilateral Framework Agreement (on Trade and Investment), 1987.
7 Banamex, 1987-1988.
8 "A Critical Point for U.S.-Mexican Relations" by Rodman C. Rockefeller, 1987-1988.
9 Mexico Earthquake Reconstruction, 1987-1988.
10 Research Project: "Mexico's New Development Model: Implications for the United States," 1987-1988.

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1988

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6 11 Miscellaneous, January-April 1988.
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7 1 Breakfast Meeting with President Miguel de la Madrid, Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 15 February 1988.
2 U.S. Council Meeting, 7 April 1988.
3 Miscellaneous, May-August 1988.
4 Steering Committee Meeting, 11 May 1988.
5 U.S. Mexico Border Conference, 20 May 1988.
6 Miscellaneous, September-December 1988.
7 Rodman C. Rockefeller Speech to the Instituto Mexicano de Executivos[?] Financieros, Council of the Americas, 11 October 1988.
8 43rd Annual Plenary Meeting, 16-19 November 1988.
9 Advisory Group Report, 1988
10 Bilateral Framework Agreement, 1988.
11 Debt Relief Paper, 1988
12 President Carlos Salinas, 1988-1989.
13 Trade and Investment Report, 1988-1989.

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1989

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7 14 Miscellaneous, January-April 1989.
15 Miscellaneous, May-August 1989.
16 "United States - Mexico Agricultural Trade Relations" by Marshall A. Martin, 1989.
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8 1 Miscellaneous, September-December 1989.
2 "Mexico - Beyond Debt Renegotiation" by Rodman C. Rockefeller, Association of the Bar of New York City, 10 October 1989.
3 44th Annual Plenary Meeting, Orlando, 8-11 November 1989.
4 Speech by Rodman C. Rockefeller on Business Coalitions, Council of Americas, 13 December 1989.
5 Advisory Group on Capital Development for Mexico, 1989.
6 Debt, Investment & Trade Agreement, 1989

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1990

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8 7 Miscellaneous, January-June 1990.
8 Trade Subcommittee Meeting, 17 April 1990.
9 "Building a Comprehensive U.S.-Mexico Economic Relationship: Looking Towards the Future," The Business Roundtable, June 1990.
10 Miscellaneous, July-December 1990.
11 "Industrial Effects of a Free Trade Agreement Between Mexico and the U.S.A.," an INFORUM report for the U.S. Department of Labor, 15 September 1990.
12 45th Annual Plenary Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 15-17 November 1990.
13 Council of the Americas Board of Directors Meetings, 1990.
14 Mexican Textile Industry, 1990.
15 Articles on NAFTA, 1990-1992.

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1991

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8 16 Miscellaneous, January-April 1991.
17 Business Roundtable Lunch, 6 March 1991.
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9 1 NAFTA - State by State Study, April 1991.
2 Miscellaneous, May-August 1991.
3 "The Effects of a Free Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and Mexico." Prepared by Policy Economics Group, KPMG Peat Marwick, 1 May 1991.
4 "Response of the Administration To Issues Raised In Connection With the Negotiation of a North American Free Trade Agreement." Transmitted to the Congress by the President, 1 May 1991.
5 Trip to Mexico, 17-20 June 1991.
6 Miscellaneous, September-December 1991.
7 46th Annual Plenary Meeting, San Diego, CA, 20-23 November 1991.
8 Background Papers, 1991.
9 CEMAI (Consejo Empresarial Mexicano para Asuntos Internacionales), 1991.
10 Center for Strategic & International Studies Policy Papers on the Americas, 1991.
11 Economic Issues, 1991.
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10 1 Environmental Issues, 1991.
2 Fast Track, 1991.
3 Membership, 1991.
4 Mexican Industrial Property Law, 1991.
5 Objectives for NAFTA, 1991.
6 Reappointment of Rodman C. Rockfeller, 1991.

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1992

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10 7 Miscellaneous, January-April 1992.
8 Pan-American CEO Institute 1992 Roundtable, Mexico City and Monterrey, 26-29 January 1992.
9 Bilateral Steering Committee Meeting, 26 February 1992.
10 Miscellaneous, May-August 1992.
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11 1 "Achieving Sustainable Development: The Politics and the Process," a Presentation by Rodman C. Rockefeller to the Second Forum and Industrial Exposition on Environmental Protection, Monterrey, 25 May 1992.
2 Miscellaneous, September-December 1992.
3 "Investment, Trade, and the U.S. Gains in the NAFTA," September 1992.
4 Rodman C. Rockefeller Speech to the World Trade Club, 18 September 1992.
5 Rodman C. Rockefeller Speech to the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, 8 October 1992.
6 "An Analysis of the Initialed Text of the North American Free Trade Agreement," Prepared by Colleen S. Morton and Joseph A. Greenwald, 15 October 1992.
7 47th Annual Plenary Meeting, Monterrey, 2-5 December 1992.
8 Environment Issues, 1992.
9 NAFTA, 1992.
10 NAFTA - New York State, 1992.
11 NAFTA - Roger Kubarych, 1992-1993.
12 NAFTA State Studies (A-G), 1992.
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12 1 NAFTA State Studies (I-Ma), 1992.
2 NAFTA State Studies (Mi-N), 1992.
3 NAFTA State Studies (O-T), 1992.
4 NAFTA State Reports (U-W), 1992.

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1993

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12 5 Miscellaneous, January-April 1993.
6 Miscellaneous, May-August 1993.
7 USA*NAFTA Briefing Book, 27 July 1993.
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13 1 "Analysis of Environmental Infrastructure Requirements and Financing Gaps on the U.S./Mexico Border," U.S.Council of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, July-August 1993.
2 Miscellaneous, September-December 1993.
3 "NAFTA - best deal ever," by John B. Avery and Rodman C. Rockefeller, San Antonio Express-News, 7 October 1993.
4 48th Annual Plenary Meeting, Washington, D.C., 3-5 November 1993.
5 Rodman C. Rockefeller's Remarks to International Skye Associates, Inc., 8 December 1993.
6 Environmental Issues, 1993.
7 Executive Committee, 1993.
8 Membership Lists, 1993.
9 NAFTA, 1993.
10 NAFTA - Articles, 1993.
11 NAFTA - Congratulatory Correspondence, 1993.
12 NAFTA - Congressional Meetings, 1993.
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14 1 NAFTA - Infrastructure Financing, 1993.
2 NAFTA - Truth Squad, 1993.
3 The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Various States, 1993.
4 Task Team, 1993.
5 Membership and Budgets, 1993-1994.

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1994

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14 6 Miscellaneous, January-December 1994.
7 "The NAFTA Implementation Resource Guide: Where to go for answers on NAFTA implementation," prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Office of Mexico, Washington, D.C., 14 January 1994.
8 Policy Roundtable on Latin America, 18 March 1994.
9 "The Future of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee and of the U.S. Council," by Rodman C. Rockefeller, June 1994.
10 Rodman C. Rockefeller's Resignation, August 1994.
11 "Solving Air Pollution Problems in Paso Del Norte," by Francisco Nunez, Danny L. Vickers, and Peter M. Emerson. Prepared for The Border Environment: An Exchange, El Paso, Texas, 3-4 October 1994.
12 "Economic Reform in Mexico," November 1994.
13 Inauguration of Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo, 1 December 1994.
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15 1 NAFTA - Task Team, 1994.

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1995

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15 2 Miscellaneous, January-December 1995.
3 Luncheon with President Ernesto Zedillo, Mexico, 10 February 1995.
4 U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce "Good Neighbor" Awards Dinner, 19 May 1995.
5 "The Devaluation of the Mexican Peso in 1994: Economic Policy and Institutions," by Jonathan E. Heath. Center for Strategic and INternational Studies Policy Papers on the Americas, Washington, D.C., 1 June 1995.
6 49th Annual Plenary Meeting, Mexico City, 7-9 June 1995.
7 Council of the Americas Annual Report, 1995.
8 Articles on Mexico, 1995.

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1996

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15 9 Documents regarding the conception and creation of the U.S.-Mexico Framework Agreement, 8 February 1996
Includes historical documents from 1984 through 1987, including the famous "Non-paper," "Outline of Points for a Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement Between Mexico and the United States."
10 Order of the Mexican Aguila Azteca Award to Rodman C. Rockefeller, 11 March 1996.
11 Speech by Rodman C. Rockefeller to the State Department Open Forum, "Private/Public Cooperation in International Economic Affairs," Washington, D.C., 8 April 1996.
12 50th Annual Plenary Meeting, Houston, 9-10 June 1996.
13 NAFTA Subcommittee Meeting, 11 October 1996.
14 50th Anniversary, Mexico City, 27-29 October 1996.

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1997-1999

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15 15 Miscellaneous, 1997-1998.
16 Remarks by the President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León at the 51st Plenary Meeting of the Mexico-U.S. Bilateral Committee of CEMAI, Mexico City, 30 October 1997.
17 NAFTA, 1997.
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16 1 NAFTA, 1998.
2 NAFTA State Studies, 1998.
3 52nd Annual Plenary Meeting, Washington, D.C., 20-21 January 1999.
4 NAFTA, 1999.

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Separated Publications

The following publications were separated from the original Rodman C. Rockefeller records to be cataloged for the main library collection.
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LAC N/A "Center for Strategic and International Studies Mexico Project: U.S.-Mexico Free Trade. Washington, D.C.,: Center for Strategic & International Studies, February 1991.
"Building a Comprehensive U.S.-Mexico Economic Relationship: Preliminary Negotiating Objectives of The Business Roundtable." The Business Roundtable, June 1991.
"Harmonizing Economic Competitiveness with Environmental Quality: A North American Challenge." Edited by William E. Knepper. Santa Fe, NM: The North American Institute, 8-10 November 1991.
"A Clean Mexico: The Protection of the Environment: A Survey of Technologies Used and Investment Made by U.S. Companies Operating in Mexico." Mexico: The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, March 1992.
"Mexico at Work: A Survey of the Labor Practices of U.S. Companies Operating in Mexico and Expectations for Trade Growth." Mexico: The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, March 1992.
"Planning for the Border's Future: The Mexican-U.S. Integrated Border Environmental Plan," by Jan Gilbreath Rich. U.S-Mexican Occasional Paper No. 1, U.S.-Mexican Policy Studies Program, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, March 1992.
"Annual Report [1991] of the American Chamber, Mexico." The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Mexico City, 1992.
"A Guide to the North American Free Trade Agreement: What it means for U.S. business." Washington, D.C.: International Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1992.
"Potential Impact on the U.S. Economy and Selected Industries of the North American Free-Trade Agreement." Report to the Committee o Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate on INvestigatin No. 332-337 Under Section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930. USITC Publication 2596, January 1993.
"Información básica sobre el Partido Acción Nacional." Mexico: Comité Ejecutivo Nacional de PAN, 1999.

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