New York: Newcomen Society of North America, 1960s. 1st Edition. Paperback. 8vo - over 7. As New. Item #9241
GORGEOUS as new FOUR- SLIPCASE set of 93 different histories related to business, Universities and technology. Staple-bound Pamphlets appear never read, slipcases as new. Esoteric titles include, The Mount Washington Railway Co., Pageantry of Flight: The Story of Beech Aircraft Corporation, Liberty-Science and Law, The University of Virginia, and many, many more. America, founded at New York City in 1923 by Leonor F. Loree, then dean of American railroad presidents, together with a group of other prominent business leaders. The original members were nominated from leaders in business, industry, education, the military and other professions. Its declaration of purpose was to:Preserve, protect and promote the American free enterprise system.Honor corporate entities and other organizations which contribute to or are examples of success attained under free enterprise, and to recognize contributions to that system.Publish and record the histories and achievements of such enterprises and organizations.Encourage and stimulate original research and writing in the field of business history through a program of academic awards, grants and fellowships.Established soon after the ascent of communism in the Soviet Union, The Newcomen Society in North America championed American capitalism, material civilization and entrepreneurship. But the English and American branches together counted only 323 members in 1933, the year leadership for The Newcomen Society in North America went to its co-founder and Loree's friend, Charles Penrose, Sr. (1886-1958). A 1907 graduate of Princeton University with a career in engineering, Penrose found a new calling at Newcomen. Declining a salary, he became senior vice-president when the presidency was largely honorary, and under his dynamic governance the society achieved stature and prestige. He started sectional committees and aggressively recruited as members industrialists, educators, bankers and businessmen. Membership soared to 12,000, while the British chapter numbered less than 500.