Category: Archiving

9 Questions to Ask Before You Invest a Penny in a Business History Project

You’ll find lots of providers in the business history field, from self-styled “factories” to retired professors. How can you select the right one for your unique requirements and get the best marketing value for your investment? As you evaluate, ask these important questions, which reflect CorporateHistory.net’s 13[...]
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How Old Is Your Company? Are You Sure?

Photo by Drama Book Shop, which will keep its "Since 1917" tagline even though 1916 may be the founding year
Amusing piece in The New York Times: New York City’s Drama Book Shop thought it was 100 years old until it did some research. So much for its “Since 1917” tagline! Any corporate historian has similar stories to tell. If you’re asking “How old is my company?”,[...]
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History on Display at BAYADA HQ

History on display: a tribute to nurses at the new home office of BAYADA Home Health Care in Moorestown, NJ
New executive office of BAYADA Home Health Care in Moorestown, NJ, is a splendid tribute to company history and town/regional history. The front hall of this carefully renovated Victorian beauty features a visual salute to nurses, a tip of the cap to the company’s earlier name, BAYADA[...]
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Preserve Those Voices

Bob Fass at WBAI in the 1960s, courtesy of Lost Footage Films via Columbia University
So much corporate history and cultural history resides in oral history. To that end, I was delighted to learn that Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library is archiving 10,000 hours from “Radio Unnameable.” This program by Bob Fass on New York City FM station WBAI was[...]
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