Category: Archiving

“Shuffle Along” is a brilliant history play

Broadway is having a hot and heavy fling with history, with “Hamilton” as the love object. For me the bigger news is “Shuffle Along,” an audacious show that chronicles not just the original 1921 “musical sensation” but black entertainment in 20th century America. What’s more, it’s a[...]
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Your History Month

Previously unpublished photos like this one of Lena Horne (copyright Sam Falk/The New York Times) are showcased by The Times for Black History Month. The collection includes Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, and other historic figures, as well as scenes of daily life.
Bravo to The New York Times for showcasing a trove of newly unearthed photos for Black History Month—and for admitting that its own narrow vision may have precluded publication decades ago. On a narrower scale, the same thing happens time and again when corporate history researchers and[...]
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New Year, New Blog

Art courtesy George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library
Welcome to our blog’s new home, where we’ll post news and musings on About Us Pages, archiving, branding, business anniversaries, company founders, executive memoirs, film and TV workplaces, history in marketing, oral history, public speaking, timeline design, and of course corporate history.
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Microsoft Stories

http://news.microsoft.com/stories/index.html Echoes the classic company print magazine but optimized for online reading.
Remember company magazines and employee newsletters? All of us corporate history researchers and archivists have paged through them. They proliferated through the 20th century as the chief means of internal and external communications, and they remain a source of memory-keeping for companies without formal archives or annual[...]
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