Category: Corporate History

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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Stickiest business anniversary ever

Happy 100th business anniversary, Fluff. Credit: Ginny/Flickr
The sticky-white marshmallow confection known as Fluff turns 100 years old today. Who knew? Apparently Mimi Graney did. Some 11 years ago she created the “What’s the Fluff?” festival in Somerville, Massachusetts; the Boston area lays proud claim to being a candy center (never mind about that[...]
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Economic Benefits of History Preservation

How to quantify the value of preserving history? Our friends at Communication Design Inc. in Richmond, VA, teamed up with Preservation Virginia to present key findings. In a gorgeous brochure that’s the signature print piece for the nonprofit’s major capital campaign, it’s noted that “historic preservation doesn’t[...]
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