Category: Oral History

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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Rolling Stone Turns 50

Rolling Stone's Woodstock cover from the summer of 1969, when the magazine was just two years old, as displayed at Bethel Woods Museum in 2017. Cover photo by Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone.
Delighted to see that Rolling Stone partnered with Abrams to create a 50th anniversary “decade-by-decade book, looking back on the best articles, the best artists, the best scoops and the best shots from 1967 to 2017” with an intro by founder Jann Werner. Right on! I bought[...]
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