Category: Oral History

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Previously unpublished photos like this one of Lena Horne (copyright Sam Falk/The New York Times) are showcased by The Times for Black History Month.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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Oral history of a 1950s company town

Norm and Betty Jo Anderson, Piketon, Ohio 2015. Credit: Lewis Wallace, Marketplace.org
Kudos to Lewis Wallace of Marketplace.org for a fascinating oral history of Piketon, Ohio, which is struggling with Cold War era nuclear cleanup. It was once the quintessential company town. Great use of voices, especially those of Norm and Betty Jo Anderson. Norm: “It’s hard to tell[...]
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