Category: Archiving

How to Speed Up When You’re Running Late

Corporate anniversary campaign running late? Here are 7 real-life workarounds from CorporateHistory.net. (Photo credit: Unsplash/Barbhuiya)
Your org’s anniversary is happening soon, and you’re not prepared with a campaign. The CEO is adamant: get it done! Here are 7 suggestions to make the deadline. Have them ready as a reply when you call corporate history vendors whose first response is a polite “good[...]
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Bury that Time Capsule Idea

Time capsule of Westinghouse items being prepared for burial at the NY World's Fair in 1964. The operative word is "burial," a hint why there are better ways to display artifacts. (Photo credit: Wikimedia/Creative Commons)
Time capsules are great if you store them above ground. Preferably with the capsule opened and the contents displayed for all to see, both physically and digitally. Otherwise, as time capsule historian William Jarvis told an audience at the Long Now Foundation, “We’ve never learned anything from[...]
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Employers Are the Most Trusted Institutions

The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer found that businesses have seized the ethical high ground. Employers can use their corporate histories to reinforce their bona fides. (Image © 2021 Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, Inc.)
Business has replaced government as the most trusted institution, according to the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. The corporate history implications are clear. As employers compete for talent, they must be able to demonstrate their bona fides. And deliver on their commitments. The report explains: “The privileged position[...]
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Mining Your Company’s History: Where to Begin

CorporateHistory.net president Marian Calabro researching primary sources for a foundation client (photo by Christine Reynolds)
“Help! Where do we start? We’ve been tasked with doing our company’s history or updating our About Us webpage, but we don’t have organized records or archives or much of anything!” At CorporateHistory.net we’ve heard this lament more than once. The good news is that you have[...]
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