Category: Archiving

NY City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season

Jumped for joy when New York City Center’s latest catalog arrived. Here’s an org that planned its 75th anniversary season super-well in advance. #CityCenterStories (TIP: The earlier you start, the more impact your organizational anniversary will have.) Starting in October, yours truly and every other City Center[...]
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4 Ways Around a Lack of Photos

An artifact from eBay and a Bostonian Society photo created the opening spread for the CorporateHistory.net book for A. W. Hastings.
So you need to create a history presentation or timeline, but your organization is lacking in photos from certain time periods? It’s a common problem. Here are four solutions that work for CorporateHistory.net and its clients. 1. Try eBay and other vintage photo sources such as Historic[...]
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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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