Category: Archiving

Digital Museum Example

Small historical societies are superb repositories of local artifacts and memorabilia, yet they’re often so underfunded that it’s hard for authors to access their holdings. One solution is a digital group museum like the Maine Memory Network: “Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society, the Maine[...]
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“Shuffle Along” is a brilliant history play

Broadway is having a hot and heavy fling with history, with “Hamilton” as the love object. For me the bigger news is “Shuffle Along,” an audacious show that chronicles not just the original 1921 “musical sensation” but black entertainment in 20th century America. What’s more, it’s a[...]
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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Previously unpublished photos like this one of Lena Horne (copyright Sam Falk/The New York Times) are showcased by The Times for Black History Month.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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