Category: Oral History

10 Usefully Quirky Interview Questions

These ten business history interview questions – slightly offbeat, always evocative – have been used by CorporateHistory.net with great results in developing executive memoirs, business anniversary projects, and speeches. We ask these Qs only after covering the 16 basic interview questions we blogged about last month. Can[...]
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16 Basic Interview Qs for Business Histories

Use these 16 foundational interview questions to gather the facts, feelings, and framework for your organization’s history. We’ve used them with great results across 1,500 interviews for CorporateHistory.net’s business history books and campaigns. Your time at The X Company 1. Name (with spelling), credentials, title, location, start[...]
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3 Ways to Use Oral Histories in Your Company History

From CorporateHistory.net's 50th anniversary book for Northwest Community Hospital
Employees are your best marketers. They’re also your best storytellers. Voices convey the real culture of your workplace. Whether we’re doing a book, an interactive timeline, or a history Web site, we talk with people extensively. Often we’ll do a hundred hours’ worth of oral and video[...]
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Take Your History on the Road

Fascinating to see coverage of the Stickley Roadshow recently in North Jersey Media. Stickley’s own corporate historian, Mike Danial, appeared in Paramus, where he invited attendees to “Take a stroll through history from the Arts & Crafts Movement to the rescue of L. & J.G. Stickley Inc.[...]
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