Category: Oral History

Would Abe Lincoln Have Tweeted?

Abe Lincoln (center, facing camera) at Gettysburg. Photo courtesy of National Archives.
Seven score and 16 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famed Gettysburg Address. The date was November 19, 1863. It ran just 271 words, amazingly short now for a speech and even more so in 1863, when people had delightfully long attention spans. There’s a great[...]
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So You Want to Write a Corporate History

Corporate history writing is a specialized skill--here's how to crack the code.
Writers frequently reach out to CorporateHistory.net to offer their services. From their queries, it’s easy to see who does or doesn’t understand what’s involved in this genre, which is a hybrid of corporate communications and journalism. Here are seven essential things corporate history writers should know, based[...]
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#InclusionRevolution marks 50 Years of Special Olympics

The folks at Special Olympics did such an awesome job promoting their 50th anniversary that the anniversary logo even made its way onto a United Airlines international cocktail napkin! This organization has transformed and enriched so many lives. Indeed, the first corporate history we wrote was for[...]
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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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