Category: Oral History

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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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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