The Business Archives Council
Established in 1934, objects of the Council are to promote the
preservation of business records of historical importance, to
supply advice and information on the administration and
management of both archives and modern records, and to encourage
interest in the history of business in Britain.
Business History Prizes
Prizes awarded for best article, book dissertation, work
associated with Business History.
Business History Review
Since 1926 , quarterly publication of original research by
historians, economists, sociologists and scholars of business
administration. Ongoing mission is to encourage and aid the
study of the evolution of business in all periods and in all
Business History Society of Japan
Business History Unit at London School
Established in 1978 by LSE and Imperial College London via a
trust fund established by leading UK businesses. It was the
first research centre of its kind in Europe and remains the UK's
leading centre for business history research. Its primary aim is
to promote work in all aspects of business history, capitalising
on its premier reputation and status as an international centre.
California Business History
Centre for Business History in Scotland
Scotland's only research unit in the discipline was inaugurated
in 1989. The prime objective of the CBH is to encourage,
facilitate and conduct research in all aspects of business
history, with particular emphasis on corporate governance,
innovation and organisational change.
The Centre for International Business
Centre for International Business History at Reading University
is one of the most innovative business history research groups
in Europe, with close links to scholarly societies. Its staff
seek to combine a commitment to quality historical scholarship
with a search for valid generalisations about business behaviour.
They share an interest in developing concepts and frameworks
designed to understand both the past of business and its future
European Business History Association
http://www.ebha.org/ Established at the end of 1994 as the professional body for
individuals interested in the development of business and
management in Europe from the earliest time to the present day.
The Association aims to promote research, teaching and general
awareness of all aspects of European business and management
German Association for Business History
Founded in 1976, members consist of both companies and
individuals. Today we are the major German research institution
in the field of business history.
Hagley Museum and Library
Collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of
An organization of self-directed volunteers. This website is an
illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information
viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent
outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains
photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps,
additional information and commentary, and links to more
information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and
update existing marker pages with new photographs, links,
information and commentary.
Among the many duties: To expose politicians who misrepresent
history. To point out bogus analogies. To deflate beguiling
myths. To remind Americans of the irony of history. To put
events in context. To remind us all of the complexity of
Informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to
improve the public's understanding of current events by setting
these events in their historical contexts: 1) by providing
"op-ed" articles to the press, 2) by putting reporters and
editors in contact with historians, and 3) by trying to improve
links between the journalism and historical professions.
The Institute for Business History
Founded in 1997, co-operates with global firms, their archives
and academics in this field to develop strategies, not just to
protect company archives from destruction, but also to aid firms
with their future operations.
Museum of American Finance
Founded in 1988, dedicated to celebrating the spirit of
entrepreneurship and the democratic free market tradition which
has made New York City the financial capital of the world.
for Historic Preservation
1949 - President Harry Truman signed
legislation creating The National Trust for Historic
Preservation (National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings
had launched effort in 1947 to form a National Trust in the
United States); private, nonprofit membership organization
dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's
communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal,
provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to
protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story.
Staff at the Washington, DC, headquarters, six regional offices
and 29 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and
thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states.
The Society for Industrial Archaeology
SIA encourages the study, interpretation, and preservation of
historically significant industrial sites, structures,
artifacts, and technology. By providing a forum for the
discussion and exchange of information, the Society advances an
awareness and appreciation of the value of preserving our
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