Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada, G-H

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Gap, Inc.
2 Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94105

Contact:  Annie Grunow
Telephone:  415-427-3725
Type of Business:  Apparel retailing

 


 

GATX Corporation*
500 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3676
www.gatx.com

Contact:  Archival Services Department, The History Factory
14140 Parke Long Court, Chantilly, VA 20151-1649

Telephone:  703.631.0500
Fax:  703.631.1124
E-Mail:  gatx@historyfactory.com
Type of Business:  Leasing, Transport and Financial Services
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by GATX Corporation.

Holdings:  1930s-1990s
Total Volume:  102 linear feet

Description:  Holdings are comprised of advertisements, annual reports, brochures and bulletins, photographs, slides, and memorabilia. Includes subsidiary records.

Updated August 7, 2003



 

General Mills, Inc.
330 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact: Jessica Faucher, Corporate Archivist
Telephone: 763-293-3422
E-Mail: Archives.Department@genmills.com
Type of Business: Food industry
Hours of Service: 9am-4pm

Conditions of Access: By appointment only.

Holdings: 1866-present
Total Volume: 3,000 cubic feet

Description: Mostly promotional and advertising materials including print ads, some audio-visual material, packaging, cookbooks, memorabilia, speeches, oral histories, marketing material, annual reports, newsletters and other company publications primarily relating to General Mills and Pillsbury, some predecessor companies and the flour milling industry.

Updated February 7, 2016



 

Georgia-Pacific Corporation
P.O. Box 105605
133 Peachtree Street, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30348

Contact:  Linda E. Long, Records Manager; Shirley Ming
Telephone:  404-852-6674
Fax:  404-527-0887
Type of Business:  Manufacturing, general
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted access.

Holdings:  1927-present; bulk dates, 1960-present

 


 

Gerber Products Company
445 State Street
Fremont, MI 49412

Contact:  Sherrie Anderson, Corporate Librarian
Telephone:  616-928-2631
Type of Business:  Food industry
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Not open to the public.

Holdings:  1900-present

Description: Clippings, photos, promotional pieces, products, bulletins, employee announcements and company publications.

 


 

Girl Guides of Canada
50 Merton Street
Toronto, ON M4S 1A3
Canada

Contact:  Lynn Austin
Telephone:  416-487-5281
Fax:  416-487-5570
Type of Business:  Non-profit women's and girls' organization
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-4:00pm, by appointment

Holdings:  1911-present; predominant dates 1960s-present
Total Volume:  350+ linear feet

Description: Holdings consist of the documents, artifacts, uniforms, insignia created and used by the Girl Guides of Canada.

 


 

Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
Historic Preservation Center
420 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2702

Contact:  Mary Levy, Director; Mary Degenhardt, Archivist
Telephone:  212-852-8676 (Levy); 212-852-8621 (Degenhardt)
Fax:  212-852-6517
E-Mail:  mary.levey@bbs.gsusa.org
Type of Business:  Non-profit youth services
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Open by appointment only. Some records restricted.

Holdings:  1912-present
Total Volume:  3,000 cubic feet

Description: Holdings consist of papers of the founder, Juliette Gordon Low; board and committee minutes; program, training, and camping records; national membership statistics; financial records; organization print and audiovisual publications; over 5,000 photographs of Girl Scout programs activities, personalities; uniforms, and events; and an extensive memorabilia collection of vintage uniforms, badges, pins, and ephemera. Interactive museum. Lending Library. Outreach program.

 


 

Golden Rule Insurance Company
7440 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278-1719

Contact:  Carolyn M. Sowinski, Corporate Archivist; Krista Bond
Telephone:  317-297-4123
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Except as prohibited by general corporate policy, materials are available to outside researchers.

Holdings:  1894-present; bulk dates, 1940-present
Total Volume:  1,000 linear feet

Description: Materials pertain to the Golden Rule Insurance Company, preceding companies, and the Michael Andrew Rooney family, who founded the company in Lawrenceville, IL. Holdings include photographs, product brochures, office files of executives, annual statements, corporate documents, in-house publications, an oral history project and manuscript materials of the company's founders.

 


 

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
1421 Research Park Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049-3859

Contact:  Susanne Clement
Telephone:  913-841-2240
Fax:  913-832-4449
Type of Business:  Trade Association

 


 

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company*
Archival Services
The University of Akron
Polsky Building
Akron, OH 44325-1701

Contact:  John Miller, Archival Services
Telephone:  330-972-7670
Fax:  330-972-6170
Type of Business:  Manufacturing, general
Hours of Service:  8:30am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Limited. Requests for archival information will be answered by writing or faxing Mr. John Miller. For general information on the company founders and its namesake, Charles Goodyear, the inventor, please write to the corporation at 1144 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44316-0001.

Holdings:  1898-present; bulk dates 1920s-1940s

Description: Photos, letter, and other materials relating to the beginning and development of the company, its historic achievements, its products, its contributions to aviation and transportation and its involvement in world affairs.

 


 

Gore Archives
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. 
1901 Barksdale Rd. 
Newark, DE 19711

Contact:  gorearchives@wlgore.com
Telephone:  302-292-4557
Type of Business:  Fluoropolymer products

Conditions of Access:  Internal access by associates and retirees

Holdings:  1950s-present (bulk)

Description:  The Gore Archives preserves items of enduring value that promote knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of Gore, its associates, and its globally-recognized products and brands from Gore's earliest days to the present.  The Gore Archives strives to create and maintain a comprehensive collection representing Gore's history and culture.  We collect print material, documents, objects, photographs, and multimedia materials.

Updated June 3, 2015



 

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
201 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003

Contact:  Karen L. Dickinson, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Telephone:  212-598-7499
Fax:  212-420-9516
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services
Hours of Service:  By appointment only.

Conditions of Access:  External use is limited; requests for access must be submitted in writing. Researchers are advised to consult: Anita Rapone, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, 1860-1920: A History of a German-American Enterprise (New York, 1987).

Holdings:  1860-present
Total Volume:  110 cubic feet

Description: The collection documents business activities primarily of the company's home office, with some materials relating to its field offices, industrial branch and European business. The records consist of minutes, annual reports, legal documents, financial ledgers, stock certificates, insurance policies and registers, correspondence, publications, photographs and artifacts.

 


 

Hagley Museum and Library
Library Division
298 Buck Road
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
http://www.hagley.org/

Contact: Erik Rau, Director of Library Services
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Fax: 302-658-0568
Type of Business: Special Collections Research Library
Hours of Service: Weekdays, 8:30am-4:30pm; Every second Saturday of the month, 9:00am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access: Open to the public. Hagley provides access to items in our collections for educational and research purposes. Access is granted in accordance with the terms of the Deed of Gift or Deposit Agreement. Restrictions may apply, particularly for non-academic uses.

Holdings: 1480s-present, bulk dates 1800-present.

Description: Manuscript, published, audiovisual, and digital materials documenting the history of American commerce and enterprise, technology, and describe regional, national, and even global events.

Some examples of companies and business/trade associations contained in the collections include, but not limited to: DuPont Company, Radio Company of America (RCA), Avon, Sunoco, Bethlehem Steel, Westinghouse, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, National Association of Manufacturers, as well as numerous industrial designers such as Raymond Loewy and Marc Harrison. We collect the trade catalogs, annual reports, and other documentation on a large number of firms, and also collect the personal papers of individuals whose experience sheds light on the history of commerce and enterprise in the United States and beyond.

Updated 10/16/2014



 

Hallmark Cards, Inc.
2501 McGee, PO Box 419580, MD #722
Kansas City, MO 64141

Contact:  Samantha Bradbeer, Historian
Telephone:  816-545-3266
Fax:  816-274-3947
Type of Business:  Manufacturing, consumer goods
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted to in-house use. All other requests must be in writing.

Holdings:  Corporate collection - 1910-present; Design collection - late 18th, early 20th centuries
Total Volume:  7,500 cubic feet

Description: The corporate archives houses any material related to the history and development of the company. This includes publications, correspondence, photographs, product samples and oral histories. The Design Collections contain over 40,000 greeting cards dating to the late 18th century published in the U.S. and Europe. Also housed in the Archives are the collections of Louis Prang and Andrew Szoeke.

Updated: February 7, 2016

 


 

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Archives
500 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Contact:  Bill Jackson, Archives & Heritage Services Manager; Kimberly Thomas, Senior Archivist
E-Mail:  bill.jackson@harley-davidson.com
Type of Business:  Motor vehicle manufacturing, related parts and accessories, motorcycling apparel and financial services

Conditions of Access:  Physical access restricted. Outside requests for information reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Holdings:  1900-present

Description: Holdings consist of over 500 motor vehicles, company publications, print and broadcast advertising, motorcycling memorabilia, and technical manuals. Collections include select manuscript and other collections that document the Harley-Davidson rider experience. Over 150,000 photographs of motorcycles, parts and accessories, facilities, employees, and the company’s founders.  The H-D Archives also supports the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Updated: February 7, 2016

 


 

HarperCollins Publishers
195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Contact:  Tzofit Goldfarb, Senior Director, Information Center/Archives
Telephone:  212-207-7132
E-Mail:  Tzofit.Goldfarb@harpercollins.com
Type of Business:  Publishing
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Not open to the public.

Holdings:  Books published by company and catalogs, some corporation archives
Total Volume:  1,800 square feet

Description: Books published by Harper Collins, Harper & Row, Harper & Brothers, T. Y. Crowell, J. B. Lippincott and other acquired imprints from early 1900s to present; corporate memos from the 1960s to the present; catalogs from 1847 to present.

Updated February 5, 2017.

 


 

The Hartford Family Foundation (Atlantic & Pacific Co.)*
Archives
8 Lone Oak Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Contact:  Avis Anderson, HFF; Debbie Waller, Director, Archival Services, The History Factory, 14140 Parke Long Court, Chantilly, VA 20151-1649

Telephone:  703-631-0500
Fax:  703-631-1124
E-Mail:  historyfact.com
Type of Business:  Family Foundation
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by the executive director and The History Factory.

Holdings:  1865 - 1990
Total Volume:  108 linear feet

Description: Holdings are comprised of A&P business records including advertisements, annual reports, sales brochures, anniversary publications and memorabilia, and product packaging. Storefront signs and machinery are retained. Papers of the Hartford family include oral histories, photographs, correspondence, marriage certificates and genealogy, movies and memorabilia.

 


 

Hawaii Agriculture Research Center
99-193 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 300
Aiea, HI 96701-3911

Contact:  Librarian at HARC Experiment Station
Telephone:  808-486-5370
Fax:  808-486-5020
Type of Business:  Agriculture

Conditions of Access:  Open to scholars, university staff and graduate students.   Limited access by appointment only.

Holdings:  1850s-1950s; bulk dates, 1900-1940
Total Volume:  420 cubic feet

Description: The business records of seventeen sugar plantations include annual reports, land documents, audits, plantation and agency correspondence, extensive payroll records, census reports, work contracts, and sugar production and shipping records. Financial records generally include cash books, journals and ledgers. Other company records include predecessor companies, plantation stores and planters' associations.

 


 

Jim Henson Productions
117 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

Contact:  Karen Falk, Archivist; Lauren Bien, Associate Archivist
Telephone:  212-794-2400
Fax:  212-570-1147
Type of Business:  Entertainment

Conditions of Access:  Restricted to company personnel. Outside requests at the discretion of the archivist.

 


Herman Miller, Inc.
855 East Main Avenue
P.O. Box 302, MS 0220
Zeeland, MI 49464

Contact: Amy Auscherman, Corporate Archivist
E-mail: amy_auscherman@hermanmiller.com
Type of Business:  Furniture and consumer goods manufacturer
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Aspects of some collections open to the public. E-mail for an appointment.

Holdings: 1905-present
Total Volume: 1,500 linear feet

Description: The Herman Miller Archives manages the following collections: Administrative records, including the papers of the company's founder D.J. De Pree; Herman Miller specific publications including internal communications and marketing material; photography dating from 1905-present with work by Ezra Stoller, Balthazar Korab, Bruce Davidson and Charles Eames; drawings and blueprints depicting furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Associates, Gilbert Rohde and others; Alexander Girard textile collection; oral histories; audiovisuals; corporate art; Herman Miller furniture collection; and design reference library.

Updated April 26, 2016.



 

Hershey Community Archives*
63 W. Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
www.hersheyarchives.org

Contact:  Pamela C. Whitenack, Archivist
Telephone:  717-533-1777
Fax:  717-533-8940
E-Mail:  pwhitenack@hersheyarchives.com
Type of Business:  Food industry, Amusement Parks, Financial Company, Resorts, Model Town
Hours of Service:  M-F, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Appointments recommended

Conditions of Access:  Open to internal clients; Outside access to collections vary, contact archivist

Holdings: 1857 to present (bulk); 1903 to present
Total Volume: 2500 cubic feet; 20,000+ photographs; 8000 plans; 500 oral history interviews

Description: The records of Hershey Foods Corporation, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, Hershey Trust Company, The M.S. Hershey Foundation as well as the records of many local organizations and individuals. The holdings include photographs, oral histories, business records, product packaging and advertising, maps, architectural plans,

 


 

Hoechst-Roussel Agri-Vet Company
Route 202-206 North
P.O. Box 2500
Somerville, NJ 08876-1258

Contact:  Ines A. Kiely
Telephone:  908-231-3050
Fax:  908-231-4462
E-Mail:  michae21@BEDIPOI.hcc.com
Type of Business:  Pharmaceuticals, animal health
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted.

 


 

Hormel Foods Corporation
P.O. Box 800
Austin, MN 55912

Contact:  Charity Lifka
Telephone:  507-434-6400
Type of Business:  Food Industry
Hours of Service:  M-Th 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval from archivist and public relations director.

Holdings:  1860-present.

Description: Holdings consist of artifacts and documents dating to 1860. Family photos, business correspondence and advertising dating from late 1800s, product packaging from 1920s, tins from 1900s.

Updated December 9, 2014



 

HSBC Archives
2 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11243

Contact: Anne DiFabio, Archives Manager
Telephone: 718-488-4453
E-Mail: us.corporate.archives@us.hsbc.com
Type of Business: Banking and Consumer Finance
Hours of Service: 9:30am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access: Publications and public-facing materials are open to all researchers.  Public access to internal records is usually restricted, and warrants a valid research interest. A closure period of 30 years may be applied as well as closure of certain business topics and trade secrets. Permission is required for scholarly access to business records. Please contact for details.

Holdings: 1811-Present
Total Volume: 550+ linear feet

Description: The North American Archive’s collection area includes the records of operations in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. This is not only limited to HSBC records, but also the records of banks acquired by HSBC, which total over 220 individual banks known to date. Some key acquisitions include Republic National Bank of New York, the Beneficial Corporation, Marine Midland Bank and Household Finance Corporation.

Updated 11/6/2015



 

Hudson's Bay Company
Heritage Services
698 Lawrence Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
M6A 3A5

Contact: Amber Fundytus, Collections Specialist
Telephone: (416) 256-5436
E-mail: amber.fundytus@hbc.com

Type of Business: Retail
Hours of Service: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Condition of Access: HBC Corporate Collections open to research by request only. Image Requests can be made online here.

Holdings: Corporate Art Collection; Artifact Collection; Image Collection; Reference Collection; limited archives 17th century to present.

Description: To learn more about HBC Heritage Services and its Corporate Collections, visit http://www.hbcheritage.ca/hbcheritage/collections/home. HBC Heritage Services can also be found on Twitter and Instagram @hbcheritage.

Updated January 13, 2017


 

Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Archives of Manitoba
130-200 Vaughan St.
Winnipeg MB Canada
R3C 1T5

Contact: Maureen Dolyniuk, Keeper, Hudson’s Bay Company Archives
Telephone: (204) 945-2620; General line: (204) 945-4949
Email: maureen.dolyniuk@gov.mb.ca; hbca@gov.mb.ca
Website: www.manitoba.ca/archives/hbca

Type of business: Fur Trade, land sales, retail, wholesale and various other commercial pursuits.

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  The HBCA is closed during statutory holidays and the first full week after Labour Day in September.

Conditions of Access:  Most records are subject to a 30-50 year closure rule.  Records are open to the public during normal operating hours. Most records are available through microfilm inter-library loan and some records are available digitally through the Keystone database on the Archives of Manitoba website.

Holdings: 1670 – 21 Century

Total volume: Over 7,000 linear feet of textual records, 12,000 maps, 130,000 photographs 1,350 documentary art items and 304 audio visual records (sound recordings and films)

Description:

The Hudson’s Bay Company Archives is a division of the Archives of Manitoba and has been since the records were transferred from London, England in 1974 and formally donated to the Province of Manitoba in 1994. In 2007, HBCA records from 1670-1920 along with the Quebec Seminary Collection were the first Canadian inscriptions added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World Register.

The holdings of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba, provide a comprehensive record of the operations of the Hudson’s Bay Company since its inception in 1670 into the 21st century.  This includes the history of the fur trade, North American exploration and the development of Canada as a country.  It includes the transformation of the HBC from fur trade into its modern retail operation, the development of its wholesale business, property holdings and various commercial pursuits along with its transition from a British company to a Canadian company in the latter part of the 20th century. 

The holdings include records of decision makers in cities such as London, Winnipeg and Montreal, of clerks and accountants at remote fur trade posts, of ship's captains and explorers.  The records provide evidence of the company’s decision-making, communications, accounts and transactions, employees and its recording (in words and images) of the various territories in which it operated and of the people with whom it came into contact.

In addition to the Hudson's Bay Company Corporate records, the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives has a significant collection of related non-corporate records of individuals and HBC subsidiary companies (including the North West Company and Simpsons).  

Updated July 21, 2015

 


 

Hugh Courtright & Company
2407 Walter Zimney Drive
Posen, IL 60469

Contact: Abbe Harms
Telephone: 708-489-1101
Fax: 708-489-1103

 


 

Hughes Aircraft Company
Building C4/Mail Station 4
4881 West 145th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Contact:  Patricia D. Sinclair
Telephone:  310-973-0093
Fax:  310-973-3530
E-Mail:  pdsinclair@ccgate.hac.com
Type of Business:  Electronics, aerospace

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests subject to approval.

Holdings:  1940s-present
Total Volume:  1,500 cubic feet

 


 

Howard Hughes Corporation
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Contact:  Ellene Mahoney
Telephone: 702-791-4445
Fax:  702-791-4415

 


 

Hydro-Quebec
1001 est, de Maisonneuve Est
Montreal, PQ H2L 4S7

Contact:  Jean-Pierre Carrier, Corporate Records Manager
Telephone:  514-289-5887
Type of Business:  Utilities
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Holdings:  1847-present; bulk dates, 1944-present
Total Volume:  6,000 cubic feet

Page Updated May 23, 2012

 


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