BAS Newsletter, 2002 vol. 19 no. [September]

Business Archives Section Newsletter

2002 vol. 19, no. [September]

Welcome to the latest online edition of the SAA Business Archives Section Newsletter!!  The Newsletter began in 1984, and is prepared and published twice a year. Each issue of the newsletter is posted to the Business Archives Section Website, and is distributed upon request to individuals on an official mailing list provided by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).  To be added to this list, please contact SAA (  To contribute articles to the SAA Business Archives Section Newsletter, contact the current editors.


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Business Archives -- Establishing and Managing an Archives (#0313)

Minneapolis, MN -- Wednesday, October 16 - Friday, October 18, 2002

If you are charged with starting, managing, or overseeing a business archives; or wonder how you can garner support from management to establish an archival program, this workshop provides the answer!

During the course of three days you will tour three business archives (Elmer Andersen Library, General Mills, and Cargill), with the opportunity to address interrelationships among archives, corporate libraries, records management, and information centers.   Instructors are Elizabeth Adkins, Global Information Manager, Ford Motor Company and Phillip Mooney, Manager, Corporate Archives, Coca-Cola Company. 

Receive the early bird discount if you register on or before  9/16/2002 (SAA Member - $475; Nonmember - $545).  After 9/16, fees are charged at the regular rate ( SAA Member - $500; Nonmember - $570).  For more information, to register, or to view the SAA education calendar, go to




Featuring Hal Keiner, as The Head Cheese (or Cheesehead?!).  This cheese was awarded to Hal as a token of appreciation for planning the Business Archives Section mixer for the previous ten years.  The cheese signifies all that is wonderful in food (at least in Wisconsin), and being a Cheesehead is a regal rank (again, in Wisconsin). (click to enlarge)

The many faces of Fogerty at the SAA Business Section meeting. (click to enlarge)



Ilana Pergam

In June 2002, Ilana Pergam became the archivist for Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chicago-based Bcom3 Group, Inc., one of the world's largest marketing communications holding companies.  She left her position as the project archivist at the Ameritech Corporate Archives when the collection moved to join the SBC Archives and History Center in San Antonio, Texas (Ameritech and SBC merged in October 1999).  Founded in Chicago in 1935 with eight employees and three clients, today Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc., operates a global network of over 200 operating units across 70 countries, including 98 full-service advertising agencies and a variety of specialty marketing services including direct, database and interactive marketing, sales promotion and brand consulting.  Leo Burnett currently handles many of the world's most valuable brands including McDonald's, Walt Disney, Marlboro, Kellogg and Nintendo.

Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher is creating a corporate archives for First Data Corporation in Denver, Colorado. First Data is a financial services/information processing company with most of its business directed toward other businesses.  It has one major consumer brand - Western Union - which turned 150 last year.  Amy can be reached through her new e-mail address:

Nicole Pelsinsky

In January 2001, Nicole Pelsinsky joined the Microsoft Corporation archives. Her duties include processing acquisitions, managing the daily workflow of the cataloging staff, developing new archives projects, and working with the archives research analyst, Peggy Crowley. Over the past year, the archives collection has been featured in six local and international museum exhibits and has received over 300 acquisitions. Nicole is also now serving as the webperson for the Business Section Archives newsletter. Please send any newsletter articles, information and /or updates to her via e-mail:



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  • Anne Millbrooke, United Technologies, 1984-1986
  • Colleen Wickey,  Center for History of Chemistry and Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, 1987-1989
  • Ellen Lawson, National City Corporation, 1990-1992
  • Deborah Shea, The Winthrop Group, Inc., 1993-1994
  • Paul Lasewicz, Aetna, Inc., 1995-1996
  • Debbie Waller, The History Factory, 1997-1998
  • Cheryl Chouiniere and Steve Hausfeld,  The History Factory; Eleanor Fye, Microsoft Corporation, 1999-2001
  • Nicole Pelsinsky, Microsoft Corporation, 2001-

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