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The Heritage Lab (Gap Inc.)

2 Folsom

San Francisco, CA 94105

Contact: Erin Grady


Telephone: (415) 427-4975

Type of Business:  Apparel retailing


Updated August 8, 2019



GATX Corporation

500 W. Monroe St.

Chicago, IL 60661-3676

Type of Business:  Leasing, Transport and Financial Services

Contact:  Archival Services Department, The History Factory

14140 Parke Long Court, Chantilly, VA 20151-1649

Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:00pm

Telephone:  703-227-9568


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





Updated April 22, 2018



General Mills, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

Contact: Natasha Bruns, Corporate Archivist


Type of Business: Food industry

Hours of Service: 9am-4pm

Conditions of Access: Closed to the public

Holdings: 1866-present

Total Volume: 3,000 cubic feet

Description: The General Mills Corporate Archives serves as a secure repository for historically significant, non-current records documenting the founding, development, organization, management and achievements of General Mills, the Washburn Crosby Company, the Pillsbury Company, and their subsidiaries( collectively known as GMI).


Updated February 7, 2019


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

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
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 44325-1702


Contact: Vic Fleischer, Head of 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. Please contact Archival Services in advance, to be better prepared to assist you and help make the best use of your time.

Holdings:  1898-1993; 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.


Updated November 28, 2017




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

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



Grand Ole Opry Archives (Ryman Hospitality Properties)
1 Gaylord Drive
Nashville, TN.  37214

Contact:  Jen Larson, Archives Manager


Conditions of Access:  Limited, by appointment only

Holdings:  1925 - Present, bulk dates 1940s-2000s


Description:  The Grand Ole Opry Archives is a multi-media repository that preserves the history of the longest-running live country music broadcast, The Grand Ole Opry, 1925-present. In addition to audio visual assets that capture television broadcasts and live performances 1950s-present, holdings include musical instruments, signage, props, and custom stage wear worn by historic Opry members including Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Jimmy Dickens, Hank Williams, Porter Wagoner, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Marty Robbins. The Archives also contains photographs; recordings; sheet music; songbooks; handwritten lyric sheets; scripts, administrative and press documents; correspondence and other artifacts associated with individual artists and ensembles who performed on the Grand Ole Opry, The Johnny Cash Show, and Hee-Haw. The Archives is also the home of the Ryman Auditorium collection that contains administrative documents, visual materials, and architectural artifacts that span nearly 125 years of the administrative and performance history of the legendary venue. Additionally, the Archives contains business documents and ephemera from National Life and Accident Insurance Company, WSM, Gaylord Opryland Hotel, and Opryland theme park.  

Updated August 9, 2022




GSK Heritage Archives (US collection)

Correspondence address: GSK House, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS

Contact: Jill Moretto




Type of Business: Pharmaceutical


Conditions of Access: Requests for access to the archives or information contained in the collections will be considered on an individual basis.

Holdings: bulk 1894-2000

Volume: approx. 400 lin. ft.


 Description: This repository holds historical material created by GSK and several of its legacy or subsidiary corporations from the late nineteenth century to the present day, primarily the U.S.-based Burroughs Wellcome Co. and Glaxo Inc. before they merged in 1995, as well as Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, which merged in 2000. The material largely consists of North American external and internal publications and printed materials; product packaging; and records, photographs, and moving images from a range of business units, particularly those responsible for sales and public relations.


Updated May 31, 2023



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

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 October 16, 2014


Hallmark Cards, Inc.

2501 McGee, MD #722

Kansas City, MO 64108

Contact:  Samantha Bradbeer, Historian


Telephone:  816-545-3266

Type of Business:  Manufacturing, consumer goods

Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm CST

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

Holdings:  Corporate collection - 1910-present; Design/historical collection - late 18th to early 20th century

Total Volume:  7,500 cubic feet

Description:  The Hallmark Archives houses a vast and diverse history of graphic design trends, and documents the greeting card industry over three centuries.  The significance of these holdings stem from Hallmark founder J.C. Hall's encouragement for a high level of quality and creativity and a longstanding tradition of support for the arts.

The design collection includes advertising, chromolithographs, folios, orginal artwork, prints, progressive proof books and rare books.  Subject matter ranges from architectural, botanical and ornamental designs to children's books to writing manuals and dates from the 18th to early 20th century.

The historical collection includes over 40,000 Victorian-era greeting cards representing holidays and everyday, as well as advertising and trade cards, handmade folk art, playing cards, postcards, scrapbooks, and salesman's sample books.  Unique items include two examples of the world's first printed Christmas card and Valentine puzzle purses.

The corporate collection includes Hallmark advertising, audio visual materials, correspondence, photographs, publications and oral histories.

The product collection includes greeting cards and other products manufactured and sold by Hallmark from 1910 through today.  

The masterworks collection includes over 40,000 samples of original Hallmark product art dating from the 1950s through today.  The collection includes the artwork of Art Carlson, Otto Geispel, Mary Hamilton, Vivian Smith, as well as approximately 100 other Hallmark artists.  

Also housed in the Hallmark Archives are the collections of calligraphers Andrew Szoeke and Hermann Zapf, and greeting card publishers Louis Prang and W. N. Sharpe.

Updated September 25, 2017




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

Contact:  Bill Jackson, Archives & Heritage Services Manager; Kimberly Thomas, Senior Archivist
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
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.)*
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
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
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


Contact:  Jennifer Henderson, Senior Archivist

Telephone:  717-533-1777


Type of Business:  Food industry, amusement parks, financial companies, resorts, model towns

Hours of Service:  M-F, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Appointments recommended


Conditions of Access:  Open to internal clients; Outside access to collections vary, please contact the archives


Holdings: 1857 to present (bulk); 1903 to present

Total Volume: 2,500 cubic feet; 20,000+ photographs; 8,000 plans; 600+ oral history interviews


Description: Hershey Community Archives collects a variety of materials documenting Hershey’s corporate and community history. The Archives is the repository for The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company (Hersheypark and The Hotel Hershey), Hershey Trust Company, and The M.S. Hershey Foundation (Hershey Gardens, The Hershey Story, Hershey Theatre, and Hershey Community Archives). The Archives also houses the papers of many local organizations.


Updated August 28,2021.




 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
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


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

123 HIgh Street

Boston, MA 02110

Contact: Susan Steinway

Phone: 617-351-5311


Conditions of Access: Open by appointment only

Holdings: Books published by company and predecessor companies; catalogs; some correspondence with authors; some corporate archives.

Description: Some books published by Ticknor& Fields and Hurd & Houghton; most trade books published by Houghton Mifflin; trade and textbooks published by Harcourt, Brace; Harcourt, Brace & World; Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.  Catalogs from 1880(HM) and 1919( Harcourt). Corporate memos and reports; marketing materials; author photographs.


Updated September 27, 2017


HSBC Archives

 9 East 38th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10016
Contact: Elizabeth Fox, Archives Manager
Telephone: 718-488-4453
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 November 10, 2022


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

Contact: Amber Fundytus, Collections Specialist
Telephone: (416) 256-5436

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 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

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)


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
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



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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