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IBM Corporation 

2455 South Road
Building 04-02; CSC12
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Telephone:  845-433-2759 

Type of Business: Information technology
Hours of Service: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access: Limited public access

Holdings: 1890-present; bulk dates, 1940-1985
Total Volume: 10,000 cubic feet of print documentation; 15,000 films/videotapes; 1500 business machines

Description: The IBM Archives documents the growth and development of one of the world's leading technology companies. Strengths of the collection include: The Thomas J. Watson Sr. papers, corporate communications (press releases, publications, advertisements), annual reports, product documentation, photographs, and A/V materials. Also of note is an extensive collection of precision business equipment ranging from 18th-century adding machines to 19th-century clocks to 20th-century mainframe computers.



Updated October 27, 2017 



80 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2100

Contact: Judy Aslesen-Rekela
Telephone: 612-333-3920
Type of Business: Banking and Financial Services



445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Contact: Mary Ann Hellrigel, Institutional Historian and Archivist
Telephone: 732-562-6834
Type of Business: Professional Society
Hours of Service: M-F By appointment only.

Conditions of Access: Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval of archivist.

Holdings: 1870s to Present: Bulk 1884-1984.
Total Volume: 400 feet.

Description:  Institutional records of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)  and its predecessors, AIEE and IRE. These are records of the parent institute only, and not of the component societies or geographic units.


Twitter: @ieeehistory


Updated October 3, 2014



Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
2211 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: Kathryn Lovelace CA, Manager of Archives and Historical Documents



Type of Business:  Food, sports and entertainment

Hours of Service:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Condition of Access - Restricted, internal only, but phone and email inquiries are accepted


Description:  Documents all businesses past and present owned by Michael and Marian Ilitch.  Current businesses include: Little Caesars Pizza, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment and Detroit Fox Theatre, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Little Caesars Pizza Fund Raising Program, Olympia Development, Ilitch Charities


Updated November 8, 2022



INCO, Ltd.
Copper Cliff, ON P0M 1N0

Contact: Ronald P. Orasi, Corporate Archivist
Telephone: 705-682-5158
Fax: 705-682-6875
Type of Business: Mining, smelting, refining
Hours of Service: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  By written request. All requests are subject to archives committee approval.

Holdings: 1883-present; bulk dates, 1920-1960
Total Volume: 3,500 cubic feet

Description: The archival collection comprises the history and founding articles of the company as well as the documentation of changes and progress within the company and the industry.



Inglis House: A Wheelchair Community (subsidiary of Inglis Innovative Services)*
2600 Belmont Avenue
Center City, PA

Contact:  Archival Services Department, The History Factory
14140 Parke Long Court
Chantilly, VA 20151-1649
Telephone:  703.631.0500
Fax:  703.631.1124
Type of Business:  Physical Disability Service Provider
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Inglis House.

Holdings:  1879-present
Total Volume:  72 linear feet

Description:  Holdings are comprised of various material including, but not limited to: annual reports, donation plea letters, photographs of candid patent events and facilities, patient files including correspondence and applications, newsletters and brochures, facility promotional videotapes and PSAs, Board of Managers meeting minutes, Development Fund meeting files, assorted speeches and clipping scrapbooks.

Updated August 17, 2003



Inova Health System Archives*
2990 Telestar Ct.
Falls Church, VA 22042

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

Telephone: 703-631-0500
Fax: 703-631-1124
Type of Business: Health care provider
Hours of Service: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access: Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Inova Health System.

Holdings: 1950s-present
Total Volume: 116 linear feet

Description:  Holdings consist of records of the Inova Health System (1987-present) and its predecessor, Fairfax Hospital Association (1956-1987). Executive papers, HR files and newsletters, annual and accreditation reports, and public relations material is retained. Records of constituent hospitals and non-hospital operating units are retained as well.

Updated August 17, 2003



Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577

Contact: J. Thomas Converse
Telephone: 202-623-3010
Type of Business: Multilateral development bank

Conditions of Access: Requests for documentation created before 1995 are coordinated through the Public Information Center, Attn.: Mr. John Ferriter (202-623-1394). Operational documents created since January 1, 1995 are available on the Internet at

Holdings: 1961-present
Total Volume: 4,000 cubic feet

Description: Holdings consist of files relating to the bank's activities including policies, project documents, environmental documents and evaluations of projects. The bulk of the holdings concerns the bank's lending projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.



International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
1188 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Contact: Eugene Dennis Vrana
Telephone: 415-775-0533
Fax: 415-775-1302
Type of Business: Trade association



International Monetary Fund
Information Services Division, Archives and Records
700 19th Street, NW
Suite HQ1-CN-200
Washington, DC, 20431

Contact: Michelle Dolbec
Tel: 202-623-8933
Fax: 202-623-7175
Type of Business: International Organization - Finances and Banking

Reference desk: Premela Isaac
Tel: 202-623-4913
Fax: 202-623-7175
Hours of service: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm, closed on U.S. official holidays.

Conditions of Access: The general public has access to Executive Board documents, which are available to the public under 5, 10 or 20-year rules except for classified items; and other institutional archives, which are available after 20 years. Exempt from public disclosure are: (i) legal documents protected by attorney-client privilege; (ii) confidential documentary materials provided to the IMF by external parties, including member countries, their agencies and central banks, unless such parties consent to their declassification; (iii) personnel files, medical and other records pertaining to individuals; and (iv) documents and proceedings of the IMF Grievance Committee.

Reading Room: The Archives reading room is wheel chair accessible. Use of a laptop computer is permitted in the reading room which has WI-FI access to the Internet

Reproduction Facilities for Documents:  Photocopying policy — photocopies are not generally provided. Digital cameras are allowed in the reading room — it is highly recommended that researchers bring their own camera. In addition, a digital camera can be borrowed for use in the reading room.

Holdings: 1930-1991, predominant 1946-1991.

Total Volume: 7,000 linear feet of textual material. — 425,000 photographs. — 1,883 sound recordings. — 14 flags. — 3 oil paintings.

Description: (1) Executive Board Series Collection - documents of the IMF Executive Board and its committees that include agendas and minutes of meetings; policy papers; staff reports; reports on missions to member countries; and discussions of fiscal, monetary and economic policy issues; (2) the Central Files Collection - records on the evolution of the international financial system during the second half of the 20th century; (3) the Bretton Woods Conference Collection: records cover the period from immediately prior to the Atlantic City Conference in June 1944 and run through the Savannah Conference held in March 1946; (4) IMF Institutional Archives:  records document the core functions of the Fund including: the role and responsibilities of departments, offices and bureaus; financial operations and policies; IMF programs; and relations with member countries and other parties; (5) the Audiovisual Collection – photographic material authored and created by photographers from the IMF and sound recordings.



International Paper Company*
400 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT 06921

Contact:  Archival Services Department, The History Factory
14140 Parke Long Court
Chantilly, VA 20151-1649
Telephone:  703.631.0500
Fax:  703.631.1124
Type of Business:  Forest Product producer and distributor
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by International Paper.

Holdings:  1846-1998
Total Volume:  216 linear feet

Description:  The archive documents the evolution of International Paper from its beginnings as a collection of 18 paper mills in the U.S. Northeast to its present-day international operations. Holdings are comprised of print advertisements, photographs, videos, annual reports, newsletters, memorabilia and awards. Select administrative and financial files are also available.

Updated August 17, 2003



International SEMATECH
Austin, TX 78741

Contact:  Jack Lydick
Telephone:  512-356-3361
Fax:  512-356-7118
Type of Business:  Semiconductor research and development
Hours of Service:  M-F, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Conditions of Access: Restricted to employees, assignees, and member companies.   All outside requests must be cleared through the Communications Department

Holdings: 1986-present
Total Volume: Approximately 1,200 cubic feet of archival material



Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company
206 East Second Street
Davenport, IA 52801

Contact: John M. Killion, Records Coordinator
Telephone: 319-326-7127
Type of Business: Utilities
Hours of Service: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Description: Materials relate to company and predecessor companies.



Irwin Management Company
420 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Contact: Linda M. Caldwell, Archivist
Telephone: 812-376-3331



The J.M. Smucker Company
See The J.M. Smucker Company (under S) 



J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT)
Part of the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Duke University
Box 90185
Durham, NC 27708
Contact:  Jacqueline Wachholz, Director or Joshua Larkin Rowley, Reference Archivist
Telephone:  919-660-5827
Fax:  919-660-5934
Type of Business:  Advertising agency
Hours of Service:  9:00-5:00 M-F

Conditions of Access:  Most records older than 15 years are open to the public, with a few exceptions.

Holdings:  1860s to the present; bulk dates, 1920s-1980s
Total Volume:  5,000 linear feet

Description:  J. Walter Thompson is a multinational advertising agency, founded in 1864 in New York City.  A sampling of collections includes within the Archives are the following materials:

  • JWT advertisement tear sheets and proofs, 1875-2000s, arranged by client
  • Advertisement tear sheets of competing agencies, 1916-1998, arranged by product category
  • Company publications, 1887+, including newsletters, 1916-2000s, and annual reports
  • Biographical files for JWT employees, 1914-2000s
  • Personnel files, 1910s-1950s
  • Speeches and writings of JWT executives, 1908-1990s
  • Internal staff memoranda, 1924-1990s
  • Verbatim staff meeting minutes, 1927-1938
  • Market and product research reports, 1916-1949
  • Radio-Television Department files, including microfilm of scripts of most of the agency-produced radio and television shows, 1930s-1960, including Kraft Music Hall, Lux Radio Theatre, and Lux Video Theatre
  • Board of Directors' minute books, 1896-1980s
  • Photographs of staff, offices, and activities
  • Records relating to the agency's offices abroad, especially in Latin America and Europe
  • Tapes and transcripts of oral interviews with Company staff and officers, 1963-1979
  • Press clippings and press releases

Updated November 2, 2017



JC Penney Company

DeGolyer Library

Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750396

Dallas, TX  75275-0396

Contact: DeGolyer Library

Phone:  214-768-3637

Fax:  214-768-1565


Type of Business: Retail

Hours of Service: M-F 8:30am-5:00.  We are closed most major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Conditions of Access: The collection is open to the public.

Finding Aid available online for Mr. Penney's personal papers:

Holdings: 1876-present; bulk dates, 1902-1932, 1950-2002

Total Volume: 1,500 linear feet

Description: The JCPenney Archives at the DeGolyer Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University contains both the corporate records of the JCPenney Company and the personal papers of Mr. James C. Penney, founder, as well as store photographs, advertisements, catalogs and other audiovisual records.  There is a preliminary finding aid for the Corporate records. Although reservations are not required, it is best to make contact before coming



Updated January, 2023



Jet Propulson Laboratory (JPL)
Library Archives and Records Section
Building 111, west end, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Contact: Julie Cooper, Archivist or Charlene Nichols, Archivist
Phone: Library Reference Desk at 818-354-4200
Fax: 818-393-6752
Type of Business: FFRDC
Hours of Service: 7:30-4:45, Monday-Thursday and every other Friday, excluding JPL holidays.

Conditions of Access: Cataloged records are available for research use by JPL and NASA personnel and contractors. Most requests from the general public must be submitted as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Academic researchers may apply for an on-site visit to the JPL Archives.

Holdings: Archival collections have been created and collected by individuals, projects, and offices. They may include reports, documents, correspondence, subject files, notes, and other types of records that are not retained in other repositories, but that are valuable in preserving the history of a project or a person’s work. In addition to collections we also have a Historical Reference collection described at the item level, JPL Bibliographies, approximately 350,000 images, 1000+ 16mm films, more than 80 oral history interviews, a microfilm collection, Employee newspapers, Telephone Books, Personnel and Organization Charts, and a Biography Collection.

Updated January 3, 2011



The Jim Moran Foundation
See The Jim Moran Foundation (under M)

JM Family Enterprises

100 Jim Moran Blvd

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


Phone 954-420-3437


Type of Business: Automotive

Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

Conditions of Access: Restricted

Holdings: Company related history for the following: JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. and JM Lexus.

Description: JM Family Enterprises has grown into one of the largest, most innovative and diversified companies in the automotive industry. Our principal businesses focus on vehicle distribution and processing, finance and insurance, retail vehicle sales, and dealer technology services.

At JM Family Enterprises, our mission is to be the premier provider of quality products and services. To accomplish our goal, we build mutually rewarding relationships with our customers, associates, business partners and the community. The company’s five core values are what set us apart. Our more than 4,100 associates adhere to these principles, and together, we achieve success.


Updated October 31, 2017


Johnson Controls International
5757 N. Green Bay Avenue
P.O. Box 591
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Contact: Ken Wirth, Records Classification Manager and Corporate Archivist 
Telephone: 414-524-2287
Type of Business: Manufacturing - automotive  batteries; building environment controls
Hours of Service: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F

Conditions of Access: By prior arrangement

Holdings: 1885-present
Total Volume: 1000 linear feet

Description: Print files, photographs, slides, films, corporate publications, news clippings, annual reports, advertising and sales materials such as catalogs and pamphlets, product samples, and other artifacts collected since the company's founding. Significant holdings regarding company founder Professor Warren Johnson (1847-1911).

Updated May 27, 2018



David J. Joseph Company
300 Pike St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact: Ann E. DeWert
Telephone: 513-419-6014
Fax: 513-419-6224
Type of Business: Scrap brokerage and processing

Conditions of Access: Restricted

Holdings: 1885-present


Updated October 31, 2017



JPMorgan Chase Bank
1 Chase Manhattan Plaza
Floor 1B
New York, NY 10005

Contact: Jean Elliott, Archivist
Telephone: 212-552-8330
Type of Business: Banking, financial services
Hours of Service: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access: Closed to external requests

Holdings: 1799-present; bulk dates, 1930-present
Total Volume: 10,000 cubic feet

Description: The Archives collection includes non-current records of the JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and their predecessors, that have lasting administrative, legal or historical value.

Updated September 12, 2014



Kaiser Permanente Heritage Resources
One Kaiser Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: Lincoln Cushing, Archivist
Telephone: 510-267-7620
Type of Business: Health care plan
Hours of Service: 9:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access: Qualified researchers

Total Volume: approximately 400 document cases

Description: Documents, photographs, and A/V materials of the Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and Health Plan as well as some materials from Kaiser Industries and Henry J. Kaiser


Updated October 30, 2014



Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity
8740 Founders Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Contact: Noraleen A. Young, CA
Telephone: 317-876-1870 ext 144
Fax: 317-876-1925
Twitter Hashtag: #thetahistory

Type of Business: Women's social fraternity

Conditions of Access: By prior arrangement

Holdings: 1870-present
Total Volume: approximately 800 linear feet

Description: The Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity archive collection enriches the study of women's history by exploring the culture and values of women and the organization's influence on the field of education for all women and in the lives of its members. The materials document the experiences of college women on American and Canadian campuses from the earliest (and often controversial) days of coeducation in the 1870s to the present day. It documents their academic experiences, supportive social connections, and philanthropic activities, as well as the changing roles, opportunities for achievement, and expectations of female students and college-educated women in successive generations over the years. It provides insight on the role of college-educated women as they used and continue to apply their education and female network from their college experiences in their adult lives beyond the campus environment in academia, professions, business, the performing arts, government and politics, philanthropic activities, and their private domestic and family lives.


The Theta archive collection is a source of information for scholarly research relating to women's history (and particularly the history of women's higher education), local community and college/university historians and archivists, genealogists, and other similarly interested individuals and institutions.

Updated October 16, 2014



Kellogg Company
One Kellogg Square
Box 5399
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599

Contact: Melissa Frederick  

Telephone: 269-961-6637  


Type of Business: Food Industry  

Hours of Service: 8:00am-4:30pm


Conditions of Access: Open to authorized Kellogg personnel. Outside users only with the approval of the public affairs department.

Holdings: 1907-present
Total Volume: 5,000 linear feet

Description: Company documents, ad reprints, marketing materials, photographs, premiums, training films, commercials, slide presentations, purchasing documents, public affairs records, trademark and patent information are just a portion of the collections housed in Kellogg's Archives.


Kimberly-Clark Corporation*
351 Phelps Dr.
Irving, TX 75038

Contact:  Archival Services Department, The History Factory
14140 Parke Long Court
Chantilly, VA 20151-1649
Telephone:  703.631.0500
Fax:  703.631.1124
Type of Business:  Personal Paper product producer
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Brown-Forman Corporation.

Holdings:  c.1819-present
Total Volume:  1,320 linear feet

Description:  Holdings are comprised of various material including, but not limited to: clippings and articles; artifacts and memorabilia; advertisements; biographical files of founders and executive officers; press releases; newsletters; correspondence and memoranda; reports; contracts and agreements; quarterly and annual reports; ledgers and other financial records; organizational charts and directories; speeches; corporate and brand histories; minutes; product samples; patent and trademark files; sound recordings, films and videos; and photographs, slides and negatives. The records represent various companies that had some relation to the expansion of Kimberly-Clark, including subsidiaries. The largest of those companies is Scott Paper Company, which merged with Kimberly-Clark in 1995.

Updated August 17, 2003



King Ranch, Inc.
P.O. Box 1090
Kingsville, TX 78364-1090

Telephone: 512-595-1881
Fax: 512-592-0408
Type of Business: Agriculture, energy
Hours of Service: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access: Restricted. Access only upon approval of King Ranch, Inc.

Holdings: 1809-present; bulk dates, 1912-present
Total Volume: 4,000 cubic feet

Description: Business records of family-owned King Ranch and family papers of Richard King and his descendants. Includes congressional papers of U.S. Representative Richard M. Kleberg and papers of his brother world cattle baron Robert J. Kleberg.



Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Type of Business: Consumer Packaged Goods Company

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

Conditions of Access: Currently closed for outside reference requests.

Holdings: 1880-present

Total Volume: 7,000 cubic feet

Description: Collections include paper and digital records, audio-visual materials, photographs, packaging, advertisements and more documenting the brands, products and activities of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and its predecessor companies.


Updated July 16, 2018



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