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Laird Norton Company*
801 Second Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104-1581

Contact:  President
Telephone:  206-464-5245
Type of Business:  Timber industry

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

Holdings:  1820s-present; bulk dates, 1905-present (older records have been donated to the Minnesota Historical Society)

Total Volume:  200 cubic feet

Description: Laird Norton is a closely held corporation, founded in 1855 in Winona, Minnesota. The holdings include personal papers, business records, photographs, and oral histories which document the company's involvement in the timber industry, lumber milling and retail lumber sales.



Las Vegas News Bureau-Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Contact: Kelli Luchs, Archivist
Telephone: 702-895-7684

Conditions of Access: Archive is closed to the public for on-site access, but photo requests can be made via the website at:

Description: The Las Vegas News Bureau is part of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the archives are estimated to be the largest and most comprehensive post World War II collection of Souther Nevada imagery in the world.  The News Bureau archives ia a dynamic collection comprised of catalogued and uncatalogued film negatives, film reels, slides, photographic prints, ephemeral materials, and artifacts.  The collection began in 1947 and continues through the present day.

Updated: February 7, 2016




Lennox International, Inc.*
2140 Lake Park Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Contact:  Karen O’Shea, Vice President, Public Relations
Telephone:  972.497.5000
Fax:  972-497-5299
Type of Business:  Air Conditioning/Heating Manufacturer
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

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

Holdings: 1890s - present
Total Volume:  261 linear feet

Description: Holdings are comprised of records of Lennox International Inc. and its subsidiary companies, Lennox Industries Inc., Heatcraft Inc. Lennox Global Ltd. and Armstrong Air Conditioning Inc. Employee and dealer publications; technical and installation manuals; catalogs and brochures; bulletins; cost and pricing lists; sales and marketing materials; product samples; demonstration kits; correspondence and news clippings; advertisements; memorabilia; audio-visual material; and over 1,200 negatives are retained. The collection also contains biographical and correspondence files and scrapbooks of executives, as well as material relating to the heating and air conditioning industry.

Updated August 17, 2003


Leo Burnett Company, Inc.

35 West Wacker Drive

25th floor

Chicago, IL 60601

Contact: IRC


Type of Business: Advertising

Hours of Service: M-F 9:00-5:00

Conditions of Access: Restricted. Email communication only. No public access to the collections.

Holdings: 1935-present

Total Volume: 225 cubic feet

Description: Holdings are comprised of records of Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc., dating to the advertising agency's founding in 1935. The vast majority of records document the agency's history in the United States. Records include the personal papers of agency founder Leo Burnett; news releases; agency and client fact books; correspondence and speeches of agency executives; advertisements; memorabilia documenting the agency's unique culture; internal publications; and audio-visual material. A limited number of records concern both the agency's former holding company, Bcom3 Group. Inc., and Paris-based Publicis Groupe S.A., of which Burnett is a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Updated  November 2, 2017



Levi Strauss & Co.
1155 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Contact:  Tracey Panek, Historian
Telephone:  415-501-4959
Type of Business:  Apparel manufacturing

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Phone reference only for non-employees. Access to the collections subject to approval of historian and global communications department.

Holdings: 1855-present. 

Description: Holdings (in order of volume, greatest to least) consist of: Clothing, marketing materials, photographs, documents (correspondence, speeches, newsletters, financial records, legal records), audio and video tapes, phonograph records, artifacts, oral history tapes and transcripts, books.

Updated May 27, 2018




Liberty Mutual Insurance
175 Berkeley Street, MS M09G
Boston, MA 02116

Contact: Liberty Archives
Type of Business: Insurance

Conditions of Access: Restricted.  Outside requests for information subject to approval by the company.

Holdings: c. 1811 - present; bulk dates, 1912 - present

Description: Holdings of Liberty Mutual Insurance, the global property & casualty carrier based in Boston, Massachusetts. The repository’s mission is to preserve historically significant material related to the company’s history and culture. Beginning as one company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, in 1912, the repository preserves information from its founding to today, focusing on materials related to key people, events, advancements, and changes across the enterprise. Some materials from acquired companies founded prior to 1912 are also preserved. The repository contains photos, documents, multimedia, artifacts, and a growing collection of digitally born material.

Updated: November 4, 2023



Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, IN 46285

Contact:  Lisa E. Bayne, Archivist
Telephone:  317-276-2173
Fax:  317-276-7000
Type of Business:  Pharmaceutical
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:00pm

Conditions of Access:  In-house use only.

Holdings:  1876-present

Description: The archives contains important records and artifacts used by Eli Lilly and Company in more than a century of operations. These records document corporate structure, programs, policies, decisions, product lines and communications. The archives also preserves papers, photographs and memorabilia of the Lilly family.



300 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095

Contact: Jennifer Keefe, CA
Telephone: 860-285-7767

Type of Business: Life Insurance & Financial Services Research Association
Hours of Service: M-F 9am-4:00pm

Conditions of Access: Open to all home office staff of LIMRA member companies. Legitimate questions from academic researchers and other researchers will be considered.

Holdings: 1916-Present

Description: Historical and business records of Limra (formerly called ALAO, LISRB, LIAMA and LIMRA International.) The collections include annual reports, press and marketing materials, statistical research publications, complete runs of both Managers and MarketFacts magazines and various newsletters, agent selection testing and training materials, advertising and promotional materials, internal publications and records, photographs of buildings, activities and personnel, conference programs, presentations, transcripts, recordings and video. Highlights of historical publications include yearly reports on North American Life Insurance sales since 1921, the first life insurance buyer and agent research studies, and the landmark Widow's Study from 1970. Can also provide access to records from LOMA, the Life Office Management Association, our sister organization in Atlanta, GA.

Updated: January 21, 2022

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY 10023 

Contact:  Arlene Yu, She/Her/Hers, Director of Knowledge and Legacy

Telephone:  212-875-5772


Type of Business:  Non-profit performing arts  

Conditions of Access:  By appointment only 

Holdings:  1955-present

Total Volume:  5,700 cubic feet  

Description: Holdings consist of institutional records from the founding of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to the present day, as well as documentation of performances from LCPA’s program series and development of the Lincoln Center campus.  Records include: oral histories concerning the origin and development of the Center; architectural drawings and renderings; marketing material for "Mostly Mozart," "Live from Lincoln Center," the Lincoln Center Institute, and other concerts/festivals/programs produced by Lincoln Center, Inc.; publications; over 300,000 photographs, administrative records, and a wide variety of other documentation concerning the corporation's activities.

Updated January 21,2022


Thomas J. Lipton Company
800 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07626

Contact:  Edythe Masten, Archivist; Mary F. Pfeil
Telephone:  201-894-7645
Type of Business:  Food Industry
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-4:45pm

Conditions of Access:  Open to company and to inquiries from outside.

Holdings:  1890-present

Description: Photographs, advertising, memorabilia and files.



Longaberger Company
95 Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 73
Dresden, OH 43821-0073

Contact:  Marge Shipley, Director of Historical Archives; Holly L. Noland, Historian
Telephone: 614-754-6311 (Shipley); 614-754-2887 (Noland)
Fax:  614-754-6439
Type of Business:  General manufacturing



Louisville Water Company
435 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Contact:  Lynn Humphrey, Records Management Coordinator
Telephone:  502-569-3600
Type of Business:  Utilities
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  A copy will be made for persons requesting materials.

Holdings: 1857-present; bulk dates, 1920s-1970s
Total Volume:  2,584 items

Description: Total volume is divided as follows: 542 document archives, 344 slides and 1,698 photographic archives. The photos and slides represent mainly the last fifty years. However, the document archives go back to the mid 19th century. The archives traces the beginnings and growth of the Louisville Water Company through buildings, employees, departmental changes and presidents.



Lucent Technologies
101 Crawfords Corner Road
Room 11G-104
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Contact:  Edward Eckert, Corporate Archivist
Telephone: (732) 332-5597
Fax: (732) 332-5920
Type of Business: Telecommunications
Hours of Service M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

Conditions of Access: Limited Public Access

Holdings: 1869 - Present
Volume: 12,000 Images, 4,000 Films, 4,000 Artifacts, 2,000 cubic feet of print documentation.

Description: The Lucent Technologies Archives was established in 1996 to document the history and ongoing business activities of Lucent Technologies and the R&D activities of Bell Laboratories. The collections contain material from Lucent's predecessor companies, Western Electric and AT&T,  which were formed in the 1800s. The Archives also manages two company museums that are open to the public and an international traveling exhibit program.



Madison Gas & Electric Co.
P.O. Box 1231
Madison, WI 53701-1231

Contact:  Pam Duane, Senior Records & Information Management Coordinator
Telephone:  608-252-7192
Type of Business: Utility



200 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1E5
Telephone:  416-926-3000
Fax:  416-926-5454
Type of Business:  Financial Services

Updated March 2, 2020



Marriott International, Inc.
7750 Wisconsin Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20814

Contact: Katie Dishman, Corporate Archivist
Telephone: 301-380-8990
Type of Business: Lodging
Hours of Service: M-F 8am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access: Open to all employees and by appointment to outside researchers.

Holdings: 1920s-present
Total Volume: 1600 cubic feet

Description: Holdings are comprised of advertisements, annual reports, internal newsletters and magazines, brochures and bulletins, photographs, slides, and memorabilia. Includes information on predecessor and merged companies.

Updated: September 7, 2023



Marquis Who's Who
121 Chanlong Road
New Providence, NJ 07974

Contact:  Patrick Gibbons, Researcher/Librarian
Telephone:  800-521-8110
Fax:  908-771-8645
Type of Business:  Publishing and communications
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:00pm, staff only

Conditions of Access:  In-house access only. Brief inquiries will be undertaken.

Holdings:  1887-present; bulk dates, 1940-present

Description: Books published since 1887. Assorted photographs and company archives.



McDonald's Corporation

Golden Archives and Museums

110 N Carpenter Street

Chicago, IL 60007

Contact:  Michael R. Bullington, CA

Telephone:  630.623.2345


Type of Business:  Global Foodservice Retailer

Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access: Internal clients only.

Holdings: Administrative records, marketing files, public relations files, artifacts and photographs.




Updated May 27, 2018



The McGraw-Hill Companies
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 48th Floor
New York, NY 10020

Contact:  Jackie Kilberg - Research Associate - Corporate Archives
Telephone:  212-512-3094
Type of Business:  Publishing and information services
Hours of Service:  9:30-5:30 M-F

Conditions of Access:  By appointment only

Holdings:  1884-present
Total Volume:  300 linear feet

Description:  Contains materials related to McGraw-Hill Companies and its predecessors, including the McGraw and Hill Publishing Companies.  The collection includes photographs, board minutes, significant issues of McGraw-Hill Publications, advertisements, and other information on both the corporate and the business unit levels of the Corporation.

Updated October 29, 2009



MCI Corporation Archives*

Collection housed in the Hagley Museum and Library
Wilmington, DE

Updated October 24, 2003


McIlhenny Company Archives
Corporate HQ
General Delivery
Avery Island LA  70513

Contact: Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D., Historian & Curator
Telephone: (337) 364-1934
Type of Business: Food Industry
Hours of Service: M-F, 8:00 am - 5 pm CST

Conditions of Access:  Not open to public; limited access may be obtained through the curator.

Holdings:  Ca. 1800 to present; bulk dates, ca. 1850-present.

Description:  Over 1,500 linear feet of documents and artifacts concerning the privately held McIlhenny Company and its Tabasco brand pepper sauce, as well as archival items concerning the McIlhenny family.  The McIlhenny Company Archives is complemented by the private Avery Island, Inc., Archives, which houses documents and artifacts concerning the related Avery family and Avery Island, Louisiana

Updated November 2, 2017


McKinsey & Co.

St. Petersburg, FL

Contact: Paul Lasewicz

Telephone: 917-539-3406

Type of Business: Global Management Consulting


Updated June 7, 2018





Medtronic, Inc.
7000 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432-3568

Contact:  Sheila Vasend
Telephone:  612-574-4000
Type of Business:  Medical equipment



Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.*
World Financial Center
South Tower
New York, NY 10080

Contact:  Jean Tepsic, Project Archivist, The Winthrop Group
Type of Business:  Banking, financial services

Conditions of Access:  Internal use only.

Holdings: 1885-present; bulk dates, 1914-present
Total Volume: 150 cubic feet

Description: The collections consist of papers of partners, past presidents and CEOs, including William A. Schreyer, Roger E. Birk, Donald Regan and Charles E. Merrill. Also includes files concerning partners and management meetings, photographs, promotional materials, publications, and other corporate records as well as documentation of various antecedent companies, including underwritings.



Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
1 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010

Contact:  Daniel B. May, Company Archivist
Telephone:  212-578-8818
Fax:  212-689-0926
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:45am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Open to all researchers with legitimate questions about MetLife.

Holdings:  1868-present; bulk dates, 1890-present
Total Volume: 1,000 linear feet

Description: Materials document the development of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Areas of special interest: Photographs of buildings, activities and personnel, company sponsored public health education publications, advertising and promotional material, internal publications, papers of selected executives, and general subject files.



Corporate Library
500 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Contact:  Astra Malins, Library Assistant
Telephone: 313-256-6571
Type of Business:  Utility



Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Contact: Patti Thibodeau, Archives Manager
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A
Type of Business: Computer Software
Hours of Service: N/A

Conditions of Access: Restricted. Outside requests for information require a Microsoft business sponsor and are subject to approval.

Holdings: 1975 - present
Total Volume: 6600 linear ft.

Description: The Microsoft Archives collects all versions of Microsoft domestic and international products, including documentation and original packaging. Scope also includes computer hardware, business records, artifacts and awards, market research, marketing materials, photographs, digital images, and audio-visual materials.

Updated July 17, 2023



Miles Laboratories, Inc.
P.O. Box 40
Elkhart, IN 46515

Contact:  Donald N. Yates, Supervisor, Employee Communications
Telephone:  219-262-7966
Type of Business:  Pharmaceuticals
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Holdings: 1882-present; bulk dates, 1938-1979
Total Volume:  750 linear feet

Description: Advertising and other records (boxed vertical files, photographs, film and artifactual) documenting business development of Miles Laboratories, Inc., founded in 1884. Public card catalog available.



Box 482
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0482

Contact: Erik Brooks, Communications Manager
Telephone: 414-931-6394
Type of Business: Brewer
Hours of Service: Generally M-F 9AM-5PM (varies)

Conditions of Access: Closed to the public.

Holdings: Approximately 1855 - present

Description: The MillerCoors archives are located in Milwaukee, Wis. (about 4,300 square feet) and Golden, Colo. (about 13,500 square feet). Collections include paper records, photos, primary and secondary packaging, advertising materials, books, posters, memorabilia and more that show the history of the Miller Brewing Company and the Coors Brewing Company. Additional archives materials can be found at the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. in Chippewa Falls, Wis.


Updated November 21, 2014


MIS Software Development
1349 Cross Creek Way
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Contact:  Marie Logan; Vicki Combs
Telephone: 904-878-3096
Fax:  904-877-1771
Type of Business:  Computer software



Mitre Corporation
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 07130-1420

Contact:  Krista Ferrante, Corporate Archivist; Eliot Wilczek, Records and Archives Lead
Telephone:  617-271-5040
Type of Business: Not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government

Conditions of Access:  Restricted to corporation personnel only and qualified researchers.

Holdings:  1943-present; bulk dates, 1958-present

Description: Material relating to the history of the Corporateion and it's work supporting critical challenges in defense, intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, health care, and cybersecurity.  These holdings include photographs, slides, motion picture film, audio/video tape recordings, microforms, annual reports, house organs, press clippings, training brochures, memorabilia, minutes, and correspondence.

Updated: February 7, 2016



Modern Woodmen of America
1701 First Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Contact:  Gail Ann Levis, Historian
Telephone:  309-786-6481, ext. 7226
Fax:  309-793-5603
Type of Business:  Fraternal life insurance and annuities
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:00pm

Conditions of Access:  All inquiries handled by the society's historian on an individual basis.

Holdings: 1883-present

Description: Modern Woodmen of America's collection includes various printed materials, membership files, photographs, slides, film, bound publications of its official membership magazine, microfilm and memorabilia from initiation ceremonies.



Molex Incorporated
2222 Wellington Court
Lisle, IL 60532

Contact Unknown
Type of Business:  Manufacturer of electronic connectors and components
Hours of Service:  By appointment

Conditions of Access:  Molex employees or approval of Archivist
Holdings:  1938-present
Total Volume:  Information included below

Description:  In 1938, Molex Product Company was founded in Brookfield, Illinois.  The company was named after a unique plastic molding material with insulating properties that made it perfect for use in new electric appliances.  The Molex Archives document this manufactuer of electronic connectors, switches, fiber optics, and associated application tooling from its first factory to its current global reach.  The Molex archives holds several thousand artifacts, an audio-visual collection that includes over 200,000 images and 1,200 videos, and a printed and manuscript collection of over 150 linear feet.

Updated January, 2023


Mondelēz International, Inc.
6350 Kirk Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Contact: Unknown
Telephone: 847-646-2981
Type of Business: Global Food Company
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm

Conditions of Access: Currently closed to outside reference requests.

Holdings: 1760-present; predominantly 1900-present

Description: Company-generated records which document the products and activities of Mondelēz International and its predecessor companies including Nabisco, Cadbury, Jacobs Suchard, American Chicle (Adams), Kraft and General Foods.

Updated: February 7, 2016



Monitor Radio
1 Norway Street
Boston, MA 02115

Contact:  Michael McKeen
Telephone:  617-450-2973
Fax:  617-450-2283
Type of Business:  Media/Broadcasting



Monsanto Corporation

The archives of the Monsanto Corporation are now maintained by Washington University in St. Louis. Inquiries should be sent to:

Sonya Rooney, University Archivist
Washington University in St. Louis Campus Box 1061 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899

Phone: (314) 935-9730
Web site:

Holdings: 1901 - Present

Description: This collection consists of items that are of permanent historical value, including original manuscripts, typescripts, newspaper clippings, photocopies (when the original is unavailable), photographs, negatives, slides, films, videos, audio cassettes and various recordings, and artifacts.

Updated November 21, 2014



The MONY Group, Inc.*
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

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:  Life Insurer, Life, Disability Income and Annuities, Funds and Securities
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by The MONY Group.

Holdings:  1840s - present
Total Volume:  440 linear feet

Description: The MONY Archives are comprised of records from the executive office, corporate affairs and all product management and support management operations. Policy contracts, advertisements, photographs, annual reports, sales material and memorabilia are retained. More than 50 titles of home office and agency publications, numerous agency/agent biographical files and a special collection of famous policyholders files are examples of material within the collection.

Updated August 17, 2003



The Jim Moran Foundation
100 Jim Moran Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Telephone: 954-429-2122

Description: The Jim Moran Foundation documents the story of Jim Moran, founder of JM Family Enterprises.

Updated December 9, 2014


Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. Archives  & Motorola, Inc. Legacy Archives

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Contact:  Sue Topp, CA

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

500 West Monroe St., Floor 43

Chicago, IL 60661

Telephone:  +001 847-596-0450


Type of Business:  Electronics

Hours of Service:  Closed to the public

Conditions of Access:  The Archives serves employees and customers and is closed to the public.  Exceptions are considered upon written application, and are subject to available resources and approval by the archivist and the company’s public relations office.

Holdings:  1928-present


Total Volume:  3,000 cubic feet plus 9,500 artifacts; 1.5TB digital

Description: On January 4, 2011, Motorola, Inc. split into two separate companies, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (cellular phones; since acquired by Lenovo) and Motorola Solutions, Inc. (two-way radio equipment and services).  The two companies share access to the Motorola, Inc. Legacy Archives Collection which resides in Schaumburg, Illinois. The legacy collection preserves records and artifacts that document the heritage of Motorola, its businesses, people, products, facilities and initiatives, and the history and evolution of the Motorola brand, from the company’s founding as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in Chicago by the Galvin family in 1928, through the end of its existence as a single company at the end of 2010.  Topics include two-way radios and data equipment and networks; cellular phones, infrastructure and networks; semiconductors, 1948-2004; paging technologies; consumer entertainment radios, televisions and phonographs, bulk 1940s-1960s; car radios and automotive electronics; 1930-1987 and government and space electronics, such as communications provided to NASA programs.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. Archives Collection contains materials created 2011 and later that document Motorola Solutions, Inc. primarily mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services.  

Heritage services include  acquiring, processing and preserving heritage materials; consulting; research; external and internal Web sites; social media; physical exhibits; speaking engagements; and collections management.


Updated May 30, 2018



Mutual of America
30 W. 60th Street, 9-T
New York, NY 10023

Contact:  Pamela Dunn Lehrer
Telephone:  212-224-1776
Fax:  212-582-4516



Mutual Assurance Company
The Green Tree Group
240 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:  Carol Wojtowicz Smith, Curator/Archivist
Telephone:  215-925-0609
Fax:  215-925-5473
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Open to serious researchers

Holdings:  1784-present
Total Volume:  300 linear feet

Description: Legal, administrative, financial and underwriting records of the Mutual Assurance Company from its beginning to the present. Of particular interest to outside researchers are the surveys of insured properties.


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