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Nalco Chemical Company
One Nalco Center
Naperville, IL 60563

Contact:  Ann Franczyk, Staff Assistant
Telephone:  708-305-1434
Fax:  708-305-2900
Type of Business:  Chemical manufacturing
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-12:15pm

Conditions of Access:  Not open to the public. Requests for information should be submitted in writing to the corporate history and archives department.

Holdings:  1922-present
Total Volume:  250 cubic feet

Description: Photographs, annual reports, product literature, catalogs, salesmen's manuals, forms, employee handbooks, engineering diagrams and flow charts, advertisements, news releases, company newspaper, employee letters, organization charts, artifacts, correspondence, speeches, early payroll records and general ledgers, oral histories.



National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Contact:  Nancy Hunn, Director, Information Resources and Services, National Housing Resource Center
Telephone:  202-266-8225
Fax:  202-266-8271
Type of Business:  Trade association representing building industry.
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

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

Total Volume:  380 linear feet

Description:  Holdings are comprised of reports, clippings, correspondence and biographies for NAHB executive officers. Also included in the collection are operating records for the association as well as articles, memorabilia and conference materials for state-level NAHB members.

Updated August 18, 2003



National Association of Realtors
430 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-4087 

Contact:  Hathaway Hester, Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian
Telephone:  800-874-6500 or 312-329-8426
Type of Business:  Trade association representing real estate professionals.
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-4:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Qualified researchers only. Appointment required.

Holdings:  1892-present

Total Volume: 1,750 linear feet

Description: The Archives includes business records of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and covers the evolution of the real estate brokerage industry in the United States. Holdings include research reports, books, pamphlets, newsletters, Board of Directors minutes, meeting proceedings, photography, audio recordings, moving images, correspondence, membership rosters, and other material. The collection includes records of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Society of Industrial & Office Realtors, and NAR's other institutes, societies, and councils; spinoff organizations (National Association of Home Builders, Urban Land Institute, Appraisal Institute, etc.); and most state and local Realtor associations in the U.S.


Updated November 18, 2017




National Cattleman's Beef Association
444 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:  William D. Siarny, Jr., Information Center Director
Telephone:  312-467-5520, ex272
Fax:  312-467-9729
Type of Business:  Trade association
Hours of Service: M-F 8:30am-4:00pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Qualified researchers only

Holdings:  1922-present
Total Volume:  1600 cubic feet

Description: American Meat Science Association, meat science, meat industry.


National Education Association

Gelman Library Special Collections

2130 H Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

Contact:  Vakil Smallen, Archivist

Telephone:  202-994-1371


Alternate Email:

Type of Business:  Trade association

Conditions of Access: The collection is open to the public. All material is held offsite, so please contact the archivist no less than one week in advance of your visit.

Finding Aids Available Online:

Holdings: 1857-2011

Description: The National Education Association (NEA) library and archives are located in the Melvin and Estelle Gelman Library on the campus of the George Washington University. NEA is the is the largest professional organization and largest labor union in the United States, representing public school teachers and other support personnel, faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired educators, and college students preparing to become teachers. The papers provide insight into the social and political history of the labor movement and of American education and educators.



Updated June 2, 2018




National Hockey League Productions
183 Oak Tree Rd.
Tappan, NY 10983

Contact:  Mott Linn
Telephone:  914-365-6701, ex. 203
Fax:  914-365-6010
Type of Business:  Entertainment

Conditions of Access:  Restricted.

Holdings:  Early 20th century-present; bulk dates 1987-present

Description: Moving image collection, mostly on Beta SP video tape, about ice hockey, mostly NHL games.



National Public Radio
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Contact:  Robert Robinson, Senior Librarian
Telephone:  202-414-2355
Fax:  202-414-3056
Type of Business:  Media/broadcasting
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-7:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Appointment required.

Holdings:  1971-present
Total Volume:  80,000 audio tapes

Description: Sound archives of NPR produced and distributed programming. 1971-present. All programming is cataloged.



Nationwide Insurance
History and Archives Center
Three Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215-2220

Contact: Steve Hausfeld or Mandy Jennings
Telephone: 614-677-1392 or 614-249-9212
Fax: 614-249-2218 or 614-249-9215
E-Mail: or
Type of Business: Insurance, Financial Services
Hours of Service: M-F 8:00am - 4:00 pm

Conditions of Access: Restricted

Holdings: 1759-present, bulk dates 1926-present
Total Volume: Approx. 3,000 linear feet

Description: Company records and publications, marketing, advertising and corporate communications; personal papers of cooperative movement pioneer, Murray Lincoln; photographic records.

Updated March 3, 2016



Navistar International Transportation Corp.
29642 School House Road
Mokena, IL 60448-1700

Contact:  Greg Lennes, Secretary and Records Manager
Telephone:  312-836-2149
Fax:  312-836-2192
Type of Business:  Manufacturing, capital goods
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-4:15pm

Holdings:  1831-1950s; bulk dates, 1902-1950s
Total Volume:  2,000 linear feet

Description: The archives contains the business records of Navistar and its predecessor company, International Harvester Company, founded in 1902.


NBC News Archives
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Contact:  Michael Sosler, Director
Telephone: 212-664-3797
Fax:  212-703-8558
Type of Business:  Newspaper and magazine publishing, broadcasting
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-6:00pm. Other hours by appointment.

Conditions of Access:  Research, screening, duplication and royalty fees charged.

Holdings:  Mid-1930s-present; bulk dates, late 1950s-present

Description: Stock shot and background material on every conceivable subject, historical and news events throughout the world, documentary and magazine show footage.

Updated July 25, 2002



Archives & Collections

100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 4250, Office 3061

Universal City, CA 91608


Contact: Eric Chin, Manager, Archive Operations; Natalie Auxier, Manager, Archive Collections & Outreach

Telephone: (818) 777-5889; (818) 777-9985


Type of Business: Media and Entertainment

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

Conditions of Access: Not open to external research

Holdings: 1912 - present

Total Volume: 15,000 cubic feet of print documentation and production artwork, 75,000 cataloged movie props and costumes

Description: Collections include the significant production records, artwork, photography, props, and wardrobe of Universal Pictures and NBCUniversal Television productions. Historic company records about Universal City, Universal Studios Theme Parks, and NBC are also maintained.


Updated May 31, 2023


NBO Bancorp, Inc.
611 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Contact:  Susan E. Cherry, Vice President
Telephone:  313-225-3462
Fax:  313-225-2109
Type of Business:  Banking, financial services
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  With permission of the communications department

Description: Newspaper clippings, oral histories, photographs, artifacts, financial records and personnel information. Many of the clippings are on microfilm.


NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association)

Physical Address:

700 West Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Mailing Address:

PO Box 6222

Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222

Contact:  Ellen L. Summers

Telephone:  317-917-6308

Fax:  317-917-6366


Type of Business:  Trade association for intercollegiate athletics

Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. By appointment only and requests for use of manuscript collections are subject to review by librarian and Public Affairs Department.

Holdings:  1906-present

Description: Holdings consist of the papers of the two past Executive Directors, photographs from the association newspapers, NCAA championship programs, press guides and results, as well as convention proceedings dating back to 1906.




Updated November 2, 2017


Neiman Marcus ( Stanley Marcus Collection)

Records are kept at two locations:  

Stanley Marcus' personal papers and some information about Neiman-Marcus are kept at DeGoyler Library, Southern Methodist University:

DeGoyler Libary, Southern Methodist University

6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane

Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 768-1565

The Neiman-Marcus Corporate Records are kept at the Dallas Public Library.

Dallas Public Library, Dallas History and Archives

1515 Young Street

Dallas, TX 75201





Updated: May 31, 2018




Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Archives
2S Checkerboard Square
St. Louis, MO 63164-0001

Contact:  Susie Anderson-Bauer, Corporate Archivist
Telephone:  314-982-1992
Type of Business:  Consumer packaged goods, Pet care industry (pet food and litter)

Conditions of Access:  Not open to the public. Outside requests are subject to management approval.

Holdings:  1894-present

Description: Holdings primarily include advertisements, packaging, promotional materials, photographs, merchandising materials, and company publications. The archives collects materials related to the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (2001-present), Ralston Purina Company (1896-2001), Carnation Company pet care brands (1899-1985), Allen Products/ALPO Pet Foods (1936-1995), Lowe’s Inc./Golden Cat Corporation (1947-1995), and Purina founder William H. Danforth and his family.

Updated January 6, 2020



Nevada Bell Telephone Company
See:  AT&T Inc.


New England Life Insurance Company (New England Financial)
501 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02117

Contact: Phyllis E. Steele, Archivist
Telephone: 617-578-4312
Fax: 617-578-5523
Type of Business: Insurance and investment services
Hours of Service: M-Th 9:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Conditions of Access: Company associates: Open in accordance with corporate policy on the confidentiality of information. General public: Written application to archivist stating nature of research project; access conditional upon approval by the archivist and the vice president of public relations.

Holdings: 1843-present; bulk dates, 1843-1999
Total Volume: 1,800 linear feet

Description: Records of the New England Life Insurance Company, and its predecessor company, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company. Records include: Annual reports and annual statements; Board of Directors’ minutes and files; correspondence and administrative files of company officers; marketing and advertising files; product information files; personnel directories; company publications (books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, manuals); research and planning reports; 19th century insurance applications, policies, policy registers, and policy ledgers from 1843-1890; 19th and early 20th century policy dividend, loan and valuation records; 19th and early 20th century financial records, including ledgers of accounts, cash books, and stock and bond registers; files about company agencies; departmental and subsidiary information files; scrapbooks; photographs and other audio-visual media; and company artifacts.




New York State Nurses Association
The foundation of the New York State Nurses Association
Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History
2113 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY  12084

Contact:  Amalia K. Gossen, Archivist
Telephone:  518-456-7858 x24
Fax:  518-452-3760
Type of Business:  Trade association
Hours of Service:  By appointment only.

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Some records require approval of executive director.

Holdings:  1901-present
Total Volume:  800 linear feet

Description: Records document the work of the oldest and largest state membership organization of registered nurses. Included are voting body, board and committee records; publications and memorabilia; administrative and programmatic records; photographs and other audio visual materials. Program records pertain to the legislative, educational, nursing practice, and collective bargaining components of association activities.



New York Stock Exchange
An Intercontinental Exchange Company (NYSE: ICE)

11 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Contact:  Pete Asch, Corporate Archivist
Telephone:  212-656-2048
Fax:  212-656-5629
Type of Business:  Securities exchange
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-5:00pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Reference requests must be submitted by letter or e-mail.

Holdings:  1792-present; bulk dates, 1817-present
Total Volume:  5,000 cubic feet

Description: Administrative records of the New York Stock Exchange and its affiliates, information on listed companies, members and member firms, records of stock sale prices, NYSE publications, books on the history of the stock market, photographs, films, videotapes and artifacts.

Updated March 3, 2016


New York Times Company
New York Times Archives
122 E. 42nd St., 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10168-0002

Contact:  Charles St. Vil
Telephone:  212-499-3581
Fax:  212-499-3382
Type of Business:  Newspaper and magazine publishing, broadcasting
Hours of Service: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Authorization may be required. Some files are restricted.

Holdings:  1851-present; bulk dates, 1920s-1970s
Total Volume:  500 cubic feet

Description: Financial, legal, and historical records of the New York Times Company and newspaper; personal and business papers of the publishers, other major executives, editors, writers; correspondence with business associates, persons in the news and readers; maps; blueprints, diagrams, photos, awards, memorabilia; a few films, video and audio tapes.


Norfolk Southern Corporation
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

"From the NS Archives" Feature in BizNS:

Contact:  Jennifer Davis McDaid
Telephone:  757-823-5325
Fax: 757-533-4874

Type of Business: Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies.  Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia.

Hours of Service: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., by appointment only.  The Norfolk Southern Museum in Norfolk is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Conditions of Access: Some files are restricted. Permission is required for publication.

Holdings: The Norfolk Southern Historical Collection includes the records of nearly predecessor 400 railroads and related companies in the South and Midwest, beginning in the 1820s.  They include administrative records; annual reports; subject files; drawings and plans; maps; advertisements; publications; and 200,000 photographs taken by the Norfolk and Western Public Relations Department.   The collection is primarily held in Norfolk and Roanoke, Virginia.

Updated October 23, 2014


North Shore-LIJ Health System
David S. Taylor Archives
155 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021

Contact:  Daniel Sokolow, Corporate Archivist
Telephone:  516-465-8109
Fax:  516-465-8086
Type of Business:  Health Care
Hours of Service:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST), M-Th

Conditions of Access:  The Archives can be contacted in writing, by telephone or e-mail, or in person.  Interested scholars may conduct research at the Archives through prior arrangement with the Corporate Archivist.  Access is subject to approval of the Corporate Archivist.

Holdings:  1920s-present
Total Volume: Approximately 1000 linear feet

Description:  Collection consists of:  Materials related to the founding, development, and operations of the 15-hospital Health System and its constituent members.  The collections help trace the development of health care on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area, as well as the development of Long Island's suburban communities.  The collections include hospital board minutes; medical board materials; photographs; video; advertising and promotional materials; oral histories; scrapbooks; news clippings.

Updated August 12, 2006



Northwestern Mutual
720 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact: Aileen Caldwell
Telephone: 414-665-6675
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services

Conditions of Access: Outside requests subject to approval by Northwestern Mutual

Holdings: 1857-present
Total Volume: 620 cubic feet

Description: Historical and business records of Northwestern Mutual (formerly Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company).  The collections include annual reports, annual statements, advertising materials, marketing materials, publications (history books, periodicals, pamphlets, bulletins, etc.), policy forms, biographical files, board of trustees minutes, speeches, news clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials and artifacts.  The holdings also contain materials on the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, a great lakes ship owned by the company, which sank off the coast of Whitefish Bay, Michigan in November 1975.

Updated May 17, 2022


NSP (Northern States Power)*
414 Nicollet Mall
Systems Operations
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993

Contact:  Elizabeth Nordlin
Telephone:  612-330-5500
Type of Business:  Utilities

John Nuveen & Co., Inc.
333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact:  Melinda Kwedar
Telephone:  312-917-8352
Fax:  312-917-8304
Type of Business:  Financial/Municipal Bonds and Bond Funds
Hours of Service:  T-Th 9:30am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Outside requests subject to approval

Holdings:  1898-present
Total Volume:  200 cubic feet now; anticipating 3,600

Description: Opening was in April 1996, and present holdings consist of 1948-1971 legal files; 1898-1969 financial records; papers of the recently retired CEO and CFO; photographs; marketing literature and other company publications. Records with permanent designations from all departments, currently in records storage, are marked for possible acquisition.



NYNEX Corporation
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Contact:  Kerry G. McDonald
Telephone:  212-395-2121
Type of Business:  Communications



Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
One Ocean Spray Drive
Lakeville-Middleboro, MA 02349

Contact:  Christine Hormell, CRM, Corporate Records and Archives Manager
Telephone:  508-946-1000
Fax:  508-946-7704
Type of Business:  Agriculture
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  For business use and restricted internally by collection

Holdings:  1900-present; bulk dates, 1930-present
Total Volume:  700 linear feet

Description: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is an agricultural marketing cooperative responsible for developing and marketing products derived from the crops grown by our grower-owners. Collections include print advertisements, packaging samples, film and commercial reels, publications, minutes of board meetings, financial statements and annual reports, legal, marketing and consumer correspondence, research and development documents, organizational charts and photographs.



Ontario Medical Association
Toronto, ON

Contact:  Kim Cooke, Manager, Corporate Information


Owens Corning, Inc.
1 Owens Corning Pkwy.
Toledo, OH 43659


Type of Business: Fiberglass and composite materials manufacturer


Contact Information for researchers:

Mailing Address: The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections

The University of Toledo, Mail Stop 509

2801 W Bancroft St.

Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Phone: 419-530-4480



Hours of service: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Additional information about this collection can be found in the finding aid:



Updated June 14, 2018


Owens-Illinois, Inc

One Michael Owens Way,

Perrysburg, OH 43551-2999, USA


Type of Business: Glass and Plastics Manufacturer


Contact Information for researchers:

Mailing Address: The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections

The University of Toledo, Mail Stop 509

2801 W Bancroft St.

Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Phone: 419-530-4480



Hours of service: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Additional information about this collection can be found in the finding aid:



Updated June 14, 2018


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