Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada, P-R

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Pacific Telesis Group (doing business as AT&T West)
See:  AT&T Inc.


Paine Webber*
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Contact:  Linda Edgerly, Consulting Archivist, The Winthrop Group
Telephone:  212-865-6181
Type of Business:  Securities industry

Conditions of Access:  Requests must be made in advance and in writing. Recent correspondence and subject files closed to outside research.

Holdings:  1870s-1986; bulk dates, 1950-1985
Total Volume:  45 cubic feet

Description: Annual reports, press coverage and news releases, biographical files on major figures in the company's history, reference files on antecedent and subsidiary companies, correspondence and office files of the chairman of the board and executive assistant to the chairman, samples of printed material and advertising of the company and its antecedents.


The Pampered Chef, Ltd.
One Pampered Chef Lane
Addison, IL 60101-5630

Telephone:  630-261-8900
Type of Business:  Direct selling

Conditions of Access:  The Pampered Chef Archives is now closed.

Holdings:  1980-[ongoing]
Total Volume:  1100 cubic feet; 2500 artifacts

Description:  The Pampered Chef Archives collects materials that have enduring value in documenting the global history and evolution of The Pampered Chef. Series document the founding of The Pampered Chef by Doris K. Christopher, evolution of the party plan and Kitchen Consultant sales force and the company's acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway.


Papa Johns International
P.O. Box 99900
Louisville, KY 40269

Contact:  Lisa Baize, Records Manager/Archivist
Telephone:  502-261-4003
Type of Business:  Fast food/pizza


Parke-Davis Research Institute
2270 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B4 Canada

Contact:  Jody Wagner
Telephone:  905-822-3520
Fax:  905-822-1049
Type of Business:  Pharmaceuticals


Pendleton Woolen Mills*
220 NW Broadway, Box 3030
Portland, OR 97208-3030

Contact: C.M. Bishop III, President
Telephone:  503-535-5528
Type of Business:  Textiles and garments

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests subject to approval by management.

Holdings:  1870s-present; bulk dates 1910-present
Total Volume:  700 cubic feet

Description: Pendleton is a privately held corporation, founded in 1909. Holdings include personal papers, business records, photographs, and products.

Updated February 5, 2015


Perdue Farms Incorporated
Perdue Museum and Archives
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801

Contact: Heather Calloway Kissam
Telephone: 410-546-4122
Twitter: @PerdueMuseum

Updated July 5, 2013


The Pew Charitable Trusts
One Commerce Square, #1700
2005 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:  Bruce C. Compton
Telephone:  215-575-4815
Fax:  215-575-4939


The Phoenix Companies, Inc.*
One American Row
Hartford, CT 06103

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 and group insurance and investment
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by The Phoenix Companies.

Holdings:  1850s - present
Total Volume:  450 linear feet

Description: Holdings represent the operation of two distinct companies, Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company and Home Life Insurance Company, as well as their combined efforts since their 1992 merger. Financial records and ledgers; field agent material and newsletters; correspondence and BOD minutes; polices and clippings; advertisement and photographs; as well as videos and slides are retained.

Updated August 18, 2003


Piper Jaffray, Inc.
222 South Ninth Street
P.O. Box 28
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Contact:  Jane Johnson, Records Manager
Telephone:  612-342-6707
Fax:  612-342-6088
Type of Business:  Securities industry
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:15am-4:45pm

Conditions of Access:  Prior approval necessary

Holdings:  1895-present; bulk dates, 1930-present
Total Volume:  Approximately 90 cubic feet

Description: Holdings include files of founding partners, materials relating to the internal structure of the company and other documents that reflect the business of the company. The archives includes documents, photos and other miscellaneous materials.


Playboy Enterprises
680 North Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone:  312-751-8000
Type of Business:  Publishing


Polaroid Corporation
119 Windsor Street, 1st Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact:  Nasrin Rohani
Telephone:  617-577-3309
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  The archives functions as an internal resource, but will provide materials for publishers and outside researchers.

Holdings:  1936-present
Total Volume:  2 million items

Description: Polaroid corporate archives was founded in 1984 in anticipation of the company's 50th anniversary in 1987. Since its founding, the archives has produced 72 reference volumes, including catalogs of individual collections and topics pertaining to the company's history. Major collections include: Examples of early products, cameras and test photographs, vectograph collection, photographs representing many Polaroid film types, fine prints, advertising and packaging collections.


Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
650 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Contact:  Pamela Robin Anderson, Cybil Genevieve Walsh Powers
Telephone:  212-765-7950
Fax:  212-765-7240
Type of Business:  Clothing, fashion.



The Portman Archives

303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE

Suite 575

Atlanta, Georgia 30303



Telephone: 404-614-5014

Type of Business: Architecture and Real Estate Development


Description: Archival repository for the architect and developer John C. Portman, Jr. Holdings include a variety of physical and digital assets that include architectural drawings, architectural models, awards, books/periodicals, marketing materials, audio visual materials, photography, furniture and lighting design, fine art, and ephemera.

Updated October 13, 2022



PRC Environmental Management

1921-D Rohlwing Road
Rolling Meadow, IL 60008

Contact:  Mary Wendt
Telephone:  708-255-7531
Fax:  708-255-8528


Procter & Gamble Company
Two Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Contact:  Shane Meeker, Corporate Historian or Greg McCoy, Senior Archivist
Telephone:  513-983-8995 or 513-983-0001
Type of Business:  Consumer products

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval of Archives and Communications departments.

Holdings:  1837-present; bulk dates, 1880s-present
Total Volume:  4,000+ cubic feet

Description: Papers of the founding partners, financial records, brand records, company publications, print and broadcast advertising, 19,000+ products, 250,000+ photographs of packaging, facilities and employees, and a wide variety of other documentation for P&G brands and acquired companies.

Updated September 22, 2017


Promega Corporation

2800 Woods Hollow Road

Madison, WI 53711-5399

Contact: Jessica Contreras, Corporate Archives Specialist

Telephone: (608)274-4330


Updated May 13, 2018

Prudential Financial, Inc.

751 Broad St.
Newark, NJ 07102-3777

Contact:  Corporate Communications
Telephone:  973-802-6000
Type of Business:  Financial and Insurance Services
Hours of Service: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Prudential Financial, Inc.

Holdings:  1875-present
Total Volume: 600 linear feet

Description: Archives contains more than 10,000 images; videos and film reels of commercials, Prudential-sponsored radio and television shows, and sales meetings; promotional items such as color-illustrated calendars, postcards and trading cards; policies and related forms, corporate histories, anniversary files and annual reports; employee and executive biographical files.

Updated August 18, 2003


Quaker Chemical Corporation
Elm & Lee Streets
Conshohocken, PA 19428-0809

Contact:  Jane L. Williams
Telephone:  610-832-4306
Type of Business:  Chemical specialties manufacturing
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Not open to the public.

Holdings:  1920-present

Description: Chemical auxiliaries for metal and paper manufacture including 6,275 monographs, 175 periodical titles, bound periodicals, microfilms, videotapes, pictures, and slides.

Random House, Inc.
1745 Broadway
New York, NY  10019

Type of Business:  Publishing
Hours of Service:  By appointment (limited onsite access)

Conditions of Access:  Contact Director

Holdings:  1897-present (bulk dates 1970-present)
Total Volume:  Over 200,000 books; 35 oral history interviews.  Volume of archival records not quantified as of 2003

Description:  Books published by the U.S. divisions and imprints of Random House, Inc. (including Random House, Doubleday, Knopf, Modern Library, Bantam, Dell, Ballantine, Crown, Fodors, Pantheon, Schocken, Anchor, Vintage, Golden Books, and others); editorial, publicity and administrative records; marketing materials; oral histories of current and former executives and editors.

Updated December 27, 2005


Red Wing Shoe Company
314 Main Street
Red Wing, MN 55066-2300 (See link to the Red Wing Museum)

Contact:  Michelle Engel
Telephone:  651-385-6778
Type of Business:  Clothing manufacturing

Updated July 26, 2022

Redpath Sugar Museum

95 Queens Quay East

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 


Contact: Amber Fundytus


Type of Business: Food Industry, Sugar Refinery

House of Service: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm


Holdings: bulk dates, 1850-present


Conditions of Access: Museum is open to the public free of charge during the hours of service listed. When possible, we recommend booking a tour in advance to ensure access at desired time. The archive is available to researchers by appointment only.


Description: Founded in 1854 in Montreal, Redpath Sugar is the longest-running food company in Canada. Derived from the company founder's own script, the Redpath® logo is Canada's oldest continuously-used food product trademark. Since 1979, The Redpath Sugar Museum and associated corporate archive in Toronto has collected, stored, and exhibited selected artifacts, ephemera, publications, illustrations, photographs, and documents that are deemed relevant to illustrate and interpret topics related to the subject of “Sugar,” with special emphasis upon those items defined as having connections to the historical or current activities of Redpath Sugar Ltd. and its subsidiary and parent companies. 

Updated May 1, 2021




20 Washington Avenue South, Route #0110
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Contact:  Scott Marsalis, Corporate Librarian
Telephone:  612-342-7429
Fax:  612-342-7531
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services
Hours of Service:  M-F 7:30am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted to employees

Holdings:  1885-present; bulk dates, 1940s-1970s

Description: Contains information on executives, board members, home office buildings, advertising, products, employee benefits and handbooks, internal publications subsidiaries and reorganizations.


R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
401 North Main Street
P.O. Box 2959
Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Contact:  Barry Miller, Business Information Center
Telephone:  910-741-7545
Fax:  910-741-7546
Type of Business:  Tobacco industry
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  For internal use only

Holdings:  1875-present; bulk dates, 1913-present

Description: Memorabilia, company publications.


RKO Pictures, Inc.
129 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Contact:  John M. Hall, Director
Telephone:  213-383-5525
Type of Business:  Entertainment and leisure
Hours of Service:  M-F 7:30am-5:00pm; by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Available to recognized scholars, archivists and researchers

Holdings:  1919-present
Total Volume:  10,000 cubic feet

Description: Historical, legal and production records of RKO Radio Pictures and successor companies. Facility also houses broadcasting records associated with three Los Angeles stations: KHJ-TV, KHJ-AM and KRTH-FM.


Royal Bank of Canada
6880 Financial Drive
Tower 1, 2nd Floor
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 7Y5

Contact:  Elizabeth Court, Manager, Acquisitions & Holdings, Royal Bank of Canada Corporate Archive
Telephone:  905-606-1625
Fax:  905-813-4800
Type of Business:  Financial services

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Research conducted by RBC archive staff.

Holdings:  1818-present
Total Volume:  3,700 linear feet

Description: Business records, publications, and historical artifacts, including 30,000 photographs of Royal Bank Financial Group.

Updated March 30, 2020


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