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Safeway Inc.
5918 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA  94588-3229

Telephone:  925-467-3000
Type of Business:  Food industry


Salt River Project
P.O. Box 52025
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2025

Contact:  Chelsea Jones, Leah Harrison
Telephone:  602-236-2831
Type of Business:  Utilities
Hours of Service:  Closed to the public.  By special appointment only.

Conditions of Access:  Access to major collections restricted.  Focused research questions or requests are highly preferred.  For-profit consultants pay a nominal charge.  Query by phone or letter stating purpose and affiliation.

Holdings:  1850-present; bulk dates, 1905-present

Description: Company records of major policies, projects and decisions; records which document major contracts, transactions and legal actions; records which document how SRP was organized and developed, and its relations with customers, shareholders, employees and other agencies and companies. Also a large research file on regional water and power history, Native Americans, agriculture and Interior Department policies.

Updated: February 7, 2016



Sandia National Laboratories
4911 Butterfield Trl, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Contact:  Mary L. Compton
Telephone:  505-845-9268
Fax:  505-844-9778



Sara Lee Corporation*
Three First National Plaza
Chicago, IL 60602

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:  Manufacturer, marketer and distributor of consumer products
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

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

Holdings:  1890s-present
Total Volume:  432 linear feet

Description: The Sara Lee Corporation Archives documents the evolution of the Corporation from Nathan Cummings’ acquisition of the C.D. Kenny Company in 1939 to its current position as a leading international manufacturer and marketer of consumer products. The corporate collection consists of executive papers, including speeches, biographical material and photographs, as well as acquisition files and correspondence. The archive retains historical product packaging, photographs, histories and biographical material of more than 70 subsidiary companies and the Sara Lee Foundation.

Updated August 18, 2003



Sasaki Associates Inc.
64 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Contact: Aliza Leventhal
Telephone: 617-923-7156
Type of Business: Design and Planning
Hours of Service: By appointment only

Updated: February 7, 2016


SBC Communications Inc. (renamed AT&T Inc.)
See:  AT&T Inc.


Schering Plough Corporation
Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Contact:  Carol Isselian, Senior Records Analyst
Telephone:  201-298-4530
Type of Business:  Pharmaceuticals
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm



Scotiabank Group

20 Adelaide Street East

12th Floor, Suite 1250

Toronto, ON M5C 2T6


Telephone:  416-866-6207

Fax:  416-933-3363

Type of Business:  Banking and Financial Services

Hours of Service:  8:45am - 4:45pm, appointment preferred

Conditions of Access:  Appointment preferred

Holdings:  1820-present

Total Volume:  1,200 meters

Description: Records of Scotiabank Group and related institutions.



Updated May 29, 2018



Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.
375 Park Avenue, Suite 3509
New York, NY 10152-0192

Contact:  Carla Caccamise Ash, Curator of Collections; Barry M. Winiker, Assistant to the Curator

Telephone:  212-572-7379 (Ash); 212-572-7364 (Winiker)
Fax:  212-572-7510

E-Mail: (Ash); (Winiker)

Type of Business:  Beverages

Conditions of Access:  Closed to outside research.

Holdings:  Yet to be fully determined; varies with company.
Total Volume:  Yet to be fully determined; varies with company.

Description: Seagram: Papers, photographs and publicity relating to the Seagram Building (by Mies van der Rohe), Papers, letters, invoices and photographs about commission, including the Seagram County Court House Archives, and past art projects, such as exhibitions on the Seagram Plaza and in the Seagram Gallery. Correspondence and contracts with lenders, engineers, etc.

Tropicana Dole Beverages: Have recently begun to organize historic photographs, promotional material and papers relating the development of the company.

Updated August 8, 2006


Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Historical Archives
3333 Beverly Road, CC-745
Hoffman Estates, IL  60179

Updated July 10, 2006; Status unknown 6/1/2016



See:  International SEMATECH



Shearman & Sterling*
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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:  Legal services
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Shearman and Sterling.

Holdings:  c. 1940-1998
Total Volume:  25 linear feet

Description:  Holdings are comprised of a historical library collection, corporate slides, historical and biographical information of founders, corporate historical information, architectural files, oral histories, and news clippings.



Shell Oil Company Archives*
One Shell Plaza
Houston, TX 77001

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:  Oil, gas and petrochemical
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Shell Oil Company.

Holdings:  ca. 1920s - present
Total Volume:  276 linear feet

Description: Holdings are comprised of corporate records as well as records of subsidiary companies. The archive is rich in marketing and advertising material including original posters, direct mailers, promotional items, products and service station accessories. Annual reports, executive speeches, numerous employee and industry publications, as well as BOD meeting files are retained. Photographs of production and refinery facilities as well as educational films and videos are retained.

Updated August 18, 2003


The Sherwin-Williams Company

101 Prospect Street, NW

Cleveland, OH 44115-1075

Type of Business:  General manufacturing

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 The Sherwin-Williams Company

Updated April 22, 2018




Shure Incorporated
Corporate Archives
5800 W. Touhy Ave.
Niles, IL 60714

Contact: Julie Snyder
Telephone: 847-600-8750

Conditions of Access: Generally closed to outside research, but requests for information will be considered on a case by case basis.



Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
224 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60604

Contact:  Patricia N. Gorman, Records Manager
Telephone:  312-360-4383


The J.M. Smucker Company
Corporate Archives
1 Strawberry Lane
Orrville, OH 44276

Contact: Nicole Laflamme, Manager, Corporate Archives
Telephone: 330-684-7629
Type of Business: Consumer Packaged Goods

Conditions of Access: Restricted to active Smucker employees.

Total Volume: Approximately 500 cubic feet and 4TB of digital content.

Description: The J.M. Smucker Company Corporate Archives provides a centralized resource of historical information to support current Company operations pertaining to corporate culture and heritage.

Updated October 16, 2014


Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. (doing business as AT&T East)
See: AT&T Inc.


Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P. (doing business as AT&T Southwest)
See:  AT&T Inc.


The Sporting News



SSM Health Care Corporate Archives
1854 Craig Park Court
St. Louis, MO  63146

Contact:  Scott Grimwood, System Manager Archives 
Telephone:  314-989-6100
Type of Business:  Health Care
Hours of Service:  M-F: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Central Time)
Conditions of Access:  Collections primarily for internal use.  External requests limited to legitimate researchers and is granted on a case by case basis.  Patient personal health information (PHI) is redacted from external requests in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Holdiings:  1829-Present
Total Volume:  2000+ linear feet

Description:  Records, publications, photographs, video tapes & films, architectural drawings, books, and artifacts that document the history of our hospitals and other entities.

Updated June 1, 2018



St. Louis Post-Dispatch
900 North Tucker Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63101

Contact:  Gerald Brown, Library Director
Telephone:  314-622-7148
Type of Business:  Newspaper and magazine publishing, broadcasting
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm, by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  In-house use only, unless research arranged with library director. $25.00 per hour research fee applied.

Holdings:  1928-present
Total Volume:  Several million items

Description: Newspaper clippings, by subject or biographical. Publications and periodicals, 1904 World's Fair memorabilia, photograph collection and Post-Dispatch authors collection.



The St. Paul Companies
385 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Contact:  Richard W. Arpi, Archivist
Telephone:  612-221-7640
Type of Business:  Insurance and financial products
Hours of Service:  Tues. and Thurs. 2:00pm-7:30pm, or by appointment.

Conditions of Access:  Restricted to employees/retirees of The St. Paul Companies or subsidiaries. Outside requests for information subject to approval of corporate communications department. (Contact Karen Himle, 612-228-8553)

Holdings:  1853-present
Total Volume:  480 cubic feet

Description: Annual reports, financial records, company newspapers (St. Paul News and St. Paul Letter) and other publications, photographs, board minutes (1853-1968), biographical files on employees and board members (past and present), insurance policies (samples 1860s-1900 bulk), insurance signs, firemarks, artifacts relating to St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Mercury Insurance Company, St. Paul Mercury Indemnity Insurance Company, Western Life Insurance Company (1950s-1960s), and other predecessor and subsidiary companies of the St. Paul Companies (1968-present).



State Bar of Texas

1414 Colorado St.
Austin, TX 78701

Contact: Caitlin Bumford, Director of Archives
Telephone: 512-427-1311
Type of Business: Trade association
Hours of Service: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm

Conditions of Access: Subject to Texas Public Information Act.  Primarily intended for internal use and service to Bar members.  External access granted on a case-by-case basis.

Description: The State Bar of Texas Archives contains permanently valuable documentation of the operations, programs, and membership of the State Bar of Texas since its 1939 establishment by the Texas Legislature as a unified Bar of all attorneys licensed in the State of Texas.  The Bar's Archives Department also houses the collections of the Texas Bar Historical Founation, which seeks to collect, preserve, and present information, documents, and objects relating to the Bench, Bar and judicial systems of the State of Texas.

Updated: February 7, 2016



State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
1 State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61710 

Contact:  Lauren Breyer, Archivist or Buck Farley, Historian
Telephone:  309-763-2454 or 309-766-6007
Type of Business:  Insurance and insurance-related services
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:15pm

Conditions of Access:  Outside requests are subject to approval

Holdings:  1922-present

Description: Responsible for historical records, photographs, artifacts, and advertising material.

Updated October 16, 2014



Steelcase Inc.


PO Box 1967

Learning and Innovation Center

Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1967

Contact: Kathy Reagan, Program Manager, Art & Archives


Type of Business: Manufacturer of office furniture and office technology

Hours of Service: By appointment only

Condition of Access: Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by Steelcase Inc.

Holdings: Late 1800's-present

Description: Holdings include items from Steelcase’s beginning as Metal Office Furniture, as well as holdings from subsidiaries and acquired companies, such as Terrell, Macey Furniture, Stow & Davis, Metropolitan, and many more.  The Steelcase Corporate Archive is comprised of a large collection of unprocessed materials and a refined collection of core historical records which include: furniture artifacts, company histories, annual reports, periodicals, press releases, employee newsletters, vendor newsletters, advertising materials, artwork, photographs, speeches, biographical files, facility expansion documentation, scrapbooks, film reels, and video of events and meetings.  In addition, the archives houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Meyer May House collection.



Updated June 5,2018



Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru Plaza

P.O. Box 6000

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000

Type of Business:  Automotive retailer

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 Subaru of America, Inc.



Updated April 22, 2018


Sun Life of Canada
705 Progress Avenue, Unit 53
Scarborough, ON M1H 2X1

Contact:  Robert Sparrow, Archivist
Telephone:  416-438-1099
Fax:  416-438-6260
Type of Business:  Assurance and financial services
Hours of Service:  M-F 9:00am-4:30pm; by appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Pre-approval by archivist required

Holdings:  1865-present
Total Volume:  Approximately 1,900 linear feet

Description: Records of historical value generated by Sun Life international operations and subsidiaries. Materials consists of administrative and operational records, company publications (1896-present), photographs, audio/visual and artifacts.



SuperValu, Inc.
Corporate Office
11840 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3691

Contact:  Maria Murad, Manager, Internal Communications
Telephone:  612-828-4240, 612-828-4450
Fax:  612-828-8955
Type of Business:  Food wholesaler/retail
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Request through communications department

Holdings:  1896-present

Description: Photos, brochures for employees and retail customers, divisional acquisitions and histories, oral histories of founders' sons and old-time employees, annual reports (1951-present), employee magazines (1940s-present), letters, bills, order lists, memoranda, acquisitions and legal notices, accounting records, advertising, artifacts, private label products, coffee tins, spice tins, packaging, etc., financial information (1920s-present), old film footage transferred to VHS video.



Syntex Corporation
3401 Hillview Avenue (SS-320)
P.O. Box 10850
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Contact:  Richard L. Lechnar, Manager, Record Systems
Telephone:  415-855-5403
Type of Business:  Pharmaceuticals
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Limited to recognized historians, researchers and post-secondary students with prior approval.

Holdings:  1949-present; bulk dates 1963-present
Total Volume:  25 cubic feet

Description: Corporate history including materials on original development and manufacture of steroidal hormone compounds used in oral contraceptives. More recent holdings emphasize (on a worldwide basis) development, production and sales of non-steriodal anti-inflammatory and dermatological agents as well as animal health care and medical diagnostic products.



Tacoma Public Utilities
P.O. Box 11007
Tacoma, WA 98411

Contact:  Barbara Werelius, Records Manager/Archivist
Telephone:  206-502-8764
Fax:  206-502-8791
Type of Business:  Utilities
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  Public disclosure laws apply

Holdings:  1852-present; bulk dates, 1893-present
Total Volume:  500 cubic feet

Description: Collection includes photographs, documents and some artifacts relating to the development of hydropower within the Pacific Northwest. Also includes some local history and Pacific Northwest history. Some documents re: Local Native American tribes and culture. Area ecology and natural resources also included. Wildlife management issues.



Talegen Corporation Archives*
1011 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Contact:  David Lipkin, Legal Department; 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:  Insurance holding company
Hours of Service:  9:00am - 5:30pm

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Outside requests for information subject to approval by the legal department and The History Factory.

Holdings:  1821-1992
Total Volume:  126 linear feet

Description: Holdings consist of board of director minute books, incorporation papers and legal files of more than 100 insurance companies.



Target Corporation
1000 Nicollet Avenue, TPS-0887
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Type of Business:  Retail

Conditions of Access:  Closed/Restricted. Outside requests for access and information subject to approval by Target Corporation.
Holdings:  1860s-present

Updated October 16, 2014


TBS, Inc.
1 CNN Center, 9S
P.O. Box 105366
Atlanta, GA 30348

Telephone:  404-847-1781
Fax:  404-827-2559
Type of Business:  Broadcasting



TD Bank Financial Group
Archives Department
110 Yonge Street
Suite 1704
Toronto, ON M5C 1T4

Contact: Amy Korczynski, Archivist
Type of Business: Banking and financial services
Hours of Service: M-Th 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Conditions of Access: Appointment

Holdings: 1816-present
Total Volume: 1200 metres

Description: Holdings include: textual records including minutes, annual reports, correspondence files, in-house and promotional publications, photographs, documentary art, audio-visual materials, architectural plans and artifact collection.

Updated: February 7, 2016          



Texaco, Inc.
See: Chevron Corporation


Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
1301 West Seventh Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Contact:  Carol Williams, Archivist
Telephone:  817-332-7064
Fax:  817-332-5446
Type of Business:  Trade association
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Holdings:  1877-present; bulk dates, 1930s-present

Description: A 25,000 item photograph collection, minutes from TSCRA yearly conventions (1877-present), all volumes of The Cattleman magazine, small library on Texas and cattle industry history, museum tracing history of the cattle industry and the role of TSCRA in that history.



Texas Instruments

Address: DeGolyer Library

Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750396

Dallas, TX 75275-0396

Type of business: Technology design and manufacturing

Contact: DeGolyer Library

Phone: 214-768-3637

Fax: 214-768-1565



Hours of service: M-F, 8:30-5:00. Closed on major holidays and the week

between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Conditions of access: open to the public. Appointments not required, but

highly recommended

Holdings: 1900-2005

Total volume: 1,500 linear feet

Description: The Texas Instruments archives consist of corporate records, photographs and artifacts. The Texas Instruments Historical Archives includes records of TI’s predecessor company Geophysical Services Inc.; papers of key executives; documents from keyprojects; early inventions; prototype products; and samples of consumer and business products. The collection documents the company’s extraordinary history, breadth of technological expertise, and role in the technological revolution.  It is an especially rich source for students of business history, technology, and engineering.

Finding aid:



Updated January, 2023




Texas Utilities
1601 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Contact: Ann Midgett
Telephone: 214-812-5966
Fax: 214-812-5459
Type of Business: Utilities, electric

Conditions of Access: Restricted



Thompson, J. Walter
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Thrivent Financial
4321 North Ballard
Appleton, WI  54919 - 001

Contact:  Lauren Gaines, Corporate Archivist and Historian
Telephone:  920-628-5185
Type of Business:  Financial, insurance and insurance-related services
Hours:  M-F   8.00am-4.00 pm
Conditions of Access:  Outside requests subject to approval of corporate archivist and management
Holdings:  1902 - present (includes Aid Association for Lutherans, Lutheran Brotherhood and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans)

Description:  Collection includes administrative, financial, advertising, marketing, public relations, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, promotional materials;

Updated April 8, 2015


Historical Archives
730 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017-3206

Type of Business:  Annuities and insurance for educators

Conditions of Access:  Closed.

Holdings:  1911-present; bulk dates, 1940s-present

Updated October 23, 2014

Tiffany & Company

15 Sylvan Way

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Contact:  Annamarie V. Sandecki, Archivist

Telephone: 973-254-7201

Fax: 973-254-7205


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Type of Business:  Jeweler, silver manufacturer, giftware and  luxury goods retailer

Hours of Service:  By appointment only

Conditions of Access:  Free upon application by letter to scholars, authors and museum professionals. All others charged access fee.


Holdings:  1837-present; bulk dates, 1860s-present

Total Volume:  2,000 cubic feet

Description: Material pertaining to the history of Tiffany & Co. (founded in 1837) including its retail operations and silver and jewelry manufacturing facilities. Extensive documentation on the design, manufacture, and sale of silver including blueprints, design resources, and work records (1840-present). Collection of jewelry sketches and gemstone records (1840-present); information on commemorative medals; press clipping books; World’s Fair records (1853-1940); sales catalogs and other corporate publications (1845-present). Retail records include store photographs, employee records, and limited correspondence files. Archives also contain a Permanent Collection of jewelry, hollowware, flatware, and other objects.


Updated November 11, 2017


Time, Inc.
Room 26-52D
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020

Contact:  Bill Hooper
Telephone:  212-522-1063
Fax:  212-522-2403
Type of Business:  Publishing and communications

Conditions of Access:  Restricted. Written applications will be considered on their merit.

Holdings:  1922-present

Description: Holdings include photographs, slides, motion picture film, oral history, volumes of publications, annual reports, house organs, press clippings ,books, promotion materials, minutes, correspondence, volumes of Time, Inc. history, memorabilia.


Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Toyota USA Archives

6565 Headquarters Drive, Mail Drop E1-1C-53

Plano, Texas 75024


Contact: Jason Bell, Archivist

Telephone: 469-292-4460

Type of Business: Motor Vehicle sales

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


Conditions of Access:  Limited external access.

Description: Toyota Motor North America, Inc., established in 1957, is the U.S. marketing arm of Toyota Motor Corporation. The Archives documents the 60-year history of Toyota in the United States and houses a collection of relevant published information sources. Toyota company records include photographs, publications, product literature, technical and repair manuals, advertising, executive papers, and memorabilia.



Updated November 4, 2017



Tribune Company
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact:  John McCutcheon
Telephone:  312-222-3424
Type of Business:  Communications and broadcasting
Hours of Service:  M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Conditions of Access:  The archives are not open to the public, but an effort is made to answer specific questions from researchers.

Holdings:  1847-present; bulk dates, 1920s-1950s
Total Volume:  780 shelf feet and 15 four-drawer file cabinets

Description: The collection deals primarily with the career of Robert R. McCormick and the history of the Chicago Tribune, of which he was publisher for 40 years. There are lesser amounts of materials on McCormick's grandfather, Joseph Medill; on Medill's other heirs - the Patersons, and on their Tribune Company subsidiaries, mainly the Canadian paper mills.

Updated May 23, 2012


Turner Sports

Sports Library

1030 Techwood Dr. NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

Contact: Anne Graham, Assistant Manager of Media Management

Phone: 404-575-5681


Type of Business: Media Company

Conditions of Access: Access is restricted.  Outside requests are subject to approval.

Description: Broadcast video recordings of games and sports-related events covered by Turner Sports.  


Updated October 2, 2017



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