Links

Many of these sites contain links for further research and information.  Please send us your link ideas to be added to this page!

Industry Specific History Sources

Airlines:

http://wahsonline.com

http://www.airtimes.com/index.htm

http://timetableimages.com

Automobiles:

http://autohistory.org

http://www.naam.museum

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Info/Automobile-History-Timeline

Consumer Products

https://cosmeticsandskin.com/

Food and Telecommunications:

This amazing site includes a ton of historical financial statements an information on AT&T, Borden, and Beatrice Foods.

https://www.beatriceco.com/btitpc/

Department Stores:

http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum.org

Media

https://www.cablecenter.org/

https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/

https://worldradiohistory.com/

https://www.cablecenter.org/

https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/

https://www.radiomuseum.org/

https://www.earlytelevision.org/index.html

https://www.historyofinformation.com/index.php

Oil and Gas Industry:

https://aoghs.org

Railroads:

http://www.nrhs.com

For further research and information:

Lists of the oldest companies in each nation and in many U.S. cities are given at these two websites:

https://businessfinancing.co.uk/the-oldest-company-in-almost-every-country/

https://www.workandmoney.com/s/oldest-business-every-major-us-city-58fdd666e8e4447f

An excellent podcast series on the great battles of business:
https://art19.com/shows/business-wars

Website with short biographies of many entrepreneurs through history:
https://www.famous-entrepreneurs.com/list

This podcast series tells the stories behind familiar brand names.
https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYXJ0MTkuY29tL2hvdXNlaG9sZC1uYW1l

This great site reprints excellent older company histories from the International Directory of Company Histories:

http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/

A great museum and library at the old DuPont works in Delaware:

https://www.hagley.org

Beard books List of Business Histories:

http://www.beardbooks.com/beardbooks/lists_business_histories.html

http://www.friendsofbusinesshistory.com/index.html

A list of industry museums in the United States:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Industry_museums_in_the_United_States

Various historical data at this site:

https://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/courses/resources/historical-data-visualization/Pages/default.aspx

The Society for Industrial Archeology:

http://www.sia-web.org

The Society of American Archivists, Business Section:

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/business-archives-section

The Economic and Business History Society:

http://ebhsoc.org

The Business History Conference:

https://www.thebhc.org

The Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association:

http://bf.sla1.org/

Business History at Harvard, including the prestigious Business History Review:

https://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/Pages/default.aspx

Also at Harvard, the Lehman Brothers Collection:

https://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/lehman/

Biographies at the American National Business Hall of Fame:

http://anbhf.org

There are many similar state and local sites, including the Texas Business Hall of Fame:

http://www.texasbusiness.org

Many company and industries histories and biographies of leaders can be found at such great local history sites as these, on Chicago and Texas:

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/

https://tshaonline.org/handbook

A great publisher of local history books, including books on specific industries and companies, ranging from department stores and railroads to automobile and aviation companies:

https://www.arcadiapublishing.com

The American Historical Association:

https://www.historians.org

Other good sites to learn history:

https://www.history-magazine.com

http://www.historynet.com/american-history

http://about.aaslh.org/home/

https://www.history.com

www.americanheritage.com

https://www.companieshistory.com/

Home

https://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/

The Society for Industrial Archaeology:

http://www.sia-web.org

 

Local Business History

https://historymuseumsb.org/research-history/business-history/

Chicago:

https://www.madeinchicagomuseum.com/

Milwaukee:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/photos-milwaukees-industrial-past/

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