Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A New Reference Guide: Business History in the United States

The German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., announces the publication of its latest reference guide, Business History in the United States: A Guide to Archival Collections. Compiled by Dr. Terry Snyder, the director of the library division at Hagley Museum and Library, the guide provides an overview of holdings of interest to business historians from nearly 200 libraries, archives, and museums from across the United States. Each entry provides pertinent contact information and an overview of the entire collection and of the noteworthy business collections. The listings are arranged geographically by city and state, and there is also an index of individual and business names for easy navigation.

The guide is available free of charge. Interested researchers can contact Mrs. Bärbel Thomas at the German Historical Institute to have a copy mailed to them (though the number of hard copies is limited), or it can be viewed and downloaded from the GHI web site. The online version is searchable by keyword. The GHI plans to set up a platform that will allow the addition of new organizations and the updating of listings.