Historic Business Research

Online Resources

Ad* Access, Duke University's John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
The Ad*Access Project presents images and information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. The project concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.

Collections Outside of MNHS

James J. Hill Center
Formerly known as the  James J. Hill Reference Library, the library's mission is to support entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st Century by offering research, programs, and networking for each stage of business development. 

Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada from the Society of American Archivists
This directory provides information for companies that maintain their historical records themselves, as well as companies that contract with historical consulting firms to maintain their archives collections for them, and libraries that contain business records.  It also includes the archives of professional associations as these collections document various industries and companies.  

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