Great companies are not just born: in most cases, they are the result of decades of experience, responding to challenges, and intellectual growth. A strong heritage program can provide your company with marketing materials, improve employee pride in the organization and contribute to your company’s public profile as a good corporate citizen.
A well-researched and written corporate history conveys a sense of trustworthiness. It draws on your own people and your own archival records to give your organization a personality and uniqueness that resonates with current and potential staff and clients. It uses external sources to explore your organization’s place within the context of larger historical trends. It highlights the contributions you have made to the economic, environmental, and developmental success of the local, provincial, national and international communities in which you work. It also celebrates the challenges that you as a company have faced – and overcome. In sum, it provides you with a corporate memory that not only reveals the past and informs the present, but also looks ahead to your company’s future.
Know History interviews key team members to find out what your corporate goals are, what your archival collection is and what your company highlights are. From this we develop a project plan and strategy to effectively collect, research and disseminate your company’s history.
Corporate History services provided:
- Oral history interviewing, transcription and indexing
- Internal corporate archival and image research
- External archival and image research
- Object research and photography
- Archival design and cataloguing
- Exhibit design
- Interpretive writing
Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada / E00862209.