Corporate History Books
We ground our corporate, association, and university history books in documentary research and oral history interviews. We share outlines, chapter drafts, and image selections every step of the way to ensure that we meet your expectations. Our writing is structured as a story with core text, sidebars, timelines, and captioned photographs. Our goal is to instill in the reader the enthusiasm and respect that comes from learning a new market, discipline, or corporate history. You may wish to handle production or we can guide your book through the history project’s design and print stage.
Oral History Consulting
Oral history projects preserve insights and experiences that would be otherwise lost. We start with thorough research that enables us to make the most of every minute. We conduct the interviews as open-ended conversations in which we keep things on track but otherwise stay quiet. Audio recording is a must, and video is increasingly popular, but remote interviews are also an option. Regardless of medium, we produce edited transcripts that your organization can draw upon long into the future.
For a history project that is accessible and updatable, a web exhibit or online timeline is a great option. Exhibits vary in complexity, with galleries covering separate themes or “chapters” and including documents, photos, oral histories, and other historical artifacts. An easy and cost-effective way to tell your organization’s core story is in a timeline including summaries of pivotal moments on a sliding interface with just enough context to effectively link one entry with another.