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  • 1941 Strike at River Rouge Plant(128 clicks)
    Henry Ford resists unions
  • Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields(139 clicks)
    Mostly commercial
  • Aetna History(154 clicks)
    Aetna. Inc, 1850-1998.
  • Alexander Graham Bell(103 clicks)
    Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone.
  • American Term Life Insurance History(133 clicks)
    Although a commercial site, there are good history sections.
  • B. F. Goodrich Company(122 clicks)
  • Boeing, A Short History(115 clicks)
    Beginning in 1903.
  • British-American Tobacco Document Collection(121 clicks)
    British-American Tobacco Document Collection: Documents from the Guildford Depository
  • Business History Review(122 clicks)
    The premier scholarly journal on business history in the US.
  • Campbell Soup(132 clicks)
    Founded in 1869.
  • Chevron Corporation(119 clicks)
    Includes a histiry of service stations as well as this oil company.
  • Cigna(115 clicks)
  • Degradation of Work Revisited: Workers and Technology in the American Auto Industry, 1900-2000(120 clicks)
    by Stephen Meyer
  • Enterprise & Society(133 clicks)
    The quarterly journal of the Business History Conference; deals with topics concerning the history of business and its interactions with the societies within which it operates.
  • Events of the Pullman Strike(117 clicks)
    A timeline with illustrations.
  • Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements(110 clicks)
    "Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress presents a variety of television advertisements, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage reflecting the historical development of television advertising for a major commercial product. "
  • Firestone, 1900-2000(122 clicks)
    Founded by Harvey S. Firestone of Ohio.
  • For Women Who Excelled in Business(105 clicks)
  • General Mills(123 clicks)
    Since 1869.
  • General Motors and the Demise of StreetCars(113 clicks)
    by Cliff Slater. Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 51. No. 3 Summer 1997 (45-66). 1997 Eno Transportation Foundation. Inc., Lansdown, Virginia
  • H-Business(122 clicks)
    "H-Business is an on-line newsletter for the Business History Conference. The Business History Conference, H-Net and Eh.Net are the joint owners of H-Business. "
  • Haymarket Massacre(116 clicks)
    Brief description of why it occurred, the police state operations, and the martyrs. Chicago.
  • Haymarket Massacre archives(106 clicks)
    The Haymarket protest meeting on the evening of May 4, 1886, at which several policemen were killed by a dynamite bomb attributed to political radicals.
  • Hewlett-Packard(106 clicks)
  • IBM Archives(163 clicks)
    " Digital Archives IBM is putting its history online - exhibiting highlights from its Corporate Archives, building a reference resource to answer your questions, and digitizing historic company materials for public access. "
  • Ida Tarbell, The History of the Standard Oil Company(128 clicks)
    Electronic text of the famous book.
  • Ivory Soap Advertising Collection, 1883-1998(121 clicks)
  • J. P. Morgan(116 clicks)
    History, philosophy, and character, The J.P. Morgan legacy
  • Jack Daniels(164 clicks)
    The whiskey.
  • John D. and Standard Oil(97 clicks)
    Biography of John D. Rockefeller and his creation of Standard Oil.
  • John D. Rockefeller(105 clicks)
    Bio and snippets about his good works.
  • John D. Rockefeller: A Photographic History(120 clicks)
    From the Museum of American Financial History.
  • Johnson & Johnson(101 clicks)
    "The development of the first ready-made, ready-to-use surgical dressings by Johnson & Johnson in the mid-1880s marked not only the birth of a company, but also the first practical application of the theory of antiseptic wound treatment. "
  • Kennedy, 60 Minutes, and Roger Rabbit:(113 clicks)
    Understanding Conspiracy-Theory Explanations of The Decline of Urban Mass Transit by Martha J. Bianco, Portland State University, November 17, 1998, Discussion Paper 98-11
  • Kimberly-Clark(134 clicks)
    Founded in 1872.
  • Labor-Management Conflict in American History(117 clicks)
    From Ohio State University.
  • Levi Strauss & Company(119 clicks)
  • Made in Buffalo: How to Research Local Companies(117 clicks)
    A guide to researching defunct companies in Buffalo, NY, with descriptions of offline sources and links to online sources
  • Microsoft(108 clicks)
    How Bill Gates got fabulously rich!
  • Model T(118 clicks)
    From the Henry Ford Museum
  • Museum of American Financial History(122 clicks)
    "The Museum showcases the history of Wall Street, the economic miracle of the markets, and the achievements of American businessmen and women from Alexander Hamilton's founding designs for a national economy, to the rise of "dot com" entrepreneurs in the global "new economy."
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications(129 clicks)
    The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nationís only Radio Hall of Fame.
  • Railroads, the First Big Business(112 clicks)
    Class notes by Professor K. Poole.
  • Reform and the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire(113 clicks)
    By Hadley Davis in the Concord Review
  • Richard W. Sears(112 clicks)
    Sears was a founder of Sears Roebuck Company.
  • Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking(127 clicks)
    "an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000 books, the Museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts."
  • Sears Archives(121 clicks)
    Sears, Roebuck Archives
  • Texas Instruments(127 clicks)
  • The Advertising of Installment Plans(107 clicks)
    By Sharon Murphy
  • The American Advertising Museum(120 clicks)
    "The Museum and this site are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Advertising."
  • The Clorox Company(122 clicks)
    "On May 3, 1913, five Oakland, California, entrepreneurs invested $100 apiece to set up America's first commercial-scale liquid bleach factory on the east side of San Francisco Bay." And it grew.
  • The Dramas of Haymarket(114 clicks)
    Clever, comprehensive site on the Haymarket affair.
  • The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920(113 clicks)
    The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920 presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
  • The General Electric Company(115 clicks)
    From its origins in London...
  • The Hagley Museum(113 clicks)
    Besides the DuPont Company, it specializes in business and technology history.
  • The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection(110 clicks)
    "The digital collection presents images of key documents and artifacts in their historical context with a minimum of interpretive information. Much like the witness testimony and exhibits introduced during the Haymarket trial, these primary sources are pieces of evidence which enable the user to reconstruct and interpret the historical events to which they relate."
  • The Parable of Pullman(111 clicks)
    Pullman Strike of 1894.
  • The StreetCar Conspiracy(138 clicks)
    Posits the myth that General Motors conspired to destroy the streetcar industry. For an accurate view, see General Motors and the Demise of Streetcars
  • The Strike at Homestead, 1892(127 clicks)
    Workers, steel, Pinkerstons, Carnegie
  • Thiokol(125 clicks)
    "What follows is a short version of Thiokol's more than 50 years experience in the aerospace industry. No serious history of aerospace and rocket propulsion can overlook Thiokol's contributions."
  • Thomas Edison(129 clicks)
    From the Biography Channel.
  • Top 100 Advertising Campaigns(251 clicks)
    Good articles
  • Twentieth-Century Fox(119 clicks)
  • Union Pacific Railroad(127 clicks)
    History and Photos
  • Wells Fargo(125 clicks)
    "Since 1852, the Wells Fargo stagecoach has been a symbol of reliable service across the American West. "
  • Wells Fargo History(118 clicks)