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  • 1941 Strike at River Rouge Plant(112 clicks)
    Henry Ford resists unions
  • Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields(110 clicks)
    Mostly commercial
  • Aetna History(137 clicks)
    Aetna. Inc, 1850-1998.
  • Alexander Graham Bell(91 clicks)
    Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone.
  • American Term Life Insurance History(116 clicks)
    Although a commercial site, there are good history sections.
  • B. F. Goodrich Company(106 clicks)
  • Boeing, A Short History(102 clicks)
    Beginning in 1903.
  • British-American Tobacco Document Collection(108 clicks)
    British-American Tobacco Document Collection: Documents from the Guildford Depository
  • Business History Review(112 clicks)
    The premier scholarly journal on business history in the US.
  • Campbell Soup(121 clicks)
    Founded in 1869.
  • Chevron Corporation(103 clicks)
    Includes a histiry of service stations as well as this oil company.
  • Cigna(104 clicks)
  • Degradation of Work Revisited: Workers and Technology in the American Auto Industry, 1900-2000(107 clicks)
    by Stephen Meyer
  • Enterprise & Society(117 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(103 clicks)
    A timeline with illustrations.
  • Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements(95 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(111 clicks)
    Founded by Harvey S. Firestone of Ohio.
  • For Women Who Excelled in Business(93 clicks)
  • General Mills(109 clicks)
    Since 1869.
  • General Motors and the Demise of StreetCars(103 clicks)
    by Cliff Slater. Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 51. No. 3 Summer 1997 (45-66). 1997 Eno Transportation Foundation. Inc., Lansdown, Virginia
  • H-Business(108 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(103 clicks)
    Brief description of why it occurred, the police state operations, and the martyrs. Chicago.
  • Haymarket Massacre archives(96 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(92 clicks)
  • IBM Archives(145 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(110 clicks)
    Electronic text of the famous book.
  • Ivory Soap Advertising Collection, 1883-1998(106 clicks)
  • J. P. Morgan(103 clicks)
    History, philosophy, and character, The J.P. Morgan legacy
  • Jack Daniels(153 clicks)
    The whiskey.
  • John D. and Standard Oil(90 clicks)
    Biography of John D. Rockefeller and his creation of Standard Oil.
  • John D. Rockefeller(97 clicks)
    Bio and snippets about his good works.
  • John D. Rockefeller: A Photographic History(106 clicks)
    From the Museum of American Financial History.
  • Johnson & Johnson(91 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:(103 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(124 clicks)
    Founded in 1872.
  • Labor-Management Conflict in American History(105 clicks)
    From Ohio State University.
  • Levi Strauss & Company(109 clicks)
  • Made in Buffalo: How to Research Local Companies(101 clicks)
    A guide to researching defunct companies in Buffalo, NY, with descriptions of offline sources and links to online sources
  • Microsoft(100 clicks)
    How Bill Gates got fabulously rich!
  • Model T(105 clicks)
    From the Henry Ford Museum
  • Museum of American Financial History(109 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(113 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(102 clicks)
    Class notes by Professor K. Poole.
  • Reform and the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire(99 clicks)
    By Hadley Davis in the Concord Review
  • Richard W. Sears(98 clicks)
    Sears was a founder of Sears Roebuck Company.
  • Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking(114 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(104 clicks)
    Sears, Roebuck Archives
  • Texas Instruments(112 clicks)
  • The Advertising of Installment Plans(99 clicks)
    By Sharon Murphy
  • The American Advertising Museum(106 clicks)
    "The Museum and this site are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Advertising."
  • The Clorox Company(108 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(100 clicks)
    Clever, comprehensive site on the Haymarket affair.
  • The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920(97 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(103 clicks)
    From its origins in London...
  • The Hagley Museum(101 clicks)
    Besides the DuPont Company, it specializes in business and technology history.
  • The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection(100 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(94 clicks)
    Pullman Strike of 1894.
  • The StreetCar Conspiracy(117 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(112 clicks)
    Workers, steel, Pinkerstons, Carnegie
  • Thiokol(109 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(116 clicks)
    From the Biography Channel.
  • Top 100 Advertising Campaigns(233 clicks)
    Good articles
  • Twentieth-Century Fox(106 clicks)
  • Union Pacific Railroad(113 clicks)
    History and Photos
  • Wells Fargo(111 clicks)
    "Since 1852, the Wells Fargo stagecoach has been a symbol of reliable service across the American West. "
  • Wells Fargo History(104 clicks)