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Guides to Business History Research

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Larson, Henrietta M. Guide to Business History: Materials for the Study of American Business History and Suggestions for their Use : Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press, 1948
LC Call Number: Z7164.C81 L25
LC Catalog Record: 48007565

This is a detailed bibliographic guide for the study of business history. It includes sections on the historical context of American Business; industry and individual businesses histories; business biographies and autobiographies, and on publications about such topics as business associations, business aids and education, and government regulation.

Hutchinson, William K. American Economic History: A Guide to Information Sources, Detroit, Gale Research Company, 1980.
LC Call Number: Z7165.U5 H89
LC Catalog Record: 0810312875

This title covers economic history from the colonial period to approximately 1960. In addition to a chapter on methodological and general works, there are sections on population and the labor force, land and agricultural development, technological change, transportation, industrial growth, monetary and financial development, government regulation, and international and interregional development.

Francis Goodall, Terry Gourvish and Steven Tolliday, eds. International Bibliography of Business History. London and New York : Routledge, 1997.
LC Call Number: Z7164.C81 G595 1997
LC Catalog Record: 97108068

There are more than three thousand entries divided among sections covering individual industries, trade and distribution, banking and finance, utilities and transport, entrepreneurship and management, and business historiography.

William Fisher, ed. Business Journals of the United States. New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
LC Call Number: Z7164.C81 B978 1991
LC Catalog Record: 90038420

This guide describes in detail more than 100 important business serials and provides their publication histories and bibliographies of sources of information about each title. Major publishers have been academic, professional associations and societies, or commercial. Appendices include a chronolgy of important business and economic events from 1789 to 1989 along with journa titles and initial publication dates, a listing of journal titles by publisher location, and finally a listing of journal titles by type of publication.

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