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Texas. Dallas, 1917. Business section


Bulletin of the Business Historical Society. Boston : Business Historical Society, 1926-1953. Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 1926)-v. 27, no. 4 (Dec. 1953).
LC Call Number: HF5001 .B8262
LC Catalog Record: 90643600

Continued by The Business History Review, 1954-2012 (Vols.28-86)

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Texas. Dallas, 1917. Business section.
Forms part of: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand Collection
U.S. GEOG FILE - Texas--Dallas
Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-69194

Business and economic history : papers presented at the ... annual meeting of the Business History Conference. Urbana, Ill. : Bureau of Economic and Business Research, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois, [1975]-1999.
LC Call Number: HF5343 .B9a
LC Catalog Record: 87643359
BEH Online External Link (Full text since 2003)
BEH Print Archives (1962-1999) External Link includes index by author.

Absorbed by Enterprise & Society in 2000. Published online starting in 2003.

Business History. Liverpool, Liverpool University Press. Quarterly. Began with volume 1- 1958-
LC Call Number: HF11 .B9
LC Catalog Record: 65034644

A scholarly research journal focusing on the evolution and current operation of business systems and enterprises. Issues are considered from a global perspective and cover such areas as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture. The tables of contents are available online.External Link

Full text online available by subscription:

Business history, 1916-1975 [microform] : trade and business associations : research organizations and financial institutions. Woodbridge, CT : Primary Source Microfilm, 2006.
LC Call Number: Microfiche 2007/50 Request in Microform and Electronic Resources Center
LC Catalog Record: 2007369483

This collection consisting of 2,233 microfiches reproduces 50 serial publications providing economic, industrial and commercial data relating to most of the major industries representing the American economy during the 20th century. Accompanied by a printed guide, entitled: Business history, 1916-1975. The list of titles included and coverage can be found here. [PDF format: 87 KB/2 pp.]

Business history review. Boston : Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Quarterly.
LC Call Number: HF5001.B8262
LC Catalog Record: 30008718
Microfilm: 07060 Request in Microform and Electronic Resources Center

This quarterly journal contains scholarly articles, book reviews, and review essays. Its targer audience includes historians, economists, business people, government administrators, and academic and corporate librarians. The journal began publication in 1926 as the Bulletin of the Business Historical Society and adopted its current name in 1954. The entire journal is freely searchable on the publisher's web site and contains tables of contents and abstracts when available for each issue from 1926 to the present.

Full text online available by subscription:

    Coverage: Vols. 28-83, from 03/01/1954 to 12/31/2009
  • ABI/Inform Complete (ProQuest)
    Coverage: Vols. 28-59, from 03/01/1954 to 10/31/1985
  • Ingenta
    (searches are free, full text available for a fee)

The Commercial and Financial Chronicle. New York, William B. Dana company [etc.] 1865-1976.
LC Call Number: HG1 .C7
LC Catalog Record: 08015431
Digitized issues available from Hathi Trust Digital Library

Published for over a century, the Commercial and Financial Chronicle, the first national business weekly in the U.S., was the successor of the monthly Hunt's merchants' magazine. Patterned after the English periodical Economist, it was mainly a financial paper that provided information on the money, investment, commodities markets, on investments, and on banking institutions.

Enterprise & society. Oxford : Published by Oxford University Press for the Business History Conference, 2000- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 2000)-
LC Call Number: HF5001 .E59
LC Catalog Record: 00251117
Indexed in: EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)

"Enterprise & Society offers a forum for research on the historical relations between businesses and their larger political, cultural, institutional, social, and economic contexts. The journal aims to be truly international in scope. Studies focused on individual firms and industries and grounded in a broad historical framework are welcome, as are innovative applications of economic or management theories to business and its context.--Publisher description.

Essays in economic and business history : selected papers from the Economic and Business Historical Society. East Lansing : Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1979- [Vol. 1] (1976, 1977, and 1978)-
LC Call Number: HC10 .E73
LC Catalog Record: 87658048
Open access online (Vol. 17 (1999)-present) External Link

This journal publishes high-quality peer-reviewed research from all aspects of economic and business history. Immediate open access to its content is provided on the journal's website.

Hagley perspectives on business and culture. Edited by Philip Scranton and Roger Horowitz. Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society. Hagley Museum and Library. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [2001-]
LC Catalog Record

A book series that present collections of essays on various business history topics. Past volumes include: Beauty and business; Boys and their toys?; Business of tourism; Food chains and more.

Hunt's merchants' magazine. [New York : Freeman Hunt, 1839-1848]
Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 1839)-v. 18, no. 6 (June 1848).
LC Call Number: Microfilm 01104 no. 339-341
Request at Microform Electronic Resources Center
LC Catalog Record: sf89091880
Eectronic copy from Hathi Trust Digital Library

Established by Freeman Hunt, this well-known general commerce magazine was an encyclopedia of commercial subjects, remarkable for its orderly arrangement of masses of material. It promised to discuss every subject interesting or useful to the merchant. The chief subjects were commercial statistics, commercial regulations and treaties, statistics of population, railroads, canals, and roads, mercantile law, and mercantile libraries and associations, the currency, insurance, banking, navigation, U.S. and foreign commerce, and biographies of successful merchants.

Hunt's merchants' magazine and commercial review. New York : [Freeman Hunt], 1848-1861.
LC Call Number: HF1 .M5
LC Catalog Record: 2014204351
Electronic copy from Hathi Trust Digital Library

Continues Hunt's merchants' magazine.

The Journal of economic history. Wilmington, Del. [etc.]. : Economic History Association at the University of Pennsylvania [etc.]. Quarterly.
LC Call Number: HC10.J64
LC Catalog Record: 43006024
Microfilm:(o) 82/207 Request in Microform and Electronic Resources Center

Articles published in this scholarly journal provide broad international coverage of the field. It also contains detailed summaries of dissertations in economics.

Full text online available by subscription:

    Coverage: 1941-2009 (Vols. 1-69)
  • ABI/Inform Complete (ProQuest)
    Coverage: Mar 2001 (Vol. 61, no. 1) - present (delayed 1 year)

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Internet Resources

Ad*Access External Link

Images and information on over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955 related to radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, or World War II. From the collections of the Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. External Link

Searchable database for a vast collection of historical manuscript collections and personal papers. Provides descriptions of over two million archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. External Link

Compilation of content for primarily US business history. Searchable and browseable by subject facets. Also provides keyword search.External Link
Archived site External Link

This domain was sold in late 2011 but fortunately the Internet Archive captured the following content from the old site. It provides individual corporate histories by industry. List of links for business history departments in colleges and universities, business historians, museums and historic sites. List of the 10 oldest companies in the US and a chronology of important business history dates. Also provides a search by industrial sectors.

The Business History Conference External Link

The Business History Conference seeks to disseminate information on the study of business history and to facilitate communication among scholars in this field. The website offers a variety of research resources External Link for a business researcher including: access to online publications; bibliographies on business history; research resources online; a database of experts engaged in different aspects of business history and a books of interest page.
Also operates The Exchange External Link blog and H-Business,External Link a discussion list for the business history community.

Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada External Link

This online version of the "Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada," published by the Business Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists includes entries for companies that maintain their own historical records, as well as for those that contract with consulting firms. Also included are archives of professional associations. The directory is arranged alphabetically by corporation names and includes description and holdings information for the archives along with contact information.

The Goldsheet Obsolete Securities Page (Goldsheet Mining Directory) External Link

Developed in response to frequent requests regarding old mining companies and their stock certificates, this site contains publication information on standard print resources; links to U.S. state and Canadian provincial agencies responsible for company incorporations, as well as a link to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There are also links to several commerical firms which will research your old certificates for a fee and links to a number of scripophily dealers and organizations, which can provide information on collectable certificates.

Labour and Business History. The World Wide Web Virtual Library External Link

Maintained by the International Institute of Social History and the Netherlands Economic History Archive, the site lists resources related to labor and business and economic history with sections for organizations, journals, exhibitions, conferences, and reference tools. Users may either browse the resources alphabetically or enter a keyword search.

Made in Buffalo: How To Research Local Companies External Link

Although general sources are included, this guide focuses specifically on sources for Buffalo and Western New York. However, the lists of local sources may suggest to the user the types of additional sources that may be available off-line in other localities to conduct this type of research. To locate a library in the area where the company in which you are interested was located, see the Library's Finding a Local Library guide.

Special Collections in the Library of Congress: Business, Economic, and Labor History

The entries in this online guide link directly to substantive descriptions of special collections in the Library of Congress which contain materials of interest to researchers in a variety of disciplines, including U.S. business and labor history. Selected images from some of the collections may also be viewed online. Types of materials within each collection that may be of particular interest to the business/labor history researcher have been noted. Other business and labor related materials may also be located by searching the Prints and Photographs Division online catalog, the American Memory Collections, and A Guide to the Microform Collections in the Library of Congress.

Tracing Old Stocks. Boston Public Library. Kirstein Business Branch External Link

An annotated list of basic print resources useful for determining if an old stock certificate has current value. Although written specifically for researchers using the Boston Public Library, the guide suggests standard sources which may be available to searchers in other large institutions. Includes a link to a separate guide for finding historical stock prices.

What to Do with an Old Stock Certificate. Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD) External Link

A good overview of how to research the value of an old stock certificate, this page includes links to both print and online sources, as well as information on scripophily, the hobby of collecting old stock and bond certificates.

The Vault

A digitized collection of 6,700 documents and media from FBI paper files, this could be a valuable resource for business researchers looking for information on company crimes, public corruption, foreign intelligence, and investigations into all kinds of organizations. The collection can be browsed, or searched. Some full text documents are searchable, however digitized handwritten notes may not be searchable.

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