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History Associates is a historical consulting firm that provides a wide range of services. We can research and write your company history, preserve and manage your records, develop content for exhibits and historical site displays, or conduct specialized historical research. Our client list includes over 300 corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Whether you are working with us as a client or a colleague, we aim to be The Best Company in History®. More than a catchy slogan, it is our mission. We believe in the importance of history, and we strive to perform high quality work in a thorough, timely, and discerning manner that delivers real value.
Over fifty professional historians, archivists, records managers, collections managers, and support staff who comprise History Associates have decades of practical experience and academic training. Our firm and members of our team maintain active participation in the following organizations:
|Academy of Certified Archivists|
|American Alliance of Museums|
|American Historical Association|
|American Library Association|
|Art Libraries Society of North America|
|California Historical Records Advisory Board|
|International Council of Museums|
|Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference|
|National Council on Public History|
|National History Day|
|Organization of American Historians|
|Society for History in the Federal Government|
|Society of American Archivists|
|Society of California Archivists|
|The National Coalition for History|
|Virginia Historical Society|
From our strategic base near the nation’s capital in Rockville, Maryland, and a branch office outside Los Angeles, History Associates serves clients nationwide and around the globe.
The talented, creative, and experienced professionals also make History Associates a great place to work. Here’s a list of our history jobs.
The four historians who established History Associates Incorporated in 1981 shared a conviction that history could be more than an enlightening subject for individual study. While working in government, business, and the academy, they realized that history could be a valuable resource for managers and policy makers.
We started as a historical research company when History Associates founders Drs. Philip Cantelon and Robert Williams were commissioned to write a book about the U.S. Department of Energy’s response to the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident. Validating the premise that the past matters, within five years History Associates was named one of Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest-growing private companies.
View a sample of our work. History Associates’ twenty-year history is recounted in the 2001 publication The Best Company in History™, available in PDF format. (Please note that this PDF file is 8 megs in size.)