Meijer Corporate Heritage Center

HAI

What is the value of investing in corporate heritage? Client Challenge In 2014, Meijer, a family-owned, Midwestern supermarket chain, was renovating its corporate headquarters. The company decided to devote part of its new campus to a Heritage Center to showcase Meijer’s transition from a small-town …

Preserving the Archives and Creating a Digital Exhibit for Baylor School

Addison Williams

Baylor School holds amazing historical assets that testify to nearly 130 years of educational service. Throughout its history, the school has overcome financial panics, wartime disruptions, and outbreaks of disease, while maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum. Baylor’s history speaks to a tradition of academic excellence, …

Tapping Into History: Historical Storytelling for Alcohol and Liquor Brands

Addison Williams

For nearly a decade, HAI has worked closely with several liquor brands and distributors to unearth and tap into their histories. From in-depth archival research to storyline development, we have helped brands engage with new and existing customers through historical insights and compelling narratives. Historic …

Santa Clara University Archival Donation Processing

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How do you accept the donation of a collection without adding it to the dreaded backlog? Client Challenge: Santa Clara University was honored to accept the donation of a collection of women religious in 2019, but wanted to ensure it could be immediately accessible to …

Chi Omega Archives Action Plan

HAI

How do you plan for your future while examining 125 years of your past? Client Challenge: Over its 125 year history, the Chi Omega Fraternity accumulated a large archival collection that is crucial in telling the Chi Omega story of yesterday and today. To ensure …

Sonoma County Archives Relocation Project

HAI

When 5,000 ft3 of historic material needs to be relocated, where do you even begin? Client Challenge: The wildfires in Northern California narrowly avoided the Sonoma County Archives by a mere 600 feet. Recognizing the need for increased accessibility and security, the Sonoma County Library …

Collections Management for a New Museum

Collections Management for a New Museum

HAI

What goes into starting a new museum? Client Challenge The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) wanted to display its treasured collection of woodworking tools and other artifacts with the goal of eventually opening a brand new museum. As the project began, the Brotherhood realized that …