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 …

Chi Omega Archives Action Plan

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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 …

Sonoma County Archives Relocation Project

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When 5,000 ft3 of historic material needs to be relocated, where do you even begin? Client Challenge: In October 2017, the wildfires in Northern California narrowly avoided the Sonoma County Archives by a mere 600 feet. Recognizing the need for …

How corporate genealogy research can reduce a client’s liability in toxic tort litigation.

Corporate Genealogy Research

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How corporate genealogy research can reduce a client’s liability in toxic tort litigation.  Client Challenge A well-known agricultural equipment company reached out to HAI for help when it was named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a retired …

Product Liability Cases

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The reconstruction of the fact record is critical in product liability cases. Client Challenge In an asbestos exposure case brought before a state court in South Carolina, plaintiff’s alleged that the North American manufacturer of commercial and residential building materials …

Tracing Holocaust Assets

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HAI investigators determine the rightful ownership of Holocaust-era looted art. Client Challenge When questions arose surrounding the rightful ownership of a painting sold at auction, a law firm representing a claimant contacted HAI for assistance in investigating whether the artwork …

Collections Management for a New Museum

Collections Management for a New Museum

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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 …

U.S. Maritime Administration Heritage Asset Inventory

U.S. Maritime Administration Heritage Asset Inventory

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What Are the Benefits of Conducting a Collections Inventory? Client Challenge In order to maintain compliance with federal financial accounting standards (Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), SFFAS 29, Heritage Assets and Stewardship Land), The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) sought …

Museum Collections Management System Upgrade

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What Does It Take To Upgrade to a New Collections Management System (CMS)? Client Challenge The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (GLDC) planned to upgrade their collections management system. Unsure of how to take on the task of …

Nurse Betty Ann Mattewson in Ward 2A Danang, Vietnam 1968. Photo courtesy NNCA.

Navy Nurse Corps Collections Support

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How Can You Make an Organization’s Legacy More Accessible to Its Members? Client Challenge The Navy Nurse Corps Association (NNCA) maintains an archive with diverse materials such as oral histories, books, photographs, newspaper articles, and other ephemera. It also includes …