Museum Collections Management System Upgrade

History Associates Incorporated

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

History Associates Incorporated

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 …

Archival Services for Southern California Edison

History Associates Incorporated

In late 2004 Southern California Edison (SCE) decided to expand on its existing long-term relationship with the Henry E. Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino by donating a century of its photographs and historical print records “ a …

National Institutes of Health Records Management

National Institutes of Health Records Management

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How Can You Make Our Records Management Program Better? Client Challenge The National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director was under pressure from the U.S. Congress to show evidence it was correctly implementing records management procedures. The NIH records …

Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Archives

History Associates Incorporated

The History Office at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first contracted with History Associates in 2004 to provide on-site archival services for its new history program. Building from the ground up, History Associates designed collection and access policies, prepared …

National Park Service Archival Preservation

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Can a Large Federal Agency’s Extensive Archival Backlog be Preserved on a Nationwide Scale? Client Challenge When the Washington Support Office (WASO) of the National Park Service (NPS) needed outside help to consistently process and catalog a massive backlog of …

Senator David Vitter Papers Preservation & Access Initiative

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How Do You Preserve the Legacy of a Career in Congress? Client Challenge When Senator David Vitter announced his retirement from Congress in 2017, he chose to preserve his legacy as a public servant by donating his professional papers to …

River and Harbor Investigations

Industrialized Waterways and Watersheds

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Using historical research to identify potentially responsible parties (PRPs) associated with a heavily industrialized waterway. Client Challenge When a Fortune 100 company was faced with natural resource damage and liability claims related to past operations along a heavily industrialized waterway, …

Manufactured Gas Plant Investigations

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Where do insurers and reinsurers go when they need historical research in support of a long-tail liability claim dispute? Client Challenge When outside counsel for several national insurers and reinsurers found themselves in a complex long-tail insurance liability case involving …

Slavery Disclosure Investigation

Slavery Disclosure Research

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A city ordinance requires that all financial institutions disclose historical investments or profits from slavery. Client Challenge A major U.S. financial institution was entering into a service contract with the City of Chicago, but a city ordinance required that the …

Investigating Environmental Claims

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Using forensic historical research to determine the allocation of environmental cleanup costs. Client Challenge A major chemical manufacturer had been the “contractor-operator” for two government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) plants in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Second World War.  At the time, …