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Date: February 18, 1999
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

Feb 18, 1999 Press Release

History Associates Incorporated, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, announces that it has been awarded a major contract by IBM Corporation. The three-year contract calls for History Associates archivists to process 8,500 cubic feet of archival materials, from the origins of the computer company in the early 1900s up through the 1990s. A team of History Associates archivists is working on-site in New York, where they are performing basic preservation activities on the records; re-foldering, re-boxing, and labeling the holdings; and developing an automated, folder-level inventory.

Nancy M. Merz, Vice President for Information Resources Management Services at History Associates, is pleased about working with IBM on the project. “IBM is one of the premier information technology companies in the world,” she said. “Being awarded the opportunity to process and inventory its records represents a tremendous and exciting challenge for History Associates. Our goal will be not only to preserve the rich heritage of a leading corporation, but also to make it easier and simpler for IBM staff to locate, retrieve, and use historical records for internal administrative purposes and for enhanced public relations.”

Ms. Merz continued: “The IBM contract validates History Associates’ growing reputation as a leader in archival work for high-tech corporations, having already successfully carried out similar contracts with Texas Instruments, Digital Equipment Corporation, and MCI, among others.”

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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