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Date: June 1, 2001
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

For The Federalist – June 2001

History Associates Incorporated (HAI) of Rockville, Maryland, has marked the occasion of its twentieth anniversary by publishing a written history titled  The Best Company in History™: History Associates Incorporated, 1981-2001, which chronicles the company’s evolution as a historical research firm since its founding in 1981. HAI formally commemorated this milestone on April 7 at Rockville’s Glenview Mansion with a gathering of more than a hundred guests that included former and current employees and clients. The event, hosted by company President Dr. Philip L. Cantelon, featured a photographic and documentary exhibit depicting the company’s achievements.

An article about public history titled “Today’s History Lesson: Look to the Past for a Job With a Future,” which discussed HAI and quoted Dr. Cantelon at length, was published in the March 31 issue of the International Herald Tribune.

The Public Welfare Foundation has been named a Gold Award winner in the 2001 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program for Excellence in Communications for Seeking the Greatest Good: The Public Welfare Foundation, written by HAI Senior Historian Dr. Peggy M. Dillon, a member of the Society for History in the Federal Government. The D.C.-based foundation, established in 1947, won the award for both Dr. Dillon’s book and a companion biography of the founder,  Anonymous Giver: A Life of Charles E. Marsh, written by Philip Kopper and to which Dr. Dillon contributed a chapter. The awards program, co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations and the Communications Network, “recognizes and encourages excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs.”

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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