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Researching Old Companies? Sign up for our June 9th WEBINAR

front page of the business reference guide Doing Historical Company Research: A Resource GuideThe Library offers a number of orientations/classes and that includes Business Reference.  We have given the in-person So…you want to research old companies at the Library of Congress before and because there was interest, we are doing it this time as a webinar! On June 9th at 1pm eastern time we are teaching the Historical Company Research Webinar.

While the class is primarily about using the Library’s resources to do historical research on companies, some of the resources we cover aren’t necessarily specific to the Library, so if you can come,  you may be able to take what you learn and see if your local public libraries and historical societies have resources that can help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources – both free and subscription – as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.

So if you found an old stock or bond certificate in a relative’s papers, or you are interested in the company that made that cool item you found while antiquing, this class might be for you!

If you want to attend, you can register for the Historical Company Research Webinar.

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

*You will receive a Zoom link prior to the webinar*

The Tulsa Race Massacre: Relief and the Role of the American Red Cross

One hundred years ago on May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents attacked Black residents, homes, and businesses, as well as cultural and public institutions in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK, an oil boom city and one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States. The Red Cross provided critical medical aid and temporary tent housing, and documented the violence in official reports.