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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*


  1. Dike Favour
    May 31, 2021 at 9:54 am

    I will like to join the June 9th webinar to get more books and articles on science,business and philosophy.

  2. Tricia Peavler
    June 1, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Do you provide a video of the seminar? I’d like to see it but I have a conflicting appointment.

    • Ellen Terrell
      June 1, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      We are going to be recording it to possibly put it on the Library’s website. We are also going to hold the class again in October 13.

  3. Angela
    June 1, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Will this webinar be recorded in case we are unable to make it?

    • Ellen Terrell
      June 1, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      We are going to be recording it to possibly put it on the Library’s website. We are also going to hold the class again in October 13.

  4. Clemestine Carter
    June 4, 2021 at 10:51 am

    please email me date and time

  5. Diane
    June 4, 2021 at 11:11 am

    How long is this class.

  6. Dale Van Tassel
    June 24, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    When is the next class or can we see a video on the June 4 class.

    • Ellen Terrell
      June 25, 2021 at 8:31 am

      The next live class is October 13 2021. However, we did record the June class and are in the process of making it available on our website. The plan is to then included in the guide itself.

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