Archives - a few suggestions

Rapidly increasing numbers of archives around the world are making their collections accessible on the Internet. Here are a few useful points of entry for the researcher:

Archives nationales (France)

German Historical Institute (Wash., D.C.) - reference guides include some useful guides to archives

The (UK) National Archives - the UK government's official archive, which includes the National Register of Archives

U.S. Library of Congress - American Memory collection

U.S. National Archives, Archival Research Catalog

U.S. National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

Archives of the International Monetary Fund - opening June 24, 2013

Archives nationales du monde du travail (Roubaix) - a division of the French Archives Nationales

Archivschule Marburg's guide to Wirtschaftsarchive im Internet - global portal to economic history archives

London Metropolitan Archives - Business and Employment Collection. The Guildhall Library Manuscript Section merged with the LMA, which now has "the largest single collection of business archives held by a local authority in England and Wales" (according to its website).

Society of American Archivists' Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada

Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, Delaware

Harvard Business School, Baker Library, Historical Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives - exceptional strength in labor history and some important business collections (e.g., McCormick/International Harvester, Singer Manufacturing Co.) and lots of miscellaneous records of smaller firms.

Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic University - extensive railroad collection and more than 12,000 image records available online

Labor Archives & Research Center, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University

Labor Archives of Washington, University Libraries, University of Washington

Records for the Study of Labor and Business History, National Archives at San Francisco

Records of the 1912 "Money Trust" (Pujo) Investigation - FRASER Federal Reserve Archive

A few, possibly lesser known collections for individual companies

J. C. Penney Co. and Texas Instruments archives - DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Nieman Marcus archives (1907-2002) - at Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Siemens Historical Institute

Hudson's Bay Company - Heritage