Hagley Heritage Curators
Preserving Your History, Unlocking Its Value

Why Preserve?

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Many companies and trade associations discard their past when it's no longer needed for compliance.
Consider these reasons for not shredding your past:


Preserve your heritage

From strategic planning to institutional development, history informs the decision-making process. Your archives can help your associates understand where you’ve been and where you’re headed while enriching the planning experience.


Preserve the legacy of your enterprise and its contributions

From your original company mission to the widespread influence of your products and services today, your legacy is the testimony of your firm’s accomplishments. In an era of mergers and acquisitions, business archives can keep your legacy intact and in times of rapid expansion, they help ground the organization on your founding principles.


Preserve the integrity of your reputation and culture

Your firm’s Marketing, Public Relations, and Human Resource teams will benefit from the stories of innovation, engagement, and milestones that defined past success and can inform future growth. Corporate archives offer these teams the tools they need to reaffirm the integrity that has been an essential trait of your people and products.


Preserve your assets: your intellectual and physical property

From disaster recovery to risk management, corporate archives can provide protection and security. They contain not only documents but also stories, priorities, and milestones that your company may need to draw upon in challenging times. Corporate archives ensure your past is organized and accessible when you need it the most. 


We are policy experts, not archivists, historians, or librarians. We simply don’t have the ability to get the value out of our historical documents if we kept them onsite. That is why the involvement of the Hagley team is so integral to getting value out of our collection.
— Linda E. Kelly, Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary - National Association of Manufacturers