For many, the study of history may seem like just fun thing to study while I college. Many see it simply as a prelude to becoming a lawyer, politician, or something else unrelated. For our purposes, the history channel of College Majors 101 is dedicated to those who want to make an entire career out of being an historian. There are many different avenues for historians, whether it is going to the Masters and PhD level and teaching in a university, or working for corporations like Coca Cola or Wells Fargo as their corporate historian.

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Professional organization for the world archival community, dedicated to the preservation, development and use of the world's archival heritage. Visit
The History Factory is a heritage management firm headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia (19 miles from Washington, D.C. in the Dulles technology corridor). Along with our corporate offices and Creative Solutions department, our complex includes 37,000 square feet of secure-access archival storage facilities that are light, temperature and humidity controlled. Visit
Dedicated to film preservation, year-round screenings of international and American cinema, and educational innovation through the research and study center.  Visit
Features locations, hours, and an overview of the Presidential Libraries system. From the National Archives and Records Administration. Visit
The world's largest history magazine publisher.. Visit
Current Job Opportunities in the field of history...job posted here is for people who want to work in the public history field,... Visit
Welcome to Wells Fargo's history weblog. Our great history allows our archivists and historians to provide a rich online experience that bridges events in the past with an outlook on the future. We offer you a glimpse of our historical archives, which boast a rich assortment of exclusive documents, artifacts and photography to showcase our historical collection. Visit
The New York State Archives was established in 1971 and opened its doors to the public in 1978. It is a program of the State Education Department, with its main facility located in the Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany. There it cares for and provides access to more than 130 million documents that tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present. Visit
It is the mission of Heritage Microfilm to be the world's leading provider of historical newspaper content, focusing on individual people and the events that impacted their lives. Through constant improvement, we are committed to providing a high volume of quality content via innovative and useful delivery methods. Visit