Heritage Werks specializes in discovering the facts, imagery, stories, objects and perspectives that make your history unique — through research in your archives and external repositories and through oral history interviews and story capture programs.
We’ll capture what we find in ready reference documents that are designed to provide both an at-a-glance and in-depth history of your organization — to fuel storytelling, brand narratives, celebrations, corporate culture, and more.
And when challenges arise (a PR crisis, new litigation or a sudden leadership change) or when opportunities surface (a new stadium, placement of a vintage product in a movie, a display for an internal event or a potential sponsorship) we can respond quickly to provide the content you need.
Our teams of sports and brand historians, expert researchers and extensive network of historians and scholars are skilled at tracking down information and evaluating the accuracy of available sources so that you can explore and authenticate your history.
We conduct meaningful and rewarding oral history and story capture programs, and we provide research and reference services from within our clients’ archives as well as from outside repositories and publications.
We are also expert at negotiating loans, licensing or acquisition of content, and we handle circulation control, managing the secure transfer of materials between locations.
Stories that matter
Our oral history services are turnkey and include candidate background research; interviews conducted by leading authors, journalists and historians; transcription; and deeds of gift. We work with professional film crews and also offer at-home filmed interviews with our mobile studio.
We also offer story capture programs designed to record key memories from larger groups efficiently and affordably via innovative self-guided web-based story capture technologies that document history at scale.
Heritage at Work
The Heritage Werks team combines the expertise of highly trained archivists with brand strategists and communicators who are experienced in working with some of the world’s most respected organizations.
Why Choose Heritage Werks?
Our historians combine advanced history degrees from leading universities with in-depth experience working for top brands. We’re trained. We’re experienced. We know how to find answers.
Our oral history and story capture programs are efficient and enjoyable and led by expert interviewers.
We provide well-researched, well-organized and well-written ready reference documents that prepare you to answer the questions that haven’t been asked yet.
Whether we’re assessing material inside your archives or from external sources, we can provide guidance on copyright and licensing of information, imagery, and objects discovered, as well.