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BUSINESS RESEARCH REQUEST

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The York County History Center's Library & Archives business collections include original records (correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, etc.) of local firms, organizations, and business leaders. The availability of records will greatly increase the chance of a successful business request. To inquire about records of a particular business before submitting an inquiry, please contact Adam Bentz at abentz@yorkhistorycenter.org. We are able to answer some business inquiries with standard reference sources such as Newspapers.com, Polk city directories, and Sanborn insurance maps. Inquiries that require fewer than 10 minutes to complete are complimentary, but answered subject to staff availability.

Please see the full research prospectus for a list of the nine resources we will consult. When filling out our online or print form, we ask that you supply us with the business name, approx. years of operation, its location in York County, and its product(s) (if known). We also ask that you specify the question you are trying to answer, such as, how long did Company X manufacture Product Y, or, why did Company X relocate from Glen Rock to York? Alternately, you may ask us to compile a short (approx. 2-page) history of the firm, with some supporting evidence such as copies of correspondence, ads, product brochures, etc. as appropriate. The $50 fee will include up to 15 total pages, with additional copies (up to 20 pages) billed at 50¢ per page. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a reply.