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There isn't a more cost-effective way to meet the needs of business researchers than with a tailored collection of Annual Reports of Major American Companies in microform. For business librarians, stockholders, and legal researchers who are studying corporate histories or current business trends and events, Annual Reports of Major American Companies is an important source of information for tracing business from 1891-1987.

The Annual Reports of Major American Companies collection contains annual reports of U.S. Fortune 500 Industrials and Fortune 50 Non-Industrials. From the first reports filed before the turn of the century to 1987, these corporate communications to stockholders provide researchers with hard facts put into context with charts, photographs, and the messages from management that make up a company's total fiscal presentation.

The base collection was filmed from files gathered by Harvard University's Baker Library. Corporations selected were those with top sales as rated by Fortune Magazine.

Annual Reports of Major American Companies covers the chronology of major companies--in many cases from the first annual report released, such as General Motors, 1911; Coca-Cola, 1920; and Republic Steel, 1900. After 1973, additional reports have been filmed with the cooperation of the corporations involved. The collection contains:

 

  • the complete collection of reports from Fortune 500 companies, 1974-1987
  • the complete set of reports from 142 major U.S. corporations as far back as 1891 (A title list is available upon request.)

Reports may also be purchased for a specific year or specific company.

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