Meddlesome Practices Landing Page Text for Continental Group Project

Springer, Kimberly

Spanning seventy years of the Continental Can Company, oral histories with 226 employees illustrate the type of research and practice the Oral History Research Office (OHRO) conducted for many of its own formative years. Major companies would contract with the OHRO to conduct interviews about its history and operations. In that sense, if according to U.S. legal doctrine, “corporations are people,” it makes sense to consider corporations as the subject of an oral history interview and ask narrators to comment on the corporation.

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March 16, 2022