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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, Wyndham asked us to bring Days Inn's remarkable history to life. After conducting primary research, including interviews with founders, franchisees, and former CEOs, we produced a corporate history that told key stories, showcased iconic photographs, and elicited themes that defined Days Inn over a half-century.
We also engineered a guide to Days Inn's historical footprint, which outlined the contents and locations of historical repositories, and provided the company with a digital catalog of historical imagery, including advertisements, articles, photographs, documents, and other key materials.
To commemorate its 100th anniversary, Cabot Creamery asked us to help tell the full story of the dairy cooperative. After conducting original primary and secondary research, we wrote a corporate history that traces Cabot's evolution over a century. Cabot also asked us to archive its physical records into a 16-box searchable collection.
UNTOLD HISTORY EDUCATION PROJECT
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone asked us to conduct primary and secondary research and write narrative trajectories for the twelve-part documentary series The Untold History of the United States, and companion book of the same name. After the series aired, we wrote a 160-page standards-based curriculum guide to accompany the series, then designed a website to showcase and promote the series and project.
LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE)
The National Park Service asked us to vision content, plan and execute the Social Conscience Gathering, a major civil rights conference held at the Central High School historic site in Little Rock. Working with site personnel, we engineered a comprehensive call for proposals, conducted targeted outreach, facilitated the selection process, trained staff and volunteers on public history methods, connected local youth to the gathering and crafted plans for post-conference outreach.
The Korean War Legacy Project asked us to write a 17-chapter history of the Korean War for young readers, to be housed on a new education website. We embedded the original narratives with video clips from KWLP's extensive oral history archive, resulting in truly original content. Throughout the process, we consulted with the development team on historical narratives and perspectives surrounding the Korean War and its sixty year legacy.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES (NCSS) 97TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The president of NCSS asked us to vision, brand and sculpt content for the largest annual American social studies teaching conference. We engineered a comprehensive call for proposals, developed the conference theme and slogan (Expanding Visions, Bridging Traditions), crafted fundraising letters, speeches and wrote internal and external communications for the president.
The American Immigration Council and the Untold History Education Project asked us to partner on a Common Core standards-based curriculum exploring the lives and work of Bracero migrant farm workers. The curriculum humanizes the Braceros and contextualizes their experiences against the backdrop of mid-twentieth century American Cold War culture.