Brief histories of major active corporations:
More detailed histories:
Mergent Archives - For U.S. public corporations -- Company histories and financial statements back to 1914 - plus principal locations and executive names. It's the archive of all of the "Moody's Manuals" as well as a subscription to new Mergent Manuals. "Manuals" are for: Bank & Finance ; Industrial ; OTC Industrial ; International ; Public Utility ; Transportation ; OTC Unlisted. Separate search tab for the "Municipal Government" - back to 1918. For particular year, select from drop-down box. Can be slow to load.