Asia

Godrej Archives Map

Godrej Archives

The Godrej Archives features manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, printed material, and a large oral history collection documenting the history of the Godrej Group. The archive spans over 100 years of the company’s history. In Gujarati and English.
The Hong Kong Heritage Project Map

The Hong Kong Heritage Project

The Hong Kong Heritage Project’s large oral history collection includes many interviews with entrepreneurs and business leaders and includes video clips. The database is searchable by both topic and interviewee name. In English or Cantonese.
National Archives of Singapore Map

National Archives of Singapore

The National Archives of Singapore’s collection of 3,453 oral histories is searchable by keyword and includes multiple interviews from 1980 onwards with entrepreneurs and business leaders in Singapore. Transcripts and audio are accessible online. In English.
Reserve Bank of India Archives (RBI) Map

Reserve Bank of India Archives (RBI)

The Reserve Bank of India maintains a database on the Indian economy, including statics and time-series publications. Resources span the real sector, corporate sector, and financial sector, as public finance and socio-economic indicators. In English.
Tata Central Archives Map

Tata Central Archives

The Tata Central Archives holds over 150,000 documents, including manuscripts, printed material, and memorabilia. It also holds an extensive multi-media collection including audio and video recordings on Tata institutions and about major figures in the Tata group. In English.

Latin America

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Columbia Center for Oral History

The CCOH’s collection includes six interviews made in the 1970s with prominent Argentinean business leaders.
Oregon State University, Special Collections & Archives: Series II (Oral History Sound Recordings) Environmental Movement and Ecotourism in Costa Rica Map

Oregon State University, Special Collections & Archives: Series II (Oral History Sound Recordings) Environmental Movement and Ecotourism in Costa Rica

63 oral history interviews were conducted in 1992 with entrepreneurs and others who contributed to the ecotourism industry in Costa Rica. 11 interviews are transcribed, and 41 audio files have been digitized. The collection includes interviews with Jack Ewing and Barry Roberts, interviewed in 2014 for Creating Emerging Markets. In English.
Programa de História Oral Map

Programa de História Oral

The Oral History Program CPDOC’s collection of 1,000 oral histories includes a wide range of interviews of entrepreneurs active in São Paulo, the leading business center in the country, from the 1950s. In Portuguese.

Middle East & North Africa

Harvard Iranian Oral History Project Map

Harvard Iranian Oral History Project

The Iranian Oral History Project’s 134 oral histories of individuals active in Iran between the 1920s and the 1970s includes interviews with prominent business figures. In English or Persian.

Global

Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley Map

Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

The Bancroft Library’s large collection of business leaders’ oral histories includes interviews of business and philanthropy in Peru and the creation of the Hong Kong textile industry between the 1950s and 1990s.
World Bank Archives Map

World Bank Archives

An extensive and searchable oral history collection concerning the operation of the World Bank across emerging markets. The site also has global economic and financial data.