What do a DynaTAC cellular telephone, a photograph of the first Motorola facility in Chicago, and a service manual for a GoldenView television have in common?
They’re all assets in the Motorola Archives!
The Motorola Archives is a dynamic resource of knowledge that cannot be found anywhere else in the company. It is the central storage location for documents, photographs, advertisements, products and memorabilia, and more recently, digital and audiovisual materials as well.
Though it wasn’t established until 1973, the archives has the entire history of Motorola documented, starting with its founding on September 25, 1928. The archives is much more than a nostalgic look at the past. It helps drive Motorola innovation forward.
“This department is more than a closet of a few file folders. It is a facility that is dedicated to the preservation of a rich, dynamic history that began in 1928. I am always actively collecting, evaluating, researching and making resourses available to customers around the world, both internally and externally,” explains Lisa Solak, who manages the Motorola Mobility Archives.
Motorola Mobility Heritage Services has its own professional archivist who manages and provides access to archives collections, which start with the company’s establishment in 2011. While the Motorola, Inc. Legacy Archives Collection documents the years between 1928 and 2010. The Legacy Archives Collection is shared by both companies and continues to acquire key materials created before the separation.