General Information About Heritage Research, Ltd. (HRL):
Heritage Research, Ltd., traces its history to 1980. Over the last
twenty-two years, much of our business has focused on working with engineering
firms needing to consider various historical issues as part of the environmental
documentation completed for transportation projects. In addition,
we have worked with companies that, for reasons as diverse as corporate planning
and public relations, want their histories investigated. We have also received
calls for assistance from the legal community--calls through which it became
apparent that historical research and analysis are important to understanding
how various legal issues developed, as well as how those issues
might be directed in the course of litigation. This evolution has led to the
development of three specific practice areas within the firm: the Cultural Resource
Management Practice (historic preservation, environmental
documentation, natural resource history and community planning), the Legal Research and Policy History Practice and the Corporate
History Practice. HRL staff is also well able to deal with history-related issues and
subjects that do not conveniently fit categorization.
The Wisconsin State Capitol, designed by George B. Post and completed in
1917, is a notable cultural resource. Legislation passed here, and similarly in capitals around the
country, effects the state's legal and corporate history.
HRL is a firm of multi-disciplined, credentialed scholars
that includes historians, architectural historians and others with special
expertise as needed. The firm maintains a professional, fully computerized
office in Menomonee Falls, a community in the Greater Milwaukee (WI) area.
Conveniently located to access the variety of scholarly and research-related
resources available in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, we have the ability to
identify and review material in libraries and repositories across the country.
As well, our scholars have worked extensively in the federal archives and
records centers, local, state and federal government offices, courthouses, law
libraries, the Library of Congress, state and local libraries, various state
archives and a wide variety of local and state historical societies.
They also have expertise working with private manuscript collections
and corporate records.
Historical research and analysis can be valuable tools that
provide unique information and insights about the landscape and our built
environment, about companies and their history and about legal cases and other
factual disputes. We invite potential clients to call us whenever they might
want to consider utilizing our historical research and analysis services.