We’re very proud of our history, and we maintain an extensive archive dating back to the start of the company in 1891. Here are a few commonly asked questions about the Wrigley Archives.
A lot of valuable information about Wrigley’s history can be found in our Heritage Timeline or in The Story of Wrigley. If you’ve explored those and don’t see what you were looking for, please submit your reference request to us using our Contact Form.
We don’t keep employee records in our Archives. If you are searching for documentation regarding a family member, we recommend contacting your local library as a good place to start.
The Chicago Public Library’s Genealogy section is a fantastic resource to explore Chicago ancestry and heritage.
And, The New York Public Library has an experienced genealogical division that offers fee-based reference correspondences and document-delivery services.
No, we don’t keep documentation of that sort. A seller claiming enhanced value based on prior ownership should be able to substantiate its claim.
No, we don’t offer appraisal services. While we consider all of our pieces to be priceless, our Archives are presented in their historical context, without any current market value documentation.
First – congratulations on owning your own piece of Wrigley history and a sincere thank you for wanting to donate it to our collection! We aren’t accepting any contributions, however. Our Archives have been developed over the past 100 years, making for an already robust and cohesive collection! As an alternative, we encourage to check with your local museum or historical society, which may welcome your donation.
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