The Winthrop Group is the world’s leading history and archival services consulting firm. We have employees and consultants based in offices in New York, Cambridge, and Seattle and throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. We also have a network of trusted partners with a broad range of technical expertise, including museum and exhibit design, digital preservation, graphic and web design, videography, publishing, printing, transcription and translation, and PR and communications.

Our Story

In 1982, five Harvard-trained historians in Cambridge, Massachusetts founded The Winthrop Group on what their professional colleagues thought was a rather shaky premise. The founders referred to their work as “applied history.” Their mission: To help organizations “capture experience and put it to work.”  Learn more »

Our Vision and Values

A sophisticated understanding of the past is one of the most powerful tools we have for shaping the future.  Learn more »

Our Approach

Winthrop’s approach is simple, consistent, and effective.

Listen to your challenges.  We gather information through a rigorous assessment of your archival collections and structured interviews about the audience, purpose, and objectives of any historical work.
Evaluate your concerns.  We analyze the results of that preliminary study in light of your specific organizational or individual circumstances.
Recommend solutions.  We recommend a range of options and solutions best suited to your challenges and concerns.
Tailor to your needs.  We tailor your chosen solution to be sure it meets your needs.
Deliver results.  We work with you, collaboratively and interactively, to meet or exceed your expectations.

Career Opportunities

Winthrop's Information & Archival Services Division has placed archivists in corporate and foundation archives for over 30 years.  Look here to see if there is an open opportunity or to see if Winthrop's History Services or Information & Archival Services Departments have an opening for an historian or archivist.  Learn more »

Studio headshots & original photography for the web site by Kevin Ramsey