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History grad leads McDonald’s archives team

Michael Bullington ’83, M.S. ’89, is a dual history graduate who has put his training to unique use as the archives senior manager of McDonald’s Corporation.

He shared in a Chicago Tribune article that his job involves maintaining “approximately 1,400 boxes of old documents, financial information, character costumes, and photos” that are stored in a temperature-controlled room. He supplies items for corporate milestones, finds photos and footage for commercials, and answers internal inquiries.

Bullington is also in charge of choosing what will be preserved in the archives, “keeping only 10 percent of the material that comes in,” he told the Tribune.

 

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