Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Automobile Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Automobile Collection,
Creator: Ford Motor Company.
Inclusive dates: 1900-1991, and Undated
Extent: 3 cubic foot (in 3 boxes, 1 Oversized flat box)
Abstract:
Artificial collection of miscellaneous materials related to Michigan automobiles, car companies, trucks, racing, racecars, motorcycles, advertising, etc.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 2436, 9041

Access Restrictions:

Automobile Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Automobile Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes miscellaneous materials from vertical files, advertising materials, black and white photographs, catalogs, manuals, newspaper clippings (copies), and other materials documenting car companies, trucks, racing, racecars, motorcycles, and the general history of automobiles.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Maxwell Motor Company.
    • General Motors Corporation.
    • Ford Motor Company.
    • Chrysler Corporation--History.
    • American Motors Company.
    • Hudson Motor Car Company--History.
    • Studebaker Corporation.
    • Detroit Auto Show.
    • Maxwell automobile.
    • Motorcycles.
    • Sports cars.
    • Automobiles, racing..
    • Trucks--Michigan.
    • Advertising--Automobiles--United States--History--20th century.
    • Automobiles--History--Michigan.
    • Automobiles--Catalogs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Automobile Collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Abbott Motor Car Company, 1913
    Box   1 F   2
    Alpena Motor Car Company, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    American Motors Corporation, General, 1956-1987
    Box   1 F   4
    American Motors Corporation, Operators' Manuals, 1965-1967
    Box   1 F   5
    American Motors Corporation, Rambler Labor Rate Schedules, 1958-1959
    Box   1 F   6
    American Society for Quality Control, Automotive Division Newsletter, 1965, 1978
    Box   1 F   7
    Auctions, 1977, 1986-1988
    Box   1 F   8
    Automobile Club of Michigan, “The Automobile,” (Publication), 1935
    Box   1 F   9
    Auto Shows, Detroit, 1954, 1987, 1991
    Box   1 F   10
    Chrysler, Brochures, Advertising, Chrysler, 1958-1991 (scattered)
    Box   1 F   11
    Chrysler, Brochures, Advertising, Imperial, 1958-1991 (scattered)
    Box   1 F   12
    Chrysler, Brochures, Informational, 1936-1978 (scattered)
    Box   1 F   12
    Chrysler, DeSoto, General, 1958-1959
    Box   1 F   13
    Chrysler, DeSoto, News Releases, 1958-1959
    Box   1 F   14
    Chrysler, DeSoto, Photographs, 1959
    Box   1 F   15
    Chrysler, Dodge, “Adventurer,” (Periodical), 1977-1980
    Box   1 F   16
    Chrysler, Dodge, Brochures, General, 1966-1977 (scattered)
    Box   1 F   17
    Chrysler, Dodge, Brochures, General, 1986, 1989
    Box   1 F   18
    Chrysler, Dodge, Brochures, General, undated
    Box   1 F   19
    Chrysler, Dodge, John, Eulogy, 1920
    Box   1 F   20
    Chrysler, Dodge, Operators' Manuals, 1955-1965
    Box   1 F   21
    Chrysler, Dodge Brothers, General, 1900-1930
    Box   1 F   22
    Chrysler, Dodge Brothers, Sales Ammunition Service, 1925
    Box   1 F   23
    Chrysler, Operators' Manuals, General, 1961, 1977
    Box   1 F   24
    C.M. Hoof Company, Auto Parts and Supplies Catalog, 1927
    Box   1 F   25
    Durant, Wm. C., undated
    Box   1 F   26
    Duryea, undated [after 1898]
    Box   1 F   27
    Ford, Advertisements, 1929, undated
    Box   1 F   28
    Ford, (The) American Road, (Periodical), 1976-1977
    Box   1 F   29
    Ford, Automotive Assembly Division, 1964, 1973
    Box   1 F   30
    Ford, Bill's Bulletin (Newsletters, scattered issues), 1922
    Box   1 F   31
    Ford, Brochures, General, 1958-1959
    Box   1 F   32
    Ford, Brochures, General, 1960-1969
    Box   1 F   33
    Ford, Brochures, General, 1970-1979
    Box   1 F   34
    Ford, Brochures, General, 1980-1989
    Box   1 F   35
    Ford, Brochures, General, 1990
    Box   2 F   1
    Ford, Brochures, Lincoln Continental, 1961-1987 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   2
    Ford, Brochures, Thunderbird, 1952, 1963-1964, 1982
    Box   2 F   3
    Ford, Brochures, Trucks, 1958-1990 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   4
    Ford, Busses, 1920-1973 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   5
    Ford, Engine and Parts, 1916-1960 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   6
    Ford, Henry, 1928-1973 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   7
    Ford, General, 1934-1988
    Box   2 F   8
    Ford, “Lincoln-Mercury Times,” (Periodical), 1951-1952
    Box   2 F   9
    Ford, Operators’ Manuals, 1960-1968
    Box   2 F   10
    Ford, Photographs, 1949, 1960
    Box   2 F   11
    Ford, Rogue Plant, 1935, 1940
    Box   2 F   12
    Ford, Sidelines / By-Products, undated
    Box   2 F   13
    Ford, Technology, 1934-1964 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   14
    Ford, Telephone Directory, Detroit Plants, 1921
    Box   2 F   15
    Ford, Time Schedule, Repairs, 1939
    Box   2 F   16
    Ford, Tractors, 1920, undated
    Box   2 F   17
    General Automobile Material, 1913-1973 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   18
    General Motors (GM), Buick, General, 1926-1987 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   19
    General Motors (GM), Buick, Operators' Manuals, 1917, 1967-1968
    Box   2 F   20
    General Motors (GM), Cadillac, General, early 20th century-1979
    Box   2 F   21
    General Motors (GM), Cadillac, Operators' Manual, 1968
    Box   2 F   22
    General Motors (GM), Chevrolet, Brochures, 1933-1990 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   23
    General Motors (GM), Chevrolet, General, 1918-1974
    Box   2 F   24
    General Motors (GM), Chevrolet, Operators' Manuals, 1964-1966
    Box   2 F   25
    General Motors (GM), Fisher Body, 1949, 1962-1963
    Box   2 F   26
    General Motors (GM), General, 1928-1987 (scattered)
    Box   2 F   26
    General Motors (GM), GMC Trucks, 1925, 1987-1988
    Box   2 F   27
    General Motors (GM), Golden Milestone Contest, 1957-1958
    Box   3 F   1
    General Motors (GM), Oldsmobile, General, early 20th century-1988
    Box   3 F   2
    General Motors (GM), Oldsmobile, Operators' Manuals, 1961, 1964
    Box   3 F   3
    General Motors (GM), Oldsmobile, Operators' Manuals, 1960-1968
    Box   3 F   4
    General Motors (GM), Pontiac, General, 1940-1990 (scattered)
    Box   3 F   5
    Havers Motor Car Company, 1912
    Box   3 F   6
    Hudson Motor Car Company, 1928-1947
    Box   3 F   7
    Krit Motor Cars, undated
    Box   3 F   8
    Maxwell Motor Sales Corporation, Instruction Book, undated
    Box   3 F   9
    Maxwell Motor Sales Corporation, “New Series of the Good Maxwell,” Illustrations, undated
    Box   3 F   10
    Motorcycles, Henderson, 1916
    Box   3 F   11
    Nash, Kenosha Plant, after 1942
    Box   3 F   12
    National Market Reports, 1959
    Box   3 F   13
    Oakland Motor Car Company, undated
    Box   3 F   14
    Packard Motor Car Company, 1928-1939
    Box   3 F   15
    Packard Motor Car Company, 1955
    Box   3 F   16
    Racing / Racecars, General (Barney Oldfield), 1905-1909
    Box   3 F   17
    Racing / Racecars, Michigan (Henry Ford), 1908-1988 (scattered)
    Box   3 F   18
    Rickenback Motor Company, undated
    Box   3 F   19
    Studebaker, 1902--1939 (scattered)
    Box   3 F   20
    Trucks, General, 1915--1968 (scattered)
    Box   3 F   21
    Trucks, Napoleon Motors Company, 1921
    Box   3 F   22
    Trucks, Republic Motor Truck Company, 1917-1931
    Box   4 F   1
    Oversized Materials, Chrysler, Brochures, Dodge, 1937-1990 (scattered)
    Box   4 F   2
    Oversized Materials, Chrysler, Brochures, General, 1964-1990 (scattered)
    Box   4 F   3
    Oversized Materials, Chrysler, Brochures, Plymouth, 1970-1989 (scattered)
    Box   4 F   4
    Oversized Materials, Ford, Lincoln, 1961-1979 (scattered)
    Box   4 F   5
    Oversized Materials, General Motors, Buick, 1958-1973 (scattered)
    Box   4 F   6
    Oversized Materials, General Motors, Oldsmobile, 1963
    Box   4 F   7
    Oversized Materials, General Motors, Pontiac, 1968