Orson Welles - Oja Kodar Papers (, bulk 1965-19851910-2000)
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Duesenberg Models [series]:

The Duesenberg Models series (3.7 linear ft.) consists of five subseries: Topical Files , Photographs , Coachbuilders , Technical Research and Automobile Histories . The Topical Files subseries is arranged numerically by engine number and contains information relating to each car and its ownership. Topical Files, which, for the most part, were likely compiled by a friend of Newport and not Newport himself, include postcards, photographs (both contemporary and more recent images), correspondence, clippings and various documents tracing the history of ownership and body and parts “scrambles.” These files range from prototypes J-099 and J-100 through J-588, with gaps throughout. Duesenberg authorities agree that more than 500 different cars were built by the company, though probably closer to 470 distinct and individual chassis were made. These went through various “scrambles” in which cars were rebuilt or rebodied or had their engines replaced. Notes made on the folders themselves indicate if the car was rebodied (R), if the chassis was sold or replaced, or if the engine was swapped for another (ES).

Arrangement of the Photographs subseries matches that of the Topical Files subseries. These are nearly all small snapshots, many in color, though it is not always clear exactly which photographs are of which model. Included with the snapshots are index cards with additional information on names and addresses of owners. The Coachbuilders subseries is arranged alphabetically by company name. These files consist mainly of photographs of Duesenberg automobiles bodied by American and foreign companies with little textual information aside from captions written on the reverse of a select few. Technical Research files contain information on various automobile systems as well as a sheet explaining how to locate identification numbers on mechanical and body parts. Automobile Histories provides further information on ownership and location of specific cars and mechanical and body “scrambles.”

 
Topical Files
Box   1  
Model J-099 and J-100 (prototypes)
Box   1  
Model J-101-#2125-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-102-#2128-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-103-#2127-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-105-#2203-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-107-#2131-LWB (now SJ)
Box   1  
Model J-108-#2134-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-111
Box   1  
Model J-112-#2140-SWB (now J-207-#2140-SWB)
Box   1  
Model J-113-#2135-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-114-#2137-S
Box   1  
Model J-115-#2138-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-116-#2136-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-117
Box   1  
Model J-118-#2143-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-120-#2354-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-121-#2177-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-123-#2146-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-124-#2148-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-127-#2152-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-129-#2151-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-132-#2154-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-133-#2157-S
Box   1  
Model J-137-#2162-S
Box   1  
Model J-139-#2163-SWB [Doris Duke]
Box   1  
Model J-140-#2166-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-142-#2165-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-145-#2169-SWB?
Box   1  
Model J-148?-#2173-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-150-#2176-SWB?
Box   1  
Model J-151-#2132
Box   1  
Model J-152-#2170-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-154-#2171-LWB (now J-344-#2171-LWB)
Box   1  
Model J-155-#2172-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-156-#2185
Box   1  
Model J-157-?
Box   1  
Model J-158-#2180-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-159-#2190-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-160-#2181-LWB (now J-160-#2358-SWB)
Box   1  
Model J-162-#2183-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-168-#2189-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-169
Box   1  
Model J-171-#2193-S
Box   1  
Model J-170-#2147-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-173-#2194-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-174-#2195-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-175-#2196-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-177-?#2197-SWB?
Box   1  
Model J-178-#2199-SWB (now J-414-#2199-SWB)
Box   1  
Model J-181-#2200-SWB (now J-483-#2200-SWB)
Box   1  
Model J-182-#2206-S
Box   1  
Model J-183-#2201-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-186-#2208-SWB (now J-260-#2208-SWB)
Box   1  
Model J-187-#2209-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-189-#2210-S
Box   1  
Model J-192-#2212-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-194-#2213-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-197-#2217
Box   1  
Model J-198-#2221-LWB?
Box   1  
Model J-199-#2218-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-200-#2223-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-204-#2225-SWB?
Box   1  
Model J-207-#2227-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-208-#2228-S
Box   1  
Model J-211-#2231-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-212-#2234-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-214-#2240-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-215-#2238-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-216-#2241-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-217-#2236-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-218-#2243-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-219-#2239-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-223-#2252-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-225-#2245-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-226-#2247-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-231-#2262-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-232-#2261-L?
Box   1  
Model J-234-#2260-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-235-#2263-L
Box   1  
Model J-236-#2266-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-237-#2257-L
Box   1  
Model J-240-#2268-S
Box   1  
Model J-242-#2269-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-243-#2270-SWB (factory demo)
Box   1  
Model J-245-#2253-L
Box   1  
Model J-246-#2254-LWB (cut to J-246-#2254-SWB)
Box   1  
Model J-249-#2492-?
Box   1  
Model J-250-#2258-L (now J-573-#2597-L)
Box   1  
Model J-255-#2276-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-256-#2279-SWB
Box   1  
Model J-259-#2280-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-260-#2282-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-261-#2283-SWB (original SJ)
Box   1  
Model J-264-#2285-LWB?
Box   1  
Model J-266-#2413-LWB
Box   1  
Model J-268-#2290-SWB?
Box   2  
Model J-269-#2294-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-272-#2293-SWB?
Box   2  
Model J-275-#2297-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-276-#2296-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-277-#2300-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-279-#2301-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-281-#2302-?
Box   2  
Model J-284-#2310-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-285-#2321-?
Box   2  
Model J-287-#2305-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-288-#2307-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-295-#2531-L
Box   2  
Model J-298-#2530-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-299-#2318-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-304-#2343-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-305-#2333-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-307-#2324-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-308-#2337-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-312-#2325-LWB (cut to J-312-#2325-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-315-#2330-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-316-#2335-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-318-#2323-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-322-#2344-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-323-#2342-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-324-#2351-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-325-#2349-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-327-#2340-SWB (now J-401-#2340-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-329-#2345-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-330-#2346-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-331-#2347-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-333-#2358-SWB (now J-160-#2358-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-334-#2355-S
Box   2  
Model J-335-#2353-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-336-#2348-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-337-#2363-S
Box   2  
Model J-338-#2350-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-342-#2510-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-343-#2361-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-344-#2362-LWB (now J-344-#2171-LWB)
Box   2  
Model J-345-#2367-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-346-#2365-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-348-#2371-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-349-#2368-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-350-#2370-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-354-#2375-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-355-
Box   2  
Model J-356-#2383-SWB (now J-356-#2571 ?-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-357-
Box   2  
Model J-358-#2382-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-360-#2377-LWB?
Box   2  
Model J-362-#2380-L
Box   2  
Model J-365-#2385-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-366-#2381-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-368-#2483-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-370-#2387-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-371-#2493-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-372-#2390-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-373-#2393-SWB (New York branch demo)
Box   2  
Model J-374-#2399-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-375-#2394-L
Box   2  
Model J-377-#2395-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-378-#2429-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-380-#2427-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-382-#2400-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-384-#2535-SWB (now J-361-#2535-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-385-#2419-L
Box   2  
Model J-386-#2421-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-387-#2397-LWB?
Box   2  
Model J-389-#2415-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-391-#2315-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-393-#2422-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-394-#2408-LWB?
Box   2  
Model J-395-#2414-S
Box   2  
Model J-396-#2410-SWB (now J-434-#2410-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-397-#2405-LWB?
Box   2  
Model J-398-#2404-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-399-#2417-L
Box   2  
Model J-400-#2416-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-401-#2406-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-402-#?-L
Box   2  
Model J-403-(was replacement engine: now J-403-#2169-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-405-#2475-SWB (now J-416 (J-405)-#2434-L)
Box   2  
Model J-406-#2428-SWB?
Box   2  
Model J-409-#2420-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-410-#2433-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-412-#2472-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-413-#2435-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-414-#2430-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-415-#2432-SWB?
Box   2  
Model J-416-#2434-L (now J-416 (J-405)-#2434-L)
Box   2  
Model J-417-#2441-LWB (now J-417-#2157-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-418-#2467-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-420-#2431-LWB (now J-332-#2431-LWB)
Box   2  
Model J-427-#2469-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-428-#2525-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-429-#2446-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-430-#2438-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-431-#2425-LWB [Gary Cooper]
Box   2  
Model J-434-#2449-L (now J-434 (J-581)-#2449-L)
Box   2  
Model J-435-#2447-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-437-#2450-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-441-#2460-SWB (now J-472?-#2460-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-442-#2459-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-444-#2456-LWB [Joe E. Brown]
Box   2  
Model J-446-#2465-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-447-#2455-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-448-#2464-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-450-#2457-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-451-#2468-L
Box   2  
Model J-452-#2470-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-453?-#2287-SWB (now J-453-#2287-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-456-#2454-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-458-#2474-SWB (2 folders)
Box   2  
Model J-460-#2478-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-461-#2490-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-462-#2522-L
Box   2  
Model J-463-#2480-L
Box   2  
Model J-464-#2479-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-467-#2481-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-468-#2489-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-469-#2494-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-470-#2482-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-472-#2491-S
Box   2  
Model J-474-#2487-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-475-#2486-S
Box   2  
Model J-476-#2485-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-477-#2495-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-478-#2496-SWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-479-#2500-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-481-#2503-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-482-#2498-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-483-#2512-L
Box   2  
Model J-485-#2508-L
Box   2  
Model J-486-#2504-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-487-#2336-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-488-#2506-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-489-#2499-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-490-#2505-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-490X-#2519-SWB
Box   2  
Model J-491-#2501-S (now J-353-#2501-S)
Box   2  
Model J-491X-#2520-LWB (now J-226-#2520-LWB?)
Box   2  
Model J-497-#2514-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-498-#2518-SWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-499-#2516-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-500-#2517-SWB (now J-559-#1517-SWB)
Box   2  
Model J-504-#2524-LWB
Box   2  
Model J-505-#2523-S
Box   2  
Model J-507-#2536-SWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-508-#2537-LWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-510-#2540-LWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-511-#2542-LWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-512-#2538-LWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-513-#2539-LWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-514-#2543-LWB (original SJ)
Box   2  
Model J-515-#2545-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-518-#2544-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-519-#2548-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-520-#2547-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-521-#2550-SWB (now J-440-#2488-SWB)
Box   3  
Model J-523-#2552-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-524-#2565-L
Box   3  
Model J-525-#2555-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-526-#2554-LWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-527-#2406-S?
Box   3  
Model J-528-#2551-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-529-#2549-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-530-#2563-SWB (original SJ) (now J-515-2563-SWB)
Box   3  
Model J-531-#2568-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-532-#2559-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-533-#2561-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-534-#2560-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-537-#2558-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-538-#2566-S
Box   3  
Model J-542-#2567-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-544-#2570-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-546-#2574-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-547-#2575-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-550-#2576-LWB (4 folders)
Box   3  
Model J-551-#2577-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-553-#2582-LWB (now SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-554-#2569-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-555-#2579-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-557-#? (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-558-#2186-(was J-165-#2186-)
Box   3  
Model J-559-#2587-LWB (now J-500-#2587-LWB and J-559-#2517-SWB)
Box   3  
Model J-560-#2585-SWB [Clark Gable] (now J-521-#2585-SWB)
Box   3  
Model J-561-#2586-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-563-#2594-125"
Box   3  
Model J-564-#2589-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-565-#2590-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-566-
Box   3  
Model J-567-#2595-125" (SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-568-#2581-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-570-#2601-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-571-#2600-SWB (SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-572-#2596-SWB (original SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-573-#2597-LWB (original SJ) (2 folders)
Box   3  
Model J-574-#2607-S
Box   3  
Model J-575-#?-L
Box   3  
Model J-576-#2603-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-577-#2605-LWB?
Box   3  
Model J-579-#2604-SWB
Box   3  
Model J-580-#2610-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-581-#2606-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-582-#2608-L
Box   3  
Model J-583-#2602-L
Box   3  
Model J-584-#2609-L
Box   3  
Model J-585-#2614-LWB (SJ)
Box   3  
Model J-586?-#2611-LWB
Box   3  
Model J-587-#2613-LWB-178"
Box   3  
Model J-588-#2612-L
 
Coachbuilders
Box   3  
[A.H.] Walker [Body Company]
Box   3  
Bohman & Schwartz
Box   3  
Brunn [& Company]
Box   3  
Central [Manufacturing Company]?
Box   3  
Derham [Body Company]
Box   3  
Dietrich [Inc.]
Box   3  
Fernandez and Darrin
Box   3  
Foreign
Box   3  
Franay [Carrossier]
Box   3  
Hibbard and Darrin
Box   3  
Holbrook [Company]
Box   3  
[J.B.] Judkins [Company]
Box   3  
Kellner [et cie]
Box   3  
Kirchoff
Box   3  
LaGrande
Box   3  
LaGrande (Union)
Box   3  
LeBaron[, Incorporated]
Box   3  
LeTourneur et Marchand
Box   3  
Rollston [Company]
Box   3  
Rollston [Company]: JN Series
Box   3  
[Walter M.] Murphy [Company]
Box   3  
Weymann [American Body Company]
Box   3  
Willoughby [Company]
 
Technical Research
Box   3  
Location of identification numbers on J and SJ models,  undated
Box   3  
Alignment (Front End)
Box   3  
Bijur System (and related parts)
Box   3  
Bracket Part #?
Box   3  
Brakes (and assorted parts)
Box   3  
Carburetors (all types)
Box   3  
Clutch (and associated parts)
Box   3  
Con[necting] Rods (Dural and Steel)
Box   3  
Dash and Instruments
Box   3  
Fuel System
Box   3  
Pistons (Replacement)
Box   3  
Stabilators (Watson)
Box   3  
Starter Motor
Box   3  
Steering Gear
Box   3  
Super Charger (assorted special parts)
Box   3  
Tail Lights (all types)
Box   3  
Timing Chain Covers (3)
Box   3  
Transmission (Warner Hi-flex)
Box   3  
Trunk Rack (all types)
Box   3  
Tune-up Data
Box   3  
Value Timings
 
Photographs
Box   4  
J-100 to J-199
Box   4  
J-200 to J-299
Box   4  
J-300 to J-399
Box   4  
J-400 to J-499
Box   4  
J-500 to J-587
 
Automobile Histories
Box   5  
Scrambles
 
Owner Information
Box   5  
General (2 folders)
Box   5  
By engine #
Box   5  
By state
Box   5  
By owner name
Box   5  
Niblack Thorne
Box   5  
George Whittell
Box   5  
Movie appearances,  1980 and  undated