Automobile industry and trade
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: Arthur Wood Tocher (1919-2005) was a transportation history enthusiast, specializing in large vehicles with an emphasis on trucks. This collection consists of truck and car related images. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Tocher took at truck shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The collection also includes images of construction vehicles, postcards of classic cars, a calendar with images of classic trucks, and a large truck photograph mounted on wood.
Dates: 1983; 1999-2000
Abstract: The collection consists of a synthetic historical file assembled for public relations purposes at Budd Company's Michigan headquarters.
Dates: 1914-1993; Majority of material found within 1929-1982
Abstract: The collection consists of a small group of legal documents of the Budd Company and its related firms preserved by a former employee. Also included are the papers of Budd Company's British and German affiliates, property leases, and agreements.
Abstract: Victor Herbert (1859-1924) was a composer, conductor and cellist. This item is sheet music of the Dodge Brothers March which was composed in honor of Horace E. Dodge (1868-1920).
Abstract: Donaldson Brown (1885-1965) was an industrialist and business executive with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and the General Motors Corporation. These papers relate to Brown's association with GM, and reflect his concern with financial policy, organization and operation, and employee relations. They are especially concerned with the period of World War II. Files from the 1920s and 1930s describe Brown's effort to relate pricing policies to financial control.
Abstract: DuPont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. These photographs show exterior views of the vacant DuPont Motors factory in Moore, Pennsylvania, where briefly (1922-1925) DuPont automobiles were assembled.
Abstract: DuPont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of thirty-eight photographs primarily showing the exteriors of DuPont Motor’s Models A, B, D, and G.
Abstract: Du Pont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. The company originally produced marine engines during World War I. These photographs show exterior views of the vacant Du Pont Motors factory in Moore, Pennsylvania, where briefly (1922-1925) Du Pont automobiles were assembled.
Dates: circa 1922-1925
Scope and Contents: The Educational series contains nineteen films, dating from 1952 to 1980, that document a variety of subjects including institutions, modes of transportation, occupations, nature and historic events. There are two films on the history of the railroad industry “The Golden Spike” and “The Iron Horse” and on the automobile industry, “The Golden Age of the Automobile” and “Pierce Arrow”. Films explaining American institutions such as the Library of Congress and the Constitution of the United States are included. Instructional films on creating sound for film and the practice of printmaking in Colonial America round out the series.
Abstract: Frank R. Zebley (1883-1960) was a Delaware native collector, photographer, author, and one-time speaker of the Delaware House of Representatives. He published Along the Brandywine and The Churches of Delaware. The Frank R. Zebley photograph albums includes nearly 1500 black and white photographs from the city of Wilmington, locations around Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and other places of interest in the mid-Atlantic region.
Abstract: Hahn Motor Truck Company was a manufacturer of fire trucks and buses. The company built its own chassis and commercial trucks such as delivery vehicles and construction vehicles. This small collection consists of three views of an unoccupied Hahn Motor Truck Company deluxe bus: two exteriors and one interior.
Abstract: This handbill for the Jackson Park Garage on Stony Island Avenue in Chicago advertises its mechanical services and lists monthly specials for Ford 4, Chevrolet 6, and Pontiac 6 automobiles. The NRA (National Recovery Administration) eagle symbol is in the right corner. The National Recovery Administration was a U.S. government agency established during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to stimulate business recovery through fair-practice codes. Companies that subscribed to the NRA codes were allowed to display a Blue Eagle emblem, as a symbol of cooperation with the NRA.
Abstract: The Budd Company began in Philadelphia as the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company specializing in the manufacturing of all-steel body automobiles and then later railcars. This collection contains two enlarged reproduction black and white photographs taken at the Hunting Park plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One is of the Budd Company's drafting room and the second is of the Budd Band float during a parade.
Dates: 1916; 1919
Found in: Audiovisual Collections > National Automobile Dealers Association audiovisual materials and publications
Abstract: The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is an advocacy organization that represents automobile dealers to automobile manufacturers and the United States government. This collection highlights the activities of NADA. The collection is arranged into two series based on format; Audiovisual and Publications. The material within the series are arranged chronologically. The audiovisual materials focus primarily on coverage of events, news segments, automobile manufacturer footage and other programs pertaining to NADA, while the publications focus on industry news, products, regulations, and legislation.
Abstract: This oral history project was initiated to provide supplementary material for Hagley’s 2015 exhibit, Driving Desire, that feature items from the Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection. The three interviewees are; Rick Shnitzler, Fred Simeone, and Yann Saunders, all were personal acquaintances of Z. Taylor Vinson as well as highly involved in either collecting or dealing auto ephemera and/or automobiles.
Abstract: Plymouth was brand of automobiles produced by the manufacturing company the Chrysler Corporation. Plymouth's first appeared in 1928 as a low-priced option to compete with Chevrolet and Ford. This item is a television commercial film for a 1960 Plymouth Fury.
Found in: Audiovisual Collections > Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America
Abstract: This collection consists of a picture reference file of American automobiles built between 1877 and 1979. Most pictures are illustrations clipped from magazines and other publications, but there are also some postcards, photographs, and ephemera items.
Abstract: The Saxon Motor Car Company was located in Detroit, Michigan and had offices in Troy, New York. It began producing automobiles in the winter of 1913-1914, when the company introduced a two-seater roadster. The album contains photographs of the Saxon Motor Car Company's offices in Troy, New York and Detroit, Michigan.
Dates: circa 1915
Abstract: Strother MacMinn (1918-1998) was a designer, writer and influential teacher of automotive design. He assisted in the design of automobiles at General Motors, Opel, and Oldsmobile. But his main position was as an instructor of automotive design at the distinguished Art Center College of Design in California. These are six prints of car models designed by MacMinn for DuPont.
Dates: circa 1950
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series I. Automobile Makes
Abstract: Consists of Z. Taylor Vinson's collection of trade catalogs, media kits, serials, and other publications documenting various makes of automobiles.
Dates: 1893-2010; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series II. Automobiles - Miscellaneous
Abstract: Consists of miscellaneous materials concerning automobiles and automobile literature that do not readily fit into the other automobile series in this collection.
Dates: 1904-2010; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series III. Automobiles - Vertical files
Abstract: Primarily consists of magazine clippings and newspaper clippings regarding individual automobile makes, compiled and arranged by Z. Taylor Vinson.
Dates: 1901-2010; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XII. Manuscripts
Abstract: This series documents Z. Taylor Vinson's career as an attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XIII. Miscellaneous
Abstract: This series contains an assortment of items collected by Z. Taylor Vinson that do not readily fit into any other series of the collection.
Dates: 1862-2009; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XIV. Imprints
Abstract: Consists of Z. Taylor Vinson's collection of books, serials, trade catalogs, and pamphlets, which focuses primarily on automobile history but also documents other forms of transportation.
Dates: 1860-2011; Majority of material found within 1893-2009
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XIX. Pictorial - Miscellaneous
Abstract: This series consists primarily of images depicting automobiles, travel, or history; cigarette trading cards; and family photographs.
Dates: 1926-2009; Majority of material found within 1939-2007
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XV. Magazine tear sheets
Abstract: This series consists primarily of automobile advertisements.
Dates: 1895-2009; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XVI. Pictorial - Automobiles
Abstract: This series consists primarily of photographs and postcards of automobiles.
Dates: 1895-2009; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XXI. Pictorial - Stamps
Abstract: This series consists of loose stamps, stamped envelopes, news prints, booklets, and tear sheets.
Dates: 1901-2008; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XXII. Audiovisual
Abstract: This series consists of promotional videos and brochures for new automobile models circulated by automobile manufacturers.
Dates: 1939-2009; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XXIII. Artwork (flat)
Abstract: This series consists primarily of posters and calendars depicting automobiles.
Dates: circa 1915-2008; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XXIV. Artwork (rolled)
Abstract: This series consists primarily of posters depicting automobiles.
Dates: 1899-2006; undated
Found in: Published Collections > Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XXV. Artifacts
Abstract: Consists of Z. Taylor Vinson's collection of artifacts focusing primarily on automobile history but also documents other forms of transportation.
Dates: 1860-2011; Majority of material found within 1893-2009
Overview: For over sixty years, Zachary Taylor Vinson (1933-2009) amassed a large and comprehensive collection of printed material documenting on the history of transportation, particularly automobiles. This small collection of French lithographs depicts early aeronautical and motor vehicle subjects. All but one were designed by either Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) or his wife, Marguerite Montaut (1883-1936). The final print is by poster artist Georges Hamel (1900-1972).
Dates: circa 1906-1913; undated