Doerr was a winner of the 1931 Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild competition in building model coaches. He was awarded a 4-year scholarship in engineering at the University of Michigan and later was employed by General Motors Corp. After retirement he became a violinmaker.
One scrapbook, compiled by Doerr's mother, containing news clippings relating to the Napoleonic Coach Competition of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild (sponsored by General Motors Corporation), an annual competition for boys aged 12 to 18 in building model (horse-drawn) coaches. Also includes an official program and guide for the 1932 competition and a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY (1987) containing an article by John L. Jacobus describing the Craftsman's Guild.
Raymond S. Doerr Scrapbook, 1931-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History