Ward's Garage was owned and operated by Frank Elmo Ward (1912-1964) and was located in Clinton, Maryland. It closed in 1962.
A very complete collection of records of a "Mom and Pop" rural service station in the post-World War II era. Includes papers illustrating the day-to-day operations of the garage, such as financial records, ledgers, and property records. Also included are personal papers, such as a diploma and letters; and photographs, both personal and of the business.
Ward's Garage Records, 1929-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Family-owned business enterprises
2001.3090 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves