Contains material related to automobiles and the automobile industry, with the bulk of the items dating from the late 19th and early 20th century. A large amount of the material comes from pioneer manufacturers including Ford, Reo, Duryea, Packard, Auburn, Studebaker, Hupmobile, Franklin, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobiles, and Buick. There is also a substantial amount of material from manufacturers and dealers of parts and accessories for automobiles, as well as companies that provided services such as car rentals, garages and maintenance. Images are also present, including photographs and illustrations in catalogs which document the development of automobiles.
Automobile Industry series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Automobiles--Design and construction
Automobile industry and trade
Automobile supplies industry
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves and use assistance when dealing with oversize materials