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James W. Holmes Karting Collection

Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Posters
Design drawings
Correspondence
Decals
Microfilms
Programs
Business records
Black-and-white negatives
Specifications
Newsletters
Date:
1961-1979
Summary:
Collection documents James Holmes, an advertising agent who specialized in advertising for the Karting industry. Holmes created magazine advertising, product catalogs and event promotional materials as well as logo and patch designs for manufacturers and karting sport sanctioning organizations.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection spans the years 1961-1979, but the majority of the documentation is from the 1960s. The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1: James W. Holmes Advertising Agency, 1979, consists of invoices from the Holmes Advertising Agency.

Series 2: Manufacturers, ca. 1960s, is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer name (clients Holmes handled) and consists of negatives and some photographs of parts produced by the manufacturers. The negatives were used to create catalogs for various companies selling go-karts.

Series 3: Go-Kart Races, 1961-1978, undated, is arranged alphabetically by the race site. Almost exclusively negatives, there are some photographs and two microfilm reels depicting races throughout the United States.

eries 4: Go-Kart Associations, 1964-1968, undated, contains documentation on associations, councils and clubs associated with the go-karting industry. Of interest are seven issues of the Grand Prix Press, a newspaper published by Meadowdale International Raceways, Inc.

Series 5: Miscellaneous, undated, consists of one folder of material which includes newspaper clippings, business cards, art work, and articles.
Arrangement:
Collection is aranged into five series.
Biographical/Historical note:
The first go-kart was built in southern California by Art Ingels in 1957. Three other individualsBBill Rowles, Duffy Livingstone, and Roy DesbrowBfounded GoKart Manufacturing Company in 1957, and offered the first commercially available kart, the GoKart 400. James Holmes was a prominent advertising agent involved with the karting industry in the midwest from the 1960s to 1980s. He created magazine advertising, product catalogs and event promotional materials as well as logo and patch designs for manufacturers and karting sport sanctioning organizations. Some of Holmes= clients included: G.E.M. Products, Evans Supply Company, Max-Torque, Inc., Rolfe Aircraft Associates, Rupp Mfg., and Simplex Mfg.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History by Robert DiNozzi, January 16, 2002. Items donated are from the personal collection of Mr. James Holmes of the James Holmes Advertising Agency
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Go-Karts  Search this
Karting  Search this
Karts (Automobiles)  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Posters -- 20th century
Design drawings
Correspondence -- 1960-1990
Decals
Microfilms
Programs -- Sports
Business records -- 1950-2000
Black-and-white negatives
Specifications
Newsletters -- 1950-2000
Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0787

Karting Patches

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1366

Karting Industry Council

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1363

Go-Kart Races

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1978, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Series 3
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1319

Go-Kart Associations

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1968, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Series 4
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Bensen B-11M Kopter-Kart

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 170069-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6137

Bensen B-11M Kopter-Kart

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer AB, Folder 170069-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref6143

Negatives, karts

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Worlds Fair Karts

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1965
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1358

Dart Kart Speedway

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1362

Larry Kart- Article Order FY 1981

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Container:
Box 22 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 25 is RESTRICTED [Sensitive information must be redacted before access will be given to researchers.]; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-012, Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa84-012-refidd1e12161

Unidentified photographs and negatives of karts and parts

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 26-29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Subseries 2.11
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Die deutsche Emin-Pascha expedition / von dr. Carl Peters. Mit 32 vollbildern und 66 textabbildungen von Rudolf Hellgrewe in Berlin, dem porträt des verfassers nach Franz von Lenbach und einer karte in farbendruck

Author:
Peters, Karl 1856-1918  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 560 p., [33] leaves of plates : ill., ports., map (in pocket) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1891
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT361 .P48 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_782923

Manufacturers

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Series 2
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1275

E & R

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Subseries 2.2
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1277

Evans Supply Company

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Subseries 2.3
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1279

G.E.M. Products

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Subseries 2.4
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1282

Max Torque, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Holmes, James W.  Search this
Di Nozzi, Robert  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s, 1976
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection, 1961-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0787, Subseries 2.5
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0787-ref1297

Zur volkskunde der Juden, von Richard Andree. Mit einer karte über die verbreitung der Juden in Mitteleuropa

Author:
Andree, Richard 1835-1912  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 296 p. fold. maps. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1881
Topic:
Jews  Search this
Call number:
GN547.A55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_341963

60 [i.e. Sechzig] Jahre deutsche Uboote 1906-1966 : Mit 118 Ubootskizzen und 1 Karte von Helmut Fechter, sowie 137 Fotos

Author:
Herzog, Bodo  Search this
Subject:
Germany Kriegsmarine  Search this
Physical description:
324 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Submarines (Ships)  Search this
Call number:
V859.G3H47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_206858

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