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Subject Files, 1959-2014

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Demetrion, James  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Viso, Olga M. 1966-  Search this
Rifkin, Ned  Search this
Brougher, Kerry  Search this
Koshalek, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
31.44 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
18 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white transparencies
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Compact discs
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Digital versatile discs
Illustrations
Date:
1959
1959-2014
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00662
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Subject Files 1959-2014 [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218155

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
See more items in:
James W. Holmes Karting Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0787

Midget motoring and karting, by Kenton D. McFarland and James C. Sparks, Jr

Author:
McFarland, Kenton D  Search this
Sparks, James C  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
Topic:
Karts (Automobiles)  Search this
Call number:
TL236.5.M3X 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_382117

The mighty midgets : the illustrated history of midget auto racing / by Jack C. Fox

Author:
Fox, Jack C.  Search this
Physical description:
302 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1977
Topic:
Karts (Automobiles)  Search this
Karting--History  Search this
Call number:
GV1029.5 .F792 1977
GV1029.5.F792 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392824

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