GM Roadster promotional
photo. Folder "General
Motors Corporation, the
Changing Nature of the
Auto Body." Box 1, Jack
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Catalogs of Michigan-based automobile companies
- 5 boxes
Trade catalogs from the following companies: Aerocar Company of Detroit, Alden Sampson Manufacturing Company, Alpena Motor Car Company, American Voiturette Company, Anderson Electric Car Company, Anhut Motor Car Company, C.H. Blomstrom Motor Company, Briggs-Detroiter Company, Buick Motor Company, Cadillac Motor Car Company, Chalmers-Detroit Motor Company, Chevrolet Motor Car Company, Chrysler Corporation, Church Manufacturing Company, Cole Motor Car Company, Colonial Automobile Company, Commerce Motor Car Company, Courier Car Company, Day Automobile Company, Demotcar Sales Company, Detroit-Dearborn Motor Car Company, Dort Motor Car Company, Durant Motors, Inc., E-M-F Company, Flint Motor Company, Dodge Brothers, Ford Motor Company,
From reverse: "Margaret Miller as Miss Ford. 1st
Prize, Daytona Beach, July 4, 1930. Beauty contest
sponsored by Daytona Beach Automobile Assoc.
Entered by Harry Wilcox Motor Co. Ford and Lincoln
dealers." Charles T. Newton papers,
Folder "Automobiles--General." Box 4,
Automobiles--General papers. Click to enlarge.
Dolores del Rio, Mexican film star from the 1920s and
1930s, poses beside a GM automobile. Folder "General
Motors, presidents and other celebrities" Box 1, Jack
Kausch papers. Click to enlarge.
Auto show, Madison Square Garden, New York City, ca.
1905. Folder "Automobiles and related." Box 15, Frank
Angelo papers. Click to enlarge.
Catalogs of Michigan-based motor truck companies
- 1 box
Trade catalogs from the following truck manufacturers: Chevrolet Motor Car Company, Chrysler Corporation, Dodge Brothers, Durant Motors, Inc., Electric Truck Company, Fargo Motor Corporation, Federal Motor Truck Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, General Motors Truck Company, Geneva Wagon Company, Grabowsky Power Wagon Company, Graham Brothers, Holson Motor Patents Company, Hudson Motor Car Company, International Harvester Company, J.L. Clark Manufacturing Co., Martin-Parry Corporation, Metropolitan Body Company, Motor Wagon Company, Packard Motor Car Company, Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, Reliance Motor Truck Company, Reo Motor Car Company.Finding aid
Chrysler Group LLC.
- Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl commercial collection [electronic resource], 2011.
- 2 CD-ROMs.
Downloaded copy (MPEG4) of Chrysler commercial aired during the 2011 Super Bowl titled either "Imported from Detroit" or "Born of Fire." The commercial features views of Detroit, Eminem, and the Selected of God Choir. The commercial advertises the Chrysler 200. The collection also includes stills from the commercial (TIFF) and creative credits.
- Dalgleish family business records, 1929-2013, bulk 1950s-1990s.
- 1.3 linear feet (in 2 boxes including outsize)
The Dalgleish family owned automobile dealership businesses in Detroit, Mich. since the 1920s. The first dealership, Charlie's Nash. was the oldest Nash dealership in Detroit, one of the two oldest Nash dealerships in Michigan, and at one point the largest Nash dealership in the world. Other businesses owned by the family include Charlie's Oldsmobile, Dalgleish Cadillac Oldsmobile, Dalgleish Peugeot. Dalgleish Cadillac closed its doors in 2010, the last Cadillac dealership in Detroit.
Records of automobile dealerships owned by the Dalgleish family: advertising and customer care correspondence, business correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles, photographs, and artifacts.
Henry, Charles Roswell
- Charles Roswell Henry papers, 1905-1906.
- 75 items and 1 v.
Alpena, Michigan, attorney.
Letterbook, Aug.-Dec. 1905, and miscellaneous correspondence and other materials, 1905-1906, relating to his law practice and personal affairs, especially the maintenance of a new Model C Winton automobile.
Parade of Ford Cars after 10,000 mile Economy Run,
1933. Folder "Negatives 1-600." Box 1, William E. Beach
photo collection. Click to enlarge.
Hopkins, Spencer D.
- Spencer D. Hopkins papers, ca. 1950-1974.
- 0.2 linear feet.
- J. L. Millspaugh papers, 1918.
- 1 folder
- Charles T. Newton papers, 1907-1947.
- 4 linear ft.
- Edward William Staebler papers, 1906-1952
- 4 linear ft.
- Michael Staebler papers, 1872-1934.
- 13.5 linear ft.
- Staebler and Sons records, 1914-1974..
- 0.5 linear feet and 1 oversize volume.
- Woodrow W. and Ann Woody papers, 1931-1998..
- 0.6 linear feet and 1 oversize folder.
Spencer D. Hopkins was head of sales for General Motors and in charge of Motorama, General Motors' traveling auto show, and Powerama, a 1955 diesel power show. Hopkins retired in 1957.
Autobiography and papers and photographs relating to Motorama and Powerama (mainly photocopies); also an audio cassette of two radio interviews (1955 and 1956) relating to Powerama.
Millspaugh, J. L.
Battle Creek and Chelsea, Michigan, businessman, dealer of the Hollier automobile for western Michigan.
Correspondence from C. J. McCarty concerning debt owed by McCarty, a Muskegon, Michigan, dealer, with comments on the Hollier automobile and Millspaugh's dealership.
Newton, Charles Tyley
Nash truck demonstration. Folder "Automobiles--Nash
Distributing Company." Box 4, Charles T. Newton
papers. Click to enlarge.
Ypsilanti, Michigan automobile salesman, antique collector for Greenfield Village, and real estate agent for the Ford Motor Company.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and pamphlet material concerning his work for Ford Motor Company, and his interest in William H. McGuffey and Stephen Foster; and photographs.
Edward Staebler driving a Toledo steamer, an early
model auto. Folder "Photographs." Box 4, Edward W.
Staebler papers. Click to enlarge.
Staebler, Edward William
Ann Arbor, Michigan businessman and Democratic mayor of the city, 1927-1931.
Mayoralty files; papers, 1922-1926, concerning the Ann Arbor Board of Education; also papers, 1922-1952, of Staebler and Son, automobile dealership; also photographs.
Ann Arbor, Michigan businessman, dealer in coal, farm machinery, bicycles, and automobiles.
Staebler and Sons Used Cars, 1918. Folder "A-683."
Box 4, Samuel Sturgis photograph collection.
Click to enlarge.
Correspondence, letterbooks, and various record books of Ann Arbor business enterprises owned and established by Michael Staebler and his family including Staebler and Elmer, Michael Staebler and Son, and Staebler and Sons. Records include coal sales to Ann Arbor residents, 1890-1903, record books of bicycle and automobile sales, 1890s-1930s, papers relating to the Michigan and Indiana Retail Coal Association, and miscellaneous papers of E. W. Staebler relating to his interest in cycling and the League of American Wheelman.
Staebler and Sons (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Corporation established by Staebler family members in Ann Arbor, Mich., to sell and repair automobiles, bicycles, and other vehicles. The purpose of the firm was later broadened to include the buying, selling, and renting of real estate. The firm was dissolved in 1973.
Minutes of meetings of stockholders, 1914-1973; financial records; various Staebler family warranty deeds.
Woody, Woodrow W.
Arab American automobile dealer in Hamtramck, Mich., active in the Republican Party and Arab American organizations.
Letters between Woody and various public figures (presidents, senators, etc.), primarily thank yous and form and courtesy responses; also a speech, scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and other materials relating to the Hillcrest Wolverine Open golf tournament, newspaper clippings and photographs.
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Developed by Rachael Dreyer, Graduate Reference Assistant, July 2009.