This collection contains chiefly photostat copies of documents procured from the public archives at Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, Canada, dealing with the governmental and other activities at Mackinac, Saginaw, and other sites.
Collection of press releases, photographs (of professional grade and represent executives, facilities, and vehicles/products).and other material generated by public relations departments of automobile manufacturers and related industries. Working files of James V. Higgins, automotive journalist for the Detroit News. Represents product lines, company direction and issues and concerns of the industry in general.
The diaries are most informative about Vincent's automotive career, including his thoughts on and descriptions of his engine design work. Other information about his work is contained in the Packard correspondence and personal miscellanea that relate to his work on the Liberty engine. Alvan Macauley, general manager of Packard, is one of the correspondents.
1.5 Linear feet (3 boxes, 1 large manuscript, 1 microfilm reel)
Scope and Contents note Papers include business and family correspondence of John Mason Jr. as well as his father and other family members, including letters when Mason Jr. served as secretary of the U.S. Legation in Mexico.
Subjects covered include early automobile production at Standard Wheel and Overland Co., cost analysis at General Motors in 1912, scientific commercial research and projected cyclcecar manufacture. Important correspondents include Banus Neal, Scott Prime, C.L. Wood and C.G. Fisher. Includes photographs of Cox and his family, of the Wilcox automobile, the Overland and Wilcox factories and of Commercial Engineering Labs.