12 linear ft. : (4 record center boxes, 2 photograph boxes, 7 oversize boxes and 6 oversize folders).
The collection has been divided into eleven series: J. Herbert Newport; Correspondence; The Duesenberg; Duesenberg Models; Ephemera and Print; Photographs; Albums; Drawings; Painting; Audio Materials; and Realia.
Collection contains: documents related to Newport's design work, including drawings and photographs; manuscript material for his book "The Duesenberg" (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1970) co-authored with Louis Steinwedel; and correspondence, photographs, advertisements, and ephemera, drawings, and various research materials related to the continuing popularity of the Duesenberg automobile as a collector's item.
Born in 1906, Newport began his career as designer/engineer in 1927 as an apprentice at Brunn and Company in Buffalo, New York. He went on to work brief stints at Floyd-Derham, Inc. (Rosemont, Pennsylvania), DuPont Motors (Wilmington, Delaware), Dietrich, Inc. (Detroit, Michigan), General Motors (Detroit), and Studebaker Corporation (South Bend, Indiana); served as chief designer for Duesenberg, Inc. from 1933 to 1935.
Unpublished finding aid available in the repository and online.