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Finding Aid for the Stuart A. Work Collection of Material about Automobile History, 1900-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stuart A. Work collection of material about automobile history,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1967.
    Collection number: 1001
    Creator: Work, Stuart A.
    Extent: 47 boxes (23.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Stuart A. Work collected automobile literature while delivering cars for his father's auto agency and garage. The collection consists of automobile and racing magazines, auto show brochures, promotional booklets, technical manuals, books, clippings, catalogues, maps, time tables, and ephemera.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Stuart A. Work, 1968.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stuart A. Work Collection of Material about Automobile History (Collection 1001). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Work's interest in automobiles started early in his life, when he delivered cars from San Francisco to Pacific Grove to his father's auto agency and garage. He collected automobile manuals, magazines, auto show brochures, and books.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of automobile and racing magazines, auto show brochures, promotional booklets, technical manuals, books, clippings, catalogues, maps, time tables, and ephemera collected by Stuart A. Work. Among the magazines in the collection are American automobile digest, Autocar messenger, Chalmers clubman, Horseless age, Motor, Pierce-Arrow news, and Saxon days. Book titles in the collection include the following: The Studebaker book of prominent buyers (1911), Barney Oldfield's book for the motorist (1919), Keeping up with Lizzie (1911), What every woman should know about an automobile (1932), and Smash hits of the year: book of street and highway accident data (1940).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Magazines.
    2. Racing magazines and programs.
    3. Auto shows.
    4. Catalogues.
    5. Books.
    6. Map books and time tables.
    7. Miscellaneous.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Work, Stuart A.
    Automobile industry and trade--United States--Archival resources.