CarLibrary.org - Preserving Automotive History
Preserving Automotive History (May 17, 2020)The March 2019 issue of Hemmings Classic Car featured a profile of the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH) on its fiftieth anniversary. This article appeared in March 2020 on the digital version of Hemmings Classic Car: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/the-society-of-automotive-historians
Author and automotive historian Jim Volgarino (Cedar Falls, IA) commented on this article, expressing a hope that the SAH would address the technical issues involved in preserving automotive history. Bob Schmitt (Burbank CA) and Helen Hutchings (Topeka KS) later exchanged emails with Jim on this topic. All are SAH members. This is a summary of the issues discussed:
A Guide to Auto History Resources
The link below is to a prototype "Auto History Resources", as outlined in goals #3 and #9, below. There are 41 auto history resources currently on this Google Sheet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YqjEHHmVcUttsmNtPI_tUobXQMZhh1vbnljmVLtVuiw/edit?usp=sharing
The Google Sheet link above is to a "read-only" Sheet. You are invited to add resources on this Google Sheet:
The initial entries were made by members of the Society of Automotive Historians and the AACA. The data from this Sheet has been transitioned to an Access 2019 database.
Please email me (Bob Schmitt, email@example.com) with other database recommendations or any comments!
Two forums were created to promote this project. Both are hosted on the AACA forum:
Email me with any comments, suggestions or questions! Bob Schmitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised February 28, 2022