Overview & Copyrights

Auto-Archives is a facility supported by people committed to the preservation of the automotive world. Our collections comprise almost 2,500 reference books, as well as over 70,000 magazines, car racing posters, programs and photographs ‐ all donated by the enthusiasts who originally collected them.

Auto-Archives archival function is to preserve these records of automotive history – for today’s burdensome paperwork is tomorrow’s historical documentation. In using these materials for research, Auto-Archives staff and volunteers work with authors, reporters, filmmakers, television producers, race teams and fans. Auto-Archives was created with the mission to preserve and share materials from automotive history worldwide.

Auto-Archives adheres to professional archival standards in caring for the hundreds of thousands of items in our collections. Whether a piece of rare fine art or an autographed book, a press kit, or a ticket stub from a race, each item is treated with the utmost care as it is cataloged and located in a secure, climate-controlled environment. Auto-Archives operates as a library, with every item in the collections available for public inspection and use by visitors in person.