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Abarth to Zust, A.E.C. to AMC, ALF to E-M-F, the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Automotive Marque Files offer a treasure trove of automobilia including dealer brochures, owner’s manuals, shop service manuals and bulletins, parts lists, customer mailings, and employee publications.

In many instances, period photographs and postcards augment the factory literature, while contemporary articles and pamphlet histories supplement the primary materials.

Marque File materials go beyond mere awe and curiosity to more practical applications. Need to know the head nut torque specs for a 1938 Ford 60-hp V-8? Firing order for a Plymouth flathead six? Lubrication chart for your Apperson? Chances are, it’s here!

Looking for a wiring diagram? Original factory color schemes?Interior cloth and material samples? Lists of factory options?Original advertisements or old photos? Whether it’s for your Chevy or your Checker, your Willys or your Winton, your Tatra or your Volga, your Hudson Hornet or your AMC Hornet, we may have that information in the WRHS Library Automotive Marque Files!

Specifications and data mined from the Marque File have been essential in putting dozens of Crawford collection vehicles back on the road.

To perform research in the WRHS Automotive Marque Files, please come in to the WRHS library during regular hours, or contact the library staff through our research service.

Whether you are a serious restorationist, or a casual hobbyist, the WRHS Automotive Marque files may have information that can help you keep your foreign or domestic car running, or bring an antique back to like-new condition.

Western Reserve Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio, the region's largest American history research center, and one of the leading genealogical research centers in the nation.

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