H. J. Karn Collection
c.00184

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Karn, H. J.
Creator - Interviewer
Taylor, Howard William
Title
H. J. Karn collection
ID
c.00184
Date [inclusive]
1910-1964
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains notes made by Bill Taylor from a 1964 interview with H. J. Karn, in which Karn discusses his working experience in the Lansing plant of the REO Motor Car Company during the years 1906-1916. Also included is a REO Company brochure describing a 1910 record-breaking transcontinental trip from New York to San Francisco in a REO car. The collection includes a photograph of the REO bus that traveled across the country in 1920.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 1964

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 March 2000 August 2013 March 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of H. J. Karn, 1964-06-24. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Reo Motor Car Company.

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lansing (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Karn, H. J.

Subject(s)

  • Automobiles -- Design and construction
  • Transportation

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Papers 1910, 1964 

1
Drawer

Photograph of Reo Bus after cross country trip. 1920 

Photograph Drawer