Simeone Foundation Integrates Major Gift into Its Library

ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST COMPLETE AUTOMOBILE LITERATURE LIBRARIES RECENTLY DONATED


Source: Disney Media
The extensive collection of Thomas R. Kerr, one of the world's most complete repositories of antique and classic literature on luxury automobiles, automobile custom body manufacturers, and associated documentation was donated to the Simeone Foundation Library some time ago, and has now been cataloged and integrated into its already comprehensive archive.

Representing Mr. Kerr's active search for the very best factory produced literature on historic and luxury automobiles, a journey which carried him all over the world for over five decades, the highly curated collection has been made functional through cross-referencing while the collection itself will maintain a separate identity in the Simeone Foundation Library. Rare literature produced by luxury custom bodybuilders from the beginning of the century has been separately categorized and complete runs of literature of the important manufacturers is now readily available. The sales brochures alone cover over 190 linear shelf feet most of which represents automobiles and custom body manufacturers from the pre-World War II era.


The Foundation's collection specialized in American and European marques of all types, including sports cars and racing literature, with representation of over 1400 different makes prior to the acquisition of the Kerr collection.


This type of literature is rich in photographic images of automobiles and important mechanical components, and it is now readily available through the Foundation’s website - click here


The Garagistry Team

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